Data Loggers offer switched 5 V output.
April 19, 2012 -
Series 3 dataTaker Intelligent Universal Data Loggers provide up to 25 mA to power wide range of analog sensors including pressure transducers, GPS, flowmeters, pulse, and more. Rugged design stands up in extreme environments, and power management features minimize overall power consumption. Featuring built-in web server and communications capabilities including Ethernet, USB, serial, and cellular models, dataTaker Series 3 devices also offer alarm and programming capabilities.
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CAS Data Loggers
12628 Chillicothe Rd., Unit J
Chesterland, OH, 44026
CAS DataLoggers Offers Low-Power dataTaker Products
Flexible Solutions Now Featuring Switchable 5-Volt Excitation
Customers in industrial fields and other applications where low-power operation is a priority are always searching for an ideal device to limit power consumption. Now CAS DataLoggers has partnered with bestselling manufacturer dataTaker to offer customers the new dataTaker Series 3 Intelligent Universal Data Loggers which now have a switchable 5-volt excitation feature to power sensors. This feature provides up to 25 milliamps to power a wide range of analog sensors including pressure transducers, GPS, flowmeters, pulse, and many more. Users can switch this option on and off with a simple command to preserve power, for example when operating their data loggers on batteries. These versatile dataTaker solutions include the world-renowned DT80 and DT85 data loggers, boasting a rugged design that can even stand up to extreme environments and rough handling, now offered from CAS DataLoggers at cost-effective prices.
This isolated switched 5V output feature is newly available in all Series 3 dataTaker devices. The return terminal for this power output is designated as 'AGND'. This output is typically used for powering analog sensors, for example while monitoring position via GPS or for differential pressure monitoring, with a maximum output current of 25mA. These improved Series 3 data loggers incorporate a number of power management features which aim to minimize their overall power consumption, all easily configured for minimum power usage. Operators can use a simple command to switch on the isolated 5V power output, and then another to switch it off. Note that the 5V output is derived from the data logger's analog power supply, so it will turn on if the analog section is powered: by default the device's analog section is only powered while a measurement is being taken. However, if users require the 5V output to be on continuously, then they can easily use another command to continuously power the analog section. More details are available in dataTaker's user-friendly manuals.
CAS DataLoggers offers customers these universal, intelligent input data loggers for use with a wide range of input signal types to measure temperature, voltage, current, 4-20 mA loops, and almost any signal. Featuring a built-in web server and extensive communications capabilities including Ethernet, USB, Serial and cellular models, dataTaker Series 3 devices also offer powerful alarm and programming capabilities to allow these dataloggers to process measurements and initiate actions on their own. Additionally, these systems can be used for local data acquisition and logging when connected to a PC; for remote unattended data collection connected to a centralized computer via modem or the internet; or as stand-alone devices.
Advanced communications features include RS232 with modem support, Ethernet, and USB memory stick ports so that users can connect locally, remotely, or over the Internet. The web interface allowsusers to configure the dataTaker datalogger, access logged data and see current measurements as mimics, or in a list using a web browser. FTP provides data directly to an office over the internet or mobile phone network without any need for polling or specific host software.
For more information on the new Series 3 dataTaker intelligent data loggers, other dataTaker data loggers to monitor almost any signal, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Specialist at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at www.DataLoggerInc.com.