Installation of the SoundEar 3 XL Industrial consists of two parts: mounting it on the wall and setting up the display.
The easiest way to mount the SoundEar 3 XL Industrial on the wall is using a single screw and hanging the sign, just like a picture.
For a more permanent mounting, angled viewing and corner mounting you can use the optional VESA mount. The mount is first fixed to the back of the SoundEar 3 XL Noise Sign and a VESA mounting bracket is fixed to the wall. The noise sign and mount are then fixed to the wall bracket.
We can supply you with a suitable mount (order code SE2VESA), or you can use a standard 100mm x 100mm VESA mount, which can be obtained from most television stores.
The perfect location for a sign depends on the layout and the acoustics of the area in question. In large areas, or where the acoustic environment varies considerably, multiple signs should be used to ensure good coverage. A quick survey with a sound level meter (such as the one included in the multi-packs) can help determine the ideal locations.
If the signs are being used to warn about a risk to hearing then it is not always just a simple case of setting it to 85dB(A). The sound level at the mounting point on the wall will be a little away from machinery and will probably suffer from reflections. Ideally it should be adjusted to light up when the noise levels where people are working approach the acceptable limit.
The SoundEar 3 XL Industrial comes complete with a plug-top power adapter. This provides the safe low voltage that the noise sign requires.
The SoundEar 3 XL has been developed for use in areas that need high electrical safety, such as hospitals. This optional P-SE3-MED power adapter is approved in accordance with IEC 60601-1 (medical electrical equipment).
Extension Power Cable - The power adapter that is included uses a 5V USB style cable. This is convenient as both power supply and cable are readily available if they need replacing. However, USB cables are not suitable for more than a few metres. If you need to run power for a longer distance then you need the PSU24DC power adapter with one or more POWEX10 extension cables. This can be found in the Parts tab at the bottom of this page, or on the Options page.
The SoundEar 3 XL can be configured in many ways, with different trigger levels for the green, yellow and red lights, as well as different trigger durations and minimum lighting periods. It can also be set to have different settings for night time and will switch to those at the set times.
While some of the configuration can be carried out using the controls on the front of the sign (four arrow keys), it is often more convenient to use the software. There are two ways to do this:
In this example the Red light is set to flash when the sound levels are above 60dB for at least 0.5 seconds. It will flash for at least 3 seconds.
The SoundEar 3 XL Extra Large noise warning sign with power adapter and software.