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Wireless Meter Scanner & Controller - Discontinued
wi8 Series

Wireless Meter Scanner & Controller
User-Friendly, Simple to Configure
Wireless Inputs: Temperature,Thermocouple, and RTD
Alarms by Email or Text Message
Embedded Ethernet (standard)
2 Alarm Outputs: Solid State Relays (SSRs), DC Pulse, Mechanical Relays, Analog Voltage & Current
Free Software


The Wi8 series has been discontinued. Please see the zCDR as a possible alternative or contact our sales department. You can also check on the availability of remaining Wi8 stock.

1 Year Warranty Electromagnetic Compatibility

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Wireless Sensor System
The new NEWPORT® zSeries wireless monitoring and control system features meters and scanners compatible with a large and growing number of Newport wireless sensors:
UWTC "Universal Wireless Thermocouple", Type J, K, T, E, R, S, B, N, and C.
UWRTD "Universal Wireless RTD".
UWIR "Universal Wireless Infrared Sensor".
UWXL-TC and UWXL-RTD "Long Range Transmitters".
zSeries wireless End Devices with sensors for Temperature.
UWTC
UWTC Universal Wireless Thermocouple
zSeries
zSeries wireless End Devices
UWRTD
UWRTD Universal Wireless RTD
zED-P
zSeries wireless End Devices

The zSeries 1/8 DIN Panel Meter & Controller can monitor up to eight (8) wireless sensors. The compact instrument connects directly to an Ethernet network and the Internet and features Newport’s award-winning embedded Web Server. It is easily configured and monitored with a Web browser over the Ethernet network or the Internet. Alternatively, the wi8 meter-controller can instead be c onnected to the USB port of a single computer with a “USB Ethernet Adapter” that are inexpensive and widely available.

Monitor and Alarm
The wi8 monitor-controller comes standard with a choice of either two Form C relays, or two SSR’s (solid state relays) that can be used for control functions or alarms. The wiDR can monitor alarm conditions for any or all of the wireless sensors. For example, the wiDR can be set up to trip an alarm if any one of the sensors indicated it was above or below a pre-set alarm point.

Monitor & Control Locally and Over the Internet
The new Newport zSeries wireless monitoring and control system provides local monitoring and control, along with remote Web-based monitoring of temperature from thermocouples, RTD’s, and semiconductor sensors.

The wireless sensors can transmit up to 1000 meters (3280’) -- without obstructions or interference, to a zSeries monitor-controller connected directly to an Ethernet network and the Internet.

The wireless system complies with IEEE 802.15.4 operating at 2.4 GHz.The Newport zSeries system let’s you monitor and record temperature, relative humidity, and barometric pressure over an Ethernet network or the Internet without any special software--just your Web Browser.

Wireless Sensors
Newport offers a wide and growing selection of wireless sensors for a variety of applications. Depending on application, the wireless sensors run on either batteries or AC power. The battery version comes with two alkaline "AA" batteries or "C" cell batteries that can last for years. The AC version comes with a universal AC Adaptor that operates on any voltage worldwide from 100 to 240 Vac, and includes a single lithium back-up battery. Wireless sensors are available with external probes appropriate for an almost unlimited variety of industrial and commercial applications.

Ethernet
The wi8 is an independent node on the network sending and receiving data in standard TCP/IP packets. It is easily configured from a Web Browser and can be password protected. From within an Ethernet LAN or over the Internet, the user simply types the IP address (such as 192.168.1.200) or an easy to remember name (such as "Oven 5" or "Chicago TestRoom") and the zSeries monitor serves a Web Page with the current readings.

Alarm and Email
The wi8 monitor-controller can trigger an alarm if variables go above or below a set point that you determine. Your alarm can be sent by email to a single user or to a group distribution list, including text messages to cell phones and PDA’s. The Newport "Mail Notifier" software is a free and easy program for this application.The zSeries operate on any AC voltage worldwide from 100 to 240 Vac and 50 to 60 Hz.The monitor-controller connects directly to an Ethernet Network or the Internet. Unlike an RS232 or USB device, it does not require a host computer.

Embedded Webserver
The zSeries wireless sensor system is easy to install, simple to operate, and features Newport’s award-winning iServer technology with an Embedded Web Server that requires no special software.
Rear Connection of the wi8 Rear Connection of the wi8
Charts and Graphs
The wi8 monitor serves Active Web Pages to display real time readings and charts of temperature. You can also log data in standard data formats for use in a spreadsheet or data acquisition program such as Excel or Visual Basic.

Newport offers a free and easy to use program for logging data to Excel. The virtual chart viewed on the web page is a JAVA™ Applet that records a chart over the LAN or Internet in real time. With the Newport zSeries system there is no need to invest time and money learning a proprietary software program to log or chart the data.

Chart scales are fully adjustable on the fly. For example, the chart can display one minute, one hour, one day, one week, one month or one year. Temperature can be charted across the full span (-40 to 125°C) or within any narrow range such as (20 to 30°C). Newport offers an OPC Server software that makes it easy to integrate the zSeries wireless sensor system with many popular Data Acquisition and Automation programs offered by Omega, Wonderware, iConics, Intellution, Rockwell Automation, and National Instruments, among others.
zSeries Charts Screen Shots from zSeries
zSeries Readings
Programmable Color Display
The zSeries feature Newport’s patented programmable color displays. The display can be programmed to change color at any set point or alarm point. For example, the instrument can be programmed to display the process value in GREEN during warm-up, switching to AMBER to signal the normal operating range, and in RED to signal an alarm condition.

The changes in color are quickly seen from a distance, and machine operators can intuitively react to changing conditions. The colors can be programmed to change back when the value drops back below the alarm point or to "latch" on until being reset by the operator.

The instrument can also be programmed to display only one unchanging color: GREEN, AMBER, or RED. This is a useful way to let an operator identify, at a glance, process values in three separate locations, or to display three different measurements such as Temperature, Pressure, and Flow.
Change Color at any set point iSeries U.S. Patent #6,243,021
Quality and Technology
The innovative Newport® zSeries features an extended one (1) YEAR warranty at no extra charge.
SPECIFICATIONS

Model wi8-U
Input Types: UWTC "Universal Wireless Thermocouple", Type J, K, T, E, R, S, B, N, and C;
UWRTD"Universal Wireless RTD";
UWIR "Universal Wireless Infrared Sensor";
UWXL-TC and UWXL-RTD "Long Range Transmitters"
Model w8-zT
zSeries wireless End Devices with sensors for Temperature
Refer to individual wireless products for their specifications.
THERMOCOUPLE CHART

Input Type
Range
Accuracy
J
Iron-Constantan
-100 to 760°C (-148 to 1400°F)
±0.5% of reading or ±1.0°C (1.8°F),
whichever is greater
K
CHROMEGA®-ALOMEGA®
-100 to 1260°C (-148 to 2300°F)
±0.5% of reading or ± 1.0°C (1.8°F),
whichever is greater
T
Copper-Constantan
-200 to 400°C (-328 to 752°F)
±0.5% of reading or ±2.0°C(3.6°F),
whichever is greater
E
CHROMEGA®-Constantan
-200 to 1000°C (-328 to 1832°F)
±0.5% of reading or ±2.0°C(3.6°F),
whichever is greater
R
Pt/13%Rh-Pt
260 to 1760°C (500 to 3200°F)
±0.5% of full scale
S
Pt/10%Rh-Pt
260 to 1760°C (500 to 3200°F)
±0.5% of full scale
B
30%Rh-Pt/6%Rh-Pt
870 to 1820°C (1598 to 3308°F)
±0.5% of full scale
C
5%Re-W/26%Re-W
0 to 2315°C (32 to 4200°F)
±0.5% of full scale
N
Nicrosil-Nisil
-100 to 1260°C (-148 to 2300°F)
±0.5% of reading or ±2.02°C(3.62°F),
whichever is greater
RTD
Pt, 0.00385, 100(std),
500, 1000 ohm
-200 to 600°C / -328 to 1112°F
±1°C from 0 to 400°C (32 to 752°F),
±2.5°C below 0°C
or above 400°C (752°F)
RTD
Pt, 0.00392, 100(std),
500, 1000 ohm
-100 to 457°C / -148 to 854°F
±1°C from 0 to 400°C (32 to 752°F),
±2.5°C below 0°C
or above 400°C (752°F)

ON/OFF Control Output 1 & 2
Relay: 250 Vac or 30 Vdc @ 3 A (Resistive Load), SPDT
Solid State Relay (SSR): 20 to 265 Vac @ 0.05 to 0.5 A (Resistive Load); continuous
DC Pulse: Non-Isolated; 10 Vdc @ 20 mA Analog Output (Output 1 only): Non-Isolated, 0 to 10 Vdc or 0 to 20 mA, 500 ohm max .
Operation: Direct (cool), reverse (heat); deadband; single sensing input.
Configuration: Output 1 and 2 can be configured as Alarm 1 and 2, respectively. Analog Output for Output 1 can be configured as retransmission.

Alarm 1 & 2 (programmable)
Type: SPDT Relay, SSR and DC Pulse
Operation: High/low, above/below, band, latch/unlatch, normally open/normally closed and process/deviation; front panel configurations; single/multiple sensing input(s)

Analog Retranmission Output (programmable)
Type: Non-Isolated, Retransmission 0 to 10 Vdc or 0 to 20 mA, 500 ohm max (Output 1 only).
Operation: Single sensing input; accuracy is ±1% of FS when following conditions are satisfied:
1) Input is not scaled below 1% of Input FS.
2) Analog Output is not scaled below 3% of Output FS.

Interface Specifications
Ethernet: Standards Compliance IEEE 802.3 10Base-T (RJ45)
Supported Protocols: TCP, UDP, ARP, ICMP, DHCP, DNS, HTTP and Telnet
LED Indicators: Network Activity, Network Link, Diagnostics, Receive & Power
Management: Device configuration and monitoring through embedded WebServer
Embedded WEB Server: Serves WEB pages ( JAVA™ Applets) containing real-time data and live updated charts within definable time intervals.
Software: The software packages available for the zSeries wireless system are iConnect (configuration software for the Ethernet interface), iLog (Excel-based software for automatic data logging), and Mail Notifier (email alarm notification software).

Wireless Communication
Standard: IEEE 802.15.4
Frequency: 2.4 GHz (2410 MHz), 12 Channels (for wi8xx-U)
Frequency: 2.4 GHz (2400 to 2483.5 MHz), 16 Channels (for wi8xx-zT)
Network Topology: Star Topology
Range:
UWTC-1, UWRTD-1: up to 60 m (200 ft) without obstructions or interference.
UWTC-2, UWRTD-2: up to 120 m (400 ft) without obstructions or interference.
zED-*: up to 91 m (300 ft) without obstructions or interference. zED-*-P, zED-*-LCD, zED-*-TC, zED-*-CCELL: up to 1000 m (3280 ft) without obstructions or interference.

General
Line Voltage/Power: 90 to 240 Vac ±10%, 50-400 Hz*, 110 to 375 Vdc, equivalent voltage; 5W
Low Voltage/Power Option: 20 to 36 Vdc or 24 Vac** ±10%, 4W External power source must meet Safety Agency Approvals.
* No CE compliance above 60 Hz.
** Can be safely powered but no certification for UL/CE are claimed.
Decimal Selection: None (for wi8xx-U); None, 0.1 (for wi8xx-zT)
Digital Filter: Programmable
Display: 4-digit, 9-segment LED,10.2 mm (0.40") and 21 mm (0.83") red, green and amber programmable colors
Connection: Screw terminals
Environmental Conditions: 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F) 90% RH non-condensing
Protection: NEMA-1/Type1 front bezel
Approvals: FCC: Part 15C; CE: EMC 2004/108/EC, LVD 2006/95/EC, RTT&E 1999/5/EC.
Dimensions:48 H x 96 W x 127 mm D (1.89 x 3.78 x 5")
Panel Cutout: 45 H x 92 mm W (1.772" x 3.622"), 1/8 DIN
Weight: 353 g (0.78 lb) Insulation
Power to Output: 2300 Vac per 1 minute test
For Low Voltage/Power Option: 1500 Vac per 1 minute test
Power to Relay/SSR Outputs: 2300 Vac per 1 minute test
Relay/SSR to Relay/SSR Outputs: 2300 Vac per 1 minute test


Product Selection (Specify Model Number)
 Part Number   Availability   Price    Description   
 Wireless Receiver used with zSeries (zED-x)
 wi822-ZT in-stock    $415.00     For zSeries units with two solid state relays (SSRs): 0.5 A @ 120/240 Vac continuous  
 wi823-ZT     Consult sales   For zSeries units with SSR and form "C" relay  
 wi824-ZT     Consult sales   For zSeries units with SSR and pulse 10 Vdc @ 20 mA (for use with external SSR)  
 wi833-zT in-stock    $415.00     For zSeries units with 2 Relays: Form "C " SPDT 3 A @ 120 Vac, 3 A @ 240 Vac  
 wi833-zT-DC     Consult sales   For zSeries units with 2 Relays: Form "C " SPDT 3 A @ 120 Vac, 3 A @ 240 Vac. Low power option: 20-36Vdc, or 24Vac  
 wi844-zT     Consult sales   For zSeries units with Two Pulsed 10 Vdc @ 20 mA (for use with external SSR)  
 wi852-zT     Consult sales   For zSeries units with Analog Output as retransmission of process value; 0 to 10Vdc or 0 to 20 mA @ 500 ohm max. and SSR  
 wi853-zT in-stock    $415.00     For zSeries units with with Analog Output 0 to 10 Vdc or 0 to 20 mA @ 500 ohm max. and Form "C " Relay  
 wi854-ZT     Consult sales   For zSeries units with analog output 0 to 10 Vdc or 0 to 20 mA @ 500 Ω max and pulsed 10 Vdc @20 mA (for use with external SSR) and SSR  
 Wireless Receiver used with UWTC Series
 wi822-U     Consult sales   For UWTC units with two solid state relays (SSRs): 0.5 A @ 120/240 Vac continuous  
 wi823-U     Consult sales   For UWTC units with with SSR and form "C" relay  
 wi824-U     Consult sales   For UWTC units with SSR and pulse 10 Vdc @ 20 mA (for use with external SSR)  
 wi833-U     Consult sales   For UWTC units with 2 relays: form "C" SPDT 3 A @ 120 Vac, 3 A @ 240 Vac, 90 to 240 Vac/dc, 50 to 400 Hz  
 wi833-U-DC     Consult sales   For UWTC units with 2 relays: form "C" SPDT 3 A @ 120 Vac, 3 A @ 240 Vac. Low voltage power option: 20 to 36Vdc or 24Vac.  
 wi844-U     Consult sales   For UWTC units with two pulsed 10 Vdc @ 20 mA (for use with external SSR)  
 wi852-U     Consult sales   For UWTC units with analog output selectable as either control or retransmission of process value; 0 to 10 Vdc or 0 to 20 mA @ 500 Ω max and SSR  
 wi853-U     Consult sales   For UWTC units with analog output 0 to 10 Vdc or 0 to 20 mA @ 500 Ω max and form "C" relay  
 wi854-U     Consult sales   For UWTC units with analog output 0 to 10 Vdc or 0 to 20 mA @ 500 ? max and pulsed 10 Vdc @20 mA (for use with external SSR) and SSR  
 Compact Wireless End Devices
 zED-T in-stock    $136.00     9 Compact End Device with Internal Temperature Sensor  
 High Power, AC Powered Wireless End Device
 zED-TP1-P-H2 in-stock    $245.00     High Power End Device: External Temperature sensor with Stick Probe, ac powered  
 High Power, Battery Powered Wireless End Device
 zED-TP1-CCELL-H2 in-stock    $245.00     High Power End Device: External Temperature sensor with Stick Probe, battery powered  
 High Power, AC Powered Wireless End Device, with LCD Display
 zED-TP1-LCD-H2 in-stock    $300.00     High Power End Device: External Temp. sensor with Stick Probe, LCD display, ac powered  
 Battery Powered END DEVICES with LCD Display
 zED-TP1-LCD-CCELL-H2 in-stock    $300.00     Temperature sensor with stick probe, two CELL alkaline batteries  
 UWTC Wireless End Devices
 UWTC-1 Consult Sales    $255.00     Wireless thermocouple connector (standard distance)  
 UWTC-2 in-stock    $176.00     Wireless thermocouple connector (Extended distance)  
 UWTC-2-NEMA 1 Week    $220.00     Wireless Thermocouple Transmitter with NEMA Enclosure  
 UWRTD-1 in-stock    $255.00     Wireless RTD connector (standard distance)  
 UWRTD-2 in-stock    $176.00     Wireless RTD connector (extended distance)  
 UWRTD-2-NEMA 1 Week    $220.00     Wireless RTD Transmitter with NEMA Enclosure  
 UWIR-2-NEMA 2 Weeks    $335.00     Wireless IR Transmitter with NEMA Enclosure  
 UWXL-24-TC 3 Weeks    $420.00     Wireless thermocouple transmitter  
 UWXL-24-RTD in-stock    $420.00     Wireless RTD (Pt100) transmitter  
 Accessories
 UWTC-BATT in-stock    $15.80     Replacement Back-up Battery, AA Lithium 3.6Vdc, for zED-x-P and UWTC/UWRTD  
 wi-CABLE-1 Consult Sales    $5.10     Replacement Antenna Extension Cable 304 mm (12"), for wi8 end device  
 wi-CABLE-3 Consult Sales    $10.25     Optional Antenna Extension Cable 0.9 m (3'), for wi8 end devices  
 
All dollar amounts on this site are shown in US currency.

 Note: Because of transmission frequency regulations, these products may only be used in the United States, Canada and Europe.

   
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