The ScienceWorkshop 750 interface (USB) stops communicating with the host computer.
ScienceWorkshop 750 interface (USB) may be damaged after incorrectly connecting an analog sensor equipped with a 5-pin DIN connector.
The correct manner of connection is to align the key on the male connector with the keyway on the female connector. Both the key and the keyway must be oriented at the 12 o'clock position.
Incorrect connection is generally difficult, but sufficient applied force can overcome the keyway protection. Inadvertent misalignment of the connector in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction may result in transmission of 12 V dc to the USB chip, which normally operates on 5 V dc. The USB chip will short and burn out, protecting the computer and other connected USB devices from the 12 V surge.
Common sensors that can be incorrectly connected are the voltage sensor (CI-6503), the current sensor (CI-6556), and other sensors with 5-pin DIN connectors.
Chief symptoms of lack of USB communication are: Nothing listed for the USB 750 in the Windows Device Manager (Apple System Profiler in Mac), or DataStudio reports that an interface is not connected.Troubleshooting actions include:
Creation Date: 06/6/2005
Last Modified: 06/6/2005