Always install a flow sensor in a straight section of pipe where there is a minimum of 10 diameters upstream (ahead) and a minimum of 5 diameters downstream (behind) of the flow sensor. Pipe bends, other fittings, valves, pipe enlargements or reductions or anything else that would cause a flow disturbance should not be present in this length of pipe. If the flow sensor is installed below grade, provide access to the sensor by installing a valve box or meter pit over it. In underground installations, sensor tees are usually installed with the insert located in the 12:00 o’clock or straight up position to make removal easier. The sensor is supplied with 48” wire leads. When splicing the leads to an extension cable, be sure to leave an adequate loop of wire to allow the sensor insert to be brought above ground level for service while still remaining spliced.
The SL1600 and PL1600 don't show or mention anything about flow sensor. Are they compatible?
Yes. They are compatible, but require the SmartLink Flow Aircard.
Thanks Brandon. Can the same Smartlink Aircard for flow sensor be used with weather station?
I draw water from a lake in the summer but switch to city water in the winter. Do I need two flow sensors, and if so, is there Is there a way to switch from one to the other over the internet link?
Do you have to use an air card or can you wire directly into a controller?
You will ultimately need to connect directly to the Flow Aircard in order to run SmartLink Flow. These are currently in beta testing and not yet generally available. Many of our customers are moving forward with installing the flow sensor in anticipation of release.
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