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Installation Guide for CHB5000BGWS Monitoring System containing:
*Note: the image above is for illustration purposes only and does NOT include all options available for all variants of the CHB5000Xxx product family.
This document contains installation instructions for the Cermetek CHB5000BGWS, Wireless Monitoring Network containing a GSM RF Cell Radio, Solar Panel, Davis ISS Weather Station and various Sensors. The CHB5000BGWS Wireless Monitoring Network permits monitoring of water pressure, temperature, humidity, peak wind velocity and direction, dew point and precipitation. The CHB5000BGWS is powered by a solar panel via a rechargeable sealed battery.
Additionally, maximum and minimum Alarm Set Point Limits can be established for parameters selected by the user to be used to automatically trigger activities should the monitored parameter(s) violate the user specified Alarm Set Point Limits. An example of usage of this feature would be:
CHB5000BGWS MONITORING NETWORK with RF CELL RADIO CONFIGURATION
Figure 1: Block Diagram of CHB5000BGWS Monitoring Network.
THEORY OF OPERATION
Referring to the block diagram in Figure 1, the basic CHB5000BGWS System is self-contained and consists of the two basic sub-systems:
Specific equipment supplied by Cermetek and included as part of the Base Station:
Items supplied by Cermetek to allow access to the Internet and to RSVP:
Battery and Cable
CHB5000BGWS Base Station with Davis Envoy Module
Davis ISS Weather Station w/Dew Point and Precipitation Sensors
Figure 2. Images of CHB5000BGWS components supplied by Cermetek.
USER SUPPLIED equipment includes:
CHB5000BGWS Base Station. The Base Station serves dual purposes:
Functionally, the Base Station serves as a gateway to the Internet, collects sensor data and coordinates data flowing from Cermetek's RSVP Web based Internet platform to/from each sensor.
Data (i.e., monitored parameter values) collected from sensors and the Davis Weather Station is cached in the Base Station and periodically (the period is user definable but no more often than once per minute) transmitted via the GSM RF Cell module to the internet. Besides sensor data, Base Station Health Status information is transmitted allowing assessment of such items as remaining battery charge and solar panel charging performance.
Base Station Battery and Solar Panel Operation. The Base Station is indirectly powered by the supplied Solar Panel but directly powered by the Battery. This architecture is needed to provide continuous and uninterrupted power to the Base Station as the output power of the Solar Panel varies throughout the day and, of course, ceases during the evening hours.
Davis ISS Weather Station Operation. The Davis Weather Station is not tethered with an electrical hard wired connection to the Base Station. This configuration allows the end user to locate the weather station up to 500ft (line-of-sight) from the Base Station. All data collected by the Davis Station is transmitted wirelessly at 900MHz to the Davis Envoy Module attached to the inside surface of the Base Station enclosure cover.
The Solar Radiation Shield is necessary to protect the air temperature and humidity sensor from direct sunlight which would create erroneous readings.
RSVP Web Host. The CHB5000BGWS System is web based. All system supported activities and functions are designed to be performed via the Internet. Typical functions/activities such as establishing/modifying Alarm Set Point Limits as well as viewing archived data is accomplished over the Internet by utilizing the Remote Sensor Viewing Platform (RSVP) software. A subscription to Cermetek's Web Based Data Hosting Services is required for access to internet related services.
RSVP Software. RSVP is a web based application that is accessed from any hardware platform running a commercially available browser. Among the browsers supported by the RSVP software are such widely used products as: Internet Explorer?, Safari?, FireFox?, Mozilla?, Opera?, and Google Chrome?.
RSVP permits remote access to the sensors in the network and their associated archived data from any Internet enabled PC or MAC hardware platform (including Desktop and Laptop devices) as well as Internet enabled Cell Phones, iPads?, etc. Access to the CHB5000BGWS RSVP account is via the Cermetek web page located at www.aquamon.net. A Ceremtek supplied Login USERNAME and PASSWORD is required. An RSVP account can be obtained by contacting Sales at Cermetek.
Archived Data. Cermetek's Web Based Data Hosting Services automatically archive user sensor data. Access to all user data is controlled via a user defined password. Additionally, a backup copy of user data is maintained by Cermetek for a minimum period of 3 years. For additional data retention services, please contact Sales at Cermetek for more detailed information and pricing.
Archived data can be retrieved using Cermetek's RSVP software. Retrieved data is downloaded in XLS (i.e., MS EXCEL?) format and may be stored locally (at the user's discretion). A subscription to Cermetek's Web Based Data Hosting Services is required for access to internet related services.
LIST OF DOCUMENTS and MATERIALS PROVIDED BY CERMETEK
The following documents are provided by Cermetek:
The following products, services and materials are provided by Cermetek:
LIST OF MATERIALS TO BE PROVIDED BY END USER
The following materials are to be provided by the End User:
NETWORK BASE STATION Installation
Installation of the Base Station requires physical connection of the Base Station, the Solar Panel and the Davis ISS Weather Station to the USER SUPPLIED standard (or pole). Hardware mounting brackets are supplied by Cermetek.
The following electrical components are supplied by Cermetek and are shipped already CONNECTED to the Davis ISS Weather Station:
No additional electrical connections are required for full functionality.
The CHB5000BGWS Base Station is supplied with the Battery and Charging Circuitry pre-wired to all internal connections EXCLUDING CONNECTION OF THE BATTERY AND THE SOLAR PANEL. YOUR SYSTEM SHIPPED FROM THE FACTORY WITH THE BATTERY DISCONNECTED FOR YOUR SAFETY.
The following components require electrical connection to the Base Station:
Internet Registration is automatic once power is provided to the Base Station. No external configuration is required.
Figure 3: Image of internal circuitry of the CHB5000BGWS Base Station. Critical sub-systems and various electrical connection points are identified but exact locations may vary depending on the specific CHB5000Xxx system variant.
HARDWARE Installation PROCEDURE
Step 1: Install the USER SUPPLIED standard (pole) to which the Base Station, the Davis ISS Weather Station and the Solar Panel are to be attached per the instructions provided by the standard (pole) manufacturer. Ensure that the standard is securely anchored in the ground. A minimum depth of 2 feet is recommended. See Figures 4A-4L for images of typical installations.
Step 2: Ready the Davis ISS Weather Station for service.
Figure 4A. Pumping Installation.
Figure 4B. Almond Installation.
Figure 4C. Citrus Installation.
Figure 4D. Citrus Installation.
Figure 4E. Citrus Installation.
Figure 4F. Citrus Installation.
Figure 4G. Almond Installation.
Figure 4H. Home Installation.
Figure 4I. Almond Installation.
Figure 4J. Almond Installation.
Figure 4K. Almond Installation.
Figure 4L. Almond Installation.
Figures 4A-4L. Images of field installation sites. Note that installations vary to accommodate unique requirements present at each location.
Step 3: Mount the Davis ISS Weather Station to the top of the standard (pole)
Step 4: Mount the Solar Panel to the standard (pole) below the Davis ISS Weather Station approximately 4 to 8 feet above the anticipated placement of the Base Station enclosure using the attached hardware. Actual positioning will vary depending on standard (pole) dimensions and location. See Figure 6B.
SOLAR PANEL ANGLE ADJUSTMENT EXAMPLE
Step 5: Mount the In Canopy Temperature/Humidity Solar Radiation Shield to the standard (pole) BELOW the Solar Panel and approximately 2 to 4 feet above the anticipated location of the Base Station using the hardware provided. See Figure 6C.
Figure 5. Image of Davis ISS Weather Station.
Figure 6A. Base Station enclosure.
Figure 6B. Solar Panel with cable.
Figure 6C. In Canopy Radiation Shield with cable.
Figure 6A, 6B and 6C: Images of CHB5000BGWS Base Station, Solar Panel and In Canopy Radiation Shield with mounting hardware visible.
Step 6: Attach the Base Station enclosure to the standard (pole) approximately 3 to 5 feet off the ground and approximately 2 to 4 feet below the In Canopy Temperature/Humidity Solar Radiation Shield using the hardware provided. See Figure 6A.
The sensors are connected to the Base Station using separate terminals and to various dedicated connectors located inside the Base Station enclosure. See Figures 3 and 9. All sensors are supplied by Cermetek.
It is necessary to connect all sensors to the Base Station unit PRIOR to connecting power to the Base Station. Follow Steps 7-12 to perform the required electrical connections.
Figure 7. Image of electrical connection of In Canopy Sensors to Davis Envoy Module.
Base Station IN CANOPY ELECTRICAL Installation PROCEDURE
Base Station SOLAR PANEL ELECTRICAL Installation PROCEDURE
OPTIONAL SENSOR ELECTRICAL Installation PROCEDURE
Figure 8A and 8B. Images of electrical connection of Solar Panel to CHB5000BGWS Base Station Mother Board.
Figure 9. Image of CHB5000BGWS Sensor Interface Board and Connector J1.
BATTERY ELECTRICAL Installation PROCEDURE
Figure 10A. Battery Cable Connection on Mother Board
Figure 10B. Battery Cable connections to Battery.
Step 10: Connect Battery Cable to Battery as indicated below. See Figure 10B.
Step 11: Mount Battery on Velcro tape located on inside bottom of Base Station Enclosure.
Step 12: Close and secure the Base Station enclosure cover.
RSVP Software Installation
Follow the step-by-step procedure below to access the RSVP Web site.
Step 13: Login to the Internet using User supplied Internet provider (ISP).
Step 14: Access any commercially available web browser.
Step 15: Type the following in the Web browser URL window: http//: www.aquamon.net
Figure 11: Image of the RSVP Web Site USERNAME and PASSWORD Login page.
Step 16: Type the Cermetek supplied USERNAME and PASSWORD in the Web Site LOGIN screen (see Figure 11), when displayed.
Refer to Cermetek document 607-1100, RSVP Software User's Introduction Guide, for a Power Point? tutorial containing instructions and examples for use of the RSVP software.
Using the Display Software
ADDITIONAL Software TUTORIALS
Cermetek document 607-1102, Moisture Sensor Demonstration, contains an MS Power Point? tutorial highlighting the data available from connected moisture sensors and provides examples for display of the collected moisture sensor data using Cermetek's RSVP web site.