Fault finding guide
|Timer Batteries not holding their charge:||Requires charging
for up to 48 hours.
For C800 series timers, the brightness control must be
set to minimum, otherwise battery life is only 4 hours.
Test the batteries using this
|Finish gate will not operate:||Timer is set to
Press ‘menu’ then ‘clr’ then ‘ent’ to
set to normal timing.
|Two phase timing will not operate:||The timer is set
to the wrong channel.
On C841 timers, pressing ‘2’ at the welcome screen
will set the timer for two phase using green channel heads. For any other
channel, you must use the menu to select the correct channel.
|In two-phase, ‘E’ shows and phase 2 won’t
|Set phase 1
allowed time to zero.
Have the timer
|Poor radio receptionfrom wire-free heads:||Are the aerials on the heads in good condition. If telescopic, are
they extended? Check there is a red insulating washer between the aerial and
the head case.
heads using this guide.
C800 series timers, check the aerial plugs firmly into its
If the timer is in a Judge’s box with
metal windows, order an aerial extension lead so that the aerial can be mounted
|Heads difficult to align,or heads go in and
|Head and reflector
must be at least 4 metres apart.
head lenses must be clean and dry and free from
Check all fixing nuts are
The slightest wobble between the head and
tripod will give an intermittent fault. Remove the head mounting bracket and
hammer the part the fits to the tripod until it is flat and does not
Use only the correct tripods. Camera
tripods and floodlighting tripods are not sufficiently stable.
|Flap (yellow) display shows horizontal bar:||External battery
has not sufficient power.
Do not extend the
If using mains, the mains power unit
must be within 3 metres of the display – the cable from the power unit must not
|Flap (yellow) display shows wrong time :||DO NOT USE
If lubricants have been used the
mechanisms jams – repairs are very costly.
us for display testing advice.
|LED (red) display shows flashing decimal
|External battery has not sufficient power.
Do not extend the battery lead.
using mains, the mains power unit must be within 3 metres of the display – the
cable from the power unit must not be extended.