4.1.2 Communicating with a USB Port

There are two types of Solinst USB devices that you can use to communicate with Levelogger Software:

  1. Older style Optical Readers (received before February 2018) and PC Interface Cables (received before July 2018) that sometimes require updating drivers. When connected to your PC, their details can be found within the Device Manager under the list of "Ports (COM & LPT)".
  2. Current style Optical Readers (received after February 2018) and PC Interface Cables (received after July 2018) do not use drivers. When connected to your PC their details can be found within the Device Manager under the list of "Human Interface Devices" (HID).

Note:

For Optical Readers received before February 2018 and PC Interface Cables before July 2018, to check the Com Port assigned to the USB device after installation, open the Device Manager. Expand "Ports (COM & LPT)" to show the Com Port that has been assigned. To change the assigned port, see Section 4.1.2.2.

You may have to restart your computer after adding a new USB device, before that port will be detected by the Levelogger Software.

Optical Readers received after February 2018 and PC Interface Cables received after July 2018 will appear in the list of "Human Interface Devices".