EX-50 Remote Precipitation Sensor Extension Kit
The EX-50 provides a method of extending the installation of your DS-8, DS-8C, or DS-824 sensor, allowing convenient and accessible location of the controller and optimal positioning of the remote precipitation sensor. Extend the standard 10 foot sensor cable up to an additional 50 feet.
The cable supplied is a 4 conductor x 18AWG stranded, tinned cable, heavy enough to assure minimal voltage drop and shielded to reduce susceptibility to outside interference. The outside diameter of the cable is specially selected to enhance the weathertight seal on the top of the enclosure. One connector end is pre-terminated to the 50 foot cable. The other connector end can be easily terminated to the precipitation sensor cable using common hand tools. No Specialized Tools Are Required. The mated connector pair provide an IP67 rated watertight seal, capable of full submersion in gutters, downspouts, or valleys.
Sensor wiring is performed by sliding the provided sealing grommet and connector body over the remote sensor cable end. The user then removes a section of outside insulation, splays the inner conductors, then removes a section of the inner insulation from each lead. The termination point for each lead on the connector is a screw clamp "terminal block" style position. The stripped lead of appropriate color is inserted into the terminal and the screw is tightened. The center terminal allows carrying the shield through the connector for enhanced noise immunity. The installer then screws and tightens the back shell to the connector body and the grommet/strain relief assembly to the back shell. The free end of the EX-50 is then fed through the weathertight strain relief on top of the DS-8 enclosure and is cut and terminated to an optimal length for the installation. A consistent color code is maintained with the EX-50.
- Extends Sensor Up To An Additional 50 Feet
- Assures Proper Cable Diameter for Enclosure Weathertight Strain Relief
- Cable Connector is IP67 Watertight and Submersible
- Cable Connector is Field Terminated with No Special Tools Required