The DIY logger is the simplest version on the market. It extends the console's capabilities with the ability to record data like other data loggers on the market, but it provides a Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitter (UART) universal communication interface for advanced configurability with many devices like: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, LoRa, USB converter, RS232 converter etc.
The DIY logger utilizes an ADUM1201 insulator system which serves as a protective function and allows the use of different voltage levels with the communication interface. The internal voltage of the console is 3.0V and is not directly involved with the transmission of data. The UART can be used in TTL (5V) and CMOS (3.3V) configurations for increased versatility. A 3.3V voltage regulator has been installed for CMOS operations.
The DIY Logger has a 5V output and a special cable to connect to the console's DC socket to minimize cables running to the console (one for data, the other for power). This configuration works well with the console’s internal battery backup. In the event of a power failure, the batteries are used to power the console and the memory in the data logger. New batteries in the console typically last a minimum of 3 months in the absence of power