T-Series/Initial setup/motion products

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Initial Setup and Testing

If you are unfamiliar with T-series devices, you may wish to perform a few simple steps to familiarize yourself with their operation. First you will need a power supply. If you did not add one to your order, you will require a power supply that matches the voltage requirement of the device. Some T-series products, usually devices that run on 12 - 16 V, transmit power between devices through the data cables. The chosen power supply must be rated to handle the maximum total current draw of all devices connected to it. When powering long chains of devices, we recommend connecting a power supply to at least every 3rd device in the chain to reduce the current through the data cables. Devices that run on more than 16 V do not transmit power through the data cables.

Once you have a working power supply, you can test the operation of your device. Try turning the potentiometer (if applicable) counterclockwise to home the device. When operating manually, you should home the device by retracting it completely every time you disconnect or turn off the power. You will not be able to achieve the maximum travel until you have homed the device or sent a command to tell the device its current position. After the device retracts completely it will stop automatically and you can turn the potentiometer clockwise to move the device. If you have a model without a potentiometer, you cannot control the device manually. Instead you must connect the device to a computer and issue a home instruction.