Change the APN on a Sierra Wireless LS300

    Different cellular providers use different Access Point Names (APNs) to connect to the network. Use an Ethernet cable to connect the LS300 to the Ethernet jack on a computer Open a web browser and type the default IP address into the address bar as follows: 192.168.13.31:9191 The modem’s native AceManager will appear The default user […]

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    Test Direct Communication

    When troubleshooting any data logger, confirming successful direct communication is an important early step. Check LED If an iSIC is being used, the LED status light can be observed during boot-up. This is not possible with a SDL or CB-iSIC as the LED is hidden internally. Cycle power to the iSIC See Cycling Power to an […]

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    Configuring an iSIC for Output to GOES Modem

    The iSIC data logger can be configured to output data to a GOES-compatible transmission system such as the Stevens Water SatComm. In addition to configuring the iSIC, a GOES account must also be registered with NOAA / NESDIS. The steps for configuring the GOES output are as follows: 1. If creating a new iChart .icr […]

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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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    iSIC Modbus Communication

    The NexSens iSIC data logger supports Modbus RTU communications over RS232 or RS485. Implementation: Modbus RTU over RS232 or RS485. Baud rates: 19200 or 9600 at No Parity, 8 Data Bits, and 1 Stop Bit Modbus address: same as the iSIC address. Input registers 0 to n-1 correspond to parameters 0 to n-1 where n […]

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