4-20 mA Loop Powered Isolators, Two Channel API DPI-2

4-20 mA Loop Powered Isolators, Two Channel
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Outputs:
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API DPI-2
4-20 mA, Two Channels
4-20 mA, Two Channels
2 Fully Independent Loop Powered Isolators
1000 Ω Output Drive Capability
Calibration Unaffected by Change in Load
Compact 22.5 mm Wide DIN Style Case
Output LoopTracker® LED
Applications
QQ Isolate 4-20 mA Process Signals
QQ Isolate Two Loops With One API DPI-2
QQ Eliminate Ground Loops, Reduce Noise Effects
4-20 mA Inputs
Channel A:
4 to 20 mADC
Channel B:
4 to 20 mADC
Input Voltage Burden
Approximately 9 VDC at 20 mA
See graph on back
Maximum Input Voltage
60 VDC maximum
Common Mode Rejection
Negligible output effect for 50/60 Hz common mode signals
LoopTracker
Continuous visual indication of output loop current for each
channel
LED brightness varies with current level over 4-20 mA range
4-20 mA Outputs
Channel A:
4 to 20 mADC
Channel B:
4 to 20 mADC
Output Drive Capability
Up to 1000 Ω with 20 V compliance at 20 mA at 30 VDC or
approximately 750 Ω at 24 VDC depending on the supply
voltage of the input loop.
See graph on back.
Change in Load Effect
Less than ±0.08% of span for load changes from 0 Ω to
1000 Ω
Output Calibration
Multi-turn zero and span potentiometers for each output
±10% of span adjustment range typical
Accuracy
±0.1% of span (includes adjustment resolution and linearity)
Response Time
60 milliseconds typical
Isolation
1200 VRMS minimum, input to output
Ambient Temperature Range and Stability
–10°C to +60°C operating ambient
Better than ±0.2% of span per °C stability
Housing and Sockets
Polycarbonate housing
Gray UL #94V-1 housing and black UL #94V-2 terminals
IP 40, requires installation in panel or enclosure
Mounts to 35 mm DIN rail
35 mm
DIN Rail
Mount
Output A Span
Variable Brightness Output A LED
Output A Zero
75 mm
Output B Span
Variable Brightness Output B LED
Output B Zero
98.5 mm
22.5 mm
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Quick Link
api-usa.com/loop
Made in USA
Description
The API DPI-2 is a two channel loop-powered isolator that
accepts two separate 4-20 mADC inputs and provides two linear and isolated 4-20 mA outputs. The API DPI-2 contains two
completely independent and identical channels in the same
housing. When calculating power usage and reviewing specifications, consider each channel separately. The API DPI-2
derives its operating power from the input loop eliminating the
need for external power supplies and additional power wiring.
Due to the unique design, the calibration and linearity of each
channel is unaffected by output load changes from 0 to 1000
Ω. The API DPI-2 provides a cost effective, drop-in solution for
eliminating the ground loops and noise problems commonly
found in process loops.
LoopTracker
API exclusive features include a LoopTracker LED for each
channel. The LoopTracker LED varies in intensity with changes
in the process output signal. The LED will extinguish if either the
input or output loops should open. Monitoring the state of these
LEDs can provide a quick visual picture of your process loop and
saves time during initial startup and/or troubleshooting.
Model
API DPI-2
Input
2 independent 4-20 mA channels
Calibration
The API DPI-2 is factory calibrated and should not require recalibration in the field for loads up to 1000 Ω. Each channel is
totally independent from the other and each input is optically
isolated from its corresponding output.
Should re-calibration (fine-tuning) be desired, independent
Zero and Span controls for each channel are accessible
through the front of the unit.
Installation
The API DPI-2 is designed to mount on an industry-standard
DIN rail. The narrow 22.5 mm DIN style housing allows for sideby-side mounting of multiple modules for maximum I/O density
with as many as 36 channels (18 modules) in a 19-inch rack.
Output
2 independent 4-20 mA channels
Power
4-20 mA loop
Option—add to end of model number
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Conformal coating for moisture resistance
BSOLUTE
ROCESS NSTRUMENTS, Inc.
1220 American Way Libertyville, IL 60048
Phone: 800-942-0315 Fax: 800-949-7502
© 04-14
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Installation and Setup
API DPI-2
Signal Input Terminals
Polarity must be observed when connecting the signal input. If
the input does not function, check wiring and polarity.
The DPI input sinks current. Your transmitter or an external loop
power supply must provide power to each DPI input.
Signal Output Terminals
Polarity must be observed for output wiring connections. If the
output does not function, check wiring and polarity.
Note that the module provides power to the output loop from
the input loop.
API DPI-2 Loop A Input API DPI-2 Loop A Output
Terminal 1 negative (–)
Terminal 4 negative (–)
Terminal 2 positive (+)
Terminal 5 positive (+)
API DPI-2 Loop B Input API DPI-2 Loop B Output
Terminal 10 negative (–)
Terminal 8 negative (–)
Terminal 11 positive (+)
Terminal 7 positive (+)
Mounting
The housing clips to a standard 35 mm DIN rail. The housing is
IP40 rated and should be mounted inside a panel or enclosure.
1. Tilt front of module downward and position the lower mount
against the bottom edge of DIN rail.
2. Push front of module upward until upper mount snaps into place.
Removal
Avoid electrical hazards! Turn signal input, output, and power
off.
1. Use a small flat-blade screwdriver to pry up on the black
plastic spring clip located in the slot at top back of module.
2. Tilt front of module downward to release from the DIN rail.
Spring Clip
API DPI-2
Lower Mount
Input Voltage Burden Chart
30 V
External
Power
Source
Powered
4-20 mA
Device
Input 1
(–)
Externally powered
device that provides
power to the current loop
(+)
1 2
Required Input Voltage
Electrical Connections
WARNING! Turn signal input, output, and power supplies off
before connecting or disconnecting wiring.
This module mounts to an industry standard 35 mm DIN rail.
See wiring diagrams. All wiring must be performed by a qualified electrician or instrumentation engineer. Consult factory
for assistance.
20 V
20 mA
2 wire
4-20 mA
Xmtr
Ri
(+)
12 mA
(–)
(+)
10 V
Loop
Supply
PLC,
Display,
Recorder
(–)
4 mA
Input A
(–)
(+)
(–)
(+)
Output A
(–)
(+)
Output B
123
0
250
500
750
1000
456
Output Load (Ω)
(+) (–)
NOTE: The required input voltage is for one channel only.
API DPI-2
(+) (–)
Calibration
The API DPI-2 is factory calibrated and should not require
recalibration in the field for loads of 0-1000 Ω.
Each channel is totally independent from the other and each
input is isolated from its corresponding output.
Should recalibration (fine-tuning) be desired, independent Zero
and Span controls for each channel are accessible through the
front of the unit to adjust the module’s output.
1. Wire unit as shown, apply power to the input and output
loops, and allow a minimum 20 minute warm up time.
2. Using an accurate calibration source, provide a 4 mA input
to module.
3.Using an accurate measurement device for the output,
adjust the Zero potentiometer to 4 mA. The Zero control
should only be adjusted when the input signal is at its
minimum. This will produce a 4 mA output signal.
4. Using an accurate calibration source, provide 20 mA input
to module.
5.Using an accurate measurement device for the output,
adjust the Span potentiometer to 20 mA. The Span control
should only be adjusted when the input signal is at its
maximum. This will produce a 20 mA output signal.
6. Repeat adjustments for the second channel.
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Input B
(–)
(+)
PLC,
Display,
Recorder
(–)
Loop
Supply
(+)
(+)
(–)
Ri
2 wire
4-20 mA
Xmtr
10 11
Input 2
(+)
(–)
External
Power
Source
Powered
4-20 mA
Device
Externally powered
device that provides
power to the current loop
Operation
The API DPI-2 is a passive device that draws a small amount
of power from the input loop to operate its isolation circuitry.
The red LoopTracker output LEDs provide a visual indication
that the output signal is functioning. It becomes brighter as
the input and the corresponding output change from minimum
to maximum.
The red LED will only light if the output loop current path is
complete. Failure to illuminate or a failure to change in intensity as the process changes may indicate a problem with the
module input or output wiring. Note that it may be difficult to
see the LED under bright lighting conditions.
API maintains a constant effort to upgrade and improve its products.
Specifications are subject to change without notice. Contact factory
for assistance and see api-usa.com for latest datasheet version.
BSOLUTE
ROCESS NSTRUMENTS, Inc.
1220 American Way Libertyville, IL 60048
Phone: 800-942-0315 Fax: 800-949-7502
api-usa.com