Using the Water Detector
The Water Detector works as a stand-alone unit that can be placed where leaks may occur and has an audible alert when liquid is detected. It may also be used with a Wireless Pager (sold separately) which can be placed in a living area, ensuring that you hear the alert.
Water will naturally flow towards the low point of the area that is being monitored. For the best results, place the Water Leak Detector in an area where water is most likely to collect.
You may place the Water Leak Detector upright in the desired location (Figure A), or mount the base with the wired sensor placed on the ground level (Figure B).
NOTE: The sensor is water-resistant and is designed to detect the presence of liquid/leaks. However, to extend its life, place the Water Leak Detector in an area where it will not remain submerged in liquid.
If the Water Leak Detector Alarm does not sound:
- Check that the batteries are installed correctly. Batteries may need to be replaced.
- Make sure the Alarm ON/OFF switch on the Water Detector is set to ON.
If you are using the Wireless Pager for Water Leak Detector and the wireless signal indicator on the Water Leak Detector does not flash, please review the suggestions below.
You would want to ensure the following first:
- Verify that the A-B-C switch in the battery compartments of both the display and sensor are set to the same letter. You may choose A, B, or C; but both units must match to sync up.
- Relocate the Water Leak Detector and/or the Wireless Pager. Under optimal conditions, the units can be located up to 330 ft (100 m) of each other.
- Units should be placed at least 3 feet (.9 m) away from electronics that may interfere with wireless communication (such as TVs, microwaves, computers, etc).
- Use standard alkaline batteries (or lithium batteries in the sensor when the temperature is below -4ºF/-20ºC). We do not recommend using heavy-duty or rechargeable batteries. NOTE: It may take approximately 5 minutes for the Water Leak Detector and Wireless Pager to synchronize after batteries are replaced.
- Bring both units together and power down by removing all batteries from each.
- Change the A-B-C switch on both units to a new, matching channel. Changing to a different channel can be helpful.
- Reinstall the batteries in the Wireless Pager.
- Reinstall batteries into the Water Leak Detector.
- Let the units sit within a couple of feet of each other for approximately 5 minutes to establish a connection.