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  • Power Supply Option Boards are Plug & Play field Installable
  • Lightweight, high-frequency switching power supply design
  • 85-264 Vac or 90-300 Vdc power version (DPM-OPT-VAC)
  • 12-32 Vac or 10-48 Vdc power version (DPM-OPT-VDC)
  • Isolated 5, 10 or 24 Vdc transducer excitation output
  • Includes UL Recognized on-board fuse  
  • Three selectable isolated excitation outputs
  • Certified to EN 61010-1 (CE mark) and RoHS
  • ETL certified to UL 61010-1 and CSA C22.2#61010-1

Switching power supplies for the DPM-3 Digital Panel Meter


DPM-3 digital panel meter offer a choice of two high-frequency switching power supplies. These provide stable, isolated power for instrument operation plus excitation outputs at a substantially reduced weight and over a broader range of input voltages and power frequencies than conventional linear supplies.

  • DPM-OPT-VAC: High voltage AC or DC power. The DPM-OPT-VAC supply accepts power from 85-264 Vac, 47-63 Hz. This allows the same meter to operate worldwide without modification. The supply also accepts 90 to 300 Vdc (high voltage DC operation not ETL approved).
  • DPM-3-OPT-VDC: Low voltage AC or DC power. An optional low voltage supply operates from 10 to 48 Vdc or 12 to 30 Vac, 47-63 Hz. This supply allows the DPM-3 to be powered from batteries or from 28 Vac, 400 Hz aircraft power (400 Hz operation not ETL approved).

Isolated Excitation Output

Each power supply provides three jumper-selectable, isolated excitation outputs: 5 Vdc at 100 mA, 10 Vdc at 120 mA, or 24 Vdc at 50 mA. These outputs can be used to power external sensors, transmitters and up to four 350 ohm load cells in parallel, thereby avoiding the need for an expensive external supply. When powering a load cell or potentiometer, a ratiometric operating mode can be selected, where the meter monitors the excitation supply and removes the effects of voltage variation.

In addition to the isolated excitation output, regulated 5 Vdc at up to 50 mA is brought out and can be used to power external logic.

Wiring of Excitation Output

4-wire, 4-20 mA transmiter pinout of Laureate digital panel meters and counters
Meter Transmitter
4-wire, 4-20 mA transmitter wiring
2-wire, 4-20 mA transmiter pinout of Laureate digital panel meters and counters
Meter Transmitter
2-wire, 4-20 mA transmitter wiring
  • With four-wire transmitters, two wires are used to apply 10 or 24 Vdc, and two separate wires are used to sense the transmitter's 4-20 mA output.
  • With two-wire transmitters, the same two wires are used to power the transmitter and carry the 4-20 mA output, which is made to flow across an internal 10 ohm resistor between pins 3 and 4.

Both power supplies and their connectors (standard) are designed to UL/IEC/CSA safety standards. The two supplies also do double-duty by providing two connector inputs (A & B) and a digital ground for signals such as meter hold, reset, tare, etc. These signals do not affect power supply operation.


Operating Power

DPM-3-OPT-VAC 85-264 Vac or 90-300 Vdc
DPM-3-OPT-VAC 12-32 Vac or 10-48 Vdc
Frequency DC and 47-63 Hz
Power consumption 5.3 W max


DPM-3-OPT-VAC On-board fuse rated 0.5A, 277 Vac, UL Recognized
DPM-3-OPT-VDC On-board fuse rated 2.5A at 250 Vac or 63 Vdc, UL Recognized

Excitation Power Supply

Selectable outputs 5 Vdc ± 5%, 100 mA
10 Vdc ± 5%, 120 mA
24 Vdc ± 5%, 50 mA
Ripple 50 mVp-p max
Isolation to power ground 250V rms working, 2.3 kV rms per 1 min test
Isolation to meter ground 50 Vp

Pin Assignments (power and digital controls)

Pin assignments, power to The DPM-3 digital panel meter
Non-isolated digital control inputs A and B are menu selectable for Tare, Peak Display, Hold, or Reset and external control of decimal points.
DPM-OPT-VDC N/A 127.00
DPM-OPT-VAC N/A 105.00