The Serial Interfaces
All dataTakers have an RS232 serial interface which is used for communication with the host computer. This serial interface is labelled RS232 COMMS on the body of the dataTaker.
The dataTaker 500/600 series loggers also have an RS485 standard serial interface for communication between up to 32 dataTakers connected into a local area network. This interface is labelled the NETWORK interface on the body of the logger.
The RS232 COMMS serial interface of any dataTaker 500/600 series loggers in a local network is used by a host computer to communicate with all loggers in the network, via the respective NETWORK interfaces. The relationship between the serial interfaces of the dataTaker 500/600 series loggers is illustrated in Figure 11.
The dataTaker 50 does not have an RS485 NETWORK interface.
Figure 11 ñ Relationship Between the RS232 COMMS and NETWORK Serial Interfaces