Resistivity AGI SuperSting R8 WIFI


The SuperSting R8/IP WIFI is an 8 channel multi-electrode resistivity and IP imaging system with the ability to communicate via WIFI with Android mobile tablets and phones. Our rental price includes the R8 and Samsung Galaxy Tablet with the SuperSting Manager App. As an alternative, users may purchase the App to run on their own device for $200.00.


Using a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 2 Android™ with 7-inch AMOLED screen, you can check the
electrodes for contact resistance and at the same time control the SuperSting, review data in real time, and display pseudosections in stunning colors. It also enables you to upload command files from the tablet to the SuperSting, download data from the instrument and email data files directly from the App to your office or processing center.

EXI provides central switching options in increments of 56 electrodes through the use of connecting switch boxes. Common applications use 56 or 112 electrodes. A 56 electrode system would make use of (1) 56 electrode switch box while a 112 system would connect (2) boxes together with the Supersting at the same location. Roll-along is generally done using increments of half the measurable electrodes; ie 28 or 56 at a time. 

 SuperSting R8 WIFI Specs

Measurement modesApparent resistivity, resistance, induced polarization (IP), SP & battery voltage.
Measurement range+/- 10Vp-p.
Measuring resolutionMax 30 nV, depends on voltage level.
Screen resolution4 digits in engineering notation.
Transmitter 200 W internal transmitter; external 5 kW, 10 kW and 15 kW transmitters are also available (see separate brochure for specications).
Output current 1 – 2,000 mA continuous, measured to high accuracy.
Output voltage800 Vp-p, actual electrode voltage depends on transmitted current and ground resistivity.
Input channels 8 channels
Input gain rangingAutomatic, always uses full dynamic range of receiver.
Input impedance>150 MOhm.
SP compensationAutomatic cancellation of SP voltages during resistivity measurement. Constant and linearly varying SP cancels completely (V/I and IP measurements).
Type of IP measurementTime domain chargeabilitiy (M), six time slots measured and stored in memory.
IP current transmissionON+, OFF, ON-, OFF.
IP cycle times0.5 s/1 s/2 s/4 s/8 s.
Measure cyclesRunning average of measurement displayed after each cycle. Automatic cycle stops when reading errors fall below user set limit or user set max cycles are done.
Resistivity cycle timesBasic measure time is 0.2, 0.4, 0.8, 1.2, 3.6, 7.2 or 14.4 s as selected by user via keyboard. Autoranging and commutation adds about 1.4 s.
Signal processingContinuous averaging after each complete cycle. Noise errors calculated and displayed as percentage of reading.Reading displayed as resistance (dV/I) and apparent resistivity (ohmm or ohmft). Resistivity is calculated using user entered electrode distances.
Noise suppressionBetter than 100 dB at f >20 Hz. Better than 120 dB at power line frequencies (16 2/3, 20, 50 & 60 Hz) for measurement cycles of 1.2 s and above.
Total accuracyBetter than 1% of reading in most cases (lab measurements). Field measurement accuracy depends on ground noise and resistivity. Instrument will calculate and display running estimate of measuring accuracy.
System calibrationCalibration is done digitally by the microprocessor based on correction values stored in memory.
Supported configurationsResistance, Schlumberger, Wenner, dipole-dipole, pole-dipole and pole-pole.
Operating systemStored in re-programmable ash memory. New version can be downloaded from the AGI web site & stored in the ash memory.
Data storageFull resolution reading average and error are stored along with user entered coordinates and time of day for each measurement. Storage is effected automatically in a job oriented file system.
Data displayApparent resistivity (m), current intensity (mA), & measured voltage (mV) are displayed & stored in memory for each measurement.
Memory capacityThe memory can store more than 79,000 measurements (resistivity mode) and more than 26,000 measurements in combined resistivity/IP mode. Virtually unlimited data storage in real time on controlling Android device.
Data transmissionRS-232C channel available to dump data from instrument to a Windows type computer on user command. Data can be instantaneously transferred from the Android device by email or by  le transfer from the Android device USB por
Automatic multi-electrodesThe SuperSting is designed to run dipole-dipole, pole-dipole, pole-pole, gradient, Wenner and Schlumberger surveys including roll-along surveys completely automatically with the patented (Pat.# 6,404,203) Dual Mode Automatic Multi-electrode system or a passive electrode cable system. The SuperSting can run any other electrode array by using user programmed command les. These are ASCII files that can be created using a regular text editor. The command les are uploaded to the SuperSting RAM memory & can at any time be recalled & run as a survey.
User controls20 key tactile, weather proof keyboard with numeric entry keys and function keys.
 On/Off switch
 Measure button, integrated within main keyboard.
 LCD night light switch (push to light).
 Keyboard and LCD are mirrored to an Android™ device using Wi-Fi® technology for easy remote control of the SuperSting.
DisplayGraphics LCD display (16 lines x 30 characters) with night light.
 Android mobile phone screen & 7” or 10” Android tablet bright color AMOLED display.
Power supply, field12V or 2x12V DC external power (one or two 12V batteries), connector on front panel.
Power supply, officeMains operated DC power supply.
Operating timeDepends on survey conditions and size of battery used. Internal circuitry in auto mode adjusts current to save energy.
Operating temperature-5 to +50°C.
Weight10.9 kg (24 lbs) dm
DimensionsWidth 184 mm (7.25"), length 406 mm (16") and height 273 mm (10.75").


SuperSting Manager App

Device Used with various Wi-Fi capable Android devices such as mobile phones, 7-inch & 10-inch tablets. Recommended for tablets; the App may not render properly on all handset devices.
Android™ OSAPI 9, Gingerbread 2.3 or above.
Functions All functions performed using the SuperSting’s keypad can be performed using the App’s GUI with the exception of baud rate setting.
Real time Q/AColor pseudo-section plot, transmitter/receiver pair plot, IP curve plot, contact resistance test results, real time data review.
Data storage Data storage on Android devices is typically in Gigabyte range, meaning essentially unlimited storage space is available.
Data transfer Data transfer by email or by le transfer from the Android device USB port.
Wi-Fi range Up to 100 m, depending on terrain & atmospheric conditions.



25 x 20 x 13 inches


45 lbs

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