X2 Sensor Configuration

    The X2 is capable of configuring select supported sensors through the WQData LIVE remote command interface. For example, the configuration feature can be used to calibrate dissolved oxygen 100% saturation levels or set magnetic declination information specific to each sensor. The X2 will send commands directly to the sensor to perform the configuration and report the time […]

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    X2 Sensor Detection

    The X2 is capable of automatically detecting supported sensors and sending all necessary configuration information to WQData LIVE without the need for any manual setup. Initial Autodetect The X2 scans for attached sensors on every power cycle if none have previously been found. When first configuring a system, all sensors should be connected before applying power. […]

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    X2 Port Selection

    The X2 utilizes NexSens’ proprietary Under Water 8-Pin (UW8) connector for all sensor connections. This easy to use thread-in connector is fully submersible and offers an easy connect/disconnect option for the three unique sensor ports available on the X2 (P0, P1, & P2). Each port offers a unique RS-232 channel, a separate switch power channel, as […]

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    UW-FWP Wiring

    The UW-FWP and UW-FWP-V terminals provide a means of interfacing a flying lead sensor cable to a NexSens UW-8 SensorBUS connector. The “-V” variation is vented and should be used with vented pressure transducers. Wiring SensorBUS Signal UW-8P Pin Standard NexSens Cable Color UW-FWP Terminal Name UW-FWP Terminal Pin RS-232 Tx 1 Orange RS232 TX […]

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    Sensor Communication Protocols

    Overview Data loggers utilize several types of digital communication protocols in order to support a wide range of sensors. Protocols can exist on both a hardware and/or software level. Some protocols define both the hardware and software (i.e. SDI-12), others only specify the hardware (i.e. RS-485), and still others only consist of the software definition (i.e. Modbus RTU). […]

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    Sensor Addresses

    There are several communications protocols that allow multiple sensors to be connected to the same data line. When this is done, the sensors are given an address in order to allow the data logger to identify the device to which it is communicating. The two most common examples of this in the environmental monitoring industry […]

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    X2 Sensor Support

    The X2 is designed with flexibility and simplicity in mind. In keeping with this, the X2 has an ever growing list of supported sensors and the ability for users to add custom sensors as needed. Tier 1 Sensors These sensors are recommended for users with limited resources in terms of sensor knowledge and time. They […]

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