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MonnitSense Newsletter - January 2012
Featured Wireless Sensor

Monnit - 120 VAC
Voltage Detection Sensor

Monnit 120 Volt Detect Sensor

The 120 VAC Analog Voltage Detection Sensor notifies of the presence or absence of electricity on power sources or power supplies of 120 VAC. Not intended for voltages higher than 150 VAC and also not intended for use with DC sources. Perfect for sump pump monitoring. This sensor triggers on the state change from presence to absence and vice versa. The data displayed is either "No Voltage" or "Voltage Detected".

Sensor Features
    • Interfaces with other devices or power
      lines up to 150 VAC.
    • Small size is ideal for embedded applications

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Glimpse of the future
We Listened!

Monnit Industrial Sensors

WIT Industrial Sensors We've had some customers approach us, requesting that we make our RF platform available for industrial use. As a result, Monnit has developed a line of weatherproof wireless sensors using NEMA 1, 2, 4, 4x, 12 and 13 rated enclosures, UL listed to UL508-4x specifications. We have begun shipping units for these initial customer requests, and will be making the new industrial sensors generally available in the next 3-4 weeks.

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Glimpse of the future

Crystal Ball

Let's take a look in our crystal ball to see what the future holds at Monnit?

Monnit's development team will be bringing you a new line of Wi-Fi wireless sensors. The new AA battery-powered WIT-Fi™ sensors operate on the industry standard 802.11 b/g network, making it incredibly easy to implement these sensors via any existing Wi-Fi network infrastructure, where they will transmit their data back to the iMonnit Online Wireless Sensors software. If you would like to learn more or be notified when these new sensors are available, please email us at sales@monnit.com.

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Application of the Month

Prevent Water Damage from Frozen Pipes

Using Temperature Sensors to Prevent Frozen Pipes and Water Sensors to Detect Broken Ones.

As we are in the thick of winter now, we are receiving a lot of calls requesting our wireless temperature and water sensors for use in both commercial and residential properties to help minimize the potential for damage due to frozen water lines.

When water freezes it expands putting pressure on pipes, valves, tubing, and hoses. The result is often costly and very time consuming to fix. In a matter of minutes a one-eighth inch crack can release 250 gallons of water and disrupt your life in ways you never imagined. It is always smart to insulate pipes that are exposed and where possible, turn off water lines and drain pipes that are not in use. However, these precautions are not always feasible and do not always work.

So, how do you ensure that your pipes don't reach freezing temperature and know if there has been a break? We recommend using Monnit's affordable wireless temperature sensors and wireless water sensors to monitor the temperatures around your water pipes to know immediately if there is a broken pipe. There are no wires to worry about, and the setup process is amazingly simple.

Enjoy the winter days without worrying about the potential damage of broken water pipes.

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Tech Tip of the Month

by The WiSe Guys

WiSe Guys

Calibrating Wireless Light Sensors.

The light sensor needs to be calibrated once received. Keep in mind that the light sensor detects if there is light or no light, not light intensity. (For light intensity measurements, please refer to our LUX sensor.)

To calibrate the light sensor, put the sensor in the area where you want to monitor for light presence. Make sure the light level is where you want it in the area because when you calibrate the sensor, it will consider that level as light, and anything less than that level as dark.

1. Login to your iMonnit account with the credentials provided.
2. Select the "Light Presence" sensor from your sensor list.

3. Click on the "Calibrate" tab in the main sensor window.

4. With the sensor online, place it where you want it and set your light level.
5. Select the condition you want to know about from the pull down menu. (Your options are "Aware when light" and "Aware when dark.")
6. Wait for your sensor to check-in again for the settings to take place.

« Read Other Tech Tips from the WiSe Guys

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