PMAPI SC36 - Self-Contained LED Marine Lantern w/ AIS

PMAPI SC36 -  Self-Contained LED Marine Lantern w/ AIS

Range: 3 - 6.3 NM at 0.74T
Ideal for: ports and harbours, aquaculture, fixed or floating structures

Medium intensity, weather-protected marine lantern with a high intensity LED light source paired with solar panel, battery array and AIS Aid to Navigation (AtoN) transceiver that can be combined with optional GPS synchronization, External IO port and/or battery charging port. Available in Yellow, Red, Green and White.

  • Low power consumption
  • High energy efficiency
  • High flexibility in its use
  • Ability to replace batteries
  • LEDs on a protected metal core PCB for maximum useful life
  • LEDs monitored for excess temperature
  • Flexible electronic configurations
  • Use on offshore platforms, port and harbor, aquaculture, fixed or floating structures
  • Multiple self-contained solar/battery configurations possible
  • Available in 4 colours. Colours meet IALA chromaticity requirements

Class A, B and C compliant in accordance with USCG 8th District 33 CFR Part 67 for artificial island and structures, and 33 CFR Part 66 for 3 and 6.3 NM private navigation aids.

Key Features:

  • Solar power:  4 x 10W solar panels
  • Rugged, weather-resistant construction materials: High impact resistant polycarbonate for ice, ultraviolet exposure, salt air and seawater spray at a wide range of ambient temperatures
  • High intensity, energy efficient fan beam LED array: Maximum visible range up to 6.3NM at 0.74T pending flash character in optimal conditions
  • IR Remote: Powering on & off, set / retrieve configuration parameters such as flash pattern, effective intensity, day/night control, etc.
  • IALA approved colors: Single color LED engine - white, yellow, red or green
  • Integrated bird deterrent: No additional accessories required
  • Longevity - Estimated average service life of 10 years

Optional Features:

  • Incorporated internal self-contained AIS: Type 1 or 3
  • GPS Synchronisation: Optional internally mounted hardware will allow the lantern to flash in-sync with other PMAPI and third party lanterns that are GPS synced
  • External I/O port: Allows connection to an external monitoring device or for hardwired synchronisation to other lanterns
  • Battery charging port

Performance Features:

  • Power consumption: variable up to 8.3W
  • Lead crystal battery: (1) 12V 35Ah
  • Operating voltage: 9 to 19VDC
  • Intensity control: Effective lantern intensity set on modified Allard's Law
  • Flash character control: 256 programmable flash characters and 2 custom flash characters
  • Day/Night transition level settings: Programmable for active at all times or only after sunset. Day / Night level settings (sunset / sunrise transition) can be field programmed
  • Calendar control - Programmable season on/off date
  • Input protection - Lantern power input is reversed polarity protected for field repair
  • Ripple delay - 0.05 to 12.7 seconds & master/slave sync options
  • Storage mode - Automatic storage mode with adjustable automatic wake up
  • Programmable sleep and test modes
  • Dynamic compensation circuitry for the candela low output, based on internal temperature, LED flash duration and LED color, to always keep the same programmed output intensity


  • EMI/EMC: N55015:2013 ratiated and conducted emissions*; EN61547:2009 Immunity; FCC 47 CFR Section 15 Class A*
  • Optical Test: IALA Recommendation E-122 (2001) and E-200-3 Part 3 (2008)
  • Colour: IALA Recommendation E-200-1 Part 1
  • Daylight: IALA Recommendation 1038
  • Power supply: IEC60945 Section 7 normal and peak voltage, and reverse polarity protection
  • Ingress: IPX8 to IEC60529
  • Shock: MIL-STD-202G Method 213B Cond H*
  • Vibration: MIL-STD-202G Method 204D Cond B*
  • Immersion: MIL-STD-202G Method 104A Cond B withstands immersion to 1m depth*

*Values subject to change without notice.

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