Specifications for MICROSCOPY-PAM

All specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

Specifications for Universal Control Unit PAM-CONTROL

All specifications are subject to change without prior notice.


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: F0, 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')

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 to 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: Communication with Windows Computer

Computer-controlled Operation

Software: WinControl-3 System Control and Data Acquisition Program (Microsoft Windows 10 and 11) for operation of measuring system via PC, data acquisition and analysis. Not compatible with Windows 10 on ARM

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

Specification depends on market offer

Transport Box CONTROL-T

Design: Aluminum 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 lens: 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 lens (instead of object slide); featuring 0.2 mm pin hole, fluorescent 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)