Storage Position Sensor Installation Guide

This guide shows you how to set up a Lift Mate Magnetic Sensor for use with the Storage Position Function.  After installing the sensor and enabling it in the Lift Mate App, your lift will automatically send notifications to the administrators phone whenever the boat lift leaves or enters the storage position.

Please be aware, that variations in boat lift design may require adjustments to the mounting locations of your sensors.  Please keep in mind that the moving portions of the boat lift may never come in direct contact with the wired or non-wired sensors for the complete range of lift travel!

Please insure your lift is unplugged and powered off during this process.

1. Prior to removing power, set your vessel to the position at which you normally store your boat at when it is out of the water.  This will be your Storage Position.

2. Locate your mounting positions & mount sensor

2.1. With your boat at your desired storage position, locate the areas identified in the photo below.


2.2. Although not necessary for function, we recommend to use CORDMATE II C50 cord channel manufactured by Legrand to protect the wired sensor and its cable from the elements.  This can be purchased separately online or at most electrical supply stores.  

Clean the mounting position areas to remove any oxidation, debris, or growth.  Light sanding and a final wipe with denatured alcohol works well.  Cut the protective CORDMATE II channel to the length you will need to encompass both the storage and boarding position wired sensors, up to where you will penetrate the I-Beam to get over to the control box.  Peel the adhesive off of the CORDMATE II and place it lengthwise flush to the edge of the I-Beam.  Open the top cover from the CORDMATE II conduit for the next step

 Cordmate Mounting Position

2.3 Using the double sided adhesive, place the wired portion of the magnetic sensor in the open channel of the CORDMATE on the stationary I-Beam per the sketch & photo below.  Insure that the moving cradle will not touch the conduit as the lift is raised or lowered.  Then take the non-wired sensor, and with double sided adhesive mount it on the inside edge of the moving cradle, sketch and photo below, such that two sensor halves come in proximity of one another, without actually touching, when the boat lift is in motion.

Sensor Mounting Position In CordMate Channel

2.4. Run the wire from the sensor upward along the edge of the I-Beam in the CORDMATE II channel towards the control box.  At the bottom level of the control box, drill a small hole too big enough to fit the sensor wires through the I-Beam flanges as shown in the photo below.  Run the wire through the holes and pull the slack through.  Snap the CordMate channel closed when you have installed all of the desired sensors (Boarding / Storage Position)


2.5. Open your control box and locate an area on the bottom where it is possible to drill a small hole for insertion of the sensor wires.  Pull the wire through the hole in the control box and pull the slack through.  Cut off any additional slack while leaving enough length to strip and wire the sensor to the Lift Mate device.

2.6 Strip the wires and connect each side to the two terminals of Input 3 of the Lift Mate board.

2.7 Go to your Lift Mate App for your boat lift and select the lower right cogwheel icon for tools, then go into Input Configuration.  Scroll down the page and find the Storage Position Sensor Setting.  Toggle the sensor to on (green).  Hit the close button to exit the settings. 

Congratulations, you have successfully installed and enabled your storage position sensor.