Smart things Moisture Sensor


(Justin) #1

I want to use the Smartthings Moisture Sensor to detect when the shower has turned on to trigger a lightning scene for my bathroom.

My question is how durable is the moisture sensor to get wet every day?


(Todd Whitehead) #2

Lightning in the shower seems very dangerous! :grinning::grinning::grinning::grinning:

Sorry…
Todd


(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #3

I doubt most Moisture / Water are meant to be submerged or soaked frequently.

Your better choice for your application is a sensor with extended “probes” on wires, so that only the probes get wet on a regular basis; the electronics & Z-Wave transmitter stay out of the water.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_422362-45367-TST01-1_0__?productId=4740940


(Justin) #4

I saw that and it’s not the most pleasant looking thing to place into a shower versus the moisture detector.

Anyone else (perhaps from the manufacturer) have any ideas/input


(Eric) #5

My understanding looking in to it was that it’s not to be frequently immersed in water, but that was based on a similar moisture sensor system. A similar question was asked and the answer was not really. It’s a good question though, if they have a different build quality with the official device…you just gave me a great idea. Thanks.