Model DSC-USB

Strain Gauge to USB Converter

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Features

  • Plugs directly into the USB port
  • Simple connectivity
  • High stability delivering superior performance
  • USB strain gauge interface – device appears as a virtual com port
  • 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 toolkit software for logging and manipulation of data
  • Compatible with most load cells and sensors
  • Windows driver DLL’s available
  • OEM pcb versions available

Product Details

The DSCUSB strain gauge to USB converter is a USB strain gauge signal conditioner with the added benefit of a USB interface.  Simply plug the DSCUSB strain gauge to USB converter into your PCs USB port and the data from the strain gauge sensor can be acquired by the free toolkit software.  It comes in a robust ABS IP50 enclosure making it suitable for most environments. 

Ideal Applications for the Strain Gauge to USB Converter

This compact and high performance USB converter is ideal for applications requiring high accuracy measurement and repeatability with simple connectivity in desktop settings. Thanks to its 200 samples per second at 18 bits noise free resolution, it is suitable for high accuracy test & measurement applications, research and development and laboratory environments.

Free Toolkit Software for Data Manipulation

It comes with free toolkit software designed specially for this USB converter.  The toolkit software allows for the logging and manipulation of the data, removing the need for amplifiers, filters & multimeters. The DSCUSB strain gauge to USB converter requires no additional power as it is powered by the USB bus.  

The strain gauge to USB converter is ideal as a 1 to 1 interface.  However this versatile interface 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.

Optional Extras

We can supply an optional temperature sensor module (DTEMP) to enable advanced 5-point temperature compensation of measurements if required.

The USB load cell signal converter is also available as a PCB versions suitable for OEM products – speak to our technical sales team.

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
 

DSCUSB Strain Gauge to USB Converter Dimensions

DSCUSB Strain Gauge to USB Converter Outline Drawing
DSCUSB Strain Gauge to USB Converter Outline Drawing

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For further information on this product contact us on 01246 260250 or fill in the form below.