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Pulsa Link setup


Confirm Pulsa Link type

Confirm appropriate Pulsa Link type is used:

  • 0-5V provides 15V (for sensors with a 0-5V output, requires 15V to excite circuit)
  • 0-5V provides 5V (for sensors with a 0-5V output, requires 5V to excite circuit)
  • 4-20mA provides 15V (for sensors with a 4-20mA output, requires 15V to excite circuit)
  • Passive (for sensors with a 0-10V or 4-20mA output, powered devices)

Link sensor type can be found in the top right corner of the Pulsa Link label


Install gateway


Log in to the dashboard

  • Open Pulsa dashboard
  • If you do not already have a username and password, request an invitation from an administrator in your organization, and follow the steps in your email to create an account

Add sensor to your account


Assign Link Profile

  • After initialization, follow prompts on Pulsa dashboard to connect your sensor to a link profile
  • Link profiles control how sensor readings (in amps or volts) are converted into values with your desired units, like pounds or PSI
  • Select an existing link profile or [add a new link profile]
  1. If creating a new link profile, follow the prompts on the dashboard to create a new profile.
  2. Select company name, profile name, select an existing sensor type or [create a new sensor type]
  3. Enter input minimum, maximum and unit. Enter output minimum, maximum and unit.
  4. Save changes by clicking [Create link profile]
  • Once profile has been assigned, sensor will be available on the dashboard and ready to assign a product to

Connect to product

  • On your sensor's detail page, select [Connect] to connect your link sensor to a product
  • Select an existing product or follow the prompts to [add a new product]
  • [Confirm Connection] to start tracking

Verify gateway

  • Verify Gateway is displaying a solid green light.
  • Gateway needs to be within within range of your sensors, which is 350 feet direct line of sight, and avoid metal & thick concrete obstructions in between
  • Click on the circle icon in the top right of the Pulsa dashboard to see the last time the gateway saw your sensors

Physically connect your Pulsa link

  • Connect your Pulsa Link with either the included 4 wire pigtail connector, or an optional custom connector.
  • For the 4 wire pigtail connectors, ensure the wiring provided in your 3rd party sensor documentation matches the wiring diagram on the Pulsa Link device.

Confirm readings

  • To determine if your sensor is working, navigate to [Sensor] tab on your Pulsa dashboard and confirm your newly created sensor is available and connected to desired product.
  • After sensor setup, readings will be available within 5-10 minutes.
  • View your sensor's "Last seen" time on the sensor's details page to confirm frequent readings
  • A historical graph of your readings will appear within an hour of sensor setup
  • For an informative breakdown of your readings/ sensor, click the small question mark located near your percentage/ weight reading.
  • Here you will see your sensor's gross measurement, container weight, tare weight and net measurement. Your selected product's empty size and full size, as well as percentage remaining will be available here.

For more information on understanding your readings and troubleshooting, please visit: Troubleshooting


Update location

This step applies if setting up a new gateway. If your sensor will be installed with an existing gateway this step may have already been completed.

  • Your sensor's location will be marked as "Unknown" if the gateway in use with your sensor does not have an assigned location
  • To assign a location, click the gateway's name from your sensor's details page.
  • Select a previously created location or create a new location
  • Include the address or GPS coordinates of your new location to see it in map view
  • Confirm location and click "Update gateway" to confirm changes

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