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

X2 Environmental Data Logger

 

X2-SDL

X2-SDL Submersible Data Logger

 

X2-CB

X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger

 

 

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. The interface used by the sensors is bolded above each model.

RS-485

APG MNU Ultrasonic Water Level Sensors

NMEA 0183

Airmar EchoRange SS510 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 /RDO Blue Optical DO Sensor

Analog

Smart Pyranometers

Kipp & Zonen Pyranometers

Analog

Li-COR Underwater and Terrestrial PAR Sensors

RS-485

NexSens T-Node FR/TS210 Temperature Strings

SDI-12

Observator ANALITE NEP5000 [Turbidity]

RS-232

Pro-Oceanus Solu-Blu Dissolved C02 Sensor

SDI-12 or RS-232

Sea-Bird Scientific HydroCAT CTD Sensor

SDI-12

Seametrics CT2X Conductivity Loggers

SDI-12 

Seametrics PT12 Level Sensor

 SDI-12

TempHion Bromide Logger

Seametrics TempHion Sensor

SDI-12

Sequoia LISST-ABS
Sensor

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 TD-Diver & SDI-12 Interface Box

 

Tier 2 Sensors

These sensors require limited setup prior to connection. The scope of setup varies by sensor type but typically includes setting up a template, configuring the device or selecting the parameter output. These tasks are often done with a separate PC program provided by the sensor manufacturer. The X2 data logger has a pre-defined script for each sensor in this tier.

RS-232
WeatherCaster Software
X2 Integration Guide

Airmar
110/150/200WX

RS 232
Eureka Manta Software
X2 Integration Guide

Eureka Manta Water Quality Probes

RS-232
MetSet Software
X2 Integration Guide

MaxiMet GMX600 Weather Station

RS-485
Win-Situ Software
X2 Integration Guide

In-Situ Aqua TROLL Water Quality Probes

RS-485
UMB-Config Software
X2 Integration Guide

Lufft WS-Series Weather Stations

 

 

RS-232
Nortek Software
X2 Integration Guide

Nortek Aquadopp Current Meter

RS-232
Nortek Software
X2 Integration Guide

Nortek Signature 1000 Current Profiler

RS-232
Tera Term Software
X2 Integration Guide

Seaview Systems SVS-603 Wave Sensor

SDI-12
Vaisala Software
X2 Integration Guide

Vaisala WXT530 Series Weather Stations

SDI-12
Kor EXO Software
X2 Integration Guide

YSI EXO Multi-Parameter Water Quality Sonde

 

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

SDI-12

OTT RLS Radar Water Level Sensor

SDI-12

OTT SVR 100 Surface Velocity Radar

SDI-12

Sea-Bird Scientific HydroCAT CTD

SDI-12

Sea-bird Scientific SUNA V2 UV Nitrate Analyzer

RS-232

Sea-Bird Scientific
Water Quality Monitor

SDI-12

SonTek-IQ Acoustic Doppler Flow Meters

SDI-12

Sontek-SL Side-Looking Current Meters

SDI-12

Sontek Argonaut-XR Current Profiler

RS-232

Turner Designs C3 Submersible Fluorometer

RS-232

Turner Designs C6P Submersible Fluorometer

 

SDI-12

YSI H-3401 Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge

RS-485 GSI

YSI ODO Dissolved Oxygen Sensor

 

 

CONNECT Software

User-generated generic scripts are possible to create using the 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.