10.1.1.2 Direct Read Cable Assembly Installation

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Figure 10-6
Solinst 2"
Locking Well Caps
for Direct Read
Cable Installation

 

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Figure 10-7
Solinst
Direct Read Cable

When installing using a Direct Read Cable Assembly, the Levelogger can be deployed before it is programmed and started with the software. The Levelogger is installed using a Direct Read Cable to a Direct Read Wellhead, where a PC Interface Cable is connected allowing the Levelogger to communicate with a desktop or laptop PC. Alternatively, you can connect a Levelogger App Interface, DataGrabber, or Leveloader for communication (see separate instructions).

The Direct Read Cable system is composed of the ordered length of Direct Read Cable, the Model 3001 Well Cap Assembly (see Section 10.1.1.3) and the PC Interface Cable. The Direct Read cable threads to the Levelogger, while the socket at the opposite end of the Direct Read Cable fits into the specially designed Well Cap insert. The PC Interface Cable connects to the Direct Read socket at surface and to either a USB or RS232 port on the PC. While use of the Model 3001 Well Cap is recommended and convenient, it is optional as long as a satisfactorily secure alternative tie-off point is found for the Direct Read Cable. Follow these steps to install a Direct Read Cable Assembly to the Levelogger:

  1. Remove the installation cap from the Levelogger, align and connect the optical socket (two glass 'eyes' using the alignment pin) of the Direct Read cable to the Levelogger by threading the coupling onto the Levelogger tightly.
  2. The Levelogger and optical socket will fit through the hole in the Well Cap insert.
  3. Remove the protective cap from the non-optical socket at the wellhead end of the Direct Read Cable, seat the socket in the Well Cap Insert and align and thread it to the round socket of the PC Interface Cable.
  4. Connect the USB or RS232 socket of the PC Interface Cable to the USB or RS232 Com Port on your PC.
  5. The two plugged holes in the Well Cap can be opened to provide an access port for a Barologger, as well as a water level meter probe.

When removing a Direct Read Cable from a Levelogger, ensure you only twist the coupling. To avoid possible damage, do not twist the strain relief on the Direct Read Cable.

 

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Figure 10-8
Proper way to remove a Direct Read Cable from a Levelogger