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How to Sychronize Your R106 Controller - TSS #24

Posted on August 09 2016

1. How do I sync an R106 remote to an R106 receiver?

Kicking things off simple and standard, great opening question. First things first, you'll want to unplug your R106 receiver. Trust me! I know that doesn't make a whole lot of sense right now, but hang tough, it'll all come together shortly. Next step, plug the receiver back in. Now quick! Within five seconds of plugging the receiver in, press and hold the "25%" and "100%" brightness buttons. See, I told you it would make sense if you gave it a chance! Last step, check and make sure your LEDs flash a few times to report a successful synchronization.

2. How many R106 receivers can I synchronize together?

We've run the tests, double checked the numbers, fired the first set of testers, promptly rehired them, tested again, and now we can answer you. At least ten receivers can be synchronized together. However, that isn't to say that more receivers aren't possible. As far as we know, you could sync all the receivers in existence together if you have the patience. Sadly, that's not something we've done. What does that mean for you though? It means that all the receivers you do have synchronized together can be turned on or off and dimmed or brightened together!

3. Why when I hit the power button do some receivers turns on and others turns off?

Odds are, some lights were already turned on when the others got synchronized, it's a common problem and happens a lot when people sync for the first time. To resolve the issue, press the power button some strips are turned on and the others are turned off. Then unplug the receivers that are turned off. Now press the power button again to turn them all off. With everything turned off, plug all the receivers back in. Finally, hit the power button and all your lights should come on together!

4. How far away can I be from my receivers?

A first down in football, sixty percent of the distance you should dig a latrine from your camp site, three stories, 4.235 Shaquille O'Neals laying end to end, what I'm trying to say here is thirty feet. Hopefully you learned at least one cool fact about thirty feet, I'm betting it was the latrine one, you could probably assume around four Shaqs would be thirty feet. Anyway, you can also use your remote through walls, as long as they aren't made of metal, not even Shaq can work through walls, but your R106 can!



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