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- How to properly install a USB-to-Serial driver.
Please be sure to install your driver properly by following the instructions in attached PDF file (at bottom of this article). We recommend the following USB to serial adaptor brands: Manhattan, Belkin and Dynex. **Windows 7 users please purchase either the Manhattan or Gigaware Model # 26-94 ...
- Error Message "Unable to connect to the Logger. Overflow"
The "Overflow" error message indicates that there is some bug in the SpecWare. Reinitializing the logger header will probably fix the problem (see attached file). If there is data that needs to be saved, it must be extracted with the WatchDog test module. You must have SpecWare 6.02 Build 0024 ...
- Error Message "Bad Data Returned X"
This message appears if the paperclip test is done with the interface cable connected to a logger or weather station. This very likely indicates that the correct Com port has been selected. Remove the logger and re-try the paperclip test. Go to Paperclip Test Read Attachment Below
- Error Message: Cannot relaunch Shuttle until all data has been downloaded
The shuttle can only be launched when the LCD screen reads "off". This indicates that there is no data on the shuttle that has not been downloaded. If there are shuttle positions that have not yet been downloaded, the LCD screen will read "no X", where X is the next shuttle position to be downl ...
- My model 450, 250, or 150 logger shows 20.7% humidity in error
The RH sensor has two leads (wires) which are inserted into small sockets on the circuit board of the 450. If one of the leads is not tightly in its socket, the humidity sensor will read 20.7% RH. Temperature expansion and contraction can cause the problem to appear and then disappear. If th ...
- Error Message
This message will appear when trying to open an existing data file. There is not enough data to graph over 3 time intervals. The logger has not been running long enough to collect data that spans the entire interval. Sometimes a logger can be shut off due to a static charge and it will record ...
- Error Message
This message appears in WDTest6 (when run from the WDTest6.exe file in the SpecWare directory) when attempting the Connection Test on a Com port that doesnt exist (or is not recognized by SpecWare). Try testing a different Com port. If all possible Com port options have been checked, the serial ...
- Error Message: Error During Communications - 214220978
This message appears in WDTest6 (when run directly from the SpecWare Preferences screen rather than from the WDTest6.exe file in the SpecWare directory) when attempting the Connection Test on a Com port that does not exist (or is not recognized by SpecWare). Try testing a different Com port. If ...
- Error Message: Timed Out Before Receiving Reply
This message appears when doing the Connection Test while running the WDTest6.exe file (as opposed to running WDTest directly from the SpecWare Preferences screen). This message indicates that the correct COM port has been selected but SpecWare is not seeing the logger. Check that the logger is ...
- Error Message: Value is not within allowable range (RUN-TIME ERROR 10002)
Something is wrong with the logger?s header. If there is data that needs to be saved, it must be extracted using the WDTest program Go to Extract Data. Read Attachment Below Otherwise, the header must be reinitialized so that it can be launched. Go To Reintializing Header Read Attachment Below
- Error Message: Unable to Read Entire WD Data Block
Computer is establishing a connection to the logger and initiating the download. Therefore, the correct Com Port is selected and the connecting cable is ok. However, it is not maintaining the connection long enough to complete it. This is more common with laptop computers due to power-saving fe ...
- Error Message: Invalid Byte Received
The computer has sent the software something unexpected. One possible source could be the software for a handheld computer. This software should be disabled when running SpecWare. If disabling the handheld computer software doesn't work, uninstalling it and rebooting the computer is a useful tr ...
- Error Message: WatchDog Logger Timeout
Computer is establishing a connection to the logger but cannot initiate the download. Therefore, the correct Com Port is selected and the connecting cable is ok. However, it is not maintaining the connection long enough to complete it. This is more common with laptop computers due to power-sav ...
- Error Message
This message only appears immediately after a logger is downloaded if there are 2 or fewer data points in the data file. The logger has not been running long enough to collect 3 data points. Sometimes a logger can be shut off due to a static charge and it will record only 1 or 2 points.
- Low temperature limit for WatchDog 100 data loggers
The WatchDog 100 data loggers have a lower temperature limit of about -40 º C. If the temperature gets to this point, the voltage on the battery will drop to a level where the logger stops running. At this point, the data will be lost. But, when the logger warms up, it can be relaunched an ...
- Error Message: There is currently data for the date-time yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm, but the value is different ?
The earliest time point for the data on the logger precedes the latest time point in the Logger Location to which the user is trying to save data. This warning message is meant to prevent the user from downloading data into the wrong location. Other sources of this problem are due to discrepanc ...
- Error Message: Subscript out of range (RUN-TIME ERROR 9)
Something is wrong with the logger?s header. If there is data that needs to be saved, it must be extracted using the WDTest program Go to Extract Data. Read Attachment Below. Otherwise, the header must be reinitialized so that it can be launched. Go to Reintialize Header Read Attachment Below.
- Error Message: Invalid Property Value
There is a bug in the code. PLEASE CONTACT SPECTRUM
- Error Message: Invalid WatchDog Header
With WatchDog mini data loggers and weather stations, the loggers electronic header needs to be reinitialized. If there is data that needs to be saved, care must be taken to ensure that this data is not erased after the header is rewritten. If this message appears while using a WatchDog Data Sh ...
- Error Message: Type Mismatch (RUN-TIME ERROR 13)
Specware is seeing a character type other than what it expected. For example, this could be a letter instead of a numeral. Q. Does your computer use a comma (,) rather than a period (.) as a decimal point [European Format] -> Go to Regional Settings Q. Is it possible to download the data to ...
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