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Nov 12, 2007, 12:05 AM
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Jeti Spin box - How to configure?

I can't figure out how to connect the spin box to program the ESC. I've read through the instructions many times, I can't figure this thing out.

The display show "impulse generator"... I've tried several different configurations and STILL can't figure out how to get this thing to work.

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Nov 12, 2007, 12:29 AM
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connect the ESC to the connector with the + - and signal label. Do not connect anything to the other port

Connect a battery to the ESC. Your spinbox should boot up and be in ESC programming mode. If it's in one of the other modes (which I have no idea how to use) then press the down key a few times... Mine does this occasionally but will change to ESC programming mode if I futz with it.
Nov 12, 2007, 03:41 AM
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What ronin4740 says works if your ESC is not an Opto. If it's an Opto you have to also plug an Rx battery into the other socket on the box -- this doesn't seem to be mentioned in the instructions.

It should then display the ESC type, and then go into programming mode.

By the way, once the box has detected the type of ESC that's attached, I find it easier to use the flowchart on the instructions, rather than the words, to do the programming
Nov 13, 2007, 09:53 AM
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Thanks for the help...

Yep it's an Opto 48, and I've tried the above suggestions, and it still won't boot up into ESC programming mode. I'm pretty sure I have tried every single wiring configuration and the box just won't boot up. It goes right into "Waiting for input device", then switches to "Impluse Generator".

1. Motor leads attached.
2. Plug the ESC "black" plug into +-S port (top most port)
3. RX battery into the lower port.
4. Main battery to ESC.

The display shows "Impulse Generator". I tried the arrow buttons in every direction.

So, I guess it's one of two things, the box is bad, or the esc is bad... I have used the ESC to run-up the motor so I know it at least does something

Nov 13, 2007, 10:15 AM
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The Opto isolated hacker-jeti ESCs have a second three wire lead which is not opto isolated and does provide power to the jeti-prog box.

From memory the lead that goes to the receiver from the ESC has a black plug on it, and the one that is used with the prog-box has an orange plug on the end.

Nov 13, 2007, 10:17 AM
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I went thru the same problem on the Spin 99. It turned out that I had the wrong lead connected to the receiver. The shorter lead with the red connector goes to the programming box and the other lead goes to the receiver. I had it the other way around.
The short lead has a sticker on it that is marked "RX" for reciever. But if you look closely it has a cirle with a line thru it, like a traffic sign which stands for "not to reciever". By the way you don't need to have the reciever turned on.
Nov 13, 2007, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by PeterO_UK
The Opto isolated hacker-jeti ESCs have a second three wire lead which is not opto isolated and does provide power to the jeti-prog box.
That's interesting As you'll have gathered I've only got regular Jeti Spins so I was going by what I have to do with my Jeti Advance Optos and their programming card.

So, why does the Spin programming box have a second socket on it for battery input
Nov 13, 2007, 08:21 PM
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For use with optocoupled speed controls, and also for things like the servo exerciser function where an ESC would not be involved....
Dec 01, 2007, 08:08 PM
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I just got a Spin33 and Spin Box from Hobby Lobby - I plug the speed controller into the '+ - signal' port, turn on the battery switch but all I can get is the "IMPULS GENERATOR" message. I cant get it to recognize the ESC and display the setup pages despite much pressing of buttons.
Any suggestions before I send it back?
Would it be the ESC or spin box ? (The ESC powers the motor fine)
Many thanks,
Dec 02, 2007, 06:19 AM
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