Depending upon your harness type and desired functions, installation of a Piccolo could be as simple as installing a BlueLink, or it could require more complicated wiring. Regardless of the type of installation, the LEDs on the top of the Piccolo unit will give you invaluable information for getting your Piccolo up and running in the field.
The steps below follow normal operation once the Piccolo unit is plugged in and receiving power, as well as some basic troublshooting steps should there be any issues.
The power light is the bottom-most light of the four status LEDs. If the light remains a solid green, the unit has proper power.
If the light flickers or does not come on, the unit does not have proper power. Please ensure the device is properly installed, as it may be due to improperly connected wiring to power.
If the light still does not remain solid green despite proper installation, please contact us for support.
GPS and Data Lights
Once the unit has sufficient power, it is typical for both the GPS light to blink amber, and the Data light to become a solid red. The GPS light is located second from the bottom, and the Data light is located on top.
When the GPS light is blinking amber, the device is attempting to find its location with GPS. When the data light is solid red, the unit has data in its buffer that it will attempt to send.
At this stage, please ensure the device has as clear a view of the sky as possible. The more the device is obstructed, the less likely it is to succeed in finding its location.
The GPS light will blink green when it has found its location. Expect the Data light to remain red at this time.
The Modem light is second from the top, and indicates that the unit has made a successful cellular connection. It will remain off until a connection is made, at which point it will become a solid green.
Once the modem light becomes green, then a Piccolo operating normally will begin to send all accumulated data. Depending upon the amount of data stored internally, this process may take from several seconds to several minutes.
Once all data has been sent, the Data light will turn green briefly before turning off. This confirms that the device no longer has data in its buffer.