FAQs: Sensing Rope
This rope-style water sensor can be used in tandem with the legacy RS-360 and most FloodMaster systems.
The conductive rope is 10 feet long and comes with an 8’ lead wire.
Yes. Each extension is 10 feet; not to exceed 100’ total (10 lengths).
100 feet is the maximum suggested length. That means 1 wire rope kit and 9 extensions.
Place the connecting wire on the terminal block (two pins) provided on the sensor and hook up the connecting wire to the wire rope via the mating connectors.
Yes. You can reuse the wire rope once it has dried.
Secure the wireless sensor firmly in your hand and “slap” the wet wire rope length against a hard surface.
A piece of the rope needs to be submerged in water for at least 10 seconds for the Receiver to trigger.
Yes, the wire rope end can be trimmed to a specific length. A round vinyl end cap (.172 Diameter hole x .500″ Length, White) is provided to stop jacket fraying. Be sure the internal wires are not touching when applying the end cap.
Any sufficiently sharp wire cutters, tin snips, scissors, etc.; no special tool is required.
In addition to requiring some time to dry out after a leak event, the Sensing Rope will also send a fault alert if the rope becomes kinked. If a section or sections of your Sensing Rope become kinked and cause false alerts, they should be replaced (P/N RSA-175-010).
Yes – you can either shorten or lengthen the lead wire as your application requires. The standard 6′ lead wire is provided with flying leads at one end that can be trimmed back to a shorter length if desired. Wire jacketing will have to be stripped back 1/4″. If a longer length is desired, up to 100′ of 22 AWG, 2-conductor wire can be spliced into the flying lead end, with the opposite end of the wire then connected to the FloodMaster Receiver terminal block (Pins 6 & 7 or 8 & 9). Note: Any combination of lead wire and/or sensing wire should not exceed 100′.
Wire Ropes (RSA-175-XXX) are made of tinned copper. Wired sensor pucks (RSA-1XX-XXX) are made of brass with gold finish.