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What is analogue output used for?

Analogue outputs are normally used to send the digital panel meter’s measured value to another device, such as a PLC, datalogger, chart recorder or remote display.

This is generally safer than sharing the sensor’s input signal with several devices, as there is less chance that the signal will be corrupted by noise, cabling or connection faults, or by changes in load impedance.

We use a high precision 16 bit D/A system, which ensures that the precision and resolution of the analogue output is high.

We also electrically isolate the analogue output signal from the rest of our circuitry, so that you can confidently connect it to any other equipment without creating a ground loop.

The analogue output can easily be scaled to suit your measurement range. We offer different outputs to suit most requirements, such as 4-20mA, 0-10V and -10 to +10V.

The analogue output can be scaled in proportion to your measurement or in inverse. For example, 0-25000 kg = 4-20mA or 25000 to 0 kg = 4-20mA. It can also be derived from the nett or gross value of your display.

For a full description on the capabilities of the analogue outputs in the INT4 series, please see INT4 – Analogue Outputs – Manual