Detector Power Cable
- Directly Compatible with PDA Amplified Detectors
- Compatible with DET Biased Detectors via the DET2A Power Adapter
- Bare Leads to 3-Pin Connector
The PDA-C-72 Power Cable is designed for
Thorlabs' Amplified Photodetectors.
The PDA-C-72 Power Cord connects to the 3-pin connector used by many of our amplified photodetectors, and also powers biased photodetectors that are using the DET2A power adapter in place of an alkaline battery.
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The PDA-C-72 Power Cord is directly compatible with many of our amplified photodetectors, and also powers biased photodetectors that are using the DET2A Power Adapter (sold below) in place of an alkaline battery. This cord has tinned bare leads on one end and a male 3-pin connector on the other end. Note that when connecting the PDA-C-72 and DET2A to power our amplified detectors, only the brown (+12 V) and black (GND) pins are needed. The pin diagram is shown to the right.
- DET2A: Power Adapter for DET Series Detectors
- LDS12B: ±12 VDC Power Supply
- DET2B: Bundle of the DET2A and LDS12B
DET2A Power Adapter
The DET2A is a power adapter for our DET series detectors. This power adapter will directly replace the A23 battery and spring-loaded cap to allow the detector to run directly from our LDS12B power supply (sold separately). The DET2A is also compatible with the PDA-C-72 power supply cable for custom connections. Note that when connecting the DET2A and the PDA-C-72 to power DET series detectors, only the brown (+12 V) and black (GND) pins are needed.
LDS12B Power Supply
The LDS12B is a ±12 VDC regulated power supply, which incorporates a current limit, enabling short circuit and overload protection; an on/off switch with an LED indicator; and a switchable AC input voltage (100, 120, or
230 VAC). A region-specific power cord is shipped with the LDS12B power supply based on your location.
DET2B Power Adapter Bundle
The DET2B power adapter bundle includes both the DET2A power adapter and the LDS12B power supply. This power adapter bundle can be used to replace the battery in our DET series detectors. To use the DET2B, simply replace the battery and spring-loaded cap with the included DET2A adapter, insert the 3-pin plug from the LDS12B power supply into the adapter, and screw the adapter into the detector. This procedure is depicted in the animation to the above right.