Telemotive MLTX2 Transmitter 198-00144-0006

Telemotive MLTX2 Transmitter 198-00144-0006
Telemotive MLTX2 Transmitter
Remote Equipment Control
February 2013
Part Number: 198-00144-0006 R3
© 2013 Magnetek Material Handling
Your New Radio Remote
Thank you for your purchase of Magnetek’s Telemotive® brand MLTX2 Radio Remote Equipment
Control. Magnetek has set a whole new standard in radio-remote performance, dependability,
and value with this unique new line of handheld transmitters.
If your product ever needs modification or service, please contact one of our representatives at
the following locations:
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(1.866.624.7378)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0 INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................. 5 1.1 PRODUCT MANUAL SAFETY INFORMATION ............................................................... 5 1.2 WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS .......................................................................................... 6 2.0 CRITICAL INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS ................................................................. 7 2.1 GENERAL ......................................................................................................................... 7 2.2 PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE RADIO CONTROLLED MACHINERIES ....... 7 2.3 SAFETY INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED TRAINING FOR RADIO
CONTROLLED EQUIPMENT OPERATORS .............................................................................. 8 2.4 TRANSMITTER UNIT ....................................................................................................... 9 2.5 PRE-OPERATION TEST .................................................................................................. 9 2.6 HANDLING BATTERIES................................................................................................. 10 2.7 OPTIONAL RECHARGEABLE BATTERY CHARGING ................................................. 10 2.8 BATTERY DISPOSAL..................................................................................................... 10 3.0 MLTX2 TRANSMITTER STANDARD CONFIGURATION AND OPERATION .................. 11 3.1 INSTALLING BATTERY PACKS .................................................................................... 12 3.1.1 Alkaline Battery Pack (BT129) ................................................................................. 12 3.1.2 Optional NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack (BT128) .............................................. 13 3.1.3 Setting Battery Type Dip switches ........................................................................... 14 3.2 TURNING THE TRANSMITTER ON AND OFF.............................................................. 15 3.2.1 Turning On the Transmitter (with Standard Status LED Indicator(s)) ...................... 15 3.2.2 Turning On the Transmitter (with Optional Graphic User Interface Screen) ........... 16 3.2.3 Pulling In the Machine Stop Relay ........................................................................... 16 3.2.4 Turning Off the Transmitter ...................................................................................... 16 3.3 MACHINE STOP SWITCH (FOR EMERGENCY STOPPING ONLY)............................ 16 3.4 POWER/STATUS AND BATTERY LED ......................................................................... 17 3.5 OPTIONAL GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE .................................................................... 17 3.6 NORMAL OPERATING MODE WITH STANDARD STATUS LED(S) ........................... 17 3.6.1 Transmitters Equipped with Separate Power/Status and Battery LED Indicators ... 17 3.6.2 Transmitters Equipped with Single Status/Battery LED Indicator ........................... 18 3.7 NORMAL OPERATING MODE WITH OPTIONAL GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE ....... 18 3.7.1 Watch Dog Indicator (Spinning Arrow) .................................................................... 19 3.7.2 Command Confirmation ........................................................................................... 19 3.7.3 Battery Life Indicator ................................................................................................ 19 3.7.4 Signal Strength Indicator ......................................................................................... 19 3.7.5 Two-Way Feedback System .................................................................................... 20 3.8 JOYSTICKS AND PADDLES/LEVERS .......................................................................... 20 3.9 ROTARY SELECTOR SWITCH ..................................................................................... 20 3.10 AUXILIARY SWITCHES .............................................................................................. 20 4.0 TRANSMITTER SETUP ..................................................................................................... 21 4.1 TRANSMITTER SETUP SETTINGS WITH STANDARD STATUS LED ........................ 21 4.1.1 RF Channel Setting Override ................................................................................... 21 4.1.2 RF Channel Setting Selection.................................................................................. 21 4.1.3 IR Configuration Receiver ........................................................................................ 23 4.2 USING THE TRANSMITTER IN SETUP MODE (WITH OPTIONAL GRAPHIC USER
INTERFACE).............................................................................................................................. 25 4.2.1 Entering Setup Mode ............................................................................................... 25 4.2.2 Adjusting Settings in Setup Mode ............................................................................ 25 5.0 OPTIONAL PROGRAMMING WITH RCP.......................................................................... 29 5.1 ACCESS CODES............................................................................................................ 29 5.2 CHANGING RECIEVER ACCESS CODES.................................................................... 29 5.3 CONNECTING THE MLTX2 TO A COMPUTER ............................................................ 30 5.4 PROGRAMMING WITH RCP ......................................................................................... 31 Telemotive MLTX2 Transmitter Instruction Manual
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5.4.1 MLTX2 Configuration Pages .................................................................................... 33 5.4.2 Saving, Downloading, and Reading the Programs and Other RCP Software
Functions ................................................................................................................................ 38 6.0 TRANSMITTER RF CHANNEL CONFIGURATION SETTINGS........................................ 40 6.1 FCC STATEMENTS........................................................................................................ 40 6.2 CHANNEL FREQUENCY DESIGNATIONS BY COUNT ............................................... 41 6.3 OPTIONAL FREQUENCIES AND CHANNELS ............................................................. 42 6.3.1 900 MHz: FHSS ....................................................................................................... 42 6.3.2 2.4 GHz: FHSS ........................................................................................................ 42 6.3.3 433 MHz Telemotive Legacy Channel Set: TMS and TDMA .................................. 42 6.3.4 419 MHz Extended Channel Set: TMS and TDMA ................................................. 43 7.0 OPTIONAL CAN BUS TETHER FEATURE ....................................................................... 44 7.1 INSTALLATION OF TETHER CABLE ............................................................................ 44 7.2 OPERATION OF TRANSMITTER IN TETHER MODE .................................................. 44 7.3 RETURNING TRANSMITTER TO WIRELESS MODE .................................................. 44 7.4 CAN CONNECTOR RECEPTACLE PIN-OUT DETAILS ............................................... 45 8.0 GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING .................................................................................... 46 8.1 TROUBLESHOOTING OPTIONAL TETHER OPERATION ........................................... 47 8.2 ASSEMBLY AND REPLACEMENT PARTS ................................................................... 47 9.0 EU DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY ............................................................................. 48 Telemotive MLTX2 Transmitter Instruction Manual
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1.0
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for your purchase of Magnetek’s Telemotive® brand MLTX2 Radio Remote Equipment Control.
®
These instructions are to be used as a reference for personnel operating the Telemotive brand MLTX2
®
Radio Remote Equipment Control and the equipment that this Telemotive brand MLTX2 Radio Remote
Equipment Control is attached to.
The user of these instructions should have basic knowledge in the handling of electronic equipment.
1.1
PRODUCT MANUAL SAFETY INFORMATION
Magnetek, Inc. (Magnetek) offers a broad range of radio remote control products, control products and
adjustable frequency drives, and industrial braking systems for overhead material handling applications.
This manual has been prepared by Magnetek to provide information and recommendations for the
installation, use, operation and service of Magnetek’s material handling products and systems (Magnetek
Products). Anyone who uses, operates, maintains, services, installs or owns Magnetek Products should
know, understand and follow the instructions and safety recommendations in this manual for Magnetek
Products.
The recommendations in this manual do not take precedence over any of the following requirements
relating to cranes, hoists and lifting devices:

Instructions, manuals, and safety warnings of the manufacturers of the equipment where the radio
system is used,

Plant safety rules and procedures of the employers and the owners of facilities where the
Magnetek Products are being used,

Regulations issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA),

Applicable local, state or federal codes, ordinances, standards and requirements, or

Safety standards and practices for the overhead material handling industry.
This manual does not include or address the specific instructions and safety warnings of these
manufacturers or any of the other requirements listed above. It is the responsibility of the owners, users
and operators of the Magnetek Products to know, understand and follow all of these requirements. It is the
responsibility of the owner of the Magnetek Products to make its employees aware of all of the above listed
requirements and to make certain that all operators are properly trained. No one should use Magnetek
Products prior to becoming familiar with and being trained in these requirements.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
FOR INFORMATION ON MAGNETEK’S PRODUCT WARRANTIES BY PRODUCT TYPE, PLEASE VISIT
WWW.MAGNETEKMH.COM.
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1.2
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
Throughout this document WARNING and CAUTION statements have been deliberately placed
to highlight items critical to the protection of personnel and equipment.
WARNING – A warning highlights an essential operating or maintenance procedure,
practice, etc. which, if not strictly observed, could result in injury or death of personnel, or
long term physical hazards. Warnings are highlighted as shown below:
WARNING
CAUTION – A caution highlights an essential operating or maintenance procedure,
practice, etc. which if not strictly observed, could result in damage to, or destruction of
equipment, or loss of functional effectiveness. Cautions are highlighted as shown below:
CAUTION
WARNINGS and CAUTIONS SHOULD NEVER BE DISREGARDED.
The safety rules in this section are not intended to replace any rules or regulations of any applicable local,
state, or federal governing organizations. Always follow your local lockout and tagout procedure when
maintaining any radio equipment. The following information is intended to be used in conjunction with other
rules or regulations already in existence. It is important to read all of the safety information contained in this
section before installing or operating the Radio Control System.
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2.0
CRITICAL INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS
WARNING
PRIOR TO INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF THIS EQUIPMENT, READ AND DEVELOP AN
UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS MANUAL AND THE OPERATION MANUAL OF THE
EQUIPMENT OR DEVICE TO WHICH THIS EQUIPMENT WILL BE INTERFACED. FAILURE TO FOLLOW
THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH AND DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.
ALL EQUIPMENT MUST HAVE A MAINLINE CONTACTOR INSTALLED AND ALL TRACKED CRANES,
HOISTS, LIFTING DEVICES AND SIMILAR EQUIPMENT MUST HAVE A BRAKE INSTALLED. FAILURE
TO FOLLOW THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH AND DAMAGE TO
EQUIPMENT.
AN AUDIBLE AND/OR VISUAL WARNING MEANS MUST BE PROVIDED ON ALL REMOTE
CONTROLLED EQUIPMENT AS REQUIRED BY CODE, REGULATION, OR INDUSTRY STANDARD.
THESE AUDIBLE AND/OR VISUAL WARNING DEVICES MUST MEET ALL GOVERNMENTAL
REQUIREMENTS. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR
DEATH AND DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.
FOLLOW YOUR LOCAL LOCKOUT TAGOUT PROCEDURE BEFORE MAINTAINING ANY REMOTE
CONTROLLED EQUIPMENT. ALWAYS REMOVE ALL ELECTRICAL POWER FROM THE CRANE,
HOIST, LIFTING DEVICE OR SIMILAR EQUIPMENT BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY INSTALLATION
PROCEDURES. DE-ENERGIZE AND TAGOUT ALL SOURCES OF ELECTRICAL POWER BEFORE
TOUCH-TESTING ANY EQUIPMENT. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN
SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH AND DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.
THE DIRECT OUTPUTS OF THIS PRODUCT ARE NOT DESIGNED TO INTERFACE DIRECTLY TO TWO
STATE SAFETY CRITICAL MAINTAINED FUNCTIONS, I.E., MAGNETS, VACUUM LIFTS, PUMPS,
EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT, ETC. A MECHANICALLY LOCKING INTERMEDIATE RELAY SYSTEM
WITH SEPARATE POWER CONSIDERATIONS MUST BE PROVIDED. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS
WARNING COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.
AFTER INSTALLATION BE SURE TO VERIFY THAT THE TRANSMITTER IS NOT INTERFERING WITH
OTHER EQUIPMENT IN THE AREA. ALSO VERIFY THAT OTHER EQUIPMENT IS NOT INTERFERING
WITH THE TRANSMITTER AND ITS ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE
WARNINGS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH AND DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.
2.1
GENERAL
Radio controlled material handling equipment operates in several directions. Cranes, hoists, lifting devices
and other material handling equipment can be large, and operate at high speeds. Quite frequently, the
equipment is operated in areas where people are working in close proximity to the material handling
equipment. The operator must exercise extreme caution at all times. Workers must constantly be alert
to avoid accidents. The following recommendations have been included to indicate how careful and
thoughtful actions may prevent injuries, damage to equipment, or even save a life.
2.2
PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE RADIO CONTROLLED MACHINERIES
Only properly trained persons designated by management should be permitted to operate radio controlled
equipment.
Radio controlled cranes, hoists, lifting devices and other material handling equipment should not be
operated by any person who cannot read or understand signs, notices and operating instructions that pertain
to the equipment.
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Radio controlled equipment should not be operated by any person with insufficient eyesight or hearing or by
any person who may be suffering from a disorder or illness, is taking any medication that may cause loss of
equipment control, or is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
2.3
SAFETY INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED TRAINING FOR RADIO
CONTROLLED EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
Anyone being trained to operate radio controlled equipment should possess as a minimum the following
knowledge and skills before using the radio controlled equipment.
The operator should:
 have knowledge of hazards pertaining to equipment operation
 have knowledge of safety rules for radio controlled equipment
 have the ability to judge distance of moving objects
 know how to properly test prior to operation
 be trained in the safe operation of the radio transmitter as it pertains to the crane, hoist, lifting device
or other material handling equipment being operated
 have knowledge of the use of equipment warning lights and alarms
 have knowledge of the proper storage space for a radio control transmitter when not in use
 be trained in transferring a radio control transmitter to another person
 be trained how and when to report unsafe or unusual operating conditions
 test the transmitter emergency stop and all warning devices prior to operation; testing should be done
on each shift, without a load
 be thoroughly trained and knowledgeable in proper and safe operation of the crane, hoist, lifting
device, or other material handling equipment that utilizes the radio control
 know how to keep the operator and other people clear of lifted loads and to avoid “pinch” points
 continuously watch and monitor status of lifted loads
 know and follow cable and hook inspection procedures
 know and follow the local lockout and tagout procedures when servicing radio controlled equipment
 know and follow all applicable operating and maintenance manuals, safety procedures, regulatory
requirements, and industry standards and codes
The operator shall not:

lift or move more than the rated load

operate the material handling equipment if the direction of travel or function engaged does not
agree with what is indicated on the controller

use the crane, hoist or lifting device to lift, support or transport people

lift or carry any loads over people
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
operate the crane, hoist or lifting device unless all persons, including the operator, are and remain
clear of the supported load and any potential pinch points

operate a crane, hoist or lifting device when the device is not centered over the load

operate a crane, hoist or lifting device if the chain or wire rope is not seated properly in the
sprockets, drum or sheave

operate any damaged or malfunctioning crane, hoist, lifting device or other material handling
equipment

change any settings or controls without authorization and proper training

remove or obscure any warning or safety labels or tags

leave any load unattended while lifted

leave power on the radio controlled equipment when the equipment is not in operation

operate any material handling equipment using a damaged controller because the unit may be
unsafe

operate manual motions with other than manual power

operate radio controlled equipment when low battery indicator is on
WARNING
THE OPERATOR SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO REPAIR ANY RADIO CONTROLLER. IF ANY PRODUCT
PERFORMANCE OR SAFETY CONCERNS ARE OBSERVED, THE EQUIPMENT SHOULD
IMMEDIATELY BE TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE AND BE REPORTED TO THE SUPERVISOR. DAMAGED
AND INOPERABLE RADIO CONTROLLER EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE RETURNED TO MAGNETEK FOR
EVALUATION AND REPAIR. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS
INJURY OR DEATH AND DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.
2.4
TRANSMITTER UNIT
Transmitter switches should never be mechanically blocked ON or OFF. When not in use, the operator
should turn the transmitter OFF. A secure storage space should be provided for the transmitter unit, and the
transmitter unit should always be placed there when not in use. This precaution will help prevent
unauthorized people from operating the material handling equipment.
Spare transmitters should be stored in a secure storage space and only removed from the storage space
after the current transmitter in use has been turned OFF, taken out of the service area and secured.
2.5
PRE-OPERATION TEST
At the start of each work shift, or when a new operator takes control of the equipment, operators should do,
as a minimum, the following steps before making lifts with any crane or hoist:
Test all warning devices.
Test all direction and speed controls.
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Test the transmitter emergency stop.
2.6
HANDLING BATTERIES
WARNING
KNOW AND FOLLOW PROPER BATTERY HANDLING, CHARGING AND DISPOSAL PROCEDURES.
IMPROPER BATTERY PROCEDURES CAN CAUSE BATTERIES TO EXPLODE OR DO OTHER
SERIOUS DAMAGE. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR
DEATH AND DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.
Use only batteries approved by Magnetek for the specific product.
Do not dispose of a battery pack in fire; it may explode.
Do not attempt to open the battery pack.
Do not short circuit the battery.
Keep the battery pack environment cool during storage (i.e., not in direct sunlight or close to a heating
source).
2.7
OPTIONAL RECHARGEABLE BATTERY CHARGING
For those transmitters equipped with rechargeable batteries and battery chargers, all users shall be familiar
with the instructions of the charger before attempting to use.
Do not attempt to charge non-rechargeable battery packs in the charger.
Avoid charging partially discharged rechargeable batteries to help prolong battery cycle life.
Do not charge batteries in a hazardous environment.
Keep the battery pack environment cool during charging (i.e., not in direct sunlight or close to a heating
source).
Do not short the charger.
Do not attempt to charge a damaged battery.
Use only Magnetek Telemotive approved chargers for the appropriate battery pack.
Do not attempt to use a battery that is leaking, swollen or corroded.
Charger units are not intended for outdoor use. Only use charger units indoors.
2.8
BATTERY DISPOSAL
Before disposing of batteries consult local and governmental regulatory requirements for proper disposal
procedure.
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3.0
MLTX2 TRANSMITTER STANDARD CONFIGURATION AND OPERATION
WARNING
BEFORE OPERATING THE TRANSMITTER, FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH ALL SAFETY
INFORMATION IN THIS MANUAL, THE CORRESPONDING RECEIVER SYSTEM MANUAL,
APPROPRIATE MANUAL SUPPLEMENTS AND ANY OTHER LOCAL, STATE, OR FEDERAL RULES OR
REGULATIONS ALREADY IN EXISTENCE. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN
SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH AND DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.
Figure 1: Typical MLTX2 Configuration
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3.1
INSTALLING BATTERY PACKS
Prior to utilizing the MLTX2 transmitter, the battery pack must be installed (unless the unit is
being utilized with the optional tethered feature; then the battery pack is optional).
3.1.1
Alkaline Battery Pack (BT129)
The MLTX2 comes standard with a battery pack (BT129) that holds three disposable AA alkaline
batteries.
Figure 2: BT129 Battery Pack
To change the alkaline batteries in the battery pack, separate the inner tray from the outer
housing (see Figure 2) and replace all the batteries with new ones.
Figure 3: Separated Alkaline Battery Pack
When reinserting the tray into the outer housing, make sure the grooves in the inner tray align
with the slides in the outer housing. When placing the battery pack into the MLTX2 battery
pocket, orient the battery pack so that the sticker is facing out (see Figure 4).
Figure 4: Installation of Battery Pack into MLTX2 transmitter
After installing the battery pack, install the battery cover over the battery and secure by tightening
the thumbscrew at the end of the battery cover (see Figure 5).
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Figure 5: Installation of Battery Cover
NOTE: For the battery level indicator on the MLTX2s equipped with either the standard status
LED or the optional graphic user interface, the battery type dip switch settings need to be set for
the battery pack being used in order to display the correct low battery level indication. See
Section 3.1.3 for details on setting the battery type dip switches.
3.1.2
Optional NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack (BT128)
NOTE: If using the optional rechargeable battery pack BT128, review and become familiar with
the rechargeable battery charger manual prior to use.
The rechargeable battery pack BT128 is a sealed battery pack that has no user serviceable
components within the battery pack.
Figure 6: BT128 Battery Pack
The rechargeable battery pack BT128 is shipped from the factory with a minimal charge and will
need to be charged prior to use for the first time with the specified charger.
NOTE: When utilizing the optional tether mode on the MLTX2 transmitter, the battery pack will
not be recharged from the tether power feed. The rechargeable battery pack only can be
recharged using the specified charger.
When placing the battery pack into the MLTX2 battery pocket, orient the battery pack so that the
sticker is facing out (see Figure 4).
After installing the battery pack, install the battery cover over the battery and secure by tightening
the thumbscrew at the end of the battery cover (see Figure 5).
NOTE: For the battery level indicator on the MLTX2s equipped with the standard status LED or
the optional graphic user interface, the battery type dip switch settings need to be set for the
battery pack being used in order to display the correct low battery level indication. See Section
3.1.3 for details on setting the battery type dip switches.
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3.1.3
Setting Battery Type Dip switches
For proper indication of the battery level on the MLTX2 transmitters, the battery type dip switch
settings need to be set for the battery pack being used in the transmitter.
NOTE: The dip switch settings are set at the factory for the battery type ordered with the system.
These settings will need to be changed only if the battery type changes.
The dip switches are accessed through the USB/IR cover on the bottom of the MLTX2 transmitter
(see Figure 7).
Figure 7: USB/IR Cover Location and Cover Removal
Use the following table to properly set the dip switches for the correct battery type (see Figure 8
for dip switch view):
Battery P/N
BT129-0
BT128-0
Battery Type
4.5V Alkaline
3.6V NiMH
Dip switch 1
Off
Off
Dip switch 2
Off
On
Figure 8: Dip switch block as viewed through USB/IR port
NOTE: The dip switch block switches are oriented so that the Off position is next to the number
designator and the On position is up or away from the number designator.
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3.2
TURNING THE TRANSMITTER ON AND OFF
The MLTX2 uses both a three position toggle switch labeled OFF-ON-START and a Machine
Stop switch to turn the transmitter on or off.
Figure 9: Machine Stop Switch and OFF-ON-START toggle
3.2.1
Turning On the Transmitter (with Standard Status LED Indicator(s))
3.2.1.1 Transmitters Equipped with Separate Power/Status and Battery LED
Indicators
First, the Machine Stop switch must be in the raised position (pulled out). Next, push the OFFON-START toggle switch to the START position and release it once the Power/Status LED lights
up as a solid green color. Following the Power/Status LED turning on and illuminating, the unit
will perform a routine initialization.
During initialization, the MLTX2 scans for any switches or motions that may be on during power
up. If any switches or motions are on, the failure will be displayed as a solid red Battery LED, and
then the MLTX2 will power itself down.
After a successful initialization, the MLTX2 will enter normal operation mode and display the
normal operating status LED indications. See Section 3.6 for more information on the normal
operation mode with standard status LED.
3.2.1.2 Transmitters Equipped with Single Status/Battery LED Indicator
First, the Machine Stop switch must be in the raised position (pulled out). Next, push the OFFON-START toggle switch to the START position and release it immediately. The unit will perform
a routine initialization.
During initialization, the MLTX2 scans for any switches or motions that may be on during power
up. If any switches or motions are on, the failure will power the MLTX2 down.
NOTE: There will be no LED indication of the failure on the Single LED equipped transmitters. If
the Battery Status LED does not go into slow blinking mode as detailed in section 3.6 after 15
seconds, reboot the transmitter by turning the OFF the transmitter and then turning the
transmitter back ON.
After a successful initialization, the MLTX2 will enter normal operation mode and display the
normal operating status LED indications. See Section 3.6 for more information on the normal
operation mode with standard status LED.
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3.2.2
Turning On the Transmitter (with Optional Graphic User Interface Screen)
First, the Machine Stop switch must be in the raised position (pulled out). Next, push the OFFON-START toggle switch to the START position and release it once the Magnetek logo appears
on the LCD screen. Following the logo screen, the unit will perform a routine initialization.
During initialization, the MLTX2 scans for any switches or motions that may be on during power
up. If any switches or motions are on, the failure will be displayed on the screen, and then the
MLTX2 will power itself down.
After a successful initialization, the MLTX2 will enter the Normal Operation Mode and display the
normal operating screen. See Section 3.7 for more information on the Normal Operation Mode
with Optional Graphic User Interface.
NOTE: Holding the OFF-ON-START toggle in the START position for more than 5 seconds will
put the device into Setup Mode. For normal use release the START toggle once the Magnetek
logo appears. See Section 4.2 for more information on the Setup Mode.
3.2.3
Pulling In the Machine Stop Relay
Once the MLTX2 has been turned on (as described in Sections 3.2.1 or 3.2.2) and in the Normal
Operating Mode, the Machine Stop relay in the receiver can be pulled in by pushing the OFF-ONSTART toggle switch to the START position and then releasing.
NOTE: You must release the OFF-ON-START switch to the ON position after the unit is powered
up, then push to the START position a second time to pull in the Machine Stop relay.
3.2.4
Turning Off the Transmitter
The transmitter can be turned off by pressing the OFF-ON-START toggle switch down to the OFF
position. Once turned off, the Machine Stop relay in the receiver is immediately opened.
NOTE: If the unit has the standard separate Power/Status LED and Battery LED, the Battery LED
will illuminate solid red during the transmitter’s power down process. Once the power down
process is complete, the transmitter will turn off and both LEDs will not be on.
NOTE: If the unit has a standard single LED, it will illuminate solid red during the transmitter’s
power down process. Once the power down process is complete, the transmitter will turn off and
the LED will not be on.
NOTE: Depressing the Machine Stop switch will also turn the transmitter off and open the
Machine Stop relay in the receiver. See Section 3.3 for more information on the Machine Stop
switch.
3.3
MACHINE STOP SWITCH (FOR EMERGENCY STOPPING ONLY)
When the Machine Stop switch is depressed, the Machine Stop relay in the receiver is
immediately opened.
Under normal operating conditions, the Machine Stop switch must be in the raised position or the
transmitter and system will not operate.
NOTE: The Machine Stop Switch is to be used for emergency stopping only, not for normal
system shut down.
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3.4
POWER/STATUS AND BATTERY LED
The standard MLTX2 transmitter includes a Power/Status LED to let the operator know that the
unit is functioning and Battery LED to indicate that the battery level is low (see section 3.6.1 for
LED indication definitions)
NOTE: Single Status/Battery LED equipped units will indicate that the transmitter is on and the
battery level from the single LED (see section 3.6.2 for LED indication definitions)
3.5
OPTIONAL GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE
The optional LCD screen located at the center of the device provides visual information during the
operation of the MLTX2 transmitter. It is used to change configuration settings, confirm
commands being operated, provide two-way feedback, and display transmitter diagnostic
information such as battery life and signal strength.
The optional graphic user interface replaces the standard Power/Status and Battery LEDs when
ordered.
3.6
NORMAL OPERATING MODE WITH STANDARD STATUS LED(S)
In normal operating mode, the MLTX2 utilizes the Power/Status and Battery LED(s) to
communicate the watch dog timer within the CPU of the transmitter, the machine stop relay status
and when the battery level is low.
3.6.1 Transmitters Equipped with Separate Power/Status and Battery LED
Indicators
3.6.1.1 Watch Dog Indicator (Steady Slow Blinking Green Power/Status LED)
The blinking Power/Status LED represents the watch dog timer within the CPU of the unit. This
indicates that the transmitter is powered on.
NOTE: The Power/Status LED should be continuously blinking at all times. If the LED is not
blinking the transmitter will need to be rebooted to operate properly.
3.6.1.2 Machine Stop Relay Indicator (Rapidly Green Blinking Power/Status LED)
When the receiver is online with the transmitter and the machine stop relay is successfully pulled
in, the Power/Status LED will rapidly blink green.
NOTE: If the receiver inactivity timer times out, the transmitter will revert back to the watch down
indicating status (steady slow blinking Green Power/Status LED. Following the procedure for
pulling in the machine stop relay in section 3.2.3 will resume rapidly blinking the green
Power/Status LED if the machine stop relay is successfully pulled in.
NOTE: This LED function is only available on the 2.4 GHz and 900 MHz equipped transmitters.
On 433MHz equipped transmitters, the watch dog indicator function in section 3.6.1.1 continues
to operate after the machine stop relay is pulled in.
3.6.1.3 Low Battery Level Indicator (Blinking Red Battery LED)
The Battery LED will rapidly flash red when the battery level drops below 10%. The Power/Status
LED will continue blinking for the watch dog indicator and machine stop relay indicator status.
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NOTE: If using an optional battery pack from what the unit was shipped from the factory with, the
low battery level indicator will be inaccurate unless the dip switch settings are set to the correct
battery type being used. See Section 3.1.3 for details to properly set the dip switches.
3.6.1.4 Shutdown Sequence Initiated Indicator (Solid Red Battery LED)
When the transmitter is turned off or if the machine stop is depressed, the transmitter will begin its
shut down sequence. During the sequence, the Red Battery LED will illuminate solid.
NOTE: When the shutdown sequence is completed, all LEDs will turn off
3.6.2
Transmitters Equipped with Single Status/Battery LED Indicator
NOTE: For specific LED function details, always refer to the transmitter drawings provided with
the system.
3.6.2.1 Watch Dog Indicator (Steady Slow Blinking Red Status/Battery LED)
The slow blinking Battery/Status LED represents the watch dog timer within the CPU of the unit.
This indicates that the transmitter is powered on.
NOTE: The Status/Battery LED should be continuously blinking at all times. If the LED is not
blinking the transmitter will need to be rebooted to operate properly.
3.6.2.2 Low Battery Level Indicator (Rapidly Blinking Red Status/Battery LED)
The Status/Battery LED will rapidly flash red when the battery level drops below 10%.
NOTE: If using an optional battery pack from what the unit was shipped from the factory with, the
low battery level indicator will be inaccurate unless the dip switch settings are set to the correct
battery type being used. See Section 3.1.3 for details to properly set the dip switches.
3.6.2.3 Shutdown Sequence Initiated Indicator (Solid Red Battery LED)
When the transmitter is turned off or if the machine stop is depressed, the transmitter will begin its
shut down sequence. During the sequence, the red Status/Battery LED may illuminate solid.
NOTE: If the shutdown sequence is started when the LED is not illuminated, the LED will stay in
the off state during the shutdown process.
NOTE: When the shutdown sequence is completed, all LEDs will turn off
3.7
NORMAL OPERATING MODE WITH OPTIONAL GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE
In normal operating mode, the MLTX2 displays real time information relating to the operation of
the transmitter on the graphic user interface. Information may include Command Confirmation,
Battery Life, Signal Strength, Two-Way Feedback, etc.
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Figure 10: Normal operating screen on graphic user interface
3.7.1
Watch Dog Indicator (Spinning Arrow)
The spinning arrow represents the watch dog timer within the CPU of the unit.
NOTE: The arrow should be continuously spinning at all times. If the arrow is not spinning, the
transmitter needs to be rebooted to operate properly.
3.7.2
Command Confirmation
Each time the user operates a control on the transmitter, a message will be displayed on the
graphic user interface screen confirming what is being operated.
For example, if the second paddle is moved to its 4th position in the UP direction the display will
show ‘MTN2 D1 SP=4’. This translates to ‘Motion 2, Direction 1, Speed 4’.
3.7.3
Battery Life Indicator
Remaining battery life is displayed in the bottom left hand corner of the graphic user interface
screen.
Battery life is displayed in 5% increments.
NOTE: If using an optional battery pack from what the unit was shipped from the factory with, the
battery life indicator will be inaccurate unless the dip switch settings are set to the correct battery
type being used. See Section 3.1.3 for details to properly set the dip switches.
3.7.4
Signal Strength Indicator
The Signal Strength Indicator shows the radio signal strength at the receiver.
The Signal Strength Indicator is only available in systems equipped for Two-Way feedback
(systems utilizing the 433 MHz frequency band do not have Two-Way feedback available). For
such systems, Signal Strength is displayed at the bottom right hand corner of the graphic user
interface screen.
Signal Strength is displayed in 5% increments.
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NOTE: On 433 MHz systems, the signal strength indicator will show minimum signal strength
regardless of the actual signal strength (systems utilizing the 433 MHz frequency band do not
have Two-Way feedback).
3.7.5
Two-Way Feedback System
This option allows the user to view various parameters that may be important to the operation of
the equipment on the graphic user interface display screen.
Parameters such as engine RPM, the torque or speed of a drive, temperature, current, or any
other useful values can be sent from the receiver and displayed on the transmitter.
NOTE: Systems utilizing the 433 MHz frequency band do NOT have Two-Way feedback
available.
3.8
JOYSTICKS AND PADDLES/LEVERS
To activate the desired motor functions, operate the Joystick or Paddle/Lever that corresponds to
the desired motion.
To activate higher speed functions for those transmitter models so equipped, operate the Joystick
or Paddle/Lever further to activate the desired speed.
3.9
ROTARY SELECTOR SWITCH
The rotary selector switch can be used to select various modes of operation.
A rotary switch can have 2 to 12 positions to select from.
3.10
AUXILIARY SWITCHES
These switches activate special function relays that control items such as grab attachments,
magnets, lights, etc.
The auxiliary switches can be momentary or latched.
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4.0
TRANSMITTER SETUP
The transmitter may have settings changed one of four ways.
For units without the optional graphic user interface, the built-in dip switch block can adjust the
RF channel, RF Channel Setting Override function, and the battery type. The RF channel and
access code can be programmed using the IR configuration link with a compatible receiver. All
other settings can only be changed at the factory or with the optional RCP software.
For units with the optional graphic user interface, the Setup Mode can be used to edit
configuration settings such as: Access Code, Channel Select, User Code, Transmitter Time Out,
Backlight Time Out, Password Enable, Change Password, and more. The settings can also be
changed with the optional RCP software.
NOTE: The IR configuration receiver link can adjust settings on both types of units (with and
without the optional graphic user interface), but on units without the optional display the saved
channel is only used if the override dip switch is set to ON. If the override dip switch is set to
OFF, the dip switch settings set the RF channel.
NOTE: The optional RCP software can adjust settings on both types of units (with and without
the optional graphic user interface) but on units without the optional display, the saved channel is
only used if the override dip switch is set to ON. If the override dip switch is set to OFF, the dip
switch settings set the RF channel.
4.1
TRANSMITTER SETUP SETTINGS WITH STANDARD STATUS LED
There are three settings that can be adjusted using the dip switch block: the battery life indication
setting, the RF Channel Setting Override setting, and the RF Channel setting. In addition, the
access code and channel can be changed using the IR configuration receiver link with a
compatible receiver (contact the factory to determine if your receiver is compatible).
The Battery Life Indication setting can be set for the appropriate battery type using dip switch
positions 1 and 2; this is detailed in Section 3.1.3. The RF Channel Setting Override, the RF
Channel Setting Selection, and the IR Configuration are detailed in the following sections.
4.1.1
RF Channel Setting Override
The dip switch block can enable or disable the RF channel setting dip switch override. Dip switch
position number 3 enables the channel from memory function, which enables the transmitter to
utilize the channel setting that was set up with the optional RCP software in the transmitter’s
memory (instead of normally overwriting the channel settings with the dip switch settings in
standard status LED equipped transmitters) or to use the channel that was set up using the IR
configuration receiver option. This dip switch is located on the same block used for battery life
indication and is visible through the USB/IR window (see Figure 11). To set the RF channel
setting override, reference Figure 12 for dip switch settings for the override function.
4.1.2
RF Channel Setting Selection
The dip switch block can also set the RF channel setting. This dip switch block is the same block
used for RF channel setting override and battery life indication. The dip switch block is visible
through the USB/IR window (see Figure 11).
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Figure 11: Dip switch block as viewed through USB/IR port
NOTE: The dip switch block switches are oriented so that the Off position is next to the number
designator and the On position is up or away from the number designator.
Regardless of which radio frequency the transmitter was equipped with the RF channel dip switch
settings are the same. Refer to Sections 6.2 and 6.3 for details on the specific RF channel
details for the radio frequency that the transmitter is equipped with.
The following figure details the dip switch positions for each RF channel.
Figure 12: Dip switch positions for RF channel selection
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The dip switch settings will take effect upon the next power cycle of the transmitter.
NOTE: If using the optional RCP software on transmitters NOT equipped with the optional
graphic user interface, the channel settings will read from the dip switch positions and not from
memory when the channel from memory override function is not enabled. The RF channel set
by the optional RCP software will not be used unless the memory override dip switch is set to ON.
When the RF channel from memory override is NOT enabled, the dip switch positions set the RF
channel used by the transmitter.
NOTE: If using the IR configuration receiver function on transmitters NOT equipped with the
optional graphic user interface, the channel settings will read from the dip switch positions and
not from memory when the channel from memory override function is not enabled. The RF
channel set by the IR configuration receiver function will not be used unless the memory override
dip switch is set to ON. When the RF channel from memory override is NOT enabled, the dip
switch positions set the RF channel used by the transmitter.
NOTE: The transmitters equipped with the optional graphic user interface will read channel
settings from memory and will not respond to dip switch changes for the channel setup. Only the
dip switches for the battery life indication are functional on graphic user interface equipped
transmitters.
4.1.3
IR Configuration Receiver
The IR Cfg Recv function display allows the transmitter to link to a compatible receiver by using
IR (contact the factory to determine if your receiver is compatible) and automatically set up the
channel and access code to match the linked compatible receiver.
NOTE: If using the IR configuration receiver function on transmitters NOT equipped with the
optional graphic user interface, the channel settings will read from the dip switch positions and
not from memory when the channel from memory override function is not enabled. The RF
channel set by the IR configuration receiver function will not be used unless the memory override
dip switch is set to ON. When the RF channel from memory override is NOT enabled, the dip
switch positions set the RF channel used by the transmitter.
4.1.3.1 IR Configuration Receiver On Transmitters Equipped with Separate
Power/Status and Battery LED Indicators
To utilize the IR configuration receiver function and link to a compatible receiver, push the OFFON-Start toggle to the Start position and hold for more than 5 seconds. When the transmitter
successfully enters the IR configuration mode, the Power/Status and Battery LED(s) will blink
alternately continuously. After the LEDs are blinking alternately, point the IR window of the
transmitter at the desired receiver to control and momentarily press the OFF-ON-Start toggle to
the Start position and release.
If the link is successful, the LEDs will stop blinking and the transmitter will shut down. The new
settings obtained from the IR configuration function will take effect upon the next power cycle of
the transmitter.
If the link is unsuccessful with a compatible receiver, the Power/Status and Battery LED(s) will
continue to blink alternately.
To cancel the IR configuration receiver without a successful link, move the OFF-ON-Start toggle
to the OFF position.
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4.1.3.2 IR Configuration Receiver On Transmitters Equipped with Single
Status/Battery LED Indicator
To utilize the IR configuration receiver function and link to a compatible receiver, push the OFFON-Start toggle to the Start position and hold for more than 5 seconds. When the transmitter
successfully enters the IR configuration mode, the Status/Battery LED will blink continuously.
After the LED is blinking, point the IR window of the transmitter at the desired receiver to control
and momentarily press the OFF-ON-Start toggle to the Start position and release.
If the link is successful, the LED will stop blinking and the transmitter will shut down. The new
settings obtained from the IR configuration function will take effect upon the next power cycle of
the transmitter.
If the link is unsuccessful with a compatible receiver, the Status/Battery LED will continue to blink.
To cancel the IR configuration receiver without a successful link, move the OFF-ON-Start toggle
to the OFF position.
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4.2
USING THE TRANSMITTER IN SETUP MODE (WITH OPTIONAL GRAPHIC USER
INTERFACE)
NOTE: The Setup Mode is only accessed on transmitters equipped with the optional graphic user
interface. The units equipped with the standard status LED can only have the settings of the
transmitter changed at the factory or by using the optional RCP software.
The Setup Mode can be used to edit configuration settings such as: Access Code, Channel
Select, User Code, Transmitter Time Out, Backlight Time Out, Password Enable, Change
Password, and more.
NOTE: No parameter changes will take effect until the user has selected ‘Save and Exit’ from the
Setup Mode.
4.2.1
Entering Setup Mode
To enter the Setup Mode, first make sure the unit is OFF and the Machine Stop switch is raised.
Next, push the OFF-ON-START toggle switch to the START position and hold it in the START
position for more than 5 seconds until the setup screen appears.
The user will see a prompt for a four digit password if the password feature is enabled. If no
password is enabled, then the adjustments in Section 4.2.2 will be available with no further input
required from the user.
NOTE: The password feature is enabled by default from the factory.
Use the Joystick/Paddle to increment/decrement the value and toggle to the START position
when finished. If the password is entered correctly, the device will enter Setup Mode. If it is
entered incorrectly, the device will power down.
NOTE: The factory default password to get into the setup menu is 0000.
4.2.2
Adjusting Settings in Setup Mode
To navigate through Setup Mode, the Joystick/Paddle designated (MTN 1) and OFF-ON-START
switch are used. The Joystick/Paddle cycles through the menus and is also used to change
parameters within the menus. Pushing the OFF-ON-START switch to the START position will
toggle between the menu and its parameter(s). When adjusting larger values, the speed is
dependent on how far the Joystick/Paddle is depressed.
NOTE: No parameter changes will take effect until the user has selected ‘Save and Exit’ from the
Setup Mode.
4.2.2.1 Access Code
The Access Code determines which receiver will be controlled by the transmitter.
The Access Code in the MLTX2 transmitter must match the receiver Access Code or DIP
switches.
If the Access Codes settings on the receiver and transmitter do not match, no communication will
occur.
The Access Code is a 20-bit binary value with a decimal equivalent of 0 - 1048575. It will be
displayed as binary or decimal depending on the application.
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4.2.2.2 Channel Select
The Channel Select setting determines the frequency that the MLTX2 is operating on.
The user can select channels 1-32 which correspond to the frequencies in Sections 6.2 and 6.3.
4.2.2.3 User Code
The User Code setting is a unique identifier that allows the user to select multiple modes when
using the same channel. The receiver can be tuned to only ‘hear’ messages sent from a
transmitter with the same user code.
4.2.2.4 Transmitter Timeout
This setting controls the amount of time that the transmitter can be inactive before it automatically
shuts off.
The Timeout time can be set from 1 to 60 minutes.
When the unit times out, the transmitter will turn off.
Setting Timeout to 0 disables transmitter timeout.
WARNING
DO NOT ASSUME THE POWER IS OFF IN THE RECEIVER BECAUSE THE TRANSMITTER IS TURNED
OFF. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH AND
DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.
4.2.2.5 Backlight Timeout
The Backlight timeout setting controls the amount of time that the backlight will stay on after a
command is pressed before it automatically shuts off.
Backlight Timeout can be set from 1 to 30 seconds.
Setting Timeout to disable will disable the backlight.
Setting Timeout to “always on” sets the backlight to be on continuously while the transmitter is on
and active.
NOTE: Leaving the backlight on longer will decrease the battery run time and will require more
frequent battery replacement (or recharges for optional rechargeable battery packs).
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4.2.2.6 Password Enable
This setting enables or disables the requirement of entering a password into the transmitter to
enter setup mode.
When the disabled setting is selected the user will go directly into setup mode without being
prompted to enter a password.
Magnetek strongly recommends enabling the setup mode password setting to prevent
unauthorized or accidental changes to parameters.
NOTE: The unit is shipped with the password requirement enabled and utilizing the factory
default password.
4.2.2.7 Change Password
This allows the user to change the password needed to enter the setup mode.
The password must consist of 4 digits.
4.2.2.8 IR Configuration Receiver
IR Cfg Recv function in the setup allows the transmitter to link to a compatible receiver by using
IR (contact the factory to determine if your receiver is compatible) and automatically set up the
channel and access code to match the linked compatible receiver.
After selecting this option, point the IR window of the transmitter at the desired receiver to control
and momentarily press the OFF-ON-Start toggle to the Start position and release. The graphic
user interface will display “Attempting” while scanning for the receiver’s IR signal. If the receiver
is in range and IR link is made, the message will change to “Success”.
NOTE: The changes to the transmitter’s channel configuration and access code will not be saved
until the operator selects the Exit with Save option to exit the Setup Mode.
If the receiver is not in range, the scan will time out and the graphic user interface will display
“Failed”. The operator can reposition the transmitter and reattempt to establish the IR link with
the receiver by toggling the Start position on the OFF-ON-Start toggle multiple times.
NOTE: The access code and channel will not be updated to match the desired receiver until
“Success” is displayed. Once “Success” is displayed, subsequent “Failed” messages will not
overwrite the access code and channel obtained in the successful IR link until a new successful
IR link is made.
The IR configuration function will only update channel and access code information if the receiver
and transmitter are programed at the factory with the same project identification number. If the
receiver/transmitter pairing is not programmed with the same project identification number, the
graphic user interface will display “Err Project ID” when an IR link is attempted. The IR link will
not be successful and the access code and channel information in the transmitter will not be
changed.
If the receiver and transmitter IR pair is not operating in the same frequency band when an IR link
is attempted, the graphic user interface will display “Err RF Freq”. The IR link will not be
successful and the access code and channel information in the transmitter will not be changed.
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4.2.2.9 Exit Without Save
If the user does not wish to save any of the configuration changes made, the Exit Without Save
option can be selected.
NOTE: None of the changes will be saved upon selection of this option. The transmitter will start
up with the last saved configuration settings.
4.2.2.10 Exit With Save
Selection of this option saves all changes and exits the Setup Mode.
Upon exit, the device will start up with the new configuration settings.
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5.0
OPTIONAL PROGRAMMING WITH RCP
Using the optional RCP software makes programming of the MLTX2 easier and allows for
settings to be saved for future reference.
WARNING
THE USE OF RCP (RADIO CONTROL PROGRAMMER) IS INTENDED FOR USE BY AUTHORIZED
PERSONS ONLY.
CHANGES TO ANY RADIO DATA VALUE MAY LEAD TO UNEXPECTED,
UNDESIRABLE, OR UNSAFE OPERATION OF EQUIPMENT AND FURTHERMORE MAY LEAD TO
EQUIPMENT DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, OR EVEN DEATH. ALL EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
AND/OR PERSONNEL SHOULD BE NOTIFIED OF ANY RADIO DATA VALUE CHANGES THAT MAY
AFFECT OPERATION.
5.1
ACCESS CODES
The receiver and transmitter must be programmed with the same access code to properly
communicate with each other.
WARNING
TWO OPERATIONAL TRANSMITTERS WITH THE SAME ACCESS CODES OPERATING AT THE SAME
TIME IS A DEFINITE SAFETY HAZARD. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN
SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH AND DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.
5.2
CHANGING RECIEVER ACCESS CODES
Receiver Access Code Programming. For detailed instructions on setting parameters including
access codes, see the “Programming” section of the applicable receiver manual.
WARNING
AFTER CHANGING THE ACCESS CODES ON THE TRANSMITTER, TEST THE UNIT BY TURNING IT
ON AND OFF NEAR THE APPROPRIATE RECEIVER. IF THE RECEIVER DOES NOT RESPOND, DO
NOT ACTIVATE A FUNCTION BUTTON! THE TRANSMITTER MAY HAVE THE WRONG ACCESS CODE,
WHICH COULD MOVE OTHER EQUIPMENT. RE-CHECK THE ACCESS CODE IN THE TRANSMITTER
AND RETEST. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR
DEATH, AND DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.
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WARNING
THE ACCESS CODES IN THE RECEIVER ARE UNIQUE AND FACTORY PRESET. DO NOT CHANGE
THESE ACCESS CODES UNLESS YOU ARE REPLACING AN EXISTING RECEIVER AND ITS ACCESS
CODE. CHANGING THIS CODE COULD MAKE IT COMMON WITH ANOTHER RECEIVER ACCESS
CODE, WHICH COULD MOVE OTHER EQUIPMENT. NO TWO SYSTEMS IN ANY LOCATION SHOULD
EVER HAVE THE SAME ACCESS CODES INDEPENDENT OF THE FREQUENCY. FAILURE TO
FOLLOW THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH, AND DAMAGE TO
EQUIPMENT.
5.3
CONNECTING THE MLTX2 TO A COMPUTER
The MLTX2 transmitter contains circuits that permit communication with a computer system via
USB. The USB mini-B plug is located through the IR/USB port window as detailed in Section
3.1.3.
Figure 13: USB mini-B receptacle as viewed through USB/IR port
When plugging in the transmitter to a computer system, the transmitter batteries must be
installed. The USB circuit does not provide power to the transmitter. Magnetek highly
recommends using a fully charged battery pack when using USB and RCP with the transmitter.
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5.4
PROGRAMMING WITH RCP
Read the section of the MLTX2 manual regarding additional operational features to familiarize
you with the features listed below. The MLTX2 transmitter can be programmed using the optional
RCP (Radio Control Programmer) software.
Magnetek RCP software makes the programming of the MLTX2 transmitter easier and allows the
programmer to store all of the MLTX2 settings in files for later use or reference. The RCP
software also allows the programmer to customize the MLTX2 transmitter display (on MLTX2s
with optional graphic user interface) with language descriptions that are project or machine
specific. Help is provided for each function at the bottom of the RCP screen. The RCP software
allows you to select frequency, access code, transmitter power, as well as CAN configuration.
Follow the steps below:
Install the RCP Software
Install the RCP software onto your computer. The software is self-installing; simply insert the CDROM into your CD-ROM drive and follow the onscreen prompts. Refer to the installation
instruction sheet for help. You will be prompted to enter an activation code. The code can be
found on the CD jewel case and on the installation instructions. The software cannot be used
without this code.
Run the RCP Software
After installation of the RCP Software, double click the RCP icon to launch the program.
Click on New Project or Open Project
Select “New Project” if you are creating a new program file. Select “Open Project” if you want to
retrieve an existing program file. A list of recent projects will appear under “Open Project.”
Clicking on one of these will open that project. It is recommended that you create a folder in
which to save all programming files.
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For New Projects, Select Device Type
After the New Projects icon is selected, a menu will open listing the available device types.
Select the device type that matches the product you wish to program (selecting a project type will
display a picture of the product for verification).
Receive Device Data Checkbox
At the bottom of the New Project window there is a check box that allows the user to
automatically download the setting values on the device upon connection.
NOTE: This check box is checked by default.
Having the “Receive Device Data” option checked will cause the program to automatically read
the data that is currently on the device upon clicking the Add button.
WARNING
IF “RECEIVE DEVICE DATA” CHECKBOX IS UNCHECKED, THE RCP PROGRAM WILL OVERWRITE
ALL SETTING VALUES ON THE DEVICE WITH DEFAULT VALUES AND ANY SETTINGS CHANGED BY
THE OPERATOR UPON SENDING THE PROGRAM TO THE DEVICE. ALL STORED VALUE SETTINGS
WITHIN THE DEVICE WILL BE REPLACED, INCLUDING ANY PROJECT-SPECIFIC VALUES.
MAGNETEK STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT THE “RECEIVE DEVICE DATA” CHECKBOX BE LEFT
CHECKED.
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This screen also allows the programmer to create a specific name for the device to help keep
track of device settings and changes. It is recommended that a unique name is chosen for each
device programmed with RCP.
5.4.1
MLTX2 Configuration Pages
The MLTX2 transmitter has two configurable pages available to change settings on. The first
page allows the configuration of general transmitter settings (Transmitter name, Access code, RF
channel, etc.). The second page allows the configuration of the CAN bus network settings for
models with the optional CAN connector equipped.
Unit Info Pages
This page allows the user to view the receiver’s Project ID and serial number. The user can
modify the transmitter name, access code, RF channel and activate the password. This page
may also be used by the user to synchronize the internal clock on the transmitter with the
connected PC or manually set the clock/date.
NOTE: Changing any of these details will require a reboot of the MLTX2 after the new
information has been sent to the device.
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Transmitter Name
The transmitter name field allows the user to create a custom name for the transmitter. The
name can be up to 16 ASCII characters long.
Project ID
This section displays the Project ID for the unit. The Project ID is set by the factory and cannot
be modified by the user.
Serial Number
This section displays the serial number for the unit. The serial number of the unit is set by the
factory and cannot be modified by the user.
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Access Code
The access code acts as the transmitter address. The transmitter will only transmit commands to
receivers with the same address. This feature is selectable by the user.
NOTE: The transmitter must be set with the same access code as the receiver to properly
communicate with each other.
WARNING
THE ACCESS CODES IN THE RECEIVER ARE UNIQUE AND FACTORY PRESET. DO NOT CHANGE
THESE ACCESS CODES UNLESS YOU ARE REPLACING AN EXISTING RECEIVER AND ITS ACCESS
CODE. CHANGING THIS CODE COULD MAKE IT COMMON WITH ANOTHER RECEIVER ACCESS
CODE, WHICH COULD MOVE OTHER EQUIPMENT. NO TWO SYSTEMS IN ANY LOCATION SHOULD
EVER HAVE THE SAME ACCESS CODES INDEPENDENT OF FREQUENCY. FAILURE TO FOLLOW
THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH, AND DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.
RF Channel
The RF channel is user-selectable through the pull-down menu. This function is used to prevent
interference with other radio devices. The user-selectable channels for 400 MHz, 900 MHz and
2.4 GHz systems are 1 through 32. See Sections 6.2 and 6.3 for channel frequency details.
NOTE: If using the optional RCP software on transmitters NOT equipped with the optional
graphic user interface, the channel settings will read from the dip switch positions and not from
memory when the channel from memory override function is not enabled. The RF channel set
by the optional RCP software will not be used unless the memory override dip switch is set to ON.
When the RF channel from memory override is NOT enabled, the dip switch positions set the RF
channel used by the Transmitter.
Inactivity Timeout
The transmitter can be set to turn off after a period of time when no controls are activated. To
restart the transmitter, the OFF-ON-START switch must be cycled through the start position. The
factory default setting for the inactivity timeout is 15 minutes.
RF Power
The RF transmitting power of the unit is user-selectable through the pull-down menu. This
function is used to reduce the operating range of the transmitter from the equipment being
operated. The user-selectable options for RF power are Full, Half, Quarter and Minimum.
Activate Password
The password is used to restrict access to the configuration menu on the MLTX2. Having an
active password prevents accidental changes to the transmitter.
Please familiarize yourself with this section before programming password.
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If you choose to enable the password function, you can create a new password by selecting a
four digit numerical password using numbers from 0 to 9. Be sure to write this password down in
a safe place for future reference.
WARNING
ALWAYS REMEMBER TO STORE THE PASSWORD IN A SECURE LOCATION FOR ACCESS IF THE
PASSWORD IS LOST OR FORGOTTEN. ONCE THE TRANSMITTER IS PROGRAMMED WITH A
PASSWORD, THERE IS NO WAY TO DEFEAT THE PASSWORD WITHOUT USING THE RCP
SOFTWARE TO EITHER READ THE PASSWORD OR REPROGRAM A NEW PASSWORD.
WARNING
THIS PASSWORD FUNCTION IS NOT TO BE USED AS A SECURITY DEVICE. THE PURPOSE OF THIS
FUNCTION IS TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL CHANGES TO THE TRANSMITTER SETTINGS. THE BEST
FORM OF SECURITY IS ALWAYS TO LOCK UP THE TRANSMITTER WHEN NOT IN SERVICE.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH AND
DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.
The password default setting is to be disabled during initial programming by the RCP software.
To enable password protection, check the box next to the phase “Activate password.”
WARNING
NOT ENABLING THE PASSWORD FUNCTION ALLOWS THE TRANSMITTER SETTINGS TO BE
MODIFIED BY ANY UNAUTHORIZED USERS. IMPROPER TRANSMITTER SETTINGS COULD RESULT
IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH AND DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.
Backlight Enable
This section allows the user to enable the LCD display backlight (on systems equipped with
optional graphic user interface LCD display) and select the period of time after transmitter activity
that the backlight stays on.
The user has the option to check the “Always On” check boxed for backlight timeout. If this box
is checked, the backlight will remain on continuously while the transmitter is active.
NOTE: The longer the backlight is turned on, the shorter the transmitter battery life will be.
The user can also enable the backlight to turn off or timeout after a period of time, the user can
select the custom field and enter in the time (in seconds) that the backlight should be lit. The
range of values is 1 to 30 seconds.
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Update Transmitter Date/Time
This feature allows the user to reset the internal clock on the transmitter to the correct date and
time. The user can select to match the clock on the PC that is connected to the unit or select a
custom date and time.
CAN Configuration Page
This page allows the user to modify the CAN bus network communication settings.
Source Address
This is the address that the MLTX2 will use as the source address when transmitting messages
on the CAN bus network.
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Protocol
This pull down menu allows the user to modify the communication protocol for the CAN bus
network. The user can select from the following options:
 J1939
 CAN Open
 Parker ICP
 High Country Tek DN
 OEM Controls
Baud Rate
This pull down menu allows the user to modify the communication speed of the CAN bus
network. The user selectable options are 50k, 125k, 250k and 500k.
Identifier
This pull down menu allows the user to select between an 11 bits or 29 bits identifier.
5.4.2 Saving, Downloading, and Reading the Programs and Other RCP Software
Functions
CAUTION
TO PROGRAM OR READ DATA FROM THE MLTX2, THE TRANSMITTER MUST BE TURNED ON.
Saving the Programming File
Once programming is complete click the file tab at the top of the RCP screen to open the file
menu. File location and name can be selected from this menu. Old files can be deleted, called
up, modified and renamed by this same menu.
Sending a Program to the MLTX2
WARNING
AFTER EVERY PROGRAMMING OF THE TRANSMITTER, TEST THE UNIT BY UTILIZING THE
APPROPRIATE RECEIVER. IF THE RECEIVER DOES NOT RESPOND, DO NOT ACTIVATE A
FUNCTION BUTTON! THE TRANSMITTER MAY HAVE INCORRECT PROGRAMMING. RE-CHECK THE
PROGRAMMING IN THE TRANSMITTER AND RETEST. AFTER ACTIVATION OF THE RECEIVER,
FUNCTIONALLY TEST ALL COMMANDS ON THE TRANSMITTER BY INITIALLY JOGGING THE
BUTTONS, THEN WITH A FULL MOVEMENT BEFORE RETURNING TO SERVICE. FAILURE TO
FOLLOW THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH AND DAMAGE TO
EQUIPMENT.
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To send a program file to a MLTX2 Transmitter
1. Plug in the USB programming cable or position.
2. Click the “send” button on the RCP screen. A dialog box will pop up confirming that you
want to proceed. Check the box marked “I accept,” and then click the button “Continue
send to radio.” On-screen prompts will confirm that the receiver has been programmed
or if there are any issues.
3. Data will need to be sent separately for the Unit Info and CAN Configuration screens.
Receiving (Reading) the MLTX2 Programming
To read a program file from the MLTX2 Transmitter:
1. Plug in the USB programming cable.
2. Click “Receive” and follow on screen prompts.
3. RCP will confirm reception and automatically display current programming in the MLTX2
unit.
Reading the RCP Software Version
1. Select “Help”.
2. Select “About”.
3. The RCP Software Version number will be displayed.
Resetting MLTX2 Back to Factory Default Settings
1. Select “Reset to Defaults” button.
2. A dialog box will pop up confirming that you want to proceed. Click the button “OK” to
restore the factory default settings. On-screen prompts will confirm that the transmitter
has been reset to defaults or if there are any issues.
3. Power cycle the MLTX2 transmitter to implement the factory default values.
NOTE: Resetting the system back to factory defaults only restores the factory settings for the
CAN configuration settings. All other settings will not be altered.
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6.0
TRANSMITTER RF CHANNEL CONFIGURATION SETTINGS
The RF channel can be set via the setup mode or the optional RCP software on systems
equipped with the optional graphic user interface, or by using the dip switch block on systems not
equipped with the optional graphic user interface. The following Sections 6.2 and 6.3 show the
channels and protocols available for each transmitter radio frequency option.
NOTE: When using the optional RCP software on transmitters NOT equipped with the optional
graphic user interface, the channel settings will read from the dip switch positions and not from
memory when the channel from memory override function is not enabled. The RF channel set
by the optional RCP software will not be used unless the memory override dip switch is set to ON.
When the RF channel from memory override is NOT enabled, the dip switch positions set the RF
channel used by the Transmitter.
6.1
FCC STATEMENTS
Compliance Statement (Part 15.19)
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC
rules.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
2. This device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Warning (Part 15.21)
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for
compliance should void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
This portable transmitter with its antenna
complies with FCC’s RF exposure limits
for general population/uncontrolled
exposure.
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6.2
CHANNEL FREQUENCY DESIGNATIONS BY COUNT
433 MHz: TMS and TDMA
900 MHz: TMS and TDMA
Channel
Count
01)
02)
03)
04)
05)
06)
07)
08)
09)
10)
11)
12)
13)
14)
15)
16)
17)
18)
19)
20)
21)
22)
23)
24)
25)
26)
27)
28)
29)
30)
31)
32)
Channel
Count
01)
02)
03)
04)
05)
06)
07)
08)
09)
10)
11)
12)
13)
14)
15)
16)
17)
18)
19)
20)
21)
22)
23)
24)
25)
26)
27)
28)
29)
30)
31)
32)
Channel
Designator
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
Table 1.A
Actual
Frequency
433.000 MHz
433.050 MHz
433.100 MHz
433.150 MHz
433.200 MHz
433.250 MHz
433.300 MHz
433.350 MHz
433.400 MHz
433.450 MHz
433.500 MHz
433.550 MHz
433.600 MHz
433.650 MHz
433.700 MHz
433.750 MHz
433.800 MHz
433.850 MHz
433.900 MHz
433.950 MHz
434.000 MHz
434.050 MHz
434.100 MHz
434.150 MHz
434.200 MHz
434.250 MHz
434.300 MHz
434.350 MHz
434.400 MHz
434.450 MHz
434.500 MHz
434.550 MHz
Channel
Designator
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Actual
Frequency
903.30 MHz
906.30 MHz
907.80 MHz
909.30 MHz
912.30 MHz
915.30 MHz
919.80 MHz
921.30 MHz
902.30 MHz
904.10 MHz
904.30 MHz
905.10 MHz
905.50 MHz
905.70 MHz
906.60 MHz
908.70 MHz
908.90 MHz
909.10 MHz
910.10 MHz
910.70 MHz
911.00 MHz
911.20 MHz
912.00 MHz
914.20 MHz
914.40 MHz
914.60 MHz
914.80 MHz
915.80 MHz
917.40 MHz
923.20 MHz
927.00 MHz
927.30 MHz
Table 1.B
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6.3
OPTIONAL FREQUENCIES AND CHANNELS
6.3.1
900 MHz: FHSS
Channel sets are designated between 1 and 32. The frequency range is between 902-928 MHz.
The frequency hopping protocol does not use one particular frequency to transmit a message.
Messages are transmitted over multiple frequencies in a predefined sequence or channel set. In
doing so, this protocol is able to compensate for interference that may be present on a single
frequency by sending the message across multiple frequencies.
6.3.2
2.4 GHz: FHSS
Channel sets are designated between 1 and 32. The frequency range is between 2402-2478
MHz. The frequency hopping protocol does not use one particular frequency to transmit a
message. Messages are transmitted over multiple frequencies in a predefined sequence or
channel set. In doing so, this protocol is able to compensate for interference that may be present
on a single frequency by sending the message across multiple frequencies.
6.3.3
Channel
Count
01)
02)
03)
04)
05)
06)
07)
08)
09)
10)
11)
12)
13)
14)
15)
16)
17)
18)
19)
20)
21)
22)
23)
24)
25)
26)
27)
28)
29)
30)
31)
433 MHz Telemotive Legacy Channel Set: TMS and TDMA
Channel
Designator
Actual
Frequency
AK01
AK02
AK03
AK04
AK05
AK06
AK07
AK08
AK09
AK10
AK11
AK12
AK13
AK14
AK15
AK16
AK17
AK18
AK19
AK20
AKA00
AKA01
AKA02
AKA03
AKA04
AKA05
AKA06
AKA07
AKA08
AK38
AK50
439.8 MHz
439.6 MHz
439.4 MHz
439.2 MHz
439.0 MHz
438.8 MHz
438.6 MHz
438.4 MHz
438.2 MHz
438.0 MHz
437.8 MHz
437.6 MHz
437.4 MHz
437.2 MHz
437.0 MHz
436.8 MHz
436.6 MHz
436.4 MHz
436.2 MHz
436.0 MHz
433.125 MHz
433.325 MHz
433.525 MHz
433.725 MHz
433.925 MHz
434.125 MHz
434.325 MHz
434.525 MHz
434.725 MHz
432.4 MHz
430.0 MHz
Table 2
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6.3.4
419 MHz Extended Channel Set: TMS and TDMA
Channel
Designator
1*
2*
3*
4*
5*
6*
7*
8*
9*
10*
11*
12*
13*
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
Frequency
418.950
418.975
419.000
419.025
419.050
419.075
419.100
419.125
419.150
419.175
419.200
419.250
419.275
416.000
416.050
416.100
416.150
416.200
416.250
416.300
416.350
416.400
416.450
416.500
416.550
416.600
416.650
416.700
416.750
416.800
416.850
416.900
416.950
417.000
417.050
417.100
417.150
417.200
417.250
417.300
417.350
417.400
417.450
Channel
Designator
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
Frequency
417.500
417.550
417.600
417.650
417.700
417.750
417.800
417.850
417.900
417.950
418.000
418.050
418.100
418.150
418.200
418.250
418.300
418.350
418.400
418.450
418.500
418.550
418.600
418.650
418.700
418.750
418.800
418.850
418.900
419.350
419.400
419.450
419.500
419.550
419.600
419.650
419.700
419.750
419.800
419.850
419.900
419.950
Table 3
NOTE: Channels marked with * are approved for use in China
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7.0
OPTIONAL CAN BUS TETHER FEATURE
The MLTX2 transmitter can be ordered with an optional CAN bus tether feature. This feature
allows for the operation of the transmitter as a wired transmitter with no wireless radio
transmission. If the MLTX2 transmitter was ordered with the CAN bus tether feature, this section
applies to features and operation of the transmitter in tether mode.
7.1
INSTALLATION OF TETHER CABLE
The tether cable is attached to the CAN connector on the transmitter by lining up the alignment
groove and inserting the plug into the CAN connector receptacle. Twist the locking ring on the
CAN plug clockwise to tighten it down and prevent accidental disengagement.
7.2
OPERATION OF TRANSMITTER IN TETHER MODE
With the tether cable attached, turn on the transmitter following the start-up sequence as outlined
in Section 3.2.
During the start-up sequence the transmitter will automatically recognize that the tether cable is
attached and communicating and switch into tether mode. Tether mode turns off the wireless
transmitter and sends all command signals through the tether cable.
If the transmitter has the optional graphic user interface screen installed, visual verification of the
transmitter being in tether mode can be observed on the screen.
NOTE: The transmitter must go through the start-up initialization sequence with the tether cable
attached to activate tether mode.
All controls on the transmitter will work the same regardless of whether the transmitter is in tether
mode or wireless mode.
NOTE: While the tether cable provides power to the transmitter when connected, it will not
recharge batteries in the transmitter. To recharge batteries, you must only use the Magnetek
Telemotive approved chargers for the appropriate battery pack.
7.3
RETURNING TRANSMITTER TO WIRELESS MODE
To return the transmitter to wireless mode, power down the unit and disconnect the tether cable.
Following the start up sequence from Section 3.2, restart the transmitter. The transmitter will
automatically sense that it is no longer connected to the tether cable and start the unit in its
normal wireless mode.
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7.4
CAN CONNECTOR RECEPTACLE PIN-OUT DETAILS
The CAN connector receptacle located on the transmitter has specific pin assignments. It is very
critical that these pin assignments are matched in the CAN cable assembly.
2
Keyway
3
1
4
5
Figure 14: CAN Connector Pin Out details
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8.0
GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING
Problems
Possible Reasons
Suggestions
Replace the batteries and confirm they are
installed according to the polarity marking in
Batteries are dead or installed
the battery pack. Inspect all battery pack
backwards; battery holder is
Transmitter will not
turn on
contacts for damage. When installing the
damaged.
battery pack into the MLTX2, confirm it is
installed with the label facing out.
Be sure all switches and motions are in the off
Transmitter is failing switch
position on startup. See Section 3.2 for more
scan
info.
Transmitter Machine Stop
Be sure the Machine Stop switch is pulled up.
Switch is down or pressed
Make sure the transmitter and receiver unit are
Incorrect system RF channel
both set to the same RF channel. See Section
4.2.2.
Make sure the transmitter and receiver both
Incorrect system access code
Transmitter will not
respond with the
receiver
have the same access code. See Section
4.2.1.
Make sure that the startup procedure is
initiated within 300 feet from the receiver
System out of range
location. If equipped with the Signal Strength
Indicator, make sure the level is greater than
0%.
The antenna on the receiver is
missing, damaged, or
improperly installed.
Inspect the antenna on the receiver for damage
and try to locate the antenna in a location that
is visible when operating the equipment at all
times.
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8.1
TROUBLESHOOTING OPTIONAL TETHER OPERATION
Problems
Possible Reasons
Suggestions
Inspect the tether cable and confirm that it is
Connecting tether cable is not
installed and secured correctly. Inspect all
installed, installed improperly,
connectors, connector contacts and cable
or is damaged.
Transmitter will not
turn on
jacket for damage.
Be sure all switches and motions are in the off
Transmitter is failing switch
position on startup. See Section 3.2 for more
scan
info.
Transmitter machine stop
Be sure the Machine Stop switch is pulled up.
switch is down or pressed
Make sure that the startup procedure is
initiated with the tether cable attached. Ensure
System not in tether mode
Transmitter will not
respond with the
receiver in tether The tether cable or connectors
mode
are damaged
CAN settings are incorrect
Transmitter will not
respond with the
System not in wireless mode
receiver in wireless
mode
8.2
that all tether cable connections are secure
prior to startup.
Inspect the tether cable and connectors for
damage.
Verify that CAN settings match project specific
CAN bus document
Make sure that the startup procedure is
initiated with the tether cable detached.
Ensure that the startup procedure is initiated
within 300 feet from the receiver location.
ASSEMBLY AND REPLACEMENT PARTS
If your transmitter ever needs repair, we always recommend that you have Magnetek perform the
repair. If you need to refer to a parts list, refer to your transmitter’s drawing that was included in
the shipment of your transmitter. Please contact Magnetek’s service department at
1.866.MAG.SERV for information regarding parts and service.
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9.0
EU DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
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