uBSP-P-1: microBlox® Signal Splitter Carrier
- USB Programmable
- Plug-In Input Modules
- Dual Current or Voltage Output
- 6-32V DC Power
The uBSP carrier is used with plug-in Acromag microBlox (uB) input modules to build a flexible signal splitter/duplicator. Select from a variety of uB modules to match your input signal type for conversion to two proportional process current or voltage outputs. A third auxiliary voltage output is driven directly by the uB module.
High-voltage isolation separates the input from each output circuit. The isolation protects from surges, reduces noise, and eliminates ground loop errors.
Setup is fast and easy with a USB connection to your PC and our Windows software. Acromag’s Agility™ mobile app enables configuration on an Android smart phone or tablet. Software simplifies I/O range scaling, calibration, and advanced signal processing capabilities.
These rugged instruments withstand harsh industrial environments to operate reliably across a wide temperature range with very low drift. They feature high immunity to RFI, EMI, ESD, and EFT, plus low radiated emissions.
USB Connector: USB Mini-B type socket, 5-pin. 5.0 meters cable length maximum. No driver required.
USB Data Rate: 12Mbps. USB v1.1 and 2.0 compatible.
USB Transient Protection: Transient voltage suppression on power and data lines.
microBlox® uB Modules: Input specifications are dependent on the input module plugged into the carrier. Please see data sheets for individual uB modules for details.
Split Outputs (Two Signals, Active)
0 to 10V
0 to 5V
0 to 20mA
4 to 20mA
–0 to +11V
–0 to +5.5V
0 to 24mA
0 to 24mA
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Voltage output: 1K ohms minimum (5mA max).
Current output: 0-525 ohms for 21mA DC.
Output Accuracy: Better than ±0.05% of span, typical, ±0.1% max.
Output Ripple: Less than ±0.1% of output span, typical.
Output Ambient Temperature Drift: Better than ±80ppm/°C (±0.0080%/°C).
Output Response Time: Varies with input module. Refer to uB module specification and add 7ms for carrier response time.
AUX Voltage Ouput
The local AUX voltage output is equivalent to that produced by the microBlox® module itself when plugged into this carrier. Its signal return COM is common to the USB signal ground, which may be common to earth ground of the host PC if not using a USB isolator.
Voltage Range (AUX): 0-5V, ±5V, or 1-5V, equivalent to the microBlox module voltage output. Refer to module specifications.
Accuracy (AUX): ±0.05% of span typical (from module). Refer to your module specifications for details.
Operating temperature: -40 to 75°C (-40° to 167°F).
Storage temperature: -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F).
Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing.
Power Requirement: 6-32V DC external supply, 1.5W max.
Isolation: 1500V AC peak. 250V AC (354V DC) continuous between input, output, and power circuits.
Shock and Vibration Immunity
Vibration: 4g, per IEC 60068-2-64.
Shock: 25g, per IEC 60068-2-27
Approvals (pending): CE compliant. UL/cUL listing. ATEX Certified. Designed for Class I; Division 2; Groups ABCD; Zone 2. ATEX II 3 G Ex nA IIC T4 Gc -40°C < Ta < +80°C
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Compliance
Radiated Emissions: BS EN 61000-6-4, CISPR 16.
RFI: BS EN 61000-6-2, IEC 61000-4-3.
Conducted RFI: BS EN 61000-6-2, IEC 61000-4-6.
ESD: BS EN 61000-6-2, IEC 61000-4-2.
EFT: BS EN 61000-6-2, IEC 61000-4-4.
Surge Immunity: BS EN 61000-6-2, IEC 61000-4-5.
Width = 75.2mm (2.96” along rail),
Height = 72.0mm (2.83” perpendicular to rail),
Depth = 36mm (1.42” vertical w/o modules).
Note that plug-in module extends 1.4” above splitter panel (max. depth of 71mm or 2.8”).
Input, Output, and Power Connectors: Fixed type terminal blocks rated for 12A/250V; AWG #28-16, stranded or solid copper wire.
Carrier Material: Self-extinguishing polyamide, UL94 V-0 rated, color light gray (black end caps). General purpose NEMA Type 1 enclosure.
Circuit Board: Military grade fire-retardant epoxy glass per PC-4101/98
DIN-Rail Mounting: 35x15mm, T-type DIN rails.
Unit Weight: 0.25 lbs. (0.12 kg). 0.5 lbs. (0.24 kg) packed.
Features & Benefits
- Easy configuration via USB with Windows® software or AgilityTM app for Android
- Wide selection of plug-in signal conditioning
modules for a variety of input signal types
- DC millivolt or voltage
- DC current or 2-wire transmitter w/excitation
- Thermocouple (J, K, T, R, S)
- RTD, Pt 100 ohm (2/3/4-wire)
- Dual scalable current or voltage outputs
(0-20mA , 4-20mA, ±5V, ±10V, 0-5V, 0-10V)
- Third auxiliary 0-5V output
- Input can scale differently at each output
- User-selectable filtering (none, low, med, high)
- Supports reverse-acting (inverse) output
- High accuracy, linearity, stability, and reliability
- 1500V isolation
- Shock (25g) and vibration (4g) resistant
- Wide ambient operation (-40 to 75°C)
- CE compliant. UL/cUL Class 1 Division 2 and ATEX Zone 2 approvals (pending).