Radiation Detector PCE-PVA 100

Order no.: PCE-PVA 100
US$ 1,518.00
ex. VAT, ex. delivery costs
Available in: 1-2 days
Radiation detector with a measuring range of 0 ... 12 A DC / USB interface / Data memory for 100 measured characteristics / 4.8" LCD display / Battery operation for approx. 400 measurements / Optionally with ISO calibration certificate

The radiation detector is a useful tool to examine solar cells for their characteristics. With a DC voltage range of 0… 60V and a DC current range of 0… 12 A, the radiation detector covers a large number of solar modules. The determined characteristic curves are saved directly on the solar module tester. Up to 100 measurements can be stored in the data memory of the radiation detector. The stored measured values ​​can then be read out and further processed on a PC with the associated software. In addition, it is possible to operate the radiation detector completely via the software.

The radiation detector has two different measuring functions for determining the characteristics of a solar module. In the automatic mode, the characteristic curve is created with automatic parameters by the radiation detector. This gives the operator a first impression of the state of the solar module. In manual mode, the start and end of the current value can be set on the radiation detector. If the area of ​​the solar module and the power of the incoming radiation are stored in W/m², the radiation detector can calculate the efficiency and the fill factor of the cell. Another measuring function with the solar module tester is the one-point measurement. A specific current can be controlled and checked by the radiation detector.

The LCD display of the radiation detector has a size of 4.8“. This means that the characteristic curve and all measured values ​​can be read off at the same time. In order to analyze the characteristic curve better, each individual measuring point on the radiation detector can be approached. For a different view of the X and Y axes, you can switch between current, voltage and power by pressing a button on the radiation detector.

Because of its many different functions, the radiation detector is the ideal measuring device to examine solar modules for their effectiveness. The radiation detector is therefore used in photovoltaic systems and research facilities for the further development of solar modules. The radiation detector can optionally be equipped with an ISO calibration certificate.

- Data memory for 100 measurements
- Measuring range 0 ... 12 A DC
- Three different test functions
- PC interface for data transfer
- Switchable graphic view
- Optionally with ISO calibration certificate
DC Voltage  
Measuring range 0 … 10 V
Resolution 0.001 V
Accuracy ±1 % ±(1 % of Vopen ±0.1 V)
Measuring range 10 … 60 V
Resolution 0.1 V
Accuracy ±1 % ±(1 % of Vopen ±0.1 V)
Vopen: open voltage measurement on a solar module
Direct Current  
Measuring range 0.01 … 10 A
Resolution 1 mA
Accuracy ±1 % ±(1 % of Ishort ±9 mA)
Measuring range 10 … 12 A
Resolution 10 mA
Accuracy ±1 % ±(1 % of Ishort ±0.09 A)
Ishort: short-circuit current of a solar cell


Further specifications

Adjustable photovoltaic area  
0.001 … 9999 m²
Adjustable irradiance 10 … 1000 W/m²
Display 4.8“ LC display
Fuse F250 V, 12 A
Data memory 100 measurements
Storage rate 0 … 99 minutes
Battery life ca. 400 linear measurements from 60 … 0 V
  and 0 … 12 A
Power supply battery 11.1 V, 3400 mAh lithium battery
Power supply mains adapter
Primary: 100 … 240 V AC 50/60 Hz
  Secondary: 15 V DC / 3A
Degree of pollution 2
Temperature coefficient 0.1 % of the measuring range /
  °C / °F at temperatures <18 °C / 64 °F and >28 °C / 82 °F
Operating conditions -20 … 60 °C / -4 ... 140 °F <75 % RH, non-condensing
Dimensions 257 x 155 x 57 mm / 10.1 x 6.1 x 2.2 in
Weight 1160 g / 2.6 lbs

1 x Radiation detector PCE-PVA 100
1 x Optical USB cable
1 x Battery
1 x Software CD
2 x Kelvin clamps
2 x Safety measuring lines (100 mm)
1 x Mains power adapter
1 x Instruction manual