Press Release Summary:
Designed to interface between field equipment and control systems, WAVEPak DC/DC isolator converts and isolates signals with accuracy exceeding 0.1%. User can select either current sink or loop-powered input mode, allowing module to be active or passive input circuit. Integrated test terminals allow testing of input/output current values without removing cables, while LED indicators display signal status. Supplied from 12-60 Vdc, unit can drive output current loads up to 1 KW.
Original Press Release:
Weidmuller's WAVEPak DC/DC- a Cost-Effective Universal Isolator for Process Applications
RICHMOND, VA (June 25, 2009) - Weidmuller introduces the new WAVEPak DC/DC isolator - a cost-effective, adjustable conditioning solution for applications with high-level signals, such as flow transmitters in process applications. WAVEPak is designed to interface between field equipment and control systems, converting and isolating signals with a high level of accuracy that exceeds 0.1%.
WAVEPak's accuracy is just one of the many features that make it an ideal solution for process applications. A four-wire DC isolator with complete three-way isolation, its voltage or current inputs and outputs can be internally selected, and easily scaled via pushbuttons located on the front of the module. Outputs can be configured as direct or reverse action, as required by the application.
The WAVEPak DC/DC gives users the ability to select either current sink or loop-powered input mode, allowing the module to be an active or passive input circuit. 24VDC power for two-wire transmitters also provides the flexibility to drive additional load in an active input loop, which simplifies field wiring and reduces the need for field device power supplies.
The WAVEPak DC/DC has several features designed to simplify installation and reduce system commissioning and maintenance time. The unique integrated test terminals allow testing of input and output current values without removing cables. LED indicators display the signal status, for quick and easy trouble shooting and maximized system uptime. Weidmuller's high quality, pluggable field terminals allow quick-release and provide the most secure connections available.
The WAVEPak DC/DC offers application flexibility and cost savings at every turn. Supplied from any auxiliary voltage from 12 to 60 VDC, the WAVEPak DC/DC can drive output current loads up to a surprising 1KW. This feature allows additional devices, such as local indicators and chart recorders, to be powered in the same loop without additional power supplies. High-level 3-port isolation between input, output and supply ensures signals are protected from electrical interference and ground loops.
WAVEPak has a space-saving 12.5 mm wide design, mounts on TS35 DIN-rail and features both CE and cULus approvals.
Weidmuller is the leading provider of solutions for the transmission of power, data and control signals in industrial environments. The company develops, produces and sells industrial electronics, network infrastructure components and connectivity solutions such as Wireless Solutions, Industrial Ethernet, Relays, Power Supplies, I/O modules, printed circuit board connectors, terminal blocks and complete DIN Rail assemblies. The Weidmuller group has a strong international focus with manufacturing and sales locations in over 70 countries.
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