I only have the problem occasionally, but some of my friends have it more often. Reading the site, you see that since there are 4 contacts under the emergency stop switch, pressing on it from the side or top may make just 2 contacts close and avoid the problem.
My feeling is that it is a simple, inexpensive fix that has no downside. Hope it makes it into production soon.
The normal symptom is just not turning on.
If you have a situation where it turns on, but does not connect, that is a different problem. Normally resetting power to the command station clears that. If you have a power supply that "glitches" when it turns on, it can do this. I leave my system power on 7/24 so I rarely see this problem.
Both, 3 base stations, multiple cabs wired and radio.
The only negative is that the extended hearing of the radio cabs can be a problem when you are at a show, where there are multiple layouts, your cab now hears a number of other systems, which COULD result in resduced response time.
I've thought about the rechargeable option. That would have to add a charging circuit to the unit, which could be problematic on space. My thinking is that the unit runs so long on batteries that having the possibility of picking one up and not being able to use it because of low batteries is not of interest to me.
If it "ate" batteries I would have a different opinion. You also realize that the AAA alkalines have much more amp hours than any AAA rechargeables you can get?
Those factors combined with keeping a few sets of 4 AAA'a at the ready and swap out in 40 seconds keeps me happy that they are not rechargeables.
Yep, astounding difference in range, and of course response time. It approximately doubled the range of the unit, and quickened the response time. The response time issue is because it is a bidirectional air interface, and your command is acknowledged and the display updated only after the command is received.
I will be converting them all.
Oh, had an unconverted one running at the same time as well as a wired one. No degradation of performance on any of the 3 throttles by using them together.
Talked to NCE today, if you get an RMA today, you have a date of about early July.
My friend called the Florida outfit, they said they had the parts and could do it immediately.. He sent it in the next day from Georgia, and 2 weeks later when he called about his unit (a week later than their estimate) they said they were out of parts. It took him over 3 weeks. No offense to the Florida site, but they did NOT have the parts when they said they did.