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Portable, flexible
solutions for
stand-alone or
PC-based data
acquisition
The Hydra Series is available in three
models to fit many application
requirements. The 2620A Hydra Data
Acquisition Unit is a compact front
end for use with your PC. The
portable 2625A Hydra Data Logger
features non-volatile memory that
stores more than 2000 scans, for
stand-alone applications. And the 2635A Hydra Data Bucket with its
removable memory card for data and set-up storage is the most versatile
model - ideal for remote monitoring applications.
All models are easy to set up and reconfigure from the front panel.
Additionally, all units have bi-directional communication via RS-232C, which
enables control from a host computer. The RS-232C interface also supports
stand-alone use with a serial printer. An optional GPIB/IEEE-488 interface is
available for the 2620A only.
The Hydra Series is extremely rugged and able to operate in diverse
environments. Its operating range is 0 to 60ºC, and it is tested to stringent
shock and vibration standards. Hydra's sturdy metal chassis effectively
shields against electromagnetic interference, maintaining high measurement
accuracy on low level signals. The analog circuitry is also isolated from the
digital circuitry so you can measure high voltages directly (up to 300V ac
rms). And it conforms to I.E.C., C.E. and CSA safety standards. What's
more, all set-up information is battery-backed, so it's immune to power
failure. Hydra will return from a power loss and resume scanning, while all
configuration information and stored data remain intact.
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Hydra Series Portable
Data Acquisition
The Hydra Series offers easy
portability along with Fluke's built-in
signal conditioning and Universal
Input Module at a price to fit your
budget. You can easily retrieve data from the Hydra units via the RS-232
interface, or through a modem in upload or real-time mode.
Channel information and measurement parameters can be set up directly
from the front panel or your PC.
Three models featuring removable memory card data storage, internal
memory storage, and direct real-time data transfer options.
Should power fail, these instruments automatically resume data collection
when power is restored.
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2635A Hydra Data Bucket
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2625 Hydra Data Logger
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2620 Hydra Data Acquisition Unit
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Universal Input Module
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Data Collection
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Data Logger Operation
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Software
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Printer Operation
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Current Measurements
2635A Hydra Data Bucket
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The ideal choice for gathering and transporting large volumes of data and
for working extended periods from remote locations.
Flexibility
The Hydra Data Bucket comes equipped with a 256 KB PCMCIA
card and is also available with either a 1 MB, 2 MB, or 4 MB
memory card to suit your data storage needs. Data may be
uploaded from these cards via the Hydra RS-232 port, the
optional 263XA-803 memory card drive, or from your computer's
standard PCMCIA slot. Real-time data can be simultaneously
transferred to a PC at the same time it is recorded to the
memory card.
Quick setups
Simply push a few front panel buttons or load instrument setups
from the memory card.
Fail-safe features
The Hydra Data Bucket gives advance indication of a low battery
or low memory condition on the memory card. Its internal
memory buffer continues to store up to 70 scans while the card
is removed.
2625 Hydra Data Logger
A low-cost alternative for stand-alone monitoring operations.
Internal memory
A built-in nonvolatile memory that can store more than 2000
scans.
Flexible data retrieval
The ability to upload stored data or transfer real-time data via
modem, or directly to your PC via the RS-232 port.
2620 Hydra Data Acquisition Unit
Hydra is ideal for applications that require direct connection to a PC for
real-time data collection.
Easy-to-use front-end
An RS-232 serial interface makes it easy to connect the Hydra
Data Acquisition Unit to a PC or modem for real-time data
acquisition. The 2620A can also be used as a 20-channel panel
meter.
IEEE interface
An optional IEEE-488 interface easily allows you to integrate the
2620A with other IEEE-488 instruments and your PC. The 2620A
delivers workhorse performance for a wide variety of
applications such as test and monitoring systems.
Universal Input Module
The removable Universal Input Module enables fast, convenient set-up and
reconfiguration. Any combination of dc voltage, ac voltage, thermocouple,
RTD, resistance, or frequency measurements can be connected to the input
module without the need for additional signal conditioning. Thermocouple
reference junction compensation is automatically performed by sensing the
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temperature of the input module's isothermal block. For applications with
multiple measurement locations, purchasing additional input modules
provides the ability to quickly connect and disconnect a Hydra to these
various sites while leaving all sensor wiring intact.
Data Collection
Portable Operation
The 2635A Hydra Data Bucket has been designed for
applications where data is gathered in a stand-alone manner "on
location" and later uploaded to a PC for analysis and/or
archiving. Three models of the Hydra Data Bucket are available
with PC memory cards ranging in size from 256K, 1 Mb, 2Mb and
4Mb in size. Up to 450,000 readings may be stored on a 2M byte
memory card. For applications where large amounts of data are
generated, you may swap memory cards without interrupting
the Data Bucket's scanning.
Memory Card Drive
The optional Memory Card drive provides an easy way to
transfer your data from the Data Bucket's memory card to a PC.
It may also be used to download your latest Data Bucket set up
to the memory card for later use in the field.
Data Logger Operation
The Hydra 2625A Data Logger is differentiated by its built-in non-volatile
recording capability. This feature makes data capture and offline storage
very flexible and convenient. The memory holds 2047 sets of readings on
each of the 21 analog input, 12 digital I/O, and totalizer channels - enough
to hold one scan per minute for more than 24 hours. The Hydra Data Logger
is ideal for recording data during environmental stress screening, thermal
testing, design testing, and other applications that require data logger with
up to twenty analog measurement channels.
Software
The Hydra Logger Package is an optional DOS Based software package that
allows you to set up all channels and functions of one or two Hydras using
your PC.
The Logger Package controls Hydra's scanning, collects data, graphs any
eight channels in real-time, and creates a data file which may be directly
imported into Lotus 1-2-3 or other spreadsheets for further analysis. All
these capabilities are controlled via simple menus on your PC's display,
either through a keyboard or mouse.
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System Requirements:
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Windows 95 or Windows NT
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Data Acquisition Software and Hardware Demonstration
Guide
This demonstration guide contains exercises designed to quickly
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software and hardware for data acquisition and analysis. NetDAQ
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are covered in this guide.
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PC Operation
The Hydra 2620A Data Acquisition Unit provides a low-cost
solution for PC-based applications requiring up to twenty analog
inputs. Hydra can be connected in real time to your PC. Hydra's
bi-directional RS-232C interface and computer command set
provide complete remote control, duplicating all front panel
functions. For IEEE-488 based systems, the 2620A/05 comes
equipped with an IEEE-488 interface which duplicates the
remote capabilities of the RS-232C interface.
Hydra Logger for Windows
The Hydra Logger for Windows software package gives you a
powerful data acquisition system when combined with a Hydra
instrument and your PC. Hydra Logger gives you control of
Hydra's powerful functions, including scanning, signal
conditioning, sensor linearization, alarm detection and reporting,
non-volatile data memory, advanced trend plotting and more.
"Logger" supports the 2625A and 2635A Hydra models. With
Hydra Logger's optional, trend plotting package, Trend Link for
Fluke, you can control how your data is displayed. You can
quickly scroll through real time and historical data, or view data
from all channels simultaneously, on a single screen. Or, you can
plot one or multiple channels in real time, even superimposing
channels on other channels. Zoom in and out features, and
statistics make this optional package ideal for report and
analysis needs.
Hydra LabVIEW Driver
The Hydra LabVIEW driver is available from this site for LabVIEW
4.0 or later. LabVIEW is available from National Instruments.
Printer Operation
For stand-alone use without a PC, the print function in all Hydra models
controls the data flow to a local serial printer. Autoprint has three operating
modes: print all data; print all data if any channel is in alarm; or print all
data if any channel has transitioned into or out of alarm. The 2625A Hydra
Data Logger and the 2635A Data Bucket are also able to store and print
data simultaneously, thereby allowing you to access the data later for
further analysis on your PC.
Current Measurements
AC or dc current measurements may be accomplished using either
2620A-101 current shunts or external current probes. Using Mx+B scaling
provides direct readings in amps. For lower current levels, shunts may be
located in the input module.
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Technical Specifications
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2625A Data Memory Specifications
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2635A Memory Card Capacity Specifications
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General Specifications
Technical Specifications
DC Volts
Range: 90 mV to 300/150V
Resolution: 1 µV to 10 mV
Accuracy (3-Sigma)± 0.018%
AC Volts
Range: 300 mV to 300/150V
Resolution: 10 µV to 10 mV
Accuracy: (3-Sigma)± 0.13%
Resistance
Range: 300Ω to 10 MΩ
Resolution: 10 mΩ to 1 KΩ
Accuracy: (3-Sigma)± 0.013%
Frequency
Range: 15 Hz to 1 MHz
Resolution: 0.01 Hz to 1 kHz
Accuracy: (3-Sigma)± 0.05%
RTD (Pt 100)
Range: -200 to 600ºC
Resolution: 0.02ºC
Accuracy: (3-Sigma)± 0.05ºC
J Thermocouples
Range: -100 to 760ºC
Resolution: 0.1ºC
Accuracy: (3-Sigma)± 0.39ºC
K Thermocouples
Range: -100 to 1372ºC
Resolution: 0.1ºC
Accuracy: (3-Sigma)± 0.45ºC
T Thermocouples
Range: -150 to 400ºC
Resolution: 0.1ºC
Accuracy: (3-Sigma)± 0.39ºC
Other Thermocouple
types
R, S, B, C, E, N
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2625A Data Memory Specifications
2625A Data Storage
Stores 2047 scans; stored with each scan: time stamp, all
defined analog input channels, the status of four alarm outputs
and eight digital I/O, and the totalizer count
Scan Contents
Memory life: 5 years minimum; at 25ºC
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Date and time stamp
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All defined analog input channel values
Status of four alarm outputs and eight digital I/O
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Totalizer count
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2635A Memory Card Capacity Specifications
256k Card Size
4 Channels in Scan 8900
10 Channels in Scan 4800
20 Channels in Scan 2710
1M Card Size
4 Channels in Scan 36,860
10 Channels in Scan 19,860
20 Channels in Scan 11,210
2M Card Size
4 Channels in Scan 74,110
10 Channels in Scan 39,910
20 Channels in Scan 22,550
4M Card Size
4 Channels in Scan 149,039
10 Channels in Scan 80,251
20 Channels in Scan 45,359
General Specifications
Channel Capacity
Analog Inputs: 21; Digital I/O & Alarm Outputs: 12 total;
Totalizer: 1
Power
90V ac to 264V ac (50 Hz or 60 Hz), or 9V dc to 16V dc; less
than 10W. (If both sources are applied simultaneously, the
greater of ac or dc is used. At 120V ac the equivalent dc
voltage is ~14.5V)
Temperature,
Humidity
(non-condensing)
Operating: 0 to 28ºC, <=90% RH; 28ºC to 40ºC, <=75% RH;
40ºC to 60ºC, <=50% RH; Storage: -40ºC to 75ºC, 5 to 95%
RH
Altitude
Operating: 3050m (10,000 ft); Storage: 12,200m (40,000 ft)
Common Mode and
Normal Mode
Voltage
300V dc or ac rms (channels 0,1,11); 150V dc or ac rms (all
other channels) IEC Overvoltage Category II.
Isolation
Analog input to analog input, and analog input to any digital
input: meets IEC 1010 for 300/150 volts reinforced and
ANSI/ISA-S82.01-1988 and CSA 231 for 250 volts single
insulation
Safety
Complies with applicable sections of the IEC1010,
ANSI/ISA-S82.01-1988, CSA231, UL 1244, CSA 556B, CE.
RF Emissions
Passes FCC EMI Class A Equipment and VDE 0871B
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Size
9.3 cm x 21.6 cm x 31.2 cm (3.67" x 8.50" x 12.28")
Weight
2.95 kg (6.5 lb)
Memory life
10 years typical for real-time clock, set-up configuration and
measurement data in 2625A, memory cards typically 5 years
for the 256 kB card
Interfaces
RS-232C connector: nine pin male (DB-9P)
Signals
TX, RX, DTR, GND
Modem Control
Full duplex
Baud Rates (Set
from front panel)
300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19.2k, 38.4k
Echo (Set from front
panel)
On/Off
Flow Control
XON/XOFF
IEEE-488 (Optional,
2620A Only)
Complies with IEEE-488.1 Standard; disables RS-232C
Interface while in use
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Model Name
Product Description
2620A
Hydra Data Acquisition Unit
2620A/05
Hydra data Acquisition Unit with IEEE-488 interface
2625A
Hydra Data Logger
2635A
Hydra Data Bucket (256KB memory card)
2635A 1MB
Hydra Data Bucket (1MB memory card)
2635A 2MB
Hydra Data Bucket (2MB memory card)
2635A 4MB
Hydra Data Bucket (4MB memory card)
Available Accessories and Options
Model Name
Accessory or Option Description
2600A-101
Extra SPRT Probe, 100 ΩPT, Probe with soft case only
2600A-904
Trend Link for Fluke
2620A-05K
IEEE-488 Interface Kit (2620A only)
2620A-100
Extra I/O Connector Set: includes Universal Input Module,
Digital I/O and Alarm Output Connectors
2620T
Recording Thermometer with probe and software
2635A-805
1 MB Memory Card
2635A-806
2 MB Memory Card
2635A-807
4 MB Memory Card
2635A-901
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2635A-902
Hydra Logger for Windows with Trending
2635T
Recording Thermometer with probe, software and 256 KB PC
memory card
263XA-803
Memory Card Drive
263XA-804
256 KB Memory Card
2640A-904
Trend Link for Fluke
264XA-801
Ethernet Card (10Base2, 10BaseT)
264XA-802
Parallel-to-Lan Adapter (10Base2)
264XA-803
PCMCIA to LAN Adaptor (Set of 12) (10Base 2, 10Base T)
26XXA-600
Portable Battery Pack
942615
NetDAQ Service Manual
C40
Carrying Case
C44
Transit Case
M00-200-634
Rack Mount Kit
RS40
RS-232C to Terminal Cable: Connects to PC/XT, PS/2
RS41
RS-232C to Modem Cable (Join w/RS40 to connect to PC/AT)
RS42
Printer Cable (DB9 to DB25)
RS43
RS-232C DB9 to DB9 for PC to unit, 6'
Y2641
19 Rackmount kit, single/dual
Y2642
Wall/Cabinet Mounting Plate
Y2643
4m Ethernet Cable Kit
Y2644
NEMA-4X (IP65) Enclosure
Y8021
Shielded IEEE-488 Cable, 1m
Y8022
Shielded IEEE-488 Cable, 2m
Y8023
Shielded IEEE-488 Cable, 4m
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