The Network Hour Meter was created with ease-of-use in mind. The built-in server provides quick access to setup and monitor the hour meters with no additional software or designated computer required. The Network Hour Meter records the “on” state of the equipment thru either the two digital inputs, 2 relays or main power into the unit. It may be activated with either simply by powering the Network Hour Meter on or the digital inputs, mirror the output of a relay.
In the simplest setup, the Network Hour Meter may be activated whenever power is applied to the unit. In this case, if the Network Hour Meter is on, it is counting. A voltage threshold is provided so the Network Hour Meter may stop counting as power is lost to prevent memory corruption.
You also can use one of the inputs to turn counting on and off. The input can be configured with an internal pull up so that a switch may be used, or an external voltage of 5-24 VDC may be used.
Also, it can be configured to follow one of the relays such that when the relay is activated the Network Hour Meter will start counting.
If you want to receive audible or visual notifications when a specific hour is reached, connect a buzzer or light to one of the built-in relays and once the preset hour is reached you can have that relay turn on, alerting you when maintenance is required. A real-time email notification can be easily setup on hour meter setting page.