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INTRINSICALLY SAFE BARRIERS

MTL7700 Series
MTL700 Series

DIN rail mounting


safety barriers

MTL7700 SERIES

Removable terminals

Proximity detector inputs

Bussed power feed to other


modules

Electronic fusing

Relay and solid state


switch modules

Direct replacement for


MTL700 Series barriers

Dual channel variants


6.3mm per channel

Compatible terminal numbering


and safety descriptions

Since its introduction in 1984 the MTL700


Series barrier has established itself as the worldwide
standard for safety barriers. Known for its quality
and reliability, the MTL700 Series is widely used in
applications all over the world.
The MTL7700 Series follows closely in the
footsteps of the MTL700 but as a DIN rail mounting
barrier providing quick and easy installation without
the need for special hardware.
Removable terminals are used for ease of
installation, maintenance and for providing a loop
disconnect by simply unplugging the terminals from
the side of the module. Wire entry is also angled to
assist wiring within limited space enclosures.
MTL7700 barriers clamp simply and securely
onto standard T-section DIN rail, simultaneously
making a reliable IS earth connection.

MTL7700 active modules are protected with an


electronic fuse for the majority of applications. The
MTL7798 active fused, power feed module can
protect up to 40 other modules using the bussed
power facility and provides a clear indication of a
trip condition via a red LED.
The MTL774X range of barriers offer a NAMUR
compatible input and a choice of relay or solid state
output. The solid state outputs are floating so
switching to ground or from a power rail into an
input is also possible. The solid state interface also
provides a high frequency transfer for use in flow or
rotation applications.
Dual channel relay or solid state modules offer
the highest packing density with only 6.3mm per
channel and when used in conjunction with the
power bus, offer users the minimum of wiring with
the maximum packing density and the lowest cost
per channel.

For applications where field power is


required for switch inputs or 2-wire transmitters, the
MTL7700 Series provides a bussed power feed
facility. When used in conjunction with the MTL7798
power feed module the user has a fully protected,
electronically fused supply to many barriers with no
additional wiring required.

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SPECIFICATIONS

For notes 1 to 7 see 'Terminology' (later in this section)

Key barriers shown in blue


Model
No.

Safety description

Polarities
available

Application

mA

28
28
28
28
28

300
300
diode
164
diode

93
93

Transmitters
Switches

171

Transmitters, switches,
controller outputs IIB

7710+
7715+
7715P+
7722+
7728+
77287728ac
7728P+
7729P+

10
15
15
22
28
28
28
28
28

50
100
50
150
300
300
300
234
164

200
150
291
147
93
93
93
119
170

6V dc & 4V ac systems
12V systems
12V dc systems
18V dc systems
Controller outputs, solenoids
Transmitters

774X

10

19

3
3

10
10

300
300

MTL
7706+
7707+
7707P+

ac

Basic circuit

Hazardous

See 'HOW THEY WORK'


and
'ACTIVE / ELECTRONICALLY
PROTECTED BARRIERS'

Prox sw input,
solid state output
and line fault detect

See 'ACTIVE / ELECTRONICALLY


PROTECTED BARRIERS'

10
10
10

300
300
300

7.5
7.5
9
9
9
9
12
12
12
12
12
12
15
15
28
28
26
20
26
20

10
10
90
90
350
350
1k
1k
150
150
75
75
100
100
300
300
300
390
300
390

750
750
100
100
26
26
12
12
80
80
157
157
150
150
93
93
87
51
87
51

10
10
15
15
28
28

50
50
100
100
600
600

200
200
150
150
47
47

28

300

93a

28
28

diode
diode

7787+/-

28
28

300
diode

93

7787P+

28
28

234
diode

119

7761ac
7761Pac
7764+/ac
7766ac
7766Pac
7767+
7779+
7796+
7796-

7760ac
7765ac
7778ac

7789+

7788+
7788R+

28
10
28
10

300
50
300
50

93
200
93
200

3 - Wire RTDs
(grounded bridge)

Strain-gauge bridges

Strain-gauge bridges

Strain-gauge bridges
Strain-gauge bridges
12V dc systems
12V dc systems
Controller outputs
Controller outputs
Vibration probes

requires channels
separate in IIC

Vibration probes

Active dc & ac sensors


Thermocouples

Switch inputs /
Signal returns

Transmitters
Controller outputs, switches

mA

35
35
35
35
35

50
50
50
50
50

7.0
13.1
13.7
20.2
26.5
26.5
25.9
25.9
25.9

50
100
100
50
50
50
50
100
100

30/35

50

75
119
64
174
333
333
333
252
184

6.0
12.0
12.6
19.6
25.9
25.9
25.0
24.9
24.9

19.0
19.0

(1)
(1)

3.4
3.4

250
250

19.0
19.0
19.0

(0.7)
(0.7)
(0.7)

2.7
2.7
2.7

250
250
250

17
17
107
107
378
378
1050
1050
174
174
92
92
119
119
333
333
333
428
333
428

6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.8
6.8
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
9.6
9.6
12.0
12.0
25.9
25.9
23.9
18.3
23.9
18.3

7.3
7.3
7.0
7.0
7.5
7.5
10.9
10.6
10.6
10.6
10.5
10.5
13.1
13.1
26.5
26.5
24.5
18.9
24.5
18.9

200
200
100
100
50
50
50
50
50
50
100
100
100
100
50
50
50
50
50
50

75
75
124
124
651
651

6.0
6.0
12.0
12.0
24.0
24.0

6.7
6.7
12.5
12.5
25.4
25.4

50
50
50
50
50
50

651
651

26.6
26.6

27.2
27.2

50
50

0.9V+26
0.9V+26

26.6
26.6

27.2
27.2

50
50

333

0.9V+26

26.6
26.6

27.2
27.2

50
50

253
0.9V+21

26.4
26.4

27.2
27.2

80
80

333
75
333
75

25.9
6.0
25.9
6.0

26.5
7.0
26.5
7.0

50
50
50
50

Gas detectors

7758+/-

3
3
3

6
Fuse
rating

2 or 3- Wire RTDs
(floating bridge)
4

7756ac

4
5
Vwkg at 10 Vmax
(1)A

See additional
specification

Controller outputs, solenoid valves


Controller outputs, solenoid valves IIB

7755ac

Safe

Max. endto-end
resistance

Transmitters

a Terminals 3 & 7 connected together


*Diagrams show positive versions. All diodes reversed on negative versions. Additional diodes fitted on ac versions.
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HOW THEY WORK

GENERAL SPECIFICATION

All MTL7700 Series barriers are based on the same simple principle.
Each channel contains two stages of pulse-tested Zener or forwardconnected diodes and an infallible terminating resistor. In the event
of an electrical fault in the safe area, the diodes limit the voltage that
can reach the hazardous area and the resistor limits the current. A
fuse protects the diodes, and the two stages of voltage limitation
ensure continued safety if either stage should fail. No active outputcurrent limiting circuits are employed. All models are certified ia for
all zones and IIC for all explosive atmospheres (except MTL7707P+
and MTL7729P+, 'ia' 'IIB').

Ambient temperature and humidity limits


20 to +60C continuous working
40 to +80C storage
595% RH

TERMINOLOGY
1. Safety description
The safety description of a barrier, eg 10V 50 200mA, refers to
the maximum voltage of the terminating Zener or forward diode while
the fuse is blowing, the minimum value of the terminating resistor, and
the corresponding maximum short-circuit current. It is an indication of
the fault energy that can be developed in the hazardous area, and
not of the working voltage or end-to-end resistance.
2. Polarity
Barriers may be polarised + or , or non-polarised (ac). Polarised
barriers accept and/or deliver safe-area voltages of the specified
polarity only. Non-polarised barriers support voltages of either
polarity applied at either end.
3. End-to-end resistance
The resistance between the two ends of a barrier channel at 20C, ie
of the resistors and the fuse. If diodes or transistors are present, their
voltage drop (transistors ON) is quoted in addition.

Leakage current
For basic barriers with a working voltage of 5V or more, the
leakage current decreases by at least one decade per volt
reduction in applied voltage below the working voltage, over two
decades. For the MTL7755ac/7756ac it decreases by at least
one decade for a 0.4V reduction in applied voltage.
Terminations
Removable terminals accommodate conductors up to 2.5mm2
(13AWG). Hazardous-area terminals are identified by blue
labels. Removal force >15N
Colour coding of barrier label
Grey: non-polarised
Red: positive polarity (MTL7706 negative to transmitter )
Black: negative polarity
White: dummy barrier, MTL7799
Weight
140g approx
Mounting and earthing
By 35mm Top Hat DIN rail

DIMENSIONS (mm)

4. Working voltage (Vwkg)


The greatest steady voltage, of appropriate polarity, that can be
applied between the safe-area terminal of a basic barrier channel
and earth at 20C for the specified leakage current, with the
hazardous-area terminal open circuit.

Hazardousarea
terminals

Safe-area
terminals

90

5. Maximum voltage (Vmax)


The greatest steady voltage, of appropriate polarity, that can be
applied continuously between the safe-area terminal of any barrier
channel and earth at 20C without blowing the fuse. For basic
barriers, it is specified with the hazardous-area terminal open circuit;
if current is drawn in the hazardous area, the maximum voltage for
these barriers is reduced. The ac channels of basic barriers and
most channels of overvolt-protected barriers withstand voltages of the
opposite polarity also see circuit diagrams.

105
Installation and approval side label

6. Fuse rating
The greatest current that can be passed continuously (for 1000 hours
at 35C) through the fuse.

Product top label

Colour-coded top label

12.6

7. Star connection
In star-connected barriers, the two channels are interlocked such that
the voltage between them cannot exceed the working voltage, Vwkg:
this allows for higher cable capacitance or inductance.
8. Maximum safe-area voltage (Um)
The maximum permissible safe-area voltage (Um) for MTL7700 Series
barriers is 250V ac/dc.

KEY MTL7700 SERIES BARRIERS SUMMARISED


TYPE
Analogue
input (low-level)

APPLICATION
Resistance temperature detectors
Thermocouples, ac sensors

Transmitters, 2-wire, 4/20mA


Analogue
input (high-level)

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KEY BARRIER
7756ac
7760ac
7706+
7787+

Analogue
output

Controller outputs, one line earthed


Controller outputs, neither line earthed

7728+
7787+

Digital (on/off)
input

Switches

7787+
7741/3

Digital (on/off)
output

Solenoids, alarms, LEDs

7728

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ACTIVE / ELECTRONICALLY
PROTECTED BARRIERS

Accuracy
2A under all conditions
Safe-area load resistance
0 to 500
Supply current
45mA typical at 20mA and 24V supply
60mA maximum at 20mA and 20V supply

MTL7707+ for switch inputs and switched outputs


ACTIVE / ELECTRONICALLY PROTECTED BARRIERS
The following barriers have built-in overvolt protection, allowing their
use with unregulated power supplies. In many applications, eg, sensor
inputs or controller outputs, there is insufficient power available to
blow the barrier fuse and this additional protection is not necessary.
However, where the barrier is connected to a power supply, eg, for
energising transmitters, switches, solenoids or local alarms, overvolt
protection allows the barriers to be used with unregulated supplies
and also gives protection against faulty wiring during commissioning.

MTL7706+ for 'smart' 2-wire 4/20mA transmitters


The MTL7706+ is a 1-channel shunt-diode safety barrier, with built-in
electronic overvolt protection, for energising a 2-wire, 4/20mA
transmitter in a hazardous area. It is powered from a positive supply
of 2035V dc and delivers a 4/20mA signal into an earthed load in
the safe area. It is proof against short circuits in the field and in the
safe area and is extremely accurate. The MTL7706+ will pass
incoming communication signals up to 10kHz from a smart
transmitter, while in the outgoing direction it will pass signals of any
frequency likely to be encountered.
Since the MTL7706+ has no return channel for energising the load,
the entire output of the single 28V channel is available to power the
transmitter, providing high output capability. This channel is negatively
polarised, and the safe-area signal is in fact the very current that
returns through it from the hazardous area, the novel circuit being
energised by a built-in floating dc supply derived from the external dc
source of power.
To prevent any leakage through the zener diodes and maximise the
output voltage available at 20mA, the floating supply is given a rising
voltage/current characteristic. A separate circuit limits the current to
protect the fuse in the event of a short circuit in the hazardous area.
With a 20V supply, the barrier will deliver 16.2V minimum at 20mA
for the transmitter and lines and consumes typically 45mA at 24V
operation.

BASIC CIRCUIT
Hazardous
Area

Safe
Area
Bussed power

Tx

+ 3

4/20mA

Current
limit

50mA

4/20mA

Regulate

2
50mA

+ 4

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATION
Safety description
28V 300 93mA
Supply voltage
20 to 35V dc w.r.t earth
Output current
4 to 20 mA
Voltage available to transmitter and lines
16.2V @ 20mA with 250 load (negative w.r.t. earth)
11.0V @ 20mA with 500 load (negative w.r.t. earth)

Load
0V

The MTL7707+ is a 2-channel shunt-diode safety barrier similar to the


MTL7787+ but with built-in electronic overvolt protection. It is
intended primarily for safeguarding a hazardous-area switch
controlling a relay, opto-coupler or other safe-area load from an
unregulated dc supply in the safe area.
The outgoing channel accepts supply voltages up to +35V and is
protected against reverse voltages: the return channel is unaffected by
voltages up to +250V.
In normal operation the protection circuit introduces only a small
voltage drop and shunts less than 1mA to earth, so its overall effect is
minimal. If the supply voltage exceeds about 27V, however, causing
the Zener diodes to conduct or if the safe-area load has a very low
resistance the supply current is limited automatically to 50mA,
protecting the fuse and power supply and enabling the loop to
continue working.

BASIC CIRCUIT
Hazardous
Area

Safe
Area
Bussed power
+

LED,
alarm
solenoid
etc.

Current
limit

50mA

1.6mA

50mA
2

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATION
Safety description
28V 300 93mA, terminals 1 to 3
28V Diode, terminals 2 -4
Supply voltage
10 to 35V dc with respect to earth
Output current
Up to 35mA available
Maximum voltage drop
(at 20C, current not limited)
Iout x 345 + 0.3V, terminals 1 to 3
Iout x 25 + 0.9V, terminals 4 to 2
Supply current
Iout + 1.6mA, supply <26V
Limited to 50mA, supply >28V or low load resistance

MTL7707P+ for switch inputs and switched


outputs, 2W Transmitters (IIB gases)
The MTL7707P+ is a two-channel shunt-diode safety barrier similar to
the MTL7787P+, but is designed for use with group IIB gases and
features built-in electronic overvolt protection allowing use with
unregulated power supplies up to 35V dc. It is intended primarily as
a low cost solution for driving IIB certified 2-wire 4/20mA
transmitters, but can also be used with controller outputs with current
monitoring, solenoid valves and switches. To protect the fuse and
enable the loop to continue working, the supply current is limited
automatically at 50mA should the output be short-circuited or excess
voltage applied.

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MTL7742 proximity sensor or switch input


with solid state output

BASIC CIRCUIT
Hazardous
Area

Safe
Area
+

LED,
alarm
solenoid
etc.

Bussed power

Current
limit

50mA

1.6mA

50mA

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATION

BASIC CIRCUIT

Safety description
28V 164 171mA, terminals 1 to 3
28V Diode, terminals 4 to 2
Supply voltage
10 to 35V dc with respect to earth
Output current
Up to 35mA available
Maximum voltage drop
(at 20C, current not limited)
Iout x 218 + 0.3V, terminals 1 to 3
Iout x 20.1 + 0.9V, terminals 4 to 2
Supply current
Iout + 1.6mA, supply <26V
Limited to 50mA, supply >28V or low load resistance

MTL7741 proximity sensor or switch input and


relay output
The MTL7741 is a single channel switch/prox input barrier with
changeover relay contacts acting as the safe area interface. Relay
contacts provide a universal interface capable of switching a wide
range of signals including ac, low level and high level voltages.
Phase reversal is achieved by connecting the normally open or
normally closed contacts as required. The power bus terminal may be
used to connect the module to a power source.

BASIC CIRCUIT
Hazardous
Area

Safe
Area

NC
NO
COM

CH1
CH1

Hazardous
Area

Safe
Area

Bussed power

1
+3

CH1

5
6
2

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATION
Safety description
10V 19mA
Supply voltage
20 to 35V dc with respect to earth
Input characteristics
Output energised if input >2.1mA(<2k)
Output de-energised if input <1.2mA(>10k)
Output characteristics
Operating frequency
dc to 2.5kHz
Max off-state voltage
35V
Max off-state leakage
10A
Max on-state voltage drop <1.41V @ 50mA
<1.22V @ 2mA
typically <1V
Max on-state current
50mA
Supply current
20mA maximum @ 24V

MTL7743 2 channel proximity sensor or switch


input and relay outputs

Bussed power

+3

The MTL7742 is a single channel switch/prox input barrier with an


open collector solid state interface to the safe area equipment. The
solid state switch is especially useful for high frequency switching
apparatus including pulse and rotational sensors. The power bus
terminal can be used to connect power to the module and the input
power supply range makes the module suitable for use with
unregulated supplies

2
6
5

The MTL7743 is a dual channel switch/prox sensor input barrier with


a relay interface. This module is ideal for applications where high
channel packing densities are required for digital inputs. Power is
connected using the power bus terminal.

BASIC CIRCUIT
Hazardous
Area

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATION
Safety description
10V 19mA
Supply voltage
22.9 to 30V dc with respect to earth
Input characteristics
Relay energised if input >2.1mA(<2k)
Relay de-energised if input <1.2mA(>10k)
Relay Contacts
*125V ac 0.5A. Resistive
30V dc, 1A. Resistive
Supply current
26mA maximum @ 24V
Response time
<10ms

* There are limitations for use above 50V. Please refer to the
Instruction Manual INM7700.

Safe
Area
Bussed power
+3
4

CH2

+7
8

CH1

1
2
5
6

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATION
Safety description
10V 19mA
10V 19mA
Supply voltage
22.9 to 30V dc with respect to earth
Input characteristics
Relay energised if input >2.1mA(<2k)
Relay de-energised if input <1.2mA(>10k)
Relay Contacts
*125V ac 0.5A. Resistive
30V dc, 1A. Resistive
Supply current
45mA maximum @ 24V
Response time
<10ms

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MTL7744 2 channel proximity sensor or switch


inputs with solid state outputs
A dual channel version of the MTL7742. This module provides two
solid state interfaces for prox/switch inputs. Power is connected via
the power bus.

BASIC CIRCUIT
Hazardous
Area

Relay contacts
*125V ac 0.5A. Resistive
30V dc, 1A. Resistive
Supply current
38mA maximum @ 24V
Response time
<10ms

MTL7798 Power feed and protection module

Safe
Area

Bussed power

+3
CH2

1
2

+7
CH1

5
6

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATION

The MTL7798 power feed module incorporates both voltage and


current sense mechanisms to protect barrier circuits by activating a
solid state trip mechanism when fault or overload conditions occur in
the power source circuit. Resetting the module after tripping is
achieved by interupting the supply to the unit. A red LED indicates a
circuit trip condition and a green LED the availability of power at the
outputs. Bussed power for other modules is sourced from the top of
the unit using the Bus Power Link BPL7700 or via terminals 1 and 2.

BASIC CIRCUIT

Safety description
10V 19mA
10V 19mA
Supply voltage
20 to 35V dc with respect to earth
Input characteristics
Output energised if input >2.1mA(<2k)
Output de-energised if input <1.2mA(>10k)
Output characteristics
Operating frequency
dc to 2.5kHz
Max off-state voltage
35V
Max off-state leakage
10A
Max on-state voltage drop 1.41V @ 50mA
1.22V @ 2mA
typically <1V
Max on-state current
50mA
Supply current
29mA maximum @ 24V

Hazardous
Area

Safe
Area

Bussed power

Current sense
Voltage sense
Trip circuit

Output
Input
0V

1
2
5
6

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATION

MTL7745 proximity sensor or switch input


with relay output and line fault detect
The MTL7745 is a single channel switch/prox input barrier providing
line fault detection. Proximity detectors or switches fitted with end-ofline resistors may be connected. Short circuit or open ciruit conditions
in the field wiring will generate an alarm condition. The LFD relay
contacts close when a fault is detected allowing the contacts to be
connected in parallel to provide a common alarm. The power bus
terminal can be used to connect power to this module.

Input voltage range (terminals 5&6)


20 to 26.8V
Maximum input voltage capability
45V
Power source requirements
>1.8A
Trip mechanism
Minimum trip 26.8V @ 20C (+18mV/C)
Output current range
0 to 800mA
Maximum voltage drop
20mV @ 0mA, 1.0V @ 800mA load

BASIC CIRCUIT
Hazardous
Area

Safe
Area

Bussed power

LFD
620R
10K

+3

1
LFD
COM
CH1

2
5
6

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATION
Safety description
10V 19mA
Supply voltage
22.9 to 30V dc with respect to earth
Input characteristics
Output energised if input >2.1mA(<2k)
Output de-energised if input <1.2mA(>10k)
LFD relay + Red LED
Energised if input <50A or <100

* There are limitations for use above 50V. Please refer to the
Instruction Manual INM7700.

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MTL7700 SERIES
BARRIER APPLICATIONS

MTL7700 Series barriers protect devices located in all normally


occurring explosive atmospheres, including air/flammable gas
mixtures, dusts and fibres. Applications covered include the
protection of installations incorporating uncertified devices (simple
apparatus) such as thermocouples, switches and resistive sensors, or
separately certified energy storing
(or voltage producing)
apparatus including ac sensors, transmitters and current-to-pneumatic
(I/P) converters. Recommended choices for specific applications are
discussed briefly in the following pages.

ANALOGUE INPUTS (HIGH LEVEL)


2-wire transmitters, 4/20mA, conventional and smart
The recommended barrier for use with 'conventional' and 'smart'
4/20mA transmitters (fed by a 26V regulated supply) is the
MTL7787+. This provides up to 12.9V (14.6V for MTL7787P+) at
Vwkg and 20mA for a transmitter and its lines as well as 5V for the
typical 250 load. This application and this barrier is suitable for use
with the optional power bus facility.

Hazardous
Area

Safe
Area
Power Bus

3
4

The MTL7706+ is recommended for applications where an


unregulated supply of up to 35V is used. It provides 16.0V for
conventional and Smart transmitters at 20mA, as well as 5V for a
typical 250 load. With the MTL7706+ terminal 3 is negative with
respect to earth, so the connections to terminals 3 and 4 should be
reversed.

MTL7706+
MTL7787+
MTL7787P+

Power +26V

Signal
1-5V
250

4 -20mA

Power Bus

3
4

MTL7788R+

Power +26V

1-5V

250

Vibration probes
The 3-wire transmitters used with vibration monitoring equipment are
invariably supplied by a 24V dc power supply hence the
recommended barrier choice is the negatively-polarised MTL7796.

Transducer

Monitor

Probe
driver
1

3
4

MTL7796-

Power -24V
Vout
0V

ANALOGUE INPUTS (LOW-LEVEL)

Compensating cable

Thermocouples and mV sources


The recommended barrier for thermocouples and mV sources is the
MTL7760ac. This 2-channel non-polarised barrier retains the earthfree nature of the signal and, providing the receivers input floats,
rejects common-mode ac and dc interference up to at least 7V and is
unaffected by earth faults on the primary element.

ac sensors, photocells, microphones and turbine flowmeters


The MTL7760ac is the recommended choice for these devices. While
many of these are designated simple apparatus and thus do not
need certification, note that some ac sensors may be subject to a
significant level of inductance and will therefore need to be designed
and certified for hazardous-area locations.

Slidewire displacement transducers


The simplest choice is the MTL7760ac. This barrier supplies power
and brings back a unipolar signal.

3
4

Photocell
Microphone
Turbine
Flowmeter

MTL7760ac
MTL7765
MTL7778

MTL7760ac

MTL7760ac

3
4

Recorder
Controller
Data logger
Computer

3
4

Earth free
signal

+6.0V
Vout
0V

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RTDs
For 3-wire RTDs, a single MTL7755ac barrier is the most economical
choice. This is suitable for use with a floating bridge the two leads
from the bridge arms are protected by the barrier with the third
(supply) lead being earthed through the barrier. The barrier has a low
end-to-end resistance of only 19/channel to minimise span changes
and its channels track within 0.15 (between 20 to +60C) to
minimise zero shift with temperature.

Hazardous
Area

Safe
Area

MTL7755ac

Receiver

If the bridge circuit is already earthed, the third barrier channel


provided by an MTL7756ac is needed. For extreme accuracy, 3
channels and an earth-free bridge can be used, a configuration that
cancels out the small errors due to barrier leakage.
Channels 1 and 2 (those between terminals 1 & 2, and 2 & 4
respectively) track to within 0.15 between 20 and 60C.

4-wire constant-current circuits do not need matched barrier


resistances and can be protected by two MTL7761ac barriers. If the
increase in loop resistance is too great, use two MTL7755ac barriers
instead.

MTL7756ac

5
Receiver

MTL7755ac
MTL7761ac

Receiver

MTL7755ac
MTL7761ac

STRAIN-GAUGE BRIDGES
Single strain-gauge bridges
This shows an arrangement using two or three barriers, which is safe
in IIC gases. With the MTL7761ac, the circuit is powered from a 14V,
230 source; if the bridge resistance is 230, then the bridge
voltage is 7V. If the bridge resistance is 350, then the bridge
voltage is 8.4V.
An MTL7764ac can be used to sense the bridge supply voltage.
An MTL7761ac is used here for the mV output.
An MTL7766Pac provides 12.3V for a 350 bridge with a 20V
supply. MTL7761Pac's can be used for the sense and pick-off circuits.

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MTL7761ac

+7V
--7V
0V

MTL7764ac

MTL7761ac

+
Sense

Output (mV)

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STRAIN-GAUGE BRIDGES (cont)

Hazardous
Area

Double strain-gauge bridges


Quite frequently there is a demand to monitor two load cells, and a
possible circuit, safe in IIC, is shown.
Here, the lower voltage drop of the MTL7766Pac is an advantage.
The MTL7766Pac supplies power to the bridge(s) whilst two
MTL7761Pac barriers interface with the sense and pick-off circuits.
Using 350 bridge systems, the following voltages are available
from an MTL7766Pac with a 10V supply:
1 bridge: 13.11V
2 bridges: 9.75V

Safe
Area

MTL7766Pac

+10V
--10V
0V

MTL7761Pac

MTL7761Pac

+
Sense

Output (mV)

ANALOGUE OUTPUTS
Controller outputs (I/P converters)
The single-channel MTL7728+ with a voltage drop of 6.66V at 20mA
is the recommended choice for most controller outputs. Higher-power
versions are available: the MTL7728P+ (5.1V drop) is suitable for IIC
applications; the MTL7729P+ (3.68V drop) for IIB applications.

For controllers with an output circuit separated from the 0V rail by the
control transistor, the 2-channel MTL7787+ is the preferred choice as
the return channel can handle up to 26.6V allowing the control signal
to be turned off completely. The voltage drop is 8.1V at 20mA. A
higher-power version of the latter, the MTL7787P+, is also available.
The return channel of these barriers handle up to 26.4V and the
maximum voltage drop is only 6.38V

3
P

3
P

The MTL7787+ and MTL7787P+ are also suitable for controllers


containing a resistor which enables the return current to be monitored
for high-integrity operation.

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3
P

MTL7728+

MTL7787+
MTL7787P+

+26V
0V

1
0V

MTL7787+
MTL7787P+

+26V

+26V

2
Monitor

0V rail

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DIGITAL (ON/OFF) INPUTS


Switches
The normal choice is the MTL7787+/7787P+ with a regulated
supply. The MTL774X modules are recommended for applications
where an unregulated supply of up to 30V for relay output modules,
or 35V for solid state output modules, is used.

Hazardous
Area

Safe
Area
Power Bus

Power +26.6V
Signal

MTL7787+
MTL7787P+

The MTL7789+ offers a dual channel passive barrier for switch inputs
where the input current for each channel is <10mA.

Power Bus

Switches / Proximity detectors


MTLs range of new switch/prox input barriers provide the user with
a choice of relay and solid state outputs in single and dual channel
versions.

4
7
8

2
5
6

MTL7789+

Power +26.6V
Logic signal
Power +26.6V
Logic signal

Power Bus

The MTL7741 is single channel with a changeover relay output.

2
5
6

7
8

MTL7741

22.9V - 30V
NC
COM
NO

Power Bus

The MTL7742 has a single channel solid state switch that can be
configured to switch from a power rail or down to ground. This is also
ideal for high switching frequency applications.

+20V - 35V

2
5
6

0V
Logic signal
Logic signal

MTL7742

The MTL7743 and MTL7744 are dual channel versions affording


very high packing densities. Power must be provided to these
modules using the power bus facility.

3
4
7
8

Power

MTL7743
MTL7744

1
2

Logic signal

5
6

Logic signal

Power Bus

The MTL7745 is a single channel proximity input (or switch input if


end of lines resistors are fitted) with relay contacts providing switch
and line fault status. The LFD relay contacts close when a fault is
detected.

620
10k

+22.9 - 30V

2
5
6

LFD
COM

MTL7745

CH 1

DIGITAL (ON/OFF) OUTPUTS


Alarms, LEDs, solenoids valves, etc
For these applications, the MTL7728+ is recommended. Higherpowered versions are available: the MTL7728P+ is suitable for IIC
applications; the MTL7729P+ for IIB applications.

LED,
alarm

3
4

MTL7707+
MTL7728+
MTL7728P+
MTL7729P+

1
2

+24.9V
0V

If the control switch is to earth, then the 2-channel MTL7787+ barrier


should be used, or, alternatively, the MTL7787P+ higher-power
version. If the supply is poorly regulated use the MTL7707+.
The MTL7707+ is recommended for applications where an
unregulated supply of up to 35V is used.

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LED,
alarm

3
4

MTL7707+
MTL7787+
MTL7787P+

+26V
0V

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Hazardous
Area

Safe
Area

POSITIVE DC SYSTEMS
Low-level to 12V dc systems
The two channels of the MTL7764+ and MTL7767+ can be combined
safely in IIC.

dc
systems

3
4

MTL7764+
MTL7767+

+10V/+12V

+10V/+12V
0V

The MTL7764+ can be used for low-level logic return signals whilst
the MTL7767+ is used for 6V dc and 12V dc systems.

18V dc systems
The single-channel MTL7722+ is recommended for 18V dc systems.

dc
systems

MTL7722+

MTL7765ac
MTL7778ac

+19.6V
0V

AC AND DC SYSTEMS
High-level ac and dc systems
The versatile star-connected MTL7765ac and MTL7778ac allow Vwkg
to be developed from each channel to ground but only allow Vwkg to
be developed between channels. This provides some common-mode
voltage capability and can allow higher cable parameters to be used.

dc and ac
systems

12V/24V
0V

NEGATIVE AND FLOATING POWER SUPPLIES


Digital (on/off) outputs
The MTL7728 is used with a negative power supply and positive
earth. Typically used for digital inputs or outputs, as shown.

LED,
alarm

3
4

MTL7728

The MTL7728-- can also be used with floating power supplies, for
transmitters.

+26V

SPARE CABLE CORES AND SCREENS


The MTL7799 dummy barrier is used primarily for securing and
earthing unused cables and screen connections. Hazardous area
terminals 3 and 4 are internally connected to the DIN-rail
mounting/earth connection. It also provides a power bus connection
for direct connection of power for modules such as the MTL7743 and
MTL7744 where no power supply screw terminal is provided.

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Power Bus

Unused
cable
cores
and
screens

MTL7799

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POWER BUS APPLICATIONS


The PB7700 power bus is invaluable for saving installation time and
wiring when connecting a 24V dc power source to a number of
barriers.

Hazardous
Area

Safe
Area

Typical applications include hazardous-area switches, 4/20mA


transmitters and proximity detectors. The diagram illustrates the
configuration for 4 barriers but up to 40 barriers can be served by
this method.

MTL7798
(MTL7799)

Power connections
when using 7798

The MTL7798 power feed module would normally be used with


standard barriers such as MTL7787+ and MTL7787P+ because the
current/voltage trip protection mechanism of the MTL7798 protects
the fuses in the barriers.
The MTL7799 dummy barrier can be used instead of the MTL7798
for direct feed-through connection of a 24V dc supply onto the
power bus. Looping the power feed to each end of the bussed power
allows the removal of individual barriers without loss of power to
others in the chain.
Other units which can use the power bus facility:
MTL7706
MTL7707+
MTL7707P+
MTL7741
MTL7742
MTL7743
MTL7744
MTL7745
MTL7787+
MTL7787P+
MTL7788+
MTL7788R+
MTL7789+

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Power connections
when using 7799

5
6

MTL7787+
MTL7787P+

Power looped
between ends
to allow removal
of a module from
middle of row

Logic signal
0V

3
4

MTL7706+
MTL7787+
MTL7787P+

1-5V
250W

0V

Power Bus
PB7700

2
5
6

7
8

MTL7741

Contact
signals

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IMB57 Insulating mounting block


One required at each end of a tagging strip/earth rail. Suitable for
low-profile (7.5mm) and high-profile (15mm) symmetrical DIN rail.

135mm

MTL7700 SERIES
ACCESSORIES

82mm

TGL7700
TAG57

28mm

Snap off extension


when using IMB57
as a central support

ERB57O
IMB57
10mm earth
clamp

66mm

15mm

ETM7
ERL7

ETL7000

ERB57O Earth-rail bracket, offset


Nickel-plated; supplied with two push fasteners, one 14mm earthrail clamp and one 10mm earth clamp for cables 16mm2.

14mm earth-rail
clamp

THR2/THR7000

ISP7000

ERB57S

3mm

in lower position

MOUNTING/EARTHING ACCESSORIES

10mm

MTL7700 Series barriers mount easily and quickly onto standard DIN
rail which also acts as the intrinsically safe earth.
THR2 standard DIN rail
THR7000 plated rail
Specially nickel-plated T-section (35mm x 7.5mm) DIN rail for use in
potentially corrosive atmospheres. Supplied in 1meter lengths.
ISP7000 insulating spacers

35

27

7.5

57mm

133.5mm

14mm

ETL7000 earth terminal


Provides connection for routing the IS earth from the DIN rail to an
appropriate plant earth. Maximum cable cross-section is 10mm2. Two
recommended per discrete length of DIN rail. See instruction manual
INM7700 for more details.

Attached to the base of a DIN rail at either end or at intervals


(depending upon DIN rail length) to isolate the IS earth from a
structural earth.

43.5
10

M6 x 16
4.4

10mm

48 over
DIN rail

M4 x 16
62
20

14.6
50

3mm

ERB57S Earth-rail bracket, straight


Nickel-plated; supplied with two push fasteners, one 14mm earth-rail
clamp and one 10mm earth clamp for cables 16mm2.
ETM7 earth terminal

150mm

BPL7700 Power Bus link


When a number of barriers use a common power supply, the optional
power link (BPL7700) can be used. Typical applications include
hazardous area switches, solenoids and 420mA transmitters. The
barriers it can be used with are the MTL7706, MTL7707+,
MTL7787+, MTL7787P+, MTL7789P+ and MTL774X. See next page
for further details.

10mm

9mm

14mm

For terminating cable screens and 0V earth returns and securing


spare cores to the earth rail. A maximum of two ETM7s per barrier
can be accommodated.

5mm

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TAGGING ACCESSORIES

HOW TO ORDER

Two methods of tagging are available which can be used separately


or together:
1)
Individual barrier identification
TH7700 barrier identifiers
TH7700 barrier identifiers are supplied clipped on
to the tops of individual barriers to provide
transparent holders for identification labels.
TH7700

MTL7700 barriers
Select by barrier number and polarity,
e.g. MTL7728+
Mounting accessories
THR2
Standard DIN-rail, 35 x 7.5mm
THR7000
T-section DIN-rail, specially-plated,
35 x 7.5mm, 1m length
ISP7000
Insulating spacer
Standard earthing/earth-rail accessories
ETL7000
Earth terminal, DIN-rail mounted
IMB57
Insulating mounting block
ERB57S
Earth-rail bracket, straight
ERB57O
Earth-rail bracket, offset
ERL7
Earth rail, 1m length
ETM7
Earth terminal, pack of 50

2)

Tagging strip method


TAG57 Tagging strip, 1m length
Cut to size. Supplied with reversible tagging strip label
suitable for either MTL5000 or MTL7000 Series module
spacing.
TGL7700 Tagging strip labels, set of 10 x 0.5m
For use with TAG57 tagging strip. Tags are reversible one side for MTL7700, the other for MTL700.

Standard tagging accessories


TAG57
Tagging strip, 1m length
TGL7700
Tagging strip labels, set of 10 x
0.5m
Bussed power links
BPL7700
Pack of 100
Enclosures
DX070
DX170
DX430

Enclosure, for MTL7700 x 5


Enclosure, for MTL7700 x 13
Enclosure, for MTL7700 x 33

Spares (all in packs of 10)


SAF7712
Safe-area terminals 1&2
HAZ7734
Hazardous area terminals 3&4
SAF7756
Safe-area terminals 5&6
HAZ7778
Hazardous area terminals 7&8
TH7700
Tag holder
Literature
INM7700
INM57ENC
CD7700...

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Instruction manual, MTL7700 Series


Instruction manual, MTL5000/7000
Series Enclosures
Customer drawings

June 2004

APPROVALS - for the latest certification information visit www.mtl-inst.com/certs_1.nsf


Region
(Authority)

UK
(BASEEFA)

UK
(BASEEFA)
Systems

USA
(FM)

Canada/USA
(CSA)

Japan
(TIIS)

Standard

EN 50014
EN 50020

EN 50039

3600, 3610 entity


3611, 3810

CAN/CSA E60079
UL698, UL913, UL1604
IEC60079, C22.2

See Certificates

Approved for

[EEx ia] IIC


[EEx ia] IIB

EEx ia IIC
EEx ia IIB

AIS/I,II,III/1/Entity
ABCDEFG- SCI-942;
NI/I/2/ABCD/T4
[I/0] AEx[ia]IIC
SCI-942 Entity;
NI/1/2/IIC/T4
Ta=60C except
where Ta=65C

Class 1, Div 2, Gps A,B,


C,D; Ex nA [iA] IIC T4

Ex (ia) IIC
Ex (ia) IIB

3010737
3010737
3010737
3010737
3010737
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3010737
3010737
3010737
3010737
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3010737
3010737
3010737
3010737
3010737
3010737
3010737
3010737
3010737
3010737
3010737
3010737
NI only

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1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550
1345550

Model No.

Certificate No.

MTL7706+
MTL7707+
MTL7707P+
MTL7710+
MTL7715+
MTL7715P+
MTL7722+
MTL7728+//ac
MTL7728P+
MTL7729P+
MTL7741
MTL7742
MTL7743
MTL7744
MTL7745
MTL7755ac
MTL7756ac
MTL7758+/
MTL7760ac
MTL7761ac
MTL7761Pac
MTL7764+
MTL7764ac
MTL7765ac
MTL7766ac
MTL7766Pac
MTL7767+
MTL7778ac
MTL7779+
MTL7787+
MTL7787P+
MTL7788+
MTL7788R+
MTL7789+
MTL7796+
MTL7796
MTL7798

BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7218
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7218
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217
BAS01ATEX7217

Note :

Ex01E2219
Ex01E2219
Ex01E2220
Ex01E2219
Ex01E2219
Ex01E2219
Ex01E2219
Ex01E2219
Ex01E2219
Ex01E2220
Ex01E2219
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Ex01E2219
Ex01E2219
Ex01E2219
Ex01E2219
Ex01E2219
Ex01E2219
Ex01E2219
Ex01E2219
Ex01E2219
Ex01E2219

Class 1, Zone 2, AEx nA


IIC T4

C16433
C16434
C16611
C16435
C16397
C16436
C16612
C16613
C16614
C16615
C16616
C16617
C16450
C16437
C16618
C16619
C16438
C16440
C16441
C16620
C16442
C16443
C16444
C16621
C16445
C16447
C16448
C16449
C16622
C16446

For FM compliance, the MTL7700 Series barriers shall be installed in compliance with the enclosure, mounting, spacing and
segregation requirements of the ultimate application.
Certified to CENELEC IIB/FM Grps C-G only.

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June 2004

MAXIMUM CABLE PARAMETERS


ac1/dc Note 3
ref.
Model No.
MTL7706
MTL7707
MTL7710
MTL7715
MTL7715P
MTL7722
MTL7728
MTL7728P
MTL774X
MTL7755

MTL7756

MTL7758
MTL7760
MTL7761

MTL7761P

MTL7764
MTL7764

MTL7765
MTL7766

MTL7766P

MTL7767
MTL7778
MTL7779
MTL7787

MTL7787P

MTL7788

MTL7788R

MTL7789
MTL7796

BASEEFA Group IIC


Matched
FM (Grps A&B)
C
L 2
L/R
Power
C
L 2
L/R
F)
H/
)
F)
H/
)
(
(mH)
(
(W)
(
(mH)
(
+
a
0.083 3.05 (4.2)
56
0.65
0.083
4.2
56
+
a1/a2/b 0.083 3.05 (4.2)
56
0.65
0.083
4.2
56
+
a
3
0.91
74
0.50
3
0.91
74
+
a
0.58
1.45
66
0.56
0.58
1.45
66
+
a
0.580
0.33
28
1.09
0.580
0.33
28
+
a
0.165
1.45
45
0.81
0.165
1.45
45
+/-/ac
a
0.083 3.05 (4.2)
56
0.65
0.083 3.05 (4.2)
56
+
a
0.083 1.82 (2.51) 44
0.83
0.083 1.82 (2.51)
44
b3
2.86
96
742

2.86
96
742
ac
a1/a2
100
0.46
145
0.225
100
0.46
145
b
100
0.13
69
0.45
40
0.13
69
c
40
0.41
73
0.45
40
0.13
69
ac a1/a2/a3 100
0.46
145
0.225
100
0.46
145
b1
100
0.13
69
0.45
40
0.13
69
b2
100
0.06
44
0.675
40
0.13
69
c1
40
0.41
73
0.45
40
0.13
69
c2
40
0.23
61
0.60
40
0.06
44
+/a1/a2 11.1
0.07
26
1.40
11.1
0.07
26
b
11.1
0.02
10
2.8
8.8
0.02
10
ac
a1/a2
3
0.91
74
0.5
3
0.91
74
b
3
0.20
27
1.00
3
0.20
35.6
ac
a1/a2
4.9
3.72
163
0.225
4.9
3.72
163
b
4.9
0.91
62
0.45
0.31
0.91
62
c
0.31
3.72
81
0.45
0.31
0.91
62
ac
a1/a2
4.9
56
613
0.058
4.9
56
613
b
4.9
14
236
0.115
0.31
14.0
236
c
0.31
56
306
0.115
0.31
14.0
236
+
a1/a2 1.41
240
1000
0.036
1.41
240
1000
b
1.41
61
360
0.072
1.0
61
360
ac
a1/a2 1.41
240
1000
0.036
1.41
240
1000
b
1.41
61
360
0.072
0.125
61
360
c
0.125
240
500
0.072
0.125
61
360
ac
a1/a2 0.580
1.45
66
0.56
0.580
1.45
66
b
0.580
0.32
22
1.125
0.58
0.32
31.6
ac
a1/a2 1.41
5.8
151
0.24
1.41
5.8
151
b
1.41
1.47
58
0.48
0.125
1.47
58
c
0.125
5.8
75
0.48
0.125
1.47
58
ac
a1
1.41
1.47
78
0.471
1.41
1.47
78
b
1.41
0.34
29
0.942
0.125
0.34
29
c
0.125
1.15
39
0.942
0.125
0.34
29
+
a1/a2 0.58
1.45
66
0.56
0.58
1.45
66
b
0.58
0.32
22
1.125
0.58
0.32
22
ac
a1/a2 0.083
16
107
0.33
0.083
16
107
b
0.083 3.05 (4.2)
42
0.33
0.083
4.0
107
+
a1/a2 0.083 3.05 (4.2)
56
0.65
0.083 3.05 (4.2)
56
b
NOT PERMITTED
+/a1
0.083 3.05 (4.2)
56
0.65
0.083 3.05 (4.2)
56
a2
0.083

0.083

b
0.083 3.05 (4.2)
56
0.65
0.011
4.2
56
+
a1
0.083 1.82 (2.51) 44
0.835
0.083 1.82 (2.51)
44
a2
0.083

0.083

b
0.083 1.82 (2.51) 44
0.835
0.78
2.51
44
+
a1
0.083 3.05 (4.2)
56
0.65
0.083 3.05 (4.2)
56
a2
3.0
0.91
74
0.5
3.0
0.91
74
b
0.083
0.33
25
0.92
0.083
0.33
25
+
a1
0.083 3.05 (4.2)
56
0.65
0.083 3.05 (4.2)
56
a2
3.0
0.91
74
0.5
3.0
0.91
74
b
0.083
0.33
25
0.92
0.083
0.33
25
+
C
0.083
16
106
0.33
0.083
16
106
+/a1
0.1
4.91
64
0.56
0.1
4.91
64
a2
0.22
13
136
0.26
0.22
13
136
b
0.1
1.94
34
0.81
0.096
1.94
34

Model No. ac1/dc Note 3


Ref.
MTL7707P

MTL7729P

a1
b
a1

BASEEFA GroupIIB
C
L
L/R
F)
H/
)
(
(mH)
(
0.65
5.34
125
0.65
5.34
125
0.65
5.65
127

Matched
Power
(W)
2.64
2.64
2.64

FM (Grps C-G)
C
L
L/R
F)
H/
)
(
(mH)
(
0.65
5.34
125
0.587
5.34
125
0.65
5.65
127

Matched
Power
(W)
0.65
0.65
0.50
0.56
1.09
0.81
0.65
0.83
0.039
0.225
0.45
0.45
0.225
0.45
0.45
0.45
0.675
1.4
2.8
0.5
1.00
0.225
0.45
0.45
0.058
0.115
0.115
0.036
0.072
0.036
0.072
0.072
0.56
1.12
0.24
0.48
0.48
0.471
0.942
0.942
0.56
1.125
0.33
0.654
0.65
0.65

0.65
0.83

0.835
0.65
0.5
0.92
0.65
0.5
0.92
0.33
0.56
0.26
0.81

Matched
Power
(W)
2.64
2.64
1.19

Notes: 1 ac indicates a non-polarised star connected barrier configuration.


2 When the external circuit contains no lumped inductance greater than 10mH, the cable inductance may be increased to the values within
parenthesis.
For further barrier channel configuration data, please refer to the relevant certificate.
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June 2004

Note 3 : The circuit configuration for the output parameters given


in the table Maximum Cable Parameters are as follows:a

- Single channel barrier.

a1

- First channel of a dual/triple channel barrier.

a2

- Second channel of a dual/triple channel barrier.

a3

- Third channel of a dual/triple channel barrier.

- Both channels of a dual channel barrier connected in


parallel, with respect to earth.

b1

- Two channels of a triple channel barrier connected in


parallel, with respect to earth.

b2

- Three channels of a triple channel barrier connected in


parallel, with respect to earth.

b3

- Both channels of each switch input connected together

- Both channels of a dual channel barrier interconnected,


with no earth return.

c1

- Two channels of a triple channel barrier interconnected,


with no earth return.

c2

- Three channels of a triple channel barrier interconnected,


with no earth return. This assumes two of the channels are
in parallel.

CORRELATION BETWEEN MTL7700 MTL7000 MTL700 BARRIERS (IIC)


Module No. Bussed MTL7000
Power Equivalent

MTL7710+

No

MTL7715+
MTL7715P+
MTL7722+
MTL7728+/-

No
No
No
No

MTL7728ac
MTL7728P+
MTL7755ac
MTL7756ac
MTL7758+/-

No
No
No
No
No

MTL7760ac

No

MTL7761ac
MTL7761Pac

No
No

MTL7764+
MTL7764ac

No
No

MTL7765ac
MTL7766ac
MTL7766Pac

No
No
No

MTL7767+
MTL7779+
MTL7787+/-

No
No
Yes

MTL7787P+

Yes

MTL7788+
MTL7788R+
MTL7796+/-

Yes
Yes
No

Half of
MTL7162+
N/A
N/A
MTL7122+
MTL7028+/MTL7128+/N/A
MTL7128P+
MTL7055ac
MTL7056ac
N/A

MTL7000
Original
Certificate
Number(s)
Ex95C2261

MTL7000
MTL700
ATEX
equivalent
Certificate
Number(s)
BAS99ATEX7285 MTL710+

MTL700
Original
Certificate
Number(s)
Ex832452

N/A
N/A
Ex95C2261
Ex95C2261

N/A
N/A
BAS99ATEX7285
BAS99ATEX7285

MTL715+
MTL715P+
MTL722+
MTL728+/-

MTL700
Typical
ATEX
Application
Certificate
Number(s)
BAS01ATEX7202 4/6V
Systems
Ex832452 BAS01ATEX7202 12V Systems
Ex92C2373 BAS01ATEX7202 12V Systems
Ex832452 BAS01ATEX7202 General Purpose
Ex832452 BAS01ATEX7202 Analogue / Digital

N/A
Ex95C2261
Ex95C2261
Ex95C2261
N/A

N/A
BAS99ATEX7285
BAS99ATEX7285
BAS99ATEX7285
N/A

MTL728ac
MTL728P+
MTL755ac
N/A
MTL758

Ex832452
Ex92C2373
Ex832452
N/A
Ex83453

General Purpose
Analogue / Digital
RTD, Grounded
RTD, Grounded
Active sensors,
Thermocouples
N/A
N/A
N/A
MTL760ac Ex832452 BAS01ATEX7202 Active sensors,
Thermocouples
MTL7261ac Ex95C2261 BAS99ATEX7285 MTL761ac Ex832452 BAS01ATEX7202 Strain Gauges
MTL7061Pac Ex95C2261 BAS99ATEX7285 MTL761Pac Ex92C2373 BAS01ATEX7202 Load cell
MTL7161Pac
MTL7164+
Ex95C2261 BAS99ATEX7285 MTL764+
Ex832452 BAS01ATEX7202 High resistance
MTL7264ac Ex95C2261 BAS99ATEX7285 MTL764ac Ex832452 BAS01ATEX7202 Strain / Level
Gauges
N/A
N/A
N/A
MTL765ac Ex832452 BAS01ATEX7202 General Purpose
N/A
N/A
N/A
MTL766ac Ex832452 BAS01ATEX7202 Strain Gauges
MTL7066Pac Ex95C2261 BAS99ATEX7285 MTL766Pac Ex92C2373 BAS01ATEX7202 Strain Gauges
MTL7166Pac
MTL7167+
Ex95C2261 BAS99ATEX7285 MTL767+
Ex832452 BAS01ATEX7202 Dual MTL715
N/A
N/A
N/A
MTL779+
Ex832452 BAS01ATEX7202 Dual MTL728
MTL7087+
Ex95C2261 BAS99ATEX7285 MTL787S+ Ex832452 BAS01ATEX7202 Analogue / Digital
MTL7187+
MTL7087P+ Ex95C2261 BAS99ATEX7285 MTL787SP+ Ex92C2373 BAS01ATEX7202 Analogue / Digital
MTL7187P+
N/A
N/A
N/A
MTL788+
Ex832452 BAS01ATEX7202 Transmitters
N/A
N/A
N/A
MTL788R+ Ex832452 BAS01ATEX7202 15V systems
MTL7096Ex95C2261 BAS99ATEX7285 MTL796+/- Ex832452 BAS01ATEX7202 Vibration sensors
MTL7196-

EUROPE (EMEA)
Tel: +44 (0)1582 723633
Fax: +44 (0)1582 422283
AMERICAS
Tel: +1 603 926 0090
Fax: +1 603 926 1899
ASIA PACIFIC
Tel: +65 487 7887
Fax: +65 487 7997
E-mail: enquiry@mtl-inst.com
Web site: www.mtl-inst.com

BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
N/A
BAS01ATEX7217

June 2004

for safe measurement and


control in hazardous areas

MTL700 SERIES

1 or 2 channels in same package

All models short-circuit proof

Electronic protection prevents


blown fuses

Fixed tagging & cable-screen


earthing accessories

Higher-power barriers for group


IIC and IIB gases

Certified to worldwide standards

MTL700 Series shunt-diode safety barriers


are 1- or 2-channel devices which pass an electrical
signal in either direction without shunting it, but limit
the transfer of energy to a level that cannot ignite
explosive atmospheres. Connected in series with the
signal transmission lines on a process plant, they
protect hazardous-area wiring and equipment
against faults occurring in the safe area, and enable
a wide range of measurement and control
operations to be carried out simply and
inexpensively by intrinsically safe techniques.

MTL700P shunt-diode safety barriers deliver


more power into hazardous areas. Because of the
higher power levels available, it is important when
considering the use of MTL700P barriers to check the
compatibility of the electrical safety parameters of
the field equipment (such as transmitters and
solenoid valves) with those of the barriers to make
sure the combination is safe. In addition, with the
barriers designed for IIB gas group applications, the
overall gas classification of the system also needs
checking

Applications include the protection of installations


containing simple uncertified devices such as
thermocouples, switches, and resistive sensors, or
separately certified energy storing or voltage
producing apparatus, for example ac sensors,
transmitters, and current-to-pneumatic (I/P)
converters.

References. The following documents are


available for further information on MTL700 Series
barriers:
AN9007 A users guide to shunt-diode safety barriers
INM700 The MTL700 Series Instruction Manual

Essential features of the MTL700 Series are the


self checking as-you-mount-it earthing via two studs
directly to nickel-plated brass or copper busbar. The
earth connection is on top of the unit, allowing easy
inspection, installation and removal. The shape of
the barrier has been designed for easy wiring, while
the common (14.5 mm) space requirement of both
1- and 2-channel units simplifies planning or
alteration of installations of all sizes. The busbar is
insulated for separate earthing, to eliminate the
danger of invasion by fault currents.

EUROPE (EMEA)
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AMERICAS
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Fax: +1 603 926 1899
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April 2006

SPECIFICATIONS Key barriers shown in blue


Model
No.

Safety description

Polarities
available

Application

Basic circuit
Hazardous

MTL

mA

702
706
707

25
28
28
28
28
15
28

200
300
300
diode
164
diode
300

125
93
93

170

93

10
10
15
15
22
22
28
28
28
28

50
33
100
50
150
101
300
300
234
164

200
300
150
291
147
213
93
93
119
170

1
1
3
3

10
10
10
10

100
100
300
300

7.5
7.5
9
9
9
9
12
12
12
12
12
12
15
15
22
22
28
28
26
20

10
10
90
90
350
350
1k
1k
150
150
75
75
100
100
150
150
300
300
300
390

750
750
100
100
25
25
12
12
80
80
157
157
150
150
147
147
93
93
87
51

10
10
15
15
22
22
28
28

50
50
100
100
300
300
600
600

200
200
150
150
73
73
47
47

786

28
28

diode
diode

Signal returns

787

28
28
28
28

300
diode
300
diode

93

93

Controller outputs,
switches
Transmitters
Controller outputs, switches

28
28

234
diode

119

Transmitters, controller outputs


switches

28
10

300
50

93
200

28
10

300
50

93
200

707P
708
710
710P
715
715P
722
722P
728
728P
729P
751
755

758
761
761P
764
766
766P
767
768
779
796

760
765
772
778

Transmitters
Transmitters
Switches

Safe

ac

Transmitters, switches,
controller outputs
Solenoids, alarms, LEDs,
switches
6V dc & 4V ac systems
8V dc systems
12V systems
12V dc systems
18V dc systems
18V dc systems
Controller outputs, solenoids
Transmitters
Controller outputs, solenoid valves
Controller outputs, solenoid valves

18V dc systems

Controller outputs

Vibration probes
(MTL796 negative)

Active dc & ac sensors


Thermocouples

787SP

788

11
11

51
51

216
216

2.0
2.0
3.6
3.6

250
250
250
250

18
18
145
145
384
384
1075
1075
185
185
93
93
155
155
185
185
340
340
340
435

6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0
7.0
7.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
9.8
9.8
12.0
12.0
19.0
19.0
25.5
25.5
23.5
17.5

7.0
7.0
7.5
7.5
8.1
8.1
10.7 e
10.7 e
11.2
11.2
11.3
11.3
13.0
13.0
20.2
20.2
26.6
26.6
24.6
18.7

200
200
100
100
50
50
50
50
50
50
100
100
100
100
50
50
50
50
50
50

85
85
135
135
340
340
665
665

6.0
6.0
12.0
12.0
18.0
18.0
24.0
24.0

7.4
7.4
13.2
13.2
19.7
19.7
25.7
25.7

50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50

2.2V+30
2.2V+30

25.5
25.5

26.6
26.6

50
50

340
2.2V+30
340

0.9V+20

25.5
25.5
25.5
25.5

26.6
26.6
26.6
26.6

50
50
50
50

258
0.9V+16

24.5
24.5

26.5
26.5

80
80

340
85
340
85

25.5
6.0
25.5
6.0

26.6
6.9
26.6
6.9

50
50
50
50

1
ac

4 (20V:796)

(768 & 779 require channels


separate in IIC)

Star connected

787S

250

4 (10V)

31.25kbit/s fieldbus
installations

Dummy barrier for securing cables for future installations


takes hazardous-area circuits to earth.

50

3 (28V)

they
work

See
'How

62.6
62.6

Internal
terminator
4

799

0.3
0.3
(0.6)
(0.6)

791

20
20
18.0a
18.0a

*
4

ac

Transmitters
788R

26.0
26.0

787S

24.5
24.5

50
200
100
200
50
100
50
50
100
100

2-wire dc & ac systems

See additional

specification

6.9 c
9.2
13.0
13.8
20.2
20.0
26.6
26.6d

mA

6.0
8.0
12.0
12.5
19.0
18.5
25.5
25.5b

Strain-gauge
bridges
Strain-gauge bridges

85
42
155
60
185
121
340
340
253
184

Active dc & ac sensors


(low impedance receivers)
Resistance temperature
detectors

Strain-gauge
bridges
12V dc systems

Fuse
rating

3 (26V:796)

Vmax

BARRIERS'

Vwkg at
10(1)A

35
35
35
50
35

35

See 'HOW THEY WORK'


and

'OVERVOLT-PROTECTED

Gas detectors

Max. endto-end
resistance

10V (at 50A) 10.5


10V (at 50A) 10.5

100
100

2
1
Terminal
1&2
open
circuit

a: Tolerance 0.15 at 20C, channels track within 0.15 from 20 to +60C.


d: ac version 26.1V.
b: ac version 24.5V.
e: ac version 11.2V.
c: ac version 7.4V.
: Gas group IIB (CENELEC), C (N America).
*Diagrams show positive versions. All diodes reversed on negative versions. Additional diodes fitted on ac versions.
Patents for MTL787S: UK Patent No. 2210522, USA Patent No. 4860151; Patents for MTL707P: UK Patent Nos. 2210521, 2210522; USA Patent No. 4860151; Patents for
MTL787SP: UK Patent No. 2210522; USA Patent No. 4860151
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1. Safety description
The safety description of a barrier, eg 10V 50 200mA, refers to
the maximum voltage of the terminating Zener or forward diode while
the fuse is blowing, the minimum value of the terminating resistor, and
the corresponding maximum short-circuit current. It is an indication of
the fault energy that can be developed in the hazardous area, and
not of the working voltage or end-to-end resistance.
2. Polarity
Barriers may be polarised + or , or non-polarised (ac). Polarised
barriers accept and/or deliver safe-area voltages of the specified
polarity only. Non-polarised barriers support voltages of either
polarity applied at either end. An exception to this is the MTL791
Fieldbus barrier which has one positive and one negative channel.
3. End-to-end resistance
The resistance between the two ends of a barrier channel at 20C, ie
of the resistors and the fuse. If diodes or transistors are present, their
voltage drop (transistors ON) is quoted in addition.

DIMENSIONS (mm)
3
4

4. Working voltage (Vwkg)


The greatest steady voltage, of appropriate polarity, that can be
applied between the safe-area terminal of a basic barrier channel
and earth at 20C for the specified leakage current, with the
hazardous-area terminal open circuit.

Ambient temperature and humidity limits


20 to +60C continuous working
40 to +80C storage
595% RH
Leakage current
For basic barriers with a working voltage of 5V or more, the
leakage current decreases by at least one decade per volt
reduction in applied voltage below the working voltage, over two
decades. For the MTL755 it decreases by at least one decade for
a 0.4V reduction in applied voltage.
Terminations
Terminals accommodate conductors up to 4mm2 (12AWG)
Hazardous-area terminals are identified by blue labels.
Colour coding of barrier top
Grey: non-polarised
Red:
positive polarity
Black: negative polarity
Black
(red label for safe-area terminals):
positive supply, negative to transmitter (MTL706)
White: dummy barrier, MTL799
Weight
125g approx
Mounting and earthing
By two integral M4 x 9 tin-lead plated steel fixing studs and
stainless steel self-locking nuts (provided).
EMC compliance
EN 50 081-2/EN 50 082-2, generic emission/immunity
standards. These rtefer to appropriate IEC/CISPR standards.
(MTL707P+ and MTL702+ are not CE marked)

TERMINOLOGY

GENERAL SPECIFICATION

HOW THEY WORK


All MTL700 Series barriers are based on the same simple principle.
Each channel contains two stages of pulse-tested Zener or forwardconnected diodes and an infallible terminating resistor. In the event
of an electrical fault in the safe area, the diodes limit the voltage that
can reach the hazardous area and the resistor limits the current. A
fuse protects the diodes, and the two stages of voltage limitation
ensure continued safety if either stage should fail. No active outputcurrent limiting circuits are employed. All models are certified ia for
all zones and IIC for all explosive atmospheres (except MTL707P+
and MTL729P+, 'ia' 'IIB').

5. Maximum voltage (Vmax)


The greatest steady voltage, of appropriate polarity, that can be
applied continuously between the safe-area terminal of any barrier
channel and earth at 20C without blowing the fuse. For basic
barriers, it is specified with the hazardous-area terminal open circuit;
if current is drawn in the hazardous area, the maximum voltage for
these barriers is reduced. The ac channels of basic barriers and
most channels of overvolt-protected barriers withstand voltages of the
opposite polarity also see circuit diagrams.

25.0

7.5

Hazardous-area
terminals

7.5

Safe-area
terminals

9.0

61.5
49.2

6. Fuse rating
The greatest current that can be passed continuously (for 1000 hours
at 35C) through the fuse.
7. Star connection
In star-connected barriers, the two channels are interlocked such that
the voltage between them cannot exceed the working voltage, Vwkg:
this allows for higher cable capacitance or inductance.
8. Maximum safe-area voltage (Um)
The maximum permissible safe-area voltage (Um) for MTL700 Series
barriers is 250V ac/dc.

11.5

85.0
93.5

14.2

KEY MTL700 SERIES BARRIERS SUMMARISED


APPLICATION

TYPE
Analogue
input (low-level)

Resistance temperature detectors


Thermocouples, ac sensors

Analogue
output

Controller outputs, one line earthed


Controller outputs, neither line earthed

KEY BARRIER
755ac
760ac
728+
787S+
dc power supply
26.0V

2035V

Analogue
Transmitters, 2-wire, 4/20mA
input (high-level)

787S+

706+

Digital (on/off)
input

Switches

787S+

707+

Digital (on/off)
output

Solenoids, alarms, LEDs

728+

708+

Patents for MTL706+, 707+, 708+, 787S+

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OVERVOLTPROTECTED BARRIERS
The MTL702+, 706+, 707+, 707P+ and 708+ have built-in overvolt
protection, allowing their use with unregulated power supplies. In
many applications, eg, sensor inputs or controller outputs, there is
insufficient power available to blow the barrier fuse and this
additional protection is not necessary. However, where the barrier is
connected to a power supply, eg, for energising transmitters, switches,
solenoids or local alarms, overvolt protection allows the barriers to be
used with unregulated supplies up to 35V dc and also gives protection
against faulty wiring during commissioning.

OVERVOLT-PROTECTED
BARRIERS

MTL706+ for 'smart' 2-wire 4/20mA transmitters

MTL702+ for 2-wire 4/20mA transmitters


(Discontinued April 2006)
The MTL702+ is a 1-channel shunt-diode safety barrier, with built-in
electronic overvolt protection, for energising a 2-wire 4/20mA
transmitter in a hazardous area. It is powered from a positive supply
of 2035V dc and delivers a 4/20mA signal into an earthed load in
the safe area. It is proof against short circuits in the field and in the
safe area, and is highly accurate. Like all barriers, the MTL702+ will
pass incoming communication signals of any frequency from a smart
transmitter, but inherently it cannot pass any such signals in the
outgoing direction.
Since the MTL702+ has no return channel for energising the load, the
entire output of the single 25V channel is available to power the
transmitter, providing high output capability. This channel is positively
polarised, and the safe-area signal is derived from the current that
flows through it by means of a built-in current-mirror amplifier, with
unity current gain, which repeats the current in a separate circuit in
the safe area.
To prevent any leakage through the Zener diodes and maximise the
output voltage available at 20mA, the voltage applied to the barrier
section is held constant at a suitable reference value by a comparator
amplifier and regulator. A separate circuit limits the current to protect
the fuse in the event of a short circuit in the hazardous area.
With a 22V supply, the MTL702+ will deliver 14V at 20mA for the
transmitter and lines and a quite exceptional 17V for the load, both
voltages being increased by 2V if the supply is at least 24V. The
maximum consumption in normal operation is 60mA.

BASIC CIRCUIT
Hazardous area

UK Patent No. 2205699


USA Patent No. 4967302
European Patent (Germany, France, Italy) No. EP 0 294 139 B1

The MTL706+ is a 1-channel shunt-diode safety barrier, with built-in


electronic overvolt protection, for energising a 2-wire 4/20mA
transmitter in a hazardous area. It is powered from a positive supply
of 2035V dc and delivers a 4/20mA signal into an earthed load in
the safe area. It is proof against short circuits in the field and in the
safe area and is extremely accurate. The MTL706+ will pass incoming
communication signals up to 10kHz from a smart transmitter, while
in the outgoing direction it will pass signals of any frequency likely to
be encountered.
Since the MTL706+ has no return channel for energising the load, the
entire output of the single 28V channel is available to power the
transmitter, providing high output capability. This channel is negatively
polarised, and the safe-area signal is in fact the very current that
returns through it from the hazardous area, the novel circuit being
energised by a built-in floating dc supply derived from the external dc
source of power.
To prevent any leakage through the Zener diodes and maximise the
output voltage available at 20mA, the floating supply is given a rising
voltage/current characteristic. This is achieved by monitoring the
4/20mA current, an arrangement which allows all-frequency
communication in both directions. A separate circuit limits the current
to protect the fuse in the event of a short circuit in the hazardous area.
With a 22V supply, the barrier will deliver 15V minimum at 20mA for
the transmitter and lines and consumes less than 40mA in normal
operation.
Note: the MTL706+ supercedes the MTL705+, which was similar in basic

Safe area

performance but did not pass outgoing communication signals below about
1kHz.
60mA max
Current

+35V max.
1
100mA

BASIC CIRCUIT
Hazardous area

mirror
3

+V ref
50mA

Tx

4/20mA

Regulate

Safe area

4/20mA

Current limit

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATION

Tx

4/20mA

4/20mA
50mA

50mA

Regulate

Negative

0V

Supply voltage
20 to 35V dc, positive w.r.t. earth
Voltage available for transmitter and lines (at 20mA)
(Vsupply 8V), limited at 16V
Voltage available for load (at 20mA)
Vsupply 5V
Load resistance
850 maximum
Output impedance to load
>1M
load)
Calibrated accuracy (at 20C with 250
0.05% of maximum output, including non-linearity and
hysteresis
Zero temperature drift
<0.005% of maximum output per C
Span temperature drift
<0.005% of maximum output per C
Supply current
8 to 40mA + 10mA max. at 20V
8 to 40mA + 20mA max. at 35V

+35V max.
1

40mA max

50mA 2
850
max.

50mA 2
250
5%
0V

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATION

Supply voltage
20 to 35V dc, positive w.r.t. earth
Output current
4 to 20mA
Voltage available for transmitter and lines
15V minimum at 20mA with 22V supply
15.5V typical at 20mA with 24V supply
Note: voltages are negative w.r.t. earth
Load resistance
250 5% (can be greater if reduced transmitter voltage is
acceptable)
Accuracy
2A under all conditions
Supply current
35mA typical
at 20mA with 24V supply
40mA maximum at 20mA with 35V supply

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OVERVOLT-PROTECTED
BARRIERS

BASIC CIRCUIT
Hazardous area

Safe area
3

(continued)

LED,
alarm,
solenoid,
etc

MTL707+ for switch inputs

Current
limit
I out

1
+35V max
50mA

1 mA max

UK Patent Nos. 2245439, 2210521


European Patent No. EP 0 310 280 B1

The MTL707+ is a 2-channel shunt-diode safety barrier similar to the


MTL787+ but with built-in electronic overvolt protection. It is intended
primarily for safeguarding a hazardous-area switch controlling a
relay, opto-coupler or other safe-area load from an unregulated dc
supply in the safe area.
The outgoing channel accepts supply voltages up to +35V and is
protected against reverse voltages: the return channel is unaffected by
voltages up to +250V.
In normal operation the protection circuit introduces only a small
voltage drop and shunts less than 1mA to earth, so its overall effect is
minimal. If the supply voltage exceeds about 27V, however, causing
the Zener diodes to conduct or if the safe-area load has a very low
resistance the supply current is limited automatically to 50mA,
protecting the fuse and power supply and enabling the loop to
continue working.

Safe area

I out

Supply voltage channel 1 (Vs)


10 to 35V dc positive with respect to earth
Output current channel 1 (I out)
Up to 35mA available
Maximum voltage drop (at 20C, current not limited)
Iout x 200 + 0.2V, terminals 1 to 3
Iout x 18 + 1.3V, terminals 4 to 2
Supply current
Iout + 2mA max, Vs<25V
Limited at 50mA, Vs>28V or low load resistance

MTL708+ for switched outputs


UK Patent No. 2210521
European Patent No. EP 0 310 280 B1

The MTL708+ is a 1-channel shunt-diode safety barrier similar to the


MTL728+ but with built-in electronic overvolt protection. It is intended
primarily for safeguarding solenoids, alarms, light-emitting diodes or
other hazardous-area loads controlled by a safe-area switch from an
unregulated dc supply in the safe area.

BASIC CIRCUIT
Hazardous area

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATION

Current
limit

+35V max

The barrier accepts supply voltages up to +35V and is protected


against reverse voltages.

50mA

1 mA max

50mA

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATION

In normal operation the protection circuit introduces only a small


voltage drop and shunts less than 1mA to earth, so its overall effect is
minimal. If the supply voltage exceeds about 27V, however, causing
the Zener diodes to conduct or if the hazardous-area load has a
very low resistance the supply current is limited automatically to
50mA, protecting the fuse and power supply and enabling the loop
to continue working.

BASIC CIRCUIT

Supply voltage (Vs)


10 to 35V dc, positive w.r.t. earth
Output current (Iout)
Up to 35mA available
Maximum voltage drop (at 20C, current not limited)
Iout x 370 + 1.5V, terminal 1 to 3
Iout x 50 + 2.1V, terminal 4 to 2
Supply current
Iout + 1mA max, Vs <26V
Limited at 50mA, Vs >28V or low load resistance

MTL707P+ for switch inputs, IIB gases


The MTL707P+ is a two-channel shunt-diode safety barrier similar to
the MTL787SP+, but is designed for use with group IIB gases and
features built-in electronic overvolt protection allowing use with
unregulated power supplies up to 35V dc. It is intended primarily as
a low cost solution for driving IIB certified 2-wire 4/20mA
transmitters, but can also be used with controller outputs with current
monitoring, solenoid valves and switches. To protect the fuse and
enable the loop to continue working, the supply current is limited
automatically at 50mA should the output be short-circuited or excess
voltage applied.

Hazardous area

Safe area
3

I out

Current
limit

+35V max

50mA

1 mA max

50mA

ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATION
Supply voltage (Vs)
10 to 35V dc, positive w.r.t. earth
Output current (Iout)
Up to 35mA available
Maximum voltage drop (at 20C, current not limited)
Iout x 370 + 1.5V, terminal 1 to 3
Supply current
Iout + 1mA max, Vs <26V
Limited at 50mA, Vs >28V or low load resistance

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Hazardous area

Safe area

ANALOGUE INPUTS, LOW LEVEL


Thermocouples

MTL760ac
34

The preferred barrier for thermocouples is the MTL760ac, whose 2channel non-polarised design retains the earth-free nature of the
signal. Provided that the receivers input circuit floats, the combination
rejects common-mode ac and dc interference up to at least 6V and is
unaffected by earth faults on the primary element. Even if the
receivers circuit is tied to its 0V rail, the use of a 2-channel barrier
takes the worry out of earthing. To eliminate errors due to thermal
emfs, the compensating cable should be continued from the barrier to
the receiver. For moving coil or other low resistance receivers, use the
MTL751 (40) or the MTL755ac (36) if the resistance of the
MTL760 (170) is unacceptable.

Insulated
from earth

10V
10V

21

BARRIERS FOR SENSORS

Recorder,
controller,
data logger,
computer

Fig. 1
Compensating cable

Fig. 2

10V
10V

MTL760ac

Earthfree
signal

21

Photocell,
microphone,
turbine
flowmeter, etc

34

Fig. 3

34

3V
3V

L
N
E

MTL755ac
21

Similar arguments apply, and the MTL760ac is recommended, Fig. 3.


Any other 2-channel non-polarised barrier that will handle the voltage
would be suitable. All MTL barriers of this type transmit signals up to
a few kHz. At higher frequencies the self capacitance of the Zener
diodes around 1000pF may attenuate the signal. No certification
is required for sensors generating less than 1.2V, 0.1A, 20J and
25mW. In practice this includes all photocells, but some ac sensors
may have significant inductance and require to be designed and
certified for use in hazardous areas.

34

Photocells, ac sensors, flowmeters

21

Temperature transmitter

USA regulations permit the thermocouple to be earthed on the


assumption that the barrier will not conduct, but Europe and other
IEC countries assume that it may do so. In these countries either the
thermocouple and its cables must be insulated to withstand 500V, Fig.
1; or the earth loop must be broken by an isolating transmitter, Fig.
2, or by one of the isolating interface devices in the MTL2000, 3000,
4000 or 5000 Series.

Resistance temperature detectors


Receiver

Fig. 4

L
N
E

3V
3V

34

3V
3V

21

MTL755ac
34

1 /2 MTL755ac
21

For 3-wire circuits with a floating bridge, the most economical solution
is
provided
by
the
MTL755ac
2-channel
barrier,
Fig.4. The two leads from the bridge arms are protected by the
barrier, while the third (supply) lead is earthed at the busbar. The
MTL755ac has a low end-to-end resistance of only 18.0 per
channel to minimise span changes, and its channels track within
0.15 (from 20 to +60C) to minimise zero shift with temperature.
Close tolerancing of each channel to 0.15 at 20C facilitates
barrier substitution.

Receiver

Fig. 5

21

L
N
E

21

MTL761ac
MTL755ac
34

4-wire constant-current circuits do not require matched barrier


resistances, and can be protected more economically by two
MTL761ac 2-channel barriers, Fig.6. If the increase in loop resistance
is too great, use two MTL755acs.

MTL761ac
MTL755ac
34

If the bridge circuit is already earthed, a third barrier channel is


needed; in practice this can be one half of another MTL755ac, Fig.
5. For extreme accuracy use three channels and an earth-free bridge,
since the small errors due to barrier leakage tend to cancel.

Receiver

Fig. 6

Slidewire displacement transducers


There are many solutions. Perhaps the simplest is that shown in Fig.
7, where an MTL760ac supplies power and brings back a unipolar
signal. Other barriers that could be used include the MTL761ac,
765ac, 772ac, 778ac. Where polarity reversal or very high
accuracy are required, use the techniques designed for strain-gauge
bridges, overleaf.

MTL760ac
3
4

10V
10V

1
2

+7V max.
Vout
0V

Fig. 7

Note: voltage figures shown on busbar are safety description values.


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BARRIERS
FOR SENSORS

Hazardous area

Safe area

(continued)

MTL761ac
MTL766ac
1
2

3
4

ANALOGUE INPUTS, LOW LEVEL (continued)


Strain-gauge bridges
Fig. 8 shows an arrangement using two or three barriers, which is
safe in IIC gases (system certificate no. Ex842125). With the
MTL761ac, the circuit is powered from a 12V, 290 source; if the
bridge resistance is 290, then the bridge voltage is 6V. If the
MTL766ac is used, the source is 20V, 370, and provides a bridge
voltage of 10V when the bridge resistance is 370.

+10V (MTL766)
+6V (MTL761)
0V
6V (MTL761)
10V (MTL766)

MTL764ac
Bridge

3
4

12V
12V

+
Sense

1
2
Optional

MTL761ac
3
4

9V
9V

1
2

Output, mV

Fig. 8

MTL766ac
3
4

Quite frequently there is a demand to monitor three load cells, and a


possible circuit is shown in Fig. 9 (system certificate no. Ex842128).
The two channels of each MTL766ac barrier are connected in parallel
to reduce the source resistance, and provide 8V across the three
350 bridges. However, the higher energy present means that the
system is safe in IIA and IIB gases only.

12V
12V

Bridge

1
2
+10V
0V
10V

MTL766ac
3
4

12V
12V

3
4

12V
12V

3
4

12V
12V

1
2

Bridge

MTL764ac

Bridge

+
Sense

1
2

MTL764ac
1
2

Output, mV

Fig. 9

Weighing by load-cell is an application where the lower voltage drop


of the MTL766Pac, compared to the MTL766ac, is a great advantage.
In such applications, the MTL766Pac supplies power to the bridge
while an MTL761Pac interfaces with the sensing and pick-off circuits.
Using the two barriers in combination (see Fig. 10), the minimum
voltages available in 350 bridge systems with a 10V supply are as
follows:1
2
3
4

bridge: 13.0V
bridges: 9.7V
bridges: 7.7V
bridges: 6.4V

MTL766Pac
3
4

12V
12V

1
2

supply

+10V
10V
0V

350
Bridge

MTL761Pac
3
4

9V
9V

3
4

9V
9V

350
Bridge

350
Bridge

1
2

+
Sense

MTL761Pac
1
2

Output, mV

Fig. 10

Gas detectors, logic systems


Some devices require a high current at a low voltage, for example,
300mA at 2.3V for a typical gas detector. The low end-to-end
resistance (18) of the 2-channel MTL758+, and its working voltage
of 6V, make this barrier ideal for energising gas detectors, 5V logic
systems, certain displays and similar equipment. The two channels
can be used separately or in parallel as required, and the system
remains safe in IIC gases if an MTL761ac is added to bring back the
measurement.
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MTL758+
3
4

7.5V
7.5V

1
2

MTL761ac
Gas detector

3
4

9V
9V

1
2

+6V
0V
Output

Fig. 11

June 2004

BARRIERS FOR
TRANSMITTERS AND
SWITCHES

Hazardous area

Safe area

ANALOGUE INPUTS, HIGH LEVEL


2-wire 4/20mA transmitters
If several transmitters are to be operated from a common dc supply,
and this can be closely regulated (at 26V max), the MTL787S+ now
beats the previously recommended MTL788+ by nearly half a volt,
providing up to 12.9V at 20mA for a transmitter and its lines, as well
as the usual 5V for the load, Fig. 12. Its return channel is more
tolerant of errors during installation and fault finding, and it is safe
with cables of much higher inductance. If the load requirement can
be reduced, the voltage available for the transmitter will be greater.

3
4

28V
Diode

MTL787S+
MTL787SP+

4/20mA

If the supply can be closely regulated, and the transmitter is


compatible with the higher power levels available from this barrier in
IIC gas groups, the 2-channel MTL787SP+ is recommended. With a
26V supply it provides 14.6V at 20mA for a transmitter and lines as
well as the usual 5V for the load, beating the MTL787S+ by 1.7V, Fig.
12.

Fig. 12

The voltage available for the transmitter and its lines can be increased
by converting the return current into a 15V signal before it passes
through an MTL788+ barrier. The MTL788R+ contains a 250
precision resistor for this purpose and makes 14.2V available, Fig.
13.

3
4

+26V max.
15V

1
2

250
0V

MTL788R+
+26V max.
15V

1
2

4/20mA
0V

Fig. 13

If greater voltage capability is required for the transmitter or the load,


or the supply is not closely regulated, then the MTL702+ is a proven
good solution, Fig. 14. This overvolt-protected barrier delivers 14V at
20mA for the transmitter and lines from a 2235V supply, plus a quite
exceptional 17V for the load, both voltages being increased by 2V if
the supply is at least 24V. It will pass incoming communication signals
of any frequency from a smart transmitter but inherently cannot pass
signals in the outgoing direction. Accuracy is high and current
consumption is less than 60mA.

MTL702+
3
4

25V
E

+35V max.
15V

1
2

4/20/mA

250
0V

Fig. 14

Where 2-way communication with smart transmitters is required,


there are two solutions. If the supply is closely regulated, choose the
MTL787S+ (above). If it cannot be closely regulated, choose the
MTL706+, Fig. 15. This overvolt-protected barrier derived from the
previously recommended MTL705+ provides 15V at 20mA for the
transmitter and lines from a 2235V supply, plus 5V for the load. It is
lower in cost than the MTL702+, is extremely accurate, has a standard
safety description and consumes only 35mA. Note that the load
resistor must be 250 5% and that terminal 3 is negative.
If the supply is poorly regulated, the 2-channel MTL707P+ provides a
low cost solution for IIB applications, where its low end-to-end
resistance makes 13V available for the transmitter and field cabling
plus 5V for the load when powered from 24V dc, and its overvolt
protection allows supply variations up to 35V dc, Fig. 16.

28V
10V

Negative
3
4

MTL706+
28V
E

+35V max.
15V

1
2

4/20/mA

250
0V

Fig. 15

IIB
3
4

28V MTL707P+*
1
Diode
2
15V

+35V max.
15V
4/20mA

0V

Fig. 16
* CENELEC gas group IIB (C & D N. America)

Fire and gas detection


Designed primarily for fire and gas detection systems, the lower
maximum end-to-end resistance of the MTL722P+ (121) compared
to the MTL722+ (185) can be an advantage (see Fig. 17). In
addition, it may prove useful in other 18V dc systems.

MTL722P+
18V dc
systems

3
4

22V
Earth

1
2

+18V
0V

Fig. 17

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DIGITAL (ON/OFF) INPUTS


Switches

Hazardous area

Safe area

For switch-status transfer, Fig. 18, the MTL707+ is preferred for two
reasons. First, the circuit fails safe if there is an earth fault on either line
ie the safe-area load de-energises. Second, the MTL707+ accepts up
to 35V from poorly regulated power supplies without blowing its fuse:
if the supply is well regulated, the MTL787S+ can be used, see Fig. 19.

Fig. 18

In both cases, optimum power transfer with relays is achieved if the


resistance of the load is made about equal to the combined resistance
of the two channels. The relay coil should then be rated at about half
the supply voltage.

3
4

MTL707+
3
4

+35V max.
Logic signal

1
2

28V
Diode

0V

MTL787S+
28V
Diode

+26V max.
Logic signal

1
2

Fig. 19

0V

Switches, data-loggers, logic systems


The MTL710P+ can be used for supplying power to low-voltage
equipment in hazardous areas, such as data-loggers, switches and
logic systems. Its low maximum end-to-end resistance of 42,
compared to 85 for the MTL710+, means it can typically supply
more than 65mA current at 5V from an 8V supply (see Fig. 20). It also
has the advantage of a higher working voltage (8V compared to 6V
for the MTL710+).
The MTL715P+ functions similarly for 12V dc systems and can also be
applied to multiple-switch and logic circuits where the additional
power proves useful, Fig. 21.

MTL710P+
3
4

8V dc
systems

10V
Earth

1
2

+8V
0V

Fig. 20

MTL715P+
3
4

12V dc
systems

15V
Earth

1
2

+12V
0V

Fig. 21

BARRIERS FOR
CONTROL ELEMENTS

Hazardous area

Safe area

ANALOGUE OUTPUTS
Controller outputs 4 to 20mA
In most cases the output current of a controller flows directly to its 0V
rail and the rail can be earthed at the busbar, Fig.22. Occasionally the
output circuit may be fully floating. In either event the 1-channel
MTL728+ or half an MTL779+ provides the solution. Overvolt
protection is not required, since current limiting in the controller protects
the fuse in the barrier. The voltage drop introduced by the barrier is
6.8V at 20mA.

I/P

The maximum voltage drop introduced by the MTL728P+ is only 5.1V


at 20mA (compared to 6.8V for the MTL728+).

3
4

28V
E

MTL728+
MTL728P+
MTL729P+ 4/20mA

1
2

0V rail

Fig. 22

For IIB applications, the MTL728P+ can be replaced with the similarly
designed 1-channel MTL729P+.
If the output circuit of the controller is separated from the 0V rail by the
control transistor, Fig.23, a 2-channel barrier is necessary. The
MTL787S+ is recommended, since its return channel can handle up to
25.5V, allowing the control signal to be turned off completely. The
voltage drop introduced by the barrier is 8.1V at 20mA.
The maximum voltage drop introduced by the MTL787SP+ is only
6.4V at 20mA (compared to 8.1V for the MTL787S+). The barrier
return channel can handle up to 24.5V, allowing the control signal to
be turned off completely.

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I/P

3
4

Fig. 23

28V
Diode

MTL787S+
MTL787SP+4/20mA
1
2

0V rail
Controller

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Hazardous area

The MTL787S+ and MTL787SP+ are also suitable for controllers


containing a resistor which enables the return current to be monitored
for high-integrity operation, Fig.24.

Safe area
MTL787S+
MTL787SP+
3
4

I/P

1
2

28V
Diode

4/20mA
Monitor

0V rail

Fig. 24

Controller

For IIB applications where a 2-channel barrier is needed (see above),


the MTL707P+ can be used as, although the overvolt protection
provided by this barrier is not necessary, the diode return channel and
low voltage drop makes this an ideal replacement for the MTL787S+
or MTL787SP+ for IIB gas groups, Fig.25.

+
MTL707P+ * 4/20mA
28V
Diode

3
4

I/P

1
2
0V rail

Fig. 25

Controller
CENELEC gas group IIB (C & D N. America)

DIGITAL (ON/OFF) OUTPUTS


Solenoids, alarms, LEDs
If the supply is well regulated, an MTL728+ (or half an MTL779+) can
be used.
For IIC applications, the lower end-to-end resistance of the MTL728P+
can make a big difference to the overall loop design when driving
higher-power solenoid valves, provided the power supply is well
regulated, Fig.26.
3
4

Should greater power be required for heavy-duty solenoids in IIB or IIA


gases only (IEC countries; C & D in USA and Canada), use the two
channels of the MTL779+ connected in parallel or consider the
MTL3022 or MTL5022.

28V
Earth

MTL728+
MTL728P+
MTL729P+*
1
2

+26.6Vmax (MTL728+)
+26V max (MTL728P+)
+26Vmax (MTL729P+)
0V

Fig. 26

CENELEC gas group IIB (C & D N. America)

Similarly the MTL729P+ is ideal for powering high-power heavy-duty


solenoid valves, in IIB gas group applications, providing a maximum
usable output power of 0.78W at 24V, Fig.26.
Most solenoid valves, alarms, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and other
on/off hazardous-area loads are best driven via an MTL708+ 1channel barrier, with built-in overvolt protection, Fig.27. The circuit fails
safe with an earth fault on the live line and is unaffected by an earth
fault on the earth return, while the barrier will accept up to 35V without
blowing its fuse.

MTL708+
3
4

28V
Earth

1
2

+35V max
0V

Fig. 27

If the control switch is on earth, then a 2-channel barrier has to be used,


Fig.28, but be aware that an earth fault on the return line will energise
the solenoid, whereas one on the live line does the opposite. If the
supply is poorly regulated use the MTL707+ (or MTL707P+ for IIB
gases). If it is well regulated use the MTL787S+ (or MTL787SP+).

MTL787S+
MTL787SP+
MTL707+
MTL707P+ *
3
4

Alternatively, for operational safety, use an MTL2000, 3000, 4000 or


5000 Series isolating interface unit.

28V
Diode

1
2

Fig. 28

+26.6Vmax (MTL787S+)
+26.5Vmax (MTL787SP+)
+35V max (MTL707+)
+35Vmax (MTL707P+)

0V

CENELEC gas group IIB (C & D N. America)

Fieldbus applications
The MTL791 (Fig.29) is a 2-channel barrier designed specifically for
31.25kbit/s fieldbus applications. Used with a suitable floating
fieldbus power supply of up to 20V (such as that provided by the
MTL5995 unit) it extends the range of fieldbus applications into
hazardous areas. It is provided with an internal integral safe-area
terminator*.

MTL791
T

* Terminators are used to terminate a fieldbus.


*FBT1
Fieldbus
terminator

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Fieldbus devices

3
4

+11V
11V

1 +
2 Fieldbus devices

Fieldbus
power
supply

Fig. 29

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CABLE PARAMETERS AND PERMITTED COMBINATIONS


Number of
single channels
interconnected
within
hazardous area

Barrier
model
number
MTL

702+
706+
707+
708+
710
710P
715
715P
722
722P
728
728P
751ac

1
1
Both
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2

755ac

1
2

Earth 1
return
used?

779
786
787 & 787S
787SP
788 & 788R
791
796

2
1
2
1
1
2
1
2
1
1 or 2
Both
2
Both
Both
Both

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes

707P
729P

2
1

Yes
Yes

3
4
758

1
2
1
2
1
2

760ac
761ac

4
6
761Pac
764

2
1
2
1
2

764ac
765ac

1
2
1
2

766ac
766Pac
767
768
772ac
778ac

System
combination
1x715P
4x764ac
2 x 761ac channels
2 x 764ac channels
2 x 766ac channels
4 x 761ac channels
2 x 764ac channels
4x761Pac channels
2x766Pac channels
2 x 764ac channels
4 x 766ac channels
758 + 761ac

Maximum permissible cable parameters


BASEEFA (ATEX) (group IIC)
Capacitance
F
0.110
0.083
0.083
0.083
3.0
3.0
0.580
0.580
0.165
0.165
0.083
0.083
100
100
100
100
100
40
40
40
40
11.1
11.1
3.0
3.0
4.9
4.9
0.31
0.42
0.42
0.42
0.42
0.31
1.41
1.41
1.41
1.41
0.125
0.58
0.58
1.41
1.41
0.125
1.41
0.58
0.58
0.165
0.165
0.165
0.083
0.083
0.083
0.083
0.083
0.083
0.083
0.165
0.10

FM (groups A&B)

L/R ratio
Inductance

H/
mH
or

2.39
3.05
3.05
3.05
0.91
0.38
1.45
0.33
1.45
0.30
3.05
1.82
3.72
0.96
3.72
0.46
0.13
0.41
0.125
0.035
0.06
0.070
0.02
0.91
0.20
3.72
0.91
3.72
0.20
0.37
0.085
0.13
56
240
61
240
61
240
1.45
0.32
5.8
1.47
5.8
0.34
1.45
0.32
1.45
6.77
1.45
16
3.05
3.05

3.05
1.82
0.33
0.30
1.94
BASEEFA (group IIB)

0.65
0.65

5.65
5.65

47
56
56
56
74
44
66
28
45
32
56
44
1464
558
732
145
69
73
48
31.25
42
26
10
74
27
163
62
81
26.39
37.78
14.39
18.67
306
1000
360
1000
360
500
66
22
151
58
75
29
66
22
45
89
34
107
42
56

56
44
25
32
34

Capacitance
F

Inductance
mH

0.17
0.12
0.12
0.12
3.0
4.89
0.7
1.04
0.2
0.33
0.12
0.16
1000
1000
1000
1000
150
150

6.0
6.0
3.0
3.0
3.1
0.4
0.4

0.43
1.5
1.0
1.5
0.18
0.18
0.7
0.7
1.5
0.18
0.18
0.22
0.7
0.5
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.12
0.12
0.12
0.11
0.11
0.13
0.11
0.24
0.13
FM (group

127
127

2.2
4.0
4.0
4.0
1.0
0.22
1.4
0.23
1.4
0.53
4.0
2.86
4.5
1.2
4.5
0.4
0.1
0.1

0.05
0.02
0.9
0.2
3.5
1.0
1.0

14.4
200
60
200
60
60
1.3
1.4
5.6
1.5
1.5
0.20
1.7
0.4
1.7
6.0
1.8
14
4.2
4.0
500
4.0
2.70
0.5
0.31*
2.0
C)

0.45
0.49

6.21
6.25

BASEEFA
Maximum permissible cable parameters for group IIC (hydrogen)

Matched 2
power
W
(BASEEFA)
0.782
0.65
0.65
0.65
0.50
0.75
0.56
1.09
0.81
1.18
0.65
0.83
0.025
0.05
0.05
0.225
0.45
0.45
0.68
0.92
0.92
1.40
2.80
0.50
1.00
0.225
0.45
0.45
0.90
0.90
1.35
1.35
0.115
0.036
0.072
0.036
0.072
0.072
0.56
1.125
0.24
0.48
0.48
0.942
0.56
1.125
0.81
0.404
0.808
0.327
0.654
0.65

0.65
0.835
0.92
1.18
0.81
1.19
1.19
Matched 2
power
W
(BASEEFA)
0.91

BASEEFA
system
Cert. No.

Earth 1
return
used?

Ex92C2425

Yes

0.135

0.23

39.3

Ex842125

Yes

0.2

0.24

11.6

1.01

Ex842125

Yes

0.2

0.2

12.7

0.98

Ex92C2424
Ex842128

Yes
Yes

0.18
0.2

0.17
0.28

18.4
11

1.17
1.04

Ex872392

Yes

0.42

0.013

10.5

3.27

Capacitance
F

Inductance
mH

or

L/R ratio

H/

BASEEFA
Maximum permissible cable parameters for group IIB (not safe for group IIC)

4 x 764ac channels
4 x 766ac channels
2 x 768 channels
2 x 768 channels
Any number of 786 channels
2 x 779 channels
2 x 779 channels
Any number of 786 channels

Ex842128

Yes

0.6

1.1

32.6

1.12

Ex842114
Ex842114

Yes
Yes

0.78
0.39

1.8
1.8

70
46.6

1.62
1.62

Ex842114
Ex842114

Yes
Yes

0.39
0.39

4.3
4.3

83
55.6

1.3
1.3

* L/R = 31H/
The tables give the maximum permitted cable parameters (including cable and load) for hazardous-area circuits in group IIC and IIB gases. However, the tables are by no means exhaustive and for full
details of other safe combinations, consult either BASEEFA system certificates Ex832469, Ex92C2374 or Ex92C2376 or MTL. The MTL702 is covered by BASEEFA system certificate Ex842308, and
the MTL706 by Ex872513.
In practice cable parameters rarely present a problem, as all cables normally used for instrument interconnection have L/R ratios below 25H/ and capacitance below 200pF per metre.
Note 1
If values are not quoted for when an earth return is not used, those for an earth return (Yes in the table) can be used.
Note 2
The maximum power that can be drawn from the barrier combination under fault conditions. Used for assessing the temperature classification of simple hazardous-area apparatus.
Note 3
The values of the parameters for Groups IIA and IIB can be found in certificate numbers BAS01ATEX7202 and BAS01ATEX7203.
For FM permitted combinations, refer to MTL document SCI-88 (via FM ref 1H8A1.AX).

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92A001
92A001
92A001
92A001
92A001
92A001
92A001
92A001

INTICITEI
INTICITEI
INTICITEI
INTICITEI
INTICITEI
INTICITEI
INTICITEI
INTICITEI

INTICITEI 92A001

INTICITEI 92A001
INTICITEI 92A001

QMD
QMD
QMD
QMD

92A001
92A001
92A001
92A001

INTICITEI
INTICITEI
INTICITEI
INTICITEI

85
85
85
85
85
85
85

6001
6001
6001
6001
6001
6001
6001

XSU
XSU
XSU
XSU
XSU
XSU
XSU

QMD 85 6001 XSU

QMD 85 6001 XSU

QMD
QMD
QMD
QMD
QMD
QMD
QMD

QMD 85 6001 XSU


QMD 85 6001 XSU

INTICITEI 92A001
INTICITEI 92A001

XSU
XSU
XSU
XSU

QMD 85 6001 XSU


QMD 85 6001 XSU

INTICITEI 92A001
INTICITEI 92A001

6001
6001
6001
6001

QMD 85 6001 XSU

INTICITEI 92A001

85
85
85
85

QMD 85 6001 XSU

INTICITEI 92A001

QMD 85 6124 XU

QMD 85 6001 XSU

INTICITEI 92A001
INTICITEI 92A001
INTICITEI 92A001

MTL702+
MTL706+
MTL707+
MTL707P+
MTL708+
MTL710+-ac
MTL710P+
MTL715+MTL715P+
MTL722+MTL722P+
MTL728+
MTL728-ac
MTL728P+
MTL729P+
MTL751ac
MTL755ac
MTL758+MTL760ac
MTL761ac
MTL761Pac
MTL764+MTL764ac
MTL765ac
MTL766ac
MTL766Pac
MTL767+MTL768+MTL772ac
MTL778ac
MTL779+MTL786+MTL787+MTL787S+
MTL787SP+
MTL788+
MTL788R+MTL791
MTL796+MTL799

INTICITEI 92A001

Certificate/file no.

Model no.

Mining

QMD 85 6001 XSU

[EX ia] IIC

Approved
for

CMA 19251981

Australia
(QMD)

INTICITEI 92A001
INTICITEI 92A001

IAP CA
4.01 1989

Argentina

Standard

Region
(Authority)
(A - M)

Ex.
Ex.
Ex.
Ex.
Ex.
Ex.
Ex.
Ex.

Ex.
Ex.
Ex.
Ex.

ia
ia
ia
ia
ia
ia
ia
ia

ia
ia
ia
ia
1321
1321
1321
1321
1321
1321
1321
1321

1321
1321
1321
1321

MDA Ex. ia 1321

MDA Ex. ia 1321

MDA
MDA
MDA
MDA
MDA
MDA
MDA
MDA

MDA
MDA
MDA
MDA

MDA Ex. ia 1321


MDA Ex. ia 1321

MDA Ex. ia 1321


MDA Ex. ia 1321

MDA Ex. ia 1321

MDA Ex. ia 1321

MDA Ex. ia 1321

MDA Ex. ia 1321


MDA Ex. ia 1321

MDA Ex. ia 1411


MDA Ex. ia 1321
MDA Ex. ia 1321

Coal and
shale mines

CMRA
67/1982

Australia
(NSWM)

562X
562X
562X
562X
562X

562X
562X
562X
562X

Ex 562X

Ex 562X
Ex 562X

Ex
Ex
Ex
Ex

Ex 562X

Ex 562X

Ex 562X
Ex 562X

Ex
Ex
Ex
Ex
Ex

Ex 562X
Ex 562X

Ex 562X

Ex 2129X
Ex 562X

Ex 692X
Ex 2130X
Ex 2129X

Ex [ia] I / IIC

AS2380.7-1987
AS2380.1-1989

Australia
(SA)

pending

pending

pending
pending
pending
pending
pending
pending
pending
pending

pending
pending
pending
pending

pending
pending
pending
pending
pending

pending

pending

pending

pending
pending

pending
pending

BR-Ex ia / ib IIC

NBR 8447/84

Brazil

GB3836.1-83
GB3836.4-83

China
(NEPSI)

GOST
22782.5-78
EN 50020
IEC 79-11

CIS
(ISC VE)

0006

0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006

0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006
0006

0006
0006
0006

CSN 33 0380

Czech Rep
(FTZU)

Class I, II, III,


Ex(ia) IIC T6
[EEx ia] IIC
[EEx ib] IIC
IIB
Div. 1, A - G
C-G
* T6 for switches or if the hazardous-area device is suitably certified
MTL791 Canada (CSA) and USA (FM) Div2, Gps A-D only
LR36637-16
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-26
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-20
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-58
GYJ99205
LR36637-20
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-14
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-58
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-14
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-58
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-14
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-58
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-58
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-58
GYJ99205
LR36637-14
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-14
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-14
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-14
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-58
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-14
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-14
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-14
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-58
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-14
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-14
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-14
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-14
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-14
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-20
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-58
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-14
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex
LR36637-118
LR36637-14
GYJ99205
D.98C.307
FTZU 98 Ex

C22.2, No 157

Canada
(CSA)

APPROVALS - for the latest certification information visit www.mtl-inst.com/certs_1.nsf

Ex-98.C.542

Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542

Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542

Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542
Ex-98.C.542

[EEx ib] IIC

MSZ 4814/7-77

Hungary
(BKI)

C13161

C13228
C15398

C13355
C13167
C13311
C13357
C14812

C13230
C13286
C13356

C13229

C13185
C13231

C13168
C13451

C15191 (ac)

Ex ia IIC

New
Gijyutukijyun

Japan
(TIIS)

LND03065-EL001

LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001

LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001#
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001
LND03065-EL001

LND03065-EL001#

LND03065-EL001

[EEx ia] IIC


Tamb=60C
# [EEx ia] IIB

Korea
(KRS)

98-2048-Q1

98-2046-Q1
98-2215-Q1

98-2045-Q1

98-2043-Q1
98-2044-Q1
98-2216-Q1

98-2042-Q1

98-2047-Q1

[Ex ia]IIC

Korea
(KISCO)

13

EUROPE (EMEA)
Tel: +44 (0)1582 723633
Fax: +44 (0)1582 422283
AMERICAS
Tel: +1 603 926 0090
Fax: +1 603 926 1899
ASIA PACIFIC
Tel: +65 487 7887
Fax: +65 487 7997
E-mail: enquiry@mtl-inst.com
Web site: www.mtl-inst.com

June 2004

ISM Nr.90.2820

ISM Nr.90.2820

ISM Nr.90.2820

ISM
ISM
ISM
ISM
ISM

ISM
ISM
ISM
ISM

ISM
ISM
ISM
ISM
ISM
ISM
ISM
ISM

ISM Nr.90.2820

Nr.91.012W
Nr.91.009W

Nr.91.009W

Nr.91.009W

Nr.91.009W
Nr.91.009W

Nr.91.009W
Nr.91.009W
Nr.91.009W
Nr.91.009W
Nr.91.009W

Nr.91.009W
Nr.91.009W
Nr.91.009W
Nr.91.009W

Nr.91.009W
Nr.91.009W
Nr.91.009W
Nr.91.009W
Nr.91.009W
Nr.91.009W
Nr.91.009W
Nr.91.009W

Nr.91.009W
Nr.91.009W

MTL702+
MTL706+
MTL707+
MTL707P+
MTL708+
MTL710+-ac
MTL710P+
MTL715+MTL715P+
MTL722+MTL722P+
MTL728+
MTL728-ac
MTL728P+
MTL729P+
MTL751ac
MTL755ac
MTL758+MTL760ac
MTL761ac
MTL761Pac
MTL764+MTL764ac
MTL765ac
MTL766ac
MTL766Pac
MTL767+MTL768+MTL772ac
MTL778ac
MTL779+MTL786+MTL787+MTL787S+
MTL787SP+
MTL788+
MTL788R+-

Nr.91.009W

ISM Nr.90.2820
ISM Nr.90.2820

Nr.91.010W
Nr.91.011W
Nr.91.012W

Model no.

MTL791
MTL796+MTL799

Certificate/file no.

ISM Nr.90.2821
ISM Nr.90.2822
ISM Nr.90.2820

[Ex ia] IIC

Approved
for

ISM Nr.90.2820

Nr.90.2820
Nr.90.2820
Nr.90.2820
Nr.90.2820
Nr.90.2820
Nr.90.2820
Nr.90.2820
Nr.90.2820

Nr.90.2820
Nr.90.2820
Nr.90.2820
Nr.90.2820

Nr.90.2820
Nr.90.2820
Nr.90.2820
Nr.90.2820
Nr.90.2820

[Ex ia] IIC

STAS
6877/4-87

PN-84/E-08107

Standard

Romania
(ISM)

Poland
(KDB)

Region
(Authority)
(N - Z)

BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202

BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7203
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7203
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202
BAS01ATEX7202

[EEx ia] IIC


[EEx ia] IIB

EN 50014
EN 50020

UK
(BASEEFA)

EX01E2204

EX01E2204
EX01E2204

EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204

EX01E2204
Ex01E2205
EX01E2204
EX01E2204

EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
Ex01E2205
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204
EX01E2204

EEx ia IIC
EEx ia IIB

EN 50039

UK
(BASEEFA)
Systems

Ex83453

Ex83453

Ex83453
Ex83453
Ex83453
Ex83453
Ex83453
Ex83453
Ex83453
Ex83453

Ex83453
Ex83453
Ex83453
Ex83453

Ex83453
Ex83453
Ex83453
Ex83453
Ex83453

Ex83453
Ex83453

Ex83453

Ex83453

Ex83453
Ex83453

Ex83453

Ex83453

Ex N II T6 in
an enclosure type
MT20N

BS 4683:Pt3

UK
(BASEEFA)

Ex89C2346

Ex89C2346
Ex89C2346

Ex89C2346
Ex89C2346
Ex89C2346
Ex89C2346
Ex89C2346
Ex89C2346
Ex89C2346
Ex89C2346

Ex89C2346
Ex89C2346
Ex89C2346
Ex89C2346

Ex89C2346
Ex89C2346
Ex89C2346
Ex89C2346
Ex89C2346

Ex89C2346

Ex89C2346

Ex89C2346

Ex89C2346
Ex89C2346

Ex89C2347
Ex89C2346

[Ex ia] IIC

EN 50014
EN 50020

UK
(BASEEFA
India vn)

(M)
(M)
(M)
(M)

8570006
8570006
8570006
8570006

(M)
(M)
(M)
(M)
(M)
(M)
(M)
(M)

(M)
(M)
(M)
(M)

8570006
8570006
8570006
8570006
8570006
8570006
8570006
8570006

8570006
8570006
8570006
8570006

8570006
8570006
8570006
8570006
8570006

HSE (M) 8570006

HSE (M) 8570006

HSE
HSE
HSE
HSE
HSE
HSE
HSE
HSE

HSE
HSE
HSE
HSE

(M)
(M)
(M)
(M)
(M)

HSE (M) 8570006

HSE (M) 8570006

HSE
HSE
HSE
HSE
HSE

Environmental
categories
ENV1, ENV2

Lloyds Register
Type Approval
System, 1996

UK
(Lloyds)

Class I, II, III,


Div.1, A-G
C-G

3610 Entity

USA
(FM)

Mining Systems

Classified

USA
(MSHA)

/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
/

00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102
00102

86 / 00102

86 / 00102
86 / 00102

86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86

J.I.4X0A4.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX

J.I.1K4A1.AX
J.I.0R6A4.AX
J.I.2P0A4.AX
J.I.0W2A5.AX
J.I.2P0A4.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.0W2A5.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.0W2A5.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.0W2A5.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.0W2A5.AX
J.I.0W2A5.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.2P0A4.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.5W0A3.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.5W0A3.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.2P0A4.AX
J.I.5W0A3.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX
J.I.1H8A1.AX

132031

132029
132030

132023
132022
132024
132025
132026
132027
132028

132042
132043
132020
132044

132017
132041

132015
132016

132014
132014

132013

132040

132011

132010

* T6 for switches or if the hazardous-area device is suitably certified

HSE (M) 8570006

HSE
HSE
HSE
HSE

[EEx ia] I coal mining

EN 50014
EN 50020

UK
(HSE [M])

APPROVALS (continued)- for the latest certification information visit www.mtl-inst.com/certs_1.nsf

E120058

E120058
E120058

E120058
E120058
E120058
E120058
E120058
E120058
E120058
E120058

E120058
E120058
E120058
E120058

E120058
E120058
E120058
E120058
E120058

E120058
E120058

E120058

E120058

E120058
E120058

E120058
E120058
E120058

Class I, II, III,


Div.1, A-G

UL913

USA
(UL)

MTL700 SERIES
ACCESSORIES

Mounting kits for up to 20 barriers


Busbar, earth terminals and insulating mounting
blocks for separate connection to IS earth
Earth terminal rail for cable screens and earth
returns
Integral tagging system to display barrier loop
data

DO-IT-YOURSELF MOUNTING ARRANGEMENT


Barriers are carried on lightweight plated busbar, which can be
mounted on top hat or G-profile rail or any flat surface with the
busbar insulated for separate earthing. It is recommended that twin
earth cables should be used for maximum security and easy testing.
Each barrier is clamped to the busbar and thereby earthed in a single
operation, making it virtually impossible to forget the earth
connection, so easily left untightened or untested if there are scores of
individual earth wires. Robust soft-plated double fixing studs on the
top of each barrier ensure permanent gas-tight joints, which are
immune to vibration and corrosion yet allow barriers to be installed,
inspected and removed easily.
The accessories system also provides a convenient row of terminals for
terminating earth returns and cable screens, which remains in place
to keep these safely earthed should any barrier be extracted: a
dummy barrier is available as an alternative for the same purpose.
With similar attention to users needs, a unique lift-up tagging facility
provides permanent identification of circuits and barrier types to guide
installation, fault-finding and inspection, and to ensure correct
replacement of any barrier for long-term safety.

ACCESSORIES
EBB7 earth busbar, nickel-plated brass and ready drilled in one
metre lengths.
IMB7 & SMB7 insulating mounting blocks are a convenient
method of supporting the busbar. They are supplied complete with
fixing screws and are ready for mounting on any flat surface. IMB7
will also mount on top hat or G-profile DIN-rail. T-section DIN-rail
THR2 is available in 1 metre lengths.
TAG7 tagging strips clip onto the mounting blocks to positively
identify each location and provide space for the user to note details
of barrier type, loop identification etc. Access to barrier mounting
studs is not impaired; just unclip one edge and swing the strip open
or, if the optional plastic seal (TGS7) has not been fitted, unclip both
edges and lift it right off. TGL7 replacement labels for the tagging
strips are also available.
ERL7 earth rail is a nickel-plated 3 x 10mm rail that attaches to the
mounting blocks via an ERB7 earth rail mounting bracket. It will
accommodate up to 2.5 ETM7 earth terminals per barrier location for
terminating earth returns and cable screens from the hazardous area.
ERB7 earth rail mounting bracket mounts directly over either
type of mounting block; for a rigid earth rail an ERB7 on each
mounting block is recommended. One end carries a bolt-down fitting
for the rail enabling easy removal for adding extra ETM7 terminals
the other end carries a 16mm2 terminal. When installed these
16mm2 terminals provide connections for the high-integrity IS earth,
for linking between sections of busbar, and for a common earth return
from the safe area.
Other accessories available are the TQS7 torque spanner for
safe tightening of the vibration-proof self-locking nuts on the barrier
earthing studs; SMC7 surface mounting clips for mounting a single
barrier on a flat surface; and ISL3 or ISL7 self adhesive Take Care
intrinsic safety warning labels.

EUROPE (EMEA)
Tel: +44 (0)1582 723633
Fax: +44 (0)1582 422283
AMERICAS
Tel: +1 603 926 0090
Fax: +1 603 926 1899
ASIA PACIFIC
Tel: +65 487 7887
Fax: +65 487 7997
E-mail: enquiry@mtl-inst.com
Web site: www.mtl-inst.com

End elevations with recommended spacing. Shaded portions


show areas swept by barrier during installation and removal.

MOUNTING KITS
Mounting kits provide all the necessary parts for installing up to a
specific number of MTL700 or MTL700P Series barriers. The kits
available are the MK02 (2 barriers), MK05 (5 barriers), MK12 (12
barriers), and MK20 (20 barriers). Each kit provides facilities for
mounting and earthing the barriers, connecting the IS earth cable,
terminating cable screens and noting tagging information (except
the MK02 kit which does not provide tagging facilities). Instruction
Sheet INS701 includes full assembly instructions.
Mounting bracket
Terminal clamp
85

Insulating block

10
76
45

MK02 Assembly diagram

Tagging
strip seal

Tagging strip
with label

Earth rail
clamp

Earth
busbar
Terminal
clamps

Terminal
clamps

Earth
rail

DIN rail

Earth rail
mounting
brackets
Insulating
mounting
block

MK05, MK12, MK20 Assembly diagram


Note: MK5 has no earth rail/but does have terminal clamps on earth rail
mounting brackets

June 2004

DIMENSIONS (mm)
TAG7 tagging strip with label and 6 clic rivets 1 metre lengths

TGS7 tagging strip seal


sold in bags of 10
25
64

TGL7 tagging strip label only packs of 10 x 0.5 metre


lengths

ETM7 earth terminal sold in


bags of 50. For cable 4mm2.
Also available as ZB4 from
Klippon Electricals Ltd.
SMC7 surface mounting clip sold in bags of 10. Two
clips needed per barrier
95

ERL7 earth rail sold in 1 metre lengths. Unplated rail


available as SSch 10 x 3mm brass busbar', from Klippon
Electricals Ltd

14.5
4.2

10

ERB7 earth rail mounting bracket with earth rail bolt-down


fitting and terminal for cable 16mm2

11.5

25

175

10

72

58

TQS7 torque spanner set to 2.3Nm torque.


Complete with 7mm A/F socket.

EBB7 earth busbar 1 metre lengths. Mounts up to 64 barriers.

ISL3 or ISL7 Take Care intrinsic safety label


ISL3 adhesive back, metal
*ISL7 adhesive front, plastic
140 (65*)

4.4

14.5

25

11.5

100 (40*)

IMB7 insulating mounting block mounts on a flat surface or


top hat rail (to EN 50 022 35 x 7.5; BS 5584; 35 x 27 x 7.3
DIN 46277) or G-profile rail (to EN 50 035 G32; BS 5825; 32
DIN 46277). Recommended maximum number of barriers between
blocks is 25.
M4

126

M4 x 20
fixing screw

70
85

21.1

SMB7 insulating mounting block mounts on a flat surface and


provides minimum overall installation height. Recommended
maximum number of barriers between blocks is 25.
M4

DRK700 adaptor kit allows MTL700 Series barriers to


be mounted directly on DIN-Rail.
97

M4 x 25
fixing screw

70
85

14.1

EUROPE (EMEA)
Tel: +44 (0)1582 723633
Fax: +44 (0)1582 422283
AMERICAS
Tel: +1 603 926 0090
Fax: +1 603 926 1899
ASIA PACIFIC
Tel: +65 487 7887
Fax: +65 487 7997
E-mail: enquiry@mtl-inst.com
Web site: www.mtl-inst.com

June 2004

MTL700 SERIES
ENCLOSURES
For marshalling barriers in safe
areas or Zone 2
Three polycarbonate enclosures hold up to 12
barriers in safe area
Type N approved steel enclosure holds up to
20 barriers in Zone 2

The MT Series of enclosures provides a simple, effective means


of mounting and protecting MTL700 Series barriers in safe areas or
low-risk hazardous areas. Three lightweight polycarbonate enclosures
with see-through lids accommodate up to 2, 5 or 12 barriers in a safe
area, and a Type N approved steel enclosure holds up to 20 barriers
in Zone 2. All the enclosures are supplied ready fitted with a nickelplated brass busbar mount, so barriers can be installed and wired up
immediately without special tools; the 20-barrier enclosure is also
provided with cable trunking to segregate the safe- and hazardousarea wiring neatly. The polycarbonate enclosures are impact resistant,
flame retardant, and dustproof to IEC529:IP65, and the steel
enclosure is dustproof and waterproof to IEC529:IP67.
Tagging. All the enclosures, except the 2-barrier model, are fitted
with removable tagging strips for positive identification of barrier type
and loop number. The tagging strips are mounted above the barriers
and can be hinged in either direction to give access to the barriers.
Each carries a label, protected by a slide-in transparent plastic cover,
upon which the user can write his barrier and loop details. In
addition, all the enclosures carry a Take Care intrinsic safety
warning label on the lid.
Earthing. All the enclosures except the 2-barrier model are fitted
with three large terminals: two for making a high-integrity connection
to the essential IS earth, and one to accept a cable from the earthy
end of a common power supply, or system 0V rail, in the safe area.
In addition each enclosure is provided with one or two rows of smaller
terminals for terminating and earthing hazardous-area earth returns
and cable screens. Except in the 2 and 5 barrier models, these
terminals are mounted on earth rail running conveniently parallel to
the busbar and attached to it by brackets. Further terminals can be
added easily by the user if needed, up to 2.5 terminals per barrier
space.

Although it is not mandatory, MTL recommends using two cables


connected to the busbar via two terminals on separate brackets, so
that the resistance of the whole earth loop can be checked
periodically without breaking the connection to earth. Several
enclosures can be included in the loop if necessary.
Mounting of the three larger polycarbonate enclosures is normally
by rear-fixing screws or screw-on plastic fixing lugs, using the pretapped brass bushes moulded into the enclosures base. The lugs can
be set horizontally, vertically, or at 45, and are supplied as standard
with each enclosure together with the necessary screws. Alternatively,
if the enclosures are to be front mounted and close packed, a plastic
membrane covering the inside of each tapped hole can be knocked
out, allowing the passage of other screws. Plastic plugs are supplied
to seal the knockout apertures and preserve the IP65 integrity of the
enclosures if this method of fixing is used. The 2- and 5-barrier
enclosures are mounted by horizontal or vertical plastic fixing lugs
held on by screws self tapped into blind holes in the base, or by other
screws passed through holes in the base moulding walls outside the
lid gasket. The steel enclosure for 20 barriers has permanent fixing
lugs, and provides the additional facility that its lid can be padlocked
to prevent unauthorised interference.
Glanding. All the enclosures except the 2- and 5-barrier models
have detachable top and bottom gland plates for convenient drilling
by the user, while the 2- and 5-barrier enclosures each have four
20mm holes pre-drilled through the top and bottom sides of the base.
All cables entering or leaving any enclosure must be suitably glanded
to preserve its IP integrity.
Note: to ensure safe carriage, MTL despatches the enclosures with barriers not
mounted.

The entire earth system is insulated from any nearby metal, and the
earth cable itself should also be insulated, mechanically protected and
identified so as to eliminate all danger of invasion by fault currents
from high-power electrical equipment.

EUROPE (EMEA)
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AMERICAS
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Fax: +1 603 926 1899
ASIA PACIFIC
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E-mail: enquiry@mtl-inst.com
Web site: www.mtl-inst.com

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MTL700 SERIES
ENCLOSURES
(continued)

DIMENSIONS (mm)

MT2

MT5

MT20N

475

125*

305

272

198
157

310

175

148

25
60
125

150*

198

SAFE AREA WIRING

HAZARDOUS AREA WIRING

57

MT12

157

75

98

107

10

172
MT12
25*

382
407

150

170

173*

100
175

200 (MT12)
Fixing lugs for MT12
On these models, the screw-on fixing lugs can
be positioned as shown.
*Add 5mm to depth if fixing lugs are used.

SPECIFICATION
Maximum barrier capacity
Construction
Finish
Lid fixing

Protection: dust-tight/waterproof
Gland fixing

Permitted location
Certification

MT12
MT5
5
12
Polycarbonate: glass-filled base, transparent lid
Light-grey base
Dark-grey base
4 captive screws

MT2
2

IEC529:IP65

IEC529:IP67
Top and bottom gland plates detachable for drilling by user

4x20mm holes pre-drilled


through top and bottom

Safe area

Safe area

Mounting (see illustration)

Corner screws or plastic


lugs screwed to base

Plastic lugs screwed to base, plugged


knockout holes, or rear-fixing screws

Mounting Kit provided

2 lugs + attaching screws

Tagging facility provided


Cable trunking provided?
'Take care ' IS label provided
Earth terminals provided:
Large (<16mm2, 6AWG)
Small (<4mm2, 12AWG)
Weight (without barriers) kg

MT20N
20
Sheet steel
Mid-grey painted
Lift-off floppy hinges,
4 captive screws,
hasp for padlock

None
No

0
3
0.36

Zone 2
BASEEFA certificate
No. Ex83453, Code: Ex N II T6,
BS 4683: Part 3: 1972

4 lugs + attaching screws


4 plugs
Tagging strip(s) with label(s) and seal(s)
No
Adhesive front, inside lid

3
3
1.08

3
6
2.20

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Fax: +44 (0)1582 422283
AMERICAS
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Fax: +1 603 926 1899
ASIA PACIFIC
Tel: +65 487 7887
Fax: +65 487 7997
E-mail: enquiry@mtl-inst.com
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Fixed mounting lugs

None

Yes
Adhesive back, on lid
3
10
12.62
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MTL700 SERIES ORDERING INFORMATION

TO ORDER,
State the part number (bold) and any part description shown below.

Enclosures
MT2
MT5
MT12
MT20N

Enclosure for 2 barriers


Enclosure for 5 barriers
Enclosure for 12 barriers
Type N enclosure for 20 barriers

Shunt-diode safety barriers


Enter barrier product code plus polarity, e.g. MTL728+

Literature

Barrier accessories
EBB7
ERL7
ETM7
ERB7
THR2
IMB7
SMB7
SMC7

Earth busbar, 1m length


Earth rail, plated, 1m length
Earth terminal, bag of 50
Earth rail mounting bracket
DIN rail 35 x 7.5mm, 1m length
Insulating mounting block
Short insulating mounting block
Surface-mounting clip, pack of 10

TAG7
TGL7
TGS7

Tagging strip + label, 1m length


Tagging strip label, ten 0.5m lengths
Tagging strip seal, bag of 10

TQS7
ISL3

DRK700

Torque spanner
'Take care' intrinsic safety label, adhesive back,
metal
Take care intrinsic safety label, adhesive front,
plastic
DIN Rail mounting kit

MK2
MK5
MK12
MK20

Mounting
Mounting
Mounting
Mounting

ISL7

kit
kit
kit
kit

for
for
for
for

INM700
AN9007
CD70...

MTL700 Series instruction manual


MTL700 Series application note
MTL700 Series customer drawings

2 barriers
5 barriers
12 barriers
20 barriers

EUROPE (EMEA)
Tel: +44 (0)1582 723633
Fax: +44 (0)1582 422283
AMERICAS
Tel: +1 603 926 0090
Fax: +1 603 926 1899
ASIA PACIFIC
Tel: +65 487 7887
Fax: +65 487 7997
E-mail: enquiry@mtl-inst.com
Web site: www.mtl-inst.com

June 2004