Laboratory charge amplifiers, 1-channel, low noise, measuring ranges ±2 to ±2200000 pC, freq. range ≈0 … 200 kHz / 5018A
- LCD and rotary knob for operation and configuration
- Extremely wide charge and frequency range
- Optional Piezotron input (IEPE)
- Automatic sensor identification PiezoSmart® (TEDS) for piezoelectric engine pressure sensors
- Drift compensation for engine combustion applications
- USB and RS-232C interface
The Type 5018A is the successor to the Type 5011B charge amplifier. The operating modes are Short, Medium, Long and DrCo (drift compensation). Drift compensation will be applied when measuring the cylinder pressure to compensate any occurring drift. The charge amplifier is available in different versions with automated sensor identification PiezoSmart and voltage input for sensors with integrated Piezotron circuit. When using PiezoSmart, the individual sensor parameters of the measuring chain are set automatically. The main element of PiezoSmart is an electronic data sheet called TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet) which is attached to the sensor. This TEDS chip contains all the essential data of an individual pressure sensor. Another feature is the ability to determine when a cylinder pressure sensor is exposed to operating conditions. When utilized in conjunction with a PiezoSmart sensor, important information, such as pressure cycles and run time, can be calculated and automatically saved to the TEDS chip. This information can be used as part of a resource management program to determine calibration frequency and inventory control.
What are the differences between the charge amplifiers 5018A and 5015A?
The 5015A features a 0.5 kSps DAQ. Additionally, extreme values, averages, and deviations from a defined reference value can be directly read on the display.
The Kistler 5018A is distinguished by its globally recognized charge amplifier, considered one of the best worldwide, mainly due to its extremely low noise level. The signal latency is significantly lower at 2 μs compared to the 10 μs of the 5015A. Furthermore, the 5018A is equipped with a drift compensation specifically designed for engine measurements.
Is there a desktop conversion kit available for the laboratory charge amplifier 5018A?
To convert a rack mountable version 5018A0... into a desktop version 5018A1... please use the desktop conversion kit (Kistler ID: 65014833).)