To address diverse applications, the 5B Series includes a family of backplanes and mounting cards which provide a complete signal conditioning solution. Two 16-channel (models 5B01 and 5B02) and two 8-channel backplanes (models 5B08 and 5B08-MUX) can be mounted in a 19" x 3.5" panel space, providing different system configuration options. The models 5B03 and 5B04, one and two channel cards, allow an economical means to handle a few signals. A single-channel card, model AC1360, is also available for evaluation or test of any 5B Series module.
All backplanes and sockets provide four screw terminals per channel for all field connections. These connections satisfy all transducer inputs, process current outputs and provide transducer excitation when necessary. A cold junction temperature sensor (model AC1361
) sensor is also supplied on each channel to accommodate thermocouple input modules. A pair of pin sockets permits installation of the AC1362
current sensing resistor used with the 5B32 current input module. On all 16-channel and 8-channel backplanes, a 26-pin system interface connector provides high level I/O for all channels. All 5B Series backplanes and sockets require a regulated +5 Vdc external power source.