Home > SHOP ALL PRODUCTS > Discountinued Products >

California Instruments 2003RP AC Power Supply

California Instruments 2003RP AC Power Supply
California Instruments 2003RP AC Power Supply


Availability: Ask for price and availability (619) 349-2932
Product Code: 2003RP

The RP Series consists of four models, 801RP, 1251RP, 2001RP and 2003RP. These units are ideal sources for general purpose AC power applications that require variable voltage and frequency at power levels up to 2000 VA. The 2003RP provides three phase output, all other models provide single phase output. With simple knobs used to set voltage, frequency and current limit, the RP Series provides an inexpensive source of AC power in a small and lightweight package. All RP Series power source models can be used in table-top mode or rack-mounted.

Controller Capabilities
The RP Series uses a precision digital sinewave generator to produce a low distortion output . Dual LCD readouts clearly display programmed settings for voltage, current limit and frequency. Load current is measured using true RMS sensing and can be displayed on the front panel as well. Adjusting voltage, frequency and current limit is accomplished using a set of digitally encoded rotary knobs. For ATE applications, both IEEE-488 and RS232C interfaces are available as an option.

The wide output frequency range of 16 Hz to 500 Hz (801RP and 1251RP) or 16 Hz to 5000 Hz (2001RP and 2003RP) make the RP Series suitable sources for both commercial and avionics applications. Dual voltage ranges provide maximum output current at any programmed voltage up to 270 Volt (801RP, 1251RP and 2003RP) or 300 Volt (2001RP). The built in rms. current measurement function eliminates the need for external current shunts or transformers to monitor load current. For front panel operation, the RP Series features simple and intuitive controls for setting voltage, frequency and current limits. Current drawn by the load can be read directly on the large LCD display with 100 mA resolution (801RP and 1251RP) or 1 mA resolution (2001RP and 2003RP). With the addition of the RS232C and IEEE-488 interface option, the RP Series sources can be used in automated test environments. Since the RP Series offers a high power to size ratio, requiring limited rack height, they can be used to upgrade existing ATE stations or build new ones.
The 2003RP provides three phase output and is a very cost effective AC power source for Avionics applications, especially in the -AV version.
The included PC control program (requires -IF option for 801RP and 1251RP or -OP1 option for 2001RP and 2003RP) supports transient generation to simulate real-world AC line conditions like brown-outs, voltage sags, surges and frequency fluctuations.

Remote Control


The optional remote control interface allows complete control of all AC source functions and provides measurement data to the controller. This allows the RP Series AC source to be used as a low cost AC test system. A Windows˘â Graphical User Interface (GUI) program is included with the interface option. Automatic power cycling and transient generation is made possible with the use of this GUI program. The GUI output control, measurement and transient screens are shown here. For quality assurance applications, measured voltage, current and VA readings can be logged to disk for documentation and analysis purposes. All data recorded is time stamped to create a complete history of each test run.
Up to eight often used front-panel setups can be stored in non-volatile memory for quick recall from the PC controller through the interface. If needed, the front panel can be locked out to prevent operator intervention during test runs.
The 2001RP and 2003RP offer additional features over the bus such as the ability to select the turn-on or turn-off phase angle of the output voltage. This capability, combined with the peak current measurement function, enables inrush current analysis of a unit under test.

AC Transient Generation


Transient programming is supported by the GUI program with user defined transient lists of up to 100 steps. Available transient functions are voltage step, voltage drop, voltage sweep, voltage surge/sag, frequency step, frequency sweep, frequency surge/sag as well as functions that combine both voltage and frequency changes. The intuitive Windows ˘â interface greatly facilitates creating and storing often used transient programs. Transient programs can be recalled from disk and executed once, continuously or a specified number of times. Editing functions such as delete and insert make it easy to modify or expand existing programs. This capability makes it easy to evaluate products for immunity to common AC line disturbances such as brownouts, surges, swells, sags and frequency variations.

Affordable AC Power Solutions Model 2001RP

Value / Power

  • Programmable Power, Low Cost Cost effective solution for wide range of AC power tests
  • 2000 VA Output Power Capable of handling most single phase applications
  • 16 Hz to 5000 Hz Frequency Range Commercial, Military and Avionics applications
  • High Peak Current Capability Drives a wide variety of non-linear loads
  • Precision Measurements Accurately measures TRMS Volt, TRMS Current, Peak Current, Crest Factor, Real Power and Power Factor
  • Remote Control IEEE-488 and RS232C Interface for automated test applications. Includes Windows˘â operating software

Compact AC Power

Offering simple rotary front panel controls, the 2001RP programmable AC power source is ideally suited for a wide range of applications.

Selectable input voltage ranges allow this product to be used anywhere in the world to provide a convenient source of variable utility power for the testing and evaluation of domestic and commercial equipment. All common line voltage and frequency combinations are covered.

In addition, the frequency range extends to 5000 Hz, making these products ideal for commercial and defense avionics applications.

Accurate measurement functions are available as an option to eliminate the need for external test equipment in many test setups.

Voltage, current, peak current, power, and power factor can be read directly on the large LCD display or over the bus. Overload protection is provided standard using a programmable current limit function.

Easy To Use Controls

Front panel digital rotary encoders are used to set voltage and frequency.

These controls have an analog feel, with the precision and reliability of digital circuits. Settings and measurements are read directly on the large, high contrast LCD displays.

Dual output voltage ranges of 150 Vrms L-N and 300 Vrms L-N and an AUTO range selection feature, provide maximum current at the required voltage.

The output frequency can be varied from 16 Hz up to 5000 Hz to cover commercial, avionics and defense power applications.

Product Development

The precise voltage regulation and wide frequency range of the 2001RP, combined with its easy to use front panel, make it a great general purpose Lab AC source. Built in measurements may be added (option -OP1) to extend the units usefulness for design applications of AC powered products.

Quality Control

For product quality test applications, the 2001RP can be used to simulate line conditions found anywhere in the world. This ensures products destined for export will operate as designed.

Avionics Applications

As an affordable and reliable source of 400 Hz AC power, the 2001RP is well suited for commercial and defense avionics applications.

A special Avionics version (-AV option) is available which offers reduced weight and increased output current at 115 V RMS.

Functional Design

The small form factor and low weight of the 2001RP make it convenient to use in a variety of locations.

Removable rubber feet protect the work surface if the unit is used in a bench top mode. The 5.25 inch height saves valuable rack space when used in a rack and stack system.

Extensive Transient Control1

With the addition of the remote control interface option, RP Series units are capable of producing transients with a high degree of user programmability. Setting up transient programs is facilitated by a Windows ˘â Graphical User Interface program that allows amplitude, frequency and event duration to be programmed from a PC. Time resolution is 1 ms (0.001 sec) with a minimum time interval ranging from 1 to 40 ms, depending on the transient type. Maximum transient time intervals are 9999 seconds. Transient programming allows the effects of common line disturbances such as voltage surges, sags, drop-outs and frequency fluctuations on the unit under test to be evaluated.

Precision Measurements

For bench or automated test equipment (ATE) applications, the 2001RP can be ordered with the -OP1 option, offering both IEEE-488 and RS232C remote control interfaces as well as extended measurements.

These measurements are available from the front panel and over the bus. The 2001RP uses closed case calibration for both output and measurement calibration, lowering cost of ownership.

SCPI Protocol Programming Commands

All functions of the 2001RP are programmable over the available IEEE-488 or RS232C interface. For example, the following tasks can be performed over the bus:

  • Set voltage to any level
  • Change frequency
  • Generate voltage dropouts, sags or surges
  • Measure TRMS current, peak current, crest factor, TRMS voltage, true power, apparent power and power factor
  • Recall eight complete instrument setups from non-volatile memory
  • Adjust current limit value
  • Lock the front panel to prevent operator interference
  • Switch between high and low voltage range
  • Drop output voltage at specific phase angles for specified durations

Application Software

Windows˘â application software is included with the -OP1 option package.

This easy to use graphical interface program provides complete control over all instrument functions using the RS232C or IEEE-488 interface.

With enhanced capabilities such as output sequencing, data logging and transient g e n e r a t i o n , many applications can be addressed without the need to write software.

Remote Control Option

The 2001RP can be ordered with option package 1 (-OP1) to add a combined RS232C and IEEE-488 remote control interface. Front panel and bus measurements are included with this option.

Ordering Information


2001RP 2000 VA rack-mount AC Source


-AV Avionics version. All specifications equal to standard 2001RP with the following exceptions:
  • Voltage ranges: 0-115 / 0-230 V RM
  • Frequency range: 360 - 5000 Hz
  • Current: 17.4 / 8.7 A RMS 58 / 29 A PK
  • THD: 1.0+1.0/KHz % above 1 KHz
  • Weight: 67 lbs. / 30 Kg

-L22 Locking knobs

-LZ Low output impedance version, All specifications equal to standard 2001RP with the following exceptions:

  • Zo < 100 m.
  • Voltage ranges: 0-135 / 0-270 V RMS
  • Frequency range: 16 - 500 Hz
  • Current: 14.8 / 7.4 A RMS 49.4 / 24.7 A PK

-OP1 Option package 1:


  • IEEE-488 / RS232C
  • Interface and GUI software
  • Remote Inhibit input
  • Function Strobe output

-SKT Universal front panel mounted output socket

-RMS Rack Mount Slides

Supplied with:

User and Programming Manual on CD ROM

Windows˘â Graphical User

Interface (with -OP1 option)

RS232C Serial Cable (with - OP1 option)

Lower Power Models

For applications requiring less than 2000 VA of output power, models 801RP and 1251RP offer lower power levels at reduced cost.

These models are housed in a 3.5 inch high rackmount enclosure and require even less rack height than the 2001RP. Refer to the 801RP/ 1251RP data sheet for details.

Three Phase AC Source

For applications requiring three phase output up to 667 VA per phase, refer to the Model 2003RP data sheet

CE Mark

The 2001RP has been fully tested for compliance with all applicable CE Mark requirements.
California Instruments 2001RP Frequency Counter

Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

SHOP ALL PRODUCTS > Discountinued Products