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2003-09-23 00:00:00


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The Universal Programmable Transmitter is here!
Ian Loudon

September sees the newly released feature packed Universal Programmable Transmitter (TxB - as we call it, Model No C2401A) shipping from our factory. Any input type to any output type is the name of the game here. Thermocouples, RTDs, Voltage and Current are accepted directly and you choose the output range you require, 4-20mA, 1-5V, 0-10V -10mA to +10mA etc.

The TxB is a fully isolated Din Rail Mounting 4 Wire Transmitter can be powered from a 20 to 30V dc supply and has the following key features.


  • TC/mV/VC/RB universal input
  • 0-20mA / 0- 10V / 0- 10mA universal output
  • 24Vdc powered
  • Three port isolation to 1500Vac
  • Software configurable
  • Sensor linearisation standard
  • Output overload detection and indicator
  • Custom Linearisation


You get to site - the 30 RTD inputs are suddenly Thermocouple inputs. What do you do?

Sound like a situation you have run into? Sometimes its not as extreme as this, it may as simple as the input range is wrong but these things do happen. When they do occur, simple or extreme they are downright inconvenient and cause delays, expense and a lot of aggravation.

Using TxBs you can change all these things in situ.

You need with your TxBs:

  • A Standard Programming Cable Model No. C1168A
  • The Configuration Software (Standard OmniSet) with..
  • The TxB DVX Template configuration File
  • Your PC with a serial port (DB9 adapter)

The Software is free - downloadable from the Website.
The cable is also free if you purchased 10 or more TxB's . If you are an Omni16C User chances are you have already got nearly everything you need.

How hard is it to configure?

It's really simple!

DIP Switches

Set the DIP switches top and bottom of the housing to the desired input or outputs type to be used e.g. 3 wire RTD is different to Thermocouples. The housing is screened with the settings, so you don't really need the Instruction Guide in the TxB packing box.

Configuration (11 mouse clicks and 3 minutes of your time)

Load the software, connect the TxB to your PC using the cable, select the options required, 11 mouse clicks and 3 minutes of your time!, save the configuration you have chosen for future use or reference. The job is done.

We offer the configuration service from the Factory free of charge.

Offer customers calibrated transmitters ex stock !

Shipping TXB ex stock means a short sales cycle and a quick response time in your customers eyes and TXB covers all your transmitter ranges in one unit so you don't need to break the bank with stock inventory. Since TxB is a commodity product you need to be putting it on your shelf to minimize your response time.

Solve application problems in an instant:

  • Grounded Thermocouples
  • Sensor to PLC/DCS Isolation
  • Sensor Linearisation Applications
  • Reverse action signals for controllers
  • Bi-polar Outputs
  • Non Standard Range Applications
  • Custom Linearisation

The TxB Sales material is all available from the Website. The latest International Edition of Omnifacts has a feature article on page 4. The TxB is shipped with the usual Instruction Guide inside the box.

The programming cable is shipped with a CD containing Standard OmniSet and the latest DVX Template file for TxB.

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In this Issue
The Universal Programmable Transmitter is here!
You get to site - the 30 RTD inputs are suddenly Thermocouple inputs. What do you do?
How hard is it to configure?
Offer customers calibrated transmitters ex stock !
Last Month's Issue

Get the Datasheet from the Website now!

TxB Datasheet

What's so special about the Programming Cable C1168A?

Remember this is a special cable with isolation to protect your PC from the Plant. Isolation prevents floating voltages often present from damaging your PC serial port. A costly mistake indeed.

No 24V dc supply available for my TxB?

Try using it with the PAF PSU unit Model No. C2440A 85-264Vac input 24Vdc output. The Low cost PAF can power 4 TxBs, is the same size as the TxB and fits next the the TxBs on the DIN Rail.

To get the datasheet click below:

PAF Datasheet

Need pricing?

Contact us for details on pricing in your area


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