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Primary Menu

Type menu into the terminal and the following list will display all the main functions of the sensor:

SYSTEM FUNCTIONS:
VERSION ------ Display the sensor firmware revisions, serial number and time
TIME ---------- Change the date and/or time
MODE --------- Change between Controlled and Autonomous operational modes
BAUD --------- Change the communications Baud Rate
INTERFACE ---- Select Modbus or Keyboard communications
MB_ADDRESS - Change the system Modbus address

MEASUREMENT FUNCTIONS:
IMMERSION --- Enable or disable the immersion sensor
INTERVAL ----- Change the time delay between successive measurements
SCANO -------- High Salinity - 7 to 40ppt (outputs pH only)
-SCANO1 ------ ScanO single pH result
SCANF --------- Low Salinity - 0.3 to 7ppt (outputs pH and salinity)
-SCANF1 ------- ScanF single pH and salinity result
STOP ---------- Save any current results and stop scanning
SHUTDOWN --- Save any current results and turn the sensor off

DATA FUNCTIONS:
RESULTS ------ Select result file(s) for download


A further explanation of each of the functions is listed below

System Functions

VERSION

Type version into the terminal to display the system firmware revisions, the system serial number and the current date and time of the internal clock.

The following will be displayed:

********************************************************************
ANB SENSORS
Sensor Type : OC300
Sub System Type : 300
Interface Firmware Version : I8.56B
Driver Firmware Version : STM8.41
System Serial Number : 300239
System Date (MM/DD/YY) : 15/03/24
System Time (24 Hour) : 12:20
System Mode : Controlled Scanning
Scanning Interval : 0 Minutes
********************************************************************

Should you be in discussions with ANB Sensors regarding the operation of your device, you may be asked to refer to this command.

TIME

Type time into the terminal will allow for the internal clock and/or calendar to be altered. After typing this command, the following is displayed:

The current time and date is set to:
15/03/24 08:34

To accept current date press [ENTER]
To enter new date please enter MM/DD/YYYY [ENTER]

On pressing [ENTER] the current time setting is displayed:

To accept current time press [ENTER]
To enter new time please enter HH:MM [ENTER]

On pressing [ENTER] the new date and time is displayed, and the system will reset. If the new date is different from the current results file, a new file will be opened.

MODE

Type mode into the terminal will allow the user to choose between modes of operation of the sensor.

The following will be displayed:

Please enter a Mode number
It MUST be 1 digit and only be the digits 1, 2 or 3

To begin autonomous mode, you will need to repower the system

1 = Manually Controlled Operation
2 = Autonomous Ocean Water Monitoring
3 = Autonomous Fresh Water Monitoring

Enter new Mode number (1 digit) >...

After selecting your mode the system will reset and show the splash screen with the newly selected mode.

More details on the Autonomous Monitoring mode can be found here.

tip

On reset, ensure the correct system mode is shown on the splash screen

BAUD

Type baud to allow the user to change the baud rate to any one of: 115200, 57600, 56000, 38400, 28800, 19200, 14400, 9600

The following will be displayed:

Please select 1 to 8 [ENTER]

1 = 9600
2 = 14400
3 = 19200
4 = 28800
5 = 38400
6 = 57600
7 = 115200

Enter a number between 1 and 8 and [ENTER]
This will not take effect until the next power cycle

INTERFACE

Type interface to allow switching between Terminal Program and Modbus interfaces.

The following will be displayed:

Type one of the following numbers and hit [ENTER]
1 = Use a Terminal Program to manually type commands.
2 = Use a Modbus network to communicate with the sensor.

This will not take effect until the next power cycle
The Slave Modbus address for this sensor is set to 0x55 but can be user configured

When in a Modbus interface you will no longer be able to communicate with the sensor via the terminal program. If you need to return to terminal mode enter #700 (this prohibits the use of OX23 as a Modbus address)

MB_ADDRESS

Type mb_address to change the Modbus address.

The following will be displayed:

Type a two digit hex number between 0x01 and 0xfe - 0x

Measurement Functions

IMMERSION

Type immersion to enable or disable the immersion sensor.

note

This function is not available on ATX sensors (S/N <300200)

The following will be displayed:

Please enter:
1 = Enable immersion sensor
2 = Disable immersion sensor
note

When power cycled the immersion sensor defaults to enabled

INTERVAL

Type interval to choose the time (MMM) between measurements. This can be continuous (000), and between 15 minutes (015) and 4 hours (240)

The following will be displayed:

To add Interval Time please enter MMM [ENTER]

where MMM(Minutes) = 000 or 015 to 240

Interval Time =

The updated splash screen will then be displayed

note

The sensor will go into a low power state during the set interval

SCANO

Type scano to tell the sensor to start scanning. For use in salinities from 7 to 40 ppt.

note

A scano command will output a pH measurement only

The following will be displayed:

Initialising pH results file, please wait...

Starting Ocean water Scan at > 2024:03:15:11:56:13
caution

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

SCANF

Type scanf to tell the sensor to start scanning. For use in salinities from 0.3 to 7 ppt.

note

A scanf command will output a pH and salinity measurement

The following will be displayed:

Initialising pH results file, please wait...

Starting Fresh water Scan at > 2024:03:15:11:56:13
caution

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

SCANO1

Type scano1 to tell the sensor to provide a single measurement. For use in salinities from 7 to 40 ppt.

note

A scano1 command will output a pH measurement only

The following will be displayed:

Initialising pH results file, please wait...

Starting Ocean water Scan at > 2024:03:15:11:56:13

This function will tell the sensor to start scanning and display one measurement after ~5mins.

caution

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

SCANF1

Type scanf1 to tell the sensor to provide a single measurement. For use in salinities 0.3 to 7 ppt.

note

A scanf1 command will output a pH and salinity measurement

The following will be displayed:

Initialising pH results file, please wait...

Starting Fresh water Scan at > 2024:03:15:11:56:13

This function will tell the sensor to start scanning and display one measurement after ~5mins.

caution

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

STOP

Type stop to save the current results and reset but leave the sensor powered.

The following will be displayed:

Closing pH results file, please wait...

Stopping Scan at > 2024:03:15:13:05:39

Resetting system, please wait...

Initialising... Please wait...

The updated splash screen will then be displayed

SHUTDOWN

Type shutdown to save the current results and turn off the sensor.

The following will be displayed:

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

It is now safe to power down the system

Data Functions

RESULTS

The easiest way to download data from your sensor is by using anb_utils

However, you can type results to see and download files from the sensor's SD card.

The following text will be displayed after selecting this function:

ANBPH001.CSV N  01/01/24
ANBPH002.CSV N 01/02/24

To download all files that have not previously been downloaded press [ENTER]
To download one file please enter xxx [ENTER] (where xxx = ANBPHxxx.CSV)

Where ANBPH001.CSV N 01/01/24 is:

ExampleDefinitionExplanation
ANBPH001.CSVFilenameANBPHxxx.CSV
NDownload StatusThe download status will be either ‘N’ or ‘D’
N - data files that have not been downloaded
D - data files that have been downloaded
01/03/24Creation DateMM/DD/YY

Open a receiving text file in your terminal program. Once the terminal program is ready to receive the results file, either press [ENTER] to download any new files or select a specific file for download.

note
Measuring ProfileFile Creation
If the sensor has no interval (i.e. continuously monitoring)Only one file is created
If the sensor is switched off/on in the same dayOnly one file is created
If the sensor is switched off/on on different daysA new file is created each day
If the sensor awakes from a low power stateA new file is created each day

Format of text file

ANBPH001.CSV
03/15/24 09:05:20,07.965,35.72,0,0,0,0,0,0,015,
**********END OF FILE**********

First line: File Name
Second line: Sensor data
Last line: text that indicates that the download is complete

note

If using Firmware I5_3/D5_0 the file output will be:
07/19/23 09:05:20, 07.965, 35.770, 0, 0, ,
TIMESTAMP, PH, TEMP, R, R, ,