Processing Magazine

Compact Metal Housing for Intrinsically Safe DX99 Wireless Nodes

January 4, 2011

Instrinsically safe DX99 Wireless Nodes now feature a compact metal housing rated for Class I, Division 1 hazardous locations. A DX99 Node provides power to sensors directly within a hazardous area, with an integrated battery power supply that produces an intrinsically safe power source for the radio transceiver and external third party sensors. Equipped with its new housing, the DX99 Node is more versatile while maintaining its convenient single chamber design—placing the battery, wiring terminal and radio together for easy mounting and connection to sensors. Designed with industrial process applications in mind, DX99 Nodes create a secure and reliable wireless network—with features such as a built-in Site Survey tool that allows the installer to easily determine the quality of the wireless link. DX99 Nodes additionally offer a combination of input options including Discrete, Analog, Thermocouple and RTD.