External sensors can be connected to the AlarmManager using I/O modules.
Three Kentix I/O modules are available for this purpose (KIO7052, KIO7053, KIO7017).
The wiring should only be done by a specialist with electrotechnical knowledge. Incorrect wiring can lead to short circuits and defects.
Make sure that the components are connected correctly. Refer to the connection diagrams of the used sensor and the KIO module (KIO70xx).
Note that the sensor and measuring transducer of the Kentix Outdoor Temperature Sensor (KESAN1) are located in the same case.
Make sure that the jumpers (2) inside the temperature sensor are set to output the range you have selected (-50°C - +50°C, 0°C - 100°C, 0°C - 50°C) and the output signal type is correct (voltage or current).
By default, the temperature sensor jumpers are set to -50 - +50°C and voltage output (0-10V). For all other configurations, the measuring transducer jumpers must be adjusted according to the jumper circuit diagram (1).
If you use a sensor that is not from KENTIX or a partner, it is important to know the following data from the manufacturer:
If the sensor/transducer is configured and connected to the KIO7017, the power supply must be established. The KIO7017 can be supplied either through PoE or with an external power supply, e.g. KIO3 (12-30VDC).
The Kentix Outdoor Temperature Sensor requires an external power supply as well (12-30VDC). This also can be done with a KIO3. The KIO7017 can be supplied by the same KIO3 as the sensor if a supply by PoE is not possible or desired.
In the connection example below with 2 sensors, the I/O module is supplied by an external KIO3 adapter.
After all devices are connected, the KIO can be integrated into the AlarmManager.
The sensor must now be configured under the appropriate channel in the settings of the KIO.
The following values must be taken from the sensor/transducer! If these do not match, erroneous values will occur in the AlarmManager!
After completing the configuration, all components should be visible in the dashboard as follows and all values should be shown correctly:
If an unexpected deviation of the temperatures between the devices/sensors is occurring, please read the following FAQ entry: MultiSensor or AlarmManager shows different Values for Temperature and Humidity