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Phaser Strobe pbx Advanced Digital Portable Stroboscope with NIST

PN: 6210-020

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The pbx incorporates the unique design features of the Nova-Strobe dbx with an increased operating range of 30 to 50,000 flashes per minute and external phase-shifting. The digital adjustment knob can select the decade for adjustments, so coarse and fine adjustments of flash rates are made quickly and with significantly better resolution than competitive units. NIST Traceable Certificate included.

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The Phaser Strobe pbx incorporates the unique design features of the Nova-Strobe dbx with an increased operating range of 30 to 50,000 flashes per minute, as well as external phase-shifting. The digital adjustment knob can select the decade for adjustments, so coarse and fine adjustments of flash rates are made quickly and with significantly better resolution than competitive units. The memory feature of the Phaser Strobe pbx allows nine flash rates to be stored - displayed in flashes per minute or flashes per second. Phaser Strobe pbx operates with internal rechargeable batteries or continuously from AC line power with the power supply/recharger. CE Approved


  • Flash rates from 30 to 50,000 flashes/minute; the all-digital, crystal controlled microprocessor keeps readings rock steady

  • 2x /÷2 push buttons allow easy checking for RPM harmonics and allow stop motion far beyond the 50,000 FPM limit

  • Store and recall up to 9-user selectable values; last measurement memory, even with the power off

  • Individual input and output TTL jacks provide power to remote sensors and allow daisy-chaining multiple strobes

  • Tachometer mode allows accurate speed measurement up to 200,000 RPM using external sensors

  • Dual-function delays in external mode; delays adjustable as phase angle or time with resolution to 0.1° and 0.0001 seconds

  • Auto Step mode provides slow motion appearance for high-speed repetitive event

  • Backlit alphanumeric LCD shows flash rate in flashes per second or flashes per minute and delays in degrees or milliseconds

  • NIST Traceable Certificate included



      Phaser-Strobe pbx
      Flash Range (flashes/minute) 30-50,000 FPM
      Accuracy ±0.004% of setting or +/- 1 LSD 
      Digital Adjustment Knob (all ranges and modes) Thirty-six (36) detents per revolution and blinking decade selection
      Flash Rate Resolution 

      0.01 to 1.0 FPM (menu selectable),
      0.1 FPM max resolution above 9,999.99 FPM

      Display Update Rate 0.5 second typical 
      Phase Delay  Phase: 0.1 to 359.9°
      Time: 0.01 to 1000 milliseconds
      Auto: 0 to 200 VRPM
      Light Output Average: 13 Watts typical > 4000 RPM
      Instantaneous (per flash): 230 mJoule typical to 4000 RPM
      Flash Duration (typical) 10-25 microseconds (auto adjust with flash rate)
      Tachometer Mode

      5-250,000 RPM from external trigger
      Accuracy: ±0.001% of reading or ± last digit

      External Input (1/8" phone plug) TTL compatible (24 V pk max), 0.5 μsec min. pulse width, positive or negative edge-triggered (menu selectable)
      Memory The last setting before power down is remembered and restored on the next power-up;
      9 user-settable flash rates
      Trigger Output/Remote Sync (1/8" phone plug) 40 μsec positive/negative pulse (menu selectable), 3.3 V dc typical 
      Input Power Internal rechargeable NiMH batteries or AC power supply/recharger
      Operating Temperature 32-104 °F (0-40 °C)
      Weight 1.9 lbs. (0.86 kg) including batteries
      NIST Traceable Certificate Included

      *Specifications are subject to change without notice.

      Here’s what you’ll receive upon delivery:

      Phaser-Strobe PBX 115/230 (6210-020) includes:

      Strobe with PSC-PBXU (115/230 V ac) power supply/recharger

      • Documentation: operation manual, product registration card, and NIST Traceable Certificate

      Phaser-Strobe PBX Kit 115/230 (6210-021) includes:

      Strobe with PSC-PBXU (115/230 V ac) power supply/recharger and spare lamp

      • Ships in a standard carry case with die-cut foam insert
      • Documentation: operation manual, product registration card, and NIST Traceable Certificate

      Shipping Codes for the Nova-Strobe PBX:

      Harmonized Tariff Code:  9029206000

      Country of Origin:  US

      Export Control Classification Number (ECCN):  EAR99

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