Model: PD6730-AP0-I

PD6730 Vantageview NEMA 4X Pulse Input Rate/Totalizer

SKU: PD6730-AP0-I
Product Type: NEMA 4X Pulse Input Flow Rate/Totalizer
Inputs: Pulse
Output Options: (2) Open Collectors
Power: 9-30 VDC
Display Category: LCD, Dual Line, Sunlight Readable
Display: Dual Line, 0.7" & 0.4" High, 5 & 7 Digits, Decimal, LCD
Serial Comms: Isolated RS-485 Modbus
Warranty: 3 years
Backlight: Standard
Product Family: PD6730
Product Category: Field Mounted Indicators
Product Application: Flow Rate Totalizer, Speed

Wiring Diagram:

The Vantageview PD6730 is a plastic field mounted rate/totalizer designed for rugged and demanding applications in harsh environments. It can be powered from 9-30 VDC, battery, or from the 4-20 mA output loop; includes two isolated open collector pulse outputs and is available with an isolated RS-485 option for Modbus communications. The instrument will operate over a temperature range of -40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F).

The top numeric display will read rate or total up to five digits and the alphanumeric bottom display will read up to 7 digits, 13 digits with the total overflow feature. The alphanumeric display can also be pro-grammed to show any combination of numbers and letters up to seven characters long for rate, total, grand total, engineering units and/or identification tag. The backlight makes the display more visible in any lighting condition. The enclosure has three threaded conduit holes, integrated pipe or wall mounting flang-es, and allows for easy installation of tamper seals.

Free, PC-based, MeterView EX software that connects to the meter via the PDA8068, PDA7485-I, or the PDA8485-I is available for programming and setup of the instrument.


  • NEMA 4X, IP66 Field-Mount Rate/Totalizer
  • Pulse, Open Collector, NPN, PNP, TTL, Switch Contact, Sine Wave (Coil), Square Wave, Isolated Inputs
  • 0.7" (17.8 mm) 5 Digits Upper Display for Rate or Total
  • 0.4" (10.2 mm) 7 Alphanumeric Characters Lower Display for Rate, Total, Grand Total, Units, and Tag
  • Display Mountable at 0°, 90°, 180°, & 270°
  • SafeTouch Through-Window Button Programming
  • 13-Digit Totalizer with Total Overflow Feature
  • Gate Function for Rate Display of Slow Pulse Rates
  • K-Factor, Scaling, or Live Input Calibration with 32-Point Linearization
  • Automatic Rate, Total, and Grand Total Unit Conversions
  • Backlight Standard on All Models
  • Isolated 4-20 mA Output for Rate, Total, or Grand Total
  • Two Isolated Open Collector Pulse Outputs, Up to 5 kHz
  • Battery, DC, or Output Loop-Powered Models
  • Operating Temperature Range: -40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F)
  • Conformal Coated PCBs for Dust and Humidity Protection
  • Password Protection
  • On-Board Data Logging of up to 1024 points
  • Free Meterview EX Programming Software
  • Modbus Communications Isolated RS-485 Option
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • Flanges for Wall or Pipe Mounting
  • Tag or Tamper Seal Loop
  • Three 3/4" NPT Threaded Conduit Openings (Two Plugs Provided)
  • 2" U-Bolt Kits Available
  • Stainless Steel Tag Available
  • 3-Year Warranty

Note: These specifications apply to the entire product series and may contain information that is not relevant to this particular model number.


Display: Top: Five digits (0 to 99,999), 0.7" (17.8 mm) high, 7-segment, automatic lead zero blanking.
Bottom: Seven alphanumeric characters, 0.4" (10.2 mm) high, 14-segment, automatic lead zero blanking.
Symbols: Total, grand total, battery power/low battery, high alarm, low alarm, SafeTouch button sleep mode/disable, password lock.
Display Assignment: Top Display: Rate or total
Bottom Display: Combinations of rate, total, grand total, units, and custom tag
Backlight: White; it can be disabled/enabled in the Advanced - System menu. The backlight is automatically turned off below -20°C.
Alarm Indication Flashing display plus HI/LO (rate) or SET (total) indicators
Display Orientation: Display may be mounted at 90° increments up to 270° from default orientation.
Display Update Rate: Ambient > -20°C: 1 Update/Second.
Ambient < -20°C: 1 Update/10 Seconds.
Note: Update is dependent on gate settings.
Overrange: Display flashes 99999
Programming Method: Four SafeTouch through-window buttons when cover is installed. Four internal pushbuttons when cover is removed. Free MeterView EX software.
Recalibration: Recalibration is recommended at least every 12 months.
Max/Min Display: Max/Min readings reached by the process are stored until reset by the user or until power to the meter is turned off.
Password Menu Options: Three programmable password selections can be used for the following: restrict modification of settings, prevent resetting the total or grand total without the password, or permanently lock out the ability to change or reset the grand total or any grand total related settings (making a non-resettable grand total).
  Pass: Restricts modifications of programmed settings to require re-entering the password to make changes.
  Pass T: Restricts the reset of total to require re-entering the password. Disables the manual mode reset contact.
  Pass GT: Restricts the reset of grand total to require re-entering the password. May enable a non-resettable grand total and permanent lockout of grand total-related settings with a specific password.
Power Options: 9-30 VDC Powered, 2.2 W max;
4-20 mA Output Powered, 30 VDC max;
Battery Power;
9-30 VDC Powered with Battery Backup;
4-20 mA Output Powered with Battery Backup
Battery: 3.6 V Primary Lithium (Li-SOCl2), non-rechargeable Model PDABAT36C.
Expected service life & recommended replacement interval:
Operating ConditionEstimated Service LifeSuggested Replacement Interval
Open collector outputs off, SafeTouch buttons off, minimal backlight use7.5 years5.5 years
<100 Hz open collector outputs, minimal SafeTouch button or backlight use5.5 years4 years
<2 kHz open collector outputs, minimal SafeTouch button or backlight use2.5 years2 years
<5 kHz open collector outputs, minimal SafeTouch button or backlight use1.3 years1 year
Backup power onlyN/A10 years
Data Logging: Up to 1024 records, recorded 4/day at specific times or at defined time intervals. Record contains date, time, rate, total, grand total, and log number.
Isolation: All models: 500 V opto-isolated input-to-power/output with isolated input enabled.
  PD6730-BTA: 500 V input-to-output
  PD6730-APA: 500 V input/power-to-output
  Note: Requires separate output supply
Environmental: Operating Temperature Range: -40 to 75°C
Storage Temperature Range: -40 to 75°C.
Backlight deactivated below temperatures ≈ -20°C
Relative Humidity: 0 to 90% non-condensing
Printed circuit boards are conformally coated.
Non-Volatile Memory: All programmed settings and total reading are stored in non-volatile memory for a minimum of ten years if power is lost.
Connections: Screw terminals accept 12 to 22 AWG wire
Enclosure: NEMA 4X, IP66 plastic field enclosure, polycarbonate with UV stabilizer.
Color: grey.
Window: Clear polycarbonate with UV stabilizer.
Three ¾" NPT threaded conduit openings.
Two ¾" NPT plastic conduit plugs included.
Mounting: May be mounted directly to conduit. Two slotted flanges for wall mounting or NPS 1½" to 2½" or DN 40 to 65 mm pipe mounting.
Overall Dimensions: 5.67" x 5.25" x 4.18" (W x H x D) (144 mm x 133 mm x 106 mm)
Weight: 1.65 lbs (26.4 oz, 0.75 kg)
Warranty: 3 years parts & labor. See Warranty Information and Terms & Conditions for complete details.

Rate Input

Pulse/Transistor/Contact Closure Input: Field selectable; Sourcing or sinking pulse or square wave 0-5 V, 0-12 V, or 0-24 V; TTL; NPN or PNP transistor; Open collector 100 kΩ pull-up to 3 V; Switch contact 100 kΩ pull-up to 3 V; PNP transistor 100 kΩ pull-down to ground (COM) Active input 100 kΩ to battery level, 10 kΩ to power.
Maximum Frequency: 64 kHz
Minimum Pulse Width: 5 µs
Threshold SettingLow (V)High (V

Opto-Isolated Input: Sourcing or sinking pulse or square wave 0-5 V, 0-12V, or 0-24 V;
Logic High: 2-24 V, Logic Low: < 1 V.
Maximum Frequency: 20 kHz
Minimum Pulse Width: 20 μs.
Input Current: 1 mA @ 5 V, 2.5 mA @ 12 V, 5 mA @ 24 V
Low Voltage Mag Pickup Input: Sensitivity: 20 mVp-p to 24 Vp-p.
Maximum Frequency: 6 kHz
Minimum Input Frequency: 0.0001 Hz. Minimum frequency is dependent on high gate setting (rate display).
Input Impedance: Pulse input: Greater than 75 kΩ @ 1 kHz.
Open collector/switch input: 100 kΩ pull-up to 3 V.
Open collector/switch input: 100 kΩ pull-up to 3 V.
Accuracy: ±0.03% of calibrated span ±1 count
Temperature Drift: Rate display is not affected by changes in temperature.
Low-Flow Cutoff: 0.1 to 99,999 or disable. Point below at which the display always shows zero.
Decimal Point: Up to four decimal places or none: 4.4444, 33.333, 222.22, 1111.1, or 00000
Calibration: May be calibrated using K-Factor, scale without signal source, or by applying an external calibration signal.
K-Factor: Field programmable K-Factor converts input pulses to rate in engineering units. May be programmed from 0.000001 to 9,999,999 pulses/unit.
Calibration Range: Input 1 signal must be ≥: 1 Hz; input 2 signal may be set anywhere above input 1 setting. Minimum input span is 1 Hz.
An Error message will appear if the input 1 and input 2 signals are too close together.
Input Contact Debounce Filter: Programmable contact debounce filter. Input signal frequency speed selections of Hi (no filter), Med (250 Hz max input, 2 ms pulse width), and Low (100 Hz max input, 5 ms minimum pulse width).
Time Base: Second, minute, hour, or day
Gate: Low gate: 1-99 seconds; High gate: 2-9,999 seconds


Display Assignment: The Top display is assigned to rate or total. The Bottom display is programmable to display total; total and units; total and tag; total, total units, and rate units; grand total; grand total and grand total units; grand total and tag; grand total, grand total units, and rate units; rate units; rate; rate and total units; rate and rate units; rate and tag; rate units; total units; a custom tag; or be off (blank).
Rate Display Units: Gallons, liters, imperial gallons, cubic meters, barrels, bushels, cubic yards, cubic feet, cubic inches, liquid barrels, beer barrels, hectoliters, or custom.
Rate Display Time Base: Rate display may be calculated in terms of units per second, minute, hour, or day.
Total & Grand Total Display Units: Gallons, liters, imperial gallons, cubic meters, barrels, bushels, cubic yards, cubic feet, cubic inches, liquid barrels, beer barrels, hectoliters, or custom. Setting is independent for each.
Total & Grand Total Display Unit Multiplier: x1, x100 (h), x1000 (k), or x1,000,000 (M) multiplier (and prefix) applied to total or grand total display units. Setting is independent for each.
Total & Grand Total Decimal Point: Up to six decimal places or none: 6.666666, 55.55555, 444.4444, 3333.333, 22222.22, 111111.1 or 0000000. Total and grand total decimal points are independently programmed, and are independent of rate decimal point.
Totalizers: Calculates total and grand total based on rate and field programmable multiplier to display total in engineering units. Time base must be selected according to the time units in which the rate is displayed. The total and grand total utilize the same time base, with different conversion factors and resets.
Totalizer Reset: Via SafeTouch RESET button, mechanical button (cover off), external contact closure (total only), automatically via user selectable preset value and time delay (1 – 99,999 sec). Manual reset may be disabled or protected by password for the total and grand total. Total and grand total reset independently.
Total Overflow & Rollover: The total can display up to 9,999,999,999,999. Up to 9,999,999 can be displayed on the lower display normally. An overflow display will toggle between the first six digits and last seven digits (999999 <> 9999999) for a 13-digit total. The total will rollover beyond thirteen digits. The T indicator on the display will flash to indicate total overflow, and the six most significant digits (first six numbers of the total) are indicated with the flashing overflow symbol Pulse Overrrange.
Grand Total Overflow & Rollover: The grand total can display up to 9,999,999,999,999. Up to 9,999,999 can be displayed on the lower display normally. An overflow display will toggle between the first six digits and last seven digits (999999 <> 9999999) for a 13-digit total. The grand total will rollover beyond thirteen digits. The GT indicator on the display will flash to indicate grand total overflow, and the six most significant digits (first six numbers of the grand total) are indicated with the flashing overflow symbol Pulse Overrrange.
External Reset Contact: External total reset connections are made between RST and COM.
Logic High: 1.4 V, 3.3V max;
Logic Low: < 0.8 V.
32 ms debounce.

4-20 mA Transmitter Output

Output Source: Rate/process, total, grand total, or disabled.
Scaling Range: 4.000 to 20.000 mA for any display range.
Disable: If disabled, the output will output 3.2 mA
Calibration: Factory calibrated: 0.0 to 1000.0 = 4-20 mA output
Underrange: Output Underrange: 3.8 mA
Overrange: Display Overrange: 20.5 mA
Output Overrange: 20.5 mA
Accuracy: ± 0.05% of calibrated span ± 0.004 mA
Temperature Drift: 0.8 µA/°C max from -40 to 75°C ambient
External Loop Power Supply: 30 VDC maximum
Output Loop Resistance:
Power SupplyMinimumMaximum
24 VDC10 Ω750 Ω
30 VDC100 Ω1100 Ω
Note: Loop-powered backlight subtracts 150 Ω from maximum resistance figures above.

Open Collector Outputs

Output Assignment: Two open collector pulse outputs Out 1 and Out 2. Individually programmable for rate, total, or grand total alarms; rate, total, or grand total pulse outputs; or retransmitting of pulse inputs; constant timed pulse output; quadrature outputs (requires Out 1 and Out 2); or off.
Rating: Isolated open collector, sinking NPN 24 VDC @ 150 mA max.
Alarm Output: Assign to rate for high or low alarm trip point. Assign to total or grand total for total or grand total alarms.
Alarm Deadband: 0-100% FS, user selectable
Alarm Acknowledge: Front panel ENTER button resets output and screen indication.
Pulse Output (Count)
InvK-Factor = Volume/Pulse:
The InvK-Factor (Count) is programma-ble from 0.000001 to 9999999. Total and grand total pulses are generated for every total or grand total increment selected.
(e.g. InvK-Factor = 100 gal/p will generate one pulse every time the total is incremented by 100 gallons). Rate pulses are generated as a scaled output of the input frequency with one output pulse per InvK-Factor (Count). Rate retransmission outputs one pulse per one input pulse, up to the maximum output speed.
Pulse Output Pulse Width: Unless otherwise stated, pulses are 50% duty cycle for required frequency. A pulse rate retransmit output will generate 100 to 130 μs pulses at the falling edge of every input pulse.
Pulse Output Maximum Frequency: 5 kHz, pulse width at 50% duty cycle. If the programming of the outputs would exceed 5 kHz, the meter will display Pulse Overrrange.
Quadrature Output: Output set to quadrature will lag the other pulse output by 90° (1/4 duty cycle) at output frequency. Minimum 1 Hz
Timer Output: Programmable On and Off time, repeating cycle.
Minimum On time: 0.01 second, maximum On time: 10,000 seconds.
Minimum Off time (Delay Period): 0.1 second, maximum Off time (Delay Period): 100,000 seconds.
Ýelay Period: Countdown time delay (Off) after start is pressed.
Ðn Time: Time the open collector stays on.

Serial Communications

Protocol: Modbus® RTU
Meter Address/Slave ID: 1 - 247
Baud Rate: 1,200; 4,800; 9,600; 19,200; 38,400; 57,600; or 115,200 bps
Transmit Time Delay: Programmable between 0 and 199 ms
Parity/Stop Bit: Even, odd, none with 1 stop bit, or none with 2 stop bits
Byte-to-Byte Timeout: Max of 1.5 character times or 750 µs
Note: Refer to Modbus Register Tables for more details.

MeterView EX Programming Software

System Requirements: Windows® 7/8/10 (Windows 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems)
Communications: PDA8068 Meter-to-USB Adapter,
PDA7485-I RS-232 to RS-485 Isolated Converter (Cable not included),
PDA8485-I USB to RS-485 Isolated Converter (Cable not included).
Protocol: Modbus RTU
Meter Address: 1-247
Baud Rate: 1200 bps to 115,200 bps
Configuration: Configure one meter at a time.
File format: Saved as “.mve".
Printing: Configuration can be printed.
Reports: Data logging: Save as ".csv" file format
Configuration: Save as ".mve" file format or print configuration
Data Logging Report: Saved as “.csv” file format.

Note: This tab applies to the entire product series and may contain information that is not relevant to this particular model number.

MeterView EX Software

MeterView EX software allows for programming of the ProtEX-RTP PD6830 and Vantageview PD6730 pulse-input rate/totalizers. The meter connects to a PC with a PDA8068 meter to USB adapter, or models with the RS-485 option may use an appropriate RS-232 or USB serial converter. This remote programming software allows for all meter settings to be programmed from a PC through an easy to understand interface.

Click here for more information about MeterView EX.
Click here to download MeterView EX (.zip).


P+DC power positive terminal
COMDC power return/negative, reset contact closure common
RSTContact closure reset pull-up to 1.8 VDC
S+Signal input positive terminal
S-Signal input negative terminal
OC1+Open collector output 1 positive terminal
OC1-Open collector output 1 negative terminal
OC2+Open collector output 2 positive terminal
OC2-Open collector output 2 negative terminal
LP+4-20 mA transmitter DC power positive terminal
LP-4-20 mA transmitter regulated current output terminal


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SKU: PD6730-AP0-I
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