Home / Felix Manual
1. Introduction & Initial Felix Setup

2. Felix Light Bar LED Status - Color Status Guide

3. Devices
    a. How to Setup a New Device
    b. Device Modes & Toggling Modes
        i. Manual Mode:
        ii. Cycles:
        iii. Timers:
        iv. Events:
        v. Toggling Modes:
    c. Setting up Cycles
    d. Setting up Timers
    e. Setting up Events
    f. Device Settings

4. Sensors
    a. Interpreting a Sensor
    b. Setting up a Sensor
    c. Pinning Sensors
    d. Sensor Alarms & Notifications

5. Notifications
    a. How to use Notifications
    b. Types of Notifications

6. WiFi
    a. WiFi connection limitations
    b. How to clear/setup WiFi

7. Settings & Upgrading Firmware
    a. Felix Serial
    b. Firmware Version
    c. Knight Rider LED Button
    d. Renaming a Felix
    e. Upgrading a Felix
    f. Deleting a Felix

8. Restarting/Rebooting Felix

9. Troubleshooting Guide

 

1. Introduction & Initial Felix Setup 

1. Front LED
2. 8x power sockets
3. 6x USB 2.0 ports
4. Reset button
5. Back status LED
6. Power switch
7. Power fuse
8. Outlet connector

Welcome to the Felix Family! This is a comprehensive guide on how to use and operate your Felix unit. We recommend reading this introduction section fully before setting up your Felix.

If you have not done so already, please carefully unpack and remove your Felix unit from the box. Find the included power cable and plug it into the back of your Felix, connect your Felix to the wall socket and flip the “power switch” to the on ( | ) position.

 

Please give your Felix 1-2 minutes to fully boot up.  When the boot is complete, your Felix LED Bar will be solid white.

 

Download and install the Felix App on your smartphone. The Felix App can be found on the Google Play Store (for Android phones) and the App Store (for iPhones).
Once the Felix App is installed, open it and create a new account. Then, log into your account and follow the on-screen instructions to begin the WiFi setup of your Felix unit. 

Note: The Felix is only compatible with a 2.4 GHz WiFi signal.  It is also compatible with Dual-Band WiFi routers.

Note: Please ensure that you are close to your Felix when doing the WiFi setup, and that your Felix unit is not too far away from your WiFi router.

Once successfully connected to your WiFi and the Internet, your Felix unit’s front LED Bar will turn green and it will be moving back and forth (indicating that you have an internet connection).


Congratulations! Your Felix is set up!


Optional step: Once your Felix is set-up, you may want to check and see if there are any new updates for your Felix. Please click here to go to the Felix Firmware upgrade guide (Sandwich menu > Felix Settings > Update Felix).

 

 


 

2. Felix Light Bar LED Status - Color Status Guide

The Felix “Light Bar” LED is the light at the front of a Felix unit. This light changes color and form depending on the status of the Felix unit. Please use the color guide below to reference your Felix’ status:

 

  1. Moving Green - Internet connection OK/Normal status 



  2. Solid Green - Booting Up or Lost Internet Connection 



  3. Flashing White - WiFi Connected, but no Internet Access 



  4. Solid White - Ready to Connect to WiFi 



  5. Solid Blue - Camera Streaming 



  6. Solid/Moving Purple - Firmware Upgrade in progress 



  7. Solid Orange/Yellow - Reset Complete/Power Cycle needed 



  8. Solid Red - Firmware or App Error 



 

 


 

3. Devices

a. How to setup a new Device

To set up a new device, such as a pump, fan, lights, etc. Tap on the arrow next to the “Devices” section. 

Here, you can see a list of all your devices as well as a green “ + “ button on the top right of the screen. Press this “ + “ button to add a new Device to your Felix. 

In this screen you can add the details of your new Device, such as the device name, the device type (filter, pump, light, etc). As well as the device “location”, which is referring to the socket location at the back of the Felix unit where the device is plugged into. 

Once you’ve given your Device a name, select its type and location. Go ahead and tap on “Save” at the top right to add this Device to your Felix. 

 

Note: You can change the device name and type later!

b. Device Modes & Toggling Modes

Devices in a Felix operate in different “modes”.  These modes dictate the behaviour of the device. You can set the mode of the device depending on what you’re trying to do with it. For a full explanation of how to setup different modes, please refer to the following sections of this guide. For a brief explanation, please read on:

Manual Mode:

Manual Mode is the default mode of every device. When a device is in Manual Mode, it’s either always ON or always OFF, the ON/OFF state of the device is dictated by the user. You can easily change the state of the device by tapping on the button to the right of the device. This button also indicates the current state of the device (”state” refers to whether the device is ON or OFF). 

Cycles:

For a guide on setting up a Cycle, please click here. Cycles allow you to create a complex schedule for your device’s operation. With Cycles you can set a start time, end time, # of activation events per day, and you can even stagger your Cycle days so your device will cycle every other day or every 2 days, etc. 

Timers:

For a guide on setting up a Timer, please click here. Timers let you create simple schedules for your device’s operation. With Timers you can simply set a start time and end time. Your device will turn on at the start time and turn off at the end time. 

Events:

For a guide on setting up an Event, please click here. Events is a *conditional* mode that turns a device ON/OFF based on a trigger condition. Events work on an “If This Then That” rule.  When the condition for the rule is satisfied, the event activates. Trigger conditions are always based on a value or status of a sensor. 

Note: It’s important to note that Events take priority over all other modes due to their trigger-based nature. Events are often set for critical scenarios (such as temperature control) and may overtake other device modes.

Toggling Modes:

Please read this section carefully, as the information here is very important for normal operation of your Felix:

Once in a while, you may need to temporarily turn a device ON/OFF, even if the device is currently running on a Cycle or Timer. This can be done simply by toggling the ON/OFF button for that device. In order to get the device back to its normal Cycle/Timer operation, you must toggle the device again.

When a device has a Cycle/Timer set, and the Cycle/Timer is running, hitting the toggle button for that device will “pause” the set Cycle/Timer, until you manually toggle it again to return it to its previous mode. Please refer to the diagram below which shows how the device toggle feature works:

c. Setting up Cycles

Setting up a cycle requires inputting several settings based on your desired cycles outcome. Cycles work in a specific way, and must be set up properly. 

How it works:

Cycles have a start and end time, this is the defined time period in which your device will “cycle” based on its settings. Beyond this time frame, cycles will be inactive.

Your cycle contains an “events” setting.  Events are just the number of times the device will turn on during the cycle period.

The “Total Duration” is the setting which defines how long each event in the cycle is on for. You can set this duration with number of hours, minutes and/or seconds.

The ‘Cycle Calendar’ section is optional.  Tap it to expand the settings. It contains some settings that allow you to further customize cycles. The ‘Cycle Start Date’ defines when the cycle will officially activate (in case you want to activate it sometime in the future) and the ‘Set Cycle to repeat every’ setting allows you to stagger your cycle days such that the cycle is not on every day. For example, setting the cycle to repeat every 1 day means that the program will activate your cycle on the first day, then skip the next day, and activate again on the third day, and so on. Setting the cycle to repeat every 2 days means the program will activate on the first day, then skip 2 days, then activate again on the 4th day.

The ‘Active Cycle’ button simply turns your cycle ON/OFF.  To keep your cycle running, ensure that it’s set to the “ON” position and hit save.

When you’ve set all your desired settings for your cycle, be sure to hit the ‘Save’ button to save all your settings.


    d. Setting up Timers

    Setting up a timer only requires you to input a ‘Start Time’ and an ‘End Time’.


    Note: You can set up multiple times for a single device as long as none of the Timers overlap.

    How it works:

    On the “Timers” tab of a device, tap on the green “Add a Timer” button at the bottom to create a new timer.

    On this screen, you can add a “Start Time” and an “End Time” for your times. The Device will turn on at the Start Time and turn off at the End time. Once you’ve set your desired start and end times, hit “Save” to create the Timer.

    The ‘Active Timers’ button simply turns your TImers ON/OFF.  To keep your Timers active, ensure that it’s set to the “ON” position and hit save.

    When you’re done with creating all your Timers, simply hit “Save” at the top right of the screen to save all your Timer related settings and activate your Timers.


    e. Setting up Events

    Setting up Events for your Device is relatively easy once you understand how Events work.  The following examples guide will help you set-up an event for temperature control.

    How it works:

    Events are based on an “If this then that” system, where the event is triggered based on a sensor value/reading using conditional logic. The basic structure is as follows:

    Overview Example: Sensor Value reaches set point > Event is Triggered > Device Activates

    Temperature Example 1:
    If Temperature is Less Than 25ºC > Event is Triggered > Heater turns on

    Example 2:
    If Temperature is Greater Than 27ºC > Event is Triggered > Heater turns off


    f. Device Settings

    You can easily add and remove devices you plug in to your Felix sockets by going into App > Home > Devices > * > Settings . From here, you can also create a “custom name” or change the “device type”.

     



    4. Sensors and Probes


    a. Interpreting a Sensor or Probe

    Your sensors and probes are calibrated to display readings in optimal conditions. Extreme conditions such as excessive heat or cold and or high humidity may affect the accuracy of your reading. Here is a list of the different readings you may see based on the sensors and probes you have in your system.

     

    Sg = 

    EC = 

    TDS = 

    pH = 

    Ground pH = 

    ORP = 

    NH3 = 

    Water Temp = 

    Air Temp = 

    Ground Temp =  

    Air Humidity = 

    Water Level = 

    b. Setting up a Sensor

    The majority of Felix sensors and probes are plug and play and pre-calibrated. You can simply plug your device into the USB port and expect to start seeing readings immediately once you've placed the device into the proper medium. 

    The Seneye powered monitor will require you to insert a slide into the monitor and then scan the QR code displayed on the slide packaging into the app. You can find more instructions on how to do this here. 

     


    c. Pinning Sensors

    You can pin the most important sensor readings you would like to see on your dashboard. You can do this by tapping on the > right arrow next to the Sensor on your dashboard. Then tap on “Pin Sensors”. From here, pin the parameters you would like to see on your dashboard.


    d. Sensor Alarms & Notifications

    You can send notifications or alarms to yourself using your app. Tap on the sensor you wish to set the alarm for, then “Alarms”, then “Add Sensor Alarm”. Input the range and values, then hit save.

     


    5. Notifications

     

    a. How to use Notifications

    From time to time you will receive notifications from Felix or because you have set up a notifications in your app. Notifications from Felix may be due to critical alerts or simply a heads up on maintenance we are performing in our servers. You can choose to Save, Delete or Remind yourself of these notifications. To set a reminder, go to App > Menu > Notifications > then tap on the specific notification. From there you can tap on the duration next to the "Remind me in" text then tap Save. 

     

    b. Types of Notifications

    There are 3 types of notifications that we will send you.

    1. Critical - Felix has noticed something that might have an adverse affect on your system. This may include power or internet disruptions, excessive heat or moisture, water leak detection, spike in a parameter you are monitoring (when probes or monitors are detected). 

    2. Notifications that you have set up

    3. General notifications such as firmware and app updates available or scheduled server maintenance. 

     


     

    6. Wi-Fi

     


    a. Wi-Fi connection limitations

    Felix can only work on a 2.4GHz network. Please be sure that the SSID network that you will be connecting to is a 2.4GHz network. If you have a dual band router or a Wi-Fi 6 router, it's a good idea to make sure that you have a dedicated SSID for your 2.4GHz network. Please follow the instruction in your router settings in order to create a dedicated network. 


    b. How to clear/setup Wi-Fi

    You can setup your Wi-Fi or change your Wi-Fi in your app. Be sure that the SSID network you will be connecting to is a 2.4GHz network. If you have a dual band router or a Wi-Fi 6 router, it's a good idea to make sure you have a dedicated SSID for your 2.4GHz network. Please follow the instructions in your router settings to create a dedicated network. 

    You will need to be within 5 feet of your Felix when setting up your Wi-Fi. The distance from your Felix to your router should be no more than 30 feet. If the distance to your router is greater than 30 feet, we recommend that your Felix be hardwired to your network using our ethernet dongle or that you purchase a 2.4GHz capable mesh or Wi-Fi extender. 

    Make sure you have your SSID password handy and that you've checked that the password is correct. Most Wi-Fi setup issues occur because of an incorrect password. 

    Setting up a new Felix - You can setup your new by going into your App > Menu > Wi-Fi Setup > "Add a new Felix" and follow the wizard closely. It's important that no interruptions occur during your Wi-Fi setup. 

    Setting up an existing Felix - You can setup your existing Felix by going into your App > Menu > Wi-Fi Setup > "Add a new Felix" and follow the wizard closely. It's important that no interruptions occur during your Wi-Fi setup. If you are simply changing networks, you will NOT need to reset your Felix. When the wizard asks if your light bar is white, simply tap "Bar is white" and disregard what colour your light bar might be.

     


     

    7. Settings & Upgrading Firmware

     

     

     

     

    a. Felix Serial

    You can find your current Felix serial number in your App > Menu > Felix Settings. Your serial number is unique to your Felix. Do not share your serial number. 


    b. Firmware Version


    You can find your current firmware version in your App > Menu > Felix Settings. Please be sure to always update to the latest version of the firmware when available. 

    c. Front LED Bar Button

    You may want to turn your light bar off and on from time to time. You can do this by going into App > Menu > Felix Settings > Light Bar On/Off. Please note that the light bar is a critical part in the way your Felix communicates with you.  

     

    d. Renaming a Felix

    You can rename your Felix by going into App > Menu > Felix Settings > Rename Felix. Tap on your existing name to display your keyboard. Tap "Save" when finished. 

     

     

    e. Upgrading a Felix

    To upgrade the firmware in your Felix, go to App > Menu > Felix Settings > Firmware Upgrade. If a new firmware is available, you will see a button on your app indicating that a "Firmware Upgrade" is available. Once you tap on the upgrade button, your Felix light bar will turn purple and the upgrade will begin. It is very important that you do not turn off your Felix or interrupt the upgrade in any way. Any disruption may cause your Felix irreparable harm.


    f. Deleting or Removing a Felix

    You may want to remove a Felix from your account if you decide to sell your Felix. Do not perform this function unless you are certain that you want to remove it from your account. To remove your Felix from your account, go to app > Menu > Felix Settings > Delete

     



    8. Restarting/Rebooting Felix

    You can restart or power cycle your Felix by flipping the power switch toggle off for 3 seconds and then back on. Your Felix light bar should oscilate green once everything is running properly. This normally take up to 5 minutes. 

     



    9. Troubleshooting Guide

     

    Coming soon.