NexSens G2-RAIN Alert System
The NexSens G2-RAIN Alert System is a self-contained rain monitor with an integrated precision rain gauge and real-time data alerts. It transmits accurate rainfall measurements directly to WQData LIVE’s cloud based data management platform using internal power and an embedded cellular modem. Paired with WQData LIVE’s configurable alerts, users are notified of rain events directly on a mobile device or computer. Historical rain data can be viewed, graphed, and downloaded from WQData LIVE for additional analysis.
|First Time Setup|
1.1 What’s Included
The G2-RAIN Alert System includes the following accessories and spare parts for start-up and maintenance.
1.2 Common Accessories
The following are common accessories to the G2-RAIN Alert System power and mounting.
|2.1 Body Taga|
Each X2 Environmental Data Logger has a unique body tag number that allows the user to match the data on WQData Live with the correct data logger/sensor system. Follow the link below to identify the body tag of your X2 Environmental Data Logger.
2.1 Installing and Removing the Siphoning Bucket
The siphoning tipping bucket forces rainfall to flow directly onto the tipping apparatus, which allows for accurate precipitation measurements.
Follow the subsequent steps to remove the tipping bucket:
|3.1 Mounting the G2-RAIN System|
Thread the base of the G2-RAIN system onto a pre-installed galvanized steel or aluminum 2″ NPT pipe at the deployment location.
3.2 Telemetry Connection
The system includes an SMA antenna and an SMA right angle adapter for telemetry connection. Attach the SMA antenna to the copper threads found on the bottom of the G2-RTU.
3.3 Apply Power
The Nexsens G2-RAIN Alert System comes with a pre-installed internal Lithium battery pack standard. An external power cable accessory is available which facilitates the use of an AC power adapter or SP-Series solar power pack.
Use the internal Lithium battery pack as a power source by utilizing the Nexsens flathead screwdriver to twist the power plug found on the bottom of the G2-RTU to the “ON” position.
Use external power by either connecting the G2-RTU adapter cable to an SP-Series solar panel or an AC power adapter.
4.1 WQData Live
4.2 About WQData LIVE Data Center
WQData LIVE is a Cloud Data Center used in conjunction with the X2 data logger to:
4.3 Creating a WQData Live Account
A WQData Live account gives the user access to create projects, set up logger transmission and create a historical and real-time data record from the X2 Environmental Data Logger. Follow the link below to set up a WQData Live account.
4.4 Creating a Project on WQData Live
Creating a WQData Live project allows the user to provide a centralized location for data transmission from the X2 Environmental Data Logger. Follow the link below to create a WQData Live project.
4.5 Adding a Data Logger to a Project on WQData Live
Visit the WQData LIVE Web Datacenter page on the NexSens Knowledge Base to learn more about the capabilities of WQData LIVE.
5.1 Diagnostic Measurements on WQData Live
All G2-RAIN data loggers contain 11 meta diagnostic parameters that monitor the system’s health. Follow the link below to learn about the acceptable value ranges and troubleshooting options available for proper system maintenance.
5.2 Buzzer Pattern Indicator
Follow the link below to view information regarding the Buzzer Patter Indicator displayed by the G2-RAIN.
Visit the X2-CB Troubleshooting Section of the NexSens Knowledge Base to learn effective troubleshooting strategies for the X2-CB.
5.4 How To
Visit the X2-CB How To Section of the NexSens Knowledge Base to learn advanced and user-friendly ways to utilize the capabilities of the X2-CB.
Visit the X2-CB FAQ Section of the NexSens Knowledge Base to find answers to common questions asked about the X2-CB from NexSens customers.
6.1 Replacing a Desiccant
Each X2-CB ships with a bag of desiccant for internal moisture control. Maintaining proper internal humidity is vital for the longevity of the system. Follow the link below to learn how and when a desiccant should be replaced.
6.2 Battery Replacement
After prolonged exposure to cold weather conditions, internal batteries within a G2-RAIN may lack their usual power supply capability. Given enough time, the batteries age and environmental conditions could require a battery replacement to power the G2-RAIN adequately. Follow the link below to step by step instructions for replacing the internal batteries with a G2-RAIN system.
6.3 Test/Replace a Reed Switch
The Reed Switch is the component within the G2-RAIN that registers the tips accounting for precipitation. If a G2-RAIN is recording less than expected or zero rainfall, then the Reed Switch may need to be tested or replaced. Follow the link below to test, and if found inadequate, replace the Reed Switch within a G2-RAIN system.
Although year-round deployment is available with the X2-CB data logger, some systems are only utilized during field season when data is crucial. Before storing your system over the off-season follow the link below to learn best practices for X2-CB system storage.
In the event that NexSens systems need returned for maintenance or repair, fill out our service request form.