Automatic Counter Scaling

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Garrett Young
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Automatic Counter Scaling

Post by Garrett Young » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:18 am

What type of NIM scales a count signal based on a user defined factor?

Once I determine the appropriate scale factor for my BF3 tube (based on bubble data) I would like the counter to display TIE.
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Re: Automatic Counter Scaling

Post by Steven Sesselmann » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:16 am

Garret,

Why don't you just log it with software, PRA or Labview etc, then you cab scale it to anything you like.

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Re: Automatic Counter Scaling

Post by Garrett Young » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:42 pm

I could use PC software or make a counter with Arduino, but there's something satisfying about a NIM BIN setup.
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Re: Automatic Counter Scaling

Post by Richard Hull » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:44 pm

Take a dead NIM bin plug-in module, gut it and put the Arduino scaler system in it and go from there. I have 4 self-made NIM modules in old NIM casings. Dead and worthless custom, OEM, NIM modules abound. A thin aluminum overplate on the old module can serve as a new faceplate, covering up old holes that are no longer needed.

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