PHYTO-PAM-II - Fiber Version - Specifications

Power-and-Control Unit PHYTO-C

Microcontroller: RISC processor

User interface: Computer with Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 operating system and PhytoWin software; connection via RS 232 or separate USB to RS232 adapter (hardware provided)

Data output: Display and print-out via PC; analog output of four channels (original fluorescence data), 0 to 5 V

Power supply: Built-in rechargeable sealed lead-acid battery 12 V/7.2 Ah; Battery Charger MINI-PAM/L (100 to 240 V AC)

Power consumption: Basic operation 350 mA; with all LED light sources turned on, max. 800 mA

Dimensions: 31 cm x 16 cm x 33.5 cm (W x H x D), with carrying handle

Weight: 6.1 kg

Emitter-Detector-Fiberoptics Unit PHYTO-EDF

Design: Metal housing with cables connecting the Unit to the Power-and-Control-Unit PHYTO-C; containing measuring and actinic / saturation pulse LEDs, miniature fiber couplers with SMA-fiber connectors, photomultiplier and pulse preamplifier; separate 9-armed fiberoptics

Dimensions: 115 mm x 90 mm x 95 mm (L x W x H)

Weight: Approx. 600 g

Measuring LEDs: Total of 4 LEDs for pulse modulated measuring light peaking at 470, 520, 645 and 665 nm, focused on entrance of 1 mm Ø single plastic fibers with SMA-connectors

Actinic LEDs: Total of 4 LEDs for actinic light / saturation pulses peaking at 655 nm focused on entrance of 1 mm Ø single plastic fibers with SMA-connectors; actinic intensity up to 1800 μmol m-2 s-1 of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR); Saturation Pulse intensity up to 3500 μmol m-2 s-1

Signal detection: Photomultiplier detector based on a photosensor module by Hamamatsu with high red sensitivity; featuring pulse preamplifier and automatic overload switch-off; fluorescence detection at λ>710 nm; optimized for low background signal by special filter combination

Fiberoptics: 8 arms with 1 mm Ø single plastic fibers with SMA-adaptors to be connected to measuring light and actinic light connectors on top side of emitter-detector box; central 1.5 mm Ø fiber with adapter to detector input; length 105 cm; joint end with special endpiece featuring 4 mm Ø perspex light mixing rod, length 50 mm

Stand with Base Plate ST-101

Heavy base plate made from laminated wood (39.5 cm x 30 cm x 2 cm); with stand bar Ø 15 mm, height 76.5 cm (dividable in two parts); weight 2.8 kg; featuring special holder for fiberoptics endpiece, dark-box for shielding sample from ambient light


Mini Quantum Sensor US-MQS/B

Design: Cylindrical housing with 14 mm diameter, height 16 mm. Diffuser diameter: 5 mm, 3 m cable and BNC connector

Sensor: Cosine corrected selective PAR sensor for measuring range 0 to 20000 μmol m-2 s-1. Shipped together with the Adapter Set MQS-B/A for the calibration of the internal light list of the PHYTO-PAM FIBER version and WATER-PAM FIBER version. The sensor part (MQS-B) can be directly connected to the Universal Light Meter ULM-500