Programmable AC Power Source Model 6500 Series

Key Features

  • Output Rating
    • Power:
      • 1200VA, 1ø (6512)
      • 2000VA, 1ø (6520)
      • 3000VA, 1ø (6530)
      • 6000VA, 1ø (6560)
      • 9000VA, 1ø or 3ø (6590)
    • Voltage:
      • 0-150V/0-300V/Auto (6512,6520, 6530)
      • 0-150V/0-300V (parallel)(6560)
      • 0-300V/0-500V (series)(6560)
      • 0-150V/0-300V (6590)
  • Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) waveform generation
  • Programmable Sine, Square, or Clipped Sine waveform output
  • Programmable voltage, current limit, frequency, phase, and distortion
  • Power line disturbances simulation capability
  • 30 factory installed harmonic waveforms in the waveform library
  • User programmable harmonic waveforms
  • User programmable sequential output waveforms for auto-execution
  • Powerful measurement of Vrms, Irms, Ipk+, Ipk-, power, frequency, crest factor, power factor, inrush current, VA, VAR, etc.
  • Built-in power factor correction circuit provides input power factor of over 0.98 to meet the IEC regulations
  • Advanced PWM technology to deliver high power output in a light and compact rackmountable package
  • Built-in output isolation relays
  • User-definable power-on state
  • TTL output to signal any output transition for ATE application
  • Analog Programming Interface for external amplitude control
  • Optional GPIB, RS-232 interface
  • List mode transient power line disturbances simulation for Voltage Dip & Variation to meet IEC 61000-4-11
  • Easy use graphic user interface: softpanel (Option)


The global AC power testing requirements demand more sophisticated AC Power Source that is capable of simulating a wide variety of AC line conditions, harmonic waveforms, accurate power measurement and analysis. The Chroma 6500 series Programmable AC Power Source delivers the right solution to simulate all kinds of normal/abnormal input conditions and measure the critical characteristics of the product under test. It can be used for R&D design characterization, production testing, and QA verification of commercial, industrial, and aerospace electronic products.

The Chroma 6500 series delivers maximum rated power for any output voltage up to 300 Vac, and at any frequency between 15Hz to 2000Hz. It is suitable for commercial applications (47-63Hz); for avionics,marine, military applications at 400Hz or higher frequency; or for electrical motor, air-conditioner test applications at 20Hz. All models generate very clean sine or square waveforms output with typical distortion less than 0.5%.

The Chroma 6500 series has built-in Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) Waveform Generator to provide user programmable high precision waveform. For testing products under AC line distortion conditions, clipped sinewave can be generated with 0% to 43% distortion and amplitude from 0% to 100%. It also can simulate all kinds of power line disturbances such as cycle dropout, transient spike, brown out, phase angle, voltage and frequency ramp up (ramp down), etc.. Up to 30 harmonic waveforms are factory installed, and testing for compliance to AC line harmonic immunity standards can be easily achieved in the field.

The 6500 series has built-in 16-bit precision measurement circuit to offer precision and high speed measurement of Vrms, Irms, Ipk+, Ipk-, power, frequency, crest factor, power factor, inrush current, VA, VAR, etc. It is designed as an integral part of the PMS power measurement system. By adding the 6630 Power Analyzer it becomes an ATE for testing IEC 61000-3-2 harmonic and IEC 61000-3-3 flicker measurement.

The 6500 series is very easy to operate from the front panel keypad, or from a remote controller via GPIB, RS-232 BUS or APG (Analog Programming) interface. Instrument drivers are available to integrate the AC source into any ATE application operating under Labview control.

Designed with self diagnostic routine and protected against overload, overpower, overtemperature, overcurrent and fan fail, the instrument offers quality and reliability for even the most demanding production line applications.


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