Compatibility with Retired Products
Customers can add CR9000X dataloggers to networks containing the older CR9000 or CR9000C dataloggers. I/O modules other than the CR9080 can be used with either the CR9000 or CR9000X. CR9000 communication interfaces (i.e., NL105, BLC100, TL925, PLA100) are not compatible with the CR9000X, and therefore have been retired.
With several channel types, the CR9000X is compatible with many sensors, including thermocouples and 4 to 20 mA sensors.
Measurement and Control Peripherals
Measurement and control peripherals typically used with the CR9000X are our AM25T 25-Channel Solid State Multiplexer, SDM-CAN Interface, SDM-INT8 Eight Channel Interval Timer, and SDM-SIO4 Serial Input/Output Module. Other measurement and control peripherals are compatible but they do not support the CR9000X datalogger's maximum measurement rate and are therefore impractical for most CR9000X applications.
The CR9000X typically communicates with a PC via direct connect or Ethernet. Because the CR9000X has an on-board 10baseT/100baseT port, an Ethernet interface such as the NL100 is not required.
Storage capacity can be increased by using a PC or CompactFlash card. The CR9000X'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 several CF cards that have passed our ESD testing and operate properly with our dataloggers (see Ordering tab). Please note that the PCMCIA and CompactFlash cards need to be industrial-grade and have a storage capacity of 2 GB or less.
Other communication peripherals are compatible but they do not support the CR9000X datalogger's maximum measurement rate and are therefore impractical for most CR9000X applications.
Two enclosures are offered for the CR9000X. The 8253 fiberglass environmental enclosure is designed for field applications where the enclosure will be exposed to the elements. The 8255 lab enclosure is for applications where the CR9000X will reside inside a building.
CRBasic, the CR9000X's full programming language, supports simple or complex programming and many on-board data reduction processes. CRBasic is included in RTDAQ, LoggerNet, and PC400.
RTDAQ Real-Time Data Acquisition Software is shipped with each CR9000X (at no extra charge); the CR9000X is also compatible with other Campbell Scientific software. Specifically, the CR9000X is compatible with the following:
- Short Cut
- PC400 (version 1.0 or higher)
- LoggerNet (version 2.0 or higher)
- RTDAQ (version 1.0 or higher)
- VisualWeather (version 2.0 or higher)
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