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  • 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

    How to Display and Maintain Tank Levels in a Hazardous Area
    Defining the Problem: Chemical manufacturer has various tanks of substances which it combines to manufacture their product. The top of these tanks are a UL rated Class 1 Division 2 hazardous area. They use 4 wire non-contact level sensors and want their operators to be able to read and adjust the tank levels either automatically...
    How to Control a Remote Pump for a Natural Gas Pipeline
    Defining the Problem: A natural gas pipeline has a remote pumping station a mile away and they need to be able to adjust the pumping rate without driving to the site. The pump is controlled by a variable frequency drive. Running control wire is too expensive and also undesirable due to potential surges from lightning...
  • 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)
  • Accessories

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      4001-095: USB-to-Serial Adapter

      • USB-to-serial adapter
      • Easy to use to setup and re-configure modules
      $40
      Select options
    • Compare

      Digital Display Panel Meter Accessories

      • Plastic enclosure
      • Pipe-mount kit
      • Cables
      • Adapters
      Select from a variety of of panel meter accessories.  
      $25$200
      Select options
  • 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