Activating the power source makes the field testing kit start to glow and vibrate. It would seem to be working as planned.
According to Chief Engineer Bilgewhizzle, you now have two hours to collect the data you need in the Tanaris desert. If you do not collect it within two hours, all the data will be lost and you will need to buy another power source from him.
Return to him when you have completed the task.
All right then, it will take me just a second to remove the power source. After that, you can do with it whatever you like now without having to worry about losing the data inside.