X2 Supported Sensors


All X2-based data logger systems incorporate multiple waterproof UW sensor ports with available sensor interfaces including SDI-12, RS-485 and RS-232. This allows for compatibility with a wide range of sensors and data transmission protocols such as SDI-12, NMEA0183 and Modbus. Many compatible sensors can be automatically detected by the X2, while others require custom configurations or scripts to be developed. These are broken up into various tiers and described below. If a sensor is not listed, contact NexSens to check compatibility.

 

X2 Environmental Data Logger

3 Sensor Ports each have communication of SDI-12, RS-485 & RS-232

 

X2-SDL

3 Sensor Ports each have communication of SDI-12, RS-485 & RS-232

 

X2-CB

5 Sensor Ports each have communication of SDI-12, RS-485 & RS-232

 

 

 

Tier 1 Sensors

These sensors will be automatically detected by the X2. If multiple sensors are connected to the same logger, they must be addressed uniquely.

RS-232 

Airmar
110/150/200WX

 

RS-485

APG MNU Series Ultrasonic Water Level Sensors

NMEA 0183

Airmar EchoRange SS510 [Smart Sonar Depth Sensor]

 

RS-485

APG PT-500 Pressure & Level Sensor

SDI-12

Campbell OBS501 Smart Turbidity Meter

RS-485 or SDI-12

In-Situ RDO PRO-X [Optical Dissolved Oxygen Sensor]

 

RS-232

MaxiMet GMX600 Weather Station

 

RS-485

NexSens T-Node FR/TS210 [Temperature String]

 

SDI-12 or RS-232

Sea-Bird Scientific HydroCAT CTD

 

SDI-12

Seametrics CT2X Conductivity Loggers

SDI-12 

Seametrics PT12 [Level Sensor]

 

SDI-12

Sequoia
LISST-ABS

SDI-12

Sequoia LISST-AOBS Super-Turbidity Sensor

SDI-12

Stevens Hydraprobe II [Soil Moisture Sensor]

RS-485

TriOS NICO UV Nitrate Sensor

RS-485

Vaisala GMP 251 [Carbon Dioxide Probe]

SDI-12

Van Essen Instruments TD-Diver & SDI-12 Interface Box

 

 

 

Tier 2 Sensors

These sensors require limited setup prior to connection. The scope of this varies by sensor type but typically includes setting up a template, configuring the device or selecting the parameter output. Often these tasks are done with a separate PC program provided by the sensor manufacturer.

 

RS 232

Eureka Manta Water Quality Probes

 

RS-485

In-Situ Aqua TROLL Water Quality Probes

 

RS-485

Lufft WS-Series [Weather Station]

 

SDI-12

Observator ANALITE NEP5000 Turbidity Sensor

 

SDI-12

OTT RLS Radar Water Level Sensor

 

Eureka Manta SoftwareWin-Situ SoftwareUMB-Config SoftwareObservator NEP5000
Software
OTT Operation Software
 

RS-232

Seaview Systems SVS-603 Wave Sensor

 

SDI-12

Vaisala WXT530 Series [Weather Station]

 

SDI-12

YSI EXO Multi-Parameter Water Quality Sonde

 

SDI-12

YSI 6-Series Multi-parameter Water Quality Sonde

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tera Term SoftwareVaisala SoftwareKor EXO SoftwareEcowatch Lite Software

 

 

Tier 3 Sensors

These sensors are not commonly supported by the X2, but can be added through the creation of a user-defined script. The script is written in Lua and utilizes NexSens created functions to simplify programming. As long as the sensor communicates using SDI-12, RS-485, or RS-232 and can be powered from a 12V supply, it should be compatible with the X2.

Please contact NexSens for further details.

 

RS-232

AML Micro-x Single Sensor Probe

 

SDI-12

Teledyne Marine ChannelMaster ADCP

 

 

RS-485 Modbus

Flowwav-PSA Area Velocity Sensor

 

RS-232

Nortek Aquadopp [Current Meter]

 

RS-232

Nortek Signature 1000 Current Profiler

 

SDI-12

Sea-bird Scientific SUNA V2 (UV Nitrate Analyzer)

 

RS-232

Sea-Bird Scientific
Water Quality Monitor

 

 

 

SDI-12

SonTek-IQ Series Acoustic Doppler Flow Meters

 

RS-232

Turner Designs C3 Submersible Fluorometer

 

RS-232

Turner Designs C6P Submersible Fluorometer

RS-485 GSI

YSI ODO [Dissolved Oxygen Sensor]

SDI-12

Sea-Bird Scientific HydroCAT CTD

 

CONNECT Software

User-generated generic scripts are possible to create using CONNECT software; however, it is recommended to contact NexSens before creating a script. Click the logo below to link to the CONNECT software section of the NexSens Knowledge Base to download and learn about CONNECT.