The TCIC Series comprises low-cost, high-speed thermocouple temperature measurement data acquisition cards with USB interface. TCIC cards use an 8-channel, high-resolution A/D converter with on-board noise filters. On-board cold junction compensation and temperature conversion enable standalone operation. The card also has 8 opto-isolated outputs that can be activated based on individually programmable high/low limit setpoints for each thermocouple channel.
Each TCIC card is supplied with Windows software that displays temperature data in digital meter, analog meter, or strip chart format. Data for all 8 channels can be logged to an Excel-compatible file. A LabVIEW demonstration vi and complete programming examples in .NET are also included.
Specifications Inputs: 8 Input Types: Each of the 8 inputs can be configured to measure ±500 mV or type J, K, T, E, R, or S thermocouple Millivolt Accuracy: ±0.05% uncalibrated; gain drift 5 ppm/°C typical, 10 ppm/°C max Outputs: 8 opto-isolated MOSFET outputs controlled based on individual channel high/low temperature setpoints; outputs can be programmed to operate in automatic, latching or manual modes. External 10 to 30 Vdc power supply required, 0.25 A max per output. Each output has an indicating LED. Communications Interface: USB standard, RS-232/RS-485 optional Sampling Rate: 400 Hz total throughput (50 Hz/channel) Power: USB (from computer); RS-232/RS-485 (from included AC adaptor) Enclosure Material: ABS plastic Dimensions: 100 W x 160 mm L (3.94 x 6.30")