Modutec PB Series Surface Mount Panel Meters

The PB Series was designed to meet the expressed need of many customers for meters with a hard-hitting, big-dial area “industrial” look.

PB Series meters are available in many sizes, types, and ranges. Mounting stud configuration complies with ANSI standards: the number of studs is as follows: 1½” meters – 2 studs; 2½” & 3½” meters – 3 studs; 4½” meters – 4 studs. Meters in sizes 1½”, 2½”, and 3½” can be supplied in 4- stud versions at no extra cost.

AC meters in this series are offered in both d’Arsonval (rectifier type) and iron-vane versions. The latter has the virtue of greater standard accuracy and relative insensitivity to input distortion, while the rectifier type is less affected by frequency variations.

Additional Information


• Available with DC, AC Iron Vane, and AC Rectified inputs
• DC: µa, mA, A, mV, V, Pyrometer (Thermocouple)
• AC: mA, A, V, Frequency
• Custom designed inputs and scales available

Performance Specifications

Accuracy*±2% DC
±2% AC - iron vane
±3% AC - rectifier type
(60Hz sine wave)
Tracking*±1½% DC
±2% AC
vertical mounting
Repeatability*0.5% DC and rectifier
±2% iron vane
Response Time1.5 seconds maximum for all ranges, except 0-50µA and below, where the response time is 3.0 seconds maximum.
Resistance±10% DC and rectifier
±30% iron vane
Scale Arc100° (iron vane 90°)
ShieldingSelf-shielded; no special calibration needed for steel or non-ferrous panel mounting,
including iron vane meters
Meter SizeDC & RectifierIron Vane
Scale Length - 1 ½" 1.75"-
Scale Length - 2 ½" 2.41"2.15"
Scale Length - 3 ½" 3.00"2.70"
Scale Length - 4 ½" 4.22"3.80"
Scale Length - 5 ½" 5.12"-

*Percent of full scale. On zero center meters, specification applies to full scale, not end scale values, e.g., 50-0-50 µA is 100 µA full scale.


Outline Drawing
Competitor Cross Reference Guide

How To Order

Please refer to the Series PB Catalog in the Downloads section of this page. Mention any options you would like to add to your meter.

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