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Hyper-a

Hyper-Spectral Absorption Instrument

In-situ absorption meter based on the integrating sphere principle.

The Hyper-a is designed for precision, in-situ bulk absorption measurements of dissolved and suspended material in water. A removeable ND filter in the cavity wall can be used to track instrument drift, eliminating the need for sending the instrument back for factory calibration.

Features

  • High precision absorption measurements
  • High-performance depth and temperature sensors.
  • Internal data storage.
  • Powered from external battery pack (optional accessory), CTD, or up to 50 m power/communication USB cable.
  • Up to 3 spectral filters for correcting for phytoplankton and other fluorescence.
  • Included SeaBird pump (SBE-5P)

Specifications

General / Electrical

  • Parameters measured/derived: Absorption Coefficient (1/m)
  • Data interface: RS-232 serial, 19200 baud, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop
  • Sample rate: Sampling rate will vary with signal level
  • Input voltage: 9 V to 30 V
  • Current draw @12 V: Max 2.5 A
  • Storage: Internal datalogger with 1 GB microSD memory

Mechanical / Environmental

  • Operational temperature range: -3 °C to 40 °C
  • Storage temperature range: -20 °C to 60 °C
  • Dimensions [Ø X L]: 11.3 cm × 57.6 cm (5.25” x 22.7”) including handle
  • Weight [air / water]: 8.2kg / 2.9kg (18.1 lbs / 6.5 lbs)
  • Depth rating: 600 meters

Optical

  • Measurement wavelength range: 300-750 nm
  • Spectral resolution: 300-350 nm @ 5 nm; 350-750 nm @ 2 nm

Accessories

Hyper-a Item # and Description

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SEQ-FP-HYPERAHyper-a Submersible hyperspectral absorption instrument
Self-contained absorption instrument, measuring absorption over the wavelength range 300 nm to 750 nm. Includes high-performance depth and temperature sensors, 2 m power and communication cable and shipcase. Data saved onboard in non-volatile microSD memory. Externally powered.
External battery pack sold separately. See accessory list below.
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SEQ-AC-HYPERA-EW1-YEAR EXTENSION OF LIMITED WARRANTY AND LIABILITY
Must be purchased together with new instrument.
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SEQ-AC-HYPERA-SERV3-YEAR SERVICE PLAN
One-time service of instrument within 36 months after delivery.
Includes one-way return shipping from Sequoia, all evaluation, diagnosis, testing and calibration.
Parts and labor for repairs not included.
Must be purchased together with new instrument.
NOTE: End-user responsible for return shipment DDP to Sequoia.
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Hyper-a Accessories *INCLUDED* with Hyper-a

Item #DescriptionThumbnail
SEQ-AC-HYPERA-CBL022 Meter Integrated Communication and external power cable for Hyper-a
With built-in serial-USB adapter to 5 pin female SubConn connector.
NOTE: One cable ships as standard with all new Hyper-bb instruments.

Hyper-a custom length cables

NOTE: To order any cable, order qty 1 base item #, and qty xx cable item #, where xx is cable length in integer m.
E.g., to order a 45 m cable for a Hyper-bb, order:
01 x SEQ-AC-HYPERA-CBLB
45 x SEQ-AC-LISST-CBLY
NOTE: For ordering a standard 2 m cable, order SEQ-AC-HYPERBB-CBL02
Base Item #Topside ConnectionCable Design
SEQ-AC-HYPERA-CBLBHyper-a cable base for USB only cable: USB for Data, 15 V power brick for External Power.
*Must* order with qty xx SEQ-AC-LISST-CBLY where xx is cable length in m.
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Cable Item #DescriptionThumbnail
SEQ-AC-LISST-CBLYYellow submersible cable. Reinforced.
Must order with
SEQ-AC-L200X-CBLB or
SEQ-AC-HAB-CBLB or
SEQ-AC-HYPERBB-CBLB or
SEQ-AC-HYPERA-CBLB or
SEQ-AC-LHO2-CBLB or
SEQ-AC-LTAU-CBLB

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