Mounting the device

The HyDip device should be mounted:

  • Inside a weather resistant (e.g. IP65) enclosure to suit installation with access for power and signal cables using water proof glands.
  • Where access can be gained to the sides of the device to connect/disconnect peripherals (e.g. sensors, power) as required.
  • With some thought about connecting to antennas and solar panel (if required) in optimal signal reception and sunlight.
  • Away from direct sunlight, sources of heat, naked flames and sources of excessive vibration (e.g. generator). Battery installations should allow adequate ventilation.
An electrical enclosure suitable for mounting a HyDip device and solar panel.An electrical enclosure suitable for mounting a HyDip device and solar panel.

An electrical enclosure suitable for mounting a HyDip device and solar panel.

Mounting the solar panel

For maximum effectiveness, orient the solar panel to provide the maximum exposure to sunlight throughout the day.

Follow these instructions to care for your solar panel:

  • Ensure the rear side of the panel is adequately ventilated.
  • Disconnect and allow the glass panel to cool before cleaning. Applying cold fluids to the panel may cause the panel to crack. Use water to clean the panel.
  • Do not disassemble the solar panel.
  • Do not short the solar panel terminals.

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Notes:

  • This example cabinet is not IP rated.
  • The battery is often enclosed in the electrical cabinet with the HyDip device.
  • You may require a taller pole to ensure that the solar panel, aerials etc are not obscured.

If appropriate the IP rated enclosure, antennas etc. may be mounted on the tank. An actual installation is shown below.

A a typical electrical enclosure suitable for mounting a HyDip device. Note: the HyDip device would normally be enclosed in the electrical cabinet with a battery.A a typical electrical enclosure suitable for mounting a HyDip device. Note: the HyDip device would normally be enclosed in the electrical cabinet with a battery.

A a typical electrical enclosure suitable for mounting a HyDip device. Note: the HyDip device would normally be enclosed in the electrical cabinet with a battery.