NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger

The X2-CB is a fully featured data logger housed inside a waterproof enclosure specifically designed to integrate with NexSens' CB-Series data buoys.

Features

  • Integral Wi-Fi, cellular, Iridium satellite & radio options
  • Easily accessible sensor and communication ports
  • Optional WQData LIVE web datacenter for instant access on any web browser
Starting At $3,495.00
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NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger
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NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data LoggerX2-CB X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger
$3,495.00
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NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger X2-CB-W X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with Wi-Fi telemetry
$3,745.00
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NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger X2-CB-C-2G3G X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with 2G/3G cellular telemetry
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NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger X2-CB-C-NA4G X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with North American 4G LTE cellular telemetry
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NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger X2-CB-C-CATM X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with CAT-M1/NB2 LTE cellular telemetry
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NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger X2-CB-I X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with Iridium satellite telemetry
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NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger X2-CB-R-DG X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with 900 MHz radio telemetry
$3,995.00
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NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger X2-CB-R-DG24 X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with 2.4 GHz radio telemetry
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NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger
X2-CB
X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger
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NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger
X2-CB-W
X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with Wi-Fi telemetry
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NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger
X2-CB-C-2G3G
X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with 2G/3G cellular telemetry
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$3,995.00
NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger
X2-CB-C-NA4G
X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with North American 4G LTE cellular telemetry
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$3,995.00
NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger
X2-CB-C-CATM
X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with CAT-M1/NB2 LTE cellular telemetry
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$3,995.00
NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger
X2-CB-I
X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with Iridium satellite telemetry
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$3,995.00
NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger
X2-CB-R-DG
X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with 900 MHz radio telemetry
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$3,995.00
NexSens X2-CB Buoy-Mounted Data Logger
X2-CB-R-DG24
X2-CB buoy-mounted data logger with 2.4 GHz radio telemetry
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$3,995.00
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NexSens CB-150 Data Buoy CB-150 CB-150 data buoy with 2" instrument holes & (3) 10-watt solar panels, 150 lb. buoyancy
$6,495.00
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NexSens CB-250 Data Buoy CB-250 CB-250 data buoy with 2" instrument holes & (3) 15-watt solar panels, 250 lb. buoyancy
$6,995.00
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NexSens CB-450 Data Buoy CB-450 CB-450 data buoy with 4" instrument holes & (3) 15-watt solar panels, 450 lb. buoyancy
$7,495.00
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NexSens CB-A01 Data Buoy Battery Harness CB-A01-2 CB-Series buoy battery harness with integrated solar regulator & (2) 8.5 A-Hr batteries
$545.00
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NexSens CB-A05 Data Buoy Battery Harnesses CB-A05-1 CB-Series buoy battery harness with integrated solar regulator & (1) 28 A-Hr battery
$895.00
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NexSens CB-Series Data Buoy Battery Harnesses CB-A05-2 CB-Series buoy battery harness with integrated solar regulator & (2) 28 A-Hr batteries
$1,395.00
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NexSens CB-Series Battery Float Charger Kits CB-PW-AC-30W Battery float charger for CB-A01-2 battery harness, UW 6-pin plug to AC adapter, 30W
$195.00
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NexSens CB-Series Battery Float Charger Kits CB-PW-AC-60W Battery float charger for CB-A05-X battery harness, UW 6-pin plug to AC adapter, 60W
$215.00
10 Available
NexSens X2 Direct Connect USB PC Cable UW6-USB-485P Direct connect USB PC cable, X2-CB & X2-CBMC
$195.00
15 Available
NexSens UW Cable Connectorization UW-CON UW plug connectorization of sensor cable assembly
$195.00
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CB-150 data buoy with 2" instrument holes & (3) 10-watt solar panels, 150 lb. buoyancy
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$6,495.00
CB-250 data buoy with 2" instrument holes & (3) 15-watt solar panels, 250 lb. buoyancy
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$6,995.00
CB-450 data buoy with 4" instrument holes & (3) 15-watt solar panels, 450 lb. buoyancy
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$7,495.00
CB-Series buoy battery harness with integrated solar regulator & (2) 8.5 A-Hr batteries
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$545.00
CB-Series buoy battery harness with integrated solar regulator & (1) 28 A-Hr battery
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$895.00
NexSens CB-Series Data Buoy Battery Harnesses
CB-A05-2
CB-Series buoy battery harness with integrated solar regulator & (2) 28 A-Hr batteries
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$1,395.00
Battery float charger for CB-A01-2 battery harness, UW 6-pin plug to AC adapter, 30W
14 Available
$195.00
NexSens CB-Series Battery Float Charger Kits
CB-PW-AC-60W
Battery float charger for CB-A05-X battery harness, UW 6-pin plug to AC adapter, 60W
10 Available
$215.00
Direct connect USB PC cable, X2-CB & X2-CBMC
15 Available
$195.00
UW plug connectorization of sensor cable assembly
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$195.00

The X2-CB is an all-in-one environmental data logger specifically designed for use with a NexSens CB-Series data buoy. It automatically recognizes sensors and sends data to the web via Wi-Fi, cellular, radio, or satellite telemetry. The X2-CB includes five sensor ports that are compatible with most environmental sensor protocols including SDI-12, RS-232, and RS-485. All connections are made with a simple waterproof thread-in connector, and the built-in sensor library automatically facilitates setup and configuration. Sensor data is recorded on common or independent schedules.

The X2-CB is powered from the CB-Series buoy’s solar rechargeable battery reserve. Advanced power management combined with ultra-low sleep and run currents extend battery life and reduce the need for larger buoy and solar charging systems. The X2-CB monitors itself while collecting environmental data. Internal temperature, humidity, voltages, and currents are constantly recorded. Failure alerts can be sent automatically to a predefined list of contacts.

The X2-CB integrates the sensor ports, solar panel connector, battery vent, and wireless antenna all on the data well lid for quick installation on CB-Series data buoys. Optional integrated Wi-Fi, cellular, radio, or satellite telemetry modules offer real-time remote communications via the WQData LIVE web datacenter. There, data is presented on a fully-featured and easy-to-use dashboard. Other features include automated reports, alarms, push notifications and much more.

Mount: CB-Series buoy data well plate
Material: 316 stainless steel plate with PVC body
Weight: 10.5 lbs.
Dimensions: 13.5" Diameter, 4.4" Height (6" with cell/radio antenna; 8.125" with Iridium antenna)
Power Requirements
: 5-16 VDC +/-5% (Reverse polarity protected)
Current Draw (Typical @ 12VDC): Low power sleep: 350uA; Active: 45mA; Cellular transmitting: 300mA; Iridium satellite transmitting: 170mA
Peak Current: Power supply must be able to sustain a 500mA 1-second peak current (@ 12V)
Operating Temperature: -20C to 70°C
Rating: IP65
User Interface: RS-485 direct to CONNECT Software, WQData LIVE Web Datacenter, buzzer indicator
Data Logging: 256MB microSD card (expandable up to 4GB)
Data Processing: Parameter level polynomial equation adjustment; Basic & Burst Averaging (min, max, standard deviation, and raw data available)
Real Time Clock (RTC): <30sec/month drift1; Auto-sync weekly2; Internal backup battery
Log Interval: User configurable from 1 minute (10 minute default)3; Independent interval per sensor
Transmission Trigger: Time-based; Selective parameter upload option
Sensor Interfaces: SDI-12, RS-232 (3 Channels), RS485
Sensor Power: (3) independent switches from input supply4,5
Built-in Sensors: Temperature (-40C to 85C, 0.1C resolution, ±0.3C accuracy); Humidity (0% to 100%, 0.1% resolution, ±4% accuracy from 5 to 95% RH & -20 to 70C); Battery voltage; System & sensor current
Sensor Ports: (5) 8-Pin for Sensor Interface (RS-232, RS-485, SDI-12, Switched Power, GND)6
Power Port: (1) 6-Pin for Power and Communication (12V Solar In, Power Switch, RS-485 Host, GND)
Telemetry Options: Wi-Fi, 4G LTE cellular, CAT-M1 cellular, Iridium satellite, 900 MHz radio, 2.4 GHz radio
Antenna Port: Type N female

Notes
1Assumes 25ºC operating temperature
2Requires the X2 to be connected to the internet
3Minimum log interval dependent on sensor limitations and processing time
4Cumulative concurrent current limit of all three channels is 2A
5Logger power supply must be able to support current requirements of sensors
6P0A & P0B share a single RS-232 and power channel. P1A & P1B share a single RS-232 and power channel.

  • (1) X2-CB buoy-munted data logger
  • (5) Sensor port plugs
  • (1) Power port plug
  • (1) Quick start guide
  • (1) Wireless antenna (installed on telemetry units only)
Questions & Answers
Is WQDataLIVE free?

Yes, the Basic version of WQDataLIVE is available at no cost. A paid Advanced version is also available with advanced alarming and reporting capabilities.

Can I use the X2-CB with all CB-series buoys?

No, the CB-40 and CB-50 cannot accommodate the logger plate. The CB-50 uses the X2-SDL and the CB-40 model does not have telemetered data options.

Can you use more than 5 sensors?

Yes, the UW-2W and 4W Sensor Splitter will allow the connection of more sensors.

Do I need to purchase an additional cellular antenna?

No, it comes with an antenna integrated into the top of the device.

Can buoy-mounted data loggers use Wi-Fi?

The X2-CB with integrated Wi-Fi can connect to Wi-Fi hotspots with a range of up to 250 feet using the external antenna. This allows data to be pushed up to the WQData LIVE web datacenter without the added costs of cellular/satellite service fees or radio base station hardware. Given the limitations of broadcasting a Wi-Fi signal over open water, this is generally only feasible in near-shore applications (ponds, industrial sites, etc.).

Under what circumstances do X2-CB data loggers need an antenna?

All of the X2-CB data loggers include an external antenna specific to the integrated modem (Wi-Fi, cellular, satellite or radio). Each type of antenna threads to the lid of the logger using an N-Style RF connection. Antenna extension cables are available for situations where the antenna needs to mount up higher on the solar tower, which is common for radio and Iridium satellite applications.

Is it possible to change the frequency of how often data is recorded?

Changing measurement or transmit frequency can be done remotely using the WQData LIVE Web Datacenter or through direct PC connection using the UW6-USB-485P adapter and CONNECT Software.

Please, mind that only logged in users can submit questions

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