Product Specification Sheet APS231

Rev. 07/2013

CCD-500E 1/2" Miniature High Resolution Low Light B&W CCD Camera

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  • More than 400,000 pixels (811h X 508v)
  • Camera operates from 12VDC/120VAC/220VAC
  • Camera features a variable electronic shutter
  • Obtain a usable picture at only .001 footcandles
  • Automatic black level and adjustable gamma correction
  • Lightweight, compact design in a rugged, reinforced construction
Architects' And Engineers' Specifications

This miniature low-light camera shall be Alpha Communications® model CCD-500E or approved equivalent. Camera shall feature a 1/2" CCD image sensor, and shall require only .01 lux. Camera shall feature an electronic shutter operating at 1/60 - 1/10,000 second, with variable adjustment and provide more than 600 lines resolution. Camera shall operate on a temperature range of 0F to 140F (-18C to 60C), and is designed for indoor use (unless installed in a proper outdoor housing). Camera is lightweight with compact design, and shall operate on 12VDC power.

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.

Electrical Specifications

Image Sensor: 1/2" CCD frame transfer (811h x m508v) EIA, (795h x 596 pixels) CCIR transfer [512h x 412v]
Electronic Shutter:
1/60 to 1/10,000 in 8 steps 
Resolution: Horizontal-More than 600 lines, Vertical-375 lines
Corner-Equal to center resolution
Sensitivity: Full Video: 0.01 footcandle faceplate - Usable Picture: 0.001 footcandle 
Automatic Light Compensation: 3,000,000:1 with auto iris lens
Automatic Gain Control: Selectable auto or manual
Grey Scale: Minimum 10 shades
Automatic Black Level: Maintains pedestal level within 2% for all conditions
Gamma: 0.2, 0.45 or 1
Signal to Noise: Minimum 50 dB
Spectral Response: 15 to 1.1 micron
Synchronization: Internal/Crystal 525/60 EIA, 625/50 CCIR
Video Output: 1.0V peak to peak
Supply Voltage: 12VDC/120VAC/220VAC (10%)
Power Consumption: 2.5 watts
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
Environmental Specifications

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