3 1/2- vs. 4-digit digital indicator ? Exactly what is a 1/2 digit?

Besides 3- and 4-digit digital indicators, additionally, there are 3 1/2-digit indicators available for sale. But exactly what is a 1/2 digit?
A full digit can indicate all numbers from ?0? to ?9?. A 1/2 digit, on the other hand, can only display a ?1?, a number ?2? or higher is not possible. With a 3 1/2-digit digital indicator, the indicatable range of values is thus significantly limited in comparison to a 4-digit indicator.
Thus, on the main one hand, the maximum of the indicatable selection of values is 1999 instead of 9999. Alternatively, no negative values can be indicated, because the minus sign can’t be displayed in the first position. Therefore, the the least the indicatable selection of values is 0 instead of -1999.
An exception to the limitation of the indicatable negative value range is represented by indicators that have another space for the display of the sign. Displays with this characteristic can therefore also indicate values right down to -1999.
Number of digits
3-digit indicator
3 1/2-digit indicator
4-digit indicator
Representation
Max. scale range, standard
-199?999
0?1999
-1999?9999
Max. scale range with separate sign
-999?999
-1999?1999
-9999?9999
Max. amount of positions after decimal point
2
3
3
Note
More information about digital indicators from WIKA are available on our website.
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Characteristics of the display of a digital indicator ? there pressure gauge 4 นิ้ว will discover general information on the main characteristic top features of the display of a digital indicator.

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