The 4-20mA current loop is the dominant standard for sensor systems in many industries, primarily because it is the simplest option to configure and connect. It also uses less wiring and connections than other signals, therefore reducing overall system cost. In addition, in large locations, it is better for traveling long distances, since current doesn't degrade like voltage does.
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This board uses a standard 4-20mA loop to transmit data over large distances in industrial environments. It is resistant to surrounding noise.