Boat Monitoring

How our Boat Monitoring System Works

Getting Started (complete process to get setup and going)

  • Purchase the Boat Monitoring Kit with the wires you need. This is the only piece of electronics you need! It's about the same height and width as a credit card.
  • Once your package arrives at your house, log in to the data portal and create an account (video tutorials)
  • Register your RMS-BAT2100 device in the data portal by using the serial number on the back label, and the unique registration code shipped with your kit.
  • Hook it up in your boat. Everything you need is in the kit.
    • Tools You will Need to Bring: 
      • Small flat-head screw driver (to screw down wires on the dual battery monitor's green header)
      • Drill with small bit, to drill pilot hole for two screws to mount dual battery  montitor
      • Crescent wrench, to bolt down ring terminals onto batteries.
    • Simple Installation Process
      • Plan to mount the RMS-BAT2100 under the console of your boat, or in another dry area that allows for good cellular connectivity.
      • Route wires from the battery area to where the RMS-BAT2100 will be mounted (do not connect to batteries yet!)
      • Connect the wires to the RMS-BAT2100. Push the wire ends in the proper holes --- red to positive (+), black to negative(-) --- then clamp the wires down in the green terminal on the RMS-BAT2100 using a small flat-head screw driver.
      • Bolt the wires to the battery auxiliary posts using (red to positive, black to negative)
      • Observe the LED's blinking on the RMS-BAT2100 to ensure it's working.
  • Once your device has been running, go in and set alerts and view the data collected in the data portal. 

 

 


 Different Ways to Connect & Sense

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Diagram 1 - Simple Setup - Sense two batteries and one float switch
Warning! Do NOT connect "sensor" input to the float switch used for bilge pump. Use a separate float switch.

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Diagram 2 - Monitor two batteries and one door switch

  • Door switch - Use a "Normally Open" Magnetic Reed Switch
    • When door is closed, switch needs to be an open circuit (not connected)
    • Alarm sent with door opens and switch closes

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Diagram 3 - Monitor two batteries and one door switch with an Arm / Disarm switch

  • Door switch - Use a "Normally Open" Magnetic Reed Switch
    • When door is closed, switch needs to be open
    • Alarm sent with door opens and switch closes
  • Arm / Disarm Switch  - use a "single pole single throw" toggle switch (SPST)
    • Arm = switch closed
    • Disarm = switch open

 

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Diagram 4 - Two Batteries and Multiple Float Switches
- Just connect the float switches in parallel to add more than one to the system.
Warning! Do NOT connect "sensor" input to the float switch used for bilge activation. Use a separate float switch.

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