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BEDIA level - monitoring - probes

In touch with the medium

Rev. US3 27.03.01

Index

Descriptions and Functions ...................................................................................... 3


Probes with Connector:

thread M27 x 1 ................................................................ 4

Probes with Connector:

bajonett 16 S ................................................................... 5-6

Probes with Connector:

Cannon bajonett 10 SL ................................................... 7

Probes with cable Connector ....................................................................................... 8-9


Probes with Connector:

bajonett DIN 72585 ............................................................ 10

Probes with Connector:

DIN 43650 ............................................................... 11

Technical data for MIN- und MAX-probes ............................................................... 12


Installation instruction ...................................................................................................... 13
Probes with MIL-approval ............................................................................................... 14
Technical data for probes with MIL-approval .......................................................... 15
Probes with EX-approval............................................................................................... 16
Technical data for probes with EX-approval ............................................................ 17
Certificate of Conformity BVS 94.C.1001 ................................................................. 18-19
Probes according to the conductivi ty principle ................................................................ 20
Technical data for probes according to the conductivity principle ............................... 21
Level monitoring in the oil sump .............................................................................. 22
Accessories ..................................................................................................................... 23
Control and Power Supply Unit ................................................................................... 24
Probes for liquids, including high viscosity media and powders .................................. 25
Technical data for probes for liquids, including high viscosity media and powders ..... 26-27

GENERAL DES CRIPTION


Level Monitoring Probe
BEDIA probes are designed to monitor the level of water, oil and other liquids with similar
thermal conductivities. They are used in engines, commercial vehicles, boats, generators,
compressors etc. to monitor the coolant, oil and fuel levels. In boats they are also used to
monitor the supply and sewage tanks as well as bilge water.
BEDIA probes are very reliable and are easy to use in automatic filling systems, e. g. motor
oil supply and fuel tanks etc.
The BEDIA probes offer the benefit of sensing critical operating conditions at a much earlier
stage than the pressure-operated switches or thermal detectors used today for monitoring
engines. Thermal detectors often respond too late because the medium being monitored is
no longer present and the temperature rise is not transmitted to the sensor. Pressureoperated switches will indicate only when there is hardly any oil left, i. e. too late for the
engine.
The BEDIA Level Monitoring Probe, however, will respond before the oil level is low enough
to damage the engine.
A distinct advantage of the BEDIA level monitoring probes over floatswitches is their
compact design and high resistance vibration. As they do not contain any moving parts, their
performance cannot be impaired by dirt or metal particles in suspension in the fluid. The
BEDIA probes also do not pass current through the medium. The sensor, being isolated,
eliminates the possibility of electrolysis in the system.
Technical description
The BEDIA level monitoring probes operate on the principle of electrical capacitance
changes arising when an electrode surrounded by air is immersed in liquid. This capacitance
change causes an electric circuit to oscillate, switching the output transistor off. The use of
latest state-of-the-art hybrid technology allows the sensor and the electronic circuitry to be
enclosed in a single sealed unit.
The output signal will be completed as soon as the sensor emerges from the medium when
minimum level is monitored, or as soon as it is immersed in the medium when maximum
level is monitored. A load of 1 A (with 12 V = 12 W, with 24 V = 24W) may be connected to
this pole. To connect larger electrical loads, it is necessary to interconnect a relay. A freewheeling diode has to be built at the loads to protect it from overvoltage as caused by
inductive loads (see technical data). The output signal is delayed in order to prevent false
indication when the liquid is temporarily above or below the set limit.
Integral control function
The BEDIA probes have an integral control function. When the electrics are switched on,
there is an output signal for 2 seconds, showing that the probe and circuit are working
properly. If there is no output signal, the probe and circuit should be examined. This feature
enables the probes to be checked remotely for correct operation and/or wire break-age.
In complex systems such as in boats, it is often difficult to physically check conventional
probes, floatswitches and their wiring.

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Probe with threaded connector M 27 x 1


Environmental protection IP67 DIN 40050
Probe suitable for aqueous media

Probe suitable for oil or fuel

Signal output
minus potential
Thread
Monitoring
Integral
Response Type Aqueous liquids
Oil and
display
control
delay
fuel
function
Ref. No.
Ref. No.
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
421 603
421 623
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
1*
---422 293
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
0 sec.
7 sec.
---421 634
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
20 sec.
421 617
---M 14 x 1,5
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
2*
---422 299
M 14 x 1,5
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
421 611
421 631
M 18 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
4*
420 460
420 461
1/4 NPTF
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
421 607
421 627
1/4 NPTF
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
3*
421 592
(1*) Probe with the sensing point at 15 mm from sensor tip, Housing nikeled
(2*) Probe equipped with overvoltage protection diode
(3*) Probe with inbuilt overvoltage protection diode
(4*) without approval

Accessories for probes with M 27 x 1 thread


421 642
421 643
421 742
421 743
421 988
421 038

Straight connector M 27x1 for corrugated tubing NW 10


90 connector M 27x1 for corrugated tubing NW 10
Straight connector M 27x1 with 5,6 mm cable sealing
90 connector M 27x1 with 5,6 mm cable sealing
Cable with connector 421 742 300 mm
Cable with connector 421 743 300 mm

Technical data see page 12., Installation instruction see page 13.

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Probe with Bayonet connector 16 S


Environmental protection IP67 DIN 40050
Probe suitable for aqueous media

Probe suitable for oil or fuel

Signal output
minus potential
Thread
Monitoring
Integral
Response
Aqueous
Oil and fuel
display
control
delay
liquids
function
Ref. No.
Ref. No..
M 12 x 1
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
421 404
421 593
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
421 575
421 595
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
1 sec.
17 sec.
---420 445
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
421 565*
---M 14 x 1,5
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
421 579
421 599
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
2 sec.
---422 508
M 14 x 1,5
MAX
0 sec.
0 sec.
---422 511
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
0 sec.
0 sec.
422 528
---M 14 x 1,5
MAX
2 sec.
2 sec.
---422 509
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
15 sec.
421 637
---M 14 x 1,5
MIN
1 sec.
2 sec.
422 502
---M 14 x 1,5
MIN
0 sec.
7 sec.
421 564
421 590*
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
0 sec.
------M 18 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
421 570
421 572
M 18 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
421 563**
---M 18 x 1,5
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
421 571
421 573
M 18 x 1,5
MIN
0 sec.
7 sec.
---422 031
1/4NPTF
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
421 577
421 597
1/4NPTF
MIN
1 sec.
17 sec.
421 401
---1/4NPTF
MIN
0 sec.
7 sec.
421 581
---1/4NPTF
MIN
0 sec.
20 sec.
421 636
---1/4NPTF
MIN
6 sec.
15 sec.
422 500
---1/4NPTF
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
420 993
424 999
1/4NPTF
MIN
0 sec.
0 sec.
---422 529
1/4NPTF
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
---424 999
3/8 NPTF
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
420 992
420 994
3/8 NPTF
MIN
0 sec.
7 sec.
------3/8NPTF
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
------Probe with the sensing point at 3 to 7 mm from sensor tip
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
1 sec.
7 sec.
422 295
---M 14 x 1,5
MIN
1 sec.
20 sec.
422 296
---M 14 x 1,5
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
420 991
---Probe with the sensing point at 25 mm from sensor tip
M 22 x 1,5
MIN
1 sec.
17 sec.
422 501
---Probe with housing nickeled
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
421 513
---* Probe equipped with overvoltage protection diode
** Probe equipped with supressor diode

Accessories see following page

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Signal output
plus potential
Aqueous
Oil and fuel
liquids.
Ref. No.
Ref. No..
------425 002
425 003
------------425 004
425 005
---------------------------------------------422 510
425 006
425 007
------425 008
425 009
------425 010
425 011
------425 000
---------------425 013
425 012
------------425 014
425 015
---425 001
---425 029 *
----------

----------

----

----

----

----

Accessories for probes with bayonet 16 S


421 672
421 673
421 772
421 773
421 670
421 891
421 018
421 586
421 668
421 671
421 585
421 669
421 587

Straight connector for bayonet 16 S, for corrugated tubing NW10


90 connector for bayonet 16 S, for corrugated tubing NW 10
Straight connector for bayonet 16 S with 5,6 mm cable sealing
90 connector for bayonet 16 S with 5,6 cable sealing
Cable with connector 421 672
300 mm
Cable with connector 421 772 1015 mm
Cable with connector 421 772 1300 mm
Cable with connector 421 772 3000 mm
Cable with connector 421 673
300 mm
Cable with connector 421 772
800 mm
Cable with connector 421 773 1300 mm
Cable with connector 421 773 5000 mm
Cable with connector 421 773 10000 mm

Technical data see page 12, Installation instruction see page 13

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Probe with Cannon connector for bayonet 10 SL to VG0095342


Environmental protection IP67 DIN 40050
Probe suitable for aqueous media

Thread

Monitoring
display

M 14 x 1,5
M 14 x 1,5
M 14 x 1,5
M 18 x 1,5
M 18 x 1,5
M 18 x 1,5
M 18 x 1,5
M 18 x 1,5
1/4 NPTF
1/4 NPTF
1/2 UNF

MIN
MAX
MAX
MIN
MIN
MAX
MAX
MAX
MIN
MAX
MIN

Integral
control
function
2 sec.
0 sec.
0 sec.
2 sec.
0 sec.
2 sec.
0 sec.
0 sec.
2 sec.
0 sec.
2 sec.

Response
delay
7 sec.
0 sec.
7 sec.
7 sec.
0 sec.
7 sec.
7 sec.
0 sec.
7 sec.
7 sec.
7 sec.

Probe suitable for oil or fuel

Signal output
minus potential
Aqueous Oil and fuel
liquids
Ref. No.
Ref. No..
421 403
421 504
------------422 512
422 513
---------422 514
421 989
421 990
-----421 907
421 908
---421 909
---421 584

Signal output
plus potential
Aqueous
Oil and fuel
liquids.
Ref. No.
Ref. No..
421 505
421 506
421 508
------421 516
421 500
421 501
---421 514
------421 502
421 503
---421 509
421 498
421 499
-------------

Accessories for probes with Cannon connector for bayonet 10 SL


421 652
421 885
421 646
421 653
421 657
421 648

Straight connector for bayonet 10 SL


Straight connector for bayonet 10 SL 90
Cable with connector 3 x 1 with license for cut goods
Cable with connector 421 652 2000 mm
Cable with connector 421 652 5000 mm
Brazed adapter, internal thread M 18 x 1,5

Technical data see page 12, Installation instruction see page 13.

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Probes operating on the capacitive principle


Environmental protection IP67 DIN 40050
Probe suitable for aqueous media

Cable colour

brown = +
white = green = S

Environmental protection IP67 DIN 40050


Thread

Probe suitable for oil or fuel

Monitoring
display

Cable colour

Signal output
minus potential
Cable Aqueous Oil and fuel
connec liquids
tion type Ref. No.
Ref. No.
1*
421 580
---1*
418 152
421 991
8*
421 927
421 928
1*
---421 929
5*
---421 072
9*
421 070
---3*
---422 525
1*
421 582
421 993
1*
422 297
422 298
5*
421 569
---5*
---421 568*
10*
418 154
---3*
422 506
422 507
1*
---421 507
1*
------6*
421 601
421 621
6*
421 583
---1*
---422 527

Integral Monitoring Cable


control
delay
length
function
in mm
M 12 x 1
MIN
0 sec.
7 sec.
1000
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
190
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
190
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
2000
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
250
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
250
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
250
M 14 x 1,5
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
250
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
0 sec.
7 sec.
2500
M 14 x 1,5
MAX
0 sec.
3 sec.
250
M 14 x 1,5
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
250
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
250
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
0 sec.
7 sec.
550
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
0 sec.
2 sec.
550
M 14 x 1,5
MAX
0 sec.
0 sec.
1000
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
300
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
0 sec.
7 sec.
300
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
3 sec.
250
(*) Probe suitable for brake fluid DOT3
(1*) Cable end without connector
(2*) Cable w ith 3 pole flat quick-connect terminations 6.3 in the housing
(3*) Cable with 3 pole DEUTSCH socket
(4*) Cable with 3 pole round G & H connector
(5*) Cable with 3 pole Reinshagen connector
(6*) Probe with bayonet 16 S, with separate cable, 421 670 300 mm, straight connector
(7*) Probe with connector M 27 x 1, with 300 mm cable, straight connector 421 642
(8*) Cable with 3 pole round AMP connector
(9*) Cable with 3 flat quick-connect terminations 6.3 in single housing
(10*) Cable with 3 pole AMP connector 423 325 and strain relief
(11*) Probe 422 524 like the probe 422 225 however with a monitoring of cable defect

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brown = +
white = green = S
Signal output
plus potential
Aqueous Oil and fuel
liquids
Ref. No.
Ref. No.
------425 016
425 017
------------------------------425 018
425 019
------------------------------------425 300
425 301
-------------------

Environmental protection IP67 DIN 40050


Thread

Monitoring
display

Signal output
minus potential
Cable Aqueous Oil and fuel
connec liquids
tion type Ref. No.
Ref. No.
1*
---421 591
3*
422 515
---3*
422 516
---2*
422 503
422 504
1*
------1*
425 305
425 304
1*
421 566
421 567
1*
------1*
418 153
421 992
1*
421 999
421 997
4*
422 505
---1*
421 402
---3*
422 225
422 226
11*
422 524
---3*
422 521
422 522
6*
421 605
421 625
7*
421 987
---3*
------1*
------1*
421 998
---3*
422 286
---3*
---421 510
9*
421 515
---1*
425 307
----

Integral Monitoring Cable


control
delay
length
function
in mm
M 18 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
1000
M 18 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
400
M 18 x 1,5
MAX
2 sec.
7 sec.
400
M 18 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
250
M 18 x 1,5
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
250
M 18 x 1,5
MAX
0 sec.
0 sec.
1000
1/4 NPTF
MIN
0 sec.
0 sec.
250
1/4 NPTF
MAX
0 sec.
0 sec.
2000
1/4 NPTF
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
250
1/4 NPTF
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
250
1/4 NPTF
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
250
1/4 NPTF
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
250
1/4 NPTF
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
550
1/4 NPTF
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
550
1/4 NPTF
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
550
1/4 NPTF
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
300
1/4 NPTF
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
300
1/4 NPTF
MIN
0 sec.
7 sec.
550
3/8NPTF
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
1000
R 3/8
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
250
R 3/8
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
250
R 3/8
MAX
0 sec.
0 sec.
360
G 1/2"
MIN
0 sec.
0 sec.
250
G 1"
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
250
Probe with the sensing point at 35 mm from sensor tip
R 3/8
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
2000
1*
422 523
---G 1
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
250
1*
425 306
---(*) Probe suitable for brake fluid DOT3
(1*) Cable end without connector
(2*) Cable with 3 pole flat quick-connect terminations 6.3 in the housing
(3*) Cable with 3 pole DEUTSCH socket
(4*) Cable with 3 pole round G & H connector
(5*) Cable with 3 pole Reinshagen connector
(6*) Probe with bayonet 16 S, with separate cable, 421 670 300 mm, straight connector
(7*) Probe with connector M 27 x 1, with 300 mm cable, straight connector 421 642
(8*) Cable with 3 pole round AMP connector
(9*) Cable with 3 flat quick-connect terminations 6.3 in single housing
(10*) Cable with 3 pole AMP connector 423 325 and strain relief
(11*) Probe 422 524 like the probe 422 225 however with a monitoring of cable defect

Signal output
plus potential
Aqueous Oil and fuel
liquids
Ref. No.
Ref. No.
------------------425 020
425 021
425 022
425 023
------------425 030
---425 024
425 025
425 026
425 027
------------------------425 302
------------------425 303
---425 031
-------------------------------

Cable: automotive cable FLR 3x0,75 black temp. range : - 50C to +150C
Technical data see page 12, Installation instruction see page 13.

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Probe with connector DIN 72 585


Environmental protection 69K DIN 40050
Probe suitable for aqueous media

Thread

Monitoring
display

Probe suitable for oil or fuel

Integral
Monitoring
control
delay
function
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
0 sec.
7 sec.
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
0 sec.
2 sec.
M 14 x 1,5
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
M 14 x 1,5
MAX
0 sec.
0 sec.
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
60 min.
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
60 sec.
M 18 x 1,5
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
M 18 x 1,5
MIN
0 sec.
7 sec.
M 18 x 1,5
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
M 18 x 1,5
MAX
0 sec.
0 sec.
R 3/8
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
G 3/8
MAX
0 sec.
0 sec.
1/4 NPTF
MIN
2 sec.
7 sec.
1/4 NPTF
MIN
0 sec.
7 sec.
1/4NPTF
MAX
0 sec.
7 sec.
1/4NPTF
MIN
1 sec.
17 sec.
Probe with the sensing point 43mm from sensor tip
M 14 x 1,5
MIN
1 sec.
17 sec.

Signal output
minus potential
Aqueous Oil and fuel
liquids
Ref. No.
Ref. No.
420 400
420 431
---420 446
420 419
420 447
420 402
420 433
---------420 444
---420 449
420 404
420 435
420 417
---420 406
420 437
---420 430
420 420
420 421
------420 408
420 439
420 418
---420 410
420 441
420 415
---420 412

Accessories for probes with connector DIN 72585

page 10

Signal output
plus potential
Aqueous
Oil and fuel
liquids
Ref. No.
Ref. No.
420 401
420 432
---------420 443
420 403
420 434
420 413
420 414
------------420 405
420 436
------420 407
420 438
---------------420 448
420 409
420 440
------420 411
420 442
-------

420 700
420 701
420 702
420 703
420 704
420 705
420 706
420 707
420 708

Straight connector for bayonet 16 S, for corrugated tubing NW10


90 connector for bayonet 16 S, for corrugated tubing NW 10
Connector 90 for cable
Straight connector for cable
Cable with connector 421 672
300 mm
Cable with connector 420 703 300 mm
Cable with connector 420 702 1000 mm
Cable with connector 420 703 1000 mm
Cable with connector 420 702 3000 mm

Technical data see page 12, Installation instruction see page 13.

page 11

Probe with connector DIN 43 650


Environmental protection 65 DIN 40050
Probe suitable for aqueous media

Thread

Monitoring
display

M 14 x 1,5
M 14 x 1,5
M 18 x 1,5
M 18 x 1,5
1/4 NPTF
1/4NPTF
R 3/8

MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
MAX

Integral
control
function
2 sec.
0 sec.
2 sec.
0 sec.
2 sec.
0 sec.
0 sec.

Monitoring
delay
7 sec.
7 sec.
7 sec.
7 sec.
7 sec.
7 sec.
0 sec.

Probe suitable for oil or fuel

Signal output
minus potential
Aqueous
Oil and fuel
liquids
Ref. No.
Ref. No.
420 600
420 620
420 602
420 622
420 604
420 624
420 606
420 626
420 608
420 628
420 610
420 630
-------

Accessories for probes with connector


421 880

connector M3x35 to DIN 43 650

Technical data see page 12, Installation instruction see page 13.

page 12

Signal output
plus potential
Aqueous
Oil and fuel
liquids
Ref. No.
Ref. No.
420 601
420 621
420 603
420 623
420 605
420 625
420 607
420 627
420 609
420 629
420 611
420 631
---420 650

Technical data for minimum and maximum probes


Operating voltage

12V-24V (-25%/+50%)

Output current

1 A over the whole operating voltage range

Short-circuit and overload protected overt the entire temperature range.


At minus switching probes the minus potential is switched through.
At plus switching probes the plus potential is switched through.
Sensing point

18 mm +/- 6 mm

Closed-circuit current consumption

approx. 6 mA

Voltage spikes

70 V dropping to Un in 270 ns

Medium temperature

Water - 30C to + 110C


Oil
- 30C to + 125C

Ambient temperature

- 30C to + 100C

Storage temperature

- 50C to + 125C

Response delay

see table

Integral control function

see table

Shock resistance

50 g half-sine 11 ms

Pressure on sensor

up to 25 bar/367.5 PSI

Reverse polarity protection

in-built between plus and minus terminal

Mounting attitude

optional

Housing

brass, CuZn39Pb3
capacitively connected to frame

Weight

approx. 125 g

CAUTION
-

Minus switching probes: Do not connect minus potential to the signal terminal or plus
potential to the minus terminal, as otherwise the probes may be destroyed.
Plus switching probes: Do not connect plus potential to the signal terminal or minus
potential to the plus terminal, as otherwise the probes may be destroyed.
Inductive loads: A free wheeling diode, e.g. 1N4007, has to be mounted at the load.

page 13

Installation Instruction for BEDIA Level Monitoring Probes

BEDIA Level Monitoring Probes may be installed in any attitude.

Please observe the following instructions when installing the probe:

1. To prevent false indication, install the probe in a smooth area where it is not affected by
2.

splashing media as may be the case when it is installed in a gear unit or directly in the
motor oil sump.
To prevent false indication, install the sensor at least 15mm from the wall away.
sensor
wall

>15mm

Only for water - sensors :

3. False indication may also occur if the sensor is mounted from above in a plastic
container, with the medium carrying no potential. In all other mounting attitudes the
housing will be in contact with the medium so as to ensure potential is available.

4. Connection Diagram
Minus switching probes

Plus switching probes

5. Connection of the cables


Bayonet 16S
Thread M27x1
+
S

free wheeling diode

Bayonet 10SL
A
B
C

Bayonet DIN 72585


Bayonet DIN 43650
1
2
3

page 14

Cable
Brown
White
Green

Probe with bayonet 10 SL to VG 0095342


Environmental protection 67 DIN 40050
Probe suitable for aqueous media

Thread

Monitoring
display

M 18 x 1,5
M 18 x 1,5
M 18 x 1,5
M 18 x 1,5

MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX

Integral
control
function
1 sec.
1 sec.
2 sec.
0 sec.

Connection diagram

Monitoring
delay
3 sec.
3 sec.
7 sec.
7 sec.

Signal output
minus potential
Aqueous
Oil and fuel
liquids
Ref. No
Ref. No .
421 903
421 950
421 951
421 952
---421 984
---421 990

Signal output
plus potential
Aqueous
Oil and fuel
liquids
Ref. No
Ref. No .
421 470
421 471
421 472
421 473
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Probe with bayonet 10 SL to VG 0095342


Probe suitable for aqueous media

Thread
M 18 x 1,5
M 18 x 1,5
M 18 x 1,5

Monitoring Functiondisplay
control
MIN
MAX
MIN

1 sec.
1 sec.
1 sec.

Integral Monitoring
control
delay
function
3 sec.
200
3 sec.
200
3 sec.
450

Signal output
minus potential
Aqueous
Oil and fue
liquids
Ref. No
Ref. No .
421 906
421 957
421 958
421 959
421 960
----

Accessories for probes with connector Cannon for bajonet 10 SL


421 652
421 885
421 646
421 653
421 657
421 648

Straight connector for bayonet 10 SL


Straight connector for bayonet 10 SL
Cable with connector 3 x 1 with license for cut goods
Cable with connector 421 652 2000 mm
Cable with connector 421 652 5000 mm
Brazed adapter, internal thread M 18 x 1,5

Technical data see following pages.


page 15

Signal output
plus potential
Aqueous
Oil and fue
liquids
Ref. No
Ref. No .
421 478
421 479
421 480
421 481
-------

Technical data for minimum and maximum probes


Mechanical data
Housing
stainless, non-magnetic
Thread
M18x1,5, max. tightening torque 30 Nm
Sealing ring (not supplied with the system)
18x22 DIN 7603-CU
Fitting
Cu-Zn alloy material No. 2.0401
Connection
see table to VG 0095342
Isolation of sensor
Tefzel ETFE
Marking
function, type number, manufacturing date, voltage
Mounting attitude: optional, immersion depth, horizontal: approx. 3 mm 2 mm
immersion depth, vertical: approx. 20 mm 6 mm
Mass
approx. 200 g
Ambient temperature
- 30C to + 125C
Storage temperature
- 55C to + 125C
Medium temperature
- 30C to + 125C
Sinusoidal vibration (peak)
2 - 25 Hz 1,6mm amplitude
25 - 420 Hz 4 g amplitude
420 - 1330 Hz 5 g amplitude
1330 - 2700 Hz 10 g amplitude
2700 - 5000 Hz 25 g amplitude
Relative humidity
up to 100 %

Environment

50 g half-sine 11 ms

Shock (peak)
EMC

IEC 801 (1-4) < 500 mV rms


depending on cables
only with external filter
to VDE0871, limit B
max. 25 bar/367,5 PSI
water, cooling water, seawater, oil, fuel, hydraulic oil,
brake fluid
The performance is not impaired by small deposits on
the probe

EMC to VG 95373
Interference suppression
Pressure on sensor
Media to be monitored
Dependability

Electric data

Protection against reverse


polarity
Voltage spikes

between UB and frame


70 V dropping to UN in
270

Voltage rating

9 - 36 V

Hysteresis of response

max. 5 mm around
the sensing point

Output

open collector, switching


minus potential

Response time - level


acceptable

typically 1 s (0,5 s to
1,5 s)

Closed-circuit current at
24 V

< 10 mA

Response time - level


unacceptable

typically 3 s (1 s to 4 s)

Recovery time

<2s

Power consumption

Load

closed-circuit current plus


Integral control function
switching current
max. 1 A continuous current
Terminal connection
in the voltage range indicated
resistive and inductive
Potential of housing

Load inductance

500 mH

Switching capacity

Dielectric strength
Insulation resistance
Dielectric resistance
Voltage through

see table
A = + UB
B = - UB
C = output signal
physically isolated from
plus UB and minus UB
VDE
0100.500, VDC 1 min.
VDE 0160.500, VAC/50
Hz, 1 min.
> 10 M Ohm
< 0, 5 V

CAUTION
-

Minus switching probes: Do not connect minus potential to the signal terminal or plus
potential to the minus terminal, as otherwise the probes may be destroyed.
Plus switching probes: Do not connect plus potential to the signal terminal or minus
potential to the plus terminal, as otherwise the probes may be destroyed.
Inductive loads: A free wheeling diode, e.g. 1N4007, has to be mounted at the load.

page 16

Probes operating on the capacitive principle / Ex approved


Environmental protection 65 DIN 40050
Probe suitable for aqueous
media

Probe suitable for oil and fuel

Certificate of Conformity
EN 50014-1977 + A1 - A5 (VDE 0170/0171 Part 1/1.87) General requirements
EN 50020-1977 + A1 - A2 (VDE 0170/0171 Part 7/1.87) intrinsic safety I
EEx Ia I
Probe for mining applications

Thread

Monitoring
display

M 14 x 1,5
M 14 x 1,5
M 18 x 1,5
M 18 x 1,5
1/4 NPTF
1/4 NPTF

MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX

Integral
control
function
2 sec.
2 sec.
2 sec.
2 sec.
2 sec.
2 sec.

Monitoring
delay

Voltage (volt
DC)

7 sec.
7 sec.
7 sec.
7 sec.
7 sec.
7 sec.

DC 9-13 V
DC 9-13 V
DC 9-13 V
DC 9-13 V
DC 9-13 V
DC 9-13 V

UB+ = Brown
Minus = White
Signal = Green

page 17

Signal output
Minus potential
Aqueous liquids Oil and fuel
Ref. No.
421 934
421 935
421 930
421 931
421 938
421 939

Ref. No.
421 936
421 937
421 932
421 933
421 940
421 941

Technical data for minimum and maximum probes


Operating voltage

9 - 13 V DC

Closed-circuit current consumption

approx.. 6 mA

Sensing point

20 mm 6 mm from sensor tip

Power output at the signal output

open collector. Should be limited to max. 20 mA


by the user.

Storage temperature
Operating temperature

- 30C to +125C
- 30C to +125C

Fault indicating delay

approx. 7 sec.

Integral control function

approx. 2 sec.

Shock

50 g half-sine 11 ms

Vibration

to GL requirements for type certified tests

Admissible pressure on sensor

5 bar/73,5 PSI

Environmental protection

IP 65

Protection against reverse polarity

in-built between plus and minus terminal

Mounting attitude

horizontal preferred

Housing

brass CuZn39Pb3

Sensor coating

ETFE, Tefzel

Weight with 10 m cable

approx. 800 g

page 18

Certificate of Conformity BVS 94.C.1001

page 19

Certificate of Conformity BVS 94.C.1001

page 20

Conductivity probe
Environmental protection 65 DIN 40050
Probe suitable for aqueous media

Conductivity probe with bayonet 16 S

Thread

Monitoring
display

M 14 x 1,5
M 14 x 1,5
1/4 NPTF
1/4 NPTF

MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX

Integral
control
function
2 sec.
2 sec.
2 sec.
2 sec.

Monitoring
delay

Signal output
Minus potential
Aqueous liquids
Ref. No.

7 sec.
7 sec.
7 sec.
7 sec.

422 200
422 201
422 204
422 205

Accessories for probes with bayonet 16 S


421 672
421 673
421 772
421 773
421 670
421 018
421 586
421 668
421 671
421 891
421 585
421 669

Straight connector for bayonet 16 S, for corrugated tubing NW 10


90 connector for bayonet 16 S, for corrugated tubing NW 10
Straight connector for bayonet 16 S with 5,6 mm cable sealing
90 connector for bayonet 16 S with 5,6 mm cable sealing
Cable with connector 421 672 300 mm
Cable with connector 421 772 1015 mm
Cable with connector 421 772 1300 mm
Cable with connector 421 772 3000 mm
Cable with connector 421 673 300 mm
Cable with connector 421 773 800 mm
Cable with connector 421 773 1300 mm
Cable with connector 421 773 5000 mm

page 21

Technical Data for minimum and maximum probes


Voltage rating

DC 16 - 32 V

Power consumption

typically 7 mA

Switching capacity

3 W (resistive load)

Output

minus switching

Voltage drop

approx. 3,5 V with 3 W lamp load

Load dump protection

70 V, 270 ns

Protection from fault conditions

to VDE 0939

Lamp test

in-built (approx. 3 s)

Fault indicating delay

approx. 7 s

Free-wheeling diode

Inductive loads : A free wheeling diode, e.g. 1N4007, has to be


mounted at the load.

Protection against reverse polarity

in-built between plus and minus terminal.


Observe correct connection of plus and signal terminals!

Operating temperature

- 40C to + 120C

Storage temperature

- 40C to + 120C

Admissible pressure on sensor

2 bar

Max. tightening torque on thread

30 Nm

Mounting attitude

optional

Housing

brass MS CuZnPb3,
nickel-plated, potential-free

Sensor coating

Tefzel ETFE

Sensor

brass MS CuZn39Pb3
(immersed in the medium)

Weight

approx. 100 g

page 22

Level monitoring in the oil sump


Which are the benefits of a level monitoring system in the oil sump over conventional
pressure and temperature sensors?
Temperature sensors indicate very slowly. When motor oil is lost, e. g. by tubing breakage,
the component temperature can no longer be conducted to the sensors.
The lower limit value of oil pressure switches or sensors is set low (low oil pressure, with the
motor running at no load). At rated motor speed and with too little oil in the oil circuit an oil-air
mixture may be produced without that a signal is put out. The components are no longer
sufficiently cooled and lubricated.
In the two events described above, the output signal is available either too late or even not at
all so that the motor will be damaged. The level monitoring system, however, indicates even
before the oil level becomes too low, i. e. as soon as the oil level has fallen 10 to 20 mm
below the minimum marking on the dipstick. Oil pressure and oil temperature indication is
always ensured.
Functional diagram

Legend

Ref .Nr.

1 Tubing complete with 350 mm pipe


coupling
Tubing complete with 450 mm pipe
coupling
Tubing complete with 550 mm pipe
coupling
2 Sensor support

421 660

3 PA pipe, available in meters

421 662

4 Level monitoring sensor


Oil
MIN
9 - 36 V
Oil
MAX
9 - 36 V

421 595
421 599

5
Straight connector
90 connector

without
cable
421 672
421 673

421 661
421 659
454 134

with
cable
421 670
421 671

Installation instructions
1.

Drain the motor oil.

2.

Secure the adjustable elbow coupling with the tubing and the sensor support at the
motor. The sensor housing should be adjustable through oblong holes to determine the
minimum point.

3.

Install the ventilation for the crankcase (e. g. inspection hole cover).

4.

Install and connect the sensor.

5.

Check for correct electrical function. The minimum sensor must indicate now.

6.

Refill the oil up to the minimum marking on the dipstick.

7.

Move the sensor and support slowly down until the signal is no longer available.The
switch point of the sensor is now exactly at the minimum oil level of the motor.

8.

Move the sensor down by another 10 to 20 mm and fix it. The signal oil level too low
will now be put out when the level is approx. 10 to 20 mm below the minimum marking
on the dipstick.

page 23

Accessories
Plug Connection

Straight taper M 27 x 1 or
straight taper bayonet 16 S
2. Gripping seal-ring NW 10
3. Sleeve nut for NH9-15/13
A A Tapered rubber ring must
point into the sleeve nut
B B Tube polyflex NW 10
Part-No. 421 642 M 27 x 1
Part-No. 421 672 Bayonet 16 S

Screw-in Adapter

Cable
and
Plug
Connection for Probes
Approved by Classification Societies

1.

Outside M 22 x 1,5
Inside M 14 x 1,5
Part-No. 421 640

Plug Connection
Braze-in Adapter

1.
2.
3.

Taper M 27 x 1 90 or
Tape 90 bayonet 16 S
Gripping seal-ring NW 10

Tapered rubber ring must


point into the sleeve nut
B Tube polyflex NW 10
Part-No. 421 643 M 27 x 1
Part-No. 421 673 Bayonet 16 S

Cable/m
Part-No. 421 646

Plug connection
Part-No. 421 645

Plug connection fitted


with 2 m cable
Part-No. 421 647

Inside 1/4 NPFT


Part-No. 421 641
Inside M 14 x 1,5
Part-No. 421 644

Inside M 18 x 1,5
Part-No. 421 648

page 24

Control and Power Supply Unit 110/220 V AC / 12/24 V DC

Order No. 421 650

Up to three probes can


be fed from this power
supply unit. A relay, 3 A
max., with one normally
open and one normally
closed contact is fitted,
which can be used for
additional control tasks.
A power supply unit is
available for connection
to 220 V.
The voltage for the
relay contacts must not
be taken from the
power supply unit.

Housing: plastic with control lamps MIN + MAX 110 x 75 x 65


_________________________________________________________________________
Control Unit
Best.-Nr. 421 651
for automatic filling and emptying of liquids. This unit is designed to control two minimum
probes. Probe 2 monitors the maximum liquid level, probe 1 the minimum level. An output
relay with a change-over contact is switched automatically for external control tasks.
Relays 1 and 2 are switched to conduct when the liquids falls below minimum level. When
the liquid level reaches maximum, relay circuits 1 and 2 are automatically interrupted.
LED-display
no display: liquid level above
maximum. LED maximum lights: liquid. Level is between maximum and minimum and
is falling.
Both LEDs light: liquid level is below minimum, or is between minimum and maximum
and is rising. Contacts r1 and r2 are closed.
Two minimum minus switching probes with built-in control function are used for this
control. The self-control is only visible when both probes are immersed in liquid. The signal
appears for about 2 seconds when the power supply is switched on.
For this period the output (contact r1 and r2) is conducting. The voltage for the relay contacts
must not be taken from the power supply unit.
Technical Data for Control Unit
Operating
Relay
Protective system

110/220 V AC or 12/24 V DC
relay
contact t 3 A
max.
IP 54

Mounting position
Temperature

variable
- 30 C to + 75 C

Control Unit for filling or emptying

Housing: plastic with control lamp 110 x 75 x 65

page 25

Part No. 421 651

Probes operating on the capacitive principle


This probe is self-adjustable and can be used for liquids including high viscosity media and
powders.
Short description
This BEDIA-Level Sensor is suitable for liquids, including high viscosity media and powders.
It operates on the principle of electrical capacitance changes arising when an electrode
surrounded by air is immersed in a media. This capacitance change causes an electric
circuit to oscillate, thus switching the output transistor off. The use of latest state-of-the-art
hybrid technology allows the probe and the electronic circuitry to be enclosed in a single
sealed unit.
Application
The BEDIA -Level Sensor with its large temperature range and wide sensitivity adjusting
range is suitable for a wide spread of applications: process control, petrochemical industry,
tank level monitoring, bottle and crate washing systems in breweries, etc.
Operating modes
Minimum switching: Normally the sensing probe is immersed and the green LED indicates.
As the level drops below the probe the green LED extinguishes.
Maximum switching: Normally the sensing probe is not immersed and the green LED
indicates. As the level rises above the probe the green LED extinguishes.

Diagram of working method

page 26

Technical data
Circuit voltage

9 - 36 V DC

Short

Power consumption normal operation typ.17 mA


fault operation typ.10 mA

Time-delay

circuit and overload


protected
typ.0,1 sec.

Output
Transistor plus switching; 300 mA (500 mA short-time); short-circuit and overload proof with integral suppression diode
Terminal
configuration
Material

Mounting plane:
Max. switching
point hysteresis

max. 1 mm2 screw terminals (AWG 17)


- probe envelope: PA 12-Gf
(polyamide with glass fibre)
- fitting: V2A (DIN 1.4305/AISI 303)
- housing cover: PA6-3-T (trogamide transparent)
- O-ring: FKM (viton)
horizontal (by preference
sensor diameter

Operating
temperature range
Cable length

- 20C to + 130C
- 20C to + 85C
max. 300 m

Cable gland
Mass

PG 7
ca. 250 g

Cable: automotive cable FLR 3 x 0,75 black, Temp. range : -50C to + 150C
BEDIA-part-no. for cut goods: 422 210
Dimensional diagram

A
G 3/4A
NPT

B
16mm
21mm

BEDIA part no.


422 900
422 901

page 27

Connection diagram

Installation
To avoid distributions caused of different installations, the level sensor has to be justed in
installed condition and with the medium controlled at a ambient and medium temperature of
approx. + 23C.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

6.
7.

Install the Level Sensor.


Loosen cable gland (PG7), unscrew housing cover.
Feed the cable through these two parts. Connect the cable according to the connection
diagram (the cover is now loosely attached to the cable).
Set the changeover switch either to minimum switching or maximum switching :
1 = Minimum
2 = Maximum
Check that the supply voltage corresponds to the value shown on the Level Sensor and
connect power supply (red LED indicates).
The sensing probe must be thoroughly cleaned !
The unit must be re-adjusted for different media.
Increase the medium level so as to partly cover the sensing probe. Leave only
approximately 2 to 3 mm clear in case of high viscosity media.
The level sensor can be justed with a screw-driver.

Maximum sensor
Green LED indicates (The sensor is not sensitive enough):
turn the potentiometer slowly (response delay!) to the right (+)
until the LED extinguishes. The sensor is now adjusted.
Green LED does NOT indicate (The sensor is too sensitive):
turn the potentiometer slowly (response delay!) to the left (-) until the LED indicates.
Then turn slowly to the right (+) until the LED extinguishes. The sensor is now adjusted.
Minimum sensor
Green LED does NOT indicate (The sensor is not sensitive enough):
turn the potentiometer slowly (response delay!) to the right (+) until the LED indicates.
The sensor is now adjusted.
Green LED indicates (The sensor is too sensitive):
turn the potentiometer slowly (response delay!) to the left (-) until the LED extinguishes.
Then turn slowly to the right (+) until the LED indicates. The sensor is now adjusted.
8.

9.

Verify the adjustment as follows


Immerse the probe several times in the medium until there is some deposit on the front
or top of the probe (with high viscosity media).
Maximum sensor: slowly drop the medium level. The green LED should indicate as
soon as the probe is no longer immersed.
Minimum sensor: slowly increase the medium level. The green LED should indicate
as soon as the probe is fully immersed.
Clean the probe if another adjustment is necessary.
Replace cover (K) and tighten the PG cable gland (PG7).

The sensor is now ready for use.

page 28

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