ADR Sign Convention used in NovAtel GPS Receivers and RINEX Almanac Injection Procedure Amperage vs Voltage ASCII to binary log conversion example Can carbon fiber be used as an antenna cover? Can the GPGGA positions be output with more decimal places? Destination IP Should be Set in ICOMCONFIG if Setting up UDP Connection Difference Between Message Latency and Time Accuracy DL-4 DL-V script Example Do GPS-700 series antennas have a defined "North point"? GNSS-750 MTBF GNSS Ephemerides and Almanacs GNSS Frequencies and Signals GPS Receiver and SPAN SDLC card synchronization GPS Tracking Performance on Aircraft (Power Supply Issues) How does RTKANTENNA work? How Electrical Overstress damage is caused How often does Averaging Filter in POSAVE Command get Applied? How to Connect to PwrPak7 How to Determine the Channel in an ASSIGN Command How to extract 85-bit string from GLORAWFRAME log How to identify my PwrPak7 How to Recover Abbreviated ASCII Logs from Raw Data How to Use PASSCOM to Redirect Data HxGN SmartNet on NovAtel receivers In what frame is CORRIMUDATAS output in OEM6? ITK and Dual Antenna Receivers Maximum Cable Length vs. Data Rate MIC Mating Connectors MSM 6 and MSM 7 Issue MTBF Specifications for GPS-700 Series New ALIGN Message Lengths OEM4 and OEMV Reporting 1994 (Week Roll Over) OEM615 MTBF OEM628 MTBF OEM6 Dev Kit weight OEMStar API Specifcations OEMStar MTBF OEMV1-DF MTBF OEMV-2 & OEMV-2G MTBF OEMV Auth Codes for 3.907 ProPak6 FTP ProPak6 - USB Drive File Format Recommended Alignment Procedures Recommended Logs for Post Processing Regarding Absolute and Relative Antenna Calibrations Regarding standard deviations used in RBV Calibration Remaining memory on OEM638/ProPak6 Reporting a Stolen Receiver RTK Quality Mode, Extra Safe Mode SBAS Position Mode Sending Batch File and Logging Binary Data in Real Term SPAN-CPT Commonly Asked Questions SPAN-CPT Power specifications SPAN Troubleshooting logs Understanding IMU Data Gaps: Causes and Mitigation Strategies Updating SMART6 firmware from 6.230 or 6.231 to 6.510 (or later) USB Not Supported in WinLoad Software Using RTCM ephemeris data to speed up Time To First Fix (TTFF) WGS84 to ETRS89 datum transformations What Ionospheric Correction will SETIONOTYPE AUTO use? What is a EURO card? What is the Difference Between Active and Passive Serial Connection in CDU/Connect? What is the Effect of Bad Lever Arms in the GNSS/INS Filter? What is the Maximum Accepted Latency in ALIGN? What would cause speed (Field 8) in GPRMC to remain constant for some amount of time? Why am I seeing Two Kinds of HEADING2 Logs when Using two PP6Ds in Relative INS? Why Can't I disable RXSTATUSEVENTA permanently? Why is there no decoding information on the CAN PGNs? Why is the standard deviation of the BESTPOS log larger than the spec on the data sheet? Support Search

How to Connect to PwrPak7

There are different options to connect to the PwrPak7. The methods below apply on all PwrPak7 enclosures and can be used to monitor, configure and update a variety of receiver functions.

Connecting PwrPak7 to a PC over USB

To connect to a PwrPak7 through USB to access NovAtel Application Suite, please follow the steps below (a USB to Micro USB cable is required):

  1. Download NovAtel Application Suite and the NovAtel USB Drivers for your correct operating system, downloads can be found at Software Downloads | NovAtel.

    In some cases, it is no longer necessary to install USB driver as they are Microsoft certified and will install automatically by Windows.

  2. When you have downloaded the required software, proceed to install first the Novatel USB Drivers and then NovAtel Application Suite. An interactive video can be viewed at Connecting a PwrPak7 to a PC over USB.
  3. Once you have installed the software, connect the Micro USB cable to the left USB port (COM PORTS) on the PwrPak7. The wider part of the connector should be on the top.
  4. Connect the Power cable.
  5. Once your PwrPak7 is on, your computer should detect the PwrPak7. Open the device manager and look for the Ports (COM & LPT) option. Expand the Ports option and you should see three new COMS titled NovAtel USB Virtual Serial Port (COM#).

    If you connected the PwrPak7 before installing the USB driver, your PC may not configure correctly.

  6. Open NovAtel Application Suite and select the SM (Setup & Monitor) option. Click on the Add Device button button, enter a name for your connection, select the USB type, select any NovAtel USB Virtual Serial Port (COM#) and click on the Add button. 
  7. If the configuration is good, you should see the connection as below: 

    Screenshot for how to connect PwrPak7

  8. Select the created connection by clicking on it and you should then see the main page of the PwrPak7 as below:

    Screenshot for how to connect PwrPak7

More information on NovAtel Application Suite can be found on the NovAtel Documentation Portal

Connecting PwrPak7 to a PC, Phone or Tablet over Wi-Fi Hotspot

To connect to a PwrPak7 via Wi-Fi to access Setup & Monitor (Web), please follow the steps below:

  1. Connect the Power cable. 
  2. Look at the bottom of the PwrPak7 enclosure for a label as shown below. This label should provide the PwrPak7 product serial number (PSN) and Wi-Fi Password.

    Screenshot for how to connect PwrPak7

  3. Open your Wi-Fi and search for a network called PwrPak7-NMPMXXXXXXXXXX (the X denotes the product serial number (PSN) from your unit). Connect to the PwrPak7 network and enter the WIFI Password provided on the label.
  4. Once connected to the PwrPak7 Wi-Fi Network, open a web browser and enter This should display the Setup & Monitor (Web) home page of the PwrPak7.
  5. To navigate through to the Menu, the page will ask for a password. The password is the product serial number (PSN) from your PwrPak7 (NMPMXXXXXXXXXX).

More information on Setup & Monitor (Web) can be found on the NovAtel Documentation Portal.

Connecting PwrPak7 to a PC over Serial or Ethernet

PwrPak7 can also be connected to a PC over serial or ethernet to access NovAtel Application Suite, more information can be found on the NovAtel Documentation Portal.