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How to reset a sensor

There are a few cases that may require a sensor reset. Here's how to do it.

Once a Conserv SCS-1 sensor is connected to the network and sending data, it should continue to run without interruption or manual intervention.  However, there are a few cases where a reset may be required.  

The main reason for a reset is a sensor move.  When a sensor sends its first messages, the sensor and the gateway may exchange a few bits of information to help the sensor optimize its behavior.  This can result in the sensor making adjustments to the way it sends messages to minimize the amount of power that is required to transmit in an effort to maximize the battery life.  If a sensor is moved from a location close to the gateway to a location further away or a location with more interference, the sensor may not be able to get a message through.

In most cases this can be solved with a sensor reset.  To reset a sensor, peel back the label on the back (Fig 1) and look for a small round hole (Fig 2).  Insert a paperclip or other thin wire into this hole and depress the reset button.  You'll feel it 'click' when it is depressed.  The sensor will reset and rejoin the network.  It is best to perform this procedure in the location in which the sensor will be installed to prevent the device from getting settings that may prevent it from communicating when moved.


Fig 1.  Back label



Fig 2. Reset button hole