Perform The SwitchBox Relay Test

Perform the SwitchBox Relay Test

1)            Make sure you remove any electrode cables from the switch box and connect the Switch Box to the SuperSting with the yellow extension cable.
2)            Power the SuperSting with an isolated 12V battery or generator type power supply connected to an ungrounded generator.  Never use a 12V battery mounted in a vehicle as this easily damages the systems and invalidates the tests.
3)            Turn on the SuperStingR8 (main menu)
4)            Menu 3 (test menu)
5)            Menu 4 (relay test)
6)            Enter the starting and ending address (1 and 56 as example if you have a Switch Box 56).
7)            Press F1 to start the test
If the Switchbox is correctly addressed and each relay is performing properly, you will see AB/off “OK” on each relay as the test progresses forward.  This test also performs a low power test measurement to test both the transmitter and receiver functionality through the switchbox.  If you see any errors, contact AGI. 

Display during good tests:
Electrode: #

A good switch will cycle through the following display on each electrode number 
Connection:  AB   B   A    OFF

If the test fails, it will stop and the SuperSting will beep.  Only AB and the electrode # will be shown with the words ERROR! In the lower left portion of the screen.
Electrode: #
Connection: AB 

Make sure to Skip and Continue to the next Electrode # to confirm how many switches are failing.  If all switches fail, you most likely have a connection issue, a blown fuse or the Switch Box has been programed to different address values than you are expecting.

The cables can be tested with a special CMD file AGI can send you.  This would be used for the full set of cables on a field survey with a 2D line installed.  The line can be setup in a soccer field or other field with easy access nearby at ~1m spacing.  Other than avoiding buried utilities and very high contact resistance, the actual geologic materials does not matter.