An entry level resistivity meter suited to shallow applications such as archaeology, ground water, and environmental studies.
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The Syscal Kid resistivity meter is designed as a light weight system suited to shallow resistivity surveys. It features a maximum 200V transmitting pulse(400V peak to peak), at 0.5A maximum, and total power of 25Watts. It is a microprocessor based instrument that allows the user to select the type of array being run(Dipole Dipole, Schlumberger, Wenner, etc.), and to input spacing parameters such that calculation of apparent resistivity may be displayed in the field and stored in the instrument.
The Syscal Kid uses automatic injection raging so that the operator does not need to select the optimum voltage. Correction for Self Potential is automatic and the SP value is also stored. The operator may set the minimum and maximum number of stacks, and a quality factor, such that once a certain standard deviation is reached the instrument will stop stacking.
For those interested in a system with automated electrode sampling the Syscal Kid offers a 24 electrode configuration called the Syscal Kid Switch 24. The systems comes with two cables of 12 nodes each. The cables are double ended, and are plugged into the back of the meter into one of two connectors labeled for nodes 1-12, and for nodes 13-24.
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The standard spacing between electrode positions for the Syscal Kid S24 is 3m. Other optional spacings may be ordered, such as 1m, 2m, etc., out to 5m maximum.
A profile is collected by setting up the instrument with all 24 electrodes and collecting the array desired. The profile line is extended by then moving the instrument to the end of the first line(nodes 13-24), and the first cable section(nodes 1-12) is rolled forward in front of this. This is much the same method as used for seismic data collection. Since the cables are double ended there is no need to move the second cable section. The instrument is preprogrammed to automatically change the array for a roll along so that only the new electrode positions are sampled in the next measurement sequence.