Adding New Device to a C3 Field Unit

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Before adding a new device to a field unit on Observant Global, make sure you are aware of the port on the field unit that the device will need to be connected to. You can check this from the Technical note of the relevant device. 

To add a new device (sensor) to a field unit, go to Manage Equipment from the welcome page.

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In Manage Equipment, you will see all Portfolios, Sites, Field Units and Devices that you have access to. 

To add a device to a field unit, select the relevant unit. For example, click on C3-2253 to add a device to it.

Scroll to the bottom and click the 'Add Device' button.

 

Devices that connect to RS485 port of field unit

Select the category of your device from the list. As an example, we will add a Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station. 

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Then select your device from the Device list.

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The C3 unit has two RS485 ports. If you are connecting the device to port RS485 1, then leave Port as PortA. If you are connecting the device to the RS485 2 port on the C3 unit, then change the Port to PortB. All other connection settings should be left the way they are.

Then click Add. 

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Devices that connect to an Input port of field unit

Select the category of your device from the list. As an example, we will add a Pulse Output Water Meter. 

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Then select your device from the Device list.

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The C3 unit has 4 Input ports. Select Input1, Input2, Input3 or Input4 depending on which Input port you connect the device to. All other connection settings should be left the way they are.

Then click Add.

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Devices that connect to an Output port of field unit

Select the category of your device from the list. As an example, we will add a Logged Output device for Pump Control. 

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Then select your device from the Device list.

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The C3 unit has 4 Output ports. Select Output1, Output2, Output3 or Output4 depending on which Output port you connect the device to. All other connection settings should be left the way they are.

Then click Add.

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