Installation

The right behavior of Waspmote Plug & Sense! depends on a reliable installation. Libelium provides the necessary accessories to make it easy, like cable ties, mounting feet and other accessories.

Wherever Waspmote Plug & Sense! is placed, please be sure you tight it firmly and the enclosure is not affected by wind, vibrations and other environmental conditions. Libelium does not take responsibility of damages to third parts caused by a bad installation. Moreover, it is recommended to power off Waspmote Plug & Sense! during its installation.

Parts

Mounting feet

Libelium provides four mounting feet accessories to allow easy fixing Waspmote Plug & Sense! to walls, etc. Mounting feet come already fixed to the enclosure using a screw, as shown in figures below.

Mounting feet accessory

Cable ties

Another provided accessories are PVC coated stainless steel cable ties. Dimensions of these ties are 1 meter length and 5 millimeters width.

Using metal cable ties
Metal cable ties

Solar panel bracket

The solar panel brackets are used to achieve 45 degrees of inclination when a solar panel is used.

Solar panel bracket

Waspmote Plug & Sense! accessories can vary depending on which configuration is acquired. See text and figure below to know which accessories are provided with each of the options.

Waspmote Plug & Sense! accessories

1 - Basic

This configuration includes 4 mounting feet (A), 4 screws type 1 (B), 4 screws type 2 (C), 4 wall plugs (E) and 2 cable ties (I). No solar panel is included.

2 - With external solar panel

This configuration includes 4 mounting feet (A), 4 screws type 1 (B), 8 screws type 2 (C), 8 wall plugs (E), 4 screws type 3 (D), 4 nuts (F), 8 washers (G), 2 solar panel brackets (H), 4 cable ties (I) and 1 external solar panel (J).

Street light installation

The node can be fixed to a street light using the PVC coated stainless steel cable ties provided by Libelium. Always be sure that the enclosure is firmly tied and environmental elements (like wind) do not modify its position. Next pictures show examples of typical installation processes using the external solar panel in combination with the provided accessories

External solar panel

Step 1: Prepare the cable ties

Introduce cable ties through external holes of the mounting feet.

Preparing metal cable ties

Step 2: Secure the solar panel bracket to the external solar panel

Use provided screws to secure the solar panel bracket to the external solar panel. Be sure you place screws in the right bracket holes, as shown in the figure below.

Preparing the external solar panel
Adding cable ties to the external solar panel

Step 3: Secure Waspmote Plug & Sense! to the street light.

Place Waspmote Plug & Sense! on street light tightening firmly the metal cable ties. Be sure that the node remains completely tied to street light to avoid it could fall down.

Step 4: Secure the external solar panel to the street light.

It is recommended to place the external solar panel above Waspmote Plug & Sense!, using it as a roof. This will increase protection against rain and sunlight. Use cable ties and the dedicated holes of the solar panel bracket to complete Waspmote Plug & Sense! installation.

Wall installation

Another typical installation of Waspmote Plug & Sense! is on walls. Using the mounting feet accessory, the node can be tied using provided screws and wall plugs. Next pictures show examples of typical installation processes using the external solar panel in combination with provided accessories.

External solar panel

Step 1: Secure the solar panel bracket to the external solar panel

Use provided screws to secure the solar panel bracket to the external solar panel. Be sure you place screws in the right bracket holes, as shown in previous section.

Step 2: Secure Waspmote Plug & Sense! to the wall.

Use provided screws and wall plugs to secure firmly the node to the wall. Check if the node remains completely fixed to avoid it could fall down.

Waspmote plug & Sense! placed on a wall

Step 3: Secure the external solar panel to a wall

It is recommended to place the external solar panel above the node, using it as a roof. This will increase protection against rain and sun. Use screws and the dedicated holes of the solar panel bracket to complete the installation.

Placing the external solar panel above Waspmote