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Postby smarinos » Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:12 pm

Is it possible to use a longer parallel cable than the one provided with the PICO Logger. My PC is about 12 meters away from the location I need to install PICO.

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Postby Michael » Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:03 am

Hello,

Thank you for the post.

YOu can extend your parallel cable. I would recommend that you use IEEE 1284 rated cable for signal integrity. Alternatively, you can use our USB Parallel port adapter and extend the range by USB.

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Postby smarinos » Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:34 pm

Thanks for the quick reply. I was concerned about the maximum length of the cable to use with DrDAG because I downloaded the manual which says that “The DrDAQ must be connected directly to the parallel port via the cable supplied, the use of other cables, ….. may result in DrDAQ not working.â€
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Postby Guest » Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:30 pm

I will make an extension cable of around 12 meters. Can you tell me which pins of the parallel plug are used by DrDAG?
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Postby Michael » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:15 am

Hello,

You will need to use all pins with a straight through connector.

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Postby Guest » Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:42 am

Hi, I am not familiar with the term "straight through". I have to pass the cable through an electric conduit so I can't buy a ready-made cable. I will have to buy it on a reel and make the solderings of the connectors myself. Will this be O.K? Thanks.
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Re: Distance from PC

Postby RobH » Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:05 pm

[quote="smarinos"]“The DrDAQ must be connected directly to the parallel port via the cable supplied, the use of other cables, ….. may result in DrDAQ not working.â€
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Postby Michael » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:54 am

Hello,

You are right RobH. THis is why we recommend a IEEE 1284 rated parallel cable. THis cable is shielded to protect the data transport and to prevent stray electrical noise.

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