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PLATINUM™ Series Universal Input Digital Panel Meters

PLATINUMâ„¢ Series Digital Panel Meters


Item# DP8PT

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PLATINUMâ„¢ Series Digital Panel Meters DP8PT DP8PT
  • Strain & Bridge Inputs, 6 Digit Display and Upgraded Platinum Software Now Available
  • Super High Performance (20 Samples / Sec), High Accuracy
  • Extremely Versatile yet Easy and Intuitive to Use
  • Bright 3-Color (RED, GREEN, and AMBER) 9 Segment LED Display with Wide Viewing Angle
  • Universal Inputs for Thermocouples, RTD’s, Thermistors, and Process Voltage/Current
  • No Jumpers to Set, Totally Firmware Configurable
  • Standard USB, Optional Ethernet and RS232/ RS485 with MODBUS® Serial Communications
  • Flexible Alarm Programming, Up to 4 Alarm Relays
  • UL and cUL Certified
  • Log data with Omega Enterprise Gateway(OEG)

DP8PT Model Options

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Form Factor
Display Type
Alarm Output
Retransmission Output
Supply Voltage Type
Measurement Type
Input Type
Number of Inputs
Max Sampling Rate
Additonal Features

The Industry Leading PLATINUM Series family of microprocessor-based digital panel meters offer unparalleled flexibility in process measurement. While extremely powerful and versatile, great care has gone into designing a product that is very easy to set-up and use. The automatic hardware configuration recognition eliminates the need for jumpers and allows the firmware to automatically simplify itself, eliminating all menu options that do not apply to a specific configuration.

Each unit allows the user to select the input type from 9 thermocouple types (J, K, T, E, R, S, B, C, and N), Pt RTDs (100, 500, or 1000 Ω, with either 385, 392, or 3916 curve), thermistors (2250 Ω, 5K Ω, and 10K Ω), DC voltage, or DC current, and Strain & Bridge Inputs. The bipolar voltage or current inputs are fully scalable to virtually all engineering units, with a selectable decimal point that is perfect for use with pressure, flow, or other process input.

Two alarms can be configured for above, below, hi/lo, and band triggering using either absolute or deviation alarm trigger points. In addition, high-high/low-low indication is available. The two optional single pole double throw mechanical relays can be assigned to either or both alarm triggers. Two annunciators and three display colors can also be assigned to the alarm triggers.

The PLATINUMΩ Series device features a large, 3-color, 9 segment programmable LED display with the capability to change color and/or change the state of designated outputs every time an alarm is triggered. Now 6 digit display is available. The universal power supply accepts 90 to 240 Vac. The low voltage power option accepts 24 Vac or 12 to 36 Vdc.

Embedded Ethernet and Serial Communications
Optional embedded ethernet on the 1Ω16 and 1Ω8 DIN models allow the units to connect directly to an ethernet network and transmit data in standard TCP/IP packets, or serve web pages over a LAN or the internet. Optional serial communications are also available configurable as RS232 or RS485, with straightforward ASCII commands or MODBUS®. All three types of communications interfaces (USB, ethernet, and serial) can be installed and active simultaneously.

*If you have the previous firmware version installed, please upgrade it to the latest.

Input Types: Thermocouple, RTD, thermistor, analog voltage, analog current, strain & bridge inputs
Current Input: 4 to 20 mA, 0 to 24 mA scalable
Voltage Input: ±100 mV, ±1 V, ±10 Vdc scalable
Thermocouple Input (ITS 90): K, J, T, E, R, S, B, C, N
RTD Input (ITS 90): 100/500/1000 Ω Pt sensor, 2-, 3- or 4-wire; 0.00385, 0.00392 (100 Ω only), or 0.003916 (100 Ω only) curves
Thermistor Input: 2252 Ω, 5K Ω, 10K Ω
Strain Input: ±100 mV, ±50 mV
Excitation: Firmware selectable (no jumpers to set) to 5, 10, 12, and 24 Vdc @ 25 mA (24V for AC Units Only)
Configuration: Differential
Polarity: Bipolar
Resolution: 0.1° temperature; 10 ΩV process
Input Impedances:
    Process Voltage/Strain: 10M Ω for ±100 mV, 1M Ω for other voltage ranges
    Process Current: 5 Ω
    Thermocouple: 10K Ω max
Temperature Stability:
    RTD: 0.04°C/°C
    Thermocouple @ 25°C (77°F): 0.05°C/°C (cold junction compensation)
    Process/Strain: 50 ppm/°C
A/D Conversion: 24-bit sigma delta
Reading Rate: 20 samples per second
Digital Filter: Programmable from 0.05 seconds (filter = 1) to 6.4 seconds (filter = 128)
CMRR: 120 dB
Setpoint Adjustment: 4 Digit (-9999 to +9999 counts); 6 Digit (-99999 to +999999)
Warm-Up to Rated Accuracy: 30 mins
Alarm outputs (optional)
Isolated Analog output (optional): Retransmission only
SPDT Relay: Single pole, double throw mechanical relay, 250 Vac or 30 Vdc at 3 A (resistive load)
Communications (USB Standard , Optional Serial and Ethernet)
    USB: Female micro-USB
    Ethernet: Standard RJ45
    Serial: Screw terminals
USB: USB 2.0 host or device
Ethernet Standards Compliance: IEEE 802.3 10/100 Base-T auto-switching, TCP/IP, ARP
Serial: Software selectable RS232 or RS485; programmable 1200 to 115.2 K baud
Protocols: Omega ASCII, Modbus ® ASCII/RTU
Approvals: UL, cUL, CE
Power to Input/Output: 2300 Vac per 1 min test; 1500 Vac per 1 min test (low voltage/power option)
Power to Relays/SSR Outputs: 2300 Vac per 1 min test
Relays/SSR to Relay/SSR Outputs: 2300 Vac per 1 min test
RS232/RS485 to Inputs/Outputs: 500 Vac per 1 min test

Input Type Description Range Accuracy
Process/Strain Process Voltage ±50 mV, ±100 mV, ±1, ±10 Vdc 0.03% FS
Process Process Current Scalable within 0 to 24 mA 0.03% FS
J Iron-Constantan -210 to 1200°C (-346 to 2192°F) 0.4°C (0.7°F)
K CHROMEGA™-ALOMEGA™ -270 to -160°C (-454 to -256°F)
-160 to 1372°C (-256 to 2502°F)
1.0°C (1.8°F)
0.4°C (0.7°F)
T Copper-Constantan -270 to -190°C (-454 to -310°F)
-190 to 400°C (-310 to 752°F)
1.0°C (1.8°F)
0.4°C (0.7°F)
E CHROMEGA™-Constantan -270 to -220°C (-454 to -364°F)
-220 to 1000°C (-364 to 1832°F)
1.0°C (1.8°F)
0.4°C (0.7°F)
R Pt/13%Rh-Pt -50 to 40°C (-58 to 104°F)
40 to 1788°C (104 to 3250°F)
1.0°C (1.8°F)
0.5°C (0.9°F)
S Pt/10%Rh-Pt -50 to 100°C (-58 to 212°F)
100 to 1768°C (212 to 3214°F)
1.0°C (1.8°F)
0.5°C (0.9°F)
B 30%Rh-Pt/6%Rh-Pt 100 to 640°C (212 to 1184°F)
640 to 1820°C (1184 to 3308°F)
1.0°C (1.8°F)
0.5°C (0.9°F)
C 5%Re-W/26%Re-W 0 to 2320°C (32 to 4208°F) 0.4°C (0.7°F)
N Nicrosil-Nisil -250 to -100°C (-418 to -148°F)
-100 to 1300°C (-148 to 2372°F)
1.0°C (1.8°F)
0.4°C (0.7°F)
RTD Pt, 0.00385, 100 Ω, 500 Ω, 1000 Ω -200 to 850°C (-328 to 1562°F) 0.3°C (0.7°F)
RTD Pt, 0.003916, 100 Ω -200 to 660°C (-328 to 1220°F) 0.3°C (0.7°F)
RTD Pt, 0.00392, 100 Ω -200 to 660°C (-328 to 1220°F) 0.3°C (0.7°F)
Thermistor 2252 Ω -40 to 120°C (-40 to 248°F) 0.2°C (0.35°F)
Thermistor 5K Ω -30 to 140°C (-22 to 284°F) 0.2°C (0.35°F)
Thermistor 10K Ω -20 to 150°C (-4 to 302°F) 0.2°C (0.35°F)

Use the optional PT-USB-CABLE for a NEMA4 rated panel mount USB connector. A 12" (304mm) length cable connects from USB port of Platinum controller to your control panel. This accessory includes a protective end cap when not in use.

The PT-USB-ADAPTER, which is supplied with each unit, can be plugged into the controller and be used with a standard USB 2.0 memory stick.

This 1 GB USB thumbdrive has a standard USB connector on one end and a micro-USB connector on the other end. It is convenient for transferring files between your PC and your PLATINUM unit.

The part numbers listed below are only examples. More configurations are offered and can be constructed using the part number builder at the bottom of the page.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Basic DAQ For a basic data acquisition this part works fine. I had to call into omega for help navigating the menu to get the scaling correct for the 4-20mA, 0-1000psi pressure transducer. If all you need to do is acquire and log data from display this part is just fine.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets the job done Needed to connect different pressure transducer types. The set up was a bit confusing (always hate 100+ page manuals) but tech support was able to assist with no problems. All issues were resolved.
Date published: 2018-11-08
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Process Signal Conditioner and Display We have been using these panel meters for a few years now in our lab to set up and monitor several different test parameters: temperature (thermocouple or RTD), pressure, flow etc. Easy to set up, great features (multiple input options, min, max readings, programmable outputs), and very reliable operations. Overall, a very versatile product for all you transducer signal conditioning, display and monitoring applications.
Date published: 2022-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intuitive & easy to use panel Pretty straightforward display with the required features like 2 point alarms and versatile outputs (map to alarms or retransmit). However, one set of the NO and NC outputs of one seems to be a little mixed up. Not a problem as long as you can get the wiring right.
Date published: 2021-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from President I needed guidance to connect my sensor to the digital display. The customer service technician who helped me was excellent, and he was very patient with me as I am not an electronic technician. I am a chemical engineer, and I did not know how to work through the rather confusing procedure required to properly connect the two components. On the other hand your phone system handling the employees working from home was pretty pathetic, especially for a company like Omega. It gave me a very hard time.
Date published: 2020-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Panel Meter Unit easy to set up, see youtube for a step by step setup.
Date published: 2020-05-04
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Externally exciting a pressure transducer with 24vdc & a 0-10V output, how is this wired with only one output wire from the transducer?

Asked by: Ramon
got it, jumpered the transducer -24v to pin 1
Answered by: Ramon
Date published: 2021-04-01

The DPT8 lists a low power option allowing the device to be powered by 24VAC (or 12-36V DC) on the data sheet, but it is not clear what model(s) are associated with this option. The models are listed as being either AC or DC powered only.

Asked by: RichardP
Hi Richard, Thanks for the inquiry. Models are available with the low voltage (power) option and this option is indicated with a suffix "-DC". Please see data sheet for options table; https://assets.omega.com/pdf/process-control-and-monitoring-devices/meters/process-meters/DPPT_Series.pdf
Answered by: NorwalkAE
Date published: 2020-05-15

What is the ASCII serial command to reset the Peak Reading buffer? *G111<CR> returns the peak value, but it is unclear in the serial communications manual how to clear this peak.

Asked by: Anonymous
Thank you for the inquiry. Please forward this question to TEMP@OMEGA.COM. Best regards OMEGA
Answered by: NorwalkAE_RS
Date published: 2022-07-21

does the dp8pt-dc have battery backup

Asked by: sparky2
Thanks for connecting with Omega. Part number DP8PT-DC does not have battery backup. You do not need to reprogram when power is lost. This unit will retain all the configuration parameters in non-volatile memory. Please email our Tech Support rep back if you have any further questions.
Answered by: Jane
Date published: 2019-06-13

Is the front panel rain-resistant?

Asked by: Vincent30
Hi Vincent30 Thank you for the request. The 1/8 DIN size bezel is rated NEMA1. The 1/32 and 1/16 size are rated NEMA 4X. We do not recommend any of these where there is exposure of the bezel to weather condition. Best regards OME
Answered by: NorwalkAE_RS
Date published: 2022-10-05

Do you have a 3D model available for this meter?

Asked by: Anonymous
Thank you for your inquiry. We can supply the requested information and you can send a request to temp@omega.com and we can email the information to you.
Answered by: Application Engineer JB
Date published: 2019-08-23

What is the recommended Calibration interval for these controllers and what labs are qualified to perform the calibration?

Asked by: BryceO
Hi BryceO, We have a suggested calibration interval of 1 year. Omega has calibration lab available to provide periodic calibration. Sorry, we do not have a list of 3rd party calibration labs. Best regards OMEGA
Answered by: NorwalkAE_RS
Date published: 2020-10-20

The Platinum User Guide and manual do not mention factory calibration. Do these units go through a calibration process? If so. is it traceable to NIST? Or do you consider calibration to be something that is done to analog devices only? Thanks.

Asked by: Superior Tech
Thank you for your inquiry. Unit is shipped fully calibrated from factory.
Answered by: Application Engineer JB
Date published: 2021-01-30
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