I Want to Power My cDAQ with a Car Battery

Updated Jun 8, 2018

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  • CompactDAQ Chassis

Issue Details

I Want to Power My Daq with a Car Battery, is there any power consideration or requirement?


If you are looking for different ways to power your CompactDAQ system you should check the following white paper that examines the different type of power supplies or the following one that talks about selecting a battery.

You also should check the specification of your Chassis navigating through NI Product Manuals, and search in the specification manual the power requirements. As a good practice, you could use a fuse in the connection, remember to calculate the current using the Maximum required input power and the input voltage range.

The next image in an example of the Power Requirements of a cDAQ-9174 chassis.


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