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Model DSC-USB

Strain Gauge to USB Converter

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The DSCUSB strain gauge to USB converter is a compact, high performance strain gauge digital signal conditioner with USB connectivity aimed at applications which require high-accuracy measurement repeatability.

A rugged ABS IP50 enclosure makes this USB load cell converter suitable for all environments. Simply by plugging the DSCUSB into a PC, data can be extracted from most strain gauge bridge input sensors and acquired by software which allows data manipulation removing the need for amplifiers, filters & multimeters. No additional power supply is required as the power is drawn from the USB bus.

Although ideal for 1 to 1 interface, the strain gauge to USB converter – DSCUSB, can connect with multiple sensors with the use of a suitable hub. Available in ASCII protocol, offering higher resolution and lower temperature drift.

Ideal for all strain gauge bridge based sensors including load, weight, force, torque, pressure & displacement, the device simply plugs into your PC where data can be acquired and manipulated by accompanying software.

Typical applications for the DSCUSB USB load cell signal converter will be those requiring simple sensor connectivity in desk top settings such as test & measurement, R&D and laboratory environments.

An optional temperature sensor module (DTEMP) is available which will enable an advanced 5-point temperature compensation of measurements.

The USB load cell signal converter is also available as OEM pcb modules - please see product sheet for more information.

  • High stability providing superior performance
  • USB strain gauge interface – device appears as a virtual com port
  • Simple & easy to connect to your strain gauge sensor
  • Multiple devices can be used with one PC
  • Supplied with 1.5m USB to Micro USB lead
  • Free DSCUSB strain gauge to USB converter toolkit software
  • Compatible with most load cells and sensors
  • Non-expert maintenance
  • Windows driver DLL’s available
  • OEM pcb versions available (shown on thumbnail image on left)
Strain Gauge Excitation Voltage
5V
 
Strain Gauge Drive Capability
80 - 5000 Ohms
 
Strain Gauge Sensitivity
±3  mV/V
 
Internal Resolution
16 Million Counts/Divs
 
Supply Voltage Range
4.25 - 5.5 V DC
 
Data Transmission Rate
2.4 - 460.8 kbps
 
IP Rating
IP50
 
Operating Temperature
- 40 to + 85ºC