The AP-Series Portanims are attractive, compact, portable NIM compatible bins with self-contained power supplies. The Model AP-3 replaces both the Model AP-1 and AP-2H. The Model AP-3 can hold six singles or combinations of larger module sizes equivalent to six.
Portanims are aesthetically designed to give a finished and pleasing benchtop instrument appearance to plug-in modules. They can be used for BNC modular digital delay generators, trigger pulse amplifiers, pulse generators, programming interfaces and the NIM-style plug-in instruments of other manufacturers. The units provide significant savings in cost, space and weight over standard 12-width NIM bin/ power supplies when instrumentation setups consisting of only one or several modules are needed.
Power combinations of ±6 V, ±12 V and ±24 V are available in the Model AP-3. AC 117 V power for modules that may require it is also provided. The supplies conform to the specifications of AEC report TID-20893 (Rev. 3) except for maximum current ratings, since they hold fewer modules.
The AP-Series Portanims can be handily carried about in the laboratory or field. Each model can be set down on its back or bottom. A foldout bale allows tilting up on the bench and the sturdy carrying handle swings out of the way when not in use. A covered compartment at the rear allows storage for line cord, signal cables, etc., and gives access to instruments' rear panel controls.
Before selecting a Portanim model, the user should check the DC voltage requirements of the module(s) to be installed. If future needs may involve installing unforeseen modules, getting the AP-3, with its full complement of six DC outputs, will assure accommodating any other NIM-type instruments.
BNC-blue painted blank panels are available to cover unused module cavities. The part numbers are: Single-width P/N 6823; Double-width P/N 6824; Triple-width P/N 6826. Empty modules in various sizes are available for OEMs or others who wish to design plug-in instruments for Portanims. Contact BNC for source information on modules in bulk or kit form.
|Model AP-1||MODEL AP-2H||MODEL AP-3|
|DC Output Voltages||±12 V, 350 mA ea.; ±24 V, 350 mA ea.||±24 V, 1 A ea.; ±12 V, 0.5 A ea.
±6 V, 2 A ea.; ±12 V, 1 A ea.(Opt. C).
|±6 V, 4 A ea.; ±12 V, 1 A ea.; ±24 V, 0.5 A ea.; Maximum combined output 60 VA.|
|Output Adjustment||DC Output voltages have a nominal adjustment range of:
±0.5%; settable to ±0.05%
±2%; settable to ±0.1%
|Regulation||Better than ±0.05% over line voltage variation of ±12%, no load to full load.||Better than ±0.1% for ±24 V and ±0.2% for ±6 V over line voltage variation of ±12%, no load to full load.|
|RIPPLE AND NOISE||Less than 3 mV peak-to-peak as observed on a 50 MHz bandwitdh scope.|
|RECOVERY TIME AND STABILITY||Recovery: Less than 100 µs return with regulation limits for 10% to 100 % step-change in rated load.
Stability: After 1 hr. warmup ±0.5% for 6 months at constant load, line and ambient.
|CIRCUIT PROTECTION||Fully protected against short circuits or overloads by foldback circuitry.|
|MODULE CONNECTORS||AMP 202516-3 (or equiv.) connectors wired to DC output busses, high quality ground and 115 VAC.|
|DIMENSIONS||Model AP-1: 8 5/8" W x 11 5/8" H x 14 3/4" D
Model AP-2H: 11 1/4" W x 11 5/8" H x 14 3/4" D
Model AP-3: 11 1/4" W x 11 5/8" H x 15 1/4" D
|WEIGHT||Model AP-1: 11 lbs. net (5 kg); 17 lbs. shipping (7.7 kg).
Model AP-2H: 15 lbs. net (6.8 kg); 21 lbs. shipping (9.5 kg).
Model AP-3: 16.5 lbs. net (7.5 kg); 23 lbs. shipping (10.5 kg).
|AMBIENT||0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F), without derating.|
|FINISH||Baked vinyl paint. Body, light gray; side panels, charcoal gray.|
|POWER||115/230 V ±12%, 50/60 Hz.|
|P/N6823||Model AP-3 Single Width Blank NIM Panel|
|P/N6824||Model AP-3 Single Width Blank NIM Module|
|P/N6825||Model AP-3 Double Width Blank NIM Panel|
|P/N6826||Model AP-3 Triple Width Blank NIM Module|
|P/N6827||Model AP-3 Double Width Blank NIM Module|
|P/N6828||Model AP-3 Triple Width Blank NIM Module|