Manual Control or Animation In it’s simplest mode, the PicoVolt’s speed wheel can be used to precisely set the speed and direction of a DC motor. But the PicoVolt doesn't just control speed, 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.
Trigger Input 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.
Motor Parking 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.
Power Supply 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 (12V 5Amp). Most LED setups will be fine with the 12 watt supply (12V 1Amp), 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.
- A power supply is not included. We suggest our 12vDC 5amp Regulated Power Supply.
- The PicoVolt is not meant for extremely precise applications. All motors have some degree of "drift" and you may notice some variation in your program over time. This is normal.
Is there a way to loop the program?Yes, you simply put a piece of wire into the trigger input.
Is it possible to trigger this controller with a wireless remote from Home Depot?NO! Motions sensors from the hardware store are 120V AC and will burn up the controller. Only 12VDC trigger devices must be used with the controllers.
Can the PicoVolt be used with any wiper motor?Yes, as long as the motor is 12V DC.