Model 66505 Simplicity Series QTH Source
We designed this family of QTH Sources to offer Researchers and Systems Integrators not requiring all the features of our 50 - 250 W Quartz Tungsten Halogen Research Sources, a more economical choice. We named this family the Simplicity Series because of its ease of use. The power supply is factory pre-set for the specified lamp so there are no power supply settings - only an ON/OFF switch. This limits the versatility of the system, as you can only run the specified lamp, but reduces the cost. We also removed some of the power supplys user features, but maintained the same superior stability performance of the supply.
We offer a much larger selection of QTH sources than ever before, and the choices can be confusing. In Table 1 we list a quick overview, to guide you in your selection.
For many applications, the versatility of a Research QTH Lamp System is not a requirement. If you have a fixed lamp application, and do not need the features described below, the Simplicity Series Sources are a smart alternative. The significant differences between these sources and our Fully Featured models are:
These systems come complete with all the necessary components to begin work. They include:
The lamp housing is an aluminum enclosure; it holds the lamp and collecting and collimating optics. The lamp is held by a socket adapter, which places the filament on the condenser axis. Lamp adjusters, located on the outside of the housing, let you precisely adjust the position to compensate for lamp tolerances.The lamp housing condenser is a fused silica F/1 or Pyrex F/0.85 asphere. The output beam is 1.3 or 1.9 inches (33 or 48 mm) in diameter, depending upon the condenser and wattage of the system. We describe the housing in detail, here .
OEM Radiometric Power Supplies runs the specified lamp at the lamp's rated current or power. Output stability is impressive; line regulation is 0.01% and light ripple is <0.05%.
These sources operate our 50 - 1000 W QTH lamps. Choose the system based on the irradiance required. For guidance in calculating the output power from the source, refer to our tutorial on Calculating Output Power.
By replacing the power supplies, you can achieve more versatility, for example, multiple lamp operation and compatibility with the Oriel® Digital Light Intensity Controller, just to name a few. The power supplies are field replaceable.
All our sources have a year warranty. You can now extend the warranty period by another year through our Extended Care Plan; contact our Sales Dept for details.
The housings have adjustable height instrument feet. You can remove them and hard mount the housing to an inch (1/4-20) or metric (M6) optical table or base plate. You can also mount selected housings to a bench or rail; you will need the 66075 Carrier Mounting Kit. The kit includes a clamping carrier and a base plate for the housing.
These sources emit UV radiation, particularly the F/1 models which use a fused silica condenser. Always use proper eye and Ultraviolet Safety Equipment when working around ultraviolet sources.