1. Product Introduction
1.2 Check the miner
Before using the miner, please have an initial inspection with the miner:
Check whether the appearance of the package and the miner is deformed or damaged.
Check whether the fan is damaged.
Check whether there is any abnormal noise in the miner, and observe whether there is a case where the heat sink falls off.
If any of the above abnormalities are found, please take photos first and contact the after-sales service by submitting the ticket through: https://goldshellhelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us
*Important: Do NOT try to dismantle the miner by yourself. The miner is secured with an anti-disassembly label. Unauthorized disassembly will result in the warranty being voided.
2.1 Power supply
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Power consumption requirement: 500W or higher, wire gauge 16AWG, 12V 25A or higher output.
(1) For optimal performance and safety, we recommend connecting the power supply and Ethernet cable (If necessary) while the power is turned off. Once connected, you can proceed to power up the miners.
(2) Please be aware that inserting the power supply in the correct orientation is important to prevent potential short circuits.
2.2 Ethernet cable
If your miner supports Wi-Fi connection, the Ethernet cable is not necessary.
3. Usage Precautions
- Before starting the miner, thoroughly inspect it for any potential damage caused by physical interference, and remain cautious of the risk of electric shock.
- Before powering on, ensure the stability of cable connections and prioritize electrical safety. Keep the miner away from water and high humidity environments.
- Ensure that the ambient temperature remains within the range of 10-35°C. Maintain ambient humidity below 65%.
- To prevent miner damage, maintain a clean environment to prevent the entry of dust, hair, catkins, and other foreign objects into the miner.
- Ensure a stable voltage supply.
- Do not plug or unplug cables while the power is on.
- Proper installation, use, and maintenance are crucial. Warranty services won't be provided if the miner, hash board, or components are crushed or damaged due to improper conditions.
- Customers must not disassemble the miner without obtaining prior permission from Goldshell's after-sales team.
4. Connect the miner
- Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into your miner's Ethernet port.
- Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to your network source, such as a router or switch.
- Power on your miner by connecting it to a power supply.
- After powering on, the indicator lights near the power interface will simultaneously flash red and green for a brief moment. Soon after, the green light will remain steady.
- Near the IP button, you'll notice the indicator lights flashing red and blue. After a short while, only the blue light will be rapidly blinking.
For miners that support both Ethernet cable and Wi-Fi connections, please refer to this [link] for instructions on how to connect via Wi-Fi.
In case you encounter any unusual indicator light behavior, please consult our FAQ section for troubleshooting assistance.
5. Get the IP of the miner and enter the miner’s dashboard
Method 1: Please access the website find.goldshell.com using the browser on your phone or computer, preferably Google Chrome. Ensure that your miner and your device are connected to the same network and frequency band.
The find.goldshell.com website will retrieve the miner's IP address within the first 6 minutes of startup. If you find that the IP address in the website does not match the miner's IP, please press the miner's IP button and refresh the website.
Subsequently, click the corresponding icon in the settings column to gain access to the device dashboard.
6. Miner Settings
6.1 Unlock Miner
You have the option to switch languages and unlock the Miner from the upper right corner of the webpage.
Click “Unlock” on the top-right corner of the page and enter the password to unlock your miner.
The initial password of the miner is 123456789
6.2 Change the password.
To ensure the security of your assets, we strongly advise changing the miner's password after the initial setup.
To get started, unlock your miner and access the [System] page. Input the current password along with the desired new password as shown below, then click the [Change] button.
6.3 Network Settings
The default configuration is set to DHCP mode. You can adjust the IP mode based on your requirements.
Here's how to proceed:
- Unlock your miner.
- Go to the [System] page and disable the [DHCP IPv4 configuration] and [Auto DNS configuration] under the [Network Settings] section.
- Input the IP details according to your specific situation.
- Click the [Apply] button to save the changes.
WIFI settings：If your miner supports WIFI, after connecting to WIFI, you can check the connected WIFI here.
6.4 Add a mining pool
After the miner is unlocked, click [Miner] on the left side of the page, and enter the pool setting page. Finally, click “ADD” to enter Pool Config to set up your mining pool information.
Here we use “DxPool” as an example, and the parameters are set as follows:
Pool URL: your choice
Miner name : dxpool account name. worker name (The "worker name" is not mandatory here; it's simply used to distinguish your miner. This is particularly useful if you have multiple miners connected to the same mining pool and using the same mining pool account.）
Password: your choice
Once you've completed the configuration, click the "Apply" button and wait for the Pool setting to turn green. This indicates a successful connection to the pool.
Wait for a successful pool connection, then navigate to the [Home] section and monitor the chart. If you observe a hashrate curve, it indicates a successful pool configuration.
- Make sure that the pool information matches the mined cryptocurrency. If you switch to a different algorithm to mine different cryptocurrency, you need to remove the original pool addresses and add a new one. Connecting to the wrong pool could result in miner malfunctions.
- All miners can be set up with 3 mining pools, with priority decreasing from the top pool to the botton pool. The pools with lower priority will only be used if all higher priority pools are offline.
7. Introduction to Miner Dashboard Data
7.1 Home page
The Home page consists of four modules: Mining Status, Miner Model Information, Hashrate Chart, and Hash Board Status. The Mining Status module consolidates the hash board information and serves as a crucial information section for monitoring device status. The following diagram illustrates the Home page data for the LB-Box as an example, other devices follow a similar format.
Avg: The average hashrate within a specific time frame is relatively stable compared to the hashrate displayed in the Hash Board Status section. It best reflects the operational status of this miner and varies among different models. As long as the hashrate is within the ±5% range indicated in Miner Specification , it falls within the normal hashrate range.
HW error rate: Before submitting computational results to the mining pool, the control board verifies the results. Any calculation results that do not conform to the format will be discarded, resulting in a hardware error count increase by one. Factors such as operating environment, voltage stability, natural device wear, and chip quality affect the HW error rate. High HW error rates can lead to a decrease in the device's average hashrate. The criteria for determining a normal HW error rate are as follows: 1. HW error rate within 1% to 5%. 2. Average hashrate falls within the normal range for that model's hashrate.
Reject rate: After submitting computational results to the mining pool, network latency, fluctuations, and blockchain characteristics can lead to delays or losses in submissions. The device's submitted results become invalid, resulting in an increase in the reject rate on the miner, which in turn reduces earnings. A reject rate within 1% to 10% and not affecting the average hashrate is considered normal.
Powerplan: Currently, BOX miners have only one mode, which is the Hashrate Mode.
Temp: The average temperature of hash board. Check Miner Normal Operating Temperature.
Fan speed(RPM): Displaying the current fan speed. For example, in the above diagram, the current fan speeds are 1500RPM and 1440RPM, which means 1500 and 1440 revolutions per minute respectively.(Note:1500RPM is fan #1, 1440RPM is fan #2)
Online for: The running duration of the miner.
Miner Model Information
Model: The current device model of the control board firmware.
Firmware version: The version number of the current firmware on the control board.
Hardware version: The current hardware version of the miner.
The curve in the graph is generated based on the real-time hashrate of the miner. Due to various factors such as network conditions and operating environment, the miner's hashrate is not constant. Therefore, the hashrate graph is intended solely for observing whether there are periods of no hashrate or low hashrate within the displayed timeframe on the page. The specific hashrate situation needs to be assessed by observing the average hashrate.
Hash Board Status
Hash board number(CPB 0): CPB0 represents the position of hash board within the miner (usually starting from 0). For Box series, there is only one hash board.
Hashrate: It is the real-time hashrate of the hash board in the current position. The overall miner's hashrate should be assessed by observing the average hashrate.
Temp: The temperature of the hash board.
Nonces: Indicates the number of valid computation results stored by the miner.
Accepted: The number of correct computation results accepted by the mining pool.
HW errors: Before submitting computational results to the mining pool, the control board verifies the results. Any calculation results that do not conform to the format will be discarded, resulting in a hardware error count increase by one. This count accumulates during a single uptime session. The specific HW errors situation of the device should be assessed by observing the HW error rate.
Reject: The quantity of computation results submitted by the device that have been rejected. This count accumulates during a single uptime session. The specific mining pool rejection situation of the device should be observed through the Reject rate.
7.2 Miner page
The Miner page consists of three modules: Pool settings, Miner and Algorithm settings.
Pool settings: you can check the connected mining pool here.
MAC address: Media Access Control address
Powerplan: Box miners only have one power plan.
Temperature monitor: It is used to measure and monitor temperature of the miner. If you turn it on, the miner will automatically shut down when the temperature exceeds the normal range.
Light indicator: If you turn it on, the indicator lights near the IP button will flash rapidly in red and blue, allowing you to quickly locate this Miner.
Choosing different algorithms allows you to mine different cryptocurrencies. But you need to make sure that the pool information matches the mined cryptocurrency. Therefore if you switch to a different algorithm to mine different cryptocurrency, you need to remove the original pool addresses and add a new one. Connecting to the wrong pool could result in miner malfunctions.
HSBOX supports multiple cryptocurrencies. If you need to switch between them, please refer to the tutorial.
7.3 System page
On this page, you can select Network settings, WiFi settings, Cloud control settings, Change password, Update, Reset
Network Settings: As previously mentioned, you can set your network here.
Cloud control settings
Change password：As previously mentioned, you can change your password here.
Update: You can upgrade the miner firmware here.
Check the tutorial.
Restart & Reset
Restart miner: Click the [Restart] button, the miner will restart.
Factory reset: Click the [Reset] button, the miner will restore to its factory settings. All configuration information will be lost after the miner is restored to factory settings.
*Kindly adhere to the provided instructions for using the miner. Should you encounter any issues, feel free to reach out to Goldshell's official personnel for assistance. Unauthorized removal or installation of the miner may impact your warranty.