5.3 Connecting Dataloggers

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Figure 5-7
Levelogger Connection to
STS Remote Station

Up to four Solinst dataloggers can be connected to one STS Distribution Box. Dataloggers are connected to the Distribution Box using Reader Cables, which connect to a Direct Read Cable threaded onto the datalogger. The Reader Cables are attached to the Distribution Box using a two-wire connection. The black and white circles shown at the connections on the Distribution Box indicate which colour wire from the Reader Cable to connect. Simply push the connector pins on each wire into the appropriate opening. The Reader Cables are protected outside the enclosure using armored conduit. Levelogger installation options are discussed further in Section 6.2.

The dataloggers are programmed using STS/RRL Software. The software provides the option of setting the dataloggers to record and store readings in their internal memory, independent of STS operation. This provides reliable back-up data if the STS System were to fail, or it provides supplementary data if an alarm condition is met and more data is desired. Data can be downloaded directly from the dataloggers. Please refer to the Levelogger User Guide for data downloading instructions.

Alternatively, dataloggers can be connected without programming an independent recording rate. The STS Controller will take a real-time reading from the datalogger at the scheduled sampling interval.

Note:

To remove the Reader Cable connector pins from the Distribution Box, press the white plugs above each connection into the Distribution Box, while pulling the connector pins out.

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Figure 5-8 Reader Cable (#108854)