The Hydra Series is available in three models to fit many application requirements. The 2620A Hydra Data Acquisition Unit is a compact front end for use with your PC. The portable 2625A Hydra Data Logger features non-volatile memory that stores more than 2000 scans, for stand-alone applications. And the 2635A Hydra Data Bucket with its removable memory card for data and set-up storage is the most versatile model – ideal for remote monitoring applications.
All models are easy to set up and reconfigure from the front panel. Additionally, all units have bi-directional communication via RS-232C, which enables control from a host computer. The RS-232C interface also supports stand-alone use with a serial printer. An optional GPIB/IEEE-488 interface is available for the 2620A only.
The Hydra Series is extremely rugged and able to operate in diverse environments. Its operating range is 0 to 60ºC, and it is tested to stringent shock and vibration standards. Hydra's sturdy metal chassis effectively shields against electromagnetic interference, maintaining high measurement accuracy on low level signals. The analog circuitry is also isolated from the digital circuitry so you can measure high voltages directly (up to 300V ac rms). And it conforms to I.E.C., C.E. and CSA safety standards. What's more, all set-up information is battery-backed, so it's immune to power failure. Hydra will return from a power loss and resume scanning, while all configuration information and stored data remain intact.