Measure the open and closing of any voltage free contact switch or pulses from a counter input, and wirelessly transmit it to a wireless receiver hub for distributing to other instrumentation via analogue output, digital coms, or a mobile network.
- Contact switch open & close detection
- Pulse counter input
- -20 to +80°C operating temperature range
- Up to 500 m line-of-site range (depending on receiver)
- Five-year battery life at 10 second transmission update rate
- User-selectable transmission update rates
- Analog output, RS-232/485, Ethernet, USB, cellular network receivers
The IWDigT is designed to detect any voltage free contact switch or a pulse rate output and transmit the open/closed state or pulse output via wireless communications to a receiver unit.
Typical update rates include 1 second, 10 seconds, 60 seconds or 1 hour. The system also features a signal strength reading and time since last transmission which can be remotely monitored.
The IWDigT wireless contact switch or pulse count input transmitter is battery powered and can be installed up to 500m away from the wireless receiver unit.
Monitor and log the opening and closing of switch contacts at multiple locations using the user interface dashboard provided for each type of wireless receiver hub.
Each contact switch detector or pulse counter input to wireless converter is compatible with a choice of wireless receivers to transmit the switch state via an analogue output, Ethernet TCP connection, RS232/RS485 Modbus RTU serial interface, or a 2G/3G/4G mobile cellular network.
Browse through the product family of compatible wireless receivers for combining with the IWDigT contact switch & pulse counter input wireless transmitter to build a complete wireless measurement system.
- IWR-USB Wireless Sensors to USB Gateway Receiver
- IoT Gateway Wireless Sensors to 2G 3G 4G Modem Receiver
- IWR-PORT Wireless Sensors to Ethernet, RS232 or RS485 Gateway Receiver
- IWR-1 Single Channel Wireless Sensor to 4-20mA or 1-5Vdc Output Signal Receiver
- IWR-5 Five Channel Wireless Sensor to 4-20mA or 1-5Vdc Output Signal Receiver
Related Wireless Transmitter Types
Monitor other measurement parameters from the following range of system compatible wireless transmitters, which are all compatible with the same range of wireless receivers.
- IWPT Wireless Battery Powered Pressure Sensor and Receiver
- IWmAT 4-20mA Signal Input to Wireless Transmitter
- IWTT Wireless Battery Powered Temperature Sensor
- IWTaT Wireless Ambient Temperature Sensor
- IWTRhT Wireless Ambient Temperature and Relative Humidity Sensor
- IWTxT Loop Powered 4-20mA Input to Wireless Transmitter
- IWVT 0-10Vdc Signal Input to Wireless Transmitter
- IWCTT Current Transformer mV ac Signal Input to Wireless Transmitter
Contact Switch Input
- Any voltage free contact switch
- Pulse counter
- Battery Type: User replaceable Lithium C cell
- Battery Life: Five years at 10 second update rate
- Battery Shelf Life: 10 years
- Transmission Frequency: 2.4 Ghz IEEE 802.15.4, compliant with EN 300 328, V1.8.1
- Transmit Power: 18 dBm
- System Channel: User selectable via DIL switch
- Antenna: Integral 0dBi
- Operating/Ambient Temperature: -20ºC to +80ºC
- Storage Temperature: -20ºC to +80ºC
- Wireless Enclosure Material: Plastic
- Weight: 150g typical including battery
- Installation Position: Any within range
Volts Input Transmitter
- IWDigT-S-00 – Contact switch wireless transmitter
- IWDigT-P-00 – Pulse counter input wireless transmitter
- IoT Gateway – Built-in cellular modem allows all data to be sent to remote servers
- IWR-PORT – RS-232 or RS-485 or Ethernet MODBUS Communications. Up to 128 off analog 4-20 mA or Relay outputs can be obtained by fitting extra ISOSLICE I/O modules
- IWR-USB – Displays & Logs data on any PC running IWR-USB software
- IWR-5 – 5 channel 4-20 mA or 1-5 V dc and 1 Relay output ***
- IWR-1 – 1 channel 4-20 mA and 1-5 V dc and 1 Relay output ***
***Transmission Update Rate 1, 5, 10 and 30 seconds
Consult installation manual for set-up:
Single channel system is DIL switch configurable
Five channel system requires set-up using “IWR Set” user software
- IWR-Set – 5 channel configuration software
- IBAT-1 – spare battery
Voltage free contact input function
For the voltage free contact input, what is the spec for this, any voltage, current, impedance limits? Does it provide the voltage for the circuit or does it have to be externally applied? Can it be incorporated into an existing control loop, or does it need to be a separate circuit without any other components other than the switch contacts?
In this context, the voltage free contact input means that the two terminals need to be effectively shorted out to change the input. Typical examples would be a relay contact or mechanical switch. The IWDigT has a small voltage on one terminal and then measures this on the other terminal so no external voltage should be applied. It usually needs to be a separate circuit to avoid any external voltage being applied to the IWDigT.
Mains voltage pass-through
Can ac mains voltage be passed through the switch inputs?
No, voltage should not be passed through the switching circuit, otherwise this will damage the internal input electronics. the IWDigT generates a small voltage from one input connection, and checks if the same voltage is present on the other input connection, therefore detecting if a contact switch is closed or open.
Analogue output from IWR wireless receiver
What output is the open/close converted to on the IWR-1/5 outputs? is it the Alarm relay output?
Yes it can be the relay output, or the 4-20mA / 1-5Vdc can also go from zero to full scale, when the switch is open of closed.
Pulse counting function
How does the pulse version IWDigT-P work, is it measuring a pulse rate signal, counting pulses, or just retransmitting pulses to be counted by other instrumentation?
It’s the same hardware with different software to count pulses rather than just detect an ON/OFF state. Typical inputs for this would be NPN or PNP or solid state relay outputs from flow meters. The pulse rate is calculated inside the IWDigT-P and this is the reading which is wirelessly transmitted.
For example if you want a signal for a range of pulse rate from 0 to 500 pulses per minute, the IWR-1 will be setup to output 4-20mA over this range. A reading of 12mA would correspond to a pulse count rate of 250 pulses per minute.
Switch/Pulse Input Wireless Transmitter
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