The biggest improvement to the V5 Controller is its screen. The screen allows users to start and stop programs remotely, view the robot’s battery level, and see the radio’s status. During competition, drivers and tethered co-drivers can see the competition clock and game state. The screen supports 10 languages.
Programmers can send data and multilingual text to the screen for debugging and driver information. Independent messages can be sent to each Controller when using two tethered Controllers.
The Controller uses an internal rechargeable battery with a 10 hour run time and long battery life. The battery is designed to run all day at events without a need to recharge. Charging is done via a micro USB cable, and takes about 1 hour.
- Two Smart Ports are used for tethering to the Brain and Tethering two Controllers.
- One Field Control port for competitions
- USB for charging and for wireless programming and debugging
- 12 buttons are fully configurable by the user’s programs
- Buttons are also used for menu navigation when a program is not running
- Two 2-axis joysticks for accurate robot control
|V5 Controller Specifications||VEXnet Joystick|
|User Interface||Built-in monochrome LCD 128 x 64 pixels
Backlight with white or red LEDs
|3 Red Green LEDs
27 LED blink patterns
|Interface Features||Select, Start, Stop Programs
Robot and Controller and Partner battery level
Radio link type and signal strength
Competition mode indication
Language selection (10 choices)
|User Feedback||Up to (3) lines of multilingual text to the LCD
Or display game clock, battery status and (1) line of text
|Wireless||VEXnet 3.0 and Bluetooth 4.2
Download and Debug at 200 kbps
Download and Debug at 90 kbps
|Analog Axis||2 Joysticks||2 Joysticks|
|Extra Feature||Haptic rumble motor||Tilt sensor|
|Battery Type||Li-ion||Six Rechargeable AAA cells|
|Battery Run Time||8-10 hours||Less than 1 hour|
|Battery Charge Time||1 hour|
|Partner Controller Type||V5 Controller||VEXnet Joystick or Partner Joystick|
|Weight||0.77lbs (350g)||0.47 lbs (213g)|