Sending in an X2/iSIC-CB for repair

Should an X2-CB or iSIC-CB need to be sent in for evaluation or repair, please reference the following steps for removal: Tools Required– 9/16″ Socket Wrench   1. Disconnect the 6-pin solar panel cable from the X2/iSIC-CB SOLAR port to remove power from the data logger. 2. [For CB-150, 450 buoys only] Remove the buoy’s […]

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NexSens Buoy Deployment Checklist

While there are many unique environmental monitoring applications and sensor/mooring configurations, all buoy deployments require attention to detail to proceed smoothly and with minimal issues. The checklist below discusses basic items to check vital to the stability and longevity of any NexSens buoy system: Physical Inspection O-rings Clean and greased O-rings must be present on […]

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Replacing the Battery in a CB-Series Data Buoy

The 12V sealed lead acid batteries installed in the data well of CB-Series buoys may require replacement if their charge falls below ~10V or every 2-3 years as their integrity declines with age. This article highlights the basic steps required to replace the A05 12V 28 A-Hr battery commonly equipped in quantities of 1 to 3 on the […]

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NexSens CB-Series Buoy Winter Storage Maintenance

When year-round deployment of a NexSens CB-Series buoy is not possible or desired, the following maintenance steps are required to ensure that the system is best prepared for the next sampling season. The buoy should be stored in a relatively dry environment that is above freezing. Cold temperatures can weaken the PVC joints for deployment pipes. […]

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NexSens M550 or M650 Solar Marine Light Remote Programming

NexSens M550 and M650 Solar Marine Lights purchased with CB-Series data buoys will most often arrive pre-programmed for use. This article highlights the most commonly used IR remote codes. Note that  activation commands need to be sent with the remote facing the side of the beacon. If no response to the below commands are elicited, try […]

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Establish Direct Communication with a CB-x50 Buoy

Sometimes it is desirable to connect a CB-iSIC directly to the PC for configuration, setup, testing, and troubleshooting. This can be accomplished with the included UW-USB-232P-NP cable. Connect the CB-iSIC to the PC by plugging the USB cable into the CB-iSIC’s COM port. The RTU module will need to be disconnected. Power the iSIC-CB by […]

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CB-iSIC Port Communications

The CB-iSIC is outfitted with various ports with different functionality. UW 8 Pin Numbering The ports on the iSIC-CB bulkheads are Underwater Receptacles (UW-R) that accommodate Underwater Plug (UW-P) connections from various sensors and communication devices. The mating plug’s signals are mirrored to those of the receptacle. For example, pin 1 on the receptacle mates with pin 8 on […]

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