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iKit Installation


The cable should be soldered as per the following pin-out:


Because of the potential for different vendors to use different signal definitions, if you connect our sensors' A/B wiring to your communication device and communication does not work, try reversing the signals.

Communicating with Terminal


We recommend lightly abrading the transducer prior to the first deployment

  1. Connect sensor to power and control system
  2. Select correct com port
  3. Select speed = 57600, Data = 8bit, Parity = none, Stop bits = 1, flow control = none

Once set-up is complete, turn on the sensor. The sensor will beep once and the following will be displayed:

Sensor Type : iKit
Sub System Type : iKit
Interface Firmware Version : I8.56B
Driver Firmware Version : ATX8.41
System Serial Number : 3000029
System Date (MM/DD/YY) : 03/15/24
System Time (24 Hour) : 12:20
System Mode : Controlled Scanning
Scanning Interval : 0 Minutes

Ensure the internal clock is set prior to activating any other menu functions.


Do not run the sensors in pH buffer solutions. They are for use in seawater - freshwater.


Whenever the sensor is to be powered off, the sensor must be shutdown properly, simply by typing 'shutdown', as shown here:


Shutting Down at > 2024:03:15:13:05:39

It is now safe to power down the system

If you are using a parsing script on a connected microprocessor to access the menu functions and change the parameters in the sensor you will need to write a script that issues commands mimicking accessing the Primary Menu.

Internal Battery

  • Once assembled supply power to the unit
  • Set the Time
  • Install the internal battery
  • Shutdown the sensor

Temperature Calibration

  • To calibrate, first run the sensor in three different temperatures, logging the temperature seperately

    Ensure that the temperature has stabilised before moving to the next temperature

Download the latest anb_utils and unzip

  1. Power on your sensor and open anb_utils, the following will be displayed:
2024-03-15 17:02:16 Starting anb_utils Command Line Utility V1.7
Copyright ANB Sensors Ltd. 2024

Select a serial port to connect to the Sensor:

1 COM3
2 COM4
3 COM5
4 COM6

Enter Port [1-4]:
  1. Select your serial port to connect to your sensor. The main sensor details will be displayed and you will be given four options, as shown below:
Connecting to Serial Port: COM5 Baud Rate 57600

Sensor Type: IKIT
Serial Number: 300239
Current Interface Firmware Version: I8.56B
Current Driver Firmware Version: STM8.41
PCB Version: STM / IB

Main Menu - What would you like to do?

1 Install new Firmware
2 Download CSV Data from Sensor
3 Command Line Prompt
4 Calibrate Temperature Sensor

Enter your choice [1-4]:
If your sensor is not powered when you select your serial port, or the wrong serial port is selected, the following message will be given:

Cannot get Full Sensor output.... Is sensor Turned off? Is Firmware installed?
Press Enter to continue or ctrl-c to quit

Repower your sensor and restart anb_utils

  1. Select option 4 to access the temperature calibration and the following will be displayed:
To calibrate, run your sensor in at least three different temperatures, logging each separately.
You will need to input temperature data for the ANB Sensor, and then the external temperature probe.

Enter ANB Sensor Temperature data separated by commas e.g. 6.2, 14.8, 19.5, 28

ANB Data:

  1. Enter the temperatures measured with the ANB Sensor and the following will be displayed:
Enter External Probe Temperature data separated by commas e.g. 6.4, 15.1, 20.1, 30

External Temp Probe Data:

  1. Enter the temperatures measured with the external probe and the following will be displayed:
Polynomial Coefficients: a: 0.008258, b: 0.513502, c: 3.624318
Hex Values: 3c075003 3f0374de 4067f4d7

Setting Calibration values. Please Wait.
Calibration values updated successfully!
  1. The sensor will now reboot and the command line prompt will open with the splashscreen.

Communicating with Modbus

Modbus mode instructions can be found here