Filters can be ordered in sets of 5.
The AMPBOX can be delivered in two versions:
The AMPBOX has a 20 bits A/D on the input and a 16 bits A/D on the output.
The maximum error from the AMPBOX is ±0.05% of span or ±10 µV (over the full temp range)
This means in daily use that the additional error of the AMPBOX is far below 1 W/m2 for all radiometers.
The gain range is the ability to adjust the amplification to the sensitivity of the radiometer:
As mentioned above the amplification can be adjusted to 0- 1600 W/m2 = 4 – 20 mA.In this case 100 W/m2 change on the input gives 1 mA change on the output.The benefit is that two different sensors with different sensitivities have an identical output from the AMPBOX.
The zero adjust is used for the pyrgeometer to allow negative inputs.The pyrgeometers are adjusted for -300 to +100 W/m2 = 4 to 20 mA.So 100 W/m2 change on the input gives 4 mA change on the output. The zero point for the pyrgeometer is set to 16 mA. This is because a pyrgeometer can be more negative than positive.
To keep the outer dome at the same temperature as the surrounding air temperature. This will keep the zero (a) offset as low as possible. But also to keep the dome as dry and clean as possible (from rain snow, ice and dirt).
Advised is to use the 5 Watt heater to keep the offset (a) as low as possible. This can be used during the whole day. If the surrounding temperature is above zero this could be sufficient. Below zero degree Celsius the extra 5 Watt (10 Watt total) can be used. We recommend to use the 10 Watt heater only during the morning (few hours around (preferable before) sunrise) to get the dome clean when measurement starts. After that the heater can be set back to 5 Watt.
Yes you can, by using a shunt resistor and a suitable power supply unit (PSU). You will need a shunt resistor of 500 Ω to convert the output current (4..20mA) to a voltage output of 2-10V. Or you will need a shunt resistor of 50 Ω to convert the current to a voltage output of 0.2-1V.
The AMPBOX is set for 0 - 1600 W/m2 for 4 – 20 mA
For CMP 3 with 16.51 μV sensitivity, this is 0 - 16.51 * 1600 μV =0 - 26.416 mV for 4 - 20mA (delta = 16 mA)
Sensitivity AMPBOX = 26.416 mV per 16 mA = 1.651 mV per 1 mA or 1651 μV per 1 mA
Now connected PAR with 5.59 μV/μmol. 1651 / 5.59 = 295.35 μmol per mA
0 μmol = 4 mA
295.35 μmol = 5 mA etc.
4725.6 μmol = 20mA as maximum input
No, 0,1 μmol/m²s input will result in a very small change on the output of the AMPBOX (around 4,00033 mA). This is outside the accuracy of the AMPBOX and the accuracy of the PAR Lite.
No, the METEON will not work together with an AMPBOX.
With a 10 Ohm resistor the 20 mA output from the AMPBOX can be converted to 0.2 V max signal (max for the METEON). But the METEON cannot deal with the zero offset from the AMPBOX (4 mA).
If the AMPBOX is purchased together with a new pyranometer, or for use with an existing pyranometer, it has the sensitivity of that pyranometer programmed internally. In this case 0-1600 W/m2 of irradiance on the pyranometer produces 4-20mA from the AMPBOX. The serial number of the pyranometer matching the AMPBOX should be present on a label on the AMPBOX.
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