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How to Test Generator’s Output using Spooky Remote 5

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To ensure that the generator’s signal is being transmitted successfully, we need to test its output, and the quickest way to do this is to use a Spooky2 Remote.

Hardware Part
Set up Spooky2 Remote as usual. Connect Spooky2 Remote with Boost.

Spooky2 Remote

You don’t need to put DNA samples in Remote during this test.

Software Part
1. Open Spooky2 software, click >Miscellaneous Generator Signal Test (R) – JW in Presets tab.

Spooky2 Software-1

2. Go to Control tab, tick “Overwrite Generator”, choose the port number of your generator and click “Start”.

Spooky2 Software-2

If you see both LEDs on the Remote start flashing 4 times a second, then your generator is good to go. If not, click the Presets tab again and refer to the preset’s Notes for troubleshooting instructions.

Spooky2 Software-3

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  1. I tried to verify my output voltage recently and didn’t get what I expected. I did not buy a “boost” output board and that should not be necessary to test voltage output and it’s stability. I measure straight from the bnc on each output and got substantially different readings even though I expect half of what the voltage is set for in the control panel. In contact mode having these broad variations lead to frequent spiking and pain because the machine can’t be trusted to perform as it’s set for. N matter the frequency or waveform is the program says it’s set for 20 volts then I expect no more than 10 volta in actual experience but that’s not what I get . Am I missing something?

    1. Hi, claire. You can use this method to test amplitude/voltage of your generator output: https://www.spooky2support.com/hc/en-us/articles/216952788

  2. Hi, I did the generator test and both lights flashed back and forth so it’s working. However, when Im running the program, no lights. Im running Terrain low power 1V (R) – BY . Are the lights not showing because its the LOW terrain?

    1. Dear friend, four factors determine how the LEDs respond to the signal: frequency, waveform, offset, and amplitude. You can read more information from this blog: https://www.spooky2-mall.com/blog/what-does-your-spooky2-remote-led-light-indicate/. Hope it helps. Any questions, feel free to contact us.

      1. Thank you. So since I did the test and the lights worked then, (which means the remote is working) it’s okay now that there are no lights on at all while I’m running low terrain? ?

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