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  • Big, bright display
  • 4-20mA, ±10V, thermocouple, or RTD input
  • 4-20mA, Modbus serial, or alarm relay output options

Acromag VPM3000 Vertu™ digital panel meters are among the most versatile on the market and able to operate as a transmitter and/or alarm to satisfy a wide variety of process and temperature applications.

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VPM3000 Digital Panel Meter Description

Acromag VPM3000 Vertu™ digital panel meters are among the most versatile on the market and able to operate as a transmitter and/or alarm to satisfy a wide variety of process and temperature applications. The VPM3000 is field-programmable to accept many inputs including process voltage, process current, Platinum RTDs, and the four most common thermocouples.

One of the VPM3000 meter’s most useful features is its ability to provide 24V DC to power a transmitter’s 4-20mA signal. Two relays and isolated 4-20mA output options increase the utility of the display. The relays can be used for limit alarms or control applications. The 4-20mA output provides isolated retransmission of the input signal; especially useful for temperature inputs like thermocouples and RTDs without an additional signal conditioner.

A shallow-depth, 1/8 DIN enclosure features a NEMA4X front panel and convenient mounting hardware. There are two power options: 85 to 265V AC or 12 to 36V DC. AC powered versions can provide 24V DC to power a transmitter or other instruments. Programming and setup are very easy with either the four front-panel pushbuttons, the free configuration software or using the Copy function.

Extra-large display numerals are 1.2” (30.5 mm) high for easy reading from distances of up to 30 feet. The display intensity is also adjustable to compensate for various lighting conditions, including direct sunlight.

VPM3000 Performance Specifications

General

Except where noted all specs apply to operation at +25°C.

Display: 1.20” (31 mm), Four digits (-1999 to 9999).

Display Intensity: Eight intensity levels.

Display Update Rate: Process/RTD: 3.7-5/second. Thermocouple: 1.8-2.5/second.

Overrange and Underrange: Display flashes 9999 (over). or 1999 (under).

Programming Methods: Four front panel buttons, PC software, or Copy function.

Recalibration: All ranges are calibrated at the factory. 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.

Power Options
85-265V AC, 50/60 Hz
90-265V DC, 20 W max.
or 12-36V DC, 12-24V AC, 6 W max.

Isolated Transmitter Power Supply: One or two transmitter power supplies (Optional).
P1: 24V DC ±10% @ 200mA max.
P1 & P2: 24V DC ±10% @ 200mA and 40mA max.

Isolation
4 kV input/output-to-power line.
500 V input-to-output or output-to-P1/P2 supplies.
100 V output-to-24 VDC supply.

Normal Rejection Mode: 64 dB at 50/60 Hz.

Noise Filter: Programmable from 2 to 199 (0 will disable filter).

Fuse: Required fuse: UL Recognized, 5 A max, slow blow. Up to 6 meters may share one 5 A fuse.

Environmental
Operating temperature range: -40 to 65°C.
Storage temperature range: -40 to 85°C.
Relative humidity: 0 to 90% non-condensing.

Connections: Removable screw terminal blocks accept 12 to 22 AWG. wire, RJ11 for serial communication adapters.

Enclosure: 1/8 DIN, high impact plastic, UL 94V-0, color: black.

Overall Dimensions (H x W x D): 2.45” x 4.68” x 4.19” (62 mm x 119 mm x 106 mm).

Weight: 9.5 oz. (269 g) (including options).

Process Input

Inputs: Field selectable: ±20 mADC (0-20, 4-20 mA) and ±10 VDC (0-5, 1-5, 0-10 V).

Accuracy: ±0.05% of span ±1 count, square root: 10-100% FS.

Function: Linear or square root.

Low-Flow Cutoff: 0-9999 (0 disables cutoff function).

Temperature Drift: 0 to 65°C ambient.
Current: ±0.20% FS (50 PPM/°C).
Voltage: ±0.02% FS (1.7 PPM/°C).

Decimal Point: Up to three decimal places for process inputs: d.ddd, dd.dd, ddd.d, or dddd

Input Impedance
Voltage ranges: greater than 1 MΩ.
Current ranges: 50 to 100 Ω (depending on resettable fuse impedance).

Input Overload: Current input protected by resettable fuse. Fuse resets automatically after fault is removed.

Temperature Inputs

Inputs: Field selectable: type J, K, T, or E thermocouples; 100 Ω platinum RTD (0.00385 or 0.00392 curve).

Resolution
1° or 0.1° for all RTD inputs. 1° for all thermocouples.
1° or 0.1° for Type T thermocouple.

Offset Adjustment: Programmable to ±19.9°. This parameter allows the user to apply an offset value to the temperature being displayed.

Cold Junction Reference: Automatic, fixed, no user calibration needed.

Input Impedance: Greater than 100 kΩ.

Sensor Break Detection: Open TC or RTD sensor indicated by display flashing “oPEn”.
All relays and alarm status LEDs go to alarm or non-alarm state, programmable for each relay individually. Analog output goes to the programmed sensor break value.

Accuracy: 0 to 65°C. (see manual for -40 to 0°C ranges)

Relays Option

Rating: Two SPDT (Form C); rated 3A @ 30V DC or 3A @ 250V AC resistive load; 1/14 HP @ 125/250V AC for inductive loads.

Electrical Noise Suppression: A suppressor (snubber) should be connected to each relay contact switching inductive loads to prevent disruption to the microprocessor’s operation. Recommended suppressor value: 0.01 μF/470 Ω, 250V AC.

Deadband: 0 to 100% of full scale, user selectable.

High or Low Alarm: User may program any alarm for high or low trip point.

Relay Operation: Automatic (non-latching), latching, pump alternation control.

Relay Reset: User selectable via front panel buttons or PC.
Automatic reset: Resets when the input passes the reset point.
Manual reset: Front panel ACK button.

Fail-Safe Operation: Programmable, independent for each relay. Relay coils are energized in normal condition. In case of alarm or power failure, relays will go to de-energized state.

Time Delay: 0 to 199 seconds, on and off delays.

Auto Initialization: When power is applied to the meter, relays will reflect the state of the input to the meter.

Isolated 4 to 20mA Transmitter Output

Output Range: 1.00 to 23.00 mA typical.

Calibration: Factory calibrated for 4 to 20mA.

Scaling Range: 0.00 to 23.99mA for any display range, see output range.

Accuracy: ± 0.1% FS ± 0.004mA.

Temperature Drift: 0.4 uA/°C from -40 to 65°C ambient. Note: Analog output drift is separate from input drift.

External Loop Power Supply: 35V DC maximum.

Output Loop Resistance
Power supply: 24V DC | Minimum: 10 Ω | Maximum 700 Ω.
Power supply: 35V DC (external) | Minimum: 100 Ω | Maximum 1200 Ω.

Serial Communications

Meter Address: Modbus protocol: 1 to 247.

Baude Rate: 300 to 19,200 bps.

Transmit Time Delay: Programmable between 0 and 199 ms.

Data: 8 bit (1 start bit, 1 stop bit).

Parity: None (1 or 2 stop bits), even, or odd.

Byte-To-Byte Timeout: 0.01 – 2.54 sec (Modbus only).

Turn Around Delay: Less than 2 ms (fixed).

  • 1/8 DIN digital meter with NEMA 4X, IP65 front
  • 4-20mA, ±10V, TC & RTD field selectable inputs
  • 4-digit display, 1.20” (30.5 mm) height
  • Shallow depth case extends only 3.6” (91.4 mm) behind panel
  • Isolated transmitter power supply option (24VC @ 200mA)
  • Isolated 4-20mA and dual relay output options
  • Input power options: 85-265V AC or 12-36V DC
  • Free PC-based programming & monitoring software
  • Sunlight readable display
  • Duplex pump controller with alternation capability
  • High and low alarms with multiple reset actions
  • Max/min display
  • Modbus RTU communication protocol standard
  • Operating temperature range: -40 to 65°C (-40 to 150°F)
  • UL & C-UL listed. E244293; UL 508 industrial control equipment
  • USB, RS-232, & RS-485 serial communication adapters
Modbus/RS485 an Introduction White Paper (Log in to view the file)
Modbus/RS485 Network an Introduction White Paper This white paper describes the operation of Modbus as it relates to Acromag Series 900MB I/O modules.
Temperature Measurement Select the Best Temperature Sensor for Process Control Applications White Paper (Log in to view the file)
How to Select the Best Temperature Sensor for Process Control Applications White Paper Thermocouples versus Resistance Temperature Detectors Many users simply look to fill the basic needs of their application and do not worry much about their choice of temperature sensing technology. That is, they will make a selection based simply on temperature range and...
Temperature Measurement Using RTDs White Paper (Log in to view the file)
The Basics of Temperature Measurement Using RTDs Temperature reigns as the most often measured process parameter in industry. Most industrial applications require that a temperature be measured remotely, and that this signal be transmitted some distance. An industrial transmitter is commonly used to amplify, isolate, and convert the low-level sensor signal to a high level...

Specifications

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  • Features & Benefits

    • 1/8 DIN digital meter with NEMA 4X, IP65 front
    • 4-20mA, ±10V, TC & RTD field selectable inputs
    • 4-digit display, 1.20” (30.5 mm) height
    • Shallow depth case extends only 3.6” (91.4 mm) behind panel
    • Isolated transmitter power supply option (24VC @ 200mA)
    • Isolated 4-20mA and dual relay output options
    • Input power options: 85-265V AC or 12-36V DC
    • Free PC-based programming & monitoring software
    • Sunlight readable display
    • Duplex pump controller with alternation capability
    • High and low alarms with multiple reset actions
    • Max/min display
    • Modbus RTU communication protocol standard
    • Operating temperature range: -40 to 65°C (-40 to 150°F)
    • UL & C-UL listed. E244293; UL 508 industrial control equipment
    • USB, RS-232, & RS-485 serial communication adapters
  • Tech Papers

    Modbus/RS485 an Introduction White Paper (Log in to view the file)
    Modbus/RS485 Network an Introduction White Paper This white paper describes the operation of Modbus as it relates to Acromag Series 900MB I/O modules.
    Temperature Measurement Select the Best Temperature Sensor for Process Control Applications White Paper (Log in to view the file)
    How to Select the Best Temperature Sensor for Process Control Applications White Paper Thermocouples versus Resistance Temperature Detectors Many users simply look to fill the basic needs of their application and do not worry much about their choice of temperature sensing technology. That is, they will make a selection based simply on temperature range and...
    Temperature Measurement Using RTDs White Paper (Log in to view the file)
    The Basics of Temperature Measurement Using RTDs Temperature reigns as the most often measured process parameter in industry. Most industrial applications require that a temperature be measured remotely, and that this signal be transmitted some distance. An industrial transmitter is commonly used to amplify, isolate, and convert the low-level sensor signal to a high level...
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    Specifications

  • Software

    VPM Series DisplayWizard LP Software (Log in to download the file)
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  • Additional information

    Additional information

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    APMA2801: NEMA 4X plastic enclosure for APM765 or VPM3000, APMA6845: Pipe-mount kit for use with APMA2801, APMA7232: RS-232 serial adapter, APMA7420: Standard modular cable, APMA7422: RS-422/485 serial adapter