Specifications for LSA-2050

Specifications are subject to change without notice.


General Design

Housing: Battery-powered handheld device consisting of a control unit and a sample clip, both made of painted polyamide 12 (PA 12). The control unit is equipped with a holder for four AAA-type batteries and a USB-C connector. Two metal flat springs press the clip jaws together. The lower clip jaw is removable.

Display: Backlit transflective B/W LCD display, 48 x 27 mm, 128 x 64 pixel

Control: Six control keys plus a separate START key to start a measurement

Data memory: Flash memory, 8 MB, providing memory for more than 30,000 data sets

Data transfer: USB-C port

Power supply: 4 AAA (Micro) rechargeable batteries (eneloop 1.2 V/2 Ah); 4 spare batteries, automatic power/off, battery charger (100 to 240 V AC, 50-60 Hz) for 4 batteries

Operating temperature: -5 to +45 °C, non-condensing

Dimensions: maximum 26.5 cm x 7.0 cm x 3.5 cm (L x W x H)

Weight: 240 g (without batteries)

Measuring Modules

Viewing area: Disk with 10 mm diameter

Upper clip jaw: Five LEDs are circularly arranged around a PIN photodiode, which is shielded from LED emission by a long-pass filter. A quartz glass disk closes the LED/photodiode compartment. Measuring light consists of 10 µs pulses given at 15 Hz except for FM determinations (100 Hz). Typical maximum emission wavelength, full width at half maximum (FWHM), and integrated intensity at 15 Hz are: UV-B, 310 nm, 15 nm, 0.1 µmol m‑2 s‑1 (0.05 W m‑2). UV-A, 365 nm, 12 nm, 0.3 µmol m‑2 s‑1 (0.1 W m‑2). Blue, 450 nm, 14 nm, 0.1 µmol m‑2 s‑1. Green, 530 nm, 27 nm, 0.1 µmol m‑2 s‑1. Red, 630 nm, 24 nm, 0.1 µmol m‑2 s‑1. The UV LEDs are only activated in the presence of a fluorescing sample

Lower clip jaw: A far red LED (peak wavelength 715 nm, FWHM 25 nm) and a near infrared LED (peak wavelength 770 nm, FWHM 30 nm) are positioned in the center of the viewing are. The LEDs are covered by a light-diffusing disk and a quartz disk

Geospatial Data: A GPS receiver, plus accelerometer, gyro- and magneto-scope sensors add geospatial information to each measurement, including the angle at which sunlight impinges on the leaf

Battery Charger

Design: Four position intelligent charger for AA or AAA Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) or Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) batteries

Carrying Case LSA-2050/T

Design: Padded plastic case with handle

Dimensions: 36.0 cm x 30.5 cm x 8.0 cm (L x W x H)

Weight: 920 g


Darkening Bags LSA-2050/DB

General Design: Set of three small, three medium and three large light-tight bags for dark acclimation of leaves of different sizes made of aluminum foil, colored on the outside. Each bag has a 2 cm diameter central hole for non-invasive determination of chlorophyll concentration with the LSA-2050. During dark acclimation, both sides of the hole are covered by metallized PET plastic flaps. The flaps magnetically attract each other which ensures that both lie tightly on the surface of the bag. The flaps are flexibly attached to the darkening bag at one end. The other, loose end is folded slightly outwards so that the sample clip of the LSA-2050 can be guided to the hole by folding open the flaps

Dimensions: 100 mm x 70 mm, 150 mm x 100 mm, 180 mm x 120 mm (small, medium, and large size, respectively)

Weight: 3 g, 4 g, 5 g (small, medium, and large size, respectively)