9830 Series – AC Power Sources

B&K Precision

  • Programmable AC Power Source

B&K Precision

9830 Series – AC Power Sources


The 9830 Series programmable AC power sources provide high performance and low total harmonic distortion in a 3U form factor. The addition of positive and negative DC offset voltages expands the AC capabilities to operate in DC and AC+DC output coupling modes. The user can select built-in and user-defined harmonic waveforms or select from standard sine, square or clipped sine outputs. The high output current crest factor and low input resistance are suitable for high inrush current measurements when evaluating capacitive or inductive loads.

Features & Benefits

AC, DC and AC+DC power source
Low total harmonic distortion meets the IEC 61000-3-2 standard
Comprehensive measurements Vrms, Arms, Vdc, +Apk, -Apk, inrush current, Hz, power factor, apparent power, reactive power, true power, and crest factor
0.98 power factor at AC input stage
Built-in standard waveforms sine, square and clipped sine
30 built-in THD waveforms
Amplifier mode with 1.2 kHz bandwidth for generating user-defined arbitrary waveforms
Step, List and Pulse modes for generating power line disturbance (PLD) simulations
List mode supports 10 user-defined programs with up to 100 programmable steps
Generate custom harmonic waveforms on a PC and download them to the instrument?s 5 non-volatile memory locations
Digital I/O port for external trigger, transient indication, failure status, remote inhibit, RS232, and analog output level programming interface
Comprehensive protection modes OVP, OCP,OPP, OTP, fan failure, output timer and key lock
Downloadable LabVIEW driver and soft panel software for remote control
Standard USB (USBTMC-compliant), RS232, LAN, and GPIB remote interfaces


Pre-compliance testing according to IEC61000-3-2 and IEC61000-4-11/14/28/34
Simulate common grid faults, voltage dips and other disturbances
Evaluate transformers, TRIACs, SCRs, and passive components

Technical Specifications

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