ControlTL Learn Mode
Teaching Channels When Away From the Utility
The MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 can learn channels when away from your computer using PocketWizard transmitters. This allows you to change to a different channel or frequency when shooting at an event and you don't have access to the Utility via your computer. PocketWizard recommends that you use your computer to set your channels whenever possible, but this handy mode is provided for special situations.
Teaching a MiniTT1 or FlexTT5
Turn the MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 radio ON and select C1 or C2. Wait 3 or 4 seconds until you see the normal green blinks indicating the radio is ready to go with good batteries. Teaching takes a lot of power for the MiniTT1 so be sure you are starting with a good coin cell battery.
Press and hold the TEST button for about 10 seconds. The LED will pulse red during this time because you are transmitting!
When the LED blinks 4 times (amber) Learn mode is engaged (amber pulsing)! Quickly release the test button and ...
Quickly press and hold the TEST button on the teaching transmitting radio (MiniTT1, FlexTT5, Plus II, MultiMAX, etc.).
When the LED on the radio being taught blinks green, channel is learned.
1 green blink = Standard transmit channel from 1 through 16 plus the corresponding ControlTL channel is programmed. (see Owner's Manual)
2 green blinks = Standard transmit channel from 17 through 32 plus the corresponding ControlTL channel is programmed. (see Owner's Manual).
3 green blinks = ControlTL transmit channel (FCC = ControlTL 1-20, CE= ControlTL1-3) plus the corresponding Standard transmit channel is programmed for TTL autoflash photography. (see Owner's Manual)
Teaching remote FlexTT5 Radios:
The FlexTT5 can receive either a ControlTL TTL autoflash signal OR Standard PocketWizard signal, not both at the same time.
• If Shooting TTL autoflash with dedicated shoe-mount flashes, use a Standard Plus II or MultiMAX to teach the MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 transmitter first. Then use the MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 transmitter to teach the remote FlexTT5 receivers. Make sure you see 3 blinks (green) when teaching.
• If using a Standard PocketWizard to trigger a FlexTT5, train the receiving FlexTT5 with a standard PocketWizard.
• When using the teaching function, hold radios at least 2 feet apart.
Programming FlexTT5 units for TTL operation when teaching with a Standard PocketWizard
Teach a transmitting FlexTT5 with a standard PocketWizard.
Use the programmed FlexTT5 transmitter to teach all other FlexTT5 receivers. Make sure you see 3 blinks (green) which confirm the ControlTL channel for E-TTL was learned. If you see only 1 or 2 blinks after teaching, then the FlexTT5 is listening on a Standard channel and will not receive E-TTL information. Teach it again if you need E-TTL.
Reprogram the FlexTT5 transmitter with one of the FlexTT5 receivers. This assures all FlexTT5 radios will send and receive on the same ControlTL channel.