AP700 APP User Manual

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Connection

Step 1 Download App

  • Open "App Store", search for and download "Kessil WiFi Controller".

  • iOS version 8.0 or above recommended.

  • iPad mini 2 or newer (iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro) recommended.

Step 2 Connect Lamp (Follow the instructions on iPad App)

  • Connect the AP700 to a wall outlet through the power adapter.

  • Touch the button to turn the AP700 on.

  • Press and simultaneously to turn on WiFi. The WiFi Indicator will flash.

  • Open "Kessil WiFi Controller" and press "Add New Lamp".

Connect Direct to AP700

Wireless router is not necessary

  • Make sure the AP700's WiFi Indicator is flashing and press "Next".

  • Exit app and open iPad "Settings" > "WiFi", then connect to the AP700's WiFi SSID. Go back to app and press "Next".

    WiFi SSID : Kessil_KDxxxxxxxx

    (WiFi SSID Label can be found on AP700)

    * It is extremely important to wait unit the check mark and the WiFi signal symbol at top left corner of iPad appear.



  • Create your own password for the AP700, then press "Next".

  • Exit the app and return to iPad "Settings" > "WiFi". Connect to the AP700 (WiFi SSID: Kessil_KDxxxxxxxx) and enter the new password. Return to app and press "Next".

  • If connecting only one AP700, press "Done". If connecting more than one AP700, press "Set Next Lamp" > "Add Another AP700".

    • Repeat steps 1. and 2.

    • Make sure the first AP700's WiFi SSID is shown and password matches.

    • Press "Next".

    • Exit app and open iPad "Settings" > "WiFi". Connect to first AP700.

    • Press "Next" and "Done" if you have connected all AP700s. Press "Add Another AP700" and repeat steps if you have more to connect.

  • Wait approximately 30 seconds for data to load. Additional lamps may require longer loading times.

  • When the lamp interface(s) appears, the AP700(s) can be controlled via the app. If no new lamp interface(s) appears, press  in the top right corner.

Use Wireless Router

Use a household or store WiFi router to connect the AP700 to the app.

  • Make sure the AP700's WiFi Indicator is flashing and press "Next".

  • Exit app, then open iPad "Settings" > "Wi-Fi". Connect to the AP700's WiFi SSID, then go back to the app and press "Next".

    WiFi SSID : Kessil_KDxxxxxxxx

    (WiFi SSID Label can be found on AP700)

    * It is extremely important to wait unit the check mark and the WiFi signal symbol at top left corner of iPad to appear.



  • Select WiFi Network and enter password. Press "Next".

  • Exit app and open iPad "Settings" > "Wi-Fi". Reconnect to the wireless router, then press "Next".

  • If connecting only one AP700, press "Done".
    If connecting more than one AP700, press "Set Next Lamp" and "Add Another AP700" .

    • Repeat steps 1. and 2.

    • Make sure the WiFi network and password are correct.

    • Press "Next".

    • Exit app and open iPad "Settings" > "WiFi" then connect to Wireless router.

    • If you have connected all AP700s, press "Next" and "Done". Press "Add Another AP700" and repeat steps if you have more AP700s to connect.

  • When prompted by "Search device again" pop-up, press "No" if you find all your lights on the screen. Press "Yes" if you do not.

  • Wait approximately 2 minutes for data to load and for lamp interface(s) to appear. The AP700(s) can now be controlled via the app. If no new lamp interface(s) appears, press in the top right corner.

Control

Step 1 "Control Lamp" Interface

A Group Number: Syncs and controls multiple lamps
B WiFi SSID: Unique code found on AP700
C Lamp Status*: Indicates Manual Mode or Program Mode
D Power: Turns AP700 on/off
E Find Me: Flashes light to indicate location.

* Press "Lamp Status" to control AP700.

Step 2 Control Instructions

Manual Mode

  • Set Color (full spectrum).

  • Set Intensity (from 0% - 100%).

  • "Save Current Colors": Saves your combination of Color & Intensity (up to 12 sets). Combinations can be used in Program Mode.

  • "Use Saved Colors": Choose from your saved Color & Intensity sets.

  • "Demo Effect"
    (Color & Intensity are not adjustable while using demo effects)

Program Mode

  • Standard Template

  • Acclimation Template

  • Lunar Cycle Template

  • (Templates cannot be changed or saved)

  • 5 other customized Quick Set Programs

  • (can be edited from templates)

A Edit Program: Press "Create New Program" to create new programs or to edit from templates.

  • Press ( Max. 10 points ) or any blue spots to set time, color and intensity

  • Press "Use Saved Color" to apply saved sets.

  • Press once to delete point.

  • Press "Done" to return to the "Edit Program" screen.

  • Press ( Max. 10 points ) to add:

Duration: from 30 to 120 seconds.

  • Press once to delete effect point.

  • Press "Done" to return to the "Edit Program" screen.

  • Effect point will appear on the top of the graph.

(will only show while program is running)

B Press to the right of "Acclimation" and to set an acclimation schedule.


Acclimation Mode allows users to lower the light intensity in order for livestock to acclimate to the new light. This can be used when adding new corals or using Kessil LED lights for the first time. Lamps will ramp up gradually from starting intensity (at start of period) to full intensity (end of period).


  • Set the length of acclimation and starting intensity.

  • Press "Done" to return to "Edit Program" screen.

C Press to the right of "Lunar Cycle".


Lunar Cycle decreases/increases the intensity settings and simulates moonrise/moonset.


  • Set the Dawn and Dusk time.

  • Choose one of four Starting Phases:

  • Press to choose Blue or Red Moonlight color.

  • Turn off Lunar Cycle to edit points.

  • Review the program with

  • Rename the program at the bottom left corner and then press "Save" when finished.

  • Press to turn the program on.

Ask for Help

  • Go back to the "Select Lamp" and press

  • Press to ensure you have the latest version.

  • Press to delete all programs, saved colors and disconnect AP700(s).

    • Press "OK" to delete data.

    • Press "Cancel" to keep data.

  • Press kessil@kessil.com to send an email to our Customer Service Team for help.

  • Press to connect to Kessil's pages, to interact with other aquarists and to keep up to date on our latest news!

FAQ

iPad cannot connect to AP700 WiFi SSID/AP700 WiFi SSID does not show up under WiFi network selection

1 Make sure the AP700's WiFi Indicator is flashing (Press and simultaneously to turn on WiFi).
2 If the AP700 WiFi SSID is still not found, unplug and re-plug power supply and turn on WiFi.



Lamp information is missing after setting up WiFi

1 Press "Refresh List" at top right corner. 
2 Make sure the AP700's WiFi Indicator light is solid blue.
3 If information is still missing, repeat WiFi set up.



App crashes during connection

1 Make sure you connect to the right network. 
2 Reset the app.



One or more lamp(s) is missing

1 Make sure you connect to the correct AP700 WiFi SSID/wireless router. 
2 Press "Refresh List" at top right corner.



How to delete connections with the AP700

1 Press and simultaneously. The WiFi Indicator will flash.
2 Wait ~10-20 sec. then press "Refresh List".



How to sync multiple lamps

1 Press "Group number" on the lamp interface.
2 Change to the same number to put lamps into the same group.



Electric Power shut down

1 Make sure the AP700 is solidly connected to the AC outlet.
2 Make sure you connect to the correct AP700 WiFi SSID/wireless router, then press "Refresh List".



The App and the lamp(s) are not synchronizing under Program Mode

1  Make sure your iPad's clock is correct. 
2 Disconnect (Press and simultaneously) and reconnect the lamp(s) that is not syncing with the App.



Cannot SAVE Program Mode Template

You can only SAVE a new program while in "Create New Program" and only edit from the templates.



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