Usage Overview


Star Symbol Here is a quick review of controller buttons when servicing a tracker.
  • Reset (Black): a controller may be Reset. Reset is used to clear a fault, or test tracker startup. The controller’s black Reset buttons has three functions:

    • Depressed for 3 seconds (status LED’s rapidly blinking), it will force the controller to contact the server.

    • Depressed for 10 seconds (status LED’s turn solid), it will clear all faults, and force a controller reset.

    • Depressed for 30 seconds (status LED’s turn off), it will clear all controller parameters to factory default.

  • Service (Red): Enter/exit Service Mode (SM).

  • Up/Down (Green): While in SM, move tracker elevation up or down. Note; when using CX3 controllers with single-axis trackers, the Up/Down is used to move the tracker. Up must move the tracker east, and Down must move the tracker west.

  • East/West (Blue): While in SM, move tracker azimuth east or west.

  • Calibration (Yellow): Push 3 seconds to enter Calibration Mode (CM). If CM is mistakenly entered, Reset button may be used to exit CM. IMPORTANT; ONCE A SYSTEM HAS BEEN PROPERLY CALIBRATED, ADDITIONAL CALIBRATION MUST NOT BE DONE UNLESS CHANGES ARE MADE TO LIMIT SWITCHES OR OTHER SENSORS. A tracker which has been operational, and has now stopped, is most likely due to a sensor or motor failure. Attempting to calibrate such a tracker will overwrite the correct calibration data, and make fault finding even more difficult.

  • Learn (White): The Learn button is used on Master controllers to initiate automatic slave discovery and enter them into the master’s domain registration. The Learn process is activated after depressing the button for 3 seconds.


Star Symbol Here is a quick review of some controller LED’s and their diagnostic meaning.
  • PWR/BAT/FUSE: Indicators for power, battery charging, or blown fuse.

  • Motor+/-: A pair of LEDs indicate motor output power and indicator.

  • AUX: indicates if power is delivered on the auxiliary terminal.

  • AN: anemometer activity indicator.

  • STP: Indicates when Master Stop is active.

  • AZx/ELx: Indicates encoder state and activity.

  • System Status Indicators: when system is operational, these LED’s will alternate back and forth. This is also referred to as “the happy lights”. A detected failure is indicated by flashing a corresponding error code.

    • SYS: Controller system status.

    • COMM: Communication with server or master unit.

    • APP: Tracker application status.

  • INCL: External inclinometer status.

  • GPS: GPS radio status.

  • Ethernet: Link carrier and traffic indicators.

  • SW2/SW3: Status of digital inputs.

  • STM: System is in Local Storm Mode.

  • CLN: System is in Local Clean Mode.

  • TX/RX: Activity indicators for master/slave communication.

  • LRN: Learn activity when master controller is discovering connected slave units.