|DC Output Voltages
||±12 V, 350 mA ea.; ±24 V, 350 mA
||±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.
||DC Output voltages
have a nominal adjustment range of:
±0.5%; settable to ±0.05%
±2%; settable to ±0.1%
||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 bandwidth 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
Fully protected against short circuits or overloads by foldback circuitry.
AMP 202516-3 (or equiv.) connectors wired to DC output busses, high quality
ground and 115 VAC.
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
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).
0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F), without derating.
Baked vinyl paint. Body, light gray; side panels, charcoal gray.
115/230 V ±12%, 50/60 Hz.
• Up to Six DC Voltages
• Compact, Rugged, Lightweight
• Modern Attractive Appearance
• Field Proven Reliability
• Rear Storage Compartment
• Package and Power Any NIMs
• Gain Portability For Modules
• Install Self-Built Instruments
• Reduce Small System Costs
• Conserve Bench Space
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
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 accomodating 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.