The Power supply
Each unit comes with Power supply (input 220V/110V EU/US for socket, output 5V and at least 0.5A), power cable (black) and Ethernet cable (1m long).
The uRADMonitor device must be powered with a low power 5V supply. An adapter is provided with each uRadMonitor unit. If a longer cable is required, you can use an extension cable like in the first picture below, or a pair of adapters like in the second photo, with the additional wire in between, but make sure to respect the correct polarity, as using the wrong voltage or the wrong polarity can damage your uRADMonitor
The Network interface
To connect the uRADMonitor to the network and get the radiation readings online, you will also need a normal Ethernet cable. Purchase the length you need, or make your own, so you will be able to install uRADMonitor at a convenient location.
Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to your home internet router with a permanent Internet connection. The router must have DHCP capabilities, so it would allocate an IP automatically to the uRADMonitor station, allowing it to work. Make sure DHCP is enabled on your router and working properly. After connecting the uRadMonitor to both power and network, check the DHCP Table on your router, to see an IP was allocated to the detector. You can try pinging it, and the uRADMonitor must reply.
Failing this step, will make the measurements unable to reach the server , and you will not see your readings online.
It is also possible to connect the uRADMonitor unit directly to a WiFi/Wireless network, see more details here. Just use a WLAN2Ethernet “converter” which is nothing but a little wireless router configured in AP Client mode.
Power over Ethernet
It is convenient to use it, because you will only need a single cable for both the data and the power supply. uRADMonitor can be connected by POE, using a Passive POE adapter, like in the picture below:
Alternatively, you can also improvise your own POE configuration, like presented in this article.
uRADMonitor must be mounted outside, but not directly exposed to sun, to avoid overheating in warmer areas. A covered spot with some shadow in the free air is ideal (under the balcony, on a wall with protection from the Sun, etc).
The production model A units have a rugged aluminium enclosure that is rainproof when mounted with the cables down. The enclosure has wall mounting brackets, you only need a few screws and installation is done in just a few minutes:
An external additional protection enclosure can be used, but it is not required.
Ideally uRADMonitor should be mounted 1 (one) meter above the gound level. Where possible, try to respect this requirement: In case of nuclear accidents, fallout covering the soil would be properly measured. Even if mounted at higher level, the device will sense the abnormal radiation levels succeeding a major nuclear incident.
See other installations and get inspired:
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