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Postby stacey » Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:50 am

ADC-11
when reading single values into EXCEL on an open-curcuit channel widely varying values are obtained.Is there a way of detecting an open circuit channel :?
stacey
 

Postby Sarah » Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:52 am

Hi

Thank you for your post.

The channels on the ADC-11 will float unless connected to something or grounded. Therefore you would need to work with this to see if there was an open circuit. Unfortunately I do not know of any ways to detect an open circuit however if you develop one then do let us know.

Hope this helps

Best Regards
Sarah
 

open cicuit

Postby stacey » Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:15 am

thank you Sarah

When sampling same open circuit in Picolog the same wild variations are not recorded only slight noise.Any idea how that was achieved?

best regards
stacey
 

Postby Sarah » Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:23 am

Hi

Thank you for your post.

I cannot think of a reason as to why it should vary this much when open circuit. However I would suggest that so long as the results when grounded and reading in signal are steady then there is nothing to worry about.

Hope this helps

Best Regards
Sarah
 


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