Using Thingsee POWERCOVER
Thingsee POWERCOVER can be used as a power source for the following Thingsee sensor devices: Thingsee PRESENCE, Thingsee ENVIRONMENT and Thingsee DISTANCE, in cases where extremely long operating time without battery change is needed.
Thingsee POWERCOVER works with 3 AA Lithium batteries which provide Thingsee sensor devices up to 10 years of battery life.
In addition to the battery power, Thingsee POWERCOVER can be powered through a micro-USB connector for continuous power and unlimited operational time. This device can be used in various IoT use cases where extremely long battery life is needed. For example, high ceilings and other hard to reach locations are ideal for this accessory.
When available, the Thingsee POWERCOVER will prefer the USB-power and switches to that from the battery power. It will also switch back to the battery power if the micro-USB power is lost. This provides extra power security during possible power outbreaks. Note that Thingsee POWERCOVER does not support battery charging.
General installation instructions
Thingsee POWERCOVER is installed to the desired place with a double sided tape. The installation placement depends on the sensor that is used with the Thingsee POWERCOVER.
Thingsee POWERCOVER can be delivered either with the sensor device already installed to the Thingsee POWERCOVER or without it.
Things to avoid in installation
Avoid installing Thingsee products near the following:
- Thick concrete structures or thick fire doors
- Electrical transformers or thick electrical wires
- Nearby heating or cooling devices and/or vents
- Direct sun light
- Nearby halogen lamps, fluorescent lamps or similar lamps with hot surface
- Nearby radio equipment like WiFi routers or any other similar high power RF transmitters
- Inside or underneath a metal cabinet or box
- Near elevator motors or similar targets causing a strong magnetic field
Thingsee POWERCOVER is delivered with batteries assembled inside. Pull away the battery security tab and the device is ready for use.
Thingsee POWERCOVER can be delivered either with the sensor pre-assembled or without the sensor device. If you need to assemble a sensor to Thingsee POWERCOVER, first remove the bottom cover and batteries from the sensor. The sensor can then be just snapped to its place on top of Thingsee POWERCOVER. Make sure that the direction of the sensor is correct for assembly. After snapping to its place, the sensor is ready for use.
If you need to open the device (e.g. for changing the batteries), use the opening key provided with the device.
Place the opening key to the slot between Thingsee POWERCOVER covers and bend the key away from the device.
If you change the batteries, please use Lithium batteries to ensure correct functionality. The recommended battery type is Energizer® Ultimate Lithium. When placing the bottom cover back, please note the correct direction of the cover.
If you want to remove the sensor from the Thingsee POWERCOVER, remove the batteries first. Place the straight end of the Opening Key to the slot inside the Thingsee POWERCOVER. Push the tool towards the sensor and the sensor is released.
The double-sided tape at the bottom of the device can be used for attachment.
Remove the tape cover and attach the device to a clean, flat surface by pushing firmly for minimum of 5 seconds.
Use IPA solvent (isopropyl alcohol) to clean the attachment surface before installation.
Using micro-USB power source
The recommended micro-USB power source is Sunny SYS1381N-1205-W2E (for Europe).
Default measurement and reporting
Thingsee sensor devices notify Thingsee Operations device management system on the following:
- if they are using Thingsee POWERCOVER.
- Thingsee POWERCOVER battery status.
- Used power source (batteries or USB-cable).