DIN RANGER

LTE-M/NB-IoT Cellular Hub with MQTT/SparkplugB

Features

  • Modbus interface RS485 RTU
  • Auto detection of cellular network (LTE-M or NB-IoT)
  • Wired inputs/outputs: 3DI, 3AI, 1DO
  • Plug-And-Play with SignalFire Cloud
  • MQTT/SparkPlugB communication
  • Various options for high-gain cellular antenna
  • GPS Radio for location management
  • Configurable MQTT broker with fall back
  • Monitoring & alarming services using SignalFire Cloud

 

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The DIN RANGER is part of SignalFire’s sensor-to-cloud family of cellular transmitters. Its primary use is to integrate with Modbus RTU devices offering bi-directional connectivity over cell networks (LTE-M or NB-IoT). Modbus registers are converted into MQTT/SparkPlugB messages allowing for plug-and-play use with the SignalFire Cloud web application or other hosts such as Inductive Automation Ignition, Wonderware, Microsoft Azure, Cygnet, OSI Soft PI, etc. The DIN form factor makes it convenient to be fitted inside of a panel and requires less than 2.5mA of external DC power. In addition to the RS485 Modbus port, the DIN RANGER also offers 3 digital inputs (dry contact or pulse measuring), 3 analog inputs and 1 relay output.

Operating Temp

-40ºF to 185ºF (-40ºC to 85ºC)

Humidity

0% – 95% non-condensing

Power Requirements

8-28 VDC

Average Power Consumption
  • 2.5mA average @ 12Vdc plus sensor current (250mA peak)
  • 2mA @ 24Vdc plus sensor current (250mA peak)
Data Interface
  • RS-485 Modbus RTU
  • 32 registers or 96 registers assignable across 8 devices.
  • Micro USB for local configuration.
  • All readings are automatically converted to MQTT/SparkPlugB.
Cellular Specification
  • LTE Band support: Cat-M1 / NB-IoT: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B8, B12, B13, B14, B17, B20, B25, B26, B28, B66
  • Supports 4FF SIM type
  • Data secured by TLS
  • PTCRB certified
Antenna Type

Directional or Omnidirectional (SMA Connector)

Cellular Radio Power

23 dBm

Configuration
  • Local with micro-USB cable using RANGER Toolkit software
  • Remote over-the-air using SignalFire Cloud or MQTT/SparkPlugB-ready host
Estimated Monthly Data Usage

32 Registers + I/O
1 Min = 38Mb
5 Min = 7.6Mb
15 Min = 2.6Mb
60 Min = 0.7Mb

Enclosure
  • Powder coated metal
  • Metal DIN connector
Electrical Connections

Pluggable terminal block, 16-30 AWG screwed terminals

Safety Rating

Class I Division 2 Certified, Groups A, B, C, D (pending)

Internal Diagnostics

Line voltage, signal strength, error conditions, internal event logging, Modbus communications

Inputs & Outputs
  • Three (3) digital inputs report state, total counts, frequency (2kHz max), volume total with K factor
  • One (1) latching relay output
    (2A @30Vdc, 0.3A @ 110Vac)
  • Three Analog inputs. One 4-20mA, two selectable 4-20mA or 1-5V inputs. Passive or active. 13Vdc or 18Vdc available for loop-powered transmitters
  • I/O Expansion using SignalFire output module (8 analog outputs / 2 relay outputs)

For complete Technical Specs on SignalFire DIN RANGER, refer to product datasheet HERE

Datasheet:

DIN RANGER Datasheet

Manual:

DIN RANGER Manual

Drawing:

DIN RANGER Dimensional Drawing

Tag Guide:

RANGER Tag Guide v0.1.24-DIN

*Tag Guides for older firmware can be accessed from the Technical Documents page