How to use Monnit's Industrial (water, dust and weather proof) sensors.
Monnit's industrial wireless sensors are robust and weatherproof, perfect for use outdoors or in industrial applications. Since these wireless sensors are weather sealed, we thought we would provide this little tech tip, to help you understand how to use our industrial sensors.
In order for the sensor to function properly, you will need to attach the included antenna. Simply screw the antenna onto the barrel connector on the top of the device. Make sure to snug the antenna connection, but do not over tighten. When placing the sensor, make sure to mount the sensor with the antenna oriented straight up (vertical) to ensure the best wireless radio signal.
Since the electronics are sealed within the sensor housing, we have added an "On/Off" switch to the unit for your convenience. If you are not using the sensor, simply leave the button in the off position to preserve battery life. If the sensor needs to be reset for any reason, you can simply cycle the power by turning the switch to the "Off" position and waiting 30 seconds before powering back on.
The industrial sensors come with a single, long-life 3.6 Volt Lithium Battery. The battery is industrial grade and can handle the operating temperature range of the sensors main circuit board (-40° C to 85° C). In order to change the battery, simply remove the 4 screws from the top section of the sensor. Remove the sensor enclosure lid, taking care not to dislodge or tear the lid seal. Remove and replace the battery with a single 3.6 Volt AA battery.
Note: The replacement battery is not a standard AA battery (which are rated at 1.5 Volt). Make sure to replace the battery with a single 3.6 Volt AA. (Part# Tadiran TL-2100).