Changing Data Logger Transmission Interval

The Transmit Interval in the Remote Device Configuration menu determines how often a data logger will power-up its telemetry to contact the WQData LIVE Data Center. On each transmission the data logger will:

  • Upload all new logged data.
  • Process all settings changes listed in the Command Queue.

To update data logger transmit intervals in WQData LIVE:

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

ADMIN | Settings menu on the project dashboard.


  1. Click on the Device Remote Configuration tab. Under this tab is a list of all the sites and data loggers within the project.

Configure transmission settings for each system under the Device Remote Configuration tab.


  1. Select the logger that requires a transmission interval change. The Basic Remote Device Configuration menu will appear.

Basic Remote Device Configuration menu.


  1. In the Transmit Interval section, enter the desired frequency in the New Value column.
    1. Intervals are entered in minutes with an accepted value range of 5 to a maximum of 1440 minutes (1 day)
    2. Note: Transmit frequency changes will impact system power consumption. Verify the selected value is sustainable given the telemetry type and power source prior to adjusting the interval for solar charged systems.

Enter the updated Transmit Interval value.


  1. Scroll to the bottom of the menu and click SAVE.

Prompt confirming that the indicated changes have been processed and will be applied the next time the logger contacts WQData LIVE.


  1. Following the data logger’s next transmission to WQData LIVE, the transmission change will be applied and the Current Value field for the Transmit Interval will update.

Transmission interval update successfully applied (click the refresh icon in the upper right of the menu or refresh the display following a transmission to confirm the change).