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FREEWAVE
PLUS
USER MANUAL
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing the Vello
FreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter
Release. This device triggers your
camera in either wired or wireless mode,
allowing you to trip the shutter without
disturbing the camera. It’s ideal for taking
pictures of subjects that are difficult
to approach, such as wildlife. It also
eliminates vibrations caused by pressing
your camera’s shutter release button
during macro, close-up, and long-exposure
photography. The four-second delay
function is great for self-portraits.
The FreeWave Plus does
not require line-of-sight
alignment, as its radio
waves pass through and
around objects such as
walls, windows, and floors.
You can even trigger your
camera around corners.
The FreeWave Plus uses the 2.4GHz
wireless frequency for extended
range and reduced interference.
Your Vello FreeWave Plus
Wireless Remote Shutter Release
Kit contains:
Wireless Transmitter
Wireless Receiver
Camera Release Cable
4 AAA Batteries
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KEY FEATURES
2.4GHz Radio Frequency: Reduced
interference and improved wireless
signal quality.
Extended Range: up to 100m (320 ft.)
16 Possible Channels: One transmitter
can trigger multiple receivers.
Built-in Antenna: Destruction-proof
internal antenna.
Dual-function Release: Press halfway to
focus; press fully to trigger shutter.
Delayed Release: Four-second delay
function gives you extra time to get
in position.
Multi-exposure: Take multiple shots with
one press of the trigger.
Long Exposure: Control the length of the
exposure remotely.
Multi-function: Trigger your camera
wirelessly or wired. Wired triggering
works even if the battery is dead or
missing.
Versatile: One receiver works with dozens
of camera models. Just swap out the
camera release cable.
LED indicators: Confirm pre-focus and
exposure during wireless mode.
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Set the DIP switch located in the battery
compartment of the Transmitter and
Receiver. The DIP switches set a different
radio frequency for each Transmitter/
Receiver pair, so that multiple sets of the
FreeWave Plus can be used simultaneously.
You can use a pen to set the DIP switches
to your desired code. Any combination
will work so long as the switches are set
identically in both the Transmitter and
Receiver of a single FreeWave Plus set. A
total of 16 different combinations can be
selected.
Insert 2 AA batteries into both the
Transmitter and Receiver.
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SAFETY WARNINGS
• There are no user-serviceable parts
inside the devices. Do not attempt to
disassemble or perform any
unauthorized modification.
• Do not operate the FreeWave Plus in
the presence of flammable gas or vapors.
• Do not handle with wet hands or
immerse in or expose to water or rain.
Failure to observe this precaution could
result in fire or electric shock.
• Keep out of the reach of children. This
device contains small parts which may
pose a choking hazard.
• Observe caution when handling
batteries. Batteries may leak or explode
if improperly handled. Use only the
batteries listed in this manual. Make
certain to align batteries with correct
polarity.
• Batteries are prone to leakage when fully
discharged. To avoid damage to the
product, be sure to remove the batteries
when leaving the product unattended for
prolonged periods or when no charge
remains.
• Do not use or leave the devices in
conditions of extreme heat, severe cold,
or high humidity.
• Turn off the camera’s power before
inserting or removing the remote cord.
• Dispose used batteries, packaging,
and old devices in accordance with
appropriate local environmental
regulations.
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FEATURES DIAGRAM
Confirmation LED
Confirmation LED
Receiver
Shutter Button
Mode Selector
Power Button
1
2
3
4
Power Button
Battery Compartment
Transmitter
Battery Compartment
1 Single Shot
2 Continuous Shooting
3 Bulb Shooting
4 Self Timer
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POWERING ON & OFF
Turn ON the Receiver: Press and hold
the Power button for 2 seconds. The
LED will flash red at 2 second intervals to
indicate that the receiver is working.
To power down after use, Press and hold the
Power button for 2 seconds. The LED will
flash 4 times in quick succession, to indicate
that it is powering off.
There is no need for a power button
on the transmitter. The Transmitter
is always ready to fire and uses power
only when you press the focus/shutter
release button.
Press and hold the
Power button for 2 seconds
to power up the Receiver.
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MOUNTING THE RECEIVER
If using the FreeWave wirelessly, mount
the Receiver on your camera’s hot shoe,
facing forwards or backwards.
If your camera’s hot shoe is in use, you
can use an accessory shoe to attach the
Receiver to your camera, tripod, or other
suitable surface.
With your camera and Receiver OFF,
connect the shutter release cable’s
sub-mini plug end to the Receiver, and
the other end to your camera’s shutter
release jack. Power up your camera and
Receiver.
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SINGLE SHOTS | WIRELESS
1.Turn on the Receiver by pressing and
holding the Power button until the
LED lights up.
2.Set the Transmitter to Single Shot.
3.Set your camera to the Single Shot
setting.
4.Press and hold the Transmitter’s
shutter release button halfway to wake
or focus your camera (if set to Auto
Focus).The LED will turn green.
5.Fully depress the shutter button on the
Transmitter. The LED will turn red and
the shutter will be triggered.
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FOUR SECOND DELAY | WIRELESS
1. Turn on the Receiver by pressing and
holding the Power button until the
LED lights up.
2. Set the Transmitter to Self Timer
mode.
3. Set your camera to the Single Shot
setting.
4. Press and hold the Transmitter’s
shutter release button halfway to wake
or focus your camera (if set to Auto
Focus). The LED will turn green.
5. Fully depress the shutter button on
the Transmitter. The LED will turn red
and the shutter will be triggered after a
four-second delay.
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CONTINUOUS MODE | WIRELESS
1. Turn on the Receiver by pressing and
holding the Power button until the
LED lights up.
2. Set the Transmitter to Bulb mode.
3. Set your camera to the Continuous
Shots setting.
4. Press and hold the Transmitter’s
shutter release button halfway to wake
or focus your camera (if set to Auto
Focus).The LED will turn green.
5. A full press of the Transmitter’s shutter
button will trigger the camera to take
continuous photos until you half press
or fully press the shutter button again.
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CONTINUOUS MODE AT 1 SECOND INTERVALS | WIRELESS
1. Turn on the Receiver by pressing and
holding the Power button until the LED
lights up.
2. Set the transmitter to Continuous
Shooting.
3. Set your camera to the Single Shot
setting.
4. Press and hold the Transmitter’s
shutter release button halfway to wake
or focus your camera (if set to Auto
Focus). The LED will turn green.
5. A full press of the Transmitter’s
shutter button will trigger the camera
to take continuous photos at 1 second
intervals until you release the shutter
button.
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BULB MODE (LONG EXPOSURE) | WIRELESS
1. Turn on the Receiver by pressing and
holding the Power button until the LED
lights up.
2. Set the Transmitter to Bulb Shooting.
3. Set your camera to the Bulb setting.
4. Press and hold the Transmitter’s
shutter release button halfway to wake
or focus your camera (if set to Auto
Focus). The LED will turn green.
5. Fully depress the Transmitter’s shutter
button. The LED on the Transmitter
will flash red and the LED on the
receiver will turn solid red. The shutter
will remain open until you half-press or
fully press the shutter button again.
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SINGLE SHOTS | WIRED
The FreeWave Plus Receiver can also
be used as a wired, off-camera shutter
release.
With your camera and receiver OFF,
connect the shutter release cable’s
miniplug end to the Receiver and the other
end to your camera’s shutter release jack.
Power up your camera. The Receiver
does not need to be on, but because the
Receiver does not need power in wired
mode, the LED will not light up.
1. Press and hold the Receiver’s shutter
release button halfway to wake or focus
your camera (if set to Auto Focus).
The confirmation LED will not display,
so be sure to manually focus or allow
the camera to Auto Focus without
confirmation.
2. Fully press the shutter button on the
Receiver. The shutter will be triggered.
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CONTINUOUS MODE | WIRED
1. Set your camera to the Continuous
Shots setting.
2. Press and hold the Receiver’s shutter
release button halfway to wake or focus
your camera (if set to Auto Focus).
The confirmation LED will not display,
so be sure to manually focus or allow
the camera to Auto Focus without
confirmation.
3. A full press of the Receiver’s shutter
button will trigger the camera to take
continuous photos until you release the
shutter button.
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BULB MODE (LONG EXPOSURE) | WIRED
1. Set your camera to Bulb mode.
2. Press and hold the Receiver’s shutter
release button halfway to wake or focus
your camera (if set to Auto Focus).
The confirmation LED will not display,
so be sure to manually focus or allow
the camera to Auto Focus without
confirmation.
3. Press and hold the Receiver’s shutter
button. The shutter will remain open
until the shutter button is released.
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SPECIFICATIONS & TROUBLESHOOTING
Transmitter
Receiver
Power
2 x AAA
2 x AAA
Battery Life
3 Years
Channels
Range
300 Hours
16 Channels
100m (320 ft.) with no obstructions
Frequency
2.4 GHz
Confirmation LEDs
2 Color
Shutter Modes
Single Shot, 4-Second Delay, Continuous,
1-Second Continuous, & Bulb
Troubleshooting
Problems with the FreeWave Plus can usually be
traced to the following most common causes.
Perform the following steps to diagnose and
correct the problem:
• Check that the shutter release cable is in good
condition and is properly connected.
• Make sure that the Receiver is powered on.
• Remove the batteries from the Transmitter and
Receiver, and change the channel by rearranging
the DIP switches to a different combination,
taking care to ensure that both the Transmitter
and Receiver are set identically.
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FCC COMPLIANCE
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful
interference
2. This device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
This VELLO product is warranted to the
original purchaser to be free from defects
in materials and workmanship under normal
consumer use for a period of one (1) year from
the original purchase date or thirty (30) days
after replacement, whichever occurs later. The
warranty provider’s responsibility with respect
to this limited warranty shall be limited solely
to repair or replacement, at the provider’s
discretion, of any product that fails during
normal use of this product in its intended
manner and in its intended environment.
Inoperability of the product or part(s) shall be
determined by the warranty provider. If the
product has been discontinued, the warranty
provider reserves the right to replace it with a
model of equivalent quality and function.
This warranty does not cover damage or
defect caused by misuse, neglect, accident,
alteration, abuse, improper installation
or maintenance. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED
HEREIN, THE WARRANTY PROVIDER
MAKES NEITHER ANY EXPRESS
WARRANTIES NOR ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. This warranty
provides you with specific legal rights, and you
may also have additional rights that vary from
state to state.
To obtain warranty coverage, contact the
Vello Customer Service Department to obtain
a return merchandise authorization (“RMA”)
number, and return the defective product to
Vello along with the RMA number and proof of
purchase. Shipment of the defective product is
at the purchaser’s own risk and expense.
For more information or to arrange service,
visit www.vellogear.com or call Customer
Service at 212-594-2353.
Product warranty provided by the Gradus
Group.
www.gradusgroup.com
VELLO is a registered trademark of the
Gradus Group. © 2014 Gradus Group LLC. All
Rights Reserved.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
© 2014 Gradus Group LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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