Used to disable the mat transmit circuitry of the reader system to reduce power consumption and therefore extend the reader’s run-time from the internal battery . When the Inhibit function is active, the message “ALL TRANSMIT INHIBITED” is displayed on the LCD screen See Figure 3. This connector is normally left EMPTY. See Figure 1 below – this shows when TX is enabled.

When the Inhibit plug is IN , the transmit power is OFF, see Figure 2 below – this shows when TX Inhibited.

Inhibiting the reader is useful in either of these two circumstances:

  • When using self-powered “active” tags you do not need to use the mat transmit functions of the reader system.
  • Once the reader has been fully configured and tested just prior to timing an event, you can insert the “Inhibit Plug” to turn off the mat transmit circuitry, which in turn lowers battery drain while you wait for the event to start. BUT DON’T FORGET TO PULL IT OUT WHEN YOU START TIMING!!
Fig 1. TX Enabled (Will Transmit)
Fig 2. TX Inhibited (Will Not Transmit)

Fig 3. Screen Display When Transmit is Inibited (Plug In)

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