CS240 PT-1000 Class A, Back-of-Module Temperature Sensor
Proven Rugged Design
Class A accuracy at any cable length
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Overview

The CS240 is a surface mountable PRT that measures back-of-module temperature for solar energy applications. It uses a precision PT-1000 class A PRT to provide the highest level of accuracy. To withstand the harsh treatment commonly seen in MET station installation, the PRT is safely housed inside a specially designed self-adhesive aluminum disk.

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Benefits and Features

  • Precision PT1000 Class A sensing element
  • Compliant with IEC 60751, DIN EN 60751 (according to IEC 751)
  • Various cable lengths available
  • Rugged design holds up in harsh conditions and conduit installations
  • Self-adhesive backing for easy mounting that lasts decades
  • 2-wire and 4-wire configuration to satisfy datalogger channel count and accuracy—even at long cable lengths
  • Quick sensor head connection for easier installation and replacement

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Kapton tape is required for cable strain relief. The tape is also used to fasten the CS240 to the back of a solar panel when the temperature may exceed 70°C.

Detailed Description

The CS240 consists of a PT-1000 class A PRT encased in an aluminum disk. The disk protects the PRT, particularly during installation when pulled through conduit, and promotes heat transfer from the surface. An adhesive tab on the disk fastens the CS240 to the measurement surface. If the temperature may exceed 70°C, Kapton tape is also required to secure the probe.

The CS240 provides PV stakeholders with highly accurate back-of-module temperature, even at long cable lengths, for use in power performance modeling and simulation of solar energy applications. Back-of-module temperature is critical for any evaluation of effective irradiance and power conversion.

Specifications

Operating Temperature Range -40° to +105°C
Tolerance ± (0.15 + 0.002t)
Temperature Coefficient TCR = 3850 ppm/K
Element Type Precision 1000 ohm Class A platinum sensing element (PT-1000)
Long-Term Stability Maximum Ro drift 0.04% (after 1000 h at 400°C)
Measuring Current 0.1 to 0.3 mA
Disk Material Anodized aluminum
Cable Jacket Material Black semi-gloss PVC, UL VW-1 sunlight-resistant for outdoor use
Disk Diameter 2.54 cm (1.0 in.)
Overall Probe Length 6.35 cm (2.5 in.)
Overmolded Joint Dimensions 5.72 x 1.12 x 1.47 cm (2.25 x 0.44 x 0.58 in.)
Weight 90.7 g with 3.2 m cable (0.2 lb with 10.5 ft cable)

Conductors

Wire Size and Type 24 AWG (7/32) tinned copper
Insulation Type PVC
UL AWM 10012 1000V 105°C
Filler Fibrillated polypropylene as required for uniform round construction
Drain 24 AWG (7/32) tinned copper (cabled, touching foil)
Shield Aluminum/Mylar (100% coverage, 25% minimum overlap, foil facing in)
Nominal Wire Diameter 0.61 mm (0.024 in.)

Compliance

-NOTE- Compliance information can be found in the Documents section of the web page.
Approvals UL AWM 2586 1000V 105°C; CSA AWM 600V 105°C FT
EMC Compliance Conforms with Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC).
RoHS2 Conforms with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS2).

Compatibility

Note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible or incompatible products.

Dataloggers

Product Compatible Note
CR1000
CR1000X
CR10X (retired)
CR300
CR3000
CR310
CR6
CR800
CR850

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