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Programmable AC Power Sources 3kVA ~ 67kVA (DC+0.01Hz ~ 1kHz)

The N4A range of Programmable AC Power Sources provide breakthrough low distortion performance previously unseen from a “Switched Topology” Source, the implementation of a proprietary “6 legged output stage” effectively creates a very high switching frequency for waveform construction – thus providing lower distortion. The N4A offers the unique ability to generate both high frequency power waveforms up to 1kHz as well as low frequency power waveforms down to 0.01Hz. This feature enables the engineer to simulate low frequency power devices such as wind turbines with very low fundamental frequencies. Up until now, switching topologies have suffered from higher distortion levels than that of the more established Linear approach. The introduction of the N4A power sources signifies a new chapter in low distortion AC Power Source technology.

The N4A AC power source range offers compliance to a range of international EMC standards including IEC61000-3-2, IEC61000-3-3, IEC61000-3-11, IEC61000-3-12, IEC61000-4-11 and IEC61000-4-13. For further information regarding these standards, please see our EMC Test Systems product page.

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Model

Output Power

Bandwidth

Output THD %

Output Phases

Maximum Output Current (Continuous)

Maximum Output Current (3 second inrush)

N4A03 3kVA 1kHz Full Signal, 15kHz Small Signal Better than 0.3% 1 Phase 10Arms 20Arms
N4A06 6kVA 1kHz Full Signal, 15kHz Small Signal Better than 0.3% 1 Phase 20Arms 40Arms
N4A18 18kVA 1kHz Full Signal, 15kHz Small Signal Better than 0.3% 3 Phase (Optional 1 phase output) 20Arms/phase 40Arms/phase
N4A30 30kVA 1kHz Full Signal, 15kHz Small Signal Better than 0.3% 3 Phase (Optional 1 phase output) 32Arms/phase 64Arms/phase
N4A67 67kVA 1kHz Full Signal, 15kHz Small Signal Better than 0.3% 3 Phase 75Arms/phase 100Arms/phase

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Features & Benefits

N4A AC Power Source Product Overview
Very Low Distortion 0.1% Typical
Fully Compliant to IEC61000-3-2, IEC61000-3-3, IEC61000-3-11, IEC61000-3-12, IEC61000-4-11, IEC61000-4-13 (Depending upon model) Satisfies all IEC requirements
Intuitive User Interface “Quick Keys” and alpha numerical keypad
Very wide frequency range covering 6 orders of magnitude (0.01Hz ~ 1kHz) DC & 0.01Hz to 1kHz
Colour Display Real time monitoring and waveform display
200% Current Overload Capability (N4A67 133%) 3 Second 200% Overload Capability
Power Output up to 67kVA Contact us for further information
Short Circuit Output Protection Standard safety circuit
Custom Waveform Generator, Mathematical Harmonic Computation Capability Add Harmonics Mathematically
Upload waveforms from RAW data Load waveforms via RS232, LAN or USB

The N4A AC power sources feature an extremely flexible waveform generator capable of mathematical waveform generation, data point waveform upload and many sequencing functions. Traditionally, switching topologies have struggled to provide total harmonic distortion (THD) figures below 2%. The N4A “6 legged topology” provides less than 0.3% THD and typically 0.1%, the N4A range of AC Power Sources should be considered the best value power generator on the market. Ranging from the N4A06 6kVA model (300Vrms, 20A) to the N4A67 67kVA model (67kVA, 75A /phase) – the N4A will suit a wide range of applications including;

  • Aerospace
  • Renewable Energy
  • Compliant to IEC61000-3-2/12 and IEC61000-3-3/11 Harmonics and Flicker Testing
  • Compliant to IEC61000-4-11 Voltage Dips and Interrupts immunity test standard
  • IEC61000-4-13 harmonic and inter-harmonic susceptibility test standard
  • PWM Inverter Drive Development
  • Automotive
  • Standby Power
  • Battery Development

Brochures                                                    

N4A_AC_Power_Source_Brochure High res PDF, 1,000kb
N4ASoft_Brochure PDF 815kb
EMC_IEC61000_Test_System_Brochure PDF, 3,334kb

Documentation                                           

 

N4A User Manual_v1.04 PDF 650kb
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Note: User manual and Comms manual provided in combined document

 

N4A Programmable AC Power Source Options, Software and Accessories

COMMS_ICON Communications Interfaces:
  • Standard: LAN, USB and RS232 Communication Ports
PROBE_ICON Associated Options:
EXTENSION_ICON Extension Port and Accessory Options:
  • RS232-USB Converter
CONNECTOR_ICON Leads, Connection and Interface Options:
  • Universal Breakout Box – Single Phase 10Arms Universal Breakout box
  • RS232 Cable (Supplied as Standard) – 9 Pin null modem cable
  • USB Cable (Supplied as standard) – 2m long A Male to B Male USB Cable
CALIBRATION_ICON Calibration and Documentation:
  • Standard Recalibration (Utilizing ISO17025 traceable instrumentation) – N4A06 (Single Phase Power Source)
  • Standard Recalibration (Utilizing ISO17025 traceable instrumentation) – N4A18/N4A30/N4A67 (Three Phase Power Source)
  • Spare set of user manuals – Hard copy of user and communications manual
PC_ICON PC Software (Free of charge):
  • N4ASoft – Programmable AC Source Control Software

Application Notes and Related Articles

APP026 – Technical Guide to Flicker Measurement; Electromagnetic Compatibility IEC61000-3-3: 2013

N4A Programmable AC Source Full Specification

Parameter     
N4A03 (1 PHASE)N4A06 (1 PHASE)N4A18 ( 3 PHASE / 6kVA per Phase)N4A30 ( 3 PHASE / 10kVA per Phase)N4A67 ( 3 PHASE / 22.5kVA per Phase)
Nominal Output Power3,000VA6,000VA18,000VA30,000VA67,500VA
Output
Output Voltage (AC)0-300Vrms0-300Vrms0-300Vrms0-300Vrms0-300Vrms
Output Voltage (DC)0-425V DC0-425V DC0-425V DC0-425V DC0-425V DC
Maximum Continuous Output Power (AC)3,000VA6,000VA18,000VA30,000VA67,500VA
Maximum Inrush ( 3 Second) Output Power6,000VA12,000VA36,000VA60,000VA90,000VA
Maximum Output Current (Continuous)10Arms20Arms20Arms (Per Phase)33Arms (Per Phase)75Arms (per phase)
Maximum Output Current Inrush (for 3 secs)20Arms40Arms40Arms (Per Phase)67Arms (Per Phase)100Arms (per phase)
Output FrequencyDC - 1kHzDC - 1kHzDC - 1kHzDC - 1kHzDC - 1kHz
Min Slew Rate3V/us3V/us3V/us3V/us3V/us
Output Voltage StabilityBetter than 0.1%Better than 0.1%Better than 0.1%Better than 0.1%Better than 0.1%
Output Voltage AccuracyBetter than 0.5%Better than 0.5%Better than 0.5%Better than 0.5%Better than 0.5%
THDBetter than 0.3%*Better than 0.3%*Better than 0.3%*Better than 0.3%*Better than 0.3%*
Output Noise<500mVrms<500mVrms<500mVrms<500mVrms<500mVrms
Recovery Time of Output WaveformBetter than 50usBetter than 50usBetter than 50usBetter than 50usBetter than 50us
Max Compensated drop in wires (w.r.t voltage setting)5%5%5%5%5%
Recovery Time of Drop on WiresLess than 200msLess than 200msLess than 200msLess than 200msLess than 200ms
Maximum Crest Factor Output (Current)Maximum Inrush Current *1.41 / RMS Load CurrentMaximum Inrush Current *1.41 / RMS Load CurrentMaximum Inrush Current *1.41 / RMS Load CurrentMaximum Inrush Current *1.41 / RMS Load CurrentMaximum Inrush Current *1.41 / RMS Load Current
General
Dimensions281mm x 471mm x 513mm281mm x 471mm x 513mm1785mm x 930mm x 755mm 1785mm x 930mm x 755mm 1800mm x 1200mm x 800mm
Weight30Kg45Kg740Kg740Kg1300Kg
Input Voltage230V AC +/- 10% 1PH 400V AC +/- 10% 3PH + N400V AC +/- 10% 3PH + N400V AC +/- 10% 3PH + N400V AC +/- 10% 3PH + N
Input Frequency46-65Hz46-65Hz46-65Hz46-65Hz46-65Hz
Operating Temperature0-35deg C0-35deg C0-35deg C0-35deg C0-35deg C
Input Current24Arms16Arms Phase / 27A Neutral60Arms continuous 120A inrush / Phase80Arms continuous 160A inrush / Phase160Arms continuous 220A inrush / Phase
EfficiencyBetter than 80%Better than 80%Better than 80%Better than 80%Better than 80%

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