Van Essen Diver Interface Unit
- Can be used in the office or field
- Also used to calibrate the conductivity sensor on the CTD-Diver
- Diver-Office must be installed to be able to communicate with the logger
|AS330||Diver interface unit, USB|
|Usually ships in 3-5 days|
The USB Reading Unit can be used for programming, reading settings or data of the Diver. The conductivity sensor of the CTD-Diver can be calibrated using the USB Reading Unit. Connect the USB Reading Unit to the USB port of your PC or Laptop. Simply insert the Diver into the base of the USB Reading Unit, and you are ready to communicate with your Diver. The USB Reading Unit can be used in the field or the office and supports all Divers.
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