Step 1: Scan QR
Open the Tether App, select the "add device button" on the overview page and Scan the QR code on the back of the Hotdrop.
Step 2: Set location
Select which circuit you will be attaching the Hotdrop to, or create a new one if one has not been created.
Step 3: Clip Hotdrop to circuit
Clip the HotDrop onto the circuit that you want to monitor (make sure it is fully clipped on) and check for 2 flashing lights (this can sometimes take up to 5min). This indicates that live power has been detected and the HotDrop is charging.
Allow for up to 60min to charge up completely and connect to the network. Continue to the next step and we’ll alert you once the HotDrop is charged and connected to the network.
Step 4: Take a photo
Take a photo of the Hotdrop attached to the circuit, this can be used as a reference for troubleshooting if required.
All done! Now watch as the data flows in.
Trouble connecting your device? This could be due to a few reasons:
1 blinking light: Hotdrop is charging but is not transmitting data.
If the HotDrop is not charged within 30 minutes, power supply could be low, in this case allow for 2-3 hours for the HotDrop to charge up completely
3 blinking lights: Power detected and trying to find network (LoRa) connection (this can take up to 5 minutes). If you have a gateway, please ensure it is switched on and within 50m of the installed HotDrop's. If you are using the Spark public network, please ensure that your address has sufficient coverage by checking the public coverage map here: Check signal
No flashing lights: None or very low power, device cannot charge up