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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
Valid Signal
Blue Solid
Coast
No Signal
Yellow Blink
Valid Signal
Yellow Solid
Brushless
Brake
No Signal
Cyan Blink
Valid Signal
Cyan Solid
Coast
No Signal
Magenta Blink
Valid Signal
Magenta Solid
Partial Forward
Green Blink
Full Forward
Green Solid
Partial Reverse
Red Blink
Full Reverse
Red Solid
Forward Limit
Green/White Blink
Reverse Limit
Red/White Blink

Identification, Updating, and Recovery

Mode
Color/Pattern
Graphic
Device Identify
White/Magenta Fast Blink
CAN Bootloader Firmware Updating
White/Yellow Blink (v1.5.0) Green/Magenta Blink (v1.4.0)
CAN Bootloader Firmware Retry
White/Blue Blink
USB DFU (Device Firmware Update)
Dark (LED off)
Dark (LED off)

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
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
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
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
Corrupt Firmware (recover using Recovery Mode)
Firmware failed to load.
Dark (LED off)
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Standard Operation
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