Copyright © February 2005,
PixController Inc., All rights reserved.
Operating Voltage: 5V - 14V DC
Recommended Operating Temperatures: 120°F to -10°F
Recommend Board Mounting: (4) #6-23 machine screws
Battery Life: ~9 months on a Alkaline 9V, or ~ 2 years on a 4 AA
battery supply. Actual times depend on operating temperature.
1.25” X 3.20”
Click here to download the
PixController LE Board Template,
which is in PDF format. The template will be a
1-1 scale, so you may cut it out and locate the points such as the
PIR sensor and board mounting holes for drilling out your case.
Red (Super Bright) control LED: Displays board functions
Green PIR LED: Displays PIR triggers
PIR Sensor: Passive Infrared motion sensor. Detection range out to
80 feet depending on temperature.
CDS Photo Sensor: Detects light/dark for day/night operation.
Sony/Canon LANC Port
Sony ACC Terminal Port
Hardwire Camera Control - Shutter, Refresh, Power On/Off
DC Power Port
External Light Port
PIR Detection Range
90 to100 feet - depending on air temperature.
10 Position DIP Switch: Adjust board operating settings
Single Turn PIR Sensitivity POT: Adjust PIR Range/Sensitivity
Single Turn Day/Night Sensor Calibration POT: Adjust the light
detection level of your Day/Night Sensor.
PixController LE (Rev. 2)
Control Board Front
Pre Rev. 2
LE Control Board Back
Adjusting the DIP
PixController LE 10-Position DIP Switch
The 10-Position DIP switch on the PixController LE board is used to
setup how the board controls the attached cameras, functions in day
only, night only, 24 hour mode, and many more features. Listed below
are instructions on how to setup the DIP switch feature on the LE
For a complete list of DIP switch setting Click
Adjusting the PIR Sensitivity POT
adjust the PIR detection range on your PixController LE board simply
turn the single turn POT shown to the left to your desired range.
The default setting is in the middle, as shown. The two
"dots" on the Philips head screw show the actual location.
The default setting is desirable for almost all weather conditions.
In very hot summer months, or setups over fields with no shading
cover you should reduce the PIR sensitivity.
Note: Turning the sensitivity to the minimum setting will
turn the PIR detection off.
Adjusting the Day/Night Cal. POT
adjusting the Day/Night Sensor POT you must first set the DIP
switches 3 & 4 "Up" when the board is powered down,
then turn the board on. The "Red Control LED" will light
up when the detection level detects darkness. You may want to adjust
this in the darkest setting you want to run your system at when
adjusting this POT. When finished you will need to return DIP switches
3 & 4 back to their original setting.
Auto Walk-Test mode on
turning power on to your Universal board both the red and green LED will
light up. They will both stay on for 30 seconds. This time will allow the
PIR circuit to warm up. After this time expires the green LED will turn
off and the red LED will blink 5 times letting you know that the board is
entering a 1 minute automatic
walk-test phase. At this point you can move around the camera
setup and check out the PIR area. Both the green and red LED’s will
light when motion is detected. After the 1 minute automatic walk-test
phase expires the red LED will blink 5 times letting you know the camera
system will now become active.