Ophir laser power sensors have a smart head which allows for complete plug-and-play, where any sensor works with any meter. The smart head stores all the sensor settings (such as calibration information) so they are saved even when using a different power meter.
That said, there are a few compatibility issues you’ll want to be aware of. The following tables sum up all the exceptions:
|Rapid Pulse (RP)||No||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|All other sensors||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Rapid Pulse (RP)||No||No||No||Yes|
|All other sensors||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
* These power meters and PC interfaces only measure static beams (not scanned beams).
** Power meters and PC interfaces which have partial support of the PE-C energy sensors are usable with the sensor, including some of the benefits of the new PE-C line, but lack the following features:
- User selectable threshold
- Only 2 out of 5 pulse width settings (refer to the sensor’s spec sheet to see which two)
Additionally, the Nova needs a special adapter to function at all with a PE-C sensor.
*** Although the power meters and PC interfaces indicated do not support the BeamTrack position and size features, they are still compatible with the sensor for use as a simple thermal power sensor.
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