Alphasense, the UK-based manufacturer of sensors for air quality monitoring and safety gas detection, has launched a compact new sensor format for portable devices.
The smaller, thinner, and lighter H-Series sensor is compatible with 1-Series sensors from other manufacturers and is available for 9 target gases. The introduction of the H-series from Alphasense gives OEMs greater flexibility in instrument design and increased choice in sensor selection.
Nine sensor variants cover both common and exotic gases, taking the suitability of H-Series beyond just compliance devices. The dual CO/H2S sensor allows for the integration of a fifth sensor in a four-gas enclosure, while the H2cross-sensitivity CO sensor gives OEMs the option of incorporating hydrogen immunity as standard in compliance devices.
With its four-gas configuration, the H-series presents a 43% space saving vs the A-series/4-series, equivalent to 13cm3 of volume within the housing. Using surface mount spring contacts instead of pins creates flexibility, reduces the need for sockets on PCBs, saves space, and eliminates a common point of failure in traditional sensors.
Whilst the H-Series is a new physical format for Alphasense, the sensors are based upon the field-proven Alphasense D-Series, giving customers peace of mind and insulating them from the teething problems often associated with new formats.
Will Parrett, Sales & Marketing Director EMEA at Alphasense said: “We are really excited to bring this format to market. We know customers like this compact form factor and with Alphasense now adopting it, customers can benefit from more choice, better service and higher-quality sensors. Those OEMs who are already using similar sensors have greater choice right away and those who are considering it have more options for sourcing. The size reduction H-series provides gives instrument manufacturers the opportunity to completely rethink their device designs and we look forward to seeing this platform develop over the coming years.”
For more information visit https://www.alphasense.com/h-series/.