AP Mode Pairing

AP Mode Pairing

There are a few ways to get products to pair to the Grid Connect app. AP mode is the most reliable pairing. It is denoted by a slow [instead of fast] flash of the pairing indicator. Please note that camera products do not have an AP mode.

Lighting products including strip lights, ceiling lights, downlights and globes:
  1. The light should be flashing rapidly. If it isn’t, turn the light off/on 5 times until it flashes rapidly.
  2. While the light is flashing rapidly, turn the light off/on 3 times. The light should be flashing slowly [once every 2-3 seconds]. If not, turn the light off for 10 second and repeat step 1.
  3. From the app tap the + icon at the bottom right of the home screen then select ‘power’
  4. Tap ‘other mode’ at the top right of the screen
  5. Tap ‘AP mode’
  6. Make sure your light is still flashing slowly – if not, repeat step 1.
  7. Tap ‘light is flashing slowly’
  8. Make sure your Wi-Fi details are entered correctly
  9. Tap ‘go connect’. You now need to connect to your Grid Connect product hotspot. The app will take you to your phone settings.
  10. Tap on Wi-Fi then select your product hotspot/network. This will appear in your networks list as either ARLEC-XXXX, GRID-XXXX or SMARTLIFE-XXXX where XXXX is alpha-numeric.
  11. Once connected to the hotspot return to the Grid Connect App. For iOS tap the ‘Grid Connect’ return arrow at the top left-hand side of the screen, for android use the back button to return to the Grid Connect app.
  12. The app will now start to connect to the device.
Power products including wiring accessories:
  1. The indicator light should be flashing rapidly. If it isn’t, press and hold the pairing button for 5 seconds until the indicator light flashes rapidly.
  2. While the indicator light is flashing rapidly, press and hold the pairing button for 5 seconds. The light should be flashing slowly [once every 2-3 seconds].
  3. From the app tap the + icon at the bottom right of the home screen then select ‘lighting’
  4. Tap ‘other mode’ at the top right of the screen
  5. Tap ‘AP mode’
  6. Tap ‘light is flashing slowly’
  7. Make sure your Wi-Fi details are entered correctly
  8. Tap ‘go connect’. You now need to connect to your Grid Connect product hotspot. The app will take you to your phone settings.
  9. Tap on Wi-Fi then select your product hotspot/network. This will appear in your networks list as either ARLEC-XXXX, GRID-XXXX or SMARTLIFE-XXXX where XXXX is alpha-numeric.
  10. Once connected to the hotspot return to the Grid Connect App. For iOS tap the ‘Grid Connect’ return arrow at the top right-hand side of the screen, for android use the back button to return to the Grid Connect app.
  11. The app will now start to connect to the device.