Florafelt Govee Moisture Sensor Setup Guide
The Florafelt Moisture Sensor is designed to work perfectly with the Florafelt Pocket and Pro Living Wall Systems. Our unit uses the Govee WIFI humidity sensor with an extension tube designed to fit over the unit. If you’re handy you can configure a similar setup on your own, or we provide the assembled unit ready-to-use. here
How To Install
To install the unit in your Florafelt System, insert the sensor into the side edge of a pocket to take a reading from the bottom fold where moisture collects. Do not insert into the soil. Place the sensor next to the wrapped plant so it makes contact with the bottom fold of the pocket.
Locate the Sensor in the middle of the living wall and in the top row of the wall. This will provide a reading that will warn you if the wall begins to dry out due to accidental irrigation problems.
Observation of the readings from the sensor phone app will help you to adjust your irrigation settings to optimize your living walls overall health.
- Always use in top pocket to get the most timely reading for dry outs.
- For large walls locate in the center so it’s easy to find it.
- In the Pro system locate it between the grids so the tube extends down into the system.
- For the black bag cover we provide a black plastic envelope and a rubber band
- The units require 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi connection. Set your router’s wifi settings to have both 5 GHz or 2.4 GHz.
Protect the Unit from Water Exposure
The electronic unit itself is not waterproof. Use the provided Splash Cover to protect the unit from exposure to water and make secure with a rubber band.
Install the Govee Phone App
The Govee WIFI Sensor is controlled completely by a phone app. Upload the app to your phone.
How to Activate the Govee Sensor
Remove the Battery Pull Tab.
Click on the plus icon.
Click on the Bluetooth Icon.
Click on Home Improvement.
Scroll to locate the Wi-Fi Thermo-Hygrometer.
When your device appears, select it.
You will see ‘Connecting’ as the device connects.
The Govee sensor unit requires 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi connection.
Check your router’s wifi settings to make sure 2.4 GHz is active.
Name your new device.
Select 1hr interval for maximum battery life.
Locate your WIFI network.
Enter your WIFI network password.
Save password if you plan on adding other devices.
Turn on Device Safety so others can’t accidently connect to your device.
Set a lower limit humidity alarm to warn of potential dryouts. Adjust to reduce excessive notifications as the humidity varies over time.
Turn on Alert Me to get notifications on your phone.
Observe humidity readings over weeks or months, and make adjustments to your irrigation as required.
How to change batteries
Slide sensor from extension tube.
Open back panel.
Uses 3 AAA batteries, included in the unit.