Levelogger 5 Deployment & Communication

solinst levelogger 5 gathering water level data in the field

Deployment Options


Wireline/Kevlar Cord Deployment

Use this method when you wish to minimize up front costs, and pre-program Leveloggers in the office. Lower into the well, suspended on wireline or Kevlar cord from a Solinst 2" (4" with reducer) Lockable Well Cap.

solinst lockable 2 inch well caps

The Solinst Lockable 2" Well Cap when used with a stainless steel wireline and hook, or a Kevlar Cord.


levelogger stainless steel suspension cable

Stainless Steel Wireline Cable Spool and Hook.

solinst kevlar cord leveloggers

Spool of Kevlar Cord.


Direct Read Cable Deployment

Use this method when you want direct communication with your Levelogger while it is deployed, and to view real-time readings. Deploy with L5 Direct Read Cables using a Solinst 2" (4" with reducer) Lockable Well Cap. (An L5–Edge DRC Adaptor is available to work with older style Direct Read Cables.)

solinst lockable well cap leveloggers

The Solinst 2" Lockable Well Cap has openings for two Direct Read Cables and an opening for other monitoring equipment, such as a Water Level Meter.

solinst direct read cables

L5 Direct Read Cables are available in lengths up to 1500 ft.

solinst levelogger support hanger bracket installation on locking well cap

A Support Hanger Bracket provides an option for supporting and organizing down well wires or cords,
or for coiling extra Direct Read Cable if the full length is not required.


solinst levelogger 5 deployments options diagram


solinst levelogger artesian well fitting

Levelogger Artesian Well Fitting


Monitoring Artesian Conditions

Solinst offers an assembly for monitoring artesian wells. It provides options for inwell, and top of well installation, and can accommodate the use of L5 Direct Read Cables.


Communication Options

Communicating with Solinst Levelogger PC Software


solinst levelogger connected to laptop using an optical field reader 5


solinst levelogger connected to laptop using an optical desktop reader 5


Standard (Wireline/Kevlar Cord) Communication

To retrieve data or re-program, remove the Levelogger from the well and use a Field Reader 5 or Desktop Reader 5 attached to a portable or office computer.

solinst levelogger connected to laptop using a pc interface cable at well surface


Direct Read Communication

Pre-program Leveloggers in the office using a Field Reader 5 or Desktop Reader 5. In the field, use a laptop and PC Interface Cable connected to the L5 Direct Read Cable to program, view or download data


solinst levelogger 5 app interface

solinst datagrabber 5 usb data transfer device

solinst readout unit (sru)

In-field Communication

Levelogger 5 App Interface connected to an L5 Direct Read Cable provides a wireless Bluetooth® connection between the Levelogger and the Solinst Levelogger App on your iOS or Android™ smart device, for programming or downloading data.

Solinst Readout Unit (SRU) connected to an L5 Direct Read Cable displays instant water level readings, real-time logging, Levelogger status, and allows saving and downloading data to the SRU.

A DataGrabber 5 connected to an L5 Direct Read Cable allows Levelogger data to be copied to a USB memory key.


solinst direct read to optical adaptor for levelogger

An L5 Threaded or Slip Fit Adaptor allows direct connection of a Levelogger to a Levelogger 5 App Interface, SRU or DataGrabber 5 for programming or downloading data in the field. This is useful for Leveloggers not deployed using an L5 Direct Read Cable.


Remote Monitoring Options


Solinst Telemetry Systems

Solinst has options for wireless remote communication using cellular or radio telemetry. Real-time data is sent from field-located Leveloggers to your office PC or smart device.

solinst levelsender 5 telemetry systems for water level dataloggers

The LevelSender 5 uses 4G cellular communication to send Levelogger data to your Home Station PC and smart device using email or SMS. Fits in a 2" well.


solinst solsat 5 satellite telemetry system for water level dataloggers

SolSat 5 Satellite Telemetry uses Iridium satellite communication to send Levelogger data to a secure web portal or for download in the SolSat 5 Wi-Fi App.


sts 5 solinst telemetry systems for levelogger 5

STS 5 Telemetry Systems use GSM/CDMA cellular communication to send remote water level data from Leveloggers to a Home Station PC.


solinst sdi-12 interface cable

Solinst Leveloggers are able to communicate with third-party dataloggers using SDI-12 protocol, by connecting a Levelogger's Direct Read Cable to a Solinst SDI-12 Interface Cable.



For Information on deploying the Rainlogger 5, see our Rainlogger 5 Setup document.

For information on deploying your Leveloggers in surface water applications, see our Long-term Open Channel and Surface Water Monitoring with Leveloggers technical bulletin.

Always ensure proper maintenance and care of your Levelogger, see our Ensuring Proper Use and Maintenance of Leveloggers technical bulletin.



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