A flow sensor physically connects to the pipeline and to the Smart Garden Hub.
A flow sensor gives an estimation of the amount of water at irrigation at a given time and is used to generate analytics about the irrigation accordingly. This enables more informative reports and helps detect suspicious cases in real time.
To set up a flow sensor:
* Do not disconnect the valves from the main pipe before performing the following steps to make sure the flow meter works and is wired properly:
- Tap and select Sensors from the options wheel.
- On the Sensors screen, enable the Flow Sensor.
The Flow Sensor now appears under My Sensors.
- Tap Flow Sensor.
- Select the type (plastic or metal) and diameter of your sensor model (3⁄4”, 1”, or 2").
- Press the back arrow to save and return to the main screen. There (right above Master Watering, as shown in the following picture), you can see the flow identified by your flow meter. Note that these values appear as Gallons/Liters per a minute.
- Connect the sensor to the hub as described below, according to the model of your GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub.
To connect the sensor to your 2nd Generation GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub:
To connect the sensor to your 3rd Generation GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub:7. Blow through the flow meter towards the direction of the arrow on it:
8. Make sure the GreenIQ app shows flow on the main screen of the Native app. (It may take up to 1 minute for the flow to show up.)
If this doesn’t work and there is no flow at the GreenIQ app, make sure the flow meter is wired properly. If the problem persists, contact GreenIQ support team with pictures of the wiring.
To contact support, click: https://support.greeniq.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=191449
Once you see flow in the GreenIQ app, install the flow meter on your garden main pipe line.
Note: You can set the unit of measurement for displaying flow data (liters or gallons) at “My Account”.
Once the sensor is operational, flow data is displayed in the Reports. In addition, notifications are sent regarding exceptional events, for example, if the service identifies that irrigation is activated with low (or none) flow volume, or if there is flow when irrigation is not activated.
Activating a flow meter in the GreenIQ app triggers email alerts.
Insufficient flow Alert:
If you receive an email with the subject “GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub detected a possible insufficient flow of water in your garden” and you have a flow meter wired to your device, it might be the result of one of the following:
- There is a problem and there is no water in the pipes.
- The water pressure in the pipes is below the threshold of our flow meter. In this casem we can disable alerts in specific ports at your request.
- If there is no filter before the flow meter, small stones sometimes get inside the flow meter and prevent proper measurements. In this case, you need to disassemble and clean the flow meter).
- There is an issue with the wiring of the flow meter to the Smart Garden Hub. In this case, the solution is to unwire and rewire the flow meter, and then blow air into it (in the direction of the arrow on the flow meter) to verify that you see flow data in the app.
- Last, the flow meter might have been damaged. If the above reasons don't apply, you need to replace the flowmeter.
If you receive an email with the subject is “GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub detected a possible water leak in your garden” and you have a flow meter wired to your device, there is water in the pipes when irrigation is not taking place. Make sure the valve is not being used other than through the GreenIQ Smart Garden Hub and verify that all pipes are intact.