Successful startup will be indicated by a dull green glow on the LED. If the LED is off, or blinking a sequence, see the troubleshooting section.
After successful startup, you can connect to the device with your
web browser to access the configuration app.
Use the url:
http://iotawatt.local or, if your device
has been renamed, use
http://<newname>.local. The configuration app starts with a row of buttons:
You can change the
Device name to another 8 character name if you wish.
If you have more than one IoTaWatt you will need to do this so that they
each have unique names. When you press save, the IoTaWatt will restart using
the new name. From then on,
http://<newname>.local will be the url
that you will use to access the device from your browser, and the new
Device name will be the password that you must use to
connect to the AP if configuring for a different WiFi network.
Set your local Time Zone relative to UTC time. All of the measurements are time stamped using UTC, but log messages and various reporting apps will use this offset to show the data in local time.
If your time zone is subject to “Daylight Saving Time”,
Allow Daylight Time box.
IoTaWatt has DST rules for most of North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Auto-update Class tells IotaWatt if you want to receive automatic updates of the firmware and what type of updates you are interested in. The choices are:
Do not Auto-update this device.
Only update major releases of the software.
Update with minor releases. More frequent but somewhat tested firmware. This is recommended.
Latest production firmware.
Recently released firmware with the latest features - and the latest bugs.
IotaWatt checks the IotaWatt.com site for new software regularly. The update process takes less than a minute. New firmware is authenticated with a digital signature from IotaWatt and installed automatically.
The next step is VT Configuration