LevelSender Hardware Setup

1) Getting Started


See separate Solinst Cloud User Guide if setting up your LevelSender using Solinst Cloud.

Before you can begin using your LevelSender 5, you need to set up the following:


2) Install the Batteries

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A LevelSender 5 uses three 1.5V AA user-replaceable lithium batteries. To install the batteries:

  1. Unscrew the stainless steel cap from the LevelSender 5.
  2. Install the three batteries with the positive ends first/down.
  3. Replace the stainless steel cap.


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3) Connect the Antenna

  1. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the three screws from the top of the LevelSender 5.
  2. Pull off the top cap of the LevelSender 5.
  3. To attach the antenna, line up the connector and screw it onto the connection on the top of the LevelSender 5. (The antenna bends to accommodate well cap installation.)


With the top cap removed, install the SIM card. See Step 4.


4) Install the SIM Card

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    If you ordered a LevelSender with a Solinst SIM card, it will ship pre-installed.

  1. Insert the SIM card into the slot in the top of the LevelSender 5, as shown in the photo, with the chip/metal contact towards the battery sleeve, beveled edge first.
  2. Replace the top cap (over the installed antenna), push into place and secure using the three screws.
  3. Ensure the grommet is in the nut and install the nut over the antenna and thread onto the top cap.
  4. Note:

    You can leave the top cap open if you will be programming the LevelSender 5 (see Step 8).


5) Connect Dataloggers

Each LevelSender 5 has a single port to connect one datalogger, or a Splitter. A Splitter provides a second datalogger connection.

  1. Ensure the pins are lined up, and connect the Reader Cable directly to the LevelSender 5 or Splitter.
  2. Connect the Reader Cable to a Direct Read Cable with a Levelogger 5 connected, or to a LevelVent 5 Wellhead.


When using a Splitter, the number 1 or 2 will identify the dataloggers in LevelSender Software. The numbers are labeled directly on the Splitter.

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See separate Solinst Cloud User Guide if setting up your LevelSender using Solinst Cloud.