Temporarily Set iSIC Logger Secondary Baud Rate
The iChart software contains a terminal emulator used to communicate with sensors via serial output. Follow the process below to temporarily change the terminal, or secondary, baud rate to communicate with a wide range of sensors through an iSIC data logger.
WARNING: This procedure should only be conducted while in direct connection with the iSIC data logger. NexSens does not recommend attempting this procedure remotely.
- Connect to the iSIC data logger by clicking Advanced | iSIC | iSIC and inserting the proper connection credentials in the iSIC Setup interface. Once completed, click Connect.
- Once connected, choose the iSIC Command tab.
- Click the drop down menu next to Command and search for SETSUARTBAUD.
- Ensure the description of the command states Temporary set secondary COM baud.
- Follow the highlighted portion of the image below to send the proper argument. Each number 1-7 corresponds to a specific baud rate. Insert one of these numbers into the space beside Argument to temporarily change the baud rate of the terminal to match the baud rate of the sensor.
- Click the space beside Send and hit enter on your keyboard or click the Send button at the bottom of the interface.
- An ACK: should display in the result section for a successfully sent argument.
- Once this is completed, go to Advanced | Terminal.
- Choose the correct PC connection settings, and ensure to match the port number of the desired sensor.
- Once inside the terminal, data should begin outputting depending on the data output configuration on the sensor.
- Example below:
- Sensor: Airmar SS510
- Baud Rate: 4800
- Output: NMEA0183 (1-second intervals)
- Example below:
- If random characters begin to output, then the terminal baud rate does not match that of the sensor. Review the sensor’s baud rate and repeat the steps above.
- Note: The temporary baud rate will reset once power is cycled.