External mounting kit
Open your electrical panel and turn off your main breaker. This helps protect you during installation.
Remove the screws securing the panel cover to access the circuit breakers.
Using a flathead screwdriver, pry open the cap on the middle port of the Sense monitor. This will be used to connect the solar sensors.
Upgrading current setup to solar?
Ensure the power is off before prying open the middle port. Then skip to step 8.
The Sense monitor is designed to fit within your main panel. Find an open spot that works for you.
What if there is no room?
Use the mounting bracket provided. See more installation configurations here.
Using the back of a screwdriver, punch out the knockout cover in the electrical panel. Then, insert the antenna.
Connect the power cable, current sensors, and antenna to the Sense monitor. Be sure to insert the sensor into the outer port. The middle port is for solar sensors.
Clamp the sensors around the service mains so that both labels are facing the same direction. The direction of the labels on the sensors should be relative to the power source.
Connect solar current sensors to the middle port on the monitor.
Connect the black wire and the red wire to an empty 240V breaker and the white wire to the neutral bus bar. Sense draws less than 0.1A, so you should use the smallest 240V breaker available for your panel.
Don’t have an empty breaker?
Connect to an existing or add a new 240V breaker. Do not use a tandem breaker, unless it is 240V. Learn more.
Replace the panel cover carefully to ensure that there is no pressure on the sensor clamps that would cause them to open. Label the Sense breakers with the sticker.
Doing electrical work?
Reattach each sensor to the same service main as before to avoid disrupting device detection.
Once the panel is closed, turn the main breaker back on, and listen for one of the sounds listed below. It will take about a minute before hearing a sound. Visit help for sound samples and troubleshooting information.
Success Chime: Installation looks good! Sense is ready for setup.
Repeating Beep: There is an installation problem. Check cable connections.
No Sound: The Sense monitor cannot start. Check power cable connections.
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