CDI Logic IQ, Logic ALG, or Starrett Wisdom Digital Indicator SmartCable™ USB Interface
Send data to SPC data collection programs; with data send button
The Chicago Dial Indicator (CDI) Logic IQ, Logic ALG and Logic ALG Illuminate, and Starrett Wisdom IQ gage has the capability of communicating over both USB and RS232. Both the USB and RS232 communication for these gages follow the same command set and communication protocol.
The Chicago Dial Indicator CDI Logic IQ or Logic ALG / Starrett Wisdom indicator is connected to this Advanced Systems & Designs 600-11RS-USB SmartCable™ USB interface cable using the connector on the cable. Connecting the SmartCable™ USB to a computer will allow the SmartCable™ USB to send gage data to communication and terminal emulation programs (i.e. HyperTerminal) or certain SPC data collection software program.
Most gages are powered by batteries. The output of this SmartCable™ USB is a standard USB 2.0 COM port signal and the USB connection supplies power to the cable. This gage can obtain power directly from the SmartCable™ USB or can use separate power (batteries) of its own. Our recommendation is to remove the batteries from the gage to prevent a future problem with battery corrosion.
The 600-11RS-USB SmartCable™ USB interface cable can respond to data requests in three modes; Read Gage, Hold Gage and Clear Gage. For a more comprehensive SmartCable™ option for use with the Logic IQ or ALG, or other CDI Logic gages, see our 600-11-USB - special data format output on the gage may be required.
This SmartCable™ USB will NOT send data directly to a spreadsheet program such as Excel, without using a separate software wedge program. Please see our easy-to-use SmartCable™ Keyboard (600-11-KB-USB) if you want to send data directly to Excel.
Readings can be triggered by any of the following:
Pressing the send button on the SmartCable™ USB interface
Depressing a connected footswitch (not included)
Pressing the send button on the gage (if it has one)
Sending a gage read command from the computer to the SmartCable™ USB
A detailed operation manual is included with each SmartCable™ USB interface. Six foot cable length, special lengths available upon request. Supplied with USB drivers.