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The dataTaker 50 and dataTaker 500 series data loggers support an optional Panel Mount Display.

The dataTaker 600 series loggers have an integrated display module, and do not support the separate Panel Mount Display.

The Panel Mount Display has a 2 line  x 16 character LCD display, which is backlit, and has five keys which control scrolling of the display.

The Panel Mount Display provides a means for local indication of channel data, alarm status and general system information. This information is displayed on the LCD display.

The features of the Panel Mount Display include

indication of input channel data in numerical or bar graph format

indication of alarm status, and of alarm channel data in numerical or
bar graph format

indication of various system status, including scanning activity, data
memory usage, battery status, etc.

6 warning output channels, comprising 3 LEDs, a buzzer and two levels of LCD backlight control

5 keys defined as follows
- Backlight Key to toggle the display backlight
- List Key to enable/disable selected screens
- Function Key to access predefined functions
- Up and Down Scroll Keys to view data and status screens

Installing the Panel Mount Display

The Panel Mount Display can be flush mounted into the door or the top of any standard dataTaker enclosure, or flush or surface mounted onto panels, walls, etc.

The Panel Mount Display is supplied with a 1.5 metre ribbon cable connected to the unit. Longer cables are available by special order from your dataTaker supplier.

The Panel Mount Display is designed for local use only, and cable length should not exceed 5 metres. This alleviates the likelihood of electrical noise being induced into the cable. Longer cables can be obtained from your dataTaker supplier.

Connection of the cable to the Panel Mount Display is via one of two 13 pin plugs located on the back of the module. These two plugs are identical, so choose the most suitable plug for routing of the cable.

The Panel Mount Display should NOT be connected to or disconnected from the dataTaker while the logger is powered. Connecting or disconnecting the Panel Mount Display cable while the dataTaker is powered may cause the logger to lock up or reset, thereby risking the loss of stored data or program. Remove all sources of power before connecting or disconnecting the cable.

Installation simply involves connecting the Panel Mount Display to your dataTaker, and mechanically installing the display module into an enclosure or onto a panel as required.

Connecting the PMD to the dataTaker 50

Use the following procedure when connecting the Panel Mount Display to a dataTaker 50

disconnect all sensors, computer links and power sources from the dataTaker 50. Remove any removable screw terminal blocks.

remove the two screws from each end of the logger which fix the top cover to the chassis, and remove the top cover.

orientate the logger such that the memory card socket is in the upper right hand corner.

the 13 pin connector for the Panel Mount Display is located near the lower right hand corner of the upper printed circuit board, beside the battery connector.

If your dataTaker 50 does not have a 13 pin connector, then consult your dataTaker supplier.

connect the free end of the Panel Mount Display ribbon cable onto this 13 pin connector. The connector is polarized such that it locates in only one orientation.

carefully fold the ribbon cable over the ribbon cable connector, and down the front side of the logger chassis.

reinstall the top cover of the dataTaker 50, ensuring that the ribbon cable exits the logger between the front side of the chassis and the overlapping side of the top cover.

reinstall the two screws in each end of the logger which fix the top cover to the chassis.

power up the logger and test the Panel Mount Display for function.

Connecting the PMD to the dataTaker 500 Series

The following procedure should be followed when connecting the Panel Mount Display to a dataTaker 500 series logger

disconnect all sensors, computer links and power sources from the dataTaker 500 series logger.

remove the screws which fix the top cover of the logger to the chassis, and remove the top cover.

if your dataTaker has a battery tray, then remove the screws fixing the battery tray to the end plates, and the screw in the centre of the battery tray. Carefully lift the battery tray upwards to expose the internal battery connector, and unplug the internal battery lead.

remove the end plate with the cut-out for the DB25 pin connector.

orientate the logger such that the memory card socket is in the lower left hand corner.

the 13 pin connector for the Panel Mount Display is located near the lower right hand corner of the upper printed circuit board, behind the screw terminals for analog input channel 5. The connector is labelled J4.

If your dataTaker 500 series logger does not have a 13 pin connector, then consult your dataTaker supplier.

if your dataTaker 500 series logger has two shorting links on this 13 pin connector, then remove these.

pass the free end of the Panel Mount Display ribbon cable through the cut-out for the DB25 pin connector in the end plate, and plug the ribbon cable connector onto the 13 pin connector. The ribbon cable connector is polarized such that it locates in only one orientation.

carefully lay the ribbon cable back over the body of the DB25 connector, and then fold at 90° so that the ribbon cable passes across the DB25 and the end of the logger.

reinstall the end plate, with the ribbon passing through the cut-out above the DB 25 pin connector.

reconnect the internal battery lead to the battery connector on the upper printed circuit board.

reinstall the battery tray if your dataTaker has one

reinstall the top cover of the dataTaker 500 series logger, and fit the screws which fix the top cover to the chassis.

power up the logger and test the Panel Mount Display for function.

Mechanical Details

The Panel Mount Display can be mounted in the door or top of any of the dataTaker enclosures, or other enclosures, or flush or surface mounted onto panels, walls, etc.

The dataTaker series data loggers can be purchased in any of the standard enclosures, with the Panel Mount Display fitted into the door or top of the enclosure.

Views of the rear and front of the Panel Mount Display are illustrated below

 

 

Figure 126 - Rear View of Panel Mount Display

 

 

Figure 127 - Front View of Panel Mount Display

Page Content


Home

Title and Waranty

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Section 1


Construction of the dataTaker 50

Construction of the dataTaker 500 600

Construction of the CEM

Getting Started

 

Section 2


Interfacing

Powering the dataTaker

Powering Sensors from the dataTaker

The Serial Interfaces

The RS232 COMMS Serial Interface

The NETWORK Interface

Analog Process

Connect Analog

Analog Chns

Measuring Low Level Voltages

Measuring High Level Voltages

Measuring Currents

Measuring 4-20mA Current Loops

Measuring Resistance

Measuring Frequency and Period

Measuring Analog Logic State

Measuring Temperature

Measuring Temperature with Thermocouples

Measuring Temperature with RTDs

Measuring Temperature with IC Temperature Sensors

Measuring Temperature with Thermistors

Measuring Bridges and Strain Gauges

Measuring Vibrating Wire Strain Gauges

The Digital Input Channels

Monitoring Digital State

The Low Speed Counters

The Phase Encoder Counter

The High Speed Counters

The Digital Output Channels

The Channel Expansion Module

Installing The Panel Mount Display

 

Section 3


Programming the dataTaker

Communication Protocols and Commands

Entering Commands and Programs

Format of Returned Data

Specifying Channels

The Analog Input Channels

The Digital Input Channels

The Counter Channels

The Digital Output Channels

The Real Time Clock

The Internal Channels

Channel Options

Schedules

Alarms

Scaling Data - Polynomials, Spans and Functions

CVs Calcs and Histogram

Logging Data to Memory

Programming from Memory Cards

STATUS RESET TEST

Switches and Parameters

Networking

Writing Programs

Keypad and Display

Error Mess Text

Appendix A - ASCII

Appendix B - ADC Timing