Can I measure process currents (4-20mA, 0-10mA, etc.) with a starter kit?
Not typically. These measurements are made using shunt resistors that typically produce 1 to 5V for a 4-20mA current. However, the 1 to 5V signal may be off-ground by the magnitude of the power supply voltage (usually 28 VDC) that powers the loop. This magnitude is enough to damage a starter kit. In such situations, consider our model DI-158 with isolated DI-5B32 or DI-5B42 process current amplifiers.