EdgeSwitch & EdgeSwitch X - Device LED Statuses


This document explains the operational state of an EdgeSwitch (ES) or EdgeSwitch X (ES-X) based on the System LED status.

This article applies to all EdgeSwitch (ES) and EdgeSwitch X (ES-X) models, with the exception of the EdgeSwitch XP (ES-XP) models.

This article does not apply to the following ES-XP models:
  • ES-5XP
  • ES-8XP
  • ES-16XP

EdgeSwitch Units with System LED

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ATTENTION:On the EdgeSwitch (ES) devices, these new system LED patterns only apply when using the latest bootloader version. The EdgeSwitch bootloader needs to be manually updated, see the How to Update the Bootloader for more information.


As of the v1.8.0 EdgeSwitch (ES) firmware release, the device status LEDs have been improved to provide a more clearly defined state of the device. See the tables below for the description and meaning of the different system and port LED patterns.

The table below does not apply to the following EdgeSwitch XP (ES-XP) models:

  • ES-5XP
  • ES-8XP
  • ES-16XP

Type of Activity

Device State/Activity

LED Pattern

General Status
Initial Power On Steady blue
Bootup in Progress Flashing white
Ready for Use
(Not connected to UNMS)
Steady white
Ready for Use
(Connected to UNMS)
Steady blue
Ready for Use
(Unable to connect to UNMS)
Occasional flashing blue
Device Locate Feature Active Quick flashing blue
Firmware Upgrade in Progress Alternating blue/white
Error A12
(Device Hardware Failure)
Quick flashing white

Power On Reset

Hold reset button for 15 seconds while plugging in the power cord to perform a Factory Reset. Flashes blue for 2 seconds

Runtime Reset 

Hold reset button for 15 seconds while device is powered on to perform a Factory Reset. Flashes blue for 2 seconds

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