The Industrial Dual 0-20mA Bricklet 2.0 can be used to extend the features of Bricks by the capability to measure currents between 0 and 22.5mA.
This Bricklet can be used to read out up to two IEC 60381-1 type 2 and type 3 sensor.
The measured current can be read out in nA. With configurable events it is possible to react on changing currents without polling.
This Bricklet ist not galvanically isolated to the Tinkerforge system. This means that there is a direct electrical connection between the terminals of the Bricklet and the rest of the system. Dependent of the application this can lead to undesired connections, ground loops or short circuits. These problems can be prevented by using the Bricklet together with a Isolator Bricklet.
|Current Consumption||50mW (10mA at 5V)|
|Maximum Input Voltage||48V|
|Measurement Range||0mA - 22.5mA|
|Supported Sensors||IEC 60381-1 type 2 and type 3|
|Accuracy||0.15% with 40ppm/°C|
|Resolution||up to 0.172µA (18bit)|
|Sample Rate||up to 240 samples per second|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||40 x 40 x 11mm (1.57 x 1.57 x 0.43")|
See below for connection diagrams for type 2/3 sensor.
Both sensor ports ("Sensor 0" and "Sensor 1") can be used independently. Notice the battery symbol in the picture above. Over the external power supply input of the Bricklet (up to 48V) the sensors can be powered.
To test a Industrial Dual 0-20mA Bricklet 2.0 you need to have Brick Daemon and Brick Viewer installed. Brick Daemon acts as a proxy between the USB interface of the Bricks and the API bindings. Brick Viewer connects to Brick Daemon. It helps to figure out basic information about the connected Bricks and Bricklets and allows to test them.
Connect the Industrial Dual 0-20mA Bricklet 2.0 to a Brick with a Bricklet Cable and attach a current source (see picture below). In this example we use a 4-20mA ambient light sensor.
If you connect the Brick to the PC over USB, you should see a new tab named "Industrial Dual 0-20mA Bricklet 2.0" in the Brick Viewer after a moment. Select this tab. If everything went as expected the Brick Viewer should look as depicted below.
Interact with the sensor to see the current changing in the Brick Viewer.
After this test you can go on with writing your own application. See the Programming Interface section for the API of the Industrial Dual 0-20mA Bricklet 2.0 and examples in different programming languages.
A laser-cut case for the Industrial Dual 0-20mA Bricklet 2.0 is available.
The assembly is easiest if you follow the following steps:
Below you can see an exploded assembly drawing of the Industrial Dual 0-20mA Bricklet 2.0 case:
Hint: There is a protective film on both sides of the plates, you have to remove it before assembly.
See Programming Interface for a detailed description.
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