Product Announcement from Dataforth Corporation
The DSCP81 offered by Dataforth Corporation, Tucson, Arizona, is an isolated and software configurable voltage/current input signal conditioner. Each signal conditioning module is designed for measuring voltages up to ±1000VDC or currents up to ±100mA. The output signal can be configured for voltages up to ±10VDC or currents up to ±20mA. A fully configurable alarm relay output is included. The input/output type, measurement range, and other features are software configurable. The signal conditioner is designed to protect valuable measurement and control signals as well as connected equipment from the dangerous and degrading effects of noise, transient power surges, internal ground loops, and other hazards present in industrial environments.
The DSCP81 signal conditioner can be easily configured to the specific measuring task using the DSCX-787 and DSCX-587 interface cables and the menu-driven DSCX-557 configuration software that runs on Windows 3.1x, 95, 98, NT, 2000, and XP. Configurable features include: selection of voltage or current input; input measurement range; selection of voltage or current output; output signal range, output signal polarity; input filter response time; 50Hz or 60Hz mains ripple suppression; linearization characteristic; alarm mode of action; alarm trip point type, level and hysteresis; and alarm energize/de-energize delay. In addition, zero can be adjusted from -1% to 5%, and span can be adjusted from -5% to 1%. The DSCX-557 configuration software has a comprehensive help file and allows query, printout and saving of configuration settings, display of input measurement value, and display of interpolation table points for linearization.
Download the DSCP81 User Manual.
DSCP81 linearization software is very powerful, allowing the full range input value to be divided into 2 percent steps for a total of 50 unique input-to-output correlations. Output values can be freely assigned to fixed input values allowing the transfer characteristic to be non-monotonic. Five pre-programmed linearization transfer functions are included with the software: linear, special which allows up to 50 user selectable I/O transfer values, input to the power of 1/2, input to the power of 3/2, and input to the power of 5/2.
The alarm relay output is a gold flashed silver alloy single-pole contact having a rating of 2A at 250VAC or 125VDC. The alarm function is fully software configurable. Trip point type can be set to inactive, low alarm or high alarm. Trip point level is settable from -10% to 110% of input span with a settable hysteresis value of 0% or 100%. The alarm energize/de-energize delay can be set individually from 0.1s to 1000s. The relay contact can be programmed to be open or closed in alarm condition and at power loss.
The DSCP81 has 3700Vrms transformer isolation between input to output and input to alarm relay, and between either input or output to power supply. The signal conditioner accepts external universal power of either 24 to 60V AC/DC or 85 to 230V AC/DC. Packaging is a compact DIN rail mountable case measuring only 2.72" x 0.69" x 4.49" (69.2mm x 17.5mm x 114mm). Accuracy is 0.1% typical, and operating temperature range is -25°C to +55°C.
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Dataforth was established in 1984 and is the world leader in data acquisition, signal conditioning and data communication products for industrial applications. Worldwide, our electronic data acquisition, signal conditioning, and data communication products provide rugged signal and data integrity and wide spectrum accuracy. All Dataforth products are manufactured in the USA and have been RoHS Compliant since 2006. The Dataforth Quality Management System is ISO9001:2008 registered.