Series PTR: Linear Bench or Rack Mount Power Supplies
Model PTR 21-2.5
SERIES PTR are operationally programmable power modules that can be programmed to any level within their rated range and fully loaded at any output setting. These power supplies offer ultra low noise and ultra low ripple at the output and are MIL-STD-461 compliant.
SERIES PTR provides separate channels for voltage and current stabilization, with automatic crossover, and an optional overvoltage crowbar that mounts within the module. Six PTR Models are available.
The amplifiers have very low offsets for accurate tracking of programming instructions and exceptionally stable output in fixed applications. Voltage may be operationally controlled using the built-in stable reference and summing resistance together with an external voltage feedback rheostat.
The ratio of reference voltage to summing resistance gives a control current of approximately 1 milliampere through the external voltage feedback rheostat, for a control ratio of 1000 ohms/V. (A built-in calibrating trimmer can be used to calibrate this value).
PTR models are equipped with a built-in current sensing and control channel for precision current stabilization, with automatic crossover from and to the voltage stabilization mode. A built-in trimmer adjusts current over the range 2% Io to 100% Io max. Current may be externally controlled (programmed) by a remote potentiometer or by a small d-c voltage. The potentiometer functions as part of a divider across the internal reference delivering 0-0.5V to the current control terminal. This voltage (with respect to plus output) can be derived from a separate programming source (as, for example, a Kepco SN or SNR programmer).
For a wider current control range, the voltage channel of the PTR may be connected so as to sample the drop across an external current-sensing resistor in the plus output lead. An external rheostat with careful zeroing of the built-in zeroing potentiometer will control current from 1µA to 100% Io. (Note: the range of currents controlled by any single current-sensing resistor should be limited to a 50:1 ratio).
Operationally, the PTRs are 3-terminal, unipolar, inverting d-c amplifiers in which the plus output sensing terminal serves as common between the output and an external programming signal. For isolated digital control, see Kepco SN and SNR Series.
Rack MountingRack mounting of Series PTR is accommodated by RA 33-3, RA 34-4 and RA 35-1 rack adapters. Series PTR is also suitable for DIN rail mounting.