Skublox Wall Installation Guide

Installing the Skublox Wall

The Skublox Wall is easy to install and requires no special skills or tools.

This article includes how to configure the wall, connect the lights, and properly disconnect the wall when needed. Keep in mind that the installation process is always the same; it will not change regardless of the wall size.

Want to see the Skublox Hardware Quick Start Guide? Download it here.

After reviewing the Skublox Wall components below, you can jump to the following sections to learn about:


Understanding the Skublox Wall components

In addition to Skublox’ software applications, Sellercloud provides you with all the hardware equipment and instructions needed to easily install the Skublox Wall.

The Skublox Wall package contains the following parts (see the Skublox Wall package for actual quantities):

PART IMAGE
A Sorter Light is attached to each slot. It has three connectors: Out, Shipper, and In.

One Sorter Light is required for each slot.

Shipper light frontBack of Sorter light
A Shipper Light is attached to each slot to indicate when an order is ready for shipping. It has only one Shipper connector.

One Shipper Light is required for each slot.

Shipper light frontBack of Shipper Light
Mounting Clips are used to attach the Sorter and Shipper Lights into the slots. Mounting clips for Shipper and Sorter lights
Repeater (also known as a Power Injector) is used to increase the voltage and provide a stable electricity connection. Front side of RepeaterBack side of Repeater
Hub device is connected to the Controller PC and the first 20 Sorter and Shipper Lights. Front side of Hub DeviceBack side of Hub Device
2 foot Ethernet cable is used to connect the Sorter and Shipper Lights. One UTP cable is required for each slot. UTP cable 0.5
3 foot Ethernet cable is used to connect Previous (P) and Out connectors of Sorter Lights. One UTP cable is required for each slot. Back of Sorter light
Power Supply is used to provide electric power to the lights.

One Power Supply is required for every 20 lights.

Power Supply
USB A-B cable is used to connect the Hub Device with the Controller PC. USB A-B cable
The Controller PC is used to run the Skublox Hub Application.

Only one Controller PC is required, no matter the number of slots you have.

Controller PC

Skublox Wall package

The Skublox Wall package does not include an LCD Display, keyboard, or mouse kit.

The standard package contains part quantities for 50 slots:

  • 50 – Sorter Lights
  • 50 – Shipper Lights
  • 100 – Mounting Clips
  • 2 – Repeaters
  • 1 – Hub Device
  • 50 – UTP cables – 2 feet (0.5 m)
  • 50 – UTP cables – 3 feet (1 m)
  • 3 – Power Supplies
  • 1 – USB A-B cable
  • 1 – Controller PC

Connecting the Hub

  1. Use the USB A-B Cable to connect the Hub with the Controller PC.
  2. Connect the Power Supply to the Hub.
  3. Use the 3-foot Ethernet Cable to connect the Hub to the first Sorter Light in the configuration.

Connecting your Skublox Wall

  1. Connect the Hub to the first Sorter Light with a 3-foot Ethernet Cable via the Connection In port.
  2. Connect the Sorter Light to the Shipper Light by plugging a 2-foot Ethernet Cable into the Shipper Light Connection (center) on the Sorter Light and the ethernet port on the Shipper Light.
  3. Connect the Sorter light Connection Out to the next Sorter  Light using the 3-foot Ethernet Cable.
  4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 until your first 20 Lights are connected. Next, connect the last Sorter Light Connection Out port to the next cluster of lights via a Repeater and 3-foot Ethernet Cable.
  5. Use the Power Supply to connect the Repeater to the power source.
  6. Connect the Repeater to the next Sorter Light Connection In port with a provided 3-foot Ethernet Cable.
  7. Repeat these steps for the next 20 Lights.

 

skublox wall setup back view

skublox wall setup front view


Connecting a Repeater

  1. Use the provided 3-foot Ethernet Cable to connect the Repeater with the Connection Out port on the previous Sorter light.
  2. Use a 3-foot Ethernet Cable to connect the Sorter light Connection Out port to the next Sorter light Connection In port.
  3. Connect the Power Supply to the Repeater.

Initiating the Skublox Wall configuration

After completing your configuration and installing the Skublox app, the Wall will perform a power-on-self-test. The sorter boxes will flash in the following color sequence:

  • Red → Green → Blue → Cyan → Magenta → Yellow → Green (Shipper)

When you see the green light, your Skublox Wall is now installed and ready to use!


Shutting down your Skublox Wall configuration

Follow these steps carefully to disassemble your Skublox Wall configuration:

  1. Unplug all Power Supplies from their power sources.
  2. Disconnect the USB A-B cable port from the Controller PC.
  3. Disconnect the Hub from the lights.

Understanding common installation issues

As a Skublox user, it’s important to be aware of common issues during the installation. The table below describes some of these issues and their possible solutions.

WARNING DESCRIPTION SOLUTION
Sorter Light flashes green Shipper Light is not connected Check whether cables are in the right connectors of Sorter and Shipper Lights 
Sorter Light flashes yellow The version of Shipper Light is not supported Contact Customer Support for a replacement
Shipper Light flashes green Shipper light connected to Next (N) of the Sorter Light  Put the shorter UTP cable (0.5 m) to Shipper (S) connector of Sorter Light 
Shipper Light does not go out after shipping Unreliable Wi-Fi network It is recommended to use an Ethernet cable for a stable connection
Skublox Hub Application does not detect any Sorter or Shipper Lights after a hardware modification If slot wiring is assumed correct, USB communication might be affected Try a different USB port

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