The Planar-B2 Ex offers all the advantages of the Planar-B and can be used without any problems in offshore areas in zones 1 and 2 areas with a gas explosion hazard.
- Extremely flat and lightweight
- Integrated monochrome display
- Optional: power supply via 3.6 V NBB rechargeable battery
Safety requirements in gas explosion hazardous areas of zone 1 and 2
|Frequency range||434 MHz|
|RF power||≤ 10 mW|
|Typical working range||≤ 100 m|
|Frequency channel search, automatic||LBT-Modus (listen before talk)|
(depending on country and function configuration)
|Typical response time of control commands||Approx. 20 ms|
|Modulation method||FSK / GFSK|
|Data rate (depending on customer requirements)||9600 Baud (Bit/sek.)|
|Ø Current consumption (depending on the expansion level)||Approx. 60 mA|
|Prewarning time “Battery empty”||Approx. 15 Minuten|
|Data response (only with LC display)||Customer-specific feedback information / status of the machine function|
|Serial number mode (service case, device replacement)||Entry via buttons combination on the device (optional)|
|LC/TFT display||1.2 inch monochrome display (128 x 64 px)|
|Energy saving function (stand by)||Standard: after 60 min.|
Optional: setting according to customer requirements (continuous operation possible)
|Ambient operating temperature||-20 °C to +40 °C|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||216 mm x 57 mm x 37 mm|
|Case material||Impact resistant glass fiber reinforced polyamide (electrically conductive)|
|Data security||Addressing of each transmitter by unique bit combination|
|EMERGENCY STOP or STOP function (sending stop telegrams for 2 sec.)||Yes|
|Power supply||NiMH EX-battery (3,6 VDC / 700 mAh)|
|Operating time||Up to 10 hours|
|Loading form||Externally, via a separate charger|
|Available for (UE)||230 VAC, 110 VAC, 12/24 VDC|
|Optional plug shape||EU, USA, JP, GB, AU|
Data feedback (optional)
Customer-specific feedback information / status of the machine function
LBT frequency search
When switching on or switching to another frequency, the system checks whether the frequency channel used is occupied by other transmitters. If this is the case, the next frequency channel is checked until it is ensured that the transmitter can operate without interference. LBT is the abbreviation for ‘Listen before Talk’.
Design as cable desk
RF radio transmitter
Practical carrying belt (only usable with devices with AA batteries)
Practical carrying bag bag as protection against coarse dirt.
The Planar-B Ex explosion-proof safety radio control can be used in zones 1 and 2 areas where there is a risk of gas explosion. This makes it the perfect transmitter in offshore areas and on oil platforms, for example.
Due to its compact design and low weight, the Planar-B2 Ex fits in any breast pocket or trouser pocket. Thanks to the integration of 6 two-stage and 4 one-stage buttons, many functions can still be covered and the transmitter can be used in a variety of ways. A monochrome display is also integrated in the Planar-B2 Ex for visualising the machine feedback.
The Planar-B2 Ex is powered by the 3.6 V battery developed by NBB. This allows the transmitter to operate for up to 40 hours on a single charge.
Optionally, the LBT technology (Listen Before Talk) can be integrated into the Planar-B2 Ex. This technology ensures that when the transmitter is switched on or when the frequency is changed, it is checked whether the selected frequency channel is already occupied by other transmitters. If this is the case, the next channel is checked until it is certain that the channel is free and the transmitter can operate without interference.
The multi-user system enables radio communication between several transmitters and several receivers. Each transmitter can be optionally operated with several receivers at a workplace and / or vice versa. Provided that this connection is not otherwise used at this moment. [More info]
NBB battery system
Nickel metal hydride batteries (NiMH) have a high energy density. The contacts have a self-cleaning design. The NBB battery pack is charged with a high charge current with a NBB charger. This quick charge is thermally controlled to optimize recharging and prevent overcharging. [More info]
LBT frequency search
When switching on or when switching the frequency, a check is carried out to determine whether the used frequency channel is reserved by another transmitter. If this is the case, the next frequency channel is checked until it is ensured that the transmitter can operate without disturbance. LBT is shortcut for Listen before Talk. [More info]
Visual representation of Operating Range, Transmission signal strength, Status of the machine function and Customer-specific information as well as logos supplemented by acoustic feedback (buzzer can be activated). [More info]
If transmitters are to be used in potentially explosive environments, appropriate technical precautions must be taken. The Planar-B1 and -B2 EX transmitters have been specially developed and certified for such applications. [More info]