Temperature Sensor Monitoring using the Zt-2's User1
The 2010 Model Zt-2 supports air and fluid temperature sensors natively on
the configurable User2 input. What can be done if you have a 2009/earlier Zt-2?
What if you wish to monitor a second temperature sensor? In this
article we will provide an overview of how to setup a temperature sensor on
the Zeitronix wideband User1 input. These instructions will apply to
both the 2010 and 2009/earlier mode Zt-2 Widebands. This method us
also applicable to setting up one or more temperature sensors on the DashDAQ Display Analog 1 and Analog 2 inputs.
For additional details including how
fluid temperatures work please see the
Temperature Sensor Setup page. Configuration files required for the DashDAQ
display setup are also available here.
For monitoring only a single temperature sensor using the current 2010 model Zt-2 please follow
installation instructions. No special connections are required in this
Requirements: - Any model year Zt-2 Wideband Controller
- Air or fluid temperature sensor
- 1 KOhm resistor
- 5 volt power source (Zt-2 yellow wire)
- Zeitronix Data Logger v 3.0.8 BETA or later software
5 volt power can be connected to power both a boost sensor and the 1KOhm
Connect the temperature sensor, resistor and a 5 volt power source as
Zeitronix Data Logger Setup
A new version of the software has been released which
will automatically show the temperature values based on the type of sensor
connected. See below for a link to the latest release supporting this
Please be aware that the temperature values will be displayed in the
Zeitronix Data Logger software only. Converted temperature data is not
sent to hardware displays although voltage-only readings for the User1 input can be
displayed on the LCD display. See the ZT-2 Wideband instructions for details on setting up
the LCD display to show User1 voltage readings.
The DashDAQ display can convert and display temperature readings.
Please see the configuration files located at the bottom of the
User1 Temperature Sensor Setup page for more information on setting up the DashDAQ temperature
A new version of the software
is available which supports using the User1 input as a temperature sensor
input. With the temperature sensor attached as described above this
version of the software will read User1 input voltages and display them as a
Right click on the "Zt-2 User1" name on the right hand side of a plot.
Change "Display Values As:" to reflect the type of sensor connected.
Values will now be shown as a temperature.