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.
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).
1Certain digital ports can be used to count switch closures.
2The rechargeable battery base has a different temperature range (-40° to +60°C).
With several channel types, the CR5000 is compatible with nearly every available sensor, including thermocouples, SDI-12 sensors, and 4 to 20 mA sensors.
The CR5000 is compatible with our multiplexers, vibrating-wire interfaces, terminal input modules, relays, and most of our SDMs.
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.
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.
CRBasic, the CR5000's full programming language, supports simple or complex programming and many onboard data reduction processes. Compatible software includes:
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).View Update History
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.View Update History
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Yes, burst mode can be used. The maximum sampling rate depends on the number of sensors and the integration.
Create additional scans using the SlowSequence instruction.
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.
No filtering is available.
Multiple CR5000s may not be directly connected to a single cellular digital modem.
Create a multidrop network with an MD485 between the CR5000s and the digital modem. See the “Digital Cellular Modem to MD485 Network” appendix item in the MD485 instruction manual.
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.
It depends on the nature of the sensor output. The CR5000 has 20 differential analog inputs or 40 single-ended analog inputs.