On 16 January 2008, the AM16/32A was replaced with the AM16/32B. A new clocking mode was added to the AM16/32B that allows a relay address to be used to go directly to a specific channel; the AM16/32A sequentially advanced through all of the channels.
|Power||9.6 to 16 Vdc, under load, unregulated|
|Quiescent Current Drain||< 210 µA|
|Active Current Drain||6 mA (typical)|
|Maximum Actuation Time for Relay||20 ms|
|Maximum Switching Current||
Switching currents greater than 30 mA (occasional 50 mA acceptable) degrade the suitability of that channel for switching low-voltage signals.
Note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible or incompatible products.
|CR9000 (retired)||Although the CR9000 is compatible, the AM16/32A does not support their fastest communication rates and therefore is not practical for most applications.|
|CR9000X (retired)||Although the CR9000X is compatible, the AM16/32A does not support its fastest communication rates and therefore is not practical for most applications.|
Short Cut software (available at no charge from our website) supports simple programming and generates wiring diagrams for AM16/32A applications; early versions of Short Cut did not support multiplexers.
A series of data logger instructions control the AM16/32A operation (measurement instructions that are repetitive are generally contained within a programming loop; in the CR800-series, CR1000, CR3000, and CR5000, this functionality is available in the SubScan instruction).