8.0 SolSat 5 Maintenance

As with any groundwater or surface water monitoring project, you should select the proper equipment and determine a maintenance schedule based on the monitoring environment specific to your application.

For the SolSat 5, and Solinst dataloggers, this means selecting the appropriate pressure range, ensuring the monitoring temperatures are within the instruments specifications, and making sure the wetted materials are compatible with site chemistry. See the Levelogger and Vented Dataloggers User Guides for important information about maintaining your dataloggers.

Recharge the batteries as required. The SolSat 5 is fully charged at 4.2 volts, at 3.4 volts the SolSat 5 needs to be recharged.


Contact Solinst if the batteries need to be replaced. Do not try replacing them yourself.


When not in use, the Reader Cable and power cable should be disconnected and the dust cap replaced on the power connection. The SolSat 5 should also be powered down; you can turn the SolSat 5 OFF using the Settings menu in the Wi-Fi App.


If the SolSat 5 is stored without turning it off, the batteries will slowly drain. Once 2.6 volts is reached, the batteries may not recover or lose storage capacity.