Smart Base will be a new feature of the NRI Electronics range of products. This product helps with the
installation of the simplified Probe Link controllers and will also provide features which were not previously
available with the legacy products.
Since the Probe Link is basically a smart antenna system and will normally be positioned well above ground
level, the Smart Base provides other functions which are normally required nearer to the ground or in reach of an
These functions are the power supply, normally provided by 12 volt battery, the solar charge controller and
connections to the probes. The user can provide these to their own requirements and there is no need to use the
Smart Base, but it should be considered as a cost effective way of providing these functions.
The basic Smart Base will be a circuit card containing a terminal strip for sensors, a solar regulator, battery
connection and a DB9 connector for setting up the Probe Link via iCommunicator.
Other versions of the Smart Base will be progressively offered. Features to be added will be;
Inputs for counters such as raingauges