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NRG SymphoniePLUS3®Logger with (1) SD Card and Accessories

Model Number : NRG SymphoniePLUS3

SymphoniePLUS®3 is the core of NRG Systems' complete system approach: tower, logger and sensors all designed to work together specifically for measuring the wind's energy.

The SymphoniePLUS3 data logger is both rugged and dependable. Its proven design means data is reliably collected and safely stored…even in the most extreme weather conditions.

The SymphoniePLUS3 data logger's innovative design allows you to collect and store time-stamped data from up to fifteen (15) sensors. Six counter anemometer channels and two analog wind direction channels are built-in. The three 'Flex' channels (either analog or counter) and the remaining four analog channels use Signal Conditioning Modules (SCMs), purchased separately, to add additional sensors of your choice. The analog or counter flexibility of the 'Flex' channels allow for numerous sensor configuration options, depending on the requirements of your particular wind measurement study.

Data is sampled every second, averaged and time-stamped every 10 minutes, and stored on a 128MB SD Card. Each SD Card is capable of storing 672 files of SymphoniePLUS3 data. A real-time display and keypad are built into the logger to facilitate site visits.

KEY FEATURES

Universal Anemometer Channels

  • Six counter channels accommodate the NRG Class 1 anemometer, the NRG #40C anemometer or the brand of your choice.
  • Counter channels do not require SCM cards.

Three 'Flex' Channels

  • Can be used as either analog or counter sensor inputs.
  • Flex channels configure automatically based on the SCM installed.
  • Allows for numerous sensor configuration options.

Data Collection

  • One-second sampling (conforms to IEC 61400-12-1).
  • Data is averaged over a 10-minute period.
  • Data is written to an SD Card on an hourly basis.
  • Symphonie Data Retriever (SDR)

Password Protected Access

  • Unauthorized user lockout prevents access to logger via the keypad.

Automated Data Transfer

To automate transfer of site data, SymphoniePLUS3 interfaces with your choice of Symphonie iPackGPS communication modules. An iPackGPS transfers data via a third-party communication service: satellite-based Iridium network, land-based cellular GSM/GPRS or CDMA networks. When SymphoniePLUS3 is deployed with an iPackGPS, site visits to retrieve SD Card data become unnecessary; the data is automatically transferred to your assigned ISP via email. All Symphonie iPacks are designed to be "plug and play", requiring only minimal hardware configuration.

Do you have questions or need more information about the NRG Systems SymphoniePLUS3 data logger? Contact an NRG Sales Representative.

NOTE: Choosing a BP-20 or RH-5X SCM for a barometric pressure sensor or relative humidity sensor requires a Symphonie iPackGPS to provide the necessary 12V source. For sites where remote communication is not needed, use a Symphonie iPack for PV Only.Choosing a BP-20 or RH-5X SCM for a barometric pressure sensor or relative humidity sensor requires a Symphonie iPackGPS to provide the necessary 12V source. For sites where remote communication is not needed, use a Symphonie iPack for PV Only.

Description
Instrument type 15 channel Internet-enabled micropower wind energy data logger
Applications
  • Wind resource assessment
  • Turbine power performance verification
Sensor compatibility – counter channels
  • NRG Systems #40C anemometer or compatible
  • NRG Systems Class 1 anemometer
  • Opto anemometer
  • Reed switch anemometer
Sensor compatibility – analog channels
  • NRG Systems #200P direction vane
  • NRG Systems #110S temperature sensor
  • Li-Cor #200SZ pyranometer
  • NRG Systems #BP20 absolute pressure (requires optional iPack power)
  • NRG Systems RH-5X relative humidity (requires optional iPack power)
Data Collection
Counter channels Channels 1-3 and 13-15 are always counter inputs supporting:

  • NRG Systems #40C anemometer or compatible
  • NRG Systems Class 1 anemometer
  • Opto anemometer
  • Reed switch anemometer

Maximum counter input frequency is 2500 Hz

Analog channels Channels 7-12 are always analog inputs:

  • Channels 7 and 8 dedicated for NRG Systems #200P direction vane
  • Channels 9-12 use analog Signal Conditioning Modules (SCMs) to configure each channel for a particular sensor
Flex channels Channels 4-6 are 'Flex' Channels

  • Analog or Counter
  • Accept Signal Conditioning Modules (SCMs) to configure the channel for a particular sensor type
Sampling interval 1 second
Averaging interval 10 minute fixed
Real time clock Internal battery-backed with leap year correction, 2000 to 2099
Storage medium 128MB NRG formatted SD Card, non-volatile FLASH
Maximum data storage 672 files
Parameters recorded for each channel
  • Each data interval is time-stamped
  • Average
  • Standard deviation
  • Min*
  • Max*

* Min and Max not used for wind direction vanes

File format Symphonie Data Retriever (SDR) for Windows

  • Scales raw data
  • Creates measurement database for each site
  • Creates basic reports
  • Maintains site and sensor information
  • Configures iPacks
Reader Windows compatible SD Card reader
Data delivery
  • SD Card
  • Internet email via GSM, CDMA, or Iridium Satellite with optional iPack
Resolution
Analog measurement resolution 0.1% of full scale (1024 counts)
Counter average stored resolution 0.1% of the value stored
Analog average stored resolution 0.1% of the value stored
Min / Max stored resolution 0.4% of the value stored
Standard deviation stored resolution 4% of the value stored
Configuration
User interface
  • Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) 4 x 20 characters
  • 16 key pad (6 navigation keys plus numeric/phone pad) with audible feedback
Configurable parameters
  • Clock
  • Time zone
  • Site number
  • Display scaling (defaults are provided for each channel based on the channel type)
iPack options
  • iPack configured via serial port connection to your PC
  • Serial connection direct to iPack or through logger's iPack access port
  • Symphonie Data Retriever for Windows integrates iPack settings
Connections
Sensor wiring
  • Sensors connected to field wiring panel
  • Field wiring panel plugs into logger
  • Ground stud connects to earth ground with included ground cable
Expansion slots
  • Three (3) SCM slots accept analog or counter SCMs
  • Four (4) SCM slots accept only analog SCMs
Communication ports
  • Male DB25 interfaces to one optional iPack communications module
  • iPack access port provides a connection to the iPack programming port without dismounting the iPack or logger
Power requirements
Batteries Two (2) 1.5 Volt D-Cell Batteries (included)

  • Nominal voltage: 1.5 Volts
  • Minimum voltage: 0.9 Volts
  • Battery life approximately one year, depending on configuration
External power input Provided by any iPack
External solar input Provided by any iPack
Other Optional iPacks provide 12V power required by some sensors. PV/Battery only iPack provides power to sensors and logger for stand alone configurations.
Installation
Enclosure Polycarbonate plastic
System requirements
Mounting
  • Mounts with 4 bolts (included) to keyed slots inside of metal shelter box
  • Shelter box attaches to tower with hose clamps
Tools required
  • Screwdriver for input terminals (included)
  • 8 mm (5/16 inch) wrench or nut driver for logger mounting screws and logger ground nuts
Environmental
Operating temperature range -40 °C to 65 °C (-40 °F to 149 °F) Note: display readable -30 °C to 55 °C (-22 °F to 130 °F)
Operating humidity range 0 to 100% RH non-condensing
Lifespan 10 years +
Physical
Weight 1.3 kg (2.6 pounds), including batteries
Dimensions (Including Field Wiring Panel) 22.2 cm height, 18.8 cm width, 7.7 cm depth (8.7 x 7.4 x 3.0 in.)
Materials
Faceplate Injection molded black ABS
Buttons White elastomer dome keypad
Wiring panel Fiberglass-epoxy terminal board, sealed gold plated pins, zinc plated screws and terminals
Enclosure Weatherproof polycarbonate

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