How long will the reader stay on?

After you first turn on the reader, it waits for a Bluetooth connection for five minutes before turning off. When the reader is connected to a smartphone or tablet running Molo, its status light shines steady blue. If inactive for more than 30 seconds, it enters standby mode to conserve power, and the status light begins flashing at 5-second intervals. The reader stays connected to your smartphone or tablet while in standby and automatically exits standby mode when you resume activity.

The reader automatically turns off after 10 hours of inactivity. To turn the reader off manually, press and hold the power button until the status light goes out. You don’t need to turn off the reader to conserve power.

How often will I need to charge the reader?

With typical usage you should only have to charge the reader once per day.

How do I charge the reader?

To charge the Mobile Molo Express reader, use the included micro USB cable. The USB port does not work for connecting the reader to a device—it’s only for charging. Use any standard USB wall adapter.

What do all the light colors mean?

Flashing blue every second

The reader is on and ready to connect to a device. (Will turn off after 5 min.)

Multicolored flashing

The reader has been discovered using Bluetooth and is ready to connect.

Steady blue

The reader is connected to your smartphone or tablet.

Flashing blue every 5 seconds

The reader is in standby mode. (Will remain in standby indefinitely.)

Alternating red and magenta    

The reader is charging.

Flashing red

The reader’s battery is low.

Rapidly flashing blue and orange

The reader has finished installing a software update. If the reader is unresponsive after the update completes, restart the reader by turning it off and on.