1. How long does the battery last?
The sensor battery lasts over 1 year but may last longer or shorter depending on the outside temperature. The battery will generally last longer in warmer environments.
2. Standard Sensor:
Both the sensor and monitor use a single CR2032 coin cell battery, which is available at your local grocery, home improvement, electronics stores, and many online stores.
You can easily open the devices by inserting a narrow object such as a screw driver or butter knife into each side and popping open.
3. What is the wireless range ?
With clear line of sight the range can be up to 60m or more.
With obstructions in between the sensor and your phone or receiver, it will be shorter. When installed on an RV, the sensor will be detectable practically anywhere in the trailer. When used on a outdoor grill, it can be detected in most rooms in the house. Range will be improved if you add spacers or keep the sensor away from the ground or add a few inches of separation between other metal flooring.
4. How many sensors can I use at one?
When using the Android or iPhone app, you can have an unlimited number of sensors. The application has been specifically tested with up to 25 sensors. You can also use sensors on multiple different phones or tablets at the same time.
If you purchase the stand-alone receiver/monitor, it can be used with 2 sensors.
5. Must I buy the receiver/monitor too?
You can use the phone app, you can use the receiver/monitor, or you can use both at the same time.
6. Weak reading signal - troubleshooting
Make sure your cylinder is level. If the cylinder is sitting at an angle, the surface of the liquid will also be at an angle, sometimes causing incorrect readings.
Cylinder sensors must be located properly. The black rubber contact pad should be placed on center of the cylinder bottom.
If experiencing a reading that looks incorrect or erratic, sometimes a slight reposition of the sensor will correct the problem.
If the bottom of the cylinder is dirty or rusty it will need to be wipe clean of any debris first. Also the black rubber contact pad on the sensor should be kept clean.
The bottom of your cylinder will need adequate clearance from the surface it is resting on. If your cylinder sits directly on the ground or other flat surfaces, or if your cylinder sits on a RV cylinder tray that has no cut outs, then you will need to add the 3 foot spacers that are provided in the package to the bottom foot ring of your cylinder to provide adequate space and improved wireless signal for the sensor.
If the cylinder is moving or vibrating it will degrade the quality of the signal.
Movement of the cylinder can cause the liquid to slosh, sometimes causing erratic readings. Readings should go back to normal after a few minutes.
It’s typical to see the level change slightly with changing temperature. This is a characteristic of propane as it boils into gas.
The YonkeGas sensor is shipped in sleep mode to preserve battery life. You must press the Sync button on the sensor at least 5 times to wake it up before it will be detected.
We’ve found using Dielectric grease or Vaseline to help quite a bit. simply apply a small amount over the rubber pad over the sensor before attaching to the cylinder.