Factory Reset

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Sometimes you need to reset either the channels you are using, or reset the radio back to factory defaults. There are two levels of RESET for ControlTL radios:

RESET A, a Simple Reset, allows you to reset learned channels to the channels last set in the Utility (C.1 and C.2 configurations). This reset option will retain all features set via the Utility.

RESET B, a Factory Default Reset, will reset all features and channels to the Factory Default Settings.

IMPORTANT: Factory Reset and Learn Mode both use the TEST button for a long time. If you are not sure if you are engaging Learn Mode or Factory Reset, read about the Status LED to see the difference.

Reset A - Reset Channels Only

RESET A: Returns both C.1 and C.2 to the channels you last set in the PocketWizard Utility. Reset A is primarily used for resetting channels that were taught in the field.

  1. Turn the radio off
  2. While holding TEST, slide the power switch to C.1 (C.1 and C.2 are always reset together).
  3. Hold TEST for a few moments until you see 2 green blinks, then release TEST. The channels

are restored to their last Utility values. If you’ve never set the channels using the Utility, then the channels are restored to factory defaults.

Reset B - Factory Defaults

RESET B Returns all of your radio’s settings, including channels and all settings from the PocketWizard Utility, to factory defaults. Any firmware updates you may have performed on the radios are retained.

  1. Turn the radio off
  2. While holding TEST, slide the power switch to C.1 (C.1 and C.2 are always reset together).
  3. Hold TEST for ~10 seconds until you see 4 green blinks, then release TEST. The radio is reset to factory defaults.

Firmware Upgrades

After updating your firmware, always perform a Reset B. While the PocketWizard Utility performs a factory reset automatically when you upgrade the firmware, and has a Factory Reset button on the Update tab, Reset B remains the recommended method after a firmware upgrade.

Factory Reset from within the Utility

You now have the option to perform a “Factory Reset” from within the PocketWizard Utility for your ControlTL radio. In addition, when you update your radios via the Utility, factory reset will be performed automatically which can be a real time saver. Your previous settings will be saved, and when possible, you will be able to re-load them after the firmware update and factory reset. A large jump in firmware versions or a specific change in the firmware may make it impossible to re-load, so be sure to write down any custom settings for Configuration 1 or Configuration 2 before you reset your radios so you can re-apply them after the upgrade.

MultiMAX Factory Reset

The procedure for resetting a MultiMAX to factory defaults is different from the procedure used for a ControlTL radio.

  1. Turn the radio off
  2. While holding C, slide the power switch to TRANSMIT (TRANSMIT and RECEIVE are always reset together).
  3. When you see the "CLEAR/RESET" message on the LCD, release C. The radio is reset to factory defaults.

Default Settings

When you perform a Factory Reset, the settings below are used.

MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Default Settings

Utility Tab Quick Links
Channel Tab
C.1 = ControlTL Transmit Channel = 1
Standard Transmit Channel = 1
C.2 = ControlTL Transmit Channel = 2
Standard Transmit Channel = 2
ControlTL Transmit Priority at X-Sync = enabled - Nikon FlexTT5 Only
Use ControlTL for Receive Channel = enabled - FlexTT5 Only
C.1 = ControlTL Receive Channel = 1 - FlexTT5 Only
Standard Receive Channel = 1 (but disabled) - FlexTT5 Only
C.2 = ControlTL Receive Channel = 2 - FlexTT5 Only
Standard Receive Channel = 2 (but disabled) - FlexTT5 Only
Flash Tab
Rear Curtain Sync Begins At: = Off
Optimized Rear Curtain Sync / Manual Shutter Speeds = disabled
Speedlite = Normal E-TTL/i-TTL
Force TTL Master Mode = enabled - Canon MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Only
Pre-Flash Boost Mode = Disable Pre-Flash Boost - Canon MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Only
Remote Beeper = No Change On Wakeup
Remote Optical Trigger = No Change On Wakeup
HyperSync/HSS Tab
HyperSync Only (Disable HSS/FP) = disabled
HSS/FP Begins At (HyperSync Ends) = 1/250th
HyperSync Flash Duration for Standard Channels = 7
Manual HyperSync For Standard Channels = disabled
Manual HyperSync Offset (slider) = 0 (but disabled)
AC9 Flash = AB800 - FlexTT5 Only
Optimize HyperSync Automation For: = Reduced Clipping - FlexTT5 Only
P2 HyperSync Flash Duration = 7 - FlexTT5 Only

PowerTracking Tab
PowerTracking = Full Manual
Aperture Centered On: = F:11 (but disabled)
ISO Centered On: = ISO 100 (but disabled)
AC9 Flash Exposure Compensation = 0.0 - FlexTT5 Only
Modeling Tab
Modeling Light Control = disabled
Control Mode = Camera Wake (but disabled)
Modeling Light Autotrack = disabled
Modeling Light Active = 100% (but disabled)
Modeling Light Sleep = disabled
Modeling Light Sleep = 10% (but disabled)
Modeling Light Sleep Delay After Camera Sleeps = 30 secs (but disabled)
Modeling Light Delay After AF-Assist = 2 secs (but disabled)
Sleep Tab
Remote TTL Flash Sleep = disabled
Remote TTL Flash Delay = 600 secs (but disabled)
Local Flash Sleep = disabled - FlexTT5 Only
Local Flash Delay = 600 secs (but disabled) - FlexTT5 Only
Misc Tab
Basic Trigger Mode = disabled
Transmitter Only = disabled - FlexTT5 Only
Disable Shoe Communications = disabled - FlexTT5 Only
SpeedCycler = disabled
Top Shoe Detection Mode = AC3/AC9 - Canon MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Only
Camera Model = Auto - Canon MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Only

PowerST4 Default Settings

Channel Tab
Use ControlTL for Rx Channel = enabled
ControlTL Channel 1, Standard Channel 1
Exposure Tab
Exposure Compensation = 0.0
Sleep Tab
Modeling Light Sleep Mode = enabled
Modeling Light Sleep Delay = 600 secs/10 minutes
Misc Tab
Ranger RX Head Selection = S-Head
Digital 1200/2400RX Head Selection = Digital S

PowerMC2 Default Settings

Exposure Tab
Flash Exposure Compensation = 0
Sleep Tab
Modeling Light Sleep Mode = enabled
Modeling Light Sleep Delay = 600 secs
Hibernate Mode = enabled
Hibernate Delay = 60 min

MultiMAX Default Settings

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