Please note: This access method is only supported on version 5 of our website. If you want to access your Secalot hardware wallet on MEW, please use the older version of our website at the following link: https://v5.myetherwallet.com/
Secalot Hardware Wallets are leading wallets for their security and interface usability standards. If you don’t have one, they are available for purchase through Secalot’s website.
Please purchase hardware wallets from the original source. Hardware wallets bought off eBay or from other vendors cannot be guaranteed secure.
Hardware wallets often support multiple cryptocurrencies, but this guide is specifically made for accessing Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens while using MyEtherWallet (MEW).
This part is very important. Your Secalot device comes as its own SEPARATE wallet. You should not import your old MEW address into this, or use your old wallet with it. It has its own private key, encrypted into the device itself. You will be choosing a new ethereum address on this device, and using it as your new main wallet.
Without further ado, let’s begin!
The Initial Set-Up
Step 1. Unbox your Secalot! Plug it into your computer and download the Secalot Control Panel application.
You may want to pin it to your taskbar.
Step 2. In the Secalot Control Panel interface, select ‘Create wallet’ under the Ethereum section.
Step 3. Set up a PIN code to access your Secalot. Make it something that is very easy to remember for you. Write it down in a couple of places. Remember it!! This is how you will unlock your wallet every time you want to access it. The PIN code must be between 4 and 8 characters.
Step 4. This is one of the most important steps. Do not write this phrase down on your computer, do not take a picture of the phrase. Make sure you write down your 12 seed words in multiple places. DO NOT LOSE THEM. If you lose these words, you’ve lost all your cryptocurrency. We suggest using multiple pieces of paper to write this down. Again, do not write this phrase down on your computer. Use pen and paper.
Keep them in the correct order, too!
Step 5. Great, your device is now ready! Now let’s figure out how to use it with MyEtherWallet.
Using Secalot with MEW
Step 1. Attach your Secalot device and head to MyEtherWallet.com.
Step 2. On MEW, select ‘Access My Wallet’ > ‘Hardware’ > ‘Secalot’.
Step 3. It will ask for a password. Enter your pin to connect to your wallet.
Step 4. You will see a bunch of addresses here. Make sure you’re on the Ethereum network, using the standard Ethereum derivation path, and then choose your address.
There’s no right or wrong choice for choosing an address, it’s up to you. But choosing the first one is usually the best practice, for convenience and memory’s sake.
Step 5. You should now be taken to a screen that looks very similar to your old wallet’s access screen. Great job! You’re officially using your new Secalot hardware wallet!
What About My Old Wallet???
If you are coming from an old wallet and want your ETH and tokens on your new, secure Secalot address, you will need to send your funds to your new address through regular transactions. This can be achieved by accessing your old wallet through MEW wallet, MetaMask, Keystore file, or private key (however you usually did it before the Secalot). From here, send your ETH and tokens to your new Secalot address, ready to be accessed in a more secure fashion.
Please be advised ETH will be required for gas to move any tokens held in your old wallet.
How Do I Restore My Secalot to a New Device?
You can use your recovery phrase to restore your wallet to as many devices as you’d like, as long as they accept the 12-word mnemonic phrase for recovery.
Most issues with the Secalot can be fixed by performing a hard refresh (using CTRL+F5), confirming that all the firmware is updated to its latest release, and trying a new connecting cable.
As always, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always happy to help!