What are the two categories of Instrument transmitters?


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Two categories of Instrument Transmitters are

1.Loop-powered
2.Non-Loop powered

Loop Powered

2 wire connection supplying both power and communication
Power is supplied over the current loop from the control room
Entire transmitter must operate on <3.2 mA for a standard transmitter and <2.7 mA for a HART enabled transmitter.

Non-Loop powered

4 wire connection,two for power and two for communication
No power consumption limitations
Used in situations where sufficient power cannot be derived from the current loop.