Why Does the Pxie-4162/4163 Have Different Limits with Different Chassis?

Updated Jun 15, 2018

Reported In


  • PXIe-1095
  • PXIe-4162
  • PXIe-4163

Issue Details

I am looking at the PXIe-4162/4163 and notice that they have different current/power ratings depending on chassis. Why does the PXIe-1095 get more range than other chassis?


The PXIe-1095 chassis offers 58 Watts of power and cooling in every slot. This is 50 percent higher than all previous NI PXI Express chassis. Therefore, the card is able to output more power per channel in the PXIe-1095 verses other chassis. This is why if you look at the specification sheet for the 4162/4163 you will notice that the total power for PXIe-1095 is 28.8 Watts verses other chassis at only 11.5 Watts.

Additional Information

You can find more information on the PXIe-1095 chasiss here.


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