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C6 Multi-Sensor Platform

Driver for Communication and Integration Cable

The Communication and Integration Cable (P/N 2300-115) works with the Computer Interface Cable (P/N 2200-150) as an adapter cable that allows users to upload firmware to the instrument using a USB plug/port or to stream real-time digital (ASCII) data continuously to a serial port using the RS232 plug.  Either plug can be used to communicate with and/or configure the instrument.
(Note: Due to the Computer Interface Cable’s wiring configuration, we do not recommend using the Computer Interface Cable for serial data output without the adapter cable)
For more information on cabling for the C3, C6, and all Turner Designs instrumentation please refer to the Cable Guides or contact Technical Support.

-    Installation & Operating Instructions
-    Drivers Required for Cable Installation


Integrator Firmware

Turner Designs announces the release of a new version of our Integrator Firmware. This firmware is designed for use by customers
that are integrating their C3 or C6 with an external datalogger, CTD or similar system. The Integrator Firmware is different from the
standard C3/C6 firmware and has some features that users need to consider before installing:

1) Internal datalogging is NOT possible with this version of firmware. The Integrator Firmware is intended for data output only.
2) The data output rate defined by this Integrator Firmware is 1 second and cannot be changed to reflect longer or shorter data output
 rates.
3) Once power is applied there is a 15 second delay before data output starts at a 1 second interval.
4) If the wiper is enabled, it will rotate the set number of rotations upon powering the instrument and every 5 minutes as long as power is
 continuously supplied.  
5) Sleep mode is disabled; therefore as long as power is continuously supplied the instrument will continue to stream data at a 1 second
 interval. 

Download Firmware
Integrator Firmware Hex File - 2200-202-FW (0.031MB)

Technical Note: Integrator Firmware fact sheet for Continuous Data Capture

If you have any questions about whether this firmware is right for your application or other questions please contact Technical Support.


Integrating with Campbell Dataloggers

Turner Designs and Campbell Scientific worked together to help our customers easily integrate the C3 Submersible Fluorometer or C6 Multi-Sensor Platform with any of the CR800 or CR1000 series dataloggers.  Simply follow the steps below to quickly get your datalogger set up and begin data logging:

1) Download the .txt file that pertains to your datalogger series (see links below)
2) Upload that file to your Campbell Datalogger
3) Run the program using your Campbell Datalogger
4) Enable the 'Data Output Ready Mode' on our instrument (this will allow streaming of ASCII data at the set sample interval)
5) Plug our instrument into the datalogger and watch data stream or capture data using your datalogger

(NOTE: Be sure to use the 'Integration Cable' or 'Integration/Interface Adapter Cable' to plug our C3 Submersible Fluorometer or C6 Multi-Sensor Platform into your datalogger; using the Standard Interface Cable may result in the loss of data or inability to communicate with your datalogger)

Downloads
For CR800 Series Campbell Dataloggers: C3_C6_Datalogging-CR8.zip (0.001MB)
For CR1000 Series Campbell Dataloggers: C3_C6_Datalogging-CR1.zip (0.001MB)

If you have any questions about whether this firmware is right for your application or other questions please contact Technical Support.


C-Soft Firmware Upgrade & Software Download

C-Soft Firmware Upgrade & Software Download for C3 Submersible Fluorometer or C6 Multi-Sensor Platform Firmware version 2.1 does not allow data output to continue when the instrument’s memory is full. We revised the current firmware and released version 2.2 allowing users to continue capturing data output even though the memory’s maximum capacity has been reached. We recommend all C3 and C6 users to upgrade to firmware version 2.2 enabling this feature and keeping up to date with the latest functions available for the C3 Submersible Fluorometer and C6 Multi-Sensor Platform.

Users who received their C3 Submersible Fluorometer or C6 Multi-Sensor Platform on or before 02/16/2011 should upgrade their instruments using the Firmware and Software upgrades below to maximize performance of their instrument.

Note: Upgrade is not required for customers using the C3 Submersible Fluorometer for the SMART protocol.

Firmware Update
• Easy to download - firmware upload instructions
• TI Downloader Program (required for uploading firmware; 2.3MB)
• C-Soft Hex File Version 2.2 (0.03MB)


C-Soft Software Download
• Easy to download - software installation instructions
• C-Soft Software Version 2.1 (90.8 MB)

Please contact Technical Support if you have questions.


USB Serial Adaptor Cable Information

Currently many of the new computers only have USB ports for Serial communication, they have eliminated the older style 9 pin serial connectors, known as DB9 connectors. Turner Designs still supplies Fluorometers and cables with these DB9 serial connectors. If you want to use the USB port on your computer to connect to our Fluorometers, you will need to purchase one of these USB Serial Adaptor Cables. We have developed and tested a Communication Integration Cable that works with our instruments.  View Product
Please contact our Technical Support department if you have questions.