If the AquaVent logger has been programmed to record on its own independent schedule, data can be downloaded from the AquaVent using a laptop and USB Connector Cable in the field (see Figure 3-1). Temporarily disconnect the AquaVent from the SDI-12 Connector Cable, preferably in between recordings by the SDI-12 master. Connect a laptop and download the independently recorded data.
If the AquaVent is disconnected from the SDI-12 network, and the SDI-12 master tries to communicate with the AquaVent, the SDI-12 master and the rest of the sensors in the network are not disrupted.
After the data download is complete, the AquaVent is easily connected back into the SDI-12 network without disruption. The AquaVent is automatically verified when reconnected (see Section 4.2).