Farnell adds GW Instek test instruments to its linecard

Distributor, Farnell, has added GW Instek test and measurement instruments to its range. The products include programmable power supplies, signal sources, power analysers and electrical safety testers.

Key GW Instek products to be stocked by Farnell include the APS-7050 programmable linear AC power source. The APS-7050 has output ratings of 500 VA, 310V RMS, 2.1A and a frequency range from 45 to 500Hz with LAN and USB interfaces. The APS-7050 can be used for producing complex waveform and transient waveform to verify electronic product operation under adverse conditions. Typical applications include production testing in the LED industry and in standby mode power consumption.

The MFG-2110 10 MHz function generator is part of GW Instek’s MFG2000 series, which includes the MFG-21XX entry-level models and MFG-22XX advanced models. The output channels of MFG-21XX models include one single-channel 10MHz arbitrary generator and one 25MHz pulse generator. All instruments feature a 4.3-inch TFT colour display.

The agreement also includes the GPT-9603 electrical safety tester. This is used for testing AC/DC withstand voltage and insulation resistance. The GPT-9600 series AC 100VA AC/DC withstand voltage/insulation resistance tester supports routine tests to safety standards such as IEC, EN, UL, CSA, GB, JIS and other safety regulations. It is equipped with a pulse width modulation (PWM) amplifier to impede influence from input AC voltage fluctuation and ensure a stable voltage output, providing users with an intuitive operation environment by a simple and clear panel layout, large LCD display and colour LED indicators.

“The addition of the GW Instek range of products provides greater choice for our customers through a wider offering of test and measurements products”, said James McGregor, global head of test and tools at Farnell. “GW Instek has an industry reputation for quality, reliability, affordable prices and ease of use. These products are incredibly competitively priced and help electronics manufacturers to reduce testing costs and increase their productivity.”

The GW Instek products are now available from Farnell in EMEA, Newark in North America and element14 in Asia Pacific.

Farnell is part of the Premier Farnell group of businesses, a global technology leader with more than 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Premier Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, and from buyers to maintenance engineers. As ‘The Development Distributor’, it works with leading brands and start-ups alike to develop new products for market, and support the industry as it seeks to develop the current as well as the next generation of engineers.


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