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Multipurpose datalogger for monitoring and control
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Overview

The CR1000 is our most widely used datalogger. It can be used in a broad range of measurement and control functions. Rugged enough for extreme conditions and reliable enough for remote environments, it is also robust enough for complex configurations.

The CR1000 builds on the foundation of our CR10X dataloggers, and has already been put to use all over the world. Increased memory and more measurement channels make it a powerful core component for your data-acquisition system. 

Benefits and Features

  • Ideal applications include fire weather, mesonet systems, wind profiling, weather stations, air quality, ETo/agriculture, soil moisture, water level/stage, aquaculture, avalanche forecasting, time-domain reflectometry, vehicle testing, SCADA, and water quality
  • Serial communications with serial sensors and devices supported via I/O port pairs
  • Collects and stores data and controls peripherals as the brain of your system
  • Flexible power and communication options make it ideal for remote locations.
  • 4-MB memory can be expanded with add-on memory systems.
  • Supports PakBus, Modbus, SDI-12, and DNP3 protocols
  • Compatible with channel expansion peripherals allowing you to expand your system
  • Program with LoggerNet, PC400, or Short Cut to fit your setup
  • Communicates via various options: TCP/IP, email, FTP, web server.
  • Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) protected inputs
  • Battery-backed clock that ensures accurate time is maintained while datalogger is disconnected from battery power
  • Program and control on site with addition of CR1000KD keyboard and display unit.
  • Contains custom ASIC chip that expands pulse count, control port, and serial communications capabilities

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Detailed Description

The CR1000 consists of a measurement and control module and a wiring panel. This datalogger uses an external keyboard/display and power supply. Low power consumption allows the CR1000 to operate for extended time periods on a battery recharged with a solar panel—eliminating the need for AC power. The CR1000 suspends execution when primary power drops below 9.6 V, reducing the possibility of inaccurate measurements.

The CR1000's module measures sensors, drives direct communications and telecommunications, reduces data, controls external devices, and stores data and programs in on-board, non-volatile storage. The electronics are RF shielded and glitch protected by the sealed, stainless-steel canister. A battery-backed clock assures accurate timekeeping. The module can simultaneously provide measurement and communication functions. The on-board, BASIC-like programming language supports data processing and analysis routines.

The CR1000WP is a black, anodized aluminum wiring panel that is compatible with all CR1000 modules. The wiring panel includes switchable 12 V, redistributed analog grounds (dispersed among analog channels rather than grouped), unpluggable terminal block for 12 V connections, gas-tube spark gaps, and 12 V supply on pin 8 to power our COM-series phone modems and other peripherals. The control module easily disconnects from the wiring panel allowing field replacement without rewiring the sensors.

Originally, the standard CR1000 had 2 MB of data/program storage, and an optional version, the CR1000-4M, had 4 MB of memory. In September 2007, the standard CR1000 started having 4 MB of memory, making the CR1000-4M obsolete. Dataloggers that have a module with a serial number greater than or equal to 11832 will have a 4 MB memory. The 4 MB dataloggers will also have a sticker on the canister stating “4M Memory”.

Specifications

  • Maximum Scan Rate: 100 Hz
  • Analog Inputs: 16 single-ended or
    8 differential individually configured
  • Pulse Counters: 2
  • Switched Excitation Channels: 3 voltage
  • Digital Ports1: 8 I/Os or 4 RS-232 COM2
  • Communications/Data Storage Ports:
    1 CS I/O, 1 RS-232, 1 parallel peripheral
  • Switched 12 Volt: 1
  • Input Voltage Range: ±5 Vdc
  • Analog Voltage Accuracy:
    ±(0.06% of reading + offset), 0° to 40°C
  • Analog Resolution: 0.33 µV
  • A/D Bits: 13
  • Power Requirements: 9.6 to 16 Vdc
  • Dimensions:
    23.9 x 10.2 x 6.1 cm
    (9.4" x 4.0" x 2.4")
  • Dimensions with CFM100 or NL115 attached:
    25.2 x 10.2 x 7.1 cm
    (9.9" x 4.0" x 2.8")
  • Weight: 1.0 kg (2.1 lb)
  • Protocols Supported: PakBus, Modbus, DNP3, FTP, HTTP, XML, POP3, SMTP, Telnet, NTCIP, NTP, SDI-12, SDM
  • CE Compliance Standards to which Conformity is Declared: IEC61326:2002
  • Warranty: 3 years

Temperature Range

  • Standard: -25° to +50°C
  • Extended: -55° to +85°C

Memory

  • Operating System: 2 MB flash
  • Battery-Backed SRAM for CPU Usage and Final Storage: 4 MB
  • Flash Disk (CPU) for Program Files: 512 kB

Typical Current Drain @ 12 Vdc

  • Sleep Mode: < 1mA
  • Active (w/o RS-232 communication):
    1 to 16 mA typical
  • Active (w/RS-232 communication):
    17 to 28 mA typical

1Certain digital ports can be used to count switch closures.

2I/O ports can be paired as transmit and receive for measuring smart serial sensors.

Compatibility

Sensors

With several channel types, the CR1000 is compatible with nearly every available sensor, including thermocouples, SDI-12 sensors, and 4 to 20 mA sensors (via a terminal input module, such as the CURS100). A custom ASIC chip expands its pulse count, control port, and serial communications capabilities. The CR1000's I/O ports can be paired as transmit and receive, allowing serial communications with serial sensors and devices.

Measurement & Control Peripherals

The CR1000 is compatible with all of our CDMs (requires an SC-CPI), SDMs, multiplexers, vibrating-wire interfaces, terminal input modules, and relays. 

Communications

The CR1000 communicates with a PC via direct connect, Ethernet interfaces, multidrop modems, short-haul modems, phone modems (land line, digital cellular, and voice-synthesized), RF telemetry, and satellite transmitters (Argos, Iridium, and Inmarsat).

Data can be viewed on the CR1000KD Keyboard Display, the CD100 Mountable Display with Keyboard, an iOS or Android device (requires LoggerLink), CD295 DataView II Display, or a user-supplied PDA (PConnect or PConnectCE software required).

Compatible external data storage devices are the CFM100, NL115, and SC115.

Enclosures

The CR1000 and its power supply can be housed in any of our standard enclosures. 

Power

Any 12 Vdc source can power the CR1000 datalogger. Power supplies commonly used with the CR1000 are the BPALK, PS150, and PS200. The BPALK provides eight non-rechargeable D-cell alkaline batteries with a 7.5 Ah rating at 20°C.

Both the PS150 and PS200 consist of a sealed rechargeable 7 Ah battery and a charging regulator. Their battery should be connected to a charging source (either a wall charger or solar panel). These two power supplies differ in their charging regulator. The PS150 has a standard regulator and the PS200 has a micro-controller-based smart regulator. The PS200's regulator provides two-step constant voltage charging and temperature compensation that optimize battery charging and increases the battery’s life.

Also available are the BP12 and BP24 battery packs, which provide nominal ratings of 12 and 24 Ah, respectively. These batteries should be connected to a regulated charging source (e.g., a CH100 or CH200 connected to a unregulated solar panel or wall charger).

Software

CRBasic, the CR1000's full programming language, supports simple or complex programming and many onboard data reduction processes. Compatible software includes:

  • Short Cut
  • PC200W
  • PC400 (version 1.2 or higher)
  • LoggerNet (version 3.0 or higher)
  • RTDAQ (version 1.0 or higher)
  • PConnect (version 3.1 or higher)
  • PConnectCE (version 2.0 or higher)
  • VisualWeather (version 2.0 or higher)

Downloads

CR1000 OS v.28.02 (4.09 MB) 08-07-2015

Execution of this download installs the CR1000 Operating System and Compiler on your computer.  It also updates the CR1000 support files for the CRBasic Editor.  

Note: This OS has crossed the 2 Meg CR1000 size limit for remote download.  The OS must be downloaded to the 2 Meg CR1000 via direct connect with the Device Configuration Utility.  All OS download methods are supported by the 4 Meg CR1000.

Upgrading from versions prior to version 28 of the Operating System will reset the datalogger’s CPU drive.  This is due to a change in the format of the file system from FAT16 to FAT32.  In order for the datalogger to operate correctly, as part of the upgrade, the CPU drive is formatted to FAT32.  Any programs stored and running from the CPU drive will be lost.  It is not recommended to update the datalogger’s Operating System over a remote connection where program control regulates the communication equipment (turning it on or off, etc.).  In these cases, an on-site visit and a backup using DevConfig’s backup utility is necessary to update the datalogger’s Operating System.

Watch the Video Tutorial: Sending an OS to a Local Datalogger.

In all cases where the datalogger is being updated from an Operating System prior to 28, the use of DevConfig’s backup utility is recommended due to the CPU drive being formatted using the new FAT32 format.

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Device Configuration Utility v.2.11 (40.0 MB) 01-25-2016

A software utility used to download operating systems and set up Campbell Scientific hardware. Also will update PakBus Graph and the Network Planner if they have been installed previously by another Campbell Scientific software package.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to CR1000: 179

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  1. The FileManage() instruction can be used to hide files on a datalogger. The following are some important reminders:

    • Hidden files will not be displayed and therefore are not accessible via File Control, FTP, HTTP, etc.
    • Hidden CR and DLD program files and those specified by the Include instruction can be used by the datalogger.
    • Hidden files can be accessed under program control using the FileOpen(), FileRead(), and FileWrite() instructions.
    • Hidden files can be further protected by encrypting them with the CRBasic Editor or the FileEncrypt() instruction. 
  2. This message indicates that the datalogger had to reconfigure and delete final storage data. The data tables are recreated, thus causing the historical data to be deleted. This message is only seen if programs are sent or restarted either by the File Control options to start/stop a program, or if the program is sent from the CRBasic Editor. If a program is sent from the Connect screen, this message is not displayed, but final storage data on the datalogger is deleted. Remember to collect data before sending or starting a program.

  3. Pass-code lockouts (historically known as security codes) are the oldest method of securing a Campbell Scientific datalogger. This method provides a level of security, mainly for PakBus communications. However, someone with physical access to a datalogger or telecommunications hardware may be able to overcome the five-digit pass-code lockouts. To further secure PakBus communications, use the PakBus Encryption Key and PakBus/TCP password. 

  4. The CR1000 does not have any continuous analog outputs. It has three excitation channels that are momentarily turned on during measurements. Use the SDM-AO4A for proportional control or driving strip charts.
  5. No. The RS-232 does not provide 12 Vdc on any pin. The port does use an RS-232 driver chip that is capable of working with many port-powered interfaces.

  6. Use the PreserveVariables() instruction to ensure that all variables reflect the last known value if the datalogger experiences power loss.

  7. Telemetry peripherals are discussed and compared in the “Data Storage & Retrieval Peripherals” brochure. 

  8. The internal file storage on the datalogger has limits on the size, quantity, and name length of files. The file name of the new file may need to be shortened, or some older files may need to be deleted using File Control.

  9. If PPP is enabled in the settings, the datalogger effectively reviews what it should be doing with the PPP connection every second. If PPPClose was called at some point, the message “user closed ppp” is displayed in the trace log, every second or so. This means that the datalogger checked what it should be doing and found that it should be closed. (It does not mean that PPPClose was called at that time.)

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