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M4-XPM Expansion Modules Installation Guide

Brand
Metasys
Product name
M4-XPM Expansion Module
Document type
Installation Guide
Part number
24-10143-02147
Document revision
C
Version
13.0
Revision date
2023-10-02
Product status
Active
Language
English

Table 1 defines cable length guidelines for the various wire sizes that may be used for wiring low-voltage (<30 V) input and outputs. The required wire sizes and lengths for high-voltage (>30 V) Relay Outputs are determined by the load connected to the relay, and local, national or regional electrical codes.

Table 1. Cable length guidelines

Guideline

Wire size/Gauge and type

Maximum cable length and type

Assumptions

A

1.0 mm (18 AWG) stranded copper

457 m (1,500 ft) twisted wire

100 mV maximum voltage drop

Depending on the cable length and the connected input or output device, you may have to define an offset in the setup software for the input or output point.

0.8 mm (20 AWG) stranded copper 297 m (975 ft) twisted wire

297 m (975 ft) twisted wire

0.6 mm (22 AWG) stranded copper 183 m (600 ft) twisted wire

183 m (600 ft) twisted wire

0.5mm (24 AWG) stranded copper 107 m (350 ft) twisted wire

107 m (350 ft) twisted wire

B

1.0 mm (18 AWG) stranded copper

229 m (750 ft) twisted wire

100 mV maximum voltage drop

Depending on the cable length and the connected input or output device, you may have to define an offset in the setup software for the input or output point.

0.8 mm (20 AWG) stranded copper 297 m (975 ft) twisted wire

137 m (450 ft) twisted wire

0.6 mm (22 AWG) stranded copper 183 m (600 ft) twisted wire

91 m (300 ft) twisted wire

0.5 mm (24 AWG) stranded copper 107 m (350 ft) twisted wire

61 m (200 ft) twisted wire

C

See Figure 1 to select wire size/gauge.

Use stranded copper wire.

See Figure 1 to determine cable length.

Use twisted wire cable.

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