The CR3000 Micrologger supports complex applications with many sensors. It is fast and powerful enough to handle extended eddy-covariance systems with full energy-balance systems. Multiple CR3000s can be configured as a network or units can be deployed individually.
Designed for stand-alone operation in harsh, remote environments. The CR3000 consists of a compact, integrated package with a built-in power supply, a 128-by-64-pixel backlit graphical or eight-line numeric display, and a 16-character keyboard.
Housed in a portable, self-contained package, the CR3000 Micrologger consists of measurement and control electronics, communication ports, 16-character keyboard, display, power supply, and carrying handle. The integrated display shows 8 lines x 21 characters (64 x 128 pixels).
The CR3000 has a choice of three power-supply base options (alkaline, rechargeable, or no battery). Low power consumption allows the Micrologger to operate for extended time periods on its battery recharged with a solar panel—eliminating the need for AC power. It suspends execution when primary power drops below 9.6 V, reducing the possibility of inaccurate measurements.
The on-board operating system includes measurement, processing, and output instructions for programming the datalogger. The programming language, CRBasic, uses a BASIC-like syntax. Measurement instructions specific to bridge configurations, voltage outputs, thermocouples, and pulse/frequency signals are included. Processing instructions support algebraic, statistical, and transcendental functions for on-site processing. Output instructions process data over time and control external devices.
|-NOTE-||Note: Additional specifications are listed in the CR3000 Specifications Sheet.|
|Operating Temperature Range||
|Maximum Scan Rate||100 Hz|
|Analog Inputs||28 single-ended or 14 differential (individually configured)|
|Voltage Excitation Terminals||4 (VX1 to VX4)|
|Switched 12 Volt||2 terminals|
|Input Limits||±5 Vdc|
|Analog Voltage Accuracy||±(0.04% of reading + offset) at 0° to 40°C|
|Power Requirements||10 to 16 Vdc|
|Real-Time Clock Accuracy||±3 min. per year (Correction via GPS optional.)|
|Internet Protocols||FTP, HTTP, XML POP3, SMTP, Telnet, NTCIP, NTP,|
|Communication Protocols||PakBus, Modbus, DNP3, SDI-12, SDM|
|Idle Current Drain, Average||2 mA (@ 12 Vdc)|
|Active Current Drain, Average||
Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.
|LoggerNet||Version 3.2 or higher|
|PC400||Version 1.3 or higher|
|PCONNECT (retired)||Version 3.2 or higher|
|PCONNECTCE (retired)||Version 2.1 or higher|
|RTDAQ||Version 1.0 or higher|
|VISUALWEATHER||Version 2.0 or higher|
With several channel types, the CR3000 is compatible with nearly every available sensor, including thermocouples, SDI-12 sensors, and 4 to 20 mA sensors. A custom ASIC chip expands its pulse count, control port, and serial communications capabilities. The CR3000's I/O ports can be paired as transmit and receive, allowing serial communications with serial sensors and devices.
The CR3000 is compatible with all of our CDMs (requires an SC-CPI), SDMs, multiplexers, vibrating-wire interfaces, terminal input modules, and relays.
The CR3000 communicates with a PC via direct connect, Ethernet interfaces, multidrop modems, short-haul modems, phone modems (land line, digital cellular, and voice-synthesized), RF telemetry, and satellite transmitters (Argos, Iridium, and Inmarsat).
Data can be viewed on its onboard keyboard display, user-supplied iOS or Android device (requires LoggerLink), CD295 DataView II Display, or a user-supplied PDA (PConnect or PConnectCE software required).
Compatible external data storage devices are the CFM100, NL115, and SC115.
The CR3000 can be housed in an ENC12/14, ENC14/16, ENC16/18, ENC24/30, or ENC24/30S enclosure.
The CR3000 is typically powered by its on-board alkaline or rechargeable power supply (see Ordering Info). When the rechargeable power supply is used, its internal 7 A h sealed rechargeable battery needs be charged via a vehicle (requires the DCDC18R), solar panel, or ac wall charger.
The CR3000 can also come with a low-profile base that requires a user-supplied dc source. It is preferred when the system’s power consumption needs a larger capacity battery or when it’s advantageous for the Micrologger to be thinner and lighter.
CRBasic, the CR3000's full programming language, supports simple or complex programming and many on-board data reduction processes. Compatible software includes:
Execution of this download installs the CR3000 Operating System and Compiler on your computer. It also updates the CR3000 support files for the CRBasic Editor.
Note: The Device Configuration Utility is used to upload the included operating system to the datalogger.
Upgrading from versions prior to version 28 of the Operating System will reset the datalogger’s CPU drive. This is due to a change in the format of the file system from FAT16 to FAT32. In order for the datalogger to operate correctly, as part of the upgrade, the CPU drive is formatted to FAT32. Any programs stored and running from the CPU drive will be lost. It is not recommended to update the datalogger’s Operating System over a remote connection where program control regulates the communication equipment (turning it on or off, etc.). In these cases, an on-site visit and a backup using DevConfig’s backup utility is necessary to update the datalogger’s Operating System.
In all cases where the datalogger is being updated from an Operating System prior to 28, the use of DevConfig’s backup utility is recommended due to the CPU drive being formatted using the new FAT32 format.
A software utility used to download operating systems and set up Campbell Scientific hardware. Also will update PakBus Graph and the Network Planner if they have been installed previously by another Campbell Scientific software package.
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, and 7 (Both 32 and 64 bit)
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Look for a stamp on top of the battery. The stamp may be in a date format of YYMMDDXX where:
This indicates the age of the battery.
No, the hardware is the same. The –XT version has been tested over the range of -40 to +85 degrees Celsius.
Yes. Campbell Scientific offers a variety of telecommunications options besides Ethernet, including spread-spectrum radios, licensed radio-frequency modems, cellular modems, satellite transmitters (send data only), land-line phone modems, and other direct connection methods.
Yes. The CR1000 could be set up as a SDI-12 sensor using the SDI12SensorSetup() instruction. Alternatively, the CR1000 could be set up to perform serial communications with the CR3000 by connecting a COM1─COM4 port pair and ground from one data logger to a COM1─COM4 port pair and ground on the other data logger. The COM1─COM4 port lines need to cross RX to TX and vice versa.
In the CR800-series, CR1000, and CR3000 dataloggers, there is a PreserveVariables instruction that stores the last known value of all Dim or Public variables. The values are restored if the data logger recovers from a power failure, or if the program is stopped with the Retain Data option and then resumed.
The internal file storage on the data logger has limits on the size, quantity, and name length of files. The file name of the new file may need to be shortened, or some older files may need to be deleted using File Control.
Pass-code lockouts (historically known as security codes) are the oldest method of securing a Campbell Scientific data logger. This method provides a level of security, mainly for PakBus communications. However, someone with physical access to a data logger or telecommunications hardware may be able to overcome the five-digit pass-code lockouts. To further secure PakBus communications, use the PakBus Encryption Key and PakBus/TCP password.
This depends on the average current drain on the battery and whether there is a solar panel or wall charger connected to the charger. For guidance on determining average current drain, see our "Power Supplies" application note.
Yes. A local PakBus network can be created using a single COM─COM4 serial port on each CR3000.