VIDEO: Basic Controller v2.0 Connecting and Controlling

There are three modes when using the basic controller. There is MOMENTARY, CONTINUOUS & PULSE.

MOMENTARY MODE allows you to move the slider as long as a directional button is pressed. Variable speed can be adjusted “on the fly” while the carriage is in motion.

CONTINUOUS MODE allows you to set up a move and let it move without holding down any buttons like in Momentary Mode (press once to start and again to stop).

Lastly, PULSE MODE allows you to make ultra-slow movements that can be used for basic time lapses.

One of the most important things to note about the BASIC Controller is that it is not a replacement for the Oracle. Even though it is a very powerful device, it does not have some of the features that the Oracle does have. I will touch on this more at the bottom of the post.

CONNECTING the BASIC Controller

Connecting the BASIC Controller is very easy. You simply have to connect the provided Cat5 cable to both the BASIC Controller and the motor. You then have to connect your power source to your Controller and you are ready to go!

USING The BASIC Controller

To change modes set the SPEED knob all the way to the left (counter-clockwise) then press both DIRECTIONAL buttons at the same time. When the L.E.D. is Green, you are in Momentary Mode, when it is Orange, you are in Continuous Mode & when it is Red you are in Pulse mode. During the move you are also able to control the SPEED by changing the speed dial, which ranges from numbers 1-5.

Momentary Mode

You are in Momentary Mode when the L.E.D. is green. To use, set the SPEED knob to a speed that you desire. Press & Hold one of the DIRECTIONAL buttons to start your move. Once your move is complete, release the DIRECTIONAL Button.

Continuous Mode

When the L.E.D. is orange, you are in Continuous mode. To use, set the SPEED knob to a speed that you desire. Press one of the DIRECTIONAL buttons to start your move. When your shot is complete, press a DIRECTIONAL button to stop your move.

Pulse Mode

You are in Pulse Mode when the L.E.D. is red. When the L.E.D. is blinking red, you must then select one of three modes. speed one is for horizontal moves with light loads, speed two is for horizontal moves with heavy loads or vertical moves with lights loads, and the third is for most vertical moves. If you find that the cart is not moving at any of these speed setting, use speed five.

Once you have selected your speed setting, press & release both DIRECTIONAL buttons to confirm. The last thing you need to set is the delay time that you want (the time you want it to take to travel down the slider). You are now ready to press & release one of the DIRECTIONAL buttons to start your move. When you are done your timelapse, press a DIRECTIONAL button to stop your move.

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