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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
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
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