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Interfacing the Current Loop Function of the INST/INSR-2001

This application note shows several ways that the INST/INSR-2001 current loop function may be interfaced with various sensors and power supplies.

 

INST-2001 Transmitter

 

The current-loop input to the INST-2001 is a 50 ohm resistor.  As a result loop power must be provided from an external source.  Figure 1 shows the use of the INST-2001 with a passive sensor and a separate current loop-power supply.  Figure 2 shows the use of the INST-2001 and a self-powered sensor (with a built-in loop-power supply) while figure 3 shows the use of the INST-2001 with a common power supply for both a passive sensor and the INST-2001 itself.  Note that the power supply used to power the loop must always be a DC supply for proper operation.

 

INSR-2001 Receiver

 

The current-loop output from the INSR-2001 is a variable impedance that determines the amount of current that can flow through it based on signals from the INST-2001.  Figure 4 shows the use of the INSR-2001 with a passive current indicator and a separate current-loop power supply.  Figure 5 shows the use of the INSR-2001 with a common power supply for both a passive current indicator and the INST-2001 itself.  Note that the power supply used to power the loop must always be a DC supply for proper operation.

 

General

 

When connecting any type of power supply to either the INST-2001 or the INSR-2001 it is important to remember that position 3 on the signal terminal block and position 3 on the power terminal block are connected together as well as to the housing of both units.

 

 

Please refer to the INST/INSR-2001 Instruction Manual for additional details and specifications.

 

 INST-2001 wire hook up diagram


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