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Control an Outlet Group based on Environmental Monitoring

Discussion in Other Environmental Monitoring Products & Questions started by Joseph , 3/15/2019 2:24 PM
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  • cramerjs
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    Joseph 3/15/2019 2:24 PM

    I have a Smart-UPS X 1500 (SMX1500RM2U) with a Network Management Card 2 (AP9631) installed and a Temperature Sensor (AP9335T) connected. I would like to be able to control a fan plugged into one of the UPS's outlets based on the environmental temperature. For example, if the environmental temperature rises above the High Threshold, then Outlet Group 2 powers on, and when the environmental temperature drops below the High Threshold then Outlet Group 2 powers off. Is this possible?

    From what I have read I could accomplish something similar using a Dry Contact I/O Accessory, with the difference being that my fan has a standard type A plug rather than exposed wires, which I could modify if I need to. In order to make this work, I would have to modify the fan plugs and buy Dry Contact I/O Accessories for each one. The plan is to deploy this setup in more than a dozen different network cabinets and continue to do so with new deployments so... the simpler the better.

    Also, the Control Policy Configuration menu option does not show in my UPSs web interface. Is this because I do not have a Dry Contact I/O Accessory/something to control or is there another issue in the mix?

    Control Policy menu option missing

    Thanks for any help you can give.

  • B-DoubleE
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    Matt 3/20/2019 2:02 PM (in response to Joseph)

    Hi Joseph,

    The outlet groups can only be controlled based on load shedding due to power failure/UPS runtime threshold, not temperature. The AP9810 with a control policy to control the output relay based on the high temperature violation would be the best way to go - perhaps by wiring it to the on/off control of the fan, and leaving it connected to power. 

  • cramerjs
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    Joseph 3/20/2019 11:19 PM (in response to Matt)

    Thank you very much. That perfectly answers my question. We will opt to either use the AP9810 or just plug the fan into an outlet and leave it running all the time.

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