Problems – Campbell Scientific CD295 DataView II Dual Line Display User Manual

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DataView II (CD295) Dual Line Display

8. Problems


The DataView II displays ‘Waiting’ in every location.


This message indicates that the DataView requested a public variable from
the datalogger, but has not yet received a response.

Things to check

Is the DataView II connected to the datalogger?

Check the serial cable from the DataView II to the datalogger.

Does the datalogger have power?

Check the power supply to the datalogger.

Does the PakBus address of the datalogger match the ‘Logger Address’ in
the CD295?

Using DevConfig, check that the ‘Logger Address’ setting in the

DataView II and the PakBus address of the datalogger match (refer to

your datalogger manual).

Is the baud rate of the datalogger’s RS-232 port set to 9600 or auto?

By default, the datalogger’s serial port speed should be suitable for

the CD295. If it has been manually changed, it may need to be


Is this the right version of the DataView program for the datalogger

It is important that the program that is running in the datalogger is the

same as the one used when the DataView II program was written. If

not, then the DataView II program may need to be re-written.

Could the datalogger be too busy to answer?

Consider the execution of the datalogger program, and modify if