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The C-50 Analog Expansion Console interfaces with the C-100 SmartBob Control Console to provide multiple 4 – 20 mA outputs, enabling monitoring of multiple bins equipped with SmartBob2 or SmartBob-TS1 sensors from a single C-100 SmartBob Console.
The C-50 Analog Expansion Console connects to the C-100 SmartBob Console via a dedicated RS-485 cable. Then, the C-100 SmartBob Console is connected via a daisy chained RS-485 network to monitor from 1 to 120 SmartBob sensors.
Both SmartBob2 or SmartBob-TS1 sensors and the C-50 Analog Expansion Console are programmed and controlled by the C-100 SmartBob Control Console. Wiring and installation costs are considerably reduced by utilizing a single cable RS-485 network and locating the C-50 Analog Expansion Console close to the location the 4 – 20 mA outputs are hardwired.
This network configuration is highly cost effective, as less equipment is required to monitor many bins. Since there is less equipment to install and less wiring, it also saves time and requires fewer man hours for initial set up. Each C-50 Expansion Console has six card slots. Each card can support four 4 – 20 mA outputs and four dry contact closure inputs allowing each C-50 to support from between 4 and 24 external outputs.
Furthermore, up to five C-50 Expansion Consoles – each monitoring 24 SmartBobs – can be daisy-chained in a single network, allowing for a total of up to 120 SmartBob devices to coexist on the network and their measurements be monitored from just one C-100 Control Console.