The ProtEX-MAX™ PD8-6000 explosion-proof process meter offers all the functionality of the ProVu PD6000 as a fully FM, CSA, ATEX, and IECEx approved explosion-proof product. It accepts a process current (4-20 mA) or process voltage (0-5V, 1-5V, etc.) signal and displays it on a dual-line, 6-digit Sunbright® sunlight readable display. The meter includes a 24 VDC power supply to drive the transmitter and can be equipped with up to four internal relays and a 4-20 mA output. The PD8-6000 can be programmed and operated without opening the housing by using the built-in SafeTouch® through-glass buttons or the RS485 serial communication port with free Modbus® protocol.
Precision Digital PD8-6000 ProtEX-MAX Explosion-Proof Process Meter
- SunBright Display Standard
- Dual-Scale for some Level Applications – Single Input
- Signal Input Conditioning for Flow & Round Horizontal Tanks
- 32-Point, Square Root, or Exponential Linearization
- Multi-Pump Alternation Control
- Tare Function
- SafeTouch® through-glass button programming
- Modbus RS-485 serial communications
- Flanges for wall or pipe mounting
- Isolated 24 VDC @ 25 mA transmitter power supply
- Onboard USB and MeterView® Pro Programming Software
Display: Upper display: 0.60″ (15 mm) high. Lower display: 0.46″ (12 mm) high. Both are 6 digits (-99999 to 999999), red LEDs.
Display Intensity: Eight intensity levels
Display Update Rate: 5/second (200 ms)
Overrange: Display flashes 999999
Underrange: Display flashes -99999
Display Assignment: The upper and lower displays may be assigned to PV1, PV2, PCT (percent), max/min, alternate max & min, set points, units (lower display only), or Modbus input.
Programming Methods: Four through-glass SafeTouch buttons, four mechanical buttons behind glass, digital inputs, PC and MeterView Pro software, or Modbus registers.
F4 Digital Input Contacts: 3.3 VDC on contact. Connect normally open contacts across F4 to COM.
F4 Digital Input Logic Levels: Logic High: 3 to 5 VDC; Logic Low: 0 to 1.25 VDC
Noise filter: Programmable from 2 to 199 (0 will disable filter)
Filter Bypass: Programmable from 0.1 to 99.9% of calibrated span
Recalibration: Calibrated at the factory. Recalibration is recommended at least every 12 months.
Max/Min Display: Max / min readings reached by the process are stored until reset by the user or until power to the meter is turned off.
Password: Three programmable passwords restrict modification of programmed settings.
Non-Volatile Memory: All programmed settings are stored in nonvolatile memory for a minimum of ten years if power is lost.
Power Options: 85-265 VAC 50/60 Hz, 90-265 VDC, 20 W max, or optional model with 12-24 VDC ±10%, 15 W max.
Fuse: Required external fuse: UL Recognized, 5 A max, slow blow; up to 6 meters may share one 5 A fuse.
Isolated Transmitter Power Supply: Terminals P+ & P-: 24 VDC ± 10%. Isolated from the input at >500 V. Jumper selectable for 24, 10, or 5 VDC supply (internal jumper J4). All models transmitter supply rated @ 25mA max.
Normal Mode Rejection: Greater than 60 dB at 50/60 Hz
Isolation: 4 kV input/output-to-power line. 500 V input-to-output or output-to-P+ supply.
Overvoltage Category: Installation Overvoltage Category II: Local level with smaller transient overvoltages than Installation Overvoltage Category III.
Environmental: T6 Class operating temperature range Ta = -40 to 60°C
T5 Class operating temperature range Ta = -40 to 65°C
Max Power Dissipation: Maximum power dissipation limited to 15.1 W.
Connections: Removable screw terminal blocks accept 12 to 22 AWG wire, RJ45 for external relays, digital I/O, and serial communication adapters.
Enclosure: Explosion-proof die cast aluminum with glass window, corrosion resistant epoxy coating, color: blue. NEMA 4X, 7, & 9, IP68. Default conduit connections: Four ¾” NPT threaded conduit openings and two ¾” NPT metal conduit plugs with 12 mm hex key fitting installed. Additional conduit opening configurations may be available; verify quantity and sizes on specific device labeling during installation.
Mounting: Four slotted flanges for wall mounting or NPS 1½” to 2½” or DN 40 to 65 mm pipe mounting.
Dimensions: 6.42″ x 7.97″ x 8.47″ (W x H x D) (163 mm x 202 mm x 215 mm)
Weight: 16.0 lbs (7.26 kg)
Warranty: 3 years parts & labor
USB Connection: Compatibility: USB 2.0 Standard, Compliant
Connector Type: Micro-B receptacle
Cable: USB A Male to Micro-B Cable
Driver: Windows 98/SE, ME, 2000, Server 2003/2008, XP 32/64-Bit,
Vista 32/64-Bit, Windows 7 32/64-Bit, Windows 10 32/64-Bit
Power: USB Port
Inputs: Field selectable: 0-20, 4-20 mA, ±10 VDC (0-5, 1-5, 0-10 V), Modbus PV (Slave)
Accuracy: ±0.03% of calibrated span ±1 count, square root & programmable exponent accuracy range: 10-100% of calibrated span
Temperature Drift: 0.005% of calibrated span/°C max from 0 to 65°C ambient, 0.01% of calibrated span/°C max from -40 to 0°C ambient
Signal Input Conditioning: Linear or round horizontal tank volume calculation.
Multi-Point Linearization: 2 to 32 points for PV or PV1. 2 to 8 points for PV2 (Dual-Scale Level feature)
Programmable Exponent: 1.0001 to 2.9999
Low-Flow Cutoff: 0-999999 (0 disables cutoff function)
Decimal Point: Up to five decimal places or none: d.ddddd, dd.dddd, ddd.ddd, dddd.dd, ddddd.d, or dddddd.
Calibration Range: 4-20 mA: minimum span input 1 & input 2: 0.15 mA. ±10 V: minimum span input 1 & 2: 0.10 V. An Error message will appear if input 1 and input 2 signals are too close together.
Input Impedance: Voltage ranges: greater than 1 MΩ. Current ranges: 50 – 100 Ω (depending on resettable fuse impedance).
Input Overload: Current input protected by resettable fuse, 30 VDC max. Fuse resets automatically after fault is removed.
HART Transparency: Analog input will not interfere with existing HART communications on the wired 4-20 mA signal
Rating: 2 or 4 SPDT (Form C) internal and/or 4 SPST (Form A) external; rated 3 A @ 30 VDC and 125/250 VAC resistive load; 1/14 HP (≈ 50 watts) @ 125/250 VAC for inductive loads such as contactors, solenoids, etc.
Noise Suppression: Noise suppression is recommended for each relay contact switching inductive loads.
Deadband: 0-100% of span, user programmable
High or Low Alarm: User may program any alarm for high or low trip point. Unused alarm LEDs and relays may be disabled (turned off).
Relay Operation: Automatic (non-latching), latching (requires manual acknowledge), sampling (based on time), pump alternation control (2 to 8 relays), Off (disable unused relays and enable interlock feature, manual on/off control mode).
Relay Reset: User selectable via front panel buttons or digital inputs.
1. Automatic reset only (non-latching), when input passes the reset point.
2. Automatic + manual reset at any time (non-latching).
3. Manual reset only, at any time (latching).
4. Manual reset only after alarm condition has cleared (latching).
Note: Front panel button or digital input may be assigned to acknowledge relays programmed for manual reset.
Time Delay: 0 to 999.9 seconds, on & off relay time delays. Programmable and independent for each relay.Fail-Safe Operation: Programmable and independent for each relay.
Note: Relay coil is energized in non-alarm condition. In case of power failure, relay will go to alarm state.
Auto Initialization: When power is applied to the meter, relays will reflect the state of the input to the meter.
Connectors: Removable screw terminal connector
Max Distance: 3,937′ (1,200 m) max
Status Indication: Separate LEDs for Power (P), Transmit (TX), and Receive (RX)
Protocol: Modbus® RTU (Slave Only)
Meter Address/Slave ID: 1 – 247
Baud Rate: 300 – 19,200 bps
Transmit Time Delay: Programmable between 0 and 199 ms or transmitter always on for RS-422 communication
Data: 8 bit (1 start bit, 1 or 2 stop bits)
Parity: Even, odd, or none with 1 or 2 stop bits
Byte-to-Byte Timeout: 0.01 – 2.54 seconds
Turn Around Delay: Less than 2 ms (fixed)
Isolated 4-20 mA Transmitter Output
Output Source: Process variable (PV), max, min, set points 1-8, manual control setting, or Modbus input
Scaling Range: 1.000 to 23.000 mA for any display range
Calibration: Factory calibrated: 4.000 to 20.000 = 4-20 mA output
Analog Output Programming: 23.000 mA maximum for all parameters:Overrange, underrange, max, min, and break
Accuracy: ± 0.1% of span ± 0.004 mA
Temperature Drift: 0.4 µA/°C max from 0 to 65°C ambient, 0.8 µA/°C max from -40 to 0°C ambient
Note: Analog output drift is separate from input drift.
Isolated Transmitter Power Supply: Terminals I+ & R: 24 VDC ± 10%. Isolated from the input at >500 V. May be used to power the 4-20 mA output or other devices. All models @ 25 mA max.
Output Loop Resistance:
|35 VDC (external)||100Ω||1200Ω|
Digital Inputs and Outputs
Channels: 4 digital inputs & 4 digital outputs per module
System: One expansion module may be added for a total of 8 inputs & 8 outputs
Note: The jumper located between the RJ45 connectors must be removed on the expansion module.
Digital Input Logic: High: 3 to 5 VDC;Low: 0 to 1.25 VDC
Digital Output Logic: High: 3.1 to 3.3 VDC; Low: 0 to 0.4 VD
Source Current: 10 mA maximum output current
Sink Current: 1.5 mA minimum input current
+5 V Terminal: To be used as pull-up for digital inputs only. Connect normally open pushbuttons across +5 V & DI 1-4. Warning: DO NOT use +5 V terminal (pin 1) to power external devices.
Function Assignment: The on-board digital inputs (1-4) are designed to mimic the behavior of the front panel buttons (Menu, F1, F2, & F3). If you wish to change their behavior, re-assign F1-F3 to the desired function, then change the corresponding digital input to match.
Product Ratings and Approvals
FM Enclosure:Type 4X; IP66
Class I, Division 1, Groups B, C, D
Class II, Division 1, Groups E, F, G
Class III, Division 1, T5/T6
Class I, Zone 1, AEx d, IIC Gb T5/T6
Zone 21, AEx tb IIIC T90°C; Ta -40°C to +65°C
T6 Ta = -40°C to +60°C; T5 Ta = -40°C to +65°C
Certificate Number: 3047283
CSA: Class I, Division 1, Groups B, C, D
Class II, Division 1, Groups E, F, G
Class III, Division 1
Class I Zone 1 Ex d IIC
Zone 21 Ex tb IIIC T90°C
-40°C < Tamb. < +60° C; Temperature Code T6
-40°C < Tamb. < +65° C; Temperature Code T5
Enclosure Type 4X & IP66
Certificate Number: 2531731
ATEX: II 2 G D Ex d IIC T* Gb
Ex tb IIIC T90°C Db IP68
Ta = -40°C to +*°C
*T6 = -40°C to +60°C
*T5 = -40°C to +65°C
Certificate number: Sira 12ATEX1182
IECEx: Ex d IIC T* Gb
Ex tb IIIC T90°C Db IP68
Ta = -40°C to +*°C
*T6 = -40°C to +60°C
*T5 = -40°C to +65°C
Certificate Number: IECEx SIR 12.0073
Signal Input Conditioning
Non-linear input signals (i.e. weirs & flumes, differential pressure, etc.) can be linearized with the ProtEX-MAX’s simple to use built-in signal input conditioners, such as: square-root extractor, exponential linearizer, horizontal round tank linearizer, or the ProtEX-MAX’s powerful general purpose 32-point linearizer.
Weir Flow Calculated Using Exponential Math Function
Round Horizontal Tank Math Function
For pump control applications where 2 or more similar pumps are used to control the level of a tank or a well, it is desirable to have the pumps operate alternately; this prevents excessive wear and overheating of one pump over the lack of use of the others. The ProtEX-MAX PD8-6000 can accommodate up to 8 pumps. In the example below, a pair of relays have been set up to alternate every time an on/off pump cycle is completed. Another pair of relays is used for low and high alarms.
MeterView® Pro Software
MeterView® Pro software is designed for use with ProVu, ProtEX-MAX, or Helios Series meters and allows users to remotely program, monitor, and datalog using a PC. Remote programming allows for all available meter settings to be programmed through an easy, user-friendly interface. The data acquisition feature allows the user to gather readings from a meter at user-selected intervals and generate charts using common tools like Microsoft® Excel. A linearization setup function is also included. With this utility the user can configure up to 32 linearization points and upload them to the meter. All configuration data can be saved to a file for future use.
This software is accessible via the onboard USB connection on all Helios large display meters, ProVu panel meters, and ProVu-based ProtEX-MAX explosion-proof meters produced since 6 September 2016 (firmware version 4.0 or higher). In order for meters produced prior to 6 September 2016 (firmware version 3.1 or lower) to establish digital communications with a PC, a serial communications adapter is required. For an RS-232 connection, use a PDA1232adapter.
To determine the software version of a meter:
- Go to the Diagnostics menu () and press Enter button.
- Press Up arrow button and scroll to Information menu (Info).
- Press Enter to access the software number (), version (), and serial number () information. Write down the information as it is displayed. Continue pressing Enter until all the information is displayed.
- The meter returns to Run Mode after displaying all the settings.