Installation Manual

Installation Manual
Instructions
for Guidelights and Chargers
WARNING
Failure to turn OFF electrical power prior to
installing or removing the Guidelight or Charger
can result in electrical shock, fires, and/or death.
CAUTION: Please read all instructions and warnings before installing!
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Failure to follow these instructions can cause electrical shock, death or permanent injury.
·
Do not work on live electrical outlets.
·
These Products (the Guidelight and Charger) are for indoor use only. These Products
should not be installed where they will be directly exposed to water.
·
Install the Products in accordance with all applicable electrical codes and regulations.
·
The Products are designed for compatibility with standard duplex or décor outlets with side
screw terminals. They will not work with other outlet families. If you install the Products
over a noncompatible outlet the Products will not work and the noncompatible outlet may
malfunction.
·
Prongs must always fit inside the electrical box. There must be enough room between the
sides of the outlet and the electrical box for the power prongs on the Product to slide inside
the electrical box and around both sides of the outlet. Installing the Product without enough
room between the outlet and the electrical box can result in damage to the Product, arcing
and/or malfunction of your electrical system.
·
If you are unsure about any part of these instructions, consult an electrician.
WARNING: Do not work around outlets while the power is on.
Do not stick fingers or tools into an electrical box while the
power is on.
How SnapPower Products Work
Outlet
Power
Prongs
Power
Prong
Side
Screw
Terminal
The Product has two power prongs that
extend from the back.
When the Product is installed over the
outlet, the prongs slide around the side
screw terminals and contact the lower screw
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Installation Instructions
OFF
Decor
OFF
OFF
Duplex
STEP 1: Select an outlet that the Product will be
installed over. The Product is only compatible
with standard duplex or décor outlets with side
screw terminals.
STEP 2: TURN OFF POWER at the
circuit breaker and TEST that the power is
off at the outlet before removing the
existing coverplate or proceeding with the
installation.
These areas must be clear
STEP 4: Look into the box to determine if the
areas around the screw terminals are clear so
that the prongs can pass into the box and
around the outlet. If the area is not clear, see
the “Obstructions” section of this manual.
OFF
O
F
F
OFF
STEP 3: Remove existing coverplate
from the outlet.
STEP 5: If clear, place the Product over
the outlet and secure with screw. Be
sure that the prongs slide inside the
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electrical box.
STEP 6: Turn ON electrical power to the
outlet. If installing a Guidelight darken the
room to test its function. Plug a USB
device into the Charger to test its function.
Troubleshooting
WARNING
Failure to turn OFF electrical power before
working with electrical systems can result in
electrical shock, fires, and/or death.
Having difficulties? Here are some tips that might help. Your Guidelight or Charger
(“Product”) has been individually tested and worked great when it was shipped. It is very
unlikely that the Product itself is malfunctioning. We’ll walk you through some of the
common issues that you might encounter.
QUICK OVERVIEW OF POSSIBLE INSTALLATION ISSUES
ISSUE
You can’t get your
Product installed
over the selected
outlet.
TROUBLESHOOTING STEPS
Is the outlet a standard duplex or décor outlet? If not, you will
need to select a different outlet. See the “Non-compatible
Outlet” section of the troubleshooting guide.
Is there an obstruction that is preventing the prongs from
passing around the outlet and inside the electrical box?
See the “Obstruction” section of the troubleshooting guide.
Did you turn the power back on?
You have installed
the Product over an
outlet but
·
the Guidelight is
not illuminating
-or-
·
the Charger
isn’t charging
your USB
device.
The Guidelight only illuminates when the area is dark. You
may need to darken the room and place your finger over the
light sensor. The light sensor is a small dark dot in the lower
left hand corner of the Guidelight.
Have you installed the Product in the correct orientation
over your outlet? For the Guidelight, the LEDs should be
on the same side as the ground on the outlet. For the
Charger, the charging port should be on the same side as
the ground on the outlet. See the “Orientation” section.
Is there something interfering with the contact between the
prongs and side screw terminals? See “Obstruction” section.
Remember to turn the power off before removing the Product!
Adjust the Product installation or prongs. See “Adjust” section.
The next several pages show specific examples of non-compatible outlets, obstructions
resulting from the way your outlet was installed, and some adjustments you can make.
Please be careful when correcting these problems and always remember to turn the power
off before working around electrical wiring! Test the outlet to be sure you turned off the right
breaker. If you are not sure about any part of these instructions consult an electrician.
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Troubleshooting
Non-compatible Outlets
Remember that SnapPower Products are designed to fit over standard duplex or décor outlets
with side screw terminals. These types of outlets represent the vast majority of outlets in North
American homes. Below are some examples of nonstandard outlets. The Products will not
work with nonstandard outlets. You will need to pick a different outlet for your Product. A list of
compatible outlets is at www.snappower.com/compatible-outlets.
Non-compatible Outlets
OFF
No side
screw
terminals
Test and
Reset
Buttons
GFCI
Switch
Combination
USB outlet
Décor
Light Switch
Duplex w/o
screw terminals
Orientation:
The Products must be installed with the LEDs or USB port on the same side as the ground
of the outlet. If you install the Product with the LEDs or USB port on the same side as the
power slots, the Product may not work.
Correct Orientations
LEDs
Power
Slots
Guidelight
Incorrect Orientations
Ground
Ground
Ground
Power
Slots
LEDs
LEDs
LEDs may not illuminate
Charger
Power
Slots
USB
Port
Ground
Ground
Ground
USB
Port
Power
Slots
USB
Port
USB Port may not have power
Support
Need Additional Help?
Email: [email protected]
Visit our troubleshooting webpage for up-to-date
solutions to a variety of installation issues:
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www.snappower.com/pages/troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Obstructions
The way your outlet was initially installed can create a number of obstructions that prevent
the SnapPower Product from being installed and/or operating correctly. Be sure to turn off
electrical power before working around outlets. If you are unsure about any of these
instructions, consult an electrician.
Sheet
Rock
Obstruction 1: Sheet Rock or other wall
coverings can prevent the prongs from passing
around the outlet. This is solved by removing
the excess sheet rock near the screw
terminals. If you are unsure how to properly do
this please consult an electrician.
Extended
Screws
Obstruction 2: Screws may be all the
way out and catch the ends of the
prongs. Simply maneuver the prongs
around the screws during installation.
These wires may
prevent the Product
prong from contacting
the screw terminal
Obstruction 3: Outlet not centered
If your outlet is not centered, there might
not be room to insert the prongs on one
side. If this is the case, your outlet will
need to be centered. If you are unsure
how to do this, consult an electrician.
Obstruction 4: Wires in the way
For the prongs to fit around the outlet the areas
next to the screw terminals need to be free from
obstructions. If there are wires blocking the side
screw terminals, they will need to be moved. If you
are unsure how to do this, or if you see bare wires
next to the screw terminals, consult an electrician.
Support
Need Additional Help?
Email: [email protected]
Visit our troubleshooting webpage for up-to-date
solutions to a variety of installation issues:
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www.snappower.com/pages/troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Electrical Tape
Paint Overspray
Obstruction 5: Electrical Tape
If electrical tape is wrapped around your outlet it
will prevent the prongs from contacting the side
screw terminals. This tape will need to be
removed for your Product to work. If you are
unsure how to do this, consult an electrician.
Obstruction 6: Paint
Paint overspray can coat the sides of the
outlet and prevent the prongs from making
electrical contact with the screw terminals.
This paint may need to be removed from the
screw terminals for your Product to work. If
you are unsure how to do this, consult an
electrician.
Insert prongs here
Recess
Slide the
Product
down the
outlet into
place
Obstruction 7: Recessed or narrow electrical box
Outlets are designed to be mounted inside an electrical box. In some situations, thick wall coverings
(tile, paneling, etc) move the outlet forward and out of the box. The Product’s prongs may pass around
the outlet and get caught on the recessed electrical box or go outside of the electrical box altogether.
This can also occur with narrow electrical boxes. When prongs go outside of a metal electrical box,
arcing between the screw terminals and metal box can occur. This can be solved by careful installation
which ensures that the prongs are inserted inside the box.
For outlets with recessed boxes, try initially inserting the prongs into the electrical box at the upper or
lower yoke of the outlet, pushing the prongs into the electrical box and then sliding the Product into
place (see drawings above). For a video showing this installation, see our online troubleshooting
videos at www.snappower.com. If you are unsure about any of the instructions, consult an electrician.
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Troubleshooting
Switched Outlets:
In rare cases, the outlet may be controlled by a switch. For example, in some homes
a switch near a door controls one of the outlets in a room. If you are installing the
Product over a switched outlet that controls the bottom receptacle of the outlet, the
switch will need to be turned ON for the Product to work.
Adjustments you can make:
There are a few things you can adjust if your Product still isn’t powering up.
Adjust the screw(s)
Tightening or loosening the screw(s) holding the Product in place over the outlet can
improve contact between the prongs and the side screw terminals.
Adjusting the prongs
In some cases the prongs may have been bent apart during the installation. You can
push them closer together by pressing them together as shown in the picture below.
After adjustment, the distance between the prongs should be between 23-26 millimeters.
Push prongs
inward to adjust
distance
After adjusting the prongs, you can reinstall the Product. Be sure to turn off the
power before installation. Also be sure that you guide the prongs carefully around
the outlet.
Need Additional Help?
Visit our troubleshooting webpage for up-to-date
solutions to a variety of installation issues:
www.snappower.com/pages/troubleshooting
Support
Email: [email protected]
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SNAPPOWER PRODUCT LIMITED ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
What this Limited Warranty Covers and For How Long
SnapPower warrants that the product accompanied by this limited warranty is free from
manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date
of original purchase as shown on your invoice or sales receipt. This warranty is only extended
to the original consumer purchaser of the product.
Disclaimer of Implied Warranties Beyond the Limited Warranty Period
The limited warranty period of one (1) year also applies to any implied warranties that may
exist under applicable law, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose. There are no warranties that extend beyond the description on the face
hereof. Some States do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
above limitation may not apply to you.
What this Limited Warranty does not Cover
This limited warranty does not apply to defects resulting from (1) overloading, misuse, abuse,
alteration, accident, neglect, improper maintenance or handling, or normal wear and tear; (2)
improper installation; (3) installation in an improper environment; and (4) any use that is not
under normal operating conditions or not in accordance with any product packaging, warnings,
or instructions for use.
What SnapPower will do
If you believe the product is defective, please return it to SnapPower in the manner described
below within the limited warranty period of one (1) year from the date of purchase. If
SnapPower determines there is a defect covered by this limited warranty, SnapPower will, at
its option, repair, replace the product, or refund your purchase price. This limited warranty
extends to repaired and replacement products and components only through the end of the
original limited warranty period.
Limitations of Remedies under this Limited Warranty
The remedies provided herein are the exclusive remedies under this limited warranty, whether
based on contract, tort or otherwise. In no event will SnapPower or any of its retailers, dealers,
distributors or resellers be liable for incidental, indirect, special or consequential damages
relating to the product (including any repaired or replacement product or component), its use,
or its installation, including without limitation damage to, or loss of use of, any equipment, lost
sales or profits or delay or failure to perform this warranty obligation. Some states do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or
exclusion may not apply to you.
How State Law Applies
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from State to State.
What You Must do to Get Coverage Under this Limited Warranty
To make a claim under this limited warranty you must first contact SnapPower within the
limited warranty period. Please write to: 373 E. 1750 N. Unit F, Vineyard, Utah 84057 or email
[email protected] You must provide proof of purchase in the form of your original
sales receipt in order to obtain limited warranty coverage. SnapPower will perform the
warranty obligations, if any, within 60 days of the Owner’s submission of the warranty claim.
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Revision date: 8/26/15
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