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Flasher E863

Designed to provide highly reliable subsystem, the Flasher E863 uses the latest surface mount and microcontroller technology to provide a compact, robustself-contained solid state device incorporating several new features.

E863 flasher units are designed for switching both filament lamp and/or LED lanterns and for transmission of diagnostic and emergency messages via local area network (LAN). The flasher utilizes Pulse With Modulation to achieve a very high degree of regulation of the effective voltage of the lantern .

The E863 flasher provides the user with a convenient, simple setting up by a service computer device that may be used in both stand alone and system applications. Special care has been taken to minimize the power consumption in the idle state which is essential when using the flasher in primary battery powered buoys.
  • Programmable automatic control of flashing 
  • Daylight-depending switching on and off of     the flashing mode by a photosensor and sending the actual switching time messages to the monitoring and control centre
  • Precision effective voltage regulated filament output 
  • Lampchanger or twin filament or LED-lantern operation
  • Autosynchronisation by internal clock/calendar to be adjusted either by a GPS receiver or by any other flasher in the control and monitoring system

  • Built-in monitoring and control LAN interface for the communication with other units
  • Sending diagnostic and emergency messages to monitoring and control centre via LAN and communication controller
  • Simple setting up and programming using a service computer
Input voltages 8 ... 30V  DC
Nominal voltage of the lamp 10.30 volt rms 
Output power 2 ... 100W
Current consumption:
in sleeping mode
in the pause of the flash
in the flash

Flash lenght any multiples of 10ms up to 60.01s
Period time any multiples of 20ms up to 655.35s 
Character changing using a service computer
Character stability -20ppm 
Stability of the built-in clock 20ppm (without GPS correction)
Daylight control delayed switching by external photosensor, delay programmable using service computer. Sending switching time messages to the center
Inputs RS485, photosensor, control input of reserve units,
voltage measurement inputs
Outputs two stage filament with automatic changeover to standby filament, RS485, control output of reserve units
Ambient air temperature  from -30C to +55C* (IEC 60068-2-1, 2, 14)
Relative humidity up to  98% at temperature +35C (IEC 60068-2-3)
Dimensions 83mm diameter, 52mm high
Weight 0.4kg
             *) the temperature range can be optionally extended
Layout and dimensions of the Flasher E863

Download the E863 catalogue page in Adobe pdf format

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