MANUALS / NOTES / DRIVERS

You may download any or all of these to browse through at your leisure.  Right click and select "Save Link As..." to save the PDF file on your computer or Left click to view the file online.  

  • Quickstart Instruction Manual
       
    QuickstartInstructionManual65.PDF    file size: 3764K

    The Quickstart Instruction Manual contains "quick start instructions" on how to set up the timer from the package when you receive it.  It includes a description of the Setup Program that comes with every finish line timer and a description of how the timer operates with the race management software programs.  

    The Quickstart Instruction Manual also contains special installation notes for BestTrack Tracks, Piantedosi Tracks, Custom Tracks and Case Arrangements.

  • Space Derby® Manual
       SmartLineSpaceDerbyManualBTV54.PDF  file size: 16,208KB

    The Space Derby® manual provides an easy-to-follow graphical description of the installation of the SmartLine timer sensors, start gate switch and displays. It includes diagrams and descriptions of how to mount the sensors onto your track. The Sensors have been changed to easily fit on any type of track.

  • Command Manual
       
    SmartLineCommandManual.PDF    file size: 213K

    The Command manual contains more than just a list of the commands.  It contains an overview of the features, detailed description of setting up and connecting the timer, a description of the Setup Program (LINESETUP2.EXE) that is supplied with every timer, and a list of all the commands. These commands are supplied only for those who intend to write or interface to their own software and will generally not be necessary for most users.  The "Setup Program" that comes with every finish line timer is a windows based program that allows you to set any parameter in the timer without having to know the commands.  Refer to the Setup Program's screen shot.

  • Installation Manual
       
    SmartLineInstallationManual.PDF   file size: 480K

    The Installation manual provides an easy-to-follow graphical description of the installation of the SmartLine timer sensors into a Pinewood Derby® track. It includes diagrams and descriptions of how to drill the holes and insert the sensors into your track. 
     
    We recommend that you have the holes pre-drilled by the track manufacturer if you are buying a new track.  We will supply a standard 3.5" center to center lane timer with mount for BestTrack or Piantedosi tracks.

      

  • SmartLine Timer Space Derby® Manual Version 4.0 (wooden track with old style finish sensors)
       
    SmartLineSpaceDerbyManual4.PDF   file size: 710K

    The Space Derby® manual version 4.0 provides an easy-to-follow graphical description of the installation of the SmartLine timer horseshoe style sensors, start gate switch and displays. It includes diagrams and descriptions of how to mount the sensors onto your track. Do not use this manual for mounting the new switch style sensors. Use this manual for mounting the start switch onto a wooden track only.  

  • USB to Serial Drivers

    The USB to Serial converter that we currently sell is the Sabrent model shown below. We have changed the model that we sell as of Nov. 1, 2012. If you have purchased the converter AFTER this date, use the driver listed here.

    If you are using WinXP to Win8, click on this link to download the zip file containing the driver for the converter:  SBT-FTDI
You can either run the zip file or save it. The CDM 2.08.30 WHQL Certified.zip file contains the driver for our most current Sabrent USB to Serial converter. Double click on the zip file to extract the CDM 2.08.30 WHQL Certified.exe file. Double click on the exe file and follow the instructions after selecting "RUN".
   If you are using Win 8.1, follow this link to the FTDI website:  FTDICHIP.COM
Use the appropriate VCP driver from the table.

    We have changed the model that we sell as of Nov. 1, 2012. If you have purchased the converter BEFORE this date, use the driver listed here. This model will work with the Win7 32-bit operating system. This model is based on the Prolific chipset.

    Click on this link for the zip file of drivers for this converter:  SBT-USC1K
    Or go directly to the Sabrent website for the zip file of drivers and additional information.
    Make sure to select SBT-USC1K:  Sabrent website for SBT-USC1K 

    

    One of the previous USB to Serial converters that we have sold are MicroInnovations as shown here.   Click on this link for the zip file of drivers for this converter:  MicroInnovations 

    

    In the past we have sold another type of USB to Serial converter.  If your converter does not look like the ones above, you may need the following driver. There is no picture available. This may not be the correct driver if you did not purchase the converter from us. You could always try this one or the most current one if you are unsure. I think that there are only a few types in different packaging.

    Click on this link for a zip file for this converter:  Alcor

 

These zip files are copies of the CDs that came with these USB to Serial converters.  If you need any help, please email us.