The 4-20mA converter is used to integrate the sensorProbe with a 4-20mA sensor
4-20mA technology is used to communicate analog signals over long distances where electrical interference is a problem.
- Product Code: VC00
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- Powered by the base unit
The 4-20 mAmp signal converter is used to integrate the sensorProbe with a 4-20 mAmp transmitter. 4-20 mAmp technology is used to communicate analog signals over long distances where electrical interference is a problem. This solution is often used in the process control industry to collect the analog values from a wide array of remote sensors.
Current signals are much less susceptible to noise than voltage signals. A voltage signal can be converted to current and then broadcast over a long distance before it is converted back to voltage and read by the sensorProbe.
4-20 mAmp transmitters are common in the industry for use with high quality sensors. With the 4-20 mAmp converter these sensors can now be integrated into the sensorProbe enhancing their value with the addition of graphing, web interface, email interface, thresholds, and limits.
|Input||2 pin Phoenix connector : 4-20mA Iin(+) and Iin(-) for current loop|
|Output Voltage Range||+0.4 V to +2.0 V|
|Linearity||± 0.09 % Full Scale, Maximum|
|Accuracy||± 0.15% Full Scale (± 0.3% Full Scale, Maximum)|
|Status Indication||LED indication for current detection
LED indication for power
|Electrical||no galvanic isolation|
|Components||Manufactured using highly integrated, low power surface mount technology to ensure long term reliability.|
|Operating Environment||Temperature : Min. -35° C – Max.80° C
Humidity: Min. 20% – Max. 80% (Non-Condensing)
|Communications cable||RJ-45 jack to sensor using UTP CAT5e/6 cable|
|Power source||Powered by the controller unit. No additional power needed|
|Power Consumption||Typical 120 mWatt, 24mA|
|Maximum Cable Length||The 4-20mA sensor Adaptor can be extended from the RJ-45 Intelligent Sensor ports on the base units up to 50 feet, or 15 meters using standard CAT5/6 LAN cable|
|Dimensions||65(W) x 62(H) x 15(D) mm|
|Mounting||DIN rail mounting
- Converts current levels from 4 – 20 mA to 0.8 – 4.0 V voltage levels
- Maximum linearity of ± 0.09%
- Maximum accuracy of ± 0.15%
- Operates from a single +5 V DC Power Supply which is powered by the sensorProbe
- Fully Rated Over the -40°C to 85°C Industrial Temperature Range
- 2 LED show status of the current loop and the power supply
- Up to two I V converters per sensorProbe2, 8 per sensorProbe8