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Wed Nov 12 11:36:13 2008
Guralp Breakout Box is ~50% hooked up
The Guralp box is about halfway hooked up now. The seismometer is under the BSC, and the long cable from the seismometer to the breakout box is connected to "Guralps 1 Input" on the front panel. This corresponds to the set of 3 channels that Caryn stuffed with the new fancy-pants resistors few weeks ago. (When we finally get the other Guralp back from the company, we'll have to stuff the next set of 3 channels).
The Breakout Box is on the very top of 1Y1, sitting on top of the black power supplies. This should be fine, but it's
pretty toasty hot
up there, so if we find that there are problems with running the box at higher-than-room-temperature, step 1 will be to find a new spot for the box. (I'm not at this time anticipating a problem, but you never know....) Steve put a little foot between the Guralp box and the power supply to get some air circulation.
The ADC Octopus cable that Bob made is connected, and going up through the top of the rack.
I am now going on a BNC cable hunt to extend this cable over to the PEM ADC.
The PEM ADC is in 1Y7, so I'll need some medium-long BNC cable to get there.
The power cable is also ready to be connected to the rack's +/- 15VDC. I'll talk to Bob about getting this done.
Next step: pick some channels on the PEM ADC, and create them in the .ini files