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

  • 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.

Deck Chief Features

The Deck Chief was created to satisfy the need for simple and safe variable-speed operation of motorized curtains, turntables, projection screens and other effects in theatrical facilities and live event venues. It features:

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