X-MDA-1 Davis Instruments Adapter Board - Setup

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Table of Contents
Trademark and Copyright Information................................................................................................................ 3
Warranty................................................................................................................................................................ 4
Installation Guidelines (Read Before Installing)................................................................................................ 5
Section 1: Introduction......................................................................................................................................... 6
1.1 X-MDA Models......................................................................................................................................... 7
1.2 Davis Instruments Integrated Sensor Suites (ISS)............................................................................... 8
Section 2: Installation and X-320M™ Setup..................................................................................................... 10
2.1 Installation Preparation......................................................................................................................... 10
2.2 X-MDA-1™ Installation.......................................................................................................................... 11
2.3 X-320M Sensor Configuration.............................................................................................................. 13
2.4 I/O........................................................................................................................................................... 13
2.5 Wind Speed............................................................................................................................................ 13
2.6 Wind Direction....................................................................................................................................... 13
2.7 Rain......................................................................................................................................................... 14
2.8 Temperature........................................................................................................................................... 14
2.9 Relative Humidity.................................................................................................................................. 14
2.10 Solar Radiation.................................................................................................................................... 14
2.11 UV Sensor............................................................................................................................................ 15
2.12 Barometric Pressure........................................................................................................................... 15
2.13 Soil Moisture........................................................................................................................................ 15
Section 3: Optional Sensors and Accessories................................................................................................. 16
3.1 Additional Sensors................................................................................................................................ 16
3.2 Accessories........................................................................................................................................... 17
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Trademark and Copyright Information
Trademark and Copyright Information
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Warranty
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Warranty
This Xytronix Research & Design, Inc. product has a warranty against defects in material and
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Installation Guidelines (Read Before Installing)
Installation Guidelines (Read Before Installing)
- This unit must be installed by qualified personnel.
- This unit must not be installed directly outdoors.
- This unit must not be used for medical, life saving purposes, or for any purpose where its failure
could cause serious injury or the loss of life.
- This unit must not be used in any way where its function or failure could cause significant loss or
property damage.
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Introduction
X-MDA-1™ User Manual
Section 1: Introduction
ControlByWeb offers a range of practical industrial control products that address a broad range of
general purpose applications. The simple web-browser interface provides a convenient method for
remote configuration, control, and monitoring. The X-320TM product add sophisticated instrumentation
capability to the ControlByWeb product line. The X-320MTM implements an application-specific user
interface for meteorological stations.
Web-enabled weather stations can be costly and limited in capability. Combining the X-320MTM with the
Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2 Integrated Sensor Suite 6322C (purchased separately) yields a
solution that meets cost targets while providing a sophisticated, web-enabled weather station.
Using the X-320TM with the Davis Instruments ISS 6322C provides a number of advantages including:
-
Web-browser interface
Automatic email and SMS text alerts
Automatic external control capability
Internet connectivity
Additional sophisticated features
include:
-
Additional analog sensor ports
Frequency input port
Data logging
Password protection
IP address filtered access
NTP time synchronization
Remote Relays – Control relays on
other ControlByWeb products based
on weather conditions, such as to
turn off irrigation systems.
- Remote Analog – Expand sensor
capability with analog sensor s on
other ControlByWeb products.
- Remote Services – Allows data from
multiple units to be aggregated
under one server.
Figure 1: X-320M Status Page
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Introduction
1.1 X-MDA Models
X-MDA-1 – Kit
The adapter kit includes the following components
- X-MDA-1 Adapter Board
- 2x adapter cables
- 5x nylon spacers (1 extra)
Figure 2: Davis Adapter Board
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1.2 Davis Instruments Integrated Sensor Suites (ISS)
Either of the Cabled Vantage Pro sensor suites may be uses with the X-320MTM. The stations are
modular and may be expanded as needed. Applicable accessories are shown with each ISS.
Cabled Vantage Pro2, 6322C
The Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2, Cable (6322C) is a required component in order to make use of
the X-MDA-1. The 6322C may be purchased directly from the Davis Instruments web site,
http://davisnet.com.
The 6322C includes the following
sensors:
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Rain bucket
Temperature sensor
Humidity sensor
Wind speed sensor
Wind direction sensor
Remote anemometer cable
Mounting hardware
Figure 3: Davis ISS 6322C (Image courtesy of Davis Instruments.)
Additional Accessories
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Description
Part Number
Notes
1
Daytime Fan-Aspirated
Radiation Shield Kit
7747
Improves temperature and humidity
measurements by actively moving air through the
radiation shield when it is exposed to sunlight.
The fan is powered by a solar cell.
2
Solar Radiation Sensor
6450
This solar pyranometer measures total incident
energy over a period of time. Requires 6673.
3
Sensor Mounting Shelf
6673
Mounting hardware for the solar radiation
sensors (6450). Holds up to 2 radiation sensors.
4
UV Radiation Sensor
6490
Measures the sunburning portion of the UV
spectrum. Requires 6673.
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Vantage Pro2 Plus, 6327C
The Vantage Pro2 Plus adds both radiation sensors (UV and Solar) as well as the mounting shelf.
Depending on pricing from Davis Instruments, this may be a less costly way to proceed for those
interested in both radiation measurements.
The 6327C includes the following:
-
Rain bucket
Temperature sensor
Humidity sensor
Wind speed sensor
Wind direction sensor
UV sensor
Solar sensor
Sensor mounting shelf
Remote anemometer cable
Mounting hardware
Figure 4: Davis ISS 6327C (Image courtesy of Davis Instruments.)
Accessories
1
Description
Part Number
Notes
Daytime Fan-Aspirated
Radiation Shield Kit
7747
Improves temperature and humidity
measurements by actively moving air through the
radiation shield when it is exposed to sunlight.
The fan is powered by a solar cell.
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Installation and X-320M™ Setup
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Section 2: Installation and X-320M™ Setup
2.1 Installation Preparation
The scope of the installation instructions is restricted to the installation of the X-MDA-1 only. Please refer
to the Davis Instruments installation instructions for mounting the ISS.
1. Install the Davis Instruments ISS. Ensure that all cables are routed to the ISS transmitter
compartment.
2. Install the X-320MTM within 3 ft of the ISS.
3. Remove the four mounting screws that secure the ISS Transmitter board and cover. Remove the
Davis ISS Transmitter circuit board (this will not be needed for further use with the X-320M).
4. Keep the screws for use later.
Figure 5: Davis ISS Transmitter Uninstall
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2.2 X-MDA-1™ Installation
1. Place a nylon spacer over each of the screws
removed previously.
2. Use the screws and spacers to install the X-MDA-1™
adapter board.
3. Connect each of the sensor cables to the respective
modular connector.
4. Install the Analog and Digital cables by running the
stripped ends through the access port of the
transmitter compartment, the same port used for
the Davis sensor wires.
Figure 6: Spacer installation
5. Colored tape is used to differentiate each of the
cables when they are attached to the X-320TM.
Figure 7: X-MDA-1 Installed
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6. Attach the stripped ends of the cables to the terminal block according to the following.
Analog Cable Connections (Red Tape)
Wire Color
X-320 Connection
Sensor/Function
Blue
Ain1
Solar Sensor
Yellow
Ain2
Wind Direction
Green
Ain3
UV Sensor
Red
+5V RF
Sensor Power
Black
Agnd
Analog Sensor Ground
White
Do not connect
No Sensor
Digital Cable Connections (Blue Tape)
Wire Color
X-320 Connection
Sensor/Function
Blue
D I/O1
Wind Speed
Yellow
D I/O 2
Rain Bucket
Green
Do not connect.
No Sensor
Red
5V Out
Sensor Power
Black
GND
Sensor Ground
White
Data
1-Wire Sensors (Temp, Humidity)
7. Connect the terminal block to the X-320MTM.
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2.3 X-320M Sensor Configuration
Please refer the X-320TM and X-320MTM manuals for set up of the network parameters, email, NTP,
logging, and other general settings. The following instructions are for the use and configuration of the
Davis Sensors only.
The following instructions presume that the user is familiar with the X-320 interface or can refer to the
product user manual when necessary. Specific instructions, such as submitting changes or selecting
tabs, are omitted; only the sensor configuration settings are given.
2.4 I/O
I/O 1 (Wind Speed)
Mode: Input
Pull-Up/Down Select: Pull-Up Resistor
Counter Options: Increment when input on
Debounce Time (ms): 1
I/O 2 (Rain Bucket)
Mode: Input
Pull-Up/Down Select: Pull-Up Resistor
Counter Options: Increment when input off
2.5 Wind Speed
Sensor Connection: Rate 1
Slope: 2.25
Offset: 0.00
Avg. Period: 2 min (This is a typical setting and may be adjusted by the user.)
Units: mph
2.6 Wind Direction
Sensor Connection: Analog 2
Slope: 72
Offset: 0
Avg. Period: 2 min
Units: Degrees
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2.7 Rain
Sensor Connection: Counter 2
Slope: 0.01
Offset: 0.00
Units: in
2.8 Temperature
The 1-Wire bus is used for compatible digital temperature and humidity sensors. All compatible sensors
have a unique 1-Wire address. The user will need to select the correct address for the corresponding
sensor for each relevant function.
Sensor Connection: 1-Wire Bus
1-Wire Address: (User selects unique sensor ID. Refer to the user manual.)
For Fahrenheit
Slope: 1.0
Offset: 0
Units: ºF
For Celsius
Slope: 0.5555
Offset: -17.7778
Units: ºC
2.9 Relative Humidity
Sensor Connection: 1-Wire Bus
1-Wire Address: (User selects unique sensor ID. Refer to the user manual.)
Slope: 1.00
Offset: 0.00
Units: %RH
2.10 Solar Radiation
Sensor Connection: Analog 1
Slope: 598.799
Offset: 0.00
Units: W/m2
Note: Solar radiation configuration can be validated at clearskycalculator.com. The calculations assume
a clear sky and should be within about 3% within one hour of solar noon.
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2.11 UV Sensor
Sensor Connection: Analog 3
Slope: 6.4
Offset: 0
Units: UV index
2.12 Barometric Pressure
The following settings are for the Apogee Instruments SB-110. See Section 3 for additional information.
Sensor Connection: (The user may connect this sensor to any available analog port. Please refer to
the user manual.)
Slope: 6.437
Offset: 3.637
Adjustment: Sea Level
Units: inHg
2.13 Soil Moisture
The following settings are for the Irrometer Soil Moisture Sensor. See Section 3 for additional
information.
Sensor Connection: (The user may connect this sensor to any available analog port. Please refer to
the user manual.)
Slope: 85.35714
Offset: 0.00
Units: cb
A soil moisture levels above 239 are error indications. 247.53 (2.9 V) indicates frozen sensor. 256.07
(3.0V) indicates an open circuit. Refer to Watermark documentation for more information. Please keep in
mind that the slope value may affect the error codes and direct probing of the voltage values or
temporarily setting the slope to 1 may be required to verify the error state.
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Section 3: Optional Sensors and Accessories
3.1 Additional Sensors
The X-320M™ is compatible with a wide variety of commercial and scientific sensors. Please contact
Xytronix for a list of compatible sensors.
Barometric Pressure
The following sensor is a practical option for barometric pressure. The compact sensor contains signal
conditioning built into the wire tail. It attaches directly to the X-320 terminal block.
Apogee Instruments
www.apogeeinstruments.com
SB-110
<$50
Figure 8: SB-110 (Image courtesy of Apogee Instruments.)
Soil Moisture Sensor
For agricultural and irrigation control, a soil
moisture sensor can be connected to an analog
input on the X-320. The Watermark Soil
Moisture sensor from Irrometer comes in two
versions. The version show below has been
tested with the X-320.
Irrometer
www.irrometer.com
Model 200SS-V
Approximately $88
Figure 9: Watermark 200SS-V (Image courtesy of Irrometer.)
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Optional Sensors and Accessories
3.2 Accessories
The Vantage Pro ISS may be pole or panel mounted. System installations vary widely. The following are
some accessories that may be useful in setting up a meteorological station. The listings below are
provided as a reference only and do not represent an endorsement, guarantee of suitability, or
compatibility. The user is advised to explore appropriate hardware to meet their specific needs.
POE Splitter
A POE splitter may be used to supply power to a remote installation of the X-320M™. The splitter is
used on the X-320M™ end of the CAT5 cable. It will provide regulated power to the X-320M™. A POE
power injector is required on the other end of the CAT5 cable. The DC barrel connector on the splitter
will need to be removed in order to connect it to the X-320M™ power input terminals.
For help in finding a compatible POE splitter, please contact our sales department.
Tower
Both of the following tripods require a 1.25” to 1.75” O.D. mounting pole of the desired length.
Radioshack (www.radioshack.com)
Winegard, Model SW-0010, Part Number 55030420
Antennacraft Heavy-Duty 3-Foot Tripod Mount, Model 10Y203, Part Number 15-293
Enclosure
If the X-320M™ must be mounted out of doors, a water proof enclosure will be required.
Automation Direct (www.automationdirect.com)
Hubbel Wiegmann, 10x8x6 Fiberglass Enclosure w/ pull latches, Item Code HW-100806CHQR
Sub-panel, Aluminum, Fit 10x8, Item Code HW-MP1008A
Wall-Mount Kit, Item Code HW-MFGTKIT
DIN Rail
Automation Direct (www.automationdirect.com)
DIN Rail, Steel, 35mm x 7.5 mm x 15 mm long – Automation direct sells 10x 1 m lengths
DIN Rail mounting hardware
Pole Hardware
Automation Direct (www.automationdirect.com)
Royal Wholesale Electric (www.royalwholesale.com)
Integra Enclosures (http://www.integraenclosures.com/)
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