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Castle GA6224 Class 1 Sound Level Meter

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  • Measurement from 27dB to 130dB with 90dB linearity range
  • Equivalent continuous level measurement plus min, max, peak and sound exposure
  • Suitable for work place noise risk assessment and environmental measurements
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  • Description

    Castle GA6224 Class 1 Sound Level Meter

    The Castle GA6224 Class 1 Sound Level Meter is a user friendly instrument that can measure up to 130dB from a minimum of 27dB depending on the weighting (A, C, Flat) chosen by the user. The 1246N 1/2” electret microphone measures sound levels between 20Hz and 20kHz with a resolution of 0.1dB and Class 1 accuracy and the meter is also capable of performing Leq (equivalent continuous level) with measurements taken every 20.8µS. These capabilities make the instrument suitable for executing Noise at Work Risk Assessments in compliance with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2006.

    The Castle GA6224 provides the user with various weighting options and can measure five selectable percentile values plus sound exposure (LE). With a combination of Leq and Lx percentiles up to L90, the meter is suitable for environmental measurements as it is capable of simultaneous measurement of both of these variables plus other measurements. Measurement options include Leq (equivalent continuous level), Lmax (maximum RMS level), LE (sound exposure), peak, and Lx percentiles.

    A wide linear range of 90dB makes the meter extremely easy to use and this usability is further enhanced by intuitive menus and clear function buttons. The clear backlit LCD display shows readings very clearly alongside an analogue bar graph which captures real-time fluctuations in the sound level. An onboard memory with 10,000 data points is perfect for recording the results of both noise risk assessments and environment monitoring and this data can then be downloaded to a PC via the Castle GA6224’s RS232 port.

    The multiple options of the Castle GA6224 coupled with its excellent measuring range, resolution and accuracy make it an incredibly useful instrument that is nevertheless very easy to use. It is supplied in a hard carry case with a wind muffler.

    Castle part number: GA6224

    Key Features

    • Minimum measurement: 27dB (A), 31dB (C), 41dB (F)
    • Maximum measurement: 130dB (A, C, F)
    • A, C, Flat weighting
    • Linearity range: 90dB
    • Resolution: 0.1dB
    • Class 1 accuracy
    • Frequency range: 20Hz to 20kHz
    • Lmax, Lmin, Le, Leq, Lx measurement
    • Percentile measurement
    • Clear backlit LCD display
    • 10,000 data points internal memory
    • RS232 port for data download
  • Specification

    • Standards: Conforms with IEC 61672-1:2002, Class 1, IEC 60651:1979 and IEC 60804:2000 Type 1
Measuring ranges: 27 – 130dB(A), 38 – 130dB(C), 41 – 130dB(F)
Frequency range: 20Hz to 20kHz
    • Microphone: 7146N 1/2” electret condenser microphone
Time weighting: FAST, SLOW, IMPULSE
    • Peak range: 50 – 133dB(A), 60 – 133dB(C), 70 – 133dB(F)
    • 
Level range: 20 – 80dB, 20 – 90dB, 20 – 100dB, 20 – 110dB, 30 – 120dB, 40 – 130dB (six ranges)
    • 
Linearity range: 90dB
    • Frequency weighting: A, C, FLAT
    • Measurement items: Lp, LMH, Leq, LAe, Lmax, Lmin, Lx (L5, L10, L50, L90, L95), Peak
    • Measurement time: 1s, 3s, 5s, 10s, 1min, 5min, 10min, 15min, 30min, 1h, 8h, 24h manual (max: 199h 59m 59s)

    • Sampling interval: 20.8μs (Leq), 10ms (Lmax, Lmin)

    • Lx sampling interval: 100ms
    • Display: LCD with backlight (128×64 dots)
    • Digital display: Four line, resolution 0.1dB (display update 1s)
    • Bar display: Display update 0.1s
    • Warning: Over range: +3dB from upper limited scale / Under range: -0.6dB from lower limited scale
    • Battery display: Four level display of battery condition
    • Inbuilt memory: Approximately 10, 000 samples: 1, 000 sets of results 
    • Inbuilt calendar: Year/month/day/ hour : minute : second

    • Pause: Pause and a function that deletes preceding 3 or 5 sec. data

    • Calibration signal: Internal generator (1 kHz sine wave)

    • AC output: 1Vrms (FS), output impedance: 600Ω, load impedance > 10kΩ

    • DC output: 2.5V (FS), 0.25V/10dB, output impedance: 50Ω, load impedance > 10kΩ
    • RS232 interface: RS-232C (asynchronous) / Data bits 8 bits / Stop Bit 1 bit / Parity none / baud rate 4800, 9600, 19200 bps
    • Power supply: Four 1.5V AA batteries or AC adaptor
    • Battery life: 20 hours (without screen backlight)
    • Operating temperature: -10˚C to 50˚C
    • Humidity: 30% to 90% (without condensation)
    • Size: 85mm x 287mm x 46mm
    • Weight: 370g

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