RKI INSTRUMENTS 82-5201-01 Email Text Generator Instruction Manual
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The 82-5201-01 email/text generator is capable of monitoring 4 sets of contacts and sending out an email and/or text message when a contact opens or closes. It can also send out an email and/or text message when it is powered up. The email/text generator is installed in a plastic housing that has a strain relief bushing on the bottom. An AC/DC power supply is installed beneath the email/text generator. The power supply’s AC input terminals are wired to a terminal strip at the bottom of the mounting plate to make it easy to connect power at the installation site. The DC output wires are wired to the email/ text generator’s input terminals.
- Select the mounting site. When you select the mounting site consider the following factors:
• Is an AC or DC power source available?
• Is there enough room to open the housing door and make wiring connections (see Figure 2)?
- The mounting feet and hardware to install the mounting feet are shipped in a bag inside the housing. Install the mounting feet as shown below.
- Position the monitor on a vertical surface at eye level (4 1/2 to 5 feet from the floor).
- Use 3/16″ screws through the slots in the mounting feet at each corner of the housing to secure the housing to the mounting surface.
- If using AC power:
a. Unscrew and remove the kep nuts from the AC terminal strip’s cover.
b. Route the AC wires through the strain relief bushing on the bottom of the housing.
c. Connect a line wire from the AC power source to the “H” terminal on the AC terminal strip.
d. Connect a neutral wire from the AC power source to the “N” terminal on the AC terminal strip.
e. Connect a ground wire from the AC power source to the “G” terminal on the AC terminal strip.
f. Reinstall the AC terminal strip’s cover using the kep nuts.
- If using a 9 – 12 VDC power source:
a. Disconnect the factory-installed red and black wires from the email/text generator’s input terminals.
b. Route the DC wires through the strain relief bushing on the bottom of the housing.
c. Connect the power source’s “+” line to the “+” terminal on the DC terminal strip.
d. Connect the power source’s “-” line to the “-” terminal on the DC terminal strip.
- Wire the 2 terminals for each Contact Closure Input to the contacts they are intended to monitor.
- Tighten the screw on the strain relief bushing to secure the wires.
- Turn on the power source.
Entering Configuration Mode and Initial Connection
- Connect power to the device. If it’s the first time the device has been turned on, it will turn on in Configuration Mode and the LED will be flashing blue. If the LED is flashing green, press the Mode button on the right side of the device to switch to Configuration Mode using a tool with a 90° angle.
- Navigate to the WiFi screen on your computer, phone, or tablet and find NCD_Email.
- The password to join the network is NCDBeast.
- Your device may automatically launch a browser and take you to the configuration web interface. If it does not, you may need to tap the network name again (on a phone or tablet) or type 18.104.22.168 into a Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browser window (on a computer).
- The device’s configuration web interface appears.
- Network: Select a 2.4 GHz WiFi network from the drop down menu. The device does not support 5 GHz networks.
- Hidden Network: If your network does not appear, manually enter the 2.4 GHz network’s SSID. The device does not support 5 GHz networks. Do not enter anything in the Hidden Network field if you selected a network from the Network drop down menu.
- Password: If your network is password-protected, enter the password. The device does not support networks whose passwords have special characters such as #$%*. If your network is not password-protected, leave this field blank.
- DHCP: Select the box if the network you are connecting to is a DHCP network. Deselect the box if you need to assign a static IP address.
NOTE: The rest of the fields are only active if DHCP is deselected.
- Default Gateway: Enter the network’s default gateway IP.
- Subnet Mask: Enter the network’s subnet mask IP.
- DNS Primary: Enter a valid DNS primary server IP. The IP can match the network settings or it can be a common DNS server. 22.214.171.124 is the IP for Google’s primary DNS lookup server.
- DNS Secondary: Enter a valid DNS secondary server IP. The IP can match the network settings or it can be a common DNS server. 126.96.36.199 is the IP for Google’s secondary DNS lookup server.
- Static IP: Enter the static IP address that you want the device to use on your network.
Soft AP Configuration
- Soft AP SSID: While in Configuration Mode, the device acts as a WiFi access point and broadcasts an SSID. Enter the SSID you’d like the device to broadcast.
- Soft AP Password: Enter the password you want the device to require when trying to connect to its WiFi access point.
Email Client Configuration
- Host: Enter the email broker’s SMTP host address. Common addresses are smtp.gmail.com and smtp-mail.outlook.com.
NOTE: Email broker must be SMTP.
- Host Port: Enter the email broker’s SMTP port. Most email brokers that support SMTP connection use port 587.
- Login Email: Enter the email address you’d like to use to generate emails/texts. 4. Password: Enter the password used to access the email address entered in Login Email.
NOTE: The email account’s password cannot contain the `&’ symbol.
- Device Name: Enter the text you want to appear in the signature of sent emails/texts. 6. Retries: Enter the number of times you want the device to attempt to send emails and/or texts if the initial attempt is unsuccessful.
NOTE: If you are going to use a Gmail address to send emails/texts, make sure the “Allow less secure apps” setting is selected in your Google account.
- Debounce Cycles: This setting defines how many CPU cycles are needed to determine a change in status. Most contacts bounce when they first make contact and this setting prevents those bounces from being recorded as separate events. Do not change this setting unless recommended by RKI Instruments, Inc.
- Input Validate: This setting defines how many milliseconds the contact must stay in a changed state before the device sends an email and/or text. The default setting is 5000 milliseconds (5 seconds).
Power On and Input Emails/Texts
The device will generate emails and/or texts when the device powers on and/or when any of the contacts close or open. You must make email/text settings for each event type (Power On, Input 1 Close, Input 1 Open, etc.) individually, even if they are all going to the same email address and/or phone number. If you don’t want emails/texts sent for a particular event type, leave the fields blank.
If you are using an Outlook account and want to send emails/texts to more than one recipient, you will need to verify the Outlook email address the first time the email/text generator sends an email/text. The first attempt at sending an email/text will not be successful, and Outlook will send an email to your Outlook email address, asking you to verify your account.
- Subject: Enter the subject title for the email/text generated from the event type. The text must be alphanumeric and cannot contain any special characters.
- Message Body: Enter the body for the email/text generated from the event type. The text must be alphanumeric and cannot contain any special characters.
NOTE: The Power On message includes a WiFi signal strength percentage in addition to any entered text.
- Recipients: Enter the email address(es) and/or phone number(s) you want to receive emails/ texts for the event type. Separate multiple email addresses and/or phone numbers with a comma (ie. firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com). Do not add any spaces between email addresses or phone numbers. For phone numbers, you must use a XXXXXXXXXX@______ format where the domain name used in the blank field depends on the number’s wireless carrier.
NOTE: The email/text generator is a 3rd party device. Please contact NCD at https://community.ncd.io/ for email/text generator support.
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