In it’s simplest mode, the PicoVolt’s speed wheel can be used to precisely set the speed and direction of a DC motor or brightness of LED Lights. But the PicoVolt doesn't just do that, it allows you to program up to 60 seconds of animation, any speed, any direction. Just hold the record button while animating the motor using the speed wheel.
The new trigger input allows the PicoVolt to be used for more than just looping animation. Connect the input to any standard sensor and the PicoVolt will play your animation back on command. Looping the animation for an ambient prop is still possible.
Our selection of triggers can be seen here.
The new PicoVolt can read the park switch of many wiper motors to determine its home position. The PicoVolt can then bring your motor back to that position at the end of the animation. It can let it coast to a stop, or stop it instantly using the new brake option. This opens up new applications for the PicoVolt that were previously not possible due to motor drift. Make sure your motor has a park wire if you want to use this option.
LED Lighting Control
The PicoVolt also has an LED lighting mode that allows you to easily program any lighting effect. Loop the effect, or play it on a trigger.
The PicoVolt must be powered by a 12 volt DC power supply. The wattage you need depends on what you're controlling. Pretty much all motors will require the 60 watt power supply. Most LED setups will be fine with the 12 watt supply, however larger ones may need more. Add up the wattage of all your LED lights and make sure the power supply you choose has a wattage at least that high.
The PicoVolt has a write protection mechanism that helps prevent accidental or unwanted program changes.
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