The PS150 is a 12 Vdc power supply that includes a rechargeable 7 Ah valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) battery and charging regulator. Charging power for the PS150 is typically supplied by an unregulated solar panel, AC/AC transformer, or AC/DC converter. The PS150 provides charging with temperature compensation for optimal charging and battery life. A maximum power point tracking algorithm is incorporated for solar inputs to maximize available solar charging resources.
The PS150 is ETL certified. The ETL Mark is proof of product compliance to North American safety standards.
The PS150 is a micro-controller-based smart charger with temperature compensation that optimizes battery charging and increases the battery's life. Two input terminals enable simultaneous connection of two charging sources. They also incorporate a maximum power point tracking algorithm for solar inputs that maximizes available solar charging resources.
The PS150 has several safety features intended to protect the charging source, battery, charger, and load devices. Battery-reversal protection is included, as well as ESD and surge protection on all of the PS150 inputs and outputs.
The PS150 replaced the PS100.
|Operational Temperature||-40° to +60°C (VRLA battery manufacturers state that “heat kills batteries” and recommend operating batteries at ≤ 50°C.)|
|Dimensions||19.3 x 7.6 x 10.6 cm (7.5 x 3 x 4.2 in.)|
CHARGE - CHARGE Terminals (AC or DC Source)
|AC||18 to 24 VRMS (internally limited to 1.2 ARMS)|
|DC||16 to 40 Vdc (internally limited to 0.85 Adc)|
SOLAR Terminals (Solar Panel or Other DC Source)
|-NOTE-||Battery voltages below 8.7 V may result in < 3.0 A current limit because of fold-back current limit.|
|Input Voltage Range||15 to 40 Vdc|
|Maximum Charging Current||4.0 Adc typical (3.2 to 4.9 Adc depending upon individual charger)|
|No Charge Source Present||160 μA at 13.7 Vdc|
|No Battery Connected||930 μA at 30 V input voltage (ac or dc)|
|FLOAT Charging||Vbatt(T) = 13.65 V - (24 mV) x (T - 25) + (0.24 mV) x (T - 25)2|
|Accuracy||±1% (on charging voltage over -40° to +60°C)|
Power Out (+12 Terminals)
|Voltage||Unregulated 12 V from battery (4.65 A solid-state circuit breaker)|
|Standards||ETL Listed Class 2 power supply|
Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.
|CR23X (retired)||Typically, a CR23X datalogger uses its integrated rechargeable base instead of the PS150. However, the PS150 can be used if the data logger has a low-profile base or if the battery base has been disconnected.|
|CR3000 (retired)||Typically, a CR3000 datalogger uses its integrated rechargeable base instead of the PS150. However, the PS150 can be used if the data logger has a low-profile base or if the battery base has been disconnected.|
|CR5000 (retired)||Typically, a CR5000 datalogger uses its integrated rechargeable base instead of the PS150. However, the PS150 can be used if the data logger has a low-profile base or if the battery base has been disconnected.|
A desiccated, non-condensing environment is required. The PS150 includes built-in keyhole flanges for mounting to the backplate of a Campbell Scientific enclosure.
The PS150 is compatible with the A100 null-modem adapter and the A105 adapter for additional 12 V output terminals. The A100 Null Modem Adapter connects and powers two Campbell Scientific peripherals via two CS I/O 9-pin connectors configured as a null modem. This is useful in linking different communications technologies, such as telephone to radio, at sites that do not have a data logger. The A105 adapter may be used to provide additional 12 V and ground terminals where the power supply is used to power several devices.
Look for a stamp on top of the battery. The stamp may be in a date format of YYMMDDXX where:
This indicates the age of the battery.
The CH150 or PS150 will pull power only from the source with the highest voltage at that moment. For example, the regulator will take the 20 W input from the 24 Vdc wall transformer rather than from the 18 V 50 W solar panel—even during the day. If the power goes out, the 50 W solar panel will charge during the day with no charging at night.