Omega Starttime II

User’s Manual
STARTTIME II
3399.502.02
Version 2.1
Edition July 2007
CAUTION
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Never use any other charger than the supplied or a type approved by Swiss
Timing. This could destroy the battery, cause damage to unit, and possible
cause personal injury due to fire or/and electrical shock.
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Lead/Acid batteries may be damaged if discharged, and left unused over a
period of time. To avoid this, keep the charger connected at all time during
storage. This will assure that the battery is always fully charged, and the unit
is ready for use.
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Protect the equipment against splashing, rain and excessive sun rays.
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Never use the device if it is damaged or insecure.
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Verify the selection of the power distribution.
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Do not open the case; there is nothing that needs servicing inside it.
Nevertheless, if the case must be opened, you must call for some qualified
personnel. The power supply cable must be disconnected before opening the
case.
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The information contained within this document may be modified without
warning.
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Swiss Timing LTD cannot be held responsible for errors within this document
nor for any subsequent nor consequential damages (including loss of profit)
arising from its provision, nor performance or use of products described
herein, which will be covered by another guarantee, contract or other legal
document.
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During the transport of all Swiss Timing equipment delivered with a reusable
carry case, the said case should be used at all times. This is imperative to
limit the damage, such as shocks or vibration that can be caused to the units
during transport.
The same cases should also be used when returning equipment to Swiss
Timing for repair. Swiss Timing reserves the right to refuse all guarantee if
this condition is not fulfilled.
This symbol indicates that this product should not be disposed
with household waste. It has to be returned to a local authorized
collection system. By following this procedure you will contribute
to the protection of the environment and human health. The
recycling of the materials will help to conserve natural resources
(valid in the EU member states and in any countries with
corresponding legislation).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1
INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................... 1
1.1
1.2
2
Concept ...................................................................................................................1
Front panel ..............................................................................................................2
INSTALLATION ....................................................................................... 3
2.1
Operation.................................................................................................................3
2.1.1
Stand Alone Operation (ARES) .......................................................................3
2.1.2
Stand Alone Operation (PowerTime) ...............................................................3
2.1.3
Independent Operation ....................................................................................4
2.2
Cabling the installation ............................................................................................5
2.2.1
External loudspeakers connection u ..............................................................5
2.2.2
Extension cables ..............................................................................................6
2.3
Troubleshooting.......................................................................................................6
3
GETTING STARTED ................................................................................ 7
3.1
3.2
3.3
4
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES ................................................................... 8
4.1
4.2
5
Power supply ...........................................................................................................8
Connectors pinning .................................................................................................8
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES.................................................................. 9
5.1
6
First use...................................................................................................................7
External Setup-switches..........................................................................................7
Settings NO/NC jumpers .........................................................................................8
Dimensions and weights .........................................................................................9
OPTIONS.................................................................................................. 9
6.1
6.2
6.3
Auxiliary flash ..........................................................................................................9
External loudspeaker 2850.712 ..............................................................................9
Loudspeakers harness cables ................................................................................9
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P.O. Box 138, rue de l'Envers 1
2606 Corgémont, Switzerland
www.swisstiming.com
Phone
+41 32 488 36 11
Fax
+41 32 488 36 09
info@swisstiming.com
StartTime II
1 INTRODUCTION
1.1
Concept
The StartTime II is the latest edition of the Swiss Timing acoustic start systems. You will
find the StartTime II compact and reliable as both the flash and the loudspeaker are
integrated in the same case. It is important to position the StartTime II so that deaf
athletes see the flash. An additional external flash can also be connected to the StartTime
II where it is most necessary. The SPEAKERS output enables one to connect a chain of
loudspeakers therefore giving the start signal as close as possible to each athlete. The
sound of the start signal must be brought as close as possible to the athlete in order to
eliminate delay due to the comparatively slow propagation of sound.
The microphone unit enables one to give the start signal and also amplifies verbal
commands; the TALK button connects/disconnects the internal microphone. The volume of
verbal commands can be controlled on the main device. Two luminous indicators show the
status of the system: "device switched on" and a "READY" indication which is controlled
from the timing device.
The system, when connected to timing devices such as the ARES 21, give a high level of
security with the READY indicator. That is to say it may be deactivated from the Control
Room if the Timing Technician is not ready to accept a start signal.
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Front panel
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Micro volume
Start volume
Setup-switches cover
Start and Power button
Ready and Power On light
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ARES
External Flash
Speakers
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2 INSTALLATION
2.1
Operation
2.1.1 Stand Alone Operation (ARES)
1. Connect the microphone to connector r.
2. Connect the cable from ARES to connector s.
3. Turn the unit ON by pressing the POWER button q.
The power lamp q will lit and the red lamp in the microphone should now be lit.
If the ARES is cleared and ready for start, the green lamp would be lit as well.
4. Press the "Talk" button. Adjust the volume button on the StartTime II unit to an
appropriate level.
5. Check if READY signal green lamp is on.
6. Press the "Start" button.
7. One signal should sound from the loudspeakers, and the ARES should be
activated.
If a false start is to be announced, press the "start"-button again within 10 seconds
and several signals will be heard (Depending SW1, SW2 and SW6 selections).
The level of the start / false start signal can be adjusted on the main unit.
Notes:
The unit can not be started, if SW5 is set to ON, and the ARES/OSM6 is not cleared.
The false start signal is only functional if SW6 is set to ON.
If both SW5 and SW6 are set to ON, the system will always announce a false
start if the ARES is not cleared and ready for start.
2.1.2 Stand Alone Operation (PowerTime)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Set SW5 to OFF (First use only).
Connect to connector r.
Connect the cable from PowerTime to connector s.
Turn the unit ON by pressing the POWER button q.
Press the "Talk" button. Adjust the volume button on the StartTime II unit to an
appropriate level.
6. When the contenders are ready, start the heat by pressing the "start"-button.
If a false start is to be announced, press the "start"-button again within 10 seconds
and several signals will be heard (Depending on SW1, SW2 and SW6 selections).
After 10 seconds, the system will be ready for a new start.
The actual procedure may vary following software version, but the general function
is the same.
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2.1.3 Independent Operation
It is possible to use the StartTime II without the microphone unit. In this case, it is only
possible to carry out starts and false starts with the "Ready" button of the StartTime II.
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Connect the cable from ARES to connector s.
Turn the unit ON by pressing the POWER button q.
Press the "Ready" button for the start.
The start signal can only be given once the "Ready" led is on or if the micro-switch
SW5 is on OFF.
If a false start is to be announced, press the "Ready"-button again within 10
seconds and several signals will be heard (Depending on SW1, SW2 and SW6
selections). After 10 seconds, the system will be ready for a new start.
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Cabling the installation
2.2.1 External loudspeakers connection u
The minimum recommended load per amplifier is 3.2 Ohms and the maximum load per
amplifier is 16 Ohms. It is possible to use a load of 2 Ohms, but will result in increased
distortion and loss of output power. Any combination that gives a total load of between 3.2
and 16 Ohms is acceptable. Note the phase (+ sign or Red dot) of the speakers, or loss of
sound quality will occur.
Note: never connect the two speaker outputs together in any way or connect them to
ground. This may cause severe damage to the amplifiers.
Examples of loudspeaker connection:
5 Speakers of 16 Ohms each
Total load of 3.2 Ohms
6 Speakers of 16 (8) Ohms
Total load of 10.6 (5.3) Ohms
8 Speakers of 16 (8) Ohms each
Total Load of 8 (4) Ohms
8 Speakers of 4 (8) Ohms each
Total Load of 8 (16) Ohms
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2.2.2 Extension cables
The microphone cable may be extended to 30 Meters. If extended further, noise and
”hum” may distort the signal. No damage to the unit will happen although.
The loudspeaker cables can be extended up to 30 meters with 0.75mm² cable or 50
meters with 1 or 1.5mm² cable. If extended further, loss of sound quality may occur, but no
damage will happen. Beware of polarity of speakers, or loss of sound quality will result.
See also chapter 6.3 "Loudspeakers harness cables".
2.3
Troubleshooting
There are four standard fuses 5x20 mm in the unit:
F1 = 1 Ah slow.
F2 = 1 Ah slow.
F3 = 6.3 Ah slow.
F4 = 6.3 Ah slow.
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(Logic and microphone)
(Charger input)
(Amplifiers)
(Located on battery cable)
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3 GETTING STARTED
3.1
First use
Read chapter 3 and select desired configuration. Connect the charger in connector v and
charge StartTime II battery.
3.2
External Setup-switches
There is a DIP-Switch located under the front panel cover p, this switch sets the function
of the unit according to this table (Bold = Factory setting):
Switch Description
SW1,2 Number of signals the unit
would generate when a “false
start” is activated
SW3
SW4
SW5
Type of sound generated by
loudspeaker
No function
READY signal function
Position
OFF OFF
ON OFF
OFF ON
ON ON
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
SW6
False start function
ON
OFF
SW7
Microphone buttons positions
ON
OFF
SW8
Power saving
ON
OFF
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2 signals
3 signals
4 signals
Sampled Gunshot
Modulated tone
Reserved for future use.
The unit can not start a heat
unless the ready signal from
ARES is set
The unit can always start a heat
(PowerTime)
Allow ”false start signal”
Never allow ”false start signal”
Normal
button
layout
of
microphone
Swap function of TALK and
START buttons
Power saving on (Standby in 15
minutes, power off in 90 minutes)
No power saving
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3.3
Settings NO/NC jumpers
The relay outputs can be selected Normally Open (NO) or Normally Closed (NC). This is
done via the two jumpers on the main circuit board.
Jumper J1
Jumper J2
ARES
FLASH
= NC (Normally Closed) or NO (Normally Open) contact
= NO (Normally Closed) or NO (Normally Open) contact
Normally Open
Normally Closed
4 ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
4.1
Power supply
Use only charger supplied or a type approved by Swiss Timing. This could destroy the
battery, cause damage to unit, and possible cause personal injury due to fire or/and
electrical shock.
4.2
Connectors pinning
Description
Connector type
Microphone
DIN 45326 8pFT
ARES
Tuchel 4pMT
FLASH
Tuchel 4pFT
Speakers
Tuchel 4pFT
Charger
Tuchel 3pMT
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Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
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Pin description
Line in
Ground
”Talk” – switch
12 Volts (Max 40 mAh)
”Start” – switch.
Ready signal to Green LED (+)
Ready signal to Green LED (-)
Not used
Ready signal from ARES (-)
Start to ARES
Start to ARES
Ready signal from ARES (+)
Power feed for Flash (+12V)
Start Out Flash
Start Out Flash
Power feed for Flash (0V)
Speaker Plus (+) of Amplifier #1
Speaker Minus (-) of Amplifier #1
Speaker Plus (+) of Amplifier #2
Speaker Minus (-) of Amplifier #2
Battery (+)
Not used
Battery (-)
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5 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
5.1
Dimensions and weights
Main unit dimensions:
Microphone dimensions:
Alarm “low battery”:
Protection class:
Power:
Standby time:
Charger:
Speakers:
Output speakers:
Storage temperature:
Working temperature:
Relative humidity:
400x 205 x 160mm w/o Connectors
30 x 66 x 131 mm. + 10 meter cable
Yes
IP41
Built in 12 Volt / 6.5 Ah Sealed lead-acid battery
24 Hours (1000 starts). After this, the unit should still
be operable for 1 hour.
The self-discharge time is approximately 12 months if
not in use.
An external 12V Lead/Acid battery (car battery)
connected to the charger input, could be used if
extended operation time is needed.
Max. initial current: 1.0 Ah (only for use in dry
environment).
Load 3.2 - 16 Ohms
@13.2 Volts, 3.2 Ohms, 1 kHz
Typical : 2 * 13 Watt with < 1 % Distortion
Maximum: 2 * 19 Watts with 10 % Distortion
-20ºC to +65ºC
-10ºC to +65ºC
(20%-80%) without condensation
6 OPTIONS
6.1
Auxiliary flash
Optical signalling device for the start. Connected directly to the StartTime II, it can be
positioned to one's liking near the deaf athlete.
6.2
External loudspeaker 2850.712
For mobile installations. To be positioned near each starting block so that all swimmers
hear the start simultaneously.
6.3
Loudspeakers harness cables
Harness cables 1.5 mm² are used to link the StartTime II to the loudspeakers.
3399.9xx where xx = 02 - 10 loudspeakers.
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4pMC
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4pMC
4.9 m.
4pFC
1m.
4pFC
1m.
5 m.
5 m.
4pFC
1m.
4pFC
1m.
5 m.
0.1m.
4pFC
1m.
4pFC
5 m.
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4pFC
1m.
5 m.
4pMC
4pFC
1m.
5 m.
4pFC
1m.
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10 m.
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6 m.
0.1m.
4pFC
4pFC
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SWISS TIMING LTD
P.O. Box 138, rue de l'Envers 1
2606 Corgémont, Switzerland
www.swisstiming.com
Phone
+41 32 488 36 11
Fax
+41 32 488 36 09
info@swisstiming.com