Campbell Hausfeld CC640 User Manual

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CC640

Digital Camera

Operating Manual

Issued 9.1.08

Copyright ©2005 Campbell Scientific (Canada) Corp..

Printed under Licence by Campbell Scientific Ltd.

CSL 573

Guarantee

This equipment is guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship. This guarantee applies for twelve months from date of delivery. We will repair or replace products which prove to be defective during the guarantee period provided they are returned to us prepaid. The guarantee will not apply to:

Equipment which has been modified or altered in any way without the written permission of Campbell Scientific

Batteries

Any product which has been subjected to misuse, neglect, acts of God or damage in transit.

Campbell Scientific will return guaranteed equipment by surface carrier prepaid. Campbell Scientific will not reimburse the claimant for costs incurred in removing and/or reinstalling equipment. This guarantee and the Company’s obligation thereunder is in lieu of all other guarantees, expressed or implied, including those of suitability and fitness for a particular purpose. Campbell Scientific is not liable for consequential damage.

Please inform us before returning equipment and obtain a Repair Reference Number whether the repair is under guarantee or not. Please state the faults as clearly as possible, and if the product is out of the guarantee period it should be accompanied by a purchase order. Quotations for repairs can be given on request.

When returning equipment, the Repair Reference Number must be clearly marked on the outside of the package.

Note that goods sent air freight are subject to Customs clearance fees which Campbell Scientific will charge to customers. In many cases, these charges are greater than the cost of the repair.

Campbell Scientific Ltd,

Campbell Park, 80 Hathern Road,

Shepshed, Loughborough, LE12 9GX, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1509 601141

Fax: +44 (0) 1509 601091

Email: support@campbellsci.co.uk www.campbellsci.co.uk

Contents

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1.

Specifications ..............................................................

1

2.

Introduction..................................................................

2

 

2.1

Connecting................................................................................................

2

 

2.2

Configuring...............................................................................................

3

 

2.3

Operating ..................................................................................................

4

 

2.4

Retrieving Images.....................................................................................

4

 

2.5

Additional Reference Material..................................................................

4

 

2.6

CC640 Quick Check List..........................................................................

4

3.

Camera Hardware Description ...................................

5

 

3.1

Terminal Block Connections ...................................................................

5

 

3.2

Power Switch............................................................................................

6

 

3.3

Snap Button ..............................................................................................

6

 

3.4

Set-up Button............................................................................................

6

 

3.5

Video Output ............................................................................................

6

 

3.6

External I/O Connector.............................................................................

7

 

3.7

LED (Green) .............................................................................................

7

 

3.8

Compact Flash Memory Card...................................................................

8

 

 

3.8.1 Firmware Update From Memory Card ..........................................

8

4.

Communications .........................................................

9

 

4.1

PakBus Communications..........................................................................

9

 

4.2

RS-232 Port ..............................................................................................

9

 

4.3

CS I/O Port .............................................................................................

13

 

4.4

RS-485 Port ............................................................................................

14

5.

Device Configuration Utility .....................................

14

6.

Operational Description............................................

18

 

6.1

Self Timed Mode ....................................................................................

18

 

6.2

External Trigger Mode .........................................................................

`18

7.

Image Quality.............................................................

19

 

7.1

Lighting conditions.................................................................................

19

 

7.2

Night Time Images .................................................................................

19

 

7.3

Date and Time Stamp .............................................................................

19

 

7.4

JPEG Compression .................................................................................

20

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8. Lens ............................................................................

 

21

8.1

Lenses and Field of View .......................................................................

21

8.2

Focus and Zoom Adjustment..................................................................

22

 

8.2.1 Temperature Variations and Focus..............................................

22

8.3

Lens Filter...............................................................................................

23

9. Maintenance

...............................................................

23

9.1

Lithium Battery.......................................................................................

23

9.2 Lens Cleaning.........................................................................................

24

10. Set-up and Interface .....................................Guide

24

10.1

Trigger ........................................................................................Mode

24

 

10.1.1 ........................................................................

External Trigger

24

 

10.1.2 ...................................................................

Self - Timed Trigger

24

 

10.1.3 ..................

Combination of External and Self - Timed Triggers

24

10.2

Communications...................................................................................

25

 

10.2.1 ........................................................Communications Disabled

25

 

10.2.2 ...........................................................CS I/O Communications

25

 

10.2.3 ..........................................................RS-232 Communications

25

 

10.2.4 ..........................................................RS-485 Communications

26

 

10.2.5 ....................................................Concurrent Communications

26

11. Power Calculations ...........................and Timings

26

11.1

Standalone ...........................................................................Operation

26

11.2

Operation ..........................................................with Communications

27

12. CR10X Interface ............................................Guide

29

12.1

CR10X ........................................................Datalogger Requirements

29

12.2

CR10X .................................................................Memory Allocation

29

12.3

CR10X .......................................................................PakBus Settings

29

12.4

CR10X ..........................................................................*D15 Settings

30

12.5

CR10X ....................................................................Multiple Cameras

30

12.6

CR10X .............................................................................Connections

30

13. CR1000 Interface ..........................................Guide

30

13.1

CR1000 .......................................................................Memory Set-up

30

13.2

CR1000 .........................................................................Files Manager

31

13.3

CR1000 ........................................................CS I/O Communications

31

13.4

CR1000 ................................................RS-232 Port Communications

31

13.5

CR1000 .............................COM Port (control port) Communications

31

14. Remote Image ..........................................Retrieval

32

14.1

LNCMD.EXE.......................................................................................

32

14.2

Using ...............................................................Loggernet File Control

33

14.3

Task Set .................................................................-up / LNCMD.EXE

34

15. Installation................................................................

 

37

15.1

Enclosures.............................................................................................

37

15.2

Mounting ....................................................................................Holes

37

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Appendices

 

A. Camera Enclosures ................................................

A-1

B. Quick Set-up and Test Procedure CC640

 

In Standalone Mode.................................................

B-1

Figures

 

 

1.

CC640 Camera............................................................................................

2

2.

Terminal Block Position and Layout ..........................................................

5

3.

Camera to Datalogger RS-232 port (DCE) connection ..............................

9

4.

Using C2006 adapter board to carry RS-232 TX and RX on multi-

 

 

conductor cable.........................................................................................

10

5.

RS-232 wiring using C2006 boards with multi-conductor cable..............

11

6.

Connections for Configuration .................................................................

12

7.

Camera connections for CS I/O port operation ........................................

13

8.

Device Configuration Utility Screen ........................................................

15

9.

Illustration of Time Stamp Banner ...........................................................

20

10.

Lens and Filter ........................................................................................

23

11.

Task Set-up .............................................................................................

35

12.

Task using add after to collect images after scheduled call....................

36

13. Mounting Holes ......................................................................................

37

A-1 Enc 17/19 Mounting...........................................................................

A-1

A-1a Enc 16/18 Mounting .........................................................................

A-2

A-2 CC4718 Enclosure with mounting location of optional Serial

 

 

Interface Board (C2006).....................................................................

A-3

A-3 Camera on CC4718 Mounting Plate...................................................

A-4

A-4 CC4718 bottom view..........................................................................

A-4

A-5 Vertical Pipe Mount ...........................................................................

A-5

A-6 Horizontal Pipe Mount .......................................................................

A-5

Tables

1.

Recommended cable colour connections....................................................

3

2.

Explanation of configuration settings.......................................................

16

3.

Standalone operation power usages..........................................................

27

4.

RS-232 Port File Transfer Times and power usage per image .................

28

5.

CR10XPB CS I/O File Transfer Times ....................................................

28

6.

CR1000 CS I/O File Transfer Times ........................................................

28

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1. Specifications

Power Supply

 

Operating:

9-15 VDC 250 mA Max

Quiescent:

250 uA typical

Operating Temperature

-40°C to +70°C

Ext. Input Signal

 

Logic Low Level:

0 - 0.7 VDC (-12VDC Absolute Min)

Logic High Level:

4 – 15 VDC (15VDC Absolute Max)

RS-485

 

Max. BAUD Rate:

230.4 KBAUD

RS-232

 

Max. BAUD Rate:

230.4 KBAUD

CS I/O

 

Max. BAUD Rate:

76.8 KBAUD

CSDC addresses:

7 or 8

Memory Card Interface:

 

Type:

Compact Flash

File System:

FAT16

File Type:

JPEG

Size:

Recommended 512 Mb or less

Clock Accuracy

+/- 1 Minute/Year (0°C to 40°C)

Lens

+/- 4 Minutes/Year (-40°C to 70°C)

 

Mount:

CS-Type

IRIS:

DC Compatible

Resolution

640 x 480 (307,200 pixels)

 

640 x 504 (with Time Stamp banner)

Dimensions

 

Length:

235 mm (9.25 inches) With Lens

Width:

110 mm (4.33 inches)

Height:

64 mm (2.52 inches)

Weight:

0.9 kg (2.0 lbs)

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2. Introduction

The CC640 digital camera was designed to meet the stringent operational requirements necessary for remote battery powered installations. The CC640 has a very low quiescent power draw and can operate over a wide temperature range.

The camera contains a compact flash memory card interface that turns the camera into a powerful image logger. The combination of JPEG compression and memory card storage enables the CC640 to store over 10,000 images.

The CC640 can operate in a stand-alone mode with image acquisitions triggered by the cameras own precision real time clock. Image acquisitions can also be triggered by an externally applied digital signal.

For Quick Set-up and Test Procedure in Standalone Mode – refer to Appendix B.

Figure 1 CC640 Camera

2.1 Connecting

The camera should be connected to the datalogger and power supply using the wiring recommendations in Table 1, Cable Colour Connections. The wiring is based on the use of the recommended FIN6COND cable supplied by Campbell Scientific (Canada) Corp. (CSC). The colour connections may differ if other cables are used.

NOTE It is essential that the Ground cable be connected first when wiring the camera to the datalogger or the power supply.

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Table 1. Recommended cable colour connections

Colour

Required Connections

Recommended Signal Connection

 

 

 

Black

Mandatory

Ground

 

 

 

Red

Mandatory

+12V

 

 

 

Green

Optional

Ext

 

 

 

White

N/A

No connection or Ground

 

 

 

Yellow

Optional

RS-485 A or RS-232 TX (Camera Output)

 

 

 

Blue

Optional

RS-485 B or RS-232 RX (Camera Input)

 

 

 

Clear/Shield

Mandatory

Camera Shield Terminal

 

 

 

After connecting the camera to a power source, turn the power switch to the ON position and verify the proper LED sequence before connecting the camera for communication.

For Standalone Mode, the CC640 can be connected directly to the power supply by wiring Ground first, and then +12VDC. Capturing images in Standalone mode requires the use of a FAT16 formatted Compact Flash Memory Card (Section 3.6). The only wire connections to the camera are the power supply wires (ground and +12 V) that connect to a 12 VDC source.

The recommended cable for use with the camera is a 3 pair individually shielded 24 AWG cable. The cable part number is L9721 and the Model number for a finished cable is a FIN6COND-L (L is the required Length). Only shielded cable should be used with the camera for proper operation. It is recommended to use the cable supplied by Campbell Scientific, as the cable is of high quality and well suited for communications between the camera and datalogger.

The individual conductor colours and their recommended connections are outlined in Table 1. Following the recommended colour scheme is not mandatory and users may be required to select their own colour schemes for cables with different colour arrangements.

The maximum recommended cable length of 24 AWG cable is 30 Metres (98.1 feet). Longer lengths can be used, however a heavier gauge of wire is suggested. It is recommended that the individual wire resistance on the +12VDC and Ground conductors not exceed 2.7 Ohms. Using longer cable in conjunction with RS-232 communications will require slower BAUD rates. Depending on the cable length and type of cable, RS-232 may not be suitable for communications and the use of RS-485 should be considered.

2.2 Configuring

The camera uses PakBus protocol to send image files to the datalogger and both must be configured to enable communications. The RS-232 port is used in conjunction with the Device Configuration software to change settings and operating parameters in the camera (Section 5, Page 14). Device Configuration Utility is a free download from any Campbell Scientific website.

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2.3 Operating

The CC640 is capable of acquiring images in a self-timed mode, an external trigger mode, and by manually taking a picture using the Snap button (Section 3.3, page 6). Self-timed mode is set using the Device Configuration Utility, while a short pulse applied to the Ext. Input Signal on the camera will initiate image acquisition in the External Trigger Mode. When taking a picture manually using the Snap button, the power switch needs to be in the ON position.

2.4 Retrieving Images

Loggernet Version 3.1.3 or newer includes the executable LNCMD.EXE that is required for image file retrieval from dataloggers (Section 14, page 32). Images from cameras in standalone mode can be retrieved directly from the Compact Flash Memory Card with a PC that has a Compact Flash socket.

2.5 Additional Reference Material

The CC640 Operating Manual is intended for use by those experienced in working with Campbell Scientific dataloggers. For further information regarding the various uses and applications of the CR1000, CR10XPB, CR23X, MD485, or any additional technology listed in this manual, refer to the appropriate Operating Manuals of these products.

2.6CC640 Quick Check List

If interfacing to a Datalogger ensure that your datalogger has the appropriate PakBus operating system.

The compact flash memory card must be formatted to FAT16 (Do not use FAT32).

Use the Device Configuration Utility to change settings in the camera.

Use the Device Configuration Utility to change settings in MD485 or other PakBus devices.

The Device Configuration Utility can also be used to set the Dataloggers memory and PakBus parameters. These parameters can be incorporated into the datalogger program or changed with a Keyboard display.

Verify that the lens cable is properly seated, as the connector may inadvertently become unplugged during handling or installation.

Always ensure that the Power Switch is placed in the Auto Position

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3. Camera Hardware description

3.1 Terminal Block Connections

NOTE Only shielded cable should be used for connections to the terminal block.

Gnd

Power Ground

+12VDC

9-15VDC Power, 250 mA

Ext.

External Trigger Input, 5.0 Volt Logic Signal, 15Volts Max

RS-485A

RS-485 communications

RS-485B

RS-485 communications

Shield

The shield (drain wire) needs to be connected to this terminal

Figure 2 Terminal Block Position and Layout

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3.2 Power Switch

The power switch can be used to power the camera continuously on or to place the camera in Auto power mode. The switch should not be left in the On position under normal operation. Leaving the switch in the On position will prevent the camera from entering its low power quiescent mode of operation. The power switch does need to be placed to the On position to perform configuration set-up or to focus the camera.

In the Auto position the camera will automatically reduce its power consumption to the low power quiescent mode after an image is acquired. It is recommended to place the switch in the Auto position when images are being triggered by either the external input or the self-timed mode.

3.3 Snap Button

The Snap button is used to manually take a picture. The power switch needs to be set to the On position for the Snap button to operate.

When the Snap button is pressed the LED will slowly flash 2 times, indicating successful initiation of an image acquisition.

3.4 Set-up Button

The Set-up button performs 2 functions: it toggles the video output on or off and it places the camera in set-up mode. The power switch will need to be in the On position for the Set-up Button to operate.

When the Set-up Button is pressed the LED will slowly flash once.

Pressing the Set-up button will force the camera to its default BAUD rate (115,200) on the RS-232 port for about 40 seconds so that the Device Configuration Software can be used to configure the camera. Image acquisitions will also be placed on hold for the same time period. To indicate that the camera is in Set-up mode the LED will briefly flash once per second.

If no configuration communications occur during the 40 seconds, the camera will exit set-up mode and resume its normal operating mode. The LED will flash once every 5 seconds.

Pressing the Set-up Button will toggle the Video output on or off. The video output is used to focus and target the camera in conjunction with a normal television or video monitor. The video output will remain on until the set-up button is pressed to toggle it off. The video output will be turned off when the camera enters its quiescent mode, 5 minutes after the camera’s power switch has been placed in the Auto position.

3.5 Video Output

The video output connector provides an analogue video signal for the purpose of focusing and targeting the camera. The video output can be configured to NTSC (National Television System Committee) or PAL (Phase Alternating Line) using the Device Configuration Software. NTSC is the standard used in North America and PAL is the standard that is used in most European countries. Consult your monitor owner’s manual for display information.

The video output signal is intended for use with a television or monitor that has a

NTSC or PAL video input. Most monitors will have one or two audio input

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connectors in addition to the video input. The audio inputs should remain unconnected, as the camera does not have audio capability.

The video output can be turned on and/or off by pressing the Set-up Button when the power switch is in the ON position.

During every image acquisition sequence the video output will be momentarily activated when the image is acquired, allowing the operator to view the image that is being captured.

3.6 External I/O Connector

The External I/O connector provides Inputs and Outputs for operating camera peripherals, such as the optional motorized enclosure that is used for operation under extremely harsh environmental conditions. Please contact a Campbell Scientific sales representative for details and availability of the CC640 peripherals.

The Ext. (External Control) input signal can be used to initiate an image acquisition. An image acquisition can be initiated on demand by applying a voltage pulse to the Ext. input. The camera will remain in its quiescent state when the signal to this input remains at logic low (Less that 0.7 Volts). To initiate an image acquisition the input should be pulsed high (4.0 - 15 Volts). The recommended duration of the pulse is between 1ms and 10 seconds.

Leaving the Ext. input signal high for more than 10 seconds will result in another image acquisition starting immediately after the completion of the first.

If the Ext. input signal is left in the High state continuously, the camera will not enter its low power mode and images will be acquired on a continuous basis.

The Ext. Control Input signal is operated with the power switch in the Auto mode. If the power switch is left in the ON position the LED will flash twice and begin an image acquisition when a positive Ext Signal is detected, providing easy confirmation of an externally applied signal.

3.7 LED (Green)

The green LED is intended to provide feedback for the operator. On power up the LED will slowly flash 4 times, indicating that a normal power-on sequence has occurred. If the LED flashes rapidly for several seconds, it means that the camera failed one of the power-on tests. This response is rare and will require that the camera be returned to an authorized repair facility.

The LED will also flash once if the Set-up button is pressed and twice if the SNAP button is pressed. During communications or a firmware update the LED will remain ON to indicate a process is in progress that should not be interrupted.

If the power switch is in the ON position the LED should flash once every 5 seconds to indicate that it is running. If the set-up button is pressed, the LED will briefly flash once a second to indicate that the camera is ready for set-up using the Device Configuration Utility.

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The following table offers LED information at a glance:

 

 

LED

 

Always Off

The camera has no power connected to it or it is in Quiescent Mode

Quick Flash

The camera is Powered ON (Power switch is in the ON position)

Every 5 Seconds

 

4 Slow Flashes

Normal Power-On Sequence

Rapid Flashes for 4

A Power on test did not pass.

Seconds

 

Quick Flash Every

The camera is in Set-up Mode

Second

 

Steadily On

The camera is carrying out a process that should not be interrupted. This includes

 

acquiring an Image, transmitting an image via communications, or performing a

 

firmware update.

3.8 Compact Flash Memory Card

The camera is equipped to use compact flash memory cards. It is important for the memory cards to be formatted as FAT16 and not FAT32, as the camera does not support the FAT32 file system. When formatting a memory card using a PC ensure that FAT32 is not selected (FAT16 or just FAT should be used).

Image files are stored on the compact flash memory card as JPEG files under the root directory “IMAGES”. Each file will be uniquely named with a sequence number (i.e. E1234567.JPG).

The compact flash card should not be inserted or removed while the camera is in its ON state. Insertion or removal should only be done when the camera is in its quiescent state or when power is removed.

The use of a memory card is optional and is not required for users who utilize communications to retrieve the images. If a card is present, the camera will write the images to it. Once the memory card is filled, the camera will stop recording images to it unless deleting previous files creates additional image storage space. It is generally recommended to delete older image files from the memory card after downloading them to a permanent storage location.

3.8.1 Firmware Update From Memory Card

CAUTION Failure to properly follow this procedure can result in corruption of the operating system. If this occurs, it may be necessary to send the camera to an authorized repair facility to have the operating system reloaded.

The compact flash card is also used to provide a means of updating the camera’s embedded firmware. This is done by downloading the appropriate files from any Campbell Scientific website, renaming the new firmware hex file as “NEWCODE.HEX” (all upper case), and placing it in the root directory of the compact flash memory card. When the camera powers up and finds the file in the root directory it will begin to update its firmware from the file. The LED will remain continuously on during this process, which may take up to 5 minutes. It is imperative that the power supply is not interrupted during this process. After completion the LED will turn off. Power down the camera, remove the memory card, and delete the “NEWCODE.HEX” file using a PC if no other cameras need to be updated. Leaving the file on the memory card will cause the camera to

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repeatedly update its firmware every time the camera wakes up from its quiescent mode.

4.Communications

4.1PakBus Communications

The camera uses the PakBus protocol to send image files from the camera to the datalogger or other PakBus compatible devices.

Communications are not enabled while the camera is in its quiescent mode. This is done to conserve power in its low power state. When an image file is ready to be transmitted, the camera will initiate communications and send the JPEG image via the selected PakBus port.

The camera is a PakBus Leaf node and is not capable of performing any routing.

Figure 3 Camera to Datalogger RS-232 port (DCE) connection

4.2 RS-232 Port

The 10-pin RS-232 header connector is designed to provide a 9 Pin DCE type port by using either of the ribbon cable adapters provided with the camera. Part number C1946 provides a male 9-pin connector and C1947 provides a female 9-pin connector.

The RS-232 port can also provide an additional communication port for transmitting image files to a datalogger using the PakBus Protocol. Figure 3 illustrates the required connection to a RS-232 port on a Datalogger. A Datalogger and camera are both DCE type RS-232 devices; thus, requiring a NULL modem cable.

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Figure 4 Using C2006 adapter board to carry RS-232 TX and RX on multi-conductor cable

The necessary RS-232 TX (transmit) and RX (receive) signals can also be carried by the recommended 6 conductor cable. Figure 4 demonstrates using a DB-9 to terminal breakout board (part C2006) and the standard cable to transmit the RS232 signals. This provides a practical means of carrying the RS-232 signals when the camera is installed remotely from the datalogger.

If the recommended cable is used, the RS-232 can be used at distances up to 30 Metres (98.1 feet). Longer lengths or different cables may require that the BAUD rate be set slower than the default 115200 BAUD.

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