Product News: 0100 Military Panel Meters
The 0100 now has the distinct capability of being mounted directly into a panel made of magnetized material, such as steel, without any associated metering errors. Prime Technology, foreseeing a need in the market, re-designed the 0100 meter with a stainless steel casing rather than the traditionally used anodized aluminum. This housing material renders the meter insensitive to a steel panel, thus maintaining the meter’s critical accuracy.
The model 0100 was, and still is, specifically engineered for commercial, industrial, military, and OEM applications. The meters are self-contained, individually calibrated, and are delivered ready for installation and immediate use in a wide range of demanding applications. All scales are comprised of stainless steel with a white background for high visibility. Scale arc is approximately 90 degrees and of exceptional length (.75 inches) for a miniature instrument. The meter is approximately 1 inch round and weighs a mere 2 ounces. Pointers are black lance-type although red pointers are optional and military models come in a range of alternate colors as well. The zero position is at left, with right or center positions optional. All meters are balanced for vertical use, but non-vertical panels can be accommodated by special request as well.
The 0100’s accuracy is 3% full scale for DC and its repeatability and overload are in accordance with MIL-M-10304. Shock, vibration and temperature specifications are also in accordance with MIL-M-10304. The 0100’s max response time is 2 seconds and its overshoot is 20%. The
miniaturized D’Arsonval-type movement combines small size and lightweight features with high sensitivity. Its ruggedized construction provides shock-mounted bearings, Alnico 5 magnets and sapphire jewels built into a tough, magnetically inert stainless-steel case.