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a2A4504-5gcBAS#

The a2A4504-5gcBAS Basler ace 2 GigE camera with a Sony IMX541 color CMOS sensor delivers 5 frames per second at 20.2 MP resolution.

Basler ace 2 GigE Camera

Specifications#

General Specifications#

a2A4504-5gcBAS
Resolution (H x V Pixels) 4512 x 4512 (full resolution)
4504 x 4504 (default resolution)
Sensor Type Sony IMX541-AAQJ-C
Progressive scan CMOS
Global shutter
Optical Size 1.1"
Effective Sensor Diagonal 17.5 mm
Pixel Size (H x V) 2.74 µm x 2.74 µm
Frame Rate (at Default Settings) 5.0 fps
5.7 fps (with Bandwidth Reserve mode set to Performance and packet size set to 4000)
Mono / Color Color
Image Data Interface Fast Ethernet (100 Mbit/s)
Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbit/s)
Pixel Formats See Pixel Format.
Synchronization Via hardware trigger
Via software trigger
Via free run
Exposure Time Control Via hardware trigger
Programmable via the camera API
Camera Power Requirements ≈4.7 W (typical) when using Power over Ethernet
≈3.6 W (typical) @ 12–24 VDC when supplied via I/O connector
I/O Lines 1 opto-coupled input line
2 general purpose I/O (GPIO) lines
Lens Mount C-mount
Size (L x W x H) 48.9 mm x 29 mm x 29 mm (without lens mount or connectors)
62.2 mm x 29 mm x 29 mm (with lens mount and connectors)
Weight <100 g
Conformity CE (includes RoHS), UL (in preparation), FCC, GenICam, GigE Vision, IP30, IEEE 802.3af (PoE)
Certificates for your camera model
For more information, see the Compliance section of the Basler website.
Software Basler pylon Camera Software Suite (version 4.0 or higher)
Available for Windows, Linux x86, Linux ARM, and macOS
Accessories Cables for your camera model
Lenses for your camera model
Additional accessories for your camera model

Spectral Response#

Sony Pregius S Relative Spectral Sensitivity

The spectral response curve includes IR cut filter characteristics, but excludes lens characteristics and light source characteristics.

IR Cut Filter#

Color cameras are equipped with an IR cut filter. The filter is mounted in a filter holder inside the lens mount.

The IR cut filter has the following spectral characteristics:

Wavelength [nm] Transmittance
450–610 Tmin > 90 %
450–620 Tavg > 93 %
645 ± 10 T = 50 %
700–1070 Tmax < 4 %
690–1070 Tavg < 1 %

The filter holder can be removed. For more information, see the ace IR Cut Filter Holder Removal Procedure application note.

Mechanical Specifications#

Camera Dimensions and Mounting Points#

Mechanical Dimensions (in mm) for Cameras with C-mount Lens Mount

→ Download the CAD/technical drawing for your Basler camera.

Info

This camera is equipped with Front II.

Maximum Allowed Lens Intrusion#

→ See Maximum Allowed Lens Intrusion.

Mounting Instructions#

→ See Mounting Instructions (ace 2).

Stress Test Results#

→ See Stress Test Results.

Requirements#

Environmental Requirements#

Temperature and Humidity#

Housing temperature during operation -10–60 °C (14–140 °F)
Humidity during operation 20–80 %, relative, non-condensing
Storage temperature -20–80 °C (-4–176 °F)
Storage humidity 20–80 %, relative, non-condensing
Housing temperature according to UL 62368-1 max. 70 °C (158 °F)
Ambient temperature according to UL 62368-1 max. 30 °C (86 °F)

UL 62368-1 test conditions: no lens attached to camera; no heat dissipation measures; ambient temperature kept at 30 °C (86 °F).

Heat Dissipation#

→ See Providing Heat Dissipation (ace, ace 2).

Electrical Requirements#

DANGER – Electric Shock and Fire Hazard / Risque de choc électrique et d'incendie

Unapproved power supplies may cause electric shock or fire or both. Serious injury or death may occur.

  • You must use power supplies that meet the Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV) and Limited Power Source (LPS) or the Electrical Source 1 (ES1) and Power Source 2 (PS2) requirements.
  • If you use a powered hub or powered switch, they must meet the above requirements.

Les blocs d'alimentation non approuvés peuvent causer des décharges électriques ou des départs de feu, ou les deux. Celles-ci représentent un risque de mort ou de blessure grave.

  • Vous devez utiliser un bloc d'alimentation conforme aux exigences Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV) et Limited Power Source (LPS) ou Electrical Source 1 (ES1) et Power Source 2 (PS2).
  • Si vous utilisez un hub alimenté ou un switch alimenté, ils doivent être conformes aux exigences ci-dessus.
NOTICE – Incorrect voltage can damage the camera.

You must supply camera and I/O power within the safe operating voltage ranges specified below.

Do not use negative voltage for an I/O line.

Camera Power#

NOTICE – Dual camera power supply can damage the camera.

You must supply camera power either via Power over Ethernet (PoE) or via the camera's I/O connector.

Do not use both ways of supplying camera power at the same time.

  • Power supply via Power over Ethernet (PoE): Power must comply with the IEEE 802.3af specification.
  • Power supply via I/O connector: The operating voltage is 12–24 VDC. As a minimum, 10.8 VDC must be supplied. To avoid damaging the camera, a maximum of 30 VDC must not be exceeded.

Opto-Coupled I/O Input Line#

Voltage Description
30 VDC Absolute maximum. This voltage must never be exceeded. Doing so may damage the camera and voids the warranty.
0–24 VDC Safe operating range.
0–1.4 VDC Indicates a logical 0 (with inverter disabled).
>1.4–2.2 VDC Region where the logic level transition occurs; the logical state is not defined in this region.
>2.2 VDC Indicates a logical 1 (with inverter disabled).
  • Input current (high-level): <15 mA internally limited
  • Input current (high-level): > 5 mA required to drive the opto-coupler

General Purpose I/O Lines#

NOTICE: Applying incorrect electrical signals to the camera's GPIO line can severely damage the camera.

Before you connect any external circuitry to the GPIO line, use the Line Mode feature to configure the line for input or output.

Make sure to apply appropriate input or output signal voltages as specified below.

Operation as Input
Voltage Description
30 VDC Absolute maximum. This voltage must never be exceeded. Doing so may damage the camera and voids the warranty.
0–5 VDC Safe operating range. The minimum external pull-up voltage is 3.3 VDC.
0–0.8 VDC Indicates a logical 0 (with inverter disabled).
>0.8–2.0 VDC Region where the logic level transition occurs; the logical state is not defined in this region.
>2.0 VDC Indicates a logical 1 (with inverter disabled).
  • Input current (high-level): <100 μA
  • Input current (low-level): <5 mA sink current from the GPIO input line without exceeding 0.8 VDC.
Operation as Output
Voltage Description
30 VDC Absolute maximum. This voltage must never be exceeded. Doing so may damage the camera and voids the warranty.
3.3–24 VDC Safe operating range.
<3.3 VDC Unreliable GPIO output.
  • Internal pull-up resistor: ≈650 Ω, with open collector. Many applications will have to provide an additional pull-up resistor.
  • Residual voltage ("on" state): ≈0.4 V at 50 mA and 25 °C (77 °F) housing temperature. Actual residual voltage depends on operating temperature, load current, and production spread of electronic components.
  • Leakage current: <60 µA. Actual leakage depends on operating temperature and production spread of electronic components.
  • Maximum load current: 50 mA
  • Minimum load current: Not specified. Consider the following:
    • Leakage current will have a stronger effect when load currents are low.
    • Propagation delay of the output increases as load currents decrease.
    • Higher-impedance circuits tend to be more susceptible to EMI.
    • Higher currents cause higher voltage drops in long cables.

For more information about the I/O lines, see the I/O Control section.

Circuit Diagrams#

→ See Circuit Diagrams (ace 2, boost).

Cable Requirements#

Ethernet Cable#

  • Use a high-quality Ethernet cable. Use of shielded CAT 5E or better cables with S/STP shielding is recommended.
  • Use either a straight-through (patch) or a cross-over Ethernet cable.
  • As a general rule, applications with longer cables or applications in harsh EMI conditions require higher category cables.
  • Proximity to strong magnetic fields should be avoided.
  • Basler recommends using Ethernet cables from the Basler Vision Components range.

I/O Cable#

  • The I/O cable must be shielded.
  • The I/O cable must have a cross-section of at least 0.25 mm² (close to AWG24).
  • Maximum recommended cable length: 10 m
  • Camera-side connector: M8 6-pin male, coding A-standard, according to IEC 61076-2-104
  • Close proximity to strong magnetic fields should be avoided.
  • If you are supplying power to the camera via Power over Ethernet, the I/O cable will not be used to supply power. However, you can still use the cable to connect to the I/O lines.
  • Basler recommends using I/O cables from the Basler Vision Components range:

Physical Interface#

Camera Connectors#

Camera Connectors

Ethernet Connector#

  • 100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet connection to the camera
  • If power is not supplied via I/O connector: Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • 8-pin RJ-45 jack
  • Recommended mating connector: 8-pin RJ-45 plug (snap-in or with locking screws)
  • When using locking screws, note the horizontal orientation of the screws.

I/O Connector#

  • If power is not supplied via Power over Ethernet (PoE): Power supply
  • M8 6-pin female connector
  • Recommended mating connector: M8 6-pin male, coding A-standard, according to IEC 61076-2-104

Status LED#

Indicates camera operation (LED lit = camera operating).

The LED can be turned off permanently by setting the DeviceIndicatorMode parameter to Inactive.

Connector Pin Numbering and Assignments#

Pin Numbering for the I/O Connector

Pin Line Function
1 - 12 VDC camera power
2 Line 1 Opto-coupled I/O input line
3 - Ground for opto-coupled I/O lines
4 Line 2 General purpose I/O (GPIO) line
5 Line 3 General purpose I/O (GPIO) line
6 - Ground for camera power and General Purpose I/O (GPIO) lines

Precautions#

→ See Safety Instructions (ace, ace 2).

Installation#

→ See Camera Installation.

Features#

→ See the camera features section.