EC: DX99...D Single-Chamber Instrinsically-Safe FlexPower Nodes
Network Integration - wireless - Banner Engineering - DX99...D Single-Chamber. Instrinsically-Safe FlexPower Nodes -The DX99...D Single-chamber Intrinsically-Safe FlexPower Node is a battery-powered, easy-to-install transceiver designed to wirelessly communicate data in hazardous areas. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) nominee.
The DX99...D Single-Chamber Intrinsically-Safe FlexPower Node by Banner Engineering is an innovative way to collect analog, digital and temperature information in hazardous areas. A single-chamber housing makes this recent version of the DX99 battery-powered intrinsically-safe wireless transceiver simpler to install. It also delivers a state-of-the-art combination of wireless communication, battery technology and intrinsically safe electronics within a smaller footprint.
DX99 uses a liquid lithium battery to produce an intrinsically safe power source for the transceiver and an external third party sensor. When combined with low-power consumption sampling electronics, a standalone unit can operate for up to 10 years on a single battery. Its wireless technology is a highly tuned subsystem designed with industrial process applications in mind, designed to be reliable, be secure and provide diagnostic information about the status of the wireless link. DX99 has also been designed to transmit and receive up to 3 miles (150mw with 2dBi antenna) while consuming very little power. Every DX99 has a built-in site survey mode that allows the installer to quickly and easily determine the quality of the wireless link. These features, combined with its intrinsically safe operation, make the DX99 a superior solution for hazardous areas.
DX99 transceivers are available in a rugged polycarbonate housing or metal housing; both options are intrinsically safe and rated IP67. Rugged polycarbonate housing models are certified for use in Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C, D; Class I, Zone 0, Group IIC; and Group IIC, Zone 0. Metal housing models certified for use in Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C, D; Class II, Division 1, Groups E, F, G; Class III, Division 1; Class I, Zone 0, Group IIC; Group IIC, Zone 0; and Dust, Zone 20.
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