Downloading data using service port - RFL100

Update advisory for RFL100 Wireless Data Logger with firmware version 1.0.0, 1.1.0, or 1.2.0 Technical Note

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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, and local download of measurement data is not necessary. However, local download may be necessary to avoid losing important data when it cannot be sent to viewLinc for any reason.

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.