GRANITE VOLT 116 16- or 32-Channel 5V Analog Input Module
Ultimate Analog Measurement Expansion Tool
Ideal for concentrated or distributed measurements
weather applications water applications energy applications gas flux and turbulence applications infrastructure applications soil applications

Overview

The GRANITE™ VOLT 116 is an analog input module that allows you to easily expand your Campbell Scientific data acquisition system. The VOLT 116 has 16 differential or 32 single-ended input channels and four excitation channels. It provides two 12 V ports and two switched 12 V ports for powering your peripherals, as well as four switched 5 V ports for peripheral control. The VOLT 116 features a 24-bit, analog-to-digital converter and a low-noise, analog front-end to provide you with superior analog measurements. This module also supports period average measurements and includes both current and voltage excitation channels.

Benefits and Features

  • 24-bit ADC and low-noise analog inputs
  • Channel count expansion via the CPI bus
  • Scales up the number of channels without adding measurement time
  • Easier to program than multiplexers
  • Programmable noise rejection
  • CANbus 2.0 A/B output available with the Extended Duty (-XD) version
  • USB 2.0 interface for PC-based operation

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Specifications

Mounting Standard 1-in. grid (DIN rail mounting available)
Operating Temperature Range
  • -40° to +70°C (standard)
  • -55° to +85°C (extended)
Power Requirements 9.6 to 32 Vdc voltage
Accuracy
  • ±(0.04% of reading + offset) 0° to 40°C
  • ±(0.06% of reading + offset) -40° to +70°C
  • ±(0.08% of reading + offset) -55° to +85°C
Number of Channels 16 differential or 32 single-ended inputs
Analog Inputs 32 single-ended or 16 differential (with ±5000 mV, ±1000 mV, ±200 mV ranges 24 bit ADC)
Maximum Multiplexed Sample Rate 3.0 kHz (using fast [100 μs] input setting)
Maximum Burst Sample Rate 30 kHz
Input Range ±5000 mV, ±1000 mV, and ±200 mV
Period Averaging Traditional period averaging on analog input channels
CPI For data logger connection. Baud rate selectable from 50 kbps to 1 Mbps. (Allowable cable length varies depending on baud rate, number of nodes, cable quality, and noise environment, but can be as long as 700 m under proper conditions.)
USB USB 2.0 full speed connection available for attaching to a PC. (Port is used to configure the module and download updates via our Device Configuration Utility.)
Warranty One year against defects in materials and workmanship
Dimensions 20.3 x 12.7 x 5.1 cm (8 x 5 x 2 in.)
Weight 0.9 kg (1.95 lb)

Typical Current Drain

Sleep <1 mA
Active 1 Hz Scan 2 mA (estimated)
Assumes one single-ended measurement with the first notch frequency (fN1) at 30 kHz
Note: Any sensor excitation or switched power loads will be additive to this value.
Active 20 Hz Scan 20 mA
Assumes one single-ended measurement with the first notch frequency (fN1) at 30 kHz
Note: Any sensor excitation or switched power loads will be additive to this value.
Active 1 kHz Scan 67 mA
Note: Any sensor excitation or switched power loads will be additive to this value.

Voltage/Current Excitation Outputs

Voltage Excitation ±5 V (@ 50 mA)
Current Excitation ±2.5 mA (±5 V compliance voltage)
Number of Voltage/Current Excitation Outputs 4

General Purpose Outputs

Number of SW5V Outputs 4
SW5V Output Resistance 30 Ω
Number of SW12V Outputs 2
Typical Limit of SW12V Outputs 200 mA
Minimum Limit of SW12V Outputs 180 mA
Number of 12V Outputs 2
Typical Limit of 12V Outputs 200 mA
Minimum Limit of 12V Outputs 180 mA

Compatibility

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

Data Loggers

Product Compatible Note
CR1000X Requires OS version 4 or greater.
CR6 Requires OS version 10 or greater.

Distributed Data Acquisition

Product Compatible Note
GRANITE 10 Requires OS version 1 or greater.
GRANITE 6 Requires OS version 1 or greater.
GRANITE 9 Requires OS version 1 or greater.

Additional Compatibility Information

The VOLT 116 is compatible with CPI-enabled data loggers only.

Downloads

CPI Calculator v.1.0 (2.49 MB) 07-06-2016

The CPI Calculator is a downloadable Microsoft Excel spreadsheet used to estimate the usage and capacity of a CPI network.  The calculator provides an overview on CPI devices including the CDM-A108, CDM-A116, CDM-VW300, CDM-VW305, and the CSAT3B.  The calculator can also estimate the measurement speed of the CDM-A108 and CDM-A116 based on the number of channels and measurement parameters.

 

The CPI Calculator is an estimation tool and will help you better understand and design CPI networks by considering the following:

  1. What is the capability of each CDM or CPI device
  2. What is the CPI network capacity
  3. How much of the CPI capacity are the CDMs or CPI devices using

 

VOLT100 OS v.06.01 (647 KB) 03-25-2020

Execution of this download installs the VOLT108 / VOLT116 Operating System on your computer which can then be uploaded to the VOLT108 or VOLT116 device with the Device Configuration Utility.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to GRANITE VOLT 116: 8

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  1. In the Burst Mode operation, repeated measurements are performed on the same channel for X number of times. Then there is a waiting period for the measurements to be processed and transmitted to the data logger. No measurements can be made during this processing period. The maximum capture rate is 30 kHz on a single channel for a duration  of 2.18 seconds (absolute maximum capability).

  2. Only the XD versions (not the SD) support CANOut 2.0b. To enable this function, use our SURVEYOR software. When SURVEYOR recognizes an XD module, a CAN Enable menu appears with a “CAN Enabled” slider switch.

  3. In continuous scan mode (normal operation), 1 kHz on 1 channel is typical.

  4. Yes, a specific CAN ID can be selected for each module.

  5. The default CPI bus speed setting is 250 kB/s. The speed is adjustable in your CRBasic data logger program. Use the CPISpeed() instruction in your CRBasic program to adjust the CPI bus bandwidth to meet the following maximum combined (total) Ethernet cable lengths:

    • 1000 kB/s for maximum combined Ethernet cable lengths of 15.2 m (50.0 ft)
    • 500 kB/s for maximum combined Ethernet cable lengths of 61.0 m (200.0 ft)
    • 250 kB/s for maximum combined Ethernet cable lengths of 152.4 m (500.0 ft)
  6. The VOLT 108/116 XD and TEMP 120 XD output CAN2.0b data frames in Big Endian byte format.

  7. Yes, both 11-bit and the 29-bit (extended) message identifiers are supported.

  8. All outputs except strain gauge calculated microstrain are supported in CANOut:

    • VOLT SE/Diff output in mV
    • BridgeFull in mv/V
    • BrHalf3W and BrHalf4W in Rs/Rf
    • TEMP 120 output in desired temperature units

    Note: Strain values are in mV/V and either need a data logger or post processing to calculate microstrain.


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