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DI-8B36 Potentiometer Input Modules

0 to 10kΩ Input Range

Product Features

  • Interfaces to Potentiometers up to 10,000Ω
  • High Level Voltage Outputs
  • 1500Vrms Transformer Isolation
  • ANSI/IEEE C37.90.1 Transient Protection
  • Input Protected to 240VAC Continuous
  • 120dB CMR
  • 70dB NMR at 60Hz
  • ±0.05% Accuracy
  • ±0.02% Linearity
  • Low Drift with Ambient Temperature
  • CSA, FM and CE Certifications Pending
  • Mix and Match Modules

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DI-8B modules are an optimal solution for monitoring real-world process signals and providing high level signals to a data acquisition system. Each DI-8B36 module isolates, filters and amplifies a single channel of potentiometer input and provides an analog voltage output.

Excitation for the potentiometer is provided by using two matched current sources. When using a 3-wire connection, this method allows equal currents to flow through the sensor leads, cancelling the effects of lead resistances. The excitation currents are small (0.25mA) which minimizes the self-heating of the potentiometer.

Signal filtering is accomplished with a three-pole filter optimized for time and frequency response which provides 70dB of normal-mode-rejection at 60Hz. One pole of this filter is on the field side of the isolation barrier for anti-aliasing, and the other two are on the system side.

A special input circuit on the DI-8B36 module provides protection against accidental connection of power-line voltages up to 240VAC. Clamp circuits on the I/O and power terminals protect against harmful transients.

The modules are designed for installation in Class I, Division 2 hazardous locations and have a high level of immunity to environmental noise.