|By virtue of the testing requirements for explosives, the MegaSun has
many features that are superfluous for laboratory testing in benign environments.
For example, the MegaSun has a rugged 300-lb. cabinet to withstand shockwaves and a 150-foot
large-output cable to ensure the power source is sufficiently separated from the explosive event.
Neither of these items is needed for most laboratory testing.
Without the large-output cable, the pulse rise time is reduced so that the discharge generates a
shorter, more intense burst of light. Additionally, many laboratory tests may not require the
"long" (65 µs) pulse often used in range tests; reducing the pulse time results in a much smaller
Eliminating unnecessary features of the full MegaSun system will result in a more compact, less
expensive system that we call the Mini MegaSun.
Please let us know: Would you have a
need for this smaller system? For your applications, which features could be simplified
(e.g., pulse duration or illumination area) or eliminated?