Don’t feel the heat, use Redvision X-SERIES™ cameras
Before entering the African, Middle Eastern and Southern European
markets, Redvision has established its X-SERIES™ camera’s performance in
hotter climate conditions.
Exceeding the operating temperature of an electrical and electronic
product, or the temperature tolerance of the components within it,
dramatically shortens its life and jeopardizes warranties. The product
operating temperature will be above the ambient climatic temperature,
due to the heat generated by components. In the X-SERIES™, the prime
contributors are the PTZ motor, LED illuminators and power supply.
Exposure to direct sunlight also has a significant effect.
Redvision approached TÜV SÜD, a world-leading provider of testing and
product certification to carry out a series of independent tests on the
X-SERIES™, simulating operation in hotter climates. The test ran for 24
hours, with ambient temperature rising to 44°C and solar radiation
peaking at 1120 W/m². Temperature probes were used to record the
internal temperature of the camera. Three cameras in three different
configurations were tested - with sunshield and with IR LEDs on; without
sunshield and with IRs on, the worst case scenario; and without
sunshield and with IR’s off. Testing was carried out with power, LEDs
and drives running simultaneously and at maximum.
The results were unprecedented and showed that the X-SERIES™ internal
camera temperature only rose slightly above ambient temperature, in all
three scenarios. The contributing factors for success were; reducing
stationary torque by 50% so using less power; efficient LED’s with
minimal heat generation; the heat-sink, cooling benefit of the X-SERIES™
cast aluminum construction; energy saving power management; using 24V
dc supply to avoid the heat from AC conversion; a sunshield for shade
from direct sunlight; and using high quality components with a wide
temperature range tolerance.
The X-SERIES™ cameras are fit for purpose in hot climates. Redvision
is very pleased that its green, eco-design approach not only keeps
energy costs very low, but can also prevent adverse heat generation.
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