Bolt RT-16 manual

Bolt RT-16
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manualBolt RT-16
The Bolt RT-16 system allows you to
control all compatible monolights and
strobes from one convenient location
with a reliable, easy-to-use controller.
The RT-16 is a great solution to speed up
and simplify your workow. Whether you
work with a few ashes in a single setup,
or in a large studio with a number of sets
with many lights, you will immediately see
the advantage of being able to make
adjustments to your lighting without the
need to maneuver into crowded, hard to
reach places.
You can adjust the power level of each
ash or group of ashes in 1/10 or 1/3
stop increments as well as controlling
model lamps or AF assist lamps, turning
alert sounds on or off and test ring and
triggering your entire lighting setup, all
from a central location. The RT-16 also
features 16 channels to avoid
interference and false triggers, along with
the ability to address 16 separate groups
for precision control of your lighting.
You may even nd that this convenience
frees you to experiment with new ideas
and styles. You’ll discover creative ways
to use your lighting to bring out your very
best work.
Before using this product, please read
the following safety instructions
carefully in order to ensure your safety
and the proper operation of the RT-16
system. Failure to observe these
precautions could result in product
malfunction, re or explosion, electric
shock or other physical injury.
• Do not disassemble or modify. Should
the product break open due to
accidental damage, remove the
batteries and send it to an authorized
repair center.
• Keep dry. Do not handle with wet
hands, immerse in water, or expose to
rain or snow.
• Do not use in the presence of
ammable gasses.
• Keep out of reach of children. This
product contains small parts that may
pose a choking hazard. Should a child
swallow any part of this product,
consult a physician immediately.
• Turn off the transmitter or receiver
immediately should a malfunction
occur. Should smoke or any unusual
smell come from this product, shut it
off and remove the batteries
immediately. Send it to an authorized
repair facility for service. Continued
use may result in physical injury.
• Do not expose to high temperature. Do
not leave product in a closed vehicle in
the sun or other areas subject to
extremely high temperature.
• 16 channels
• Up to 16 groups
• 433 MHz
• Effective range 150’ (50 m)
• Raise or lower ash power
• Model or AF Assist light On/Off
• Audio alert On/Off
• Test ash (triggers all groups)
NOTE: All ashes that you wish to control
from the RT-16 must be equipped with a
RR-16-A or RR-16-B Receiver. Additional
ashes may be triggered using their optical
slave function if available.
Installing Batteries in Transmitter
1. Remove battery cover from unit.
2. Insert two AA batteries, being sure to
follow illustrations inside unit to
properly position the positive (+) and
negative (–) terminals.
3. Replace battery cover.
Attaching the RT-16 Transmitter to Your
Camera: Rotate the locking wheel
counterclockwise on the RT-16 until it is in
the fully open (uppermost) position. You
can also connect a PC cord from your
camera to the unit's 3.5mm mini sync
Attaching the RR-16-A Receiver to Your
Compatible Flash or Monolight: Flip up
the USB connector on the RT-16 Receiver.
Plug it into the USB port on your
compatible ash or monolight.
Attaching the RR-16-B Receiver: Plug the
connector pins into the appropriate
socket on your compatible ash or
The receivers are powered directly from
the ash or monolight, so no battery or
external power is required. The Receivers
have no On/Off switch. As soon as it is set
and plugged in to an active, compatible
ash or monolight, it will automatically
begin to function.
Turning on the RT-16 Transmitter: To turn
on the transmitter, slide the Power switch
to the On position.
Setting the Channel: The RT-16 has 16
channels available for use. This allows
you to avoid interference with other
devices or photographers in a busy work
environment, with each photographer
operating on a different channel. Use the
DIP switches on the front panel of the
transmitter and receiver to select the
desired channel as shown on the DIP
switch conguration chart.
In order for the transmitter and receiver
to communicate with each other, both
have to be set to the same channel.
Selecting the Group on the RT-16: Use the
Group Select dial to choose the group you
want to adjust. A group can consist of just
one ash up to any number of ashes you
wish. The Group function allows you to
adjust settings on specic ashes or
groups of ashes from one location,
without having to go to each ash and
make those adjustments individually.
Group-specic controls are raising and
lowering the power, turning the sound on
or off, and turning the modeling/AF assist
light on or off.
Selecting the Group on the Receiver: Use
the Group Select dial to choose the
desired group.
NOTE: The transmitter’s display can be
switched from showing power output in
decimals (generally used for monolights) to
fractions (typically used for ashes). To
change this setting, press and hold the Set
button until the display switches.
When the display is set to decimals, the
power adjustments will be in 1/10th-stop
increments. When set to fractions, the
adjustments will be in 1/3rd-stop increments.
Sound: Use the Sound button to turn the
sound on or off for all the ashes in the
selected group. will be displayed on
the LCD.
Lamp: Use the Lamp button to turn the
Modeling or AF-Assist Light (depending
on your device) on or off for all the
ashes in the selected group. will be
displayed on the LCD.
NOTE: The Sound and Lamp buttons will only
work if your ash or monolight supports
those functions.
Test: Press the Test button to test re all
ashes in all groups.
Turning Off a Group: To turn off a group,
use the - button to turn its power down
all the way. The display will indicate OF.
NOTE: After making any changes to settings,
whether on the RT-16 or on any connected
ashes, press the SET button to conrm and
sync all settings. will be displayed on the
Changes made to ash settings will be
reected on the RT-16 display, and on
each ash’s display as well.
The RT-16 can also be used as a
handheld central remote controller to
adjust the settings on all your compatible
lights, even if you use a different method
to actually trigger them (e.g. a sync cord,
Pocket Wizard, etc.).
One-Year Limited Warranty
This BOLT product is warranted to the
original purchaser to be free from defects
in materials and workmanship under
normal consumer use for a period of one
(1) year from the original purchase date
or thirty (30) days after replacement,
whichever occurs later. The warranty
provider’s responsibility with respect to
this limited warranty shall be limited
solely to repair or replacement, at the
provider’s discretion, of any product that
fails during normal use of this product in
its intended manner and in its intended
environment. Inoperability of the product
or part(s) shall be determined by the
warranty provider. If the product has been
discontinued, the warranty provider
reserves the right to replace it with a
model of equivalent quality and function.
This warranty does not cover damage or
defect caused by misuse, neglect,
accident, alteration, abuse, improper
installation or maintenance. EXCEPT AS
This warranty provides you with specic
legal rights, and you may also have
additional rights that vary from state
to state.
To obtain warranty coverage, contact the
Bolt Customer Service Department to
obtain a return merchandise authorization
(“RMA”) number, and return the defective
product to Bolt along with the RMA
number and proof of purchase. Shipment
of the defective product is at the
purchaser’s own risk and expense.
For more information, or to arrange
service, visit www.bolt or call
Customer Service at 212-594-2353.
Product warranty provided by the Gradus
Bolt is a registered trademark of the
Gradus Group. © 2015 Gradus Group LLC.
All Rights Reserved
All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners. © Copyright 2015
Gradus Group
• Keep away from strong magnetic elds.
Strong static or magnetic elds
produced by devices such as cell
phones and radios may lead to
• Observe precautions when handling
batteries. Batteries may leak or explode
if improperly handled.
Please observe the following precautions
when using batteries with this product.
• Use only batteries listed in this manual.
Do not mix new and old batteries or
different brand batteries.
• Read and follow all warnings and
instructions provided by the battery
• Do not attempt to short-circuit or
disassemble batteries.
• Do not put batteries in a re or apply
direct heat to them.
• Do not attempt to install batteries in the
reverse direction.
• Batteries may leak when fully
discharged. To avoid damage to the
product, be sure to remove the batteries
if the product will not be used for an
extended period of time, or if the battery
power is low.
• Should uid from damaged batteries
come into contact with skin or clothing,
rinse immediately with fresh water.
1. Unable to trigger a ash by pressing
the Test button or the camera’s shutter
• Make sure the batteries are installed
properly and the transmitter is
powered on.
• Check the DIP switches to see that
the transmitter and receiver are set
to the same channel.
• Check if the transmitter is rmly
seated in the camera’s hot shoe.
2. Signal disturbance or shooting
interference (lights not ring or ring
• Try using a different channel.
3. Reduced operating range, or
monolights not ring.
• Check if batteries in transmitter are
drained. Try replacing with fresh
4. Flashes not responding to adjustments
made on transmitter.
• Check that transmitter and receiver
are set to the same channel.
• Check that the transmitter and
receiver are set to the same group.
• Check if the ash power is out of
adjustment range (e. g. ash has
1.0-6.0 power adjustment range but
remote is set to 7.0).
• Check that your ash supports the
Sound or Lamp functions.
Adjusting Power Output: Use the + and -
buttons to adjust the power of the
selected group up or down.

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