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5009, Directional RF Power Sensor

Dual-Socket, Directional RF Power Sensor

Connect to the 3141, Channel Power Monitor Display via RJ42 Interface

The 5009, RF Power Sensor is a highly economical RF power measurement tool offering reliable results for hundreds, not thousands of dollars. The dual-socket, Thruline® RF power sensor's flexible design allows the user to select from a variety of Bird DPM Series, Plug-In Elements that span over a wide range of frequencies and power levels as well as dozens of field changeable RF connectors to tailor the unit to your needs.

Measure True Average Power and/or Peak Power with exceptional accuracy that is traceable to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

product specifications:
Item No
Item Name
Directional RF Power Sensor
Frequency Range
Element dependent, 2 to 1000 MHz
Power Range
Element dependent, 125 mW to 1 kW full
Impedance Ω
Peak-Average Ratio
10 dB (max), with DPM elements
True Average Power
± 5% of reading (15 °C to 35°C)
± 7% of reading (-10 °C to 50°C)

Peak Power: ±8% of full scale
Insertion VWSR
1.05:1 from 0.45 to 1000 MHz (with N connectors)
30 dB typical (exact value depends on element selected)
Pulse Width Parameters
>100 MHz: 800 ns (min)
26-99 MHz: 1.5 μs (min)
2-25 MHz: 15 μs (min)
Pulse Rep Rate Peak
15 pps (min)
Pulse Duty Factor
1 x 10-4 (min)
Setting Time
<2.5 seconds
Instrument Interface
RF Connectors
N (F), normally supplied
Power Supply
From host instrument via cable connection
Operating: -10 to +50 °C (14 to 122°F)
Storage: -40 to +75 °C (-40 to 167°F)
95% (max), non-condensing
[H x W x D], excluding connectors
2.3" x 2.1" x 3.5" (58 x 53 x 89 mm)
1.12 lbs (0.51 kg)
compatible devices:
Channel Power Monitor Display