ALTA Industrial wireless voltage meters are capable of measuring the voltage off another device, battery, or sensor. This sensor is capable of measuring voltage up to 5 VDC by connecting the leads on the sensor to the positive and ground terminals of the device being measured.
Examples of interfacing devices include, but are not limited to: Strain Gauge, Pressure Transducer, RTD, Thermistor, or Thermocouple, Piezo Electric sensors, Photoresistor, Industrial Accelerometer, any kind of variable resistor, any kind of sensor that outputs a voltage, etc. If the device being measured is passive, the user must supply their own excitation voltage, as the Monnit sensor is really just a “voltage observer”. Cannot be used for AC voltage measurement.
ALTA sensors offer 3 to 4 times the range of standard sensor platforms, extending non-line-of-sight reach to an exceptional 1,200+ feet through walls (12-14 walls typical). Using Frequency-hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) also allows ALTA sensors to have better interference immunity from other wireless devices.
Superior power management provides ALTA sensors with almost twice the battery life of Monnit’s standard wireless sensors.
Integrated on-board data storage allows ALTA sensors to store data messages if communication to a wireless gateway is disrupted (power outage, Internet outage, or out of range). Messages that can’t be delivered will be time-stamped and stored in memory (up to the last 512 messages) until communication with the gateway is restored, at which point the messages will all be transmitted.
Over-the-air updates allow ALTA products to be updated remotely if new fixes or features become available.
Monnit ALTA Industrial Sensors come in an IP65, NEMA 4X, CE rated, sealed, and weatherproof enclosure. They are powered by a single, replaceable, Industrial grade 3.6 V battery (included).
An optional solar powered version is also available. The solar powered version includes a Lithium Iron Phosphate rechargeable battery in conjunction with a solar power cell to keep the battery charged and at optimal capacity. If there is no light present at the solar cell, the battery alone could continue to power the sensor for up to 8-10 years.
WARNING: Use caution when interfacing to the Monnit Wireless Voltage Meter.Negative voltages, any kind of AC Voltages, or DC Voltage exceeding 10V WILL DAMAGE the electronics of the Monnit Wireless Sensor. Monnit is not responsible for troubleshooting, replacing or reimbursing damages incurred by disregarding this warning.
* Actual range may vary depending on environment.
** Battery life is determined by sensor reporting frequency and other variables.
Voltage Meter Specifications
|Voltage Range||0 – 5 Volts DC|
|Accuracy||+/- 3.0% FS|
|User Calibrated Accuracy||+/- 0.5% FS|
|Open Circuit Voltage||~0.00 Volts|
|Maximum Rated Input Voltage||10 Volts|
|Lead Wire Length||2 Wires, 1 ft. ( 12 in.), Red (+), Black (-), 18 AWG (Custom lengths available upon request)|
|Security||Encrypt-RF® (256-bit key exchange and AES-128 CTR)|
ALTA Industrial Specifications
|Supply Voltage||2.0 - 3.8 VDC|
|Battery Type||Replaceable 3.6V, 1800mAH (single AA sized)|
|Battery Life||Up to 10 Year Battery Life.**|
|Max Operating Temperature||-40° to 85°C (-40° to 185°F)|
|Optimal Battery Operating Temperature||+10°C to +50°C (+50°F to +122°F)|
|Solar Power Option||3.0 VDC Solar Panel
600 mAH Rechargeable Battery (>2000 Charge Cycles - 80% of Initial Capacity)
Charging Temperature Range: 0° to 45°C (32° to 113°F)
Max Temperature Range: -20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)
|Enclosure Material||IP65, NEMA 4X, CE rated, sealed, weatherproof enclosure|
|UL Rating||UL Listed to UL508-4x specifications (File E194432)|
|Dimension||3.7 in x 2.32 in x 1.38 in|
ALTA 900 MHz Specifications
|Operating Frequency||900 MHz Operating Frequency|
|Certifications||Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. (FCC ID: ZTL-G2SC1)
Complies with Industry Canada standards. (IC: 9794A-G2SC1)
|Device Range||Device Range Up to 1,200 ft. non-line-of-sight, wireless device range*|
|Security||Encrypt-RF® (Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange + AES-128 CBC)|