Particle Electron setup

I’m setting up a weather station for a friend and trying to do the Electron setup. He went ahead and began the on-line setup, and entered his credit card information, but then asked me to finish the setup since he got to a step that requires having the hardware (which I have). Unfortunately, I don’t know how to pick up where he left off. When I go to the setup link and enter the ICCID number it tells me that someone else has already setup that device, and that I should enter a different ICCID number. What can I do from here? What other info would you need to point me in the right direction?


If you haven’t done so, install the Particle CLI. It’s not strictly necessary but will probably be handy later as well so now is a good time to install it.

Put the Electron into Listening mode (blinking blue) by holding down MODE until it blinks dark blue. Then issue the CLI command:

particle serial identify

Save the Device ID; you’ll need it later.

Reset the Electron. The main status LED should proceed through white, blinking green, blinking cyan (light blue), fast blinking cyan, to breathing cyan.

Only if you get all the way to breathing cyan:

particle device add YOUR_DEVICE_ID

Now you should be fully up and running and you should be able to see the device at

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Yup - I’ve got the Particle CLI for a couple other Electrons I use. This looks good. Thanks very much!

I followed your directions and they worked perfectly. Thanks!