Elation COLOR SPOT 150 User manual

COLOR SPOT 150
USER MANUAL
Version 1.0
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COLOR SPOT 150
Table of contents
1. Safety instructions ......................................................................................................... 3
2.Operating determinations .............................................................................................. 4
3.Description of the device ............................................................................................... 5
4.Installation ....................................................................................................................... 6
4.1Fitting/Exchanging the lamp ....................................................................................... 6
4.2Lamp adjustment ........................................................................................................ 6
4.3 Inserting/Exchanging rotating gobos ......................................................................... 7
4.4 Rigging ...................................................................................................................... 8
4.5 Connection to the mains .......................................................................................... 10
4.6 DMX- 512 connection, master/slave connection ..................................................... 11
5. DMX Protocol-16 bit ..................................................................................................... 12
6. DMX Protocol-8 bit ....................................................................................................... 14
7.Controller mode ............................................................................................................ 16
7.1 DMX addressing ..................................................................................................... 16
7.2 Remotely controllable functions .............................................................................. 16
8. Stand - alone mode ...................................................................................................... 17
9. Functions of the control panel.................................................................................... 18
9.1 Addressing .............................................................................................................. 18
9.2 Slave control ........................................................................................................... 19
9.3 Fixture informations ................................................................................................. 19
9.4 Personality options .................................................................................................. 20
9.5 Test sequences........................................................................................................ 23
9.6 Stand-alone setting ................................................................................................. 24
9.7 Reset function ......................................................................................................... 25
9.8 Special functions ..................................................................................................... 25
10. Error and information messages .............................................................................. 27
11.Technical specifications ............................................................................................ 28
12. Maintenance and cleaning ........................................................................................ 30
13. Appendix .................................................................................................................... 31
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CAUTION!
Keep this device away from rain and moisture!
Unplug mains lead before opening the housing!
FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, PLEASE READ THIS USER MANUAL CAREFULLY
BEFORE YOU INITIAL START - UP!
1. Safety instructions
Caution ! Be careful with your operations.With a dangerous voltage you can suffer
a dangerous electric shock when touching the wires
This device has left our premises in absolutely perfect condition. In order to maintain this condition and to ensure
a safe operation, it is absolutely necessary for the user to follow the safety instructions and warning notes written
in this manual.
Important:
Damages caused by the disregard of this user manual are not subject to warranty. The dealer will not accept
liability for any resulting defects or problems.
If the device has been exposed to drastic temperature fluctuation (e.g. after transportation), do not switch it on
immediately. The arising condensation water might damage your device. Leave the device switched off until it has
reached room temperature.
This device falls under protection-class I. The power plug must only be plugged into a protection class I outlet.
Never let the power-cord come into contact with other cables! Handle the power-cord and all connections with the
mains with particular caution!
Make sure that the available voltage is not higher than stated on the rear panel.
Make sure that the power-cord is never crimped or damaged by sharp edges. Check the device and the powercord from time to time.
Always disconnect from the mains, when the device is not in use or before cleaning it. Only handle the power-cord
by the plug. Never pull out the plug by tugging the power-cord.
During the initial start-up some smoke or smell may arise. This is a normal process and does not necessarily
mean that the device is defective.
Caution: During the operation, the housing becomes very hot.
Do not switch the device on and off in short intervals as this would reduce the lamp’s life.
HEALTH HAZARD!
Never look directly into the light source,as sensitive persons may suffer
an epileptic shock
( especially meant for epileptics) !
Please consider that damages caused by manual modifications to the device are not subject to warranty.
Keep away children and amateurs !
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2.Operating determinations
This device is a moving-head spot for creating decorative effects and was designed for indoor use only.
This device is designed for professional use, e.g. on stages, in discotheques, theatres etc.
Lighting effects are not designed for permanent operation. Consistent operation breaks will ensure that the device
will serve you for a long time without defects.
Never run the device without lamp!
Do not shake the device. Avoid brute force when installing or operating the device.
Never lift the fixture by holding it at the projector-head, as the mechanics may be damaged. Always hold the
fixture at the transport handles.
When choosing the installation-spot, please make sure that the device is not exposed to extreme heat, moisture
or dust. There should not be any cables lying around. You endanger your own and the safety of others!
The minimum distance between light-output and the illuminated surface must be more than 0,8 meter.
Make sure that the area below the installation place is blocked when rigging, derigging or servicing the fixture.
Always fix the fixture with an appropriate safety-rope. Fix the safety-rope at the correct holes only.
Only operate the fixture after having checked that the housing is firmly closed and all screws are tightly fastened.
The lamp must never be ignited if the objective-lens or any housing-cover is open, as discharge lamps may
explose .
The maximum ambient temperature ta must never be exceeded.
CAUTION!
The lens has to be replaced when it is obviously damaged,
so that its function is impaired, e. g. due to cracks or deep scratches!
Operate the device only after having familiarized with its functions. Do not permit operation by persons not
qualified for operating the device. Most damages are the result of unprofessional operation!
CAUTION!
The lamp has to be replaced when it is damaged
or deformed due to the heat!
Please use the original packaging if the device is to be transported.
Please consider that unauthorized modifications on the device are forbidden due to safety reasons!
Never remove the serial barcode from the device as this would make the guarantee void.
If this device will be operated in any way different to the one described in this manual, the product may suffer
damages and the guarantee becomes void. Furthermore, any other operation may lead to dangers like shortcircuit, burns, electric shock, lamp explosion, crash etc.
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3.Description of the device
1 - Projector-head
2 - Objective
3 - Arm
4 - Base
5 - Control panel
Rear panel of the base
6 - DMX output
7 - DMX input
8 - Transport handle
9 - Fuseholder
10 - Powercord
11 - Power-switch
Control panel
12 - Display
13 - Mode-button
14 - Enter-button
15 - Up-button
16 - Down-button
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4.Installation
4.1Fitting/Exchanging the lamp
DANGER !
Install the lamp with the device switched off only.
Unplug from mains before !
Lamp cover:
screws "X,Y,Z W"
To insert the lamp CDM-SA/T 150/942 open the small lamp cover at the rear of the head (see the drawing) by
loosening the 4 screws „W, X,Y, Z,” on the lamp cover.
Gently pull out the lamp assembly.
If changing the lamp, remove the old lamp from the socket. Insert the lamp to the socket.
Do not install a lamp with a higher wattage! A lamp like this generates temperatures the device is not designed
for.
Damages caused by non-observance are not subject to warranty. Please follow the lamp manufacturer‘s notes!
Do not touch the glass-bulb bare hand during the installation! Make sure that the lamp is installed tightly into the
lamp holder system.
Reinsert the lamp assembly and tighten 4 screws again.
Before striking the lamp, reset the "LAti/rSEt" and "LASt/rSEt"counters in the "InFO" menu on the control
panel, by pressing the [ ] and [ ] buttons in one time and then confirming with the [ ] button.
Do not operate this fixture with opened housing-cover!
4.2Lamp adjustment
The COLOR SPOT 150 lampholder is aligned at the factory.
Due to differences between lamps, fine adjustment may improve
light performance.
Strike the lamp, cancel all effects, open the shutter and set
the dimmer intensity onto 100 % and focus the light on a flat
surface (wall) or use function "LAAd" in the Special
functions .
Center the hot-spot (the brightest part of the beam) using the 3
adjustment screws „A, B, C”. Turn one screw at a time to drag
the hot-spot, diagonally across the projected image. If you cannot
detect a hot -spot, adjust the lamp until the light is even.
screws "A, B, C"
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To reduce a hot-spot, pull the lamp in by turning all three screws „A, B, C” clockwise 1/4-turn at a time until the
light is evenly distributed.
If the light is brighter around the edge than it is in the center, or if light output is low, the lamp is too far back in the
reflector. „Push” the lamp out by turning the screws „A, B, C” counterclockwise 1/4-turn at a time the light is bright
and evenly distributed.
4.3 Inserting/Exchanging rotating gobos
DANGER!
Install the gobos with the device switched off only.
Unplug from mains before!
To insert the gobos open the top cover of the head by loosening the 2 screws .
If you wish to use other forms and patterns as the standard-gobos, or if gobos are to be exchanged,remove the
fixation-ring with an appropriate tool. Remove the gobo and insert the new gobo. Press the fixation-ring together
and insert it in front of the gobo.
gobo
CAUTION!
Never unscrew the screws of the rotating gobo
as the ball bearing will otherwise be opened!
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fixation-ring
4.4 Rigging
DANGER TO LIFE!
Please consider the respective national norms during the installation!
Theinstallation must only be carried out by an authorized dealer!
The installation of the projector has to be built and constructed in a way that it can hold 10 times the weight for 1
hour without any harming deformation.
The installation must always be secured with a secondary safety attachment, e.g. an appropriate catch net. This
secondary safety attachment must be constructed in a way that no part of the installation can fall down if the
main attachment fails.
When rigging, derigging or servicing the fixture staying in the area below the installation place, on bridges, under
high working places and other endangered areas is forbidden.
The operator has to make sure that safety-relating and machine-technical installations are approved by an expert
before taking into operation for the first time and after changes before taking into operation another time.
The operator has to make sure that safety-relating and machine-technical installations are approved by an expert
after every four year in the course of an acceptance test.
The operator has to make sure that safety-relating and machine-technical installations are approved by a skilled
person once a year.
The projector should be installed outside areas where persons may walk by or be seated.
IMPORTANT! OVERHEAD RIGGING REQUIRES EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE, including (but not limited to)
calculating working load limits, installation material being used, and periodic safety inspection of all installation
material and the projector. If you lack these qualifications, do not attempt the installation yourself, but instead use
a professional structural rigger. Improper installation can result in bodily injury and.or damage to property.
The projector has to be installed out of the reach of people.
If the projector shall be lowered from the ceiling or high joists, professional trussing systems have to be used. The
projector must never be fixed swinging freely in the room.
Caution: Projectors may cause severe injuries when crashing down! If you have doubts concerning the safety of
a possible installation, do NOT install the projector!
Before rigging make sure that the installation area can hold a minimum point load of 10 times the projector’s
weight.
Danger of fire !
When installing the device, make sure there is no highly inflammable
material (decoration articles, etc.) in between a distance of min. 0,4 m.
CAUTION!
Use 2 appropriate clamps to rig the fixture on the truss.
Follow the instructions mentioned at the bottom of the base.
Make sure that the device is fixed properly! Ensure that
the structure (truss) to which you are attaching the fixtures is secure.
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The moving-head can be placed directly on the stage floor or rigged in any orientation on a truss without altering
its operation characteristics .
There are two possibility how to fix the COLOR SPOT 150 on a truss via the Omega holders -see the drawing
below.Use the rigging clamps (not included) with screws M12.
For overhead use, always install a safety-rope that can hold at least 10 times the weight of the fixture. You must
only use safety-ropes with screw-on carabines. Pull the safety-rope through the two apertures on the bottom of
the base and over the trussing system etc. Insert the end in the carabine and tighten the fixation screw.
When installing fixtures side-by-side,
avoid illuminating one fixture with another!
DANGER TO LIFE!
Before taking into operation for the first time,the installation has to be
approved by an expert!
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Fixation via the Omega holders
1. Screw each clamp (1) to the included Omega holders (4) with M12 bolt and nut through the hole in the holder.
2. Insert both quick-lock fasteners (3) into the holes of the base and tighten fully clockwise.Install the second
clamp.
3. Fasten the safety-rope (2) through the two apertures on the bottom of the base and over the trussing system.
1-Clamp
2-Safety-rope
3-Quick-lock fastener
4-Omega holder
4.5 Connection to the mains
Connect the fixture to the mains with the enclosed power-plug.
The earth has to be connected!
The occupation of the connection-cables is as follows:
Cable
Pin
International
Brown
Live
L
Light blue
Neutral
N
Yellow/Green
Earth
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4.6 DMX- 512 connection, master/slave connection
Controller operation
Master/slave operation
The wires must not come into contact with each other, otherwise
the fixtures will not work at all, or will not work properly.
Only use a stereo shielded cable and 3-pin XLR-plugs and connectors in order to connect the controller with the
fixture or one fixture with another.
Occupation of the XLR-connection:
DMX - output
DMX-input
XLR mounting-socket:
XLR mounting-plug:
1 - Ground
2 - Signal (-)
3 - Signal (+)
1 - Ground
2 - Signal (-)
3 - Signal (+)
Building a serial DMX-chain:
If you are using the standard controllers, you can connect the DMX-output of the controller directly with the DMXinput of the first fixture in the DMX-chain. If you wish to connect DMX-controllers with other XLR-outputs, you
need to use adapter-cables.
Connect the DMX-output of the first fixture in the DMX-chain with the DMX-input of the next fixture. Always
connect output with the input of the next fixture until all fixtures are connected.
Caution: At the last fixture, the DMX-cable has to be terminated with a terminator. Solder a 120 Ohm resistor
between Signal (–) and Signal (+) into a 3-pin XLR-plug and plug it in the DMX-output of the last fixture.
Building a master/slave-chain:
Connect the DMX-output of the master fixture in the data-chain with the DMX-input of the first slave. Always
connect output with the input of the next slave until all slaves are connected (up to 9 fixtures).
Caution:It’s necessary to insert the XLR termination plug (with 120 Ohm) into the input of the master fixture and
into the output of the last slave fixture in the link in order to ensure proper transmission on the data link.
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5. DMX Protocol-16 bit
Mode 1 Mode 2
Channel Channel
1
2
3
4
5
Value
1
Pan
Pan movement by 530°
proportional
0-255
Tilt
Tilt movement by 280°
proportional
0-255
Pan fine
Fine control of pan movement
proportional
0-255
Tilt fine
Fine control of tilt movement
proportional
3
2
4
5
253-255
7
Type of control
0-255
0
1-249
250-252
6
Function
6
Speed of PAN/TILT movement
Max. speed (tracking mode)
From max. speed to min.speed (vector mode)
Max. speed(track.mode),black-out while
color or gobo changes
Max. speed(vector mode),black-out while PAN/TILT
moving or colour or gobo changes
0
10
21
32
42
53
64
74
85
96
106
117
128-189
190-193
194-255
Colours
Open/white
Turquoise
Red
Cyan
Light green
Magenta
Light Blue
Yellow
Green
Pink
Blue
Orange
Forwards rainbow effect from fast to slow
No rotation
Backwards rainbow effect from slow to fast
0-11
12-23
24-35
36-47
48-59
60-71
72-83
84-95
96-235
96-115
116-135
136-155
156-175
176-195
196-215
216-235
236-255
Rotating gobos
Open position (hole)
Gobo 1
Gobo 2
Gobo 3
Gobo 4
Gobo 5
Gobo 6
Gobo 7
Shaking gobos with variable speed
Gobo 1
Gobo 2
Gobo 3
Gobo 4
Gobo 5
Gobo 6
Gobo 7
Gobo wheel rotation from slow to fast
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12
step
proportional
step
step
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
step
step
step
step
step
step
step
step
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
Mode 1 Mode 2
Channel Channel
8
9
Value
8
Function
Type of control
0-127
128-189
190-193
194-255
Rotating gobo rotation
Gobo rotation
Forwards gobo rotation from fast to slow
No rotation
Backwards gobo rotation from slow to fast
proportional
proportional
step
proportional
0
1-63
64-95
96-127
128-139
140-159
160-175
176-191
192-223
224-255
Shutter,Strobe,Reset
Shutter closed
Light intensity from 0 to 100%
Shutter open
Strobe-effect from slow to fast (max 8 flashes/s)
Reset ,shutter closed
Shutter closed
Pulse-effect in sequences with increasing speed
Pulse-effect in sequences with decreasing speed
Random strobe effect with increasing speed
Shutter open
step
proportional
step
proportional
step
step
proportional
proportional
proportional
step
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6. DMX Protocol-8 bit
Mode 3 Mode 4
Channel Channel
1
2
Value
Function
0-255
Pan
Pan movement by 530°
proportional
0-255
Tilt
Tilt movement by 280°
proportional
1
2
3
0
1-249
250-252
253-255
4
5
6
3
Speed of PAN/TILT movement
Max. speed (tracking mode)
From max. speed to min.speed (vector mode)
Max. speed(track.mode),black-out while
color or gobo changes
Max. speed(vector mode),black-out while PAN/TILT
moving or colour or gobo changes
Type of control
step
proportional
step
step
0
10
21
32
42
53
64
74
85
96
106
117
128-189
190-193
194-255
Colours
Open/white
Turquoise
Red
Cyan
Light green
Magenta
Light Blue
Yellow
Green
Pink
Blue
Orange
Forwards rainbow effect from fast to slow
No rotation
Backwards rainbow effect from slow to fast
0-11
12-23
24-35
36-47
48-59
60-71
72-83
84-95
96-235
96-115
116-135
136-155
156-175
176-195
196-215
216-235
236-255
Rotating gobos
Open position (hole)
Gobo 1
Gobo 2
Gobo 3
Gobo 4
Gobo 5
Gobo 6
Gobo 7
Shaking gobos with variable speed
Gobo 1
Gobo 2
Gobo 3
Gobo 4
Gobo 5
Gobo 6
Gobo 7
Gobo wheel rotation from slow to fast
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
0-127
128-189
190-193
194-255
Rotating gobo rotation
Gobo rotation
Forwards gobo rotation from fast to slow
No rotation
Backwards gobo rotation from slow to fast
proportional
proportional
step
proportional
4
5
14
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
proportional
step
step
step
step
step
step
step
step
Mode 3 Mode 4
Channel Channel
7
Value
6
01-63
64-95
96-127
128-139
140-159
160-175
176-191
192-223
224-255
Function
Shutter,Strobe,Reset
Shutter closed
Light intensity from 0 to 100%
Shutter open
Strobe-effect from slow to fast (max 8 flashes/s)
Reset ,shutter closed
Shutter closed
Pulse-effect in sequences with increasing speed
Pulse-effect in sequences with decreasing speed
Random strobe effect with increasing speed
Shutter open
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Type of control
step
proportional
step
proportional
step
step
proportional
proportional
proportional
step
The COLOR SPOT 150 can be operated with a controller in controller mode or without the controller in standalone mode.
Both modes are described in the texts below.
7.Controller mode
The fixtures are individually addressed (001-504) on a data link and connected to the controller.The fixtures
respond to the DMX signal from the controller.
7.1 DMX addressing
The control panel on the front side of the base allows you to assign the DMX fixture address, which is defined as
the first channel from which the COLOR SPOT 150 will respond to the controller.
If you set, for example, the address to channel 5, the COLOR SPOT 150 will use the channel 5 to 13 for control.
Please, be sure that you don’t have any overlapping channels in order to control each COLOR SPOT 150 correctly
and independently from any other fixture on the DMX data link.
If two, three or more COLOR SPOT 150 are addressed similarly, they will work similarly.
For address setting, please refer to the instructions under "Addressing"(menu "A001").
Controlling:
After having addressed all COLOR SPOT 150 , you may now start operating these via your lighting controller.
Note:After switching on, the COLOR SPOT 150 will automatically detect whether DMX 512 data is received or
not.If there is no data received at the DMX-input, the display will start to flash "A001" with actually set address.
This situation can occur if:
- the 3 PIN XLR plug (cable with DMX signal from controller) is not connected with the input of the COLOR SPOT
150
- the controller is switched off or defective, the cable or connector is defective or the signal wires are swap in the
input connector.
Note:It’s necessary to insert the XLR termination plug (with 120 Ohm) to the last fixture in the link in order to
ensure proper transmission on the DMX data link.
7.2 Remotely controllable functions
Colour - wheel
The COLOR SPOT 150 contains a colour wheel with 12 colour positions - 11 of these with dichroic colours and
the last one white. The colour-wheel can be positioned between two adjacent colours in any position. It is also
possible to rotate the colour- wheel continuously at different speeds("Rainbow effect“ in both directions).
Rotating gobo wheel
The rotating gobo-wheel includes 3 metal gobos, 3 glass gobos and 1 multicolor dichroic gobo rotating in both
directions. All gobos are interchangeable.The metal gobos have an outside diameter of 27 mm and an image
diameter of 22,5 mm.The glass and dichroic gobos have an outside diameter of 26,8 mm and an image diameter
of 22,5 mm.
Shutter/Dimmer/Strobe
The dimming (0-100%) is provided by the simple mechanical shutter unit. This unit may also be used for strobe
effect (1 - 8 flashes per second).
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8. Stand - alone mode
The fixtures on a data link are not connected to the controller but can execute pre-set programs which can be
different for every fixture.To set the program to be played,see the "Stand-alone setting" ( menu "St.AL.").
"Stand-alone operation" can be applied to the single fixture (the fixture may be set to the master /slave mode or
controller mode ) or to multiple fixtures operating synchronously.
Synchronous operation of multiple fixtures requires that they must be connected on a data link and one of them
is set as a master (master mode) and the rest as the slaves (slave mode).The slaves are assigned to SLA1SLA9 and on the certain slave address can be connected only one fixture.To set the fixture as the master or
slave , see the "Addressing" (menu "A001").
If the master fixture runs a reset or plays test(program) ,all slaves will execute these acts too.
You can't play or edit any programs on the slaves by their control panels if the master is switched on and
connected to the master/slave chain.
The master fixture starts simultaneous program start in the other slave fixtures.All fixtures have a definite,
synchronized starting point when playing back their programs.The number of running program is the same in all
slaves and depends on the master's choice (menu "St.AL." ).Every fixture runs its program repeatedly ,starting
the program step No.1 when requested by the master .
For example:
If the slave fixture has a shorter program length, it will continously repeat its program until the master fixture
finishes its own program and restarts its program running (slave 1- prog.step 3 will not be finished).
If the slave fixture has a longer program length, it will restart at prog. step 1 before it completes all its prog.steps
(slave 2 - prog.step 5 will not be played)- see the picture bellow.
Restart
Starting point
Note:Disconect the fixtures from the DMX controller before master/slave operating ,otherwise data collisions can
occur and the fixtures will not work properly!
It’s necessary to insert the XLR termination plug (with 120 Ohm) into the input of the master fixture and into the
output of the last slave fixture in the data link in order to ensure proper transmission on the data link.
From the master's control panel is possible to control any slave in a master/slave chain.
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9. Functions of the control panel
The control panel situated on the front side of the base offers several features. You can simply set the DMX
address,master/slave mode, read the number of lamp or unit hours, run test, make a reset and also use many
functions for setting and service purposes.
The main menu of the control panel is accessed by pressing the [ ] button - press this one so many times until
the display shows message "A001" (with actually stored address). Browse through the menu by the pressing [
] or [ ] buttons - the display shows step by step these messages: A001,SLCt, InFO,PErS,tESt, StAL,rESE,
SPEC. Press [ ] if you wish to select one of them. The functions are described in the following sections and the
function hierarchy is shown below.
9.1 Addressing
By this menu you can set the DMX address or address the fixture as a master/slave.
- DMX addressing
1. Press the [ ]- button so many times until the display shows message "A001" (with actually stored address).
2. Press [ ]-button and use the [ ] and [ ] buttons to select"dM.Ad."-menu.
3. Press[ ]-button(the letter "A" flashes) and by [ ] and [ ] buttons select required address (001 504), press [ ]-button to confirm.
4. Select "M.ASL."-menu,press[ ]-button and use [ ] and [ ] buttons to select "d.AbL."(no master or
slave),press [ ]-button to confirm.
5. Press the [ ]- button.Choosen address is shown on the display.
If message "A001" (with actually stored address) flashes-no DMX data received at the DMX-input.
- Master/slave adressing
1. Press the [ ]- button so many times until the display shows message "A001" (with actually stored
address).
2. Press [ ]-button and use the [ ] and [ ] buttons to select "MA.SL."-menu.
3. Press [ ]-button(display flashes) and select"MASt"(to set the fixture as the master in a chain of multiple
fixtures) or "SLA.1"-"SLA.9" (to set the fixture to be the slave in a chain of multiple fixtures) and press [ ]
to confirm. If you want address no master or slave, select "d.AbL.".
4. Press the [ ]- button.Choosen address is shown on the display.
If message "MASt." fast flashes-DMX signal is received at the DMX-input- disconnect DMX controller!
Only one fixture may be the master. Up to the 9 slaves may be connected to the master and on the certain
address can be connected only one slave fixture (SLA1-SLA9).
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Note:Disconect the fixtures from the DMX controller before master/slave operating ,otherwise data collisions can
occur and the fixtures will not work properly!
If the fixture is set as the master and DMX signal is connected to its input,the error massage "MAEr" will appear
on its display and the fixture's address will be set to its DMX address in order to respond to DMX signal from the
controller.
For example:
The master fixture has this address setting:"dM.Ad."-menu.........A010
"MA.SL."-menu........MASt (is displayed)
The DMX signal is connected to the master fixture.The message "MAst" starts fast flashing and after 20s error
massage "MA.Er" appears on its display and the fixture automatically will be switched to its DMX address
(master address is disabled).
Now the fixture has the address setting: "dM.Ad."-menu.........A010 ("A010"/" MA.Er"blinks )
"MA.SL."-menu.........d.AbL.
If the fixture is set as the slave and DMX signal is connected to its input,the fixture will respond to DMX signal
from the controller (in dependence on the fixture's DMX address).
9.2 Slave control
This function allows you to control the slaves from the master's control panel in a master/slave operation.
Select this function from the main menu and press [ ]-button.Browse the list of all connected slaves ("SL.C.1"
- "SL.C.9") by pressing [ ] and [ ] bottons.Select the desired slave and press [ ]-button.The slave's control
panel is available from the master's control panel.
If no slave is connected to the master,massages "SL.C.1","SL.C.2","SL.C3"..."SL.C.9" still round repeat.
Note:This function is available from the master fixture only.
9.3 Fixture informations
The menu allows you to read an useful information about the fixture as the lamp life,head temperature,software
version, etc.
Press [ ] and [ ] buttons to select the desired option and press [ ] to see the value or next submenu.
Power On time
-By this option you can read the total number of the operation hours since the
COLOR SPOT 150 has been fabricated. Press [
menu.
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] or [
] to return to the
- The number of the hours that the COLOR SPOT 150 has been powered On since the
counter was last reset.Press [ ] or [ ] to return to the menu.In order to reset
this counter to 0, you have to hold the [ ] and [ ]-button and press the [ ]button.
Lamp On time
- This option enables you to read the total number of the operation hours with the lamp
on since the COLOR SPOT 150 has been fabricated.Press [
return to the menu.
] or [
] to
- The number of hours that the lamp has been powered On since the counter was last
reset.Press [ ] or [ ] to return to the menu. In order to reset this counter to 0,
you have to hold the [ ] and [ ]-button and press the [ ]-button.
Lamp strikes
- By this option you can read the total number of the lamp strikes since the COLOR
SPOT 150 has been fabricated.Press [
] or [
] to return to the menu.
-The number of the lamp strikes since the counter was last reset.Press [
]
or [ ] to return to the menu. In order to reset the counter to 0, you have to hold the
[ ] and [ ]-button and press the [ ]-button.
- DMX values
Readout DMX values of each channel received by the fixture. Use the [ ] and [ ] buttons to select desired
channel and press [ ] to read its value coming to the fixture or [ ] to cancel and return to the menu.
- Software version
By this function you can read the software version of the display module. Press [
to return to the menu.
] to read its value or [
]
9.4 Personality options
These options allow you to modify COLOR SPOT 150 operating behavior.
Press [ ] and [ ]buttons to select the desired option and press [ ] to set the value or to see next submenu.
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- Pan reverse
This function allows you to invert the pan movement. Use the [ ] or [ ] buttons to select "On" if you wish this
feature or "Off" if you don’t wish this feature and press [ ] to confirm or [ ] to cancel and return to the menu.
- Tilt reverse
This function allows you to invert the tilt movement. Use the [ ] or [ ] buttons to select "On" if you wish this
feature or "Off" if you don’t wish this feature and press [ ] to confirm or [ ] to cancel and return to the menu.
- DMX presetting
The function makes possible to select from the 4 DMX- channels settings (including 8 or 16 bit movement
resolution). Use the [ ] or [ ] buttons to select desired channel settings ("Mod.1,Mod.2,Mod.3,Mod.4") and
press [ ] to confirm or [ ] to cancel and return to the menu.
List of the channels settings:
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Mode 1
Pan
Tilt
Fine Pan
Fine Tilt
Speed
Colours
R. gobos
Gobo rotation
Dimmer
Mode 2
Pan
Fine Pan
Tilt
Fine Tilt
Speed
Colours
R.gobos
Gobo rotation
Dimmer
Mode 3
Pan
Tilt
Speed
Colours
R.gobos
Gobo rotation
Dimmer
Please refer to the chapter "DMX- protocol" for detail description.
If the Mode 4 is selected,the speed of pan/tilt movement is set onto maximum.
- Display adjusting
This function allows you to adjust the display settings:
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Mode 4
Pan
Tilt
Colours
R.gobos
Gobo rotation
Dimmer
- Display -intensity
With this function you can adjust the display intensity from 20% to 100% . Use the [ ] or [
buttons to select the level of the display intensity and press [ ] to confirm or [ ] to cancel
and return to the menu.
]
- Display-reverse
With this function, you can rotate the display by 180°. Use the [ ] or [ ] buttons to select "normal
display" or "display turned by 180°" and press [ ] to confirm or [ ] to cancel and return to the
menu.
- Display-On
This function allows you to keep the display on or to turn off automatically 2 minutes after last
pressing any button on the control panel. Use the [ ] or [ ] buttons to select "On" if you wish to
keep the display on or "Off" if you wish to turn off automatically 2 minutes after last pressing any
button on the control panel and press [ ] to confirm or [ ] to cancel and return to the menu.
- Blackout during movement correction
The function executes the blackout during the head movement correction (the moving head has lost its right pan/
tilt-position for a short moment). Use the [ ] and [ ] buttons to select "On" if you want to execute the blackout
or "Off" if you don’t and press [ ] to confirm or [ ] to cancel and return to the menu.
- PAN/TILT-feedback
This function allows to return the mowing head to the required pan/tilt position after changing the position by
external force (e.g.by stroke). Use the [ ] and [ ] buttons to select "On" if you wish to enable this function
or "Off" if you wish not to return the mowing head to the required position and press [ ] to confirm or [ ] to
cancel and return to the menu.
Note: If the feedback was switched off ,the pan/tilt-position is changed by an external force and the feedback is
switched on again,the moving head might not to be synchronized with the DMX signal.You have to make a reset
in order to synchronize the moving head with the DMX signal.
- Microphone -sensitivity
With this function you can adjust the microphone sensitivity from 1(maximum) to 20(minimum) . Use the [ ] or
[ ] buttons to select the level of the microphone sensitivity and press [ ] to confirm the chosen level or [
] to cancel and return to the menu.
Example:
underexited
right level
(upper segment blinks by the bass rhythm)
overexited
- Default settings
Press [ ] to reset all fixture personalities (not the adjusting functions) to the default values. On the display will
appear "rSt" meaning that the fixture makes the reset. See the table of personality setting and their default
positions.
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Personality
Display
Default values
(SHADED)
Pan reverse
Tilt reverse
DMX
presetting
Blackout during
mov. correction
Displaypermanent
On
Display intensity
Display- reverse
Pan/Tilt feedback
Music trigger
Microphone
sensitivity
9.5 Test sequences
This function allows you to run a special demo-test sequences without an external controller, which will show you
some possibilities of using COLOR SPOT 150. Press [ ] or [
] keys to select the "Mod1" or "Mod2"
sequences. The "Mod1" is suitable for projections on the wall, ceiling or ground without any head-movement, the
"Mod2" uses all COLOR SPOT 150 functions and therefore is good for a complete introduction of the fixture.Select
"Mod1" or "Mod2" by [ ] or [ ] buttons and press [ ]-button to confirm the choice.If the test program is
running,messages "run/test" blink on the display.
If you want to pause the runnnig program in the required position, press the [ ]-button(messages"PAUS"/" test"
blink ).To continue the program running,press the [ ]-button again.
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9.6 Stand-alone setting
This menu offers options for stand-alone mode as a selection of the playing program,programming and modifying
current programs.
- Music trigger
The COLOR SPOT 150 enables the sound control of the running programs via the built-in microphone.Use the [
] or [ ] buttons to select "On" if you wish this feature or "Off" if you don’t wish this feature and press [ ] to
confirm or [ ] to cancel and return to the menu.
-Presetting playback
This function allows you to select the the program which will be played in the stand-alone mode after switching
the fixture On.Use the [ ] or [ ] buttons to select desired program ("tESt"- bilt-in program) or "OFF" if you don't
want trigger any program after switching the fixture On and press [ ] to confirm or [ ] to cancel and return to
the menu.Selected program will be played continuously in a loop as long as it appears on the display.
This option should be set "OFF" for all slaves in the master/slave chain by reason of the right program starts.
For example: You have selected program "PrG.3" in this menu and:
this fixture is set as a single fixture (master/slave or controller operating)- the fixture will run its program "PrG.3".
this fixture is set as a master in a data chain- the fixture will run its program "PrG.3".
this fixture is set as a slave in a data chain- the fixture will run its program according to the master(if the master
runs its own program "PrG.1", the slave will run its own program "PrG.1"also).
Note:If the fixture operates in the controller mode ( DMX controller is connected) and any program from this menu
is selected ,in this case the fixture will not respond to the DMX controller after switching On and will play selected
program.
- Playing program
This function allows you to run a bilt-in program "tESt" and the 3 freely-programmable programs
"PrG.1,PrG.2,PrG.3" .Press [ ] or [ ] buttons to select the desired program and press [ ] to run the program
which will be played continuously in a loop.
If you want to pause the runnnig program in the required position, press the [ ]-button(messages"PAUS"/"
program No."blink ).To continue the program running,press the [ ]-button again.
Note:If the fixture operates in the controller mode ( DMX controller is connected) and any program from this
function is selected in this case the fixture will not respond to the DMX controller and will play selected program.
You can't play programs on the slave fixtures from their control panels if the master fixture is switched On and
connected to the slaves (playing is forced by the master).
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- Editing program
This menu item allows you to select a program to edit or create.The COLOR SPOT 150 has one built-in program
("tESt") and the 3 free programs,each up to 99 steps.Each program step has a dynamic part(fade time) and
static part(step time).
Fade time-the time,during which effects move to the programmed position.
Step time-the time,during which effects last in the current step.
If the fixture is set as a master ,then you may edit any program in the slaves.You can't edit programs on the slave
fixtures from their control panels if the master fixture is switched on and connected to the slaves (editing is
possible by the master control panel only).
Procedure:
1. Press [ ] or [ ]-button to select the program you want to edit ("PrG.1" - "PrG.3") and press [ ].
2. Press [ ] or [ ]-button to select the desired fixture ("MASt." - "SLA.9") and press [ ]-button.
3. Press [ ] or [ ]-button to select the desired program step ("St.01" - "St.99") and press [ ]-button.
4 Press [ ] or [ ]-button to select the desired item and press [ ]-button.Now you can edit by [ ] or [ ]
buttons the DMX value for selected item:
"P.End." - a total number of the program steps,value 1-99 .This value you must set before start
programming(e.g. if you want to create program with the 10 steps,set the value onto 10).
"PAn" a pan,value 0-255
"tilt" a tilt,value 0-255
"F.PAn" - a fine pan, value 0-255
"F.tilt" a fine tilt,value 0-255
"SPEd" - a speed of PAN/TILT movement,value 0-255
"Colo." - a colour , value 0-255
"r.Gob." - a rot.gobo,value 0-255
"G.rot." a gobo rotation,value 0-255
"dimr" a dimmer, value 0-255
"S.tim." - a step time,value 0,1-25,5 seconds
"F.tim." a fade time,value 0,1-25,5 seconds
"COPY." - a copying the current prog. step to the next prog. step .If the last prog.step is copied to the
next prog. step ,parameter "P.End" is increased about 1 automatically (except step 99).
5. Press [ ]-button to confirm adjusted value .
6. Press [ ]-button,select next prog. step and repeat this procedure (steps 4 and 6).
The editting programs "PrG.1,PrG.2,PrG.3" are saved in the current modified fixture (master or slave1-9).
9.7 Reset function
Press [ ] button to run a reset. This option enables the COLOR SPOT 150 to index all effects (functions) and
return to their standard positions.
9.8 Special functions
Use the [
] or [
] buttons to browse through the special functions and select the one by pressing [
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]-button.
- Manual control of effects
The function allows you to control manually the channel functions of the fixture. Use the [ ] or [ ] buttons to
select desired function and press [ ] to adjust the effect or [ ] to cancel and return to the menu.
- Lamp adjustment
This function can be used when you make the fine adjustment of the lamp.If you select "LAAd" pressing by [
]-button ,all effects will be canceled,shutter will be opened and the dimmer intensity will be set onto 100%.By
using the options "PAn, tilt," you can focus the light on a flat surface (wall) and perform the fine lamp adjustment.
-- Fixture code
The option contains identification code (1-9999) for the fixture, which is used for the master/slave operation.
- Adjusting the default positions of the colour and gobo wheels
By this function you can calibrate and adjust the colour and gobo wheels to their standard/right positions. Use the
[ ] and [ ] buttons to browse through the adjusting menu - the display shows step by step these messages:
"PAn, tilt,FPAn,FTilt,SPEd,Colo,rGob,Grot, dimr, FCAL" by which you can adjust the fixture to the required/
desired position (0-255) before the function calibration. Then when the positioning is finished use the last "F.CAL."
function (Fixture calibration).
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1. Calibration via the control panel
Press [ ] and the [ ] or [ ] buttons in order to display the following messages: "Colo, rGob," for very smooth
function calibration. Select one of them, press [ ] and use the [ ] and [ ] buttons in order to adjust their right
value from 0 to 255. Then press [ ] to confirm or [ ] to cancel and return to the menu. This can be repeated for
each calibration parameter if it is required. When the calibration is finished, it is necessary to use the "A.rES."
function in order to write the calibration values to the memory (EPROM) and to make a reset in order to check the
newly adjusted positions of the colour and gobo wheels. When the reset of the fixture is finished, the display will
show the "F.CAL." message. Press [ ] to repeat the calibration or [ ] to return to the "AdJ." menu.
2. Calibration via the external controller
Connect the DMX controller, press [ ] and the [ ] or [ ] buttons in order to display the following messages:
"Colo, rGob," - calibration parameters. Select one of them and press [ ].
Now you can calibrate the colour and rotating gobo wheel by your controller. The DMX calibration protocol is
described in the table mentioned below.
DMX Calibration protocol:
After having calibrated required functions press [ ] to confirm (or [ ] to cancel and return to the menu without
reset by the "A.rES." function) and use the "A.rES." function in order to write the calibration values to the
memory (EEPROM) and to make a reset in order to check the new adjusted positions of the colour and gobo
wheels.
10. Error and information messages
M.b.Er.
This messsage informs you that the main PCB does not communicate correctly with the Control Panel.
Co.Er.
(Colour -wheel error)This messsage will appear after the reset of the fixture if the magnetic-indexing circuit
malfunctions (sensor failed or magnet missing) or the stepping-motor is defective (or its driver circuit on the main
PCB). The color-wheel is not located in the default position after the reset.
r.GEr.
(Rotating gobo-wheel error) This message will appear after the reset of the fixture if the magnetic-indexing circuit
malfunctions (sensor failed or magnet missing) or the stepping-motor is defective (or its driver circuit on the main
PCB). The rotating gobo-wheel is not located in the default position after the reset.
Po.Er.
This message will appear if the fixture was shortly disconnect from the main.
PA.Er.
(Pan-yoke movement error) This message will appear after the reset of the fixture if the yoke’s magnetic-indexing
circuits malfunction (sensors failed or magnet missing) or the stepping motor is defective. (Or its driving IC on the
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main PCB). The yoke is not located in the default position after the reset.
ti.Er.
(TILT-head movement error) This message will appear after the reset of the fixture if the head’s magnetic-indexing
circuit malfunctions (sensor failed or magnet missing) or the stepping motor is defective. (Or its driving IC on the
main PCB). The head is not located in the default position after the reset.
MA.Er.
(Master error) The message informs you that the fixture was addressed as a master and DMX signal is connected
to its input.Disconnect the DMX controller from fixture's input and address the fixture as the master again.
11.Technical specifications
Power supply:
Voltage:
Fuse:
Power consumption:
100/115/208/230/240V AC, 50/60Hz ~
T 5,0A @ 115V
300 VA
Lamp:
CDM-SA/T 150/942 , base G12
Optical System:
- High luminous-efficiency parabolic system and 3 elements- objective
-All lenses are anti-reflection coated
-19° beam angle
Beam opening (m)
Beampath:
Distance (m)
Diameter (m)
Colours:
- 11 dichroic-filters plus white
- Colour-wheel with variable rotation speed
Rotating gobos:
-3 metal gobos, 3 glass gobos and 1 dichroic gobo rotating in both directions at different speeds
- Gobo rotation
- Rotating gobo-wheel cont. rotation
- Metal gobos: outside diameter 27 mm, image diameter 22,5 mm
-Glass and dichroic gobos:outside diameter 26,8 mm, image diameter 22,5 mm
-All gobos are interchangeable
Focus:
- 19°-wide angle objective with the manual focus
Strobe:
- Strobe effect with variable speed (1 - 10 flashes per second)
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Shutter/Dimmer:
- Simple dimmer from 0 - 100 %
Motors:
- 5 high quality stepping-motors controlled by microprocessors
Fans:
- Two axial fans - one in the projector head and one in the base.
Electronics:
- built-in microphone
- Digital serial input DMX-512
- 4 DMX channel-presettings (8 or 16 bit protocols):
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Mode 1
Pan
Tilt
Fine Pan
Fine Tilt
Speed
Colours
Rot. gobos
Gobo rotation
Dimmer
Mode 2
Pan
Fine Pan
Tilt
Fine Tilt
Speed
Colours
Rot. gobos
Gobo rotation
Dimmer
Pan/Tilt:
-Pan movement range 530°
-Tilt movement range 280°
-Automatic Pan / Tilt position correction
-Maximum PAN-movement 530° in 3.0 s
-Maximum TILT-movement 280° in 1.9 s
Rigging:
-Stands directly on the floor
-Mounts horizontally or vertically with 2 clamps
-2 truss orientation
-Safety chain/cord attachment point
Temperatures:
-Maximum ambient temperature ta: 40° C
-Maximum housing temperature tB (steady state): 80° C
Minimum distances:
-Min.distance from flammable surfaces: 0,4m
-Min.distance to lighted object: 0,8m
Dimensions:
-Width: 292 mm
-Length of base :378 mm
-Height (head horizontal):415 mm
Weight (net):
12,5 kg
Shipping weight:
18,5 kg
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Mode 3
Pan
Tilt
Speed
Colours
Rot. gobos
Gobo rotation
Dimmer
Mode 4
Pan
Tilt
Colours
Rot.gobos
Gobo rotation
Dimmer
12. Maintenance and cleaning
The operator has to make sure that safety-relating and machine-technical installations are inspected by an expert
after every four years in the course of an acceptance test.
The operator has to make sure that safety-relating and machine-technical installations are inspected by a skilled
person once a year.
The following points have to be considered during the inspection:
1)
All screws used for installing the devices or parts of the device have to be tighly connected and must not
be corroded.
2)
There must not be any deformations on housings, fixations and installation spots (ceiling, suspension,
trussing).
3)
Mechanically moved parts like axles, eyes and others must not show any traces of wearing (e.g. material
abrading or damages) and must not rotate with unbalances.
4)
The electric power supply cables must not show any damages, material fatigue (e.g. porous cables) or
sediments. Further instructions depending on the installation spot and usage have to be adhered by a
skilled installer and any safety problems have to be removed.
DANGER TO LIFE !
Disconnect from the mains before starting
maintenance operation!
It is absolutely essential that the fixture is kept clean and that dust, dirt and smoke-fluid residues must not build
up on or within the fixture. Otherwise, the fixture‘s light-output will be significantly reduced. Regular cleaning will
not only ensure the maximum light-output, but will also allow the fixture to function reliably throughout its life.
Please use a moist, lint-free cloth. Never use alcohol or solvents!
The front objective lens will require weekly cleaning as smoke-fluid tends to building up residues, reducing the
light-output very quickly. The cooling-fans should be cleaned monthly.
The gobos may be cleaned with a soft brush. The interior of the fixture should be cleaned at least annually using
a vacuum-cleaner or an air-jet.
The dichroic colour-filters, the gobo-wheel and the internal lenses should be cleaned monthly.
To ensure a proper function of the gobo-wheel we recommend lubrication in six month intervals. The quantity of
oil must not be excessive in order to avoid that oil runs out when the gobo-wheel rotates.
There are no serviceable parts inside the device except for the lamp and the fuse. Maintenance and service
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operations are only to be carried out by authorized dealers.
Please refer to the instructions under "Fitting/Exchanging the lamp".
Replacing the fuse
If the lamp burns out, the fine-wire fuse of the device might fuse, too. Only replace the fuse by a fuse of same type
and rating.
Before replacing the fuse, unplug mains lead.
Procedure:
Step 1: Unscrew the fuseholder on the rear panel of the base with a fitting screwdriver from the housing (anticlockwise).
Step 2: Remove the old fuse from the fuseholder.
Step 3: Install the new fuse in the fuseholder.
Step 4: Replace the fuseholder in the housing and fix it.
Should you need any spare parts, please use genuine parts.
If the power supply cable of this device will be damaged (cable firmly connected with the device), it has to be
replaced by authorized dealers only in order to avoid hazards.
If the power supply cable of this device will be damaged (replaceable cable), it has to be replaced by a special
power supply cable available at your dealer.
Should you have further questions, please contact your dealer.
13. Appendix
We hope you will enjoy your COLOR SPOT 150. We can assure you that you will enjoy this device for years if you
follow the instructions given in this manual.
Should you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact your local dealer.
Please note: Every information is subject to change without prior notice.
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