NID-2000/NID-2000P Dynamic Signal Simulator | North Instruments

NID-2000/NID-2000P Dynamic Signal Simulator


NID-2000/NID-2000P Dynamic Signal Simulator is a battery operated instrument that is used to electronically simulate variety of outputs from various types of sensors. This device uses a menu-driven 4×16 character LCD display to establish appropriate settings. NID-2000P Precision Dynamic Signal Simulator is precision version of NID-2000 Dynamic Signal Simulator (please see datasheet).

The key panel contains five sealed switches marked with arrows, Enter (green button), Back and ON/OFF.

Power is supplied from 4 AA rechargeable, internally mounted Ni-MH batteries which can be recharged with a regulated 9Vdc source.

Connection to PC is established over the front mounted LEMO connector. PC mode will be automatically started after inserting proper cable into device.

Output signal is user selectable from: single-ended voltage (mV), single-ended charge (pC), differential charge (pC), current-sinking IEPE (ICP®), loop powered current source (mA), tachometer (TTL), flow (TTL), OSO® (Optical Speed Output) and BOV (Bias Output Voltage). Frequency range is 1Hz to 10kHz; RMS output voltage is from 10mV to 10V or 10pC to 10.000pC. Outputs can be provided in acceleration, velocity, displacement, voltage or charge.

Application note

Suitable for inspecting measurement lines according to ISO 10816 standards. Device is especially designed for Condition Monitoring Systems (CMS) and/or Vibration Monitoring Systems (VMS) that are independent or connect to SCADA/DCS Systems.

  • Simulates various sensor and transmitter signal outputs
  • Fully compliant with the requirements of ISO 10816 (ISO 20816) standards
  • Operates in two modes: standalone and PC based
  • The software includes a sensors/transmitters database of the major manufacturers
  • Automatic the creation of reports in PC mode enabled
  • Loop powered current source output
  • Tachometer TTL and OSO® output
  • BOV test of IEPE (ICP) sensors supported
  • Menu-driven operation
  • Multi language menu
  • Metric and Imperial units
  • PC connection
  • Battery operated



Single-ended Voltage (mV)

IEPE (ICP®) – Current Sinking

Loop powered Current Source (mA)

Single-ended Charge (pC)

Differential Charge (pC)

Tachometer (TTL)

Flow Meter (TTL)

OSO® – Optical Speed Output

BOV – Bias Output Voltage

Frequency range 1Hz to 10kHz

Output range 10mV to 10,000mV RMS; 10pC to 10,000pC

Transfer Characteristics

Amplitude accuracy ± 0.5% of settings on any range

Amplitude stability 0.03%/°F maximum change from 14°F to 149°F

Frequency accuracy ± 0.02% of settings on any range

Frequency stability ± 0.5% of maximum change from 14°F to 149°F

Total harmonic distortion  < 0.1% 1Hz to 2kHz; < 0.15% 2kHz to 10kHz

Environmental Characteristics


Operating 14°F to 149°F

Storage -0.4°F to 149°F

Humidity 95% R.H. maximum


Battery 4x AA rechargeable Ni-MH supplied

Autonomy More than 5 hours when fully charged

Physical Characteristics

Dimension 8.19in x 3.94in x 1.57in

Weight 1.126 lb (including batteries)

Case Molded Plastic Case

Connection mV, IEPE, BOV, mA and Tachometer – BNC Charge (single-ended and differential) – Microdot USB 2.0

Front Panel Controls Five sealed switches (Arrows, E, Back and ON/OFF)

Front Panel Display 4 line LCD panel with 64 character

    NOTE: All technical data can be changed without notice.

NID-2000P: USD 2750.00, shipping free (worldwide) NID-2000: USD 1950.00