USB Cable Test

    Use the USB manufacturer’s (FTDI) software (FT_Prog) to determine if the USB cable is functioning correctly. 1. Navigate to the following website: http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Utilities.htm. Note that this resides outside of NexSens Technology, Inc.’s domain and NexSens is not responsible for any harm that may result from downloading or using this software. 2. Scroll down to the […]

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    Check Continuity of an RF Cable

    Use a multimeter to determine if there is a short or other issue affecting continuity within an RF Cable: 1. Set the meter to the resistance setting with the best resolution. On many meters, this will be the 200 ohm setting.   2. To determine if there is any internal resistance in the meter, cross […]

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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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    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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    Confirming Power to an iSIC

    Communication issues develop for a number of reasons, including poor signal strength, low battery, damaged hardware, loose connections, or excess moisture inside connectors or enclosures. If loss of real-time data, intermittent performance, or signal failure occurs, the first troubleshooting step is to verify that the iSIC is powered. 1. Disconnect the iSIC from all external […]

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