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Product short description:
  • Loop-powered Process Meter
  • 4-20mA input/output
  • Solid-state relays
  • Non-incendive, intrinsically safe

These loop-powered 1/8 DIN digital panel meters provide a convenient and informative display of any 4-20mA signal. A dual line display shows the process value on the top line and the units or a tag on the bottom line. Alternatively, you can display the input in one scale on the top line (e.g. height) and another scale on the bottom (e.g. volume).

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VPM2000 Vertu® Series Loop-Powered Panel Meter Description

Acromag Vertu® VPM2000 loop-powered 1/8 DIN digital panel meters provide a convenient and informative display of any 4-20mA signal. A dual line display shows the process value on the top line and the units or a tag on the bottom line. Alternatively, you can display the input in one scale on the top line (e.g. height) and another scale on the bottom (e.g. volume). A bar graph option indicates the percentage the value represents.

All models include a digital input and two open collector outputs. For signal isolator and alarm trip applications, model options add two solid state relays or 4-20mA analog output. The digital input enables remote reset or triggering of alarms. Open collector outputs are useful for alarm indication or pulse output. Relays support alarm activation, on/off control, and pump alternation functions.

Installation is greatly simplified as the meters acquire power from the 4-20mA loop and therefore require no separate power source. A low voltage drop adds very little burden to the loop. The NEMA 4X IP65 panel, conformal-coated PCBs, wide temperature operation, and a backlit LCD enable use in most environments. Intrinsically safe and non-incendive versions allow installation in hazardous areas.

Setup is fast and easy using the front panel buttons or the free configuration software. A micro USB cable connects the meter to the PC and provides power for software-based programming and saving the file. The push buttons also serve as programmable function keys to change displays, reset min/max readings, acknowledge alarms, and other uses.

Performance Specifications

General

Except where noted, all specs apply to operation at +25°C.

Temperature Range
Operating (safe area models): -40 to 75°C.
Operating (hazardous area models): -40 to 70°C.
Storage: -40 to 85°C.

Relative Humidity
0 to 90% non-condensing.
PCBs conformal-coated.

Programming Method: Front panel & Free PC-based USB programming software.

Digital Input
2.1V DC on contact. No contacts across DI+ and DI-.
Logic High: 2.4 to 30V DC (max).
Logic Low: 0 to 0.9V DC.

Overall Dimensions: 4.68” x 2.45” x 3.79” (119 x 62 x 96 mm) W x H x D.

Weight: 8.7 oz (247g) with option board.

Warranty: 3 years parts and labor.

UL/cUL Approvals
General purpose: UL 61010-1
Hazardous area: Class 1, Div 1, Groups A, B, C, D and Class 1, Div 2, Groups A, B, C, D

Input

Inputs: 4 to 20mA.

Accuracy
±0.02% of span ±1 count
Square root/ exponent: 10-100% FS.

Voltage Drop
Without Backlight: 1.5V max.
With backlight: 4.5V max.

Function
PV1: Linear, square root, or programmable exponent.
PV2: Linear or round horizontal tank.

HART Transparency: Analog input will not interfere with existing HART communications on the wired 4-20 mA signal.

Display

Display
Dual-line LCD with backlight.
Both lines 14-segment alphanumeric.
Top: 0.7” (17.8 mm).
Bottom: 0.4” (10.2 mm).
Display may be programmed to turn red and flash a user-defined message on alarm condition.

Decimal Point & Commas
Top line: Up to four decimal places.
Bottom line: Up to seven decimal places and commas to indicate 1000s (e.g. 88,987,628).

Dual-Scale Feature
Input can display in different scales on top and bottom lines.
Top line could display input in height and bottom line displays same input in volume.

DisplayWizard LP Programming Software

DisplayWizard LP System Requirements: Microsoft® Windows® 7 & 10.

Communications: USB 2.0 (Standard USB A to Micro USB B).

Common Open Collector & Relay (Alarm)

High or Low Alarm
User programmable for high or low alarm.

Alarm Deadband
0-100% FS, user programmable Pulse, alarm, timer, stopwatch on/off, or disable.

On & Off Time Delay: 0 to 9,999 seconds.

Fail-Safe Operation
Independent for each open collector and relay.
Fail-safe on: output is on under normal conditions.
Fail-safe off: output is on under alarm conditions.

Alarm Operation: Automatic, automatic with manual override, latching (manual reset anytime), latching with reset after cleared (manual reset only after alarm has cleared).

Under/Over Range
If input < 3.5 mA: 1.0, 3.5, 3.8 mA, or disabled.
If input > 20.5 mA: 20.5, 20.8, 23.0 mA, or disabled.

Open Collector Outputs

Rating: Isolated, sinking NPN, 5-30V DC @ 150mA max.

Solid State Relays

Rating
250VAC/VDC @ 1A resistive.
75VA; 250VAC; 0.6A pilot duty (inductive) – UL Code D300.
25VA; 250VDC; 0.6A pilot duty (inductive) – UL Code R300.

Pump Alternation
Relays will alternate with each pump cycle and alternation can be based on elapsed time.
Pump alternation time can be programmed for: 0 to 999:59 (hrs:min).

4-20mA Transmitter Output

Accuracy: ±0.05% FS ±0.001mA.

Scaling Range: 1.00 to 23.0 mA.

Under/Over Range
If input < 3.5 mA: 1.0, 3.5, 3.8 mA, or disabled.
If input > 20.5 mA: 20.5, 20.8, 23.0 mA, or disabled.

Isolation: 500 V input-to-output.

External Loop Power Supply: 7.0 VDC to 30.0 VDC maximum.

Output Loop Resistance: 10-750 Ω @ 24 VDC; 100-1100 Ω @ 30 VDC.

Ordering Information

VPM2000 Ordering Info

 

  • Loop-powered process meter
  •  4-20mA input
  • Two open collector outputs standard
  • Optional loop-powered solid-state relays
  • Optional 4-20mA analog output
  • 1.5 volt drop (4.5 volt drop with backlight)
  • Loop-powered backlight with red backlight for alarm conditions
  • Free PC-based USB programming software
  • 5-digit alphanumeric top line,
    8- digit alphanumeric bottom line
  • 20-segment bargraph with percent indication
  • Relay pump alternation based on level and runtime
  • Display relay runtime and cycle count
  • UL/cUL 61010 listed for electrical safety
  • UL/cUL listed as intrinsically safe and non-incendive
  • -40 to 167°F (-40 to 75°C) safe area operating temperature range

 

 

 

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Manuals

VPM2000 User Manual (Log in to download the file)

VPM2000 Series UL/C-UL Listed Loop-Powered Isolator Intrinsic Safety Control Drawing (Log in to download the file)

VPM2000 Series DisplayWizard LP Software (Log in to download the file)
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Additional information

Weight 160 oz
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 6 in
Part Number

VPM2111: Digital Display Panel Meter, VPM2112: Digital Display Alarm, Relays, VPM2113: Digital Display Isolator, 4-20mA Output, VPM2114: Digital Display Isolator/Alarm, 4-20mA Output, Relays, VPM2121: Digital Display Panel Meter, Bar Graph, VPM2122: Digital Display Alarm, Bar Graph, Relays, VPM2123: Digital Display Isolator, Bar Graph, 4-20mA Output, VPM2124: Digital Display Isolator/Alarm, Bar Graph, 4-20mA Output, Relays, VPM2211: Digital Display, IS, VPM2212: Digital Display Alarm, IS, Relays, VPM2213: Digital Display Isolator, IS, 4-20mA Output, VPM2214: Digital Display Isolator/Alarm, IS, 4-20mA Output, Relays, VPM2221: Digital Display, IS, Bar Graph, VPM2222: Digital Display Alarm, IS, Bar Graph, Relays, VPM2223: Digital Display Isolator, IS, Bar Graph, 4-20mA Output, VPM2224: Digital Display Isolator/Alarm, IS, Bar Graph, 4-20mA Output, Relays

  • Description

    VPM2000 Vertu® Series Loop-Powered Panel Meter Description

    Acromag Vertu® VPM2000 loop-powered 1/8 DIN digital panel meters provide a convenient and informative display of any 4-20mA signal. A dual line display shows the process value on the top line and the units or a tag on the bottom line. Alternatively, you can display the input in one scale on the top line (e.g. height) and another scale on the bottom (e.g. volume). A bar graph option indicates the percentage the value represents.

    All models include a digital input and two open collector outputs. For signal isolator and alarm trip applications, model options add two solid state relays or 4-20mA analog output. The digital input enables remote reset or triggering of alarms. Open collector outputs are useful for alarm indication or pulse output. Relays support alarm activation, on/off control, and pump alternation functions.

    Installation is greatly simplified as the meters acquire power from the 4-20mA loop and therefore require no separate power source. A low voltage drop adds very little burden to the loop. The NEMA 4X IP65 panel, conformal-coated PCBs, wide temperature operation, and a backlit LCD enable use in most environments. Intrinsically safe and non-incendive versions allow installation in hazardous areas.

    Setup is fast and easy using the front panel buttons or the free configuration software. A micro USB cable connects the meter to the PC and provides power for software-based programming and saving the file. The push buttons also serve as programmable function keys to change displays, reset min/max readings, acknowledge alarms, and other uses.

    Performance Specifications

    General

    Except where noted, all specs apply to operation at +25°C.

    Temperature Range
    Operating (safe area models): -40 to 75°C.
    Operating (hazardous area models): -40 to 70°C.
    Storage: -40 to 85°C.

    Relative Humidity
    0 to 90% non-condensing.
    PCBs conformal-coated.

    Programming Method: Front panel & Free PC-based USB programming software.

    Digital Input
    2.1V DC on contact. No contacts across DI+ and DI-.
    Logic High: 2.4 to 30V DC (max).
    Logic Low: 0 to 0.9V DC.

    Overall Dimensions: 4.68” x 2.45” x 3.79” (119 x 62 x 96 mm) W x H x D.

    Weight: 8.7 oz (247g) with option board.

    Warranty: 3 years parts and labor.

    UL/cUL Approvals
    General purpose: UL 61010-1
    Hazardous area: Class 1, Div 1, Groups A, B, C, D and Class 1, Div 2, Groups A, B, C, D

    Input

    Inputs: 4 to 20mA.

    Accuracy
    ±0.02% of span ±1 count
    Square root/ exponent: 10-100% FS.

    Voltage Drop
    Without Backlight: 1.5V max.
    With backlight: 4.5V max.

    Function
    PV1: Linear, square root, or programmable exponent.
    PV2: Linear or round horizontal tank.

    HART Transparency: Analog input will not interfere with existing HART communications on the wired 4-20 mA signal.

    Display

    Display
    Dual-line LCD with backlight.
    Both lines 14-segment alphanumeric.
    Top: 0.7” (17.8 mm).
    Bottom: 0.4” (10.2 mm).
    Display may be programmed to turn red and flash a user-defined message on alarm condition.

    Decimal Point & Commas
    Top line: Up to four decimal places.
    Bottom line: Up to seven decimal places and commas to indicate 1000s (e.g. 88,987,628).

    Dual-Scale Feature
    Input can display in different scales on top and bottom lines.
    Top line could display input in height and bottom line displays same input in volume.

    DisplayWizard LP Programming Software

    DisplayWizard LP System Requirements: Microsoft® Windows® 7 & 10.

    Communications: USB 2.0 (Standard USB A to Micro USB B).

    Common Open Collector & Relay (Alarm)

    High or Low Alarm
    User programmable for high or low alarm.

    Alarm Deadband
    0-100% FS, user programmable Pulse, alarm, timer, stopwatch on/off, or disable.

    On & Off Time Delay: 0 to 9,999 seconds.

    Fail-Safe Operation
    Independent for each open collector and relay.
    Fail-safe on: output is on under normal conditions.
    Fail-safe off: output is on under alarm conditions.

    Alarm Operation: Automatic, automatic with manual override, latching (manual reset anytime), latching with reset after cleared (manual reset only after alarm has cleared).

    Under/Over Range
    If input < 3.5 mA: 1.0, 3.5, 3.8 mA, or disabled.
    If input > 20.5 mA: 20.5, 20.8, 23.0 mA, or disabled.

    Open Collector Outputs

    Rating: Isolated, sinking NPN, 5-30V DC @ 150mA max.

    Solid State Relays

    Rating
    250VAC/VDC @ 1A resistive.
    75VA; 250VAC; 0.6A pilot duty (inductive) – UL Code D300.
    25VA; 250VDC; 0.6A pilot duty (inductive) – UL Code R300.

    Pump Alternation
    Relays will alternate with each pump cycle and alternation can be based on elapsed time.
    Pump alternation time can be programmed for: 0 to 999:59 (hrs:min).

    4-20mA Transmitter Output

    Accuracy: ±0.05% FS ±0.001mA.

    Scaling Range: 1.00 to 23.0 mA.

    Under/Over Range
    If input < 3.5 mA: 1.0, 3.5, 3.8 mA, or disabled.
    If input > 20.5 mA: 20.5, 20.8, 23.0 mA, or disabled.

    Isolation: 500 V input-to-output.

    External Loop Power Supply: 7.0 VDC to 30.0 VDC maximum.

    Output Loop Resistance: 10-750 Ω @ 24 VDC; 100-1100 Ω @ 30 VDC.

    Ordering Information

    VPM2000 Ordering Info

     

  • Features & Benefits

    • Loop-powered process meter
    •  4-20mA input
    • Two open collector outputs standard
    • Optional loop-powered solid-state relays
    • Optional 4-20mA analog output
    • 1.5 volt drop (4.5 volt drop with backlight)
    • Loop-powered backlight with red backlight for alarm conditions
    • Free PC-based USB programming software
    • 5-digit alphanumeric top line,
      8- digit alphanumeric bottom line
    • 20-segment bargraph with percent indication
    • Relay pump alternation based on level and runtime
    • Display relay runtime and cycle count
    • UL/cUL 61010 listed for electrical safety
    • UL/cUL listed as intrinsically safe and non-incendive
    • -40 to 167°F (-40 to 75°C) safe area operating temperature range

     

     

     

  • Tech Papers

    Why Do I Need Electrical Isolation? - 8500988 (Log in to view the file)
    Why do we need signal isolation? Acromag is in the business of signal conditioning. We manufacture circuits that amplify, isolate, filter, and convert one signal form to another. Most of these circuits also provide electrical isolation. However, added isolation has a cost. Thus, sometimes customers either question their need for isolation or fail to recognize...
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    Very often, the simple task of choosing an isolator requires more than just comparing the number of channels and the cost per point. To help you with this exercise, here are some concepts to know when you need to choose a 4-20 mA isolator. The lowest cost approach is a two-wire system using output loop-powered...
  • Specs & Data Sheets

    Manuals

    VPM2000 User Manual (Log in to download the file)

    VPM2000 Series UL/C-UL Listed Loop-Powered Isolator Intrinsic Safety Control Drawing (Log in to download the file)

  • Software

    VPM2000 Series DisplayWizard LP Software (Log in to download the file)
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  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Weight 160 oz
    Dimensions 6 × 6 × 6 in
    Part Number

    VPM2111: Digital Display Panel Meter, VPM2112: Digital Display Alarm, Relays, VPM2113: Digital Display Isolator, 4-20mA Output, VPM2114: Digital Display Isolator/Alarm, 4-20mA Output, Relays, VPM2121: Digital Display Panel Meter, Bar Graph, VPM2122: Digital Display Alarm, Bar Graph, Relays, VPM2123: Digital Display Isolator, Bar Graph, 4-20mA Output, VPM2124: Digital Display Isolator/Alarm, Bar Graph, 4-20mA Output, Relays, VPM2211: Digital Display, IS, VPM2212: Digital Display Alarm, IS, Relays, VPM2213: Digital Display Isolator, IS, 4-20mA Output, VPM2214: Digital Display Isolator/Alarm, IS, 4-20mA Output, Relays, VPM2221: Digital Display, IS, Bar Graph, VPM2222: Digital Display Alarm, IS, Bar Graph, Relays, VPM2223: Digital Display Isolator, IS, Bar Graph, 4-20mA Output, VPM2224: Digital Display Isolator/Alarm, IS, Bar Graph, 4-20mA Output, Relays