Tutorial: Antminer S5+ 8.9TH @ 3436w bitcoin miner

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In this tutorial, we will introduce the setting-up for Antminer S5+(8.9TH @ 3436w) bitcoin miner.

 

Miner Specifics

  • Brand: Antminer S5+
  • Hash rate: 7722 GH/s (7.7 TH/s) ± 5%
  • Power consumption: 3436W
  • Chips: 28nm BM1384
  • Chips count: 432
  • 6pin ports: 28 (all ports are needed)
  • PSU: NO PSU
  • PSU recommend (NEED 5 of this PSU): here

 

Visual Inspection

  • When you first receive this miner, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you perform a visual inspection before powering the device. Give the machine a gentle shake and double-check that no heat sinks have become loose or fallen off in transit. (If the device is powered without heat sinks properly attached, the hash board will get burnt and will no longer function.)
  • If any heat sinks have fallen off, please buy a heat sink plaster in your local market to fix the heat sink. (The heat sink plaster is usually very easy to get in your local market and it is very cheap too.) DO NOT power on the miner before you fix the fallen heat sink. The following picture is an example of the heat sink plaster (The heat sink plaster should be sticky):

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Before Start

  • Please prepare PSUs (can afford the power >= 3500w and with 6pin x 28); You can use several PSUs to connect to one miner. But plz don’t connect 1 PSU to more than 1 miner or more than one hashing board.
  • Connect the miner to the router by internet cord.
  • For miner configuration, plz use the ethernet cord to connect the miner to the same router which your PC also connected. (Your PC is just needed for miner configuration)

 

PSU Recommend

  • You can use 5 750w PSU in our store for one miner: here
  • Also, you can use 3 1600w PSU for one miner (BUT the PSU cannot be used in countries with a mains power voltage lower than 205V. The PSU will not start below this voltage.): here

 

Official Guide

  • Download here for the official guide: EastShore on Github
  • We recommend you to have a look at the official  guide, especially the page 4 about the power supply.

 

Miner Connection & Mining Guide

  • First, please check if all the cables on the miner are inserted tightly.
  • There are 28 x 6pin ports on the miner. You need to connect all the 6pin ports to your PSU.

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  • And connect the 6pin port beside the controller.

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  • Important: there are nine hashing boards in the miner, and three 6pin ports on each hashing board. DON’T connect more than one PSU to one hashing board. (That’s means, the 6pin cords you connected to one hashing board should come from only one PSU.). See below pictures for the correct connection and the incorrect connection.
  • Correct Connection:

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  • Incorrect Connection:

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  • And you can get more power supply connection details in the official guide: here
  • Insert the ethernet cord.
  • Power on the miner. (Important: If you used several PSUs for the miner, you should power on the PSU which connected to the 6pin port beside the controller finally. In our test, we used a CORSAIR 850w PSU connected to the port beside the controller (And also the other two ports on the miner), so at first, we power on all the other PSUs, then power on this one)
  • Then, the fan will work loudly. After about 1 minute, the fan will be slow down.
  • Wait for 1~5 minutes. The fan will work loudly again. (In our test, the Antminer S5+ need more time than Antminer S5 to connect itself to your network.)
  • Then, please use software to scan out the IP of the miner. For how to scan out the IP of the miner, check here: here
  • Then you can login the miner with the IP you just scanned out and configurate the mining account. (The username and the password are all “root”)

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  • In the “Miner Configuration“, configure your mining pool address, mining account, miner password etc. And click “Save & Apply”.
  • Save the changes, then wait for about 1~5 minutes, the mining will start automatically.
  • In the “Miner Status“, you can see the speed of the miner.
  • If the miner never start mining(The “Speed” on the miner status page are 0), please try to reset the miner. (By click “System” –> “Upgrade” –> “reset”)
  • If you have any problem, please contact us: https://www.eastshore.xyz/contact/

 

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