Below is a list of things to be aware of before deploying Spots in a Bluetooth mesh network:
- The maximum distance between Neutrons and/or a Cloud Gateway is 7 m.
- Chargifi's recommended distance between Neutrons and/or a Gateway is 5 m.
- Neutrons need to be within 5 m of a Gateway to be provisioned and can then be installed further away using hopping 5 m between Neutrons.
- After factory resetting a Gateway to which Neutrons have been connected, you have to factory reset the Neutrons as well (using the physical Reset button).
- You must calibrate Neutrons so that they can register charging sessions.
- You need to recalibrate a Neutron after factory resetting it (using the physical Reset button).
- If you are using Power Over Ethernet (PoE) to power a Gateway, but internet connectivity is through Wi-Fi, the Gateway takes 45 seconds to connect to the internet.
- The Gateway has provisioning turned off by default. It is turned on automatically after activation through the Installer app, or when a Neutron is joining a Gateway. Once the job is moved to Completed status, provisioning is turned off automatically.
- The Gateway does not send lost power messages to Chargifi Cloud. Lost power alerts are sent by the Neutron only.
- The Gateway has a blue LED in power output port which turns on whenever power is flowing out of the Neutron. This is useful to see at a glance whether there is an issue with the Neutron not emitting power, or an issue with the Neutron to Spot cable, or if the issue lies with the Spot itself.
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