2-channel analog input terminal thermocouple/mV measurement, 2-wire connection, 16 bit, Ex i, TwinSAFE SC ELX3312-0090
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extended temperature range

ELX3312-0090 | 2-channel analog input terminal thermocouple/mV measurement, 2-wire connection, 16 bit, Ex i, TwinSAFE SC

ExThe ELX3312 analog input terminals allows the direct connection of thermocouples located in hazardous areas classified Zone 0/20 or 1/21. The circuitry of the ELX3312 can operate sensors with 2-wire technology. Linearisation is possible over the entire freely selectable temperature range. The error LEDs indicate a broken wire. Compensation for the cold junction is achieved through internal temperature measurement. Millivolt measurement is also possible with ELX3312.

With the aid of the TwinSAFE SC technology (TwinSAFE Single Channel) it is possible to make use of standard signals for safety tasks in any network or fieldbus. To do this, EtherCAT I/Os from the areas of analog input, position measurement or communication (4…20 mA, incremental encoder, IO-Link, etc.) are extended by the TwinSAFE SC function. The properties typical for the signals and the standard functions of the I/O components are retained. TwinSAFE SC I/Os differ optically from standard I/Os by a yellow stripe on the front of the housing.

The TwinSAFE SC technology enables communication via a TwinSAFE protocol. These connections can be distinguished from the usual secure communication via Safety over EtherCAT.

The data from the TwinSAFE SC components is fed via a TwinSAFE protocol to the TwinSAFE Logic, where it can be used in the context of safety-relevant applications. Detailed examples confirmed/calculated by the TÜV SÜD for the correct application of the TwinSAFE SC components and the respective normative classifications can be found in the TwinSAFE application manual.

Technical data ELX3312-0090
Technology temperature measurement
Sensor types thermocouples type K, J, L, E, T, N, U, B, R, S, C (default: type K)
Number of inputs 2 (differential)
Connection method 2-wire
Measuring range depending on sensor type, default type K: -200…+1350 °C, voltage measurement: ±30…±100 mV, for further types and details see documentation
Resolution 0.1 °C per digit
Measuring error < ±0.3 % (relative to full scale value)
Internal resistance typ. ≥ 10 kΩ (differential)
Input filter limit frequency typ. 1 kHz; depending on sensor length, conversion time, sensor type
Conversion time 10…5000 ms (adjustable, default: 270 ms)
Supply voltage electronics 24 V DC (via power contacts), ELX9560 power supply
Current consumption power contacts typ. 10 mA
Current consumption E-bus typ. 70 mA
Special features limit value monitoring, digital filter and characteristic curve linearisation integrated, TwinSAFE SC
Weight approx. 60 g
Operating/storage temperature -25…+60 °C/-40…+85 °C
Relative humidity 95 %, no condensation
Vibration/shock resistance conforms to EN 60068-2-6/EN 60068-2-27
EMC immunity/emission conforms to EN 61000-6-2/EN 61000-6-4
Protect. class/installation pos. IP 20/see documentation
Approvals/markings CE, UL, ATEX, IECEx, cFMus
Ex-Marking ATEX:
  II 3(1)G Ex ec [ia Ga] IIC T4 Gc
  II (1)D [Ex ia Da] IIIC
  I (M1) [Ex ia Ma] I
IECEx:
  Ex ec [ia Ga] IIC T4 Gc
  [Ex ia Da] IIIC
  [Ex ia Ma] I
cFMus:
  AIS Class I, II, III, Division 1, Groups A thru G
  Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, D
  Class I, Zone 2, AEx nA [ia Ga] IIC T4 Gc
  Class I, Zone 2, AEx ec [ia Ga] IIC T4 Gc
  [AEx ia Da] IIIC T4
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