8B modules are an optimal solution for monitoring real-world process signals and providing high-level signals to a data acquisition system. Each 8B38 module isolates, filters, and amplifies a full-bridge strain gage input signal and provides an analog voltage output.
The 8B38 can interface to transducers with a nominal resistance of 100Ω to 2kΩ. Bridge excitation is provided from the module with a stable 10.00V or 3.33V source. Full scale sensitivities of 2mV/V and 3mV/V are offered as standard.
Signal filtering is accomplished with a 5-pole filter optimized for time and frequency response which provides 100dB per decade of normal-mode rejection above the filter cutoff frequency. One pole of this filter is on the field side of the isolation barrier for anti-aliasing, and the other four are on the system side.
A special input circuit on the 8B38 module provides protection against accidental connection of power-line voltages up to 240VAC. Clamp circuits on the I/O and power terminals protect against harmful transients.
Isolation is provided by transformer coupling to suppress transmission of common mode spikes or surges. The module is powered from +5VDC, ±5%.
The modules are designed for installation in Class I, Division 2 hazardous locations and have a high level of immunity to environmental noise.