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510L Solar Irradiance Meter

The TPI 510 is an easy to use, solar irradiance meter for measurement of not only solar radiation, but all measureable light sources including all visible light.

The TPI Solar Meter is state of the art and easy to use. It is designed to measure solar power in W/m2 or BTU (ft2*h).

  • Use to find the optimal angle of inclination for installing solar panels
  • Measure light intensity through windows
  • Determine the effectiveness of solar film / window tint
  • Measure solar radiation (irradiance)
  • Displays results in W/m2 or BTU
  • 0 to 1999 W/m2 (0 to 634 BTU) range
  • Min / Max and Data hold functions

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TPI 510 Solar Meter Manual

510 Solar Irradiance Meter Data Sheet

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The TPI Solar Meter is state of the art and easy to use. It is designed to measure solar power in W/mor BTU (ft2*h).

LCD Display Operation

LCD Display Operation

Model 510 Features:

  • Measure solar radiation (irradiance)
  • Displays results in W/m2 or BTU
  • 0 to 1999 W/m2 (0 to 634 BTU) range
  • Min / Max and Data hold functions
  • Convenient, no need to adjust, data displayed clearly
  • Measurable light sources, including all visible light
  • Overload display “OL” when measurement is out of range
  • Select either W/m2 or BTU / (ft2*h) units
 Model 510 Specifications
 Range  1999W/m2 / 634BTU/(ft2*h)
 
 Accuracy  Typically within ±10W/m2
 [±3BTU/(ft2*h)] or ±5%, whichever is greater in sunlight;
 Additional temperature induced error ±0.38W/m2/°C
 [±0.12BTU/(ft2*h)/°C] from 25°C
 
 Display  3-1/2 digits LCD with maximum reading 1999
 Sampling Time  Approx. 0.25 second
 Resolution  0.1W/m2 / 0.1BTU/(ft2*h)
 Over-Input  Display shows" OL".
 Operating Temp. & RH  41°F~104°F (5°C~40°C), below 80%RH.
 Storage Temp. & RH  14°F~140°F (-10°C~60°C), below 70% RH
 
 Dimensions & Weight:  5.1 x 2.4 x 1.5” 5.3oz
 (132 x 60 x38 mm, approx. 150g)
 
  EMC  This instrument is EMC-compliant and has undergone compatibility
 tests according to EN61326 (1997) + A1 (1998) + A2 (2001)
 
 Accessories  • User Manual
 • A9V battery(NEDA 1604 IEC 6F 22 JIS 006P)*1
 • Carrying Case

Model 510 Applications

  • Use to find the optimal angle of inclination for installing solar panels
  • Measure light intensity through windows
  • Determine the effectiveness of solar film / window tint
  • Suitable for measuring the effectiveness of solar film
  • Car windows light intensity measurement
  • Optimal incident angle for solar panels
  • Measurement of the sun’s transmission through transparent and film glass

Model 510 Test Procedures


Measuring your car headlights:

Turn the car headlights on. Turn on the 510 solar meter, and “00.0” appears on the screen. Put the 510 down close to the headlights. Switch between high beam and low beam, and the light intensity values appear on the display. Test both the right and left headlights and write the values down for reference. (Refer to Procedure  Picture 1)

Procedure 1

Procedure 1

Measure the effect of solar insulation of your vehicle’s windows:

Press the Power button to turn the 510 solar meter on and “00.0” appears on the screen. Aim the 510 at the sun holding it close to a window and the intensity value appears on the display. Open the window and aim the device at the sun. Compare the value against that acquired when the window is closed to understand the efficiency of the window’s solar film. (Refer to Procedure Picture 1)

NOTE: When the light sensor cover is not attached “CAP” is indicated. Make sure that it is attached. If performing the zero adjustment after powering on, several digits may not disappear. In this case, perform the zero adjustment again.

Measure the solar insulation effect of your house’s windows:

Close the window. Press the Power button on your 510 solar meter, and “00.0” comes up on the screen. Put the device close to the window and aim it at the sun. Compare the value against that acquired when the window is open and the device is placed at the same position, in order to understand the window’s heat efficiency.
(Refer to Procedure Picture 2)

NOTE:When the light sensor cover is not attached “CAP” is indicated. Make sure that it is attached. If performing the zero adjustment after powering on, several digits may not disappear. In this case, perform the zero adjustment again.

Measure the solar insulation effect of your house’s windows:

Close the window. Press the Power button on your 510 solar meter, and “00.0” comes up on the screen. Put the device close to the window and aim it at the sun. Compare the value against that acquired when the window is open and the device is placed at the same position, in order to understand the window’s heat efficiency.
(Refer to Procedure Picture 2)

Procedure 2

Procedure 2

TPI Model 510 Demonstration Video

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