Installing Water Detector Range Extenders

This guide shows how to install the Water Detector Range Extender accessory to ensure a correct and protected installation on surfaces like floors or walls and to improve the wireless range of the Water sensor, in environments with frequent occurrences of water and where it needs to dry up quickly after being flooded.

 A PDF copy of the abbreviated installation manual in download format is available here.

  1. What you need
  2. Planning the installation
  3. Activation
  4. Mounting options

What you need

To ensure a robust installation, you should have the following components:

In addition to the items listed above, it is advisable to have the following on hand:

  • a laptop or a smartphone running the DT Studio web application If your company does not have a DT Studio organization, get started at
  • we also recommend having one or more online Cloud Connectors (gateways) close by to enable forwarding sensor data to the DT Cloud and to check the connectivity of the sensor once it is installed. Please refer to our guide for detailed instructions on how to properly install our Cloud Connectors.

Water Detector Textile Addon

Use the Water Detector Textile Addon with the Water Detector Range Extender if tiny amounts of water need to be detected in areas where water usually never should be present.

Planning the installation

Before proceeding with the installation, it's essential to clarify your measurement objectives and evaluate range requirements. For more information, please visit Installation planning.


Before inserting the sensor into the Water Detector Range Extender, make sure to Claim the sensors in Studio by scanning the QR code found on the sensor packaging. If only a few sensors are needed, they can also be claimed individually in Studio. The sensor is now available in Studio and you can give it a name, a description, a label, etc. Ensure that you also configure both the Heartbeat Interval and the Sampling Rate for all the Water sensors in Studio.

Mounting options

To guarantee a correct installation, adhere to the following steps:

  1. Peel the protective film from the back of the sensor.
  2. Make sure the dot on the sensor is aligned with the dot on the range extender.
  3. Attach the sensor to the range extender.
  4. Peel the protective film from the back of the range extender and install it on a clean surface.
  5. If Water Detector Textile Addon is being used as an addition:
  • Align the textile with the plastic clip, as shown in the illustration below.
  • Press the clip and textile on the range extender together.
  • Peel the protective film from the back of the range extender.