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Chicago Dial Indicator

American Made Precision Measuring Products Since 1932

CDI Part #G13-0047

The FlexPort Gage Adapter is designed for interfacing measuring instruments to a computer that is equipped with an RS-232 (EIA-232-D) communication interface (serial port).

No setup is required. The FlexPort Gage Adapter will work right out of the box with no DIP switches to set or software to run. Simply connect your measuring device and collect data immediately.

Default Configuration

Gage input: CDI LOGIC Indicator
Data Input: Footswitch input
Data send button
Host commands
Flashing LED for data send
Output: Standard RS232 output (9600, N, 8, 1)
- 9600 Baud, no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit
Power: Powered from serial port or external power supply.
Note: When external power supply is used, the FlexPort Gage Adapter will supply power to the indicator

Unit is shipped with power supply and data transfer cable to connect to DB9 serial port.

Character Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Data String # # # # , # # # # # # # # # # , - - - - - , # # CR LF
Field Name    Count            Reading ,      Mode ,   ID CR LF



Sequential counter for number of readings sent


Measurement data captured from device and sent to PC


Displays the setup options that are activated


Identifies from which iput this reading originated


Line termination for output


Comma delimited fields for easy data parsing


Negative numbers are preceded by a "-" sign in reading field

Host Commands




Read an input !@R01
R01 <CR>
R <CR>
Will return gage reading on port
Clear CDI Gage C01 <CR>
C <CR>
Will reset gage to zero
Hold Enable/Disable H01 <CR>
H <CR>
Will toggle hold state

Note: Seperate AC adapter or batteries needed in order to remote "clear" indicator.

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