Terminal Stations

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Terminal Stations provide a single, organized enclosure for manual readings of installed vibrating wire sensors and their thermistors using manual readouts.

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Terminal Stations provide a single, organized enclosure for manual readings of installed vibrating wire sensors and their thermistors using manual readouts. Vibrating wire sensors without thermistors can also be connected to the Terminal Station using the 2 pole models.

The user selects which sensor to read by simply turning the switch on the Terminal Station to the number/channel that is assigned to that sensor. RST’s VW2106 Vibrating Wire Readout (see separate brochure) is connected to the Terminal Station via a fly lead to take readings of the selected sensor.

Connecting sensor cables into the Terminal Station is quick and simple. Conduit fittings on the outside of the enclosure allow passage of the cable to the inside, where connections are made to the desired terminal block. Each terminal block is labeled to correspond with the channel number on the switch for user clarity.

Terminal Station enclosures are NEMA 4X and meet IP65 criteria for demanding conditions. Single or duo feed options are available. Duo feed terminal stations allow for both manual readings to be taken, as well as direct connection to a data logger for automated readings. Contact RST for complete details.


ITEM SPECIFICATION
Accepted Sensor Type Vibrating wire (with, or without thermistors)
Number of Channels 12 and 24 (see ordering info)
Switching Current 0.5 A typical
Contact Resistance 3 mΩ
Insulation Resistance 10,000 MΩ
Switch Life 25,000 cycles minimum
Enclosure – Dimensions 12 channel (2 and 4 Pole): 308 x 261 x 156 mm (12 x 10 x 6 in. )

24 channel (2 and 4 Pole): 359 x 311 x 156 mm (14 x 12 x 6 in. )

Enclosure – Rating NEMA 4X, IP65

Terminal Stations are commonly used where a single, organized enclosure is required for selecting installed vibrating wire sensors and their thermistors for quick and easy manual readings – all with a simple turn of a switch.

Terminal Stations Ordering Info

ITEM PART #
Terminal Station 12 Channel Switch 2 Pole ELTS4012
Terminal Station 12 Channel 4 Pole ELTS4112
Terminal Station 12 Channel 4 Pole, Duo Feed ELTS4112-D
Terminal Station 24 Channel 2 Pole ELTS4024
Terminal Station 24 Channel 4 Pole ELTS4124
Terminal Station 24 Channel 4 Pole, Duo Feed ELTS4124-D

 

ORDERING: OPTIONAL READOUTS

ITEM PART #
Vibrating Wire Readout VW2106
Fly-lead with Banana Plugs: Readout to Terminal Station VW2106-TS

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Terminal Stations

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I’m very happy with the quality of the instrumentation and technical support from RST, as always. They worked with us from the initial stages of the project to ensure that we were fully prepared and equipped to use the RSTAR network for the first time. They delivered everything within the tight project time frame to ensure that there were no delays on site, and the submersible tilt meters looked like new even after over twelve months of being submerged in Thames water!
 
-Richard Lipscombe, BEng (Hons), Director & Principle Consultant - RL Geotechnical Ltd