This article will cover the following topics on the Geokon Data Logger
- Adding a Geokon Data Logger to an Existing THREAD. This configures the THREAD to communicate directly with the Geokon DataLogger.
- MUX Configuration Specify the type of vibrating wire connected to each of the DataLogger's channels.
Adding a Geokon Data Logger
Ensure that the THREAD is turned on and connected to the Geokon via one of it's Device ports
1. Navigate to the Connectivity Module
2. Press the button directly on a THREAD to add a Device to it. If your THREAD does not appear here, you may still need to Add Your THREAD as a Connection.
3. You may also add a device from the button in the Devices & Sensors section.
4. Begin by typing in "Geokon 8002" and select the name once it autocompletes
5. Type in the Connect Code of the THREAD that the Device will be connected to. It may already be prefilled if the button on the THREAD was used. If the desired Connect Code does not appear, you may still need to Add Your THREAD as a Connection.
6. Next, select the THREAD Communication Port that the device is plugged into, Device 1 or 2.
7. Press to write the settings
sensemetrics will automatically detect the Geokon Datalogger connected and will bring in serial number, number of channels and model number.
The Vibrating Wire Channels on the Datalogger will now need to be configured to the specific VW you are using. Click the name of the device you just added on the devices and sensors page to bring up the configuration page.
1. Click the Edit Multiplexer button underneath VW Channel Information
2. Select the type of vibrating wire that is on each channel and the suggested Frequency Sweep will be automatically filled in.
Note: This process is the same regardless of channel size. The software will recognize how many channels the logger has and will allow you to edit each one.
3. Click save to ensure the settings are written to the device.
Note: Once saved, the configured Vibrating Wires will each show up in the sensor configuration tab and can be separately customized there. Additional calibration factors will need to be added for some, see the Vibrating Wire article for details.