Establish a suitable location for the meter where it will have sufficient GSM signal quality
You should use a GSM signal analyser as near as possible to where the meter will be installed to check for signal quality on at least 1 network.
The Emlite meter comes with an activated network roaming SIM card that can enables the meter to communicate using any available UK network operator. The meter will scan for available networks and use the strongest available to communicate with the data collection server.
The meter must be securely mounted to a wall or meter board.
a. Unscrew and remove the lower front meter panel to expose the terminal connections.
b. Mount the meter using a suitable round headed screwdriver that is fitted to the wall or meter board. The width of the slot in the hanging bracket is 5mm.
c. The screw depth should be adjusted so that the head fits snugly under the hanging point and the meter is held firm against the wall or board.
d. Finally, the meter should be firmly screwed to the wall or board using the two mounting holes located under the terminal cover
The meter should be installed indoors or in an IP rated cabinet.
The meter should not be in an enclosed metal container unless an external antenna is being fitted.
Confirm signal strength is 13 or higher
After installing the meter, it can take up to 5 minutes for the meter to find a GSM network. Press the ‘Display Cycle’ button to show the GSM signal quality. If the display shows signal less than 13 you will need to install an external antenna to improve the signal. The external antenna connects to the SMA socket on the side of the unit. Recheck the GSM signal after installing the signal booster.
If the signal is still below 14 the location may not be suitable for the installation of this meter.
Once you have established that there is sufficient GSM signal quality, complete the system installation.
After installation the LED lights on the top half of the meter on the communications module with flash in the following manner.