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How do I power cycle the eGauge?

"Power Cycling" means to briefly remove power from the eGauge in order to cause a hard reboot. No stored data is lost when performing a power cycle. Power cycling is most often done in situations where the eGauge webserver interface is not responding. However, power cycling may be recommended if other cases - for example, if network changes invalidate the DHCP lease, power cycling the eGauge will cause it to request a fresh lease and become available faster.

In most installations, the eGauge meter (not to be confused with the HomePlug adapter) is powered directly from a circuit breaker or breakers. In your breaker-panel, locate the breaker to which the eGauge is wired. This breaker should be labelled "eGauge Disconnect" or something similar. In a residential installation, it is usually a two pole breaker (similar to that used by a stove or dryer). In buildings with three phase power (typically large commercial/industrial settings), it will be a three pole breaker or three single pole breakers. Some services outside the United States may only use a single pole breaker (single phase power). 

The EG4xxx model eGauge can be rebooted from the LCD screen by navigating to Tools -> Reboot. This will usually result in the same outcome as actually power cycling the eGauge.

Once you locate the breaker, trip it so power is off, wait 5 seconds, then turn it back on. Normally, there is a single multi-pole breaker for eGauge, but in some cases there may be two or three separate breakers (one per phase/leg). In the latter case, turn off all eGauge breakers, leave them off for 5 seconds, then turn them all back on.