Once the logger is registered and is correctly attached to the meter it has to configured. For the purpose
The configuration menu is presented bellow.
Figure 1 Configuration menu.
Digits – The number of digits in Fraction plus the number of digits for cubical meters (m3).
Fraction – The digits between the cubical meters (m3) and dial with the magnet pointer.
Initial Counter – The current counter determined by all “Digits“. Has to be entered as a single number, without commas or dots.
Counts Threshold – The amount of counters the device to keep in memory prior attempting a transmission.
Record Period – The period on which the logger will get the reading of the meter. Could be MINUTES, HOURS, DAYS.
Every – The rate of reading in selected “Record Period” units.
Delete old counters – In case the meter is reconfigured shall the system keep old counters or not.
Setting up meters with an unknown pulse rate
Typical examples are some of the water meters. In order to configure them we have to identify the “magnet pointer” on the screen of the meter.
In order to configure it we have to identify the “magnet pointer” on the screen of the meter. In the example bellow with a water meter the “Magnet pointer” is on X.001 dial.
The two dials before it (X 0.01 and X.0.1) determine the “Fraction” so it is equal to 2.
The cubical meters (m3) digits are 6 so in “Digits” we have 6+2=8.
In this case in “Initial Counter” we have to put 1280643, where 12806 comes from cubical meters, 4 is the measurement of the X 0.1 dial and 3 is the measurement of X.01 dial.
Determine Digits and Fraction on meters with known pulse rate
Most of the electricity and gas flow meters are like this. In this case we have to verify the display of the meter. Typically it shows two digits separated by a decimal comma.
Before the decimal comma are the cubical meters (m3) and after it are the rest of the digits. Imagine each digit as a separate dial on the meter.
So in this case cubical meter digits are 6 and as per our
If the pulse rate is 100 l per pulse, Fraction = 1, Digits = 7, Initial Counter = 1234567
If the pulse rate is 10 l per pulse, Fraction = 2 and Digits = 8, Initial Counter = 12345678
If the pulse rate is 1 l per pulse we have Fraction = 3, Digits = 9, Initial Counter = 123456789
Once you are ready with the configuration values click on “START SETUP” Button and put the device in “Configuration mode”. A timer next to the status will appear and will start ticking.
At that moment you have to touch the device with a strong magnet. It will “wake up” and will try to obtain its configuration from the server.
If the server is accessible over the mobile network the device will get its configuration and the status in the Configuration Menu will change in green to “Configured” and the timer will disappear.
First transmission of meter readings
Once the logger is configured it will start monitoring your consumption, you will be able to view the readings and graphs in the menu after the first successful transmission of counters (after “Counts threshold” is reached).
The process described above is illustrative and may change depending of the exact logger version or model. Our goal with that guide was to describe the principles behind the process of configuration.
Therefore always consult with the User guide of your logger.
Finally If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
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