How to install a Monnit Wireless Voltage Sensor
Before Mounting Your Sensor
Prior to mounting your sensor, add the sensor to your iMonnit account. When logged into your iMonnit account, click on “Manage” in the main navigation, then click the “Add Sensor” button. Enter the Sensor ID and Sensor Code from the sensor label, and follow any additional on-screen instructions.
When you are finished adding the sensor to your account, insert the battery. Peel back the black sticker cover of the battery slot and slide the coin cell battery into the sensor as shown in the following illustration. The sensor will power on within 10-20 seconds. Once online, your sensor is ready to be deployed.
Monnit wireless voltage detection sensors connect directly to high voltage power sources. Because it is not isolated, any exposed metal around the wiring and antenna must be treated as "HOT". To prevent the possibility of electric shock, it is recommended to mount sensor, connect wiring, and orient antenna prior to energizing the AC source it will be monitoring.
The following steps will demonstrate the correct way to connect the wireless voltage sensor to the power source you wish to monitor.
When hooking up a wireless voltage sensor please follow these instructions;
The following diagram will help you understand wiring for 120V, 240V and 480V.
Once again, to avoid electircal shock, please remove power from the source you wish to monitor prior to connecting the wireless voltage sensor.
Placing and Mounting the Sensor
Monnit wireless sensors feature mounting flanges and can be attached to most surfaces using the included mounting screws or double-sided tape.
Proper Antenna Orientation for Optimal Operation
To get the best performance out of your Monnit Wireless Sensors, it is important to note proper antenna orientation and sensor positioning. Antennas should all be oriented in the same direction, pointing vertically from the sensor. If the sensor is mounted flat on its back on a horizontal surface, you should bend the antenna as close to the sensor housing as possible giving you the most amount of antenna pointing vertically. You should make the antenna wire as straight as possible, avoiding any kinks and curving of the wire. Sensors must be at least 3 ft. away from other sensors and the wireless gateway to function properly.
Correct Way to Make Sure Voltage Sensor is Connected to the Power Source
If a voltage type sensor is not properly connected to the power source it will appear the sensor isn't working. Please follow this wiring diagram to ensure proper performance and detection:
Configure the Sensor Settings in Software
To edit a sensor’s operation settings, click on the sensor overview row to display the details view. Click on the “Edit” tab to access the sensor configuration panel.
The sensor edit panel allows you to set the primary configurations for the sensor. Mousing over the question mark icon by each setting will provide an explanation of that setting. When you have finished making changes, press the “Save” button at the bottom of this section.
Note: Be sure to click the “Save” button anytime you make a change to any of the sensor parameters. All changes made to the sensor settings will be downloaded to the sensor on the next sensor heartbeat (check-in). Once a change has been made and “Saved,” you will not be able to edit that sensor’s configurations again until the sensor has downloaded the new setting.
For information on setting up sensor notifications view the following knowledgebase article, http://www.monnit.com/support/software/imonnit/creating-sensor-notifications-in-imonnit