Quick Start Guide
If DHCP will not be permitted then a static IP Address must be assigned. This is best done at the factory prior to shipment.
It is recommended to contact tech support and set up the GRIDview account. Using the Subscriptions you can add the installer’s phone number to receive alerts and test functionality before the VTN is set up. This way when the installer has successfully connected the GRIDlink, a text will be received confirming all is well.
If you intend to give GRIDlink a static IP address on site. On installation day bring:
Do not remove the module from the base or swap the module with any other GRIDlink base unless directed to do so by tech support. Improper re-seating can cause the GRIDlink outputs not to function properly.
Most Utilities use the HIGH relay for load shedding. Terminals: (-) 18 (+) 8
MODERATE was created for a second tier lesser load shed but is rarely used so it is optional. In some special cases it is used for taking extra load prior to the Event for example “Pre-Cooling”. Terminals: (-) 18 (+) 37
PENDING (also optional) can be used to notify personnel that an Event is coming. The relay can be wire to a beacon for example. Terminals: (-) 18 (+) 7
2. Connect 10-30VDC regulated power to the GRIDlink on terminals 24 & 25 from the power supply.
You should see the PWR LED illuminate. It can be blinking or solid depending on the network configuration.
3. Insert the CAT5E cable from the LAN to the RJ45 port located on the top right of the controller.
GRIDlink supports DHCP so it will obtain it’s IP address automatically from the network. After about 2 minutes, the PWR LED should be ON solid. If it is blinking then the GRIDlink was not able to obtain an IP address. If the GRIDlink has been left on for several hours without a CAT5E cable connection it probably has not been able to acquire an IP address, it may need to be power cycled. If the GRIDlink still does not acquire an IP address then check the trouble shooting Guide or contact the IT Manager.
Within 2 or 3 minutes of acquiring an IP address, the GRIDlink will connect to the Ulility’s VTN or a test site and when successful the DO4 will illuminate.
If a Text Message Subscription was set up in advance, a SMS text will be received stating that the GRIDlink is ON LINE with GRIDview.
You are done!