By following the below steps, you can successfully replace a sensor on-site.
1. First, contact The Yield Support team to let them know that you are at the sensor node location and are ready to replace a sensor.
2. Before proceeding, verify the node ID to make sure you are working with a correct node. You can find the node ID towards the pole at the back of the node. You can use your phone to take a picture of it for reference.
3. To begin the replacement, open a node drawer and switch off the node. Make sure to take a photo of an opened drawer and port configuration, and share it with The Yield Support team.
4. Next, unplug a sensor cable from the node port and loosen or open any cable ties that secure the sensor cable.
5. Depending on a sensor location and type, carefully unfasten the sensor from its fixings or dig out soil sensors if applicable.
6. Now, plug a replacement sensor into the same port as the old one. Switch a node back on and contact The Yield Support team to verify that a new sensor is functioning correctly.
7. Switch off a node again and install a new sensor in the same location as the old one.
8. Secure sensor cabling with cable ties to ensure it stays in place.
9. Before finishing, double-check that a sensor cable is firmly plugged into the node port. Switch the node on and contact The Yield Support team (How can I get in touch with The Yield's Support Team) to confirm that a sensor node is working correctly.