Product Specification Sheet APS230

Rev. 07/2013

TL-200 Time-Lapse CCTV Video Recorder

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  • Alarm Memory
  • 12 Record / Playback Speeds
  • One-shot Recording Signal
  • Electronic security lockout
  • Audio recording up to 24 hrs.
  • 400 lines horizontal resolution
  • Record up to 720 hours on one tape
  • Fast front loading within 1.5 seconds
  • Direct drive, low maintenance mechanism
  • Field advance one field at a time, Forward and Reverse
Architects' And Engineers' Specifications

The Time Lapse Recorder(s) shall be Alpha Communications® model TL-200 or approved equivalent. Recorder(s) shall feature a standard 2 hour 1/2" VHS T-120 tape cassette. Recorder(s) shall feature up to 24 hours of audio recording and up to 720 hours of video on one standard tape. Recorder(s) shall also feature 12 record and playback speeds and field advance, one field at a time, forward and reverse. Recorder(s) shall operate under temperature range of 40°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C) and operate on 120VAC.

Contractor shall observe all local and national electrical and building codes.

Check with applicable authorities regarding local and federal laws as they apply to party consent and video and/or audio recording.

Mechanical Specifications

Dimensions: 2.375" H x 1.875" W x 3.50" L
(61mm x 48mm x 89mm)
Weight: 12 oz. (340g)
Mount: 1/4" x 20 thread top and bottom
Lens Mount: Standard 16mm "C" mount
Electrical Specifications

Tape Cassette:
Standard 2 hour 1/2" VHS T-120
VHS Compatibility:
2 hr. mode 
Video Recording System:
4 rotary heads, helican scan, luminance: FM recording color: rotary phase, converted subcarrier direct recording
Record/Playback Speeds:
2, 12, 24, 48, 72, 120, 168, 240, 360, 480, 600, 720 hrs.
High Speed Video Scan:
5 x 2 hr. speed 
Rewind / Fast Forward Time:
4 minutes average 
Automatic Recycle: Record or eject switchable
Signal Format: EIA Standard: 525 lines, 60 fields NTSC color
Video Input/Output: 1.0V p-p 75Ω unbalanced
Horizontal Resolution: 400 line B/W, 240 lines color
Signal to Noise: Greater than 40dB
Audio Input: -7.8dB, 50k W impedance unbalanced
Audio Output: -7.8dB, 600 W impedance unbalanced
Frequency Response: ±3dB, 100Hz to 10kHz
Supply Voltage: 120VAC ± 10V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption: 40 watts - Operating mode 25 watts - Stop mode
Time/Date Generator

Character Height:
14 scan lines
Adjustable top to bottom, left to right
Black/white swtichable 
Display, 1st Line:
Date, power loss, weekday alarm count
Display, 2nd Line:
Time, record speed, time "on", security lock
12 hr. (AM/PM)
Battery Backup Time:
168 hrs. minimum

Environmental Specifications

Temperature: 0°F to 140°F (-18°C to 60°C)
Humidity: 0 to 95% relative
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