The CR6 measurement and control data logger is a powerful core component for your data-acquisition system. We combined the best features of all our data loggers and added faster communication, low power requirements, built in USB, compact size, and improved analog input accuracy and resolution. The CR6 also introduces our new universal (U) terminal, an ingenious way to allow virtually any sensor—analog, digital, or smart—to be connected to any U terminal. This is also our first multi purpose data logger capable of doing static vibrating-wire measurements.Read More
All CR6 data loggers are tested and guaranteed to meet electrical specifications in a standard -40° to +70°C or extended -55° to +85°C non-condensing environment. Data logger recalibration is recommended every three years. System configuration and critical specifications should be confirmed with Campbell Scientific before purchase.
The CR6-WIFI is the ideal solution for short-range wireless IP communications.
Using a Wi-Fi enabled device and our free LoggerLink Mobile App, you can wirelessly connect to the CR6-WIFI. The CR6-WIFI comes factory-configured as a Wi-Fi access point. Alternatively, the CR6-WIFI can be configured to join an existing Wi-Fi network with standard or Enterprise (EAP) security.
The CR6-RF412 is ideal for medium-range, license-free radio communications.
Designed primarily for unlicensed operation in Australia and New Zealand, this 922 GHz, 250 mW frequency-hopping spread-spectrum radio can join a high-speed "mesh topology" radio network of other data loggers using the included RF412 radio.
The CR6-RF422 is ideal for short- to medium-range, license-free radio communications.
Used in the EU, this 868 MHz, 25 mW radio option includes listen-before-talk (LBT) and adaptive-frequency-agility (AFA). It can join a high-speed "mesh topology" radio network of other data loggers using the included RF422 radio.
The CR6-RF451 is typically used for long-range, license-free radio communications.
With this internal 900 MHz, 1 W, frequency-hopping spread-spectrum radio option, the CR6-RF451 can be part of a "star topology" network where all RF traffic routes back through the master. It can work in a network with other devices using RF450 or RF451 radios. CR6-RF451s may be configured as
Note: Additional specifications are listed in the CR6 Specifications Sheet.
U terminals are software configurable for analog or digital functions.
C terminals are software configurable for digital functions. Digital I/O functions consist of 5 or 3.3 V logic levels for:
Note: The user is responsible for emissions if changing the antenna type or increasing the gain.
The CR6 has 12 U terminals and four C terminals that are programmable for a variety of functions. This allows the CR6 to measure virtually any sensor, including voltage, resistive bridge, static vibrating wire, pulse, switch closure, SDI-12, and serial RS-232/RS-485.
The CR6 includes an interface that allows it to connect directly with our CDM device (the SC-CPI interface is not required). The CR6 is also compatible with all of our contemporary SDMs, multiplexers, terminal input modules, and relays.
The CR6 has an on-board 10/100baseT port for Ethernet communication, a USB port for communication with a PC, and a slot to store data on a microSD card. Compatible telemetry devices include our multidrop modems, short-haul modems, phone modems (land line, digital cellular, and voice-synthesized), RF telemetry, and satellite transmitters (Argos, High Data Rate GOES, and Meteosat). Data can be viewed on the CR1000KD Keyboard Display, CD100 Mountable Display with Keyboard, or an iOS or Android device (requires LoggerLink).
The CR6 and its power supply can be housed in any of our standard enclosures.
The CR6 uses an external power source and has a built-in charger/regulator. Intelligent power sourcing autoselects the highest voltage from three input sources (Chg, Bat, or USB) to operate in one of the following four modes:
CRBasic, the CR6's full programming language, supports simple or complex programming and many on-board data reduction processes. Compatible software includes:
Execution of this download installs the Operating Systems for the CR6 and all integrated communication options to your computer. It also updates the CRBasic Editor compiler and support files. The Device Configuration Utility is used to upload the Operating Systems to the CR6.
Note: Upgrading the Operating System will reset all the CR6’s settings back to the factory defaults. Sending this OS remotely is not recommended. To restore settings after the update, it is recommended that a backup be made of the current logger settings or take programmatic measures to ensure your settings can be restored. This can be done using the DevConfig backup utility or CRBasic instruction SetSetting.
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.
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7 (Both 32 and 64 bit)
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:
Number of FAQs related to CR6: 4
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When idle, the CR1000, CR6, and CR1000X consume less than 1 mA @ 12Vdc. Similar to the CR6, the CR1000X has a much faster processor that requires more power when up and running. As such, there will be higher current draws during active measurements, serial communications, or when plugged into a PC via USB or Ethernet.
It may be helpful to think of the CR6 and CR1000X as being built on the same "platform."
The CR6 can support up to 11 AM25T devices in ideal conditions. Typical systems generally use 3 to 5 AM25Ts per data logger because of practical limitations including the location of the AM25T, the quantity of sensor wire, the wiring complexity, and the wire length.
Campbell Scientific sells, and embeds in their products, microSD cards that have single-level cell (SLC) memory. In contrast, many electronics retailers sell microSD cards that have multi-level cell (MLC) memory. The difference between these two types of memory is significant.
The serial modem can be connected to a CR6 using any of the following methods: