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LPA01 Laboratory Power Amplifier

LPA01 Laboratory Power Amplifier is a wide bandwidth DC accurate amplifier developed to provide high accuracy amplification in an industrial or laboratory environment.

The LPA Laboratory Power Amplifier range of power amplifiers from Newtons4th Ltd are robust and reliable for use in a variety of industrial and laboratory applications. Designed originally for use with the PSM range frequency respsonse analyzers, they can also be used anywhere where there is a need to boost a signal either in voltage or current.

They combine DC accuracy with wide bandwidth to faithfully reproduce complex waveforms, driving loads that may be capacitive, inductive or resistive.

Optionally, the DC component at the output of the laboratory power amplifier can be eliminated with AC coupling, or can be reduced with AC+(DC) coupling. To limit high frequency noise, the input bandwidth can be reduced with a linear phase, 2nd order, low pass filter for low frequency applications.

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Features & Benefits

14Vpk @ 1Apk from DC to 1MHz AC, AC+DC or AC with reduced DC
Switch selectable gain Stable into any load
High slew rate Selectable bandwidth

Brochures 

LPA01 Brochure & Technical Specification

Documentation

LPA01 User Guide

LPA01 Options, Software and Accessories

COMMS_ICON Electrical Connection Input/Output Interfaces:
  • Input: Safety BNC
  • Output: Safety BNC
PROBE_ICON Probes and Probe Accessory Options:
  • TA107 Transimpedance Amplifier (For High Impedance measurement)
  • HVx100 2500V Attenuating Probe
CLAMP_ICON Current Measurement Options:
  • HF010m 10mΩ/20Arms 1MHz Bandwidth Current Shunt
  • HF100m 100mΩ/6Arms 1MHz Bandwidth Current Shunt
  • HF470m 470mΩ/3Arms 1MHz Bandwidth Current Shunt
  • HF01A 1Ω/1Arms 1MHz Bandwidth Current Shunt
CASES_ICON Carry Cases:
  • Soft Carry Case – Black Nylon Padded Case with accessory space, handle and strap
PC_ICON PC Software (Free of charge):
  • PSMComm – PSM PC Interface Software, databasing, graphs, real time data display
  • PSMSoft – Labview Executable with PSM, including Nyquist Simulation

Application Notes and Related Articles

Below are a list of application notes related to the field of impedance analysis analysis

APP020 – PSRR (Power Supply Rejection Ratio Testing) with the PSM

APP020 – Amplifier Frequency Response Analysis with the PSM

APP016 – Testing RFI line filters with the PSM

APP009 – Measuring low THD with the PSM17xx

APP008– N4L’s guide to LCR measurement with the IAI

APP006 – High Voltage Capacitance Measurement with the PSM series analyzers

APP005 – Measuring Fluctuating Signals with the PSM

APP004 – Testing FSK communications with the PSM

APP003 – Using the PSM with LVDT’s

APP002 – Testing Loop Stability with the PSM

APP001 – Testing communications transformers with the PSM

LPA01 Full Instrument Specification

MEASUREMENT SPECIFICATIONS 
INSTRUMENTLPA01
Input ConnectorIsolated BNC
Input Impedance10KΩ
Peak Input Voltage±12V (±14V)*
Input Common Mode Range±40V
Input Offset Voltage5mV (max)
1.5mV (typ)
Input Couplingac, ac+dc, ac+ (dc)
AC Coupling Filter -3dB16Hz
(dc) Gain Factor0.1
Full Power Bandwidth1M @ 24V pk-pk
Low Bandwidth -3dB80kHz
Low Bandwidth Filter Attenuation40dB / decade
Low Bandwidth Filter Typelinear phase
Gain Optionsx1, x4, x10
Low Frequency Gain Accuracy0.2%*
Output ConnectorIsolated BNC
Continuous Output Current0.7Arms
Peak Output Current1Apk
Peak Output Voltage±12V (±14V)*
Slew Rate600V / μs
Operating Temperature Range0 - 40 ⁰C
Size8.5 x 15 x 25cm
Weight2Kg (approx)
Power Source90 - 265 Vrms
@ 47 - 63 Hz
Power Consumption40VA (max)

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