Installing SP Lite2 - AWS810

AWS810 Installation Guide

Document code
M212418EN
Revision
G
Language
English
Product
AWS810
Document type
User guide
  • 5‑mm Allen key
  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Spirit level

For the most reliable measurements:

  • Make sure that nothing obstructs the sensor during the day. Check the height of the nearest obstruction, and leave at least 10 times that distance between the obstruction and the pyranometer. For example, if the nearest obstruction is a 5‑meter (16 foot 5 inch) tree, leave at least 50 meters (164 feet) between the tree and the pyranometer.
  • Install the pyranometer on a mounting plate. Temperature fluctuations of the pyranometer body can produce offset signals. The non-conducting materials of the mounting plate thermally isolate the sensor from its fixtures.
  • Make sure that the sensor is level.
The manufacturer recommends that you point the cable towards the nearest pole (South Pole or North Pole).
WARNING Do not perform installation or maintenance procedures when there is a risk of thunderstorm or lightning activity in the area.
Figure 1. SP Lite2 installation accessories
1
Leveling screw (3 pcs), included in the pyranometer package
2
Hex screw (2 pcs), included in the pyranometer package
3
Washer (4 pcs), included in the pyranometer package
4
Hex nut (2 pcs), included in the pyranometer package
5
Mounting kit (KZFIXPLATE)
5.1
Mounting plate
5.2
Spring washer B6 DIN127 A4 (2 pcs)
5.3
Hex screw M6×16 DIN912 A4 (2 pcs)

The mounting kit package contains additional screws, washers, and nuts. Those are used for installing other pyranometers.

To prevent corrosion, oxidation, and seizing, use a non‑conductive, non‑water‑soluble, non‑silicone‑based grease, such as ceramic or Teflon paste, between different kinds of metal.
  1. Attach the leveling screws into the holes on the sensor.
  2. Place the sensor on the mounting plate and attach it with the hex screws. Tighten the screws so that the leveling screws lightly touch the mounting plate.
    1
    Hex screw (2 pcs)
    2
    Washer (4 pcs)
    3
    Mounting plate
    4
    Hex nut (2 pcs)
  3. Attach the mounting plate to the support arm.
    1
    Spring washer B6 DIN127 A4 (2 pcs)
    2
    Hex screw M6×16 DIN912 A4 (2 pcs)
  4. To level the sensor, use the spirit level on the sensor. Turn the leveling screws accordingly, starting from the one nearest to the spirit level.
  5. Secure the sensor tightly with the two hex screws. Make sure that the sensor maintains its leveled position.
  6. Connect the sensor cable.