The ProSample Controller has no SDI-12 address, as it does not communicate directlywith the logger. Instead, the SDI-12 configuration is set to match the SDI-12 settings of the water-level instrument, which is also present on the bus.The first menu option, SDI-12 address, should match the SDI-12 address of the water level instrument. This tells the ProSample Controller which instrument to eavesdropon.The second option, SDI-12 index, tells the ProSample Controller if the water level datais first, second, third, etc. in the SDI-12 data response. For example, suppose the water level is at 3.456 metres. If the SDI-12 water level instrument responds to a poll with"0+3.456" then the SDI-12 index should be set to 1, as the data is first in the list.However, if the water level instrument includes additional data in the response, then perhaps the water level data does not appear first. For example, for the response"0+21.9+3.456+M", the SDI-12 index should be set to 2, as the water level data issecond in the list. This information will be in the SDI-12 water level instrument’suser's manual.
Trigger level, Reset level, Inhibit function, and Maximum samples
These parameters define when sampling will start and stop.Sampling begins when the water level rises above the "Trigger level.” Keep in mindthat the ProSample Controller uses the raw data as it comes from the water levelinstrument, so the configuration should be in the same units as the SDI-12 data.Subsequent samples are performed until the water level drops below the "Reset level.”After such a drop, the water level must rise above the “Trigger level” for sampling tocontinue.After any sample is triggered, the sampler will take some time to fill a flask. If subsequent triggers occur during this period, bad things might happen (e.g., flask overfilling, mechanical jams, etc.) For this reason, subsequent triggers can be inhibitedin the ProSample Controller using the “Inhibit time” function. When a sample starts, atimer runs for a specified number of seconds. If the next trigger occurs before this"inhibit timer" expires, the ProSample Controller will wait to trigger the next sample.The next trigger will occur when the inhibit timer expires. Set "Inhibit time" to equalthe number of seconds that it takes for the water sampler to complete a sample. Youmay wish to add a few extra seconds, to prevent overlap.The sampling program is terminated when the number of samples reaches the specifiedmaximum. Note that accessing the menu mode will reset this counter.