pump monitor that keeps a log of time and date


Old 05-31-20, 02:40 PM
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Lightbulb pump monitor that keeps a log of time and date

We have a community water system that utilizes radio controlled activation for the pump. The pump is located at a remote location and we would like to be able to see a log of when the pump is coming on and off. This will tell us if the radio system is functioning properly, and if there is unusual activity at night it could alert us of possible leaks. It could be either a 12 volt dc system or 110 volt AC both are available at the pump location. Any ideas??
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Old 05-31-20, 05:46 PM
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You can get a current sensing switch connected to the pump. Then connect to some type of home automation or logging platform.

Here are some examples (no idea if this is a good brand/supplier, just the first that popped up in a search)

If you're looking for a whole system, I've heard good things about Sense, though haven't used it myself. It's a whole logging platform usually used for a whole house monitoring, but could be used on a simile panel/circuit.
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Thank You Zorfdt,

I did send a request to the whole system people, maybe they an sell me the component that would do this.

What I really need is a drum graph machine, like the old barometers and earth quake detectors . Do you know if they still make these? Is everything digital now.
Old 06-01-20, 06:25 PM
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No....those chart recorders are still very popular.
I work for some water companies where they're relied on heavily.
Dickson is the leader in the field.
Those recorders are primarily designed to measure pressure, temperature, humidity, etc.
They can chart 24 hours or seven days.

In the link below is one that can chart based on an a voltage on or off.
There are many used ones for sale but you need to be handy to service them.
Dickson chart recorder - universal input
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