Introduction and setup

If you purchased a complete unit, either from Nanite Systems or a reseller:

  1. Unbox the unit carefully. Be sure to clear any packing material from the air intakes and battery storage components.

    Tip: Use a leaf blower or hair dryer to ensure any smaller pieces of Styrofoam packing material are completely expelled from these components.

  2. Follow the instructions under Power Overview to insert the battery.
  3. Power the unit on by pressing on the ring surrounding the battery access hatch.

If you purchased only a controller and have an existing chassis or organic system to install it onto:

  1. If the host chassis is synthetic or has previously hosted a standard back-mounted controller:
    1. Connect the controller to the mounting bracket using the instructions provided with the mounting bracket.
    2. Connect the power feeds to the unit’s onboard processing systems (if supported) and motor systems. Civilian controllers provide both 12 V and 5 V rails, identified by the use of pink and blue wires, respectively.
      WARNING: Improper power connections may seriously damage both the chassis and the controller. If you are unsure of your unit's configuration, consult a manufacturer.
    3. Secure the controller. Depending on the manufacturer of the bracket, anywhere from 10-25 magnetic safety bolts may be required to ensure a secure connection.
  2. If the host chassis is organic and has never been connected to a control system:
    1. Apply the included contact gel to the back of the unit.
    2. Install the battery into the controller according to the instructions on the following page.
    3. Place the controller against the upper back, ensuring as even contact across the surface as possible.
    4. Power on the controller. The nanites in the contact gel will begin internal conversion of the organic system to the extent required.
  3. If the host chassis has been connected to a non-standard back-mounted controller, or has been using a non-back-mounted control system, consult the manufacturer of the previous control system. Do not attempt to use the force nanite-based connection initiation, as undefined behavior may occur, resulting in permanent damage to both the controller and the host unit.

Reminder: The controller can only be removed from the chassis when it is powered down and the safety bolts are disengaged. Attempting to remove the controller while power is engaged may cause serious damage to both the unit and the controller. Depending on software settings, the bolts may or may not be engaged, or may automatically disengage when the unit is powered down. See the bolts command for more details.

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