Absolute Automation Knowledgebase » Water Alarms
Cut off the adaptor on the end of the cable (Image 1). Strip the ends to expose a small length of wire (Image 1). Insert the bared leads into the power supply terminals making sure the ‘+’ wire with the ribbing connects to the positive terminal on the far left and the smooth ‘-‘ wire [...]
Yes it does. After the alarm has been acknowledged, that same alarm will not trigger another dial out. However if the alarm condition is removed (I.e. water drained away, or the temperature rises back above the alarm point) than it the dialer will alarm again if an alarm condition occurs again.
The Uncle Albert can use an unlimited number of wireless sensors.
The WaterBug units relays are in “alarm” states until powered is applied to them. So with this in mind the NO relay will read as closed and the NC relay will read as open until power is applied. This helps ensure that should the WaterBug lose power it will trigger an alarm.
The placement of the sensors is really at the customers discretion. In a perfect world there would be a sensor everywhere water could be leaking but that may not be practical. The actual sensors should be placed slightly off the floor in most situations so that a damp floor or condensation does not cause a [...]
This is a very common question, basically you should put water sensors ANYWHERE you are concerned about water damage occurring. Either from leaking pipes, burst pipes or even from outside water flooding in. Most home owners place sensors in their bathrooms, kitchens, utility rooms and laundry rooms. These are all areas of a typical home [...]
The water sensors can become sensitive to false alarming with dust, condensation etc. building up on the sensors over time. A very simple and effective method some customers have used to eliminate this problem is to simple cut the sensor off use the two bare wires alone as the sensor “prongs”. If water touches across [...]
No, the Water Hound sensors from WaterCop are designed to operate on battery power ONLY if there are batteries inserted. So the AC Adapter will only power the units if the batteries are dead.
Do any of the Flood stop models provide for power backup? It appears that either the batteries are inserted OR AC power is available, not both.
Fluids that can be detected Municipal and well water Sea water Copper sulfate solution Weak acid Weak base Household ammonia Water & glycol mixture Wet soil Coffee Fluids that can not be detected Pure (distilled) water Gasoline Oil Brake fluid Alcohol Ethylene glycol Paraffin Dry soil Whiskey Anything Non-Conductive