I cannot send email from my TPDIN series product. Non-SSL?


The TPDIN series of products may not support encrypted email (non-SSL / TLS). Most mail servers like GMAIL require encrypted email (SSL/TLS).


In order to send email alerts with the TPDIN series of products that don't support SSL/TLS you will need to be able to send non encrypted email via SMTP port 25. 

You can sign up for a free account at TurboSMTP orJangoSMTP or GMX Mail. These free email servers allow non encrypted sending of emails.


Another option is using Google's non encrypted SMTP server on port 25. The SMTP server address is: aspmx.l.google.com

This SMTP server will only allow sending to a gmail address. When using this service leave the user name and password fields blank. Make sure to check the box that says "Use user name as from field".

How can I reset my TPDIN-Monitor-WEB to factory defaults?

  • Hold down the reset button while powering up the TPDIN-Monitor-WEB and hold for 15seconds. Release reset button.
    The unit should be back to factory defaults.
    Note: Resetting to factory defaults doesn't affect the IP address settings.

Saving Power via Time of Day and Periodic Power Cycle Control – TPDIN-Monitor-WEB

  • Problem: Sometimes your remote power system doesn’t have enough power to keep your equipment alive for 24hrs per day and you really don’t need, for example a camera, to be powered on at night. Other times you want to be able to reduce your investment in solar panels and batteries because your equipment only needs to be powered up during certain times of the day. 
    Solution: With the TPDIN Monitor you can program Relay 1 (CH1) and Relay 2 (CH2) to operate only during certain times of the day. To set the unit to power up equipment only during certain hours connect one side of the power going to the equipment through Relay 1 (CH1) or Relay 2 (CH2).



    Then set the Time Control for an ON time and an OFF time. The equipment will turn on at the ON Time and turn off at the OFF time. 


    This will reduce the daily power consumption by only turning on the equipment during the hours that it is needed. In the example on the right, the Relay 1 will turn the equipment on at 6AM and off at 9PM.

    You can also combine both time of day control and periodic control by using both the Ping Control and Time Control. For instance I may want to power up my camera and wireless only once every 30 minutes during the daylight hours for 3 minutes to transmit an image and then shut them down to conserve power. This can be accomplished by using the Ping Control and Time Control together. 1. Set the Time Control for the desired ON time and OFF time. In this case it’s ON at 6AM and OFF at 9PM 2. Set the Ping control to ping a non-existent IP address. 3. Set the Every(secs) to 180. This defines the ON Time for the relay. In this case we are setting to 180secs or 3 minutes. 4. Set the Fails = 1 and Wait(secs) = 0.

    5. On the System Configuration page set the Cycle Delay to 1800 this defines how long the Relay will be Off. In this case it’s 1800 secs or 30 minutes


Communicating With TPDIN-Monitor-WEB via TELNET

  • NOTE: This only works with the original TPDIN-MONITOR-WEB. It is not implemented in the newer TPDIN-MONITOR-WEB2
  • You can use the ability of telnet to connect to the TPDIN-Monitor-WEB TCP port and use the HTTP interface to control the unit. Connect to the device through telnet by designating the TPDIN-MonitorWEB units IP address and the communications port (typically port 80) as follows:

    telnet <ip address> 80

    To get the present values of the TPDIN-Monitor-WEB issue the following telnet command:
    GET /status.xml HTTP/1.1

    TELNET will respond with latest data readings in the following format:

    HTTP/1.1 200 OK 
    Connection: close 
    Content-Type: text/xml 
    Cache-Control: no-cache

    1 1 1 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 45.1 24.0

    To toggle a relay from one state to another, for instance ON to OFF, use the following command and define which relay(led) to toggle. 
    Note: led1=relay1, led2=relay2, etc. Running the command again will toggle the relay from OFF to ON. GET /leds.cgi?led=1 HTTP/1.1

    GET /leds.cgi?led=1 HTTP/1.1