Head and DIN rail mounted temperature transmitters
AutomationDirect’s ProSense line now includes temperature transmitters in programmable and non-programmable models.
Non programmable ProSense models are available for thermocouple types J, K, or T, along with three-wire type Pt100 RTDs. Head-mounted models can be mounted in any ProSense connection head or any DIN Form B sensor head and are powered by 8 to 35 Vdc. 35 mm DIN rail-mount models are powered by 12 to 35 Vdc. The transmitters are reverse-polarity protected and output is a linearized two-wire 4-20 mA current loop.
Programmable models are available in both head-mount and DIN rail-mount styles. Compatible with a variety of thermocouple and RTD types, models feature linear resistance of 10 to 400 Ω and 10 to 2,000 Ω with Fahrenheit and Celsius selectability. Head-mount models are powered by 8 to 35 Vdc and DIN rail-mount models are powered by 12 to 35 Vdc; both styles are reverse-polarity protected.
The free downloadable XT-Soft PC software is a utility program that allows users to configure programmable temperature transmitters. Simply connect the transmitter to the PC via an XT-USB configuration cable.
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