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  • X-Link Data Logger

    Operations & Maintenance Manual

    Includes GPRSLink, IRIDIUMLink, HSPALink and CDMALink

    Part No. 8800-1190 Rev 1.76

    February 2, 2018

  • Sutron Corporation X-Link Operations & Maintenance Manual, pg. 2

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Includes GPRSLink, IRIDIUMLink, HSPALink and CDMALink ............................................ 1 1. Introduction ............................................................................................................... 5

    1.1. Models .................................................................................................................. 6 1.2. Applications ......................................................................................................... 6

    1.3. Connections .......................................................................................................... 7 1.4. Earth Ground Point............................................................................................... 8 1.5. Input Protection .................................................................................................... 8 1.6. Terminal Strips ..................................................................................................... 8 1.7. Power Connections ............................................................................................. 11

    1.8. Wakeup Button ................................................................................................... 14

    2. Getting Started ........................................................................................................ 15

    3. Measurements ......................................................................................................... 18 3.1. Sensors ............................................................................................................... 18

    3.2. Inputs Available ................................................................................................. 18

    4. LinkComm ............................................................................................................... 20 4.1. Stations List View Getting Connected ............................................................ 20

    4.2. Station View Connected or Working Offline .................................................. 26 4.3. Dashboard Tab ................................................................................................... 32

    4.4. Measurements Tab ............................................................................................. 34 4.5. Data Tab ............................................................................................................. 37 4.6. Telemetry Tab .................................................................................................... 38

    4.7. Other Setup ......................................................................................................... 40

    4.8. Diagnostics Tab .................................................................................................. 41 4.9. LinkComm for Phones and Tablets .................................................................... 46

    5. Telemetry ................................................................................................................. 48 5.2. Retransmissions .................................................................................................. 50 5.3. Cell Phone Telemetry ......................................................................................... 51

    5.4. Iridium Telemetry .............................................................................................. 56 5.5. Sending Messages to X-Link ............................................................................. 57 5.6. Telemetry Status ................................................................................................. 59

    5.7. Message Check ................................................................................................... 61 5.8. Optimizing Data Usage ...................................................................................... 62 5.9. Transmissions and Measurements Coinciding ................................................... 63

    6. Alarms ...................................................................................................................... 64

    7. Setup ......................................................................................................................... 68 7.1. Measurement Setup ............................................................................................ 68 7.2. Telemetry Setup ................................................................................................. 94 7.3. Other Setup ....................................................................................................... 102

    8. Measurement Setup Examples............................................................................. 104 8.1. RM Young Wind Speed and Direction ............................................................ 104

    8.2. Thermistor ........................................................................................................ 105 8.3. Pressure Transducer (Analog Bridge Sensor) .................................................. 106 8.4. Thermocouple Sensor ....................................................................................... 108

    8.5. Tipping Bucket ................................................................................................. 109

  • Sutron Corporation X-Link Operations & Maintenance Manual, pg. 3

    8.6. Solar Radiation Sensor ..................................................................................... 110

    8.7. SDI-12 Multi-Parameter Sensor ....................................................................... 111 8.8. ISCO Sampler triggering based on Stage ......................................................... 112 8.9. Seametrics Flow Meter..................................................................................... 113

    8.10. Computing Rate of Change .............................................................................. 116

    9. Logging................................................................................................................... 118 9.2. Log Events........................................................................................................ 119

    10. Password ................................................................................................................ 123 10.1. Steps to Take to Protect your Station ............................................................... 123

    10.2. Password Protection ......................................................................................... 123

    11. Output .................................................................................................................... 127 11.1. Output Hardware .............................................................................................. 128

    12. Time Keeping ........................................................................................................ 130 12.1. Iridium .............................................................................................................. 130 12.2. SDI Clock Synchronization .............................................................................. 131

    13. Errors ..................................................................................................................... 132 13.1. Clearing Errors ................................................................................................. 132

    13.2. Measurement Errors ......................................................................................... 132 13.3. System Errors ................................................................................................... 133

    14. Command Line Interface ..................................................................................... 135 14.1. Why Use Command Line? ............................................................................... 135 14.2. About the Command Line Interface ................................................................. 135

    14.3. Sending Messages ............................................................................................ 136 14.4. Status ................................................................................................................ 137 14.5. Setup ................................................................................................................. 137

    14.6. Measurements................................................................................................... 139

    14.7. Recording ......................................................................................................... 140 14.8. Downloading the Log ....................................................................................... 140 14.9. Examples .......................................................................................................... 141

    14.10. Machine-to-Machine Communication ............................................................. 142 14.11. Auto Output ...................................................................................................... 142

    14.12. Command Reference ........................................................................................ 142 14.13. Upgrading Firmware ........................................................................................ 146

    15. Collecting Data .......................................

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