Setting up a Device on Power Software

One of the biggest problems of remote projects is keeping the devices all-time-powered on the edge and knowledge of the power status. While stacking the UPS HAT with a battery solves the problem as standalone. The user can manage the UPS HAT via the Sixfab Power Software remotely. The detailed diagnostics about the battery and main power source available here and ease the maintenance. An ultra-lightweight service agent works on the Raspberry Pi and communicates with the platform if you have an Internet connection via ethernet, Wi-Fi, or Cellular.

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By the end of this section, you will see your device status from our Power Management platform.

Follow these steps to get connected:

  1. Create a new account and log into power.sixfab.com with your credentials.

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  2. Here click on "Create New Device" on the right side of the screen.

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  3. While creating a new device, you will need to fill 4 fields. These are;

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Device Name: Give a name to your device.
Device ID: Give an ID to your device.
Raspberry Pi Version: Select your Raspberry Pi version.
Fleet Group: Select the default fleet(Customers can use fleets to configure their devices in bulk.)

  1. Click "Create Device" which will show the installation command with generated key. Copy this key which will be used in the next step.

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  2. Open a terminal and paste the command that is copied in the previous step. This step may take a few minutes.

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  3. Once the installation is complete, go back to power.sixfab.com . Under Devices section you will find the device you have recently created.

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  4. Select the device and you can observe the details of the HAT and Raspberry Pi.

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  5. Go to the Configuration tab and find the Firmware Update and Software Update section. Keep them up-to-date to have a better experience.

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Troubleshooting

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Setting up a Device on Power Software


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