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Month: September 2012

Make a stand … for your LI-6400/XT

Make a stand … for your LI-6400/XT

Attendees of LI-6400XT training in Lincoln often request the dimensions of the angled instrument stands we use.  While we suggest that customers make their own stands to match their particular height and usage requirements, we’re happy to provide the basic dimensions of our stands as a starting point.

If you’d like to build your own angled stand, we recommend using solid wood or acrylic as well as lining the V-shaped console rest with a material such as adhesive-backed felt to…

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An Often-Overlooked Constraint to Powering Instruments: Voltage Drop

An Often-Overlooked Constraint to Powering Instruments: Voltage Drop

LI-COR occasionally receives an inquiry from users who are concerned that after fielding their instrument for the first time it has failed. When they tested the instrument in the lab everything worked fine. After they connected it to the power supply in the field, however, the instrument would not start up. After checking that the connections were made with the correct polarity, the fuses are OK and that the power supply is outputting something nominally close to 12…

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Pyranometer Calibration Season

Pyranometer Calibration Season

The LI-200 Pyranometer Calibration schedule will be reaching its annual suspension on October 1st, 2012 and continuing through until February 28th, 2013.

LI-COR encourages our customers to return their LI-200 Pyranometer Sensors for recalibration (suggested every 2 years after field deployment) between the months of March and September. Why? Because pyranometer sensors need to be calibrated outdoors in natural sunlight in order to construct an accurate relationship between the output of each sensor and incoming solar radiation. During LI-COR’s 40…

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