LTC2984 TC CJ Diode Overrange

Hello,

I am using the Demo board for the LTC2983 to test both RTD and TC (Type K) circuits. 
I figured out what I was doing wrong to get the RTDs to work so that is fine.

However, I am trying to get the TypeK TCs to work to no avail. I have made sure I have COM grounded, I have a diode (1n4007) going from CH19 with the Cathode to the GND pin on the demo board (2210A) and the TC is connected between CH16 and GND as the spec for single ended TC is defined. 

It seems to be wanting to respond, but is giving me a value of ~154 on the diode and is throwing a status of "Sensor Overrange" on the Diode which gives a CJ Soft Fault on the TC. I do not have open circuit detect on.

Is there something I am missing? I would have thought the demo setup would be straight forward enough but can't seem to figure out what is wrong.

Thanks in advance.

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    •  Analog Employees 
    Mar 22, 2021 +1 verified

    Hi IsaacS,

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