We have developed an alert to warn you when a locomotive is powered-on during more than two hours with the motor switched-off, no external power source and no movement during that time.

This alert can help you detect that a locomotive is powered-on and its battery is discharging because the motor is not running and the locomotive has no external power source. 

Subscribing to this alert can help you to take an immediate action to avoid completely discharging a battery and thereby avoid locomotives that won't start. 

Want to receive this type of alert? Follow the steps below to set up the alert in the administration panel:

Setting up notification rules for the parked on battery alert

To create a notification rule for the parked on battery alert you first need to log into your Railfleet account. Then go to the Administration page by clicking on your email address in the upper right corner of the page and selecting "go to administration". 

Head over to the Administration menu on the left hand side and select "Notification rules" in the Notification section.

Click the green button on the right hand side of the page to set up a new notification rule. Next, give the notification rule a name (e.g. "On battery for two hours"). Check the boxes next to

  • Is active, if this notification rule should be executed
  • Send email, if the alert notification should be sent as an email
  • Is alert, if the alert should be shown on the operational dashboard

Then select the event type "Alert: Locomotive parked on battery" from the drop down menu. 

Next, select who you wish to inform about the alert. You can do this by selecting a category (e.g. the category "maintainer" or "operator") at the bottom of the form. Select "Label of the asset" to contact the people connected to the asset for which the alert has popped up.

You can also select specific people you wish to contact in the "Always notify these users" section near the bottom of the page. Search and select an email address and click on the grey arrow that points to the right to add the user to the "to contact" list.

If you don't want to receive this alert for all your assets you can easily select assets or asset classes. To do so, go to the "Filter" tab at the top of the page. Select the assets or asset classes from the lists and click on the grey arrow that points to the right to add them to the whitelist. If no assets or asset classes are selected, you'll receive the alert for all your assets or asset classes.

Click the "Save" button in the upper right corner of the page to save the new notification rule. Once the rule is active you will start receiving the battery alerts when abnormal battery voltage levels are detected.

Learn more about notifications and how to configure them in the documentation here.

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