[volt-nuts] Data Proof 160A

Andy Bardagjy andy at bardagjy.com
Sun Mar 24 21:04:26 EDT 2013

Guys, thanks for all the great tips.

I'll be sure to post a lengthy teardown of the 160A soon, it's insides are
pretty fascinating. For example, the relays are not soldered to the PCB,
just pressed into gold plated vias - presumably to minimize thermal EMFs.

I've contacted Data Proof who've been very helpful with providing old
manuals (with schematics!) and programming support. They offer an upgrade
for the GPIB interface for $265 - I'll try to get it to work with my
NI-GPIB-PCI before upgrading.

Thanks again!

Andy Bardagjy

On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 7:55 AM, Jason Watson <watson.jason at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just uploaded the 160A manual to K04BB's site.  I still use a 160A at my
> place of employment and it does work with a newer NI GPIB-USB adapter.
>  Programming is fairly simple.  Command "A##" where ## is the number of the
> relay will turn off any other relays on the 'A' line and actuate relay
> '##'.  Sending '00' for the number will turn off all relays on the 'A'
> line.  Command "B##" will do the same for the 'B' line.  All commands are
> terminated with a CR-LF.
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