Rush MH-3 Beam User manual

MH 4 Beam
User Manual
Professional Entertainment Technology
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Table of contents
Safety information ................................................................................................. 4
Introduction ........................................................................................................... 8
Physical installation ............................................................................................... 9
Fastening the fixture to a flat surface ............................................................................. 9
Mounting the fixture on a truss ...................................................................................... 9
AC power ............................................................................................................ 10
Fixture overview .................................................................................................. 11
DMX data link............................................................................................................... 12
Connecting the data link .............................................................................................. 13
Fixture setup ....................................................................................................... 13
Using the control panel ................................................................................................ 13
DMX function settings .................................................................................................. 13
Fixture settings ............................................................................................................ 14
Lamp settings .............................................................................................................. 15
Display settings ........................................................................................................... 16
Fixture tests ................................................................................................................. 17
Fixture information ....................................................................................................... 18
Special functions ......................................................................................................... 19
Effect home position adjustment .................................................................................. 19
Effects ................................................................................................................. 20
Lamp control ................................................................................................................ 20
Pan and tilt................................................................................................................... 20
Dimming ...................................................................................................................... 20
Strobe effects .............................................................................................................. 20
Gobos .......................................................................................................................... 21
Prism ........................................................................................................................... 22
Color wheel.................................................................................................................. 22
Maintenance ....................................................................................................... 23
Changing the lamp....................................................................................................... 23
Cleaning ...................................................................................................................... 24
Changing the primary fuse........................................................................................... 25
Service and repairs ...................................................................................................... 25
DMX protocol ...................................................................................................... 26
Control menus ..................................................................................................... 31
Offset menu ........................................................................................................ 34
Error messages ................................................................................................... 35
Troubleshooting .................................................................................................. 36
Specifications ...................................................................................................... 38
Safety information
WARNING!
Read the safety precautions in this manual before installing,
powering, operating or servicing this product.
The following symbols are used to identify important safety information on the
product and in this manual:
Warning!
Warning!
Safety hazard.
LED light
Risk of severe emission. Risk
injury or death. of eye injury.
Warning!
Warning!
Warning!
Refer to
manual before
installing,
powering or
servicing.
Hazardous
voltage. Risk
of lethal or
severe electric
shock.
Hot surfaces
and fire
hazard.
Warning! Risk Group 3 (high risk) product according to
EN 62471. Do not view the light output with optical instruments
or any device that may concentrate the beam.
This product is for professional use only. It is not for household
use. It presents risks of severe injury or death due to fire
hazards, electric shock and falls. It produces a powerful,
concentrated beam of light that can create a fire hazard or a risk
of eye injury if the safety precautions below are not followed.
Respect all locally applicable laws, codes and regulations when
installing, powering, operating or servicing the fixture.
Read this manual before installing, powering or servicing the
fixture, follow the safety precautions listed below and observe all
warnings in this manual and printed on the fixture. Keep this
manual for future use. If you have questions about how to
operate the fixture safely, please contact your RUSH by
Martin™ dealer or call the Martin™ 24-hour service hotline on
+45 8740 0000, or in the USA on 1-888-tech-180.
For the latest user documentation and other information about
this and all Martin™ products, please visit the Martin website at
http://www.martin.com
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Protection from electric shock
Shut down power to the fixture before carrying out any
installation or maintenance work.
Disconnect the fixture from AC power before removing or
installing any cover or part and when not in use.
Ensure that the fixture is electrically connected to ground
(earth).
Use only a source of AC power that complies with local building
and electrical codes and has both overload and ground-fault
(earth-fault) protection.
Replace defective fuses with ones of the specified type and
rating only.
The voltage and frequency at the power throughput outlet are
the same as the voltage and frequency applied to the power
inlet. Only connect devices to the throughput outlet that accept
this voltage and frequency.
When connecting fixtures to power in a linked chain, Mains OUT
to Mains IN, do not link more than five (5) RUSH MH 4 fixtures
in total at 100-120 V and do not link more than ten (10) RUSH
MH 4 fixtures in total at 200-240 V.
Before using the fixture, check that all power distribution
equipment and cables are in perfect condition and rated for the
current requirements of all connected devices.
Isolate the fixture from power immediately if the power plug or
any seal, cover, cable, or other component is damaged,
defective, deformed, wet or showing signs of overheating. Do
not reapply power until repairs have been completed
Do not expose the fixture to rain or moisture.
Protection from burns and fire
Do not use the fixture to illuminate surfaces within 8 m (26.2 ft.)
of the fixture.
Keep flammable materials well away from the fixture. Keep all
combustible materials (e.g. fabric, wood, paper) at least 100 mm
(4 in.) away from the fixture head.
Do not operate the fixture if the ambient temperature (T a)
exceeds 40° C (104° F).
The surface of the product casing can reach up to 85° C
(185° F) during operation. Avoid contact by persons and
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materials. Allow the fixture to cool for at least 10 minutes before
handling.
Ensure that there is free and unobstructed airflow around the
fixture. Provide a minimum clearance of 100 mm (4 in.) around
fans and air vents.
Do not attempt to bypass thermostatic switches or fuses.
Do not stick filters, masks or other materials onto any optical
component.
Lamp safety
Install only a lamp that is approved for use in the product.
Prolonged exposure to an unshielded discharge lamp can cause
eye and skin burns. Do not stare directly into the light output.
Never look at an exposed lamp while it is lit.
Do not operate the fixture with missing or damaged covers,
shields, lenses, ultraviolet screens or any optical component.
A hot discharge lamp is under pressure and can explode without
warning. Allow the fixture to cool for at least 2 hours and protect
yourself with safety glasses and gloves before handling a lamp.
Replace the lamp immediately if it becomes visually deformed,
damaged or in any way defective.
Monitor hours of lamp use and lamp intensity and replace the
lamp when it reaches the limit of its service life as specified in
this manual or by the lamp manufacturer.
If the quartz envelope of a discharge lamp is broken, the lamp
releases a small quantity of mercury and other toxic gases. If a
discharge lamp explodes in a confined area, evacuate the area
and ventilate it thoroughly. Wear nitrite gloves when handling a
broken discharge lamp. Treat broken or used discharge lamps
as hazardous waste and send to a specialist for disposal.
Protection from injury
Do not look directly into the light beam. Do not point the beam in
a direction where a person can look directly into it. Ensure that
persons are not looking at the light beam when the product lights
up suddenly. This can happen when power is applied, when the
product receives a DMX signal, or when certain control menu
items are selected.
Do not look at the beam with magnifiers, telescopes, binoculars
or similar optical instruments that may concentrate the light
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output.
To minimize the risk of eye irritation or injury, disconnect the
fixture from power at all times when the fixture is not in use, and
provide well-lit conditions to reduce the pupil diameter of anyone
working on or near the fixture.
Fasten the fixture securely to a fixed surface or structure when
in use. The fixture is not portable when installed.
Ensure that any supporting structure and/or hardware used can
hold at least 10 times the weight of all the devices they support.
If suspending from a rigging structure, fasten the fixture to a
rigging clamp. Do not use safety cables as the primary means of
support.
If the fixture is installed in a location where it may cause injury or
damage if it falls, install a secondary attachment such as a
safety cable that is approved by an official body such as TÜV as
a safety attachment for the weight that it secures. The safety
cable must comply with EN 60598-2-17 Section 17.6.6 and be
capable of bearing a static suspended load that is ten times the
weight of the fixture and all installed accessories.
Allow enough clearance around the head to ensure that it cannot
collide with an object or another fixture when it moves.
Check that all external covers and rigging hardware are securely
fastened.
Block access below the work area and work from a stable
platform whenever installing, servicing or moving the fixture.
Do not lift or carry the fixture by its head. Always ensure that the
fixture is supported by its base.
In the event of an operating problem, stop using the fixture
immediately and disconnect it from power. Never attempt to use
a fixture that is obviously damaged.
Do not modify the fixture or install other than genuine RUSH by
Martin™ parts.
Refer any service operation not described in this manual to a
qualified technician.
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Introduction
The RUSH MH 4 Beam™ is a compact-beam moving head, equipped with an
MSD Platinum 2R lamp in a state-of-the-art optical system. The device is
extremely rugged, lightweight and compact, ideal for smaller venues.
The fixture produces an intense and narrow beam for spectacular mid-air looks
and effects. It houses a fixed gobo wheel and color wheel with a multitude of
effects possible from a dimmer and strobe, 6-facet prism and focus.
The fixture can be controlled using any DMX-compliant controller.
The fixture is supplied with this user manual, a 1.5 m (5 ft) power cable (local
power plug not included) and two mounting brackets.
Before using the product for the first time:
1. Read ’Safety information’ on page 4 before installing, powering, operating or
servicing the fixture.
2. Unpack and ensure that there is no transportation damage before using the
fixture. Never attempt to operate a damaged fixture.
3. If the fixture is not going to be hard-wired to an AC mains power source,
install a local power plug (not supplied) on the end of the supplied power
cable.
4. Before operating, ensure that the voltage and frequency of the local power
source match the mains power requirements of the fixture.
5. Check the Martin Professional website at www.martin.com for the most recent
user documentation and technical information for the fixture. RUSH by Martin
user manual revisions are identified by the revision letter at the bottom of the
inside cover.
Note that whenever AC mains power is applied to the fixture, it will reset all effects
and functions to their home positions. The fixture head will move. This process
usually takes around 20 seconds.
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Physical installation
Warning! Read ‘Safety information’ on page 4 before installing
the fixture.
The fixture is designed for indoor use only and must be used in
a dry location with adequate ventilation. Ensure that none of the
fixture’s ventilation slots are blocked and ensure that the product
is firmly affixed to avoid vibration during operation.
Fastening the fixture to a flat surface
The fixture can be fastened to a hard fixed flat surface that is oriented at any
angle. Ensure that the surface and all fasteners used can support at least 10 times
the weight of all fixtures and equipment they will support.
Fasten the fixture securely. Do not stand it on a surface or leave it where it can be
moved or fall over. Attach a securely anchored safety cable to the fixture if it is
installed in any location where it may fall and cause injury or damage if the
primary attachment fails.
Mounting the fixture on a truss
The fixture can be clamped to a truss or similar rigging structure in any
orientation. When clamping a fixture to a truss:
1. Check that the rigging structure can support at least 10 times the weight of all
fixtures and equipment to be installed on it.
2. Block access under the work area.
3. Provision for attaching omega brackets with quarter-turn
fasteners is provided on the base of the fixture. Prepare
two omega brackets by bolting suitable rigging clamps to
them, then fasten the omega brackets to the base of the
fixture. See illustration on right. Turn quarter-turn
fasteners a full 90° to lock them.
4. Working from a stable platform, hang the fixture on the truss and fasten the
rigging clamps.
5. Secure the fixture against clamp failure by looping a secondary attachment
such as an approved safety cable that is rated for the weight of the fixture
through one of the openings provided in the base of the fixture and around a
secure anchoring point.
6. Check that the head will not collide with other fixtures or objects.
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AC power
Warning! Read ‘Safety information’ on page 4 before connecting
the fixture to AC mains power.
For protection from electric shock, the fixture must be grounded
(earthed). The power distribution circuit must be equipped with a
fuse or circuit breaker and ground-fault (earth-fault) protection.
Socket outlets or external power switches used to supply the
fixture with power must be located near the fixture and easily
accessible so that the fixtures can easily be disconnected from
power.
Use only Neutrik PowerCon cable connectors to connect to the
fixture’s power sockets.
The fixture has an auto-ranging power supply that accepts AC mains power at
100-120 V or 200-240 V at 50 or 60 Hz. Do not supply the fixture with AC mains
power that is not within these ranges.
Do not insert or remove live Neutrik PowerCon connectors to apply or cut power,
as this may cause arcing at the terminals that will damage the connectors.
Do not use an external dimming system to supply power to the fixture, as this may
cause damage to the fixture that is not covered by the product warranty.
Power input and throughput cables must be rated 16 A minimum, have three
conductors 1.5 mm² (16 AWG) minimum conductor size and an outer cable
diameter of 5 - 15 mm (0.2 - 0.6 in.). Cables must be hard usage type (SJT or
equivalent) and heat-resistant to 90° C (194° F) minimum. In the EU the cable
must be HAR approved or equivalent. Cables used for power throughput must
meet the same specifications as for power input cables.
The fixture can be hard-wired to a building electrical installation if you want to
install it permanently, or a power plug (not supplied) that is suitable for the local
power outlets can be installed on the power cable.
If you install a power plug on the power cable, follow the plug manufacturer’s
instructions and connect the wires in the power cable as shown in this table:
Earth, Ground or
Neutral or N
Live or L
US system
Green
White
Black
EU system
Yellow/green
Blue
Brown
Power can be relayed from one fixture to another device in a daisy-chain via the
PowerCon throughput socket. Do not connect devices to power in a chain that will
exceed the power and current ratings of any cable or connector used in the chain.
Do not connect more than five (5) RUSH MH 4 fixtures to power in a chain at 10010
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120 V. Do not connect more than ten (10) RUSH MH 4 fixtures to power in a
chain at 200-240 V.
Fixture overview
1 - LEDs
The fixture has four LEDs on the front of the base: two are reserved for future use;
the other two are marked as follows:
Power
Power on
DMX
Valid DMX signal present
2 – Display
3 – Buttons
MENU
 Activate the menu mode functions, or
 Return to the previous level of the menu
structure, or
 Press and hold to exit the menus
DOWN
Go down a menu branch
UP
Go up a menu branch
ENTER
Confirm the selected menu item
4 - DMX XLR input/output sockets:
5 – AC mains power IN
6 – AC Mains power OUT
7 – Primary (mains power) fuse F1
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DMX data link
A DMX 512 control data link is required in order to control the fixture via DMX. The
fixture has 3-pin and 5-pin XLR connectors for DMX data input and output
(throughput).
The number of daisy-chained fixtures is limited by the number of DMX channels
required by the fixtures in relation to the maximum 512 channels available in one
DMX universe. Note that if independent control of a fixture is required, it must
have its own DMX channels. Fixtures that are required to behave identically can
share the same DMX address and channels. To add more fixtures or groups of
fixtures when the above limit is reached, add a DMX universe and another daisychained link.
Note that if a fixture loses its DMX signal it will maintain its current effect until
powered off or reset.
Tips for reliable data transmission
Use shielded twisted-pair cable designed for RS-485 devices: standard
microphone cable cannot transmit control data reliably over long runs. 24 AWG
cable is suitable for runs up to 300 meters (1000 ft.). Heavier gauge cable and/or
an amplifier is recommended for longer runs. The pin-out on all connectors is pin
1 = shield, pin 2 = cold (-), and pin 3 = hot (+). Pins 4 and 5 in the 5-pin XLR
connectors are not used in the fixture but are available for possible additional data
signals as required by the DMX512-A standard. Standard pin-out is pin 4 = data 2
cold (-) and pin 5 = data 2 hot (+).
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To split the link into branches, use a splitter such as the Martin DMX 5.3 Splitter™
or Martin RDM 5.5 Splitter™. Terminate the link by installing a termination plug in
the output socket of the last fixture. The termination plug, which is a male XLR
plug with a 120 Ohm, 0.25-Watt resistor soldered between pins 2 and 3, “soaks
up” the control signal so it does not reflect and cause interference. If a splitter is
used, terminate each branch of the link.
Connecting the data link
To connect the fixture to data:
1. Connect the DMX data output from the controller to the closest fixture’s male
XLR DMX input connector.
2. Connect the DMX output of the fixture closest to the controller to the DMX
input of the next fixture and continue connecting fixtures output to input.
Terminate the last fixture on the link.
Fixture setup
This section explains the options available to change the fixture’s settings.
Settings are made using the menus available in the control panel and are retained
even when the fixture is powered off.
A complete map of the control menu structure and brief explanations of their
purposes can be found in Control menus on page 33.
Using the control panel
 To access the control menus in the control panel, press the MENU button.
 Navigate the menu structure using the ENTER, UP and DOWN buttons.
 Scroll between menu options using the UP and DOWN buttons.
 Confirm your selection of a menu option using the ENTER button.
 To return to the previous level in the menu structure without making a change,
press the MENU button.
 To exit the menus, press and hold the MENU button.
DMX function settings
DMX function settings include the DMX address and DMX mode.
DMX addressing
The fixture can be controlled using signals sent by a DMX controller over 15 DMX
channels. The DMX address, also known as the start channel, is the first channel
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used to receive instructions from a DMX controller. Each DMX-controlled fixture
must have a DMX address set. If a fixture has its DMX address set to 1, then it
uses channels 1 to 15. The following fixture in the DMX chain can then be set to a
DMX address of 16.
For independent control, each fixture must be assigned its own DMX channels.
Two fixtures of the same type may share the same address, if identical behavior is
desired. Address sharing can be useful for diagnostic purposes and symmetric
control, particularly when combined with the inverse pan and tilt options.
To set the fixture’s DMX address:
1. Select DMX FUNCTIONS in the control panel and press ENTER.
2. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to select DMX ADDRESS and press ENTER.
The current address will blink on the display.
3. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to select a new address (1 to 512).
4. Once the address has been selected, press ENTER to set it (or to return to
the previous menu level without making a change, press MENU).
Viewing DMX values received
DMX FUNCTIONS  View DMX value lets you see the DMX values the fixture is
receiving on each of the DMX channels.
Fixture settings
Pan and/or tilt inversion
The FIXTURE SETTINGS PAN INVERSE and TILT INVERSE menus let you
remap the fixture so that the direction of pan and/or tilt are reversed. These
settings are useful for symmetrical effects with multiple fixtures, or when
coordinating the movement of fixtures that are floor-mounted and rigged upside
down.
Pan/tilt feedback
If you enable pant and tilt feedback in the FIXTURE SETTINGS P/T
FEEDBACK menu, the fixture will correct its pan and tilt positions if it detects a
position error.
Blackout during effect changes or movement
You can set the fixture to deploy the shutter to black out light output during pan
and tilt movement, gobo changes and/or color changes. Blackouts are disabled by
default.
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Lamp settings
Lamp on/off
To manually power the lamp on or off:
1. Select LAMP SETTINGS and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to scroll to ON/OFF and press ENTER to
confirm.
3. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select ON or OFF.
4. Press ENTER to confirm and power the lamp on or off (or to return to the
previous level of the menu structure without making a change, press MENU).
State/power on
To set the lamp to power on automatically when the fixture is powered on:
1. Select LAMP SETTINGS and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select STATE/POWER ON and press
ENTER to confirm.
3. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select ON or OFF.
4. Press ENTER to confirm (or to return to the previous menu level without
making a change, press MENU).
DMX lamp control
The lamp can be controlled remotely by DMX. The following options are available:
 OFF VIA DMX allows the lamp to be powered off by sending a DMX
command.
 ON IF DMX ON sets the lamp to be powered on as soon as a DMX signal is
present.
 OFF IF DMX OFF sets the lamp to be powered off automatically as soon as a
DMX signal is not present
Ignition delay
An ignition delay of 0 to 255 seconds can be set, so that there is a delay between
power on and lamp on:
1. Select LAMP SETTINGS and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select IGNITION DELAY and press
ENTER to confirm.
3. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to specify a delay duration in seconds.
4. Press ENTER to confirm (or to return to the previous menu level without
making a change, press MENU).
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Low power delay
In a low-power delay, when a lamp off command is sent the lamp runs at half
power for a period before powering completely off:
1. Select LAMP SETTINGS and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select LOW POWER DELAY and press
ENTER to confirm.
3. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to specify a duration.
4. Press ENTER to confirm (or to return to the previous menu level without
making a change, press MENU).
Display settings
Invert display
Inverting the display is useful if the fixture is hung from a truss or from elevation.
To invert the display:
1. Select DISPLAY SETTINGS and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select DISPLAY INVERSE and press
ENTER to confirm.
3. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select the YES (invert).
4. Press ENTER to confirm (or to return to the previous menu level without
making a change, press MENU).
Automatically turn off display backlight
By default the display is lit when the power is applied to the fixture. It can be set to
automatically dim if the buttons and menus have not been used for a period:
1. Select DISPLAY SETTINGS and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select BACKLIGHT AUTO OFF and press
ENTER to confirm.
3. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select YES to enable automatic dimming.
4. Press ENTER to confirm (or to return to the previous menu level without
making a change, press MENU).
Adjust backlight intensity
The brightness of the control panel display can be adjusted:
1. Select DISPLAY SETTINGS and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select BACKLIGHT INTENSITY and press
ENTER to confirm.
3. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to set a level from 1 to 10.
4. Press ENTER to confirm (or to return to the previous menu level without
making a change, press MENU).
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Display panel contrast
To adjust the contrast of the control panel display to get the clearest readout:
1. Select DISPLAY SETTINGS and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to adjust the intensity ratio from 1 (dark) to 30
(bright) and press ENTER to confirm.
3. Press MENU to return to the previous menu level or let the unit idle one
minute to exit menu mode.
Temperature Celsius/Fahrenheit
To set temperatures to display in Celsius or Fahrenheit
1. Select TEMPERATURE UNIT and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Use DOWN and UP buttons to select ° C or ° F and press ENTER to store.
3. Press MENU to return to the previous menu level or let the unit idle one
minute to exit menu mode.
Display warnings
To enable or disable error messages in the display if the fixture detects an error:
1. Select DISPLAY WARNING and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select YES or NO and press ENTER to
confirm.
3. Press MENU to return to the previous menu level or let the unit idle one
minute to exit menu mode.
Fixture tests
The fixture can carry out an automatic test of all functions, or individual functions
can be tested manually.
Auto test
To perform a complete test of all of the effects:
1. Select FIXTURE TEST and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select AUTO TEST and press ENTER to
confirm. The fixture will run an automatic test sequence of all the effects.
Manual test (manual control of individual effects)
To test individual effects:
1. Select FIXTURE TEST and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select MANUAL TEST and press ENTER
to confirm.
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3. Select the function you want to test and press ENTER to confirm. You can
now test that function.
4. To return to the previous menu level, press MENU.
Fixture information
Fixture operating hours counter
To see how many hours the fixture has been used since manufacture:
1. Select FIXTURE INFORMATION and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select FIXTURE USE TIME and press
ENTER to confirm. The number of hours will be shown.
Lamp operating hours counter (resettable)
This counter can be reset. It can be used to monitor the number of lamp operating
hours and help you decide when a lamp change is required.
1. Select FIXTURE INFORMATION and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select LAMP ON TIME and press ENTER
to confirm. The fixture will display the number of hours the lamp has been on
since the counter was last reset.
3. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select EXIT to leave the lamp hours menu
or RESET TIME to reset the lamp hours counter to zero. Press ENTER to
confirm.
Firmware version
To see which software version is installed in the fixture:
1. Select FIXTURE INFORMATION and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select FIRMWARE VERSION and press
ENTER to confirm. The firmware version will be shown.
Reset functions or effects
The various effects—pan, tilt color, gobos, focus, prism—or all effects, can be
manually reset to their home positions:
1. Select RESET FUNCTIONS and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select the function or effect that is to be
reset. Press the ENTER button.
3. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select YES and press ENTER to confirm
(or to return to the previous menu level without making a change, press
MENU).
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Special functions
Fixture maintenance
You can schedule fixture maintenance by setting an interval in hours until the next
service must be carried out. You can then view the number of hours remaining
until this interval has been reached:
1. Select FIXTURE MAINTENANCE and press ENTER to confirm.
2. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to select INTERVAL or REMAIN TIME.
Interval
1. Select INTERVAL and press ENTER to confirm. The interval time will show
on the display.
2. Press MENU button to exit.
Remain Time
1. Select Remain Time and press ENTER to confirm. The remaining time will
show on the display.
2. Press ENTER, then use the DOWN and UP buttons to select EXIT or RESET
TIME. EXIT returns to the previous menu without changing the remaining
time. RESET TIME restarts the timer countdown at the number of hours
defined in INTERVAL.
3. Press ENTER to confirm or press MENU to exit.
Factory settings
The fixture’s factory default settings can be restored using FACTORY SETTINGS.
Effect home position adjustment
The various effects—pan, tilt, shutter, color, gobo, prism, rotating prism and
focus—can lose or move out of their indexed home position. To reset any of
these:
1. In the menu structure, press ENTER and hold for at least 3 seconds to enter
the OFFSET MENU.
2. Use the DOWN and UP buttons to choose the function that needs to be
adjusted. Press ENTER to select it.
3. The present indexed home position will flash in the display. Use the DOWN
and UP buttons to adjust the home position of the function or effect.
4. Once the correct position has been reached, press ENTER to set this (or to
return to the previous menu level without making a change, press MENU).
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Effects
This section describes DMX-controllable effects that require particular
explanation. See DMX protocol on page 26 for a full list of the DMX channels and
values required to control the different effects.
Lamp control
For maximum lamp operating life:
 Avoid powering the lamp off until it has warmed up for at least 5 minutes.
 Before shutting down power completely, douse the lamp but leave power
applied for a few minutes so that cooling fans can prevent any momentary
lamp temperature increase caused by heat from surrounding components.
The fixture can be set to automatically turn the lamp on or off depending on
whether or not a DMX signal is present.
The fixture can also be set to respond to or ignore lamp off commands sent via
DMX.
An ignition delay of 0 to 255 seconds can be set, so that there is a delay between
power on and lamp on.
A low-power delay of 0 to 255 seconds can be set, so that when a lamp off
command is sent the lamp runs at half power for a user-defined period before
shutting down.
For more information, see ‘Lamp settings’ on page 15.
Pan and tilt
The fixture’s moving head can be panned through 540° and tilted through 270°
using coarse or fine control channels. The fixture can be set to automatically
blackout during pan and tilt movement.
The fixture incorporates pan and tilt feedback, so that if a pan or tilt position error
is detected, the shutter closes and the fixture resets to the correct position. This
can be enabled or disabled as required (see ‘Control menus’ on page 31).
Dimming
Full range mechanical dimming is provided.
Strobe effects
A range of variable strobe and pulse effects are available, with variable speed and
random effects.
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Gobos
The fixture contains a rotating wheel with 17 fixed gobos plus open (white):
Any gobo can be projected, with split gobos also possible, or the wheel can be
rotated clockwise or counter-clockwise at variable speeds. The sharpness of gobo
projections can be adjusted using the Focus adjustment DMX channel.
The fixture can be set to automatically black out during gobo changes.
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Prism
The fixture incorporates a 6-facet prism that can be inserted into the beam to
provide split effects. The prism can be set to an indexed position or rotated
clockwise or counter-clockwise.
Color wheel
The fixture incorporates a single color wheel with 14 color filters plus open. The
colors can be individually selected, split colors are available, and the wheel can
be rotated at varying speeds clockwise and counter-clockwise.
The filters installed as standard in the color wheel are as follows:
Open
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Slot 4
Slot 5
Slot 6
Slot 7
Red
Amber
Blue
Green
Light green
Lavender
Pink
Slot 8
Slot 9
Slot 10
Slot 11
Slot 12
Slot 13
Slot 14
Light yellow
Magenta
Deep blue
Yellow
CTO
CTB
Violet
The fixture can be set to automatically black out during color changes.
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Maintenance
Warning! Read ‘Safety Information’ on page 5 before servicing the
fixture. Always comply with the safety instructions.
Refer any service operation not described in this user manual to a
qualified service technician.
Disconnect mains power before cleaning or servicing the fixture.
Service the fixtures in an area where there is no risk of injury from
falling parts, tools or other materials.
Excessive dust, smoke fluid, and particle buildup degrades performance, causes
overheating and will damage the fixture. Damage caused by inadequate cleaning
or maintenance is not covered by the product warranty.
Changing the lamp
Warning! Read ‘Lamp safety’ on page 6 before
servicing the lamp.
To avoid the risk of a discharge lamp exploding in the fixture, always replace the
lamp before its expected lifespan has been exceeded.
The lamp must be perfectly clean. Never touch the lamp with bare hands. If this
happens, clean the lamp with an alcohol wipe and dry it with a lint-free cloth.
To replace the lamp:
1. If the fixture has been in use, power the lamp off but leave the fixture powered
on for at least 10 minutes so that the cooling fans cool the lamp. Disconnect
the fixture from power and allow to cool down completely.
2. Remove the fixture head covers using a Phillips screwdriver.
3. Lift the lamp out of its recess.
4. Disconnect the lamp and connect the replacement lamp. Use an approved
lamp only.
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5. Place the new lamp into the lamp recess.
6. The lamp can be adjusted using a slotted (flat head) screwdriver. Ensure that
the lamp is located in the center of the reflector for the best projection.
7. Reinstall and fasten the head covers.
8. Remember to reset the lamp hours counter using the control panel.
Cleaning
The cleaning of external optical lenses must be carried out periodically to optimize
light output. Cleaning schedules for lighting fixtures vary greatly depending on the
operating environment. It is therefore impossible to specify precise cleaning
intervals for the fixture. Environmental factors that may result in a need for
frequent cleaning include:
 Use of smoke or fog machines.
 High airflow rates (near air conditioning vents, for example).
 Presence of cigarette smoke.
 Airborne dust (from stage effects, building structures and fittings or the natural
environment at outdoor events, for example).
If one or more of these factors is present, inspect fixtures within their first 100
hours of operation to see whether cleaning is necessary. Check again at frequent
intervals. This procedure will allow you to assess cleaning requirements in your
particular situation. If in doubt, consult your RUSH by Martin dealer about a
suitable maintenance schedule.
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Use gentle pressure only when cleaning, and work in a clean, well-lit area. Do not
use any product that contains solvents or abrasives, as these can cause surface
damage.
To clean the fixture:
1. Disconnect the fixture from power and allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes.
2. Vacuum or gently blow away dust and loose particles from the outside of the
fixture and the air vents at the back and sides of the head and in the base with
low-pressure compressed air.
3. Clean optical components by wiping gently with a soft, clean lint-free cloth
moistened with a weak detergent solution. Do not rub the surface hard: lift
particles off with a soft repeated press. Dry with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth or
low-pressure compressed air. Remove stuck particles with an unscented
tissue or cotton swab moistened with glass cleaner or distilled water.
4. Check that the fixture is dry before reapplying power.
Changing the primary fuse
If the fixture is completely dead, the fixture’s primary fuse F1 may have blown and
it may be necessary to install a new fuse. This fuse is located in a fuseholder next
to the Mains OUT socket on the connections panel. See 7 in ‘Fixture overview’ on
page 11. To change the fuse:
1. Disconnect the fixture’s power input cable.
2. Use a large flat-bladed screwdriver to open the fuseholder.
3. Replace the fuse with one of the same type and rating only.
4. Reinstall the fuseholder before reapplying power.
Service and repairs
There are no user serviceable parts inside the fixture. Do not open the housing.
Never try to repair the fixture by yourself as this may result in damage or
malfunction, and it may potentially void your product warranty. The fixture must be
serviced or repaired by an authorized RUSH by Martin™ service technician only.
Installation, on-site service and maintenance can be provided worldwide by the
Martin Professional Global Service organization and its approved agents, giving
owners access to Martin’s expertise and product knowledge in a partnership that
will ensure the highest level of performance throughout the product’s lifetime.
Please contact your RUSH by Martin™ supplier for details.
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DMX protocol
Channel
Value
Function
Fade
type
Default
1
0-255
Dimming coarse 0100%
Fade
0
2
0-255
Dimming fine
Fade
0
Shutter
Closed
Open
Shutter strobe effect, slow  fast
Fast close, slow open
Slow close, fast open
Pulse open and close
Shutter strobe effect, random strobe
Open
Snap
12
0-7
8-15
16-131
132-167
168-203
204-239
240-247
248-255
Color wheel: continuous scrolling
Open
Open  Red
Red
Red  Amber
Amber
Amber  Blue
Blue
Blue  Green
Green
Green  Light green
Light green
Light green  Lavender
Lavender
Lavender  Pink
Pink
Pink  Light yellow
Light yellow
Light yellow  Magenta
Magenta
Magenta  Deep blue
Deep blue
Deep blue  Yellow
Yellow
Yellow  CTO
CTO
Snap
0
0
1-10
11
12-21
22
23-32
33
34-43
44
45-54
55
56-65
66
67-76
77
78-87
88
89-98
99
100-109
110
111-120
121
122-131
132
3
4
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Channel
Value
133-142
143
144-153
154
155-159
160
161-162
163-164
165-166
167-167
169-170
171-172
173-174
175-176
177-178
179-180
181-182
183-184
185-186
187-188
189-192
193-214
215-221
222-243
244-247
248-251
252-255
5
0
1-8
9
10-17
18
19-26
27
28-35
36
37-44
45
Function
Fade
type
Default
Snap
0
CTO  CTB
CTB
CTB  Violet
Violet
Violet  Open
Open
Color wheel: stepped scrolling
Red
Amber
Blue
Green
Light green
Lavender
Pink
Light yellow
Magenta
Deep blue
Yellow
CTO
CTB
Violet
Open
Color wheel: continuous rotation
Clockwise rotation fast slow
Stop (wheel stops at current position)
Counter-clockwise rotation slow  fast
Color wheel: random slots
Random color, fast
Random color, medium
Random color, slow
Gobo wheel: continuous scrolling
Open
Open  Gobo 1
Gobo 1
Gobo 1  Gobo 2
Gobo 2
Gobo 2  Gobo 3
Gobo 3
Gobo 3  Gobo 4
Gobo 4
Gobo 4  Gobo 5
Gobo 5
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Channel
Value
46-53
54
55-62
63
64-71
72
73-80
81
82-89
90
91-98
99
100-107
108
109-116
117
118-125
126
127-134
135
136-143
144
145-152
153
154-156
157-158
159-160
161-162
163-164
165-166
167-168
169-170
171-172
173-174
175-176
177-178
179-180
181-182
183-184
185-186
187-188
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Function
Gobo 5  Gobo 6
Gobo 6
Gobo 6  Gobo 7
Gobo 7
Gobo 7  Gobo 8
Gobo 8
Gobo 8  Gobo 9
Gobo 9
Gobo 9  Gobo 10
Gobo 10
Gobo 10  Gobo 11
Gobo 11
Gobo 11  Gobo 12
Gobo 12
Gobo 12  Gobo 13
Gobo 13
Gobo 13  Gobo 14
Gobo 14
Gobo 14  Gobo 15
Gobo 15
Gobo 15  Gobo 16
Gobo 16
Gobo 16  Gobo 17
Gobo 17
Gobo 17  Open
Gobo wheel: stepped scrolling
Gobo 1
Gobo 2
Gobo 3
Gobo 4
Gobo 5
Gobo 6
Gobo 7
Gobo 8
Gobo 9
Gobo 10
Gobo 11
Gobo 12
Gobo 13
Gobo 14
Gobo 15
Gobo 16
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type
Default
Channel
Value
Function
Fade
type
Default
189-190 Gobo 17
191-192 Open
Gobo wheel: continuous rotation
193-214 Clockwise rotation fast slow
215-221 Stop (wheel stops at current position)
222-243 CCW rotation slow  fast
Gobo wheel: random gobos
244-247 Random gobo, fast
248-251 Random gobo, medium
252-255 Random gobo, slow
6
Prism
0-10
Open
11-138 Prism indexing (control on next channel)
139-255 Prism rotation (control on next channel)
Snap
0
7
Prism Indexing control
Indexed position (128 = prism indexed at 0°)
Prism Rotation control
0-2
No rotation (prism indexed at 0°)
3-126 Rotation CW fast  CW Slow
127-129 No rotation (prism stops at current position)
130-253 Rotation CCW Slow  CCW Fast
254-255 No rotation (prism indexed at 45°)
Fade
128
0-255
8
0-255
Focus Infinity  Near
Fade
128
9
0-255
Pan coarse 0°  540°
Fade
128
10
0-255
Pan fine
Fade
0
11
0-255
Tilt coarse 0°  270°
Fade
128
12
0-255
Tilt fine
Fade
0
Fixture control
No function (disables calibration)
Reset fixture
Reset dimmer/shutter
Reset color
Reset gobos
Reset pan and tilt
Reset focus
Lamp on
Lamp off
No function
Snap
0
0-9
1-14
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
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Channel
Value
Function
55-59
60-79
80-84
85-89
90-94
95-99
100-104
105-144
145-149
150-154
155-159
160-164
165-209
210-214
215-219
220-224
225-229
230-234
235-239
240-244
245-249
Enable calibration
No function
Pan & tilt speed = Normal
Pan & tilt speed = Fast (default)
Pan & tilt speed = Slow
Effect shortcuts = On (default)
Effect shortcuts = Off
No function
Auto-blackout = On
Auto-blackout = Off (default)
Illuminate control panel display
Turn off control panel display
No function
Store dimmer calibration
Store gobo wheel calibration
Store focus calibration
Store color wheel calibration
Store prism calibration
Store pan calibration
Store tilt calibration
Reset ALL calibration values to factory
defaults
250-255 No function
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Fade
type
Default
Control menus
To access the control menus, press the MENU button. Use the UP and DOWN
buttons to navigate the menus. Select any required menu option using the ENTER
button. For more information, see ‘Using the control panel’ on page 13.
Default fixture settings are shown in bold.
Menu
Sub-menu
DMX Functions DMX Address
Setting/
value
1-512
DMX Channel
Mode
View DMX Value
Fixture setting
Pan Inverse
Tilt Inverse
P/T Feedback
Bl.O. P/T Moving
Bl.O. Color Change
Bl.O. Gobo Change
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Explanation
Set fixture‘s DMX
address
Reserved for future use
View DMX values
received
Invert pan movement left
to right
Invert tilt movement up to
down
If a pan or tilt position
error is detected, the
fixture corrects pan/tilt
position
Blackout during pan or tilt
movement
Blackout during color
change
Blackout during gobo
change
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Lamp Setting
On/Off
Off
On
Manually power lamp
on or off
State/Power On
Off
On
Off via DMX
No
Yes
No
Lamp powers on
automatically when
fixture is powered on
Lamp can be powered
off via DMX
On if DMX On
Display
settings
Off if DMX Off
Yes
No
Yes
Ignition Delay
0-255S
Low Power Delay
0-255S
Display inverse
No
Yes
No
Yes
Backlight Auto Off
Backlight Intensity
1-10
Contrast
1-30
Temperature Unit
°C
°F
No
Yes
Display Warning
Fixture Test
Auto Test
Manual Test
Fixture
Information
Fixture Use Time
Lamp On Time
Exit
Reset Time
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Lamp powers on if
DMX signal received
Lamp powers off if
DMX signal not
received
Delay lamp ignition: 0
to 255 seconds.
Low power delay:
0 to 255 seconds.
Invert control panel
display
Automatically turn off
display panel backlight
when not in use.
Set display panel
backlight intensity
Set display panel
contrast
Temperature display
Celsius/Fahrenheit
Show service
warnings in display
panel
Automatic test of all
functions
Manual test of each
function
Total operating hours
since manufacture
Reset lamp hour use
counter
Currently installed
firmware version
Reset
Functions
Pan/Tilt
Shutter/Dimmer
Color
Gobo
Focus
All
Special
Functions
Fixture
Maintenance
Factory Settings
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Interval
Reset pan and tilt
Reset shutter/dimmer
Reset color wheel
Reset gobo wheel
Reset focus
Reset all effects
Set new maintenance
countdown timer period
Remain time View maintenance
countdown timer
No
Return fixture to factory
default settings
Yes
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Offset menu
The offset menu is used to adjust the home position of the various effects.
To access the Offset menu, press the MENU button to enter the menu structure
and then press and hold ENTER for three seconds.
Menu
Sub-menu
Offset
Menu
Pan
-128127
Pan offset
Tilt
-128127
Tilt offset
Shutter
0255
Explanation
Shutter offset
Color
-128127
Color offset
Gobo
-128127
Gobo offset
Prism
0255
Prism offset
R-Prism
Focus
34
Setting
-128127
0255
Rotating prism offset
Focus offset
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Error messages
Error:
Appears when:
Lamp Startup Fail
No lamp detected or wiring fault.
Temperature Sense Error
Temperature sensor on the PCB is damaged.
Lamp Too Hot Low Power
Temperature higher than 105º C detected. The
fixture runs at a low power level.
Lamp Too Hot Power Off
Temperature higher than 110° C detected.
Check that ambient temperature does not
exceed 40° C. Check that the fixture is
adequately ventilated. The fans or temperature
sensor might be damaged (contact Martin
support).
Maintenance Fixture
Service countdown timer has reached zero.
Service the fixture, then reset the countdown
countdown timer in the control menu.
Lamp On Over 700 Hour
The lamp has had more than 700 hours of use.
Power the fixture off and replace the lamp.
Memory Initial Fail
Damaged memory IC (contact Martin support).
CPU-B Error
CPU-C Error
CPU-D Error
CPU, PCB or fixture wiring is damaged (contact
Martin support).
Pan Reset Error
Pan Encode Error
Tilt Reset Error
Tilt Encode Error
Shutter Reset Fail
Dimmer Reset Fail
Color Reset Fail
Gobo Reset Fail
Focus Reset Fail
These can appear when powering on or
resetting the fixture and can indicate damage to
sensors or components (contact Martin
support).
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Troubleshooting
This section describes a few common problems that may occur during operation
and provides some suggestions for easy troubleshooting:
Symptom
Potential cause
Remedies
Check that mains supply is
connected and supplying
power to the fixture.
No light from fixture,
or fans not working.
Power supply issue, such Check that fixture’s Power
as blown fuse, faulty
indicator LED is lit.
connector or damaged
Check all power connections
cable.
and cables.
Replace fixture’s primary
fuse.
One of the control
channels is
unresponsive or only
responds
intermittently.
Damaged step motor or
cable connection
between the head and
body.
Contact your RUSH by
Martin™ authorized
distributor or service center
for assistance.
Check mains voltage.
Lamp cuts out
intermittently
Incorrect mains voltage
or the internal
temperature is too high.
Fault on DMX link due to
damaged connector or
cable, or
Fixture does not
respond to DMX
control.
incorrect DMX
addressing, or
potential interference
from proximity to a high
voltage installation.
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Fan may need replacing.
Contact your RUSH by
Martin™ authorized
distributor or service center
for assistance.
Check that fixture’s DMX
indicator LED is on, and if
not, check all DMX cables
and connections.
Check that DMX link is
terminated.
Check that all devices on
DMX link use standard DMX
polarity.
Check that fixture’s DMX
address matches address
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Symptom
Potential cause
Remedies
set on DMX control device.
Test fixture with another
DMX control device.
Move fixture if it is being
operated very close to an
unshielded high-voltage
installation.
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Specifications
Physical
Weight ................................................................................14 kg (30.9 lbs.)
Dimensions (W x H x D) .......... 319 x 256 x 481 mm (12.6 x 10.1 x 18.9 in.)
Lamp
Approved lamp .................................................... Philips MSD Platinum 2R
Color temperature ............................................................................ 9000 K
CRI (Color rendering index) .................................................................... 75
Average lifetime ......................................................................... 2000 hours
Dynamic Effects
Color wheel........... 14 colors plus open, continuous and stepped scrolling,
....................................................rotation with variable direction and speed
Static gobo wheel . 17 gobos plus open, continuous and stepped scrolling,
....................................................rotation with variable direction and speed
Shutter ................. Strobe effects, pulse effects, instant open and blackout
Prism ....... 6-facet, indexing and rotation with variable direction and speed
Focus ............................................................................................Motorized
Dimmer ......................................................... 0 - 100% continuous dimming
Pan ...................................................................................................... 540°
Tilt ......................................................................................................... 270°
Optics
Beam angle .............................................................................................. 3°
Control and Programming
Control system..................................................................................... DMX
DMX channels ......................................................................................... 13
Setting and addressing .................... Control panel with backlit LCD display
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DMX compliance ....................................................... USITT DMX512/1990
16-bit control .................................................................... Dimming, pan, tilt
Pan and tilt speed .............. Adjustable via onboard control panel and DMX
Position correction system ........................................................ Pan and tilt
Construction
Color ....................................................................................................Black
Housing .................................... High-impact flame-retardant thermoplastic
IP rating ............................................................................................... IP 20
Installation
Minimum distance from illuminated surfaces .......................... 8 m (26.2 ft.)
Location ............. Indoor use only, must be fastened to surface or structure
Mounting points ..................... Four quarter-turn bracket mounting points
Orientation ............................................................................................. Any
Connections
AC power in/out ................................................................. Neutrik PowerCon
DMX data in/out ...................................................3-pin & 5-pin locking XLR
Electrical
AC power ....................................................100-120/200-240 V nominal, 50/60 Hz
Fuse .................................................................................................... T6.3A
Power supply unit ...........................Auto-ranging electronic switch-mode
Typical power and current
110 V, 60 Hz ........................................................... 2.2 A, 234 W, PF 0.996
230 V, 50 Hz ........................................................... 1.1 A, 231 W, PF 0.996
Measurements made at nominal voltage. Figures are typical, not maximum.
Allow for a deviation of +/- 10%.
Thermal
Cooling ........................................................................................ Forced air
Maximum ambient temperature (T a max.) ............................ 40° C (104° F)
Minimum ambient temperature (T a min) .................................... 0°C (32° F)
Included Items
Power cable, 1.5 m, without mains plug
Specifications are subject to change without notice. For latest product
specifications, see www.martin.com
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Disposing of this product
RUSH by Martin™ products are supplied in compliance with Directive 2012/19/EC
of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union on WEEE
(Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), where applicable. Help preserve the
environment! Ensure that this product is recycled at the end of its life. Your supplier
can give details of local arrangements for the disposal of RUSH by Martin™
products
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