ELSEC 765 Enviromental Monitor
765 Enviromental Monitor

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ELSEC 765 Ultraviolet, Visible Radiation, Humidity and Temperature Meter

ELSEC 765 replaces 4 separate instruments

Ultra Violet (UV)

Visible light (Lux or Foot-candles)

% Relative humidity

Temperature (C or F)
Heat Index

Solid metal construction

Easy one handed operation

Large, easy to read display

Optional data logging

The 765 measures and displays visible light (Lux or Foot-candles), UV light (mW/M or W/lumen), temperature (C or F), humidity (%RH), Heat Index, and absolute humidity. This is the world standard instrument for museums, art galleries conservators or any application requiring a controlled environment.

This single environmental monitoring device enables measurement of the four parameters that cause most damage to buildings, valuable objects, documents etc: ultra-violet and visible radiation, humidity and temperature.

For many years it has been recognized that one of the major causes of damage to museum objects and other antiquities is the fading and rotting effect of light on the object. The most damaging part of the illumination is its ultraviolet (UV) content. Since 1976 Littlemore Scientific (ELSEC) has been providing instruments that enable the conservator to measure the UV content of light and thereby protect valuable exhibits. Using the
ELSEC 765, measurements can be taken of the proportion of UV present (mW/lumen), the total amount of UV (mW/M), the amount of visible light present as Lux or Foot-candles. Temperature can be measured in C or F, humidity is shown as % Relative Humidity (%RH) and dew point. The displayed units can easily be changed by the user.

Provision is made for user calibration of the RH sensor using saturated salt solutions. A calibration kit is available as an optional extra environmental monitoring device.

Min/max values and their time of measurement are displayed for each parameter.

Anyone can take measurements straight out of the box with little, if any, reference to the instruction manual. The appropriate button is pushed depending on the measurement required and the reading is taken. The environment monitoring device automatically turns off 20 seconds after the last reading unless a button is held down for over 3 seconds, this causes continuous measurements to be taken until another button is pressed. The large OLED display on the ELSEC 765 environmental monitoring device enables an easy to use menu system to select the more advanced functions, change units etc.

Data Logging (Optional See 765C)
The optional data-logging function enables over 10,000 readings of all four parameters to be automatically taken at selectable intervals (every 10 seconds to 1 hour). The saved data can then be transferred to a computer by a standard USB interface. When logging data the 765C can be turned off to save power and the built in clock will turn the unit on whenever a reading needs to be taken, this enables a 765C to be left taking readings for months at a time. Software is provided to save the logged data in a CSV format that can be accessed and displayed by many programs (e.g. Microsoft Excel).

Units of measurement for UV
Traditionally UV has been measured in museums as the proportion of ultraviolet present. This result is useful for checking a particular lamp or window because the proportion of UV does not change with the distance from the light source. Using a simple rule, the amount of UV on an object can be limited (it is usual to arrange that the proportion of UV should not exceed 75mW/lumen in museums). The actual amount of damage done is determined by the total amount of UV falling on the object, so it is useful to be able to measure this directly, especially if non standard amounts of illumination are required. The amount of UV should be as little as possible but in general should not exceed 20mW/M.

Visible Light
A Lux readout is provided to control illumination and limit damage done by visible light. Normal museum light levels should be limited to 150-250 Lux.

ELSEC 765 Specifications
Method of radiation detection: Twin silicon photodiodes connected to single chip microprocessor
Visible wavelength range: 400-700nM (CIE response). No correction required for different light sources
Visible power range: 0.1 - 200,000 Lux (0.1 20,000 Foot-candles)
UV wavelength range: 300-400 nm
UV power range: 2 - 10,000 mW/m
UV proportion range: 0 - 10,000 mW/Lumen
RH sensor: Capacitive film type
RH range: 0-100%RH
Display resolution: Lux: 0.1 up to 100 then 1
Foot-candles: 0.1 up to 100 then 1
UV: 0.1 up to 100 then 1
Proportion of UV: 1 mW/Lumen
Temperature: 0.1 C or F
RH: 0.1
Accuracy: Light 5% and UV: 15% 1 displayed digit
Temperature: 0.5 C ( 0.9 F)
RH: 3.5%
Angular response: (Light & UV) Cosine
Readout: 128x64 OLED Display with Automatic Brightness Control
Data logging time intervals:
(Time till full)
10 seconds (30 hours), 1 minute (7 days) , 10 minutes (75 days), 1 hour (454 days)
Data logging storage capacity: 10,900 readings of all 4 parameters
Storage resolution for logged data: Light & UV: 0.1% of saved value
Temperature: 0.5C
Humidity: 0.5%RH
Computer Interface : USB
Date function: Display as day-month-year or month-day-year.
Batteries: 2 NiMH AAA type
Battery Life: Approx 25 Hours continuous use or 3,000 readings taking 30 seconds each.
Battery Charger: AC
Operating Temperature: 32~122F
Dimensions: 6.7" x 2.4" x 0.6" (170 x 60 x 15mm) including RH/Temperature probe
Weight: 8.5 oz (240g) with batteries.

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5 of 5 765 Purchase January 27, 2015
Reviewer: Thomas Cuccia from Chadds Ford, PA United States  
Excellent.  fast easy and concise.

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