RHM5K-CH 5 A Unipolar Chassis Mount Temperature Controller

  • Drive 5 A of TEC or RH current
  • Single supply operation: +5 to +30 V
  • Unipolar Operation
  • Small package: 2.1" x 2.1" x 0.8"
  • Supports Thermistors, RTDs, IC Sensors
  • Linear Stability: 0.001°C
  • Selectable sensor bias current
  • Adjustable current limit
  • PID control

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The RHM5K-CH is a 5 Amp precision temperature controller in a small, chassis mount package. A linear unipolar output stage can be configured for off-ambient control in heating or cooling applications. It drives both TECs and Resistive Heaters.

The RHM temperature controller interfaces with virtually any type of temperature sensor. An onboard sensor bias current source can drive thermistors, RTDs, or the LM335. For sensors like the AD590, simply bias it and drive it into the sensor input. A trimpot adjusts the Proportional Gain (P). Fixed Integrator Time Constant (I) and Differential Term capacitors can be custom fit to your application to optimize temperature overshoot and stability. Another trimpot adjusts the setpoint temperature. Up to 27 V can be delivered to the load with 30 V input. Heatsinking then becomes critical and a Safe Operating Area tool is available to make sure you don’t exceed the maximum internal power dissipation of the package. Monitor pins bring out both Setpoint and Actual temperature signals. Current limit is set via a third potentiometer. This product is ideal for applications where temperature stability is critical and space is tight, such as heated optics (non-condensing circumstances), CCDs, preheated liquids and chamber stabilization.

Free, effective, and responsive technical support is available to simplify integration of Wavelength products into your OEM design. Standard product can be easily modified to meet your application requirements.

Supply Range: 5 – 30 V
Temperature Control Output Current: up to 5 A (unipolar)
Temperature Stability: 0.001°C over one hour

-Adjustable Current Limit
-PID controller minimizes overshoot and time to temperature
-Compatible with multiple sensors
-Adjustable sensor bias current optimizes sensor feedback voltage

Maximum Power Dissipation: 20 Watts
Chassis Mount Module size: 2.1″ x 2.1″ x 0.8″ (55 x 55 x 20 mm)

Top View of RHM5K-CH


Related FAQs

FAQ1007: What limits the temperature control range of a temperature controller?
FAQ1009: Why won't my temperature controller settle my load to temperature?
FAQ1010: Why does it take so long to settle to the setpoint temperature?
FAQ1011: Why won't my load stabilize to your temperature controller specification?
FAQ1012: Why is my load heating when it should be cooling?
FAQ1014: What DC power supplies do you recommend to achieve the stability specifications listed in your manuals?
FAQ1015: Should I use a switching power supply for my application?
FAQ1016: How do I view and print your manuals on-line?
FAQ1017: An empty screen appears when I try opening a PDF manual. What does this mean?
FAQ1019: Which address do I use to remit payment or a purchase order?
FAQ1022: Where do I send my unit for repair or calibration?
FAQ1085: Do the temperature controllers always provide full current to the driven element (a TEC or Peltier device, or resistive heater) when the actual temperature does not equal the set point temperature?
FAQ1117: The temperature of my resistive heater is slow to stabilize and is not within specification.
FAQ1120: What does the Compliance Voltage specification in temperature controllers mean?
FAQ1158: What software can I use for mechanical downloads?
FAQ1161: What are some important parameters to consider before purchasing a product?
FAQ1163: How does grounding the thermoelectric cooler cable on temperature controllers affect the noise level?
FAQ1171: How do I connect multiple drivers or controllers to a single power supply?


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