INW SIMbox & SIMtube Instruction Manual

INW SIMbox & SIMtube Instruction Manual
INSTRU
UCTION MA
ANUAL
Wave
W eData® SIIMbo
ox - S
SIMtu
ube
Modem
M
and Datta Collec
ction Sy
ystem
For Sales & Service Contact
2650 E. 40th Ave. • Denver, CO 80205
Phone 303-320-4764 • Fax 303-322-7242
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Data
D
is complicated…
…retrie
eving it should
dn’t be.
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WA
ARNING
MOST SIMBOX
S
AN
ND SIMTUB
BE PRODU
UCTS ARE S
SOLD WIT
TH HOSTING SERVIC
CES
PROVID
DED BY INW
W. IF HOST
TING IS BE
EING PROV
VIDED BY IINW, DO N
NOT ATTEM
MPT TO
COMMU
UNICATE WITH
W
THE DEVICE
D
TH
HROUGH U
USB OR MA
AKE ANY P
PROGRAM
CHANGES. ALL PR
ROGRAMM
MING CHAN
NGE REQU
UESTS MUST BE MADE TO INW
W FOR
REMOTE PROGRA
AMMING AND
A
SUPPO
ORT. THIS INCLUDES
S CHANGE
ES TO
INTERV
VALS, SENS
SOR TYPES INSTALL
LED, ALAR
RMING OR PARAMET
TERS.
ALL UNIITS SOLD WITH
W
INW HOSTING ARE PRO GRAMMED
D TO THE
SPECIFICATIONS PROVIDED
D ON THE ORDER S HEET, AND
D TESTED
D BEFORE
G THE FAC
CTORY. ON
NCE THE UNIT
U
HAS A
ARRIVED O
ON SITE, IT
T IS READ
DY FOR
LEAVING
SENSOR
RS TO BE PLUGGED
D INTO THE
EIR LABELED BULKH
HEADS AND
D POWERE
ED.
DATA FR
ROM INW HOSTING IS AVAILABLE AT HT
TTP://INWD
DATA.COM
M – USING T
THE
USERNA
AME AND PASSWOR
P
RD THAT WAS
W
SPECIIFIED WITH
H THE ORD
DER.
THE FOLLOWING OPERATIN
NG INSTRU
UCTIONS A
ARE FOR A
ADVANCED
D USERS A
AND
FOR US
SE BY QUA
ALIFIED PERSONNEL
L ONLY. TO
O AVOID DA
AMAGE OR
R
MALFUN
NCTION, DO
D NOT PE
ERFORM ANY OPERA
ATING OTH
HER THAN THAT
CONTAIINED IN TH
HIS MANUA
AL. ANY OP
PERATOR SHOULD B
BE SKILLE
ED WITH A
TECHNC
CAL BACKGROUND BEFORE
B
OPERATING
O
G THE DEV
VICE.
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User Man
nual SIMbox//SIMtube
1 Produ
uct Descriptio
on ........................................................................................................................................ 8 1.1 Contents of the package ........................................................................................................................ 8 2 Descrription...................................................................................................................................................... 9 General .................................................................................................................................................. 9 2.1 Implementations .................................................................................................................................... 9 2.2 2.2.1 SIMbox ............................................................................................................................................... 9 2.2.2 SIMtube ........................................................................................................................................... 11 3 Gettin
ng Started ............................................................................................................................................. 12 Opening the case................................................................................................................................. 12 3.1 Vibration ............................................................................................................................................... 12 3.2 3.2.1 Do’s and Don’ts
D
............................................................................................................................... 12 3.3 Inserting the SIM card.......................................................................................................................... 13 Power on for the First time
3.4 e................................................................................................................... 14 Connect to a PC .................................................................................................................................. 14 3.5 4 Opera
ating Basics .......................................................................................................................................... 15 Configuration
4.1 n menu ............................................................................................................................. 15 5 Referrence ..................................................................................................................................................... 21 Principle of Operation
5.1 O
.......................................................................................................................... 21 5.1.1 Sample intterval ................................................................................................................................ 21 5.1.2 Data Log interval.............................................................................................................................. 21 5.1.3 Send Interrval .................................................................................................................................... 21 5.1.4 Example ........................................................................................................................................... 21 SDI-12 .................................................................................................................................................. 23 5.2 SDI-12 Hardw
5.3 ware ................................................................................................................................. 23 5.3.1 SDI-12 Wiring .................................................................................................................................. 23 5.3.2 SDI-12 Baud Rate and Frame Forma
at............................................................................................ 24 RS232 .................................................................................................................................................. 25 5.4 5.4.1 A word on RS232 hardw
ware ............................................................................................................ 25 RS485 .................................................................................................................................................. 26 5.5 Firmware Upgrade ............................................................................................................................... 27 5.6 5.6.1 When to use Firmware upgrades. ................................................................................................... 27 5.6.2 Firmware upgrade
u
proc
cedure .......................................................................................................... 27 5.7 Alarming ............................................................................................................................................... 28 5.7.1 Alarming - principal of operation
o
...................................................................................................... 28 5.7.2 Firmware Driver
D
limitatio
ons .............................................................................................................. 30 5.7.3 Power Swiitch Limitation
ns ................................................................................................................. 30 5.7.4 Modem ............................................................................................................................................. 30 Data Format ......................................................................................................................................... 30 5.8 Hea
ader: ..................................................................................................................................................... 31 Parrameter Code
e: ...................................................................................................................................... 31 Parrameter Name: ..................................................................................................................................... 31 Parrameter Unit: ......................................................................................................................................... 31 5.8.1 D-Records
s ........................................................................................................................................ 31 Parrameter Code
e: ...................................................................................................................................... 32 Parrameter value
e: ...................................................................................................................................... 32 Syste
em-records ............................................................................................................................................ 32 Sys
stem Message: ..................................................................................................................................... 32 Add
ditional Syste
em Message: .................................................................................................................... 32 5.8.2 Data Modiffiers .................................................................................................................................. 33 5.9 Transmission
n of the logfile
e ................................................................................................................... 33 5.10 Input-drivers ......................................................................................................................................... 34 Doc # 9B0
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5.10.1
1 Analog sensors
s
............................................................................................................................ 34 5.10.2
2 Digital sensors
s
............................................................................................................................. 34 Raiin Gauge ............................................................................................................................................... 34 5.11 Power supply
y, power conn
nections, back
kup power, po
ower consum
mption & Batte
ery Life ................... 35 5.11.1
1 Connecttion of 8 – 30 V power ..................................................................................................... 35 5.11.2
2 Internal RTC backup battery ........................................................................................................ 35 5.11.3
3 Power consumption
c
& Battery Life
e ............................................................................................. 35 5.12 Pin Descriptio
on ..................................................................................................................................... 36 5.12.1
1 Analog Current
C
Inputs AIN1 & AIN
N2 ........................................................................................... 36 Ana
alog Voltage Inputs AIN3 & AIN4 ......................................................................................................... 36 5.12.2
2 Ground ......................................................................................................................................... 36 5.12.3
3 RS 485 A & B ............................................................................................................................... 36 5.12.4
4 Power Switch
S
............................................................................................................................... 36 5.12.5
5 VBAT + ........................................................................................................................................ 36 5.12.6
6 RX & TX
X COM 1 & Com
C
3 ........................................................................................................... 36 5.12.7
7 RX3 & TX3
T ................................................................................................................................... 37 5.12.8
8 SDI-12 Hi
H ..................................................................................................................................... 37 5.12.9
9 Digital in
nput .................................................................................................................................. 37 5.12.1
10 +3V6 ............................................................................................................................................ 37 5.12.1
11 RTC 512
2 / ON OFF EXT
E .............................................................................................................. 37 Digita
al input: .................................................................................................................................................. 37 5.12.1
12 Antenna
a placement and
a field stren
ngth ........................................................................................ 37 5.12.1
13 Field strrength ............................................................................................................................... 37 5.12.1
14 SIM card
d Compatibility ................................................................................................................. 38 6 Safety
y ........................................................................................................................................................... 39 Power supply
6.1 y ....................................................................................................................................... 39 6.2 ESD...................................................................................................................................................... 39 7 Mainttenance and Repair
R
.............................................................................................................................. 40 7.1 RTC Lithium Battery repla
acement ....................................................................................................... 40 3.6V Lithium Battery repla
7.2 acement ....................................................................................................... 40 Recalibration
7.3 n ........................................................................................................................................ 40 7.4 XRAY ................................................................................................................................................... 41 8 Enviro
onment and disposal
d
............................................................................................................................ 41 9 Speciifications ............................................................................................................................................... 42 10 Pin
nconfiguration
n USB................................................................................................................................ 43 11 Sup
pported serial sensors .......................................................................................................................... 43 12 Tro
oubleshooting
g ........................................................................................................................................ 44 13 Tra
ansport and Storage
S
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PR
REFACE
Congratulations on you
ur purchase of a new SIMb
box or SIMtub
be!
This manu
ual describes the operation
n and (hardwa
are) installatio
on of the deviice.
The chaptter Getting Sttarted briefly describes
d
the data logger, prepares you
u to install it, a
and tells you how to
put it into operation.
he operating interface
The Chapter Operating
g Basics covers basic princ
ciples of opera
ation of the data logger. Th
(menu) an
nd the tutorial examples, ra
apidly help yo
ou to understa
and how your data logger o
operates.
The Chapter Reference
e teaches you
u how to perfo
orm specific t asks and provides a comp
plete list of op
perating
tasks and useful backg
ground information.
her useful info
The Appendices provid
de lists with alll available op
ptions, and oth
formation.
We recom
mmend that yo
ou carefully re
ead this manu
ual prior to fie
eld deploymen
nt of the devicce.
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1
Product Description
The SIMb
box/SIMtube is a superb tool for acqu
uiring, measu
uring, storing
g and retrieving data from
m various
sensors. Itts key feature
es are;
-
A maximum sa
ample rate of 4 Hz,
Recording up to 2 GB
2 bit A/D Convertor for acc
curate measurements,
12
Internal micro SD
S Card with standard FA
AT-32 File sysstem for easy use with a PC
C,
Va
arious analog
g and digital in
nputs for use with sensors (see specificcation sheet),
Ea
asy configura
ation by mean
ns of embedde
ed menu
Can be used with
w Windows XP,Vista,7
Lo
ow power / long Battery life
e (see specific
cation sheet) ,
Em
mbedded GP
PRS/GSM mod
dem for remo
ote operation,
Quad band mo
odem for use all
a over the world,
w
Allarming,
Internal voltage
e converter fo
or supplying 12 VDC powe
er to the conne
ected sensor((s),
Firmware upgra
ade over the air for adding
g new featuress to your devvice.
The SIMb
box/SIMtube is
s designed to
o retrieve, and store data from variouss sensors. This data is log
gged onto
the embed
dded SD-Carrd. Also the stored
s
data ca
an be sent fro
om the data logger to anyy remote com
mputer.. If
you preferr not to provid
de a dedicated
d computer to
o act as a serrver, INW offe
ers a hosting service that ssends the
data to a secure,
s
remotte server thatt is managed by INW for a low monthly fee.
The devic
ce is designed
d to operate on
o a single 3.6
3 Volt Lithiu m Battery, bu
ut accepts au
uxiliary powerr sources
as well. Captured
C
data can be store
ed, sent, visualized and m
manipulated in
n many ways with the use of OMCData-Onlin
ne Software.
1.1
Co
ontents of the
t packag
ge





be
SIIMbox/SIMtub
CD with docum
mentation
est certificate
Te
An
ntenna
Optional USB Cable
C
(USB A to Mini USB
B B)
Warranty
All SIMbox
x/SIMtube da
ata loggers are
e warranted against
a
defecttive materialss and workma
anship. Any questions
with respe
ect to the warrranty mention
ned above should be taken
n up with INW
W
Warranted
d: free replace
ement of defe
ective parts du
uring a period
d of 12 month
hs after installlation or maxiimum 18
months fro
om date of de
elivery whiche
ever is the sho
ortest. Exclud
ded from warrranty are dam
mages caused
d by
improper use
u or handlin
ng.
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2
Description
2.1
Ge
eneral
The SIMb
box/SIMtube is a multi-purrpose data ac
cquisition plattform with inttegrated mod
dem. It is inte
ended for
measurem
ment of enviro
onmental para
ameters, e.g. for hydrologiccal applications.
2.2
Implementatiions
The data logger
l
is available in eitherr a box or tub
be version. Th
he tube versio
on is designed
d for use in w
well
application
ns, with an OD of <2”, but can only be used
u
with one
e sensor. The
e box version can work with
h several
sensors co
onnected; how
wever, this will
w not fit in mo
ost well comp
pletions.
The electrronics for both
h these versio
ons are the sa
ame. This ma
anual applies to both versio
ons. Only mechanical
aspects va
ary.
2.2.1
SIMbox
The SIMbox contains tw
wo PCB’s. Th
he main PCB
B holds all ele
ectronics need
ded for all operations. The
e platform
PCB, to which
w
the maiin PBC is con
nnected, hold
ds the batteryy, connection terminals, and various asssociated
parts. The
e main PCB is
s shown below
w:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
ector
Multipurpose connector, fits flat-cable connector, for cconnection witth PCB conne
DC-DC Converrtor for switch
hing 12 volt po
ower operatio
on (powered ffrom 3.6 Volt Battery)
JT
TAG In Circuit Programme
er Connector (factory
(
use o
only)
SD
D Card Holde
er
SIIM Card Holder (for use wiith GSM versions only)
Prrocessor
Modem
Ba
ackup Battery
y (20 year life
e)
USB Connecto
or
xternal Power Connector
Ex
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Case
Sensor Connection
C
(May be
e more than one,
depending on
configurration)
Aux Power In
9 – 30 VDC
C
USB
Programmin
ng
Connection
Inside
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Wiring Diagram
2.2.2
SIMtube
There are no user-serv
viceable parts inside the SIMtube. Open
ning the SIMtu
ube case will void the facto
ory
warranty.
The
e SIMtub
be is IP 67
6 or IP 68 rated
d
only
y when the wate
ertight caps
c
forr
Pow
wer and USB co
onnectorr are botth
in place
p
and the an
ntenna connecto
c
or
is sealed
s
with
w self amalgamating
tape
e.
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3
Gettting Started
3.1
Op
pening the case
SIMtube Case
C
Do not op
pen the SIMtu
ube case. Serrvice is to be performed byy trained INW
W factory perso
onnel only, including
battery rep
placement. Opening
O
the SIMtube case will
w void the ffactory warran
nty. For servicce, please co
ontact
INW support.
SIMbox Case
C
To open th
he SIMbox, use a standard
d screwdriverr and loosen a
all four screwss on the cove
er. Carefully lift the
cover off the
t plate to ex
xpose the inside.
Batteries can
c be replac
ced by carefullly snipping th
he cable tie se
ecuring it to th
he battery ho
older. REPLAC
CEMENT
BATTERIE
ES MUST BE
E PURCHASE
ED FROM INW
W. USING AN
NY BATTERY
Y OTHER THA
AN REPLACEMENT
BATTERIE
ES PURCHASED FROM INW WILL VO
OID WARRAN
NTY OF THE PRODUCT.
3.2
Vib
bration
At all times the SIMbox
x/SIMtube must be protecte
ed against vib
brations. Thesse vibrations can harm the
e
performan
ed by long-lasting vibration
nce of the data logger. Esp
pecially the real time clock can be harme
ns.
3.2.1
Do’s and Don’ts
D
Do’s
-
Allways provide
e a dry and cle
ean environm
ment when yo u open the ca
ase of the SIM
Mbox.
Prrotect the data logger against mechanic
cal stress and
d vibrations.
Don’ts
-
Never open the
e case in the field.
Av
void touching the PCB dire
ectly.
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3.3
Ins
serting the SIM card
(Note: CD
DMA versions do not have SIM
S cards.)
INW provides support for INW pro
ovided SIM ca
ards with an active subsccription only. All other SIM cards,
provided by the clientt or other companies, are
e not eligible
e not supporrted by INW staff and are
e for any
technical phone suppo
ort from INW
W. However, if a customerr still choose
es to use the
eir own SIM card, we
recommen
nd the followin
ng:
The wirele
ess data func
ctions will only
y work when an activated
d SIM card wiith a valid subscription is placed in
the SIMbo
ox/SIMtube. In
n the menu th
he configuration and netw
work settings m
must also ma
atch those supplied by
the SIM ca
ard provider. The pin code
e of the SIM card
c
must be removed prio
or to insertion in the data lo
ogger. To
prevent prroblems with the SIM card
d it can be inserted in a m
mobile phone or GSM data
a modem. In a Mobile
phone or GSM
G
modem the GPRS, SMS
S
and GSM
M data functio
onality can be
e tested.
Beware:





of a mobile te
elephone).
Remove the PIIN code (this can be done with the use o
m
provide
er (see chapte
er 4.1).
Check the settiings of your mobile
municating via
a FTP / Emaill / Native (see
e chapter 4.1)).
Check the settiings for comm
ability of data
a communication for your sservice-provid
der.
Check the capa
ectly, and not upside down
n. The oblique
e side of the ccard
Make sure the SIM-card is installed corre
hould be visib
ble. (See photto).
sh
Figure
F
1: Correctly mountted SIM card
d
n of the SIM
M card needs
s to be done
e in a clean and dry envvironment. A
Avoid contact with the
Installation
electronic parts around the SIM card
d. Remove po
ower before cchanging or in
nserting a SIM
M card.
The same
e applies to the SD card.
ESD Atte
ention: Althou
ugh the SIMb
box is designe
ed to withstan
nd certain am
mounts of electrostatic disccharge, it
is advised
d to avoid diischarged ris
sks, especially when the housing is o
open and the
e electronic p
parts are
exposed. Please do not touch the PCB if you don’t have to
o. It is strong
gly recommended to use an earth
grounded wrist-band when
w
touching the PCB.
The data logger must be
b handled with
w care and never expose
ed to ESD disscharges. Wh
hen installing a sensor
or other wiring,
w
make sure
s
there is no
n power on devices.
d
ESD
D discharges ccould cause iinvisible dama
age. This
endangers
s long term sttability and prroper operatio
on.
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3.4
Power on forr the First time
t
The SIMbox/SIMtube comes
c
supplie
ed with a 3.6V
V lithium batte
ery. It can also
o be powered
d via an exterrnal 930VDC po
ower supply via
v the AUX power connecttor.
The SIMbox version is shipped with the power turned off. To tu
urn power on
n,
remove th
he lid. Slide sw
witch to the le
eft of the batte
ery to the ON position. Rep
place
the lid. The unit immediately begins collecting and transmitting
g on the
programm
med schedule.. (Note: you may
m want to tu
urn the powerr off when
transportin
ng the unit via
a air or shipping the unit.)
In the facttory, the data logger is prog
grammed with
h the necessa
ary system
information. This inform
mation is view
wable in the menu.
m
The datta logger is re
eady to
use out off the box prov
vided the following are true
e.




serted.
SIIM card is ins
SD
D card is inse
erted.
Internal battery
y is connected
d.
An
ntenna is con
nnected.
Next, conn
nect your sen
nsors. If the se
ensors were not
n purchased
d with the SIM
Mbox, please consult your sensor’s
manual for wiring to the
e INW “Conne
ector for 3rd Party
P
Sensors ”, available fo
or purchase.
3.5
Co
onnect to a PC
OS compa
atibility: The SIMbox/SIMtu
S
ube can be co
onnected to a
any PC with U
USB 2.0 running on Microso
oft
Windows XP,
X Vista , 7, 8.0, or 8.1.
n procedure for
f the interna
al USB adapte
er for Window
ws XP is given
n on the CD.
Installation
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4
Opeerating Ba
asics
4.1
Co
onfiguration menu
The SIMbox/SIMtube can
c be configured by mean
ns of a termin
nal application. On the CD
D, you’ll find a terminal
application
n which is suiitable. It is called “OMC-04
40-terminal.”
The menu
u is very com
mprehensive and
a
easy to use.
u
For eacch different se
ensor the sam
me approach
h is used.
Below, one example is given to fully
y understand the
t operation
n of the menu. The examplle takes you tthrough a
configurattion from starrt to final sta
age. All menu
u items use the same ap
pproach whicch is explaine
ed in this
example.
Example:
Let’s Conffigure a SIMb
box for operation with the fo
ollowing:
-
An
nalog pressurre transmitterr 4-20 mA
CT
T2X conductivity / tempera
ature sensor
FT
TP data outpu
ut
First connect logger to PC
SIMtube
. Note: If you
y are progra
amming a SIM
Mtube, only th
he SIMtube U
USB cable pro
ovided by INW
W can be used
d,
normal cables will not fit.
f For SIMtub
be, use large Flat head scrrew driver to rremove plug. Insert Mini-U
USB end
into mating connector. Connect stan
ndard USB en
nd into your co
omputers US
SB 2.0 Port.
SIMbox
For SIMbo
ox, Remove Waterproof
W
Bu
ulkhead Cap. Insert Mini-U
USB end into mating conne
ector. Connecct
standard USB
U
end into your computters USB 2.0 Port.
To Enter the
t Configuration menu typ
pe: Press <Cttrl>+A, then <
<Shift>+M, an
nd then <Ctrl>
>D in fast sequence.
You’ll see a screen sim
milar to this:
Running
Configurattion Menu OM
MC-040 Logger Version 0.2
2 Build 4
[0]
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
>
Run
Date & Time
>> 2011/10
0/07 12:58
8:21
System Infor
rmation
>> 3002389
9
Configuratio
on Setup >> Brasil
Configuratio
on Review
Maintenance
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First we lik
ke to give this
s data logger appropriate id
dentification ccodes.
So, press 3 to enter <C
Configuration Setup> menu
u.
You’ll see this screen:
General settings
s
[0]
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[T]
>
Exit
System Name
Data logging
g interval
Direct Data output on Data Alar
rm
Deployment date
d
and time
Time zone
SD-Card test
t
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
OMC-040
Norm
mal 00:01:0
00; Alarm Not Used
Off
2011
1/09/23 20:17:42
2
Pass
sed
s 1 to enter <System Name> menu
Next press
The scree
en will look like
e this:
Configuration Se
etup
[0]
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[7]
[8]
[9]
[A]
[B]
[C]
[D]
[E]
>
Exit
General sett
tings
Modem settin
ngs
NTP Time upd
date
Alarm SMS
SMS Commands
s
Internal sen
nsors
Analog senso
ors
Digital sens
sor
GSM signal sensor
s
Serial port 1
Serial port 2
Email output
t
FTP output
TCP output
>> OMC-040
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Used
Used
Used
Used
Used
Used
Used
Used
Used
Used
Used
Used
s 1 to enter < General settings> menu
Now press
Genera
al settings
[0]
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[T]
>
Ex
xit
Sy
ystem Name
Da
ata logging interval
l
Di
irect Data output on
n Data Alarm
De
eployment date and time
t
Ti
ime zone
SD
D-Card test
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
Bras
sil
Norm
mal 00:01:00; Alarm Not Used
Off
2011
1/09/23 20
0:17:42
2
Pass
sed
1. Press 1, type the name of your preference,
p
and then presss enter to savve.
2. Choos
se your data logging
l
interv
val. We used 10 minutes, a
and NO Alarm
ming.
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3. Enter the deployme
ent date & tim
me. This can be
b a time in th
he future whe
en logger shou
uld start workking. We
will us
se the actual date
d
& time to
o start right aw
way.
4. When done, press “0” to exit, an
nd strike “Y” when
w
prompte
ed to save cha
anges.
5. Exit an
nd save chan
nges.
6. Now the overall configuration is setup and we
e proceed witth the configu
uration of the ssensors and data
outputt.
Now that you
y are back at the configu
uration menu again, type 7 to enter the Analog Senssors Menu
Analog sensors
[0]
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[T]
>
Exit
Port 1
Port 2
Port 3
Port 4
Analog
(mA)
(mA)
(V)
(V)
input
t test
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
Not Used
Not Used
Not Used
Not Used
Passed
Choose 1 (mA).
n
screen will
w appear:
Now the next
Analog sensor
[0]
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[7]
[8]
[R]
>
Exit
Name
Sensor power
r switch
Sample inter
rval
Port mode
Parameter
Parameter va
alue at analog minim
mum
Parameter va
alue at analog maxim
mum
Auto calibra
ate at restart
Remove
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
Ana
alog
Dis
sabled
Nor
rmal 00:00:01; Alarm
m Not Used
4-2
20 mA
Ana
alog 1
0
100
0
Off
1. Assign
n a name to the sensor (1:: Name).
2. Set the power switc
ch to enabled
d and enter the warm-up tim
me. (The pow
wer switch will supply the ssensor
with 12 volts and will
w be activate
ed the amount of time you specify beforre the measurrement is take
en).
Warm
m-up time requ
uired by the sensor should be provided by the senso
or manufacture
er.
3. Set the sample inte
erval. We use
e 10 seconds, to quickly ch
heck the senssor’s operation
n. A high rang
ge
n problem fo
or battery-life, because the sensor will s leep until its d
data logging iinterval is
samplle interval is no
reache
ed.
4. Set yo
our parameter name.
5. Set bo
oth maximum and minimum
m values for your
y
sensor – they may be
e written on th
he sensor or in its
speciffication sheet. This will sca
ale your senso
or properly.
6. Save and Exit
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Your scree
en will look siimilar to the one
o underneath:
Analog sensor
r
[0]
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[7]
[8]
[R]
>
Exit
Name
Sensor po
ower switch
Sample in
nterval
Port mode
e
Parameter
r
Parameter
r value at analog mi
inimum
Parameter
r value at analog ma
aximum
Auto cali
ibrate at restart
Remove
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
Upperstrea
am
Enabled; W
Warm up ti
ime 00:00:0
01
Normal 00:00:10; Al
larm Not Us
sed
4-20 mA
Waterlevel
l
0
100
Off
m:
Now we add the CT2X to the system
nu-option A <serial port 1>
> => RS 485 sensors
s
Go to men
Choose th
he INW CT2X
X and set its Address.
A
To fin
nd out the ad dress of the
sensor you need to use
e Aqua4Plus software. New
w sensors pu rchased
from the fa
actory are deffaulted to add
dress 2 with a baud rate off 38400,
except PT
T12s, which have a baud ra
ate of 19200.
Choose yo
our sample in
nterval; we choose 10 seco
onds.
Note: If yo
ou are using a PT2X, you should
s
choose
e PT2X B if yyour firmware
is version 2.0 or higherr. Choose PT2
2X A for all ea
arlier firmware
e versions.
RS48
85 Sensors
[0]
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[7]
>
Exit
INW CT2X
INW PT2X A
INW PT2X B
INW PT12
INW TempHion
OMC506
WPD40
Attention:
Because this
s is a digital sensor,
s
it take
es a little bit m
more time to m
measure than an
analog
g sensor. So don’t set the sample interv
val of digital ssensors too sh
hort. 1 second
d is
possib
ble, but there could be issu
ues with less. Just to be su
ure, we choosse 10 sec. Co
onsult
the ma
anual of your digital senso
or and check the
t response time. The sa mple-interval
must be
b larger than
n the respons
se time of the sensor.
Your scree
en should loo
ok like this:
INW CT2X sens
sor
[0]
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[7]
[8]
[R]
>
Exit
Name
Port sett
tings
Sensor po
ower switch
Sample in
nterval
Temperatu
ure
Pressure
Conductiv
vity
Conductiv
vity nLFn
Remove
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>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
INW CT2X
C
Port 1; 38400 Baud; RS48
85; Addres
ss 1
Disab
bled
Norma
al 00:00:1 0; Alarm N
Not Used
Tempe
erature
Press
sure
Not Used
U
Not Used
U
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Make sure
e you check th
he parameterr settings indiv
vidually. For iinstance, goin
ng into the pressure menu reveals
the followiing:
INW CT2X Paramet
ter Settings
[0]
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[7]
[8]
[R]
Exit
Name
Code
Unit
Decimals
Data logging
g
Data transpo
onding
Alarm SMS
Alarm loggin
ng
Remove
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
Pres
ssure*
PRS*
*
psi
2
On
Off
Off
Off
e parameters
s have the corrrect units and
d decimal pla
aces. Also, ma
ake certain da
ata logging is set
Ensure the
properly as
a well as alarrming. You wiill need to perrform these c hecks for eacch parameter on every sen
nsor.
Now your sensors are added
a
to the configuration of the SIMbo
ox.
Next thing
g is the setup of the data ou
utputs.
Now we can set up the FTP output.
Go to men
nu-option: D FTP
F
Output.
Enter yourr server-settin
ngs.
It is strong
gly recommen
nded to includ
de some internal sensors in
n the configurration, because of the mon
nitoring
of the perfformance of the data logge
er itself. Most users like to keep track off the battery-life for examp
ple.
Go To me
enu-option 6 <internal
<
sens
sors>
Internal sens
sors
[0]
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[7]
[8]
[9]
[A]
[B]
[C]
[D]
[E]
[R]
>
Exit
Name
Sample in
nterval
Battery Capacity
C
(mAh)
Battery replaced
r
Rest Capa
acity
Rest Powe
er
Processor
r Temperature
Voltage
Current
Max Curre
ent
Min Curre
ent
Average Current
C
Free Disk
k Space
Operating
g Cycle
Remove
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
In
nternal
No
ormal 00:0 0:01; Alar
rm Not Use
ed
13
3000
Ye
es
Re
est Capaci ty
No
ot Used
Pr
rocessor T emperature
e
No
ot Used
No
ot Used
No
ot Used
No
ot Used
No
ot Used
No
ot Used
No
ot Used
A sample interval of 1 second
s
is fine
e. All internal sensors
s
are vvery fast.
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Set the “B
Battery Replac
ced” to “Yes”, only at the time of batteryy replacementt with a new b
battery, provid
ded by
INW.
Now, yourr data logger is configured and ready to use.
When exitted all the way
y back out of the menus in
n the terminal , you can che
eck your wirin
ng and sensorrs by
evaluating
g the actual va
alues
To see the
em press: <C
Ctrl>+A, then <Shift>+V, an
nd then <Ctrl>
>+D in fast se
equence.
The resultt should be lik
ke this:
11/10/07 14:2
22:04 Actual Values OMC-040 L ogger Vers
sion 0.2 B
Build 4
AIN1
Water
rlevel
- 25
mete
ers MSL
TMP
Tempe
erature
2 0.2
C
PRS
Press
sure
0 .2
psi
RCi
Rest Capacity
1 00
%
PTi
Proce
essor Temperature
5
57.4
C
Vi
Volta
age
3 .6
V
Ci
Curre
ent
82
mA
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5
Refeerence
5.1
Priinciple of Operation
O
Your SIMb
box Data logg
ger is capable
e of collecting
g and storing data from mu
ultiple sensorrs. To accomp
plish this,
many task
ks are perform
med. These “ttasks” are sch
heduled and e
executed on ttheir specified
d times.
The timing
g of this proce
ess is very im
mportant and is
s determined by the intern
nal scheduler. This scheduler keeps
track of all the internal states of the various
v
tasks
s and assigns processor tim
me to the diffe
erent tasks.
Each task
k is executed at its own in
nterval. So yo
ou will undersstand more a
about this, we
e will now exxplain the
different in
ntervals.
There are three differen
nt intervals:
1) Sa
ample Interva
al
2) Data Log Interv
val
3) Se
end Interval
5.1.1
Sample in
nterval
The samp
ple interval is the
t interval on
n which a sam
mple from the
e sensor is takken or expectted to be take
en. Thus,
measurem
ments from se
ensors are done at the sam
mple interval. T
The sample interval is valiid ONLY whe
en the
device is in the active state,
s
i.e.: plug
gged in to the
e computer an
nd running the
e terminal. It is only used tto ensure
the setup is correct.. When
W
the data logger is in sleep-mode,
s
t he tasks trigg
gered by the ssample intervval will
NOT exec
cute. These va
alues are not stored.
5.1.2
Data Log interval
This interv
val determine
es when a datta value, obta
ained by the ssample interva
al-task, is stored onto the SD Card.
This type of interval is ALWAYS vallid. So, even when the datta logger is in
n sleep-mode
e, it will wake up when
the Data Log
L Interval has reached itts count.
5.1.3
Send Interrval
The send interval dete
ermines the in
nterval on which data is se
ent, via the in
nternal mode
em, to the serrver. This
interval is ALWAYS vallid, even if the
e data logger is in sleep-m
mode.
5.1.4
Example
Let’s evalu
uate the follow
wing settings of the data lo
ogger:
-
Sa
ample Interva
al: 5 seconds
Data Log Interv
val: 10 minute
es
end Interval: 3 hours
Se
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When the configuration
n is ready and
d the user disc
connects the USB-Cable:
1. SIMbo
ox/SIMtube is
s switched into
o sleep-mode
e, and currentt draw is redu
uced to a miniimum level.
2. The Sample
S
interva
al of 5 seconds is discarded, because this interval is only active when the da
ata logger
is NO
OT in sleep-m
mode. So notthing happen
ns until the D
Data Log inte
erval has rea
ached its count (This
happe
ens on 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50
0 minutes of every
e
hour).
3. When the Data Log
g Interval cou
unt has reach
hed it count, t he data logge
er will awake from the slee
ep mode,
and will
mple is taken
w take a sam
mple and store
e the data on the SD card. Once the sam
n, the data log
gger goes
into sleep-mode ag
gain. This is re
epeated, until the time hass reached the
e send interva
al. In this exam
mple, this
is 3 ho
ours.
4. When Data Send interval is re
eached, the data
d
logger w
will wake-up,, and start to
o send the p
previously
collected data (storred on the SD
D card) to the server. In thi s example, e
every 10 minu
utes a sample
e is taken,
and ev
very 3 hours 18 samples are
a sent.
Note:
The data logger
l
does not
n perform an
ny averaging.. Even if the ssample interva
al is much fasster than the data log
interval, only one samp
ple is stored.
o the sample
e interval is for
f evaluatin
ng proper beh
haviour of th
he system wh
hile the USB
B is
The use of
connecte
ed. In that cas
se, the samp
ple interval is
s valid, and tthe user can observe the
e values obta
ained
from the sensor
s
in rea
al time. In the scenario above, the us
ser can evalu
uate these va
alues every 5
seconds.
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5.2
SD
DI-12
The SIMbox is provide
ed with an SD
DI-12 port. Th
his port is con
nnected to po
ort 1 and is shared with th
he normal
RS232 op
peration. This means that the user has to select wh ether he wan
nts to use RS
S232 or SDI-1
12. When
SDI-12 is selected, it acts
a
like an SDI-12
S
record
der and its sp
pecific SDI-12
2 commands are embedded in the
driver of th
he input-sens
sor. Thus the user can eas
sily select his sensor and sspecify its SD
DI-12-adress. For more
information see the des
scription of yo
our SDI-12 se
ensor.
5.3
SD
DI-12 Hardw
ware
SDI-12 sig
gnal levels arre quite differrent from thos
se of RS232 and RS485. Therefore, you cannot cconnect a
SDI-12 se
ensor to a RS232 or RS485
5 port, it won’t work. The u
use of converrters between
n RS232/485 and SDI12 are discouraged, du
ue to performa
ance issues.
5.3.1
SDI-12 Wiring
The SDI-1
12 electrical interface uses
s the SDI-12 bus to transsmit serial da
ata between S
SDI-12 data rrecorders
and senso
ors. The SDI-12 bus is the cable that co
onnects multip
ple SDI-12 de
evices.
This is a cable
c
with thre
ee conductors
s:
1) a serial data line
2) a groun
nd line
3) a 12-vo
olt line
Figure 2: SDI-12 bus
The wiring
g length betw
ween a sensor and the datta-recorder m
must not exce
eed 180’. The
e maximum number of
sensor connected to a SDI-12 bus is limited to 10. The SIMbo
ox is protecte
ed against tra
ansients on th
he SDI-12
bus.
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5.3.2
SDI-12 Ba
aud Rate and Frame Fo
ormat
The baud rate for SDI-1
12 is 1200. Frame
F
format is as follows::
1 start bit
7 data bits
s, least significant bit transmitted first
1 parity bitt, even parity
1 stop bit
Note:
SDI-12 is a half-duplex
x protocol, so
o the data-recorder has to
o switch betw
ween transmiitting and recceiving. A
converter from RS232  SDI-12, must
m
perform this task. Ho
owever, it is n
not aware of tthe exact timing of the
protocol. Therefore
witch betwee
T
it uses
u
fixed (orr configurable
e) delays to sw
en Tx and Rxx. After each byte sent
by the con
nverter, it waits, during the
e fixed delay,, for another character, an
nd if it doesn’’t arrive, it sw
witches to
Rx. The in
ntelligence ne
eeded to perfform these tas
sks is mostlyy done by a m
microcontroller inside the cconverter.
This method is doing th
he job for mo
ost cases, but it is not as g
good as a rea
al SDI-12 portt. The real SD
DI-12 port
is aware of the exact protocol-timiings and afte
er the last ch
haracter; it sswitches to R
RX-mode imm
mediately,
without the
e delay. Therrefore no repliies are missin
ng. Your SIMb
box has a true
e SDI-12 portt.
For more information on the SDI-12 protocol: see
e www.sdi-12 .org
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5.4
RS
S232
Your SIMb
box comes wiith two RS232
2 ports, capab
ble of baud ra
ates of up to 1
115200 bps (230400 bps o
on
request). The
T ports are
e: Port 1 and Port
P 2. Port one is shared w
with the SDI-12 port and P
Port 2 is share
ed with
an RS485
5 port. The user can choose any combin
nation they likke, as long ass they are usin
ng only one a
at a time,
i.e., you ca
annot use RS
S232 and RS4
485 on one po
ort at a time. If a user nee
eds RS232 an
nd RS485
simultaneo
ously, they ne
eed to setup Port
P 2 also.
5.4.1
A word on
n RS232 harrdware
RS232 is a widely spre
ead interface standard,
s
whiich uses 3 wirres (minimum
m) for data com
mmunication.. It is a
so called asymmetric
a
in
nterface, whic
ch uses one wire
w for Tx, on
ne for Rx and one for ground. It is called
d
eptible for interference, an
asymmetrrical, because
e it uses only one
o wire per signal. There
efore it’s susce
nd hence,
the maxim
mum cable len
ngth is limited to 45 feet (de
epending on baud rate).
A table of baud rates ve
ersus cable le
ength is given
n below:
RS232 cable le
ength accord
ding to Texa
as
Instruments
s
Bau
udrate
(b
bps)
Maximu
um Cablelen
ngth
(m)
19
9200
15
9600
150
4800
300
2400
900
Please keep in mind these limitation
ns when you design
d
your syystem.
RS232 is not a bus sys
stem, and therefore it is only allowed forr one device tto be connectted to a RS23
32 port.
Therefore, the maximum number of serial devices
s to connect tto your SIMbo
ox is two. RS232 sensors should
be connec
cted to the da
ata logger with
h their signals
s crossed. Th at is Rx  Txx. We strongly recommend
d the use
of RS485 instead of RS
S232, when cable
c
lengths exceed the siizes specified
d in the table above.
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5.5
RS
S485
RS485 is a serial bus-s
system, which
h uses 3 wire
es for its comm
munication. Itt uses a “diffe
erential balanced line,”
which can
n span relativ
vely large disttances (up to
o 4,000 feet ( 1,200 m)). A rule of thum
mb is that the speed in
bit/s multip
plied by the le
ength in mete
ers should not exceed 108. Thus a 50 m
meter cable sh
hould not signal faster
than 2 Mb
bit/s.
Unlike RS
S232, RS485 is
i capable of communicating with more than one devvice. After all,, it is a bus-syystem.
RS485 se
ensors are ca
alled “slaves” and must ha
ave their uniq ue address. The SIMbox acts as a ma
aster and
retrieves the
t informatio
on from the sla
aves. Only on
ne slave can rrespond to the requests off the master a
at a time.
To set up your RS485 sensor for us
se with the SIMbox, make
e sure that the
e address is programmed correctly
and that th
he sensor add
dress is uniqu
ue.
Figure 3: RS485 Wirin
ng
RS485 is often used wiith Modbus-se
ensors and is
s less suscepttible to electriical interferen
nce than RS232.
Your SIMb
box has one RS485
R
port, which
w
is capa
able of driving
g multiple sensors (maximu
um number of sensors
depends on specificattions from the manufacturer of the se
ensor, a pracctical figure is 10. The m
maximum
number off slaves, defined by EIA/R
RS485 is 32). For the exa
act number off sensors you
u can connecct to your
SIMbox se
ee chapter Firrmware Drive
er Limitations.
Table belo
ow gives deta
ailed informatiion about RS4
485.
RS 485
4
Sta
andard
Physic
cal Media
Network
k Topology
Maximu
um Devices
Maximum Distance
Mode off Operation
Maximum
m Baud Rate
Voltag
ge Levels
Ma
ark(1)
Space(0)
Availab
ble Signals
Connec
ctor types
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EIA RS-485
Twisted pair
Point-to-point, Multi-dropped
d, Multi-point
32 drivers or rreceivers
1200 metres ((4000 feet)
Differential ssignaling
100 kbit/s - 10
0 Mbit/s
-7 V to +12 V
Positive Voltag
ges (B-A > +20
00 mV)
negative volta
ages (B-A < -20
00 mV)
Rx- (Half Duple
ex)
Tx+/Rx+, Tx-/R
Tx+, Tx-, Rx+,, Rx- (Full Dup lex)
Not specified.
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5.6
Firrmware Upgrade
The SIMbox is equippe
ed with a boott loader, which enables the
e firmware up
pgrade feature
e.
Firmware upgrading alllows a user to
o overwrite th
he internal firm
mware of the data logger w
with a (newer)) updated
version off the firmware. Firmware up
pgrading can be done by U
USB connectiion or over ce
ellular.
5.6.1
When to use
u Firmwarre upgrades
s.
Normally, a user never uses this fea
ature, as long as they are ssatisfied with the performance of the sysstem.
In time ho
owever, the need for additional features
s may arise. For example, a new seria
al sensor is in
ntroduced
on the ma
arket and a customer
c
wan
nts to connec
ct this sensorr to their SIMbox. When IN
NW has exte
ended the
firmware to
t support tha
at sensor, a new
n
version of
o the firmwarre is released
d. After the usser has perfo
ormed the
firmware upgrade,
u
their “old” SIMbo
ox, now supp
ports the new
w sensor. Norrmally, when the system iss running
fine, and no
n additional requests exis
st, we recomm
mend NOT pe
erforming a firrmware-upgra
ade.
5.6.2
Firmware upgrade prrocedure
Contact IN
NW if you thin
nk you need to
o upgrade your firmware.
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5.7
Ala
arming
In some circumstances
c
s, normal data
a-logging is not
n sufficient ffor managing your processs. For keeping
g track of
certain, offten critical, conditions,
c
th
he SIMbox/SIIMtube is eq uipped with direct alarming options. A
Alarminglimits and hysteresis arre used to ma
anage these special eventts. The table below showss the differentt types of
alarming-limits.
Alarm Limit
Low Low
ow
Lo
Hig
gh
High High
5.7.1
Descrription
Remarks
This ala
arm level is reached wh
hen the
datalog
gger encoun
nters a value
e which is low
wer
than th e low-low Liimit, this is the 2nd and most
Alarm
A
level fo
or lowest vallue
ming
urgent state of alarrming. This ttype of alarm
d for very rarre and critica
al conditionss
is used
(often ccalled STOP
P level).
arm level is reached wh
hen the
This ala
datalog
gger encoun
nters a value
e which is Lo
ower
than th e Low Limit, but Higher than the Lo
owAlarm level for low value
mit. This is tthe first stag
ge of alarmin
ng.
Low Lim
(often ccalled WARNING level)
arm level is reached wh
hen the
This ala
datalog
gger encoun
nters a value
e which is hig
gher
Alarm
A
Value for high valu
ue than th e high Limitt, but lower than the Highge of alarmin
ng.
High Liimit. This is the first stag
(often ccalled WARNING level)
This ala
arm level is reached wh
hen the
datalog
gger encoun
nters a value
e which is hig
gher
than th e high-high Limit, this iss the 2nd and
Alarm level fo
or highest va
alue
of alarming. This type off
most urgent state o
ng is used fo
or very rare a
and critical
alarmin
conditio
ons (often ca
alled STOP level).
Alarming - principal of
o operation
n
When a data logger is running and a measurement is out of bounds, the d
data logger w
will immediate
ely switch
over the alarm
a
sample interval. So the first time a –out of boun
nds-value will be detected is at the norm
mal datalog interva
al and from this moment on,
o the data logger will in
ncrease its sa
ample interva
al to the alarm
m-sample
interval. The
T
“alarm sa
ample delay” determines what
w
happen
ns next. If this value is eq
qual to zero, action is
taken imm
mediately. If th
he sample interval delay is
i 1, the logg
ger will wait fo
or one more alarming cyccle before
taking actiion. If the alarrm interval de
elay is 2, it willl take 2 cycle
es, etc.
When this
s alarm-state is entered, th
he data logger will add the ‘*A’ data modifier to the d
data-records. The user
has the following option
ns for the requested action
n:
1)
2)
3)
4)
Allarm log (log an
a alarm leve
el)
Allarm SMS (se
end an SMS to cell phone, charges mayy apply)
Allarm TCP
Allarm FTP
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When the conditions of
o alarming arre met (data value
v
out of b
bounds and tthe alarm sam
mple delay iss expired)
one or mo
ore of these actions can tak
ke place.
Note:
The data modifier
m
*A is automatically
y placed into the D-recordss.
So, the en
ntry of an alarrm state is NO
OT affected by
b a hysteressis. Hysteresiss is only used
d for switching
g back to
the norma
al mode. The amount of hy
ysteresis has an
a effect on tthe “sensibilityy” of the alarm
ming.
It is strong
gly advised to
o use a certain
n amount of hysteresis
h
to p
prevent multip
ple alarming w
warnings. The
e amount
of hysteresis is determiined by experrience and infformation from
m the sensor..
.
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5.7.2
Firmware Driver limittations
The SIMb
box Data logg
ger is equippe
ed with various drivers, fo
or several tassks. The num
mber of total d
drivers is
limited to 16. This mea
ans you can choose
c
maxim
mum 16 driverrs from all the
e drivers avaiilable. Each d
driver can
handle (collect or sen
nd) a numberr of parameters. The tota
al number off parameters is limited to
o 64. So,
theoretically, the SIMbox can handlle up to 16 sensors with 4 parameterss each. But in
n this case th
here is no
output pos
ssible. In most cases two or three driv
vers are need
ded for minim
mum operatio
on. (internal d
driver, tcp
output-driv
ver, or email-driver). When
n a user has an
a additional analog senso
or, it will take a driver as well.
Example:
A user wa
ants to conne
ect a large number
n
of IN
NW CT2X sen
nsors. This ssensor measu
ures tempera
ature and
conductiviity. So each sensor
s
“uses”” two parame
eters. Also, th
hey may like tto send the d
data via FTP and they
enable the
e following intternal sensors
s: Rest Capac
city, Battery V
Voltage, and C
Current.
So, beside
es the Sensorr drivers there
e are 2 drivers needed:
-
Internal Driver
Output Driver
So the ma
aximum numb
ber of Sensor--drivers is: 16
6 – 2 = 14
So there are
a 14 Sensorr-drivers left for
f use with th
he CT2x senssors.
The total number
n
of parameters is: 14
1 * 2 + 3= 31
1
So the num
mber of param
meters is no problem
p
(31 < 64)
They can connect 14 CT2X
C
sensors
s max.
5.7.3
Power Sw
witch Limitattions
The Powe
er Switch is ca
apable of pow
wering sensorrs up to 200 m
mA. The outpu
ut voltage is 1
12 volts DC.
5.7.4
Modem
The mode
em inside the SIMbox is ca
apable of either GSM or C
CDMA commu
unication, dep
pending on the version
purchased
d from INW. The
T GSM vers
sion has quad
d band suppo
ort, so it can b
be used world
dwide.
For selectting the prope
er frequency band,
b
use the
e “modem setttings” in the configuration
n menu. In mo
ost cases
GPRS com
mmunication is requested, so use a GPRS enabled
d SIM-card to
o allow this op
peration. Con
nsult your
local telec
com provider for
f the right SIM-Card
S
and – settings. Iff GSM commu
unication is re
equested, use
e a GSMDATA sub
bscription. GS
SM communication is suittable for mod
dem dial in co
ommunication
n. We strong
gly advise
activating this option in the SIM cards
c
used in
n the logger . This is ofte
en used to rre-configure a logger,
remotely, or to monito
or actual valu
ues. In mostt cases, norm
mal GPRS ccommunication is sufficien
nt for the
operation of the data lo
ogger.
5.8
Data Format
The SIMbox/SIMtube data
d
format us
ses different records
r
for da
ata output. Th
here are two types of data records:
- D-record
ds
- S-record
ds
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Header:
In every lo
og file, first a header
h
is tran
nsmitted. This
s header conttains all inform
mation about the data follo
owing in
the next re
ecords. The syntax
s
of the header
h
is;
<’L’> <’;’> [ <Parameter Code> <’;’> < Parameterr Name > <’;’>
> < Paramete
er Unit> <’;’>]]
This mean
ns that the line starts with an
a ‘L’ charactter, followed b
by a semicolo
on, then the code, name an
nd unit of
the param
meter. These last 3 elementts must be repeated for ea
ach logged pa
arameter.
Example header:
h
L;RCi;Rest Capac
city;%;PTi;Processor
r Temperat
ture;C;Vi;V
Voltage;V;
;AVGCi;Aver
rage
Current;mA;OCi;O
Operating Cycle;sec;
;S%;GSM Si gnal;%;MAX
XCi;Max Cu
urrent;mA
So the hea
ader consists
s of these elem
ments:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
L
Pa
arameter Cod
de
Pa
arameter Nam
me
Pa
arameter Unitt
;
Parameterr Code:
An abbrev
viation of the full
f Paramete
er name. This code has a m
maximum of 7 characters.
All charac
cters are allow
wed except a semi-colon ( ; ), which is re
eserved for a separator. If the customer is
running th
heir own version of OMC-D
Data-Online, th
his code musst match the ccode exactly a
as it appears in the
SQL datab
base.
Parameterr Name:
The name
e of the logged
d parameter. It may be up to 31 charactters long
Parameterr Unit:
The unit re
epresenting th
he physical dimensions of the measure
ement. This m
may be up to 15 characterss long.
.
5.8.1
D-Records
s
Most of the data is logg
ged into D-rec
cords. D-records stands fo
or Data record
ds. The syntaxx of this recorrd is;
<’D’> <’;’>
>,<Timestamp
p> <’;’> [ <Parrameter Code
e> <’;’> < Parrameter Value
e >[<Data Mo
odifier>] <’;’>]
cord consists of a ‘D’ chara
acter followed by a timesta mp, and afterr that, one or more series o
of
The D-rec
parameterr code and pa
arameter nam
me.
Thus, the D-record con
nsists of these
e elements:
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
D
Pa
arameter Cod
de
Pa
arameter Valu
ue
Optional Data Modifier
M
;
Parameterr Code:
An abbrev
viation of the full
f Paramete
er name. This code has a m
maximum of 7 characters.
eparator.
All charac
cters are allow
wed except se
emi-colon ( ; ), which is resserved for a se
Parameterr value:
The nume
eric value of th
he measurem
ment. Togethe
er with the info
ormation from
m the header tthis forms the
e
measurem
ment.
Example Data-record(s
D
s):
D;110928030200;R
RCi;95.8;PTi;50.1;Vi
i;3.6;AVGC
Ci;71;OCi;0
0.25;MAXCi
i;71
D;110928030300;R
RCi;95.8;PTi;49.3;Vi
i;3.6;AVGC
Ci;71;OCi;0
0.25;MAXCi
i;72
D;110928030400;R
RCi;95.8;PTi;49.5;Vi
i;3.6;AVGC
Ci;72;OCi;0
0.25;MAXCi
i;72
D;110928030500;R
RCi;95.8;PTi;49.1;Vi
i;3.6;AVGC
Ci;72;OCi;0
0.25;MAXCi
i;54
D;110928030600;R
RCi;95.8;PTi;49.1;Vi
i;3.6;AVGC
Ci;54;OCi;0
0.25;MAXCi
i;72
System-rrecords
The Syste
em-records arre used to log
g system relatted informatio
on. Thus, sysstem-records do not contain normal
measurem
ments. A systtem-record is made when an awkward
d situation is encountered,, for instance
e, when a
sensor is not replying
g to a reque
est from the logger. Sys tem-records are used fo
or monitoring systemperforman
nce. The synta
ax of an S-rec
cord is:
<’S’> <’;’>
>,<Timestamp
p> <’;’> [ <Sy
ystem Messag
ge> <’;’> < Ad
dditional Syste
em Message> <’;’>]
cord consists of an ‘S’ ch
haracter follow
wed by a tim
mestamp, and
d after that, o
one or more series of
The S-rec
parameterr code and pa
arameter nam
me.
Thus, the S-record con
nsists of these
e elements
1.
2.
3.
4.
S
Sy
ystem Messa
age
Ad
dditional Systtem Message
e
;
System Meessage:
A short an
nd comprehen
nsive messag
ge to explain the
t type of pro
oblem encountered
Additionall System Messsage:
Some morre information
n on the exception
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Example S-records:
S
S;110922202054;C
CFG_RESET
S;110922202054;C
CFG_CHANGED;Brasil_3
3002389
S;110922202124;M
MODEM_WDT;STATE 10
5.8.2
Data Modiifiers
Normally a data value
e presented in the D-reco
ords is recorrded without Data Modifie
ers, but in ccase of a
malfunctio
on, or in rare circumstance
c
s, a Data Mod
difier is added
d to the data value. See ta
able below:
Data Modifier
M
*T
*
*I
*
*A
*
5.9
De
escription
Remarks
s
d not provide tthe data logger with
The sensor did
a data value, a
and the timeou
ut has expired
d. The
T
Timeout
prrevious data vvalue is recorrded, with the
ad
ddition of this exception.
er, did receive
e a data value
e from
The data logge
Da
ata Invalid th
he sensor, butt it was out off bounds. Thiss
ex
xception is ve
ery rare
Ala
arm Value
d a value, wh
hich is
The datalogger has received
utside the lim its of the partticular parame
eter.
ou
Tra
ansmission
n of the log
gfile
When data
a is sent to th
he receiver (by means of fttp or tcp) the user can cho
oose which records he wan
nts to use
as output. Thus, a userr can decide to
t output only
y D-records to
o the data pre
esentation-server (by means of tcp)
and, for ex
xample, the system
s
record
ds to his priva
ate email. In th
his case, onlyy in case of bad performan
nce of the
data logge
er, an email with system information is
i send. Thiss is because S-records arre written by the data
logger on
nly in case of
o special ev
vents. Examp
ples of these
e events are
e: SD-Card ffailures, a ch
hange of
configurattion, a timeout of a sensor, and a retry of
o sending datta via the modem.
Here an example of an email with S and D record
ds;
L;RCi;Rest Capac
city;%;PTi;Processor
r
Temperature;C;Vi
i;Voltage;V;TMP;Temp
perature;C
C;PRS;Press
sure;psi
S;110922202054;C
CFG_RESET
S;110922202054;C
CFG_CHANGED;Brasil_3
3002389
S;110922202124;M
MODEM_WDT;STATE 10
D;110922203000;R
RCi;99;PTi;59.5;Vi;3
3.6;TMP;22
2.1;PRS;15
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5.10 Inp
put-drivers
s
Input-drive
ers obtain datta from senso
ors. Various sorts
s
of senso
ors can be con
nnected to the
e data loggerr. When a
sensor ne
eeds a “warm
m-up time” th
he power ou
utput switch ccan be used
d to power th
he sensor be
efore the
measurem
ment is taken. The maximum time for a power
p
delay iis 5 minutes.
Note:
The Powe
er Switch outp
put consumes
s a lot of pow
wer, so try to m
minimize this. Consult the manual of th
he sensor
ed in rare situ
for warm up
u times. A warm
w
up time of 5 minutes is possible an
nd can be use
uations, such as some
types of dissolved oxyg
gen sensors. This will shorrten the batte ry life tremen
ndously. In such rare casess, consult
INW for a calculation off battery-life, before exploiting your data
a logger.
5.10.1 Analog se
ensors
The analo
og inputs are calibrated
c
inp
puts which are
e factory-calib
brated. The ellectrical specifications are listed
below. The ADC conve
erter is a 12 bit type and so
oftware algoritthms are use
ed to obtain th
he most accurrate
result. No
ote that the Vo
oltage inputs can be used as a current- input, by adding an extern
nal parallel ressistor.
Contact IN
NW for more information.
Inp
put
1
2
3
4
Range
0 – 20 mA
m
0 – 20 mA
m
0 – 3.3 V
0 – 3.3 V
Accuracy
< 0.1%
< 0.1%
< 0.1%
< 0.1 %
Imp
pedance
150
0 Ohm
150
0 Ohm
1 M Ohm
1 M Ohm
5.10.2
2 Digital sen
nsors
ge
Rain Gaug
Most rain gauges are based
b
upon the
t “reed contact” principle
e. The rain ga
auge has an internal buckket with a
very precise volume. Itt is constructe
ed to tip overr when it reacches a speciffied amount o
of water. The
e water is
drained and while the bucket is turning, a mag
gnet triggers a magnetic sswitch, a so called “reed contact.”
Thus, the rain gauge its
self works like
e a passive switch. The da
ata logger hass a special input to trigger on these
events. Ev
ven when the
e data logger is
i sleeping, th
he event of a tipping bucke
et is never miissed. The da
ata logger
uses a so called “interrrupt-input” to make this po
ossible. To co
onnect a rain--gauge, use tthis interrupt iinput and
connect th
he other side of the rain ga
auge to the 3.6V output.
Note:
The rain-g
gauge offers the most ene
ergy-friendly measurement
m
ts available. This is becau
use the data logger is
allowed to
o sleep most of the time and
a only captture the even
nts of the tipp
ping bucket. In the situatio
on where
only one rain
r
gauge is used, the ba
attery is likely
y to last much
h longer than with any oth
her measurem
ment. The
data logge
er sends its data only if it is available. That
T
means w
when it hasn’t been raining
g for 3 days, n
no data is
transmitted on those days. For sa
afety reasons
s a user can
n include som
me internal measuremen
nts in the
configurattion to allow monitoring
m
of the
t performan
nce of the sysstem. Those d
data-records are sent norm
mally.
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5.11 Power supp
ply, powerr connectiions, back
kup powe
er, power consump
ption &
Battery Life
The SIMbox/SIMtube is
s designed to
o work on a 3.6VDC
3
batterry, but using the external Power supplyy cable, it
e to work on a voltage rang
ge of 8-30 VD
DC.
is possible
5.11.1 Connectio
on of 8 – 30 V power
Any voltag
ge between 8V and 30V.
Some ripp
ple is allowed.(<200mV p-p
p), e.g., 12V battery
b
with so
olar panel.
Pay attenttion to “unloa
aded” Solar Panels.
P
When
n you connecct two solar p
panels (12 volts) in series, and you
don’t conn
nect the batteries, the volta
age may drift above 30 Vollts. For solarr powered sysstems, we reccommend
using a 12
2 volt system.
5.11.2
2 Internal RTC backup battery
The SIMbox/SIMtube contains
c
an in
nternal battery
y to keep the
e internal real-time-clock ru
unning. The lifetime of
the battery
y is at least 10-20 years, so
s this battery
y requires no exchange du
uring the lifetime of the datta logger.
The batterry is a coin ce
ell and is soldered to the prrinted circuit b
board.
5.11.3
Power con
nsumption & Battery Life
L
The SIMbox/SIMtube is
s equipped with
w an interna
al power mon
nitor. During tthe active mo
ode of the datta logger,
this powerr monitor kee
eps track of th
he power cons
sumption of tthe device. W
When the device is going in
nto sleepmode, a fixed
f
value is used to ca
alculate the power
p
consu
umption. Both
h are calcula
ated and offe
er a fairly
accurate measuremen
m
t of the powe
er consumption. Unfortuna
ately, the beh
haviour of ba
atteries is, in practice,
much morre complicate
ed than the ca
alculation ma
ade inside the
e data loggerr. Thus, the ccapacity writte
en on the
back of th
he battery is only
o
a typical value. Things such as sh
helf life, ambie
ent temperatu
ure, current d
draw, and
peak curre
ent draw affec
ct the perform
mance of the battery.
b
Therefore, we strongly recommend using the me
easurements regarding ba
attery life as a
an indication only. We
also recom
mmend replac
cing the batte
ery when it rea
aches10%.
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5.12 Pin
n Descriptiion
5.12.1
Analog Cu
urrent Inputts AIN1 & AIN2
A
These are
e current-inpu
uts, with an input
i
impeda
ance of 150 o
ohms. The ra
ange is 0-20 mA. The cirrcuits are
equipped with over currrent-protectio
on. To use th
hese inputs, cconnect a currrent source b
between the iinput and
ground.
Analog Vo
oltage Inputs AIN3
A
& AIN4
These are
e voltage-inpu
uts, with an in
nput impedan
nce of 1 M oh
hms. The ran
nge is 0- 3.3 V
Volts. The cirrcuits are
protected with over-voltage protectio
on. To use the
e inputs, conn
nect a voltage
e source betw
ween these in
nputs and
ground.
5.12.2
Ground
There are some termin
nals which hold ground lev
vel, this provid
des both senssor-ground an
nd battery gro
ound. For
your conv
venience, these terminals are connecte
ed to multiple
e pads on th
he connector PCB, becau
use every
single sen
nsor will need its own grround. You can
c
connect m
multiple senssors. When m
more connecctions are
needed, ju
ust connect a wire and put the additiona
al connectionss in parallel.
5.12.3
RS 485 A & B
These are
e the pins for RS485 comm
munication. Use
U these pin
ns together w
with a ground signal. Thesse signals
are ESD-p
protected by the
t driver-circ
cuit. The signa
al levels are a
according to tthe TIA/EIA-4
485 Standard..
5.12.4
Power Sw
witch
This is an output to driv
ve one or mo
ore sensors. Itt holds a leve
el of 12 volts and is capab
ble of driving u
up to 200
mA. For your convenience this signa
al is available
e on multiple p
pads.
5.12.5
VBAT +
This is th
he main pow
wer supply in
nput for the board. There
e are two te
erminals for tthis signal, ffor better
performan
nce. The volta
age is 3.6 Voltts.
Note: This
s signal is NO
OT the same as
a the interna
al 3.6 volts le
evel. The pow
wer-supply circcuit converts this level
to the fixe
ed, internal, 3.6
3 Volts leve
el. This voltag
ge level is allo
owed to be b
between 0.8 volts and 5 V
Volts. We
strongly re
ecommend us
sing a 3.6 Vo
olts Power source only. Th
he actual volta
age on this p
pin is monitore
ed by the
firmware. It is called “Primary input Voltage.”
V
Also
o the current, flowing throu
ugh the 2 wire
es, is monitorred and is
called “Priimary input Current.”
5.12.6
RX & TX COM
C
1 & Co
om 3
These are
e the pins for RS232 comm
munications. Use these p ins together w
with ground. All pins are p
protected
against ES
SD. Voltage le
evels are acc
cording RS232
2 standard.
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5.12.7
RX3 & TX3
3
These are
e pins for seria
al communica
ations with an
n option-modu
ule. These pin
ns are NOT p
protected for E
ESD, and
may NOT be used for connection to
o outside sensors. The volltage levels a
are TTL and n
not RS232. (0
0-5 Volts)
The logica
al levels are NOT inverte
ed, like the RS232
R
ones, so a logical level is direcctly interprete
ed by the
microcontroller. These signals are fo
or future use, with option-m
modules. We recommend N
NOT using them yet.
5.12.8
SDI-12 Hi
This is the
e in/out terminal for SDI-1
12 communic
cation. It is p rotected against overvolta
age. Use thiss terminal
together with
w ground. See
S www.sdi-12.org for mo
ore informatio
on.
5.12.9
Digital inp
put
This is an
n interrupt-driv
ven input with
h an internal pull-down re sistor. To use
e it, connect a switch betw
ween the
3.6V and this
t
terminal. It is suitable for
f energy me
eters, water m
meters, and ra
ain-gauges.
5.12.10
+3V6
This is a power
p
output. It is used to
o power exterrnal sensors o
or a potentiometer. It has a voltage of 3.6 volts
and is cap
pable of drivin
ng up to 100 mA.
m
5.12.11
RTC 512 / ON OFF EX
XT
At the facttory this termiinal is used fo
or calibration of the RTC. F
For the user itt is used to drrive an option
n-module.
This termiinal is not ca
apable of actu
ually driving a module, bu t it is used fo
or signalling tthe on/off sta
ate of the
module. This
T
terminal is
s for “internal” use.
Digital in
nput:
This is an interrupt driv
ven input.
5.12.12
Antenna placement
p
and
a field strrength
An antenn
na is required
d for modem operation.
o
No
ormally you w
will require a d
dual-band antenna suitable for 900
MHz and 1800 MHz.
g on local fie
eld strength a simple whip antenna dire
ect connected
d to the SIMb
box/SIMtube w
will work.
Depending
However, some applica
ations may require a specialized, high-g
gain antenna.
5.12.13
Field stren
ngth
You can monitor
m
the actual field strrength through the configu
uration softwa
are (menu). T
The field stren
ngth may
vary on attmospheric co
onditions, so we
w recommen
nd you to makke sure that itt is maximize
ed at installatio
on.
The field strength may
y also vary with
w
the grow
wth of vegeta
ation (trees te
end to block the signal). We also
recommen
nd configuring
g the SIMbox
x in such a way that the G
GPRS field strrength is reco
orded. In this way you
can get an
n early warnin
ng when the field strength gets
g
low.
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What to do
o to get a bettter field stren
ngth signal;
 Make sure the anttenna is mou
unted in accordance with tthe manufactturer’s instrucctions. Note tthere are
antennas (whip an
ntennas) that require a me
etal surface b
below the anttenna; otherss (dipole ante
ennas) do
not.
c
on
n the antenna
a and antenna
a cable are tig
ghtened and free of moistu
ure.
 Make sure that all connectors
enna is in verrtical position. The GSM a
and GPRS ra
adio signals a
are vertically p
polarized,
 Make sure the ante
t antenna should
s
be vertically position
ned for maxim
mum performance.
thus, the
 Do no
ot place the antenna
a
nearr metal surfac
ces or structu
ures. Be awa
are that vario
ous building sstructures
contaiin metal (e.g. steel mesh as
a reinforceme
ent for concre
ete).
 Place the antenna outdoors.
he antenna in a location tha
at provides a free line Identiffy the nearestt GSM tower for your provider. Place th
of-sigh
ht to the towe
er.
 If you cannot iden
ntify the neare
est GSM tow
wer for your p
provider, placce the antenna in a high position;
generally, higher is
s better.
 Use good quality (low-loss) ante
enna cables. Generally,
G
the
e thicker the ccable, the bettter.
y adaptors an
nd connectors
s in the ante nna cable, ass every “jointt” causes a ssignificant
 Avoid unnecessary
signal loss (0.5 to 1 dB).
a antenna with
w a higher antenna gain
n. (Simple stu
ubby antenna
as can have a gain of -9d
db, a rod
 Use an
antenna can have an antenna gain
g
of 0 or 4 dB or higherr. Note that th
he allowed radio power is limited to
1W/2W
W. An antenn
na with a hig
gher gain is only
o
allowed w
when this on
nly compensa
ates for the ccable and
conne
ector losses). Directional antennas can have a very h
high gain in just one direcction, and are normally
not alllowed.
 Seal your
y
antenna--connector with vulcanising
g tape, to pre vent oxidation
n
5.12.14
SIM card Compatibili
C
ty
Make sure
e the SIM you
u intend to use
e is compatib
ble with your n
network and tthe pin code p
protection is d
disabled.
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6
6.1
Safeety
Power supply
y
The data logger is protected agains
st reversed polarity
p
of the power. For tthe 1-5 volt cconnection there is an
easily acc
cessible fuse. When the fus
se melts it needs to be rep
placed with a ““4A T 230 V m
mini” type.
6.2
ES
SD
The SIMb
box data logg
ger is equipped with an ESD
E
(Electron
nic Static Disscharge) prottection on alll “outside
world” lea
ads, i.e., comports and analog inputs, etc.
e Though it is designed
d to withstand
d a certain a
amount of
electrical discharge
d
(hu
uman body model) it is stro
ongly advised
d to take preca
autions while operating or servicing
the data lo
ogger.
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7
Maiintenance and Repa
air
7.1
RT
TC Lithium Battery re
eplacementt
The battery of the SIM
Mbox data logger is design
ned to last forr the lifetime of the instrum
ment. It shou
uld not be
necessary
y to replace th
his battery. If,, for some rea
ason, it has to
o be replaced
d, it has to be
e performed b
by INW at
the factory
y.
7.2
3.6
6V Lithium Battery re
eplacementt
Replacem
ment of the 3.6
6V Lithium ba
attery must be
e done in a cle
ean & dry envvironment. It iis recommend
ded to
replace the desiccant bag
b at the sam
me time.
When replacing the batttery, reset the battery cou
unter for a corrrect battery in
ndication (see
e chapter 4.1).
Inte
ernal sensors
[0]
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[7]
[8]
[9]
[A]
[B]
[C]
[D]
[E]
[R]
>
7.3
Exit
Name
Sample interval
Battery Capacity (m
mAh)
Battery replaced
Rest Capacity
Rest Power
Processor Temperatu
ure
Voltage
Current
Max Current
Min Current
Average Current
Free Disk Space
Operating Cycle
Remove
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
In
nternal
No
ormal 00:00
0:01; Alar
rm Not Used
13
3000
Ye
es
Re
est Capacit
ty
No
ot Used
Pr
rocessor Te
emperature
e
Vo
oltage
No
ot Used
No
ot Used
No
ot Used
No
ot Used
No
ot Used
No
ot Used
Recalibration
n
Calibration
n of the data logger has been
b
performe
ed during ma
anufacturing. INW guaranttees the calib
bration for
at least tw
wo years. How
wever, in mostt cases, the calibration
c
willl last for the liifetime of the instrument.
Calibration
n is importan
nt for high accuracy mea
asurements a
and in situatiions where time stamping
g is very
important. The logger has
h a NTP-tim
me-synchronize option, wh
hich is selecta
able by the u
user (see chapter 4.1).
The parts of the data lo
ogger that cou
uld need re-ca
alibration are :
-
An
nalog inputs
Real time clock
k
For most applications,
the analog in
a
nputs are suffiiciently accurrate and need
d no re-calibra
ation for the lifetime of
the instrument. In spe
ecial cases, however,
h
whe
ere the user demands a high precisio
on measurem
ment, the
b re-calibrate
ed after that period.
p
High ttemperature d
deviations an
nd harsh envirronments
analog intterface may be
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are factorrs that needed to be co
onsidered. Ple
ease contactt your local supplier for more inform
mation on
recalibration needs and
d support.
The real time clock is also
a
calibrate
ed during the manufacturin
ng process, a
and has very good long life
e stability
(see spec. sheet).
7.4
XR
RAY
In the unc
common even
nt of exposurre to XRAY, extra precau
utions are nee
eded. When the device iss shipped
many time
es, and is sca
anned for a security
s
chec
ck, the analog
g input calibra
ation will be harmed. Alth
hough the
level of ra
adiation is ve
ery low, the data
d
logger can
c
be harme
ed if the num
mber of timess that it is exxposed to
radiation exceeds
e
10. What
W
will happ
pen is that the
e analog interrface will driftt outside its spec’s. As a precaution
the user can
c shield his device, with a metal can, to
t prevent fro
om damage.
Normally, the impact off these securiity-scans is ve
ery low and ccauses no pro
oblems.
8
Env
vironment and dispo
osal
The SIMb
box/SIMtube is manufactu
ured in comp
pliance with the RoHS d
directive (Red
duction of Hazardous
Substance
es) EU directiive 2002/95/E
EC, which means in popula
ar terms that tthe product iss “lead-free”.
When the SIMbox/SIMttube is taken out of service
e, dispose it in
n accordance
e to the local regulations att the time
the produc
ct is disposed
d.
Regulation
ns for dispos
sal of batterries may be different. Re
emove the b
batteries and
d dispose of them in
accordanc
ce to the local regulations for
f batteries
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9
Speecificationss
Protection
Input Range
Type of Power
Power Consu
umption *
General Env
viroment
Temperature
e
Humidity
n
IP Protection
Operation
Batterylife
Configuration
n Programming
Data Retrieval
Alarming
h
PowerSwitch
System
CPU
Clock Freque
ency
Watchdog
RTC(Real Time Clock)
mory
FLASH Mem
SRAM
NVRAM
Analog inputs
e sensor
Temperature
Power Senso
or
Expansion Bus
B
USB port
quency
Sample Freq
Datalog Freq
quency
Rohs Complient
uts
Analog Inpu
Number of Channels
C
Resolution
Input type
Memory Carrd
Type
Capacity
Filesystem
ation Ports
Communica
SER1
SER2
Power
P
reverse po
olarity protection
0.8
0 ~ 5 Vdc
Battery
B
Sleep mode
m
Operatin
ng mode
360
3 uW
< 100 uA @ 3.6 Volts 180 mW 50 mA
A @3.6 Volts
~1 Watt
Send mode
~ 300
0 mA @ 3.6 Volts
Operating:
O
-30 ~ + 75 °C; Storage -40
- ~ +85 °C
5 ~ 100 % RH
IP
I 65
up
u to 4 years; con
nsult user manual for more informa
ation
Via
V USB port ; no special software needed; uses hyp
her terminal progrram
perterminal or oth
Manually
M
exchang
ge micro SD-card; Automatic via G
GPRS (Email / FTP
P / Native protoco
ol)
Via
V USB-Connecttion by means of a Computer (Wind
dows)
On
O pre-defined th
hresholds of meas
surements; Via SM
MS, Email
Internal
I
voltage co
onvertor for suppllying remote senssors ; 200 mA @ 1
12 Volts
ARM
A
Cortex M3
72
7 Mhz
Yes
Y
Yes,
Y
internally callibrated; accuracy
y < 100 ppm; Batte
ery Backuped
512
5 KB
64
6 KB
84
8 bytes , battery backup, data valiid up to 20 years
12
1 bits
Yes
Y
Yes,
Y
Monitors pow
wer consumption, rest-capacity of b
battery
One,
O
for optional modules. Extra I/O
O, GPS, future fu
unctionality
USB
U
2.0 full speed interface
max
m 4 Hz
max
m 4 Hz
Yes
Y
4
12
1 bits
0 ~ 20 mA (Chann
nel 1 & 2); 0 ~ 3.3
3 V (Channel 3 & 4)
micro-SD
m
2 GB
FAT
F
32
RS232;
R
TxD, RxD
D; Non-isolated;En
nhanced ESD Spe
ecification: ±15kV
V Human Body Mo
odel;
Speed:
S
115200 bp
ps max. (230kbps
s on request)
RS485
R
SDI12
S
RS232;
R
TxD, RxD
D; Non-isolated;En
nhanced ESD Spe
ecification: ±15kV
V Human Body Mo
odel;
Speed:
S
115200 bp
ps max. (230kbps
s on request)
put
Counter inp
Type
GPRS / GSM
M Modem
Frequency Range
R
Capabilities
GPS
GPS Option Module
One
O Digital input 0 ~ 3.6 Volts; Intternal pull up; 50 Hz max. storage of value in Non V
Volatile Ram,
even
e
after battery
y replacement
Quad
Q
Band EGSM
M 850 / 900 / 1800
0 / 1900 MHz
GPRS
G
/ GSM / FT
TP / EMAIL / SMS
S
Option:
O
not included . See manual
s
Dimensions
DxH
40
4 X 400 mm
Weight
320
3 Grams (includ
ding battery)
Netto Weight
s
mode is whe
en data logger is idle,
i
and no taskss performing. Onlyy the RTC is running
* The Power consumption in sleep
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Current Consumption
C
n @ Vbat 3.6 Volt
subject
va
alue
Data logg
ger Low power
Modem sleep
ger Active
Data logg
FTP Mail Transfer
remarks
< 100
1 uA
2 mA
m
65 mA
300 mA
Needs go
ood GSM signal
Needs G
Good GPRS signal
10 Pincconfigurattion USB
Molex co
onnector 4 way
1
2
3
4
Function
+5V
DD+
GND
Descripttion
VCC
Data neg
gative
Data pos
sitive
Ground
WireC
Color
Red
White
Green
n
Black
Name
X3
X3
X3
X3
Comme
ents
Pin 4 is next to J1
11 Sup
pported serrial sensorrs
Senso
orname
GPS
ML 250
NEP 39x
BT
NMEA DB
NMEA HD
DG
NMEA MW
WV
AWAC Cu
urrent
AWAC Wave
W
Thalimedes
Serial Strring
Sontek
s
YSI 600 series
CT2X
PT2X
PT12
n
Temphion
OMC506
WPD40
Brand
Standard
omag
Iso
Mc
c Van
Standard
Standard
Standard
ortek
No
ortek
No
OT
TT
Standard
ontek
So
SI
YS
INW
INW
INW
INW
bservator
Ob
Se
ensus
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Position
P
Flow
F
Turbidity
T
Coarse
C
over ground
g
see
s manual
see
s manual
Waterlevel
W
multifunctiona
m
al
see
s manual
see
s manual
Conductivity
C
Waterlevel
W
Waterlevel
W
see
s manual
see
s manual
Water
W
Quantity
Type
RS
S232
RS
S232
RS
S232
RS
S232
RS
S232
RS
S232
RS
S232
RS
S232
RS
S232/SDI12
RS
S232
RS
S232
RS
S232
RS
S485
RS
S485
RS
S485/SDI12
RS
S485
RS
S485
Mb
bus
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a special m
mbus converte
er is needed
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12 Troubleshootting
If you encounter proble
ems with the data
d
logger, you
y can start cchecking the following.
u a connection, via USB, and use the program, OM
MC-040-termin
nal, to commu
unicate
- First try to set up
with it.
w
you hav
ve to check th
he battery-pow
wer, so you h
have to open tthe case. Do this in a
- If that doesn’t work,
e
NOT in the field. Normallyy a flat batteryy is preceded by an alarm-drry and clean environment,
message.
- Check the fuse
e.
s of the data logger
l
are tes
sted at startup
p. To monitorr the message
es which are issued at starrtup, you
Most parts
have to co
onnect a PC/tterminal to the
e debug port.
Attention:
The defau
ult DEBUG po
ort is serial po
ort 1, but when
n a sensor is connected to
o this port, the
e DEBUG porrt
becomes SER 1. If both
h ports are in use, you can
n use the USB
B port as the debug port, b
but you won’t be able
to see startup-message
es. In this cas
se it is advised to remove a sensor from
m the configurration, temporrarily.
OMC-040 Logger Version
V
0.2 Build 4
<12:20:05>
2011/10/07 12:20
0:05
Init User Interf
face
Init Modem Inter
rface
Init SD Card
File system OK
Init System Moni
itor
Start up from Po
ower on
POWER_
_ON;System log...done
SYS_START;System
m log...done
Init NTP Time up
pdate task
Init Sensors Int
ternal
Init Sensor GSM signal
Init Email
Init TCP
Running
e typical startt up message
es:
These are
Explanattion:
The data
a logger sta
arts and initia
alizes its peripherals.
First, an overview of the firmware version is giiven, and
mestamp. This timestamp should be acccurate –
then a tim
carefully check the tim
mestamp. If it is slightly wrong, it
adjusted. If it is totally outt of date, it de
esignates
must be a
a RTC-p
problem. The
ere should be NO errorss on this
errors contacct your local SIMboxstartup. I f there are e
dealer. A screen dump
p of the startu
up messagess will help
he problem.
to solve th
An examp
ple of a defecttive data logg
ger is given be
elow.
This data logger does not
n have its micro
m
SD card
Y can clearrly notice the problem by
installed. You
looking at the startup messages.
m
ble at all, conttact
When therre is no debug output visib
INW.
Attention:
Always co
onnect the US
SB-cable to th
he PC, even when
w
you are co
onnected to th
he serial port for debug output.
When the data logger is NOT conne
ected by USB, it will
o low power mode
m
(Auto Sleep), and yo
ou
switch into
won’t get any
a debug da
ata.
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C-040 Logg
ger Version 0.2 Buil
ld 4
<12
2:29:21>
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201
12:29:21
In it User In
nterface
In it Modem I
Interface
In it SD Card
d
Fi le system error
In it System Monitor
Sta
art up fro
om Power on
POW
WER_ON;Sys
stem log...File syst
tem
err
ror
S_START;Sy
SYS
ystem log...File sys
stem
err
ror
In it NTP Tim
me update task
In it Sensors
s Internal
In it Sensor GSM signal
In it Email
In it TCP
Run
nning
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13 Tra
ansport and Storage
The follow
wing requirements are appllicable for tran
nsport and sto
orage of the S
SIMbox/SIMtu
ube.
Storage:
umidity
Hu
Te
emp
< 95% (Non
n condensing))
10 – 30 °C
Transport:
umidity
Hu
Te
emp
< 95% (Non
n condensing))
10 – 30 °C
ed in a protectting case. It is
s strongly rec ommended to
o use this casse for all
The SIMbox is delivere
ation until the final location of operation. This case is especially de
esigned to pro
otect the data
a logger
transporta
from being
g damaged.
For Sales and Service,
S
please
p
co
ontact:
INW
n
Ave NE
8902 122nd
Kirkland, WA
W 98033
www.inwu
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