We receive a lot of phone calls when someone is syncing, pairing or timing their camera to the control box. In essence, it’s a simple process by pushing 3 buttons. Keep reading below if this doesn’t look like your receiver.
Our basic steps for syncing are to open the control box and ensure the battery is attached. Make sure the camera is in the setup mode. Press and release the button inside the control box (A1) and the red light will come on, while the red light is on, press and release the left arrow (B1) then press and release the right arrow (B2) on the camera, it will say “RF trigger” on the screen and the red light inside the control box will blink 3 times and go out. This confirms that the process is complete.
I generally tell everyone to practice step 2 first since this one requires a bit of timing. While the camera is in setup mode (it doesn’t matter if you have signal or not yet), on either side of “OK”, press and release the left arrow (A) then press and release the right arrow (B). Don’t get the right arrow confused with the playback button which is just below the “MENU” button and not on either side of the “OK” button. Look for it to say “RF Trigger” in the bottom center of the screen. Be aware that it will “BLINK” for a few milliseconds and go out. If you don’t see “RF Trigger”, then you may be doing it too slow, try pressing the left and right arrows as quick as possible. Repeat the process, left then right until you see “RF Trigger” blink on the bottom center of the screen. Once you do see it, do it again, get the feel for it and make sure the timing is correct.
Now that you have mastered the second step, going to step one is a simple press and release of the button inside the control box on the receiver. The red light comes on and only stays on for approximately 15 seconds, our older receivers would only stay on for about 5 seconds. While that red light is on, press and release the left arrow then the right arrow, you will see “RF Trigger” on the screen and the light will blink 3 times and go out. If you don’t see “RF Trigger” and/or the light doesn’t blink, you still have time to press the left and right arrows again.
Once the light inside the control box blinks 3 times and goes out, double check to make sure the syncing process is complete by pressing the left and right arrows again, be careful if the gate is up and stand clear, the gate will fall or the actuator will activate letting you know the process is complete. The last step is to set the camera up in position, turn it on and wait about 2 minutes before sending it the proper code to close the gate, the gate should fall approximately 10-20 seconds after the signal is sent (depending on the signal strength in your area).
Syncing the new control box receiver
JAGER PRO manufactured a new generation of wireless receivers for our 2018 M.I.N.E.™ Trapping System. Each new transmitter must be manually paired with a control box receiver the first time they are linked together. It is not necessary to pair transmitters to our receiver more than one time, unless the frequency is manually erased from the receiver memory.
This video will demonstrate how to pair the radio frequency (or RF signal) of both the M.I.N.E.™ camera transmitter and the onsite, push-button transmitter to our new control box receiver.
To pair the M.I.N.E. Camera transmitter, move camera selector switch from OFF to Setup.
Connect receiver to the 12-volt battery. Press and release the receiver “Frequency Select” button until the red light flashes three times to indicate the receiver is on Channel One.
Press and release the “Pair to Transmitter” button and the red light will illuminate for 15 seconds which means users only have 15 seconds to complete this task. Press and release camera “left arrow” then press and release camera “right arrow” to send a manual RF signal to the control box receiver. RF Trigger will appear at the bottom of camera screen. The red receiver light should flash five times then no longer illuminate.
The pairing process is complete. Test to ensure the M.I.N.E. Camera and receiver are paired. Press and release camera “left arrow” then press and release camera “right arrow” button while observing whether the green light illuminates for one second. If so, the test is successful.
Onsite Remote Pairing
Our onsite transmitter has a range of 250 yards with the antenna fully extended. It is push-button operated and contains an ON/OFF switch to prevent an accidental trigger. The DOWN position turns the transmitter OFF and does not allow the remote to operate. The UP position turns the transmitter ON and allows the RF signal to transmit.
NOTICE: The onsite transmitter is paired to each control box receiver at the factory. Additional pairing is not necessary unless the frequency is manually erased from the receiver memory. Pressing and holding the “Pair to Transmitter” button until red light blinks will manually clear the receiver’s memory.
Remember, the old green onsite transmitter must be paired to Channel One and the new white onsite transmitter must be paired to Channel two. However, all transmitters operate on Channel One which is the default channel. Follow this example to pair the white transmitter. Connect receiver to the 12-volt battery. Press and release the receiver “Frequency Select” button until the red light flashes five times to indicate the receiver is on Channel Two.
Press and release the “Pair to Transmitter” button and the red light will illuminate for 15 seconds. An extended antenna or holding the transmitter close to the receiver will create RF signal interference. Ensure onsite transmitter antenna is retracted and held an arm’s length away from the control box. Press and hold transmitter button until the red receiver light flashes five times then no longer illuminates.
The pairing process is complete. Test to ensure the onsite transmitter and control box receiver are paired. Remember, the white onsite transmitter operates on Channel One. Press and release the receiver “Frequency Select” button until the red light flashes three times to indicate the receiver is on Channel One. Press the onsite transmitter button while observing whether the green light illuminates for one second. If so, the pairing was successful.
Our camera is the transmitter and has it built inside the camera housing, it will broadcast the signal beyond 90 feet without an antenna. Generally, the trap diameter would be about 40 feet from one end to the other and if the camera is set up across from the gate you should have no problems sending or receiving the signal.
The control box has several different components, the receiver with the button and red light, the AU7 in the top right where all the connections lead to, the bridge in the middle and the blue actuator in the bottom that pulls the rod to close the gate. The actuator requires 11.5 volts or better to operate, anything less and it will not have enough power to drop the gate. 11.5 volts is important to remember since the red light will come on when the button is pushed and you can sync the gate with less than 11.5 volts, the receiver will still respond at less voltage and send the signal to drop the gate but the gate won’t drop due to the low voltage. If the red light doesn’t come on when the button is pushed, make sure the battery leads are hooked up and that the battery is fully charged with 12.5 volts or better. Sometimes during transport one of the leads can come loose, reach inside and gently tug on the wires going into the bridge, make sure none of them are loose. Make sure the antenna from the receiver is threaded properly outside of the box to receive the signal from the camera or onsite remote.
The receiver can manually clear out it’s memory by pressing and holding the button for 8 seconds, the red light will blink 4 times and go out, this lets you know that the memory is clear. This is also an important factor since you don’t want to press and hold the button while attempting to sync them. Once the syncing process is complete, it will retain the cameras transmitter code in its memory and will not need to be re-synced ever again (even after a year with no battery power hooked up to it). You still want to test it if the gate has been out of use by pressing and releasing the left and right arrows from the camera after everything is hooked back up.
Make sure you practice step 2 before going through the entire process and you shouldn’t have any problems syncing your camera to your control box. You can sync multiple control boxes to one camera and have a simultaneous drop of 2 or more gates. It’s also a good idea to maintain control of the onsite remote and use it for testing or dropping the gate when needed.