Specifications

TERRESTRIAL Versions of MONITORING-PAM

ONLINE Configuration

Measuring Head MONI-HEAD/485

General Design

Housing: Water-tight aluminum cylinder with one end featuring a ball lens for focusing modulated measuring light, actinic light and saturating light pulses on the sample, and collecting fluorescence. Opposite end of tube: M12 5-pole socket for RS485/power line

Sample clip: Consisting of 2 aluminum frames (3.5 x 2.5 cm), held together by a special O-ring, and mounted at a distance of 2.5 cm from the MONIHEAD/485 optical window. Angle between optical axis of the MONI-HEAD/485 and sample clip plane: 120°

Cables: Data/power cable, 10 m standard length (between MONI-HEAD/485 and MONI-IB4/LAN, MONI-HEAD/485 and MONI-DA, or MONI-DA and MONI-IB1)

Dimensions: Cylinder with diameter of 3 cm and length of 18 cm

Power consumption: Peak loads during saturating pulses 7 W. During measuring mode 0.1 W

Operating temperature: -15 to +40 °C

Weight: 165 g

Light Emission

Modulated fluorescence excitation: Blue power LED (typical peak wavelength 470 nm, full width at half maximum 22 nm). Photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) of measuring light at level of the sample clip range from 0.15 to 1.5 μmol m-2 s-1 at low modulation frequencies (5 to 25 Hz), and from 1.5 to 22.5 μmol m-2 s-1 at high modulation frequencies (100 to 500 Hz)

Actinic light: Same power LED as for modulated light. At level of sample clip, maximum photosynthetically active radiation of actinic light and saturating flashes of 1500 and more than 8500 μmol m-2 s-1

Sensors

Fluorescence: PIN-photodiode protected by longpass filter (50% transmittance at 645 nm). Selective window amplifier to measure pulse amplitude modulated (PAM) fluorescence

Photosynthetically active radiation (PAR): Integrated quantum sensor (photodiode protected by nearinfrared filters) measuring the radiation reflected by a 1.3 x 0.7 cm area of an optically diffuse Teflon sheet, 1 mm thick, mounted at the edge of the leaf clip

Temperature: Integrated-circuit temperature sensor on circuit board

PC Interface Box MONI-IB4/LAN

Housing: Aluminum case with RS-232, USB-B, Ethernet, power supply sockets, and four M12 5-pole sockets for RS-485 communication

Interfacing: The interface box connects a computer with up to four MONI-HEAD/485 (or one MONI-DA). RS-485 serial data communication is used between interface box and MONI-HEAD/485 or MONI-DA. RS232, USB or Ethernet communication is used between interface box and computer

Recommended maximum cable lengths: To computer via USB and RS-232: 2 m. To computer via Ethernet, 100 m. To MONI-HEAD/485 via RS-485: 10 m. To MONI-DA via RS-485, 100 m

Dimensions: 12 x 9.3 x 3 cm (L x W x H)

Weight: 400 g

Operating temperature: 0 to +40 °C

Power supply: Input: 100 to 240 V AC, 50 to 60 Hz. Output: 19 V DC, 3.7 A. Dimensions: 13.2 x 5.8 x 3 cm (L x W x H). Weight: 310 g

Software

WinControl-3 for PAM fluorometers. Measured and calculated parameters: Fo, Fm, Fm', F, Fo' (calculated), Fv/Fm (max. Yield), ΔF/Fm' (Yield), qP, qN, qL, NPQ, Y(NPQ), Y(NO), ETR (i.e. PAR x ΔF/Fm'), PAR and °C. Two different fitting routines for ETR versus light intensity curves

Computer Minimum Requirements

Processor, 1 GHz. RAM, 1 GB. Hard disc space, 1GB. Screen resolution, 800 x 600 pixels. Interface, USB 1.1/2.0/3.0, RS-232, or Ethernet. Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

Transport Box

Design: Aluminum box with custom foam packing for MONITORING-PAM

Dimensions: 60 cm x 40 cm x 25 cm (L x W x H); 42 liter

Weight: 4.7 kg




STAND-ALONE Configuration

Measuring Head MONI-HEAD/485

As described for ONLINE configuration of TERRESTRIAL version


Data Acquisition MONI-DA

Housing: Robust water-proof cylinder consisting of a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tube and poly-oxymethylene (POM) endplates. One endplate with 2 male M12 5-pole sockets connected in parallel (MONI-IB4/LAN communication, charging voltage), one male M12 5-pole socket for auxiliaries, and 7 female M12 5-pole sockets (MONI-HEAD/485 communication)

Dimensions: Cylinder with diameter of 16 cm and length of 24 cm

Data management: Dual data storage on internal 8 MByte circular flash buffer and an industrial grade 512 MByte removable microSD flash card. Wireless data transfer via cellular phone or satellite modem. Online data transfer using RS-485 serial data communication.

Power consumption: 5 mW in standby mode. Operating mode, depends on the number of MONIHEAD/485 connected (see MONI-HEAD/485 power consumption)

Battery: 12 V / 7.5 Ah (96 Wh) LiFePO4 battery.

Operating temperature: -30 to +60 °C

Weight: 5.4 kg


Transport Box

Design: Aluminum box with custom foam packing for MONITORING-PAM including MONI-DA

Dimensions: 80 cm x 40 cm x 34 cm (L x W x H); 60 liter

Weight: 4.9 kg

PC Interface Box MONI-IB1

Housing: Aluminum case with USB-B socket, power supply socket, and M12 5-pole socket for RS-485 communication

Links: The interface box connects a computer with a MONI-DA using RS-485 serial data communication. The same line is used to charge the MONI-DA battery. USB communication is used between interface box and computer

Recommended maximum cable lengths: To computer via USB: 2 m. To MONI-DA via RS-485,
100 m

Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.3 x 3.5 cm (L x W x H)

Weight: 270 g

Operating temperature: 0 to +40 °C

Solar Panel MONI-SP

Design: Polycrystalline silicon panel. Highly resistant to water, abrasion, hail impact and other severe weather conditions. Equipped with a 4 m cable and plug for the AUX or INPUT socket of the Data Acquisition System MONI-DA. Several panels can be connected in parallel to provide sufficient power under conditions of low insolation

Electrical characteristics: Vmax, 15.0 V, Imax, 0.63 A (at 1000 W/m2 sunlight). VOC, 19.6 V. ISC, 0.80 A

Dimensions: 50 x 35 cm (L x W)

Weight: 1.2 kg (incl. cable and plug)

Fluorometer Software and Computer Minimum Requirements

As described for ONLINE configuration of TERRESTRIAL version




Accessories for STAND-ALONE Configuration

PC Interface USB-0

Housing: Plastic block with one USB-B line and one line for RS-485 communication firmly attached

Interfacing: The interface cable connects a USB port of a computer with the input socket of the MONI-DA.

Cable lengths: USB: 0.9 m. RS-485, 2 m

Dimensions of block: 4.5 x 3.0 x 1.5 cm (L x W x H)

Weight including cables: 145 g

Operating temperature: 0 to +40 °C

Mobile Phone (GPRS) Modem
MONI-MOD1

Housing: Robust and water-proof cylinder and with endplates. All housing components are made of poly-oxymethylene (POM). One endplate with one female M12 5-pole socket connecting to the MONI-DA data acquisition system and one male M12 5-pole socket for auxiliaries or programming the modem.

Dimensions: 16 x 11 x 11 cm (L x W x H)

Weight: 1.2 kg

Satellite Modem

Specification depend on available devices at the time of order




Subject to change without prior notice