CR6 Measurement and Control Datalogger

The CR6 measures almost any sensor with an electrical response, drives direct communications and telecommunications, reduces data to statistical values, performs calculations, and controls external devices. After measurements are made, data are stored in onboard, nonvolatile memory awaiting transfer to the computer.
  • Operational in extreme environments with a standard operating range of -40° to +70°C and an extended operating range of -55° to +85°C
  • Connects directly to a computer's USB port
  • U terminals configurable to what you want them to be: analog or digital, input or output
  • Supports static vibrating-wire measurements using our patented VSPECT® spectral-analysis technology
  • Differentiates even slight changes in data values with high-resolution measurements (to 0.05 µV, 24 bit Adc)
  • Contains an onboard CPI port for hosting Campbell sensors and distributed modules (CDMs)
  • Directly connects to Ethernet with 10/100 Ethernet RJ-45 or Ethernet over USB (virtual Ethernet)
  • Includes a microSD card drive for extended memory requirements
  • Provides simple serial sensor integration and measurement with SDI-12, RS-232, and/or RS-485
  • Supports full PakBus® networking
  • Includes an embedded web page for direct connection via web browser
Operating Temperature Range
  • -40° to +70°C (standard)
  • -55° to +85°C (extended)
  • Non-condensing environment
Maximum Scan Rate 1000 Hz
Case Material High-impact-resistant polycarbonate and UV-resistant TPE, recycle code 7
Analog Inputs Up to 12 single-ended or 6 differential (The CR6 has 12 universal [U] and 4 control [C] terminals that can be programmed for a variety of functions. The number of analog inputs, switched excitations, and digital ports assume all the ports are configured the same.)
Universal Inputs 12 individually configured inputs for analog or digital functions
Pulse Counters 16 (C1 to C4 and U1 to U12)
Communications Ports
  • Ethernet
  • USB Micro B
  • CS I/O
  • CPI
  • RS-485
  • RS-422
  • SDI-12
Data Storage Ports microSD
Switched 12 Volt 2 terminals
Digital I/O 16 terminals (C1 to C4, U1 to U12) configurable for digital input and output. Terminals are configurable in pairs for 5 V or 3.3 V logic for some functions.
Input Limits ±5 V
Analog Voltage Accuracy
  • Accuracy specifications do not include sensor or measurement noise.
  • ±(0.04% of measurement + offset) at 0° to 40°C
  • ±(0.06% of measurement + offset) at -40° to +70°C
  • ±(0.08% of measurement + offset) at -55° to +85°C (extended temperature range)
ADC 24-bit
Power Requirements
  • 16 to 32 Vdc for charger input (CHG) (Current limited at 12 Vdc to 1.2 A at 20°C maximum.)
  • 10 to 18 Vdc for battery input (BAT) (Current limited at 12 Vdc to 2.5 A maximum at 20°C.)
Real-Time Clock Accuracy ±3 min. per year (optional GPS correction to ±10 µs)
Internet Protocols Ethernet, PPP, RNDIS, ICMP/Ping, Auto-IP (APIPA), IPv4, IPv6, UDP, TCP, TLS (v1.2), DNS, DHCP, SLAAC, Telnet, HTTP(S), SFTP, FTP(S), POP3/TLS, NTP, SMTP/TLS, SNMPv3, CS I/O IP, MQTT
Communication Protocols CPI, PakBus, SDM, SDI-12, Modbus, TCP, DNP3, UDP, NTCIP, NMEA 0183, I2C, SPI, and others
Battery-backed SRAM for CPU Usage & Final Storage 4 MB
Data Storage 4 MB SRAM + 72 MB flash (Storage expansion of up to 16 GB with removable microSD flash memory card.)
Idle Current Drain, Average
  • Assumes 12 Vdc on BAT terminals; add 2 mA if using CHG terminals.
  • < 1 mA
Active Current Drain, Average
  • Assumes 12 Vdc on BAT terminals; add 2 mA if using CHG terminals.
  • 3 mA (1 Hz scan)
  • 67 mA (20 Hz scan)
Static Vibrating-Wire Measurements Supported
Dimensions 21.0 x 10.2 x 5.6 cm (8.3 x 4.0 x 2.2 in.)
Additional clearance required for cables and leads.
Weight 0.42 to 0.52 kg (0.92 to 1.15 lb) depending on communication option selected