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CS460-L Pressure Transducer
Stainless Steel
Ideal for long-term deployment in harsh conditions
weather applications water applications energy applications gas flux & turbulence applications infrastructure applications soil applications

Overview

The CS460, manufactured by Keller America, is a submersible pressure transducer for water level measurements in canals, wells, ponds, harbors, lakes, streams and tanks. It has several output options, allowing all of our dataloggers to measure it. 

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Benefits and Features

  • Fully temperature-compensated
  • Compatible with most Campbell Scientific dataloggers

The "-L" on a product model indicates that the cable length is specified at the time of order.

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Detailed Description

The CS460 measures water level with an accuracy of 0.1% FSR. Its pressure range is designated at time of order. This transducer uses a strain gage bonded to a pressure-sensitive diaphragm. Electrical resistance changes as pressure changes on the diaphragm. The datalogger records the pressure measurement, and then converts the measurement to water level.

The CS460 has a rugged Hytrel cable that remains flexible, even under harsh environmental conditions. The cable incorporates a vent tube to compensate for atmospheric pressure fluctuations. The vent tube terminates inside a desiccant tube, which prevents water vapor from entering the inner cavity of the transducer.

 

Specifications

Accuracy ±0.25 or ±0.1% FS T.E.B.

Total Error Band (TEB) includes the combined effects of non-linearity, hysteresis and non-repeatability, as well as thermal dependencies, over the compensated temperature range, expressed as a percentage of the Basic Range. All intermediate ranges are realized by deranging from standard basic ranges of 30, 100, 300, and 900 ft WC.
Pressure Output 0 to 2.5 Vdc; 0 to 5 Vdc; 0 to 10 Vdc; 4 to 20 mA
Wetted Materials 316L stainless steel, polyamide, fluorocarbon
Operating Temperature Range -10° to +80°C (compensated)
Temperature Output RS-485
Supply Voltage 8 to 28 Vdc
Current Drain 3 mA (continuous)
Diameter 2.1 cm (0.825 in.)
Length 10.9 cm (4.3 in.)

Compatibility

Note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible or incompatible products.

Dataloggers

Product Compatible Note
21X (retired)
CR10 (retired)
CR1000
CR10X (retired)
CR200X (retired)
CR206X (retired)
CR211X (retired)
CR216X (retired)
CR23X (retired)
CR295X (retired)
CR3000
CR500 (retired)
CR5000 (retired)
CR510 (retired)
CR6
CR800
CR850
CR9000 (retired)
CR9000X

Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to CS460-L: 7

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  1. The CS460-L is made by Keller America.

  2. Yes, and because of this, it is critical to keep the vent tube free of condensation.

  3. The CS460-L has several output options:

    • 0 to 2.5 Vdc
    • 0 to 5 Vdc
    • 0 to 10 Vdc
    • 4 to 20 mA
  4. Yes. The CURS100 was made specifically for this purpose and can be used with the CR800, CR850, CR1000, and CR3000. In addition, the same 100 ohm precision resistor, usable with all Campbell Scientific dataloggers, is contained in pn 7977, 100 Ohm Shunt Resistor Assembly, 3.25 inch Cable.

  5. These sensors consume a lot of power compared with other sensors. A sensor with a 4 to 20 mA output will consume at a minimum 4 mA, and as much as 20 mA at full scale. This must be accounted for in a system’s power budget. To conserve power, consider using the SW12V port on the datalogger to turn the sensor off between measurements.

    In addition, Campbell Scientific dataloggers cannot measure a 4 to 20 mA signal directly and require the use of a 100 ohm precision resistor, such as a CURS100, to measure the sensor.

  6. There are a couple advantages to using a sensor with a 4 to 20 mA output. Because current measurements can travel longer distances than voltage measurements, it is possible to use cable lengths that are thousands of feet. Second, because the sensor produces 4 mA when the sensor is reading zero pressure, it is possible to discern that the sensor is still operational when the reading is zero.

  7. Place a 100 ohm precision resistor across the signal and ground lines of the CS460-L. The datalogger will be able to read the voltage drop across the resistor, which will be in direct proportion to the milliamp reading.

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