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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    Hard Reset a Raven XT Modem

    There are instances such as when a modem transfers cellular accounts that require a hard reset of the device. The following process will reset the device to manufacturer’s defaults and allow it to re-register on the network. Remove both black fuses (Battery and External) to disconnect power while taking the logger apart Remove the (4) […]

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    Installing a SIM Card in an LS300 Modem

    Some NexSens 3100-iSIC and SDL500 data loggers use the Sierra Wireless LS300 modem. The GPRS version of this modem requires user installation of a SIM card. 1. Remove all sources of power before opening the data logger. 2. If working with an SDL500, remove the outer SDL500 housing following the Remove SDL500 Housing article. If working with an iSIC, […]

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    Install Software Driver For UW-Plug to USB Adapter

    In certain instances, it may become necessary to manually install the software driver for a NexSens UW-Plug to USB Adapter. 1. Download the correct software driver from the Future Technology Devices International company website: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm     2. If a 32-bit operating system is being used, click the link for that version of the driver. […]

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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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    Remove SDL Cap

    To check the batteries or battery tubes within an SDL, it may become necessary to remove the white SDL cap.     Carefully unscrew the white cap going counter-clockwise.   With the cap removed, batteries may be replaced. Battery tubes can be checked and o-rings can also be inspected. Whenever the cap will be reattached […]

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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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    Test SP5 Solar Power Pack

    The SP5 solar power packs used with MB-300 and MB-400 data buoy systems should be evaluated if the voltage drops below 11V while deployed or if the packs have been in storage for an extended period of time. 1. Clean off any debris or buildup from the face of the solar panels. 2. Disconnect two […]

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    What Kind of Charger do I use to Charge an iSIC Battery?

    The 12V DC (direct current) batteries used on NexSens iSIC data loggers can be charged in two ways: online or offline. It will be necessary to decide which is most appropriate for the desired application. The necessary charger type can then be determined. Online Charging: If it is essential for the iSIC to always remain powered, […]

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