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What Type Thermocouple Can I Use With My Data Acquisition Device?
I am in the process of choosing and purchasing thermocouples for my temperature measurements using a National Instruments device and I am not sure what thermocouple type I can use.  Which thermocouple ...
How Can I Achieve Full Accuracy With My SCXI-1141/2/3 Module?
I want to maximize the accuracy of my SCXI-1141/2/3 module? In the specifications for the module, next to the offset error it says that it can be calibrated out, so how can I calibrate out my offset error? ...
Error -89120 When Synchronizing Two SCXI-1520s with an S-Series Board in Parallel Mode
I want to synchronize two SCXI-1520 in parallel mode with each connected to an S Series DAQ device. I am using the shipping example Example Multi-Device Synch-Analog Input-Cont  and have ...
What Does the LED on the Front of my SCXI Chassis Indicate?
I have an SCXI Chassis and want to know what the LED on the front near the power button means. Does it indicate that the chassis has power or that a certain power rail is working?
What National Instruments Products Support Current Input?
I need to measure a current; what products does National Instruments make that will let me read current?
Setting the Auto Zero Mode of an SCXI Module in Traditional DAQ
I am trying to set the auto zero mode of my SCXI module in Measurement and Automation Explorer, but cannot find this setting. I am able to find the setting for my global channel in MAX when using DAQmx, ...
Why Am I Getting Error -200077 (0xFFFCF273) During Thermocouple Measurements with SCB-68 or SCXI?
Why does a DAQ device with the SCB-68 or SCXI-1102 for thermocouple measurements with built-in CJC compensation yield Error -200077?
What is the Pinout of a 50 Pin Connector?
12 ratings:   3.66 out of 5      Rate this Document What is the Pinout of a 50 Pin Connector? Hardware: SCXI, Multifunction DAQ (MIO) Problem: What pins in the 50 Pin Connector map to the pin numbers found ...
How Can I Monitor The Power Status of My SCXI Chassis Programmatically?
I'm in an environment in which the power to my SCXI Chassis may be intermittent. How can I monitor the power of the SCXI Chassis programmatically?
How Do I Enable the Shunt Resistor of the SCXI-1520 Module?
The SCXI-1520 module has two independent shunt calibration circuits, each with a resistor in series with a switch. When the switch is closed, a socketed shunt calibration resistor in the SCXI-1314 connects ...
Are the Shunt Resistors on the SCXI-1308 Considered Internal or External When Configuring a MAX Task?
I want to set up a current measurement task in MAX with the SCXI-1102 using the shunt resistors on the SCXI-1308, but I need to know if the shunt resistors are considered internal or external. Where can ...
What Does 'Standby' Mean on a PXI Chassis Power Switch?
2 ratings:   5 out of 5      Rate this Document What Does "Standby" Mean on a PXI Chassis Power Switch? Hardware: PXI/CompactPCI>>Chassis>>PXI-1000, PXI/CompactPCI>>Chassis>>PXI-1000B, PXI/CompactPCI>>Chassis>>PXI-1002, ...
What is the Daisy Chain Index?
When I daisy chain multiple SCXI chassis, I am required to select a different address for each chassis as well as a daisy chain index. What's the difference?
Is There a DIN Rail-Mountable Terminal Block for the SCXI Modules?
I have a rack of SCXI chassis that I am using for many tests. Instead of changing the wiring on an SCXI terminal block, I would like to have a DIN rail-mountable terminal block that allows me to change ...
SCXI Chassis Need to Have Different Addresses Even when Controlled by Different Controllers
I have two executables using NI-SWITCH that initialize different switch modules in two different SCXI chassis. They are controlled with different MIO boards. I get an error when trying to run the 2 executables ...
What Digital Lines are Reserved by SCXI when Connected in Parallel Mode?
I want to use the digital and PFI lines of my DAQ board while it is connected to an SCXI module in parallel mode. Can I do this with the SCXI-1180 feedthrough panel?
Using a Custom Terminal Block or Cable with a SCXI 1127/1128 Switch Module
I'm using an SCXI 1127/1128 with a custom terminal block or cable instead of the 1331 terminal block. Why am I not able to route signals through the switch?
How Can I Modify the Properties For SCXI 1530/1531?
I have installed the SCXI 1530/1531 on an SCXI 1000 Chassis. Under MAX when I right click on the device to go to properties, it is grayed out. How can I change the properties of the SCXI 1531/1530? Is ...
Why is the Gain Incorrect When I Am Using a SCXI-1121 Module with a 1327 Connector Block?
This Document is not yet Rated   Rate this Document Why is the Gain Incorrect When I Am Using a SCXI-1121 Module with a 1327 Connector Block? Hardware: SCXI>>Terminal Blocks>>SCXI-1327 Problem: Why is ...
Thermocouple Temperature Reading Drops When Measuring Higher Temperatures
I created a task in Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) to measure temperature using thermocouples. In the test panel, it reads the room temperature correctly, but when I put the thermocouple into ...
Why Can't I Reset the Excitation Voltage of my SCXI-1520 After I Power Cycle It?
I am running a SCXI-1000 chassis with a SCXI-1520 strain gague module. I can run my LabVIEW program that sets up the DAQmx virtual channel and set the excitation voltage to 5 volts. After power cycling ...
How do I Measure the Dynamic Resistance of the Strain Gauge?
I have a strain gauge setup and I would like to measure the dynamic resistance of my strain gauge resistor. Is there any way in which I can do that in LabVIEW?
How Do I Measure the Dynamic Resistance of the Strain Gauge?
I have a Strain Gauge setup and I would like to measure the dynamic resistance of my Strain Gauge resistor. Is there any way in which I can do that in LabVIEW?
Simultaneous Sampling With Four 3-Wire Pressure Transducers Connected to the SCXI-1314
I have four 3 wire pressure transducers, and I need to connect them to the SCXI-1314 connector block in order to perform pressure measurements. I looked into the manual for SCXI-1520, and I was confused ...
How Can I Retrieve an SCXI Module's Calibration Constants?
I want to get or view the calibration constants stored on the EEPROM of my SCXI device. I have confirmed through my SCXI device's manual that it does in fact store calibration constants on its EEPROM. ...
SCXI-1200 DIO Line Max Source/Sink Current
This Document is not yet Rated   Rate this Document SCXI-1200 DIO Line Max Source/Sink Current Hardware: SCXI>>Modules>>SCXI-1200 Problem: How much current can the SCXI-1200 DIO lines source/sink? Solution: ...
SCXI-1520: Manual Calibration and the Onboard Calibration Source
This Document is not yet Rated   Rate this Document SCXI-1520: Manual Calibration and the Onboard Calibration Source Hardware: SCXI>>Modules>>SCXI-1520 Problem: How do manual calibration and onboard calibration ...
Which Wire Maps to Which Pin on the R6868 Ribbon Cable?
21 ratings:   3.57 out of 5      Rate this Document Which Wire Maps to Which Pin on the R6868 Ribbon Cable? Hardware: SCXI, Digital I/O (DIO), Multifunction DAQ (MIO), Legacy DAQ Devices, Signal Sources ...
Potential Analog Input Offset Using an Externally Powered Pressure Transducer in an SCXI System
I am using an SCXI system for analog input (for example an SCXI-1100 with an SCXI-1300 terminal block) and measuring voltage from a pressure transducer that requires an external power source. Why do I ...
Checking the SCXI Gain Set by Traditional NI-DAQ in LabVIEW
Traditional NI-DAQ automatically sets the optimal gains for my SCXI module based on the input limits I specify. How can I check these gain values?

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