The SP230-L pyranometer, manufactured by Apogee, includes a 0.18 W internal heater and an elevated base that allow it to provide solar radiation measurements during the most severe weather. Its small heater draws just 15 mA of current, allowing it to be powered by a small solar panel and battery─even on days with a short duration of daylight and at high latitudes (far away from the equator).
Note: In the image, the SP230-L is shown mounted to a 18356 Leveling Base and a CM225 Solar Sensor Mounting Stand.Leia mais
The SP230-L uses a silicon photovoltaic detector mounted in a cosine-corrected head to provide solar radiation measurements. It is calibrated against a Kipp & Zonen CM21 thermopile pyranometer to accurately measure sun plus sky radiation for the spectral range of 360 to 1120 nm. The SP230-L outputs a millivolt signal that Campbell Scientific data loggers can measure.
Note: Sensors calibrated to the 360 to 1120 nm spectral range should not be used under vegetation or artificial lights.
|Light Spectrum Waveband||360 to 1120 nm (wavelengths where response is 10% of maximum)|
|Measurement Range||0 to 1750 W/m2 (full sunlight ≈1000 W/m2)|
|Heater||780 Ω, 15.4 mA current drain, 185 mW power at 12 Vdc|
|Absolute Accuracy||±5% for daily total radiation|
|Calibration Factor||5 W/m2/mV|
|Cosine Response||±5% at 75° zenith angle; ±1% at 45° zenith angle|
|Temperature Response||-0.04 ±0.04% per °C|
|Long-Term Stability||< 2% per year|
|Operating Temperature Range||-40° to +70°C|
|Relative Humidity Range||0 to 100%|
|Diameter||3.15 cm (1.24 in.)|
|Height||12.75 cm (5.02 in.)|
|Weight||142.0 g (5.01 oz) with 2 m (6.56 ft) cable|
Accurate measurements require the sensor to be leveled using a 18356 leveling fixture. This leveling fixture incorporates a bubble level and three adjusting screws. The 18356 mounts to a crossarm using the CM225 mounting stand. The SP230 should be mounted away from all obstructions and reflective surfaces that might adversely affect the measurement.