ZeusMiner Blizzard Setup Instructions And User Manual
I showed some pictures of the unboxing of the Zeus Miner Blizzard scrypt asic miner a few weeks ago, but one thing that wasn’t included with the Zeus Miner Blizzard was an instruction manual. Since it didn’t come with an instruction manual, I’ll try to cover the setup and installation as best as I can.
The following instructions will be to setup the Zeus Miner Blizzard on a Windows 7 machine. The first thing that you will need is the CP210x USB to UART Bridge VCP Drivers. Download and install the drivers to your machine to allow your computer to recognize the Zeus Miner Blizzard.
Once you have the driver installed you will also need a version of CG Miner compatible with the Zeus Miner Blizzard. The latest version updated on 02Jul2014 is CG Miner for Win V3.0. Alternatively, you can use the BFG Miner Port For Zeus Miner as well.
After you download the compatible version of CG Miner, extract/unzip the file contents and create a batch file to run CG Miner. An example of the command you should enter into your batch file is given below. (Change the pool address, username, and password for your pool.)
cgminer.exe -o stratum+tcp://usa-1.liteguardian.com:3335 -u aaaa.256 -p x --chips-count 6 --ltc-clk 328 -S //./COM4
The one major difference to point out is the communications port (-S //./COM4) may vary for each machine. To find out which communications port to use, you will have to plugin your Zeus Miner Blizzard to your machine. First connect the DC barrel plug to your Zeus Miner Blizzard.
Then connect the Zeus Miner Blizzard to the computer via USB.
Once the Zeus Miner Blizzard is connected to your machine it should show a popup window that shows the device has been connected. To find out which communications port it has been assigned to, you will have to go to Device Manager -> Ports. (To get to the Device Manager, right click on Computer and select ‘Manage’.)
Modify your batch file accordingly to match the communications port that has been assigned to your Zeus Miner Blizzard. Once this is done, you should be able to run your batch file and you should be good to go.
You can also experiment with the clock speed setting as well (–ltc-clk 328). General consensus has been that 328 is a good starting point, but anything under 10% hardware errors has been considered acceptable.
Here is a video showing how to setup your ZeusMiner Blizzard: