Alpha Link s.BUS Setup

Ronin 2

INTRODUCTION

For most customers, by telling us what gimbal you have purchased, we will pre-configure your Alpha Link S.Bus for you. However, if you are having difficulty, you can follow these steps to set up your Alpha Wheels and Alpha Link for your gimbal. 

UPDATE YOUR ALPHA WHEELS FIRMWARE

Alpha Link S.Bus Requires AW Firmware 1.2 or newer

Download TyQT for your operating system from the Downloads page.

Download the newest firmware for your Alpha Wheels from the Downloads page.

Follow the instructions in this video: 

CONNECT THE ALPHA LINK RECEIVER TO THE RONIN 2

Using the supplied 1A Tools cable, connect the Alpha Link Receiver via the OUTPUT connector to the D.BUS port on the Ronin. 

SETUP RONIN 2

You will need to change a few settings in your Ronin 2.

Click on the pictures below to open up more details about each setting.

INDICATOR LIGHTS

The Alpha Link Transmitter and Receiver both have indicator LED to give you status info.

On the Transmitter, if the LINK light is on, that means it has established connection and recently received  confirmation that data has reached the Receiver.

On the Receiver, a solid STATUS light indicates that it is on, and is receiving wheel data.

On the Receiver, a fast blinking STATUS indicates that while it is receiving data, data is being lost. This could be due to poor signal strength or too high of signal strength. The transmitter can overwhelm the receiver if too close.

On the Receiver, a slow blinking STATUS indicates that it has lost connection and is attempting to re-connect.

GEAR RATIOS

When your Alpha Link and Gimbal are setup properly according the instructions above, the gear ratios will have a range of speeds that line up with conventional Arri gear heads with some additional speeds.

 
Alpha Link PAN TILT ARRI Equiv.
Slow
1:120
1:160
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Med Slow
1:65
1:105
Gear 1
Medium
1:52
1:55.5
Gear 2
Med Fast
1:35.5
1:40
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Fast
1:19
1:28.8
Gear 3