Bluetooth Sensor Pod DL
Log data and retrieve it wirelessly on your smartphone.
The Bluetooth Sensor Pod DL is both a data logger and a wireless access point to retrieve data through your smartphone. It can be left in the field connected to your sensors, allowing you to access the data when convenient.
The free GP Reader app (available for Android devices only) is used to check current conditions, download data and set up the sensor sampling interval (from one minute to 12 hours). With the app open on your smartphone, simply push the button on the Bluetooth Sensor Pod to wake it up and automatically establish a wireless connection. Tap the Download button in the app to download all logged data. You can also check the current battery level of the Sensor Pod.
The Bluetooth Sensor Pod connects to up to 10 SDI-12 GroPoint sensors (with the 4-Port SDI-12 Expansion Bar). Sensors must terminate in an EN3 connector.
Data is stored in non-volatile memory and is retained even if the battery fails. The memory can hold up to 32,520 measurements.
|Output||CSV text file via USB cable (included)|
|Sensor interface||SDI-12 / RS-485 (SDI-12 version)|
|Sensor port connector||1x Switchcraft EN3P4F (4 female pins)|
|Maximum number of sensors||10 (via multiple 4-Port SDI-12 Expansion Bars)|
|Wireless protocol||Bluetooth 4.0 LE|
This is the equivalent of:
|Measurement interval||Configurable by user
Range: 1 minute to 12 hours
|Operating temperature range||-20°C to 65°C (-4°F to 150°F)|
|Storage temperature range||-20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 160°F)|
|Power||3.0V lithium coin cell powers the memory (included)
2 x AA alkaline batteries OR 3.6V 1x C-cell Li-ion battery powers the sensors (included)
|Battery life||Up to 6 months, depending on measurement interval|
|Dimensions||11.4cm x 8.0cm x 6.0cm (4.49” x 3.15” x 2.36”)|
|Weight||216 g (7.62 oz)|
|Warranty||1-year limited parts and labour|
|Environmental sealing||Enclosure: IP65
Push button: IP67
Sensor connectors: IP66/IP68
- Does the Sensor Pod need to be kept in a watertight enclosure?
The Sensor Pod’s enclosure is IP76 rated, meaning it can withstand immersion in water up to one meter (3.3 feet) for 30 minutes, tested in laboratory conditions. However, this is not considered an environmentally hardened enclosure. While it’s not necessary to enclose it in a more watertight enclosure, it is a good idea to keep it from direct exposure to the elements. Covering it with a structure and raising it up off the ground are good ideas.
- Can I access the data if I have an iPhone or iPad?
At the moment, the Bluetooth Sensor Pod software “GP Reader” is only available for Android devices. Please let us know if you require iOS support (we’ll prioritize this project based on customer demand).
- How do I export the data to my PC so I can analyze it with PC-based or cloud-based software?
When downloaded to your smartphone, the data is stored in a universal CSV file format, and the field’s name is based on the serial number of the sensor. You can use the built-in Android file explorer to transfer the file, via email or wireless transfer.
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GroPoint 4-Port SDI-12 Expansion Bar$140.00
Connects to any open channel of an SDI-12 GroPoint data logger and provides connectors for up to four more sensors. Adds 3 additional ports (you lose 1, you gain 4).
4 x Switchcraft EN3P4F (4 female pins)
Switchcraft EN3C4M (4 male pins)
Operating temperature -20°C to +70°C Storage temperature -40°C to +85°C Dimensions 8.3 x 15.0 x 3.2cm
- Logger operates 2 standard AA alkaline batteries (included).
- Connects up to 10 SDI-12 sensors (via multiple 4-Port SDI-12 Expansion Bars).
- Free GP Reader app available for Android devices (iOS coming soon).