Centauri Laser Power Meter & Energy Meter Ophir

Centauri Single Channel

7Z01700
High End Laser Power/Energy Meter
 
  • Compatible with all standard Ophir Thermal, BeamTrack, Pyroelectric and Photodiode sensors
  • Large 7” Full Color Touch Display
  • Single and Dual Channel models available
  • Choose between Digital with Bargraph, Analog Needle, Line Plot, Pulse Chart, Pass/Fail, Position, Stability, and Real Time Statistics displays
  • Dual Channel Instrument supports Split
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Centauri Laser Power Meter & Energy Meter Ophir
Centauri Laser Power Meter & Energy Meter Ophir
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  • 1V,2V,5V,10V
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  • As per USB Flash Drive used
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  • CE, China RoHS
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Will the Centauri meter work with old pyroelectic sensors that are not the C style?

No. The pyroelectric sensors must be the PE-C type sensors to work with the Centauri meter.

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Will the Centauri meter work with PD300RM and BC20 sensors?

No the Centauri meter will not work with PD300RM and BC20 sensors.

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I purchased a Single Channel Centauri, yet it has an additional sensor input socket labelled Channel B. How do I get this second input to work so that I can attach, measure and compare with two sensors simultaneously?

The Single Channel Centauri is actually a Dual Channel Centauri with the second Channel B disabled.
You can field upgrade a Single Channel Centauri to a Dual Channel Centauri by purchasing a Dual Channel Activation Code, ordering P/N 7Z11056.
The code number received is then entered by the user in the Instrument Settings to enable the second channel.

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I don't see my exact wavelength in the wavelength option for my Ophir sensor. I only see several wavelength ranges. What should I do?

Select the range that contains your wavelength. The sensors have coatings on them that have been characterized and for any wavelength within that range the sensor will be within calibration tolderance including variations in sensitivity within that range. When there is a difference in sensitivity that exceeds the allowable tolerances, a new wavelength range is created and a calibrated for.

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I can understand why a power meter sensor needs to be recalibrated, but why do I have to have my Power and Energy Meters recalibrated?

Think of it like a voltmeter or ammeter, these have to be recertified/recalibrated as well like most other pieces of test equipment. In general, our instruments are unlikely to drift or fail over time like a sensor might that is constantly exposed to laser energy. But the possibility exists. So the general practice in our industry is to have Power and Energy Meterss recalibrated and recertified as well. ISO standards and FDA, as well as other agencies, require both be recalibrated and recertified.

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What is the Ophir meter zeroing and when should it be performed?

In all Ophir instruments, all adjustments, including zeroing internal circuits, are done from the software. This ensures simple and accurate realignment. The zeroing process helps eliminate internal biases in the unit which could affect accuracy of measurements. It is recommended to re-zero the instrument every 2 months for best performance. Specific instructions for doing this are found in the relevant User Manual for each instrument.

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Do I need to recalibrate my instrument? How often must it be recalibrated?

Unless otherwise indicated, Ophir sensors and meters should be recalibrated within 18 months after initial purchase, and then once a year after that.

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How do I use the Analog Output of a meter to get a reading of power? And how accurate is it?

The analog output of the meter - using the mating connector provided – gives a voltage signal proportional to the actual reading (it is in fact just a D/A translation of what is being displayed), so it represents a fully calibrated reading. The full scale value is a function of the meter being used and the power range it is on. With the StarBright, Vega and Nova II, for example, the user can select full scale analog output voltage ranges of 1v, 2v, 5v or 10v, and the 100% level of the chosen power scale is scaled to the full scale voltage. For example: if you choose 5V full scale analog voltage range, and your sensor is set to a 50W full scale power range, then you will have 5V = 50W or 0.1 V/W. It will vary according to the chosen power range and chosen full scale voltage range. The electrical accuracy is stated in the specification (see the User manual) as ±0.2% (of reading) ±0.3% of full scale volts (in addition to the calibration accuracy of the sensor’s reading itself).

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How often should I zero my power meter?

For the best accuracy and repeatability, each Ophir meter should be zeroed with no sensor connected periodically. It would not hurt to zero the meter each time it is used, but we recommend to zero the meter at least once a month. See your meter User Guide for the zeroing procedure particular to your meter. To view or download a copy of the meter User Guides, follow this link: https://www.ophiropt.com/laser-measurement-instruments/laser-power-energy-meters/services/manuals.

 

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Why wasn’t the firmware upgraded to the latest version when the meter was sent in for recalibration?

Our recalibration process is to not automatically upgrade the firmware in meters when they are sent in for recalibration, unless specifically requested to upgrade it. The reason for this is that we support many companies, such as medical companies, that have equipment validation processes that don’t allow changing the firmware version from the currently validated version. If you do want the latest firmware version installed, we will do that at no additional charge (for meters which are upgraded electronically) if it is specifically requested on the RMA request checklist form. For older meters (such as the Nova) that are upgraded through changing the EEPROM, a nominal fee is added, if firmware upgrade is requested. Note; upgrading the firmware does not affect the calibration.

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Can I buy a universal power adapter/charger for my Ophir display?

Yes. We now offer a switching universal power adapter/charger for the Ophir displays. It is part number 7E05029.

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My meter seems to be charging normally, but it lasts for less than an hour on battery power. Does the battery need to be replaced?

Yes, the battery needs to be replaced. A new battery should last 8 hours per charge. We recommend that you send the meter back for battery replacement and recalibration. User battery replacement is possible. For battery part numbers and ordering information, go to https://www.ophiropt.com/laser--measurement/spare-parts.

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Accessories

Customers that purchase the above items also consider the following items. Ophir-Spiricon meters and sensors include a standard manufacturers warranty for one year. Add a one year Extended Warranty to your meter or sensor, which includes one recalibration.
  • StarBright Battery Pack

    Centauri and StarBright Battery Pack

    7E14008

    Replacement battery pack for Centauri and StarBright

  • N Polarity Power Supply/Charger

    Power Supply/Charger for Centauri, Vega, Nova II, LaserStar, Nova, EA-1, Pulsar, Quasar, 6K-W, 120K-W and fan cooled sensors (1 unit supplied with these products)

  • Standard Analog Output Connector

    Used as analog output plug for Centauri, StarBright, StarLite, Vega, Nova II, Nova, USBI (1 unit supplied with these products).
    For Centauri Only – 2 additional units are supplied to be used for external trigger and TTL output.

  • Centauri Dual Channel Activation Code

    7Z11056

    Software activation code to field upgrade a Single Channel Centauri to Dual Channel capabilities

  • Centauri Flash Drive

    1Z12030

    Used for storage of log files and for downloading and field upgrading the Centauri firmware (1 unit supplied with Centauri)