Replace RF-Cable Assembly
In the event of damage, the RF cable assembly on the X2 data logger can be replaced.
Caution!!!- Be sure to statically ground yourself prior to touching any of the electronics inside the X2 logger!
- Phillips Head Screwdriver
- 3/16″ Hex Driver or Adjustable Wrench
- 5/8″ Socket
- Locate the green plastic wire from its track in the base of the X2’s aluminum housing.
- Slide tweezers or the tip of the screwdriver packaged with the X2 beneath the wire to expose it.
- Pull the end of the wire while applying pressure to the top of the X2 to remove it from the track. Tweezers or needle-nose pliers can be used if needed.
- Pull up on the enclosure to separate it from the X2 base.
- Press down on the tabs of the upward-facing UW6 Direct and downward-facing UW6 RTU JST connectors and gently pull to remove them from the main PCB.
- Remove the four visible Phillips-head screws and lock washers from the top of the main PCB.
- Gently lift up on the PCB to disconnect the board-to-board connector and expose the RTU PCB.
- Use a 3/16″ nut driver or adjustable wrench to remove the four standoffs that hold the RTU PCB in place.
- Tip the RTU PCB to reveal the gold MMCX RF connector.
- Pull upwards on the MMCX connector to remove it from the P2 port on the RTU PCB.
- Use a 5/8″ socket to loosen the cable assembly port by hand.
- Remove the old assembly from the X2 housing.
- Evenly spread O-ring grease onto the replacement cable assembly’s O-ring.
- Use the 5/8″ socket to tighten the new RF cable into the port. Ensure the other end of the cable is free to turn with the port.
- Once fully hand-tightened, the cable O-ring should not be visible.
- Align the MMCX connector of the new cable with the P2 port on the RTU board. Press downward firmly until a click is felt signifying a secure connection.
- Pivot the RF cable such that it runs along the full length of the modem.
- Place the RTU PCB back on top of the base and hand tighten the four standoffs back in place. Follow up with an additional 1/8 of a turn using the nut driver or adjustable wrench.
- Align the board-to-board connector and place the main board back on top of the RTU board, pressing down gently until the connector locks into place.
- Tighten the top PCB back in place using the four Phillips screws and lock washers.
- Re-connect the UW6 RTU JST connector, gently pressing in until a click is heard.
- Re-connect the UW6 Direct JST connector.
- Slide the enclosure back over top the X2 base, ensuring that no wires are pinched in the process.
- Align the wire entry with the machined body tag on the aluminum base.
- Push down on the top of the enclosure and feed the wire back into its track.