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New California Instruments Asterion AC Series

High Performance 500VA –9000VA Programmable AC and DC Power Sources Brilliant innovation. Unrivalled performance. The new California Instruments ‘Asterion’ line of AC power supplies by AMETEK Programmable Power combines intelligence and flexibility to create an advanced platform of AC solutions. This easy-to-configure design features sophisticated technology for delivering high performance, programmable AC and DC power. Its...

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Fuseco Appointed Exclusive Distributor for ITECH

Fuseco Power Solutions have been appointed the new exclusive distributors for the global power electronics instruments brand ITECH. Through constant innovation, ITECH have become a market leader in the following product & solutions categories: Programmable single and multi-channel electronic loads Programmable single and multi-channel power supplies AC power supplies Power meters Battery internal resistance...

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TESEQ NSG 437 ESD Simulator

The TESEQ NSG 437 is the most advanced ESD Simulator (Electro Static Discharge) available in the market today. Any Question? Ask our friendly Technical Support Team Call Us:1300 387326 With its ergonomic design and advanced functionality, the NSG 437 ESD simulator is designed to sit comfortablyin the operator’s hand with operating conditions...

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Fusemaster FB Fuse Holders Now Available in White

We are pleased to announce that FuseMaster have recently added a range of white coloured fuse holders to their popular FB range….and they are in stock at Fuseco! White holders are often used to indicate the neutral (used with a solid link) or in DC circuits used as a disconnector/isolator. The new WHITE fuse holders: Part Number Voltage Rating Current Rating...

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New 2016 Fuseco Power Quality Catalogue now available

The Fuseco 2016 Power Quality catalogue has arrived! To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that a catalogue has been available to the Australian industry that is exclusively dedicated to Power Quality. Power Quality solutions are often difficult to find because they are usually a small part of a larger engineering solution or product range. Hence, it is difficult to consider the various options...

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Passive Filter vs Active Filter. Which one to use?

When it comes to mitigating harmonics to comply with Australian Standards for harmonic distortion, the two main technologies that are commonly applied are Passive Harmonic Filters (PHF) and Active Harmonic Filters (AHF). With such effective options at our disposal, the common question asked is “Which one do I use?” How would you answer that question? Actually, as with most things in life there isn’t one definitive answer….it...

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Sorensen, California Instruments and Elgar available from Fuseco

Official AustralianDistributor AMETEK Programmable Power is proud to offer you the most expansive range of programmable power product ranges in the world through the well-known and respected Sorensen, Elgar, California Instruments and AMREL brands. AMETEK's programmable power supplies and power sources serve a wide range of stimulus (T&M) and process power needs in applications including semiconductor fabrication,...

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Solar Array Simulation Enables Inverter Manfacturers to Meet Test Challenges

As a result of improvements in solar array technology and initiatives for implementing green technologies, solar systems are becoming an increasingly cost‐effective solution for residential and commercial applications. The onus is now on solar inverter manufacturers to keep up with the market’s rapidly accelerating requirements, especially the development in solar array technology and evolving performance parameters. Historically,...

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TDEMI - 645 MHz Real-time Analysis Bandwidth for Full Compliance Testing

Realistic Simulation Whatever solar array simulator you use, the simulation must be as realistic as possible. For example, many PV inverters generate AC ripple on the DC connected to the photovoltaic array. For single‐phase inverters, the frequency of this ripple is twice the line frequency (100Hz). An increasing number of inverters (and virtually all micro‐inverters) accurately measure amplitude and phase of the ripple voltage and...

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Is 5% THID achievable with a passive solution? Absolutely!

If I need to achieve a 5% THID result in a drive environment, is my only option an Active Filter? Till recently, the answer was ‘yes’. However MTE have recently released a new passive harmonic filter, the Matrix AP. The MTE Matrix AP offers equal to or better than 5% THID performance at full load current and starts to achieve that 5% performance from loads as low as 40% of full load current. Are there other brands that can promise this level of...

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Are you unsure of how to comply with Harmonic Distortion specifications?

Are you occasionally presented with the challenge of dealing with excessive harmonics on a site? The presence of non-linear loads in some electrical systems present us with this challenge and further to that, we have to comply with Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)specifications provided by supply authorities and consulting engineers. Melbourne University recently embarked on a major re-development of an existing building to use as a new base for one of its...

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Ametek CTS acquires Teseq, IFI and Milmega

Ametek Inc. recently acquired industry heavy weights the Teseq Group, IFI and Milmega, bringing some of the world’s most accomplished and well-known brands under themanagement of one company. The division is now known as Ametek Compliance Test Solutions (CTS). As the official distributor for Ametek CTS in Australia, Fuseco is able to assist you with all of your EMC Test requirements. Our team of specialist engineers have many years of experience,...

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Are you ready for the changes to IEC61000-4-5 surge standard for CE conformity?

What is IEC61000-4-5? It is the part of the IEC Standards that refers to surge immunity. What aspects of the standards are changing? For a summary of the updates to the standard, please refer to the ‘Updates to IEC 61000-4-5:2014’ When are the changes coming into effect? The changes were implemented in 2014 and are in effect now. By January 2016, full industry compliance is anticipated. What do I have to do to comply? You...

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Fuseco appointed Australian distributor for AMETEK Programmable Power Inc.

Located in San Diego, California USA, AMETEK Programmable Power designs, manufactures and markets precision, AC and DC programmable power supplies, electronic loads, application specific power subsystems, and compliance test solutions for customers requiring & valuing differentiated power products and services. AMETEK Programmable Power boasts one of the industries' broadest portfolios of programmable power products under the well-known and...

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N4L PPA500 vs Yokogawa WT300E

N4L have long been recognised as being an industry leader in technological development for Power Analyzers, Frequency Response Analyzers (gain/phase analyzers) and a suite of other sophisticated products. Recently, another famous brand of Power Analyzers ‘Yokogawa’ released the WT300E which is similar to the WT300 with a few changes. We have been analysing the WT300E and performed an in depth competitive analysis against N4L’s PPA500. We...

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Fuseco appointed Australian distributor for Newtons4th Ltd. (N4L)

We often hear about Newton’s 3 laws, also known as the ‘3 laws of motion’. However, Newton also famously discovered the law of gravitation (gravity), apparently while sitting under an apple tree. Why does traditional text avoid referring to the law of gravitation as ‘Newton’s 4th law’? Actually, we don’t know but we’d like to introduce you to a different kind of Newton’s 4th that may not have quite as...

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Breakaway connectors for the NBN Network

Make an Enquiry Brochure Part Numbers Wire Size Range Wire Size Range Description LETAAS-NBN #12 to #8 4 to 10 mm2 Fuseholder with solid link FUSECO –the official NBN distributor The Breakaway Connectors used inCSD boxes on thenbn™ networkare made by Littelfuse and supplied by Fuseco. Where can you buy them? Fuseco is the officialAustralian distributor...

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Fuseco exhibits at the EMC Society of Australia Workshop 2015

The EMC Society of Australia held a highly anticipated Workshop Event on the 23rdJune 2015 atthe RACV Club in Melbourne. Attendees were treated to numerous presentations from experts inindustry and academia, including a welcome by the EMCSA Chairman Mark Mifsud and a keynote speech from Steve Parker, CEO Griffith Hack. The following presentations were made “Are there gaps in Australia’s current EMC regulatory...

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A Revolution in how we Approach Power Factor Correction!

It is not very often indeed that anyone can truthfully say that a new product is revelatory, meaning .... it's the first of its kind and it will change the way we approach an application. Not content with revolutionising the field of harmonic mitigation with its active filter technology, Sinexcel are now about to do it again .... in the field of Power Factor Correction! Sinexcel have released a new range of Power Factor Correction solutions...

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Active Harmonic Filters - The Ultimate way to Mitigate Harmful Harmonics!

Engineers have always had to find a way of dealing with harmonics caused by non-linear loads and traditionally, the solutions were complex, expensive and used a lot of valuable space. How times have changed ... In recent years, much progress has been made in the field of Active Harmonic Filters. The latest generation of Sinexcel Active Harmonic Filters bring high performance and low cost into a modular light-weight package that can...

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Carrier Suppression Makes Sense in Submersible Pump Stations

AC drives control motor speed by converting AC line voltage to a DC bus voltage, and then inverting that DC bus voltage to a controllable pulse width modulated (PWM) AC. Varying the fundamental frequency varies the speed at which a motor shaft turns. The drive inverter creates or synthesises the desired fundamental voltage characteristics by switching the constant level DC bus voltage based on a particular mathematical allgorithm, or modulation...

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What is IEEE519?

The IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. IEEE 519 is a document that was initially published in 1981 titled "Recommended Practices and Requirements for Harmonic Control in Electric Power Systems". The document established levels of voltage distortion acceptable to the distribution system and has been widely applied in establishing needed harmonic correction throughout the electrical power industry. However with the...

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Eliminating Harmonics Problems at the Design Stage

Harmonics mitigation is most cost-effective when "designed in". Mitigation in existing installations is possible but more than likely to cost significantly more without the performance of an "ab initio" approach. Good reasons for designing-in harmonics mitigation relate to economy, performance and reliability. All three of the following reasons have dollar implications. Economy: Harmonics cause energy to be wasted. Someone has to pay...

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Choosing the right fuse speed

If you've ever had to replace a fuse, you may have realised that there's a few different fuse speeds. In simple terms, 'fuse speed' tends to refer to the time between the moment that an overcurrent begins and the moment the fuse arcs and opens the circuits. Most fuses can be considered to be fast acting, however there are also slow acting varieties, also known as 'motor fuses', 'time delay', 'slow blow', 'delayed action', etc and...

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Red Spot & BS88 fuses...are you stuck in the 1950's?

Around the world, DIN Rail Cartridge fuses and holders have replaced BS88 fuses & Red Spot holders. British Standard (BS88) Fuses & Red Spot Holderswere designed in the 1950's, however, modern electrical environments are now much more complex and demanding and the world has moved to a more modern fusing system Get a competitive edge! Today, the DIN Rail Cartridge Fuse system has become the new standard in Europe...

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