Vinyl Protective Slip Cover
This felt lined vinyl cover slips over the unit when it is not in use. Its primary purpose is to keep the unit clean and protect from scuffs and scratches while the scoreboard is in storage or being transported to and from the event. Highly recommended.
108 DB horn that sounds for two seconds when the clock counts down to zero. Located in the upper right portion of the front panel. Used for fixed time events.
Count Up/Count Down
The standard program in the unit now includes the ability to change the count mode to count up or count down. Count up is used to time the length of a task, such as cross country and running events. Count down is used to time fixed length events, often with the optional horn sounding when the clock counts down to zero. (The optional horn does not operate when the unit is operating in count up mode). The unit is factory programmed to power up in either count down or count up mode, and this can be specified at the time of ordering.
Price: No Charge--Standard
Specify the desired count direction that you would like the unit will power up with.
(Note that older units can be upgraded to add this feature for a minimal charge).
Preset Time Setting
In count down applications, the standard program in the unit will remember the time setting that was last set with with Min+ and Sec+ buttons, and with a two button combination on the remote, will instantly return to this last time setting. Most applications use the same time settings over and over, and this auto-remember feature allows returning to the previous time quickly and easily.
Of course, if you need to set any different time setting, the Min+ and Sec+ buttons can be used to set any desired start time.
There are some applications where a single fixed recall time is desirable instead of the auto-remember feature. This can be provided at no charge at the time of order. If you have questions on this, please feel free to contact ScoreTronics to discuss your application.
Price: No Charge. Specify the desired preset time setting when ordering.
While using a pole or standard or wall fixture is preferred, when this is not possible or practical, tripods can be used. ScoreTronics offers a sturdy folding indoor tripod. It is constructed of black aluminum, extends to 76", and has a base diameter of 40". It folds to 42" when not in use and weighs just 6 pounds. This tripod can be used indoors or outdoors on level surfaces in non-windy areas. (If wind is a possibility the tripod legs must be sandbagged down.) Generally not suitable for use on grass. Includes tripod adapter sleeve (see below). Click here for indoor tripod picture
While installing a pole at the field is preferred, when this is not possible or practical, tripods can be used. ScoreTronics offers a sturdy folding tripod for use on grass, soil, or sand. It is constructed of aluminum, extends to 63", and has a spiked leg tips that can be stepped into the ground. It folds to 39" when not in use and weighs just 8 pounds. Comes with carrying shoulder strap. Not suitable for use on hard surfaces because of the spiked leg tips. Includes the necessary adapter fittings and a lightweight aluminum version of the ScoreTronics mounting pipe. Click here for outdoor tripod picture
Adapter Sleeve/Tabletop Steady Rest
This is the adapter sleeve that comes with the Indoor Tripod above, available separately here. It adapts the native pipe mounting of the scoreboard (nominal diameter 1.9") to allow using a stand that has a 1.50" diameter end. The adapter is designed to be retained in the scoreboard but can be removed when needed. The adapter has an additional function of providing a rear steadying support when the scoreboard is used in tabletop applications. You would order this if you want to use your own stands that have 1.50" diameter ends, or if you want to use the scoreboard on a tabletop. Keep in mind that tabletops are generally not the best place to display a scoreboard, because this height will often have the view of the unit blocked by players and spectators. See PTM-4 Mounting Options better mounting options.
The standard unit is battery powered. In applications where AC power is readily available and more convenient (for instance, permanent wall mounting of the unit near an outlet) this option allows the unit to be powered by AC instead of batteries. With this option the battery packs are removed and an AC adapter power jack is added to the back of the unit. An AC adapter (plug-in wall cube) is provided. This unit comes with special hardware and firmware to keep the unit on and ready at all times, (thus not automatically powering down in an hour of un-use which is normally done to save battery power.) This unit is ready to go whenever the AC power is on.
Price: No Charge. Specify at time of order.
This option allows operation by batteries OR by AC power. This would be useful if the unit was used outdoors (where AC power is not available) for part of the time, and then brought indoors (where AC power is available) for part of the time. With this option, the scoreboard is equipped with hardware and firmware that, like the battery powered model, completely turns the unit off when it isn't being used. (The user would press the "on" button on the top of the unit to wake up the unit). With this option, both the battery packs AND the AC adapter power jack/wall cube are provided. The batteries in this model, like the standard battery powered model, are standard alkaline AA batteries, which will provide approximately 50 hours of clock running time.
Price: $25. Specify at time of order.
The battery powered and dual powered versions of the PTM-4 use standard alkaline batteries (16). ScoreTronics scoreboards are unique in the industry, allowing alkaline batteries to power a scoreboard with a clock for over 50 hours of clock running time (500 hours on models without a clock), with NO attention whatsoever. (That's no recharging, no bringing it to a building that has AC power, no remembering to plug it in, etc). 50 hours of clock running time is enough for a full year's use in most applications. The design goal of this product was to provide a battery powered unit that requires only once-a-year attention (compared to daily or weekly attention for a system that uses rechargeable batteries). The cost of a set of 16 AA alkaline batteries (for a year's worth of operation in most applications) is less than $6.
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