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The “LV” Series

Low Voltage Input

M12 Connection

The LV series is specifically designed for “Low Voltage” applications that provide their own power supply. This unit features a wide spread switching power converter for applications that will accept both AC as well as DC power. As designed it has inherent reverse polarity, and surge protection, and features the industry standard M12 connector as standard. Great for control level industrial applications that require a hardwired connection.

Applications

Portable Sawmills

Bridge Saw

Industrial Automation

Control Level Power Installations

Specifications

Power Levels PT# L-05-LV / 5mW – up to a 6’ (1.8m) line
PT# L-10-LV / 10mW – up to 16’ (3m) line
PT# L-20-LV / 20mW – up to 20’ (6m) line
PT# L-30-LV / 30mW – up to 24’ (7.3m) line
For GREEN, add -GRN postfix to the part number
*Lengths shown with typical shop lighting levels. High ambient light conditions may require a brighter unit.
Voltages AC 9-24V
DC 4.5-36V
Amps >150MA
Wavelength RED 635nm
GREEN 520nm
Warranty 2 Year (limited)
Dimensions Diameter 1.25” (31.75mm)
Length 3” (76mm)
*plus strain relief of the cordset
Power cord length 2m (Part# CBL-2M) or 5m (CBL-5M)
Documents BROCHURE
* This unit will work with any of our our brackets and hardware

Accessories

Below you will find a few items that are commonly purchased with our lasers.

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Power Cable

Power cord length available in two sizes:
2m (Part# CBL-2M) or 5m (CBL-5M)

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SA-008 Stationary Bracket

This unit is often used in conjunction with the SA-008 Stationary Bracket

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SA-110 20mm shaft bracket

This unit is often used in conjunction with the SA-110 20mm shaft bracket

Frequently Asked Questions

Why the LV Series?

The LV series has a switch mode converter built in which allows the use of low voltage AC or DC with no changes required to switch between sources. The inputs are not polarity sensitive; simply connect the BROWN and BLUE wires (typical wire coding Pin 1 and 3, if your wire colors vary) with either polarity from your source.

Why choose Red vs Green?

Many people inquire as to what the differences are between the red and green units, and why one would want to choose either way. The industry standard has been red lasers since the 70’s with the green wavelength being more difficult to achieve. With the advent of solid state lasers, this has changed as great strides have been achieved in reducing the complexity, while increasing the lifetimes and robustness in more harsh environments.

 

So, why choose one color or the other? The ~635nm (nanometer) wavelength works great in all applications, and indeed over the years these applications have run the gamut. What makes the green unique is that it falls into a wavelength (520nm) range that is approx. 20-30% more visible to the human eye. In applications that have a very high ambient light, the green may make the difference between visible or not. Another issue is hue. Some surfaces such as certain species of wood, as well as some sheet goods or fabric have a reddish hue in which the red laser light will become somewhat lost. The contrast of the green will be of great benefit in these applications. Often times it is necessary to have several laser lines side by side and a contrasting specific marker line in required, such as a fence line on a ripsaw in which one contrasting color, typically a green unit, will serve to make that distinction.

 

Also, in circumstances where the operator has some level of colorblindness, one or the other may be more visible to them due to the disparate sensitivity to the red and green wavelengths.

 

If you have any other questions regarding this topic, or help deciding either way, please feel free to ask and we would be happy to assist.

AC or DC?

The LV series has a switch mode converter built in which allows the use of low voltage AC or DC with no changes required to switch between sources. The inputs are not polarity sensitive; simply connect the BROWN and BLUE wires (typical wire coding Pin 1 and 3, if your wire colors vary) with either polarity from your source.

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