Swift Smart Electrode System
Swift smart electrode switches complement the SuperSting series of earth
resistivity meters, enabling automatic measurements to be made for 2D and
3D surveys, as well as depth soundings.
system consists of a central electronic and power unit which interfaces to
the SuperSting resistivity meter and (optionally) to a standard PC.
Connected to this control unit are the switched electrode cables with
up to 254 electrodes. All electrodes are controlled from the SuperSting or
from the PC depending on configuration. Any combination of current and
voltage electrode connections can be set up remotely before a reading is
The Swift switches are simply attached to stainless steel
in the field using the stainless steel springs.
With Swift and SuperSting a 600 reading 2D profile can be measured in
approx. 2 hours. This makes routine investigations possible using
state-of-the-art 2D and 3D interpretation methods.
- Automates otherwise uneconomical investigations
- Complete control of measurement array geometry possible
- Cables submersible - withstand harsh handling
- Electrode switches with connectors available for simple array
- Cables can be supplied in custom lengths and with quick-connect
- Switches attach easily to electrodes using rubber bands
Data / specifications
||Each switch is digitally addressable. Any line can be activated in
a switch (ABMN).
||1-254 available for electrode switches, #255 used for testing
equipment. Each switch can be easily readdressed by user in the field.
||Specially designed multi-core cable for minimized crosstalk and
noise pick-up. Outer jacket made from heavy duty yellow polyurethane.
Jacket distance coded for ease of layout.
Custom lengths available on request.
Cable with moulded quick connectors available on request.
||Idle power:7 mW per switch; total for 254 switch cable is approximately 1.8 W
Active power: add 500 mW during measure cycle
||32mm diam. x 210 mm including cable grips. Outer case made from
||Switch is water-proof, can sustain up to 10 m water depth. Special
version for deeper work can be offered
||Internally powered by a 4 Ah 12V NiCd rechargeable battery.
Battery life with 254 switches > 24 hours.
Controls switch activation and channels measure current and potential
signals into the Swift cable.
Interface for both SuperSting and a PC com port.
||Control software for PC delivered with system. Swift can be
operated directly by SuperSting R1 without PC.
||Switches are available directly connected to the cable or with
integrated multi-pole connectors for flexible field use.