Acclima Solar DataSnap SDI-12 Data Logger Fact Sheet

The Acclima Solar DataSnap™ is a simple-to-use, stand-alone, SDI-12 universal data logger with powerful features. It has a rugged, weather resistant, polycarbonate enclosure with a solar panel circuit that charges a Lithium-ion battery, ensuring continuously reliable, long-term data logging. Designed to work with Acclima’s world-renowned soil moisture sensors.

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Acclima Solar DataSnap SDI-12 Data Logger

Description

The Acclima Solar DataSnap™ is a simple-to-use, stand-alone, SDI-12 universal data logger with powerful features. Housed in a rugged, weather resistant, polycarbonate enclosure (NEMA 4) with a solar panel circuit that charges a Lithium-ion 18650 battery ensuring continuously reliable, long-term data logging. The Solar DataSnap is designed to work with Acclima’s world-renowned soil water content TDR and TDT SDI-12 sensors. It will also work with a wide range of third-party SDI-12 sensors.

The Solar DataSnap will automatically detect and configure Acclima soil moisture sensors with the click of a button in its free, downloadable Windows®-compatible software, known as SnapView. This software allows a user to easily configure reading intervals for up to ten SDI-12 sensors. It will also work with a wide range of third-party SDI-12 sensors. It supports up to five data points per sensor (using the SDI-12 M! command). The software can synchronize data from multiple DataSnaps down to a Windows® PC through a USB connection with the Solar DataSnap. Data is easily exported for use in the form of CSV files which are are automatically generated and downloaded to a micro-USB thumb drive.

Features

  • Accommodates up to ten SDI-12 soil moisture sensors
  • Requires no SDI-12 programming knowledge
  • Includes SnapView software, compatible with Windows® PCs
  • USB to SDI-12 bridge
  • Short circuit protection
  • Data logging of first five data points with the SDI-12 M! command
  • Total memory capacity supports more than 59,000 scans, with each scan storing up to five data points
  • Lithium-ion 18650 battery recharges with solar power
  • Long-lasting rechargeable battery (3500 mAh, 3.7v)
  • Battery power monitoring feature from SnapView
  • Battery power low warning flash on power-up (green LED then red LED)
  • NEMA 4-rated weather and UV resistant enclosure
  • Operating temperature range: -20°C to +50°C
  • 1.25 lbs. 6.5″ x 6.5″ x 3.7″ without conduit
  • Compatible with soil moisture sensors that use the SDI-12 protocol
  • Compatible with terminal software applications like HyperTerminal or PuTTy
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