Banner Engineering's compact metal housing is rated for Class I,
Division 1* hazardous locations for its intrinsically safe DX99 Wireless Node
product line. A DX99 Node provides power to sensors directly within a hazardous
area, with an integrated battery power supply that produces an intrinsically
safe (IS) 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 single chamber design - placing the battery, wiring terminal
and radio together for easy mounting and connection to sensors.
DX99 Nodes create a secure wireless network with features such
as a built-in Site Survey tool that allows the installer to determine the
quality of the wireless link. DX99 Nodes additionally offer a combination of
input options including Discrete, Analog, Thermocouple and RTD.
DX99 Node radios
transmit and receive wireless data up to 3 miles - 150mw with 2dBi antenna - while
consuming very little power.
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