powerplant webpage


#1

I just received my P3 today and got all connected including ethernet. I am getting the blue light indicating successful internet connection, but when I type http://powerplant into my address line as instructed in the manual, I get some world energy news page. Not that it should matter, but I am using a mac.


#2

Hmm . . . I just tried it and the address works fine for me.

Have you registered your P3?

Have you tried http://www.psaudio.com/my-ps/how-is-ted-coding-the-fpgarol/ ?


#3
Elk said

Hmm . . . I just tried it and the address works fine for me.

Have you registered your P3?

Have you tried http://www.psaudio.com/my-ps/how-is-ted-coding-the-fpgarol/ ?

Yup, I'm registered and yes, I just tried the link you sent and that worked. Odd! Thanks

#4

Wonderful! :)


#5

photo-1.JPGphoto-2.JPGI find the display lights too bright and I noticed under the “configure” tab of powerplay a setting for “unit display brightness”. Refer to first image. Default is “autofast”, whatever that means. Other settings are autoslow, high, medium and low. The latter 3 are obvious. However, if I select anything any of these settings the “submit changes” button becomes greyed out. It only becomes blue if I make changes to the labels of the outlets or switch mode. What gives? And what does autofast and autoslow mean?

Also, in the second image, can someone explain the gaps in my performance graphs? It would appear as though I lost power at those times, but I didn’t and the P3 remained on. I didn’t lose internet service either.


#6

There is a light sensor that controls the screen brightness based on the ambient light in the room. This controls how quickly it changes screen brightness based on the room’s light level. I turn that feature off as it was a great idea that never worked right IMHO.


#7

Thanks Paul, but my questions were:

  1. Why can’t I change this setting to control brightness?

  2. Why are there gaps in my performance graphs with no loss of power or internet service?


#8

I like the autoslow setting and it works well for me.

You may need to make the setting change manually. I do not know why it does not take via Internet access.

I only rarely look at the charts, they are fun but not very relevant, but it is not uncommon for there to be gaps in the data. The unit may occasionally fail to phone home or something like this. In summary, it is not an interface for OCD types.


#9
Elk said I like the autoslow setting and it works well for me.

You may need to make the setting change manually. I do not know why it does not take via Internet access.

I only rarely look at the charts, they are fun but not very relevant, but it is not uncommon for there to be gaps in the data. The unit may occasionally fail to phone home or something like this. In summary, it is not an interface for OCD types.


As indicated, I can’t make the change over the network using the webpage, so how do you do it manually? Remember, I have the P3 with absolutely no control from the front panel.

Yeah, the gaps in the performance graphs are not a huge deal to me, but more of a curiosity. I agree that it’s fun and geeky information.


#10

Try http://powerplant

This give you direct access to the unit without going through the Internet.


#11
Elk said Try http://powerplant

This give you direct access to the unit without going through the Internet.


Nope. If you will recall, that is the address out of the manual I tried initially and got some world energy news site. Still do for some reason.

#12

Try disconnecting access to the Internet. Your network should then find the Power Plant at this address.


#13
Elk said

Hmm . . . I just tried it and the address works fine for me.

Have you registered your P3?

Have you tried http://www.psaudio.com/my-ps/how-is-ted-coding-the-fpgarol/ ?

That web address shows my P3. Unfortunately the image is greyed out and it says the unit is "Off Line". Odd since the P3 is connected to the Internet and the blue INet light is blinking away.

#14

To access the web UI of a power plant device just enter its local IP in the browser eg http://10.1.1.11

If you don’t know the local IP check the LAN client list in the router, or scan the network with the Fing utility.

In any event in the Mac environment to access a local device on a network you’d need to use http://powerplant.local (in Windows http://powerplant) but this addressing protocol does not seem to be supported in the powerplant (neither works for me).

Regarding gaps in the performance data, it has been like this since day 1. The reason for it is at the PS Audio end and not your power plant intermittently dropping off the network. I have mentioned this to them many times before, and the last time I was told they had hired a new programmer and fixing this issue was on his list of things to do. That was over a year ago.


#15

I have no chance to see the web interface of my P3… I connected P3 to the router (blue light is blinking) and connected my notebook (Win7) to the router as well.

I tried to enter “http://powerplant/” and IP adress of the device. But my browser still can not “see” the P3.

Don’t know what to do…

Any help will be appreciated.


#16

Welcome, dubselect

The router apparently sees the P3 as you have an IP for the unit.

Perhaps your browser is fussy about the format for entering the address. I would try (as examples) http://192.168.2.85/ and http://192.168.2.85 and also without http:// in front of the addresses.

What do you mean “blue light is blinking?”

Have you tried registering the unit on the PS Audio site and accessing the on-line interface?


#17

Thank you for the reply Elk.

I will try to enter different adresses.

Under “blue light is blinking” I meant blue light on the P3 front display. It starts blinking when I connect P3 to the router.

No I haven’t tried to register my P3, should I? In the room where P3 is placed it is impossible to do this as the router is not connected to Internet as I am using it only for a Local Network within my audio system.

There is an Internet connection, but only in the other room (and with the other router).


#18

I do not have a P3, but I do not expect the power on light to blink when connected by Ethernet. My P5 does not do this.

The only reason I was suggesting registering is that there is a separate Internet web based interface available through PS Audio’s site that might work for you and give us another way to try to solve the problem.

I rarely use any interface for the PowerPlants I have so I am only of minimal help. :frowning: Others may come along who are much better.


#19

I briefly lost my router last night. It’s working fine now and there is an ethernet connection between the computer and P3. The page shows normal. However, the blue light is no longer on. Is there a reset? I turned the P3 off and on and this doesn’t rectify the issue.


#20

Try the “dim” button on the remote?