Status LED Patterns

SPARK MAX will indicate important status information on its multi-colored STATUS LED located on the top of its case. The following tables shows each state and the corresponding LED color pattern.

Standard Operation

Operating Mode

Idle Mode

State

Color/Pattern

Graphic

Brushed

Brake

No Signal

Blue Blink

brushed-no-signal-brake.gif

Valid Signal

Blue Solid

blue.png

Coast

No Signal

Yellow Blink

brushed-no-signal-coast.gif

Valid Signal

Yellow Solid

yellow.png

Brushless

Brake

No Signal

Cyan Blink

brushless-no-signal-brake.gif

Valid Signal

Cyan Solid

cyan.png

Coast

No Signal

Magenta Blink

brushless-no-signal-coast.gif

Valid Signal

Magenta Solid

magenta.png

Partial Forward

Green Blink

forward-proportional.gif

Full Forward

Green Solid

green.png

Partial Reverse

Red Blink

reverse-proportional.gif

Full Reverse

Red Solid

red.png

Forward Limit

Green/White Blink

forward-limit-triggered.gif

Reverse Limit

Red/White Blink

reverse-limit-triggered.gif

Identification, Updating, and Recovery

Mode

Color/Pattern

Graphic

Device Identify

White/Magenta Fast Blink

mode-identify.gif

CAN Bootloader Firmware Updating

White/Yellow Blink (v1.5.0) Green/Magenta Blink (v1.4.0)

mode-can-bootloader.gif

CAN Bootloader Firmware Retry

White/Blue Blink

mode-can-bootloader-retry.gif

USB DFU (Device Firmware Update)

Dark (LED off)

Dark LED

Recovery Mode

Dark (LED off)

Dark LED

Fault Conditions

Fault Conditions

Condition

Color/Pattern

Graphic

12V Missing

The motor will not drive if powered only by USB. This blink code warns the user of this condition.

Orange/Blue Slow Blink

fault-no-12v.gif

Sensor Fault

This can occur if the sensor type is misconfigured, the sensor cable is not plugged in or damaged, or if a sensor other than the motor sensor is plugged in.

Orange/Magenta Slow Blink

fault-encoder.gif

Gate Driver Fault

A fault reported by the core internal electronic circuitry. If this code persists after power cycling the controller, contact REV.

Orange/Cyan Slow Blink

fault-gate-driver.gif

CAN Fault

The CAN fault will be shown after the first time the device is plugged into the CAN port and a fault later occurs. Check your CAN wiring if you see this fault.

Orange/Yellow Slow Blink

fault-can.gif

Corrupt Firmware (recover using Recovery Mode)

Firmware failed to load.

Dark (LED off)

Dark LED