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In this how to video, we will cover the basics of programming the DPM1 models of ProSense digital panel meters.
AutomationDirect's new ProSense line of digital panel meters offers a simple and cost-effective solution to display analog process, temperature, load cell, and potentiometer inputs. With all models, configuration parameters can be totally or selectively locked out to prevent unauthorized or accidental changes to the meter's operation. Two-point direct or reverse acting linear scaling values can be entered manually or by introducing actual sensed process values in Teach mode. Models feature IP65-rated meter faces and are available with 1/32 and 1/8 DIN housings to take up minimal panel space.
In this HOW TO video, we will cover the basics of programming the DPM1 models of ProSense digital panel meters. The DPM1 models are 1/32 DIN and are compact compared to the DPM2 and DPM3 models. The first thing you will notice is the configuration buttons are not on the face of the panel but on the bottom as seen here. There are still 3 configuration buttons and they are still laid out in the same format as the DPM2 and DPM3 models. Lets configure a DPM1 model for amperage. The DPM1 models must be selected based on their input type whereas the DPM2 and DPM3 typically offer multiple input types. This current unit accepts amperage and voltage only. First, we press Enter and it displays Pro for Program. I press Enter again and it quickly displays Inp for input and the switches to A for amperage. I use the middle button to scroll through the input types until I get to the desired input type. We want amps, so I scroll until I see A. I press Enter, and we read dsp then it quickly switches to scal for scale. I don't wish to scale in this setup, so we will leave it at the default by pressing Enter. Inp1 for input 1 and 04.00 displays. We are using a 4 to 20ma input, so we leave this one alone. Enter and DsP1 displays with 04.00. Enter and now we can adjust our decimal point. Enter and InP2 displays 20.00. Enter and Dsp2 displays 20.00. Enter and now the input type is stored into the unit. Now let's configure a DPM1 T model for temperature. This one is connected to an RTD. First press Enter and we see Pro for program, press Enter and now we can scroll through the different temperature input types. I select P100 for this one because I have an RTD connected. Press Enter and we can select if we want to use a decimal point. Press Enter and we can select Celsius or Fahrenheit, then Enter and we can choose an offset. I leave this one at zero, press Enter and the value is now stored. This is how you setup input types in the DPM1 ProSense Digital panel meters. I hope you found this video useful and follow us to our other How to videos on the ProSense Digital Panel Meters. Thanks and have a great day.