Downloading data using service port - RFL100

RFL100 User Guide

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  • Computer with a free USB port and an operating system that supports the Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). For example, Windows® 7 and newer.

  • USB connection cable (USB 2.0 type A - micro-B, Vaisala cable 244961). You can also use a generic cable that has all pins connected (not just power).

In normal operation measurement data is automatically transferred to the viewLinc server. If there is a break in communication with the viewLinc server, the RFL100 will record data locally, and the data will be automatically backfilled when communication is restored. This means that local data download is mostly an optional convenience, and only really necessary in exceptional cases. For example, a communication break longer than 30 days would fill the local memory of the RFL100, and cause data to be lost unless it was locally downloaded.

The local data files are text files that can be viewed with any text editor. The data can also be imported to a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel using the tab-separated values (TSV) import option. The data cannot be manually loaded to viewLinc, it must be stored as a separate file.

  1. Open the plug that covers the service port.
  2. Connect the USB cable between your computer and the service port of the RFL100 data logger.
    When the computer detects the RFL100, it is available for file transfer.
  3. Navigate to the \Data\Log folder on the RFL100.
  4. Copy the following files from the folder to retrieve the data:
    File name Content
    Log_1h.txt Measurement data from the past hour.
    Log_24h.txt Measurement data from the past 24 hours.
    Log_30d.txt Measurement data from the past 30 days.
  5. Disconnect the USB cable and close the plug over the service port.