When do test instruments belong in a cabinet rack? This question has no universal answer, but with the ongoing electrification of everything, power testing makes a great example for consideration.
For power testing, engineers need power supplies that can simulate an uncountable variety of grid conditions and battery states—unless the power source is being tested, in which case engineers need equally capable electronic loads. In both cases, the most versatile equipment tends to be modular—multiple modules can be linked to scale the performance as needed.
Where are you going to put all those modules?
Economizer Cabinet Racks – Bud Industries
Economizer Series cabinet racks deliver high quality and high value in standard 19-inch panel format—ventilated and non-ventilated versions are available. If you need something a little more unique, Bud Industries offers design support for custom projects with fast turnaround on cutouts and other simple modifications to their enclosures, boxes, cases, and cabinets.
What about circuit protection and ventilation?
DIN Rail Mounted Circuit Breakers – Altech
Altech produces DIN rail mounted breakers with ratings up to 63A that meet UL489, UL508 or UL1077 standards with short circuit interrupt capacity of up to 10kA to cover virtually any application. Altech’s full lineup also includes components for industrial control, instrumentation, and automation.
AC Fans – Orion Fans
Orion Fans produces AC fans for 115VAC, 230VAC, or Dual Voltage with custom voltages available upon request. All standard models feature an IP44 rating. Additional IP ratings, Salt Fog rating, and Dual Speed functionality are available. The full Orion Fans lineup includes AC, DC, and EC fans, fan trays, blowers, motorized impellers, and accessories.
What about getting everything plugged, patched, and connected?
BNC Adaptors and SMA Connectors – Amphenol RF
Amphenol RF produces offers a wide array of in-series and between-series BNC adapters in straight and right-angle configurations. 50-ohm and 75-ohm impedance BNC adapters are available with and without panel mounting features. Popular mounting features in bulkhead, both front and rear mount, and 4-hole flange designs. 50-ohm BNC connectors have a frequency range from DC to 4 GHz. 75-ohm BNC connectors optimized for 4K/UHD video applications can perform well to 12 GHz.
SMA interconnects offer a precise and simple means of phase adjustment for microwave devices, delivering high performance in a compact design for test equipment and other instrumentation using phase matching techniques.
Patch Cords – Quest Technology
Quest Technology offers a wide variety of Fiber Optic, Copper CatE5 and CatE6 patch cords, plus a wider selection of interconnects including UL and ETL verified networking data and voice solutions, RF connectors, installation tools and testers, computer connectivity, cabling solutions, and more.
Hook Up Wire – NTE Electronics
NTE offers more than 500 types of hook-up wire
includes over 500 types available in an assortment of colors and gauges.
Cable Ties – Hellerman Tyton
Hellermann Tyton cable ties are designed to conveniently bundle wires, cables, or hoses and then mount to a threaded stud or bolt with a simple press.
How do we figure out the right cabinet rack solution?
At TestEquity, we support the entire lifecycle of electronics. We understand that no two solutions are quite the same, and we’re here to help.