WeatherTRAK FlowLink XT Installation Instructions

WeatherTRAK FlowLink XT Installation Instructions
FlowLink XT/XT+ Installation
Instructions
05/20/2014
Revision 4
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WeatherTRAK FlowLink XT/XT+ Installation Instructions – Rev 4.1
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Introduction
The FlowLink XT and XT+ enables flow sensing and master valve control for sites that
otherwise require expensive hardscape trenching or sites with wire runs over 2,000 feet.
FlowLink XT and XT+ provides power and communication between the controller and
the flow sensor and master valve over existing valve wire. If a site does not have a spare
valve wire, the installer can convert an existing control valve wire using the FlowLink EXT
included with the FlowLink XT+ model.
The Controller Transceiver (CT) and Field Transceivers (FXT and EXT) are installed as a
unit. Figure 1 below represents a typical installation where the CT is installed adjacent to
a WeatherTRAK controller and a Field Transceiver (FXT) is installed adjacent to a flow
sensor and master valve up to 4,000 feet away. The optional extension module, EXT, is
installed near the converted control valve within 4,000 feet from the CT.
WeatherTRAK FlowLink XT Typical Installation
Up to 4000 feet
Existing #14 valve wire
Building
CT
CV
EXT
Paved
Parking Lot
New #14 wire from
existing valve wire to FXT
WM
BP
FXT
MV
WeatherTRAK
Legend
Controller
FS
FXT – FlowLink FXT
EXT – FlowLink EXT
CT – FlowLink CT
FS – Flow Sensor
MV – Master Valve
BP – Backflow Preventer
WM – Water Meter
CV – Converted Valve
Figure 1
Materials Included
CT
FlowLink XT
FlowLink XT+
Includes
mounting
hardware
FXT
X
X
Includes 7
DBR/Y
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X
X
Includes 4
DBR/Y
X
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Installation
Site Qualification
Site should be qualified before installing FlowLink. Ensure that the included Site
Qualification worksheet has been completed before installing FlowLink.
WeatherTRAK FlowLink Installation Preparation
This WeatherTRAK FlowLink installation procedure assumes the following has already
been complete:
1. Converted Station or spare field wire indentified
Note: a converted station can only have one valve
2. Compatible Flow Sensor and Master Valve installed
3. A pair of field wires (Qty 2 wires) pulled between converted valve wire splice box
and Flow Sensor valve box
Installing WeatherTRAK FlowLink Field Transceiver (FXT and EXT)
Connect original valve wires to
FlowLink EXT in valve box
Original converted
valve wires
CT
CV
Extend new wires from
existing valve wire to FlowLink
FXT from FlowLink EXT or “T”
splice inline.
EXT
FXT
WeatherTRAK
Controller
MV
FS
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Installation Procedure
Installation Procedure Overview
1. Connect the installed flow sensor and master valve to the FlowLink FXT
2. Connect the Converted Valve (CV) wires to the FlowLink EXT
3. Mount FlowLink CT near the WeatherTRAK Controller
4. Connect FlowLink CT to WeatherTRAK Controller
Step 1 – Connect Flow Sensor and Master Valve to FlowLink FXT (FlowLink
FXT should be installed in flow sensor valve box)
1. Connect FlowLink FXT Red and Black Flow wires to the flow sensor in the flow sensor
valve box
2. Connect FlowLink FXT two white MV wires to the Master Valve solenoid wires.
3. Connect FlowLink FXT blue LINE wires to new extended wires
4. Connect Yellow wire to LED input if optical sensor is used; otherwise seal the end of
the wire with DBR/Y connector to avoid water damage.
Step 2 – (Only required with FlowLink EXT) Splice FlowLink EXT inline
between converted valve and valve field wires
1. Disconnect Converted Station Solenoid Leads from Field Wires
2. Connect original Common and Converted Station Hot field wires to the FlowLink EXT
white Station field wires
3. Connect original field wires to Blue Line wires.
Step 3 – Mount FlowLink Controller Transceiver (CT)
Mount the Controller Transceiver (CT) enclosure using the supplied mounting screws
adjacent to the existing WeatherTRAK controller.
Wall Mount Enclosure Configurations
• Mount the FlowLink CT up to 3 inches away from the
WeatherTRAK Wall Mount Controller aligning the bottom
of the two units.
• Install the FlowLink CT wire harness through the supplied
strain relief into the available controller knock out
forming a drip loop to avoid water intrusion. Leave the
strain relief loose until you have completed wiring.
Small Pedestal Configurations
• Mount the FlowLink CT inside the small pedestal.
• Install the FlowLink CT wire harness through the supplied
strain relief into the available controller knock out. Leave
the strain relief loose until you have completed wiring.
Pedestal or Chassis Configurations – Mount the FlowLink CT
inside the pedestal and attach to chassis.
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Step 4 – Connect FlowLink Controller Transceiver (CT) Wires to Controller
Note: Do not connect the CT wires unless all FlowLink FT connections have been
completed; otherwise this may damage the FlowLink CT.
1. Connect CT Black Wire to
controller Valve Common
terminal
2. Connect CT Blue Wire to
Master Valve terminal
3. Connect CT Green Wire to
Converted Station Field
Wire
4. Connect CT White Wire to
Converted Station
terminal
5. Connect CT Red Wire to
Flow Input (FL1) terminal
6. Last Step: Connect CT
Orange wire to 24 VAC
(be sure that this wire is
installed last)
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FlowLink Installation Verification
1. Verify that Power/Activity LED is ON FlowLink CT and wait until LED becomes steady
2. Set the MV mode on the controller to NC or NO depending on MV type
3. Use the controller MANUAL mode to Turn ON Converted Station for at least 5
minutes
4. Wait 90 seconds; Read Flow Value on the Controller (on line 3 of display)
5. Observe flow for 2-3 minutes. Verify that the reported value is steady within +/- 0.1
GPM range
Compatible Flow Sensors
Data Industrial 228 series, CST flow sensor models, Netafim Hydrometer model with
either Reed Switch or Photo Diode registers.
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