Step 1: Setting Up Communications

Setting up a USB or RS-232 connection is a good way to begin communicating with your data logger. Because these connections do not require configuration (like an IP address), you need only set up communications between your computer and the data logger. Watch a video or use the following instructions.

  1. Using data 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., launch the EZSetup Wizard.
  2. Click Next to begin the wizard.
  3. Select your data logger from the list, type a name for your data logger (for example, a site or project name), and click Next.
  4. Select the Direct Connect connection type and click Next.
  5. If this is the first time connecting this computer to a CR300 series via USB, click Install USB Driver, select your data logger, click Install, and follow the prompts to install the USB drivers.
  6. Plug the data logger into your computer using a USB or RS-232Recommended Standard 232. A loose standard defining how two computing devices can communicate with each other. The implementation of RS-232 in Campbell Scientific data loggers to computer communications is quite rigid, but transparent to most users. Features in the data logger that implement RS-232 communication with smart sensors are flexible. cable.
  7. From the COM Port list, select the COM port used for your data logger and click Next (you do not need to set a Communication Delay).
  8. Accept the "Datalogger Settings" defaults and click Next, then accept the "Datalogger Settings - Security" defaults and click Next.
  9. Review the Communication Setup Summary and click Next to test communications with the data logger.
  10. Select Yes to test communications, then click Next to initiate the test.
  11. Click Next.
  12. Click Set Datalogger Clock then click Finish.

Creating a Program