nual dimMA + dimMAcompact + NDP Network Dimmer Processor

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dimMA + dimMAcompact + NDP Network Dimmer Processor
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CONTENT
PART 1 Operator´s manual Introduction ........................................................................................................................................ 3
Safety ................................................................................................................................................... 4
Control and connection ports NDP ................................................................................................6
Settings on the Crates (only necessary for the first start-up)........................................................8
Control and connection ports COMPAC.........................................................................................8
Control and connection ports MODULE ......................................................................................10
INFO- Menu ....................................................................................................................................... 14
Navigating in the menu tree ............................................................................................................ 14
LOGIN- Menu .................................................................................................................................... 15
TEST- Menu ....................................................................................................................................... 16
CUE- Menu ........................................................................................................................................ 18
PANIC & CONTROL- Menu ............................................................................................................... 20
VIEW- Menu ...................................................................................................................................... 22
CONFIG - Menu................................................................................................................................. 23
MONITOR- Menu .............................................................................................................................. 29
dimMA Configuration and MA dimmer Network- Menu ............................................................... 35
Profile (create, change, select) ........................................................................................................ 34
Netzerk canbus ................................................................................................................................. 37
Apply configuration in parallel mode .............................................................................................. 40
RESET ................................................................................................................................................. 41
BACKUP ............................................................................................................................................. 41
SWITCH OFF ...................................................................................................................................... 41
Software Update ............................................................................................................................... 42
PART 2 Installation and Service Transport and installationr ............................................................................................................... 44
Dimm Test .......................................................................................................................................... 53
SERVICE ............................................................................................................................................. 54
Annex ................................................................................................................................................. 58
Declaration of conformity..............................................................................................................60
CHECKLIST ......................................................................................................................................... 61
INDEX ................................................................................................................................................. 62
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Introduction
1 . 1 General
The NDP gives you the perfect control over up to 144 channels and, in case of a
control failure, allows you to output saved Cues.
1 . 1 . 2 Programming functions and entering data
You can operate the NDP, together with the menu overviews indicated in this
manual, just by using the integrated display, the Encoder and the keys. An even
more practical and clear approach would be using a connected monitor plus an
external keyboard.
You can, however, also use a remote control via a TELNET connection< our
hotline would gladly help you with your questions.
1 . 1 . 3 Hardware and interfaces
The integrated flash disk contains the software as well as all data saved with the
NDP.
1 . 2 About this guide
We have tried to describe the complex options possible when working with the
NDP in a logical sequence. As you will see, working with this unit is easier as its
multiple functions imply.
Have fun working with the NDP!
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Electric shock warning on the rear of the grandMA
The unit should be serviced by qualified personnel only, as live parts may be exposed when
opening and/or removing coverings; besides others, you run the risk of suffering an electric
shock.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Remove power from the Rack before performing any work on it; in case live parts have to be exposed, these areas
have to be clearly marked and secured.
All work must be performed by trained and qualified personnel only. Observe guidelines of your electric utility and the
safety instructions of all competent authorities !
1.Read all the instructions in the user’s manual, especially the safety requirements
2.Follow all instructions. Keep the user’s manual for later use.
3.Follow all cautions and warnings indicated on the unit.
4.Disconnect the mains plug before cleaning the unit; don’t use any liquid or spray cleanser. Clean with a dry cloth.
5.Do not use the unit near water. Do not expose it to a humid environment. Do not spill any liquid over the unit.
6.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
7.Do not block or cover any ventilation slots in the housing - they guarantee the reliable functioning of the unit and
protect it against overheating. Do not install the unit into a frame unless sufficient ventilation is guaranteed. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8.Do not insert any objects through the slots of the unit, as these could get in contact with live parts or could cause
short circuits. This may cause a fire and an electric shock.
9.Do not place the unit on unstable surfaces. It may fall and get damaged.
10.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in
any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
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Besides others, you run the risk of suffering an electric shock.
11.All service work should be exclusively performed by qualified service technicians.
12.Do not use any high-power walkie-talkies or cellular phones near the unit.
13.If one of the following conditions occurs,
please disconnect the mains plug and call your dealer or technical support!
– Liquid penetrated the unit.
– The unit was exposed to rain or high ambient humidity.
– The unit does not function properly, even when following all the instructions in the manual. Only
manipulate the controls as stated in the manual, wrong settings on the controls may damage the unit.
– The unit fell and the housing was damaged.
14. WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
If one of the following conditions occurs, disconnect the device immediately and call the customer
service.
A.
Power cord or plug are damaged or frayed.
B.
Fluid was spilled over the device.
C.
The device was exposed to rain (or wet conditions of other forms).
D.
The device does not function properly when abiding by the instructions of use. Do only adjust controls
mentioned in the instructions, as an improper setting of other controls can cause damage; very often, it
takes quite some time for the customer service technician to repair damages like these.
E.
The device has dropped to the ground or the housing was damaged
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controls and connection ports NDP
Keyboard port for a PS2 keyboard
Mouse port for a PS2 mouse (no function in this version)
VGA port for a VGA monitor
Mouse, keyboard and monitor are important e.g. for trouble shooting, but are not necessary
for setup and operation
LINK the NDP has an active network connection
DATA displays the data communication in the network
ACTV indicates that channels of this NDP are controlled
PANIC indicates that the NDP is sending data (OUTPUT)
EXT flash: indicates that a input signal is missing
continuous: both input signal are missing
ERROR the NDP is booting or has a failure
PREV
To move to the left in the menu; the orange LED is on, if the user is logged in as USER; the
LED will blink (together with the LED in the MENU key), if there is a a new message in the
Message Log. After confirming the message using the ESC key, the blinking light will go
out.
NEXT
To move to the right in the menu; the green LED is on, if the user is logged in as ADMIN; the
LED will blink (together with the LED in the ESC key), if there is a a new message in the
Message Log. After confirming the message using the ESC or the MENU key, the blinking
light will go out.
OK
To confirm the entered changes.
ESC
Will undo the entered changes, i.e. the old value will be inserted again, the check mark in
the upper right corner of the menu, asking for a confirmation, will disappear, and the red
LEDs on the OK and ESC-keys will go out.
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RESET
For reseting the system. A short push with a ball penn or similar and the NDP starts
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Vent - do not cover!
ETHERNET 10/100 - base T/X
for RJ 45 plug-connection
REMOTE (remote keyboard port; see annex)
S (must be plugged-in if
CAN-BUS termination 120S
there is no further connection)
NOTE: DO NOT CHANGE ETHERNET AND CANBUS.
DANGER OF DESTRUCTION
OUT A
Only DMX output
OUT B
Only DMX output
IN 2
IN jack or for the DMX-function, DMX-signal comes to OUT 2
without change.
MA-NET: no function in this version
IN 1
IN jack or for the DMXfunction, DMX-signal comes to OUT 1
without change
MA-NET: no function in this version
OUT D (THRU 2)
only DMX output of IN 2
OUT C (THRU 1)
only DMX output of IN 1
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Controls and connection (COMPACT)
TEMP
LOAD
flash: Warning (there is an over temperature in the unit- over75°C (167°F))
continuous: Output load is disconnected due to over temperature ( - over 90°C ( 194°F))
Fan switch at 40°C (104 °F) at level 1, at 50°C (122°F) at level 2.
lights when the threshold is reached according to the connected load:
(All values refer to the use of halogen bulbs)
dimMA compact module 12 x 3kVA
dimMA compact module 6 x 5,7kVA
with a connected load of:
3kW
2kW
1kW
with a connected load of:
threshold in %
5kW
1%
4kW
2%
3kW
5%
2kW
5%
1kW
7%
Minimum rated load for the load function: 300W
threshold in%
0,5%
2%
5%
Minimum rated load for the load function: 200W
CTR (Control) will be on, if a control signal is being received (normal operating status)
L1 / L2 / L3 will be on, if there is a power supply to the module (normal operating status)
NO
TE: In case of failure of two phases dimMA no longer works correctly
NOTE:
correctly.. The loss of one phase is straightforward.
Setting (only necessary for the first start-up)
Addressing:
Adjust the address of each Compact dimmer unit by turning the blue rotary switch. Each Compact Dimmer-unit
needs a unique number - avoid same number at two or more units!
For the at most 12 Compact dimmer units the numbers 1-9 and the letters A,B or C are intended. Other
adjusments or double adjustment can cause malfunction of the dimmer.
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CAN-BUS terminating resistor (R)
On a CAN-BUS connection, the first and last elements have to be provided with a resistor. This resistor must be
switched on / off using switch no. 4 on each module.
If the first or last element is a Crate:
For this, set switch 4 on the Crate to the ON position. The figure on the left shows an assigned CAN-BUS input on
the left side of the PCB: In this case, the left switch has to be set to OFF (no resistor, as the CAN-BUS connection
is not ending here), the right switch no. 4 must be ON (resistor active, as the CAN-BUS connection is ending
here).
Switch 4 of the module in the middle has no function !
If the first or last element is a NDP:
Here, the resistor must already be implemented into the NDP ex works; see also further down in the manual.
Connections „CAN in“ und „CAN out“ can be used in any order - no particular „direction“.
Panic (PNK)
The modules to be activated when operating the PANIC button have to be preselected using Switch 3< for this,
set Switch 3 to ON. Use this setting for each of the modules.
Control (CTR)
The modules to be activated when operating the CONTROL button have to be preselected using Switch 1< for this,
set Switch 1 to ON. Use this setting for each of the modules.
Update module (FWE)
You can have the NDP update the modules to a current software version. If you want to exclude a module from
an update, „write-protect“ this module using Switch 2. To do this, set Switch 2 to OFF.
For modules to be updated by the NDP, you have to set Switch 2 to ON.
Use this setting for each of the modules.
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controls and connection ports MODULE
POWER will be on, if there is a power supply to the module (normal operating status)
TEMP
flash: Warning (there is an over temperature in the unit- over75°C (167°F))
continuous: Output load is disconnected due to over temperature ( - over 90°C ( 194°F))
Fan switch at 40°C (104 °F) at level 1, at 50°C (122°F) at level 2, at 60°C (140°F) at level3.
ERROR
will be on for module failures
LOAD
lights when the threshold is reached according to the connected load:
(All values refer to the use of halogen bulbs)
1 Channel Module 1 x 11,5kVA
2 Channel Module
with a connected load of:
threshold in%
5kW
5%
4kW
5%
3kW
7%
2kW
7%
1kW
10%
610 W
27%
Minimum rated load for the load function: 540W
with a connected load of:
5kW
4kW
3kW
2kW
1kW
2 x 5,7kVA
threshold in %
2%
3%
4%
7%
8%
Minimum rated load for the load function: 340W
4 Channel Module
4 x 3kVA
with a connected load of:
3kW
2kW
1kW
threshold in %
2%
3%
5%
Minimum rated load for the load function: 200W
CTR (Control) will be on, if a control signal is being received (normal operating status)
Settings on the crates (only necessary for the first start-up)
Addressing Crates:
Set the Crate number using the red switch - make sure to absolutely avoid double numbers !
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CAN-BUS terminating resistor (R)
On a CAN-BUS connection, the first and last elements have to be provided with a resistor. This resistor must be
switched on / off using switch no. 4 on each module.
If the first or last element is a Crate:
For this, set switch 4 on the Crate to the ON position. The figure on the left shows an assigned CAN-BUS input on
the left side of the PCB: In this case, the left switch has to be set to OFF (no resistor, as the CAN-BUS connection
is not ending here), the right switch no. 4 must be ON (resistor active, as the CAN-BUS connection is ending
here).
Switch 4 of the module in the middle has no function !
If the first or last element is a NDP:
Here, the resistor must already be implemented into the NDP ex works; see also further down in the manual.
Panic (PNK)
The modules to be activated when operating the PANIC button have to be preselected using Switch 3< for this,
set Switch 3 to ON. Use this setting for each of the modules.
Control (CTR)
The modules to be activated when operating the CONTROL button have to be preselected using Switch 1< for this,
set Switch 1 to ON. Use this setting for each of the modules.
Update module (FWE)
You can have the NDP update the modules to a current software version. If you want to exclude a module from
an update, „write-protect“ this module using Switch 2. To do this, set Switch 2 to OFF.
For modules to be updated by the NDP, you have to set Switch 2 to ON.
Use this setting for each of the modules.
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controls
There are 2 main menus you can scroll through using the PREV and NEXT keys or the Encoder. You
can rotate the Encoder or use it as a push button; depending on the respective menu, it has different
functions.
Navigating in the menu tree:
Vertical navigation:
turn left = upturn right = down
Horizontal navigation:
only possible, if a >
is displayed on the
right display margin.
When using a keyboard, use the respective
arrow keys.
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Changing a setting:
using the NDP keys and Encoder:
select the menu; using the keys and Encoder to
navigate in the menu tree (see above).
pressing on the Encoder to enter changes
- The element that can be changed, will blink
rotating the Encoder to select a new setting
If multiple entries are possible in the menu, pressing on the Encoder will
bring you to the next entry field; you can select again by
rotating the Encoder (EDIT function)
— the red LED light up and a check mark at the right margin indicates that
a new selection has been made that you still have to confirm.
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Confirm your entry
- use OK to confirm the new setting
or
- use ESC to discard the setting - the previous setting will be kept
Using the keyboard:
select the menu (with the arrow keys)
press the TAB key to enter changes
- The cursor below the element that can be changed, will blink
Enter numbers or use the arrow keys to select the new entry
If the menu allows for multiple entries, use the arrow key or TABkey to jump to the next
entry field<
— an exclamation mark at the right menu margin indicates that
a new selection has been made that you still have to confirm.
Confirm your entry
- use ESC to discard the setting - the previous setting will be kept
or
- use ENTER to confirm the new setting
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INFO menu
The Info menu displays general NDP data and the last 10 operational messages
During the boot process, the display will show a question mark (?) that will disappear after completion. Then, it
will show a „M“ (for Master, the „pre-dominant“ device, if 2 NDPs are active), a „S“ (for Slave, the „reserve
device“, if 2 NDPs are active) or no indication, if the NDP runs in solo mode. For further information, see Chapter
„Several NDPs in parallel mode“
If an „E“ is shown, an error occurred on the CanBus. Please check the cable connections and rack numbers. If
Note: These errors will not be displayed on the grandMA
Version number of the NDP software and the current date
Operating status of the slots and the protocol> in this case, Slot 1 is switched on, Slot 2 is not activated; ARTNET
is activated as protocol
IP address and SUBNET
Voltage at the 3 conductors plus NDP temperature
Currents at the 3 conductors plus the present power input
Current time and date
Number of saved Cues plus free memory capacity.
The last 10 operational messages. Use the Encoder or the arrow keys to scroll through the messages not visible
or
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Navigate with encoder
or arrow keys of an
extern keyboard
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LOGIN menu
After switching on the unit, the NDP will boot automatically and be logged in as „Unknown User“.
This user will not be authorized to change the settings (except date and time)
Login:
use the PREV or NEXT keys and the Encoder (or the arrow keys of the external keyboard) to navigate to the
LOGIN ADMIN or LOGIN USER cell
Press the Encoder or TAB key (the cell to be changed will be marked by an underscore and will blink)
Turn the Encoder, until the desired digit appears, or enter it using the keyboard
Jump to the next cell by pressing on the Encoder or the arrow key
Use the OK or ENTER key to confirm and finish your entry
Operating mode as admin (monitor color green - LEDs of the NEXT keys have a permanent green light)
In delivery state, enter 1234 as password, login with this password and change it if needed.
Operating mode as user (monitor color orange - LEDs of the PREV keys have a permanent red light)
In delivery state, enter 1234 as password, login with this password and change it if needed.
or
Navigate with encoder
or arrow keys of an
extern keyboard
Change the passwords for admin and user (only possible if logged in as admin):
use the PREV or NEXT keys and the Encoder (or the arrow keys of the external keyboard) to navigate to the
LOG CHANGE PWD ADMIN or LOG CHANGE PWD USER cell
Press the Encoder or TAB key (the cell to be changed will be marked by an underscore and will blink)
Turn the Encoder, until the desired digit appears, or enter it using the keyboard
Jump to the next cell by pressing on the Encoder or the arrow key
Use the OK or ENTER key to confirm and finish your entry
LOGOUT:
By logging out, the user status will be reset to „Unknown User“.
AUTO LOGOUT:
Here, you can set the timeframe after which the logged-in user will be logged out automatically, if no entries are
made. This is to avoid unauthorized access to the NDP in case of longer absence.
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TEST menu
Here, you can test individual channels or channel groups.
TEST DIMMER: (Compact)
Select dimmers or dimmer group.
A group can consist of all the dimmers of a Rack, a Crate or a Module. For this, set the respective number group to
ALL. In the graphics, the channels of all modules of Rack n° 1, Crate n° 1 are set to 35%.
001.01.1.2
Rack number
001.01.1.2
Crate number (6 per Rack maximum; 12 crates per NDP)
001.01.1.2
„Module“ number (always 3 „modules per crate)
001.01.1.2
Dimmer number (always 2 or 4 dimmers per „module“ are possible)
press on the Encoder to set the Cursor to OFF, and use the arrow keys or turn the Encoder to select a dimmer
value between 0 and 100%
press OK to finish the test. If you jump back to the TEST>DIMMER cell, the test will be cancelled and all
dimmers will go to 0 value.
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TEST DIMMER: ( Module )
001.01.1.2
Rack number
001.01.1.2
Crate number (6 per Rack maximum; 12 crates per NDP)
001.01.1.2
Module number (3 per Crate maximum)
001.01.1.2
Dimmer number (depending on the module type, 1, 2 or 4 dimmers per module are possible)
press on the Encoder to set the Cursor to OFF, and use the arrow keys or turn the Encoder to select a dimmer
value between 0 and 100%
press OK to finish the test. If you jump back to the TEST>DIMMER cell, the test will be cancelled and all
dimmers will go to 0 value.
TEST DMX:
Select a DMX output (A or B)
Select a channel number (1 - 512)
Set the brightness value and confirm with OK or ENTER
Exit the menu using the ESC key or the arrow key on the left side cancelling the test and resetting the
brightness value to 0
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CUE menu
Cues are stage (light) images that can be saved and called up at a later time. You can save up to 1,000 Cues. For a
better overview, you can group Cues in 2 number blocks< this is helpful, e.g. to create coherent groups.
Additionally, you can save Cues into sequences (a kind of folder).
In order to identify a Cue, you have to enter the sequence number and the respective Cue number. Cues do not
have to have unique numbers, as long as they are saved to different sequences.
You can work with Cues directly from the NDP or via an external keyboard; you can also use a REMOTE keyboard with
up to 64 assignable Cue keys - the table in the annex of this manual contains the assignment of this REMOTE
keyboard.
CUE PLAYBACK:
Here, you can start or stop Cues.
Enter the sequence number and the Cue number, and confirm with OK or ENTER
Stop the Cue using the NDP’s RETURN key or the ESC key on the keyboard, or start the next Cue using OK or
ENTER (the last Cue will then be stopped automatically)
- If a Cue had been started with a REMOTE key, you can stop it from this menu.
- If a Cue had been started with a REMOTE key, and another Cue is then started from the PLAYBACK menu,
both
Cues will be output, i.e. the starting values will be overwritten. If a Cue had been started with a REMOTE key, the same
Cue can be stopped from the menu< vice versa, a Cue started from the menu can be stopped using a REMOTE key, on
which the same Cue had been set.
CUE FADE TIME:
Here, you can set the fade time (fading in of the Cue) between 0 and 5 minutes. Each Cue can be assigned an
individual fade time.
Enter the Cue address and then set the desired fade time.
CUE STORE:
Here, you can store the dimmer setting as a Cue.
Set the desired dimmers
Set the desired sequence and Cue numbers. STORE will appear above the Cue number, if there is still a number
available. Confirm with ENTER or the OK key
Note: if OVWR (Overwrite) appears above the Cue number, this Cue number is already assigned; either choose an
unassigned Cue number or use ENTER to overwrite this Cue. This will delete the previous contents of this Cue.
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CUE DELETE:
To delete Cues. Caution: this procedure cannot be undone.
Enter the Cue address and confirm with ENTER or the upper NDP key.
WARNING: After deleting a Cue, the next one will be set into the cell - another ENTER will also delete this Cue.
CUE REMOTE:
Here, you can assign stored Cues to keys of the remote keyboard, and set the size of the keyboard and its key
assignment.
REMOTE MODE:
RECALL always works in the X-Fade mode, regardless of which setting is displayed in CUE>REM>FADE.
In this mode, the keys are assigned no Cues but functions> Key 1: GO+ = will fade to the next Cue when pressed
(beginning with the lowest numbered Cue. If a Cue had already been started using the PLAYBACK function, this will
start the following Cue); the CUE>PLAYBACK>GO menu will display the called-up Cues. Key 2: GO- = will fade back
to the last Cue Key 3: OFF = will switch off the current Cue Key 4: PAUSE = will interrupt the fade of a Cue;
Pressing again on this key will cancel the interruption Key 5: TOP = will always start the lowest numbered Cue
Key 6: STORE = Will store the set Cue, see CUE>STORE
6 bit
64 key remote keyboard, freely assignable with stored Cues
DIRECTt 6 key remote keyboard, freely assignable with stored Cues
REMOTE FADE:
X-Fade The selected Cue will fade in with the set time and will fade out the previous Cue. To switch off the
Cue, press this key again or switch on the next Cue.
HTP
Pressing once will switch on the Cue, pressing twice will switch it off again. It is possible, to switch on
multiple Cues simultaneously. The keyboard functions according to the HTP principle, i.e. if a fixture
is given in multiple Cues, and these were switched on, this fixture will receive
the highest value.
REMOTE INPUT: (for 6 bit and DIRECT only)
Select the REMOTE-INPUT number (the number of the key to be assigned)
Enter sequence and Cue number and confirm
Besides the sequence numbers, you can also enter EMPTY (below the figure 1 or 0), which will delete the
assignment ofthis key.
All Cues OFF: (for 6 bit and DIRECT only)
To stop all Cues that had been switched on using Remote keys,
press all 6 Remote keys (on 64 keys keyboards the first 6 keys) simultaneously.
This will switch all keys and all Cues OFF, regardless of how many Cues were started.
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PANIC & CONTROL menu
Using the Remote output, you can also assign a PANIC button and a CONTROL button, besides the 6 freely
assignable keys to switch on and off stored Cues. Both buttons will function even if the NDP control should fail
and, thus, guarantee an accurately defined lighting in case of malfunctions.
PANIC STORE:
Here, you can store the fixtures and dimmer settings for the Panic lighting
Adjust the fixtures to the desired dimmer setting
store the setting using STORE
Note:
All Panic and Control values are set to 100% after a reset of the NDP unit.
CONTROL STORE:
Adjust the fixtures to the desired dimmer setting
store the setting using STORE
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Setting the Panic lighting: (COMPACT)
In order to avoid switching on all connected fixtures by pressing the Panic button - which could lead to an overload
- you have to activate the dimmer channels needed for the case of a Panic scenario.
Set Switch (PNK) of the respective module to ON; hereby you can use this module for the PANIC CUE
Set Switch (PNK) of the respective module to ON; hereby you can use this module for the PANIC CUE
REMOTE keyboard:
For in depth information and specifications on the installation of a keyboard remote control please refer to the table
given in the annex of this manual
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VIEW menu
Here, you can find the brightness values of the outputs displayed in %. You will only see existing elements, i.e.
you can set the menu number blocks only to those numbers present. You cannot make any changes in this
menu.
VIEW DIMMER:
Enter the Rack, Crate, module, and dimmer numbers and confirm with ENTER or OK.
On the right side, you will find the brightness value of the chosen dimmer in %.
VIEW CRATE:
Enter Rack and Crate number and confirm with ENTER or OK.
Note: The items appearing on the display of the NDP will, due to technical reasons, differ from what you see on an
external monitor. The NDP displays the outputs as bars, whereas the monitor will us numbers.
In the graphics on the left side, you see the outputs of Crate 1 of Rack 1. Each first dimmer of every module
displays the starting values.
VIEW DMX:
Select a DMX input (1 or 2)
Set the DMX channel
The setting will be displayed as % value
Confirm using the OK key or press ENTER and exit the menu using the ESC key or the arrow key on the left
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CONFIG menu
To configure the NDP, the Crates and modules.
CONFIG LANGUAGE:
Here, you can select the menu language - currently only English available
CONFIG DATE:
Here, you can set the current date
CONFIG TIME:
Here, you can set the current time
Changes: within the menu, use TAB to jump to the cell, and set the value using ARROW UP or ARROW DWN and
confirm with ENTER.
CONFIG ETHERNET IP:
Enter the subnet and port numbers.
CONFIG ETHERNET Netname:
Enter a name for this NDP (optional)
CONFIG ETHERNET SNMP (Simple Network Message Protocoll:
Switch ON or OFF this function
CONFIG LOCAL:
CONFIG LOCAL RACK SESSION:
Enter session ID-number
CONFIG LOCAL RACK NUMBER:
Enter Rack-number
LOAD CONFIG FROM:
Loading an configuration from another NDP is possible.
enter the IP-adress of the NDP you want to load the configuration from.
press ENTER or OK
enter YES with arrow buttons or encoderand press ENTER or OK for confirmation
LOCAL BACK UP:
Noch keine Funktion
ALERT BEEP:
Disabled: acustic warning is disabled Enabled: acustic warning is activ
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CONFIG RACK:
CLEAR Will delete the assignment to the NDP and all module configurations. The dimmers will be operated
according to the setting of the FAIL mode, while PANIC and CONTROL will, of course, continue to function.
DONT CHANGE There will be no changes to the configuration
72x 1.4 kVA 380ms..etc: possible configurations of the Rack. You can set a configuration, even if not all
modules are available - they will then be displayed with the status „VIRTUAL“. Configurations not contained in
the selection can be transferred using SCAN (see below).
CONFIG RACK SCAN:
The setting SCAN FOR MODULES allows you to search for and display all accessible modules< this process will
take some seconds.
This function is especially helpful during trouble shooting or after having inserted new modules.
NOTE: All virtuell dimmer disapears, only the active dimmer are displayed. If a module was inserted after
scanning, repeat scanning.
CONFIG RACK RACK-No:
Here, you can select the Rack number
CONFIG RACK BACKUP:
Currently without function
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CONFIG RACK COPY:
Here, you can copy, within a Rack, configurations of individual dimmers to other dimmersor racks. Settings can
be copied simultaneously to multiple dimmers of different Crates.
For this, source and target dimmers have to be attached and be addressable within the network.
CF>RK>CP>SOURCE>DIM: here, choose the dimmer (source)
CF>RK>CP>TARGET>DIM: here, choose the dimmer (target)
select the option you want to copy
CF>RK>CP>CONFIRM: use TAB to select the START COPY command, and start the copying with RETURN or
the OK key
you can transfer the following parameters from one dimmer to another:
- Dimmer mode
- Control mode
- Profile
- Umax (maximum drive)
- Umin (minimum drive)
- Preheat
- Fault report
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CONFIG RACK SLOT:
CONFIG RACK SLOTMODE:
SLOT 1 - HTP - 2
HTP = Highest Takes Precedence the higher value of slot 1 and 2 will be output
SLOT 1 - LTP - 2
LTP = Latest Takes Precedence the lowest value of slot 1 and 2 will be output
SLOT 1 ONLY
Only the values from slot 1 will be output, slot 2 will be disregarded
SLOT 2 ONLY Only the values from slot 2 will be output, slot 1 will be disregarded
1 OVER 2
The values from slot 1 will be output, but in case of a malfunction or failure, those from slot
2 will be output
SLOT 1 CONFIG:
UNIVERSE:
Enter the required universe . At the moment only usefull with MAnet 1 and MAnet2.
PATCH:
Patching is necessary to assign an address to a dimmer channel.The dimmer number will be kept - the
patch can be changed - this will also change the assignment of the slider controls on the console.
Here, you can set the dimmer addressing. You just begin with the first number of the first dimmer - all following
dimmers will then be numbered in ascending order. If the index is displayed with an „IND“, this means that the
addressing had been made individually. Patch numbers always consist of a S1 and a S2 number. This allows you to
trigger the fixtures in both slots; if you only use one slot, the number of the second slot is irrelevant.
Example 1: S1 and S2 are set to 0001; i.e. all dimmers will be numbered automatically, beginning with 1.
Example 2: S1 is set to 0007, S2 to 0001; i.e. the dimmer with the lowest number receives patch number 7, the
next one patch number 8.
IND = you can set an individual address in CONFIG CRATE MODULE / DIMMER. If you change the address from the
CONFIG CRATE menu while a number is displayed, it will automatically switch to IND.
SOURCE
OFF: NDP has no function.
DMX: DMX-IN is activ (for NDP has only 2 DMX-In jacks,only two combinations are possible:
SLOT1 2 Lines + SLOT2 DMX -IN not possible
SLOT 1 1Line + SLOT 2 1 Line
ARTNET: ARTNET is activ
MAnet: MAnet is activ
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1 Line: The above selected universe (SLOT1 CONFIG UNIVERSE) is activ
2Lines: The above selected universe and the following universe are activ (e.g. with universe A always the
following universe B is activ)
SLOT 2 CONFIG:
Same function as for Slot 1.
NOTE: If 2 lines are selected in SLOT 1 SOURCE DMX , Slot 2 cannot switched to DMX.
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CONFIG RACK CUE LINK:
OFF: Cue Link is inactiv
ON: all commands for cues will done on all dimmers with selection CUE LINK ON
CONFIG RACK SLOT FAIL:
Here, you can define how dimmers will work in case of a control failure.
- HOLD LAST OUTPUT
the last output will be kept
- FADE OUT
the last output will be faded out after the set fade time
FADE BLACK: here, you can set the fade out time
- FADE CUE
S: / Q: here, you can select the Cue to be called up in case of a control failure
CONFIG RACK VOLTAGE:
ENABLED
Voltage adaptation is on
DISABLED
Voltage adaptation is off
CONFIG RACK OVERCURRENT:
Here, you can set the amperage value, as of which an error message is to be signalled
CONFIG RACK LTP HYST:
Here, you can set the hysteresis for the LTP-modue . Setting from 2 til 20 increases the threshold value.This
means, changing value within the threshold value, creates not change in output. So you can avoid, that little
changes in value (e.g. daviation ) creates changes in output. Changes above the threshold value creates a change
in output. Setting must be adapted to circumstands.
CONFIG RACK FLASH:
Here, you can update the modules. First, you have to load the current software onto the NDP using a FTP
connection. Please contact your next MA - service.
Set CONFIRM to YES and confirm - it will take some seconds, until all module updates are complete. You can
check the module software versions in MONITOR in the CANPACK menu.
CONFIG CRATE / MODULE / DIM:
Choose a Crate
Choose a module - the next cell shows the module type
Choose a dimmer - depending on the type of module, 1, 2 or 4 dimmers are available
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CONFIG CRATE / MODULE / DIM / MODE:
OFF
The dimmer remains off
DIM
The dimmer will be dimmed with the set parameters (see below)
SWITCH xx% The dimmer will be switched on (with the Umax value) at the set % figure
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NON DIM xx% The dimmer will be switched on (with the Umax value) at the set % figure
Switching point is sinus = 0°
CONFIG CRATE / MODULE / DIM / CONTROL:
8 bit The channel will be controlled in 8 bit mode, i.e. the brightness range is divided into 256 increments
8 bit / S
The channel will be controlled in 8 bit mode and has an additional channel that will trigger
changed values with a set fade time.
16 bit
The channel will be controlled in 16 bit mode, i.e. the brightness range is divided into 65536
increments
16 bit/S
The channel will be controlled in 16 bit mode and has an additional channel that will trigger
changed values with a set fade time.
NOTE: After changing the modus a new scan is necessary
CONFIG CRATE / MODULE / DIM / PATCH:
Here, you can patch the dimmer, i.e. assign an individual address to the dimmer, if it is not to be patched
automatically by the system.
Enter S1 as patch number, and, if needed, S2 as another patch number. If you change a patch number, the
display in CONFIG>RACK>SLOT>PATCH will automatically switch to IND (individual)
Patch numbers always consist of a S1 and a S2 number. This allows you to trigger the fixtures in both slots; if you
only use one slot, the number of the second slot is irrelevant.
Patch numbers can be assigned individually or automatically, but the dimmer number cannot be changed as it will
be made up from the Rack and Crate numbers plus the channel number of the module.
CONFIG CRATE / MODULE / DIM / PROFILES:
Here, you can set the dimmer profile. Besides the preset wave forms, you can enter up to five self-created profiles.
These profiles will be saved as User 1 - 5. (not available in this version)
CONFIG CRATE / MODULE / DIM / Umax: / Umin:
Here, you can limit the controlled channel range. This will refer all percentage values to the limited range;
Example: if you set Umin to 0 and Umax to 120, 50% will then correspond to an output of 60V.
CONFIG CRATE / MODULE / DIM / PREHEAT:
With a Preheat setting of more than 0%, the fixture will permanently run on a freely adjustable value, i.e. it will be
„preheated“ so to speak. For some types of fixtures it makes sense to set a preheat, to accelerate the ramping up of
the fixture and be easy on it.
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CONFIG CRATE / MODULE / DIM / DIMMER NAME:
Here you can enter a dimmer name
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CONFIG CRATE / MODULE / DIM / FAULT REPORT:
Here you can suppress multiple error messages
LOAD CHECK:
Will indicate the failure of fixtures (mind the minimum loads, see page 6))
MCP-TRIP:
An error message will be displayed if errors occur in CAN / ETHERNET
transmissions
OVERLOAD:
An error message will be displayed if an overload occurs
EXCESS DC:
An error message will be displayed if an overvoltage occurs
OFF: Will be displayed if all reports have been deactivated
ON: Will be displayed if all reports have been activated
IND: Will be displayed if only some reports have been activated
CONFIG / BOOT (only accessible with administrator rights)
CONFIG / BOOT / SCREEN:
Here, you can set the resolution of the external monitor.
CONFIG / BOOT / WAIT:
Here, you can set the dwelling time of the start menu.
After this time, the menue disapears automatically
CONFIG / IMPORT:
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MONITOR menu
The different MONITOR menus show all recorded operating status of dimmer modules.
This can only be displayed on an external monitor plus keyboard, the menus cannot be displayed on the NDP.
Use the F1 key to switch over from the REMOTE console to the MONITOR
Use the F1 key to switch over from the MONITOR to the MAIN menu
LOG:
Use the F1 key to switch over from the main menu to the monitor menu and activate it pressing F3
This is where all operational messages are saved that were put out after booting the NDP. The messages are more
detailled as those in the message log.
CONSUMPTION:
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Use the F1 key to switch over from the main menu to the monitor menu and activate it pressing F4
ID:
Identification number of the Crate (01 - 12) and of the module (1,2, or 3)
Software version:
Shows the version of the loaded software (see graphics 1.01)
Operating status:
OFF = the Crate or the Phase are not logged on and not attached ACTIVE = the Crate and the respective Phase
are active VIRTUAL = the Crate is logged on, but not yet attached
Number of dimmer channels:
Here you find the number of dimmer channels of the respective module (1,2, or 4)
Modules I eff:
Effective current
W:
Power output
dimmer 1 /2 /3 /4:
Here, current and power of each dimmer of the module are displayed. The green figures indicated the active
dimmer channels, the white ones those inactive.
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DMX - IN SLOT 1 / SLOT 2:
Use the F1 key to switch over from the main menu to the monitor menu and activate it pressing F5/F6
Each group of 2 represents the brightness value of a DMX channel
DIMMER:
Use the F1 key to switch over from the main menu to the monitor menu and activate it pressing F7
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Here, you find all incoming DMX signals displayed Furthermore, the colors indicate the input selections according
to their priority setting. A green value for INPUT 1 stands for the active values at INPUT 1. A red value for INPUT
2 stands for the active values at INPUT 2. The green values for SOLL stand for the processed values.
Each of the connected dimmers is identifiable by its ID number; if there are more lines than would fit on the
screen, you can scroll down using the arrow keys.
OUTPUT:
Use the F1 key to switch over from the main menu to the monitor menu and activate it pressing F8
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The OUTPUT menu contains a good overview of the individual dimmer settings. Here, all parameters are displayed
that had been set in the CONFIG main menu. Each dimmer is identifiable by its ID number
(crate.module.dimmer). Result
ID:
NAME:
MODE TYPE:
RESULT:
PROFILE NAME:
The ID number of the dimmer
Name of the set dimmer profile
The set CONTROL type 8 / 16 bit or 8S 7 16S
The selected dimmer profile; for NONE, there is no profile set PROFILE RESULT:
DMX - OUTPT:
Use the F1 key to switch over from the main menu to the monitor menu and activate it pressing F9
With F9 toggle between slot 1 and slot 2.
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TIMESTAMP: When the display changes, data are being transferred - the display itself does not contain any
information
CAN - PACKETS:
Use the F1 key to switch over from the main menu to the monitor menu and activate it pressing F10
This is where the status of all connected dimmers is displayed. Right of the software version number you find the
status ACTIVE or OFF, and the module type (4 , 2, or 1 - dimmer). Green values in the respective dimmer column
indicate an active status and the output DMX value.
MODULE
VERSION
Here you find the CRATE number (01 - 12) and the respective MODULE number (1-3)
This gives you the software version number; all modules should have the same software
version - else update with CONFIG RACK FLASH
STATUS
Gives you the module status and the number of dimmers per module (1,2, or 4)
DIMMER 1 - 4 These are the brightness values of the individual dimmers (00-00 to FF-FF)
Press 2x F10: opens Flash Status
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CAN - STATUS:
Use the F1 key to switch over from the main menu to the monitor menu and activate it pressing F11.
2x F11 = CAN Heartbeat
MODULE
VERSION
Here you find the CRATE number (01 - 12) and the respective MODULE number (1-3)
This gives you the software version number; all modules must have the same software
version - else update with CONFIG RACK FLASH (F8)
STATUS
Gives you the module status and the number of dimmers per module (1,2, or 4)
TIME STAMP Indicates that a control command has been transferred, when the display changes - the display
itself does not contain any information
COUNT
Counter, starts, when the NDP is switched on.No information for the user.
Blocks
0 1 2
Parameter for internal use only, no information for the user.
STATISTICS:
Use the F1 key to switch over from the main menu to the monitor menu and activate it pressing
F12 = Configuration - Socket Status
2x F12 = Rack - Versions
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dimMA Configuration and MA dimmer Network- Menu
Configuration of modules and dimmers can be made on a grandMA console(grandMA, grandMA Light, grandMA
Ultralight and micro). Error messages of the dimmers are displayed there.
The dimMA Config menue displayes automatically all NDPs in the same network. Opening the MA Dimmer Network
menue displays all connected racks.
If the rack is not shown, please check:
- the first 3 groups of the IP-number must be in accordance with the IP number of the network
- same software versions?
- failures in the network?
- try the functin „scan“
dimMA Configuration:
open TOOLS menu
press button dimMA Configuration
Configuration menue opens
- enter or change IP number
- enter name or change names (Name of NDP, change the names of the dimmers in the NETWORK DIMMER menu)
- enter session ID-Nummer
- enter or change Rack-number
NETWORK DIMMER Menu:
In the Network Dimmer menu adjustments of the dimmers are displayed and can be edited. This is more comfortable
than direkt from the NDP -you dont need an external keyboard and an external monitor.
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Create an empty screen
press the button NETWORK DIMMER in the CREATE A WINDOW - menu
A overview with all racks with the same ID-number is displayed in the dimMA Configuration
With every touch on the symbole the next level is displayed (Rack - Crate - Modul - Dimmer). The
shows the levels in reverse order.
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CONFIRM ERRORS:
For confirming error notes. After confirming the symbol changes from red to yellow. After eliminating the error
the color changes to green.
SHOW STATUS / SHOW ERRORS:
- Show Status - Modus: Racks / Crates / Module / Dimmer are displayed as green elements
- Show Error - Modus: errors are displayed within the elements
SHOW LOG:
If this button is activated (button gets dark), messages and errors for racks, modules and dimmers are displayed at
the bottom.
Selecting DIMMER :
With every touch on a green button the level below opens. (e.g. touch on button „rack“ and the level with the
crates opens; touch on button of a crate and the level modules opens...)
Editing Dimmers:
Open window NETWORK DIMMER and select thedimmer yuo want to edit.
open NETWORK DIMMER
select Rack - Crate - Modul - Dimmer (with mouse or finger touch)
Menu EDIT DIMMER / EDIT MODULE of the selected dimmer opens.
- Button Edit Dimmer / Edit Module toggles between both menues.
- touch the required number and change value with the pop-up calculator.
Note: Values with dark background can be changed via a gradMA console or direct from th eNDP. Values with
grey background can only changed in the NDP - a message pops up.
Jump to next / previous dimmer with the < > buttons.
Close menu with X .
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Editing moduls:
open NETWORK DIMMER menu
select Rack - Crate - Modul - Dimmer (with mouse or finger touch)
Menu EDIT DIMMER / EDIT MODULE opens automatically
press button Edit Module .
Menu Edit Module opens.
- Press button CHOOSE COFIGURATION to open the overview of possible dimmer configurations and choose type.
- jump to the next / previous menu with the buttons< > .
Close menu with X .
Create, change and select a profile
An individuell profile can assigned to every dimmer. Besides some standard profiles, you can also create your own
profiles on a grandMA light console.
Attention: Mode DIM must be selected in the NDP -menu!
- select a ready-made profile: (with the NDP or a grandMA - light console)
Select a dimmer in the NETWORK DIMMER - menu.
click on PROFILE
select a profile in the SELECT PROFILE overview (with encoder, mouse or a finger touch; the number or the
profile name gets a blue background), the drawing of the profile is shown
press CHOOSE PROFILE
The selected profile is assigned to the field PROFILE
NO PROFILE will assign no profile
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- create or change a profile: (possible only with an grandMA light console)
select the required dimmer in the NETWORK DIMMER - menu
click on the field PROFILE
- Select an existing profile in the SELECT PROFILE overview (with encoder, mouse or a finger touch, the
number or the profile name gets a blue background).
- Click NEW in SELECT PROFILE , press rigth encoder, type in a name and confirm with OK Not edited profiles are
shown as a diagonal.
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press Button EDIT
Touching the screen will create a reticule.ADD POINT creates a new point in the center of the reticule, DELETE
POINT delets the point.
- With the encoder POINT you can jump to the next point; the encoders In X and Out Y adjusts the reticule.
- Move a point with a touch on the screen or with „grabbing“ with the left button of the mouse.
When a red point is in the center of the reticule, the button TOGGLE CURVE tranfer the straight line into a curve
between 2 points. The point changes from red to yellow.
- some predefined profiles are stoed in the menu PREDEFINED.
- the MIRROR - function inverts input and output
With leaving the EDIT menu (click on the cross top right) the profile is stored automatically
DELETE PROFILE will delete a profile from the overview. Click to a profile in the overview (profile gets a blue
background) and press DELETE PROFILE .
Changing the profile name:
click to the profile name (name gets a blue background)
press encoder and type the name
confirm with OK
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Multiple NDPs in parallel mode
The position on the plug is irrelevant, as both CANBUS sockets
can be used arbitrarily. Do not mix up with the network
sockets!
IMPORTANT! The device at the end of the CANBUS line must
have a 120 Ohm terminal resistance, recognizable by the label
next to the socket. .
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NDP 1
In order to further increase the overall safety, you can use a second NDP as a redundant system. Both NDPs have to
be connected via the CAN bus and must be linked to the Ethernet network each using an individual IP address.
One NDP will „lead“ - recognizable by the M (for Master); the other NDP will run as reserve - recognizable by the S
(for Slave). If the leading NDP fails for whatever reason, the other NDP will automatically take the lead. When the
NDP having failed sets in again (reboot), this will then run as reserve - recognizable by the S (for Slave).
The user cannot decide, which one of the NDPs takes the lead. In general, the NDP booting first will have the „lead“.
While booting, the display shows a question mark (indeterminate state) - after the booting process, it will be
replaced by a „S“ on one of the NDPs and by a „M“ on the respective other one. If the cell on the Display remains
empty, this means that the NDP is running solo.
connect both NDPs to the network (RJ45 plug)
connect both NDPs with one another on the CAN bus and with the Crates (loop). The element at the end of the
CAN bus connection (Crate or NDP) must have a 120 Ohm terminal resistance (is factory-installed on the NDP and
must be set for the Crate).
NDP with terminal resistance:
If a NDP has been factory-equipped with a terminal resistance, you can see that from the label next to the socket.
This NDP must be hooked up at the end of the CAN bus line (in the photo on the left side, this is the upper NDP).
The other NDP must NOT have this terminal resistance, as this would otherwise corrupt the Dimmer module
function.
NDP 2 with terminal resistance
crate
NDP 1
Network canbus
with terminal resistance
NDP 2
Network
Network canbus
crate
Network
crate
crate
dim
with terminal resistance
crate
crate
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Apply configuration in parallel mode
If both NDPs are connected via the network, changes made to the configuration (e.g. creating or deleting Cues) will
applied automatically on both NDPs. If one of the NDPs is, however, not active (e.g. not on the network or switched
off) when changing values, you will be asked PRESS BUTTON TO LOAD FROM BACKUP when you switch on both
active and connected NDPs. Now, you have to choose, which of the configurations to apply. CAUTION - the
configuration not being applied will be deleted.
press the OK button. The NDP on which you press the OK button, will apply the configuration of the other NDP.
See sketch.
Pressing OK will apply the configuration
of NDP 2
NDP 1
OR:
NDP2
:
NDP 1
NDP 2
Pressing OK will apply the
configuration of NDP 1
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RESET
When you reset the device (by pressing the button on the front side of the device), the NDP will boot automatically.
A reset will keep all settings and the software.
press RESET
wait, until the booting process of the NDP is complete.
BACKUP
Creating a BACKUP file:
In order to create a BACKUP, the user must be logged in with administrator rights.
choose the setting MAKE BACKUP in the CONFIG / LOCAL / BACKUP and confirm with ENTER
If updating the software fails and the NDP does not reboot, there is a way to restore the last software and the
settings last used
Loading a BACKUP:
For this, an external monitor plus keyboard are required.
Switch on the NDP and wait while the device is booting, until this menu appears (the menu will only be active
for a short time - can be set in the CONFIG / BOOT menu - and will disappear automatically, if you do not select
an action)
Choose the menu command RESTORE FROM LAST BACKUP (use the
execute by pressing ENTER
keys on the keyboard) and
Then wait, until the NDP has rebooted.
SWITCH OFF
The NDP and the individual modules do not have a separate ON / OFF switch. The device can only be switched on or
off using the (optinal) main switch of the dimmer cabinet.
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Software Update
CAUTION! Despite all due diligence, a new software version can, occasionally, contain errors, so that we do not
recommend loading a new version just before an event. Update must be done by eypert only - in case of doubt please
contact MA service.
You can update the software one or the other way:
Update via FTP:
To install a new version, you have to establish an FTP connection between a PC and the NDP.
All NDPs (and the PC) must be hooked up to the same network (first 3 number groups of the IP
address must be identical) and you have to update each of the NDPs individually. NDPs running
different software will compromise your controlling the show.
Make an FTP connection between the PC running the software and the NDP (if you have
questions regarding FTP access, please contact our Service Hotline / FTP connection must be
set on binary-mode)
Log onto the NDP using User:root and passwort:root
copy the files bootndp.gz, version, vmlinuz and system.map into the NDP directory boot/ boot/
actual
after update wait 30 seconds
boot each NDP using the RESET button
then, update the module software from the CONFIG / RACK FLASH menu
execute SCAN
BACKUP to reload the configuration
Update by changing the FlashCard:
For this, you have to demount the NDP from the rack and disconnect it from the supply.
The FlashCard must have been prepared by MA LIGHTING
Remove the 4 cover screws, pull off the Encoder button, slightly lift up the cover at the back and pull it to the
front. Remove the cover.
Carefully pull the FlashCard out of its socket and remove by passing it along the fan.
Reverse the last Step to install the new FlashCard. CAUTION! Do not bend the pins of the socket; make sure
that the FlashCard is seated correctly
Reinstall the cover and tighten the screws
Push the NDP into the Rack and connect it to the supply
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Update with NDP Updater Tool:
The software update of a NDP can be done with the NDP updater tool. The current version of it is not distributed via
the MA Lighting webpage like all the other MA Lighting products. Contact MA Tech Support via Tel +49 5251
688865-30 (normal business hours, GMT+1) or via tech.support@malighting.com to get access to it.
Presumption: the NDP updater runs on any Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 machine. You need to have a valid
network connection to the NDPs within the same subnet and the subnet mask has to be set correctly, just as you
would have to do e.g. for a grandMA series 1 onPC. There is no version available for Mac OS X or Linux stand
December 2010.
Path to Updatefiles
if „ndp“ is entered here, than the updater will use the files shipped in this particular version. As an additional
feature you can also specify another path existing in your computer to use other versions stored in that path. This
may be handy if you want to use the updater to upload different / other versions that you have already stored
manually.
New Version
does show the version that is selected via the Path to Updatefiles option
Path to local Backup
this is the folder, where to NDP Updater tool will store the backup data of the yet to update NDP. A click on „Change
Destination“ will change that folder if needed. This backup can also be loaded onto the NDP again by choosing this
path within the „Path to Updatefiles“ field.
IP-Adsress
Enter the valid IP Address of the NDP you want to update. Whenever you change the value here, press the
„Refresh“ button next to the numerical field. When you have refreshed the IP Data field correctly, then the current
version installed on the to be updated NDP is displayed here
Use only FTP for update
The option „Use only FTP for update“ is very important: check this option if you experience problems using the
updater in the regular mode. In this case, the backup of the NDP data to your computer will not be done and if the
NDP looses power or the network connection is lost between your PC and the NDP during the update process, the
flash card in the NDP will be broken. Further more the NDP will not restart automatically when the update is
finished. You will have to do this manually by pressing the rest button in the frontpanel of the NDP or
disconnecting AC powers to the NDP after the upload process is down. Do not interrupt the update process if „Use
only FTP for update“ is turned on!
Do
Press „Do“ to start the process.
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Cancel
Press „Cancel“ to interrupt the running process.
When the „Use only FTP for update“ is not checked, the NDP you are updating will do a manual reboot at the
end. Afterwards you can select another NDP by entering the IP address and select „refresh“.
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Transport:
The cabinet should only be transported without any dimmer units / modules installed
During the transport, close the swivelling frame and the door, and lock it
The cabinet should only be transported in an upright position
Using a crane: for this, install the eyelet bolts (not supplied) and use appropriate hoists
(see sketch on the next page)
Using a fork lifter: (see photo)
The cabinet should only be transported when fixed to a pallet. Always install the transport frame plus an anti
tilting device!
Observe the location of the center of gravity!
Weights:
Dimmer cabinet with NDP and Crates, without modules, including packaging and transportation lock:
approx. 220 kg
T ransport frame plus an anti tilting
device (belts)
COMPACT dimmer unit:
approx. 19 kg per unit
Module (dimMA):
4 channel (low rise)
4 channel (high rise)
2 channel
1 channel
approx.
approx.
approx.
approx.
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7,0
8,0
7,5
7,4
kg
kg
kg
kg
Transport with a fork lift:
Fixed to a pallet with a transport frame plus an anti tilting device!
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Mounting:
Please ensure that the requirements for the site specifications are complied with. This can avoid accidents, malfunctions
or damage on the system.
Structure of the base support:
The substructure must be level, dry, dust-free and have a good load bearing capacity
Weight:
In its maximum configuration (2 NDPs and 6 Crates with 3 modules each - 75 channels ) the dimmer
cabinet has a weight of approx. 400kg.
Space requirement:
The dimmer cabinet location has to be sufficient for the users not to be impeded when the protective doors
are open. The sketch on the left side shows the space requirement for the cabinet.
Minimum floor area for the cabinet: 650 x 650 mm.
Minimum floor area for the cabinet to open the front and back side doors: 650 x 1,950 mm
+ space provided for traffic links!
Minimum head clearance: 2100 mm (when supplied from above, provide for additional clearance)
Securing the sub base using stone anchors:
To secure the cabinets on the floor, the RITTAL company offers special ground brackets. The cabinet
can be secured to the ground after installing it without having to move the cabinet (depends on the
installation of the supply feed and the cable routing).
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Environmental conditions:
- access must be controllable, i.e. no access for unauthorised persons.
- Temperature 10 °C - 30 °C (50°F - 86 °F)
- Relative humidity 30 - 70% (no thawing, i.e. the air must not condensate)
- The room air must be dust-free and free of combustible or explosive substances
Air supply
- Cooling and venting the place must be sufficiently dimensioned for the requirements to be met in maximum
continuous operation (for heat built-up, see below).
Heat built-up of the dimmer cabinet under maximum load:
Heat built-up depends on load. Determine the value with:
max load (in kW) x 1,5 / 100 = max heat built-up (in kW)
Technical Data:
Power supply:
230 / 400 V 50 - 60 Hz No manual switching neccessary!
Maximum Load:
Attention: max inductive load is 90% of related power!
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Installation:
All work must be performed of trained and qualified personal only. Instructions of energy suppliers as
well as safety codes of all competent organizations have to be complied with!
To be complied with during installation!
Max. torque for cable clamps 20 nm (see photo) - pay attention to the proper position of the clamping
piece.
Max. torque for cable lugs on the copper rails 15 nm (see photo)
The internal wiring between the Crates and the NDPs has received a completed factory-configuration.
Max. torque for cable lugs on the copper rails 15 nm
The supply feed is already provided for; if, however, you want to change it, please follow the procedure on the next
page.
BEFORE MAINTAINING OR CLEANING THE
SYSTEM, DISCONNECT IT FROM THE MAINS
SUPPLY!
DANGER !
Max. torque for cable clamps 20 nm
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The dimMa Dimmer cabinet with dimmer modules plus NDP is almost maintenance-free;
depending on the environmental conditions, you should only, now and then, check the
venting openings and clean them using a vacuum cleaner. Do not compressed air to blow
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Supply feed from above:
Cable inlet:
From above through the cover into the cabinet. For this, an optional cover is required. Remove the
standard cover (remove the 4 screws) and install the optional cover. Apply the sealing strips and, after the installation,
push the sliding plate snug fit to the cables. Then, tighten the slider by fastening the two screws.
Cables:
Cross-section, min. 120 mm² (0.186 inch2)
Dimensioning of cables, and compliance with local regulations fall into the liability of the executing technical
engineer.
For connecting the supply feed, see below.
Supply feed from below:
Cable inlet:
From below directly into the cabinet
Cables:
Cross-section, min. 120 mm² (0.186 inch2)
Dimensioning of cables, and compliance with local regulations fall into the liability of the executing technical engineer.
Connecting the supply feed
Remove the acrylic glass cover (only the lower part)
Release the cable clamp transportation locks and insert the cables into the clamps
Tighten the cable clamps with the max. allowable torque
Reinstall the acrylic glass cover again
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Wiring the dimmers: (COMPACT)
Dimensioning of cables, and compliance with local regulations fall into the liability of the executing technical
engineer.
To help you with the cable routing within the cabinet, you can use the photo on the left
side.
Wiring the dimmers:
Dimensioning of cables, and compliance with local regulations fall into the liability of the executing technical
engineer.
To help you with the cable routing within the cabinet, you can use the photo on the left
side.
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Inserting modules
Secure the swivelling frame at top and bottom against opening by using the supplied key. The opened swivelling
frame would become instable from the module load and could let the cabinet topple.
Check the connections
The connections must not be bent or damaged.
Insert right to the stopping face
Secure with the quarter-turn locking, until the slot points to the „Closed“ symbol.
After inserting the modules, do NOT pivot out the swivelling frame! CABINET COULD
TOPPLE!
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Inserting savety covers (COMPACT):
If a mounting location in a rack is supposed to remain empty for a longer period of time, it has to be secured and
closed by a savety cover. The savety covers are available in different dimensions; 4 HE instead of the complete
dimmer, 1 HE instead of a NDP.
Fix the cover with 4 bolts.
Inserting empty module:
If a mounting location in a Crate is supposed to remain empty for a longer period of time, it has to be secured and
closed by a blind module.
Insert the blind module right to the stopping face and secure with the quarter-turn
locking.
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Dimmertest (in accordance with VDE Standard) :
Generally the safety test on a dimmer is done in the same way as with any other electrical control gear. There are
only a few things that have to be taken care of doing safety tests in dimmer installations:
1. The Insulation Resistance is measured with the dimmer rack switched off, all modules removed, no load
connected. Use the test dimmer for easier access to the connectors.
2. Make sure to disconnected the phase control lamps on top of the swivel frame before doing the insulation test
of the mains input. Otherwise you measure the resistance of the bulbs.
Disconnect the dimmer processors as well.
3. The RCDs are tested with the dimmer rack turned on, all modules populated. Make sure to have a load (approx.
300 W) connected parallel to the circuit you are testing and the circuit is controlled @ full. (The RCD is working
safe; independent from the control level, but your test instrument might not accept a measurement below a
certain voltage). From a practical point of view the easiest way is to do the tripping test once and then prove that
the contact voltage at nominal residual current does not exceed the maximum allowable value for each channel
output. There are test instruments that are capable of doing this measurement without tripping the RCD.
4. The Measurement of the loop impedance and determination of short circuit current is also done with the
dimmer rack turned on and a parallel load at full level. If your test instrument is not able to measure the loop
impedance without tripping the RCD you can measure the supply impedance instead.
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SERVICE
Changin units (COMPACT):
The diMA Compact dimmer can be equipped with different modules (12 x 3KV,or 6 x 5,7KV plus different signal
raise times). Only modules of one type may be exchanged.
Changing modules:
Disconnect the Crate (set the Crate main switch to OFF) and remove the CANBUS connectors
Remove the 4 bolts by using a screwdriver for recessed head screws (see photo on the left side)
Pull out the module (mind its weight !); all cable connections will disconnect automatically.
Check the connectors and guidance of the unit and insert the unit in reverse order.
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SERVICE
The dimMa Dimmer Rack with its dimmer modules and the NDP does not require any maintenance, except that
you should check and clean the cooling vents from time to time, and if the environmental conditions require so.
The Crates of the diMA can be equipped with different modules (1 x 11KV, 2 x 5KV, or 4 x 3KV plus different
signal raise times). Only modules of one type may be exchanged.
Changing modules:
Disconnect the Crate (set the Crate main switch to OFF)
Remove pull-out fuse (see photo on the left side)
Pull out the module (mind its weight !); all cable connections will disconnect automatically.
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Exchanging the fuse:
After a fuse has failed, the message log on the external monitor or on the grandMA console will show the
respective phase. This can also be determined by the failed LEDs of the respective modules. Exchange fuses for
those of the same type only!
De-energize the Crate
Open the main fuse cover and remove the appropriate fuse (see picture left)
Exchange the faulty fuse and install the new one - the red dot must be visible.
Close the main fuse cover again (cover cannot be closed without a fuse or a fuse not being installed properly)
After booting the dimmers, the error message should no longer appear.
Exchanging the NDP fuses:
After a fuse has failed, the message log on the external monitor and on the NDP display will show the respective
phase. This will not interrupt the NDP operation. Exchange fuses for those of the same type only!
De-energize the Dimmer cabinet
loosen teh 4 screws and pull out the fuse unit till the fuses are visible
Open the fuse holder and exchange the appropriate fuse
YOU MUST USE FUSES OF THE SAME TYPE ONLY !!!
Engage the fuse holder again
Reinstall the panel
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Exchange the pre-fuse:
After a fuse has failed, the appropriate yellow control light ceases. First eliminate the cause and
then:
De-energize the Dimmer cabinet
Open the fuse holder and exchange the appropriate fuse
YOU MUST USE FUSES OF THE SAME TYPE ONLY !!!
Engage the fuse holder again
Reinstall the panel
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Maintenance:
BEFORE MAINTAINING OR CLEANING THE
SYSTEM, DISCONNECT IT FROM THE MAINS
SUPPLY!
DANGER !
The dimMa Dimmer cabinet with dimmer modules plus NDP is almost maintenance-free;
depending on the environmental conditions, you should only, now and then, check the
venting openings and clean them using a vacuum cleaner. Do not compressed air to blow
out the openings.
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Annex
Pin assignment of :
BEFORE MAINTAINING OR CLEANING
THE SYSTEM, DISCONNECT IT FROM THE
MAINS SUPPLY!
DMX512 1990
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
Configuration
Common
Data Data +
not used
not used
VGA (Standard)
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Configuration
Red
Green
Blue
N/C
N/C
Red back
Green back
Blue back
N/C
Sync back
Sync back
N/C
H-Sync (TTL)
V-Sync(TTL)
N/C
PS 2 Keyboard / Mouse
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
Configuration
N/C
VCC
CLK
DATA
GND
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Annex
Pin assignment of :
Remote Sub-D 25pol
Pin
1,14
2,15
3,16
4,17
5,18
6,19
7,20
8,21
9,22
10,23
11,24
12,25
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BEFORE MAINTAINING OR CLEANING
THE SYSTEM, DISCONNECT IT FROM THE
MAINS SUPPLY!
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Input Supply
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
ohne Nr.
Ethernet (RJ45)
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Configuration
Relay 1
Relay 2
Relay 3
Relay 4
Relay 5
Relay 6
not connected
Relay PANIC
Relay CONTROL
not connected
transformer„N“ input
GND (earthing)
+5V max 500mA
Configuration
Phase L1
Phase L2
Phase L3
N/C
N/C
N (zu L1)
N (zu L2)
N (zu L3)
PE
Configuration
TxD + (Transmit)
TxD - (Transmit)
RxD+ (Receive)
N/C
N/C
RxD - (Receive)
N/C
N/C
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Declaration of Conformity according to directives
Manufacturer’s name:
MA Lighting Technology GmbH
Manufacturer’s address:
Dachdeckerstraße 16
D-97297 Waldbüttelbrunn
Germany
2004 / 108 / EG
declares that the product
Product category:
Device for fixed installation / Light Control Unit
Name of complete device:
dimMA / dim MA Compact
including following modules (optional):
Product name:
Product name:
Product type:
Product type:
Product type :
Product type :
Product type :
NETWORK DIMMER PROCESSOR (NDP)
COMPACT DIGITAL DIMMER
COMPACT DIGITAL DIMMER 12 X 3 KW
COMPACT DIGITAL DIMMER 6 X 5.7 KW
DIGITAL DIMMER 4 X 3 KW
DIGITAL DIMMER 2 X 5.7 KW
DIGITAL DIMMER 1 X 11.5 KW
complies with the following product specifications:
Safety:
EN60065, EN60950-1
EMV (EMC):
EN55103-1:2009 (E1), EN50081-1
EN55103-2:2009 (E2), EN50082-1
Additional information:
DMX512 and analogue inputs and outputs must be shielded and the shielding
must be connected to the earthing resp. to the housing of the corresponding
plug.
Supervising Dipl. Ing. Michael Adenau
Waldbüttelbrunn, February, 4th. 2013
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CHECK LIST:
Mounting
- Substructure sufficiently stable
- Environmental conditions (temperature, air humidity)
- floor space sufficient to open the doors + aisles
- Cabinet sufficiently secured
- Area sufficiently aerated
- Dimmer cabinet sufficiently cooled (stream of cooling air must not be impaired)
- All modules correctly inserted into the Crates and secured
- Swivelling frame secured against opening
Installation
- CAN bus connections made
- terminal resistance in NDP or Crate installed or switched on
- All NDPs connected via network
- Jumper Crate set (1x per Crate)
- Jumper module set (1x per module, max. 3x per Crate)
- NDP software installed
- All lines in and out correctly connected (max. torque observed)
- visual inspection of all cable connections
- Do all module LEDs light up after powering up the cabinet, and is the module detected after scanning?
Configuration
- Passwords assigned
- IP addresses of NDPs set (individually one by one)
- All dimmer patched
- Were all dimmers detected after Scanning and eventually displayed on the grandMA console?
- All channels configured individually one by one
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INDEX
A
Assigning a Cue to a Remote key 19
AUTO LOGOUT 15
B
BACKUP 41
C
Changing the password 15
CONFIRM ERRORS 36
Control failure 26
CUE HTP 19
CUE menu 18
Cues (all) OFF 19
D
Deleting Cues 19
Dimmer editing 36
E
Entries on the NDP 12
Entries via the keyboard 13
Environmental conditions 47
F
First start-up of the modules 10
L
Logging in 15
Login 15
LOGOUT 15
M
Modul editing 37
Monitor CAN - PACKETS 33
Monitor CAN - STATUS 34
Monitor CONSUMPTION 29
Monitor DIMMER 31
Monitor DMX - IN SLOT 1 31
Monitor LOG 29
MONITOR menu 29
Monitor OUTPUT 31
Monitor STATISTICS 34
P
PANIC & CONTROL menu 20
Panic - lighting Setting the modules 21
Playing Cues 18
R
REMOTE - keyboard 21
REMOTE FADE: 19
Remote key, deleting the assignment 19
RESET 41
S
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 4
Saving Cues 18
Searching for modules 24
SERVICE 54, 57
Service Work 5
SHOW LOG 36
SWITCH OFF 41
Switching off the NDP / modules 41
T
TEST menu 16
U
Update with NDP Updater Too 43
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Updating modules 26
V
VIEW CRATE 22
VIEW DIMMER: 22
VIEW DMX: 22
VIEW menu 22