The Aqua-Scope pressure sensor records the water pressure in the drinking water distribution or in the hot water heating system. The device consists of two parts:
- The main housing for signal processing and wireless communication with a battery compartment.
- The external sensor head, which is connected to the water pipe. The stainless steel sensor head features a silicon sensor suspended in silicone oil for highly accurate and low-noise pressure measurements. The pressure measurement range is between 1 to 10 bar. The sensor head is installed somewhere in the building at a 1/8-inch inspection opening or with a provided T-piece under any sink at the angle valve.
The sensor can send an alarm message when predefined threshold values are exceeded or not reached. The polling frequency of the sensor is adjustable between 0.1 seconds and several minutes, defining the battery life. For a measurement interval of 1 second, a battery life of approximately 10 years is calculated.
The device can be powered either by an external power supply with a USB-C adapter or by an optional internal ER26500 battery (Bobbin Cell C). Both the sensor head (IP67) and the main housing (IP65) are waterproof, allowing them to be used outdoors or in particularly damp and/or dirty environments.
The sensor is available for three different communication configurations:
The device is controlled through LoRaWAN commands, operating as a LoRaWAN Class A device. The use of the device requires LoRaWAN network coverage, such as 'The Things Network.' Otherwise, a dedicated LoRaWAN gateway must be installed and operated.
The device communicates via WLAN, either to the Aqua-Scope Cloud and consequently to a free app on mobile phones or PCs, or it can communicate via MQTT to a server of your choice. Additionally, it supports communication via a 'Webhook,' sending data as a JSON object to a Smart Home Gateway.