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Ruuvi tag sensor as Battery Temperature alarm

Now it is possible, I would like to set a Ruuvi tag temp sensor as alarm for my battery temperature.

As I have 2 x 230Ah lead acid batterys (24V), in 1 metal closed box, should I do:

  • 2 sensors? 1 sensor on the top of each battery? or
  • 1 Sensor at the centre of inside of the metal lid?

Thanks for your advise!

CCGX Color Controlruuvi sensorsTemperature Alarm
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Stefanie answered ·

Hi @Harold,

I don't think this is possible yet. The logical links for this feature are simply not there. And it's not yet possible via Node-RED either, since the corresponding nodes still lack the paths to link them.

edit: Sorry, I missed VRM Alarm rules. That's of course possible.

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wkirby answered ·

I would have a sensor on each battery in order to measure the actual battery temperature.
Measuring the temperature of the lid would not be very useful.

Do you really want to be using wireless sensors for critical situations like this? Surely a proper wired sensor would be more reliable and does not need batteries to run it.

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harold avatar image harold commented ·
Your right, but the standard battery temp sensor and its algorithm will not do this, so I would like to add an extra safety, without all extra wired connections to my alarm panel etc ;-)


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