Install Sensors

Before installing sensors we advise that you first install Cloud Connectors

  1. Prepare the sensor you want to install
  2. Find the sensor in Studio
  3. Check connection at the installation point
  4. Place the sensor
  5. Name the sensor

Find your sensors in Studio

  • Go to Studio
  • Navigate to the project you are currently installing
  • Go to Sensors & Connectors in the project
  • Press Identify Sensor within DT Studio
  • Press the physical sensor

 

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This will bring up the details view of the sensor that has just been pressed. Confirm that the signal strength is good.

If you are not able to identify your sensor or the reported signal strength is weak, go to troubleshooting.

Check connection at the installation point

  • Bring your sensor to the installation point
  • Mount the sensor with the non-permanent adhesive included in your kit
  • Verify the range by pressing the sensor and seeing a response in DT Studio

 

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If the sensor does not report at the installation point (no signal icon) or the sensor reports in boost mode (boost icon), we recommend installing an additional Cloud Connector or use sensor accessories with range extenders to ensure coverage.

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Place sensor

Peel and stick to the surface

The sensors are equipped with a strong adhesive for permanent installation. When the final location is verified, make sure the surface is clean and dust-free. Peel the protective film from the backside of the sensor and place it. Firm application pressure helps develop better adhesive contact and improves bond strength. For further adhesion, a drop of super glue can be used in the center area of the backside of the sensor. This area does not have tape to assure the glue fasten the sensor backside to the surface material.

For more advice on mounting sensors on different materials, please visit Mounting DT Wireless Sensors.

Considerations when placing sensors on metal

If a sensor is placed directly on a metal surface the wireless range will be severely affected, therefore some caution is needed for such placements. In cases where there is a considerable distance between the Sensor and Cloud Connector, we recommend not to place sensors directly on metal.

If the installation requires the sensor to measure the temperature of the metal and achieve maximum radio range, then use the Surface Range Extender.

If the installation requires the sensor to measure the air temperature in a metallic environment and achieve maximum range, then use the Ambient Range Extender.

Placement advice for the different sensor types

Temperature sensor

Due to the small size and a robust build, the Wireless Temperature Sensor and EN 12830 Temperature tracking Sensor sensor can be placed practically anywhere you wish to measure temperature.

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Avoid heat sources when measuring room temperature

Avoid surfaces with direct sunlight or heated surfaces if you want an accurate representation of room temperature.

Also, note that the thin double-sided tape on the back of the sensor will attach the sensor close to the mounting surface with a relatively low thermal resistance. This means that for installations on surfaces with high thermal capacity (e.g. a concrete wall), temperature measurements will not be representative of the air temperature. For mounting options with increased thermal resistance, please visit Mounting DT Wireless Sensors.

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Touch sensor

Place the sensor so it is easily accessible at a sensible height, depending on use.

 

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Avoid placing the sensors where it can be covered by books, paper or other objects.

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References

Name the sensor

We highly recommend naming the sensors when placed. The naming of sensors is done in Studio by editing the field Sensor name.