Tycon Power TPDIN-MONITOR-WEB
Remote System Monitor and Control
The PowerSens™ Web Based Remote Monitor and Control System is a versatile tool which enables the equipment designer and installer to remotely monitor his equipment and site. The unit can be accessed via the network (web and SNMP) to remotely monitor up to 4 voltages, 4 currents, 2 temperatures and control power to various equipment using 4 on-board relays. The system has built-in surge protection to prevent damage from electrical surges.
On board data-logging and graphing capabilities allow the user to see history of the various parameters being measured. The graphical interface allows the user to control relays via a single mouse click and monitor all the measurement parameters real-time via any web browser. The web interface allows access and control via desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
The system allows control of 2 of the relays directly via the temperature sensors or voltage. The user can set temperature limits and automatically turn on the relays when the measured temperature exceeds the set temperature. This feature can be used to control fans, heaters or other equipment which needs to be powered on/off based on a particular interior or exterior temperature. The other 2 relays can be controlled by a ping watchdog timer or a time control. The Ping Watchdog is useful to power cycle a device if the device stops responding to pings. The time control function is useful for controlling things such as lights that have a time dependent function. The unit has 4 programmable email alerts that can be sent if a parameter is outside a predetermined range.
The relays have a special one-click cycle feature with programmable cycle times which can be used to turn a device off and then back on after the predetermined time with a single button click. This is useful for rebooting a device like a POE Switch by power cycling it, thereby rebooting all devices attached to the switch. The relays are normally closed type so they don’t use any power in their normal operating mode.
Two of the current ports provide bi-directional current (+/-), showing direction of current flow. This is useful for monitoring batteries so you can see when the battery is charging and when it is discharging. Connections are via removable wire terminal connectors. This allows for easy troubleshooting and maintenance because the unit can be removed from the system without disturbing the system wiring.
User defined labels for each parameter makes sure that when viewing the web interface or graphs that users can quickly identify the parameter they are concerned about. A real time clock based on PC time or Internet time ensures that data logging is accurate.
Each parameter has programmable +/- offsets to be able to perform field calibration to compensate for things such as line loss or variations in measuring equipment. This provides unsurpassed flexibility as each device can be tailored by customer to her specific needs.
A free discovery tool is available via download to assist in finding the Tycon TPDIN-Monitor-WEB units on the network. It works across different subnets. This is helpful if a user forgets the IP address of the unit or has the unit configured for DHCP client and he is unsure what IP address the unit is operating on.