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DT85 external logging indicator light

Hello fellow data taker users.

This is my first post, so hopefully I can find some answers to my question.

I have multiple datataker DT85's + CEMs being used for a laboratory.

Since upgrading to the DEX v2.0 software I am currently having numerous issues, the main one being able to quickly view which DT is recording. I currently have to check by using the command function to see if the DT is the running schedule and recording.

I've made a simple light circuit running off the A - B relay incorporated into my start schedule, it works to turn on the relay but when putting the DT in hold mode I want the light to turn off as it is not recording data.

How can I do this?

Regards

Hello fellow data taker users. This is my first post, so hopefully I can find some answers to my question. I have multiple datataker DT85's + CEMs being used for a laboratory. Since upgrading to the DEX v2.0 software I am currently having numerous issues, the main one being able to quickly view which DT is recording. I currently have to check by using the command function to see if the DT is the running schedule and recording. I've made a simple light circuit running off the A - B relay incorporated into my start schedule, it works to turn on the relay but when putting the DT in hold mode I want the light to turn off as it is not recording data. How can I do this? Regards
edited May 26 at 2:41 am

Hi Actinide,

You can add the relay channel to your schedule. Still, you have to declare it in the manual channel because there is no template for the relay channel; if you want to lock the relay channels into the dataTaker condition, whether GO or HALT, it is not possible.

However, you can try to use RELAY=1 at the start of a schedule and RELAY=0 at the end of the schedule, so the light will be ON when the logger reads the sensor. Please note the interval might be only a few seconds (or even less) depending on the number of your channels.

Best regards,
Rudy Gunawan

Hi Actinide, You can add the relay channel to your schedule. Still, you have to declare it in the manual channel because there is no template for the relay channel; if you want to lock the relay channels into the dataTaker condition, whether GO or HALT, it is not possible. However, you can try to use RELAY=1 at the start of a schedule and RELAY=0 at the end of the schedule, so the light will be ON when the logger reads the sensor. Please note the interval might be only a few seconds (or even less) depending on the number of your channels. Best regards, Rudy Gunawan
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