Introduction to Simple Hardware Devices¶
Which IoT platforms support your devices?¶
What device management and visualisation platforms can I use with your devices¶
As we're using Sigfox for communication, the 200 IoT platforms that support Sigfox devices support our devices. For a list of platforms that support the firmware of our devices and message parsing please visit: https://simplehw.eu/partners/
What Sigfox Ready Class are your devices?¶
How is the radio performance according to the Sigfox Ready certificate¶
All our devices, even those without the proper certificate, are made to transmit well enough to be classified as Class 0. The older SimplePack 2.0 is an exception to this as it's Class 1. If you're interested in what the Sigfox Radio Class is, visit this article.
What temperatures can SimpleHW devices withstand?¶
Will the device work in the environment I need to monitor¶
Our devices can cover extreme environments, but it's crucial you choose the right device for your use case - temperature is one of the most important aspects to consider. SimplePack, SimplePack Plus, SimpleLeak - up to 60°C The devices will work short term in higher temperatures above 60°C without exploding, but the ABS plastic they are made of can soften and battery capacity will be dramatically reduced when exposed for a longer time. SimpleIndustry - up to 85°C The SimpleIndustry can withstand higher temperatures than the SimplePacks and the SimpleLeak thanks to different battery chemistry. The casing is made of a different plastic that will not melt until around 85-90°C. The device can work in temperatures up to 95°C for a short term as well. SimpleIndustry Hot - up to 150°C (will stop transmitting at around 105°C) The case and the battery were chosen to withstand 150°C. The device will also reliably broadcast in temperature up to 105°C but will survive exposure to higher temperatures as well.
What SimpleHW device should I choose for my use case?¶
Wizard for finding proper hardware configuration¶
If you're not sure what device to pick, you can fill in this form. And we will get back to you shortly with either the top pick or a customization offer!
How you can control the device when the IP68 case is enclosed?¶
How can I control the SimplePack and the SimpleLeak¶
The devices both send and receive messages. Incoming messages to the device (downlink payload) is are used to control the device settings. There are several ways to trigger downlink. Both the SimplePack versions can be controlled by the button - the device can recognize various types of button presses and one of them (extra long press, 6+ seconds) is the default way to trigger downlink. The SimpleLeak does not have a button, but it is programmed so it automatically requests downlink upon activation. Activation is done by submerging the water detector sensors in water for a short time and then removing them.
Are the devices disposable after the battery runs out? How do you dispose of them?¶
What to do when the devices are dead¶
The content of the devices is not dangerous and is RoHs compliant. By using long life, very small batteries and by having ultra low consumption we are saving a lot of environmental stress by not using replaceable batteries. Due to the size we are using minimal plastics.
If you need to dispose of the device, please dispose of them properly according to your local legislation as with any other electronic devices at collection points.
We are actively researching how to further lower the environmental impact.
For USA regulations: Li/MnO2 (Lithium/Manganese Dioxide) batteries are United States Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) non-hazardous waste. Waste Li/MnO2 batteries meet the United States Federal definition of a solid waste per 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 261.2. As such, the generator must make certain determinations relative to the waste material. Waste Li/MnO2 batteries do not fall under any of the specific United States Federal RCRA F, K, P, or U lists, nor do any states specifically regulate this type of waste, to our knowledge. This leads us to the RCRA characteristic waste criteria. Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) listed materials are not used as battery components and may only be present in trace quantities in some of the battery parts. Based on our knowledge of the battery and battery raw materials, waste Li/MnO2 batteries are not RCRA toxic. Only the characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, and reactivity remain as possible classifications. The batteries are solid, not liquid, which precludes their being a corrosive waste, since corrosive waste must be liquid by definition. As an inert solid, flash point is not an appropriate test for ignitability. Our batteries are a safe consumer product and, under standard temperature and pressure conditions, will not cause fire through friction, absorption of moisture, or spontaneous chemical changes. The batteries contain no sulfides or cyanides, and they do not meet any other reactivity criteria, including the criterion 'reacts violently with water'. An intact scrap battery will not react in that manner.
The QR code on the back of the device is always possible to be read by both Android and Apple. If you want to use a scanner, we recommend this one.