Manual Xtra.Remote Control (mk2)
USER MANUAL
Xtra.Remote Control (mk2)
1. INSTALLATION OF THE REMOTE CONTROL
The following accessories are related to the Remote Control Unit:
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Remote Control Unit
Adapter (1A @ 5V DC)
Pair of rechargeable batteries (NiMH)
Industrial silicon cover is included by default
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a. Placing the batteries
The Xtra.Remote Control Unit can be used with 2 rechargeable NiMH batteries type AA. To
insert these batteries, open the cover by unscrewing the lid. Place the batteries according to
the symbols + and – labelled in the battery compartment. Close the battery compartment by
screwing back the screws just hand tight.
Important:
Only use rechargeable batteries of the type NiMH
Do NOT use conventional batteries
Do NOT use alkaline batteries
Do NOT use Lithium batteries
Do NOT use old and new batteries together
Do NOT use batteries from different manufacturers together
Batteries contain chemical substances. Treat old batteries as chemical waste and don’t leave
them in the vicinity of children.
b. Connecting the adapter
Connect the provided adapter to the USB port on top of the Xtra.Remote Control unit and
plug the adapter into the mains power supply socket.
Connecting the adapter to the Remote Control allows it to be used without batteries. The
adapter can also be used to charge the NiMH batteries in the Xtra.Remote Control.
The Xtra.Remote Control will also charge if it is connected to a PC with a mini-USB cable.
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2. STARTING THE REMOTE CONTROL
a. Switching the Remote Control On/Off
Press the ON/OFF button on the keyboard of the
Xtra.Remote Control for at least one second to turn the
device on. Once on, you can turn the device off by pressing
the same button until the device turns off.
b. The main menu and navigation
After turning on the Xtra.Remote Control, the main menu will appear.
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c. Electro/Fuel
In the top-left corner, a fuel or electro icon is shown
indicating the current mode of the Xtra.Remote Control.
Both electro and fuel karts can be controlled with one
Xtra.Remote Control. Please select the type of karts that are
used on the active track.
Possible options are:
Fuel kart (default)
Electro kart
SEE CONFIGURATION MENU FOR MORE DETAILS
d. Track selection
In the top centre, 1 to 4 letters are shown. These correspond
to the tracks that are activated on the Xtra.Remote Control. By
default, track A is activated. If your kart track is near another
track, consider changing the track.
Tracks can be turned On or Off.
This functionality is useful if more karting tracks are located
nearby.
The tracks are indicated with the characters A, B, C and D.
SEE CONFIGURATION MENU FOR MORE DETAILS
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e. Battery icon
In the top-right corner, a battery icon is shown indicating
the charge of the batteries.
f. Speed button settings
On the remote control, there are 4 buttons dedicated to reducing the speed of the kart(s).
These buttons are:
SPD1, SPD2, SPD3, SPD4
Button SPD1 (Speed 1) is intended for the lowest speed and SPD4 (Speed 4) for the highest
speed.
The default speed limits are set to the following:
SPD1 – RPM 2100
SPD2 – RPM 3000
SPD2 – RPM 4000
SPD4 – RPM no limit
If required, the RPM settings can be changed according to
your own requirements.
SEE CONFIGURATION MENU FOR MORE DETAILS
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g. Soft button bar
The icons in the lower part of the screen can be chosen by the soft button bar. The icons
displayed change depending on the active menu.
In the main menu, the following icons are shown by default:
Penalty
Groups
Sectors
Lights
The main menu can be returned to from any menu by pressing SHIFT followed by the 0
button.
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3. BASIC OPERATION OF THE REMOTE CONTROL
a. Stopping all karts at once
Pressing the SHIFT button followed by the STOP button
stops all the karts at once.
If required, the Xtra.Remote Control can be programmed so
that this function can be executed by pressing the STOP
button only.
All karts (with or without SHIFT as configured) can be
stopped directly from any menu.
SEE CONFIGURATION MENU FOR MORE DETAILS
b. Adjusting the speed of all karts
Press one of the SPD buttons without a preceding number.
To remove the speed limit, use SPD4.
c. Adjusting the speed of an individual kart
The speed of individual karts can be adjusted in 2 ways:
1.
2.
By entering the serial number of the Xtra.Shutdown Transponder mounted on the
kart concerned and then pressing one of the SPD buttons.
By entering the kart number and then pressing one of the SPD buttons.
Serial numbers range from 65536 to 1048575.
Kart numbers range from 1 to 245.
Several succeeding kart numbers can be stopped by pressing
the first number, then ENTER, then the last number in the
sequence followed by the requested SPD button.
SEE CONFIGURATION MENU FOR MORE DETAILS
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d. Adjusting the speed of a group of karts
Before this function can be used, the user must first assign (one time only) group number(s)
to the Xtra.Shutdown Transponder.
SEE CONFIGURATION MENU FOR MORE DETAILS
The speed of a group of karts can be adjusted by entering the group menu
and then pressing the group number and the requested SPD button.
Group numbers range from 1 to 5.
e. Adjusting the speed in multiple sectors
To use this option, the kart must be fitted with an Xtra.Sector Sensor which is connected to
the Xtra.Shutdown Transponder through the network. The track must also be subdivided
into sectors using the Xtra.Sector Beacon.
To adjust the speed of all karts in a specific sector, enter the sector menu,
press the number of the sector and finally the SPD button.
To adjust the speed in several succeeding sectors, enter the sector menu,
press the first sector number and then the ENTER button. Then press the
last sector number followed by the SPD button.
f. Penalties
Penalties (a brief speed limitation) can be given to an individual kart, a group of
karts or all karts. Enter the penalty menu by pressing the button below the
penalty icon shown on the right.
Giving the penalty to all karts is done by pressing the SPD button from this menu without a
preceding number.
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To give a penalty to one kart only or a group of karts, first select
penalty icon
then
Kart icon
or
Group icon
and then press the kart or group number followed by the SPD button.
The penalty time can be changed by pressing the button below the clock icon in
the penalty menu.
Scroll up or down by pressing the button below these icons
And press the button below
saved until another time is set.
to confirm your choice. This penalty time will be
g. Operating (race) lights
By default the Xtra.Remote control can operate the Red, Yellow and Green (race) lights.
To operate the (race) lights, enter the light menu by pressing the button
below the lights icon shown on the right.
Lights can be toggled by pressing the button below the
corresponding colour.
4 extra functions have been added to quickly turn multiple
lights on and off:
7 will turn RED on and yellow and green OFF.
8 will turn YELLOW on and red and green OFF.
9 will turn GREEN on and yellow and red OFF.
0 will turn all lights OFF.
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4. CONFIGURING THE REMOTE CONTROL
a. Configuration menu
Use the RIGHT button to go to the configuration menu. This
menu is protected with a PIN code. The default PIN code is
0000.
The PIN code can be changed or disabled. For more
information see paragraph b, xi.
The configuration menu displays all the components of the system which can be configured
by the Xtra.Remote Control.
The following sub-menus can be accessed from the configuration menu.
Transponder
menu
Preferences
menu
Advanced
functions
By pressing the SHIFT and 0 button, you can leave any menu at any time.
b. Preferences menu
The remote control can be configured to suit your requirements and preferences.
Press the button below the icon shown on the right to change the preferences
of the remote control.
Navigate through the preferences with buttons below “Up” and “Down”.
Alternatively the LEFT or RIGHT button can be used (buttons right next to the STOP button).
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i. Stop or Shift Stop
All karts can be stopped by pressing STOP with or without SHIFT.
As this will cause all engines to stop running, pressing STOP by accident on a track with fuel
karts is not acceptable.
Possible options are:
Stop with Shift (default)
Stop without Shift
ii. Penalty Time
The time that a kart is slowed down when given a penalty can be configured from this menu.
The same menu is also accessible from the penalty menu itself.
Possible options are:
3 seconds
5 seconds
10 seconds (default)
20 seconds
30 seconds
iii. Display Brightness
The brightness of the LCD screen can be configured in this menu. Remember that a higher
brightness will drain the batteries more quickly.
Possible options are:
Maximum
High (default)
Medium
Low
iv. Energy save time
The display will dim down if no buttons are pressed for a certain time. This time can be
configured here.
This feature will make the batteries last longer.
Possible options are:
Always active (disables this feature)
10 seconds
30 seconds (default)
60 seconds
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90 seconds
v. Power Off Time
The Xtra.Remote Control can power off itself to reduce battery usage.
Possible options are:
Always active (disables this feature)
2 minutes
5 minutes
10 minutes (default)
30 minutes
60 minutes
vi. Language
The Xtra.Remote Control supports multiple languages.
Possible options are:
English (default)
Nederlands
Français
Deutsch
Italiano
Español
vii. Electro/Fuel
Both electro and fuel karts can be controlled with one Xtra.Remote Control. Please select
the type of karts used on the active track.
Possible options are:
Fuel kart (default)
Electro kart
viii. Track selection
Active tracks can be toggled by pressing the button below the
corresponding track. It is possible to use the remote control on
several circuits simultaneously. After changing the active tracks,
press ENTER to confirm the changes. Changes can be undone by
pressing the LEFT or RIGHT button
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This functionality is useful if more karting tracks are located nearby.
The tracks are indicated with the characters A, B, C and D.
Activated tracks are shown on the start screen.
ix. Speed/RPM settings for fuel karts
For fuel karts, the standard RPM values can be modified to the needs of the karts in use or
the layout of your track.
The default speed limits are set to the following:
SPD1 – RPM 2100
SPD2 – RPM 3000
SPD2 – RPM 4000
SPD4 – RPM no limit
The first 3 speeds can be changed to any RPM value needed, with a max. value of 8,000 rpm.
x. Show commands from others
It is possible to display commands sent by other Xtra.Remote Controls, Xtra.Mini Remotes or
Xtra.Range Extenders.
Possible options are:
Show Others
Hide others (default)
xi. Protect Advanced Functions
The configuration menu can be protected with a PIN code. In that case, the PIN code must
be entered before access to the configuration menu is granted. The default PIN code is 0000.
The PIN code can also be changed or disabled.
Select one of the options given:
Disable protection
Change PIN code
With this feature, settings and preferences can only be changed by personnel knowing the
PIN code.
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xii. Use penalties
If penalties are not be used, this function may be removed from the main menu.
Possible options are:
Disable penalties (the penalty icon will disappear from the start screen)
Enable penalties (default)
xiii. Use groups
If groups are not be used, this function may be removed from the main menu.
Possible options are:
Disable groups (the group icon will disappear from the start screen)
Enable groups (default)
xiv. Use sectors
If sectors are not be used, this function may be removed from the main menu.
Possible options are:
Disable sectors (the sector icon will disappear from the start screen)
Enable sectors (default)
xv. Use lights
If no light control board is installed, this function may be removed from the main menu.
Possible options are:
Disable lights (the light icon will disappear from the start screen)
Enable lights (default)
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5. CONFIGURING THE TRANSPONDERS
a. Connecting a kart
To connect to a kart, enter the configuration menu and press the button
below the symbol on the right (transponder menu).
The following screen will appear.
Connecting to a kart can be done in the following ways.
Enter the serial number or short number of the transponder
and press the search button.
NOTE: the transponder to be configured must be mounted
on an active kart!
Or power off all karts on the track, except the kart to be
configured. Then press the search button without a number.
The remote control will now connect to any active kart.
Remember that only one kart may be active when using this
feature.
After a successful connection with a transponder, the following
screen will be shown.
Use the up and down buttons to navigate through the menu.
i. Serial number
The serial number corresponds to the serial number on the label of the transponder. The
serial number cannot be changed.
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ii. Number (kart number)
The (kart) number can be changed to any number from 1 to 245. It is advisable to give a
unique (kart) number to each kart.
Change the (kart) number by entering the new number and press
to send the new
settings.
iii. Group
Each transponder can be assigned to between one and 5 groups.
To change the group membership of a transponder, select the group line and press the
corresponding number to toggle the membership. Press 0 to remove all groups.
Change the group number by entering the new number and press
to send the new
settings.
iv. Track selection
Each transponder must be assigned to at least one track. To change the tracks of a
transponder, select the track line and press:
1 to toggle track A
2 to toggle track B
3 to toggle track C
4 to toggle track D
If no tracks are selected, track A will automatically be activated.
v. Read Timer
The transponder holds an active time timer. To read this timer, select the “Read timer” line
and press
.
vi. Reset Timer
To reset the timer, select the “Reset timer” line and press
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vii. Read Voltage and rpm
The supply voltage and rpm of a transponder can be monitored.
There is a difference between Fuel and Electro karts. The Xtra.Remote Control will
automatically detect the type of transponder it connects to.
A fuel transponder will monitor the Average RPM, the Actual RPM and the supply voltage.
An electro transponder will monitor the actual voltage of the battery. The minimum and
maximum values are also monitored.
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viii. Software Version
This line will show the software version of the transponder.
ix. Switch table (EV only)
The EV transponder holds a table that configures the setting of the relays. Each speed can
have its own set of relays settings.
This menu has the following options.
Recall switch table from remote
Store switch table into remote
Receive from any transponder
Send to any transponder
Power up
relays settings
Stop Kart
relays settings
Speed 1
relays settings
Speed 2
relays settings
Speed 3
relays settings
Speed 4
relays settings
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Warranty
1. De Haardt Electronic Engineering BV guarantees for 12 months after delivery of the goods sold or provided for use
that the goods can perform the tasks stated in the manuals, descriptions and documentation;
2.
The liability under the guarantee contained in this article is limited at De Haardt Electronic Engineering BV’s choice
to remedying material and manufacturing faults free of charge in De Haardt Electronic Engineering BV’s own
workshop, supplying new parts free of charge and taking back and acquiring the ownership of the non-functioning
parts, or applying a price reduction by agreement with the other party on the goods supplied or provided for use.
De Haardt Electronic Engineering BV cannot under any circumstances be obliged to come to the location of the
delivered goods to establish defects claimed by the other party. Equally, De Haardt Electronic Engineering BV
cannot be compelled to carry out repair work outside its own workshop.
3.
The guarantee referred to in the third paragraph does not cover the costs of disassembly, labour costs, transport
costs and call-out charges, all in the most general sense. These costs will be charged in all cases.
4.
No guarantee is provided if:
changes have been made to the goods supplied by or provided for use by De Haardt Electronic Engineering BV
other than by De Haardt Electronic Engineering BV itself or persons expressly authorized by De Haardt Electronic
Engineering BV, unless De Haardt Electronic Engineering BV has agreed in writing to such changes in advance;
the defects in the goods supplied or provided for use by De Haardt Electronic Engineering BV are the result of:
neglect of the maintenance of the goods supplied or provided for use by the other party or other users;
improper use or use not in accordance with the instructions supplied by De Haardt Electronic Engineering BV for
the installation of the goods;
incompetent use and/or misuse of the goods supplied or provided for use by the other party or other users;
wear and tear;
repairs or replacements carried out by persons other than those expressly authorized to do so by De Haardt
Electronic Engineering BV, unless De Haardt Electronic Engineering BV has agreed in writing to such repairs or
replacements in advance.
5.
Work not covered by the guarantee as referred to in this article shall be charged to the other party in accordance
with De Haardt Electronic Engineering BV’s relevant current tariffs.
6.
Notwithstanding the provisions in the preceding paragraphs, the guarantee provided by De Haardt Electronic
Engineering BV does not go beyond any guarantee provided to De Haardt Electronic Engineering BV by the
relevant manufacturer or supplier of the hardware and/or software and fulfilled in respect of De Haardt Electronic
Engineering BV. De Haardt Electronic Engineering BV shall on the other party’s request inform the latter of the
content of the contracts entered into between De Haardt and its suppliers.
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