Network Link Interface
Powerful Network Link
Extremely low power consumption
Campbell Scientific’s NL200 is a powerful network link interface
that provides a wired Ethernet network connection to dataloggers
and peripherals. It allows our dataloggers, as well as other serial
devices, to communicate over a local area network or a dedicated
Internet connection. Additionally, the NL200 supports sophisticated networking capabilities, especially when used in PakBus
networks with PakBus devices.
Benefits and Features
Extremely low power consumption (50 mA)
Ethernet to CS I/O bridging that provides direct access to
the internal TCP/IP stack in the CR800, CR850, CR1000 and
CR3000 dataloggers
Serial server functionality for networking Campbell Scientific
devices as well as third-party devices
PakBus routing
Technical Details
The NL200 communicates with Campbell Scientific dataloggers
and peripherals using an Ethernet 10/100 Mbps communications
link. It has CS I/O and RS-232 ports for communication and a USB
port for NL200 configuration.
The NL200 can be configured to bridge Ethernet and CS I/O communications allowing access to the internal IP functionality of the
CR800, CR850, CR1000, and CR3000 (e.g., web page access, email,
FTP). This device also can be configured to act as a serial server, as
a PakBus router, or as a TLS Proxy server.
Ordering Information
Network Link Interface
Network Link Interface—shipped with an SC12 cable for
connecting to the datalogger’s CS I/O port, and hardware
for mounting to an enclosure backplate
Temperature Range Options (choose one)
Tested -25° to +50°C
Tested -55° to +85°C
Serial and Ethernet Cables
DB9 Female to DB9 Male Cable (6 feet)—connects the
NL200 to the datalogger’s RS-232 port
10baseT Ethernet straight through cable (10 ft).
Surge Protector
Ethernet Surge Protector helps protect device from electrical surges. A straight-through Ethernet cable is required to
connect the 28033 to the NL200. Another Ethernet cable is
used to connect the 28033 to the computer or hub.
Power Peripherals
One of the following is required to power the NL200.
AC/DC adapter allows ac power to serve as the power
source for the NL200. It is often used when the NL200 is in
an office next to a computer.
Field power cable allows the NL200 to be powered from a
suitable 12 Vdc battery.
Field power cable CS I/O to 12 Vdc Barrel Plug that allows
the datalogger’s power supply to be used.
RoHS Compliant
Magnetic isolation, ESD, and surge tested
Power Connector: DC Barrel
Power Requirements: 7 to 20 Vdc (not powered via CS I/O or USB)
Configuration: Device Configuration Utility over USB or Ethernet; Telnet console over Ethernet
CS I/O Port: SDC 7, 8,10, or 11 (does not support ME)
RS-232 Port: DTE
USB Port: Micro-B
Ethernet Port: IEEE 802.3, Auto-MDIX, IPv4, TCP, DHCP, Ping,
Telnet, TLS, PakBus
Dimensions: 16 x 6.73 x 2.54 cm (6.3 x 2.65 x 1 in.)
Weight: 177 g (6.3 oz)
Communication Rate
RS-232 Port: 1200 to 115.2k bps
CS I/O Port: 9600 to 460.8k bps
Ethernet: 10/100 Mbps
Current Drain
50 mA active @ 13 Vdc
2 mA forced standby available when using Ethernet-to-CS I/O
Bridge Mode
CE Compliance
Meets requirements for a class B device under European Standards
Application of Council Directive(s): 2004/108/EC
Standards to which Conformity is Declared: EN61326-1;2006
Temperature Range
Standard: -25° to +50°C
Extended: -55° to +85°C
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Campbell Scientific, Inc.
December 4, 2012
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