Ethernet & 4-20 mA Output Transmitter for Process & Ratio Signals

Scalable for process signals requiring zero and span adjustment. Ideal for pressure & flow. DIN Rail mounted, digitally programmable.

Ethernet transmitter


  • Ethernet Serial Data I/O, Modbus TCP or TDM ASCII protocol
  • 4-20 mA, 0-20 mA or 0-10V transmitter output, 16 bits, jumper selectable, isolated
  • Ratiometric mode for bridges and potentiometers
  • Dual 120 mA solid state relays for alarm or control, isolated
  • 5V, 10V or 24V dc transducer excitation output, isolated
  • 200 mV, 2V, 20V, 200V, 300V & 600V DC voltage input ranges
  • 2, 20, 200 mA and 5A DC current input ranges
  • All ranges factory calibrated
  • Digital span adjust from 0 to ±99,999, zero adjust from -99,999 to +99,999
  • Analog output resolution 0.0015% of span (16 bits), accuracy ±0.02% of span
  • Universal 85-264 Vac / 90-300 Vdc or 10-48 Vdc / 12-32 Vac power

The 4-20 mA output, process signal input transmitter provides zero and span adjustment for use with a wide range of industrial transducers. Six DC voltage and four DC current input ranges are jumper selectable. The two most sensitive voltage ranges, 200.00 mV and 2.0000V, provide a high input impedance of 1 GΩ to minimize the load on the voltage signal.

The transmitter can be set to a ratio mode (or potentiometer follower mode) by making selections at the connector and in software. In this mode, the transmitter output tracks a ratio of the applied excitation voltage and is unaffected by changes in the excitation voltage. This capability is used for resistive bridge sensors and voltage dividers, such as potentiometers which track wiper position. Ratiometric measurements provide an exceptional accuracy of 0.01% of reading ± 2 counts.

Fast read rate at up to 50 or 60 conversions per second while integrating the signal over a full power line cycle is provided by Concurrent Slope (Pat 5,262,780) analog-to-digital conversion. High read rate is ideal for peak or valley capture and for real-time computer interface and control. Digital signal filtering modes are selectable for stable readings in electrically noisy environments. The internal digital readings and analog output can be individually selected to be either unfiltered or filtered.

Standard features of LTE transmitters include:

  • Ethernet I/O, isolated. Supported protocols are Modbus RTU and ASCII (tunneled via Modbus TCP) and TDM ASCII. The latter is simpler than the Modbus protocol and is recommended when all devices are s. Note that RS232 or RS485 data I/O in lieu of Ethernet is provided by LT Series transmitters.
  • 4-20 mA, 0-20 mA or 0-10V analog transmitter output, isolated, jumper-selectable and user scalable. All selections provide 16-bit (0.0015%) resolution of output span and 0.02% output accuracy of a reading from -99,999 to +99,999 counts that is also transmitted digitally. Output isolation from signal and power grounds eliminates potential ground loop problems. The supply can drive 20 mA into a 500 ohm (or lower) load for 10V compliance, or 10V into a 5K ohm (or higher) load for 2 mA compliance.
  • Dual solid state relays, isolated. Available for local alarm or control. Rated 120 mA at 130 Vac or 180 Vdc.
  • Universal 85-264 Vac power. Low-voltage 10-48 Vdc or 12-32 Vac power is optional.

Discovery and configuration of Ethernet Nodes is easily achieved with TDM's Node Manager Software, and the discovered transmitters can then be programmed using TDM's Instrument Setup Software. Both softwares run on a PC under MS Windows and can be downloaded from this website at no charge.

 Ethernet network by TD Micronic
Analog Input Range Resolution Reading Accuracy Input Ohms
DC Voltage ±200.00 mV 10 µV 0.01% FS ± 2 cts 1 GΩ
±2.0000 V 100 µV 0.01% FS ± 2 cts 1 GΩ
±20.000 V 1 mV 0.01% FS ± 2 cts 10 MΩ
±200.00 V 10 mV 0.01% FS ± 2 cts 10 MΩ
±600.0 V* 100 mV ± 0.4 V 10 MΩ
DC Current ±2.0000 mA 0.1 µA 0.01% FS ± 2 cts 100 Ω
±20.000 mA 1 µA 0.01% FS ± 2 cts 10 Ω
±200.00 mA 10 µA 0.01% FS ± 2 cts 1 Ω
±5.000 A 1 mA ±10 mA 0.01 Ω
* Range not ETL certified.
Reading Resolution 16 bits (65,536 steps)
Reading Accuracy 0.01% of full scale ± 2 counts (except 5A range) for absolute measurements.
0.01% of reading ± 2 counts for ratiometric measurements.
Update Rate, Max 50/sec at 50 Hz, 60/sec at 60 Hz
Max applied voltage 600 Vac for 20, 200 & 600 V ranges, 125 Vac other ranges
Over-current protection 25x for 2 mA, 8x for 20 mA, 2.5x for 200 mA, 1x for 5 A
Analog Output (standard)
Output Levels 0-20 mA or 0-10 Vdc (selectable)
Compliance, 4-20 mA 10V (0-500Ω load)
Compliance, 0-10V 2 mA (5 kΩ load)
Output Resolution 16 bits (65,536 steps)
Output Accuracy 0.02% of output span plus conversion accuracy
Output Isolation 250V rms working, 2.3 kV rms per 1 minute test
Ethernet Data I/O (standard)
Type 10/100 Base-T Ethernet per IEEE 802.3
Data Rates 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200 baud
Output Isolation 250V rms working, 2.3 kV rms per 1 min test
Serial Protocols Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU, Modbus ASCII, TDM ASCII
Modbus Compliance Modbus over Serial Line Specification V1.0 (2002)
Digital Addresses 247 for Modbus, 31 for TDM ASCII
Dual Relay Output (standard)
Relay Type Two solid state relays, SPST, normally open, Form A
Load Rating 120 mA at 140 Vac or 180 Vdc
Transducer Excitation Output (standard)
Output Levels 5V@100 mA, 10V@120 mA, 24V@50 mA (jumper selectable)
Output Isolation 50V from signal ground
Power Input
Standard Power 85-264 Vac or 90-300 Vdc
Low Power Option 10-48 Vdc or 12-32 Vac
Power Frequency DC or 47-63 Hz
Power Isolation 250V rms working, 2.3 kV rms per 1 min test
Power Consumption 2W typical, 3W with max excitation output
Dimensions 129 x 104 x 22.5 mm case
Mounting 35 mm rail per DIN EN 50022
Connectors Detachable screw-clamp connectors for signal and power RJ45 jack for Ethernet
Operating Temperature 0°C to 55°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to 85°C
Relative Humidity 95% at 40°C, non-condensing
Cooling Required Mount transmitters with ventilation holes at top and bottom. Leave 6 mm (1/4") between transmitters, or force air with a fan.
Ethernet & 4-20 mA Output Transmitter for Process & Ratio Signals
LTE Ethernet transmitter pinout, analog input

Custom curve linearization

Using a linearizing digital panel meter or transmitter

A process meter or transmitter with the Extended main board option allows exceptionally accurate custom curve linearization. For setup, up to 180 data points can be entered into a spreadsheet. The system then creates multiple non-linear spline-fit segments, which provide much better accuracy than linear segments. One application, as illustrated, is the readout of volume of irregularly shaped tanks based on measured liquid level or pressure. Altimeters and thermistors are further applications.

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