Neuron Hour Meter

Neuron Hour Meter enables you to digitize hour counting on use of equipment. The sensor comes with 40 cm wires and connects to 4-30VDC to measure elapsed time. The sensor stores elapsed time internally and will work even if out of range of a gateway. When within reach of a gateway the elapsed time will be sent to Neuron Cloud. All measurements are easily accessible from web, app. Due to IP67 encapsulation the sensor can be used in humid areas.

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General Description

The Neuron Hour Meter counts elapsed time when connected to 4-30VDC. This makes it suited for hour counting on for example vehicles and machinery for maintenance purposes.

Continuous measurement and instant alarm. Duplex communication enables adjustment of parameters such as measuring frequency. Alarm levels are easy to set in the app and alerts can be received as push notification, emails or SMS. QR-code on the sensor ensures easy and accurate registration in the app.


Principle of Operation

The Neuron Hour Meter stores the elapsed time internally and do not need to be in range of a gateway at all time. When within reach of a gateway the elapsed time is transmitted to Neuron Cloud. The sensor measures every 10th second and transmits every second minute.



  • Long life battery – up to 10 years lifetime
  • Continuous measurement and instant alarm
  • Adjustment of parameters such as measurement frequency on request
  • Define your own alarm levels in the Neuron app
  • Receive alerts as push notifications, emails or SMS
  • Easily connect the sensor to the system with the QR- code on the sensor. Ensures immediate and accurate registration in the app on your phone/PC/tablet
  • The sensor transmits data to your nearby Neuron Gateway which then again communicates with the Neuron Cloud


Typical Applications

  • Monitor use and up-time of equipment
  • Leasing
  • Maintenance



Measuring Range:
Elapsed time when applied 4-30VDC

Measuring Frequency:
Every 10 sec

Report Frequency:
Every 2 min

Expected Operating Time*:
Up to 10 years

*Depends on measurement frequency, amount of critical data transmissions
and ambient temperature


Ordering Information

Part numbers
Europe/The Middle East/Africa: 422286
North America/Australia/New Zealand: 422440

Product Sheet

Product Sheet –
Neuron Hour Meter

Made in Norway

Our sensors are developed and made in Norway.

Neuron system benefits

  • Robust sensors
    Suitable for rough environments
  • Wireless
    Wireless sensor with integrated battery
  • Long lifetime
    Typical 10 years battery life
  • Quick installation
    Wireless, installed and operational in minutes
  • Collect and deliver data
    Data delivery through API and app
  • Broad offering
    More than 50 different sensor types available

Operational specification

Measuring range***:
Counts elapsed time, in hours, when voltage applied (4-30VDC)

20 ppm @ 25 °C

Measuring Frequency*:
Every 10 sec

Report Frequency*:
Reports every 2 min

Trigger for Critical Data Transmission*:
20mV charge in measurement

Operating Environment:
Ambient temperature: -40 – 85 °C
Relative humidity: 0-100%
Altitude: < 2000m above sea level
Pollution degree: 4

IP Grade:
IP 67, wet conditions, indoor use

Radio Frequency:
863-870 MHz / 902-928 MHz

Battery Type:
Li-SOCl2, 3.6V

Expected Operating Time**:
Up to 10 years

* Adjustable on request
** Depends on measurement frequency, amount of critical data transmissions and ambient temperature
*** Applying a voltage over the inputs may permanently damage the device

Physical specification

POLYblend 65 FS / TPU

Connection Type:
2 x 40 cm RADOX 155 0.25 mm2

Dimensions LxWxH:


CE marking
Industry Canada

IEC 61010-1:2010
FCC Part 15C
RED 2014/53/EU Radio
Equipment Regulations 2017


Neuron sensors are ready for use out of the box and will start logging data after registering the sensor in the app. Even though Neuron sensors deliver great range and long battery life, following some simple guidelines for mounting of the sensor and gateway can greatly improve signal coverage and lifetime of the sensor.

To ensure optimal antenna performance and signal strength, the sensor should be placed elevated with some distance to fixed objects. Keep in mind that RF-signals are greatly affected by close metallic surfaces.

For sensors with an external antenna, the antenna should be clear off the metallic surface.

For sensors operating in environments with greatly varying temperatures, care should be taken to avoid putting the sensor in unnecessary stress. Very high or low temperatures will affect the battery life and the signal strength of the sensor. While some sensors must be close to the source of heat or cold, other sensors have external probes which allow the sensor to be placed at a distance..

The small, compact blue Neuron sensors are fitted with fastening holes for use with cable ties. The sensors are also delivered with double-sided tape that may be used for fastening of the sensors.

All the black Neuron sensors, like the Neuron IR380 and Neuron Vibration, are fitted with a strong magnet at the back for easy fastening. If there is no magnetic surface, then double-sided tape is a good solution.

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Further reading


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