How do you select and program logging parameters on the FL900?

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Document ID TE8943

Published Date

Published Date 12/20/2021
Question
How do you select and program logging parameters on the FL900?
Summary
Selecting and programming logging parameters on the FL900 using FSData Desktop.
Answer
  1. To select and program logging parameters, go to the General Settings page, and below the Port Assignments you will see the “Select Channels to Log” section.
  2. Directly across from “Select Channels to Log”, on the right side is the “Log Channel Count.”
    • “Log Channel Count” counts how many parameters are being logged.
    • You can log up to 16 parameters.
    • If you exceed 16 parameters, you will get an error and will not be able to write the program to the logger.  Deselect some parameters until the number is down to 16.
  3. Below “Select Channels to Log” you will see “Logger” (with “Power Supply” and “Rain Gauge” under it) and then all the active Ports will be listed with the sensor on that Port.
  4. To log a parameter, click on the box to the left of the parameter and a check will appear in the box (e.g., there is a box to the left of “Power Supply”, click on that box and a check will appear in the box.  A checked box means the parameter is being logged.
  5. For each channel that you log, there are three items to select.  Click on the words for the parameter (e.g., click on “Power Supply”), then
    • Select the units you prefer
    • The Primary Logging Interval
    • The Secondary Logging interval
    • For an explanation of Primary and Secondary Logging Intervals, see “Primary Call Interval on the FL900” and “Secondary Call Interval on the FL900,” referenced below.
  6. Under Power Supply, there are two channels available
    • Power Supply.  We recommend you log this parameter.
    • Rain Gauge.  Use this only if you have a Rain Gauge connected.
  7. Ports
    • For each Port, click on the small triangle to the left of the box.  The triangle will fill in and al the parameters for the sensor on that Port will be displayed.
    • To select EVERY parameter on that sensor, click on the box to the left of the word “Port.” 
    • Or to select the parameters manually, click on the box to the left of each parameter.
    • To see a list of available parameters, see “Available Logging Parameters on the FL900 for each sensor” referenced below.
  8. Tips
    • Make sure all the parameters have the same Logging Intervals.
    • Verify that you have the units you prefer.
    • Most importantly, we recommend that you log as many channels as possible.  These parameters carry information that can help us (Hach Flow Tech Support) determine what is wrong when a sensors data in not correct.
       
 
Primary Call interval on the FL900” 
 
Secondary Call interval on the FL900” 
 
Available Logging Parameters on the FL900 for each sensor

 

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