SHPSA-650A103F08, a +/-650V, 1,000 Amps Solid State Switching Apparatus (SHPSA) for Various Power Tests Delivered to MET Laboratories, Inc. Santa Clara, CA USA
On June 30, 2018, Electronic Design & Research shipped out a more powerful SHPSA that generates up to 2,500 Amps /650V or 300kW (average) and 1.6MW pulses, assembled in a 19"W x 39"L x 72"H rack cabinet. A controller configures several SPST-NO switches as a single SPCO switch. A discharging capacitor array (SDCA-08) or V-battery is capable of discharging 2,500 Amps in 200ns and less.
As a stand alone, high-power pulses can be delivered using an internal adjustable pulse generator, triggered manually or remotely. The PF-SPCO provides several modes of operation:
1. A single shot (a duration of the pulse is set by a built-in adjustable generator).
2. A push-pull (1/2 bridge driver) mode, up to 200KHz, set by an external generator.
3. Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of either shoulder (switch).
4. Disable mode, in which the output is floating (neutral).
The SHPSA is designed as a versatile device. Prices vary from $56K to $184 depending on a speed, power, control, capacitor of the V-battery, etc. It can be used to test various power components, switch-mode power supplies, and any other equipment for their susceptibility to an applied power. It is perfect as a pulsar in high-speed Capacitor Discharging Welding Systems with ultra-fast rising time for high-throughout weld cycles over a broad range of applications. It will find use in a particle acceleration, ultra-strong magnetic field generation, and fusing research fields, as well as providing power to high-power pulsed laser and generating electromagnetic pulses.
Vladimir A Shvartsman