Universal Control Unit PAM-CONTROL

For control of Photomultiplier-detector PM-MF and LED

General Features

Data memory: 128 kB CMOS RAM providing memory for 4000 data sets

Microcontroller: CMOS 80C52

Display: 2 x 24 character alphanumerical LC-display with backlight

User interface: 2 x 4 touch-sensitive keys to operate the internal mode menu

Measured parameters: Fo, Fm, Fm', F, Fv/Fm (max. Yield), ΔF/Fm' (Yield), qP, qN, NPQ, PAR (using special micro quantum sensor), ETR (i.e. PAR x ΔF/Fm')


General Design

Power supply: Internal rechargeable battery 12 V/2 Ah, providing power for at least 10 000 Yield measurements, automatic power/off, battery charger MINI-PAM/L (100 to 240 V AC)

Dimensions: 17.6 cm x 11.5 cm x 9.5 cm (L x W x H)

Weight: 2 kg (incl. battery)

Operating temperature: -5 to +45 °C



Actinic light: Drives up to three actinic LEDs

AUX input: Receives signals from temperature and light sensors

Aux output: Sends control signals for external LED drivers

Charge: Socket for battery charger

Far red light: Up to three far red LEDs can be driven

Measuring light: Capacity to drive up to three LEDs both as measuring and actinic light
sources, 12 LED intensity and 12 pulse frequency settings are available, automatic change
of measuring light frequency.

Output: Provides analog signal to chart recorder

Photomultiplier: Full control of photomultiplier PM-MF

RS232: Data transfer to computer using WinControl V. 2 software


Computer-controlled Operation

Software: WinControl-2 (Microsoft Windows 3.1x/9x/Me/NT4/2000/XP). WinControl-3 (Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10)


Battery Charger MINI-PAM/L

Input: 100 to 240 V AC, 47 to 63 Hz

Output: 19 V DC, 3.7 A

Operating temperature: 0 to 40 °C

Dimensions: 15 cm x 6 cm x 3 cm (L x W x H)

Weight: 300 g

Analog output cable for a chart recorder PAM-2000/K1

Length: 1.5 m

Weight: 70 g

USB-RS 232 adapter and RS 232 cable PAM-2000/K3

Variable specifications, depending on market offers

Transport Box CONTROL-T

Design: Aluminium box with custom foam packing for PAM-CONTROL and accessories

Dimensions: 60 cm x 40 cm x 25 cm (L x W x H)

Weight: 5 kg

Photomultiplier PM-MF

Design: Based on photosensor module H-6779-01 (Hamamatsu) with pulse preamplifier and automatic overload switch-off, aluminum housing with mounting rod to be fixed on Stand ST-101

Signal detection: Miniature photomultiplier with high red sensitivity (type H6779-01, Hamamatsu)

Dimensions: 110 mm x 65 mm x 78 mm (H x W x D)

Weight: 520 g (incl. 1.4 m cable)

Epifluorescence Microscope Zeiss AxioScope.A1

Design: Based on Zeiss AxioScope.A1; Zeiss LED module 470 nm, including short-pass interference filter (λ < 500 nm). Dichroic beam splitter filterset; modified binocular phototube 100%, with adapter-tube for mounting Photomultiplier-Detector PM‑MF, with iris diaphragm and detector-ocular

Objective: Fluar 20x/0.75

Oculars: PI 10x23 (2 pieces)

Condensor: NA 0.9

Lamp: 6 V/30 W

Mains supply: Auto transformer. Input 100-240V, 50-60 Hz, 700 mA. Output 12 V DC, 2.5 A

Dimensions: 50 cm x 26 cm x 50 cm (H x W x D)

Weight: approx. 10 kg

Adapter Set MC-A

Design: For Photomultiplier-Detector PM‑MF, consisting of long-pass filter (λ > 640 nm) and adapter for mounting on detector-ocular of the microscope


Micro Quantum Sensor MC-MQS

Design: To be mounted underneath objective (instead of object carrier); featuring 0.2 mm pin hole, fluorescing diffuser, blue-enhanced photodiode and separate preamplifier

Dimensions: Sensor, 76 mm x 26 mm x 4 mm (L x W x H); preamplifier, Ø 25 mm, length 77 mm

Weight: 110 g (incl. 85 cm cable and preamplifier)

Subject to change without prior notice