Input/Output Control

    The iSIC is capable of adjusting various settings based on a parameters reading. The enable line can be triggered, the sample interval can be changed, and various other configurations adjustments can be made. 1. Open iChart with the current project file. Note: Interrogate all data off of the device as this process will require the […]

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    Change COM Port

    If a different computer than the one used to create the project is being used to download data, it is likely that the COM port will need to be switched. To determine which COM port the data logger is using, please follow the instructions in Verifying iSIC/SDL COM port. 1. Open iChart with the current project file. 2. Right-click […]

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    Update Firmware With RS-485 Cable

    In order to update a SDL’s firmware using a UW-USB-485P communicaiton cable, the communication protocol must be changed to RS-485. 1. Establish temporary RS-485 communicaiton with the device by following the steps in the Direct connection with an SDL500 via RS-485 article. 2. From the menu bar select Edit | Preferences. 3. Switch to the GUI tab. 4. Check the “Enable […]

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    Changing the Address of an iSIC or SDL500 Data Logger

    The address of an iSIC or SDL500 data logger can be changed using iChart software. 1. Open iChart with a current project if not already open 2. From the menu select Advanced | iSIC | iSIC 3. Select the correct PC COM port, Connection type and iSIC Address If the address is unknown and the connection […]

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    4100-iSIC MAST Quick Start Guide

    Overview The NexSens 4100-MAST arrives fully preconfigured with a radio data logger and 20 watt solar panel. The setup incorporates an integrated spread spectrum radio modem for license-free remote data collection from up to a five mile line of sight from the radio base station. What’s Included Data logger with spread spectrum radio modem 20-Watt […]

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    4100-iSIC Quick Start Guide

    Overview The NexSens 4100-iSIC (Intelligent Sensor Interface and Control) uses an integrated spread spectrum radio modem for license-free remote data collection from up to a five mile line of sight from the radio base station. What’s Included Data logger with spread spectrum radio modem 12 VDC battery iSIC Kit (2) Gland fittings (5) Desiccant packs […]

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    Resolving Radio Communication

    This guide is designed to help you fix common problems associated with failed over-the-air communication between a radio iSIC or SDL data logger and a computer. Radio communication problems can arise for a number of different reasons, including low or no power, weak or out of range radio signal, and improper physical connections. To troubleshoot […]

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    Changing an iSIC Battery

    The battery that powers an iSIC data logger is user-replaceable. 1. Disconnect the fastons from the battery terminals inside the iSIC. 2. Remove the two screws on the battery plate with a #3 Phillips head screwdriver. Store the battery plate and screws.   3. Remove the old battery and put the new battery in its […]

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    Millivolt (mV) Readings on an Analog Sensor

    Analog sensors require a millivolt (mV) reading in order to determine an accurate output. To find these readings, follow the process below. 1. Open iChart without a project file. 2. Select Advanced|iSIC|iSIC from the menu bar. 3. Select the appropriate communication under PC Settings. 4. Type the address of the data logger and click Connect.   5. Click the Analog tab. […]

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    Connecting an Analog Sensor to the iSIC

    In order to connect a sensor to the iSIC, the output voltage must be cut down to 2.5V. In order to accomplish this, two resistors must be utilized to act as a voltage divider. The diagram below demonstrates the proper connection for a 5V sensor.   Note: ADx is any single ended iSIC analog inputs […]

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