The OrangeLink is a completely new RileyLink compatible design by Vic Wu (Birdfly). The OrangeLink uses 2 AAA batteries for up to 4 weeks runtime*. The OrangeLink has totally new Bluetooth and RF processors that allow users to update the firmware from their mobile phones as new features and firmware updates are released. Both Medtronic(915-866MHz) and Omnipod(433MHz) antennas are on board, and a vibration notification feature to alert of App Disconnects and Battery Low Level.
- nRF52 – N52810 Nordic Semiconductor SoC ARM Processor
- Bluetooth 5.3
- 64 MHz Cortex-M4
- 192 KB Flash, 24 KB RAM
- 2 AAA Batteries (~11-14 days Lithium, ~7-10 days Alkaline, ~7-10 days Rechargeable Lithium)
- Haptic Feedback
- Vibration Notifications for Loop App Disconnect, and Battery Low Status
- Both 915-866MHz (Medtronic) and 433MHz (Omnipod) antennas on board
- Apple AirPod™ Case Form Factor (can use AirPod™ Case protectors/holders)
- Updatable Firmware over Bluetooth
- % Battery Status, Voltage and Battery Low Warning
Included in your order
- USPS First Class USA Shipping
- USPS First Class International Shipping Included (up to 30 days due to COVID19)
(You may need to pay your Gov’t Customs Import Tax when you receive the package)
- DHL Express International – available at Checkout for 3-5 day international shipping.
- 运往中国或香港的货物需要使用转运服务 xianfengex.com / myus.com
Shipments to China or Hong Kong require the use of a Trans-Shipment Service
Warranty and Refunds
We will make every effort to ship your RileyLink to you as quickly as possible.
- 1-3 Days – You will receive an email with a Shipment Tracking Number
- 1-2 Days Later – You will start to see the shipment moving in USPS System
- 2 Days Later (USA Shipments)- should be delivered (7 Days Total)
- 10-15 Days Later (International Shipments) should be delivered. Customs seems to randomly hold packages so you may need to call your country’s postal customs office. (20 Days Total)
Getting Started: [Click here for Printable PDF]
1.) Press the small button on the front of the OrangeLink to open the battery lid.
2.) Insert (2) AAA Batteries into the OrangeLink, see below for ( – ) and ( + ) orientation, and close the lid.
3.) Enable the OrangeLink in your Loop Application:
Settings > Pump > Devices – Orange (enable toggle switch ON)
4.) To RESET the OrangeLink. Open the battery lid and then close it again.
LED and Haptic Vibrator Feedback Indications
- When OrangeLink is first powered on, LED light will blink Red and Yellow with a strong vibration.
- When OrangeLink is powered on but not connected to a phone the LED light will blink Red every 10 seconds
- When OrangeLink is first connected to a mobile phone, a SOFT vibration is triggered.
- When the OrangeLink is connected to a mobile phone, LED light will blink Yellow every 10 seconds
- When OrangeLink is disconnected from a mobile phone a STRONG vibration is triggered.
- When battery is low, LED light will be constant RED, and with SOFT vibration every 2 mins.
- When the OrangeLink has a “super low” battery, the voltage is too low to trigger constant RED and SOFT vibration, you will see the OrangeLink repeatedly (connect then disconnect) from the phone (See below for Super Low Indication)
OrangeLink Loop Patch Page:
Patch your Loop code to enable new features for OrangeLink. (Not required to use the OrangeLink, but adds some additional features)
OrangeLink Super Low Battery Indication Video:
OrangeLink Top Lid Hinge Rod and Spring Assembly:
Here’s a video showing how to reassemble your OrangeLink if you’ve managed to break the top lid off.
The OrangeLink’s nRF52 Processor allows users to update the firmware using their Mobile Phones.
- Download the nRF Connect App from Nord Semi in the Apple Store or available on Google Play Store as “nrf connect for mobile”
- Download the latest OrangeLink firmware DFU File to your iPhone
- Disconnect the OrangeLink from your Loop App (OrangeLink will Vibrate on Disconnect)
- [Connect] to the OrangeLink using the nRF Connect App (OrangeLink will Vibrate on Connect)
- Swipe right to the [DFU] screen in the nRF App [Open Document Picker] and select the Firmware Zip File
- [Start] the firmware update. When finished, exit the app and Re-Connect in Loop App
Previous Firmware Releases
- Firmware v2.1 Released Jan 19, 2021 – Firmware v2.1 Jan 19,2021
- Firmware v1.7 Released Dec 17, 2020 – Firmware v1.7 Dec 17,2020
- Beta Shipped Firmware Zip File – Firmware v1.5 Nov 26, 2020
Update Firmware Video iPhone
The OrangeLink was designed and developed by Vic Wu.
[Open Source Code and Design Details will be provided here ]
Loop/AndroidAPS Code Modifications to use New Features:
- Disables MySentry Packets to increase OrangeLink battery life with Medtronic x23/x54 pumps
- Adds Battery Level Status Display (%)
- Adds OrangeLink Firmware (FW) and Hardware (HW) Version Listing
- Adds Battery Voltage (volts)
- Adds % Setting for Low Battery Alert (enable/disable)
- Adds Voltage Setting for Low Voltage Alert (enable/disable)
- Adds Toggle to Enable/Disable Connection State 10 Second Blinking LED
- Adds Toggle to Enable/Disable Connection State Disconnect Vibration Alert
- Adds Test commands to test Yellow and Red LED’s, and the Haptic Motor
MySentry Disable for Medtronic 754/723/554/523:
Medtronic x54 and x23 pumps have a feature called MySentry which initiates broadcasts from the Pump at predetermined intervals. This requires the OrangeLink or any RileyLink Compatible device to “listen” continuously for these messages. This “listening” for messages prevents the OrangeLink from powering-off the Radio chips on the board to conserve power. With the power to the radio chips on all the time the OrangeLink will only last a few days on a pair of batteries. It is highly recommended if you’re using a Medtronic 754/723/554/523 pump to disable MySentry in your Apps Code.