Changing Individual Sensor Logging Intervals

The Remote Device Configuration tool allows the user to input individual logging intervals for each sensor. This allows for reduced data and power consumption and personalization of the desired data.

  1. Navigate to the ADMIN | Settings tab found at the top of the project dashboard.

ADMIN | Settings tab on the project dashboard

 

Enhanced view of the ADMIN | Settings tab

 

  1. Click on the Device Remote Configuration tab. Under this tab is a list of the sites within the project. Click on the site and the logger that requires log interval changes.

Configure logging settings under the device remote configuration tab

 

 

  1. Navigate to the Timed Data Acquisition section of the menu.

Locate the Timed Data Acquisition submenu.

 

 

  1. Expand the listing for each sensor and enter in the desired data collection interval.
    1. Note: Increasing the logging frequencies of sensors will increase power demand for the system.
    2. Certain sensors take multiple minutes to record and process a reading. Contact NexSens to verify the maximum recommended sampling frequency of a device before increasing its frequency.

In this example, diagnostic logger data (battery voltage, internal humidity etc.), PT-500 water level, and 110WX weather station readings will be recorded every 30, 15, and 20 minutes, respectively.

 

 

  1. Ensure the Starting at field displays a past date and time. Otherwise the associated sensor will not begin recording readings until the listed time elapses.
    1. Averaging settings allows the user to setup the sensor to take multiple readings for every logged value. Learn more about X2 averaging option HERE.

Leave log start times set to a uniform time stamp in the past for immediate data collection.

 

 

  1. Click Save and ensure that the change(s) appears in the Command Queue at the bottom of the Remote Device Configuration menu.

Log interval updates shown in the queue.

 

 

  1. CLOSE the menu. The new logging interval(s) will take effect after the next scheduled transmission of the data logger
    1. The change will be immediately applied by disconnecting and re-applying power to the logger.

Close out of the Remote Device Configuration menu once log frequency updates have been queued. These will be processed automatically the next time the data logger transmits.