Handy FC 1000-H

Handy FluorCam FC 1000-H is a lightweight, portable device designed for time resolved chlorophyll fluorescence imaging of leaves, small plants, leaf segments, mosses, lichens, seeds, roots, tissues on plates or algal colonies both in a field and laboratory. Imaged area is up to 31.5 × 41.5 mm .

  • Product Name:Handy FC 1000-H
  • Item No.:FC 1000-H
  • Manufacturers:PSI
  • Country of Origin:Czech Republic

Handy FluorCam FC 1000-H is a lightweight, portable device designed for time resolved chlorophyll fluorescence imaging of leaves, small plants, leaf segments, mosses, lichens, seeds, roots, tissues on plates or algal colonies both in a field and laboratory. Imaged area is up to 31.5 × 41.5 mm .

Handy FluorCam is a compact instrument consisting of a CCD camera and four fixed LED panels, one pair supplying the measuring pulses and the second pair providing actinic illumination and saturating flash. Handling of larger leaves (e.g., tobacco) is simplified if an additional leaf clip with gentle lock/release mechanism is mounted. The Handy FluorCam FC 1000-H is an easily portable system, it can be powered from the power supply or it can run on batteries provided in a convenient bag carried on the shoulder.

Handy FluorCam FC 1000-H generates images of fluorescence signal at any moment of the experiment and presents them using a false color scale. Full kinetic analysis is available. In all applications, the camera allows imaging of fluorescence transients that are induced by actinic light or by saturating flashes. The timing and amplitude of actinic irradiance are determined by user-defined protocols. The Handy FluorCam is delivered with a laptop computer preinstalled with a comprehensive software package comprising full system control, Wizard with the most frequently used experimental protocols, data acquisition and image processing. For an experienced professional, the software offers a sophisticated programming language that can be used for designing novel timing and measuring sequences.


KEY FEATURES:

  • Both lab and field applications

  • Easily portable system (FluorCam dimension: 21.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 13.5 cm; FluorCam weight: 1.8 kg)

  • AC and/or battery powered

  • Supplied with a laptop computer and software

  • High sensitivity or high resolution (optional) CCD camera

  • Imaged area: 31.5 x 41.5 mm


Fluorescence Parameters:

- Measured parameters: FO, FM, FV, FO', FM', FV', FT

- More than 50 calculated parameters: FV/FM, FV'/FM', PhiPSII , NPQ, qN, qP, Rfd, PAR-absorptivity coefficient, and many others

Excitation Light Sources:

- Measuring pulses: orange (620 nm)

- Actinic / saturating light: white (standard) or blue (455 nm) or orange (620 nm)

Saturating Pulse Intensity:

Blue:         up to 4,900 µmol(photons)/m².s

Red-Orange:    up to 3,800 µmol(photons)/m².s

White:      up to 3,900 µmol(photons)/m².s

Actinic Light Intensity::

Blue:         approx. 1,400 µmol(photons)/m².s

Red-Orange:    approx. 800 µmol(photons)/m².s

White:      approx. 1,000 µmol(photons)/m².s

Light Regime:

Static or sinus form (hub connected)

Custom-Defined Protocols:

Variable timing, special language and scripts

CCD Detector Wavelength Range:

400 – 1000 nm

CCD Format:

- 720 x 560 pixels (TOMI-1 camera)

- 1360 x 1024 pixels (TOMI-2 camera)

- 1280 x 1024 pixels (TOMI-3 camera)

Pixel Size:

- 8.20 µm x 8.40 µm (TOMI-1)

- 6.45 µm x 6.45 µm (TOMI-2)

- 6.60 µm x 6.60 µm (TOMI-3)

A/D bit Resolution:

- 12 bit (TOMI-1)

- 16 bit (TOMI-2)

- 12 bit (TOMI-3)

Spectral Response:

QE max at 540 nm (~70 %), 50 % roll-off at 400 nm and 650 nm

Read-out Noise:

Less than 12 electrons RMS - typically only 10 electrons

Full-Well Capacity:

Greater than 70,000 electrons (unbinned)

Imaging Frequency:

Maximum 50 frames per second

Bios:

Upgradeable firmware

Interface Connector:

Gigabit Ethernet

Handy FluorCam Weight:

1.8 kg

Leaf-Clip Weight:

0.2 kg

Power Supply Weight:

2.5 kg

FluorCam Stand Weight:

1.5 kg

Notebook Weight (incl. all accessories):

3.5 kg

Power Input:

Max. 200 W

Electrical:

90 – 260 V