Triple Channel FOUNDATIONTM Fieldbus to Current Converter

The FI302 converts a FIELDBUS signal into a 4 to 20 mA signal. If the frequency converter does not have FIELDBUS capability, the bus signal can be converted into a conventional 4 to 20 mA by the FI302. The FIELDBUS signal can, for example, be a request from the bus to a frequency converter to set a conveyor speed to 3.4 ft/s.

This instrument has three independent channels, which means that three 4 to 20 mA outputs are available.


Some Characteristics:


FOUNDATION Fieldbus on 31.25 kbit/s voltage mode according to IEC 61158-2
Three 4 to 20 mA current links, external supply and common ground
Output Load Limitation
External Output Supply Voltage / 3-45 Vdc
Power Supply
Bus powered: 9-32 Vdc
Power Consumption
Quiescent 12 mA
Function Blocks
Up to 20 Dynamically Instantiable Function Blocks.
Click here for the list of available Function Blocks
The Function Blocks available allow simple and complex control strategies to be placed inside the field device, making the field device an integral part of the control system. In order to fully benefit from the Function Blocks in the device a True Foundation Fieldbus system is recommended.
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Using local adjustment magnetic tool if device is fitted with LCD display. Complete configuration possible using PC software interface.
Optional LCD indicator
Injected low copper aluminum with polyester painting or 316 stainless steel housing
Process Temperature Limits
-40 to 85 ºC (-40 to 185 ºF)
Ambient Humidity Limits
0 to 100% RH
Hazardous Area Certification
Explosion proof, weather proof and intrinsically safe
Wall, panel, or 2" pipe with optional bracket
Nominal: 0.80 kg;
Digital display adds: 0.13 kg;
Mounting bracket adds: 0.60 kg


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