Help and Documentation

Service Discontinuation Notice

The original LI-8100 Soil CO2 Flux System was discontinued in 2010 with the introduction of the LI-8100A. Due to parts obsolescence, it is no longer practical to offer repair services for the original LI-8100 Analyzer Control Unit. Therefore, we are implementing a service parts phase-out plan for the original LI-8100. The last service date for the original LI-8100 will be October 31, 2021. After this date, instruments will still be eligible for routine factory recalibration, but repair service will not be available.

The LI-8100A, LI-8150 Multiplexer, and chambers including the 8100-102 10 cm Chamber, 8100-103 20 cm Chamber, and 8100-104/C Long-Term Chamber, will continue to have full services available for the foreseeable future.

Welcome to the LI-8100 Automated Soil CO2 Flux System help and documentation.

Manuals

LI-8100 Automated Soil CO2 Flux System and LI-8150 Multiplexer Instruction Manual

Instruction manual for the LI-8100 and LI-8150 Automated Soil CO2 Flux System.

8100-203 and 8150-203 Soil Temperature Thermistors with the LI-8100

Instructions for entering calibration coefficients into a Palm PDA that is used to configure the LI-8100.

Software

Embedded

LI-8100 Instrument (Embedded) Software v3.0.1.

This is the LI-8100 instrument (Embedded) Software, version 3.0.1. This version is required for Palm users. When updating, be sure to update the Windows Application Software as well.

LI-8100 Instrument (Embedded) Software v2.0.0.

This is the LI-8100 instrument (embedded) software, version 2.0.0.  This software is required for use with Palm mobile devices that are running V1.0.6 software. When updating, be sure to update the Windows Application Software as well.

Interface

LI-8100 Windows Application Software v3.0.1

For use with Windows-based PCs. Includes exclusive LI-8100 Data Analysis Software. When updating, be sure to update the instrument (embedded) software as well.

LI-8100 Windows Application Software v2.0.0

For use with Windows-based PCs. Version 2.0.0. When updating, be sure to update the instrument (embedded) software as well.

Additional software is available from the LI-8100A software downloads page.

Frequently Asked Questions

All Documents

Summary

8100-908 Long-Term Chamber Thermistor Upgrade and Replacement Instructions

Installation guide for the 8100-908 long-term chamber thermistor.

install guide

Vane Pump Replacement Instructions

Instructions for replacing the rotary vane pump (p/n 8100-929) in the LI-8100 Analyzer Control Unit.

install guide

Source, Detector, and Optical Path Replacement Instructions

Instructions for replacing the source, detector, and optical path in the LI-800, LI-820, LI-840, and LI-8100A gas analyzers.

install guide
Installing a network adapter to enable communication with LI-COR Trace Gas Analyzers. Describes how to install a network adapter inside the original LI-8100 to enable network communication. this procedure makes it possible to connect a LI-COR Trace Gas Analyzer to the original LI-8100 system install guide

Configuring PDAs for use with the LI-8100A

Instructions for using an HP PDA with the LI-8100 Automated Soil CO2 Flux System.

manual

Configuring the Palm LifeDrive for use with the LI-8100

Instructions for using the Palm LifeDrive PDA with the LI-8100 Automated Soil CO2 Flux System.

manual

Configuring the Palm Tungsten C for use with the LI-8100

Instruction manual for using the Palm Tungsten C PDA with the LI-8100 Automated Soil CO2 Flux System.

manual

Configuring the Palm TX for use with the LI-8100

Instruction manual for using the Palm TX PDA with the LI-8100 Automated Soil CO2 Flux System.

manual

Soil Moisture Probe Converter Spreadsheet

Spreadsheet to convert soil moisture probe output to volumetric water content values.

tech tip

Using a Serial-to-USB Adapter with the LI-8100

This document describes how to use a USB-to-Serial adapter to connect the LI-8100 to a computer that does not have a serial port.

tech tip

Instructions for using the CalAdjust application

Instructions for using the CalAdjust application in older LI-820s, LI-840s, and LI-8100s. Not for new LI-820s, LI-840As, or LI-8100As.

technical note

Request Service and Recalibration

To request factory service or recalibration for a LI-COR instrument: Request Factory Service or Recalibration

Service will be performed at our US office in Lincoln, NE USA, European office (LI-COR Biosciences - GmbH), or by a distributor. To locate your country and designated point of contact click here.

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