Magnet and Motion Sensor options must be fully bench tested
The TSR includes a magnet sensor and motion sensor to aid in power savings for certain applications.
The magnet sensor can detect the presence of a magnet in close proximity to the TSR. This sensor is used to allow the TSR to go into a deep sleep when the magnet is absent or fully prepare for data acquisition when the magnet is present. When the magnet is integrated into the TSR mounting scheme, the TSR will automatically prepare itself for data collection when it senses the presence of a magnet. Under most circumstances, the magnet sensor is disabled in the default configuration file.
The motion sensor detects very small levels of vibration and motion. If the motion sensor is enabled the TSR, when motionless, will be in an ultra-low power state to preserve battery life. When motion is detected, it will wake and prepare itself for data collection. The TSR is delivered with the motion sensor disabled. If your application will benefit from the functionality and extended battery life (few events with days or weeks of inactivity) that can be achieved by using the motion sensor, it can be enabled with a number of time-out parameters.
Control of all magnet and motion sensor options is available through the settings file located in the software directory (e.g., C:\DTS\TSR Control 2\TSRControl2.xml).
where false = disabled (default) or true = enabled
Enabling these features will use the default settings for the user-adjustable parameters.
- Two user-adjustable parameters for the magnet sensor:
- Three user-adjustable parameters for the motion sensor
- You may edit these parameters, however you should only do so with full knowledge of the impact to your data.
If you have any questions about using these features, please contact DTS Technical Support for assistance.