2.1 Optical Readers

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.

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Figure 2-1 Levelogger 5 Connected to a PC Using a Desktop Reader 5

 

Note:

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.

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Figure 2-2 Levelogger 5 Connected to a PC Using a Field Reader 5

 

You can also use an older style Optical Reader with an L5–Edge DRC Adaptor to communicate with a 5 Series datalogger.

Note:

The L5–Edge 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.

Note:

The L5–Edge DRC Adaptor also allows the connection of a Levelogger 5 to an older style Direct Read Cable. See Section 10.1.1.2.

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Figure 2-3 Levelogger 5 Connected to a PC Using an Older Style Optical Reader and L5–Edge DRC Adaptor

 

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, or you can use an older style Optical Reader.

Note:

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.

Note:

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.

Note:

When connecting an Edge–L5 DRC Adaptor, only turn the coupling on the Adaptor and hold the datalogger still.

solinst levelogger edge connect to a pc using an edge to l5 drc adaptor and desktop reader 5 optical communications cable

Figure 2-4 Levelogger Edge Connected to a PC Using an Edge–L5 DRC Adaptor and Desktop Reader 5

 

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Figure 2-5 Levelogger Edge Connected to a PC Using an Edge–L5 DRC Adaptor and Field Reader 5

 

solinst levelogger edge connected to a pc using an older style optical reader commuincations cable

Figure 2-6 Levelogger Edge Connected to a PC Using an Older Style Optical Reader

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