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PST

The PST Photosynthetron is a spectrally-tunable LED-based light source designed for simulating underwater light environment for scientific vial-based light curve productivity experiments.
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Features

  • Maximum PAR: 2600 µmol m-2 s-1
  • 8 independent treatments (triplicates foreach)
  • Blend up to 10 unique LED colours for accurate marine spectral reproduction
  • USB serial PC configuration software
  • Preset memory for stand-alone operation
  • Incubation timer and alarm
  • 8 independent water jackets
  • Holes to suit 28 mm diameter vials

Specifications

OPTICAL
PAR Range 0 – 2600 µmol m-2 s-1
LEDS 10 independent channels, 288 LEDS
Spectral range 375 – 700 nm
ELECTRICAL
Resolution 16 bit control, Analog LED output
Input Voltage 12 VDC
Power Consumption 90 W
DC Input Connector 2.1mm DC, +ve centre
Serial Connector Mini USB
PHYSICAL
Length 700 mm (connector + 30 mm)
Width 250 mm
Height 100 mm
Weight 20 Kg
Materials Anodised Aluminium, PTFE, Nylon
Ambient Operating Temperature 0 to +40 °C

Software

PSTcontrol

PSTcontrol is GUI program that allows users to easily configure PST devices and display real-time data via USB connection.

PST_control.exe for Microsoft Windows