Power/temperature monitoring

Kyle Duren kyle at davantistudios.com
Thu Jun 5 09:31:03 CDT 2008


We have had great luck, with Ravica Bitsight: http://ravica.com/products/index.php

We use the smallest model, the Bitsight2, we have it at a solar site, monitoring the voltage of a 12v battery bank (which also powers the unit), along with 2 microwave radios and a 12v switch. It works great for this, and they many other sensor types, but it is a bit pricey. It has a nice web gui and users snmp and other forms of notification, and has built in graphing. We used email messages with alerts when certain voltage levels were reached.

-Kyle


-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Bulk [mailto:frnkblk at iname.com]
Sent: Fri 5/30/2008 10:58 AM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Power/temperature monitoring
 
Hopefully monitoring the status of a network is on-topic.

I'm looking for temperature and power monitoring unit to install in some
remote BWA cabinets.  We had two incidents where we lost power in a town and
we weren't aware of it until the backup batter drained to empty, and another
situation where the cabinet became too cold.  Because these cabinets are
less than 19" wide and just 3-5" deep, I need something quite small.  I did
find one product but it requires four components (unit with built-in
temperature sensor, adapter, and AC power sensor, plus power supply)

Perhaps there's someone on this list who has gone down this road and can
point me to a good product.

Required:
- temperature sensor
- 110 VAC power monitoring (on/off, not necessarily current)
- Ethernet interface (at least SNMP, Web GUI and 

Optional:
- fed via 12 VDC power
- 12 VDC power monitoring (current)
- humidity sensor


Frank





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