Panel Meter (Convenience)
Operators of the
GeoCube have always had access to real-time data by use of the data
shuttle to directly acquire sensor data directly from the data logger.
While this method is the only way to exactly monitor the data logs,
the new convenience panel meter allows quick access to field personnel
to visually see the conditions of the generator and heater operation
as well as the elapsed test time.
Beginning with new
units shipped in Q4-2015, the new CE labeled GeoCube's panel now
includes the backlit digital multimeter for increased convenience in
monitoring TC tests.
The meter is not directly connected to the
logging system and is intended to monitor a test that has been
properly launched. The user can directly read the voltage from
the generator; the current being drawn by the heaters; the total power
consumption in Watts; the total energy in kWh; and the accumulated
time of operation HH:MM, which can be configured for each test or
total GeoCube operating time.
The meter operates completely
independent of the logger and retains the kWh and elapsed time in
non-volitile memory after the testing is completed and the power is
removed. The meter is backlit for nighttime usage and highly
accurate for varying generator conditions.