Update the Installation method setting for asset trackers

Make sure the installation method for your Equipment Asset Tracker (wired) is correct. This ensures that the tracker reports correctly to Reveal.

In Reveal, the installation method, 3-wire (for powered equipment or similar), is set by default.

In this article:

Choosing the correct installation method

Updating the installation method setting

This setting is not required for the Equipment Asset Tracker - Battery device.

Choosing the correct installation method

The installation method refers to how the tracker is connected or hardwired to the asset.

There are 2 settings:

  • 2-wire (for trailers or similar)
  • 3-wire (for powered equipment or similar)

If you are unsure how the tracker is installed, contact the installer.

2-wire installation

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A 2-wire installation is when the tracker is connected to the asset using the red (battery) and black (ground) wires only. The white (ignition) wire is not used. With this method, ignition-on events are not tracked in Reveal.

The 2-wire installation method is typically used when installing trackers on:

  • Trailers
  • Assets without external power

3-wire installation

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A 3-wire installation is when the tracker is connected to the asset using the red (battery), black (ground) and white (ignition) wires. With this method, ignition-on events are tracked in Reveal.

The 3-wire installation method is typically used when installing trackers on:

  • Bulldozers
  • Excavators
  • Backhoes
  • "Yellow iron" or "yellow goods"

Updating the Installation Method setting

  1. To update the tracker settings for powered assets, go to Account Profile > Admin > Vehicles > Vehicle List > Edit Vehicle Icon.
  2. From the left-side navigation, select Tracker Settings.

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  3. In the Installation method field, click the down arrow nav_down_arrow.zoom30.png and then select an option from the drop-down list. Options include the following:
    • 2-wire (for trailers or similar)
    • 3-wire (for powered equipment or similar)

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  4. Click SAVE CHANGES.
  5. Click SAVE on the confirmation dialog box.

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