Remote I/O Module ANTARES 8TC



  • 8 channels fo thermocouples
  • 8 channels for thermoelectric voltage ± 80 mV
  • Integrated bus rail
  • Installation in ATEX Zone 1/2 or
    Zone 21/22
  • Hot-Swap
  • Galvanic isolation between the inputs and the system
  • Plug-in and codable spring clamps
  • 2 LED displays per channel


Ex II 2(1) G Ex ib [ia IIC/IIB Ga] IIC T4 Gb
Ex II (1) D [Ex ia Da] IIIC
Ex ib [ia IIC/IIB Ga] IIC T4 Gb
[Ex ia Da] IIIC
Class I, Zone 1

Ambient temperature

-20 °C to +60 °C


PTB 14 ATEX 2009
IECEx PTB 14.0033
UL-BR 15.0323
KCS KTL 16-KA4BO-0399 (Gas)
KCS KTL 16-KA4BO-0400 (Dust)


The ANTARES 8TC Remote I/O Module (8 thermocouples) is suitable for the intrinsically safe connection of a variety of thermocouple types. All of the I/O module’s transmission channels are conductively connected to each other. The ANTARES 8TC Remote I/O Module is operated by and supplied with power by the ANTARES Rail Control Unit (RCU). A bus rail is not necessary. Hot-swap capability allows the electronic unit to be replaced without disconnecting from voltage even in a potentially explosive atmosphere. Parameters can be set for every channel. Open circuit/short circuit monitoring can be programmed for each channel. See the system description for installation instructions.

Technical data *

Protection class (EN 60529)
Enclosure: IP 30 in the ANTARES system construction
Dimensions (W x H x D) 45 mm x 110 mm x 114.5 mm
Material Enclosure material: PA
Installation Mounting rail TH 35-15 DIN EN 60715 (steel, galvanised)
Storage temperature -25 °C up to +85 °C
Humidity 5 up to 95 %, non-condensing
Vibration (EN 60068-2-6)
2 g/7 mm; 5 Hz up to 200 Hz in all 3 axes
Shock resistance (EN 60068-2-27)
15 g/11 ms, ± 3 shocks per direction
Weight approx. 390 g
Measurement range -80 mV to +80 mV
Interface Number of channels
8 inputs Ex i (short-circuit proof)
Voltage Supply voltage: through internal bus
Connection plug-in tension spring-loaded clamps,
4-pole up to 2.5 mm²
optional coding and numbering

*Refer to the documentation for more detailed information


Data Sheet - Remote I/O Module ANTARES 8TC