Digital Fibre Optic SensorsFS-V30 series


Fibre Amplifier, M8 Connector Type, Main Unit, NPN


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1-output + 1-input
with M8 connector



Main unit/Expansion unit

Main unit

Control output

1 output

Monitor output (1 to 5 V)


External input

1 input



Light source

Red, 4-element LED (Wavelength: 640 nm)

Response time

33 μs (HIGH SPEED)/250 μs (FINE)/500 μs (TURBO)/1 ms (SUPER TURBO)/4 ms (ULTRA TURBO)/16 ms (MEGA TURBO)

Output selection

LIGHT-ON/DARK-ON (switch-selectable)

Display indicator

Operation indicator: Red LED/Dual digital monitor: Dual 7-segment display, Preset Value (4-digit green LED indicator) and
Current Value (4-digit red LED indicator) illuminated together. Current Value range: 0 to 64,512; Excess gain: 0P to 999P,
Hold function: Possible to display both peak and bottom hold values, Selectable from 5 variations
Bar LED monitor: Excess gain displayed (85% to 115% in 7 steps), Scaling display

Detection mode

Light intensity (area detection possible, automatic sensitivity-tracking function provided)

Timer function

OFF-delay timer/ON-delay timer/One-shot timer/ON-delay timer + OFF-delay timer/ON-delay timer + One-shot timer, selectable
Timer duration selectable: 0.1 ms to 9,999 ms, Maximum error against the setting value: ±10% max.

Control output

NPN open-collector 24 V, 100 mA max.*1 (main unit only)/20 mA max. (when the expansion unit(s) is connected), Residual voltage: 1 V max.

External inputy

Input time: 2 ms (ON)/20 ms (OFF) min.*2

Unit expansion

Up to 16 expansion units can be connected (a total of 17 units). Note that the 2-output type should be counted as two units.

Number of interference prevention units

Normal operation



30.3 mm (H) x 9.8 mm (W) x 71.8 mm (D)


Power voltage

12 to 24 VDC (±10%), ripple (p-p): 10% max., Class 2

Power consumption

Normal: 710 mW max. (Using 24 V, 29 mA max., using 12 V, 40 mA max.)/Power saving: 540 mW max. (Using 24 V, 22 mA max., using 12 V, 28 mA max.)*3

Environmental resistance

Operating ambientluminance

Incandescent lamp: 20,000 lux max., Sunlight: 30,000 lux max.

Operating ambient temperature

-10 to +55°C (14 to 131°F), No condensation*4

Operating ambient humidity

35 to 85% RH (No condensation)

Shock resistance

500 m/s2 in X, Y, and Z directions, 3 times respectively


10 to 55 Hz, double amplitude: 1.5 mm , 2 hours each in the X, Y and Z axis

Case material





Approx 22 g

*1 Total current of two outputs should be less than 100 mA.
*2 Only available on certain models.
*3 When using the HIGH SPEED mode, the power consumption increases by 160 mW (7 mA).
*4 If more than one unit is used together, the ambient temperature varies with the conditions below. Mount the units on the DIN rail with mounting brackets and check that the output current is 20 mA or less.
1 to 2 Units: -10 to +55°C (14 to 131°F), 3 to 10 Units: -10 to +50°C (14 to 122°F), 11 to 16 Units: -10 to +45°C (14 to 113°F)

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