How to Use the Water Detector

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The Water Detectors can be deployed in numerous ways, depending on the area and type of appliance it is monitoring. All Water sensors work using the same principle – two electrical leads are exposed to the water, and the sensor sends a signal when the leads are connected by the water. The Water Detector has three separate sets of sensors – the Drip Sensor, the Bottom Sensors, and the Remote Sensor Probe. We will look at how to use each of these effectively to monitor for water.  See Figure 1 below:

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Figure 1

Drip Sensor

  • The top of the Water Detector is shaped like a “sink” to direct the smallest amounts of water that drips from above to the Drip Sensor
  • To use the Drip Sensor, place the Water Detector directly underneath drains, pipes, or anything else that might spring a leak
  • The cutout along the straight side of the Water Detector allows the sensor to be placed along a wall, even with quarter-round molding


Bottom Sensors

  • The bottom of the Water Detector has three pairs of metal leads, that each act as separate sensors.
  • To use the bottom sensors, place the Water Detector on a flat surface where you expect water to pool in the event of a leak


Remote Sensor Probe

  • The Remote Sensor Probe has an extremely small form factor to fit underneath appliances and in other tight spaces
  • To use the Remote Sensor Probe, plug the 3.5mm plug into the jack on the Water Detector, and place the Probe where you would like to monitor for water
  • The Probe can be placed on a surface or it can float in a container (e.g. in a sump pump)
  • The Remote Sensor Probe can be used simultaneously with the Bottom Sensors and the Drip Sensor
  • The Water Detector has magnets inside to optionally attach the Water Detector to any magnetic surface while using the Remote Sensor Probe
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  • That’s a great discription of how it works- zero information on how to connect it for use... zero actual information in installation per se.

  • The web site is not very user friendly at all- hope the product works better than this site- no useful information for issues arising while attempting to install products ( very difficult to connect to wifi ) cannot easily find any helpful information to fix problem

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