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Voltage Quick Start Guide

Get your Lightning node up and running quick with this Quick Start Guide
Intro
Welcome to Voltage! This Quick Start Guide is for those who want to quickly get a LND Node set up with Voltage. We will go over initial account set up, creating your first node, your Dashboard, and getting you first channels with Thunderhub and Flow.

Account

First thing is to create an account. This can be done by going to the Voltage home page and clicking Get Started. From there, click Sign Up and register for an account. Once that is all set up, go ahead and log in. You will be greeted with your primary dashboard screen:

First Node

On your primary dashboard screen (graphic above), click Nodes to deploy a new node. Choose your basic parameters and then click Create Node.
You will then be able to name your node and create a password. This password is for all processes that interact with your node specifically. This is not the same as your Voltage account password. We recommend using a different password for your Node than your Voltage account.

Managing Your Node

Once your node is provisioned you will have many options of interacting with your node. The first thing you will likely want to do is claim the 500,000 sats of inbound liquidity as your first channel. To do this click the orange button near the top of your Voltage node page that says Request Channel. For more information on how Lightning liquidity works, check out our Liquidity Made Easy Video.
We have Thunderhub built into Voltage so go ahead and click Launch Thunderhub from your Home dashboard. Thunderhub will be where you will likely spend most of your time managing your node and channels. Your Thunderhub password is the same as your Node password.
It can take a minute or two for your Thunderhub Dashboard to boot up. After, you can copy the Endpoint into the URL bar on your browser or click Launch Dashboard to be taken to Thunderhub. Instances expire after 60 minutes of inactivity or a max-life of 6 hours. After this you will need to generate a new instance which will give you a new Endpoint.
For a complete guide on how to use Thunderhub, Part 1 of our 5-part guide can be found here.
For further questions, concerns, or feedback please hop into our community Discord server at https://voltage.cloud/discord or email us at [email protected].
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