Once the optical sensors are installed and connected to the Yield Monitor, the system can be tested in the following ways:
- Power on the combine. This should power on the Yield Monitor wired to switched 12V power.
- Test the power: using your smart phone or tablet, download and open the FarmTRX Harvest App and navigate to the Connection page to search/scan for Bluetooth© devices. A device called “YM:___” should appear under Available Devices. If it does not appear, try pressing the refresh button. If it still does not appear you may need to cycle Bluetooth© on your phone or tablet off and on.
- Test the optical sensors: with the combine powered on (the engine does not need to be running for this), go to the clean grain elevator and turn the thresher drive by hand. When the empty paddles pass by the optical sensors, the Receiver Sensor with the LED lights will blink. If blinking occurs then the optical sensors are powered on correctly and in alignment.