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The ProtEX-RTP PD6830 is an explosion-proof flow rate/totalizer that can display flow rate and total from a pulse output flowmeter. Its display has a five digit upper line for rate, a seven alpha-numeric character lower line for total, and comes standard with a backlight. Like all ProtEX products, the PD6830 carries FM, CSA, ATEX, and IECEx approvals for use in hazardous areas. It can be powered from an included battery or a 24 VDC external power supply. Some features that really make the PD6830 flow rate/totalizer stand out are its automatic unit conversions from flowmeter k-factor units, ability to log up to 1024 data points, and SafeTouch® through-glass buttons. These buttons allow the PD6830 to be programmed and operated through the glass, thus eliminating the need to remove the cover in a hazardous area.

Features

  • Automatic Rate, Total, and Grand Total Unit Conversions
  • On-Board Data Logging
  • Modbus Communications RS-485 Option
  • All models Operates from -40 to 75°C
  • Two Isolated Open Collector Pulse Outputs, Up to 5 kHz
  • Open Collector, NPN, PNP, TTL, Switch Contact, Sine Wave (Coil), Square Wave, Opto-Isolated Inputs
  • Explosion-Proof, IP68, NEMA 4X Enclosure
  • Isolated 4-20 mA Output for Rate, Total, or Grand Total
  • Battery, DC, or Output Loop-Powered Models

General

Display: Top: Five digits (0 to 99,999), 0.7" (17.8 mm) high, 7-segment, automatic lead zero blanking. Bottom: Seven characters, 0.4" (10.2 mm) high, 14-segment automatic lead zero blanking. Symbols: Total, grand total, battery power/low battery, high & low alarm, password lock, and SafeTouch button sleep mode/disable.
Display Assignment: Top Display: Rate or total; Bottom Display: Combinations of rate, total, grand total, units, and custom tag.
Backlight: White LED, 10 sec auto-off when battery powered. Backlight deactivated below temperature ≈ -20°C
Display Update Rate: Ambient > -20°C: 1 Update/Second. Ambient < -20°C: 1 Update/10 Seconds.
Note: Update is dependent on gate settings.
Display Orientation: Display may be mounted at 90° increments up to 270° from default orientation
Overrange: Display flashes 99,999
Programming Method: Four SafeTouch through-glass buttons when cover is installed. Four internal push buttons when cover is removed.
Recalibration: Calibrated at the factory to read frequency in Hz. No recalibration required.
Max/Min Display: Max/Min readings reached by the process are stored until reset by the user or until power to the meter is cycled.
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.
Alarm Indication: Flashing display plus HI/LO indicators for rate alarms, SET for total alarms
Non-Volatile Memory: All programmed settings and total are stored in nonvolatile memory for a minimum of ten years if power is lost.
Power Options: 9-30 VDC, 2.2 W max; 4-20 mA Output Powered, 30 VDC max; battery power; 9-30 VDC power 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 is dependant on the operating conditions.

Operating Condition 
No open collector outputs, SafeTouch buttons off, minimal backlightService Life: 7.5 years
 Recommended Replacement: 5.5 years
 
<100 Hz open collector outputs, minimal SafeTouch button and backlightService Life: 5.5 years
 Recommended Replacement: 4 years
 
<2 kHz open collector outputs, minimal SafeTouch button and backlightService Life: 2.5 years
 Recommended Replacement: 2 years
 
5 kHz open collector outputs, minimal SafeTouch button and backlightService Life: 1.3 years
 Recommended Replacement: 1 year
 
Backup power onlyService Life: N/A
 Recommended Replacement: 10 years

Isolation: All models: 500 V opto-isolated input-to-power/output with isolated input enabled.
  PD6830-APA: 500 V input/power-to-output
  PD6830-BMA: 500 V input/power-to-output
  PD6830-BTA: 500 V input-to-output.
  Note: Requires separate output supply
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.
Operating Temperature Range: -40 to 75°C
Storage Temperature Range: -40 to 75°C.
Relative Humidity: 0 to 90% non-condensing
Connections: Screw terminals accept 12 to 22 AWG wire
Enclosure: Explosion-proof die-cast aluminum with glass window, corrosion resistant epoxy coating, color: blue. NEMA 4X IP68. Copper-free (0.3%). Three ¾" NPT threaded conduit openings. One ¾" NPT metal plug with 12 mm hex key fitting installed.
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 5.24" x 4.88" (W x H x D)(144 mm x 133 mm x 124 mm)
Weight: 5.00 lbs (80 oz, 2.27 kg)
Warranty: 3 years parts and labor

Rate Input

Pulse 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, 10kΩ to power. Maximum Frequency: 64 kHz. Minimum Pulse Width: 5 µs.
Thresholds selectable as normal or hi.

Threshold SettingLow (V)High (V
Normal1.20.2
Low2.01.2

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.
Input K-Factor Units: Gallons, liters, imperial gallons, cubic meters, barrels, bushels, cubic yards, cubic feet, cubic inches, liquid barrels, beer barrels, hectoliters, or custom.
K-Factor: Field programmable K-Factor used to define custom input units. May be programmed from 0.000001 to 9,999,999 pulses/unit.
Accuracy: ±0.03% of calibrated span ±1 count
Temperature Drift: Rate display is not affected by changes in temperature.
Low-Flow Cutoff: 0-99,999 (0 disables cutoff function)
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.
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. 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

Rate/Totalizer

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: Display rate 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 Points: 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.
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.
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.
Calibration: Factory calibrated: 0.0 to 1000.0 = 4-20 mA output
Underrange: 3.8 mA
Overrange: Display Overrange: 20.5 mA, Output Overrange: 20.5 mA
Accuracy: ± 0.05% 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: 24 VDC, 10-750 Ω; 30 VDC 100-1100 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, off: 24 VDC max; on: <1V @ 150 mA max.
Alarm Outputs: Assign to rate for high or low alarm trip point. Assign to total or grand total for total or grand total summation alarms.
Alarm Deadband: 0-100% FS, user selectable
Alarm Acknowledge: Enter button resets output and LCD indication.
Pulse Output K-Factor (Count): K-factor (COUNT) programmable from 0.000001 to 9999999. Rate pulses are generated as a scaled output of the rate input with one output pulse per K-factor (count) number of input pulses. Total and grand total pulses are generated for every total or grand total increment selected. (e.g. K factor value of 100 will generate one pulse every time the total is incriminated by 100 units) Rate retransmission pulses one to one for input pulses, up to maximum output speed. K-factor is not used for retransmitting outputs.
Pulse Output Maximum Frequency: 5 kHz; 50% duty cycle. If the maximum would be exceeded, the meter will display PULSE OVERRNG
Pulse Rate Retransmit Output: The output will generate 100 to 130 us pulses at the falling edge of every input pulse.
Maximum retransmit frequency: 5 kHz.
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 period 0.1 second, maximum 100,000 seconds. Minimum pulse time 0.01 second, maximum 10,000 seconds.

Serial Communications

Protocol: 2-Wire RS-485 with Modbus RTU. Isolation optional.
Meter Address/Slave ID: 1 - 247
Baud Rate: 1,200; 2,400; 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.

Product Ratings & Approvals

FM: Explosion-proof for use in Class I, Division 1, Groups B, C, D. Class II, Division 1, Groups E, F, G. Class III, Division 1; T6. Class I, Zone 1, AExd IIC T6 Gb. Zone 21, AEx tb IIIC T85°C. Ta = -40 to 75°C.
Enclosure: Type 4X & IP66. Certificate number: 3040391
ATEX: II 2 G D. Ex d IIC T6 Gb. Ex tb IIIC T85°C Db IP68. Ta = -40 to 75°C.
Certificate number: Sira 10ATEX1116X
IECEx: IECEx SIR 10.0056X. Ex d IIC T6 Gb. Ex tb IIIC T85 C Db IP68. Ta = -40 to 75°C
CSA: Class I, Division 1, Groups B, C, D. Class II, Division 1, Groups E, F, G. Class III, Division 1; T6. Class I, Zone 1, Ex d IIC T6.

Ta = -40 to 75°C. Enclosure: Type 4X & IP66.
Certificate number: 11 2325749

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.

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Connections

To access the wiring connections, remove the enclosure cover and unscrew the two captive screws that fasten the display module. Disconnect the ribbon cable and remove the display module. Power and signal connections are made to terminal blocks at the base of the enclosure. Grounding connections are made to the two ground screws provided on the base – one internal and one external.

CodeDescription
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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