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ni-6224 ai0 doesn't read bat voltage; ai1 does

I've got an ni-6224 and an SCB-68. When I attach a D-cell battery's positive to pin 33, negative to pin 67, and read "Dev1/ai1" in RSE mode I get a steady 1.6 volts. But when I move the battery's positive to pin 68 and read "Dev1/ai0" in RSE mode I get fluctuations around 0.25 volts (actually, I can't see any difference when the battery is connected vs when it's not connected). I get the same results when I move to the other connector and try "Dev1/ai16" and "Dev1/ai17".

What's going on? What other clues can I provide?

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I would suggest that you try the DAQ Diagnostic Utility available here:

If this test passes the analog input test you might have a problem with your SCB-68.  If you are using the 6224 you should have two connector blocks (two SCB 68s).  Have you tried your second SCB-68?

If DAQ Diagnostic Utility reports any failures, or if you have tried the 6224 with different cables, and different SCB-68s the only other test you could try would be to put the card in another machine. If all of these tests fail, you probably have a problem with your card.   If you would like to talk to a customer service representative about having your card repaired you can call (800) 531-5066.


Jesse O.
Application Engineering
National Instruments

Message Edited by Jesse O on 03-03-2006 02:05 PM

Jesse O. | National Instruments R&D
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