I am planning on doing a mooring deployment which requires relatively tightly spaced sampling. Are there any issues I need to consider when making a schedule file?
There are three main points to consider when making a new schedule:
- Power: if you are using a battery to power the ISUS, make sure you have enough battery capacity to cover the schedule you intend to use. The ISUS draws about 7 watts of power with the lamp turned on?
- Memory: make sure the scheduled frequency and duration don’t create more than 256 MB of data. The ASCII full frame is 1675 bytes?
- Lamp time: the UV lamp used in the ISUS has an effective lifetime of ~ 1000 hours. It is usually a good idea to conserve lamp hours by only collecting meaningful data?