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 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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    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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    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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