V5 partner controller


#1

How you add a partner controller using he V5 system?


#2

There is no official “Partner Controller” for V5 like the last generation of electronics. To have a 2 controller set-up, you just need to connect two V5 Controllers with a V5 Smart Cable via one of the ports found on the top of the Controller.


#3

Before people explode about cost - the partner controller was ~$30 and the VEXnet Controller ~$150. The new V5 Controllers are ~$100, so two would be ~$200. For $20 more you are getting two fully functional controllers - always good to have backups!

I like the pricing on V5 equipment - good value all around.


#4

You also don’t have to buy rechargeable batteries, chargers and VEXnet keys with the new controller. It’s a much better solution.


#5

truth!

plus you get to message the controllers from the V5 brain …

“Ouch please don’t full throttle in reverse directions every second!”


#6

Will we need to link the second controller to the V5 brain like the first before connecting the two. We plan to use Vex Coding Studio C++ to program what do you think.


#7

I have one team using a partner controller so far. You need to connect the controller to the brain to update the firmware, but after that is connects to the master with a regular smart motor cable. Team is using Pros for programming it. VCS should be similar.


#8

Thanks for steering the conversation away from price before we got to the inevitable (“now if only we could buy it…”) posts.


#9

Haha! I was steering it away from the “it’s too expensive”… That said, you can order it now with the standard “ships in eight weeks” disclaimer.