Product description: BleBox rainSensor - WiFi rain sensor
The BleBox rainSensor rain sensor is equipped with a WiFi wireless communication system (µWiFi), which allows you to send notifications to mobile devices about rain or send information to other automation devices. The BleBox sensor is supplied with 12 V or 24 V from the power supply, BleBox wind & rainSensor module or other controller. rainSensor is equipped with 3 wires, of which the yellow / green wire is an open-drain output, which works like relay contacts. In case of rain, the output pin is shorted to common ground.
Main features of BleBox rainSensor
- Detects the start and end of precipitation
- Remote access and a graph of measurement data history allow you to check whether it was raining and when the last rainfall occurred
- The ability to set a notification on a mobile device about rain
- The connection with other automation controllers allows e.g. to close the roof windows by sending information to the BleBox shutterBox or to turn off the need to water the garden with the BleBox switchBoxDC controller.
- An additional logic output allows the sensor to be connected to other automation systems
- Compact size and functional housing with IP55 tightness class allow for installation in a convenient place, both with screws and mounting tape
History and notifications in wBox
A dedicated application for mobile devices - wBox allows you to read an interactive graph and the annual history of measurements. This allows you to check when the last rain occurred, and with remote access you can check if it is currently raining. Data can also be exported to a file. In the application, it is also possible to send a notification about the beginning of rain, you will always have time to hide the laundry or secure sensitive belongings.
Automation with BleBox rainSensor
The rainSensor sensor after detecting rainfall can wirelessly send an order to 30 other BleBox devices. In conjunction with the BleBox shutterBox driver, it allows you to automatically close the windows or use switchBoxDC to turn off the solenoid valves so as not to water the garden during rain. In addition, the sensor is equipped with a wired logic output that allows you to connect rainSensor with other building automation elements that do not have WiFi wireless connectivity.
BleBox rainSensor connection diagram
Before starting the installation of the device, remember to disconnect the power supply in the circuit by turning off the appropriate fuse or by removing the power cord from the socket. The controller should be installed in a place protected against accidental damage. The sensor is equipped with three wires.
- Black / white - ground
- Red / brown - supply voltage 12 V / 24 V
- Yellow / green - open-drain logic output
|BleBox rainSensor specification|
|Supply voltage||12V or 24V|
|Energy consumption||up to 1 W (stand-by), up to 1.5 W (with heating)|
|Number of control outputs||1|
|Type of outputs||open-drain, ground control|
|Maximum load||6 W.|
|Type of measurement||rainfall detection (start and end)|
|Sensor heating||automatic, energy saving function|
|Case||made of plastic, flooded with a polyurethane composition containing no halogen, self-extinguishing thermal class B (130 ° C)|
|Cable type and length||LIYY 3x0.25 mm 2.1 m|
|Level of security||IP55|
|Security||reverse polarity, ESD|
|Mounting method||holes in the mounting bracket or a self-adhesive element (tape), mounting bracket adapted to rotate the direction of the cable exit, horizontal installation in a place exposed to rain|
|Working temperature||-20 ° C to 50 ° C|
|Ambient temperature in the measuring range||from 0 ° C to 50 ° C|
|Transmission standard||µWiFi, compatible with WiFi 802.11g|
|Communication mode||direct WiFi connection (Access Point), WiFi connection (router), connection from anywhere in the world (Internet)|
|Transmission frequency||2.4 GHz|
|Compatible devices||Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, iPad Mini, Android, computers supporting HTML5|
|Encryption||WPA2-PSK and Authenticated Encryption (AEAD)|
|Dimensions||50 x 35 x 16 mm|