Five servos can be controlled from a single channel on your transmitter.
- The operating stick direction is set by the user to give operation at either extreme of stick movement.
- Two units can connect to the same channel to control ten servos!
- Each output can be individually set to have a latching (the default) or non-latching action.
- The servo end points can be individually set for each servo.
- Servo endpoints can be ANYWHERE on the travel range giving automatic reverse.
- The unit can be reset to the factory default.
You control the servos by moving the operating stick a number of times from neutral to high (or from neutral to low if reverse is selected). If it is selected that operating the stick to high is on, moving and holding the stick at high will toggle servo 1 from one extreme to the other. Moving the stick: high, neutral, high and hold will do the same to servo 2. Moving the stick: high, neutral, high, neutral, high and hold will move servo 3 from one extreme to the other. The Multiple Servo Switch counts the number of times that high is selected and toggles the appropriate output. The servo will toggle with the first operating stick sequence and remain in the same position when the operating stick is returned to neutral. A second stick sequence is required to move the servo back to its original position. As a practice aid, the set-up LED flashes each time a stick high condition is detected. The LED goes out once the servo is activated (i.e. a pause is detected).
When a non-latching action is selected for an output, the servo will move to one extreme while the stick is held high and return to the other when the stick is returned to neutral.
The operating stick can be moved as fast as your radio system can respond but the servo will not activate until the stick has been high for about half a second. Similarly, the servo will only deactivate after the stick has been at neutral for more than half a second. The delay tells the Multiple Servo Switch that the stick sequence is complete. This means that you must pause for more than half a second to allow the system to reset before starting a new stick sequence. If you move the stick too slowly, the system will continuously reset and only operate servo one.
If you wish to operate two units from one channel, set the units individually to be operated by opposite stick direction movements.
Switch Direction Set-up
Before operating or adjusting your Multiple Servo Switch, reset the transmitter operating channel travel to 100% and the operating direction to normal.
Move the transmitter operating stick to high (active) and switch on the transmitter and receiver. The set-up LED should flash once to confirm that the stick is active. If it does not, the transmitter stick direction must be reversed as indicated below.
To change the operating stick direction, switch the Multiple Servo Switch off. Press and hold the DEC key and switch the unit on to set the switch direction to reversed. The set-up LED glows to confirm that the set-up is active. Release the key. The set-up LED goes out to indicate that the set-up is complete. The same procedure using the INC key sets the operating stick direction to normal.
Use the operating stick to activate the output that you wish to change. For example, to make output 2 non-latching, operate the stick: high, neutral, high and hold. Press the INC key until the set-up LED lights. Release the key and the set-up LED goes out to indicate that the set-up is complete. The output now has a non-latching action and will activate when the stick sequence is received and deactivate when the stick is returned to neutral.
Repeat this procedure on the same output to change the output back to a latching action. Each output can be changed as many times as you wish.
Servo Travel Set-up
Use the operating stick to activate the output that you wish to set. For example, to set the servo travel on output 2, operate the stick: high, neutral, high and hold. Press the DEC key until the set-up LED lights and then release the key. The set-up LED continues to glow to indicate that the set-up is active. Move the control stick high and low and notice that the servo follows the stick movement. Leave the stick at high. Use the INC and DEC keys to move the servo arm to the required position for high, ANYWHERE on the travel range. Move the stick to low and use the INC and DEC keys to move the servo arm to the required position for low, ANYWHERE on the travel range. If you wish, both positions can be on the same side of neutral. To exit set-up, press the INC and DEC keys simultaneously. The set-up LED goes out when the keys are released to indicate that the set-up is complete.
The Multiple Servo Switch remembers all new settings and it is only necessary to perform the set-up when you wish to alter the stick operating direction, the latching action of an output, or the servo travel.
To return the settings to the factory default, press the INC and DEC keys and switch the unit on. The LED lights when the system is reset and goes out when the keys are released.
Please ensure that the set-up keys cannot be pressed accidentally while the unit is in use.