After six months of testing, the Tilt repeater is finally available for purchase.
Designed for stainless steel fermenting vessels and kegs, the Tilt repeater can be placed inside a refrigerator along with a keg or fermenter and extends the range of your Tilt hydrometer so it can reach more distant locations where you might have a tablet, phone, or Tilt Pi plugged in for continuous automatic logging solutions. The Repeater can repeat the signal from one Tilt at a time as long as its signal is strong enough. It is waterproof and has a 6 month battery life with the included USB-micro rechargeable li-ion battery. The Repeater updates at least once every 2 minutes.
Instructions for use are as follows:
- Unscrew caps on each end the plastic enclosure. Gently push out electronics assembly.
- Using the color key located on the battery holder, press the button repeatedly to select the desired Tilt hydrometer color to repeat. For example press the button once to repeat a red Tilt or twice to repeat a green Tilt. To turn the repeater off, press the button repeatedly until the LED blinks red.
- Confirm desired color selected by opening the Tilt app and verifying selected color shows an initial specific gravity of 0.000 and temperature of 0°F (-17.8°C). Once the repeater connects (indicated by periodic green LED flash) it will show the actual repeated values.
- Return assembly to tube and screw caps back on. Place repeater as close as possible to Tilt hydrometer (but still outside fermentor) and verify green LED flashes indicating a connection.