6M Startup Sequence

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The 18M displays the firmware version of the device first, such as “5.0.2.” All devices synced together must use the same firmware version.

To learn more about firmware versions and how to upgrade your system, please see Firmware Figured Out.

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The module’s unique address. When first syncing a 6M to the controller, the module is automatically assigned a unique address, such as “A01” and “A02.” The 18R2 stores this address permanently for that module until it is synced to a different controller whereby the new 18R2 assigns a new address.

For more information on device addresses, see What is an address?

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The firing module shows the battery life range as 1P0, indicating no battery up to 1P9, indicating a fully charged battery. The battery compartment is located on the back of the module. The battery powers the system including, the RF module, LEDs, and 7-segment displays and does not draw power from firing the cues.

For more information on the 6M battery life, see What is the battery life of the 6M? 

Note: The 6M displays “Lo” if the controller battery level is P3 or lower.

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The firing module displays the battery life range as 2P0, indicating no battery up to 2P9, which means a fully charged battery. The battery compartment is located on the back of the controller and module. 2P batteries are only used to fire cues.

For more information on the 6M battery life, see What is the battery life of the 6M? 

Note: The 6M displays “Lo” if the controller battery level is P3 or lower.

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The cue range displays as 1, 7, or 13. This number corresponds with the range of 6 cues the unit has available: 1 (1-6), 7 (7-12), and 13 (13-18). The cue range allows you to have three 6Ms on the same channel, but with unique cues.

To toggle the cue range, press TEST and CH- or CH+ at the same time until the desired cue set is assigned. For more information on the 6M cue range, see 1-6, 7-12, and 13-18 Cue Range Firing Modes.

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“tSt” displays as the firing module performs the following tests:

Cue responsiveness – Tests the responsiveness from each cue, ensuring each firing MOSFET turns on and off. If any cue is unresponsive, the system will display Er1 or Er2.

LED function – With the key in the TEST position only, the red and green LEDs will flash briefly.

Shorted/stuck button – During the self-test, if any button is pressed a false-positive to the shorted/stuck button test will occur, and error code Er3 will display.

For more information on 6M self-test error codes and how to resolve, see the Error Code Reference Guide.

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