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Offline roadkill250

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Water Level sensor
« on: January 15, 2017, 09:29:45 pm »
Hey guys,

Just wondering if anyone knows a way to monitor water levels in a tank?
We are installing tanks that will be filled with rain water and I wanted to know if there was a system that was compatible with vera (z-wave, wifi, etc) that would be able to tell me the level of water inside the tank (25%, 50%, etc). Have any of you had any experience doing this?


Offline Chrisfraser05

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Re: Water Level sensor
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 01:15:37 pm »
the way I monitor for low level in my aquarium is a simple float switch attached to the fibaro universal sensor. This has dry contact inputs to connect float switches.

Offline Mike Yeager

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Re: Water Level sensor
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2017, 01:24:47 pm »
Some sort of float switch setup is likely the best you're going to get. If you need 25%, 50%, 75%, 100%, you'd need 4 switches. My suggestion would be to look into the mysensors plugin and create your own sensor for this one. Otherwise, it's going to get expensive...