TRANSMITTERS AND TRANSDUCERS

Transmitters
Transmitters are current-outputting devices and may have two or three wires. Where two wires are used to both receive power and transmit an output signal, significant cost savings can be made where long cables are needed. They are frequently scaled to vary from 4 mA to 20 mA as the pressure varies from mi...

TRANSMITTERS AND TRANSDUCERS

Transmitters
Transmitters are current-outputting devices and may have two or three wires. Where two wires are used to both receive power and transmit an output signal, significant cost savings can be made where long cables are needed. They are frequently scaled to vary from 4 mA to 20 mA as the pressure varies from minimum to maximum. Thus the on-board electronics has to be capable of operating with a maximum current drain of less than 4 mA. Being 'current driven', the in-built circuitry controls the voltage across the transmitters two terminals to ensure that the appropriate pressure-proportional current is maintained irrespective of line resistance up to a specified limit. Thus these devices are very suitable for use with long cables and are much less susceptible to electromagnetic interference than voltage-output transducers. Sometimes called current loop or serial devices, additional displays at different locations can easily be included in the loop without degrading the output signal. Such devices normally suffer no significant degradation of signal output with distance.

Transducers
Transducers are voltage-outputting devices that can be used with simple signal conditioning but are more sensitive to electromagnetic interference. The electrical resistance of the connecting cable can cause significant errors if the cable is long. They require three or four connecting wires to supply power and deliver the output signal.

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