MS-01 Sensor

Note: this product is obsolete

  • Robust handheld solar irradiance meter
  • Measures irradiance, ambient and module temperature
  • Built-in compass and inclinometer
  • Dual channel temperature measurement
  • Measures irradiance as required by IEC 62446
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The MS-01 is a practical handheld readout device for irradiance measurements, with a built-in inclinometer to measure roof pitch, a compass to measure roof orientation and thermometer to measure ambient and module temperature.

The MS-01 handheld solar irradiance meter is the perfect instrument for solar photovoltaic (Solar PV) and solar thermal installers to conduct comprehensive solar PV site surveys.

The MS-01 is a high specification, user-friendly irradiance meter that allows for quick and easy irradiance measurements, displaying the information in either W/m2 or BTU/hr-ft2. The ideal solution for both solar photovoltaic (Solar PV) and solar thermal applications.

The use of a photovoltaic reference cell provides a more representative measurement of solar energy and greater accuracy and repeatability …

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  Specifications MS-01
  Irradiance Display Range 0 - 1500 W/m2
  Irradiance measurement range 100 - 1250 W/m2
  Irradiance Resolution 1 W/m2
  Temperature display range -30 - 125 ºC
  Temperature measurement range -30 - 125 ºC
  Temperature resolution 1 ºC
  Compass bearing display range 0 - 360 º
  Compass bearing measurement range 0 - 360 º
  Compass bearing resolution 1 º
  Inclinometer display range 0 - 90 º
  Inclinometer measurement range 0 - 90 º
  Inclinometer resolution 1 º
  Power supply 2 x AA batteries
  Battery life > 20.000 readings



Applications and uses

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Usually, the performance of a PV module is measured at the factory under the so-called Standard Test Conditions (STC), described in IEC 60904. This is a convenient test method that …

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