PD683 Loop Leader Loop-Powered Digital Panel Meter

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The Loop Leader PD683 is a loop-powered, 1/8 DIN digital panel meter designed for demanding process control applications. The fact that this meter is loop-powered means that there is no need to run additional, costly power lines; the meter gets all of the power it needs from the 4-20 mA loop. The PD683 loop-powered indicator is built in a shallow-depth case with an FM Type 4X front and features loop-powered backlighting and a wide -30 to 65°C operating temperature range. It doesn't matter if it's indoors or outdoors, in bright sunlight or a dimly lit plant, or in an area that is wet, dirty, hot, or cold, the Loop Leader can go just about anywhere.


  • 4-20 mA Input
  • 5-Digit Display
  • 0.6" (15.2 mm) LCD
  • FM Type 4X, IP65 Front
  • Shallow Depth Case 3.2" Behind Panel
  • 2 V Drop (5.7 V with Backlight)
  • Loop-Powered Backlight
  • Custom Engineering Units
  • Bargraph Display & Trend Arrow
  • Maximum & Minimum Display
  • Square Root, or Programmable Exponent
  • Non-Volatile Memory - No Battery Needed
  • Operating Temperature Range: -30 to 65°C
  • HART Protocol Transparent


Display: Five digits: -99999 to 99999, 0.60" (15.2 mm) high, 7-segment, automatic lead zero blanking.
Engineering Units: 0.25" (6.4 mm) high, 14-segment.
Bargraph: 20-segment, 0% to 100% indication.
Trend arrows: Up and down trend indication.
Backlight: Bright orange (intensity varies with signal)
Display Update Rate: 2.5/second
Overrange: Display flashes 99999
Underrange: Display flashes -99999
Programming Method: Four front panel buttons
Noise Filter: Programmable from 1 to 199
Recalibration: Recommended at least every 12 months.
Max/Min Display: Max/min readings reached by the process are stored until reset by the user or until power to the meter is turned off.
Password: Programmable password restricts modification of programmed settings.
Non-volatile Memory: All programmed settings are stored in non-volatile memory for a minimum of ten years if power is lost.
Voltage Drop: 2.0 V max w/o backlight, 5.7 V max with backlight
Equivalent Resistance: 125 Ω @ 20 mA w/o backlight, 315 Ω @ 20 mA with backlight
Normal Mode Rejection: 64 dB at 50/60 Hz
Operating temperature range: -30 to 65°C
Allowable Temperature Range: -40 to 65°C* (see note below)
Storage temperature range: -40 to 65°C
Relative humidity: 0 to 90% non-condensing
Connections: Screw terminals accept 12 to 22 AWG wire
Enclosure: 1/8 DIN, high impact plastic, UL 94V-0, color: gray
Mounting: 1/8 DIN panel cutout required. Two panel mounting bracket assemblies provided
Tightening Torque: 4.5 lb-in (0.5 Nm) Screw terminal connections
Overall Dimensions: 2.45" x 4.68" x 4.19" (62 x 119 x 106 mm)
Weight: 5.7 oz (162 g)
Warranty: 3 years parts & labor


Input Range: 4-20 mA
Accuracy: ±0.03% of span ±1 count, square root and programmable exponent: 10-100% FS
Calibration: Scale without signal or calibrate with signal source
Calibration Range: User programmable over entire range of meter
Minimum Span: 0.40 mA between input 1 and input 2
Note: An Error message will appear if input 1 and input 2 signals are too close together
Input Overload: Over current protection to 2 A max.
Decimal Point: Up to four decimal places (d.dddd, dd.ddd, ddd.dd, dddd.d, or ddddd)
Function: Linear, square root, or programmable exponent
Low-Flow Cutoff: -99999 to 99999 (-99999 disables cutoff function)
Temperature Drift: 50 PPM/°C from -40 to 65°C ambient
*Below -30°C the LCD becomes less readable.

PD688 Approvals for Hazardous Locations

FM Approved & CSA Certified as intrinsically safe with entity for use in Class I, Div 1, Groups ABCD; Class II, Div 1, Groups EFG; Class III, Div 1; Class I, Zone 0, Group IIC; T-code = T4. Non-incendive: Suitable for use in Class I, Div 2, Groups ABCD; Class II, Div 2, Groups FG; Class III, Div 2.
Entity Parameters: Ui: 30 V; Ii: 175 mA; Ci: 0; Li: 0; Pi: 1.0 W

ATEX II 1G, Ex ia IIC T4, IP65, Ta = -40°C to 65°C

Note: Installation must be performed in accordance with Control Drawing LIM688-2

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