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SpaceLogger .S10
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User Manual
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INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................................... 2
2
QUICK START: EASY STEPS TO DATA LOGGING ............................................................... 3
3
EXAMPLE APPLICATION ......................................................................................................... 3
4 CONNECTING ........................................................................................................................... 4
4.1
Terminal Strip Arrangement .................................................................................................. 4
4.2
Generic Terminal Allocations ................................................................................................ 4
4.3
RS232 Interface...................................................................................................................... 5
4.4
Switch inputs .......................................................................................................................... 5
4.5
Cable Preparation ................................................................................................................... 5
4.6
Power Supply ......................................................................................................................... 6
5 SETUP FEATURES.................................................................................................................... 7
5.1
Setting the time & date........................................................................................................... 7
5.2
To Define the Data Sample to be Recorded ........................................................................... 8
5.3
To Set the Baud Rate ............................................................................................................. 9
5.4
To Select a Logging Interval .................................................................................................. 9
5.5
To Customise File Names .................................................................................................... 10
5.6
To Disable the Time-Stamp ................................................................................................. 11
5.7
To Output RS232 Data from the SpaceLogger.S10 ............................................................. 11
5.8
To Record all Data (Disable Sampling) ............................................................................... 12
5.9
To Record Unprintable ASCII Characters ........................................................................... 12
5.10 To Output a File’s Content to RS232 Output on Card Initialisation ................................... 12
5.11 To Record the Status of the Digital Input Channels ............................................................ 13
5.12 Resetting the SpaceLogger.S10 to Default Settings ............................................................ 13
5.13 SETUP.TXT file .................................................................................................................. 14
5.14 Notes on saving file SETUP.TXT........................................................................................ 15
6 LOGGING ................................................................................................................................. 16
6.1
SD Card ................................................................................................................................ 16
6.2
Data Transfer........................................................................................................................ 17
7
SPACELOGGER.S10 SPECIFICATION .................................................................................. 18
APPENDICES ................................................................................................................................... 19
A1
SETUP.TXT Commands ..................................................................................................... 19
A2
ASCII – American Standard Code for Information Interchange ......................................... 20
A3
Guarantee ............................................................................................................................. 21
A4
Electromagnetic Conformity ................................................................................................ 22
A5
WEEE (Waste, Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Statement ........................................ 23
A6
RoHS Statement ................................................................................................................... 23
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1 INTRODUCTION
The SpaceLogger®.S10 is designed as a stand-alone data logger for serial data logging from a wide
range of devices and sensors with RS232 output.
SpaceLogger.S10 records samples of data from a single RS232 data source.
Each data record is date & time-stamped. A new file (default format is .CSV) is generated for
each day’s worth of data.
Data is stored onto an SD card. SD cards with up to 2 GByte capacity are compatible with
SpaceLogger. Higher capacity cards are not compatible. SpaceLogger will also accept other
compatible data storage cards, such as MMC and MMC mobile.
The SD card can be removed from the logger and inserted into a card reader connected to a PC.
Stored data files are accessed in the same way as files on the computer's other disk drives. The
text files may be read and manipulated in any standard Office applications (e.g. Notepad or MS
Excel).
The SpaceLogger.S10 will also output RS232 data to another device. Refer to section 5.7 for
details.
The logger requires a 7 - 30 volt DC supply which can be provided by an AC/DC mains adaptor or
suitable battery.
Document revision summary
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Date
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Description
Original document
Our products are in continuous development and therefore specifications may be subject to change
and design improvements may be implemented without prior notice. Please visit our web site
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2 QUICK START: EASY STEPS TO DATA LOGGING
…….
…….
…….
…….
…….
…….
…….
…….
…….
Connect RS232 inputs
Set up logging preferences with SETUP.TXT file
Power on
Set time and date
Insert SD card
Start recording data
see section 4
see section 5
see section 4.6
see section 5.1
see section 6.1
see section 6.2
           
Stop recording data (press purge button)
Remove card and transfer to PC to view and analyse data
see section 6.2
see section 6.2
3 EXAMPLE APPLICATION
Switch
(optional)
SD card
Sensor
RS232 data
Manual transfer
of SD card to
PC card reader
SpaceLogger.S10
Figure 1
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4 CONNECTING
4.1
Terminal Strip Arrangement
POWER
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Figure 2
4.2
Generic Terminal Allocations
SpaceLogger
Terminal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Signal description
Power GND
Supply +V (+7 to 30V dc)
Analogue GND 1
Analogue input 1
Analogue GND 2
Analogue input 2
Switch GND 1
Switch input 1
Switch GND 2
Switch input 2
GND
12
13
14
RS232 Tx 2
RS232 Rx 2
RS232 output 1
15
16
RS232 input 1
RS232 GND 1
Use
Power
Reserved for future
options
Switch to ground
(see section 5.11)
Switch to ground
(see section 5.11)
RS232 signal output ground
(see section 5.7)
Reserved for future
options
RS232 signal output
(see section 5.7)
RS232 signal input from
device/sensor
Table 1
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4.3
RS232 Interface
Connection to the RS232 serial data source should be made as per Table 1. This table should be
read in conjunction with Figure 2. Wires should be prepared as per section 4.5.
4.4
Switch inputs
The status of two switches connected between terminals 7 and 8 and terminals 9 and 10 can be
added to the logged data. Details of how this is activated are given in the SWITCH command
section 5.11.
Figure 3 shows the input circuit for one of the switch inputs.
3V
PROCESSOR
R2
R1
R3
C1
SWITCH
GND
SpaceLogger.S10
Figure 3
Note if it is required to drive a switch input directly from the user’s circuit the input
signal must not exceed 3 volts.
4.5
Cable Preparation
The logger uses screwless terminals and to ease connection, wires should be prepared as per
Figure 4. It is important that the stripped ends be accurately 9 to 10mm long to ensure good
connections in the terminals.
9 to 10mm
Tinned end
Figure 4
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Either solid or stranded cable is acceptable, in the range 0.32 to 0.65 mm diameter (AWG 28 to 22)
with gauge 24 being ideal.
Using a small flat headed screw-driver fully depress the grey plunger for the required terminal and
insert the wire as far as it will go, into the hole below the plunger. Release the grey plunger and
the wire is held captive by the connector. A gentle tug on the wire will confirm that it is held
firmly.
If the wire in question is multi-strand, ensure that all strands are inserted in the terminal hole.
Please note that interconnection of all components should be completed prior to applying power.
4.6
Power Supply
When the logger is powered using a 7 to 30 V DC supply the central pin on the power socket
should be to GND.
Alternatively, power may be supplied via terminals 1 (black) and 2 (red) on the screwless terminal
connector strip, as per Table 1. Note that if power is supplied via the supply socket then terminal
2 (red) is automatically disconnected.
Warning: All GNDs are common and so damage to the logger may result if they
are connected to different voltages.
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5 SETUP FEATURES
The SpaceLogger.S10 settings are customisable using a configuration file named SETUP.TXT
written to the SD card.
The following parameters may be modified using defined commands:







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


Setting the time & date
Start and end characters to define each data sample
Baud rate of RS232 input/output
Logging interval/sample rate
File name format for the recorded data
Time-stamping
RS232 data output
Data sampling
Handling of unprintable characters
Output of a file’s content on start-up
Logging of switch status on Digital I/O channels
See section 5.1
See section 5.2
See section 5.3
See section 5.4
See section 5.5
See section 5.6
See section 5.7
See section 5.8
See section 5.9
See section 5.10
See section 5.11
Refer to the sections below for command details and section 5.13 for how to create the
SETUP.TXT file.
Please refer to Appendix A1 for full list of commands and the valid inputs for their values and the
default settings.
5.1
Setting the time & date
To set the time and date for correct stamping of the data records, a file named SETUP.TXT must
be created on the SD card. This file is read by the SpaceLogger when the card is inserted into the
logger and the clock synchronised to the given time when the button to the left of the card slot is
pressed.
Steps to set the time and date:
1. Insert SD card into card reader attached to USB port of PC (or use integrated card reader if
the PC has one).
2. Open notepad or similar text editor and type the following three lines:
WAIT
TIME=hh:mm:ss
DATE=DD/MM/YYYY
Where hh:mm:ss is the time in, say, a couple of minutes and DD/MM/YYYY is
today’s date.
3. Save this text file as SETUP.TXT on the SD card in the root folder. (Note: if folder
DATA already exists on the card, ensure the file SETUP.TXT is not in this folder but at the
top level in the root directory). If using Windows and Vista, please refer to section below.
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4. Remove card from card reader and, with the power on, insert the card into the SpaceLogger.
Both the red and green LEDs will come on.
5. At the time saved in the SETUP.TXT file, press the button to the left of the card slot. The
SpaceLogger will ‘Beep’ once and both LED’s switch off. Release the button. The red
LED may flicker on and off after this and once the card has completed its initialisation the
green LED will come back on and remain on.
6. After updating the time and date, the SpaceLogger renames the file SETUP.TXT to
SETUPOLD.TXT to avoid unintentionally repeating the commands next time the unit is
switched on or the card re-inserted.
The SpaceLogger has an internal battery to maintain the time and date when the power to the unit
is switched off. When it is necessary to reset the time and date, please repeat the steps outlined
above.
If no time and date is set up on the SpaceLogger, the unit will emit a warning ‘Beep’ four times a
minute as a reminder.
5.2
To Define the Data Sample to be Recorded
The SpaceLogger.S10 is capable of being used with any sensors that output their information in
ASCII sentences. The format of the data must be 8 bits and no parity. It is also a requirement that
each data record has identifying start and end characters to define the data sequence to be sampled.
The start and end characters may be defined in one of two ways:
a) Single Unique Start and End Characters:
This method requires a single unique identifying start character and a different identifying end
character. The SpaceLogger.S10 only records the ASCII characters between these start and end
characters.
The SpaceLogger.S10’s default start character is <STX> (2) and end character is <LF> (10).
The SpaceLogger.S10 may be set to recognise any other start and end characters using the
following SETUP.TXT command lines:
STX=s
ETX=e
Where:
s is the decimal value (0-255) of the ASCII character that indicates the start of the
data string that is to be stored. Default value is 2. *
And,
e is decimal value (0-255) of the ASCII character that indicates the end of the data
string that is to be stored. Default value 10. *
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Note:
The start (STX) character is replaced by the date and time when the data is logged.
* For table of ASCII characters and their decimal values, refer to the Appendix A2.
b) Start String and Single End Character:
Alternatively, a string of up to 15 characters may be specified for identifying the start of the data
to be recorded.
The procedure to set up the SpaceLogger.S10 to recognise the start and end identifiers is as
described above, but in this case:
STX=“aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa”
Where:
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa is a string of up to 15 ASCII characters.
Note:


The string is case sensitive.
Question marks (?) may be used to denote any character i.e. as wildcards.
When the string is defined as more than one character long it will be recorded by the
SpaceLogger.S10 with the rest of the sampled data stream. If the start string consists of only one
character, it will not be recorded but replaced by the time and date as for STX=s method above.
Example:
If the logger was required to record the position from a GPS every 10 seconds, the following could
be specified to record every 10th RMC sentence of an NMEA data stream:
STX=“$??RMC,?????0”
A table of ASCII characters and their decimal values is included in the Appendix A2.
5.3
To Set the Baud Rate
The default baud rate is 9600 bits per second. If an alternative baud rate is required the following
SETUP.TXT command line may be used:
BAUD=b
Where b is the baud rate.
Valid baud rates are 115200, 57600, 38400, 19200, 9600, 4800, 2400, 1200, 300 and
110 bits per second.
5.4
To Select a Logging Interval
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By default, the SpaceLogger.S10 will record every sample output by the attached sensor.
If an alternative logging interval is required, the SpaceLogger.S10 may be set to record at a less
frequent sample rate by using the following SETUP.TXT command line:
RATE=r
Where r is the time in seconds between sampling for the STX condition, as an integer.
Note:
 r = 0 to 60
 r should be set to a value greater than the sensor output interval or 0
 If r = 0, every sample received by the SpaceLogger will be recorded – i.e. the
SpaceLogger looks for the next STX condition immediately after the ETX
condition is detected.
5.5
To Customise File Names
SpaceLogger.S10 creates a folder DATA on the SD card root folder. Data files are written to this
folder. A new file is generated each day.
The default file name for each day’s data is 20YYMMDD.CSV where YYMMDD is that day’s
date.
This may be customised to the format ffYYMMDD.nnn by using the following SETUP.TXT
command line:
FILE=ff.nnn
Where:
ff is a pair of ASCII characters that set the start of the file name. Default characters
are 20.
And,
nnn are the ASCII character that set the file extension. Default characters are CSV.
Note:
 Lower case characters are converted to upper case characters so will not be
differentiated.
 Question marks (?) may be used to denote a space.
The stored file name will now take the format:
ffYYMMDD.nnn
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5.6
To Disable the Time-Stamp
The date and time-stamping of data by the SpaceLogger.S10 may be switched off by using the
following SETUP.TXT command line:
TIMESTAMP=t
Where t = Y or N


5.7
If TIMESTAMP=Y, on detection of the start of the sample the date & time
stamp will be inserted into the stored data
If TIMESTAMP=N, data will not be date & time stamped
To Output RS232 Data from the SpaceLogger.S10
RS232 data may be output in two forms from the SpaceLogger. There is the option to output data
exactly as it is received by the SpaceLogger from the attached sensor, or the option to output the
data in the format it is written to the log file on the memory card.
The wiring connections for RS232 output are as described in Section 4.2 – to terminal 11 (blue)
GND and terminal 14 (green) RS232 Output 1.
The baud rate of the output data stream is as per the data received, i.e. default 9600 baud or as
selected per Section 5.2.
RS232 data output from the SpaecLogger.S10 is enabled by using the following SETUP.TXT
command line:
OUTPUT=o



If o = I, the data input on the RS232 input (Rx) is output on the RS232 output
(Tx)
If o = L, the data as written to the log file on the memory card is output on the
RS232 output (Tx)
If o = N, no data will be output
Please note that the SpaceLogger model, software version and time & date are also output on
powering on.
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5.8
To Record all Data (Disable Sampling)
It is possible to disable the sampling function of the SpaceLogger.S10 and to record all data that is
received on the RS232 input.
In order to disable the data sampling i.e. the detection of the STX and ETX, the following
SETUP.TXT command line is required:
LOG_ALL=a


5.9
If a = Y, detection of STX and ETX will be disabled and all data logged [Note
that the time/date stamp and switch status will not be inserted into the logged
data]
If a = N, only data between STX and ETX will be logged, where STX and
ETX are defined by the STX and ETX commands
To Record Unprintable ASCII Characters
By default, to ensure logged data can be easily read with Microsoft notepad, any un-printable
characters with an ASCII value less than 10 [0x00 to 0xff] are converted to a space character
<SP>.
To disable this modification of the data, the following SETUP.TXT command line is required:
RAW=w


If w = Y, all characters with values 0 to 255 will be logged
If w = N, characters with a value less than 10 will be logged as a space
character <SP>
5.10 To Output a File’s Content to RS232 Output on Card Initialisation
Should it be useful to output a command line to the RS232 Output 1, for example to start the
output of data from a sensor, it is possible to write this command line to a file called
STARTUP.TXT. This content of this file may be set to output each time the SD card is initialised.
To enable output of file STARTUP.TXT, the following SETUP.TXT command line is available:
STARTUP=u


If u = Y, the content of file STARTUP.TXT will be output on the RS232
Output 1 each time the memory card is initialised.
If u = N, STARTUP.TXT will not be output
Note:
 File STARTUP.TXT must be located in the root directory on the card.
 File STARTUP.TXT may contain any characters with values 0 to 255
 The data contained in file STARTUP.TXT is not recorded by the SpaceLogger
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5.11 To Record the Status of the Digital Input Channels
It is possible to record the status of switches connected to the 2 digital I/O terminals. To enable
recording of the switch status, the following SETUP.TXT command line may be used:
SWITCH=c


If c = Y, the specified ETX character is replaced by:
,s8,s10<CR><LF>
If c = N, the switch status is not logged
Where:
 s8 is the status of the switch to ground connected to terminal 8
 s10 is the status of the switch to ground connected to terminal 10
 s8 and s10 are 0 if the switch is open and 1 if the switch is closed
Refer to section 4.2 for details of connecting the digital I/O terminals.
5.12 Resetting the SpaceLogger.S10 to Default Settings
To intentionally return to the default settings, create a new SETUP.TXT file containing the
command line:
RESET
RESET loads the following default settings:
STX=2
ETX=10
BAUD=9600
RATE=0
FILE=20.CSV
TIMESTAMP=Y
OUTPUT=N
LOG_ALL=N
RAW=N
STARTUP=N
SWITCH=N
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5.13 SETUP.TXT file
The SETUP.TXT file is created as follows:
1. Insert SD card into card reader attached to USB port of PC (or use integrated card reader if
the PC has one).
2. Open notepad or similar text editor and type the required command line or lines. Refer to
sections above for explanation of commands.
3. Commands may be typed in upper or lower case but they will be converted to upper case
before execution.
4. The SETUP.TXT file may contain a list of commands. For example, to set up all available
parameters, the file SETUP.TXT should contain the following lines:
WAIT
TIME=hh:mm:ss
DATE=DD/MM/YYYY
STX=s
ETX=e
BAUD=b
RATE=r
FILE=ff.nnn
TIMESTAMP=t
OUTPUT=o
LOG_ALL=a
RAW=w
STARTUP=u
SWITCH=c
5. Comments may be added to the A10.TXT file using //. The TextLogger will not read any
text following // until the end of the line.
6. Save this text file as SETUP.TXT on the SD card in the root folder. (Note: if folder
DATA already exists on the card, ensure the file SETUP.TXT is not in this folder but at the
top level in the root directory.) If using Windows and Vista, please also refer to section
5.14.
7. Remove card from card reader and insert the card into the SpaecLogger.S10.
8. The command lines will now be effective. The configuration is saved to the
SpaceLogger.S10 and the file SETUP.TXT is automatically renamed to SETUPOLD.TXT
on the memory card. Settings are stored in eeprom and are preserved when power is
switched off.
9. To intentionally return to the default settings, a new SETUP.TXT file must be created
containing the command RESET
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5.14 Notes on saving file SETUP.TXT
File SETUP.TXT must have its name and file extension in capitals, e.g. not SETUP.txt.
To ensure saving correctly from Notepad or similar text editor, select ‘Save As...’. When the Save
As box appears, select ‘All Files’ from the pull down list next to ‘Save as type:’ and type
SETUP.TXT in the File name box.
With Windows and Vista it is beneficial to have File Extensions visible when viewing documents
in Explorer.
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6 LOGGING
Red LED:
FLASH: Power
on and
Writing data to
card
Green LED:
ON: Ready to
Record Data
Clock
synchronisation,
Stop Recording
& Buffer Purge
Button
Card Slot for
SD card
insertion
Figure 5
6.1
SD Card
Once the time and date have been set on the SpaceLogger; when the SD card is next inserted
correctly into the SpaceLogger (with power supplied), the unit should ‘Beep’ once and the red
LED blink as the card initialises. At this stage, the SpaceLogger’s internal buffer is cleared and is
ready to start receiving new data from the connected equipment.
The length of time the memory card takes to initialise will depend on the formatting of the card
and the amount of data already stored on it.
The green LED will then switch on indicating that the unit is ‘Ready to Record Data’. The green
LED will remain on while the unit is in this state.
The SD card is designed to fit easily into the card slot one way only. Do not bend the card or force
it into the slot.
SpaceLogger is compatible with SD cards up to 2GB capacity but not SDHC cards. MMC and
MMC mobile cards up to 2GB capacity are also compatible.
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6.2
Data Transfer
Received data is stored temporarily in a buffer (1024 bytes). The SpaceLogger inserts the time
and date at the start of each data record. Data is transferred from the buffer to the SD card in 512
byte packages.
If no data has been received from the data source for a set time period (a time equal to twice the
selected logging rate plus 12 seconds), any remaining data in the buffer is written to the SD card.
The red LED blinks each time data is written to the card.
The SD card should not be removed while data is being written to it. To stop recording data, the
small button to the left of the card slot on the front of the SpaceLogger should be depressed.
There will be an audio signal to indicate that the button has been pressed. This action will also
purge any data in the buffer to the SD card so the card is ready to be removed from the
SpaceLogger. The green LED will automatically switch off to indicate that the unit is no longer
enabled to record further data.
To recommence data logging the power must be cycled or a card re-inserted in order to reinitialise the card. The green LED will again indicate the unit as ‘Ready to Record Data’.
To avoid losing data or corrupting the card, never remove the card or disconnect the power supply
when the red LED is flashing or blinking.
When the memory card becomes full the SpaceLogger will stop logging data; it will not overwrite
files already saved.
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7 SPACELOGGER.S10 SPECIFICATION
Physical
Width: 67 mm
Dimensions Depth: 67 mm
Height: 28 mm (excluding optional rubber feet)
Weight 75g
Enclosure material GP ABS (UL94-HB) plastic and acrylic
Transmission standard
Input / Output
Capability
Switch Inputs
Transmission speed
Wire acceptance
Max input voltage
Current out
RS232 compatible, 8 bits and no parity
9600 Baud (default) or selectable from 115200, 57600,
38400, 19200, 4800, 2400, 1200, 300 or 110 Baud
0.32 to 0.65 mm diameter (AWG 28 to 22)
Must not exceed 3V
7µA max
Data Storage Card Removable SD, MMC or MMC mobile card
Data Capacity 2 Gbyte (max)
File System
Data Storage
Data Sample
FAT16 or FAT32 with 8.3 file names
Sector size 512 Bytes
Records only the data between specified start (STX)
and end (ETX) characters
Default is to log every data sample output by the
Data logging interval device/sensor or select logging interval from 1 to 60
seconds
LED Indicators
Audible / Visual
Indicators
Real Time Clock
Green: Ready to record data
Red: Writing data to SD card
Two tone signal on correct card insertion.
Audio Bleeper Single tone when data purge button depressed.
Four bleeps per minute when time & date not set.
Accuracy ±40 ppm at 25 ºC
Backup battery CR2032
Power requirement 7 to 30 Vdc
Current at 12Vdc 10 mA typical
Power
Supply input protection
Polarity reversal protected and internal re-settable fuse
– 140 mA
1.3 mm centre pin DC connector, or
Connection Screwless terminals (0.32 to 0.64 mm, AWG 28 to 22
diameter conductors)
Operating Temperature
-25 ºC to +70 ºC
Range
Environmental
Storage Temperature
-40 ºC to +70 ºC
Range
Enclosure protection IP203
Guarantee
Period 1 year (refer to Appendix)
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APPENDICES
A1
SETUP.TXT Commands
Command
WAIT
TIME
DATE
STX
Valid command
inputs
Description
Puts SpaceLogger in ‘wait’ mode for clock
synchronisation
Time at which clock will be synchronised
Date at which clock will be synchronised
Defines the start character(s) of the data sample
to be logged
ETX
Defines the end character of the data sample to
be logged
BAUD
Sets baud rate for RS232 data input and output
RATE
FILE
TIMESTAMP
Sets the sample rate/logging interval
Modifies file name and extension format
Switches data & time stamping on or off
OUTPUT
Controls RS232 output of data to RS232 Output 1
LOG_ALL
Disables sampling of data via STX and ETX
commands so that all data is logged
Controls modification of unprintable characters
(those of value <10) to <SP> characters
Controls output of file STARTUP.TXT content to
RS232 Output 1
Enables logging of status of switches on Digital
I/O terminals
Returns logger to default settings
RAW
STARTUP
SWITCH
RESET
Default
value
N/A
N/A
hh:mm:ss
DD/MM/YYYY
“aaa….a” – a string
of up to 15 ASCII
characters.
or
Decimal value of
single ASCII
character
Decimal value of
single ASCII
character
115200
57600
38400
19200
9600
4800
2400
1200
300
110
0 to 60 (integer)
ff.nnn
Y
N
I
L
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
Y
N
N/A
none
none
2
10
9600
0
20.CSV
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N/A
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ASCII – American Standard Code for Information Interchange
A2
Value Hex Character
Value Hex Character
Value Hex Character
Value Hex Character
0
00H
NUL
16
10H
DLE
32
20H
SP
48
30H
0
1
01H
SOH
17
11H
DC1
33
21H
!
49
31H
1
2
02H
STX
18
12H
DC2
34
22H
"
50
32H
2
3
03H
ETX
19
13H
DC3
35
23H
#
51
33H
3
4
04H
EOT
20
14H
DC4
36
24H
$
52
34H
4
5
05H
ENQ
21
15H
NAK
37
25H
%
53
35H
5
6
06H
ACK
22
16H
SYN
38
26H
&
54
36H
6
7
07H
BEL
23
17H
ETB
39
27H
'
55
37H
7
8
08H
BS
24
18H
CAN
40
28H
(
56
38H
8
9
09H
HT
25
19H
EM
41
29H
)
57
39H
9
10
0AH
LF
26
1AH
SUB
42
2AH
*
58
3AH
:
11
0BH
VT
27
1BH
ESC
43
2BH
+
59
3BH
;
12
0CH
FF
28
1CH
FS
44
2CH
,
60
3CH
<
13
0DH
CR
29
1DH
GS
45
2DH
-
61
3DH
=
14
0EH
SO
30
1EH
RS
46
2EH
.
62
3EH
>
15
0FH
SI
31
1FH
US
47
2FH
/
63
3FH
?
Value Hex Character
Value Hex Character
Value Hex Character
Value Hex Character
64
40H
@
80
50H
P
96
60H
`
112
70H
p
65
41H
A
81
51H
Q
97
61H
a
113
71H
q
66
42H
B
82
52H
R
98
62H
b
114
72H
r
67
43H
C
83
53H
S
99
63H
c
115
73H
s
68
44H
D
84
54H
T
100
64H
d
116
74H
t
69
45H
E
85
55H
U
101
65H
e
117
75H
u
70
46H
F
86
56H
V
102
66H
f
118
76H
v
71
47H
G
87
57H
W
103
67H
g
119
77H
w
72
48H
H
88
58H
X
104
68H
h
120
78H
x
73
49H
I
89
59H
Y
105
69H
i
121
79H
y
74
4AH
J
90
5AH
Z
106
6AH
j
122
7AH
z
75
4BH
K
91
5BH
[
107
6BH
k
123
7BH
{
76
4CH
L
92
5CH
\
108
6CH
l
124
7CH
|
77
4DH
M
93
5DH
]
109
6DH
m
125
7DH
}
78
4EH
N
94
5EH
^
110
6EH
n
126
7EH
~
79
4FH
O
95
5FH
_
111
6FH
o
127
7FH
DEL
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Guarantee
System components are warranted for a period of twelve (12) months from the original date of
purchase, against defective materials and workmanship. In the event that warranty service is
required, please contact Richard Paul Russell Ltd.
This warranty is only valid if, when warranty service is required, a full description of the fault is
provided and presented with the original invoice, and the serial number(s) on the component has
not been defaced.
Richard Paul Russell Ltd’s liability is limited to items of its own manufacture, and it does not
accept liability for any loss resulting from the operation or interpretation of the results from this
equipment.
This warranty covers none of the following:





Periodic check ups, maintenance and repair or replacement of parts due to normal wear and
tear.
Cost relating to transport, removal, or installation of the component.
Misuse, including failure to use the component for its normal purpose or incorrect
installation.
Damage caused by Lightning, Water, Fire, Acts of God, War, Public Disturbances,
incorrect supply voltage or any other cause beyond the control of Richard Paul Russell Ltd.
Units which have been repaired or units altered by a party other than Richard Paul Russell
Ltd’s employees or agents without prior written consent from Richard Paul Russell Ltd.
In no event shall Richard Paul Russell Ltd be liable under any circumstances for any direct,
indirect or consequential damages, any financial loss or any lost data contained in any product
(including any returned product), regardless of the cause of loss. Richard Paul Russell Ltd
products are not warranted to operate without failure. Richard Paul Russell Ltd’s products must
not be used in life support systems or other application where failure could threaten injury or life.
The Customers statutory rights are not affected by this warranty. Unless there is national
legislation to the contrary, the rights under this warranty are the customer’s sole rights and Richard
Paul Russell Ltd shall not be liable for indirect or consequential loss or damage to any other
related equipment or material.
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Electromagnetic Conformity
EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
ACCORDING TO COUNCIL DIRECTIVE
2004/108/EC
We, Richard Paul Russell Limited of
New Harbour Building
Bath Road
Lymington
Hampshire SO41 3SE
United Kingdom
Declare under our sole responsibility that the product:
SpaceLogger-RS
Manufactured by:
Richard Paul Russell Limited
to which this declaration relates, is in conformity with the protection requirements of Council
Directive 2004/108/EC on the approximation of the laws relating to electromagnetic compatibility.
This Declaration of Conformity is based upon compliance of the product with the following
harmonised standards:
Emissions
EN 61326:2006
Immunity
EN 61326:2006
Signed by:
R.P.Russell
Richard Paul Russell – Director
Date of Issue: 3 August 2009
Place of Issue Richard Paul Russell Limited
New Harbour Building, Bath Road
Lymington SO41 3SE, UK
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SpaceLogger has been tested for compliance with FCC standards FCC/CFR 47:
Part 15:2004. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
The user is cautioned that changes or modifications not approved by the
responsible party could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment, in line
with the FCC guidelines.
A5
WEEE (Waste, Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Statement
The WEEE directive places an obligation on all EU-based manufacturers and
importers to take-back electronic products at the end of their useful life. Richard
Paul Russell Ltd accepts its responsibility to finance the cost of treatment and
recovery of redundant WEEE in accordance with the specific WEEE recycling
requirements.
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that the product must NOT
be disposed of with normal household waste. Instead, it is the end user’s
responsibility to dispose of their waste equipment by arranging to return it to a
designated collection point for the recycling of WEEE. By separating and recycling
waste equipment at the time of disposal, natural resources will be conserved and it
will be ensured that the equipment is recycled in a manner that protects human
health and the environment. For more information about where you can send your
waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local council office or visit our
website www.r-p-r.co.uk.
A6
RoHS Statement
(The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and
Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006)
RoHS

SpaceLogger has been designed to comply with EU Directive 2002/95/EC on
RoHS regulations that came into force on 1 July 2006. The unit is assembled
from compliant components.
RoHS is often referred to as the lead-free directive, but it restricts the use of the
following six substances:
 Lead (Pb)
 Mercury (Hg)
 Cadmium (Cd)
 Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+)
 Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
 Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)
PBB and PBDE are flame retardants used in some plastics.
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