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MonnitSense Newsletter - November 2015
Featured Product

Wireless Duct Temperature Sensors

Monnit Wireless Duct Temperature Sensors

Monnit wireless duct temperature sensors use an NTC type thermistor with 8 ft. UL listed plenum cable to accurately measure temperatures in duct work, while maintaining a sealed environment. The sensor will measure temperature in the duct work and send data to the iMonnit Online Sensor Monitoring and Notification System. The data is stored in the online system and can be reviewed and exported as a data sheet or graph. User customization allows you to set notifications and alerts from the system so you can know immediately if temperatures are above or below an optimal range. The sensor probe features mounting flanges and can be easily installed for long term use.

Wireless Duct Temperature Sensor Features:

    • Accurate to ± 1° C (± 1.8°F).
    • Increased accuracy by user calibration to ± 0.25° C (± 0.45° F).
    • Probe temp range of -40°C to +150°C (-40°F to +302°F).
    • 8 ft. UL listed plenum cable.
    • Mounting flanges for easy securement
    • FCC and IC certified

Learn More About Monnit Wireless Duct Temperature Sensors »

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What People are Saying

"We are so glad we found your products! The system was easy to install and does exactly what we need. We couldn't be happier! By the way, your support team rocks!"

– Victor K., South Carolina

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Nov. 04, 2015 - Monnit Launches Low-Cost, Wireless Current Meters for Managing Real-Time Power Consumption

Sep. 15, 2015 - Monnit Announces Partnership with Devicify – Connecting Industry Leading Internet of Things Sensors with Leading IoT Management Suite for the Salesforce Platform

Sep. 03, 2015 - Monnit Releases New Industrial Wireless Quad Temperature Sensors

Glimpse of the future
We Listened!

New Wireless AC Current Meters!

New Monnit Wireless Current Meters

Monnit's new Wireless AC Current Meters measure the RMS current of an alternating current (AC) system by using a current transformer that wraps around the "hot" wire of a two wire (hot, common, ground (optional)) power system. The sensor reports Minimum RMS current, maximum RMS current, average RMS current, and amp hours to the iMonnit system. The iMonnit system is capable of generating watt hour or kilowatt hour readings as well.

Features of Monnit Wireless AC Current Meters:

    • Measures amp hours, max RMS current, min RMS current, and
      average RMS current.
    • 0-20 Amp and 0-150 Amp current transducers available.
    • Capable of generating Watt our or Kilowatt Hour readings using iMonnit.
    • Data logging for accumulated amp hour readings.
    • Can notify based on current levels or changes in current levels.
    • Simple and safe installation of current/power measurement hardware,
      no rewiring required.
    • Free and premium online monitoring with alerts via SMS text,
      email or voice call

Learn More About Monnit Wireless Current Meters»

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Glimpse of the future

Monnit USB Pro Coming Soon

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

Monnit's development team is always hard at work developing new wireless sensing products and enhancing our existing products based on customer feedback. We are currently working on development of our new USB Pro Gateway. The USB Pro will have on-board memory, allowing it to continue storing sensor data if online connectivity or software is disrupted, and will automatically send the data when the connection is restored. The USB Pro gateway also has a simplified setup procedure as it uses standard drivers readily available across Windows platforms. Because of the on-board memory, the software does not need to constantly poll the gateway which makes it easier to develop applications for the device, especially embedded applications. If you would like to learn more about the development efforts of our team on these new products or be notified when they become available, please email us at sales@monnit.com.

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Application of the Month

Monitoring Grocery and Food Cold Chain

Using Wireless Sensors to Monitor Grocery and Food Cold Chain

Maintaining an optimal temperature in your grocery coolers and freezers is important. If the temperature falls above or below the optimal range, costly spoilage can occur. From meat or produce display coolers to ice-cream freezers, Monnit wireless sensors continuously and automatically monitor and track temperatures and will alert you in real-time if temperatures go outside a safe zone or if a cooler door is left open.

Monnit provides a low-cost, reliable, wireless monitoring solution that allows you to track conditions and receive alerts for the following types of applications:

Temperature Sensors Monitor temperatures to prevent spoilage.
Open / Closed Sensors Detect if cooler doors are left open.

All Monnit wireless sensors come with free basic online monitoring, allowing you to view sensor information anytime from anywhere. Receive instant notifications via email or SMS text if a set sensor condition is met or exceeded.

Value Priced Solutions with No Recurring Fees!

Protect your food inventory and reduce costs with Monnit remote monitoring solutions!

Learn More About Grocery and Cold Chain Monitoring Solutions »

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Tech Tip of the Month

by The WiSe Guys

WiSe Guys

Using Monnit Wireless Sensors to Remotely Monitor Boiler or HVAC Systems

With the change in seasons we sometimes see fluctuations in our heating or cooling needs. Whether you are located in Florida where they are currently seeing record highs in the 90's or Oregon where the weather is in the mid 10's it is important to keep track of your heating and cooling systems to make sure they are performing as needed. Monnit provides an easy to use remote monitoring solution to track heating and cooling systems for efficiency and preventive maintenance.

To get started, we suggest purchasing a Monnit HVAC Monitoring starter bundle as it will include all the devices needed to remotely monitor one HVAC or boiler system. Bundles can be purchased here. Alternately you can purchase the devices separately if you wish to use a different gateway or coin cell version of some sensors for the indoor portion of the installation.

The devices we recommend are:
    1 - Wireless Gateway
    1 - Industrial Wireless Quad Temperature Sensor
    1 - Industrial Wireless AC Current Meter (150 Amp)
    1 - Wireless Duct Temperature Sensor
    1 - Wireless Temperature Sensor (with Probe)

Boiler System Installation

Before starting any part of this installation process, shut the power off to boiler system. Start by installing a Monnit wireless gateway. The gateway can be located anywhere in the building where it has access to power and a decent cellular signal (for Cellular gateways) or access to an internet router (Ethernet gateways) or PC (USB gateways).

We recommend using a Monnit industrial wireless quad temperature sensor which has 4 independent temperature probes that can monitor and collect temperature readings for key areas of the boiler system. Each temperature probe is labelled 1 through 4.

Start by connecting each of the temperature probes to the pipes feeding the radiators making note of which probe you are connecting to each. Depending on the number of zones you have you may want to add additional sensors if you would like to track them all. Alternately if you have fewer zones, you can also track the radiant return line or ambient temperature near the boiler. When connecting a temperature probe to any of the boiler pipes, we recommend using a zip tie to securely fasten the probe tight against the bare metal pipe. After securing the temperature probe use thermal tape to completely wrap the probe to the pipe to provide a thermal barrier allowing the sensor to get a more accurate reading of the pipe temperatures. We also recommend using a wireless duct temperature sensor or a wireless temperature sensor (with probe) to monitor the outside ambient air.

The Monnit industrial wireless AC current meter (150 Amp) can be used to track the current draw of the boiler pump. The AC current meter uses a clip-on current transformer that should be clamped around the "hot" power wire feeding the boiler pump. Excessive current draw by the pump can signify that the pump is beginning to fail and should be checked and/or serviced.

Overview of Monnit remote monitoring solutions for boiler systems

View instructions for installing Monnit remoter monitoring solutions for HVAC systems here »

For more information on using Monnit wireless sensors, visit the support section of our website.

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