If you are programming 5 Series dataloggers in the office, the Optical Reader most commonly used for communication with a PC is a Desktop Reader 5.
Figure 2-1 Levelogger 5 Connected to a PC Using a Desktop Reader 5
Always plug in the USB device before starting the Software. See Section 4.1.2 for more information on communication with USB ports.
If you have deployed your Levelogger 5 in the field using wireline or cord (not on a L5 Direct Read Cable), a Field Reader 5 is most commonly used for communication with a PC.
Figure 2-2 Levelogger 5 Connected to a PC Using a Field Reader 5
If you are programming an Edge or Gold Series datalogger, you will require an Edge–L5 DRC Adaptor to connect to a Desktop Reader 5 or Field Reader 5.
The Edge–L5 DRC Adaptor contains a small, long-lasting battery (not user-replaceable). The Adaptor should always be stored above freezing temperatures and with caps on to prevent unnecessary battery drainage and protect the optical eyes.
The Edge–L5 DRC Adaptor also allows the connection of a Levelogger Edge or Gold to a L5 Direct Read Cable. See Section 10.1.1.2.
When connecting an Edge–L5 DRC Adaptor, only turn the coupling on the Adaptor and hold the datalogger still.
Figure 2-3 Levelogger Edge Connected to a PC Using an Edge–L5 DRC Adaptor and Desktop Reader 5
Figure 2-4 Levelogger Edge Connected to a PC Using an Edge–L5 DRC Adaptor and Field Reader 5
Figure 2-5 Levelogger Edge Connected to a PC Using an Older Style Optical Reader