Precision Digital PD6900-GP VantageView+ NEMA 4X Loop-Powered Process/Level Indicators

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Introducing the VantageView+ Loop-Powered Meters, designed for reliable operation in harsh environments while providing advanced display features and control options. These meters excel at displaying 4-20 mA signals with precision and convenience. Let’s explore their key features:

Enhanced Display:

  • The dual-line display allows for clear visualization of process variables and units or tags.
  • Some models even feature a dedicated level display in feet and inches for added convenience.
  • A customizable 20-segment bargraph further enhances the visual representation of data.

User-Friendly Operation:

  • The meters are equipped with four CapTouch buttons, allowing operation without the need to remove the cover.
  • These buttons offer both normal and delayed modes and can be disabled for enhanced security.

Versatile Output and Input Options:

  • All models include open collector outputs and digital input.
  • Two solid-state relays and an isolated 4-20 mA analog output are available as options.
  • The open collector outputs can be utilized for alarm indication, while the digital input enables functions such as relay acknowledgment and timer/stopwatch control.
  • The relays can be programmed for alarm indication, on/off control, or pump alternation.

Convenient Programming:

  • Users can easily access the MeterView XL software using a micro USB cable for seamless meter programming and configuration.
  • This software streamlines the programming process and allows for the creation of saved configuration files.
  • During programming, the meter can be powered through the USB connection, eliminating the need for additional power sources.

Experience the reliability and convenience of VantageView+ Loop-Powered Meters, featuring advanced display capabilities and versatile control options. These meters are built to withstand harsh conditions while providing effortless operation and efficient programming.

  • Loop-Powered Field-Mount Meters
  • 4-20 mA Input Displayed with ±0.02% of Full-Scale Accuracy
  • 1.5 Volt Drop (4.7 Volt Drop with Backlight)
  • 0.7″ (17.0 mm) 5 Digits 7-Segment, FT-IN & Fractions Top Display (PD6907)
  • 0.7″ (17.0 mm) 5 Alphanumeric Characters Top Display (PD6908)
  • 0.4″ (10.2 mm) 8 Alphanumeric Characters Bottom Display
  • Displays Level in Feet & Inches up to 999 Feet, 11 & 15/16 Inches (PD6907)
  • 20-Segment Bargraph Standard
  • CapTouch Through-Window Button Programming with Normal and Delayed Modes
  • Loop-Powered Backlight with Red Backlight for Alarm Conditions
  • (2) Open Collector Outputs Standard; Assignable to Pulse, Alarm, Timer, or Stopwatch
  • (2) Optional Loop-Powered Solid-State Relays; Assignable to Alarm, Control, Timer, or Stopwatch
  • Stopwatch & Timer Functions to Drive Relays & Open Collectors
  • Optional Isolated 4-20 mA Analog Output
  • Relay Pump Alternation Based on Level and Runtime
  • Round Horizontal Tank Function; Just Enter Diameter & Length
  • 32-Point Linearization, Square Root Extraction and Programmable Exponent Function
  • Free PC-Based MeterView XL USB Programming Software
  • Operating Temperature Range: -40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F)
  • Conformal Coated PCBs for Dust & Humidity Protection
  • Plastic NEMA 4X, IP66 Enclosure
  • 3-Year Warranty

Except where noted all specifications apply to operation at +25°C.


PD6907Dual-line LCD with backlight.
Top: 0.7″ (17.8 mm) 5 digits, 7-segment, FT-IN & fractions.
Bottom: 0.4″ (10.2 mm), 8 alphanumeric 14-segment characters.
Display may be programmed to turn red and flash a user-defined message on alarm condition.
PD6908Dual-line LCD with backlight.
Both lines alphanumeric.
Top: 0.7″ (17.8 mm) 5 digits, 12-segment
Bottom: 0.4″ (10.2 mm) 8 characters, 14-segment
Display may be programmed to turn red and flash a user-defined message on alarm condition.
BacklightPowered by 4-20 mA loop. Intensity varies with signal level.
Top DisplayPD6907:
FT – IN/*: Automatically reducing fractions to lowest denominator
*FT-IN/16, FT-IN/8, FT-IN/4, FT-IN/2, FT-IN
-99FT 11IN 15/16 to 999FT 11IN 15/16
5 digits (-9999 to 99999) or 5 characters
(all capital & most lower-case letters)
Bottom Display8 digits (-9,999,999 to 99,999,999; separated by commas) or 8 characters
(all capital & most lower-case letters)
Bargraph20 segments.
Numeric percent indication at top (PD6907 only)
Decimal PointUp to four decimal places on top display and up to seven decimal places on bottom display
CommasCommas to indicate 1000s
(e.g. 88,987,628) on bottom display only
Dual-Scale FeatureThe input can be displayed in different scales on the top and bottom displays. For instance, the top display could display the input in height and the bottom display could display that same input in volume.
Alarm IndicationProgrammable: loop-powered red backlight, flashing display, alarm symbol ⚠, bargraph segment flashes on alarm.
Custom Alarm MessagesProgrammable for each relay/open collector: 8 characters maximum; displayed every 10 sec for 1 sec on bottom display. May be turned off.
Display Update RateAmbient > -10°C: 1 Update/Second
Ambient = -20°C: 1 Update/2 Seconds
From -20°C to -40°C the update rate slows down
1 second for every -2°C (e.g. at -24°C, 1 update/4 seconds).
OverrangePD6907: Top: 999 11 15/16
PD6908: Top: 99999
Bottom: 99,999,999 (flashing)
UnderrangePD6907: Top -99 11 15/16
PD46908: Top: -9999
Bottom: -9,999,999 (flashing)


Programming MethodFour CapTouch through-window buttons when cover is installed.
The CapTouch buttons can be used with the cover removed.
Free PC-based USB MeterView XL programming software.
EnvironmentalOperating temperature range: -40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F)
Storage temperature range: -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)
Installation temperature range: -40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F)
Relative humidity: 0 to 90% non-condensing
Printed circuit boards are conformally coated
Noise FilterAverages the input signal over a period of time between 1 and 16 seconds to dampen the effects of a noisy signal that causes a jumpy display.
Filter Bypass0.0 to 99.9% of full scale. Input signal changes greater than bypass value are displayed immediately.
RecalibrationRecalibration is recommended at least every 12 months.
Max/Min DisplayMax/min readings reached by the process are stored until reset by the user or until power to the meter is turned off.
TareTare function zeros out the meter to accommodate for weight of a container. Tare function can be assigned to a function key or a digital input.
PasswordProgrammable password restricts modification of programmed settings.
Non-Volatile MemoryAll programmed settings are stored in non-volatile memory for a minimum of ten years if power is lost.
Normal Mode Rejection64 dB at 50/60 Hz
ConnectionsRemovable screw terminal blocks
Display terminals: accept 16 to 30 AWG wire
Relay terminals: accept 12 to 26 AWG wire
4-20 mA output: accept 16 to 30 AWG wire
Tightening TorqueDisplay terminals: 2.5 lb-in (0.28 Nm)
Relay terminals: 4.5 lb-in (0.5 Nm)
4-20 mA output terminals: 2.5 lb-in (0.28 Nm)
Overall Dimensions5.25″ x 5.65″ x 4.18″ (133 x 144 x 106 mm) (W x H x D)
Weight1.9 lbs (0.9 kg)
Warranty3 years parts and labor. See Warranty Information and Terms & Conditions for complete details.


MaterialPolycarbonate plastic with UV stabilizer
RatingNEMA 4X, IP66 plastic, UL 94V-0
WindowClear polycarbonate with UV stabilizer
ConduitsThree 3/4″ NPT threaded conduit openings
PlugTwo 3/4″ NPT plastic conduit plugs with 1.29″ wrenching flats and a screwdriver slot are included
FlangeBuilt-in flange for wall and pipe mounting.
Tamper-Proof SealCover may be secured with tamper-proof seal.


Input4-20 mA
Accuracy±0.02% of span ±1 count
PD6908: Square root and programmable exponent: 10-100% FS
Voltage DropWithout Backlight: 1.5 V maximum
With backlight: 4.7 V maximum
Equivalent ResistanceWith backlight off: 75 Ω @ 20 mA
With backlight on: 235 Ω @ 20 mA
Input OverloadOver current protection to 1 A maximum, Over voltage protection to 30 VDC max (between mA+ and mA-/BL-)
Temperature Drift25 PPM/°C from -40 to 75°C ambient
PV1: Linear (2-32 points), square root, or programmable exponent
PV2: Linear (2-32 points) or round horizontal tank
PV1: Linear (2-32 points)
PV2: Linear (2-32 points) or Round Horizontal Tank
Low-Flow / Low-Height CutoffPoint below at which the display always shows zero.
PD6908: 0.1 to 999,999 or disable.
PD6907: 1/16 to 999FT 11IN 15/16 or disable.
HART TransparencyThe meter does not interfere with existing HART communications; it displays the 4-20 mA primary variable and it allows the HART communications to pass through without interruption.
The meter is not affected if a HART communicator is connected to the loop. The meter does not display secondary HART variables.

Common Open Collector & Relay Specifications

NumberTwo open collectors & two relays
High or Low AlarmUser programmable for high or low alarm
Alarm Deadband0-100% FS, user programmable
Output AssignmentAlarm, Timer, Stopwatch, or Disable
Alarm Output SourceAssign to PV (PV1, PV2) or Digital Input
On & Off Time Delay0 to 9,999 seconds
Fail-Safe OperationIndependent for each open collector and relay.
Fail-safe on, the output is on under normal conditions.
Fail-safe off, the output is on under alarm conditions.
Alarm OperationAutomatic, automatic with manual override, latching (manual reset anytime), latching with reset after cleared (manual reset only after alarm has cleared)
Alarm IndicationProgrammable: loop-powered red backlight, flashing display, alarm symbol ⚠, bargraph segment flashes on alarm.
Custom Alarm MessagesProgrammable for each relay/open collector: 8 characters maximum; displayed every 10 sec for 1 sec on bottom display. May be turned off.
Alarm AcknowledgeCapTouch ACK button or external digital input resets output and screen indication.
Auto InitializationWhen power is applied to the meter, open collectors and relays will reflect the state of the input to the meter.
Timer OutputOne-shot or Continuous
Off Time Delay: 1 sec to 99:59:59 (hrs:min:sec)
On Time: 1 sec to 99:59:59 (hrs:min:sec)
StopwatchOutput turns on when started and off when stopped.

Open Collector Outputs

RatingIsolated open collector, sinking NPN
5-30 VDC @ 150 mA maximum
Output AssignmentPulse, Alarm, Timer, Stopwatch on/off, or Disable
Pulse Output SourcePV (PV1, PV2) or Test Frequency
Pulse Output Factor0.000001 to 999,999.9
Pulse Width0.5 ms @ 1 kHz; 500 ms @ 1 Hz; 50% duty cycle
Pulse Output Frequency1,000 Hz maximum
Quadrature Pulse OutputAvailable for Output 2
(90° behind Output 1) 500 Hz max
Alarm Output SourceAssign to PV (PV1, PV2) or Digital Input

Solid-State Relays

Rating250 VAC/VDC @ 0.5 A resistive
38 VA; 250 VAC; 0.3 A pilot duty (inductive)
13 VA; 250 VDC; 0.3 A pilot duty (inductive)
Noise SuppressionMetal oxide varistors across outputs
Relay AssignmentPump Alternation, Alarm, Timer, Stopwatch on/off, or Disable
Alarm Output SourceAssign to PV (PV1, PV2) or Digital Input
Pump AlternationRelays may be programmed to alternate with each pump cycle with an elapsed time override where the pumps will alternate regardless of level. Pump alternation time can be programmed for 0 to 999:59 (hrs:min)
Relay (Pump) RuntimeMeter will keep track of how long each relay (pump) has operated and display this information.
Relay (Pump) CyclesMeter will keep track of how many times the relays (pumps) have cycled and display this information.

4-20 mA Transmitter Output

Accuracy±0.05% FS ±0.001mA
Output SourcePV1, PV2, re-transmit; reverse scaling allowed
Scaling Range1.00 to 23.0 mA
DisableHigh impedance state, less than 1 mA
CalibrationFactory calibrated 4.00 to 20.00 mA
Underrange1.0 mA, 3.5 mA, or 3.8 mA (If input < 3.5 mA); or disable underrange; user selectable
Overrange20.5 mA, 20.8 mA, or 23.0 mA (If input > 20.5 mA); or disable overrange; user selectable
Isolation500 V input-to-output
Temperature Drift0.5 μA/°C max from -40 to 75°C ambient
External Loop Power Supply7.0 VDC to 30.0 VDC maximum
Output Loop Resistance10-750 Ω @ 24 VDC; 10-1100 Ω @ 30 VDC

On-Board Digital Input

FunctionRemote acknowledge/reset relays, reset max/min values, etc.
Contacts2.1 VDC on contact. Connect normally open contacts across DI+ and DI-
Logic LevelsLogic High: 2.4 to 30 VDC (max)
Logic Low: 0 to 0.9 VDC

MeterView XL Programming Software

AvailabilityFree download from
System RequirementsMicrosoft® Windows® 7 & 10
CommunicationsUSB 2.0 (Standard USB A to USB B) Cable provided
ConfigurationConfigure all parameters on the meter. Configure meters one at a time.
Configuration FilesGenerate with or without meter connected; Save to file for later use.
USB Power ConnectionMeter is powered by USB connection during programming, if 4-20 mA loop is not connected.
• The meter should only be connected to a computer while it is located in a safe area.
CompatibilityPrograms created for Loop Leader and Loop Leader+ may be run on either meter. Programs created for VantageView+ and ProtEX+ can be run on either meter. No other program sharing is permissible.

General Compliance Information

Electromagnetic Compatibility

EMC Emissions• CFR 47 FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A emissions requirements (USA)
• ICES-003 Information Technology emissions requirements (Canada)
• AS/NZS CISPR 11 Group 1 Class A ISM emissions requirements (Australia/New Zealand)
• EN 55011 Group 1 Class A ISM emissions requirements (EU)
• EN 61000-6-4 Emissions requirements for Heavy Industrial Environments – Generic
EMC Emissions and ImmunityEN 61326-1
EMC requirements for Electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use – industrial use

Datasheet: Precision Digital PD6928 Datasheet
Instruction Manual: Precision Digital PD6928-GP Instruction Manual

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