Testing communications with EZSetup

  1. Using Closeddata logger support softwareLoggerNet, RTDAQ, PC400, and PC200W - these Campbell Scientific software applications include at least the following functions: data logger communications, downloading programs, clock setting, and retrieval of measurement data. EZ Setup, access the Communication Test window. This window is accessed during EZ Setup (see USB or RS-232 communications for more information). Alternatively, you can double-click a data logger from the station list to open the EZ Setup Wizard and access the Communication Test step from the left side of the window.


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  2. Ensure the data logger is connected to the computer, select Yes to test communications, then click Next to initiate the test. To troubleshoot an unsuccessful test, see Tips and troubleshooting.

  3. With a successful connection, the Datalogger Clock window displays the time for both the data logger and the computer.
    • The Adjusted Server Date/Time displays the current reading of the clock for the computer or server running your data logger support software. If the Datalogger Date/Time and Adjusted Server Date/Time don't match, you can set the data logger clock to the Adjusted Server Date/Time by clicking Set Datalogger Clock.

    • Use the Time Zone Offset to specify a positive or negative offset to apply to the computer time when setting the data logger clock. This offset will allow you to set the clock for a data logger that needs to be set to a different time zone than the time zone of the computer (or to accommodate for changes in daylight saving time).

  4. Click Next.

  5. The data logger ships with a default QuickStart program. If the data logger does not have a program, you can choose to send one by clicking Select and Send Program. Click Next.

  6. ClosedLoggerNetCampbell Scientific's data logger support software for programming, communications, and data retrieval between data loggers and a computer. only - Use the following instructions or watch the Scheduled/Automatic Data Collection video :
    • The Datalogger Table Output Files window displays the data tables available to be collected from the data logger and the output file name. By default, all data tables set up in the data logger program will be included for collection. Make note of the Output File Name and location. Click Next.

    • Check Scheduled Collection Enabled to have LoggerNet automatically collect data from the data logger on the Collection Interval entered. When the Base Date and Time are in the past, scheduled collection will begin immediately after finishing the EZSetup wizard. Click Next twice.

  7. Click Finish.