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XLTX™ Bellybox Transmitter
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is the XLTX backwards compatible with my existing system?
A: The XLTX was designed to replace the Telemotive JLTX and Enrange 700T transmitters. The XLTX
will be compatible with:
1. Telemotive systems that consist of an 18K and inteleSmart receivers.
2. Enrange systems that consist of a 30R, 500R, and Flex M receiver.
NOTE: The Telemotive XLTX is NOT compatible with past PulseStar or Hetronic radio equipment.
Magnetek will work with existing customers on a case-by-case basis for systems not listed above.
Q: What are some of the advantages that the Telemotive XLTX offers compared to our other
bellybox transmitters and those of our competitors?
A: The XLTX comes standard with a graphic display that keeps the operator informed of system status at
all times. It makes configuring access codes, channels, and other system settings simple. The transmitter
can be configured without opening the box and exposing the internal electronics to a harsh environment. It
is also able to be configured with a wide variety of controls consisting of paddles, joysticks, toggle
switches, key switches, code plugs, and selector switches.
The display also provides system diagnostics such as confirming active commands, RF health, low
battery, and more.
Q: How durable is the XLTX?
A: The XLTX is one of the most durable bellybox transmitters on the market:
1. The housing is made of the latest polymer technology, a super-tough nylon, and was designed to
exceed the physical properties of the highly durable MLTX transmitter.
2. The super-tough nylon absorbs an impact and returns to its original shape.
3. Basic XLTX transmitters are rated to NEMA 4 (IP66).
4. Rugged, durable housing and sealed electronics compartment are extremely resistant to
chemicals, heat, and abusive industrial environments.
5. Easy to handle paddle and joystick controls are sealed to withstand harsh environments and are
rated to 5 million cycles
6. The units have been “Drop and Shock” tested to IEC standards.
Q: What is the weight of the transmitter?
A: Approximately 5 pounds depending on the configuration of paddles, joysticks, and toggles. The XLTX
weight is similar in weight to our JLTX and 700T transmitter.
P.O. Box 13615 Milwaukee, WI 53213 Toll‐Free Phone 800.288.8178 Toll‐Free Fax 800.298.3503 N49 W13650 Campbell Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 Phone 262.783.3500 Fax 262.783.3510 Enrange Facility
#5 Four Coins Drive Canonsburg, PA 15317 Phone 724.746.3313 Fax 724.746.3379 Canada Facility
4090B Sladeview Crescent Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5Y5 Canada Toll Free Phone: 800.792.7253 Fax: 905.828.1526 www.magnetekmh.com
Brochure No. Telemotive XLTX Frequently Asked Questions XLTX™ Bellybox Transmitter
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does the XLTX offer two-way feedback?
A: Yes, two-way feedback is available as an option. The graphic display can show hoist load weight, drive
diagnostic information, Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI), and other information as required by
the application.
For example, monitoring the load weight is especially useful when multiple hoists of the same or different
capacities (main and auxiliary) are used on a crane. The operator could easily attempt to lift a load on the
auxiliary hoist that should only be lifted on the main.
Similarly, the operator could attempt a tandem lift that exceeds the rating of both hoists. The two-way
display feature can display the weight on both hoists allowing the operator to verify the weight instead of
guessing which could prevent damage to the hoist or crane and avoid a serious accident. The XLTX can
also be configured to display a warning and sound an alarm should the weight exceed safe operating
limits. Magnetek offers a load weight solution by outputting a signal (0-10VDC) from our IMPULSE VG+
VFDs that corresponds to the load weight. The load weight display feature can also work with most scales
systems. Consult your local sales representative for more information.
The two-way RSSI feature works similar to the number of bars on your cell phone. The stronger the signal
is, the more bars you’ll have and vice versa.
The XLTX can be customized to display various other forms I/O such as inputs from limit switches and
serial data from PLCs. It is not limited to working with drives only. Please consult the factory for custom
applications.
Q: Has Magnetek tested the new XLTX in the field?
A: We have beta tested the new XLTX in many different environments, including:
1. High Ambient Temperature Environments – Although we tested the XLTX in high temperature
applications (and found that the transmitter electronics performed well and housing integrity
withstood the heat) because this is a plastic transmitter we do not recommend the XLTX for hot
metal environments. Our SLTX, constructed of aluminum, is more suitable for this type of
application.
2. High Duty Cycle Locations – Cranes in high duty cycle locations are typically CMAA Class D or
higher cranes. In this application, the switches, both lever and auxiliary endured the high cycling
without incident.
3. Radio Frequency Noisy Environments – nuclear shipyards, pot lines, and welding facilities all
produce high RF noise in their environment. Our new synthesized transmit module cut through the
RF noise. The transmitter has exceeded the customer’s expectations, enabling them to increase
their production.
P.O. Box 13615 Milwaukee, WI 53213 Toll‐Free Phone 800.288.8178 Toll‐Free Fax 800.298.3503 N49 W13650 Campbell Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 Phone 262.783.3500 Fax 262.783.3510 Enrange Facility
#5 Four Coins Drive Canonsburg, PA 15317 Phone 724.746.3313 Fax 724.746.3379 Canada Facility
4090B Sladeview Crescent Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5Y5 Canada Toll Free Phone: 800.792.7253 Fax: 905.828.1526 www.magnetekmh.com
Brochure No. Telemotive XLTX Frequently Asked Questions XLTX™ Bellybox Transmitter
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What other testing has been conducted on the XLTX?
A: A variety of tests have been performed, including:
1. Boards and individual components have been tested for over a year including shock and vibration
testing.
2. Primary motion lever switches were tested to over 5 million operations.
3. The product was subjected to a variety of water and drop test according to IEC (International
Electrotechnical Commission) standards.
Q: How is the XLTX programmed and configured for each system?
A: All the necessary configuration parameters such as access codes, RF channel, a/b/both operation,
user modes, and more are programmed on the display through a password activated “Setup Menu”. ”.
For those systems without a display, dipswitches can be used for basic settings. Access to the dipswitch
and USB port for using RCP is provided via removal of a small window on the bottom of the unit. This
means that the entire enclosure does not need to be taken apart to access these features. Magnetek’s
Radio Control Programmer (RCP) software package option can also be utilized to configure the
transmitter. RCP also offers the ability to save configurations to allow for quick and easy programming of
replacements units.
Q: What are the frequency options for Telemotive XLTX?
A: XLTX is designed with electronically synthesized frequency generation—you can easily change
frequencies in the field. Frequencies are selectable via Setup Mode on the graphic display. Please note
that the receiver settings must always match.
1. Unlicensed (Part 15) TMS, TDMA operations – 32 channels in a range of 430-439.8 and 902-928
MHz.
2. Unlicensed (Part 15) FHSS operations – 32 channels in a range of 902-928MHz and 2.4-2.5 GHz.
3. Licensed (Part 90) VHF operations – 400 frequencies in a range of 72-76 MHz.
4. Licensed (Part 90) UHF operations will be available.
Q: What transmission options are available?
A: The new XLTX is available in TMS, TDMA, FHSS, and Continue Carrier transmission options.
Q: What does TMS, TDMA, FHSS, and Continuous Carrier mean?
A: These terms describe the way that messages are sent from the transmitter to the receiver.
P.O. Box 13615 Milwaukee, WI 53213 Toll‐Free Phone 800.288.8178 Toll‐Free Fax 800.298.3503 N49 W13650 Campbell Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 Phone 262.783.3500 Fax 262.783.3510 Enrange Facility
#5 Four Coins Drive Canonsburg, PA 15317 Phone 724.746.3313 Fax 724.746.3379 Canada Facility
4090B Sladeview Crescent Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5Y5 Canada Toll Free Phone: 800.792.7253 Fax: 905.828.1526 www.magnetekmh.com
Brochure No. Telemotive XLTX Frequently Asked Questions XLTX™ Bellybox Transmitter
Frequently Asked Questions
1. TMS (Time Multiplexed Signaling) is our current standard offering and is available for both Part 15
(unlicensed) and part 90 (licensed) systems. TMS is Magnetek’s proprietary high-speed packet
data system that transmits data in pulses. The length of the pulse is referred to as a data burst or
packet. The packet length is a function of the quantity of data to be sent, and the data rate (baud).
The system software is structured to minimize "on the air" transmission time of any transmitter.
This allows up to 4 transmitters to share and have equal access to the same frequency, and also
allows for reduced battery consumption and extended battery life.
2. TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) is only available for part 90 (licensed) systems. TDMA is
similar to TMS with transmissions of high-speed data pulses, but it also has access codes (usually
controlled with a code plug) and master codes that allow the receivers to know which transmitters
are intended to operate the system. TDMA is application specific software and is ideal for crane
systems that have a carrier that will move to multiple bridges. This signaling format allows
operators to share carriers and bridges, while having the complete security of only one operator
controlling multiple carriers and bridges.
3. FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) is available for part 15 (unlicensed) systems in the
902-928 MHz and 2.4GHz bands. The frequency hopping protocol does not use one particular
channel to relay a message but many. Small portions of each message are transmitted over a
predefined sequence of 50 rapidly changing carrier frequency sets. In doing so, this protocol is
able to compensate for narrow band interference that may be present at various operating
frequencies by sending the message ‘around’ the interference. This transmission option has the
longest range of operation. (up to 3000 ft. / 924 m)
4. Continuous Carrier is only available for part 90 (licensed) systems. Continuous signaling means
the transmitter is continuously transmitting whether or not a lever or function is activated.
Continuous carrier systems tend to be older systems. They also have the shortest battery life.
Q: Is the high-powered 750 mW synthesized RF board available?
A. No, the XLTX offers 900MHz and 2.4GHz FHSS 200 mW versions for long range operations. The
range will be very comparable to 750mW VHF versions. The range is approximately 3000 ft. Refer to the
technical specifications for more information.
Q: What types of batteries are available for the XLTX?
A: The XLTX provides two different battery options. The first option is an ‘AA’ Alkaline pack that allows
the user to install off the shelf batteries (3 ‘AA’) as needed. A rechargeable battery option is also
available.
Q: Is the XLTX available with joysticks?
A: Yes. The new joysticks on the XLTX can utilize one to five detents on both dual and single axis
versions for a smooth, precise operation. Cross gating and multi-shaped handles are also available.
P.O. Box 13615 Milwaukee, WI 53213 Toll‐Free Phone 800.288.8178 Toll‐Free Fax 800.298.3503 N49 W13650 Campbell Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 Phone 262.783.3500 Fax 262.783.3510 Enrange Facility
#5 Four Coins Drive Canonsburg, PA 15317 Phone 724.746.3313 Fax 724.746.3379 Canada Facility
4090B Sladeview Crescent Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5Y5 Canada Toll Free Phone: 800.792.7253 Fax: 905.828.1526 www.magnetekmh.com
Brochure No. Telemotive XLTX Frequently Asked Questions XLTX™ Bellybox Transmitter
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What configurations are available?
A: The XLTX is available in a variety of configurations and is fully customizable to meet the needs of your
application. Pre-engineered systems are also available which permit faster shipping and easy system
setup.
XLTX Configuration with 8 Paddles
XLTX with Keyswitch and Code Plug
XLTX with Joysticks
XLTX with Joysticks and Paddles
IR and USB Port Location
XLTX with Assorted Components
P.O. Box 13615 Milwaukee, WI 53213 Toll‐Free Phone 800.288.8178 Toll‐Free Fax 800.298.3503 N49 W13650 Campbell Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 Phone 262.783.3500 Fax 262.783.3510 Enrange Facility
#5 Four Coins Drive Canonsburg, PA 15317 Phone 724.746.3313 Fax 724.746.3379 Canada Facility
4090B Sladeview Crescent Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5Y5 Canada Toll Free Phone: 800.792.7253 Fax: 905.828.1526 www.magnetekmh.com
Brochure No. Telemotive XLTX Frequently Asked Questions XLTX™ Bellybox Transmitter
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What support is available for the Telemotive XLTX?
A: Magnetek will provide the same support our customers have come to expect with all of our control and
power delivery products and automation systems:
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Over-the-phone technical support—24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Two-year warranty.
Fast turnaround on repaired products
Manual and product documentation available on the web.
Product instruction and troubleshooting available via our training course at our Menomonee Falls,
WI facility or on your job site for a fee.
Please contact Eugene Novak, Radio Controls Product Manager, Don Schneider, Business Development
Manager or Ben Stoller, Radio Controls Director, with any additional questions.
P.O. Box 13615 Milwaukee, WI 53213 Toll‐Free Phone 800.288.8178 Toll‐Free Fax 800.298.3503 N49 W13650 Campbell Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 Phone 262.783.3500 Fax 262.783.3510 Enrange Facility
#5 Four Coins Drive Canonsburg, PA 15317 Phone 724.746.3313 Fax 724.746.3379 Canada Facility
4090B Sladeview Crescent Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5Y5 Canada Toll Free Phone: 800.792.7253 Fax: 905.828.1526 www.magnetekmh.com
Brochure No. Telemotive XLTX Frequently Asked Questions