Each of your controllers represents a significant investment, so it makes sense to take the best possible care of them. This brief guide will give you tips on how to best care for your Pro2 and help ensure it has a long and healthy life.
Water - we've done our very best to protect the controller's internal components, but they are not waterproof. All ChronoTrack controllers ship with a 'shower cap' that fits over the blue deck of the controller so you can quickly cover the components.
If a controller ever does get wet, dry off any visible water as soon as possible. If the controller shuts down as a result of extreme water exposure, DO NOT attempt to power the controller on unless you have spoken to ChronoTrack Support.
Heat - Controllers should never be stored for long periods of time in hot places while Ryobi batteries are installed because this could drastically reduce the lifespan of the batteries. Ideally, batteries should be stored in temperatures no higher than 80°F/26°C if they will remain unused for more than a few days. Storing controllers in hot vehicles or sheds for long periods is never recommended.
Dust and Dirt - Allowing dust and dirt to build up on the controller can eventually lead to problems with the TPC display and even the internal components. After every race, it's a good idea to take a slightly damp rag and wipe off any visible dirt. The Pro2 is also equipped with USB covers that will help ensure the USB ports stay clean. Be sure to keep the plugs inserted into the ports whenever they are not in use.
Race Day Care
Delineation - When you're using your equipment on race day, athletes walk all over the place and kids mess with stuff. To keep your controllers safe and avoid tampering, it's a good idea to set up clear delineation around your controllers to warn people away. Traffic cones and caution tape are a good idea. You can also come up with your own delineation ideas.
Lid Props - Pro and Pro2 controllers come equipped with lid props that will keep the lid partially open to promote ventilation while offering protection from the elements and to keep the lid from being slammed on the cables. During a race, whenever you're not actively using a controller, we suggest you put the lid down on its props to prevent damage to cables or exposure to water, dirt, or nosy pedestrians.