The NL200 Network Link Interface allows Campbell Scientific dataloggers to communicate over a local area network or a dedicated Internet connection. This Ethernet interface can be connected to either the datalogger’s CS I/O port or RS-232 port.
The NL200 Network Link Interface is a device used to communicate with Campbell Scientific dataloggers and peripherals using an Ethernet 10/100 Mbps communications link. The NL200 includes a CS I/O port and a RS-232 port for communication. A USB device port is used for configuring the NL200 device.
The NL200 can be configured to bridge Ethernet and CS I/O communications allowing access to the internal IP functionality of the CR800/850, CR1000, and CR3000 (e.g., web page access, email, FTP). Alternatively, the NL200 can be configured to act as a Serial Server and/or a PakBus Router. Additionally, the NL200 can act as TLS Proxy Server.
|Power Connector||DC Barrel|
|Power Requirements||7 to 20 Vdc (not powered via CS I/O or USB)|
|Operating Temperature Range||-25° to +50°C|
|CS I/O Port||SDC 7, 8, 10, or 11 (does not support ME)|
|Ethernet Port||IEEE 802.3, Auto-MDIX, IPv4, TCP, DHCP, Ping, Telnet, TLS, PakBus|
|Application of Council Directive(s)||2004/108/EC|
|Standards to Which Conformity Is Declared||EN61326-1;2006|
|Dimensions||16 x 6.73 x 2.54 cm (6.3 x 2.65 x 1 in.)|
|Weight||177 g (6.3 oz)|
|Active||50 mA (@ 13 Vdc)|
|Forced Standby||2 mA (available when using Ethernet-to-CS I/O Bridge Mode)|
|RS-232 DTE Port||1200 to 115.2k bps|
|CS I/O Port||9600 to 460.8k bps|
|Data Logger||Serial Server||PakBus Router||Bridge Mode|
* Although compatible, the CR9000X does not need an Ethernet interface because it has an on-board Ethernet port.
** It is possible to use an NL200 to connect to a mixed-array data logger (e.g., CR10, CR10X, CR23X, 21X, CR7) by using an SC32B between the data logger's CS I/O port and the NL200's RS-232 port.
Current NL200 / NL201 firmware. Requires the Device Configuration Utility and a USB micro cable.
Note: When updating to OS 10.03 from OS 6 or previous, settings will be reinitialized to factory defaults. When updating to OS 10.03 from OS 7, settings will be retained.
Number of FAQs related to NL200: 1
The maximum recommended segment length (length of cable between the NL device and the Ethernet repeater, hub, switch, or router it is connected to) for 10Base-T and 100Base-Tx networks using CAT5e cable is 100 m.