- When you first receive your reader, place it on charge and charge the battery fully.
- Always make sure the battery is charged before and after a race.
- If the unit is in storage for extended periods, please be sure to charge it approximately every 2 months. This will prevent damage to the internal battery.
To charge the unit, plug in your Trident charger to mains power and connect the external power supply plug to your reader.
The plug needs to be turned clockwise once inserted.
You will hear a “Click” once it is locked in.
There is a row of LEDs which indicate the voltage of the battery inside the reader.
When you plug the charger in you will see the LEDs cycle up as the battery charges. When it is full the cycling will stop and the blue led will light. It will only happen when the TM is turned off.
While the blue LED is on the battery is trickle charging. Once the battery has been trickle charging for a while, the blue LED may start turning on and off every few seconds. This is normal and it means the battery is very well charged.
Once charged you can disconnect the adapter by placing your finger on the silver locking device and sliding it upwards, then turning the adapter anti-clockwise.
If you use anything other than the approved Trident mains charger will void all warranty and may cause damage to your reader.