Powering and testing the MortiReceiver
Take your power adaptor - NOT plugged into a wall socket yet
Cut off the end with the socket which usually plugs into
the appliance, so you have most of the cable still attached
to the plug you put into the wall
Clean about 1cm or 1/2 inch of insulation from the ends of the two
wires in the cable, so you can see metal
Feed this cable through a hole in the back of the safe,
so the part which plugs into the wall is outside.
If you have upper and lower holes, use a lower one
Pull through just enough cable so that it could reach all parts
of the inside of the safe
Take the supplied washer and put the cable through it from
the inside of the safe, and push the washer back until
it's against the back wall of the safe but still has
the cable running through it
Tie the cable around the washer, at the point where the
cable comes through the back wall
The point of this is so that the cable can't be pulled
out of the safe from the outside (the washer will stop it)
but the cable inside the safe is long enough to reach what
it needs to. This means you can't accidentally unpower
something by pulling the cable
Put the two bare wires into the power connection screw
terminals on the MortiReceiver
If you can tell which wire is positive and which is negative,
connect them the right way. However, if you're not sure then just
connect them one way and try it out. If it doesn't work, swap
Make sure the MortiThingy is plugged into a USB socket on your
PC, so the blue 'Unsecured' light is on
Plug the power adaptor into a wall socket
On the back of the MortiThingy there's two buttons for testing
Push one of these and you should here a click coming from
the MortiReceiver (these buttons do nothing but cause a clicking sound).
If not, try swapping the power wires
Push the 'Control' button on the MortiThingy.
A buzzer should sound. Push it again and the buzzer
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