A Product by Pulsar Process Measurement

Blackbox 130 is a compact low-cost intelligent controller that offers non-contacting level measurement. The Blackbox 130 features a 4-20mA output, which can be supplied isolated or non-isolated, proportional to level and two alarm or control relays.


  • Compact low cost intelligent controllers
  • Will operate on all dB transducers up to 40m (130ft) range
  • Solids, powders and liquids level measurement
Standard Wall Mount Enclosure:
Outside dimensions:130 x 150 x 63.5mm (5.12 x 5.9 x 2.5inch)
Weight:Nominal 0.65kg (1.4lbs)
Cable entry detail:Underside fitted with 3 x M20, nylon cable glands suitable for 6-12mm cable, two x 15mm x 13mm rear knockouts
Large Wall Mount Enclosure (optional):
Outside dimensions:130 x 180 x 85mm (5.12 x 7.09 x 3.35inch)
Weight:Nominal 0.75kg (1.65lbs)
Cable entry detail:Underside fitted with 3 x M20, nylon cable glands suitable for 6-12mm cable
Enclosure material/description:ABS Base with polycarbonate lid, flammability rating UL94HB
Transducer cable extensions:2-core screened (2 conductor 20AWG screened)
Nominal separation:1000m (3280ft)
Flammmable/IP rating:IP66/67
Flammable atmosphere approval:All Blackbox units must be mounted in a safe area. Compatible with approved dB Transducers
Max. / min. temperatures (electronics):-20ºC to +55ºC (-4ºF to +131ºF)
Accuracy:0.1% of maximum range
Resolution:dBMACH3 0.25mm, dB3 0.5mm, dB6 and dB10 1mm, dB15 1.5mm, dB25 2.5mm and dB40 5mm
Range:Dependent on transducer.
Nominally 125mm to 40m (0.41ft to 130ft)
Compatible with all dB Transducers
Rate Response:Fully adjustable
Description:DATEM(Digital Adaptive Tracking of Echo Movement)
Analogue output:Isolated or non-isolated output of 4-20mA or 0-20mA into 1KΩ (user programmable and adjustable) 0.1% resolution
Serial port (Digital output):RS232 for programming and data extraction
Volt free contacts:2 form "C" (SPDT) rated at 2A at 240V AC
Display (optional):2 x 12 alpha numeric
PC programming (standard):Via RS232 using supplied software
Remote programming (optional):Via RS232 using optional hand held calibrator
Onboard programming (optional):Via integral keypad
Programming security:Via passcode (user selectable and adjustable)
Programmed data integrity:Via non-volatile RAM
Power supply:115V AC +5% / -10% 50/60Hz
230V AX +5% / -10% 50/60Hz
10-28V DC
10W maximum power (typically 5W)
Fuses:50mA at 230V AC nominal
100mA at 115V AC nominal
Power supply:Power supplied via Blackbox RS232 interface