This document was prepared and written by the Technical Documentation department at:
Crestron Electronics, Inc.
15 Volvo Drive
Rockleigh, NJ 07647
1-888-CRESTRON
Crestron ST-DS
Docking Station/Charger
Contents
Docking Station/Charger: ST-DS
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Description .......................................................................................................................... 1
Functional Description ........................................................................................... 1
Physical Description............................................................................................... 2
Setup.................................................................................................................................... 4
Power Source.......................................................................................................... 4
Using the ST-DS to Charge the ST-BTP (Rechargeable Power Pack)...................... 4
Fully Discharging the ST-BTP ............................................................................... 6
Problem Solving................................................................................................................... 6
Troubleshooting ..................................................................................................... 6
Further Inquiries .................................................................................................... 7
Future Updates ....................................................................................................... 7
Return and Warranty Policies............................................................................................... 8
Merchandise Returns / Repair Service .................................................................... 8
CRESTRON Limited Warranty .............................................................................. 8
Glossary of Terms
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Crestron ST-DS
Docking Station/Charger
Docking Station/Charger: ST-DS
Description
Functional Description
The ST-DS is a microprocessor-based docking station designed to fast charge the
ST-BTP (rechargeable power pack). A fast charge occurs in one of three possible
configurations and can take between two and three hours (depending on whether the
ST-BTP is fully discharged and the amount of current drawn during the charging
process). Each situation is detailed in “Using the ST-DS to Charge the ST-BTP
(Rechargeable Power Pack)” on page 4.
1.
The ST-DS charges the ST-BTP alone.
2.
The ST-DS charges the ST-BTP while the rechargeable power pack is
installed in a touchpanel and the touchpanel is not in use.
3.
The ST-DS charges the ST-BTP while the rechargeable power pack is
installed in a SmarTouch STS touchpanel and the touchpanel is in use.
NOTE: Configuration 2 and 3 depend on the type of Crestron wireless touchpanel
in use.
A second function of the ST-DS is to preserve the charge of the ST-BTP. As long as
the contacts of the ST-BTP and the ST-DS remain together, the ST-DS “trickle
charges” the ST-BTP in an attempt to maintain the ST-BTP for optimum
performance. The duration of a “trickle charge” is continuous as long as the STBTP is not fully charged.
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Docking Station/Charger
Crestron ST-DS
Physical Description
The ST-DS, shown on the next page, is housed in a black enclosure with silkscreened labels on the front panel and cavity (docking area) of the unit. On the front
panel there are three LEDs for indicating the unit’s current status. The cavity
accommodates either the ST-BTP with optional ST-DS charging guide or, in some
cases, a Crestron wireless touchpanel with ST-BTP installed. The only wired
connection is made to the bottom of the unit. There are four rubber feet on the base
of the ST-DS for stability and to prevent slippage.
ST-DS Physical Views
SHOWN WITHOUT OPTIONAL
CHARGING GUIDE
6.715"
170.56mm
6.765"
171.83mm
0.935"
23.75mm
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Docking Station/Charger
ST-DS Port
The only port is provided on the bottom of the ST-DS. This DC power socket
connector is used to supply power via the external power pack.
ST-DS Power Port
POWER
CONNECTOR
SIDE VIEW
BOTTOM VIEW
ST-DS Indicators
There are three LED indicators located on the front panel of the ST-DS. Refer to the
illustration and descriptions after this paragraph.
ST-DS Indicators
(External Power)
This green LED illuminates when power is provided to the ST-DS via the specified
external power pack.
CHG (Charge)
This red LED illuminates when a ST-BTP is inserted into the ST-DS cavity and the
contacts of each touch. The LED remains ON while the rechargeable power pack is
charging.
If the CHG LED blinks every second, it is in a "charge pending" state. This state
indicates that the rechargeable power pack may be too hot or cold, or that it has
extremely low voltage and a “trickle charge” is necessary before a fast charge can be
applied. In either case, the ST-DS monitors the ST-BTP status and waits for the
correct conditions to start a fast charge. The LED remains ON during a fast charge.
RDY (Ready)
This red LED illuminates when the ST-BTP in the ST-DS cavity is fully charged.
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Crestron ST-DS
Setup
Power Source
The ST-DS has a DC power socket connector on the bottom of the unit. This power
connector is used to supply power via an external power pack. Crestron
recommends a power pack for the ST-DS. It is available under Crestron part
number PW-1215 (110v USA and Canada) or PWI-1215 (220v International). If an
external power pack other than these Crestron models is obtained, verify that it
meets the required specifications and polarity as shown below.
Power Pack Specifications
CRESTRON POWER PACK
INPUT SPECS
OUTPUT SPECS
PW-1215
PWI-1215
120VAC 60Hz 35W
230V~50Hz 35W
12VDC 1500mA
12V - - - 1500mA 18VA
Power Pack Polarity
Using the ST-DS to Charge the ST-BTP
(Rechargeable Power Pack)
WARNING: The ST-BTP is shipped in a discharged condition. Charge the STBTP in a well ventilated area away from sparks and open flame. Do not smoke
while the ST-BTP is being charged.
WARNING: Avoid damage to the ST-BTP and possible physical harm, use only
the specified external power pack PW-1215 (110v) or PWI-1215 (220v) or
equivalent when charging with the ST-DS.
There are three possible methods of charging the ST-BTP with the ST-DS. All
methods are considered fast charging and take between two and three hours for a
fully discharged ST-BTP. Using the touchpanel during charging may take up to
three hours and is only permissible with certain Crestron wireless touchpanel
models.
Method 1: ST-BTP Alone
NOTE: Use the optional charging guide when charging the ST-BTP alone (while
it is not installed in the touchpanel).
Position the charging guide into the ST-DS cavity. Position the ST-BTP, by itself,
into the ST-DS cavity to automatically initiate charging. Be sure that the contacts of
the ST-DS and ST-BTP touch. Refer to the illustration on the next page to confirm
positioning. The CHG LED illuminates while the ST-BTP is charging. When the
ST-BTP is fully charged, the CHG LED extinguishes and the RDY LED
illuminates.
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Docking Station/Charger
Charging the ST-BTP (Alone)
CONTACTS
ST-BTP
RECHARGABLE
POWER PACK
ST-DS
SHOWN WITH OPTIONAL
CHARGING GUIDE
Method 2: ST-BTP Installed in an Inactive Touchpanel
NOTE: Do not use the optional charging guide when charging the ST-BTP while
installed in the touchpanel.
NOTE: This method only applies to certain Crestron wireless touchpanels.
In this method, the ST-BTP is properly installed into the touchpanel. Position the
touchpanel into the ST-DS cavity, as shown on the next page. Be sure that the
contacts of the ST-DS and ST-BTP touch. The CHG LED illuminates while the
ST-BTP is charging. When the ST-BTP is fully charged, the CHG LED
extinguishes and the RDY LED illuminates. As long as the touchpanel remains
inactive (OFF), a fully discharged ST-BTP fully charges in two hours.
TouchPanel Properly Positioned (ST-1550C shown)
TOP VIEW
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Method 3: ST-BTP Installed in an Active Touchpanel
This method is identical to method 2, except that the touchpanel is active (ON)
while charging. As a result, the time to fully charge a discharged ST-BTP can take
up to three hours.
Fully Discharging the ST-BTP
Due to the memory effect of nickel-cadmium (NiCad) cells, Crestron recommends
that the ST-BTP be fully discharged for every 25 charge/discharge cycles. The
ST-BTP can be fully discharged while in the touchpanel. A button to fully discharge
the touchpanel should be available within a designated screen design. This button
has a special software identity (reserve join number) and can be recreated and
programmed onto any page in the touchpanel project. Consult your Crestron dealer
if this feature cannot be located.
Problem Solving
Troubleshooting
The table below provides corrective action for possible trouble situations. If further
assistance is required, please contact a Crestron customer service representative.
ST-DS Troubleshooting
TROUBLE
Green PWR
LED does not
illuminate.
Red CHG
LED blinks
once per
second.
POSSIBLE
CAUSE(S)
CORRECTIVE ACTION
ST-DS is not
receiving power.
Confirm that power pack securely plugged into
outlet and that the connector is properly attached
to the ST-DS.
ST-DS is in "charge The rechargeable power pack is either too hot/cold
pending" mode.
or has extremely low voltage. No action is
necessary. The ST-DS monitors the ST-BTP and
begins a fast charge as soon as conditions are
favorable. Charging occurs when the ST-BTP
temperature is between 59-86 °F (15-30 °C).
Red CHG and
RDY LEDs
blink four
times per
second.
ST-DS has
Properly position the ST-BTP in the ST-DS cavity.
intermittent contact The four contacts may be dirty. Unplug the
with the ST-BTP.
external power pack and clean the contacts with a
dry, lint-free cloth.
Incorrect external Verify that the external power pack is the
power pack being recommended power supply (i.e., Crestron part
used.
no. PW-1215 (110v) or PWI-1215 (210v)).
Red CHG and Hardware Error
Stop using the ST-DS.
RDY LEDs
Contact an authorized Crestron Dealer or Crestron
oscillate back
Customer Service.
and forth.
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Further Inquiries
If after reviewing this Operations Guide, you cannot locate specific information or
have questions, please take advantage of Crestron's award winning customer service
team by calling:
•
In the US and Canada, call Crestron’s corporate headquarters at
1-888-CRESTRON [1-888-273-7876] or 1-201-767-3400.
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In Europe, call Crestron International at +32-15-50-99-50.
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In Asia, call Crestron Asia at +852-2341-2016.
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In Latin America, call Crestron Latin America at +525-260-4336.
For local support from exclusive Crestron factory-trained personnel call:
•
In Australia, call Soundcorp at +613-9488-1555.
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In New Zealand, call Amber Technologies at +649-410-8382.
Future Updates
As Crestron improves functions, adds new features, and extends the capabilities of
the ST-DS, additional information may be made available as manual updates. These
updates are solely electronic and serve as intermediary supplements prior to the
release of a complete technical documentation revision.
The Downloads page of the Crestron website (www.crestron.com) directs the reader
to the location and description of each update. Check the site periodically for update
availability and its subjective value.
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Return and Warranty Policies
Merchandise Returns / Repair Service
1.
No merchandise may be returned for credit, exchange, or service
without prior authorization from CRESTRON. To obtain warranty
service for CRESTRON products, contact the factory and request an
RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number. Enclose a note
specifying the nature of the problem, name and phone number of
contact person, RMA number, and return address.
2.
Products may be returned for credit, exchange, or service with a
CRESTRON Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number.
Authorized returns must be shipped freight prepaid to CRESTRON,
Cresskill, N.J., or its authorized subsidiaries, with RMA number
clearly marked on the outside of all cartons. Shipments arriving
freight collect or without an RMA number shall be subject to refusal.
CRESTRON reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to
charge a 15% restocking fee, plus shipping costs, on any products
returned with an RMA.
3.
Return freight charges following repair of items under warranty shall
be paid by CRESTRON, shipping by standard ground carrier. In the
event repairs are found to be non-warranty, return freight costs shall
be paid by the purchaser.
CRESTRON Limited Warranty
CRESTRON ELECTRONICS, Inc. warrants its Cresnet products, denoted by a
"CN" prefix model number, to be free from manufacturing defects in materials and
workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the date of shipment to purchaser.
Disk drives and any other moving or rotating mechanical parts are covered for a
period of one (1) year. CRESTRON warrants all its other products for a period of
one year from the defects mentioned above, excluding touchscreen display
components which are covered for 90 days. Incandescent lamps are completely
excluded from Crestron's Limited Warranty. CRESTRON shall, at its option, repair
or replace any product found defective without charge for parts or labor. Repaired or
replaced equipment and parts supplied under this warranty shall be covered only by
the unexpired portion of the warranty.
CRESTRON shall not be liable to honor warranty terms if the product has been
used in any application other than that for which it was intended, or if it has been
subjected to misuse, accidental damage, modification, or improper installation
procedures. Furthermore, this warranty does not cover any product that has had the
serial number altered, defaced, or removed.
This warranty shall be the sole and exclusive remedy to the purchaser. In no event
shall CRESTRON be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind
(property or economic damages inclusive) arising from the sale or use of this
equipment. CRESTRON makes no other warranties nor authorizes any other party
to offer any warranty, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability
for this product. This warranty statement supersedes all previous warranties.
Trademark Information
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are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
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Glossary of Terms
External 1500 mA Power Pack
This is the only power supply recommended by Crestron for the ST-DS. Use of
other power sources may damage the ST-BTP.
Memory Effect
NiCad batteries develop a memory condition known as the “memory effect”. If the
ST-BTP is continually recharged before being fully discharged, the unit learns not
to maintain a full charge. This can be avoided by fully discharging the ST-BTP
every 25 charging cycles.
ST-BTP
The ST-BTP is a rechargeable power pack included with each Crestron wireless
touchpanel that require one.
ST-DS
The ST-DS is a docking station and charger, which allows fast charging and trickle
charging of the ST-BTP.
ST-DS Optional Charging Guide
The ST-DS optional charging guide is a template that properly positions a ST-BTP
inside the ST-DS cavity. The guide must be used when charging a ST-BTP alone
(outside the touchpanel).
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15 Volvo Drive Rockleigh, NJ 07647
Tel: 888.CRESTRON
Fax: 201.767.7576
www.crestron.com
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Specifications subject to
change without notice.
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