Guide to Avtech Flood Sensors

A guide to the flood sensors available for the Avtech Room Alert range of environment monitors and how they may be used to enhance your environment monitoring system's ability to detect water ingress in your server room.

Flood Sensor Options

There are two types of flood sensor available for the Room Alert range of monitors.

Spot Flood Sensor

The spot flood sensor is able to detect water ingress in a single location. It is typically used either with a sink or a drip tray that concentrates water into a single central tray section where the spot flood sensor is located.

Spot sensors are very good at locating water in a single location but they are not very useful if you wish to detect water over a much larger area. That is where the rope flood sensor comes into its own.

The Spot Flood Sensor is available with a lead cable length of 7.5m only. The length of the lead cable is the distance you can place the water sensitive unit away from your Room Alert monitor.

Product Lead Cable Length SKU Room Alert Monitor Support
Spot Flood Sensor 7.5m RMA-FS2-SEN All Room Alert monitors

Rope Flood Sensor

The rope sensor is able to detect water ingress over a wide area by using a long water sensitive cable. The cable can be used to cover a wide area typically underneath a server room raised floor or inside the ceiling space above a server room.

Rope Flood Sensors are available with a water sensitive rope length of 2.4m or 7.5m. The length of the water sensitive rope determines how large the area you are able to monitor for water ingress. The longer the cable, the larger the surface area you can monitor.

Each Rope Flood Sensor has a 4.5m cable connecting the flood sensor to the Room Alert monitor. Therefore, you can place the water sensitive cable up to 4.5m away from your Room Alert monitor.

Product Lead Cable Length Water Sensitive Cable Length SKU Room Alert Monitor Support
2.4m Rope Flood Sensor 4.5m 2.4m RMA-F008-SEN All Room Alert monitors
7.3m Rope Flood Sensor 4.5m 7.3m RMA-F024-SEN All Room Alert monitors

Room Alert Support

A table illustrating Room Alert monitor support for each flood sensor type.

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