Manage your Upkeeps to get the best performance.
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You must monitor the balance of your Upkeep. If the Upkeep LINK balance drops below the minimum balance, the Keepers Network will not perform the Upkeep.
For funding on Mainnet, you need ERC-677 LINK. Many token bridges give you ERC-20 LINK tokens. Use PegSwap to convert Chainlink tokens (LINK) to be ERC-677 compatible. To fund on a supported testnet, get LINK for the testnet you are using from our faucet.
Follow these steps to fund your Upkeep:
View Upkeep or go to the Chainlink Keepers App and click on your recently registered Upkeep under My Upkeeps.
Add funds button
Approve the LINK spend allowance
Confirm the LINK transfer by sending funds to the Chainlink Keeper Network Registry
Receive a success message and verify that the funds were added to the Upkeep
Each Upkeep has a minimum balance to ensure that an Upkeeps will still run should a sudden spike occur. If your Upkeep LINK balance drops below this amount, the Upkeep will not be performed.
To account for Upkeep execution over time and possible extended gas spikes, maintain an Upkeep LINK balance that is 3 to 5 times the minimum balance. Note if you have an upkeep that performs frequently you may want to increase the buffer to ensure a reasonable interval before you need to fund again.
To withdraw funds, the Upkeep administrator have to cancel the Upkeep first. There is a 50 block delay once an Upkeep has been cancelled before funds can be withdrawn. Once 50 blocks have passed, select Withdraw funds.
After registration, you can interact directly with the registry contract functions such as
addFunds using your Upkeep ID.** Note the Registry Address might change when we release a new contract with additional functionality.