Run Sensor Detection

A brief explanation of the X2’s sensor auto-detection process, including some important notes on its method of operation and limitations, can be referenced here.

  1. Connect the X2 logger to a PC and launch the CONNECT software.


  1. Verify the desired sensor scripts are enabled to run for the detection.


  1. Confirm that all sensors are connected to the X2 through one of the available sensor ports.


  1. Confirm that 12V power is applied to the system
      1. Pole-mount X2 systems or X2-SDL systems without internal D-cell batteries will draw on the 5V USB cable power, which may be insufficient for certain sensors.
      2. X2-CB systems will draw upon the larger 12V SLA batteries inside the buoy data well compartment even when the USB cable is connected.


  2. From the Configuration tab, select the drop down arrow next to the ‘Read Script List’ button and choose the Run sensor detection option.

Run sensor detection.



  1. Acknowledge the sensor detection warning by clicking Yes.

Sensor auto-detetection warning message.



  1. Progress of the sensor detection process will be indicated in the Status field at the bottom of the Configuration tab.

Sensor Detection successfully started.



  1. The Read Configuration command from the Upload tab can be sent after waiting 5 to 10 minutes (depending on the #scripts enabled to run) for the detection to confirm which sensor(s) were identified and programmed into the X2.

Post-detection X2 Sensor and Parameter List generated in CONNECT via the ‘Read Configuration’ command.