Setting Up an ASIC Miner
At BT-Miners, we understand that setting up your ASIC miner for the first time can be confusing, and that's why we are here to help. We hope to make cryptocurrency mining easy for anyone to get started.
Below are a series of videos that can help explain how to set up a crypto miner.
If you need some extra help or technical troubleshooting for your ASIC miner setup, we have experienced technicians that can help guide you through the steps. You can contact us or use the link below to schedule a Zoom meeting with our technician. We have service teams in the United States and China.
Most ASIC miners require a 220V (200V ~ 240V) electrical outlet to run properly. Most homes in the Unites States have standard 110V outlets. Therefore, it is very important to figure out how to get the proper power. Some commercial buildings, garages, or medical and industrial spaces may have 220V electrical service already in place and may be a good option to house your mining rig. Otherwise, an electrician can typically wire a 240V outlet from your existing electrical panel. If you are in an apartment or renting a house where you can't make changes to the electrical service panel, a Mining Hosting Service or "mining farm" may be an alternative option.
You’ll also need to consider where to keep your miner. Regardless of the model selected, miners will generate heat and noise from the cooling fans. If installing in a home, typically people put their cryptocurrency mining setup in a basement, garage, or space away from sleeping or living areas. If you are running multiple miners, you may consider adding additional ventilation or cooling systems to help regulate the temperature.
Hire an electrician to set up a dual wire 240V outlet. (NO CONVERTER!)
Once you have the proper electrical service and outlet, you can start setting up your miners.
2. Set Up a Cryptocurrency Wallet
Simply put, crypto wallets are online bank accounts that store cryptocurrency from your mining efforts. There are many different platforms available, each with its own benefits and features. One of the more popular platforms, Coinbase, allows you to store and sell the cryptocurrency you get from mining.
3. Connect Your Miner to a Mining Pool
In order to start mining, you will need an internet connection to connect your miner to a "mining pool". The mining pool is where your miner will pull data from to do its work. There is different mining software available depending on the type of cryptocurrency you want to mine and the type of operating system installed on the Miner. Many of the software platforms are free to use. Nicehash and Coinbase are two examples of the platforms available. Other setups are similar.
When setting up your miner for the first time, you may encounter some unexpected problems. One of the most common is finding the IP address for your miner. Here are some helpful tools for finding the Miner IP Address.
Download Bitmain IP Reporter Tool:
5. Need More Help?
Once you have invested the time and money into mining for cryptocurrency, you want to ensure your equipment is set up and working. At BT-Miners our certified technicians test the miners to make sure they are operating correctly before we ship them to the customer. We try to eliminate and correct any potential problems so that setup goes smoothly. However, you may still have questions or require technical support.
It’s never a bad idea to ask questions! We understand how complex and confusing all this can be. If you have questions or concerns about something we didn’t cover here, you can Contact Us or book a consultation session with one of our technicians using the link below.