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User Manual for nPZero SENTIEL and Nanopower App

The Nanopower App lets you connect your newly purchased Nanopower IoT devices right out of the box.

 

"You'll be up and running in seconds"

 

nP-Zero App

 

Welcome

Before using your nPZero SENTINEL device please read this user manual, the manual can also be downloaded from https://nanopower.store/manuals 

The nPZero SENTINEL device

 

 

Prepare your phone

 

  • An iPhone with iOS 14.5 or later, or a phone with Android 10 or later
  • Bluetooth turned on (BLE 4.2 or later)
  • Location Services turned on
    • iPhone: Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services
    • Android: Go to Settings > Location > Use Location
  • Wi-Fi or cellular connection turned on
  • NFC functionality turned on
    • iPhone XS, 7 or later
    • Android: Go to Settings > Bluetooth & Device Connection > NFC

Install App

Nanopower is available for download from the App Store and Google Play.

App StoreGoogle Play

Sign up

Tap Sign Up and fill in the blank fields to register.
Login with your newly created username and password.

Home

Read device data

NFC connection illustrations

 
iPhone  

 

Add device with iPhone

Hold the iPhone in an angle towards the top of the device.

Andorid  

 

Add device with Andorid

Hold the back of the Android phone towards the top of the device.*

* Depending on phone brand and model, the location of the phones NFC antenna may have a different location then illustrated. Please see the phone user manual for exact NFC antenna location.

Add device to your account

  1. Tap +  

  2. Hold the phone according to the "NFC connection illustrations"

  3. Follow the instructions on the screen (iPhone users)

  4. Give the device a name and tap Add device. The device is now assigned to your user account

 

Power on device

  1. Tap  (iPhone users)
  2. Hold the phone according to the "NFC connection illustrations"

  3. Hold for at least 3 secounds

  4. Follow the instructions on the screen (iPhone users)

  5. The device will now boot in Mode 1. Every 5 minutes the device is ready to connect with the app. The connection is for short periods and indicated by . See Modes to read more.

On demand communication

The device connects with the app at intervals, e.g., every 5 minutes (see Modes). Communication between these intervals can be perfomed by following these steps.

  1. Tap  (iPhone users)
  2. Hold the phone according to the "NFC connection illustrations"

  3. Follow the instructions on the screen (iPhone users)

  4. After the phone is removed, the device wakes up and is ready to communicate with app.

Modes

Mode description

Mode 1

Indoor Enviroment

Sensor

Mode 2

Offline Data

Logger

Mode 3

Logistics 

Tracking

Power Off

BLE communication

Every 5 minutes, and when triggered by NFC or alarms

When triggered by NFC

Every 5 minutes, and when triggered by NFC or alarms

Never

 

 

Sensor sampling rate

 

 

 

 

Accelerometer, 3-axis

Every 0.6 seconds
Write to memory if alarm or every 5 minutes

Every 0.6 seconds
Write to memory if alarm or every 60 minutes

Every 0.6 seconds
Write to memory if alarm or every 5 minutes

Never

Temperature

Every 4 seconds
Write to memory if alarm or every 5 minutes

Every 4 seconds
Write to memory if alarm or every 60 minutes

Every 4 seconds
Write to memory if alarm or every 5 minutes

Never

Other

Every 5 minutes.
VOC, CO2 and IAQ sensors turned off below +5°C

Every 60 minutes.
VOC, CO2 and IAQ sensors turned off below +5°C

Every 5 minutes.
VOC, CO2 and IAQ sensors turned off below +5°C

Never

Alarms

Yes, if enabled

Yes, if enabled

Yes, if enabled

No

Memory

 

 

 

 

Erased after BLE communication

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Rollover/overwrite time series

Yes

No

Yes

 

Rollover/overwrite alarms

No

No

No

 

 

Device Settings

Slide device to left, tap 

  • Device name and additional information can be changed at any time, tap Save after making changes.
  • Device Group indicate if the device is shared with other groups.

Select Mode

  1. Slide device to left, tap   > Select Mode
  2. Tap 1-3 or  to select mode > Save
  3. The device will change mode next time it connects to the app. Until the mode is changed, the mode description states Current mode -> Desired mode e.g., Mode 1 -> 2.
    • Note: Next interval for communication is dependent on the current mode. See Modes or On demand communication for manual trigger of communication.

Alarm Settings

If a value is outside the defined alarm settings, the device will store that value as an alarm.

  1. Slide device to left, tap   > Alarm Settings
  2. Activate the alarm and drag the slider(s) to set threshold. Tap Save.
  3. The device will change alarm settings next time it connects to the app. Until the settings are applied the mode description states AS.

Note: Next interval for communication is dependent on the current mode. See Modes or On demand communication for manual trigger of communication.

View Alarms

New alarms is indicated by red dot (with numbers). 

Tap  to view alarm log. Hold on a single alarm to acknowledge or tap  to acknowledge all alarms.

 

DFU - Device Firmware Update

  1. Slide device to left, tap  > Firmware Update > Open Firmware Download Page 

  2. Tap on the most recent zip file to download to the phone.

  3. Tap Select Firmware Zip File

  4. Navigate to the location where the zip file is stored on phone

  5. Tap on the zip file > Update Device Firmware.

  6. The device will start the DFU process next time it connects to the app. Until FW is updated, the mode description states DFU.

  7. During the next connection, indicated by  (receiving all information over BLE), followed by a  (executing DFU). After a few seconds, the device will restart and connect with the app again, indicated by . The device is now updated.

indicated failed DFU process, repeat the procedure.

Note: Next planned communication is mode dependent. See Modes or On demand communication for manual trigger of communication.

 

Support

Submit a support ticket at https://nanopower.store/contact_us

Installation

The nPZero SENTINEL series is designed to be attached to other flat surfaces and objects. Ensure that both surfaces are clean and use screws / tie wrap or double-sided tape to fasten the device.

Indoor installation at any angle.

Outdoor installation on a vertical and weather protected area to ensure sufficient drainage of water.

The sensor for IQA, CO2, and VOC estimation can report erroneous values if exposed to direct sunlight in the sensor area, condensing enviroment, and wind/fst change in air pressure. The sensor needs time to adjust to its enviroment and is ment for installtion in one location.

 

nPZero, NPZero SENTINEL are trademark or registered trademark of Nanopower AS, Andøyfaret 15, 4623 Kristiansand, Norway
https://www.nanopower.global  All rights reserved. 
Android ™ is a trademark of Google Inc.
The Bluetooth® word marks and logo are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
The N-Mark is a trademark or registered trademark of NFC Forum, _Inc. in the US and other countries
"Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC."
Other companies and product names mentioned in this book may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Great emphasis has been placed on the information in this book being as accurate and correct as possible. Nanopower is not responsible for any printing or typing errors.
 

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