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Configuring Signals in your CompactDAQ Channel Specification

Last Modified: March 15, 2018

You can add your CompactDAQ channels to the project by configuring signals in the Channel Specification. You configure signals by specifying the sensor settings and scaling options for the corresponding channel.

  1. Click the configure button for the desired channel to open the channel configuration dialog.
  2. Select the Physical Measurement you wish to acquire for this channel.
  3. Select the Sensor Class that will be used to take the physical measurement. The Physical, Electrical, and Scaling options that appear are specific to the selected sensor.
  4. Record any sensor information or lab instructions in the Sensor Properties field.
  5. Set the configuration options to the desired settings for the corresponding sensor connected to the channel.
  6. Apply the desired scaling options to the sensor configuration to scale the electrical values to the physical values of the sensor. Refer to the Scaling Electrical Values to Physical Values topic for more information on sensor scaling options.

After a Sensor Class is selected, Live value shows the value of the signal being measured by the sensor. Live value displays the electrical signal, but does not indicate that you are logging data.

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