VR Series: Plug & Play I/O

The VR Series modular design allows up to 6 expansion modules. Modules are available with:

    

With 6 expansion slots up to 18 Analog channels for the VR18, 6 Analog channels for VR06 and/ or mix of analog and digital Input, Output and/or transmitter power supplies can be installed.

VR18: There is no requirement for a minimum of one type of module, i.e. all modules could be digital input with a total of 36 digital inputs.

VR06: Maximum of 6 Analog inputs and only one module of Digital Inputs and one Module of Digital Outputs are allowed..

With the Optional Math package 18 derived channels are available as well as Higher Level with Security CFR21 Part 11 Features


Hardware Configuration of Analog Input Cards

Universal Analog Input Modules

To select a specific input, first set jumpers and switches according to the sticker information on the card as shown below, plug it into

the rear slot and then power on.  The recorder will automatically detect the card and display the specific input type, then show its

source of a specific slot in Configuration Mode.

 

Each card includes universal input of TC (J, K, T, E, B, R, S, N, L), PT100, mV, mA, V. 

All inputs were initially set for 4-20mA from the factory.

 

Graphics of the decal is shown directly below and photograph of an Analog Input card depicting location of DIP Switche(s) and Jumper(s) are shown below.

 

 

                   

Photograph of Analog Input card depicting locations of decal, DIP switche(s) and Jumper(s)

 

 

 

 

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Special non zero based Analog Input Modules

To select a specific input, first set jumpers and switches according to the sticker information on the card as shown below,

plug it into the rear slot and then power on.  The recorder will automatically detect the card and display the specific input type,

then show its source of a specific slot in Configuration Mode.

 

Each card includes linear input of +/- 60mV, +/- 20mA, +/- 2V, and +/- 20V only. 

All inputs were initially set for -20mA ~20mA from the factory.

 

                         

 

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Digital Output card / 6 relay alarm modules [5 modules maximum per instrument]

The digital output card includes 6 relays rated 5 Amp/240 VAC.

Plug the card into rear slot and power on, the recorder will automatically detect the card and then display the output type

and its source of a specific slot in System Info mode while doing the configuration.

 

 

Digital Input card / 6 inputs per module [6 modules maximum per instrument]

This card includes 6 channels of event 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6. 

Each card includes 6 inputs.  Logic Low: -5V minimum, 0.8V maximum, Logic High: -2V minimum, 5V maximum

Plug the card into rear slot and power on, the recorder will automatically detect it, and then display the input type

and its source of a specific slot in System Info mode while doing the configuration.

Digital Input may be assigned a 6 character name during configuration.

 

Analog Retransmission Output modules [5 modules maximum per instrument]

Used to retransmit process value to another device

15-bit D/A conversion

Available with either VDC or mA:

  • VDC = 0-5VDC, 1-5VDC and 0-10VDC
  • mA = 0-20mA and 4-20mA.

 

Transmitter 24 VDC auxiliary power supply module [5 modules maximum per instrument]

This card can supply the power to 6 transmitters.  The output rating is 24 +/- 1VDC, 180 mA in maximum, 30mA / each transmitter.

 

 

Ethernet & Modbus RTU RS485 Communication

Communication interface do NOT utilize expansion slots

The standard communication interface is Ethernet with protocol IEEE 802.3 - 10 Base T.

Optional RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 Modbus RTU is available.

 

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      Example on expansion modules

The Slots on the rear of the recorder will accept up to 6 optional cards.

These cards can be a mix of analog or digital input, digital or analog output and 24 VDC transmitter power supply. 

For example, 9-channel analog input needs 3 pieces of 3-channel analog input card AI183 leaving 3 empty Slots for other cards

as shown above.

 

Power should be turned off while inserting input and output cards.

 

             

 

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VR Series Product Brochures Manuals & Price Sheets

VR18_Brochure_v2.37_November-2011.pdf

VR18_Manual_V2.37_November-2011.pdf

 

VR06_Brochure_v2.37_November-2011.pdf

VR06_Manual_V2.37_November-2011.pdf

 

VR Series_NEMA_4_Brochure_Feb-2007.pdf

 

VR Series Price Sheet.pdf

 

Additional Information

VR06-18 Guidelines 21CFR part 11.pdf

VR06-18: Series FAQ's.pdf [40KB]

VR06-18: Series 2-Year Warranty Statement.pdf [13KB]

VR06-18: Firmware Update Sheet.pdf

VR06-18: CF Card Memory Calculations.zip

VR06-18: Reset to Factory Default 

VR06-18: Modbus Parameters 

UL Agency.pdf

CSA Agency.pdf

CE Conformity.pdf

 

Return To:

VR06-18: Recorder Home Page.htm

VR06-18: Sample Screen Display & Operational Review.htm

VR06-18: Plug & Play I/O.htm

VR06-18: Event & Alarm Description.htm

VR06-18: Installation: Panel or Bench Top Mounting.htm

VR06-18: Configuration.htm

VR06-18: Special Features: Math, Totalize, etc.htm

VR06-18: Observer Software Review.htm

VR06-18: Technical Support Documentation.htm

VR06-18: Download Firmware and Observer Software.htm

VR06-18: Security; CFR21 Part 11 Features.htm

 

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