Sometimes, a factory reset of a BAC V/Bad Ass Controller is necessary. Perhaps you are repurposing it for a new room, or maybe you want to start fresh as a troubleshooting step.
The reset procedure uses the buttons visible inside the recessed holes on the faceplate of the controller. They are accessible by pushing a long, non-conductive object through the holes to press the button underneath, or by removing the cover of the controller.
To reset the Bad Ass Controller:
- Disconnect the green terminal blocks, if any wires are connected. The button used for this process is shared with Input 0, so if anything is connected to it, the factory reset sequence may not work. (If you are trying to troubleshoot a controller, removing all the connected electronics is also a great troubleshooting step.)
- Press and release the reset button.
- Immediately after releasing the reset button, within a second or two, press and hold the [IN0/A] button. The status light will start flashing.
- Wait for the status light to stop flashing. When the status light stops flashing, release [IN0/A]
- Press and release [IN0/A] twice within 2 seconds. The sequence should be slower than a mouse double-click but still fairly rapid – think “one-and-two-and” pacing.
- Wait about ten seconds. You’ll see the status light blink a mixed green/red color, and then the controller will begin the process of clearing its memory. The status light will go solid once the memory is reset.
- Your controller is now reset!