Temperature Sensing IO Module
The SNAP-AIRTD-1K is a two-channel, isolated analog input module for use with platinum resistance temperature detectors (RTDs).
The SNAP-AIRTD-1K is a two-channel, isolated analog input module for use with 1000 ohm platinum resistance temperature detectors (RTDs). With the SNAP-AIRTD-1K, the SNAP I/O modules now includes RTD input modules for use with 10 ohm copper, 100 ohm platinum, and 1,000 ohm platinum RTD probes. The SNAP-AIRTD-1K module provides two channels of analog temperature input, with a nominal input temperature range of -200 to +850 C and an input range of 0-4,000 ohms. The module has an average resolution of 0.042 C (0.16 ohms). Used primarily with RTD probes to provide temperature inputs, the SNAP-AIRTD-1K module can also be used for making high-resolution resistance measurements. The module is guaranteed for life, is transformer isolated, and optically isolated from the equipment and devices it connects to, as well as from other modules on a shared I/O rack.
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