Data Logger works in remote locations.

Press Release Summary:

Standalone 2686A Data Logging System chassis has six slots, allowing users to custom build system with up to 120 channels. Slots accommodate 20-channel analog input modules and digital I/O relay module. It has up to 2 GB of addressable ATA Flash memory, Ethernet TCP/IP protocols, and network interfaces for 10/100 BaseT, Unit accepts Vdc, Vac, resistance, current, ohms, RTD, thermocouples, thermistors, frequency, and totalizer inputs.

Original Press Release:

Fluke Introduces the New Stand-Alone 2686A Data Logging System

A powerful data logger for remote locations and mobile or non-computer-assisted logging applications

- 120-channel-capable design expandable with 20-channel modules
- Low cost-per-channel of under $100
- Flexible and scalable with up to 2 GB of addressable ATA Flash memory
- Precision temperature measurement capability

EVERETT, WA - Fluke Corporation, the world's leading supplier of test and measurement equipment, introduces the new Fluke 2686A Data Logging System, designed to be the most versatile data logger to ever come from the Everett, Washington facility.

"This scalable 120-channel system with universal inputs offers a 'window on measurement' like never before," said Bruce Fuller, Fluke Precision Measurement product marketing manager. "What's more, the 2686A, with its precision temperature capability, is a perfect choice for critical temperature measurements that require the utmost accuracy."

The 2686A features a new chassis design with six slots, allowing users to custom build a complete data-logging system. Five of these slots can accommodate any combination of 20-channel analog input modules compatible to the new 2680 Series. The sixth slot may be used for an additional analog input module or for an available digital I/O relay module that adds an element of control to the system. The 2686A may also be easily configured for stand-alone operations by simply selecting a preset configuration from the memory card.

2686A Data Logging System Chassis for Stand-Alone Applications

Using the 16 MB PC ATA flash memory card included with the chassis, or other cards up to 2 GB, the new Fluke 2686A writes data to memory for easy retrieval and storage. This feature makes it a powerful data logger for remote locations, mobile or non-computer-assisted logging applications. The Fluke 2680A can also communicate on a network while still logging data locally, providing the capability to expand to a LAN-based measurement system. The 2686A may also be used in networks where the extra data security that a memory card offers is required.

Utilizing Ethernet TCP/IP protocols and network interfaces for 10/100 BaseT, each analog module features the Fluke-patented Universal Input Module (UIM). Fluke's UIM enables users to connect and measure virtually any electrical or physical parameter without the need for external signal conditioning for a potential savings of up to $250 per channel. Available 20-channel analog measurement modules include: The 2680A-Fast Analog Input (FAI) module with 1,000 RPS for more dynamic monitoring requirements at a suggested U.S. list price of $1,295, and the 2680A-Precision Analog Input (PAI) module with up to 300 V of channel-to-channel isolation and ultimate precision at a suggested U.S. list price of $1,595.

Input types that are compatible with the 2686A units are: Vdc, Vac, resistance, current, 4-wire ohms, RTD, thermocouples, thermistors, frequency, and totalizer inputs. Compatible outputs include digital I/O and alarm relay contacts.

Now available from Fluke distributors and representatives worldwide, the Fluke 2686A chassis has a U.S. list price of $3,490. For more information on the Fluke 2686A Data Acquisition System or to find the location of the nearest representative, visit or contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206, call (888) 492-7556, fax (425) 446-5116, or e-mail

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Fluke Corporation is the global leader in test and measurement technology. Fluke products are used by technicians and engineers in calibration, service, installation, maintenance, manufacturing test, and quality functions in a variety of industries throughout the world.

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