I am conducting comparison experiments on two types of solar panels. As they are very high and out of reach, there is a long distance between the computer and logger.
I am using an older TC-08 serial logger to measure.
This logger is connected to a serial-to-Ethernet converter.
The ethernet cable runs the whole distance to the computer, where I hook it up to a Ethernet-to-Usb converter.
this is plugged into the PC USB slots.
I run the software and it does not recognize or see the logger when I get to the port page of the NEW SETTINGS. I select TC-08 USB and then nothing shows up, even though I am plugged in and the ethernet lights are solid green.
I then checked several things:
1- Brought the logger down, hooked it to serial port. Works fine.
2-CHecked the power supply to the logger and converter. Works fine.
3-checked another set of data (wind and solar radiation) coming through the converter. Works fine. (incidentally, the wind, radiation and temperature data are all running through the same ethernet cable.)
4- CHecked the ethernet to USB converter by plugging to LAN thorugh it. Works fine.
Out of ideas. And patience. Any reason it isn't working?