An adaptable multiple power source for mass spectrometry and other scientific instruments.

Abstract

An Adaptable Multiple Power Source (AMPS) system has been designed and constructed. The AMPS system can provide up to 16 direct current (DC) (±400 V; 5 mA), 4 radio frequency (RF) (two 500 VPP sinusoidal signals each, 0.5-5 MHz) channels, 2 high voltage sources (±6 kV), and one ∼40 W, 250 °C temperature-regulated heater. The system is controlled by a microcontroller, capable of communicating with its front panel or a computer. It can assign not only pre-saved fixed DC and RF signals but also profiled DC voltages. The AMPS system is capable of driving many mass spectrometry components and ancillary devices and can be adapted to other instrumentation/engineering projects.

DOI: 10.1063/1.4930967

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@article{Lin2015AnAM, title={An adaptable multiple power source for mass spectrometry and other scientific instruments.}, author={T K Lin and Gordon A. Anderson and Randolph V. Norheim and Spencer A. Prost and Brian L. LaMarche and Franklyn E Leach and Kenneth J. Auberry and Richard D. Smith and David W. Koppenaal and Errol W. Robinson and Ljiljana Pasa-Tolic}, journal={The Review of scientific instruments}, year={2015}, volume={86 9}, pages={094102} }