Solarmeter® Model 6.2 Sensitive UVB Meter

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$249.00

Quick Overview

Features:



  • Compact, Handheld, and Durable

  • Simple Single-Button Operation

  • NIST Traceable Accuracy

  • LCD Display

  • Made In USA


Applications:



  • Monitoring Reptile Lamp Intensity and Aging (Peak sensitivity is 295nm, the point required  to induce Vitamin D3 synthesis.)

  • Monitoring UV Lamp Intensity & Aging

  • Testing Acrylic Shield Transmission

  • Testing Eyewear UV Block Capabilities

  • Measuring Outdoor Shady Area UVB

  • Testing Window Film / Tint Transmission

  • Choose Sensitive Model 6.2 For Indoor / Low Intensity Applications

  • Choose Standard Model 6.0 For Outdoor / High Intensity Applications

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Solarmeter Specifications

Radiometer
Model 6.2
Irradiation Range 0-1999 µW/cm² UVB
Response 280-322 nm
Resolution 1 µW/cm²
Conversion Rate 3.0 Readings/Sec
Display 3.5 Digit LCD
Digit Size 0.4 (in) / 10.2 (mm) high
Operational Temperature 32°F to 90°F / 0°C to 37.8°C
Operational Humidity 5% to 80% RH
Accuracy ±10% REF.NIST
Dimensions
4.2L x 2.4W x 0.9D (in) / 106.7L x 61W x 22.9D (mm)
Weight 4.5 (oz) / 128 (g) Including Battery
Power Source 9-Volt DC Battery
Lens UV Glass
Diffuser Teflon
Agency Approval CE Mark

 

Solarmeter Model 6.2 UVB Spectral Response Graph


Sensor: Silicon Carbide (SiC) Photodiode. Interference filter blocks most UVA from response as shown on the Spectral Sensitivity Graph.

Operation: To operate your Solarmeter, aim the sensor window located on the top panel of the meter directly at a UV source. Press and hold the push-button switch on the face of the meter. For best results take note of the distance the reading was taken from the UV source in order to ensure repeatable results. Battery operation voltage is viable from 9V down to 6.5V. Below 6.5V, the numbers on the LCD display will begin to dim, indicating the need for battery replacement. Under typical service load, a standard 9V battery will last around 2 years.


Proper Usage of Solarmeter® Ultraviolet Radiometer for Lamp Aging Tests

  • Wear eye protection when checking UV lamps (UV-block wrap around glasses).
  • Allow lamps to warm-up prior to taking readings (at least 5 min).
  • When checking aging of lamps, keep measuring distance and locations constant.
  • Lamps should be replaced when output drops 30% to about 70% of their original (new) readings. Take overall reading at exposure distance, or check individual lamps close to surface. Keep track of hours vs. readings on a chart.
  • If unsure of what original new values were, replace lamp(s) with new ones of the same kind and compare to old ones.
  • To determine percent UVB divide Model 6.2 reading by Model 5.7 total UV (UVA + B) reading. (See FAQ page).
  • When checking UVT acrylic transmission, take reading through acrylic; then remove acrylic and hold meter sensor at approximately the same distance from lamp as the acrylic shield was located. If acrylic blocks much UVB it should be replaced.
  • When using this meter to compare different type lamps, due to their different spectral power distributions, the readings should be considered relative rather than absolute. Although higher output lamps of similar SPD's will generally read higher than lower output lamps, ones that peak near 290-300 nm (as does the meter response) will read higher than ones peaking near 313 nm even if the total UVB output of both is the same.
  • Do not subject the meter to extremes in temperature, humidity, shock or dust.
  • Use a dry, soft cloth to clean the intrument. Keep sensor free of oil, dirt, etc.


For information on using the Model 6.2 with reptile lamps see http://www.uvguide.co.uk/index.htm


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