Display a 4-20ma output as 0-100 on a screen

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  1. crossj3

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    Hi Folks,

    Is there any way to scale a 4-20ma output into a 0-100 on a display? Does anyone know how to easily do this with electronic components rather than me using an arduino or other plc?


    Thanks for the help.
    Cheers
     
  2. atferrari

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    Is a micro controller an option? Have you ever programmed one?
     
  3. crossj3

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    Yes a Micro-controller can be an option as a last resort. I have programmed loads. Just finished a degree in Mechatronic engineering so thats basically all i did for the past 4 years ha.
    I dont want to use a microcontroller if possbile for the reason that its working in an agricultural environment and from my experience microcontrollers work perfect on your desk but not bouncing up and down a field.
     
  4. atferrari

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    OK Your call. A friend of mine works with all kind of machinery / instruments used in that environment. Never heard such a terminant opinion from him.
    Good luck.
     
  5. danadak

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    You could always buy one of those cheap Ebay digital panel meters,
    and using an opamp scale the 4/20 ma loop current to read out on DPM.

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    Regards, Dana.
     
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