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Pepperl+Fuchs Blog

Ask an Expert! Intrinsic Safety Questions - Episode 1

Posted by Andy LaMar on Fri, Oct 25, 2013

Zener Barriers with blown fuses, blinking error lights, and IS barriers in a Class I, Div. 2 area...

Are you ready to learn more about intrinsic safety? This is our second installment of Ask an Expert, where we sit down with a product expert and answer questions from customers like you.

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Topics: Ask an Expert, Intrinsic Safety Barriers, Intrinsic Safety, Zener Barriers

5 Questions Answered: Intrinsic Safety Barriers

Posted by Zach Lohr on Wed, Aug 22, 2012

Question one

I have a KFD2-UT2-Ex.1 and would like to know what software/hardware I need to have?

A) The PACTware software and interface technology DTM software are free and can be downloaded from our website. One nice thing to point out is all Pepperl+Fuchs intrinsic safety barriers use the same DTM. You will also need a cable to configure a barrier. You can use either the K-ADP-1 (RS-232) or K-ADP-USB (USB).

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Topics: Ask an Expert, Intrinsic Safety Barriers, Zener Barriers

Should I Use a Galvanic Isolation Barrier or a Zener Barrier?

Posted by Kristen Barbour on Wed, Jun 27, 2012

Galvanic isolation is often identified with an intrinsic safety isolator

In the context of this question, let's compare an intrinsic safety isolator and a zener diode barrier.

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Topics: Ask an Expert, Intrinsic Safety Barriers, Zener Barriers

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