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In this how to video, we will cover the basics on configuring a Prosense digital panel meter for Tare weight.
Tare weight sometimes called unladen weight, is the weight of an empty vehicle or container. By subtracting it from the gross weight or laden weight, the weight of the goods carried may be determined.
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In this HOW TO video, we will cover the basics on configuring a Prosense digital panel meter for Tare weight. Tare weight sometimes called unladen weight, is the weight of an empty vehicle or container. By subtracting it from the gross weight or laden weight, the weight of the goods carried may be determined. An example is a bowl that will hold produce. We only want to know the weight of the produce, so the tare function once setup would automatically subtract the weight of the bowl. There are 3 different tare modes in the DPM3 models, but you can read about each MODE types in the user manual found on our website. In this video, I will only cover setting up the first TARE mode. I currently have a 4 to 20 ma signal input to the panel meter and not a load cell but I can still setup tare mode, so let's set up our input type up first, then we can setup the Tare mode. As you can see the TARE LED indicator on the left side of the DPM3 meter. First, we go to Enter, program, we are going to go to control input, and we want to do process and we want to enter process control and it gives me the options of 10 volts or 20mA and we select mA. Enter, it goes back to program mode, enter and store. As you can see we are currently reading 4.2 milli amps. Now we will setup our TARE function. Enter, scroll to CNDSP. Enter, and we scroll to NodtA which stands for Mode Tare or Tare Mode. Enter. Now we can scroll through Tare 1, Tare 2 and Tare 3. We select Tare 1 and Enter and we now go back to Program, select Enter and it stores our program. Tare 1 is now setup in the meter. If we momentarily press the up button or tare button it zeros out the display and as we increase our input data, you can see it starts at 0 and increases. So the tare 1 function is subtracting the previous number we had on our display that we stored in memory. The TARE LED on the left is currently on letting the user know the TARE function is active. If I press and hold the TARE button or up button, the Tare function is disabled and we are back to our 4 to 20ma input. 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.