I would like to use the flow meter at this link with a U6:
I would like to use the meter with the pulse square wave output option to reduce costs. The U6 currently has ten 4-20 ma analog inputs and one DI (0/1). With the flow meter application, 6 DOs would be added. I'm using the U6 with DAQ Factory Lite.
I haven't had any experience with programming pulse inputs. The meter has an output frequency of 24 to 382 Hz. Would there be any problems using the meter with a pulse output with the U6 and DAQ Factory Lite?
From an accuracy or programing standport does pulse output have advantages over analog output?
In reading the DAQFactory - LabJack Application Guide, it looks like I would need to use streaming since the output refrequency is >100 Hz. The meter I would be getting has a flow range of 0.48 to 8.5 gpm. Would each count then be equal to about 0.022402 gpm (8.02 gpm range / 358 Hz range)? If so, would I then just set up a conversion to mutiply the inputs by 0.022402 to get gpm?
If I used streaming for this meter, would it adversely affect the acquistion of the analog inputs?