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High-Performance Datalogger
5,000 Hz aggregate throughput, 20 differential channels, built-in keyboard and display
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Overview

The CR5000 is a rugged, high-performance data-acquisition system with built-in keyboard, graphics display, and PCMCIA card slot. It combines 16-bit resolution with a maximum throughput of 5000 measurements per second. It has many input channels and can measure a large number of sensors. This makes the CR5000 a key part of automotive, structural, and high-speed environmental applications.

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Benefits and Features

  • High throughput makes the CR5000 a powerful tool for demanding configurations.
  • Ideal applications include eddy covariance, Bowen ratio, weather stations, vehicle testing, HVAC, process monitoring and control, structural or fatigue analysis, machinery testing, energy management and conservation
  • Integrated keyboard and display screen let you program, manually initiate data transfers, and view data, all on site.
  • Integrated PCMCIA slot accepts memory cards up to 2 GB for stand-alone data collecting.
  • Includes a current excitation channel allowing direct connection of PRTs or other sensors that use a current excitation
  • Compatible with channel expansion peripherals allowing you to expand your system
  • Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) protected inputs
  • Battery-backed clock that ensures accurate time is maintained while datalogger is disconnected from battery power
  • Collects and stores data and controls peripherals as the brain of your system

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Detailed Description

The CR5000 typically includes an integrated 7-Ahr rechargeable power supply, but a no battery base option is also offered if a user-supplied power supply is preferred. This datalogger has a 128 x 64 pixel backlit graphical or eight-line numeric display, and a 16-character keyboard for on-site control. Its on-board PCMCIA card slot allows the CR5000 to store data on a Type I, Type II, or Type III PCMCIA card, or on a CompactFlash® card if an adapter is used.

The CR5000's operating system includes measurement, processing, and output instructions for programming the datalogger. The programming language, CRBasic, uses a BASIC-like syntax. Measurement instructions specific to bridge configurations, voltage outputs, thermocouples, and pulse/frequency signals are included. Processing instructions support algebraic, statistical, and transcendental functions for on-site processing. Output instructions process data over time and control external devices. These instructions include averages, maximums, minimums, standard deviations, histograms, rainflow histograms, level crossings, and Fast Fourier Transfers (FFTs).

 

 

Specifications

Note: Additional specifications are listed in the CR5000 Specifications Sheet.

  • Maximum Scan Rate: 1667 Hz
  • Analog Inputs:
    40 single-ended or 20 differential individually configured
  • Pulse Counters: 2
  • Switched Excitation Channels:
    4 voltage, 4 current
  • Continuous Analog Outputs: 2
  • Digital Ports1:
    1 SDM and 8 I/Os
  • Communications Ports:
    1 CS I/O, 1 RS-232
  • Switched 12 Volt: 1
  • Input Voltage Range: ±5 Vdc
  • Analog Voltage Accuracy:
    ±0.05% FSR, 0° to 40°C
  • Analog Resolution: 0.33 µV
  • A/D Bits: 16
  • Temperature Range2
    Standard: -25° to +50°C
    Extended: -55° to +85°C
  • Memory:
    128 kB (program),
    2 MB (data storage)
  • Power Requirements:
    11 to 16 Vdc
  • Typical Current Drain:
    1.5 mA (sleep mode)
    4.5 mA (1 Hz sample rate)
    200 mA (5 kHz sample rate)
  • Dimensions with Low-Profile Base:
    24.4 x 21.0 x 7.4 cm
    (9.8" x 8.3" x 2.9")
  • Dimensions with Rechargeable Battery Base:
    24.4 x 21.0 x 11.4 cm
    (9.8" x 8.3" x 4.5")
  • Weight with Low-Profile Base: 2.0 kg (4.5 lb)
  • Weight with Rechargeable Battery Base:
    5.5 kg (12.2 lb)
  • Protocols Supported:  SDI-12, SDM
  • CE Compliance Standards to which Conformity is Declared: IEC61326:2002
  • Warranty: 3 years


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

2The rechargeable battery base has a different temperature range (-40° to +60°C).

Compatibility

Sensors

With several channel types, the CR5000 is compatible with nearly every available sensor, including thermocouples, SDI-12 sensors, and 4 to 20 mA sensors.

Measurement & Control Peripherals

The CR5000 is compatible with our multiplexers, vibrating-wire interfaces, terminal input modules, relays, and most of our SDMs. 

Communications

The CR5000 communicates with a PC via direct connect, NL100 Ethernet interface, multidrop modems, short-haul modems, phone modems (land line and digital cellular), RF telemetry, and GOES satellite transmitter. Data can be viewed on its on-board keyboard display.

Storage capacity can be increased by using a PC or CompactFlash card. The CR5000's PCMCIA card slot supports one Type I, Type II, or Type III PC Card or the CF1 adapter and one CompactFlash (CF) card.

The storage capacity of Type II cards exceeds 1 GB. Type III cards provide data storage capacities exceeding 1 GB but may not be suitable for all environments. Campbell Scientific offers CF cards that store up to 2 GB of data. Please note that the PCMCIA and CompactFlash cards need to be industrial-grade and have a storage capacity of 2 GB or less.

Enclosures

ENC10/12 ENC10/12R ENC12/14 ENC14/16 ENC16/18

Power Supplies

The CR5000 is often powered by its on-board rechargeable power supply (see Ordering Info). When the rechargeable power supply is used, its internal 7-Ahr sealed rechargeable battery needs be charged via a vehicle (requires the DCDC18R), solar panel, or ac wall charger.

The CR5000 can also come with a low-profile base that requires a user-supplied dc source. It is preferred when the system’s power consumption needs a larger capacity battery or when it’s advantageous to have a thinner, lighter datalogger.

Software

CRBasic, the CR5000's full programming language, supports simple or complex programming and many onboard data reduction processes. Compatible software includes:

  • Short Cut
  • PC200W
  • PC400 (version 1.0 or higher)
  • LoggerNet (version 2.0 or higher)
  • RTDAQ (version 1.0 or higher)
  • VisualWeather (version 2.0 or higher)

Downloads

CR5000 OS v.7 (3.0 MB) 02-26-2014

Current Operating System, Compiler and CR5000 support files for the CRBasic Editor. Requires the Device Configuration Utility, LoggerNet or RTDAQ to upload.

Use of this file will update the datalogger support files for the CRBasic Editor included in LoggerNet and RTDAQ.

Note: If the current Operating System on a CR5000 is version 2.1 or earlier (and no higher OS version has been loaded in the past) then it is necessary to load the "intermediate.obj" OS (included with this download) onto the CR5000 first before installing the Std7 OS (CR5000.Std.07.obj).

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Device Configuration Utility v.2.12 (43.9 MB) 03-11-2016

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.

Known Windows XP Issue:

This software release includes Campbell Scientific USB drivers that will not install on Windows XP. To keep current with up and coming security requirements, the drivers have been signed with a SHA-256 encryption which is not supported by Windows XP. Windows XP users who have a need to install USB drivers for Campbell Scientific products can contact Campbell Scientific for an alternate solution.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to CR5000: 74

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  1. Multiple CR5000s may not be directly connected to a single cellular digital modem.

  2. Yes, burst mode can be used. The maximum sampling rate depends on the number of sensors and the integration.

  3. The display contrast is set too dark for the specific ambient temperature. Press the Esc key several times, and use the left arrow key to lighten the contrast. If necessary, darken the contrast with the right arrow key.

  4. If a connection can be made to the CR5000 via the RF radio using LoggerNet, the radio is connected to the CR5000.

  5. If the file is a TOB1 or TOA5 file format, use the File Format Convert utility to create smaller files, based on time. The File Format Convert utility is part of LoggerNet and is located here: Start | All Programs | Campbell Scientific | LoggerNet | Utilities | File Format Convert.

  6. Yes, as long as the equivalent bridge resistance is not so low as to exceed the current that can be sourced by an excitation channel.

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