I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing problems with the EL036 and EL005. When you do the auto detect, does the EL036 get listed, if not check that the LED on the EL036 is flashing. If the LED is not on then there could be something wrong with your newtwork cable and no power is reaching the EL036.
If the LED is flashing, use the 'Change Converter Address' to find out the address number for the EL036. When using this only one converter should be connected to the EL005 at a time. Use the Read button, this will then return the address and unit type. If you have other converters connected to your EL005 check the addressed of these as well .... the reason for this is that each converter type has to have a unique address number. To change an address use the change converter address application. The change conveter address and Enviromon cannot be used to connect to the same logger at the same time.
Once you have done this use Enviromon again and try the auto detect, if it does not display the EL036, the first time the button is pressed, try it a second time. Once the EL036 is listed in the converter list then you can go to location and add the channels.
If at any stage the conveter is not displayed, in the converter list either after auto detect (second attempt), in the location list, or with the change converter address, then try using a different network cable. Please let me know if this problem still arises after you have attempted all the above.
The amount of current draw when an EL036 is connected to an EL005 is approx 108mA.