This tech-tip is meant to give to give some suggestions for installing wireless water rope sensors for for your application. For product documentation and additional help visit www.monnit.com/support.
Before Mounting Your Sensor
Prior to mounting your sensor, add the sensor to your iMonnit account. Sensors must be registered to a gateway in order to be operable. Registering your sensor(s) and Gateway(s) is easier than ever before with iMonnit mobile. You can just scan a QR code and have your ID and Security code entered automatically.
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.
Placing and Mounting the Sensor
Monnit wireless water rope sensor detects conductive liquids anywhere along the length of the detection rope. To secure the rope in place We recommend using any standard plastic U-clip with an adhesive base as shown in the diagram below. You can find these types of clips at your local hardware store. When installing or handling your rope sensor, please be sure to handle the rope portion of the sensor with care, avoiding any twisting, excessive bending or putting stress on the rope, as the internal sensing wires are very delicate and can become damaged quite easily.
[Illustration of rope through u-clips]
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.
Configure the Sensor Settings in Software
To edit a sensor’s operation settings, click on the sensor overview row to display the details view. Choose 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, https://www.monnit.com/support/setup/getting-started---events