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I am trying to read AC voltage levels from three channles of the ADC-11 with some current clamps in order to monitor a 3 phase electrical supply.
1mV of AC voltage equates to 1Amp of current usage on the probe.
I am using the blow code and it always read 0
any ideas or pointers as to why I am only getting 0 would be much apprecieted.
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Dim handle As Integer
Dim opened As String
'Dim S As String * 255
handle = UsbAdc11OpenUnit()
opened = handle <> 0
If opened = True Then
Dim reading As Double
UsbAdc11GetValue(handle, 1, reading)
main_form.CurrentPhase1Reading = adc_to_mv(reading)
'MessageBox.Show("Took a reading on channel 1 and got" & reading)
UsbAdc11GetValue(handle, 2, reading)
main_form.CurrentPhase2Reading = adc_to_mv(reading)
UsbAdc11GetValue(handle, 3, reading)
main_form.CurrentPhase3Reading = adc_to_mv(reading)
main_form.numreadings = main_form.numreadings + 1
MessageBox.Show("Can't open the Data Logger Device")
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I am not a programming expert however what I can say is that the ADC11 is not suitable for use with a current clamp which has a negative output as the ADC11 only measures 0-2.5V.
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With the code that you attached you are opening the unit and then immediately calling for the values. You need to setup the unit first and make it run before calling for values.
The normal calling sequence to collect a block of data is as follows:
1 Check that the driver version is correct (optional)
2 Open the unit
3 Set trigger mode (optional)
4 Set sampling mode (channels and time per sample)
6.Wait until ready
8.Close the unit
As you can see you are skipping steps 3-6. You will need to add these functions in in order to have your program function. I would recommend looking at the macros in the usbadc11.xls example as this will be close to what you are needing.