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Specification

The specs for the HyDip Tank gauging devices are:

Feature
HTG

Size
(excluding antennas and connectors and mounting brackets)

180 (W) x 170 (L) x 57 (H) mm

Weight
(without battery)

950 g

Operational temperature

-10°C to 60°C

Operating external voltage

10 to 24V DC max

Current consumption

  • External power source (12V DC)
  • Measurement mode
  • Fully charged battery / No battery connected
  • 3G/4G modem OFF
  • Ethernet OFF
  • Bluetooth OFF
  • XBee OFF
  • No sensor connected: 39 mA
  • 1 sensor connected: 105 mA*
  • 2 sensors connected: 165 mA*
  • 3 sensors connected: 220 mA*
  • 4 sensors connected: 275 mA*

Current consumption

  • External power source (12V DC)
  • No sensor connected
  • Discharged battery connected
  • 3G/4G modem OFF
  • Ethernet OFF
  • Bluetooth OFF
  • XBee OFF
  • VEXT+ = 12V DC, no sensor connected
    680 mA (for battery charging)

  • VEXT+ = 12V DC
    940 mA max

Current consumption (ETHERNET)

  • External power source (12V DC)
  • TX/RX (transmit/receive) mode
  • Measurement mode
  • 4 sensors connected*
  • Discharged battery connected
  • 3G/4G modem OFF
  • Ethernet ON
  • Bluetooth ON
  • XBee ON

1000 mA max, VEXT+=12V DC

Current consumption (3G/4G)

  • External power source (12V DC)
  • TX/RX (transmit/receive) mode
  • Measurement mode
  • 4 sensors connected*
  • Discharged battery connected
  • 3G/4G modem ON
  • Ethernet OFF
  • Bluetooth ON
  • XBee ON

1150 mA max, VEXT+=12V DC
Note: Current consumption varies, strongly depends on reception conditions.

Recommended battery

SEALED, RECHARGEABLE, LEAD ACID BATTERY ONLY.

6V nominal, 12Ah capacity

Current consumption

  • Sleep mode
  • Battery operated

1240uA

Current consumption

  • Fully charged battery
  • Measurement mode
  • No communication channel enabled
  • 3G/4G modem OFF
  • Ethernet OFF
  • Bluetooth OFF
  • XBee OFF
  • No sensor connected: 50 mA,
  • 1 sensor connected: 155 mA*
  • 2 sensors connected: 255 mA*
  • 3 sensors connected: 355 mA*
  • 4 sensors connected: 460 mA*

Current consumption (ETHERNET)

  • Fully charged battery
  • TX/RX (transmit/receive) mode
  • 4 sensors connected*
  • 3G/4G modem OFF
  • Ethernet ON
  • Bluetooth ON
  • XBee ON

700 mA, 6V Battery fully charged, VEXT+=open, VSOL+ = open

Current consumption (3G/4G)

  • Fully charged battery
  • TX/RX (transmit/receive) mode
  • 4 sensors connected*
  • 3G/4G modem ON
  • Ethernet OFF
  • Bluetooth ON
  • XBee ON

800 mA max, 6V Battery fully charged, VEXT+=open, VSOL+ = open
Note: Current consumption varies, strongly depends on reception conditions.

Estimated device life period between charging when powered from internal battery

30 days (sampling once per hour and synchronizing once per day, 1 sensor connected only).
Adjusting either the sampling or the synchronization period will have a significant impact on battery life.
A poor 3G/Next-G signal quality will cause the device to operate in a high power mode for longer periods, which will significantly reduce battery life.

External Power input

2 pins of 3 pin connector, 10 - 24 V DC max. 12V DC recommended for use in stationary location.

Solar power input

2 pins of 3 pin connector, 10 - 24 V DC max. 12V DC (nominal) recommended.

Sensor input connectors

4-20mA/HART, 24V max, 4 connectors, each 2 pins

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 2.1 supported. Bluetooth is enabled after NFC device is detected in proximity.

XBee

Supported 802.15.4

3G/4G antenna input

SMA/F connector requires SMA/M fitted antenna

XBee antenna input

SMA/M connector requires SMA/F fitted antenna 2.4GHz

USB connectivity

USB-B connector

GPS antenna

SMA/F connector requires SMA/M fitted antenna

Additional note for above specs

The * (star symbol) in the specification serves as an info that each current sensor draws 20mA+.

Specs may change

All reasonable efforts are made to ensure these specifications are correct at the time of publishing. MACHINEFOREST LIMITED reserves the right to change the specifications without prior notice.

Exceeding specified limits may cause permanent damage to the HyDip controller.

Take care when connecting and running a HyDip device