Remote operation

Getting started with the Wireless remote

To get started , follow this simple four step process (or five steps if you have connected the e-brakes): (Please note that buttons will briefly flash RED if they are inactive)

  1. Ensure that the second wireless board is powered up and connected to the TSDZ2 motor controller. Ensure that the remote has a battery connected.Tje board will short flash RED, YELLOW and GREEN LEDS when initially powered on. Shortly after this, the board will begin searching for an ANT connection. When the remote is searching for an ANT connection, the RED LED will slowly flash. When a connection is made with the motor, the GREEN LED will short flash twice followed by one long flash to indicate connection.
  2. To turn on the motor from the remote control, press and hold the POWER key on the remote control. The BLUE and RED LEDs will start alternating flashing, and will continue flashing until the motor is on, at which time a GREEN LED will short flash twice to indicate that the motor is on.
  3. press the PLUS/MINUS keys briefly to increase/decrease the motor assist level. The GREEN LED will briefly flash on every press of the button. There are 7 levels of assist. When you reach level 7 (maximum assist) or level 0 (motor off) the RED LED will briefly flash.
  4. (Optional step needed you have connected the e-brakes) Depress either the right or left brake lever. The RED LED will turn on and the motor assist will stop. Release the brake lever and the RED led will turn off and the motor assist will resume. If the brake lever is held down for more than 5 seconds, the RED LED will turn off to conserve power.
  5. To turn off the motor, press and hold the POWER key on the remote control. The RED LED will short flash twice, followed by one long flash to indicate the motor is off. The LED will then flash one flash for every 10% of charge remaining in the battery.(ie:5 flashes=50% charge remaining). The flashes will be RED from 0%-40%, YELLOW from 40%-70%, and GREEN from 70% to 100% of charge.

That’s basically all you need to get started with the wireless remote.

Read the “Button Operation (NORMAL MODE)” section below for more details on the remote’s operation when riding your e-bike.

If you would like to configure the remote, please read the “Remote Operating Modes” section next. Please note that the remote will control the motor “out of the box” and no configuration is necessary unless you would like to pair a specific bike computer, set specific ANT configurations, or wirelessly update the remote firmware . Most people can safely ignore CONFIGURATION MODE and still enjoy full functionality from their remote.

Have Fun!!

Remote Operating Modes

The remote has two modes of operation; CONFIGURATION MODE and NORMAL MODE, for configuration and normal operation, respectively.


General LED button signals:

Short Press Button Actions:

Long Press Button Actions:


In CONFIGURATION MODE, the remote has a 2 configuration options, namely specifying a specific ANT ID for use with the ebike and setting up ANT LEV control options. Both of these settings are optional as the remote will default to control the TSDZ2 wireless controller without the need to set anything.


Wireless Remote CR2032 Battery Life Estimation

The wireless remote control is designed for operation with a 3V CR2032 button battery.
So, what is the expected battery life in normal use with this battery?
For a typical commuter that rides their bike 5 days a week for 1.5 hrs a day, and twice on the weekend for another 4 hrs in total, (11.5 total hrs/week) the answer would be approximately 2 yrs.
However, battery life is affected by aa number of factors, including ambient temperature.
To avoid any potential battery issues, It is recommended that a user replace the wireless remote battery annually. For details on how this estimate is arrived at, please see the Detailed Power Analysis

See controlling a Garmin 1030 bike computer for assist levels and page control using a simulated ANT+ LEV Ebike in this video:


See changing the ANT+ LEV Device Number (to connect to only one specific eBike) using the Nordic nRF Connect app in this video:


nRFConnect is available on the play store here(