Panasonic BL-C140CE Installation guide

Panasonic BL-C140CE Installation guide
Installation Guide
Network Camera
Outdoor Ready
Model No.
BL-C140
BL-C140
BL-C160
BL-C160
Please read this document before using the product, and save this document for future reference.
Panasonic Network Camera Website: http://panasonic.net/pcc/ipcam/
• This document is written for both the BL-C140 and BL-C160. Available features and operations
vary slightly depending on the model. You can confirm the model no. of your camera by checking
the model no. printed on the front of the camera. Features and operations that apply to the
BL-C160 only are marked as “BL-C160 only” in this document.
• The camera illustrations in this document depict the BL-C160.
• Model number suffixes (“A”, “CE”, and “E”) are omitted from the following model numbers shown
in this document, unless necessary.
BL-C140A, BL-C140CE, BL-C140E, BL-C160A, BL-C160CE, BL-C160E
Please read the included Important Information before proceeding.
Complete Operating Instructions and all other documentation can be found
on the included CD-ROM.
• This document (Installation Guide) explains how to physically connect the camera to the power
supply and network, as well how to mount or place the camera for regular use.
• The Setup Guide describes how to set up the camera so that it can be accessed using a PC.
• Refer to the Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM for details regarding the camera’s features.
• Refer to the Troubleshooting Guide on the CD-ROM if you have any problems configuring or
using the camera.
Abbreviations
• UPnP is the abbreviation for “Universal Plug and Play”.
• The Network Camera is referred to as “the camera” in this document.
• The Setup CD-ROM is referred to as “the CD-ROM” in this document.
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Table of Contents
Installation Procedure Overview...................................................
Preparation......................................................................................
Camera Diagrams ...........................................................................
Choosing an Installation Location................................................
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5
7
9
Detection Features............................................................................................................. 9
Mounting Location............................................................................................................ 13
Recommended Installation Locations .............................................................................. 14
Installation Examples ....................................................................................................... 15
Light Brightness (BL-C160 Only) ..................................................................................... 16
Effect of Brightness and Distance on Image Quality........................................................ 16
Connections.................................................................................. 17
Camera Mounting ......................................................................... 18
Adjusting Range and Sensitivity................................................. 23
Preventing Sensor Interference (BL-C160 Only) .............................................................
Adjusting Motion Detection Sensitivity .............................................................................
Adjusting Sensor Sensitivity (BL-C160 Only)...................................................................
Sensor Range Caps (BL-C160 Only)...............................................................................
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25
26
27
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Installation Procedure Overview
The following is an overview of the steps required to install and setup the camera.
All steps are explained in this document unless otherwise noted.
Preparation
Confirm that you have all the items required for installation.
Camera Diagram
Confirm you know the names of the camera’s physical features.
Connections
Connect the camera to your network and to the power outlet.
Setup
Setup the camera (described in the included Setup Guide). This involves configuring the camera
so that it can be accessed from a PC.
Mounting
Mount or place the camera.
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Preparation
Confirm the following items are included in the camera’s packaging.
… Main Unit (1 pc.)
The appearance of your camera
depends on which model you have
purchased.
BL-C140
… AC Adaptor (1 pc.)
Order No. PQLV206Y
Cord Length: About 3 m (9 feet 10
inches)
BL-C140A/BL-C160A
BL-C160
… Screw A (6 pcs.)
Order No. XTB4 + 20AFJ
Used for wall mounting the camera.
Order No. PQLV216CE1Z
Cord Length: About 3 m (9 feet 10
inches)
BL-C140CE/BL-C140E/BL-C160CE/
BL-C160E
… Screw B (3 pcs.)
Order No. XTB26 + 10GVW
Used for securing the safety wire to the
camera and for fixing the right-angle
joint to the camera.
… AC cord (1pc. for BL-C140CE/
BL-C140E/BL-C160CE/BLC160E)
Order No. PFJA02A006Z
Cord Length: About 1.8 m (5 feet
11 inches)
BL-C140CE/BL-C160CE
… Washer L (1 pc. for the screw A)
Order No. XWG4F16VW
Used when securing the safety wire to
the wall.
… Washer S (1 pc. for the screw B)
Order No. PSJA1106Z
Cord Length: About 1.8 m (5 feet
11 inches)
BL-C140E/BL-C160E
Order No. XWG26D12VW
Used when securing the safety wire to
the camera.
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… Safety Wire (1 pc.)
Order No. PQME10080Z
Used to secure the camera when wall
mounting it.
… Flexible Stand (1 pc.)
Order No. PQKL10082Z1
Used to attach the camera to the wall
… Foam Strip (1pc.)
Order No. PQHG10748Z
Used to protect the camera from water
… Sensor Range Cap (1 pc.)
[BL-C160 Only]
Order No. PQHG10765Z
Used to limit the sensor detection range
… Power Transfer Unit (1 pc.)
Order No. PNWP3C160A
Used to power the camera
… Right-Angle Joint (1 pc.)
(with O-ring)
Order No. PNYCC160A
Used to protect the camera from
water
… Self Bonding Tape (1pc.)
Order No. PSHG1235Z
Used to protect the camera from
water
… Setup CD-ROM (1 pc.)
Order No. PNQC1048Z
Contains the Setup Program needed
to configure the camera, as well as
the camera’s documentation.*
*See the included Important Information for a
description of each document.
… Important Information (1 pc.)
… Installation Guide (this
document) (1 pc.)
… Setup Guide (1 pc.)
You will need the following additional items to install and configure the camera.
– a PC (see the system requirements in the Important Information document)
– 2 LAN cables (1 indoor cable and 1 outdoor cable)
– a router
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Camera Diagrams
BL-C140
Front View
A
B
C
D
A
B
C
D
Housing
Indicator*1
Lens
Lens cover
E
F
G
H
I
Safety wire hole
DATA/POWER IN
Stand mounting hole
FACTORY DEFAULT RESET button
Serial number and MAC address label
Rear View
G
E
H
I
F
*1
See 1.1 Understanding the Camera Indicator in the Troubleshooting Guide on the CD-ROM for indicator meaning.
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BL-C160
Front View
A
B
C
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
Housing
Light
Indicator*1
Lens
Lens cover
Brightness sensor*2
Built-in sensor (pyroelectric infrared
sensor)
H
I
J
K
L
Safety wire hole
DATA/POWER IN
Stand mounting hole
FACTORY DEFAULT RESET button
Serial number and MAC address label
D
E
F
G
Rear View
J
H
K
L
I
*1
*2
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See 1.1 Understanding the Camera Indicator in the Troubleshooting Guide on the CD-ROM for indicator meaning.
The brightness sensor determines when the light turns on.
Choosing an Installation Location
Please read the following information about the camera’s motion detection feature and built-in
sensor (BL-C160 only) before deciding where to mount the camera.
Detection Features
Motion Detection Feature
The camera detects changes in the images being displayed.
Active Motion Detection Range
• When the color of moving objects and the background are similar, motion may not be correctly
detected.
• If there are sudden changes to overall light levels, motion may be incorrectly detected.
• For up to 2 seconds immediately following the light turning on or off no detection will take place.
(BL-C160 only)
Camera
Detection range angle
About 45q
Detection range length
About 5 m (16 feet 5 inches)
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Detection Range Characteristics of the Motion Detection Feature
• Motion detection becomes more difficult as it becomes darker.
• The motion detection function works by detecting changes in contour and brightness in moving
objects. This is done in order to reduce inaccurate detections due to changes in brightness.
• The camera can easily detect motion when objects move sideways in front of the camera, but
cannot easily detect motion when objects move toward the front of the camera.
Difficult to detect
Easy to detect
Detection range
About 58q
Camera
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Built-in Sensor (BL-C160 Only)
The camera’s built-in sensor is a pyroelectric infrared sensor, which means it uses infrared rays to
detect temperature differences within its range that are emitted naturally by people, animals, etc.
The sensor can be used to trigger the camera to buffer (i.e., temporarily store) camera images in its
memory. You can view these images later as desired. The sensor can also be used to trigger the
camera to transfer images to someone or somewhere, by FTP, E-mail, or HTTP.
Built-in Sensor
Sensor’s Active Detection Range
• If there is no temperature difference between objects in range of the camera’s sensor and the
surrounding environment, such as on a hot summer day, the sensor may not be able to detect
properly. Conversely in winter when the outside air temperature becomes lower, differences in
temperatures become greater which makes it easier for the sensor to perform detection.
• If the camera is mounted facing a road, the sensor may detect incorrectly due to interference
caused by passing cars. Refer to Example 1 or Example 2 on page 15 for examples of how to
mount the camera so that it will not face roads that cause interference.
When the camera is in a 20 °C (68 °F) environment
Camera
Detection range angle
About 20q
Detection range length
About 5 m (16 feet 5 inches)
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Detection Range Characteristics of the Built-in Sensor
• The built-in sensor can easily detect temperature changes when objects move sideways in front
of the camera, but cannot easily detect temperature changes when objects move toward the front
of the camera.
When the camera is in a 20 °C (68 °F) environment
Easy to detect
Diffictult to detect
Easy to detect
Detection range
About 63q
Camera
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Mounting Location
• Mount the camera in a sheltered place where it is not directly
exposed to direct sunlight or the elements.
• To ensure that camera images are displayed properly, do not
mount the camera on a ceiling.
• Do not mount the camera upside down. If the Panasonic logo
is upside down, the camera is upside down.
• Mount the camera where objects pass the camera from the
sides. The sensor can easily detect temperature differences of
objects moving sideways within the detection range, but
cannot easily detect objects moving towards the sensor. For
more information, see page 12.
• Make sure to position the camera’s light so as not to disturb
the surrounding area. (BL-C160 only)
Built-in sensor
Note
Avoid these kinds of locations when mounting the camera.
• Where people approach the camera by walking toward the front of the camera
• Facing roads where many cars pass by
(Even when separated by more than 5 m [16 feet 5 inches], cars can interfere with the
performance of the built-in sensor)
• Where car exhaust or warm air from heat-emitting devices cause rapid changes in temperature
(The sensor may detect incorrectly due to rapid changes in temperature)
• Where objects that move in the wind are located (e.g., tree branches, laundry hung out to dry)
(The sensor may detect incorrectly due to temperature changes)
• Where the camera can be exposed to direct sunlight or halogen light
• Where there is vibration or shock
• Where the camera can be exposed to fire, heating devices, or interference from magnetic devices
• Where reflective objects or objects that can interfere with heat detection, such as glass, are in
front of the camera
• In a greasy or moist place
• Near devices that emit radio waves, such as mobile phones
• Where the camera can be exposed to strong chemicals or noxious fumes
• Where the camera can be exposed to air containing high levels of salt, ammonia, sulphur etc.
(Exposure to such conditions can reduce the operating life of the camera)
• In places that have shade during the day, bright lighting at night, or where light levels often change
• In places with the following types of backgrounds and background lighting
(Faces can appear dark which makes it difficult to determine facial characteristics)
In places where
large parts of the
background are
open to bright
light
In places with white
walls in the
Bright background, which
light reflect sunlight
toward the camera
White
walls
Where the
object has
the sun at
its back
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Recommended Installation Locations
Top View
Where it is easy to detect people coming off the street towards the property and where passing cars
do not cause interference.
It is easier to detect people when they pass in front of the camera.
A sensor range cap can be attached to the camera to control the detection range. For more
information, see page 27.
Difficult to detect
Distance
About 3 m
(9 feet 10 inches)
Easy to detect
Camera
Entrance
Side View
Camera
Height
About 3 m
(9 feet 10 inches)
Distance
About 3 m (9 feet 10 inches)
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Installation Examples
Example 1: For detecting people on your property
Recommend
Where it is easy to detect people coming off
the street towards the property and where
passing cars do not cause interference.
It is easier to detect people when they pass in
front of the camera.
Not Recommend
People or cars passing by on the street are
easy to detect, but people approaching the
camera by walking toward the front of the
camera are difficult to detect.
Difficult to detect
Easy to detect
Difficult to detect
Easy to detect
Camera
Camera
Entrance
Entrance
Example 2: For detecting people entering an area like a garage
Recommend
Intruders entering the garage will be easy to
detect, but people or cars passing by on the
street will be difficult to detect.
It is easier to detect people when they pass in
front of the camera.
Difficult to detect
Not Recommend
People or cars passing by on the street will
be easy to detect, but intruders entering the
garage will be difficult to detect.
Easy to detect
Street
Street
Camera
Easy to detect
Easy to detect
Difficult to detect
Camera
Note
• Cameras should be mounted so that they
can view over parked cars, or other objects in
the garage.
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Light Brightness (BL-C160 Only)
The camera features a built-in light that can turn on automatically when it is
dark, or when the camera’s motion detection or sensor features are triggered.
The following brightness levels are measured 3 m (9 feet 10 inches) from the
camera.
Directly in front of the camera: about 8.5 lx
20° to the sides of the camera: about 2.5 lx
Note that the light may not provide enough light to illuminate the
surrounding area.
Light
Effect of Brightness and Distance on Image Quality
Distinguishing faces is difficult in the following situations.
• When the person is too far from the camera
(Generally, faces should be distinguishable up to 3 m [9 feet 10 inches] away, however, other
variables, such as shadowing, backlight, angle, etc., may affect the distance at which faces can
be recognized.)
• In the late afternoon and at night, or other times when the surrounding area is dark
• When people are moving (which causes blurring) in front of the camera
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Connections
Connect the camera to your router and to the power outlet as described below.
• Before proceeding, confirm that your PC is connected to your router and can access the Internet.
Also confirm that your router’s UPnP™ feature is enabled. (Most routers have UPnP™ turned off
by default.)
Wall
Outside
Inside
AC adaptor
Power transfer unit
Outdoor LAN cable *
To the power outlet
(For BL-C140CE/
BL-C140E/
BL-C160CE/
BL-C160E
use an AC cord)
Router
LAN cable
* Use a LAN cable that is no more than 30 m (98 feet 5 inches) long to connect the camera and the power transfer unit.
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Camera Mounting
Caution
• Do not drive the screws into a soft material. Drive the screws into a secure area of the wall,
such as a column, otherwise the camera may fall and be damaged.
• Make sure you attach the safety wire when mounting the camera, to prevent the camera from
falling.
• Do not place the camera near any heat emitting devices (e.g., water heaters, air
conditioners). (Placing the camera near heat emitting devices can cause the built-in sensor
to not detect properly.)
Note
• Use a LAN cable that is no more than 30 m (98 feet 5 inches) long to connect the
camera and the power transfer unit.
• Use screws that are appropriate for the material of the wall.
• The included screws are for use with wooden walls only.
• Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or halogen light may damage the camera’s image
sensor. Mount the camera appropriately.
• Make sure to waterproof any openings or holes made during installation.
• When connecting the cable, waterproof the cable using the included right-angle joint, foam
strip and self bonding tape.
• When installing cables through the ground, do not connect cables under the ground. Install
cables through a conduit to protect them from water.
• Refer to page 9-12 for information about the operation of the built-in sensor before deciding
where to install the camera.
1
Secure the safety wire to the camera using screw B (included) and
washer S (included).
• Make sure you attach the safety wire when mounting the camera, to prevent the camera
from falling.
Safety wire
Washer S
Screw B
2
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Remove the tab on the flexible stand, then pass an outdoor LAN cable
through the notch.
3
Mount the flexible stand firmly to the wall using screw A (included).
• Do not drive the screws into a soft material. Drive the screws into a secure area of the wall,
such as a column, otherwise the camera may fall and be damaged.
• Use screws that are suited for the type of material the camera is mounted to.
• Be careful not to nip the cable.
• Make sure the flexible stand is firmly mounted on a beam (at least 25 mm [1 inch] thick) etc.
When there is no beam, apply a board on the other side of the wall to make sure the
camera does not drop.
Screw A
At least 25 mm
(1 inch)
4
Pass the cable through the right-angle joint and attach the right-angle
joint by fastening screw B.
• Insert the LAN cable until it clicks into to place.
• Make sure that the “↑UP” symbol is pointing up when attaching the right-angle joint to the
camera.
• Securely fasten all screws.
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5
Wrap the included foam strip around the cable, insert it into the opening
of the right-angle joint, and then wrap at least the first 50 mm (1 15/16
inches) of the cable using the included self bonding tape.
•
•
•
•
Leave about 10 mm (3/8 inches) of the foam exposed, as shown.
Stretch the tape to twice its length when you wrap the cable.
Overlap the tape when you wrap the cable.
Make sure that there are no gaps in the wrapped tape for water to enter.
50 mm
(1 15/16 inches)
6
Attach the camera by screwing the threaded mount into the stand
mounting hole.
• Loosen the flexible stand grip to make adjusting the angle of the camera easier. Once the
camera is adjusted to the desired angle, retighten the grip firmly into place.
Threaded
mount
Grip
7
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Adjust the camera position.
• Leave some slack in the cable, as shown.
8
Secure the safety wire to the wall using screw A (included) and washer
L (included).
• When mounting to a hard surface like mortar or concrete, use an anchor to help secure the
camera to the wall.
• Leave some slack in the safety wire, as shown.
Safety wire
Washer L
Screw A
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Connect a LAN cable to the power transfer unit and to the switching
hub, router, etc.
• The power transfer unit can be fixed in place with 2 pieces from screw A (4 mm x 20 mm
[3/16 inch x 13/16 inch]).
LAN Cable
10
Connect the outdoor LAN cable connected to the camera to the power
transfer unit.
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Connect the AC adaptor to the power transfer unit and plug the other
end into the power outlet.
• The camera will activate.
To the power outlet
(For BL-C140CE/BL-C140E/
BL-C160CE/BL-C160E
use an AC cord)
To router
Hook for AC adaptor
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When mounting on a mortar or concrete surface
• Prepare anchors for 4 mm (3/16 inch) diameter screws for mounting.
A Place the flexible stand on the wall where you plan to mount the flexible stand and mark
the points where you are going to make holes.
B Make holes with an electric drill. Insert anchors (customer-provided) into the holes and
push them inside the holes with a hammer.
• Mortar walls break easily when drilling. Be careful of pieces of mortar which may become
loose and fall.
Drill for concrete (in case of tile, use a drill for tile)
C Mount the flexible stand using the screws.
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Adjusting Range and Sensitivity
Preventing Sensor Interference (BL-C160 Only)
If objects are interfering with the built-in sensor, use one of the included sensor range caps to cover
the corresponding area of the sensor.
For Built-in Sensors
Example 1
If there are interfering objects (such as cars) on one side or corner of the screen, attach cap 1 or 2
to cover the desired area of the sensor.
• In the example below, the object in the upper-left corner of the image may interfere with the
sensor, therefore, the upper-right corner of the sensor should be blocked using a sensor range
cap.
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Example 2
If there are interfering objects (such as heat emitting devices) being displayed on both sides of the
screen, use cap 3 to block the parts of the sensor that are detecting the interfering objects (in this
case on the left and right-hand sides).
Heat emitting device
Other interfering object
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Adjusting Motion Detection Sensitivity
The sensitivity of the motion detection can be adjusted to match the installation environment.
For more information, see 2.10 Adjusting Motion Detection Sensitivity in the Operating Instructions
on the CD-ROM.
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Adjusting Sensor Sensitivity (BL-C160 Only)
By adjusting the sensitivity of the built-in sensor, the detection range can change in the following
ways.
The temperature and other qualities of the camera location may affect the detection range.
For more information, see 2.9 Adjusting Sensor Sensitivity (BL-C160) in the Operating Instructions
on the CD-ROM.
Temperature: 20 °C (68 °F)
N High
• In certain installation setups
or environments it may be
necessary to increase sensor
sensitivity for the camera to
be operational.
• Increasing sensor sensitivity
can cause the sensor to make
inaccurate detections.
Top View
Detection range
About 5 m
About 6 m
(19 feet 8 inches) (16 feet 5 inches)
N Middle
Top View
Detection range
About 5 m
(16 feet 5 inches)
N Low
Top View
Detection range
About 4 m
About 5 m
(13 feet 1 inch) (16 feet 5 inches)
N Very Low
Top View
Detection range
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About 3 m
(9 feet 10 inches)
About 5 m
(16 feet 5 inches)
Sensor Range Caps (BL-C160 Only)
When there are objects that you do not want to detect with the built-in sensor, a sensor range cap
can be attached to the camera to control the detection range.
There are 4 sensor range caps: the standard cap (attached at the time of purchase), cap 1, cap 2,
and cap 3. Each cap blocks detection to various directions and degrees. Caps can be attached at
45° angles. Select the cap and attachment angle to best suit your needs. See the next page for
details of each cap’s detection range.
Note
• Keep the sensor-range caps out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
How to Attach Caps
Align the cap’s tab with the notch in the sensor, then insert the cap.
Notch
Tab
Note
• Incorrectly inserted caps can affect detection capabilities.
How to Remove Caps
Pinch the edge of the cap to lift it up, then remove it.
1. Pinch
2. Remove
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Detection Ranges for the Sensor Range Caps
Sensor range caps can be used to prevent detections when the temperature changes in certain
areas of the detection range. Differing temperatures will affect how far the sensor can detect within
the detection range. Confirm the different detection ranges in the following explanations.
Please note that the below figures are a guide to the detection ranges when the Sensor Sensitivity
is set to “Middle” (see page 26).
Sensor Range Cap
Temperature: 20 °C (68 °F)
Top View
Standard cap
(attached at time of purchase)
Detection range
About 5 m
(16 feet 5 inches)
N If there are objects that you do not want to be
detected on the right-hand side of the detection
range, attach the cap to block the right side.
Attach cap 2 or 1 as shown in the diagram below.
The number is
shown on the
side of the cap.
Top View
Cap 2
Cap 2
Cap 1
If you want to
block more of the
right-hand side
than with cap 2,
attach cap 1.
Detection range
About 5 m
(16 feet 5 inches)
Note
• If there are objects that you do not want
to be detected on the left-hand side of
the detection range, attach cap 2, or cap
1 to the left side. (In this case, the
detection ranges shown on the right will
be reversed.)
N To block detection on both sides of the detention
range, attach cap 3 as shown below.
Top View
Cap 3
Detection range
About 5 m
(16 feet 5 inches)
Cap 3
Note
• The position of the cap determines the area of the detection range that is blocked.
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Temperature: 0 °C (32 °F)
Temperature: 30 °C (86 °F)
Top View
Top View
Detection range
Detection range
About 4 m
(13 feet 1 inch)
About 6 m
(19 feet 8 inches)
Top View
Top View
Detection range
Detection range
About 4 m
(13 feet 1 inch)
About 6 m
(19 feet 8 inches)
Top View
Top View
Detection range
Detection range
About 6 m
(19 feet 8 inches)
About 4 m
(13 feet 1 inch)
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Note
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Note
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