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Manual - ALGE
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Manual
Startclock ASC3
Important Information
General
Before using your ALGE-TIMING device read the complete manual carefully. It is part of the device and
contains important information about installation, safety and its intended use. This manual cannot cover all conceivable applications. For further information or in case of problems that are mentioned not at
all or not sufficiently detailed, please contact your ALGE-TIMING representative. You can find contact
details on our homepage www.alge-timing.com
Safety
Apart from the information of this manual all general safety and accident prevention regulations of the
legislator must be taken into account.
The device must only be used by trained persons. The setting-up and installation must only be executed according to the manufacturer’s data.
Intended Use
The device must only be used for its intended applications. Technical modifications and any misuse
are prohibited because of the risks involved! ALGE-TIMING is not liable for damages that are caused by
improper use or incorrect operation.
Power supply
The stated voltage on the type plate must correspond to voltage of the power source. Check all connections and plugs before usage. Damaged connection wires must be replaced immediately by an
authorized electrician. The device must only be connected to an electric supply that has been installed
by an electrician according to IEC 60364-1. Never touch the mains plug with wet hands! Never touch
live parts!
Cleaning
Please clean the outside of the device only with a smooth cloth. Detergents can cause damage. Never
submerge in water, never open or clean with wet cloth. The cleaning must not be carried out by hose
or high-pressure (risk of short circuits or other damage).
Liability Limitations
All technical information, data and information for installation and operation correspond to the latest
status at time of printing and are made in all conscience considering our past experience and
knowledge. Information, pictures and description do not entitle to base any claims. The manufacturer
is not liable for damage due to failure to observe the manual, improper use, incorrect repairs, technical
modifications, use of unauthorized spare parts. Translations are made in all conscience. We assume
no liability for translation mistakes, even if the translation is carried out by us or on our behalf.
Disposal
If a label is placed on the device showing a crossed out dustbin on wheels (see drawing), the
European directive 2002/96/EG applies for this device.
Please get informed about the applicable regulations for separate collection of electrical and
electronical waste in your country and do not dispose of the old devices as household waste.
Correct disposal of old equipment protects the environment and humans against negative
consequences!
Copyright by ALGE-TIMING GmbH
All rights reserved. Any duplication, either in full or in part, requires the prior written consent of the
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Declaration of Conformity
We declare that the following products comply with the requirements of the listed standards. Parts that
we use in the product are CE certificated by the manufacturers and ALGE-TIMING GmbH does not
change them.
We,
ALGE-TIMING GmbH
Rotkreuzstrasse 39
A-6890 Lustenau
Declare under our sole responsibility, that the display board:
ASC3
is in conformity with the following standard(s) or other normative documents(s):
Safety:
IEC 60950:1999 / EN 60950:2000
EN 60335-1:2002 + A11:2004 + A1:2004 + A12:2006 + A2:2006
EMC:
EN55022:2006+A1:2007
EN55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003
EN61000 3-2:2006
EN61000 3-3:1995+A1:2001+A2:2005
Additional Information:
The product herewith complies with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC, also
the EMC Directive 2004/108EG and accordingly carries the CE-marking.
ALGE-TIMING GmbH
Lustenau, 30.04.2014
Albert Vetter
(General Manager)
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Table of Contents
1
1.1
1.1.1
1.1.2
1.1.3
1.1.4
1.1.5
1.1.6
1.1.7
1.1.8
1.2
1.3
1.3.1
1.3.2
1.3.3
General ................................................................................................................6
Connections and Devices .....................................................................................7
Green Push Button PB1 (1) ............................................................................................................. 7
Yellow Push Button PB2 (2)............................................................................................................. 7
Program Push Button (3) ................................................................................................................. 7
Start Input (4) - Green-Black Banana Socket................................................................................... 7
Contact for Countdown Interval Setting (5) ...................................................................................... 7
Start Output (6) ................................................................................................................................ 7
Power LED (10) ............................................................................................................................... 7
ON-OFF Switch (11) ........................................................................................................................ 7
Power Supply (12+14) ..........................................................................................8
Display..................................................................................................................8
Time of Day (F) ................................................................................................................................ 8
Start Number (Bib) (D) ..................................................................................................................... 8
Countdown Time (E) ........................................................................................................................ 8
1.4
1.5
1.6
Start Light (A, B and C) .........................................................................................8
Horn (8 + 9) ..........................................................................................................8
Mounting of the Startclock ....................................................................................8
2
2.1
2.2
Operation.............................................................................................................9
Parameters ...........................................................................................................9
Starting up the Startclock ......................................................................................9
2.2.1
2.2.2
2.2.3
2.2.4
2.2.5
2.2.6
2.2.7
2.3
2.3.1
2.3.2
2.3.3
2.3.4
2.3.5
2.3.6
2.3.7
2.3.8
2.3.9
2.3.10
2.3.11
2.3.12
2.3.13
2.3.14
2.3.15
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3.1
3.1.1
3.1.2
3.1.3
3.1.4
3.1.5
3.1.6
3.1.7
3.1.8
3.1.9
3.1.10
3.1.11
3.1.12
3.1.13
3.1.14
Memory ............................................................................................................................................ 9
Scanning GPS device ...................................................................................................................... 9
Setting Time of Day ....................................................................................................................... 10
Setting the Program ....................................................................................................................... 10
Select the Countdown Interval ....................................................................................................... 10
Input the Start Order List................................................................................................................ 12
Select the Brightness of the LED <brIgHt> .................................................................................... 13
Programs ............................................................................................................14
Program P01.................................................................................................................................. 15
Program P02.................................................................................................................................. 16
Program P03.................................................................................................................................. 17
Program P04.................................................................................................................................. 18
Program P05.................................................................................................................................. 19
Program P51.................................................................................................................................. 20
Program P06.................................................................................................................................. 21
Program P61.................................................................................................................................. 22
Program P62.................................................................................................................................. 23
Program P63.................................................................................................................................. 24
Program P64.................................................................................................................................. 25
Program P07.................................................................................................................................. 26
Program P08.................................................................................................................................. 27
Program P09.................................................................................................................................. 28
Program P00.................................................................................................................................. 29
Parameter setting .............................................................................................30
Parameter Setting in the Startclock ..................................................................... 30
Display the Start Times <dISStt> ................................................................................................... 30
Print the Memory <PrInt> ............................................................................................................... 31
Delete the Memory <StorE> .......................................................................................................... 31
Select the Program <ProgrA> ........................................................................................................ 31
Set the Countdown Time <Cd#>.................................................................................................... 31
Set the Start Light <LIgHt> ............................................................................................................ 32
Set the Tone of the Speaker <Horn> ............................................................................................. 33
Factory Settings <SEtUP> ............................................................................................................. 33
GPS Offset <gPS>......................................................................................................................... 34
GPS Leap Time <LEA> ................................................................................................................. 34
ID-Number <bib> ...................................................................... Fehler! Textmarke nicht definiert.
BIB Memory <bib> ......................................................................................................................... 34
Address <Adr> ............................................................................................................................... 35
Baud Rate <bAUd>........................................................................................................................ 35
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LED-Brightness Memory <brt> ...................................................................................................... 35
3.2
Parameter setting by PC .....................................................................................36
4
4.1
4.2
4.3
Multiport ............................................................................................................37
RS232 Interface ..................................................................................................37
Remote Control ASC3-RC or ASC3-RCU ........................................................... 37
GPS Receiver .....................................................................................................38
5
5.1
Technical Data ..................................................................................................39
RS232 Interface ..................................................................................................40
5.1.1
5.1.1.1
5.1.1.2
5.1.1.3
5.1.1.4
5.1.2
5.1.2.1
5.1.2.2
5.1.2.3
5.1.2.4
5.1.2.5
5.1.2.6
5.1.2.7
5.1.2.8
5.1.2.9
5.1.2.10
5.1.2.11
5.1.2.12
5.1.2.13
5.1.2.14
5.1.2.15
5.1.2.16
5.1.2.17
5.1.2.18
5.1.2.19
5.1.2.20
5.1.2.21
5.1.2.22
5.1.2.23
5.1.2.24
5.1.2.25
5.1.2.26
Commands for reading data from device: ...................................................................................... 40
Read memory: .................................................................................................................................. 40
Clear memory: .................................................................................................................................. 40
Get current values on-line:................................................................................................................ 40
Get current values: ........................................................................................................................... 40
Commands for setting data ............................................................................................................ 40
SET PROGRAM ............................................................................................................................... 40
SET COUNTDOWN TIME ................................................................................................................ 41
SET CLOCK TIME ............................................................................................................................ 41
SET START LIGHT .......................................................................................................................... 41
SET DISPLAY................................................................................................................................... 41
GOTO SLAVE MODE ....................................................................................................................... 41
GOTO MASTER MODE ................................................................................................................... 41
SET BRIGHTNESS .......................................................................................................................... 41
SET BIB NUMBERS ......................................................................................................................... 41
SET DELAY TIMES (only for program 9).......................................................................................... 42
SET START TIME (only for program 9) ............................................................................................ 42
SETUP BAUDRATE ......................................................................................................................... 42
GET SOFTWARE VERSION ............................................................................................................ 42
GET GPS ZONE ............................................................................................................................... 42
GET LEAP SECONDS ..................................................................................................................... 42
SET DISPLAY IN SLAVE MODE ...................................................................................................... 43
GET ADDRESS OF ASC3 ................................................................................................................ 43
SET ADDRESS OF ASC3 ................................................................................................................ 43
SET GPS ZONE ............................................................................................................................... 43
SET GPS LEAP SECONDS ............................................................................................................. 43
BIB – ON/OFF .................................................................................................................................. 43
SET TO FACTORY ADJUSTMENT.................................................................................................. 43
Set ASC3 on Slave-Mode ................................................................................................................. 43
Set ASC3 in Slave-Mode with Address............................................................................................. 44
Set ASC3 in Slave-Mode without Address ........................................................................................ 44
Adjusting the Potential Free Contact for Program 51........................................................................ 44
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Firmware Update...............................................................................................45
Subject to changes
Copyright by
ALGE-TIMING GmbH
Rotkreuzstr. 39
6890 Lustenau / Austria
www.alge-timing.com
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1 General
The startclock ASC3 is a device for sports with individual start and fixed countdown time. It
helps the athletes and starters to organize the start procedure. There are several programs
available to cover different sports. Each program has 9 different start interval times. An
acoustic countdown, a start light and a visible countdown help you to organize the start procedure.
A-C ..... Start lights (red, yellow and green)
D ........ Bib (Start Number) - yellow
E ........ Countdown Time - red
F ......... Time of day with hours, minutes and seconds - green
1 ......... Green push button
2 ......... Yellow push button
3 ......... Program push button
4 ......... Start input (e.g. startgate for skiing) with green and black banana socket
5 ......... Connector for push button for start interval setting and countdown start
6 ......... Start output with banana sockets
7 ......... Multiport
8 ......... Volume for speaker
9 ......... Socket to connect an external speaker
10 ....... Battery condition and charging LEDs
11 ....... On / Off – switch
12 ....... External 12V power connection (12 – 15 VDC)
13 ....... Fuse 1.0 A for power supply
14 ....... Mains connector to recharge internal battery of built in power pack (100-240VAC)
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1.1
1.1.1
Connections and Devices
Green Push Button PB1 (1)
The green push button (1) is a manual start button. If you press this button it triggers a start
impulse (same as getting a start impulse from start input (4)). Furthermore, the green push
button is used for settings. You can change the blinking parameters.
1.1.2
Yellow Push Button PB2 (2)
The yellow push button (2) is to select the countdown time. If you press the yellow push button during the standard operation it allows you to change the interval time. Furthermore, the
yellow push button is used to confirm parameters and move to other parameters.
1.1.3
Program Push Button (3)
If you press this push button (3) and keep it pressed when switching the ASC3 on (on-off
switch 11), the ASC3 switches to programming mode so you can upload new software via
RS232 interface. The switch is hidden inside the case and you will need a tool to press it
(e.g. use a pen).
1.1.4
Start Input (4) - Green-Black Banana Socket
You can connect a start device at this input channel (e.g. startgate or photocell). It stores the
start time and the led/leg time for the start. This time can be shown on the time of day display, printed on a printer or sent to a PC via RS232.
Furthermore, this input channel is used for the synchronization with another device. It receives an external impulse for synchronization or, if you press the green push button for synchronization, it also outputs an impulse via this socket to another device.
1.1.5
Contact for Countdown Interval Setting (5)
At this red and black banana socket (5), you can connect a push button. With this push button you can change the countdown interval. If you use the manual countdown, this push button starts the manual countdown.
Countdown Interval Setting:
• Press the push button for 3 seconds - the time of day disappears from display (F).
• Cd# (# = number from 0 to 9) is shown. The number is blinking.
• In the countdown display (D) the set countdown time is shown.
• Press the push button (short) to change the selected countdown time.
• To confirm the new countdown time, press the push button for 3 seconds and the startclock returns to countdown mode with the new start interval.
1.1.6
Start Output (6)
This connection sends an output impulse at the zero signal of the start interval. This impulse
can be used e.g. to start or synchronize another timing device (start impulse).
1.1.7
Power LED (10)
The power LEDs are red, yellow, green and green. The LEDs show the following status
• Red ....................... low battery, device will switch off soon
• Yellow .................... charging (external supply is connected)
• Green (left) ............. power is on
• Green (right) ........... AC-power supply
1.1.8
ON-OFF Switch (11)
This switch is to turn the startclock on or off.
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Power Supply (12+14)
The power supply is integrated in the startclock. It has an input for 100-240V AC or 12 – 15
VDC. The start clock has an internal battery. If the startclock is connected to the mains supply, the battery charges.
Working Time:
approximately for 18 hours at 20°C or 5 hours at –20°C
Charging Time:
about 12 hours with empty battery
1.3
1.3.1
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1.3.2
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1.3.3
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1.4
Display
Time of Day (F)
Figure height is 55 mm, separated by colons
The display shows hours, minutes, and seconds (2 digits for seconds)
Start Number (Bib) (D)
Figure height is 80 mm
3 yellow LED numbers
3 digits to show the start number (bib)
Countdown Time (E)
Figure height is 80 mm
3 red LED numbers, separated by a colon
3 digits for countdown
Start Light (A, B and C)
The start light has a red, yellow, and green LED cluster. The
start light looks like a traffic light for the starter.
1.5
Horn (8 + 9)
The horn is used to release an acoustic signal of the countdown. This acoustic countdown is normally in use during the final 5 seconds. If the countdown takes longer than 10 seconds a warning tone can be released at 10 seconds. There
are two frequencies for the countdown. The lower frequency is for warnings and the higher
frequency for the start signal. You can adjust the volume of the horn with the lever (8). Alternatively, it is possible to connect an external horn at socket (9).
1.6
Mounting of the Startclock
The startclock has two possibilities for mounting:
• 3/8 inch screw for tripod in the center of bottom side
• two straps to hang it on a wall
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2 Operation
2.1
Parameters
diSStt .......... display start times and led/leg-times
PrInt ............ print memory
StorE ............ select if you want to clear the memory
CD# ................ select Countdown interval
PrOGrA .......... select the program (from 00 to 99)
LIgHt ............ start light adjustment
Horn## .......... speaker tone (# = Lo for low tone or Hi for high tone)
SEtUP ............ to clear the adjusted setup and reset to the standard parameters
gPS ................ when using GPS - offset of UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)
LEA ................ lap time for GPS
bIb ................ memory for bib adjustment when switching off
Adr ................ address of this ASC3 (0 – 9)
bAUd .............. baud rate (1200, 2400, 4800 or 9600)
brt ................ memory for LED-brightness adjustment when switching off
2.2
Starting up the Startclock
Switch the startclock on with the On/Off-Switch (11).
2.2.1
Memory
After the startclock is switched on you have the
possibility to clear the memory.
• It shows <StorE> in the time of day display
(F) and <YES> in the countdown display (E).
• With the green push button (1) you switch between <YES> and <nO>
• YES save memory
• nO
clear memory
• With the yellow push button PB2 (2) you confirm the selection to clear or save the memory.
2.2.2
Scanning GPS device
After the memory is cleared or saved, the message
<SCAn gPS> is shown. The next 10 seconds the
ASC3 scans the serial port to receive the time of
day from the GPS device. The baud rate is 9600. If
the GPS device is connected, the ASC3 waits as
long as it needs to receive a proper time packet
from the GPS. After the time is received the ASC3
is ready to select the program.
In order to stop the GPS scan, press the yellow button PB2 (2). Now you can set the time of
day manually.
Attention: If the wrong time of day is shown (e.g. 2 hours late), you have to adjust the offset
to the UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). This is done in the parameter setup <gPS>.
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Setting Time of Day
When not finding any GPS, the ASC3 switches to
the manual setup for time of day. It shows the time
of day in hours, minutes and seconds. The first
digit blinks. Now you can set the time of day (see
below).
• You can set the time of day only after you
switch the startclock on.
• When the startclock is switched on, it first
scans for a GPS receiver and if it does not
find any it shows the time of day after 10 seconds.
• The hours are blinking.
• With the green push button PB1 (1) you can set the hours (0 to 23 hours).
• With the yellow push button PB2 (2), you can switch to each following digit.
• You use the green button PB1 (1) to also set the further digits (minutes and seconds).
• If you keep the yellow push button PB2 (2) pressed for about 3 seconds, the time of
day is set and ready for synchronization. In the countdown clock field SnC is shown.
• You synchronize with an impulse on the start input banana sockets (4) or by pressing
the green push button PB1 (1).
• When the time of day is started you can set the program you want to use.
2.2.4
Setting the Program
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2.2.5
After the synchronization, the time of
day display (F) shows the running time
of day for five seconds.
After five seconds, the time of day disappears and <ProgrA> is shown in the
time of day display (F).
The countdown display (E) shows the
last used program number.
With the green push button PB1 (1) you
can select the program number.
With the yellow push button PB2 (2) you can confirm the selected program number.
The startclock is now running in the selected program with the corresponding
countdown interval 1.
Select the Countdown Interval
As soon as the program is selected, you can
change the countdown time at any time. When
changing the countdown time, the new countdown time is calculated. Zero point for the new
countdown is always the zero tone of the last finished countdown.
If you select the countdown interval and do not
change the interval time, the active countdown
continues without showing in the display. The
previous countdown only stops, when you select
a new countdown.
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The countdown interval can be selected in two different ways:
a) Internal yellow push button (2):
• Press the yellow push button PB2 (2) and Cd# (# = number from 0 to 9)
is shown in display (F). The number is blinking.
• In display (E) the set countdown time is shown.
• With the green push button (1) you can select between 9 different preprogrammed countdown times.
• When the desired countdown time is shown in display (E) confirm with
the yellow push button PB2 (2).
• Display (F) shows the time of day and display (E) the countdown time.
Zero of the new countdown time is the last finished zero time.
b) Remote Control ASC3-RC:
• Press the button <SET> for 3 seconds and Cd# (# = number
from 0 to 9) is shown in display (F). The number is blinking.
• In display (E) the set countdown time is shown.
•
•
Press the button
to move from one countdown interval to
the next countdown interval.
When the desired countdown time is shown in display (E) wait
for about 4 seconds and the standard ASC3 program continues.
c) External push button connected at red/black banana socket (5):
• Press the push button for 3 seconds until display (F) shows Cd# (# =
number from 0 to 9). The number is blinking.
• Display (E) shows the set countdown time.
• Press the push button for changing the selected countdown time.
You can select between 9 pre-programmed countdown times.
• When display (E) shows the countdown time you want to set do not
press the push button. After 3 seconds, it is saved automatically.
• Time of day and running countdown are displayed. Zero of the new
countdown time is the last finished zero time.
d) Manual Countdown:
• If you select the manual countdown (e.g. program 06 and 00) you
need an external push button to start each countdown as shown in the
picture on the right.
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2.2.6
Input the Start Order List
It is possible to input the start order (bib list) from an external device to the Startclock ASC3
(e.g. for the second run of an alpine ski race from TdC8001 or Timy). If you do not download
a start order list, the ASC3 starts with bib 1 and increases by one bib after each start (1, 2, 3,
etc.). For downloading start lists you can use the ALGE-TIMING startclock software. This is
available as download at our webpage www.alge-timing.com.
a) Manual Bib Counter:
If you connect the remote control ASC3-RC you can count the bib up with the
push button
and you can count it down with button
. If you press the button
and
at the same time for 4 seconds it resets the start list and switches to
the first start number of the start list.
b) Bib-Automatic:
At the end of a countdown interval (including the shown negative time) it automatically moves to the next start number.
No Bib on Display:
If the ASC3 should not show a bib number on the display you can switch the bib off by pressing the remote-control button
for about 6 seconds. To switch it on, press the button
for
six seconds.
If you want to store the last adjustment of “displaying bib” or “not displaying bib”, you have to
set the parameter “bIb = off”.
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2.2.7
Select the Brightness of the LED <brIgHt>
The startclock has 10 brightness levels for the LED.
During breaks (e.g. between two runs for alpine skiing) you should save battery power by setting level
off.
off ....LED off (power saving)
0 ......LED lowest level
5 ......LED medium level
9 ......LED highest level
If you select level off (power saving), the startclock does not show anything on the
front face and also stops the acoustic output (sound off).
a) Internal push buttons:
• Press the yellow push button PB2 (2) for 6 seconds until the display (F)
shows <brIGHT>.
• Set the brightness with the green push button PB1 (1).
• Confirm the selected value with the yellow push button PB2 (2).
b) Remote Control ASC3-RC and ASC3-RCU:
•
Press the button
<brIGHT>
•
Select the brightness level by pressing the button
shows the correct brightness.
Wait for four seconds and it changes
•
for about 7 seconds until it shows
until it
c) External push button connected at red/black banana socket (4):
• Press the push button for six seconds until display (F) shows
<brigHT>.
• Set the brightness by pushing the button.
• Confirm the selected brightness by pressing the button until the display (F) shows the time of day.
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Programs
There are several programs available:
Program 1 ..... 01 .... automatic countdown – alpine skiing – min. 30 sec. interval
Program 2 ..... 02 .... automatic countdown – cross country skiing – min. 30 sec. interval
Program 3 ..... 03 .... automatic countdown – car racing
Program 4 ..... 04 .... automatic countdown – rally
Program 5 ..... 05 .... automatic countdown – individual start with short countdown times
Program 51 ... 51 .... manual countdown – exact countdown start when triggering
Program 6 ..... 06 .... manual countdown – countdown reset possible
Program 60 ... 61 .... manual countdown – countdown reset possible
Program 61 ... 61 .... manual countdown – countdown timeout possible
Program 62 ... 62 .... manual countdown – countdown stopping possible
Program 63 ... 63 .... manual countdown – before start with time of day, after start run time
Program 64 ... 64 .... manual countdown – before start with 00:00:00, after start run time
Program 7 ..... 07 .... automatic countdown – alpine skiing – min 15 sec. interval
Program 8 ..... 08 .... automatic countdown – cross country skiing – min. 15 sec. interval
Program 9 ..... 09 .... automatic countdown – start interval input for each ID-number (e.g.
Program 0 ..... 00 .... manual horn
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2.3.1
Program P01
The countdown starts to automatically count a new interval after the zero tone. The allowed
start time is 5 seconds before or after the zero tone.
Sports:
Green/Black Banana Socket (4):
Red/Black Banana Socket (5):
White Banana Socket (6):
Multiport:
Countdown Intervals:
alpine skiing
start input by external start trigger device (e.g. startgate,
photocell)
to connect a push button for set countdown time
output of start impulse (zero impulse)
remote control for bib and countdown/brightness
CD1 = 0:30 min
CD2 = 0:40 min
CD3 = 0:45 min
CD4 = 1:00 min
CD5 = 1:15 min
CD6 = 1:30 min
CD7 = 1:40 min
CD8 = 2:00 min
CD9 = 2:30 min
CD0 = Break
Countdown
Display
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Start
Light
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Horn
low
off
off
off
off
low
low
low
low
low
high
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
Manual
Startclock ASC3
2.3.2
Program P02
The countdown starts to automatically count a new interval after the zero tone. The allowed
start time is 3 seconds before or after the zero tone.
Sports:
Green/Black Banana Socket (4):
Red/Black Banana Socket (5):
White Banana Socket (6):
Multiport:
Countdown Intervals:
nordic skiing – cross country
start input by external start trigger device (e.g. startgate,
photocell)
to connect a push button for setting countdown time
output of start impulse (zero impulse)
remote control for bib and countdown/brightness
CD1 = 0:30 min
CD2 = 0:40 min
CD3 = 0:45 min
CD4 = 1:00 min
CD5 = 1:15 min
CD6 = 1:30 min
CD7 = 1:40 min
CD8 = 2:00 min
CD9 = 2:30 min
CD0 = Break
Countdown Display (E)
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-16-
Start
Light
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Horn
low
off
off
off
off
low
low
low
low
low
high
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
Manual
Startclock ASC3
2.3.3
Program P03
The countdown starts to automatically count a new interval after the zero tone. The start light
switches to green when the countdown reaches zero.
Sports:
Green/Black Banana Socket (4):
Red/Black Banana Socket (5):
White Banana Socket (6):
Multiport:
Countdown Intervals:
car racing
start input by external start trigger device (e.g. startgate,
photocell)
to connect a push button for setting countdown time
output of start impulse (zero impulse)
remote control for bib and countdown/brightness
CD1 = 0:30 min
CD2 = 0:40 min
CD3 = 0:45 min
CD4 = 1:00 min
CD5 = 1:15 min
CD6 = 1:30 min
CD7 = 1:40 min
CD8 = 2:00 min
CD9 = 2:30 min
CD0 = Break
Countdown Display (E)
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-17-
Start
Light
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Red
Horn
low
off
off
off
off
low
low
low
low
low
high
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
Manual
Startclock ASC3
2.3.4
Program P04
The countdown starts to automatically count a new interval after the zero tone. The start light
switches to green when the countdown reaches zero. The countdown counts as far as –20
seconds.
Sports:
Green/Black Banana Socket (4):
Red/Black Banana Socket (5):
White Banana Socket (6):
Multiport:
Countdown Intervals:
rally
start input from external start trigger device (e.g. startgate, photocell)
to connect a push button for setting countdown time
output of start impulse (zero impulse)
remote control for bib and countdown/brightness
CD1 = 0:30 min
CD6 = 1:15 min
CD2 = 0:40 min
CD7 = 1:30 min
CD3 = 0:45 min
CD8 = 1:45 min
CD4 = 0:50 min
CD9 = 2:00 min
CD5 = 1:00 min
CD0 = Break
Countdown Display (E)
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-11
-12
-13
-14
-15
-16
-17
-18
-19
-20
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-11
-12
-13
-14
-15
-16
-17
-18
-19
-20
-18-
Start
Light
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Red
Horn
low
off
off
off
off
low
low
low
low
low
high
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
Manual
Startclock ASC3
2.3.5
Program P05
This is a simple repeatable countdown program that shows red before the zero tone and
green for two seconds after the zero tone. The minimum countdown time is 3 seconds.
Sports:
Green/Black Banana Socket (4):
Red/Black Banana Socket (5):
White Banana Socket (6):
Multiport:
Countdown Intervals:
individual start with short countdown times
start input from external start trigger device (e.g. startgate, photocell)
to connect a push button for setting countdown time
output of start impulse (zero impulse)
remote control for bib and countdown/brightness
standard: Bib = OFF
CD1 = 0:05 min
CD6 = 0:40 min
CD2 = 0:10 min
CD7 = 0:45 min
CD3 = 0:15 min
CD8 = 1:00 min
CD4 = 0:20 min
CD9 = 1:30 min
CD5 = 0:30 min
CD0 = Break
Intervals of 3 and 6 seconds:
Countdown Display (E)
3
2
1
0
next interval next
Intervals between 7 and 11 seconds:
Countdown Display (E)
5
4
3
2
1
0
next interval next
Intervals over 12 seconds:
3
2
1
0
interval
5
4
3
2
1
0
interval
Countdown Display (E)
10
10
9
9
8
8
7
7
6
6
5
5
4
4
3
3
2
2
1
1
0
0
next interval next interval
-19-
Start
Light
Red
Red
Red
Green
Green
Start
Light
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Green
Green
Start
Light
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Green
Green
Horn
off
off
off
high
off
Horn
low
low
low
low
low
high
off
Horn
low
off
off
off
off
low
low
low
low
low
high
off
Manual
Startclock ASC3
2.3.6
Program P51
This is a manual controlled countdown program. When you activate the countdown with a
trigger (e.g. push button) it will do one countdown sequence. After the end of the countdown
you can start the countdown again manually.
Before the countdown is started: it shows the time of day, the start light is on red
During the countdown sequence: it shows the time of day, the start light is on red, the seconds are counted down
When zero:
it shows the time of day, the start light goes on green, the
countdown shows for three seconds zero. After this 3 seconds the countdown diapers and the start light goes on red.
Sports:
Green/Black Banana Socket (4):
Red/Black Banana Socket (5):
White Banana Socket (6):
Multiport:
Countdown Intervals:
parallel events
no function
connection of push button for countdown start
output of start impulse (zero impulse)
remote control for bib and countdown/brightness
CD1 = 0:05 min
CD6 = 0:40 min
CD2 = 0:10 min
CD7 = 0:45 min
CD3 = 0:15 min
CD8 = 1:00 min
CD4 = 0:20 min
CD9 = 1:30 min
CD5 = 0:30 min
CD0 = Break
Countdown Display (E)
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
5
4
3
2
1
0
0
0
blank
Startampel
Rot
Rot
Rot
Rot
Rot
Grün
Grün
Grün
Rot
-20-
Hupe
tief
tief
tief
tief
tief
hoch
aus
aus
off
Manual
Startclock ASC3
2.3.7
Program P06
The countdown starts to count down from an adjustable interval time after pressing the push
button (externally connected to red/black banana socket (5)). The start light switches to
green when the countdown reaches zero. After the countdown reaching -10, no light and no
countdown time is displayed (only time of day).
If you press the external push button again during the countdown it resets the countdown.
Sports:
Green/Black Banana Socket (4):
Red/Black Banana Socket (5):
White Banana Socket (6):
Multiport:
Countdown Intervals:
mass start with countdown for any sport
start input from external start trigger device (e.g. startgate, photocell)
to connect push button for activating start
output of start impulse (zero impulse)
remote control for bib and countdown/brightness
standard: Bib = OFF
CD1 = 0:10 min
CD6 = 0:40 min
CD2 = 0:15 min
CD7 = 0:45 min
CD3 = 0:20 min
CD8 = 1:00 min
CD4 = 0:25 min
CD9 = 1:30 min
CD5 = 0:30 min
CD0 = Break
Countdown
Display
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-21-
Start
Light
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Red
Horn
low
off
off
off
off
low
low
low
low
low
high
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
Manual
Startclock ASC3
2.3.8
Program P61
The countdown starts to count down from an adjustable interval time after pressing the push
button (externally connected to red/black banana socket (5)). The start light switches to
green when the countdown reaches zero. After the countdown reaching -10, no light and no
countdown time is displayed (only time of day).
If you press the external push button again during the countdown, it stops the countdown
(timeout). Push the button again and the countdown continues.
Sports:
Green/Black Banana Socket (4):
Red/Black Banana Socket (5):
White Banana Socket (6):
Multiport:
Countdown Intervals:
mass start with countdown for any sport
start input from external start trigger device (e.g. startgate, photocell)
to connect push button for activating start
output of start impulse (zero impulse)
remote control for bib and countdown/brightness
standard: Bib = OFF
CD1 = 0:10 min
CD6 = 0:40 min
CD2 = 0:15 min
CD7 = 0:45 min
CD3 = 0:20 min
CD8 = 1:00 min
CD4 = 0:25 min
CD9 = 1:30 min
CD5 = 0:30 min
CD0 = Break
Countdown
Display
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-22-
Start
Light
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Red
Horn
low
off
off
off
off
low
low
low
low
low
high
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
Manual
Startclock ASC3
2.3.9
Program P62
The countdown starts to count down from an adjustable interval time after pressing the push
button (externally connected to red/black banana socket (5)). The start light switches to
green when the countdown reaches zero. After the countdown reaching -10, no light and no
countdown time is displayed (only time of day).
If you press the external push button again during the countdown it stops the countdown and
shows the time of day only. If you press the external push button again it starts a new countdown.
Sports:
Green/Black Banana Socket (4):
Red/Black Banana Socket (5):
White Banana Socket (6):
Multiport:
Countdown Intervals:
mass start with countdown for any sport
start input from external start trigger device (e.g. startgate, photocell)
to connect push button for activating start
output of start impulse (zero impulse)
remote control for bib and countdown/brightness
standard: Bib = OFF
CD1 = 0:10 min
CD6 = 0:40 min
CD2 = 0:15 min
CD7 = 0:45 min
CD3 = 0:20 min
CD8 = 1:00 min
CD4 = 0:25 min
CD9 = 1:30 min
CD5 = 0:30 min
CD0 = Break
Countdown
Display
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-23-
Start
Light
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Red
Horn
low
off
off
off
off
low
low
low
low
low
high
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
Manual
Startclock ASC3
2.3.10 Program P63
After the synchronization, the display (F) shows the time of day. The countdown starts to
count down from an adjustable interval time after pressing the push button (externally connected to red/black banana socket (5)). At zero the display (F) shows the run time instead of
the time of day. The start light switches to green when the countdown reaches zero. After the
countdown reaching -10, no light and no countdown time is displayed (only time of day).
If you press the external push button again during the countdown it stops the countdown and
starts a new countdown.
Sports:
Green/Black Banana Socket (4):
Red/Black Banana Socket (5):
White Banana Socket (6):
Multiport:
Countdown Intervals:
mass start with countdown for any sport
start input from external start trigger device (e.g. startgate, photocell)
to connect push button for activating start
output of start impulse (zero impulse)
remote control for bib and countdown/brightness
standard: Bib = OFF
CD1 = 0:10 min
CD6 = 0:40 min
CD2 = 0:15 min
CD7 = 0:45 min
CD3 = 0:20 min
CD8 = 1:00 min
CD4 = 0:25 min
CD9 = 1:30 min
CD5 = 0:30 min
CD0 = Break
Countdown
Display
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-24-
Start
Light
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Red
Horn
low
off
off
off
off
low
low
low
low
low
high
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
Manual
Startclock ASC3
2.3.11 Program P64
After the synchronization the display (F) shows 00:00:00. The countdown starts to count
down from an adjustable interval time after pressing the push button (externally connected to
red/black banana socket (5)). At zero the display (F) shows the run time. The start light
switches to green when the countdown reaches zero. After the countdown reaching -10 no
light and no countdown time is displayed (only time of day).
If you press the external push button again during the countdown it stops the countdown and
starts a new countdown.
Sports:
Green/Black Banana Socket (4):
Red/Black Banana Socket (5):
White Banana Socket (6):
Multiport:
Countdown Intervals:
mass start with countdown for any sport
start input from external start trigger device (e.g. startgate, photocell)
to connect push button for activating start
output of start impulse (zero impulse)
remote control for bib and countdown/brightness
standard: Bib = OFF
CD1 = 0:10 min
CD6 = 0:40 min
CD2 = 0:15 min
CD7 = 0:45 min
CD3 = 0:20 min
CD8 = 1:00 min
CD4 = 0:25 min
CD9 = 1:30 min
CD5 = 0:30 min
CD0 = Break
Countdown
Display
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-25-
Start
Light
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Red
Horn
low
off
off
off
off
low
low
low
low
low
high
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
Manual
Startclock ASC3
2.3.12 Program P07
The countdown starts to automatically count a new interval after the zero tone. The allowed
start time is 5 seconds before or after the zero tone.
In this program you can set the start light and the horn from 10 seconds to – 5 seconds (altogether 15 seconds). This allows shorter start intervals (shortest interval time is 15 sec.)
Sports:
Green/Black Banana Socket (4):
Red/Black Banana Socket (5):
White Banana Socket (6):
Multiport:
Countdown Intervals:
alpine skiing
start input from external start trigger device (e.g. startgate, photocell)
to connect a push button for setting countdown time
output of start impulse (zero impulse)
remote control for bib and countdown/brightness
CD1 = 0:15 min
CD2 = 0:20 min
CD3 = 0:30 min
CD4 = 0:40 min
CD5 = 0:45 min
CD6 = 1:00 min
CD7 = 1:15 min
CD8 =:1:20 min
CD9 = 1:30 min
CD0 = Break
The table below shows the ASC3 at a 15 second interval:
Countdown Display (D)
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
14
13
12
11
10
-26-
Start
Light
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Red
Horn
low
off
off
off
off
low
low
low
low
low
high
off
off
off
off
off
Manual
Startclock ASC3
2.3.13 Program P08
The countdown starts to automatically count a new interval after the zero tone. The allowed
start time is 3 seconds before or after the zero tone.
In this program you can set the start light and the horn from 10 seconds to – 5 seconds (altogether 15 seconds). This allows shorter start intervals (shortest interval time is 15 sec.)
Sports:
Green/Black Banana Socket (4):
Red/Black Banana Socket (5):
White Banana Socket (6):
Multiport:
Countdown Intervals:
nordic skiing – cross country
start input from external start trigger device (e.g. startgate, photocell)
to connect a push button for setting countdown time
output of start impulse (zero impulse)
remote control for bib and countdown/brightness
CD1 = 0:15 min
CD2 = 0:20 min
CD3 = 0:30 min
CD4 = 0:40 min
CD5 = 0:45 min
CD6 = 1:00 min
CD7 = 1:15 min
CD8 =:1:20 min
CD9 = 1:30 min
CD0 = Break
The table below shows the ASC3 at a 15 second interval:
Countdown Display (D)
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
14
13
12
11
10
-27-
Start
Light
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Red
Red
Red
Horn
low
off
off
off
off
low
low
low
low
low
high
off
off
off
off
off
Manual
Startclock ASC3
2.3.14 Program P09
This program works with individual countdown for each starter. This means you have to download a start time (time of
day) and a start list to the ASC3 that includes the ID-number
(bib) of each starter and the delay to the previous starter.
Prepare a start list in Excel: The interval of the first ID-number
(bib) is 0:00. You can input intervals in minutes and seconds.
To download the start list to the Startclock ASC3 use the PCsoftware “ALGE-TIMING Start Clock”. Please note that you
need version 1.6. or higher. This software is available as
download free of charge from the ALGE-TIMING webpage
www.alge-timing.com.
BIB
Delay
20
00:00
344
00:10
5
00:20
6
00:30
8
00:40
1
00:50
12
00:55
44
01:00
4
01:05
7
01:10
9
01:15
10
01:20
Direct Link:
http://www.alge-timing.com/alge/download/software/Setup%20ALGE-TIMING%20Start%20Clock.exe
After installing the software on your PC, start the software
and set the correct <Port Settings>. You need a RS232 cable 205-02. If your PC does not have an RS232 interface
you also need an RS232-USB adapter (e.g. from ALGETIMING with code USB-RS232).
When you have a connection between the PC-software and
the ASC3, please click on <Write BIB and Delays (P9)>.
Input now the start time of the race (e.g. in the example to
the left it is 12:00:00).
Now click the button <Read From Excel>. At this time you
have to read the prepared excel-start list. After the list is
imported it will look like shown in the picture to the left.
Now click the button <Upload To Startclock> to load the start
list from the PC to the Startclock ASC3.
If you have a race that uses more start lanes you have to
adjust the number of lanes that you use and the lane of the
startclock that you want to program next (e.g. Gunderson
start or for pursuit races for cross country or biathlon). Now
only the ID numbers of this start lane are shown in the list.
The countdown starts to automatically count a new interval
after the zero tone. The allowed start time is 3 seconds before or after the zero tone.
In this program you can set the start light and the horn from
10 seconds to – 5 seconds (altogether 15 seconds). This
allows shorter start intervals (shortest interval time is 15
sec.)
-28-
Manual
Startclock ASC3
Sports:
Green/Black Banana Socket (4):
Red/Black Banana Socket (5):
White Banana Socket (6):
Multiport:
Countdown Intervals:
nordic skiing – cross country / biathlon
start input from external start trigger device (e.g. startgate, photocell)
to connect a push button for setting countdown time
output of start impulse (zero impulse)
remote control for bib and countdown/brightness
you have to program the individual countdown intervals
The table below shows the ASC3 at a
15 second interval:
Countdown Display (E)
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
14
13
12
11
10
Start
Light
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Red
Horn
low
off
off
off
off
low
low
low
low
low
high
off
off
off
off
off
2.3.15 Program P00
The countdown starts showing the time of day, start light red. When you press the push button (externally connected to red/black banana socket (5)), it switches to green for 5 seconds
and a high tone sounds (for one second).
Sports:
Green/Black Banana Socket (4):
Red/Black Banana Socket (5):
Multiport:
Countdown Intervals:
Push
Button
off
on
off
off
off
off
off
mass start for any sport
start input from external start trigger device (e.g. startgate, photocell)
to connect push button for activating start
remote control for bib and countdown/brightness
standard: Bib = OFF
manual mode
Display
--GO
GO
GO
GO
GO
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Light
Red
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Red
Horn
off
high
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off
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3 Parameter setting
To set the parameters you have two possibilities:
• Parameter setting in the startclock
• Parameter setting from a PC
3.1
Parameter Setting in the Startclock
To enter the parameter setting menu press yellow push button PB2 (2) for about 9 seconds
until the time of day display (F) shows <dISSTF>.
You can choose the parameters you want to change with the green push button PB1 (1).
Confirm with the yellow button PB2 (2). You can change the parameter with the green push
button PB1 (1). With the yellow button PB2 (2) the change is confirmed.
You can proceed to another parameter with green button PB1 (1). If no button is pressed for
the next 3 seconds you automatically exit the parameter mode.
dISStt ............. display start time of first competitor
PrInt ............... print memory
StOrE ............. select if you want to clear the memory
PrOGrA .......... select the program (from 00 to 99)
Cd# ................ countdown time #
LIGHt ............. start light adjustment
Horn:## .......... speaker tone (# = L for low tone or H for high tone)
SEtUP ............ to reset all parameters to standard (company setup)
01:00 gPS .... GPS offset of correction time
## LEA ......... lap time for GPS
bib .................. bib memory when switching the ASC3 off
Adr ................. address of this ASC3 (0 - 9)
bAUd.............. baud rate for RS232 (1200, 2400, 4800, 9600)
brt .................. brightness memory when switching ASC3 off
3.1.1
Display the Start Times <dISStt>
The display (F) shows blinking <dISStt> (Display Start Time).
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Press the green push button PB1 (1) and display (F) shows the start time of the previous competitor
On display (E) you see the lead/leg time.
If the start light is yellow, the start was after the zero impulse.
If the start light shows green, the start tolerance was okay.
If the start light shows red, the start was outside the start tolerance
If you press the green button PB1 (1) the start time of the starter before is shown, etc.
Press the yellow button PB2 (2) and the previous time is displayed once again.
To leave the menu you keep yellow push button PB2 (2) pressed until display (F)
shows blinking < PrInt > again.
If you want the first time to be shown, press the yellow push button PB2 (2) when the display
shows the last start number.
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3.1.2
Print the Memory <PrInt>
Display (F) shows <PrInt> and display (E) shows <oFF>. If you activate the print mode, it
outputs the consecutive number, start time and led/leg time for each start.
0001 ST
0002 ST
0003 ST
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•
3.1.3
10:00:00.1431
+0.1431
10:00:59.3844
-0.6156
10:02:01.3217
+1.3217
Press the green push button (1) and display (E) shows <onL>. The startclock now
prints every zero time, the official start time and the led/leg time online.
For activating the online mode press the yellow button PB2 (2).
For deactivating the online mode press the green button (1) again. The display (E)
shows <ALL>.
If you confirm with the yellow button PB2 (2), the complete memory is printed.
On display (E) you see the led/leg time
If the yellow light shines, the start was carried out after the zero impulse
If the green light shines, the start tolerance was okay
If the red light shines, the start was carried out outside the start tolerance
To exit the printer menu press the yellow button PB2 (2) until display (F) shows
<PrOGrA>
Delete the Memory <StorE>
The display (F) shows <StorE>. Now you can delete the memory.
• It shows <StorE> in the time of day display (F) and in display (E) <YES>.
• With the green push button PB1 (1) you switch between <YES> and <nO>
• YES....... save memory
• nO ......... clear memory
• With yellow push button PB2 (2) you confirm the selection to clear or save the
memory.
3.1.4
Select the Program <ProgrA>
The display (F) shows <ProgrA> and the display (E) shows the currently selected program
number. Here, you can move to another program.
• The countdown display (E) shows the current program number (0 to 5).
• With the green push button PB1 (1) you can select the program number.
• With the yellow push button PB2 (2) you can confirm the selected program number.
• The startclock now runs in selected program with countdown interval 1 of this program.
3.1.5
Set the Countdown Time <Cd#>
For each program you have 9 different countdown times (Cd1 to Cd9). Additionally, you have
Cd0 that is always the break (no countdown) if the time of day display (F) shows <Cd#>
When you select the menu to set the countdown times, you set the countdown times of the
current program.
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The shortest allowed countdown time is 20 seconds, the longest 9:59 minutes.
You cannot change a countdown in program 5 and 0.
You can never change the set countdown time and the Cd0 (manual countdown
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3.1.6
The display (F) shows <Cd#> (# = number of 0 to 9) and the countdown display (E)
shows the set countdown time.
Press the yellow push button PB2 (2) to select the countdown time that you change.
Now, the first digit of the countdown times blinks.
Press the green push button PB1 (1) to change a digit and the yellow button PB2 (2) to
move from one digit to the next.
To exit the selected countdown press yellow push button PB2 (2) until display (F)
shows again <Cd#>. No digit blinks any more.
To exit the countdown menu press yellow push button PB2 (2) until display (F) shows
<LIGth>.
Set the Start Light <LIgHt>
The start light has three colors – red, yellow and green. You can set the start light for a certain time. In case the selected times are beyond the time of the start interval, the countdown
of the start interval shows the current color of light. The set values always apply to all countdowns in this program (except Cd0). Display (F) shows <LigHt> (light) and display (E) shows
the selected time. The start light shows the set color for this time.
Display (F) shows <LIgHt> and the countdown display (E) the time. The start light shows red,
yellow, green or all colors (light is switched off). When pressing the yellow button PB2 (2) the
light blinks.
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Press the green button PB1 (1) to change the light color
Press the yellow button PB2 (2) to save the light color and to move to time.
The first digit of the time blinks (display D)
Press the green push button PB1 (1) to set the digits of the time and the yellow button
PB2 (2) to move from one digit to the next.
To exit the start light menu press yellow button PB2 (2) until display (F) show <Horn:#>
Example:
Start Light = red
Start Light = yellow
Start Light = green
Start Light = red
Start Light = black
Countdown Time = 10
Countdown Time = 5
Countdown Time = 3
Countdown Time = -3
Countdown Time =-10
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10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-11
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
-11
Traffic
Light
no
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Yellow
Yellow
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
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3.1.7
Set the Tone of the Speaker <Horn>
The tone of the speaker can be switched off or can sound with a high or low tone. Most
sports require a pre-warning at 10 seconds and a countdown from 5 seconds to 0. The set
values always apply for all countdowns in this program (not Cd 0).
• The display (F) shows blinking <Horn#> (# = L [low] or H [high])
• Press the green button PB1 (1) to switch between L and H (low or high signal tone)
• Press the yellow button PB2 (2) to confirm moving on to countdown time and saving
signal tone
• The first digit of the time blinks (display E)
• Press the green button PB1 (1) to change the digits of signal tone time and the yellow
button PB2 (2) to move from one digit to the next.
• To exit the signal tone menu, press yellow button PB2 (2) until display (F) shows
<StOrE>
Example:
Horn Low
Horn Low
Horn Low
Horn Low
Horn Low
Horn Low
Horn High
3.1.8
Countdown
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9
-10
Countdown Time = 10
Countdown Time = 5
Countdown Time = 4
Countdown Time = 3
Countdown Time = 2
Countdown Time = 1
Countdown Time = 0
Horn
low
off
off
off
off
low
low
low
low
low
high
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
off
Factory Settings <SEtUP>
It is possible to change many parameters of the ASC3. If you have troubles with the changes
you made, we recommend resetting the ASC3 to factory settings. This means all the settings
you changed are reset to factory values.
• The display (F) shows blinking <SEtUP> (SETUP).
• Display (E) shows <CUS>. This means customer settings are saved after switching on
and off.
• Press the yellow push button PB2 (2) and display (E) blinks.
• Press the green push button PB1 (1) and you can change between <CUS> (= customer) and <STA> (= standard).
• If the display shows <STA> and you press the yellow push button PB2 (2), all parameters are reset to the factory values (original setting).
Attention:
The startclock automatically keeps the customer values that you set. To reset
these values to the factory values you have to proceed as described above.
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3.1.9
GPS Offset <gPS>
It is possible to synchronize the ASC3 from a GPS-receiver (ALGE-code GPS-TY).
GPS-receiver gets the time per satellite and must have a free sight to the sky to read at least
3 satellites. The GPS-time is always the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Therefore you
must adjust in which time zone you are (e.g. the Middle European Time Zone is 1 (01:00)
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The display (F) shows blinking a value of e.g. <01:00> (correction of 1 hour).
Display (E) shows <gPS>.
Press the yellow push button PB2 (2) and the first digit of the value in display (F) blinks.
With the green push button PB1 (1) you can change this value.
With the yellow push button PB2 (2) you move to the next digit.
Exit by pressing the yellow push button PB2 until all four digits in display (F) blink.
3.1.10 GPS Leap Time <LEA>
It is possible to synchronize the ASC3 from a GPS-receiver (ALGE-code GPS-TY).
While most clocks derive their time from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the atomic
clocks on the satellites are set to GPS time. The difference is that GPS time is not corrected
to match the rotation of the earth, so it does not contain leap seconds or other corrections
that are periodically added to UTC. GPS time was set to match UTC in 1980, but has since
diverged.
When you buy the GPS, the time is set correctly (in January 2018 the leap is 18 seconds). In
average, every second year another leap second is added here. These changes can be corrected manually here.
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The display (F) shows a blinking value of e.g. <18> (correction of 18 sec).
Display (E) shows <LEA> for Leap Time.
Press the yellow push button PB2 (2) and the first digit of the value in display (F) blinks.
With the green push button PB1 (1) you can change this value.
With the yellow push button PB2 (2) you move to the next digit.
Exit by pressing the yellow push button PB2 until both digits in display (F) are blinking.
3.1.11 BIB (ID-Number) Memory <bIb>
You can set if the bib memory, that it remembers the current setting or not when switching the ASC3 the next time on (showing bib
or not). If the bib memory is “on”, it will show after each start of the
ASC3 the bib. If it is “off”, it will store the adjustment of the bib
(showing bib or not showing bib) and when you start the ASC3 the
next time it will show it as it was used set before you turned it off.
The factory setting is bib = on (it shows always the bib when you
start the ASC3).
• The display (F) shows blinking <bib>, display (E) shows
<on>. This means bib is always shown when you switch the
ASC3 on.
• Press the yellow push button PB2 (2) and display (E) blinks.
• Press the green push button PB1 (1) and you can change
the parameter to off. With this adjustment, the ASC3 will start the next time as you use
the bib right now.
• When the display shows the setting that you want to adjust press yellow push button
PB2 (2).
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3.1.12 Address <Adr>
When you control more than one ASC3 from a PC each startclock
needs an individual address. You can have up to 10 addresses (0
– 9). Factory adjustment is the address 0.
• The display (F) shows blinking <Adr>, display (E) shows
<0>. This means address 0 is adjusted.
• Press the yellow push button PB2 (2) and display (E) blinks.
• Press the green push button PB1 (1) and you can change the address (0 to 9, it
changes each time you press the green push button PB1 (1).
• When the display shows the address that you want to adjust press yellow push button
PB2 (2).
3.1.13 Baud Rate <bAUd>
The baud rate of the serial interface RS232 you can adjust. The
factory setting is 2400 Baud.
• The display (F) shows blinking <bAUd>, display (E) shows
<2>. This means adjusted baud rate is 2400.
• Press the yellow push button PB2 (2) and display (E) blinks.
• Press the green push button PB1 (1) and you can change the baud rate (1= 1200
Baud, 2 = 2400 Baud, 4 = 4800 Baud und 9 = 9600 Baud).
• When the display shows the baud rate that you want to adjust press yellow push button
PB2 (2).
3.1.14 LED-Brightness Memory <brt>
You can set if the LED-brightness memory, that it remembers the
current setting or not when switching the ASC3 the next time on
(showing last full brightness or last adjusted brightness). If the
brightness memory is “off”, it will show after each start of the
ASC3 the display with the highest brightness level. If it is “on”, it
will store the adjustment brightness adjusted before you switch it
off, and when you start the ASC3 the next time it will use the brightness level as adjusted
before you turned it off. The factory setting is brt = off (it shows always the LED with the
highest brightness level).
• The display (F) shows blinking <brt>, display (E) shows <off>. This means brightness is
always at the highest level when you switch the ASC3 on.
• Press the yellow push button PB2 (2) and display (E) blinks.
• Press the green push button PB1 (1) and you can change the parameter to on. With
this adjustment, the ASC3 will start the next time with the brightness level that was
used before switching it off.
• When the display shows the setting that you want to adjust press yellow push button
PB2 (2).
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3.2
Parameter setting by PC
We can offer software to adjust the parameter settings by PC. This is much faster and easier
than to do it direct at the ASC3. You can download software from our homepage Uwww.algetiming.com free of charge.
Direct link to download the software:
https://alge-timing.com/alge/download/software/Setup_AlgeStartClock.exe
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4 Multiport
The Multiport has several functions. This port includes the RS232 interface, the GPS input
signal for time synchronization and the input for the remote control.
4.1
RS232 Interface
The RS232 interface has different functions:
• Output of time difference of all start times: times from start input (4) (green and black
banana socket) and lead/leg times
• RS232 interface to control the startclock from a PC (time of day display, countdown
display, horn, start light, speaker)
• Connection for the printer P5 to print all times online or offline.
Interface parameter:
• RS232
• 1 start bit, 8 data bit, 1 stop bit, no parity bit
• 2400 baud rate (for printer 2400)
• All data are in ASCII format
• PC have to wait until ASC3 replies before sending next packet
4.2
Remote Control ASC3-RC or ASC3-RCU
The remote control is change to set up the bib (start number), countdown interval, or brightness. The ASC3-RC is connected at the socket (7) that says “multiport”.
ASC3-RC:
Adjustment of bib, starting interval or LED brightness
ASC3-RCU: Has additional a Micro-USB-Interface to connect the ASC3 at a PC (e.g. to
update the firmware)
Next Bib:
press button
Previous Bib:
press button
Reset Bib to First Bib in List:
press button
Select Countdown:
press button
Select Brightness:
press button
Function as PB1 of ASC3:
press button
Function as PB2 of ASC3:
press button
and
simultaneously
for six seconds
The ASC3-RC is always delivered together with the startclock ASC3.
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4.3
GPS Receiver
The startclock ASC3 always shows the time of
day. It is possible to set the time of day manually or automatically by a GPS receiver (optional). The GPS receiver is connected at the
multiport (7). Using the GPS receiver, the
ASC3 reaches an accuracy of up to 1/1000
seconds. The time that the GPS receiver obtains is always the UTC (Coordinated Universal
Time). In order to display the correct time of
your time zone, you have to set an offset to the
UTC time in the parameter setup.
In order to set the time of day with a GPS receiver, please connect it at the Multiport (7) of
the ASC3. Position the GPS receiver in such a
way that it has unhindered view to the sky. In
order to receive the time, the GPS receiver
requires the data of four different satellites.
This process may take some minutes.
Leap Seconds:
A leap second is a one-second adjustment that is occasionally applied to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to keep its time of day close to the mean solar time. Without such
a correction, time reckoned by Earth's rotation drifts away from atomic time because of irregularities in the Earth's rate of rotation. Since this system of correction was implemented in
1972, 26 leap seconds have been inserted, the most recent on June 30, 2015 at 23:59:60
UTC.
The GPS receiver has the leap seconds fix programmed. This means after some time the
internal leap seconds will not be accurate any more. If you connect the GPS receiver for
more than have an hour it will read the leap seconds from the GPS transmitter and sore it in
the ASC3 memory. It is also possible to adjust the leap seconds manually. The actual value
is now 17 leap seconds (July 2015).
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5 Technical Data
Timing range:
Accuracy:
Precision:
Quartz frequency:
Time of Day LED-Field:
Bib LED-Field:
Countdown LED-Field:
Start Light:
External Speaker:
Operative temperature range:
Memory:
Multiport:
23 hours, 59 minutes, 59.999 seconds
+/- 0.0002 sec/h at 20°C (68 K)
+/- 0.009 sec/h at -15 to 50 °C (5 to 122 K)
1/1000 seconds
TCXO 32.754 kHz (temperature compensated crystal oscillator)
Six 7-segment LED figures with a figure height of 55 mm, separated after every second figure by three dots
Three 7-segment LED figures with a figure height of 80 mm
Three 7-segment LED figures with a figure height of 80 mm, separated between the first and second figure by three dots
Start light consisting of 3 LED clusters (red, yellow, green)
4 Ohm
-25 to 60°C (-13 to 140 F)
about 2000 start times
PC:
2400 Baud, 1 start bit, 8 data bit, 1 stop bit, no parity bit
Printer: 2400 Baud, 1 start bit, 8 data bit, 1 stop bit, no parity bit
1 .................. empty
2 .................. Channel 0 (Start) and GPS sync.
3 .................. Remote Control Up
4 .................. Remote Control Down
5 to 9 ........... empty
10 ................ RS232 – TX
11 ................ RS232 - RX
12 ................ Ground
13 ................ +5 VDC
14 ................ Remote Control Countdown/Brightness/Countdown Start
15 ................ Yellow Push Button (2)
16 and 17 .... empty
18 ................ Green Push Button (1)
19 to 22 ....... empty
23 ................ +12 VDC
24 ................ Ground
Battery:
Ext. Power Supply:
Case:
Measurements:
Weight:
12 VDC, 12 Ah
AC-Power: 85 – 264 VAC
DC-Power: 12 – 16 VDC
Aluminum case for outdoor use
445 x 280 x 115 mm / 17.52” x 11.02 x 4.53” (without handle)
445 x 316 x 115 mm / 17.52” x 12.44 x 4.53” (with handle)
8.4 kg / 17.6 lbs
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RS232 Interface
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5.1.1
5.1.1.1
1 start bit, 8 data bit, 1 stop bit, no parity bit
2400 baud rate (for printer 2400)
Data are in ASCII format
PC must wait for the answer of the ASC3 reply before sending the next package
Commands for reading data from device:
Read memory:
PC to ASC3:
ASC3 to PC:
?MCR
M? XXXX ST HH:MM:SS:zht LT –SS.zhtCR
M? EMPTYCR
XXXX ........................... start number
ST ................................ fix code for “start number”
HH:MM:SS.zht .............. start time
L T ................................. fix code for “lead-/leg time”
– .................................... sign
SS.zht ........................... lead or leg time
EMPTY .......................... memory is empty
5.1.1.2
5.1.1.3
Clear memory:
PC to ASC3:
ASC3 to PC:
?ECR
E?CR
Get current values on-line:
PC to ASC3 to start:
?DCR
PC to ASC3 to stop and send again:
?DCR
ASC3 to PC:
D? HH:MM:SS m:ss C HCR
HH ................................. hours
MM ................................ minutes
SS ................................. seconds
m ................................... current countdown time minutes
ss................................... current countdown time seconds
C.................................... color (Black=0, Red=1, Yellow=2, Green=3)
5.1.1.4
Get current values:
PC to ASC3:
ASC3 to PC:
?SCR one time
S? HH:MM:SS m:ss C XX m:ss bCR
HH ................................. hours
MM- ............................... minutes
SS ................................. seconds
m ................................... current countdown time minutes
ss................................... current countdown time seconds
C.................................... color (Black=0, Red=1, Yellow=2, Green=3)
XX ................................. program
m ................................... CDT minutes
ss................................... CDT seconds
b .................................... brightness
5.1.2
5.1.2.1
Commands for setting data
SET PROGRAM
PC to ASC3:
=PXYCR
X .................................... program (0-9)
Y .................................... if X=6, Y=0,1,2 or 3
ASC3 to PC:
P=CR
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5.1.2.2
SET COUNTDOWN TIME
PC to ASC3:
=CSCR
S .................................... countdown time (0-9)
5.1.2.3
5.1.2.4
ASC3 to PC:
C=CR
SET CLOCK TIME
PC to ASC3:
ASC3 to PC:
=THHMMSS CR
T=CR
SET START LIGHT
PC to ASC3:
=LXSSTHCR
X .................................... program (0-9)
SS ................................. seconds (0-20, 0=-10, 20=10)
T .................................... color (0-off, 1-red, 2-yellow, 3-green)
H.................................... sound (0-off, 1-high, 2-low)
ASC3 to PC:
5.1.2.5
L=CR
SET DISPLAY
Has effect only if device is in slave mode
PC to ASC3:
=D12:010:30111231
=DHH:MMm:ssTHbbbRCR
HH................................. hours
MM ................................ minutes
SS ................................. seconds
m ................................... countdown time minutes
ss .................................. countdown time seconds
T.................................... color (0-off, 1-red, 2-yellow, 3-green)
H ................................... sound (0-off, 1-high, 2-low)
Bbb ............................... bib number (ID)
R ................................... Relais (0 = off, 1 = on)
5.1.2.6
5.1.2.7
5.1.2.8
ASC3 to PC:
D=CR
GOTO SLAVE MODE
PC to ASC3:
ASC3 to PC:
=SLAVECR
S=CR
GOTO MASTER MODE
PC to ASC3:
ASC3 to PC:
=MASTERCR
S=CR
SET BRIGHTNESS
PC to ASC3:
=BXCR
X .................................... brightness (0-9)
ASC3 to PC:
5.1.2.9
B=CR
SET BIB NUMBERS
BIB numbers should be sent in blocks. One block consists of 16 BIBs. One BIB consists of 3
ASCII numbers. It’s possible to set 64 blocks with 16 BIBs, summary 1024 BIBs.
PC to ASC3:
=HBBaaabbbcccddd...ooopppCR
BB ................................ block (0-63)
aaa ............................... BIB number for competitor (BBx16+1)
bbb ............................... BIB number for competitor (BBx16+2)
etc.
ppp ............................... BIB number for competitor (BBx16+16)
ASC3 to PC:
Examples:
H=CR
=H00001002003004...015016CR will set first BIB to 001, second to 002...
=H010017018019020...031032CR will set 17th BIB to 017, 18th to 018...
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5.1.2.10 SET DELAY TIMES (only for program 9)
DELAY_TIME should be sent in blocks. One block consists of 8 DELAY_TIMES. One
DELAY TIME consists of 5 ASCII numbers. It’s possible to set 128 blocks with 8 DELAY TIMEs, summary 1024 DELAY_TIMES.
DELAY_TIME is difference in seconds between first and next competitor start time,
max value is 65535 seconds.
* DELAY_TIME for first competitor must be 0.
PC to ASC3:
=VBBaaaaabbbbbccccc...ggggghhhhhCR
BB ................................ block (0-127)
aaaaa ........................... DELAY_TIME in seconds for competitor (BBx8+1)
bbbbb ........................... DELAY_TIME in seconds for competitor (BBx8+2)
etc.
hhhhh ........................... DELAY_TIME in seconds for competitor (BBx8+8)
ASC3 to PC:
Example:
V=CR
=V000000000010...0007000080CR
will write delay_time for first competitor is
0, for second is 10 seconds...
5.1.2.11 SET START TIME (only for program 9)
After DELAY_TIME settings, it is necessary to set race START_TIME. After this settings, ASC3 will recalculate start times for all competitors. Without this data it is not
possible to synchronize several ASC3 devices.
PC to ASC3:
=KHHMMSS CR
ASC3 to PC:
K=CR
5.1.2.12 SETUP BAUDRATE
PC to ASC3:
=RxCR
x ................................... Baud rate in ASCII (2, 4, 9 or 1)
2 .................................. 2400 Baud
4 ................................... 4800 Baud
9 ................................... 9600 Baud
1 ................................... 19200 Baud
This command is answered by the ASC3 with R=CR
It uses already the new adjusted Baud rate!
5.1.2.13 GET SOFTWARE VERSION
PC to ASC3:
?VCR
ASC3 to PC:
V?xxxxCR
xxxx .............................. Version Number of ASC3
5.1.2.14 GET GPS ZONE
PC to ASC3:
ASC3 to PC:
?GCR
G?HH:MMCR
HH ................................ hours
MM ............................... minutes
5.1.2.15 GET LEAP SECONDS
PC to ASC3:
ASC3 to PC:
?UCR
U?SSCR
SS ................................ seconds
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5.1.2.16 SET DISPLAY IN SLAVE MODE
PC to ASC3:
=EHH:MM:SSAm:ssTHbbbCR
HH................................. hours
MM ................................ minutes
SS ................................. seconds
Beginning for the addressing the ASC3
1 .................................... address for ASC3 (1 – 9 since Version V16.91)
m ................................... countdown time minutes
ss .................................. countdown time seconds
T.................................... color (0-off, 1-red, 2-yellow, 3-green)
H ................................... sound (0-off, 1-high, 2-low)
bbb ................................ bib number (ID)
R ................................... Relais (0 = off, 1 = on)
It is possible to send for more ASC3 the string. The first part with the time of day is
always the same for all of the ASC3. After the address each ASC3 is controlled separate.
Example for one ASC3: =E10:30:2810:00310120CR
Example for three ASC3: = E10:30:2810:0031012020:1210025030:15100630CR
5.1.2.17 GET ADDRESS OF ASC3
PC to ASC3:
?ACR
ASC3 to PC:
A?xCR
x ................................... adjusted address (0 – 9 or A – J, depending on ASC3 version)
5.1.2.18 SET ADDRESS OF ASC3
PC to ASC3:
= AxCR
x ................................... address (0 – 9 or A – J, depending on the ASC3 version)
ASC3 to PC:
5.1.2.19 SET GPS ZONE
PC to ASC3:
ASC3 to PC:
A=CR
?GHHMMCR
G=HHMMCR
HH ................................ hours
MM ............................... minutes
5.1.2.20 SET GPS LEAP SECONDS
PC to ASC3:
?USSCR
ASC3 to PC:
U=SSCR
SS ................................ leap seconds
5.1.2.21 BIB – ON/OFF
PC to ASC3:
ASC3 to PC:
=IxCR
I=CR
x ................................... 0 = bib off, 1 = bib on
5.1.2.22 SET TO FACTORY ADJUSTMENT
PC to ASC3:
=FCR
No replay, ASC3 will reset and set parameters to factory setup
5.1.2.23 Set ASC3 on Slave-Mode
PC to ASC3:
=IxCR
ASC3 to PC:
I=CR
A ................................... Address (depending on the ASC3 version 0 – 9 or A - J)
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5.1.2.24 Set ASC3 in Slave-Mode with Address
PC to ASC3: =EHH:MM:SSAm:ssTHbbbR CR
A ................................... Address (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, etc.)
bbb ............................... Bib number
Using this command ASC3 does not reply.
Example for controlling three ASC3
=EHH:MM:SS1m:ssTHbbbR2m:ssTHbbbR3m:ssTHbbbR CR
Time of day is the same for all boards, 1 = Address A with parameter for this ASC3, 2 = Address B with parameter for this ASC3, 3 = Address C with parameter for this ASC3. R is relay
state, 0=off, 1=on;
5.1.2.25 Set ASC3 in Slave-Mode without Address
PC to ASC3: =DHH:MM:SSm:ssTHbbbR CR
Using this command ASC3 does not reply.
This is the broadcast command, all ASC3 will accept and show data. Could be used to
clear all ASC3 in a network, to show the same data.
5.1.2.26 Adjusting the Potential Free Contact for Program 51
PC to ASC3: =Oxxx CR
If you have to control another device with the potential free contact (white banana
socket) to open e.g. a startdoor for parallel slalom it can be that this gate has a delay
to open up. This adjustment will help you to open the door in advance, that it is open
at the zero sound.
xxx is the value in 1/100 seconds (e.g. 256 are 2 seconds and 56 hundredth).
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6 Firmware Update
The owner of a ALGE-startclock ASC3 is able to update the firmware in order to get the latest features. The firmware update is free of charge. To make the update use the USB connection at the remote control ASC3-RCU. If you have the remote-control ASC-RC you need
for the update the RS232-cable 205-02.
The simplest way to update the ASC3 is to use the ALGE-TIMING
USB-Stick that was delivered with the ASC3.
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Plug the USB-Stick at the PC
‘The PC needs internet access
Open the ALGE-Stick e.g. with Windows Explorer
Double click on „Please start me.cmd“
It starts the Install-Manager on your PC
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If the USB-Stick is not new you should first update the content and click on „Update
USB Stick“
The USB-Stick will download from the ALGE-Webpage the latest software and firmware.
When it shows “Install Java Runtime Environment“ in blue (with a link) it is necessary
to install the Java program by clicking on it
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When it shows „Install Atmel Flip“ in blue (with link) it is necessary to install it by
clicking on it
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Connect cable 205-02 at the Startclock ASC3 (mulitport 7) and PC (RS232-interface)
Select serial interface that is used on the PC (e.g. COM1)
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Turn ASC3 off
Press program push button (3) with e.g. a pen and keep it
pressed
Switch ASC3 on
Release program push button (3)
Display of ASC3 is bank and ASC3 is ready for firmware update
Click on „Update ASC3 Software“
It shows a waring message that the ASC3 must be switched in the update mode. This
was done already above.
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Click on OK
The new programming of the ASC3 starts. It opens a window on the PC that shows
you the programming progress. After the update is finished this window will be automatically closed.
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Switch Startclock ASC3 off
Switch Startclock ASC3 on (it must show the new firmware version)
Operate the ASC3 as usual
If you do not have an ALGE-TIMING USB-Stick:
Link to download the Install-Manager from the ALGE webpage www.alge-timing.com:
http://www.alge-timing.com/alge/download/software/IM.exe
The version of the Install-Manager must be V1.5.7.1 or newer.
Link to download the latest ASC3 firmware:
http://www.alge-timing.com/alge/download/uC/asc3.exe
Link to download FLIP (Programmer Application for Atmel Processor):
http://www.atmel.com/tools/flip.aspx
ALGE-TIMING GmbH
Rotkreuzstrasse 39
A-6890 Lustenau
Austria
Tel: +43-5577-85966
Fax: +43-5577-85966-4
office@alge-timing.com
www.alge-timing.com
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