6100-iSIC iChart Configuration

    If satellite telemetry is added to an existing data logger it will be necessary to update the iSIC protocol and iChart configuration to begin acquiring data remotely. Change iSIC Protocol Establish a direct connection with the data logger in iChart. Apply power and connect a COM cable to the iSIC. Navigate to Advanced|iSIC|iSIC. Select the […]

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    Set Iridium Transmit Interval Different from Logging Interval

    NexSens SDL500I and 6100-iSIC Iridium satellite data loggers can be programmed so that only certain data points are transmitted. This may be used in situations where the power draw of the modem needs to be limited or if the satellite transmission is being used only to periodically confirm that the system is functioning properly. 1. […]

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    Install Mounting Plate

    Mount the iSIC box to a wall using the A55 mounting plate. It may be attached using the included hardware. First attach the plate to the back of the iSIC box using the (4) ¼-20 X ¾” bolts and then secure the mounting plate to the support surface. It can be attached to a pole […]

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    What Is an MS2 Connector?

    An MS2 connector is used to supply power to an iSIC Data Logger. It has two openings – one for power and the other for ground. An MS2 connector can be found on the A11 float charger (power adapter) and the solar panels of iSIC MAST systems.   The port which connects the MS2 connector […]

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    Reset iSIC Data Logger to Manufacturer’s Defaults

    1. Refer to the appropriate data logger category for instructions on connecting directly to the iSIC Data Logger or SDL500 that is being used. 2. In iChart, click Advanced | iSIC | iSIC. The iSIC Setup window will appear.     3. Enter the correct COM Port (Check the Port on the Device Manager by clicking Start | Right-click […]

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    Setting an SDL500 or iSIC Data Logger as a Pass-Through Device

    In order to collect data from an iSIC that is connected to another iSIC, pass-through settings must be made in iChart. This article assumes an iChart project file and data loggers have already been programmed. 1. Right click on the data logger in the iChart Navigation Panel and select Property. The iSIC Data Logger Communication Properties […]

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    Reinstalling an iSIC Circuit Board

    After repairs or diagnostics, it may be necessary to reinstall an iSIC data logger’s circuit board. 1. Mount the PCB to the mounting plate using (4) M3 x 16 screws and (4) M3 lock washers.     2. Turn the mounting plate over, place an M3 lockwasher  and an M3 hex nut on the one […]

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    Typical Iridium Site & Communications

    The NexSens Iridium data loggers (6100-iSIC, SD500-I, CB-iSIC with RTU-I) supports satellite connection between a remote monitoring site and a computer base station with an internet connection. Shown below is an example site:   The above system consists of the following components: Windows-based computer running iChart software 6100-iSIC Iridium (satellite) Data Logger Sensor NexSens/User-Supplied Email Server […]

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    Setting Up an Iridium Satellite Account

    Overview An Iridium Satellite account must be provisioned properly in order to work with a NexSens data logger using satellite telemetry, including 6100-iSIC and SDL500I. To ensure the account will operate correctly, notify the Iridium provider of the required data amount. Iridium is the company that owns and maintains the network of satellites used to […]

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