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Installation

In this article you will learn how to install the device using the video guide or text description.

Guide

Select one of installation methods and follow the video. Readout via optical port provides the most of reading data whereas blinking diode measurement allows you to track the power and energy usage in real time.

Attach the device securely to the meter diode

This step is crucial to provide stable device operations. Attach the blinking LED sticker to the meter so that the LED of the meter can be seen through the hole in the center.

Give the application all the required permissions

The Bluetooth is required for the active scanning and connection to OneMeter devices.

The location services (GPS) must be turned on while communicating with the device. It is required to find the nearby devices and data transfer to them (communication standard requirements).

The internet is needed to load data from the cloud or forward information from the OneMeter device.

Description

Before you start

  1. Install OneMeter app: Mobile app / How to start?
  2. Open OneMeter mobile app.
  3. Sign in with your Google / Facebook / Apple account.

  4. Make sure the phone has internet access, Bluetooth and GPS location services enabled.

    Caution!

    GPS location services must be enabled at least while the phone is communicating with the device. It is required for valid data transfer (related to the BLE standard).

Preparation for installation

  1. Unpack your new OneMeter. The device should wake up when exposed to light. Use your phone's flashlight if the room is too dark.

  2. Observe the dimming light on the device. This state means the device is ready to be installed.

    ✖ Off The device is in sleep mode. To wake it up, expose the bottom to light.
    🟢 Blinking green The device is preparing for the installation process. Do not remove the battery at this point.
    ⚪ Pulsing white The device is waiting for meter communication protocol detection and installation. After one minute of inactivity, the device will return to sleep mode.
    🔴 Blinks red every second Critical battery condition or device error. If battery replacement does not help, please contact us.
    🔵 Blinking or solid blue This state should not occur. Please contact us.

Installation on optical port

This is suitable for the IEC 62056-21 and SML protocols.

  1. Prepare the device to be installed.
  2. Make sure you have the Bluetooth and GPS enabled as well as have internet connection.
  3. Get closer to the energy meter.

    If you install on an SML meter, make sure the device is perfectly placed on the port.

    Similarly to blinking LED installation, slightly move the device on the port until the LED lights green and blinks white every couple of seconds.

    Wait a while until the SML protocol is detected (you will see blink once per a couple of seconds).

  4. Start installation process by tapping Add a device (or similar) button in the device list view in mobile app.

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions. Verify the device state during the installation.

    🟢 Blinking green (stable) The device is connected to the phone. To install it on the meter, follow the instructions on the screen.
    🟢 Blinking green (variable) Installation process in progress. Wait. Do not remove the device from the meter.
    🔴 Blinking red Low battery. It must be replaced for further meter readings, installation and data synchronization.
    🔴 1 or 2 red blinks An error was encountered during communication with the meter or during data transmission.
    ⚪ 🔵 Blinking/solid white or blue This state should not occur. Please contact us.
  6. You're done👍 Wait a couple of quarter hours (15 minute intervals) and check your energy profile.

Installation on blinking LED

This is suitable for the BLINK protocol only.

In this mode, the beacon is capable of measuring live energy and power consumption. The measurement is updated on the cloud within a few seconds so you can observe the load of your local grid live, apart from the standard 15-min period. The higher the power, the more quickly you will see an effect.

  1. Prepare the device to be installed.
  2. Make sure you have the Bluetooth and GPS enabled as well as have internet connection.
  3. Get closer to the energy meter.
  4. Locate the blinking LED of the meter. Likely, it will be placed close to the number of pulses printed on the meter (for example: 1000 imp/kWh).

    What if I don't see such a value?

    You can try to search for energy meter pulse constant in the documentation of your meter. In case of problems, feel free to contact us. If possible, we will prepare the list of pulse constants depending on meter model and share it with all the clients.

  5. Note down the number of pulses in kWh (convert if needed).

  6. Attach the blinking LED sticker to the meter so that the LED of the meter can be seen through the hole in the center.
  7. Attach the device to the sticker.
  8. Observe the pulse detection process. To speed up the process you can turn on any home appliance which has high power consumption for a while. When the device shines green, it is ready to be installed.

    You may need to slightly move the device to correctly place the light detector over the diode.

    🟢 Pulsing green faster The meter communication protocol has been detected potentially. Wait a moment.
    🟢 🔴 1 blink red Error in meter communication protocol detection. The device will come back to waiting for meter communication protocol detection.
    🟢 ⚪ Blink white on solid green Meter communication protocol was detected. Every white blink is showing a confirmation of its correct placement. The device is waiting for the installation process. After one minute of inactivity, the device will return to sleep mode. If the quality of communication degrades, device goes back to dimming.
    🔴 Solid red Low battery. It must be replaced for further meter readings, installation and data synchronization.
  9. Start installation process by tapping Add a device (or similar) button in the device list view in mobile app.

  10. After you connect to the device, a new window will appear - input the previously noted number of pulses and continue.
  11. Follow the on-screen instructions. Verify the device state during the installation.

    🟢 Blinking green (stable) The device is connected to the phone. To install it on the meter, follow the instructions on the screen.
    🟢 Blinking green (variable) Installation process in progress. Wait. Do not remove the device from the meter.
    🔴 Blinking red Low battery. It must be replaced for further meter readings, installation and data synchronization.
    🔴 1 or 2 red blinks An error was encountered during communication with the meter or during data transmission.
    ⚪ 🔵 Blinking/solid white or blue This state should not occur. Please contact us.
  12. You're done👍 Wait a couple of quarter hours (15 minute intervals) and check your energy profile.


Last update: 2023-12-01