How to use ConfigSoft with Kaha Sciences Mouse Telemetry System

How to use ConfigSoft with Kaha Sciences Mouse Telemetry System

  • 19 Jul 21

How to use ConfigSoft with Kaha Sciences Mouse Telemetry System
- presented by Sarah-Jane Guild, Scientific Consultant at ADInstruments

This video provides an overview of how to use the Configurator and ConfigSoft to configure your Kaha Science Mouse Telemetry system including, how to change the channel of your telemeter and tBase, plus how to run diagnostics.

Equipment required:

Related: How to setup the Mouse Telemetry System »


Configurator Setup

  • Before plugging in the Configurator, make sure the configurator drivers are installed on the computer.
  • Once installed, plug the configurator into the computer. A green status light will display indicating the computer and configurator are communicating. 
  • Open ConfigSoft.

Configuring a Mouse Telemeter

How to change the telemeter transmission channel

  • First, place the telemeter on the tBase to activate the telemeter. The status light on the front of the tBase will turn Green. 
  • Next, click 'Mouse Telemeter' on the ConfigSoft home screen.
  • Enter the serial number of the telemeter. This can be found printed on the packaging and on the telemeter case.
    • Note: If the telemeter is new, the channel will automatically be set to setup channel.
  • If the serial number is unknown, click 'Search for Telemeter'. This will present you with a list of active telemeters in the area.
    • Double click on the serial no. of the appropriate telemeter. This will automatically enter the details into ConfigSoft. 
  • Navigate to 'Change transmission channel to'. Click on the drop-down menu and select one of the 40 channels available.
  • Once a new channel has been selected, click Go. A window will appear confirming you want to change the channel of the telemeter, again select Go.
  • Once complete, a second window will appear confirming the channel change. Select OK.

Configuring the tBase

How to change the tBase transmission channel

In order for the telemeter to transmit physiological signals to the tBase, the telemeter and tBase must be configured to the same transmission channel.

  • To change the channel of the tBase, click 'tBase' on the ConfigSoft home screen.
  • Enter the serial number of the tBase (located on front of device).
  • To find the current transmission channel of the tBase, click 'Search for tBase'
  • A window will open displaying the tBase serial number and the current transmission channel.
    • Note: If the tBase is new, the channel will automatically be set to 'Setup' channel.
  • Select the correct channel from the 'current transmission channel of the tBase' drop-down menu
  • Navigate to 'Change transmission channel to'. Click on the drop-down menu and select one of the 40 channels available.
  • Once a new channel has been selected, click Go. A window will appear confirming you want to change the channel of the telemeter, again select Go.
  • Once complete, a second window will appear confirming the channel change. Select OK.

Running Diagnostics

  • To run diagnostics on your telemeter or tBase, navigate to the appropriate Mouse Telemeter or tBase tab in ConfigSoft and click 'Start Diagnostics'.
  • A window will appear asking you whether you want to save a log file. The log file is important for sending to ADInstruments support staff if further troubleshooting is required. 
    • Note: If creating a log file, diagnostics must be run for at least 2 mins.
  • Once you have clicked yes or no, the diagnostics will run and information regarding serial number, firmware version, and telemeter/tBase function will be displayed on screen.

For more troubleshooting tips, check out our support articles or contact your nearest ADInstruments representative who would be happy to help. 

Related: Getting Started with Kaha Sciences Telemetry »

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