NI cDAQ-9172 Legacy NI CompactDAQ Chassis

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  • The NI cDAQ-9172 is obsolete
  • Upgrade to the new cDAQ-9178 chassis to take advantage of more features at a lower price.
  • For new and duplicate test systems, NI recommends the new cDAQ-9178 NI CompactDAQ chassis.
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The NI cDAQ-9172 is the legacy NI CompactDAQ chassis. Two upgraded chassis, the NI cDAQ-9174 and cDAQ-9178, offer a superset of features to the legacy cDAQ-9172. The new features include built-in BNC trigger lines (cDAQ-9178 only), the ability to run analog input modules at different rates within the same chassis, four general-purpose counters, and upgraded power and USB connections. NI recommends using the new chassis for new systems as well as for duplicating test systems built on the original NI CompactDAQ chassis.

The cDAQ-9172 is an eight-slot NI CompactDAQ chassis that can hold up to eight C Series I/O modules. This USB 2.0-compliant chassis operates on 11 to 30 VDC and includes an AC/DC power converter and a 1.8 m USB cable. See NI CompactDAQ Accessories for mounting options, such as DIN-rail, panel mount, and enclosures.

The cDAQ-9172 has two 32-bit counter/timer chips built into the chassis. With a correlated digital I/O module installed in slot 5 or 6 of the chassis, you can access all the functionality of the counter/timer chip including event counting, pulse-wave generation or measurement, and quadrature encoders.

Extended Warranties

National Instruments designs and manufactures all products to minimize failures, however unexpected failures can still occur. Extended warranties provide a fixed economical price at the time of system purchase, covering any repair costs for up to three years. In addition, they offer the following benefits:

  • Significant cost savings compared to individual repair incidents
  • Fault location, diagnostics, and repair by NI any time the system product fails
  • All parts and labor costs covered as well as any adjustments needed to restore the hardware to manufacturing specifications

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Return your registered product under warranty at no additional labor and parts cost. NI offers fault location, diagnostics, and repair any time the system fails as well as any adjustments needed to restore the hardware to manufacturing specifications.

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