Changing Data Logger Transmission Interval

The Timed Transmission setting in the Remote Device Configuration menu determines how often the data logger will power-up its telemetry to contact the WQData LIVE Data Center.

Each transmission the data logger will : (1) Upload all new logged data and (2) Process all settings changes listed in the Command Queue.

  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 transmission settings under the device remote configuration tab


  1. Navigate to the Time Based Transmission section of the menu.

Locate the Timed Based Transmission submenu.


  1. Enter the desired Transmission interval.
    1. Increasing transmission frequencies will increase power demand- for solar-charged systems, this may need adjusted seasonally to be sustainable.
    2. Do NOT configure transmission frequencies faster than 5 minutes without first consulting NexSens Technology.

Set the desired logger transmit frequency.


  1. Ensure the Starting at field displays a past date and time. Otherwise the logger will not transmit until the listed time.

Verify the start time is set to a date in the past.


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

Check that the transmission adjustment is properly reflected in the Command Queue.


  1. CLOSE the menu. The new transmission interval will take effect after the next scheduled transmission on 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. The transmission adjustments will be automatically applied the next time the logger contacts WQData LIVE.