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HOBO Remote Flow Meter Monitoring Station

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The new HOBO Remote Flow Meter Monitoring Station is an easy to deploy, low-cost cellular solution, allowing you to reliably monitor and alarm your remote water flow meter.
Part Number: RX2102, S-UCD-M006
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$1,547.00 ex GST
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Description

The HOBO Remote Flow Meter Station is an easy-to-deploy, low-cost cellular monitoring solution. The web-enabled HOBO® MicroRX station, together with the Contact Closure Pulse Input Adapter offers long-term, reliable monitoring of your water flow meter. Configurable station-side alarms provide immediate notification of critical conditions, allowing you to easily adhere to water usage regulations, and Onset’s cloud-based HOBOlink® platform makes it easy to view, access, and share your data.

Key Advantages:

  • Integrated solar panel for easy long term deployment
  • Remote access to data and current conditions with a customizable dashboard for analysis
  • Alarm notifications via text/email when conditions reach user-set thresholds 
  • Inputs for five plug-and-play smart sensors (with the option to add up to 10 additional sensors)
  • Real-time monitoring with up to 10-minute connection rates via 4G cellular

Powerful Access to your Data in Real Time

HOBOlink, Onset's cloud based software platform, allows you to access your data anywhere on your mobile device or desktop. Customizable dashboards and easily-configurable alarms make your field data more accessible and meaningful. HOBOlink can send an email or a text/SMS message to your phone when conditions exceed set thresholds.

What measurements does this data logger support?

The RX2102 data logger has a wide variety of optional sensors available and can support the following measurements:

Absolute Pressure, 4-20mA, AC Current, AC Voltage, Amp Hour (Ah), Barometric Pressure, DC Voltage, Evapotranspiration, Kilowatt Hours (kWh), Leaf Wetness, Light Intensity, PAR, Power Factor (PF), Pulse Input, Rainfall, Relative Humidity, Soil Moisture, Temperature, Volt-Amp Reactive hour, Volt-Amps (VA), Water Level, Watt Hours (Wh), Watts (W) and Wind

What's in the box?

  • HOBO RX2102 MicroRX Station (including sim card/data plan)
  • Grease packet
  • Cable ties
  • Screws and washers
  • Battery pack 
  • S-UCD-M006 - Contact Closure Pulse Input Adapter

To see the full specifications for these products, please see our product manual


 

MicroRX

Operating Range

RX2101 and RX2103: -40° to 60°C (-40° to 140°F)
RX2102 and RX2104: -20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)

Smart Sensor Connectors

5

Smart Sensor Network Cable Length

100 m (328 ft) maximum

Smart Sensor Data Channels

Maximum of 15 (some smart sensors use more than one data channel; see sensor manual for details)

Logging Rate

1 minute to 18 hours

Time Accuracy

±8 seconds per month in 0° to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) range;
±30 seconds per month in -40° to 60°C (-40° to 140°F) range

Battery Type/Power Source

RX2102 and RX2104: Integrated 1.7 watt solar panel and NiMH rechargeable battery pack; optional AC power adapter (P-AC-1) or external solar panel (SOLAR-xW) can be used in place of integrated solar panel
RX2101 and RX2103: 6 AA 1.5 V lithium batteries or AC power adapter (P-AC-1)

Battery Life

RX2102 and RX2104 Battery Life:

Typical 3–5 years when operated in the temperature range -20° to 40°C (-4° to 104°F); operation outside this range will reduce the battery service life.

Maximum connection rates with built-in solar panel, in full sun:

  • 10 minute connections year round for latitudes less than ±40°
  • 10 minute connections through three seasons in other regions, reduced to 30 minute connections in winter

Maximum connection rates with external 5W or 15W solar panels:

  • 10 minute connections year round, in full sun
  • Connection rate with external solar panels may be less if deployed in partial sun

Battery life without solar recharging, with hourly connections and
1 minute logging:

  • RX2102: 3 months
  • RX2104: 2 months

RX2101 and RX2103 Battery Life:

Battery life with daily connections:

  • RX2101: 1 year with 1 minute logging
  • RX2103: 1 year with 2 minute logging

Battery life with hourly connections and 1 minute logging:

  • RX2101: 3 months
  • RX2103: 2 months

Note: Deployments in areas with weak cellular strength could reduce battery life.

Memory

16 MB, 1 million measurements, continuous logging

Alarm Notification Latency

Logging interval plus 2–4 minutes, typical

Enclosure Access

Hinged door secured by two latches with eyelets for use with user-supplied padlocks

LCD

LCD is visible from 0° to 50°C (32° to 122°F); the LCD may react slowly or go blank in temperatures outside this range

Materials

Outer enclosure: Polycarbonate/PBT blend with brass inserts; Interior: Polycarbonate/PBT; Gasket: Silicone foam; Cable channel: Santoprene™ TPE; U-Bolts (not included): Steel with zinc dichromate finish

Dimensions

19.95 x 13.68 x 7.49 cm (7.85 x 5.39 x 2.95 in.)

Weight

678 g (23.9 oz)

Mounting

Optional U-bolts are compatible with masts up to 4.14 cm (1.63 in.) mast diameter; can also be mounted with zip ties or mounted to a flat surface with screws

Environmental Rating

Weatherproof enclosure, NEMA 4X and IP66 (requires proper installation of cable channel system)

Wireless Radio

GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Quad band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS/HSPA+: Seven band 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100 MHz
LTE: Twelve Band 700/800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz

Antenna

4G LTE

ce

The CE Marking identifies this product as complying with all relevant directives in the European Union (EU)

FCC Logo Australia/New Zealand General Compliance mark 

FCC ID QIPPLS62-W, IC ID:7830A-PLS62W


S-UCD-M006

Maximum Input Frequency: 2 Hz (2 pulses per second)

Measurement Range: 0 – 65,533 pulses per logging interval

Resolution: 1 pulse

Lockout time: 327 ms ± 10%

Recommended Input Type: Mechanical contact closure (example: reed switch in a tipping-bucket rain gauge)

Preferred Switch State: Active low input Normally open

Edge Detection: Falling edge, Schmitt Trigger buffer (logic levels: low ≤ 0.6 V, high ≥ 2.7 V)

Minimum Pulse Width: 1 ms

Input/Output Impedance: 100 KΩ

Open Circuit Input Voltage: 3.3 V

Maximum Input Voltage: 3.6 V

User Connection: 24 AWG wires, 2 leads: white(+), black(-)

Operating Temperature Range: -40° to 75°C (-40° to 167°F)

Overall Cable Length: 1 m (3.3 ft.)

Housing: Weatherproof PVC housing protects input adapter electronics

Housing Dimensions: 14 x 0.95 cm (5.5 x 0.375 in.)

Weight: 310 g (11 oz.)

Bits per Sample: 16

Number of Data Channels: 1

Measurement Averaging Option: No (reports the number of pulses over the logging interval)


How the Pulse Recorder Works

A pulse recorder indicates the number of times an event occurred in a given time interval

Pulse Recorder

(models S-UCC-M006 and S-UCD-M006)

The Pulse Recorder records the number of pulses that happen over a period of time. This device groups together or bins the number of pulses according to the time period they occurred in.

Pulse SampleExample:
If you are monitoring traffic through a door, the Pulse Recorder will log the number of times the door was opened during each interval:

1. The door opened 3 times between 9:30: AM and 9:31 AM

2. The door opened once between 9:47 AM and 9:48 AM

3. The door opened twice between 12:32 PM and 12:33 PM

The Pulse Recorder is most useful when you need the ability to collect rapid pulses that are too fast for the Event or State. It offers a more efficient way to collect information from a source which produces pulses at a constant rate. By binning the data without recording a time-stamp, the Pulse Recorder uses less memory than the Event or State.

Example:
Using the data collected in the above example, you can calculate additional data such as:Pulse Sample

1. The door was opened for a sum of 8 times over the full period.
2. The average number of times the door was opened per minute is twice
3. There is more traffic through the door before 10:00 AM than after 12:00 PM

The Pulse Recorder requires a signal of at least 1ms duration and at least 8.33 ms between the leading edge of each pulse to be counted. If these conditions are met, then every pulse will be logged up to 65535 pulses per time interval.

Conversely, a pulse may not be recorded if it is less than 1ms or if more than one pulse occurs within a 8.33 ms period. If the latter happens, further data points may not be recorded until 8.33 ms after the first pulse.

A common application for the Pulse Recorder is to measure the flow rate or total volume of a pipeline. The Pulse Recorder collects pulses generated by a flow meter and uses that information to calculate the number of gallons per minute. The flow meter produces a pulse that is too rapid to be collected by the Event or State, yet can easily be binned by the Pulse Recorder. The important data here is not the exact time when the pulse took place, but rather the number of pulses in a time interval.

Description

The HOBO Remote Flow Meter Station is an easy-to-deploy, low-cost cellular monitoring solution. The web-enabled HOBO® MicroRX station, together with the Contact Closure Pulse Input Adapter offers long-term, reliable monitoring of your water flow meter. Configurable station-side alarms provide immediate notification of critical conditions, allowing you to easily adhere to water usage regulations, and Onset’s cloud-based HOBOlink® platform makes it easy to view, access, and share your data.

Key Advantages:

  • Integrated solar panel for easy long term deployment
  • Remote access to data and current conditions with a customizable dashboard for analysis
  • Alarm notifications via text/email when conditions reach user-set thresholds 
  • Inputs for five plug-and-play smart sensors (with the option to add up to 10 additional sensors)
  • Real-time monitoring with up to 10-minute connection rates via 4G cellular

Powerful Access to your Data in Real Time

HOBOlink, Onset's cloud based software platform, allows you to access your data anywhere on your mobile device or desktop. Customizable dashboards and easily-configurable alarms make your field data more accessible and meaningful. HOBOlink can send an email or a text/SMS message to your phone when conditions exceed set thresholds.

What measurements does this data logger support?

The RX2102 data logger has a wide variety of optional sensors available and can support the following measurements:

Absolute Pressure, 4-20mA, AC Current, AC Voltage, Amp Hour (Ah), Barometric Pressure, DC Voltage, Evapotranspiration, Kilowatt Hours (kWh), Leaf Wetness, Light Intensity, PAR, Power Factor (PF), Pulse Input, Rainfall, Relative Humidity, Soil Moisture, Temperature, Volt-Amp Reactive hour, Volt-Amps (VA), Water Level, Watt Hours (Wh), Watts (W) and Wind

What's in the box?

  • HOBO RX2102 MicroRX Station (including sim card/data plan)
  • Grease packet
  • Cable ties
  • Screws and washers
  • Battery pack 
  • S-UCD-M006 - Contact Closure Pulse Input Adapter