A router that forwards data between computer networks.
Routers or access points perform the traffic directing functions on the Internet.
Abbreviation: amp (a)
A unit which measures electrical current.
It can be helpful to imagine electrical current as water in a hose.
In this analogy, the quantity (volume) of water would be the amps.
A mechanism for transmitting data to an imp optically.
Chargifi uses the BlinkUp technology to activate Chargifi Neutrons and Cloud Gateways.
For more information, see the Electric Imp website.
A locator feature in Chargifi Neutron.
An alarm sounds from the Neutron when initiated remotely to allow you to locate the Spot to facilitate problem-solving and troubleshooting on location.
Chargifi ltd products comply with this certification mark.
The CE mark indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA).
The CE marking is also found on products sold outside the EEA that are manufactured in, or designed to be sold in, the EEA. This makes the CE marking recognizable worldwide even to people who are not familiar with the European Economic Area. It is in that sense similar to the FCC Declaration of Conformity used on certain electronic devices sold in the United States. The CE marking is the manufacturer's declaration that the product meets the requirements of the applicable EC directives. The mark consists of the CE logo and, if applicable, the four digit identification number of the Notified Body involved in the conformity assessment procedure. "CE" originated in 1985 as an abbreviation of Conformité Européenne (French for European Conformity), but is not defined as such in the relevant legislation. The CE marking is a symbol of free marketability in the European Economic Area (Internal Market).
An external communication module and headless IoT device.
The Neutron is the piece of hardware in a Chargifi Spot that is responsible for connecting to either the Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth mesh.
A node in a network.
This internal network in a venue allows messages to be sent between nodes, but only the Cloud Gateway sends these messages to and from Chargifi Cloud (using either a Wi-Fi or an Ethernet connection).
Comité Européen de Normalisation Électrotechnique (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization)
Chargifi Ltd products comply with CENELEC standards.
CENELEC is an agency based in Brussels, Belgium that is responsible for European standardization in the area of electrical engineering.
Together with ETSI and CEN, it forms the European system for technical standardization. Standards harmonised by these agencies are regularly adopted in many countries outside Europe which follow European technical standards. The members are the national electrotechnical standardization bodies of most European countries.
Together with ETSI (telecommunications) and CEN (other technical areas), it forms the European system for technical standardization. Standards harmonised by these agencies are regularly adopted in many countries outside Europe which follow European technical standards.
Although CENELEC works closely with the European Union, it is not an EU institution. Nevertheless, its standards are "EN" EU (and EEA) standards, thanks to EU Regulation 1025/2012.
A wiring scheme in which multiple devices are wired together in sequence or in a ring.
Chargifi Platform employs this method of interconnecting nodes (Chargifi Neutrons) to guarantee efficient communication between the Neutrons and Chargifi Cloud.
The type of current flow - in this case - when the current flows in one single direction.
Example: A flashlight with a battery uses a direct current.
AC stands for alternating current, when the current periodically changes direction.
Note: In Northern America and Western Japan, this usually happens 60 times per second, or 60Hz / hertz.
In Europe, the UK, East Japan and most of Australia, South America, Africa and Asia, the current changes direction 50 times per second, which is 50Hz.
Power supplied to homes and businesses uses AC supply.
Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity
Abbreviation: FCC label / FCC mark
A certification mark employed on electronic products manufactured or sold in the United States which certifies that the electromagnetic interference from the device is under limits approved by the Federal Communications Commission.
Chargifi Ltd products have this certification mark.
European Committee for Standardization (CEN, French: Comité Européen de Normalisation)
Chargifi Ltd products conform to the standards set out by this public standards organization.
CEN's mission is to foster the economy of the European Union (EU) in global trading, the welfare of European citizens and the environment by providing an efficient infrastructure to interested parties for the development, maintenance and distribution of coherent sets of standards and specifications.
European Telecommunications Standards Institute
Chargifi Ltd products adhere to the standards set out by ETSI.
ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit, standardization organization in the telecommunications industry (equipment makers and network operators) in Europe, headquartered in Sophia-Antipolis, France, with worldwide projection.
ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and internet technologies.
Headless IoT Device
Example: A computer without a monitor or keyboard.
Chargifi Neutrons and Cloud Gateways are headless IoT devices.
A unit to measure frequency.
A signal that the Chargifi Neutron is losing power.
Over the Air
A synonym for "wireless".
Over-the-air programming and configuration of Spots is one of the key features of Chargifi Cloud.
Ping is a computer network administration software utility used to test the reachability of a host on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. It is available for virtually all operating systems that have networking capability, including most embedded network administration software.
Ping measures the round-trip time for messages sent from the originating host to a destination computer that are echoed back to the source. The name comes from active sonar terminology that sends a pulse of sound and listens for the echo to detect objects under water.
Ping operates by sending Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request packets to the target host and waiting for an ICMP echo reply. The program reports errors, packet loss, and a statistical summary of the results, typically including the minimum, maximum, the mean round-trip times, and standard deviation of the mean.
The command-line options of the ping utility and its output vary between the numerous implementations. Options may include the size of the payload, count of tests, limits for the number of network hops (TTL) that probes traverse, interval between the requests and time to wait for a response. Many systems provide a companion utility ping6, for testing on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) networks, which implement ICMPv6.
Power Over Ethernet
A system that passes electric power along using data on twisted pair Ethernet cabling.
This allows a single cable to provide both data connection and electric power to devices such as wireless access points (routers), Internet Protocol (IP) cameras, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones.
Power Supply Unit
Example: A converter that converts mains AC to low-voltage regulated DC power for the internal components of a computer
Chargifi Cloud Gateways can be powered and connected using standard PSU or Power over Ethernet.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive
Abbreviation: RoHS Directive
Chargifi hardware complies with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive.
The RoHS Directive is the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment and was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union.
Many types of energy-consuming products are regulated to control the levels of hazardous substances that they contain. This supports their effective recovery, reuse and recycling.
All products in scope must have the following:
a) A supporting technical file to show compliance
b) A Declaration of Conformity
c) Appropriate marking
d) CE label displayed
For more U.K.-specific information, see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rohs-compliance-and-guidance.
Chargifi Neutrons contain a sensor chip that alerts you to temperature or power issues.
The Neutron communicates an alert from the sensor to Chargifi Cloud allowing you to monitor and manage your network easily.
A piece of hardware that makes up a Chargifi Wireless Charging Spot.
The transmitter is a disc that contains a copper wire coil.
When the transmitter is plugged in to a power source and a compatible device (Qi-enabled mobile device) is placed on or close to the transmitter, it produces inductive power charging through resonant inductive coupling over a distance of up to 1.6 in / 4 cm.
Chargifi Spot transmitters adhere to Qi standards.
A safety organization.
UL is one of several companies approved to perform safety testing by the U.S. federal agency Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Chargifi Ltd products comply with the UL safety standards.
A unit to measure force.
Volts measure the force required to make the electrical current (amps) flow.
In the hose analogy, the volts would be the water pressure.
North American homes typically use 120V for their electrical supply, while 230V is common across many other countries.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
Abbreviation: WEEE Directive
Chargifi Ltd products comply with the European Community Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) which, together with the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, became European Law in February 2003.
The WEEE Directive set collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods, with a minimum rate of 4 kilograms per head of population per annum recovered for recycling by 2009.
The RoHS Directive set restrictions upon European manufacturers as to the material content of new electronic equipment placed on the market.
A unit to measure the amount of energy produced by the amps and volts working together.
Example: A water wheel would turn faster and longer, generating more energy if it uses increased water volume and higher water pressure; the same applies to the wattage if amps and volts are increased.