AirQ 101

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AirQ 101 is a wireless temperature sensor, which is equipped with an internal temperature probe. Like all AirQ Networks wireless sensors, AirQ 101 is a battery powered sensor.

Thanks to the AirQ Networks technology allowing sensors to operate down to -30°C (-40°C if battery life-time is not a strong requirement), AirQ 101 can be placed directly where needed. For example, AirQ 101 is really useful to monitor temperature of freezer, fronzen rooms and refrigerated cabinets.

Like all AirQ Networks devices, AirQ 101 is fully integrated into AirQ Networks platform. So it can take advantage of the flexible rule system equipped with all AirQ Control Units in order to build complex applications in just few clicks. AirQ 101 sensors are fully accessible by modern mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile) through a control unit.

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AirQ 101 wireless temperature sensor

Quick start guide

How to install

There is nothing special to do to install and use an AirQ Networks wireless sensor: just place it where needed. If you want to fasten the sensor to a wall, use four 3-4mm screws and plugs. If you want to secure it to something, a plastic cable tie is a really smart solution. Please, keep in mind that the place where the sensor is fixed could dramatically reduce its wireless operative range. For example, iron poles or concrete walls can reduce the operative distance.

Please, remember that operative temperature must be respected when placing the sensor, otherwise it could be damaged!

Powering sensor

Unless otherwise specified, all AirQ Networks sensors come already powered up. However, sensors can be easily powered up/down using the power jumper shown in the below image.

AirQ 101 power jumper

To access internal power jumper, the four philips screw (placed in the bottom part of sensor) have to be removed.

How to replace battery

Battery can be easily replaced using a compatibile battery when it is out of power. To remove existing battery, the two holding screws have to be loosen (there is no need to completely remove them). The screws are shown in the adjacent image.

AirQ 101 battery holding screws

WARNING: pay attention to battery polarity when mounting new battery. Battery polarity is clearly shown on the PCB. In doubt, positive side is near the power jumper. Moreover, when replacing battery, remove power jumper and reinsert it only when the replacement operation is ended.

To access to the internal battery, the four philips screw (placed in the bottom part of sensor) have to be removed.


Specifications

AirQ 101 Specifications as release 1.2
Sensor type Temperature
Integrated sensor Yes
Measuring range -30 +85 °C
Measuring precision ±0.5°C
Temperature resolution 0.0625°C
Sensor calibration allowed Yes
Measuring rate min 4 minutes - max 8 minutes
Operative temperature -30 +85 °C
Power 3.6VDC AA size integrated battery - replaceable by user
Battery life 1-2 years
IP Rating IP54
Wireless interface 434 Mhz
Operative distance More then 500 meters in open space
sNET Node type End Device
Dimensions 76 x 50 x 28 mm
Dimensions (version with flange) 85 x 56 x 21 mm
Weight 100gr
Last hardware release AirQ 101 - r1.2
Last firmware release sNET protocol v. 4.0
Certifications RoHS Compliant; CE

Control board by AirQ Networks consoles

Like all AirQ Networks devices, AirQ 101 sensors have to be controlled by an AirQ Control Unit. Control Unit's software is accessible by web and an AirQ 101 board is represented as shown in following image.

AirQ 101 board interface


Next table describes meaning and use of each icon.

Icon/Compoent Description
Sensor-address.png Unique network address of each sensor
Sensor-graph.png Provides access to temperature graph
Sensor-haccp.png Provides access to history of sensor detections
Rules.png Provides access to sensor rules
Pauserules.png Suspend all rules associated to the sensor
Playrules.png Starts all rules associated to the sensor
Battery.png Reports battery power level
Signallevel.png Provides visual feedback about signal level
Nosignal.png Signals that sensor is unlinked to Control Unit
Signalfw.png Signals that message coming from sensor has been repeated by a range extender
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