SAN DIEGO – AMETEK Programmable Power has introduced a Shipboard Power Test Software Option compliant with MIL-STD-1399 Section 300B of the Department of Defense Interface Standard for Electric Power, Alternating Current.
The test option is available for use with five of the company’s AC power source lines:
• Asterion AC Series
• CSW Series
• iX Series
• MX Series
• RS Series
MIL-STD-1399 300 Revision B defines the electrical interface power requirements for shipboard and submarine equipment. This military standard section establishes electrical interface characteristics for shipboard equipment that uses AC electric power, as well as requirements and test methods to ensure compatibility between user equipment and the electric power system. The latest version of the standard, Revision B, covers both fixed 400 Hz and 60 Hz frequency. The new MIL-STD-1399-300B Shipboard Power Test Software option covers all power groups included in the test standard.
The test option operates through the California Instruments Virtual Panels Graphical User Interface software, which is provided for all of the AC power sources above, and the MIL 1399 tests can be operated from the MIL 1399 test screen.
The new software option will simplify electrical testing during the design phase of developing equipment intended for use aboard ships. It will be particularly helpful to EMC testing labs and defense contractors who need to comply with MIL-STD1399-300B, eliminating time-consuming test sequence programming.
For more information, visit www.programmablepower.com.