PD2-6060 Helios Dual Analog Input Process Meter

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What sets the Helios apart from other Large Display Meters is its dual line display with super bright LEDs that can be read even in bright sunlight and up to 100 feet away. Based on Precision Digital's popular line of ProVu® digital panel meters, the Helios can satisfy a wide variety of level, flow, temperature, pressure, & weight applications. It is available with models that accept 4-20 mA, thermocouple, RTD, pulse, strain gauge, AC and DC volts and current, and even Modbus®.

Go with the Helios PD2-6060 when you need a large display meter to display two 4-20 mA inputs on one meter. Both of these inputs can be displayed on six full digits and each transmitter is provided with its own 24 VDC transmitter power supply. The PD2-6060 can also perform a variety of math functions on those two inputs, such as computing the difference between them or summing them together.


Two (2) 0-20 mA, 4-20 mA, 0-5 V, 1-5 V,
and ±10 V

Helios Features

  • Large 1.80" Digits
  • Dual Line Display
  • Six Full Digits on Each Line
  • Readable From 100 Feet Away
  • Superluminous Sunlight Readable Display
  • IP65 Rated Field Mountable Enclosure
  • Great for Outdoor Use: -40 to 150°F (-40 to 65°C)
  • Program the Meter from a PC with Onboard USB and MeterView® Pro

PD2-6060 Features

  • Displays Two Process Inputs Simultaneously
  • Math Functions Capabilities
  • Isolated 24 VDC @ 200 mA Transmitter Power Supply
  • Multi-Pump Alternation Control
  • Signal Input Conditioning for Flow & Round Horizontal Tank
  • Programmable Displays & Function Keys
  • 32-Point, Square Root, or Exponential Linearization
  • Current Input Protected by Resettable Fuse
  • Tare Function

Except where noted all specifications apply to operation at +25°C.


Display: Two lines with 1.8" (46 mm) high digits, red LEDs; 6 digits per line (-99999 to 999999), with lead zero blanking
Display Intensity Eight user selectable intensity levels
Display Update Rate: 5/second (200 ms)
Overrange: Display flashes 999999
Underrange: Display flashes -99999
Display Assignment: Display lines 1 & 2 may be assigned to process values for Channels A (Ch-A), B (Ch-B), or C (Ch-C), toggle between (Ch-A & Ch-B, Ch-A & Ch-C, Ch-B & Ch-C, and Ch-A, Ch-B, & Ch-C), toggle between Channel & units, show channel gross value (no tare) or toggle net (tare) and gross values, show relay set points, max & min values, or Modbus input. The lower display may also be set to show engineering units or be off, with no display.
Programming Methods: Four programming buttons, digital inputs, PC and MeterView Pro software, or Modbus registers.
Noise Filter: Programmable from 2 to 199 (0 will disable filter)
Filter Bypass: Programmable from 0.1 to 99.9% of calibrated span
Recalibration: All ranges are calibrated at the factory. Recalibration is 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: Three programmable passwords restrict modification of programmed settings.
Pass 1: Allows use of function keys and digital inputs
Pass 2: Allows use of function keys, digital inputs and editing set/reset points
Pass 3: Restricts all programming, function keys, and digital inputs.
Power Options: 85-265 VAC 50/60 Hz, 90-265 VDC, 20 W max or 12-24 VDC ± 10%, 15 W max. Powered over USB for configuration only.
Isolated Transmitter Power Supply: Terminals P+ & P-: 24 VDC ± 10%. 12-24 VDC powered models selectable for 24, 10, or 5 VDC supply (internal P+/P- switch). 85-265 VAC models rated @ 200 mA max, 12-24 VDC powered models rated @ 100 mA max, @ 50 mA max for 5 or 10 VDC supply.
Non-Volatile Memory: All programmed settings are stored in non-volatile memory for a minimum of ten years if power is lost.
Fuse: Required external fuse: UL Recognized, 5 A max, slow blow; up to 6 meters may share one 5 A fuse
Normal Mode Rejection: Greater than 60 dB at 50/60 Hz
Isolation: 4 kV input/output-to-power line; 500 V input-to-output or output-to-P+ supply
Overvoltage Category: Installation Overvoltage Category II: Local level with smaller transient overvoltages than Installation Overvoltage Category III.
Environmental: Operating temperature range: -40 to 150°F (-40 to 65°C); Storage temperature range: -40 to 185°F (-40 to 85°C); Relative humidity: 0 to 90% non-condensing
Connections: Removable and integrated screw terminal blocks accept 12 to 22 AWG wire.
Enclosure: IP65 rated. Polycarbonate & glass blended plastic case, color: gray. Includes four PG11 through-hole conduit openings, with two factory installed PG11, IP68, black nylon threaded hole plugs with backing nuts. Wall Mounting: Four (4) mounting holes provided for mounting meter to wall.
Pipe Mounting: Optional pipe mounting kit (PDA6260) allows for pipe mounting. Sold separately.
See PD2-6060 manual for instructions. Tightening Torque: Removable Screw Terminals: 5 lb-in (0.56 Nm); Digital I/O and RS485 Terminals: 2.2 lb-in (0.25 Nm)
Overall Dimensions: 10.63" x 12.59" x 4.77" (270 mm x 319.7 mm x 121.2 mm) (H x W x D)
Weight: 6.10 lbs (2.76 kg)
Warranty: 3 years parts & labor
USB Connection: Compatibility: USB 2.0 Standard, Compliant Connector Type: Micro-B receptacle Cable: USB A Male to Micro-B Cable Driver: Windows 98/SE, ME, 2000, Server 2003/2008, XP 32/64-Bit, Vista 32/64-Bit, Windows 7 32/64-Bit, Windows 10 32/64-Bit Power: USB Port

Dual Process Input

Two Inputs: Two non-isolated inputs, each separately field selectable: 0-20, 4-20 mA, ±10 V (0-5, 1-5, 0-10 V), Modbus PV (Slave)
Channels: Channel A, Channel B, Channel C (Math channel) Programmable Constants: Constant P (Adder): -99.999 to 999.999, default: 0.000; Constant F (Factor): 0.001 to 999.999, default: 1.000
Math Functions:
Name Function Setting
Addition (A+B+P)*F Sunm
Difference (A-B+P)*F diF
Absolute diff. ((Abs(A-B))+P)*F diFAbS
Average (((A+B)/2)+P)*F AvG
Multiplication ((A*B)+P)*F nmulti
Division ((A/B)+P)*F divide
Max of A or B ((AB-Hi)+P)*F


Min of A or B ((AB-Lo)+P)*F Lo-Ab
Draw ((A/B)-1)*F drAuw
Weighted avg. ((B-A)*F)+A uw avg
Ratio (A/B)*F ratio
Concentration (A/(A+B))*F Concen
Note: The F constant can be any value from 0.001 to 999.999. If the value is less than 1, it will have the same effect as a divider. For example, the average could also be derived by using (A+B)*F, where F = 0.500.
Sequence Of Operations For Input Programming:
  1. Select Input for A and B
  2. Set up the engineering units for A, B, and C
  3. Set up decimal point for A, B, and C
  4. Program A & B
  5. Set up the displays for A, B, or C
  6. Select the transfer function for A & B (e.g. Linear)
  7. Select Math function for Channel C
  8. Program constants for Factor (F) and Adder (P)
  9. Program cutoff values for A and B
Accuracy: ±0.03% of calibrated span &plusmin;1 count, square root & programmable exponent accuracy range: 10-100% of calibrated span
Temperature Drift: 0.005% of calibrated span/°C max from 0 to 65°C ambient, 0.01% of calibrated span/°C max from -40 to 0°C ambient Signal Input Conditioning: Linear, square root, programmable exponent, or round horizontal tank volume calculation
Multi-Point Linearization: 2 to 32 points for channel A and B
Programmable Exponent: 1.0001 to 2.9999
Round H Tank: Diameter & Length: 999.999 inch or cm calculates volume in gallons or liters respectively.
Low-Flow Cutoff: 0-999999 (0 disables cutoff function)
Decimal Point: Up to five decimal places or none: d.ddddd, d.dddd, d.ddd, d.dd, d.d, or dddddd
Calibration Range:
Input Range Minimum Span Input 1 & Input 2
4-20 mA 0.15 mA
&plusmin;10 V 0.01 V
An error message will appear if the input 1 and input 2 signals are too close together.
Input Impedance: Voltage ranges: greater than 500 kΩ; Current ranges: 50 - 100 Ω (depending on resettable fuse impedance)
Input Overload: Current input protected by resettable fuse, 30 VDC max. Fuse resets automatically after fault is removed.
F4 Digital Input Contacts: 3.3 VDC on contact. Connect normally open contacts across F4 to COM.
F4 Digital Input Logic Levels: Logic High: 3 to 5 VDC, Logic Low: 0 to 1.25 VDC


Rating: 2 or 4 SPDT (Form C) internal and/or 4 SPST (Form A) external; rated 3 A @ 30 VDC and 125/250 VAC resistive load; 1/14 HP (≈ 50 W) @ 125/250 VAC for inductive loads
Noise Suppression: Noise suppression is recommended for each relay contact switching inductive loads. See manual for details.
Deadband: 0-100% of span, user programmable
High Or Low Alarm: User may program any alarm for high or low trip point. Unused alarm LEDs and relays may be disabled (turn off).
Relay Operation: Automatic (non-latching) and/or manual reset; Latching (requires manual acknowledge) with/without clear; Pump alternation control (2 to 4 relays); Sampling (based on time); Off (disable unused relays and enable Interlock feature); Manual on/off control mode
Relay Reset: User selectable via front panel buttons or digital inputs
1. Automatic reset only (non-latching), when the input passes the reset point.
2. Automatic + manual reset at any time (non-latching)
3. Manual reset only, at any time (latching)
4. Manual reset only after alarm condition has cleared (latching)
Note: Front panel button or digital input may be assigned to acknowledge relays programmed for manual reset.
Time Delay: 0 to 999.9 seconds, on & off relay time delays; Programmable and independent for each relay
Fail-Safe Operation: Programmable and independent for each relay. Note: Relay coil is energized in non-alarm condition. In case of power failure, relay will go to alarm

Auto Initialization: When power is applied to the meter, relays will reflect the state of the input to the meter.

Isolated 4-20 mA Transmitter Output

Output Source: Process variable (PV), max, min, set points 1-4, Modbus input, or manual control mode
Scaling Range: 1.000 to 23.000 mA for any display range
Calibration: Factory calibrated: 4.000 to 20.000 = 4-20 mA output
Analog Out Programming: 23.000 mA maximum for all parameters: Overrange, underrange, max, min, and break
Accuracy: &plusmin; 0.1% of span ± 0.004 mA
Temperature Drift: 0.4 µA/°C max from 0 to 65°C ambient, 0.8 µA/°C max from -40 to 0°C ambient
Note: Analog output drift is separate from input drift.
Isolated Transmitter Power Supply: Terminals I+ & R: 24 VDC ± 10%. Isolated from the input at >500 V. May be used to power the 4-20 mA output or other devices. All models rated @ 40 mA max.
Output Loop Resistance:
Power supply Minimum Maximum
24 VDC 10 Ω 700 Ω
35 VDC (external) 100 Ω 1200 Ω

RS485 Serial Communications Terminal

Compatibility: EIA-485
Connectors: Removable screw terminal connector
Max Distance: 3,937' (1,200 m) max
Status Indication: Separate LEDs for Power (P), Transmit (TX), and Receive (RX)

Modbus® RTU Serial Communications Protocol

Slave: ID 1 – 247 (Meter address)
Baud Rate: 300 – 19,200 bps
Transmit Time Delay: Programmable between 0 and 199 ms
Data: 8 bit (1 start bit, 1 or 2 stop bits)
Parity: Even, Odd, or None with 1 or 2 stop bits
Byte-To-Byte Timeout: 0.01 – 2.54 second
Turn Around Delay: Less than 2 ms (fixed)
Note: Refer to the Modbus Register Tables located at www.predig.com for details.

Digital Input & Output Terminal

Channels: 4 digital inputs & 4 digital outputs
Digital Input Logic High: 3 to 5 VDC
Digital Input Logic Low: 0 to 1.25 VDC
Digital Output Logic High: 3.1 to 3.3 VDC
Digital Output Logic Low: 0 to 0.4 VDC
Source Current: 10 mA maximum output current
Sink Current: 1.5 mA minimum input current
+5 V Terminal: To be used as pull-up for digital inputs only. Connect normally open pushbuttons across +5 V & DI 1-4.
WARNING! DO NOT use +5 V terminal to power external devices.

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