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Set Up Guide

Setting up your sensor. 

 

 

If you have received a sensor from us and have not already been invited to Waterwatch Live, please let us know and we will sort that out for you. 

To set up your sensor, watch the video and follow the instructions below.

If you require assistance or support at any stage of the installation process, please don't hesitate to contact us.

(03) 477-2779
021-539-233
info@waterwatch.io

Select the appropriate sensor below. 

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T35 Installation

Items you'll need:

1. Magnet wand (supplied) 
Youll notice your sensor has no buttons or switches. This is to keep it robust and watertight. So to activate your sensor you'll use the magnet wand included in the box. 

2. 50mm hole saw (can be up to 60mm)
To give your sensor a clear view of the water in your tank, you'll need to use a 50mm hole saw. This is a standard size available from your local hardware store. Please continue to the sensor placement guide before drilling any holes. 

3. Tape measure
As part of the installation, you'll need to measure the current water depth in your tank and the maximum depth. 

4. M4 screws (supplied)

5. Waterwatch app
Download the Waterwatch app from the app store or google play.

Step 1: Locate the mounting position

Find a suitable place to mount your sensor on top of the tank. Select a flat section at least 150mm above the highest water level. Common mounting locations are on the inspection lid or the centre of the tank.

Step 2: Fix the sensor to the tank

It's time to go ahead and drill a 50mm hole to mount the sensor over. Once the hole is made, centre the sensor over the hole and fix it in place with the provided screws.

Now the sensor is in place, we'll configure it to work with your tank.

Step 3: Take measurements 

Two measurements are required so we can configure the device to your particular tank. Take the following two measurements and send them through to us so we can set this up for you. You will also need to include the test measurement from step 6.

1. Current water depth
Using a tape measure, record the current depth of water in your tank.

2. Maximum water depth
Using a tape measure, record the maximum depth of water, or full level of your tank. This is commonly the distance between the overflow outlet and the bottom of your tank. 

Step 4: Activate the Sensor

Use the provided magnet wand to activate the sensor by swiping it down the right hand side.

You will have approximately 20 seconds to connect to your phone so have the app loaded and ready to go. 

Step 5: Connect to your smartphone

Open the Waterwatch app and press 'search for sensors' within 20 seconds of activating (swiping) the sensor.

This should automatically connect and take you to the Waterwatch app homepage.

Step 6: Test measurements

Once the homepage opens, it will generate a measurement to the water surface from the sensor.

If this measurement looks to be incorrect, press 'Refresh'.

Record this measurement and send it to us with your water depth and maximum depth measurements from step 3. 

Step 7: Setting the schedule

The built in battery in the T35 can last up to 10 years depending on how often you need updates on your tank levels.

Select 'Edit' on the schedule tab to get started.

For 4 years battery life, choose 15 minutes as the measurement interval and 360 minutes for the transmit interval. This means the sensor will measure water levels every 15 minutes and report data every 6 hours. If an alarm threshold is reached, a notification will be sent out immediately. 

For 10 years battery life, choose 30 minutes as the measurement interval and 720 minutes for the transmit interval. Again, if an alarm threshold is reached, a notification will be sent out immediately.

If you need more frequent updates, you can change the transmit interval to as low as 2 hours, but this will reduce the battery life. 

Step 8: Alarms

If you need a low level alarm for your sensor, advise us what level or percentage you would like this set at (e.g. 15% full) and we can provide further information and instructions. 

info@waterwatch.io
(03) 477-2779
021-539-233

You're Finished!

Hopefully, now you have successfully installed your sensor.

Please don't forget to get in touch with your three measurements and we will finalise the set up of your Waterwatch T35.

 
 

LS1 Installation

Items you'll need:
 

1. Magnet wand (supplied) 
Youll notice your sensor has no buttons or switches. This is to keep it robust and watertight. So to activate your sensor you'll use the magnet wand included in the box. 

2. Fastening Tools
To attach the LS1 in its final location, you will need screws and a screwdriver. We recommend using M4 screws.

3. Waterwatch app
Download the Waterwatch app from the app store or google play.

Step 1: Positioning your sensor

 

For the best results, choose a spot to install your sensor that is free from measurement interferences including:

  • Overhanging plants or grasses

  • Areas where there may be large rocks or bulky items that could interfere with measurements if the water level is low

  • Areas of whitewater and whirlpools – normal water movement and ripples are fine


Height of the sensor:

 

The minimum distance from the sensor to the highest estimated water level must be no less than 300mm (0.3m)

 

The maximum measurable distance from the sensor to the lowest selected water level is no more than 5 meters.

Step 2: Installing your sensor
 

It’s time to go ahead and fix your LS1 in place.
 

The sensor must be positioned at 90 degrees with the cone horizontal to the water surface. If fixing it to an existing structure ensure that it is firm and will not move. We recommend using 4 M4 self tapping screws.
 

For improved signal strength, keep the area above the mounting tabs clear of any metal.

Step 3: Activate the sensor 
 

Use the provided magnet wand to activate the sensor by swiping it down the right hand side.


You will have approximately 20 seconds to connect to your phone so have the app loaded and ready to go.

Step 4: Connect to your Smartphone


Open the Waterwatch app and press ‘search for sensors’ within 20 seconds of activating (swiping) the sensor.
 

This should automatically connect and take you to the Waterwatch app homepage.

Step 5: Test measurements

Once the homepage opens, it will generate a measurement to the water surface from the sensor.
 

If this measurement looks to be incorrect, press ‘Refresh’.

Step 6: Setting the offset

Click on the configure button on the right side of the sensors information page.
 

In the display settings group, switch offset enabled to yes.
 

Fill in the offset input field, the unit is indicated between the brackets next to offset; the value should be the distance between the sensor and the 0 water level (0 water level could be the bottom of a water container, the Mean Sea Level, etc.)
 

Click the Update button to confirm
 

For more information on the offset, click here

Step 7: Setting the schedule

The built in battery in the LS1 can last up to 10 years depending on how often you need updates on your water levels.

Select 'Edit' on the schedule tab to get started.

For 4 years battery life, choose 15 minutes as the measurement interval and 360 minutes for the transmit interval. This means the sensor will measure water levels every 15 minutes and report data every 6 hours. If an alarm threshold is reached, a notification will be sent out immediately. 

For 10 years battery life, choose 30 minutes as the measurement interval and 720 minutes for the transmit interval. Again, if an alarm threshold is reached, a notification will be sent out immediately.

If you need more frequent updates, you can change the transmit interval to as low as 2 hours, but this will reduce the battery life. 

Step 8: Alarms
 

If you need a high and low level alarm for your sensor, advise us what distance you would like these set at and we can provide further information and instructions.
 

info@waterwatch.io
(03) 477-2779
021-539-233

 

 

 

You're Finished!

Hopefully, now you have successfully installed your sensor.

What does the sensor's detection pattern look like?
 

In general, the ultrasonic level sensor can detect any object within a cylinder shaped column of 60cm diameter under the sensor. This column extends from 30cm below the sensor to 500cm.

An image of this pattern is shown below on the left. 

The image on the right shows detection of an object that is introduced to the beam pattern. In such a case the sensor will no longer detect the water level. Instead, it will give the level of the object.

LS1-P Installation

Items you'll need:

1. Magnet wand (supplied) 
Youll notice your sensor has no buttons or switches. This is to keep it robust and watertight. So to activate your sensor you'll use the magnet wand included in the box. 

2. Tape measure
As part of the installation, you'll need to measure the current water depth. 

3. Waterwatch app
Download the Waterwatch app from the app store or google play.

Installing your sensor

 

It’s time to go ahead and fix your sensor in place.
 
The sensor must be positioned vertically so the antenna (at the top of the device) is facing the sky. If fixing it to an existing structure ensure that it is firm and will not move. We recommend using 4 M4 self tapping screws.
 
For improved signal strength, keep the area above the mounting tabs clear of any metal.

Activate the Sensor

Use the provided magnet wand to activate the sensor by swiping it down the right hand side.

You will have approximately 20 seconds to connect to your phone so have the app loaded and ready to go. 

Connect to your smartphone

Open the Waterwatch app and press 'search for sensors' within 20 seconds of activating (swiping) the sensor.

This should automatically connect and take you to the Waterwatch app homepage.

Test measurements

Once the homepage opens, it will generate a measurement to the water surface from the sensor.

If this measurement looks to be incorrect, press 'Refresh'. 

Setting the schedule

The built in battery in the LS1-P can last up to 10 years depending on how often you need updates on your tank levels.

Select 'Edit' on the schedule tab to get started.

For 4 years battery life, choose 15 minutes as the measurement interval and 360 minutes for the transmit interval. This means the sensor will measure water levels every 15 minutes and report data every 6 hours. If an alarm threshold is reached, a notification will be sent out immediately. 

For 10 years battery life, choose 30 minutes as the measurement interval and 720 minutes for the transmit interval. Again, if an alarm threshold is reached, a notification will be sent out immediately.

If you need more frequent updates, you can change the transmit interval to as low as 2 hours, but this will reduce the battery life. 

Alarms

If you need a high or low level alarm for your sensor, advise us what level you would like this set at and we can provide further information and instructions. 

info@waterwatch.io
(03) 477-2779
021-539-233