Perfect multiprobes for a combination of spot checking and unattended deployments. Use with any PC, SVR4A®, NX8X and NX10 Handheld displays.
Is only 21.5” long and 2.6" in diameter, which makes it very portable.
Supports SDI-12 communication protocol. It will easily connect to a datalogger like Sutron®, Handar®, Waterlog®, or any datalogger that uses SDI-12.
Supports RS232 communication protocol. It will easily connect to a PC or PDA.
Internal Battery Pack. 8 AA batteries for unattended deployments when needed.
Measures up to 10 parameters simultaneously:
Specs Compact DS:
Most common questions and answers:
Q: Does the Compact DS use the same communication protocol as the Datasonde®?
A: Yes. The Compact DS uses the same firmware as the Datasonde® with all its features.
Q: Can I use the Hydras 3 LT to communicate with the Compact DS?
Q: Can I use the Hydras 3L Pocket software with the Compact DS?
Q: Can I use my existing Hydrolab® cables to connect to the Compact DS?
A: Yes. The standard Compact DS comes with the standard Hydrolab® 6 pin cable connector.
Q: I do not like the standard Hydrolab® 6 pin cable connector, can the Compact DS be fitted with a YSI® type connector?
A: Yes. The "Compact DS" can be fitted with an optional YSI® type cable connector with recessed pins for maximum ruggedness and it will work with your existing YSI® cables.
Q: Does the Compact DS have internal memory?
A: Yes, it has enough internal memory for 120,000 measurements.
Q: Which batteries does the Compact DS use ?
A: The Compact DS is equipped with a 8 AA internal battery pack. They are designed for short unattended deployments only ( one to four weeks depending on the setup).
Q: Does the Compact DS require internal batteries when used with the SVR4A®?
A: No, the Compact DS does not require internal batteries when used with the SVR4® display.
Q: Does the Compact DS require internal batteries when used with the NX8 or the NX10 handheld units?
A: No, the Compact DS does not require internal batteries when used with the NX8 or the the NX10 handheld units.
Q: Does the Compact DS require external power when used with the computer ?
A: No external power required when internal batteries are installed.
Q: When connected to a Datalogger, can the Compact DS still log data internally ?
A: Yes. The Compact DS can perform all the following tasks simultaneously:
Communicate with a PC or Handheld unit via RS232 or RS422
Communicate to a datalogger via SDI-12 or RS232
Log data to its internal memory up to 4 files at a time, even with overlapping dates
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