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Frequently Asked Questions

Astute Smart Controller (ASC)

How to pair an Astute Smart Device with a Mikrotik router

Answer

  1. Log into your Mikrotik router if you have the “admin” user and password credentials, otherwise ask Vox Telecom support to login
  2. Go to the “Webfig” option
  3. Click on the “IP” arrow to extend the menu and click “DHCP Server”
  4. Inside the “DHCP Server” menu, click on the “Networks” option and double click on the “IP address” field
  5. Click on the arrow next to “DNS Servers” and change the address “0.0.0.0” to “8.8.8.8”, click “OK” to save the change
  6. The DNS entry should now appear under “DNS Servers”
     

PLEASE RECONNECT YOUR PHONE TO THE WIFI TO RECEIVE THE NEW DNS SETTING!

You can now logout from the router and attempt the registration/pairing of the ASC / ASI

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Would the device operate if I swopped live and neutral connections around?

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It is not recommended.

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I got a new Wi-Fi router. How do I reconnect my devices?

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You have two options.  You can repeat the pairing procedure for each device (download the instruction leaflet) and set schedules and smart automations again.  It is easy but time-consuming for many Wi-Fi devices.  Or, set the new router to have the exact same SSID (Wi-Fi name) and password as your previous router.  The latter requires some knowledge of your router settings but will allow all your existing Wi-Fi devices to seamlessly transfer to the new router.

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What does a solid red light indicate?

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This means the unit is powered on, but is not paired to a smartphone or tablet and is not connected to the internet.

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Does my smartphone have to be on the same Wi-Fi connection as device to pair?

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Yes, the same Wi-Fi connection is required to pair.  If you have a range extender that is closer to the Astute Smart Device, ensure that your smartphone is also connected to the extender and not main Wi-Fi Router.  After pairing is complete, the smartphone can use any internet connection (3G, LTE, Wi-Fi) to operate the app functions.

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My Internet is down, how do I switch the device?

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You can manually operate the ASC or ASI by pressing the Power Button (middle button) to switch it.  A red flashing light will indicate that the device is manually switched "ON".  The blue light will be off due to not having an internet connection.

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Can the ASC be sealed?

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Yes, it can, the ASC has an eyelet to add a seal.

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Can I use the ASC for a DC application?

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No, the ASC is for AC loads only.

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My device stopped responding?

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Firstly check the internet connection of the mobile phone and router.  Try rebooting the ASC by pressing the Reboot Button for 1 second (small round one, below the Power Button), then try again after a few seconds.  For the ASI switch the Isolation Switch OFF, wait for 1 second and switch it ON again to reboot.

If the device is still unresponsive, remove from it from the App and re-pair the device.

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What is the warranty on Astute Smart Devices?

Will the device switch on after load shedding?

Answer

The Astute Smart Device will automatically connect as soon an internet and Wi-Fi connection is established, but will not go back into an “ON” state until the start of the next "ON" schedule.  A smart automation can be set within the app to achieve a desired state after a power outage.

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Can the lid colour on the ASC be changed from green to another colour?

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No, the green cover is for our Astute Smart Range of products.

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Do the Astute Smart Devices work without internet connection?

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No, Astute Smart Devices will not work properly without an internet connection.  The device stores all schedules in the cloud, so it needs the internet to set and run the schedules.  It can only be switched manually without internet connectivity.

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Can the ASC be mounted in a DIN rail board?

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Yes, it can. Simply remove the black escutcheon adaptor (see instruction leaflet) to fit a 45 mm panel.

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How many circuits can I connect to the ASC?

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The ASC only has 1 switching channel, it can, however, connect multiple appliances, but will only switch as 1 unit.  If for example a geyser and pool pump are connected to the same ASC, both will switch ON and OFF simultaneously. The CBI Home App can service multiple Astute devices.  If you wish to control multiple devices independently, install multiple ASCs.

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My Astute Smart Device says Offline?

Answer

Check the internet and Wi-Fi connection.

 

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New Huawei smartphone issues with the CBI Home App

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If you have a new Huawei smartphone and you are battling to download the CBI Home App, kindly contact CBI for further instructions.

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Astute Smart Isolator (ASI)

Can I add other devices to the CBI Home App?

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You can add many CBI Astute devices.  The CBI Home App is also compatible with Smart Life or Tuya Smart Devices.

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Connecting Issues

Answer

When trying to pair your Astute device and the blue LED goes off and then solid blue, but does not show up on your phone, this is caused by a router issue.  Follow the steps on the Router Issue Assistance manual.

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What is the maximum range for the device?

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A typical Wi-Fi connection needs to be within 20 meters of the Wi-Fi router.  Thick walls and other obstacles might affect the range.  Wi-Fi range extenders are commonly available from computer stores to extend your router's coverage.

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