Christmas time is coming, and akYtec GmbH starts selling a Christmas-tree shaped temperature transmitter. A coincidence? It seems like that. Actually, this shape of the NPT4’s housing is designed to provide easy access from the front when connecting wires to the input and output. The enclosure measures just 6.1-mm wide providing a smaller footprint on a DIN rail, thus being particularly suitable for installation in narrow spaces.

The input configuration options include 9 types of the most commonly-used RTDs and 9 types of most common thermocouples. The universal analog output can be configured for a linear current or voltage signal, thereby choosing from a wide variety of the signal ranges, e.g., 4-20 mA, 0-20 mA, 0-5 mA, 0-10V, 2-10V, or 0-5 V. The input can connect to an RTD in a 2-, 3-, or 4-wire depending on the sensor available.

The NPT4 compact temperature transmitter is powered by 24 V DC and is reverse-polarity protected. Galvanic isolation of 1.5 kV is provided for three groups – the power supply, input, and output.

A USB port provides a convenient connection to a PC for simple and precise configuration with Windows software available on the akYtec webpage at no charge. The NPT4 can operate across an extended ambient temperature range between -40 and 70 °C.