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ALTA Wireless Temperature Sensor - AA Battery Powered

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Frequency
900 MHz
Part#
MNS2-9-W2-TS-ST
Temperature Profile
Lead Length
Certification
Power
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ALTA wireless temperature sensors use a thermistor to accurately measure temperatures. These sensors are perfect for monitoring ambient temperatures around the sensors physical location. User customization allows you to set the frequency of readings and the ability to set thresholds for alerts via SMS text and/or email.

NIST certified product is available on leaded temperature sensors (select a lead length in order to see available certifications).

Resellers and OEMs call 1-877-561-4555 to order.

Customers looking for a reseller or more information call 1-801-561-5555.

Product Description

ALTA wireless temperature sensors use a thermistor to accurately measure temperatures. These sensors are perfect for monitoring ambient temperatures around the sensors physical location. User customization allows you to set the frequency of readings and the ability to set thresholds for alerts via SMS text and/or email.

NIST certified product is available on leaded temperature sensors (select a lead length in order to see available certifications).

ALTA - Leading Enterprise Grade "Internet of Things" Solutions

ALTA sensors offer 3 to 4 times the range of standard sensor platforms, extending non-line-of-sight reach to an exceptional 1,000+ 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.

  • Coin cell sensors typically last 3+ years.
  • AA and Industrial sensors typically last up to 10+ years.
ALTA products employ Monnit's new Encrypt-RF™ Security (256-bit Diffie Hellman key exchange and AES-128 CBC encryption for all sensor data messages), so security is maintained at all communication points from sensor to gateway, gateway to software, then back again.

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.

The standard version of this sensor is powered by two replaceable 1.5 V AA sized batteries (included with purchase). This sensor is also available with a line power option. The line powered version of this sensor has a barrel power connector allowing it to be powered by a standard 3.0 - 3.8 V power supply (Included with Line Power option upgrade). The line powered version also uses two standard 1.5 V AA batteries as backup for uninterrupted operation in the event of line power outage.

Power options must be selected at time of purchase, as the internal hardware of the sensor must be changed to support the selected power requirements.


Notes: 

If ordering NIST certified temperature sensors orders may take up to 6 weeks to ship.


Product Features

  • Accurate to +/- 1°C (1.8°F).
  • Available with an external temperature probe.

What does this wireless sensor's data look like in software?

Temperature sensor data view in software

What's in the box?

  • Wireless Sensor
  • Mounting Hardware
  • 2 x AA Batteries
 

Thermistor Specifications

Sensing Element Thermistor
Thermistor Operating Range -40°C to 125°C
Accuracy @ 25°C +/- 1%
B-Constant (25°C – 50°C) 3380 ± 1%
Permissive Operating Current @ 25°C 0.38 mA
Rated Electric Power @ 25°C 15 mW
Dissipation Constant @ 25°C 1.5mW/°C
Time Constant @ 25°C 7 sec
Resistance @ 25°C 10K ± 1%
 

ALTA AA Specifications

Battery Type 2 Replaceable AA 1.5 V Batteries
Dimension 4.375 in x 2.470 in x 1.12 in
Supply Voltage 2.0 - 3.8 V (2 x AA 1.5V Batteries or Optional Power Supply)
Battery Life At 1 hour heartbeat setting, included AA batteries will typically last 6-8 Years. **
Max Operating Temperature Using AA Alkaline -18°C to 55°C (0°F to 130°F)
Max Operating Temperature Using AA Lithium -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F)
Optimal Battery Operating Temperature +10°C to +50°C (+50°F to +122°F)
Enclosure Material ABS
 

ALTA 900 MHz Specifications

Operating Frequency 900 MHz Operating Frequency
Device Range Up to 1,000 ft. non-line-of-sight, wireless device range*
Security Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange + AES-128 CBC
Certifications Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. (FCC ID: ZTL-G2SC1)
Complies with Industry Canada standards. (IC: 9794A-G2SC1)

  * Actual range may vary depending on environment.
** Battery life is determined by sensor reporting frequency and other variables.


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Suggested Application Uses for This Sensor

  • Warehouse temperature monitoring to avoid frozen fire suppression systems
  • Monitor vacant commercial property temperatures to avoid frozen pipes
  • Summer/winter (vacation) property monitoring for frozen pipes or excessive heat
  • HVAC system monitoring to detect failures or heating / cooling issues
  • Monitor temperature of K9 units (dog collar's and kennel)
  • Art gallery temperature monitoring
  • Heat remediation of bed bugs (extermination)
  • Freezer and cooler temperature monitoring to detect failure and prevent food spoilage
  • Server room temperature monitoring
  • Cadaver storage cooler temperature monitoring
  • Greenhouse temperature monitoring


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