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Frequency to Analogue Converter, C16-10
A signal conditioner for sensors, energy and water meters, etc. with pulse outputs; provides a mA or voltage output proportional to the frequency of the input signal
The C16-10 has many uses in frequency to current / voltage converter applications including water and energy metering and rotational measurements.Examples:
Conversion of flowmeter or water meter outputs Converts a water meter volt-free contact or open collector/drain into an analogue signal (e.g. 4-20mA, 0-10V, etc.) to provide a measurement of flow rate.
Monitoring engine speed or other rotational measurements The addition of a trip amplifier, provides overspeed alarms or safety shutdown.
Windspeed indication - Convert the pulse rate from an anemometer into e.g. a 4-20mA signal and with the addition of a digital panel meter, provide a display of windspeed.
Optional PC configuration software provides range changing, e.g. to suit a turbine meter replacement, and optimisation of digital filtering to suit site conditions. The frequency to analogue converter is supplied either pre-calibrated to customers' specification (i.e. no further configuration required) or as a readily available item supplied with default settings for configuration by the user.
The level of input signal at which the frequency to analogue converter triggers is set by the front panel control.
Digital filtering enables effective attenuation of noise yet permits a rapid response to a change in the input frequency. Factory-set default settings are suitable for many situations, however, the Programming software enables the characteristics of the digital filter to be modified by the following parameters:
The output of the instrument may be scaled to the input signal frequency range with the following parameters.
Other parameters which effect the output are:
Optional Programming Kit
Standard units are supplied with default settings (see the data sheet) ready for user configuration with the optional programming kit. Alternatively the C16-10 may be supplied pre-calibrated to user specifications.
The Programming Kit, comprising Windows™ compatible software and infrared USB link, provides adjustments to all the above parameters. It also enables input measurements (Hz) and output (% FS) to be displayed on screen.