ATS-3 Trailer - All Traffic Solutions
ATS-3 Trailer
All Traffic Solutions 3100 Research Drive State College, Pennsylvania 16801
www.alltrafficsolutions.com [email protected] 814-237-9005
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Quick Start - ATS-3
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1.3
ATS-3 Pre-Tow Checklist
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1.4
ATS-3 Trailer Power
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1.5
Setup - ATS-3
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1.6
ATS-3 Trailer Maintenance
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Battery Maintenance and Warnings
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Warranty
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The ATS-3 trailer can be outfitted with the ATS
SpeedAlert 18 Radar Message Sign, the Shield
15 Radar Speed Display or the instALERT 18
Variable Message Sign. One person can easily
move and set up the trailer. Power comes from
batteries and solar charging. There is an
onboard AC charger. The compact trailer is has
a low tongue weight making one person
deployment possible.
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Quick Start - ATS-3
This Quick Start shows how to set up an ATS-5 Trailer with any ATS sign.
Unpack the trailer if it arrived in a crate.
Place ATS-3 Trailer in location and lower jacks
Park trailer on a stable surface, rotate all 4 jacks down and
stabilize trailer. Aim trailer as directly as possible towards
targeted motorists and level with the jacks. DO NOT RAISE
DISPLAY UNTIL ALL 4 JACKS ARE DOWN AND SUPPORTING
THE TRAILER.
Solar Panel
The solar panel on the ATS-3 is always
deployed and charging the power system
whenever the sun is shining.
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Rotate the Display into Position
Make sure all four jacks are lowered. Rotate the
display from the travel position into the display
position. Pull out the lock pin, rotate the display
and replace the lock pin, There is an additional
set of holes for the lock pin to get some fine
alignment of the display to the road without
moving the trailer base. Select the preferred
position and replace the lock pin.
Store Tongue
Once the trailer is positioned, the tongue can be
stored by placing it in the trailer receiver
backwards and upside down. To prevent
tampering, a locking hitch pin (not included) will
prevent tongue removal from the storage
position.
Power the Display
Turn on the display by turning on the switch in
the battery box. You may need to turn on the unit
by pushing the Power button on the unit if it was
turned off using the on-board controls. If the
unit is on when the switch in the battery box is
shut off, the unit will come on when the switch is
turned back on.
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ATS-3 Pre-Tow Checklist
Preparing the ATS-3 Trailer for towing
Pre-Tow Check List
When removing from Battery Charge Mode:
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The Battery Charging System power cord is unplugged from the battery box.
CAUTION: Ensure all 4 jacks are down and pinned before raising or lowering Message
Display.
When removing from Operational Mode:
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Message Display is rotated 90 degrees from the display position to be parallel with the
travel direction.
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Power toggle switch is OFF.
When removing from EITHER Mode:
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Battery box is closed and locked.
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Hitch tongue is properly attached to the tow vehicle and trailer.
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Safety chains are attached to the tow vehicle.
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Trailer wiring harness is attached to the tow vehicle and all light operation is verified.
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All Leveling jacks (4) are pivoted, and pinned in the up position.
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ATS-3 Trailer Power
Trailer Power system and connecting units to trailer power
Trailer power for Shield 12 or Shield 15
When the Shield or SpeedAlert unit is used on a trailer the power
will be supplied through the auxiliary power jack. It is very
important to remove the internal lithium batteries if using trailer
power.
Attach the circular plug on the cord coming from the trailer power
to the receptacle on the display. Route the cable towards the top
so that it will route through the pole when reattached. When using
the auxiliary power connection, the “power” button on the unit is
bypassed. As soon as you connect live power the unit will power
on and enter the LED start-up routine. It will return to the previous
settings in place when power was turned off.
The Shield 15 uses screws to attach the unit directly to the trailer.
The mounting bracket is not required. The on-board control
buttons for speed and mode time out after 5 minutes of inactivity to
prevent tampering. To reactivate control turn the unit off and on
again and they will work until inactive for 5 minutes.
Power Switch
The switch in the battery compartment controls power to the display. Turn it on or off as
desired. The display will come on to the same state it was in when turned off.
Trailer Batteries
The trailer system voltage is 12VDC. The
standard power supply is a 100 Amp Hour
sealed deep cycle 12V battery for 12VDC
operation. A 20A slow blow fuse is installed
between the batteries and the load. Using
batteries, cables or chargers not supplied by All
Traffic Solutions will void the product warranty.
The battery power level can be determined by
looking at the power level displayed at message
sign start up, on the ATS Android Mobile, ATS
PC Sign Manager or using the TraffiCloud either
locally or remotely.
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Trailer Battery Charging
To charge the trailer batteries, connect a
120VAC supply to the AC plug on the charger. A
hole in the battery box allows an extension cord
to be brought into the battery compartment
through the bottom of the enclosue. The red
light on the charger indicates charging in
process, and the green light indicates a full
charge.
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Setup - ATS-3
Deploying the ATS-3 Trailer with a message sign or speed display
Choose location
Choose a location that is far enough away from
traveling vehicles to not pose an unnecessary risk to
normal traffic. When possible, the trailer should be
placed off the shoulder, behind barriers or behind
cones.
Tow the trailer to the desired location and disconnect
from the tow vehicle. Position the ATS Trailer so that
the speed display is visible to the motorist, yet so that
the trailer is not in the traffic lane. Where possible, the
trailer should be aligned to face oncoming traffic as
directly as possible, enhancing accuracy and visibility.
Set stabilizing jacks
Set the stabilizing jacks on all 4 corners, lifting the trailer off the street and getting the trailer
approximately level. Failure to set the stabilizing jacks will cause the trailer to tip
backwards when the display is lifted causing possible injury or damage to the sign.
Always set stabilizing jacks before raising the sign.
Solar Panel
The solar panel on the ATS-3 is always
deployed and charging the power system
whenever the sun is shining.
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Rotate the Display into Position
Make sure all four jacks are lowered. Rotate the
display from the travel position into the display
position. Pull out the lock pin, rotate the display
and replace the lock pin, There is an additional
set of holes for the lock pin to get some fine
alignment of the display to the road without
moving the trailer base. Select the preferred
position and replace the lock pin.
Store Tongue
Once the trailer is positioned, the tongue can be
stored by placing it in the trailer receiver
backwards and upside down. To prevent
tampering, a locking hitch pin (not included) will
prevent tongue removal from the storage
position.
Trailer deployment checklist
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Trailer is positioned in a safe location as far as possible from approaching traffic
Leveling jacks are down and trailer is approximately level.
Display holding pins is fully inserted.
Solar panel is not shaded
Hitch tongue is removed and in stowed position, if desired
Display is facing oncoming traffic and is visible from the desired distance
Battery box is closed and locked
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ATS-3 Trailer Maintenance
Maintenance steps for the ATS-3 Trailer
The trailer should be periodically inspected and maintained in a condition that ensures safe
operation and compliance with federal and state regulations.
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Make sure all lights are operational.
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Grease wheel bearings periodically.
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Check tires for wear and optimal air pressure. Follow guidelines on tire.
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Maintain batteries per the recommendations in the Battery Maintenance Section
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Check all electrical connections for wear or damage. Make sure the screw connections
on the solar controller are tight. These may loosen over time and the batteries may not
have a good connection to the load. When tightening, be sure not to touch two terminals
at once as you will short the batteries and this could cause an explosion.
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Battery Maintenance and Warnings
Battery Maintenance for Lithium Ion and Lead Acid Batteries
Lead Acid Battery Maintenance
Battery maintenance: In order to maximize the life of your batteries and their ability to hold a
charge, you should follow several important steps in using and storing lead acid batteries
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Batteries should be placed on charge immediately after use regardless of the discharge
status. Failure to do so will shorten the battery’s life.
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The less the battery is drained before recharging, the longer the expected life of the
battery. Charging the battery more often, with a lower discharge, will extend its life.
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Whenever the batteries are not in use, even if they are mostly charged, it is always
recommended to fully charge the battery to maintain the charge and preserve the battery’s
life. If the batteries are going to be stored for an extended period of time, they should be
fully charged before being stored and charged up regularly (at least monthly.) Store the
battery in a cool area, not directly on concrete.
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Charge the battery in a cool location. The cooler the battery is, the better it will charge.
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During use, keep the battery as cool as possible. This will extend the battery’s charge. If
you have a choice between a shaded location and a direct sun location, choose the
shade if practical. This is not possible if using a solar panel.
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To recharge the batteries, plug a 120V extension cord into the plug in the side of the
battery box. This will charge all the enclosed batteries. The display on the installed
battery charger will indicate when the batteries are fully charged. Use of any battery
charger other than the unit supplied will void the warranty.
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In the winter, it is important that the batteries are protected from freezing. It is best to
store the batteries where there is no chance of freezing. If this is not possible, keep the
batteries charged while in storage. A fully charged battery can resist freezing better than
one with a low charge. If the trailer is to be stored inside and the solar panel will not be
able to maintain the charge on the system it is necessary to charge the batteries
regularly. Batteries that are allowed to freeze are not covered under warranty.
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If your trailer is equipped with a solar panel, the panel should always be connected to the
solar controller, which will allow the batteries to remain fully charged whenever the trailer
is in transit or in storage outdoors. Keep the solar panel clean for optimal charging.
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If flooded trailer batteries are removed from the battery box, they must be stored upright.
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For flooded trailer batteries, check the battery water level when charging. If it is low, fill
using distilled water only.
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Clean excessive corrosion on the terminals with a mixture of baking soda and water.
Make sure battery terminals are tight.
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To test the charger: Measure the voltage on the batteries. Plug in the charger and the
voltage should go higher.
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To test the solar panel: On a sunny day, check the voltage on the solar connection on the
solar controller. It should be higher than the voltage on the batteries.
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Lead Acid Battery Warnings
Lead based batteries can be dangerous. Note the following precautions:
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Always charge batteries in a ventilated area.
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Never smoke or allow a spark or fire in the vicinity of a charging battery.
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The batteries should only be charged with the provided automatic charger to prevent
overcharging. The display on the battery charger will indicate when the batteries are
fully charged. Use of any battery charger other than the unit supplied will void the
warranty.
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Do not use the charger if any of the cords or electrical connections on the charger or
battery are damaged. Contact ATS for replacement of damaged parts.
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Never try to charge a battery with any physical damage.
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Be careful of shorting the terminals of the battery inadvertently with a tool, jewelry or
any other conductive item. Shorting the terminals could cause the battery to explode.
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Monitor charger and battery frequently during charging to make sure both are
functioning properly.
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Do not allow the batteries to freeze. Batteries that have been frozen are not covered
under warranty.
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Never attempt to charge a frozen battery.
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Warranty
All Traffic Solutions Warranty
All Traffic Solutions warrants this product to the original purchaser to be
free of manufacturing defects for a period of 1 year and ATS reserves the
right to repair or replace the warranted part or parts at its sole discretion.
The following items are specifically not covered under warranty.
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The warranty does not cover misuse or abuse that includes using
the product in ways for which it was not intended and vandalism.
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The warranty does not cover damage to the product due to incorrect
installation or operation nor does it cover normal wear and tear such
as frayed cords or cables, broken connectors, scratched or broken
enclosures.
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This warranty does not cover batteries that are allowed to freeze.
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The warranty is void if any physical changes are made to the product
by anyone but an ATS authorized service representative.
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During the warranty period, there will be no charge for parts or labor.
If components require factory service, purchaser shall return failed
parts to the factory or authorized service location, freight prepaid.
ATS will pay to return the parts.
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If damage to the product during the warranty period is determined to
be due of a non-warranted nature, ATS reserves the right to charge
for damages resulting from abuse or extraordinary environmental
damage to the product at rates normally charged for repairing such
products not covered under warranty
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ATS is not responsible for any consequential damages and as an
expressed warning, the user should be aware that harmful personal
contact may be made with the product in the event of violent
maneuvers, collisions, or other circumstances even though the
device(s) are used according to instructions. ATS specifically
disclaims any liability for injury caused by the product in all such
circumstances.
All Traffic Solutions
3100 Research Drive
State College, PA 16801
[email protected]
www.alltrafficsolutions.com
866-366-6602
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