TC.GSS Series

Battery and solar array simulation, battery testing and a large number of other bidirectional laboratory applications:
The versatile TC.GSS power supplies are always at your fingertips!

TC.GSS Series

The service and application software "TopControl" is part of the delivery and offers among others a convenient 8-channel scope running under full operation.

TC.GSS Series

Regenerative full two quadrant
DC power supply.

True strengths are convertible !

Series Overview

TC.GSS Series

The TC.GSS series is a full bi-directional series of high-power DC source / sink units based on the thousandfold field-proven REGATRON grid-tied technology. The wideband AC input module accepts nearly all AC grid systems worldwide and disposes of an active Power Factor Correction. The novel bidirectional converter architecture allows for very fast and continous "quadrant crossing" between source and sink operation and vice versa, so a full current source to full current sink action takes only some 2-3 milliseconds under ohmic load.

As all REGATRON DC power supplies the TC.GSS series disposes of a multi-processor control architecture, allowing not only for full digital control, but also for Internal Resistance Simulation. Moreover, onboard real-time computation provides the activation of the versatile TopCon Function Engine TFE (optional) as also the universal "Application Area Programming" AAP (optional), which allows to give the source a programmable transfer characteristic or a random two-pole function y = f(x).  

TC.GSS systems consist of individual units of 20 or 32 kW each. Each unit is fully self-contained and may be used as individual power source / sink system at any time. Identical TC.GSS units may be arranged at any time as series stack, as parallel stack or even in a mixed-mode array to form power systems up to a MW range. This opens up a versatility not known up to now.

Typical fields of application are as follows:    

  • Battery and storage systems: Testing and cycling.
  • Battery simulation: Testing of electrical power trains and auxiliary systems, simulation of automotive, airborne and naval onboard systems and all kind of storage systems.
  • Laboratory and testing plant use: Solar simulation, simulation of capacitive storage and fuel cells, EDLC test and simulation, railway onboard electrical test and engineering.

The service and application software "TopControl" is part of the delivery and offers among others a convenient 8-channel scope running under full operation. Scope files may be sent to REGATRON Support for the discussion of operational effects and conditions.

TopControl installation file, LabVIEW® and C/C++ C#/.NET API (DLL file) are included in the scope of delivery.

Features

  • Graduated product line: 65 VDC, 130 VDC, 400 VDC, 500 VDC, 600 VDC, higher voltages up to 1500 VDC with series connection or +/-1000V with midpoint earthing.
  • Power categories of 20 kW and 32 kW are available for each nominal output voltage.
  • Optional extras like liquid cooling and accessories complete the product line of power supply units.
  • Modular concept for easy power increase: Parallel, series, matrix or multiload master-slave-operation.
  • CE conformity
  • Swiss made: Developed, manufactured and tested in Switzerland by Regatron AG.

Voltage- / Power- / Current-Range

Technical Datasheets

Options and Accessories

Option Code Short description of option / accessory Products
Operating Units
HMI Front Panel Integrated Control Unit HMI
RCU.RM 19-Inch Rack-Mount Remote Control Unit includes CANCable, specify length 2m, 5m, 10m, max. 40m RCU.RM
RCU.RM.2CH 19-Inch Rack-Mount Remote Control Unit with Emergency Stop Button (2-Channel) includes CANCable, specify length 2m, 5m, 10m, max. 40m RCU.RM.2CH
RCU.DT.1CH Desk-Top Remote Control Unit with Stop Switch (1-Channel); with cable length 2m, 5m, 10m, max. 40m RCU.DT.1CH
Multi-Unit Operation
CANCable Connecting Cable for Multi-Unit Operation, connects also bus participants like RCU, TC.LIN; Length 2m, 5m, 10m
MAC Master Array Controller required for multi-unit systems with more than 16 power supplies MAC
MACInterface Interface for MAC on Rear Panel of Power Supply; includes MACCable, specify length 2m, 5m, 10m, max. 40m MACInterface
Control Interfaces
CANOPEN Rear Panel Integrated CAN/CANopen Interface includes RS232REAR; standard RS-232 on front panel not usable CANOPEN PDF (1.23MB)
CANmp Rear Panel Integrated CAN Interface CANmp PDF (359KB)
LXI Rear Panel Integrated LXI Interface; includes RS232REAR; standard RS-232 on front panel not usable LXI
ETHERNET Rear Panel Integrated Ethernet Interface includes RS232REAR; standard RS-232 on front panel not usable ETHERNET PDF (941KB)
ETHERNET.HR Ethernet <=> RS-232 Converter, External Converter Unit, Top Hat Rail Mount; option RS232REAR must be ordered separately, if required
IEEE Rear Panel Integrated GPIB / IEEE488.2 / SCPI Interface includes RS232REAR; standard RS-232 on front panel not usable IEEE PDF (971KB)
RS232REAR Rear Panel Integrated RS-232 Interface; standard RS-232 on front panel available, not simultaneously usable RS232REAR
RS422 Rear Panel Integrated RS-422 Interface; standard RS-232 on front panel available, not simultaneously usable RS422 PDF (250KB)
USB Rear Panel Integrated USB Interface includes RS232REAR; standard RS-232 on front panel not usable. Driver Download USB PDF (3.53MB)
OptoLink Rear Panel Integrated Fiber Optic Interface (ST) for power supply OptoLink PDF (622KB)
OptoUSB.DT Fiber Optic (ST) <=> USB" Converter, External Converter Unit, Desk-Top; for USB interface on PC OptoUSB.DT
OptoCable Fiber Optic Cable ST-ST, 50/125um duplex, double sheathed; Length 2m, 5m, 10m, 20m, 50m, 100m
OptoLink Set Complete set including rear panel Fiber Optic Interface (ST) and Fiber Optic (ST) <=> USB Converter (external converter unit); specifiy length 5m, 20m
Application Software
TFEAAPControl Function Generating Engine, Time-based and Parametric Programming PDF (855KB)
TFEtoSAS Upgrade from TFEAAPControl to SASControl
SASControl Solar Array Simulation Software (for Development and Process Automation); includes TFEAAPControl PDF (656KB)
BatSim Battery Simulation Software (for Development and Process Automation); TFEAAPControl not included PDF (988KB)
CapSim Cap Simulation Software (for Development and Process Automation); TFEAAPControl not included PDF (977KB)
BatControl Battery Testing and Cycling Software (for Development and Process Automation); TFEAAPControl not included PDF (281KB)
User Safety
PAC.G.DC DC Terminal Protective Cover (for TC.GSS); transparent polycarbonate, quick-acting closure PAC.G.DC PDF (655KB)
PAC.G.AC AC Terminal Protective Cover (for TC.GSS)
ISR Integrated Safety Relay for Increased Emergency Stop Reliability ISR PDF (467KB)
VLI Voltage Limit Indicator (0...1500VDC, passive) Top Hat Rail Mount; Stand alone, no cables included VLI PDF (269KB)
LED to VLI Special LED with 3m cable to be connected to the option VLI
SELV.G SELV according to EN 60950-1; SELV Option includes Option ISR
Operational Safety
RPP.G Reverse Polarity Protection (for TC.GSS 65...600 VDC); protects from damage in case of reverse polarity load connection
Environmental Conditions
AIRFILTER.9 Front Panel Airfilter (for Power Supplies 9HU); screw-on metal frame, replaceable filter mat AIRFILTER.9
LC Liquid Cooling
LAE.5.4WR "Liquid => Air" Heat Exchanger Unit, 19-Inch Rack-Mount, 4HU; 5kW cooling capacity, supply voltage 380-480VAC wide range LAE.5.4WR PDF (2.66MB)
LAE.5.2WR Liquid => Air" Heat Exchanger Unit, 19-Inch Rack-Mount, 4HU; 5kW cooling capacity, supply voltage 100-240VAC wide range LAE.5.2WR PDF (2.66MB)
RUGG.ENV.G Protection against Humidity and Pollution (for TC.GSS); protective coating of PCBs PDF (100KB)
RUGG.SAV.G Ruggedization against Shock and Vibration (for TC.GSS); mechanical strengthening of structure and connections PDF (100KB)
Linear Postprocessors
TC.LIN.26.1000.13/26 Linear Post-Processor Unit (26kW, 1000VDC, 13/26A); 19-Inch Rack-Mount Unit, 6HU TC.LIN.26.1000.13/26 PDF (110KB)
TC.LIN.40.1000.20/40 Linear Post-Processor Unit (40kW, 1000VDC, 20/40A); 19-Inch Rack-Mount Unit, 6HU TC.LIN.40.1000.20/40 PDF (110KB)
TC.LIN.45.1000.45 Linear Post-Processor Unit (45kW, 1000VDC, 45A); 19-Inch Rack-Mount Unit, 6HU TC.LIN.45.1000.45 PDF (110KB)
TC.LIN.75.1500.50.LC Linear Post-Processor Unit with Integrated Liquid Cooling (75kW, 1500VDC, 75A); 19-Inch Rack-Mount Unit, 3HU TC.LIN.75.1500.50.LC PDF (153KB)
Output Range Modifications
NSOV Non-Standard DC Voltage; contact factory for feasibility; For example from 65VDC to 60VDC
NSOC Non-Standard DC Current; contact factory for feasibility
Input Range Modifications
NSIV Non-Standard AC Voltage; contact factory for feasibility
Service
Calib.G.3P 3-Point Calibration and Adjustment (for TC.GSS and TC.ACS); does not include maintenance and repair work
Calib.G.10P 10-Point Calibration and Adjustment (for TC.GSS and TC.ACS); does not include maintenance and repair work
Calib.Protocol Calibration Protocol
Warranty +1J Warranty extension +1 year
Warranty +2J Warranty extension +2 years

Related Documents and Files

Name Explanation Type/size
Software
TopControl Software
V4.07.00

Operating, service and diagnostic-Software for TopCon power supplies
Release Notes

ZIP (38.71MB)
TopControl Software Information
V01.00

TopControl Software Information Sheet. PC-Software for operation and service of TopCon device series

PDF (855KB)
SASControl Software Information
V01.00

SASControl Software Information Sheet. Solar Array Simulation – PC-Software for PV-Simulation

PDF (656KB)
BatControl Software Information
V0.3.2

BatControl Software Information Sheet. PC-Software for Battery Testing.

PDF (281KB)
BatSim Software Information
V01.00

BatSim Software Information Sheet. Software option of Energy Storage Simulation ESSControl.

PDF (988KB)
CapSim Software Information
V01.00

CapSim Software Information Sheet. Software option of Energy Storage Simulation ESSControl.

PDF (977KB)
Brochures
Product Portfolio

Product Portfolio Regatron Division Programmable Power Supplies

PDF (1.49MB)
PV Simulation Brochure

Your access to the PV simulation

PDF (810KB)
Manuals
TC.GSS Series Manual
V00.13

Manual for TC.GSS Series

PDF (6.31MB)
TC.GSS Serie Handbuch DE
V00.13

Benutzerhandbuch für TC.GSS Serie

PDF (6.37MB)
Error List
V11.39

Error List for TopCon devices, HMI, TC.RCU and Software TopControl

PDF (1.14MB)
Fehlerliste DE
V11.39

Fehlerliste für TopCon Geräte, HMI, TC.RCU und Software TopControl

PDF (1.16MB)
Applications
Application Success Story Versatility

Universal Technical Laboratory Equipment Needed? Versatile Solution provided by Regatron AG

PDF (749KB)
Application Success Story Utility Vehicles

Regenerative High-Power Solutions for the Utility Vehicles Sector: Simulating and Testing Batteries for Bidirectional Electronic on-board Power Devices

PDF (169KB)
Driver
USB Driver

USB Interface Driver for Windows (7,8,8.1,10)

ZIP (3.53MB)
ETHERNET-Driver

ETHERNET Interface Driver Interface for Windows (7,8,8.1,10)

ZIP (2.35MB)
ETHERNET-Driver Manual
V01.71

ETHERNET-Driver Interface Installation Manual

PDF (941KB)
Programming Interfaces
Firmware versions

Please refer to TopCon Support for assistance. Please attach a screenshot of the "Device Info" tab of TopControl.

Firmware versions
Programming Overview
V0.2

This document describes the various programming interfaces Regatron is offering. 

PDF (44KB)
Low-Level Protocol
V0.2.15

Description of the Low-Level protocol, which is the basic protocol to communicate with TopCon devices. 

PDF (1.95MB)
TCIO API
V3.85.00

TopCon Input-Output library with ANSI C interface. Windows & Linux (incl. documentation)

ZIP (4.92MB)
TopCon API
V1.0.2.438

.NET Programming API, true object-oriented high-level access to TopCon devices. Windows only (incl. documentation)

ZIP (29.21MB)
LabVIEW

TopCon LabVIEW files and examples.

ZIP (7.40MB)
LabVIEW for SASControl

TopCon LabVIEW files and examples for SASControl.

ZIP (10.45MB)
Controller Parameter
V1.23e

Background information and "how to" tune the parameterization of the TopCon Quadro /TC.Gxx Series controllers.

PDF (2.68MB)
Options and Accessories
CANOPEN
V02.62

CANOPEN Interface Manual - The option TC.CANOPEN enables the TopCon Quadro power supply to be programmed by a controller over CAN bus. The CANopen protocol allows the integration of the TopCon power supply into an existing CANopen network.

PDF (1.23MB)
CANOPEN EDS TC.GSS
DA613V_0009 V00

CANOPEN Electronic Data Sheet TC.GSS

EDS (15KB)
RS422
V01.20

TC.RS422 Interface Option Manual - Diagnostics and control connection

PDF (250KB)
IEEE
V02.62

GPIB / IEEE488.2 / SCPI Interface Manual

PDF (971KB)
PACOB
V01.10

Supplement to the Manual. Protection against accidental contact of output current bars. 9U Units

PDF (655KB)
ISR X107
V05.10

Integral Safety Relay ISR - X107

PDF (444KB)
ISR X112/ X112-2
V01.35

Integral Safety Relay ISR - X112; Option X112/ X112-2 (dual channel)

PDF (467KB)
LAE
V00.90

TC.LAE Liquid to air heat exchanger Manual

PDF (2.66MB)
TC.LIN.SER.26.1000.26

Datasheet Linear Post-Processor Unit TC.LIN.SER.26.1000.26

PDF (110KB)
TC.LIN.SER.40.1000.40

Datasheet Linear Post-Processor Unit TC.LIN.SER.40.1000.40

PDF (110KB)
TC.LIN.SER.45.1000.45

Datasheet Linear Post-Processor Unit TC.LIN.SER.45.1000.45

PDF (110KB)
TC.LIN.75.1500.50

Datasheet Linear Post-Processor Unit TC.LIN.75.1500.50

PDF (153KB)
TC.LIN Manual
V1.07b

Linear Post Processing Unit TC.LIN.SER Manual

PDF (2.18MB)
RUGGEDIZED TC.GSS (plus TC.GXS and TC.GSX)

Option Ruggedized for TC.GSS Series (plus TC.GXS and TC.GSX)

PDF (100KB)
Various
EU Declaration of RoHS Conformity

EU Declaration of RoHS Conformity

PDF (145KB)