Installation of the SoundEar 3 consists of two parts: mounting it on the wall and setting up the display.
The easiest way to mount the SoundEar 3 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 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 75mm x 75mm 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. The most important aspect of the SoundEar is that it reminds people to keep the level down, so it is best to mount it where clearly visible to anybody entering the room or area.
There is also no simple rule about the level at which the sign should light up. Different areas have different ambient noise levels and different acceptable limits. When a reasonable background level is required for conversation then a good starting point is to set the noise sign to light up at 55 dB(A) with the yellow lights will coming on at 50 dB(A). Run the sign for a few hours, or even a few days, and get a feel for whether it is being too sensitive for the given environment or whether it is letting people get away with too much. Adjust up or down by 5 dB as needed.
The SoundEar 3 comes complete with a plug-top power adapter. This provides the safe low voltage that the noise sign requires.
The SoundEar 3 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 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 noise warning sign with power adapter and software.