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Using Current Out as 4-20 ma signal for VFD

Barnhart Crane 8 months ago in Master modules / MC4x updated by Gustav Widén (System support) 7 months ago 2

Are the current out channels on an MC43 suitable for dishing out a 4-20 ma signal? It would be controlling a VFD.


I know the current out channels are typically used to control valves and used in the hundreds of milliamp range. 

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From the instruction book fore the MC43:

Output range 100 to 2500 mA

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When using the Parker AC30 VFD with Can-Open module you can easily control the VFD by IQAN.over CAN bus. 
For Parker GVI Mobile Inverters both J-1939 and CAN open are use able, there is IQAN Extended Function for communication with Parker GVI Inverters available for easy and simply installation and control. 
https://www.parker.com/Literature/Electromechanical%20Europe/Literature/192_300022_AC30V_Catalog.pdf
https://www.parker.com/Literature/Electromechanical%20Europe/Literature/192_300118_GVI_catalogue.pdf

When need to control VFD's  or other equipment with IQAN by analog outputs (0-10 V or 1-20 mA) you can use third party convertor modules CAN to Analog outputs instead, see other posts in the IQANForum