- Interfaces to Transducers and Other Devices Requiring a Stable, Isolated DC Supply
- Industry Standard Output of Either 0-10V, ±10V, 0-20mA, or 4-20mA
- 1500Vrms Transformer Isolation
- Input Protected to 240VAC Continuous
- True 3-Way Isolation
- Supply Voltage 15 … 30 VDC
- Extended Temperature Range -40 … 80°C
- ±0.03% Accuracy ; ±0.01% Linearity
- ATEX Compliant
The DSCA43 isolation amplifier provides a galvanically isolated input channel which is filtered, isolated, amplified and converted into a process output Signal. Signal filtering is accomplished with a five-pole filter which is optimized for step Response. An anti-aliasing pole is located on the field side of the isolation barrier, and the other four poles are on the system side. After the initial field-side filtering, the input signal is chopped by a proprietary chopper circuit. Isolation is provided by transformer coupling, again using a proprietary technique to suppress transmission of common mode spikes or surges.
The transducer excitation is provided from the module by a stable 10V source. This source is fully isolated, allowing the amplifier inputs to operate over the full range of the excitation voltage. This feature enables the module to be interfaced to a wide variety of sensors requiring exctitation. Module output is either voltage or current. For current output models a dedicated loop supply is provided at terminal 3 (+OUT) with loop return located at terminal 4 (-OUT). The system-side load may be either floating or grounded.
Special input circuits provide signal input and excitation protection against accidental connection of power-line voltages up to 240VAC and against transient events as defined by ANSI/IEEE C37.90.1. Protection circuits are also present on the signal output and power input terminals to guard against transient events and power reversal. Signal and power lines are secured to the module using screw terminals which are in pluggable terminal blocks for ease of system assembly and reconfiguration.
The modules have excellent stability over time and do not require recalibration, however, zero and span settings are adjustable up to ±5% to accommodate situations where fine-tuning is desired. The adjustments are made using potentiometers located under the front panel label and are non-interactive for ease of use.