The Power Pal™ system
comes with the transmitter keypad and
prepared to accept the wireless receiver board . Use of the wireless keypad will give you
freedom of movement around the vehicle and work site.
Care must be taken during
installation of the wireless system to ensure reliable operation.
Note: Not all conditions are
suitable for wireless operation. High tension power lines and
areas of high Radio Frequency (RF) traffic may shorten the range or hinder the
operation of the wireless keypad transmitter.
Follow the instructions carefully.
Batteries into the Transmitter
Remove the wireless keypad
from its pouch and place it face down on a table or bench. Remove the two screws on the battery
cover. Install the ‘AA’ alkaline
batteries into the battery holder and replace the battery cover.
Receiver Baby Board
Remove the lid from the
Power Pal™ PDC. The wireless receiver
baby board connects directly to the Power Pal™ PDC circuit board.
The mounting location for the receiver board
is the location just above the coiled cord plug on the circuit board. Remove the mounting screws from the
stand-offs located in the center of the PDC circuit board. Orient the connector of the receiver board so
that it mates with the connector labeled ‘RX-815’ on the PDC circuit board and
press the receiver board into place.
Secure the receiver board by replacing the
mounting screws back into the stand-offs through the ‘RX815’ receiver card.
Install the antenna using
the provided 90o antenna-mounting
bracket. The antenna is designed to fit
this bracket and it should be used for optimum range. An ideal location for mounting the antenna is
by the rear deck of the rear toolbox which contains the Hydraulic
Controller. Mount the bracket to a flat
bare metal surface that is well grounded.
Route the other end of the coax antenna cable from the
mounting bracket to the Power Pal™ PDC.
Insert the cable through the mounting bracket and attach the antenna
mount to the bracket. Attach and tighten
the antenna to the threaded mount on the bracket. A loose antenna may
cause intermittent operation and limit the distance of operation.
Route the other end of the
antenna cable through the black strain relief in the Power Pal™ enclosure. Attach the cable connector to the antenna
connector on the receiver board. Be
careful not to over tighten the cable connector.
Apply power is supplied to
the Power Pal™ PDC . Be sure the ‘wired/wireless’ button is in the ‘wireless’
In the wireless mode, the
green indicator light in the top right of the wired keypad will be off and the
wired remote will not function.
The transmitter keypad
will not display a green light like the wired keypad.
The wireless keypad will display a RED flashing light when the
positions are activated on the keypad.
Located on the receiver
board is the programming button. Press
the programming button and hold down. The RED LED indicator on the receiver
board will turn on solid. While holding the button, press the top left-most
position on the wireless transmitter keypad.
When the programming is accepted, the indicator light will begin
Release the receiver button, and then release the position on the
transmitter. If the red indicator goes out when attempting to program, release
both buttons and repeat the procedure. Be sure the transmitter has a good ‘line
of sight’ to the antenna.
There are over 10 billion
transmit codes available, so there will never be two transmitters that will operate
the same truck. Transmitter codes are
Be sure that the wired/wireless switch is in the ‘wireless’
• Test the operation of all the functions of
the wireless keypad.
• Test the operating range of the wireless
If the wireless keypad does not function properly, consult the
wireless troubleshooting section that came with the wireless kit.
The wired keypad and the wireless keypad will not operate at the same time.
This completes the
installation of the Power Pal™ Wireless System
POWER PAL TROUBLESHOOTING SECTION
red light on the receiver card does not come on when the program button is
• Check to make sure the receiver card is
properly mounted and seated into the connector on the PDC board, secured with
three (3) screws.
• Make sure that there is power going to the
Power Pal box. A green LED on the PDC
board labeled ‘Power’ should be on.
• Check to make sure that your ‘control’
switch is turned on.
• Using a voltmeter, check that there is
power on the ‘Batt.’ Terminal and that the PDC has a good chassis ground. Inspect the connections for loose wires or
program light stays on solid or goes out when I attempt to program the receiver
• Use the top left position of the
transmitter keypad to program. Any other position does not allow the unit to
• Remove the receiver antenna from the
connector on the receiver card. Hold the
transmitter close to the receiver card and attempt to program again. If the program is accepted, THOROUGHLY check
your antenna for loose connections and kinked or broken cabling.
• Check the status of your batteries. Replace them with alkaline ‘AA’ batteries if
programmed the receiver to the transmitter, but the unit still won’t function.
• Check to make sure the ‘wired / wireless’
switch is in the wireless position.
• Try moving around the vehicle and
operating the transmitter. If the unit
operates intermittently, check your antenna connections thoroughly.
• Remove the antenna cable from the receiver
card. Hold the transmitter near the
receiver. If the unit operates
correctly, inspect the entire antenna system for poor connections, kinked,
broken , or excessive coiled cable.
transmitter works, but it is intermittent and / or the range is not what it
area you are operating in may have a high amount of radio frequency (RF)
noise. Try the transmitter in other
areas and see if the intermittence stops or changes.
• Check your batteries. Use only alkaline ‘AA’ batteries.
• Make sure that the antenna connections are
tight and clean. DO NOT splice the
antenna cable to extend or shorten it.
Make sure that the antenna is tight and secure on its base and that the
antenna base is free from oil, dirt, and corrosion inside and out.
• Check to make sure that the transmitter
antenna is securely screwed into the transmitter.
• Check the operation of the wired
keypad. If it is intermittent,
check the power and ground into the
• If it is always the same function that is
intermittent check the output wire coming from the Power Pal to the distant
NOTE: If there is another truck that is operating
wireless nearby the two signals will cancel each other becoming intermittent,
or cease to operate.
If you need further assistance, our technical assistance
department can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time.