Using the insulator sheet on a conductive surface
The NetBotz Spot Fluid Sensor uses electronic circuits to detect the presence of fluid. If the sensor contacts are shorted, the fluid detection circuits will not work. Shorting can occur when the sensor is placed on a metal surface, or on some materials, such as cement flooring (particularly cement that is wet), that may be conductive and grounded. Place the Spot Fluid Sensor on the provided insulator sheet to avoid shorting the contacts.
Configuring the Spot Fluid Sensor
Use the advanced view and the external sensors task to configure the NetBotz appliance to use the NetBotz Spot Fluid Sensor. The Spot Fluid Sensor is a normally open dry contact sensor. Once you have configured your appliance, an additional sensor will appear in the Sensor Readings pane. Use the Dry Contact task to configure the settings for the NetBotz Spot Fluid Sensor. See the NetBotz Appliance User's Guide for more information about the Advanced View and the External Sensor task.
Caring for and cleaning your sensor
While your Spot Fluid Sensor is fluid-resistant, it is intended for leak detection only and is not designed to be immersed for extended periods of time. Use only plain tap water to clean your Spot Fluid Sensor. Do not use soap or detergents of any kind. In addition, the RJ-45 coupling should not be an area where water will collect or condensation may form, as this may corrode the coupling.