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For complete and detailed information about the emPowerR3, download the user manual (wiring plans at page 10).
Use this section for a quick overview of all the critical information about the emPowerD1.
The AgriMesh emDrive is a wireless control device that controls 0-10V, 0-5V or 4-20mA output.
It must be used in communion with an AgriMesh emHub.
4.1 – Power related issue
When a device controlled by an emPowerD1 stops working, the most common reason for this to happen is that there is no power supplying the Agrimesh box (and no power for the device). In this case, on the Agrimesh Console, you would see a red dot at the top right of the device. The timer below would indicate the time since the device was last powered.
Most of the time, flipping the breaker restores the power to the device.
4.2 – Missconfiguration of the device
To verify the configuration, from the Agrimesh Console, navigate to the All Devices tab. There, find and click on the device that does not behave properly.
For fans controlled by an emPowerD1, a lack of a proper configuration can cause the device to not be used by the software. Upon clicking on the blue cog, the actual configuration will appear. The specific points to look at are:
- The minimum power should not be 0. It should have a value (usually over 25) at which the fan is barely spinning.
- The cfm value should not be 0. This setting does not have to be exactly right, because the AI behind Agrimesh will measure the effect of the fan in the room and use it accordingly. Still, make sure it is not set as 0 and contact your distributor if you don’t know what to enter here. This way you will get the most out of your Agrimesh system.
To verify the configuration of a light controlled by an emPowerD1, first verify that the device is enabled. Find the variable light (filtering with the emDriveT devices on the left) you want to verify. Select it and find the blue gear to enter the setup. Make sure you are configuring an emDriveT (same as an emPowerD1, just a different name). In this window, verify that:
- the Enable checkbox is checked,
- the light bulb image is selected.
Lights controlled by an emPowerD1 use another controller: a dimmer. To verify your dimmers, find the “Dimmers” option under device type on the left. Those dimmers are not green boxes on your farm. They are virtual devices. They are pieces of software. If you can’t find the dimmers that control your variable lights on the Agrimesh Console, please contact our support. The critical points here are:
- Luxtolumen: here you want to enter the different discret values for lux measured in your barn depending on the intensity of the emPowerD1. For more details, see How to configure variable lights.
- Timestamps (Opening and closing hour) are configured correctly.
- Light IDs: this must be the unique identifier of the emPowerD1 (top of the picture of the previous image). One dimmer can control more than one variable light, as long as they follow the same timestamps. In this case, seperate each emPowerD1 id by a coma (no space) as shown below.