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  • Bluetooth® wireless configuration option
  • Narrow or wide band mV field input
  • Voltage host output
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Field Input: ±10mV to ±100mV ranges
Host Output: 0-5V or ±5V ranges

Acromag’s microBlox™ uB Series I/O modules offer a compact, high-performance solution for interfacing sensors and field devices with data acquisition systems. uB signal conditioning modules are ideal to isolate, filter, convert and amplify a wide variety of signal types for test, measurement and control systems. Just plug uB modules into 4, 8, or 16-channel backpanels in any mix for a high-density analog I/O interface. Channel-to-channel isolation provides optimal noise and surge protection from ground loops, spikes, and high common mode voltages.

The uB30 and uB40 models condition and convert a low-level DC voltage field input signal to a scaled 0-5V or ±5V output. The uB30 has more filtering for low-band applications, while the uB40 relaxes filtering for higher speed applications. uB30 modules are recommended for noisier environments where conversion speed is less of a concern. uB40 modules drive a faster response, but with less filtering for noise.

Bluetooth wireless technology versions enable configuration using a smart phone or tablet. Acromag’s AgilityTM app, available for AndroidTM and iOS® mobile devices, helps you vary input/output ranges and scaling to your specific application. The Agility app can also set an alarm output function with a setpoint limit and deadband. Other app functions include polling inputs, trending values in a shareable chart, updating calibration, and diagnostic troubleshooting.

For cost-sensitive projects, a commercial-grade version is available (-CG models). These units offer similar performance, but over a limited temperature range and lack hazloc approvals.

Backpanels provide power, I/O wiring terminals, and host access to an industry-standard analog signal bus. Modules are hot-swappable without screws. Data acquisition boards can access all host I/O signals on the DB25 bus connector.

Performance Specifications

See Backpanels for additional system specifications.

Field Input

Field Range:
Fixed ranges: ±10mV, ±50mV or ±100mV
User-configurable -B models: ranges inside ±100mV
Resolution:
16-bit ADC, ±10mV: 1/28894
±50mV/±100mV: 1/36118
Resistance: 100MΩ
Input Sample Rate:
uB30: 40sps
uB40: 2Ksps
Normal Mode (Bandwidth):
uB30: -3dB at 5Hz, typical
uB40: -3dB at 1KHz, typical
Protection: TVS & diode clamps built-in plus additional protection on back-panel.
Common Mode Rejection: 103dB typical, 50-60Hz

Host Output

Host Range:
0-5V or ±5V per range model.
User-configurable -B models: ±5V.
Resolution: 16-bit DAC. 0-5V: 1/26305. ±5V: 1/52610
Current Drive: 5V into 1KΩ minimum or 5mA maximum
Response Time:
uB30: Output step 0-98% in 300ms, typical
uB40: Output step 0-98% in 2ms, typical

General

Power Consumption: 0.25W, 50mA from +5V maximum
I/O Resolution:
Effective resolution is the least of input (A/D) and output (D/A) resolution: uBx0-01: 1/28894
uBx0-02/-03: 1/36118. uBx0-04/-05/-06: 1/26305
Accuracy:
Better than ±0.1%. 0.05% typical
-CG models: Better than ±0.125%. 0.075% typical
Non-Linearity: Better than ±0.05%, typical
Noise: Less than 0.03% of span p-p, rms
Ambient Effect: Less than ±80ppm/°C
Dimensions:
Height: 1.380” with connectors; 0.970” without
Width: 0.425”
Length: 1.425”

Environmental

Operating Temperature:
-40 to 80°C (-40° to 176°F)
-CG models: 0 to 55°C (32 to 131°F)
Storage Temperature: -40 to 85°C (-40° to 185°F)
Relative Humidity: 0 to 95% non-condensing
Power Requirement: 5V powered,10-32V power optional (requires uBDC-1 power module & backpanel)
Safety Isolation:
Field channels are individually isolated field channel-to-field channel and from the field to the host I/O bus (host group includes 5V power) for common-mode voltages up to 250V AC, or 354V DC off DC power ground, on a continuous basis (will withstand 1500VAC HIPOT/dielectric strength test for one minute without breakdown). This complies with test requirements of ANSI/ISA-82.01-1988 for voltage rating specified.
Shock and Vibration Immunity:
Conforms to:
IEC 60068-2-6: 10-500 Hz, 4G, 2 hours/axis, for sinusoidal vibration.
IEC 60068-2-64: 10-500 Hz, 4G-rms, 2 hours/axis , for random vibration.
EC 60068-2-27: 25G, 11ms half-sine, 18 shocks at 6 orientations, for mechanical shock.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Compliance:
Minimum immunity per BS EN 61000-6-1 (2007):
CE marked, per EMC Directive 2004/108/EC. Electrostatic Discharge Immunity (ESD), per IEC 61000-4-2
Radiated Field Immunity (RFI), per IEC 61000-4-4
Electrical Fast Transient Immunity (EFT), per IEC 61000-4-4
Surge Immunity, per IEC 61000-4-5. Conducted RF Immunity (CRFI), per IEC 61000-4-6
Emissions:
Class B product with emissions per BS EN 61000-6-3 (2007+A1:2011): enclosure port, per CISPR 16
Low voltage AC mains port, per CISPR 16
Approvals:
CE compliant. RoHS Compliant.
UL/cUL Class 1, Division 2, Groups ABCD.
ATEX Zone 2. No UL or ATEX on -CG models.

  • Wide variety of input and output ranges
  • Mixes with different I/O types on compact 4, 8, or 16 channel back panels
  • Select fixed I/O range models or Bluetooth wireless technology user-configurable models
  • Cost-saving commercial-grade versions available for less demanding applications
  • Android® and iOS® apps simplify wireless configuration with a smartphone or tablet
  • Mobile app configures I/O ranges, sets scaling, calibrates and performs diagnostics
  • Optional alarm function with set-point and dead band control driving 0/5V host output
  • Poll and trend I/O values to shareable charts
  • High accuracy, noise immunity, and stability
  • Isolated field-to-host and channel-to-channel (1500Vac peak, 250Vac/354Vdc continuous)
  • Over-molded I/O circuits offer superior shock, vibration, moisture, and dust protection.
  • Wide operating temperature range
  • UL/cUL Class I, Div 2, ABCD and ATEX Zone 2 hazardous location approvals

Manuals

uB30 and uB40 User Manual (Log in to download the file)

Agility Config Tool (Log in to download the file)
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Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A
Part Number

uBDC1: microBlox uB Non-Isolated Power Supply

Product Series

microBlox Series

  • Description

    Acromag’s microBlox® uB Series I/O modules offer a compact, high-performance solution for interfacing sensors and field devices with data acquisition systems. uB signal conditioning modules are ideal to isolate, filter, convert and amplify a wide variety of signal types for test, measurement and control systems. Just plug uB modules into 4, 8, or 16-channel backpanels in any mix for a high-density analog I/O interface. Channel-to-channel isolation provides optimal noise and surge protection from ground loops, spikes, and high common mode voltages.

    The uBDC1 power module allows a backpanel populated with I/O modules to operate off DC power voltage levels other than 5V. This optional module plugs into a special socket on the backpanel to convert a power supply voltage from 10-32V DC to 5V/1A which will drive up to 16 I/O modules. uBDC1 modules include over-voltage, reverse-voltage and short-circuit protection (current limiting).

    With the uBDC1 power module, users can also implement redundant power methods for the backpanel. In redundant applications, the uBDC1 becomes the primary power source.

    Performance Specifications

    See Backpanels for additional system specifications.

    General

    Dimensions:
    Height: 1.380” with connectors. 0.970” without
    Width: 0.425”
    Length: 1.425”
    Input: 10-32V DC
    Output Voltage: 5V DC ±5% (4.7V to 5.3V range)
    Output Current: 1A (1.25A absolute maximum)
    Efficiency: 90% typical
    Output Ripple: Less than 150mVp-p, typical
    Response Time: Less than 15ms typical
    Over-Voltage Protection: TVS in module plus additional TVS protection provided on backpanel
    Current-Limiting: Built-In, plus additional limiting provided on backpanel
    Reverse-Voltage Protection: Built-In, plus additional protection provided on backpanel
    Filtering: Transient voltage suppression, capacitors, & common-mode I/O filtering
    Line Regulation: Less than 0.005% 10-32V, 1A, typical
    Load Regulation: Less than 4%, 0.05A to 1A, typical

    Environmental

    Operating Temperature: -40 to 80°C (-40° to 176°F)
    Ambient Operating Temperature: -40°C to +80°C, no deration
    Storage Temperature: -40 to 85°C (-40° to 185°F)
    Relative Humidity: 0 to 95% non-condensing
    Isolation:
    Non-isolated
    Power is common to host-side of I/O
    Shock and Vibration Immunity:
    Conforms to:
    IEC 60068-2-6: 10-500 Hz, 4G, 2 hours/axis, for sinusoidal vibration.
    IEC 60068-2-64: 10-500 Hz, 4G-rms, 2 hours/axis , for random vibration.
    EC 60068-2-27: 25G, 11ms half-sine, 18 shocks at 6 orientations, for mechanical shock.
    Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Compliance:
    Minimum immunity per BS EN 61000-6-1 (2007):
    CE marked, per EMC Directive 2004/108/EC. Electrostatic Discharge Immunity (ESD), per IEC 61000-4-2.
    Radiated Field Immunity (RFI), per IEC 61000-4-4
    Electrical Fast Transient Immunity (EFT), per IEC 61000-4-4
    Surge Immunity, per IEC 61000-4-5
    Conducted RF Immunity (CRFI), per IEC 61000-4-6
    Emissions:
    Class B product with emissions per BS EN 61000-6-3 (2007+A1:2011): enclosure port, per CISPR 16
    Low voltage AC mains port, per CISPR 16
    Approvals:
    CE compliant. RoHS Compliant.
    UL/cUL Class 1, Division 2, Groups ABCD.
    ATEX Zone 2.

  • Features & Benefits

    • Wide variety of input and output ranges
    • Mixes with different I/O types on compact 4, 8, or 16 channel back panels
    • Select fixed I/O range models or Bluetooth wireless technology user-configurable models
    • Cost-saving commercial-grade versions available for less demanding applications
    • Android® and iOS® apps simplify wireless configuration with a smartphone or tablet
    • Mobile app configures I/O ranges, sets scaling, calibrates and performs diagnostics
    • Optional alarm function with set-point and dead band control driving 0/5V host output
    • Poll and trend I/O values to shareable charts
    • High accuracy, noise immunity, and stability
    • Isolated field-to-host and channel-to-channel (1500Vac peak, 250Vac/354Vdc continuous)
    • Over-molded I/O circuits offer superior shock, vibration, moisture, and dust protection.
    • Wide operating temperature range
    • UL/cUL Class I, Div 2, ABCD and ATEX Zone 2 hazardous location approvals
  • Specs & Data Sheets

    Manuals

    uB30 and uB40 User Manual (Log in to download the file)

  • Software

    Agility Config Tool (Log in to download the file)
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      uBDC1: DC Power Module

      • Wide-Range DC Voltage Input
      • 5V/1A DC Output to Backpanel
      • Supports Redundant Power
       
      $55
      Select options
  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Weight N/A
    Dimensions N/A
    Part Number

    uBDC1: microBlox uB Non-Isolated Power Supply

    Product Series

    microBlox Series