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SCA-3008 simmer module

Applications

  • Flashlamp lifetime and stability increasing

Features

  • 230 VAC input
  • Up to 800 mA simmer current
  • Up to 100 W output power
  • Powerful solution able to drive up to two flashlamps connected in series
sca-3008-manual-en.pdf

Download user manual (678kB)

Simmer supply is the device that strikes and maintains low-current discharge in the flashlamp in order to increase its lifetime and operation stability.

SCA-3008 simmer supply is powered from 230 VAC mains. It embeds all the circuits necessary not only for maintaining of low-current discharge, but also for simmer ignition as well - the gas discharger for production of high voltage and high energy triggering pulse and the auxiliary 1400 V open-circuit voltage supply. Ignition transformer is not included in SCA-2008 and sold separately.

SCA-3008 is a powerful device able to drive up to two typical flashlamps connected in series (please read user manual for the details how to organize simmer triggering in that case). Module is cooled with embedded fan. In case of current interruption automatic restrikes with approximately 3 Hz repetition rate start until the restoring of discharge.

The simmer supply can be used in laser systems with serial or external triggering without any changes.

Input:

Voltage
230 VAC

Output:

Voltage
up to 300 V (is set automatically basing of simmer current and V/A curve of flashlamp)
Open circuit voltage
1400 V (1500 V on request)
Current
500 mA by default (300-800 mA on request)
Maximal output power
100 W
Efficiency
about 85%

Flashlamp triggering:

Voltage
1 kV (other on request)
Pulse energy
approx. 150 mJ
Restrike rate
approx. 3 Hz

Environment:

Operation temperature
-20 … +45 °C
Storage temperature
-40 … +85 °C
Humidity
90%, non-condensing

Other:

Protections
short-circuit protection
open-circuit protection (triggering timeout)
Cooling
build-in fan
Size (LxWxH)
178x81x57 mm
Weight
< 0.5 kg
sca-3008-manual-en.pdf

Download user manual (678kB)