The CR6 measurement and control datalogger is a powerful core component for your data-acquisition system. We combined the best features of all our dataloggers 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 multipurpose datalogger capable of doing static vibrating-wire measurements.
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:
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 CR6 Operating System and Compiler on your computer. It also updates the CR6 support files for the CRBasic Editor.
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.View Revision History
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, 7, Vista, and XP (Both 32 and 64 bit)
Known Windows XP Issue:
This software release includes Campbell Scientific USB drivers that will not install on Windows XP. To keep current with up and coming security requirements, the drivers have been signed with a SHA-256 encryption which is not supported by Windows XP. Windows XP users who have a need to install USB drivers for Campbell Scientific products can contact Campbell Scientific for an alternate solution.View Revision History
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: 3
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The CR6 can support up to 11 AM25T devices in ideal conditions. Typical systems generally use 3 to 5 AM25Ts per datalogger 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: