WIFI Rain Level Sensor

SKU: RANWIE01
Version: 1.1.0

Product Description

This rain sensor measures the amount of rain at its location in milliliters using a tipping bucket mechanism and transmits the quantity within a 15-minute interval with an accuracy of 0.5 mm of water column, along with the temperature. In the case of heavy rain exceeding 15 l/h, a heavy rain alarm is triggered promptly. Both the heavy rain threshold and the measurement interval are configurable.

The device communicates via WLAN, either to the Aqua-Scope Cloud and thus to an app on your mobile phone or PC, or through MQTT to a server of your choice, or as a JSON object to a Smart Home Gateway.

The device is powered by two AAA batteries. The provided VARTA batteries allow for an approximate runtime of about 2 years. A low battery level is reported wirelessly, allowing for battery replacement before the device shuts down.

Installation and Mounting

Open the sensor by twisting the cover counterclockwise against the base of the sensor. Remove the electronic block, which is secured on both sides by a small clip (Figure 1 and 2). On the inside of the electronic block you find the battery compartment, the single button and the red/green LEDs right next to the button.

Choose a suitable location for the rain sensor that provides an unobstructed view of the sky, where no obstacles will affect the rainfall measurement and where there is sufficient Wi-Fi coverage. You can easily test the latter with your mobile phone. Securely mount the sensor on an elevated surface such as a mast or wall. Ensure that the sensor is level to ensure accurate measurements. The viewing glass at the bottom of the base will assist you with this.

Connecting to WLAN Network

After inserting the two batteries or connecting the external power supply, the LED on the button blinks red/green, indicating the factory state.

You can only connect the sensor to a Wi-Fi of your choice in the factory state. The factory state can be restored by waiting for the first beep sound when inserting the batteries or connecting the power supply, then pressing and holding the button for 4 seconds (counting four red blinks helps). If the LED flashes red three times quickly, please release the button.

In the factory state, there is a 120-second window for connecting the device to Wi-Fi when using batteries. After that, the sensor enters sleep mode to conserve battery power. You can wake up the device in this state by pressing the button, and the LEDs will blink red/green again for 120 seconds, indicating readiness for Wi-Fi integration. In the case of external power, the factory state, indicated by red/green blinking, is maintained continuously.

Three different methods are available for communication via Wi-Fi:

  1. Conveniently through the Aqua-Scope App: Please refer to the installation and usage description of the app in the "Device Usage" section.
  2. Through the built-in web server: In the factory state, the device acts as an open Wi-Fi access point with the SSID 'Scope'. Connect your mobile device or PC to this SSID and open the page http://192.168.4.1 in a web browser. Now enter the SSID and WPA key of the home Wi-Fi. If you want to control your device later via the Aqua-Scope App, you need an Aqua-Scope account, and you must provide this email address so that the device can be associated with your account. Additional settings for communication options of the device can be made under "Advanced Options" (MQTT, JSON, Bluetooth, local web server). The "Aqua-Scope Developers Manual" provides more information. The 'Save' button saves and activates the values. If they were correct, the red/green blinking stops. Otherwise, the process must be repeated with the correct SSID and WPA key.
  3. Through Bluetooth: In the factory state, the Bluetooth interface on the device is active and can be used for initial configuration. This is possible through all Serial Bluetooth applications. However, it is more convenient to use a PC/Android mobile phone with Bluetooth capabilities. Open the webpage https://ble.aqua-scope.com in the Chrome browser, connect to the Bluetooth device 'AQS-XXXXXX' (XX is the device ID), and enter the SSID and WPA key via the form on the webpage. More information is also available in the "Aqua-Scope Developers Manual".

Device Operation

Remote Access

When the monitor is connected to the local WLAN, its functions can be accessed through various communication channels (even simultaneously):

  1. Mobile Phone App: The Aqua-Scope App is not found in the app store of your mobile phone. We use a Progressive Web App (PWA), more information at wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_web_app. Open the website https://app.aqua-scope.com in the system browser (Chrome@Android or Safari@IOS). You can use almost all app functions in the regular browser. Android will offer to install the app as a real app on the device after a short time. On IOS, a shortcut of the website must be set on the desktop to receive push notifications if allowed.
  2. MQTT Server: If configured, the sensor's status information is sent to the configured MQTT server. The MQTT service must be active, and your own MQTT server/port/login must be set in the device. More information can be found in the Aqua-Scope Developers Manual.
  3. Custom Web Service: Most smart home gateways allow the receipt and display of sensor data through plugins. More information can be found in the Aqua-Scope Developers Manual.

Sensor Data

The sensor measures rain in millimeters of water column every 15 minutes. When it rains, the rain amount is reported via Wi-Fi. Otherwise, a status report with rain amount=0 and other data is sent every 6 hours. If the sensor detects heavy rain (threshold > 15 liters/hour), an alarm message is sent immediately. If the measured rain falls below the threshold for heavy rain, this is also reported.

Device Specific Alarms and Parameters

If you want to use the device within a machine-2-machine environment (MQTT, JSON Web Services) the Aqua-Scope Developers Manual will provide you with all the required information that apply to all Aqua_Scope devices. Here you find the missing device-specific information complementing the description within the Aqua-Scope Developers Manual.

Configuration Parameters

The device has a set of configuration parameters that can be changed using downstram commands. Details on the format are available in the ‘Aqua-Scope Developer Manual’. Beside the general configuration commands mentioned in the developer manual (1,3,11,16,19,27,28,29,30,31) the following device-specific configuration parameters are available:

Alarm Types

The following device-specific alarm types are supported by this device (For the general format of alarm message and general alarm types please refer to the ‘Aqua-Scope Developer manual’):

Scope of Delivery

Technical Data

Support and Contact

Should you encounter any problem, please give us the opportunity to address it before returning this product. Please check our website www.aqua-scope.com and particularly the support section for answers and help. You can also send a message to info@aqua-scope.com.

While the information in this manual has been compiled with great care, it may not be deemed an assurance of product characteristics. Aqua-Scope shall be liable only to the degree specified in the terms of sale and delivery. The reproduction and distribution of the documentation and software supplied with this product and the use of its contents is subject to written authorization from Aqua-Scope. We reserve the right to make any alterations that arise as the result of technical development.

Declaration of Conformity

Aqua-Scope Technology OÜ, Sakala 7-2, 10141 Tallinn, Republic of Estonia, declares that this radio emitting device works on the following frequences:

Български С настоящото Aqua-Scope Technology OÜ декларира, че този тип радиосъоръжение RANWIE01 е в съответств ие с Директива 2014/53/ЕС. Цялостният текст на ЕС декларацията за съответствие може да се намери н а следния интернет адрес: www.aqua-scope.com/ce.

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Disposal Guidelines

Do not dispose of electrical appliances as unsorted municipal waste, use separate collection facilities. Contact your local government for information regarding the collection systems available. If electrical appliances are disposed of in landfills or dumps, hazardous substances can leak into the groundwater and get into the food chain, damaging health and well-being.