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Choose Your Wireless Sensors the Smart Way

Many Sensaphone customers have found that using wireless sensors to monitor a variety of applications can be much more convenient than going through the trouble of running wires to traditional hard wired sensors. However, successfully installing these systems can be tricky if you’re unfamiliar with how they work, so we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks to help your installation and usage of the system go easier.

Using a Sensaphone wireless temperature monitoring system:

The WSG30 is the most popular Sensaphone that incorporates wireless sensor technology, so we’ll use that as our example. The WSG30’s wireless sensors communicate their data back to the device, where it is stored and accessed through a web interface that’s hosted on a local network. By accessing the web interface, users can also set alarms, data log and view in real time the data collected from the sensors.

Before you get started, we recommend the following tips:

  1. Plan! While the WSG30 will communicate with sensors as far away as 300 feet in indoor applications, it’s recommended to centrally locate the device as close to the sensors as possible. Since the WSG30 relies on a network connection to communicate its data, sometimes this means running a network connection to a location that may be closer to the sensors. Alternatively, Sensaphone offers an Ethernet to WiFi adapter, which will allow the WSG30 to forgo a hard network connection if WiFi is available.

  2. Power. While the wireless sensors will run off of batteries, we recommend they be purchased with a power supply and plugged in. In this instance, the batteries are a backup if the main power fails and you won’t need to check and replace batteries as often.

  3. Avoid structures that may interfere with the wireless signal such as thick concrete walls, metal enclosures and steep grades.

  4. Keep ’em clean! All Sensaphone wireless sensors are designed to be placed in clean indoor environments. If you have an application that is in a rugged outdoor environment, we recommend using a hard-wired system. If using a wireless temperature sensor to monitor a refrigerator, a remote temperature sensing probe is available to connect to the sensor so that the electronics of the sensor can be placed in a dry, temperate environment.

If you have any questions regarding Sensaphone’s line of wireless environmental monitoring sensors before purchase, during installation or use, please contact our technical support team.

Many Sensaphone customers have found that using wireless sensors to monitor a variety of applications can be much more convenient than going through the trouble of running wires to traditional hard wired sensors. However, successfully installing these systems can be tricky if you’re unfamiliar with how they work, so we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks to help your installation and usage of the system go easier.

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