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CAMAC Mini crate series

The WIENER CAMAC mini crate is the perfect choice for small setups with only a few CAMAC modules. The crate offers 11 CAMAC slots in a compact designed chassis with integrated low noise power supply and cooling fan. The mini crate can be used on the desk either as a desktop or up-right unit or be installed in a 19” rack.

Based on the 6000 series it has a built-in microprocessor controlled low-noise power supply technology and provides all local and remote monitoring and control features.

The WIENER CAMAC mini crate is available “DAQ-ready” in a package configuration with high speed USB-2 CAMAC controller.


  • CAMAC-MINI-Bin mechanics for 11 CAMAC modules, suitable either for 19″ racks, as tower- or desktop box
  • 11 slot CAMAC data way backplane with controller slot 10/11
  • Front and rear cover / screen for module space, cable duct between front- and rear-side of the card cages with space for one or more 2,5″ hard / floppy-disks
  • Micro-processor controlled with alphanumeric high-visibility LED display, 4 status LED’s
  • Efficient DC blower, adjustable speed (1200 … 3200 RPM,) temperature controlled
  • Integrated fan and thermal monitoring ( optional 8 temperature sensor ports, 5 ports free for custom applications) with temperature display (C/F), programmable over temperature protection
  • Ethernet /RS232 / CAN-bus combo interface  for crate remote monitoring and control
  • Built-in Power-Supply designed in low noise VHF switching technology, noise and ripple typically less than 10mV(pp) or 3mV(rms)
  • 4 (+-6V, +-24V) or 6 (+-6V, +-12V, +-24V) output voltages at 650W/>100VAC output power, world wide range AC-input 94 to 260V AC 50Hz/60Hz
  • CE-conformity
  • Dimensions: 19” (482mm)  x 4U (178mm) x 480mm [whd], weight: ca. 25 Kg

Ordering Information

Standard configurations (others possible by request).

Crate Version+6V/-6V+12V/-12V+24V/-24V118VAC

Technical Information

CAMAC Mini crate

Rated mains input range 106- 230VAC ± 15% (90...265VAC)  
Rated input current Sinusoidal 16A   
Inrush current: limited to rated input current (cold unit)  
Input fuse: external,   
Isolation (Inp.- outp.) CE EN 60950, ISO 380, VDE 0805, UL 1950, C22.2.950  
DC output power:  650... <1100W (92 …265VAC)  
MDH (>20A): <0,05% (+/-100% load, +/- full mains range)  
MDL / MDH  <0,1% (+/-100% load, +/- full mains range)  
MDH <100mV (+/-25% load)  
MDL / MDH  <0,7% (+/-25% load)  
Recovery time  +/-25% load:  within +-1% within +-0,1%
Modules 550W 0,2ms 0,5ms, 
Modules 650W 0,5ms 1,0ms
MDL / MDH 0,0ms 1,0ms
(Conditions: Current slope <1000A/ms, 21mF per 100A ^ 1mF per slot)  
Sense compensation range:  difference between min. and max. output voltage  
EMC Compatibility
EMA. EN 61 000-6-3:2001 [RF emission]
  EN 55 022:1998 + Corr:2001 + A1:2000  Class B conducted noise
  EN 55 022:1998+ Corr:2001 + A1:2000  Class B radiated noise
  EN 61 000-3-2:2001 harmonics
  EN 61 000-3-3:1995 +Corr:1997 +A1:2001 flicker
EMB EN 61 000-6-2:2001  [immunity]
  EN 61 000-4-6:1996 + A1:2001 injected HF currents
  EN 61 000-4-3:1996 + A1:1998 + A2:2001 radiated HF fields  incl. ”900MHz”
  EN 61 000-4-4:1995 + A1:2001 Burst
  EN 61 000-4-5:1995 + A1:2001 Surge
  EN 61 000-4-11:1994 + A1:2000 voltage variations
  EN 61 000-4-2:1995 + A1:1998 + A2:2001 ESD
Operation temperature:  0… 50°C  ambient without derating,  Storage:-30°C ... +85°C  
Temperature coefficient: < 0,2% / 10K  
Stability: 10mV or 0,1%  /  24 hours, 25mV or 0,3%  /   6 month
(under constant conditions)
Current limits: adjustable to any lower level   
Voltage rise characteristics:  monotonic 50ms, processor controlled.   
Overvoltage protection: crow bar protection trip off adjusted to 125%
of nominal voltage  each output
DC Off (trip off): within 5ms if >5% deviation from adjusted nominal  values, after overload, overheat, overvoltage, undervoltage (bad status), and fan fail,
if temperatures exceed 125°C at heat sinksLimits programmable.
Outputs discharged by crow bars, when power supply tripped- or switched Off. 
Efficiency: 75% ... 85%, depends on used modules    
M F O T (Maintenance Free Operation Time):
internal blowers: 40°C ambient  >65 000 h 
  25°C ambient  100 000 h
electronics: 40°C ambient  >100 000 h