Eye safety - AWS810-SOLAR

AWS810 Solar Edition Configuration and Maintenance Guide

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CAUTION Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Figure 1. SFP modules in DME801 plug‑in module in DMU801.

Vaisala Automatic Weather Station AWS810 Solar Edition is classified as Class 1 laser product in accordance with:

  • IEC 60825‑1:2014 (Edition 3.0) and EN 60825‑1:2014 + A11:2021
  • IEC 60825‑2:2021
  • Applicable sections of EN 60825‑2:2004 + A1:2007 + A2:2010
  • FDA 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11

There is invisible laser radiation from the SFP modules when open. Do not stare into the beam or view the beam directly with optical instruments. Failure to observe this warning could result in an eye injury or blindness.

When a connector is removed during installation, testing, or servicing, or when an energized fiber is broken, a risk of ocular exposure to optical energy that may be potentially hazardous occurs, depending on the laser output power. The primary hazards of exposure to laser radiation from an optical-fiber system are:

  • Damage to the eye by accidental exposure to a beam emitted by a laser source
  • Damage to the eye from viewing a connector attached to a broken fiber or an energized fiber
WARNING Never attempt to view optical connectors that might be emitting laser energy. Do not power up the laser product without connecting the laser to the optical fiber and putting the cover in position, as laser outputs will emit infrared laser light at this point.