PRTD-X-6-0.001-IEEE Programmable RTD Simulator

Programmable RTD Simulator

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  • A Programmable resistance decade box for RTD Applications
  • Wide range and resolution: 1 mΩ to 1 kΩ
  • No zero resistance
  • Standard Accuracy of : 0.01%, (Contact IET about lower cost/lower accuracy models)
  • IEEE-488.2, RS-232 and Ethernet Interface Options
  • LabVIEW Drivers for IEEE-488.2 and RS-232 Versions
Priced at $9,851

Estimated Delivery is 10 to 13 weeks

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A broad range of programmable resistance decade boxes for applications requiring a programmable impedance unit, controlled manually and by a computer via an IEEE-488 or an RS-232 interface.

  • Wide range and resolution: 1 mΩ to 1 kΩ
  • Available at accuracies of : 0.01% (Other accuracies available for a lower price)
  • LabVIEW Drivers for IEEE-488.2 and RS-232 Versions
  • Special RTD design with no zero resistance 
  • Programmable "open circuit" and "short circuit" states optional
  • Desktop and 19" Rackmount enclosures
  • Dual / Combo rackmount models ( examples: dual resistance, resistance & capacitance )
  • Contact us for Custom or Built to Order Models


The PRTD-X-6-0.001 part of a broad line of high programmable decade boxes. It provide direct resistance substitution as well as RTD (Resistance Temperature Detector) simulation, in a wide selection of ranges, tolerances and ratings.

The PRTD-X-6-0.001 Programmable RTD Simulator is a precision resistance source with excellent characteristics of stability, temperature coefficient, and power coefficient.  These features combined with a low virtually constant zero resistance make for very versatile instruments.

The PRTD-X-6-0.001 Programmable RTD Simulator features two optional special settings. An "open circuit" and a "short circuit". These modes are useful for obtaining reproducible transitions between settings, i.e. break-before-make or to short between settings. The "short circuit": setting also provides a reduced zero resistance.

Operation is both local using convenient direct-reading front panel thumbwheel switches, and remote with optional parallel RS-232, or IEEE-488 interfaces.
Both can provide an optional extra "10" position for each decade.

The PRTD-X-6-0.001 has fixed minimum resistance setting (4 Ω or specified by customer) are suitable for Programmable RTD (Resistance Temperature Detector) simulations. This design virtually eliminates the effect of zero resistance and relay contact resistance, providing the specified absolute accuracy over its entire range.

The programmable decade box employees, high-quality gold-plated tellurium-copper five-way binding posts serve to minimize the thermal emf effects, which would produce errors in dc resistance measurements. All other conductors within the instrument, as well as the solder employed contain no metals or junctions that could contribute to thermal emf problems.

DRIVERS - TEST KEYBOARD

To aid the user in operating the PRS/PCS/PLS, Two “Keyboard” Controller programs - the easiest way to control GPIB or RS232 devices without writing a program - are available from IET. This Keyboard programs automatically finds your device at start-up and it lets you enter just the data that you want to send to the device. This program works with ICS, Measurement Computing and National Instruments controllers. 

For GPIB   IEEE-488.1 and IEEE-488.2 interface
Download ICS_GPIBkybd_Install.zip

Unzip the file and follow instructions to install. Open the application.  You may use the Find Listeners button to confirm that the PRS unit is recognized. Other instruments may also be recognized at this time.

Enter and set the Address to the PRS address. Use the window to send a command string to the PRS, where the command string is constructed as described in the operating manual. A command string might be, for example:
SOURce:DATA resistance string

For Serial RS-232 interface:
Download: ICS_Serkybd_Install.zip

Unzip the file and follow instructions to install. Open the application.  Initialize the COM PORT and use the Device Command window to send a command string to the PRS, where the command string is constructed as described in the operating manual. A command string might be, for example:
SOURce:DATA resistance string

BASIC SPECIFICATIONS

Standard Models

Model
PRS-200
PRS-201
PRS-200W
PRS-201W
PRS-202
PRS-202W
PRTD-X-6-0.001
Type
Resistance
Precision Resistance
Wide Range Resistance
Wide Range Precision Resistance
High Precision Resistance
Wide Range High Precision Resistance
Programmable RTD Simulator
Accuracy
1% +70 mΩ
0.1%+ 30 mΩ
1%+ 70 mΩ
0.1%+ 30 mΩ
0.05% + 15 mΩ
0.05% + 15 mΩ
0.01% + 15 mΩ
Decades
7
9
7
9
7
9
6
Range
0 - 10 MΩ
 0 - 100 MΩ
0 - 10 MΩ
 0 - 100 MΩ
0 - 10 MΩ
 0 - 100 MΩ
 4-1,003.99 Ω
Resolution
 1 Ω
 0.1 Ω
 1 Ω
 0.1 Ω
 1 Ω
 0.1 Ω
0.001 Ω
Type of Components
Resistance wire for 0.1 Ω steps and under; metal film for 1 Ω steps and over.
Resistance wire for 0.1 Ω steps and under; wirewound, sealed non-inductive resistors for 1 Ω steps and over.
Max. Load*
 0.5 A, 200 V (dc + ac peak), 0.2 W/step, 2 W unit, whichever applies first.*
3 A, 200 V (dc + ac peak), 0.5 W/step, 4.5W/unit, whichever applies first.*
Residual Impedance
<450 mΩ
 <600 mΩ
 <100 mΩ
<140 mΩ (typically <100 mΩ)
Absolute Value
* These specifications are dynamic switching limits. The maximum voltage, power, or current which may be applied at any particular resistance setting may be higher as long as the setting is unchanged, or the unit is switched dry.

Switching time: < 4 ms per change; < 7 ms for ≤0.05% units
IEEE: GPIB standard 24 pin connector, conforms to IEEE-488.2; SCPI 1994.0 command set; Hardware or software configurable addressing range of 0 to 30. .
RS232: 25 pin male DTE interface conforms to EIA-STD-RS-530; SCPI 1994.0 command set; data rates from 300 to 115200 bps.

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