MAGNA Series Large Digit Displays

Serial Input Displays • Meters Counters • Clocks • Timers

MAGNA Series Large Digit Displays
  • Serial Input
  • Process Input
  • Strain Gauge
  • Rate/Frequency
  • Totalizer
  • Clock/Timer
  • Temperature

Standard Features

  • Choice of 2-1/4", 4", 6" or 8" digit heights
  • Choice of 4 or 6 digits with period or color dividers
  • Choice of normal or outside viewing brightness
  • Choice of signal inputs and functions
  • Choice of panel mount, wall mount or suspension mount
  • Choice of 95-264 Vac or 11-30 Vdc power
  • Sealed to NEMA-4 (IP65)
  • Only 3.0" (75 mm) deep
  • Programmable from front panel
  • Optional two or four 2A relay outputs, analog output, serial I/O

Viewing distances up to 320 feet (100 m) are achieved with oversize digits. A rule of thumb is that viewing distance in feet is 40 times digit height in inches, or in metric terms, that viewing distance in meters is digit height in millimeters divided by 2.

Four digit heights are available: 57 mm (2-1/4"), 102 mm (4.0"), 150 mm (5.9"), and 200 mm (7.9"). Solid segments are used for normal brightness 2.2" and 4.0" digits. Individual 5 mm LED pixels are used for larger digits and outdoor brightness versions. The number of digits can be 4, 6 or 8, depending on the display function.

Indoor or Outdoor Viewing: MAGNA Series Displays with normal brightness LEDs can be read across an entire plant floor to keep workers informed without leaving their work area. Displays with outdoor brightness LEDs can be read across an industrial yard, parking lot or roadway, for example to display vehicle load. Available mounting options are panel mount, wall mount and suspension mount. Environmental sealing to IP65 (NEMA-4X) is standard.

Choice of Signal Inputs: MAGNA Series Displays are available for different signal types, with can each be associated with 4 or 6 digits. Please click on the links below for detailed information by signal type:

  • Serial data from PCs, PLCs, serial output transmitters, and smart sensors.
  • Process input (e.g., 4-20 mA)
  • Strain gauge / load cell input
  • Temperature input, Pt100 RTD or thermocouple
  • Pulse input for frequency or rate
  • Pulse input for total or quadrature position
  • Pulse input for operation as a clock or timer

Options include two or four 2A relays, an analog output, an RS232 or RS485 serial data output, and 95-264 Vac or 11-30 Vdc power.

Intuitive Setup is normally provided by means of built-in front panel switches, which can be locked. It is also possible to remotely wire four pushbuttons to the display.


Serial Data Input
Serial Data Types RS232 or RS485 (specify at time of order)
Serial Connector Detachable plug-in screw terminals
Displayed Information ASCII: Displays any character within 7-segment display limitations. Quant: Displays only numeric ASCII values.
  Qa.Tot: Quantity totalizer. Can be used to accumulate weight values, for example after each batch. Uses a contact closure to trigger addition.
Baud Rate 300 to 115200 baud
Data Format 701, 7e1, 7n2, 801, 8e1, 8n1, 8n2
Termination Character Hex 00 to FF
Reject Characters Counted from termination character
Addressing 00 (wildcard) to F7
Process Signal Input
A/D Converter 20-bit resolution
Current Signal Types 0-10 mA, 0-20 mA, 4-20 mA with 33Ω input resistance
Voltage Signal Types 0-5V, 1-5V, 0-10V with 1 MΩ input resistance
Accuracy ± 0.05% of range.
Tempco, Scale ± 25 ppm/°C
Tempco, Offset ± 30 ppm/°C
Excitation 24 Vdc up to 40 mA, or ratiometric 0-10V for slide-wire
Strain Gauge / Load Cell Input
A/D Converter 20-bit resolution
Signal Gain Suitable for 0.5 mV / V to 4 mV / V load cells
Accuracy ± 0.05% of range.
Tempco, Scale ± 25 ppm/°C
Tempco, Offset ± 30 ppm/°C
Excitation Output Isolated 10V up to 120 mA to power up to four 350Ω load cells in parallel
Pulse Input for Frequency, Rate, Total
Number of Inputs 4
Signal Types Configurable for contact closures, NPN or PNP proximity switches, 5V logic pulses, 24V pulses, quadrature
Debounce Programmable to eliminate false counting from contact bounce.
Timing Reference Temperature-controlled quartz crystal.
Pulse Input for Clock Operation
Time Reference Precision, temperature-compensated quartz crystal.
Clock Format HH:MM or HH:MM:SS
Number of Digits 4 or 6
Digit Height 57 mm (2-1/4"), 102 mm (4.0"), 150 mm (5.9"), or 200 mm (7.9")
Digit Color Red
Brightness Variable
Brightness or (standard)
Clock Format HH:MM or HH:MM:SS (optional, specify at time of order)
User Controls
Scaling Digital direct or theoretical scaling with scale & offset.
Filtering Digital filtering, time constants adjustable from 0 to 25 sec.
Rounding Selectable last-digit rounding of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 units.
Linearization Up to 10 points, direct or theoretical calibration.
Logic Inputs
Font Panel Controls Calibration, Tare, Reset, Max/Min, Alarms
Logic Functions Three logic inputs, individually configurable for Hold, Reset, Tare, Peak / Valley, Net/Gross, Memory Address.
Logic Levels Normally open, NPN or contact closure input to activate.
5V open circuit, 1 mA switched current.
AC Power (standard) 100-240 Vac
DC Power (option) 11-30 Vdc
Max Consumption 30 VA
Analog Output Option
Output Levels 0-20/4-20 mA into 0 to 500Ω, 0.4 μA resolution. 0-10V into loads > 600Ω, 0.2 mV resolution. -10 to +10V into loads > 600Ω, 0.4 mV resolution.
Resolution 16 bits
Accuracy 0.1% of range
Stability 50 ppm/°Cl
Output Isolation Isolated from input and power
Scaling Digitally scalable
Special Features Can be set to operate from net or gross value.
Alarm Output Option
Relay Type Two or four relays rated 2A, 250VAC, SPDT
Special Features Adjustable hysteresis
  In-flight compensation facility.
  Energize or de-energize on trip.
  Adjustable timers to set energize and de-energize delays. Can also be set to pulse for applications needing less than 100% duty cycle.
  In-band and out-of-band alarm function.
  Manual and automatic in-flight compensation.
  Can be set to operate from net or gross value.
Serial Data Output Option
Output Types RS232 or RS485, addressable, on demand or continuous output.
Special Features Can include time and date with RTC option fitted.
Can be set to operate from net or gross value.
Storage Temp. -20°C to +70°C
Operating Temp. 0°C to 50°C, non-condensing. -25°C to 50°C, non-condensing, with MHTR AC heater option.
Sealing IP65 standard, all-round
Mounting Wall mount, suspension mount, panel mount
Types Produced to IPC 610 Class 2 Standard
  UL ISO9001:2008 QA

Number of Digits & Case Dimensions

Serial Data Input 4 Digits 6 Digits
Serial Data Input
Process, Strain Gauge, Rate / Frequency,
Totalizer, Quadrature
Clock / Timer
Case width x height 4 Digits 6 Digits
57 mm (2.2") digits 279 x 155 mm (11.0" x 6.1") 376 x 155 mm (14.8" x 6.1")
102 mm (4.0") digits 434 x 196 mm (16.7" x 7.7") 616 x 196 mm (24.3" x 7.7")
150 mm (5.9") digits 514 x 247 mm (20.2" x 9.8") 744 x 248 mm (29.3" x 9.8")
200 mm (7.9") digits 664 x 298 mm (26.1" x 11.7") 984 x 298 mm (38.7" x 11.7")
Case depth 75 mm (3.0")
Note:   Models with 57 mm (2.2") digits, 4 digits and 4 relays require the larger 6-digit case. For panel mount versions, add 18 mm (0.7") to case width and height for bezel and 25 mm (1.0") for cable gland in back of case.

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