An AC power supply is a source of AC power technicians can program to vary the voltage, phase and frequency of the current running to a receiving device or system for test purposes. Broadly defined as anything providing power, an AC power sources is an essential tool for the measurement of current in electrical systems, with applications like limiting the current drawn by a load to desired levels, shutting off a current in the event of an electrical fault and storing energy for emergency use.
AC power supplies are used in a variety of fields and types of tests, especially those related to the alternative energy, automotive, aerospace, power grid and telecommunications industries as well as for R&D testing. Programmable AC power supplies, also known as AC power sources, come as single phase and three phase units. They help meet the requirements of industry standards like DO-160
and IEC 61000-4-11
ATEC carries a vast inventory of programmable AC power supply units and grid simulators for all AC power testing needs, providing everything from low to high-power devices and from standard AC power sources to AC frequency converters. We offer products from leading manufactures like Pacific Power, Preen, California Instruments, Elgar, EM Test, Teseq, Chroma and many more.