Getting Started

The Deck Chief is simple motor controller designed for theatre. For applications where ease-of-use is paramount, the Deck Chief provides intuitive push-button operation with variable speed, soft-start, limit switch inputs, and an optional remote control pendant. For traveler curtains, roll-down screens, display turntables, simple slip stages, or many other motorized devices found on stage the Deck Chief is ideal.

This manual will guide you through:

  • Unpacking

  • Installation

  • Powering up

  • Operation

If you need help along the way contact us on our website (, via email (, or by phone (401-289-2942 x2)

What’s in the box?

Inside the box you should find:

  • Deck Chief motor controller

If you purchased the optional remote pendant, you will also have:

  • 12-pin remote pendant terminator plug

If any of these items are missing, please contact us immediately for a replacement.

If you purchased any power cables, limit switches, or other accessories, those items are packaged separately.

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