Application Summary: Many customers have a remote building such as a vacation rental, cabin, rental property, shop, garage or vacant main residence that must be heated in winter to prevent water pipes from bursting and causing huge losses to the property and priceless belongings. Heating systems frequently shut down because of overload caused by clogged filters, frozen gas lines and other reasons.
Solution: Customer installed a TPDIN™ connected to his network to monitor temperature and send an email alert when the temperature drops below 50°F (10°C). This gives the customer advance warning that there is a problem with the heating system so that he can take action before the pipes freeze and burst. In addition, customer connected a small electric heater to one of the TPDIN™ onboard relays so that the heater could be turned on automatically when the temperature dropped below 40°F (4°C). This helps to maintain the building temperature above freezing during emergency situations. Customer also set the TPDIN™ to send an automatic status email once a week so that he can see that the network connections and power connections remain operational.
Bill of Materials: TPDIN-Monitor-WEB2 $169.95 TP-POE-48D $34.95 CAT5 Patch Cables $10
Conclusion: By using the low cost TPDIN™ as a remote temperature monitor and control unit a property owner can prevent disasters caused by freezing and bursting water pipes in unattended buildings. This is another example of the application flexibility of the TPDIN™ remote monitoring and control unit.
Application Summary: Customers with RPST RemotePro™ solar power units will want to add remote monitoring and control to their systems. This will allow them to remotely monitor the performance and condition of their remote power system without the need to travel to the site.
Solution: Using the TPDIN-Monitor-WEB they can measure the battery voltage and see the charge rate of the battery bank. They can also monitor the temperature inside the enclosure. In addition they will be able to power cycle reboot connected equipment automatically if it loses connectivity, which normally will fix connectivity issues.
Details: We will show the simplest and most straightforward connection between the RPST RemotePro™ System and the TPDIN-Monitor-WEB. Since the TPDIN-Monitor-WEB is a highly flexible measuring and control system, exact application variants are endless.
Conclusion: By using the low cost TPDIN-Monitor-WEB as a remote monitor and control system an operator can remotely monitor his field equipment and minimize truck rolls. He can also get automatic alerts when something is wrong to allow him to take corrective action before the system goes down in order to prevent service shutdowns. The system will pay for itself if one incident is prevented by having advance information remotely. The TPDIN-Monitor-WEB is a flexible tool which will allow monitoring of up to four voltages and four currents and control of up to four multipurpose relay switches. Note: An internet connection is required to be able to send email alerts.
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