[Video] How to Connect and Configure your Sensedge Mini

This video will help you understand how to configure your Sensedge Mini, how to connect it to a network, and how to display your device on the Kaiterra Dashboard.

How to Connect and Configure your Sensedge Mini

Timestamps:
0:00 - Introduction
0:21 - Disclaimer for Ethernet users
0:47 - Kaiterra Configuration Tool and Kaiterra Dashboard Account
1:02 - Entering Configuration Mode
1:23 - Using the Kaiterra Configuration Tool to discover your UDID, and configure your network, MQTT, and Modbus settings
3:02 - Resetting your CO2 and TVOC baselines
3:47 - Adding your Sensedge Mini to your Kaiterra Dashboard
4:34 - Closing the device


Below is a text version of the video above! This is for those that prefer a laid-out text walkthrough or would like some clarity on some of the points made throughout the video.

Properly configuring your Sensedge Mini is the key to success! This walkthrough will cover the steps needed in order to achieve that on your first try - so there's less backtracking and more data collecting!

Before we start - in addition to the device, you will also need:

Turn on your device (or switch the device off and back on) to enable configuration mode

To start, you will need to turn the device on (or off and back on) in order to enable Configuration Mode.
This mode will last for 15 minutes.

 

Open up the Kaiterra Configuration Tool and connect to the WiFi network with "Kaiterra" at the start of its name

On your computer, open up the Kaiterra Configuration Tool and connect to the WiFi network with "Kaiterra" at the start of its name.

Once connected, the basic information of the device will appear, including its Unique Identifier - or UDID. Make sure to save that somewhere safe!

Once connected, you will see the basic information of your device - including the Sensedge Mini's Unique Identifier, or UDID. Make sure to save this somewhere safe for now.

Scroll down and you will see a series of settings that you can configure on the device.

Name your device and add a Project Tag to easily identify the device later!

Under Configuration, you can fill out:
Tag - to group this device on the dashboard
Name - to name the device

 

Under WiFi, you can fill out the SSID, Security Type, and Password. If you need to manually configure your connection, switch Network Type to Static to access the IP Address, Submask, and Gateway

Under WiFi, you can fill out:
SSID (Network Name)
Security Type
Password
Network Type (for manual/static connections)

 

Remember: both the SSID and Password are case-sensitive!

Automatic DHCP Ethernet users can just plug in - but for manual/static connections, switch the Network Type to Static to access the IP Address, Submask, and Gateway
Under Ethernet, you can switch the Network Type to Static (for manual connections) to set the:
IP Address
Submask
Gateway

MQTT is where you can set the Broker URI, Broker Port, and Frequency

Under MQTT, you can fill in:
Broker URI
Broker Port
Frequency

 

Under Modbus, you can set the Address, Rate, and Parity. You can also choose the AQI Standard and Pollutants for your Modbus outputFor Modbus, you can fill in:
Address
Rate
Parity

You can also choose the AQI Standard and Pollutants for your Modbus output here.

If you need to reset your CO2 or TVOC baseline values, you can do this at the bottom of the Configuration tool. Do not use this unless you know what you are doing!


At the bottom, you can reset the CO2 and TVOC baseline values. Only use these if you know what you are doing (and get in touch with us if you want to know more!)

 

After clicking "Configure Device" your Sensedge Mini will enter Pairing Mode, using the settings you filled in to try and connect to the specified network

Once you click "Configure Device" on the Kaiterra Configuration tool, your device will enter pairing mode and will use your settings to connect to the network. The status light will glow green during this process.

If the light turns off, the connection is successful! However, if the light turns:

  • Flashing Red = No network connection
  • Steady Red = Device failure

In either case, start the process over by re-entering Configuration Mode (turning your device off and back on), double-check your settings, and try again.

If you continue having problems - submit a support ticket and we'll be glad to help!

To view the data from your Sensedge Mini, you will need to connect the device to your Kaiterra Dashboard. There are three ways to accomplish this:

One way to add your device to your Kaiterra Dashboard is by using the URL generated by the Kaiterra Configuration Tool
After you configure your device, the configuration tool will generate a URL to seamlessly add this device to your Kaiterra Dashboard. Simply open up the URL in a web browser and it will add the device automatically.

 

Another way to add your device to the Kaiterra Dashboard is by using the UDID from earlier to add it manually on your Dashboard page

Another way to add your device is by using the UDID from earlier. Simply log in to your Kaiterra Dashboard, click "Add Device via UDID" and fill in the information.

 

The last way to add your device to the Kaiterra Dashboard is with the History tab on the Kaiterra Configuration Tool, which is handy for large-scale projects!

The last way to add your Sensedge Mini to your Kaiterra Dashboard is with the History tab in the Kaiterra Configuration Tool. This is especially handy for large-scale projects that are configuring multiple devices at a time. Check off the devices you wish to add, click "Link with Dashboard" and open up the generated URL.

Don't forget to put that front panel back on!

And that's it! Once your device is properly configured and connected to your Kaiterra Dashboard, you will be able to view all of the Air Quality data your Sensedge Mini is taking in!

Just remember to place the front panel back onto the device - it really completes the look!

If you have any problems with setting up, connecting, or configuring your Sensedge Mini, get in touch with us by submitting a support ticket!