- Place the water level module near the bilge pump, as close to the bottom as possible.
- Find a surface as straight and even as possible to mount the module.
- The water level module mounts vertically with the cable on top.
- The water level module can be mounted with screws, tape or glue. Do not attach anything around the module itsel
- Because of the water module’s sensor technology, it should not be mounted nearby metal compnents, fluid-carrying hoses, or wet surfaces. This can contribute to false readings of higher water levels than actually present.
Installation for 1 battery
- Connect the red wire, labeled “Consumption/house battery” to the positive (+) pin on the battery.
- Connect the black wire labeled “Ground” to the negative (-) pin on the battery.
- The purple wire labeled “Starter battery” is not used. To make sure the wire is not loose, it can be attached to the positive pin, together with the red wire labeled “Consumption/house battery”. Remove the fuse from the purple wire. Alternately, the battery cable lug on the purple wire can be isolated, and the wire attached to a suitable place with a strip.
- Make sure the negative pin on the battery is connected to common ground
Installation for 2 batteries
- Connect the red wire labeled “Consumption/house battery” to the positive pin (+) on the consumption battery
- Connect the purple wire labeled “Starter battery” to the positive pin (+) on the starter battery
- Connect the black wire labeled “Ground” to the negative pin (-) on the consumption battery.
- Make sure the negative pin (-) on both batteries is connected to common ground.
For bilge pumps with automatic or internal level switch and bilge pumps with external level switch.
- To be able to connect SmartBoat One to the bilge pump we first need to mount the T-splice wire on the correct bilge pump wires. This is done with a Tap Connector.
- Bilge pump with automatic or internal level switch. This type of pump usually has three wires, labelled: Black (-), brown/white (+) and brown (+)
- Bilge pump where an external level switch is necessary. This type of pump usually has two wires, labelled: Black (-), brown (+) or red (+)
How to mount the T-splice wire:
See the sections below, to decide where the T-splice wire shall be installed.
- Open “hinged side wall” on the Tap Connector.
- Place the Tap Connector on the wire from the bilge pump, so that the wire is positioned in the “run channel”. Close “hinged side wall”.
- Insert T-Splice wire end into the tap port. The wire shall be inserted until it stops in the Tap Connector end wall.
- Use a set of pliers, hold the pliers perpendicular to the wire, and make the connection by crimping the u-contact down flush with the top of the Tap Connector.
- Close Tap Connector top-lid, and make sure the locking mechanism clicks into place.
Bilge pump with automatic or internal level switch:
The T-splice cable mounts to the manual cable. This is usually brown/white or just brown, and typically the same cable that connects to the instrument dashboard for manual operation of the Bilge pump and indicator light.
The brown/white cable from the I/O cable labelled “Bilge Pump” is then attached to the T-splice cable. The illustration suggests proper placement.
Bilge pump with external level switch.
The T-splice cable mounts to the brown (+) or red (+) wire between the bilge pump and level switch. Then the brown/white wire from the IO cable labelled “Bilge pump” is connected to the T-splice cable. The illustration suggests proper placement.
If the cable labelled “Bilge Pump” is too short, use an extension cable.
Mounting the bracket
- Do not attach the main unit to the bracket before mounting. Make sure that you have at least 8cm space below the bracket, so there's space to connect the cables underneath the main unit.
- Mount the bracket on a solid surface in the rear or middle of the boat, as high as possible.
- For best GPS and 4G radio communication, the unit should be placed on a surface with the fewest possible metal components and materials obstructing radio signals. For steel and aluminium boats, the main unit must be mounted on an outer surface.
- Screw, tape or glue the bracket into place.
Connecting cables to the main unit
- Connect the water module to the 5 pinned contact.
- Connect the I/O cable to the 4 pinned contact. When the cables are connected to the main unit, the LED lights on the SmartBoat One will light for a few seconds. If they don't, please check the battery connection
Mounting SmartBoat One to the mounting bracket:
- Mount the unit with the bottom down (blue part down) and insert into the rails.
- The main unit is mounted correctly when you hear a click in the mounting bracket.
5. Download the Sensar Marine app
Download and install the Sensar Marine app from the Google Play store or Apple App Store, search for Sensar Marine. Follow the instructions in the app for user registration. Enter your email address to register a user account.
Connect to the unit with a unique pairing code. The pairing code is found on the card in the box, or the unit itself.
SmartBoat One can measure the water level in the boat and send alert when water levels are too high.
SmartBoat One monitors the bilge pump activity
SmartBoat One can monitor up to 2 batteries (starter battery and consumption battery) Measurement levels: 0V - 30V
The water level module contains two temperature sensors. One temperature sensor is placed at the bottom of the water level module. The other temperature sensor is placed on the top of the water level module to measure the engine room temperature. Measurement levels for both sensors: -20 °C to 60 °C
The unit has an integrated accelerometer that displays G-force. Measurement area: 0g to 8g
Provides position of boat utilizing all available satellites.
Geofence is a service that alerts you if your boat leaves a specific area. This is a fully automatic function- Geofence will activate when the boat has been still for 15 minutes. By creating a virtual boundary around your boat (a 150 m circle around your boat), the virtual geofence will trigger a response when the boat exits that area.
Visualize your current trip and see history of previous voyages
When all LED lights are green, the unit has established network connection and sent data to the server. The app is then updated based on the latest data.
Data transfers are configured in intervals of 1min to once every 24hrs. Usually, SmartBoat One will transfer the data once an hour, and more frequently when the boat is in use. SmartBoat One can monitor sensors as often as 25 times a second. If an emergency arises, data is sent immediately.
The battery is charged when necessary. SmartBoat One can run an estimated 40 days without charging, potentially up to 6 months, depending on factors such as sensor configurations, data speed and whether it is receiving 4G signals. SmartBoat One will charge the internal battery when the boat is in use, or when the consumption battery is charging. If the internal battery runs empty, SmartBoat One will automatically start an emergency mode, charging the internal battery from the consumption battery to maintain continuous monitoring and alerts. A full charging cycle of the internal battery will use approximately 15Wh from the consumption battery. A standard 80Ah (1016Wh) boat battery has 67 times that capacity.
Sensar Marine´s app is available for free download from the Google Play store or the Apple App store.
The subscription includes:
Operations and maintenance of the system
Data traffic from the boat to the owner's app
SMS alert when an alarm is triggered
Tracking and location of boat
Physical Dimension97mm width, 112.5mm height, 35.5mm depth
Status LED lightsRGB (Red, Green, Blue)
SensorsWater level, temperature, accelerometer, battery level
Position techmulti-GNSS receiver
Analog inputs3 (Battery 1, Battery 2, Bilge pump) + GND
Operational voltage10-30 V direct current
Temperature-20°C < T < 60°C
Mounting bracket28mm depth, 90mm width, 83mm height
Mobile connectivity4G / LTE built in modem
Built in radio868 mHz
SmartBoat One is an advanced monitoring system that gives you a complete overview of the boat’s condition at all times. The system aims to reduce the loss of life in the event of accidents and reduce costly damages to the boat.
It is designed to withstand the harsh maritime environment we have in Norway and can be installed in everything from open center consoles to larger cabin cruisers.
Monitors important factors that can damage the boat, such as water level, battery level, movement, impact, temperature, and theft.Buy now
- Mobile app with full overview and history
- Alarm on your cell phone when something is wrong
- Easy do-it-yourself installation in 30 minutes
- Waterproof (IPX7) and designed for rough conditions
- Maintenance-free and updates itself
- Runs on its own battery which recharges when using the boat
- Possible reduction in insurance premium and deductible
- Keeps you updated on the boat’s position at all times and logs all trips
- Share access to the app with more people for added security