Before starting the next heat, verify the start LED is ON-READY.
After the Competition
1. Remember to recharge the battery for AT LEAST 24 hours.
2. Turn the power switch to OFF.
3. Store the horn start in a clean, dry place.
The HS-200 unit and speakers should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from the pool environment. Coil and store all cables away from the pool.
The charging circuit is designed so the battery can be charged for extended periods; however, it is not required that the HS-200 horn start be connected to the wall outlet during the off-season.
Before storage, plug the HS-200 horn start into the wall outlet for 24 hours to fully charge the battery. Allow 24 hours of recharge time after the HS-200 horn start has been taken out of storage as well.
It is important to ensure the horn start’s battery is not drained.
With a full charge, the HS-200 battery can provide up to 15 hours of continuous operation. When not in use, plug the HS200 wallpack power supply (Daktronics part # A-3430138) into a 120 VAC outlet to recharge the internal battery.
The internal circuitry monitors the charging process, so leaving the HS200 horn start plugged in and charging for extended periods does not damage the internal battery. Also, do not run the battery dead.
The ON/OFF switch on the HS-200 system does NOT need to be turned on to charge the internal battery. The battery charging circuitry will be active whenever the HS-200 wallpack power supply is plugged into the wall outlet. When the power supply is plugged in, the CHARGING LED will give the battery-charging status. If the CHARGING LED is off (or flashing) and the BATTERY FULL LED is on, the battery is fully charged.
When the HS-200 system is being powered by the battery and is not plugged into the wall, the BATTERY FULL and BATTERY LOW LEDs show battery status. The green BATTERY FULL LED indicates when the battery voltage level is fine for operation. The red BATTERY LOW LED indicates the battery voltage level is half drained and should be charged soon.
Should the red BATTERY LOW LED begin flashing, the HS-200 unit has 10 minutes of battery power remaining and will automatically shut down after this period has expired. At this time, the horn start should be charged immediately. Once the charger is connected to a 120 VAC outlet, the HS-200 system will operate normally.