ForceDecks FD4000 + FDLite Assembly

When you receive your ForceDecks FD4000 or FDLite system, some assembly will be required.  

Both systems feature the same cables and connections, so this article applies to both.

What's in the box?

  • Primary plate (default: left)
  • Secondary plate (default: right)
  • USB cable
  • Primary-to-Secondary cable
  • Primary power cable
  • Wall power cable
  • Wall power adapter (AU/EU/UK/US adapters included) 

Positioning

Surface
It is important that the floor or surface where the platform is mounted should be as rigid as possible to minimise any vibrations.  The following are examples of unsuitable surfaces:
  • Sprung floors  
  • Locations where rebounding vibrations or “ringing” may be common (e.g. on the wooden section of some Olympic lifting platforms) 
Characteristics of a suitable surface include:
  • A rigid surface material (e.g. concrete)
  • A flat surface (it is recommended to use a spirit level to determine flatness)

To test the flatness of your surface, step on each corner of the platform to ensure there is no movement or rocking.

Spacing
Leave a small gap between the left and right plate to minimise cross-interference (which can be caused by the plates touching) and a small gap between the outside edge of the safety frame.

Note
: If embedding the force plates into the ground or into a weightlifting platform, it is important to leave adequate space for access to the cables. 

Cable Configuration

FDLite 
FD4000

Putting it all together...

1
Ensure you have at least a 1m (3ft) radius of clear space around the ForceDecks. 

Place the Primary and Secondary ForceDecks Plates next to each other.
 
2
Plug the Primary-to-Secondary cable into the Primary ForceDecks Plate and the Secondary ForceDecks Plate.  
3
Plug the Primary Power Cable into the Primary ForceDecks Plate.
4
Plug the Primary Power Cable into the Wall Adapter Cable.    
5
Choose suitable Wall Power Adapter (multiple country adapter types supplied) and click firmly into place.
6
Plug the USB Cable into the Primary ForceDecks Plate, and the other end into your computer.
7
And you're all set up!