Expression 5000
ORDERCODE 41364
V2
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Showtec Expression 5000™ Product Guide
Warning.................................................................................…...……………..…………………………….………………………………..……
Safety-instructions…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……
Operating Determinations.…………………………………………………………………………………………………...………………….
Rigging.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………….
Return Procedure………….………………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………….
Claims…………………………………………………………………………….............................................................................................
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Description...............................................................................…...……………………………………………………………….…….……….. 7
Features and Overview ………………………………...….……………….…………………………………….……….……….…………… 7
Backside…………………………………………………...…...….……………….……………………………………………...………………. 8
Installation...............................................................................…...……………………………………………………………………….………. 8
Set Up and Operation.....................................................................……..……………………………………………………………….……… 8
Fixture Linking…………………............……..……………………………………..…………………..……………………………………..….. 9
Data Cabling……………….........……..……………………………………………..…………………………………………………….……. 9
Control Modes……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……. 10
One Expression 5000 (Built-in Programs)…..………………………………….……………….……………………………................ 10
Multiple Expression 5000s (Master/Slave control).………………………………………………..............................................…. 10
Multiple Expression 5000s (DMX control)…………………………………………………..……………………………………..….… 11
Control Panel….............……....................................………………………………………………………….………………………………. 12
Control Mode........................................………………………………………………………………………………………………….…….. 12
DMX addressing...................................………………………………………………………………………….…………………………..… 12
MENU OVERVIEW ……..……………………………………..…………………………………….…….……….…........................................ 13
Main Menu Options.……………………………………..…………………………………….…….……………………………………. 15
1. Intro Menu.……………………………………..…………………………………….…….…………………………………….……. 15
DMX Addressing.……………………………………..…………………………………….……………………………….….…… 16
Reset……………………………………..…………………………………….…………………………………………………..….. 16
Fans……………………………………..…………………………………….……….………………………………………………. 16
DMX Active……………………………………..……………………………………………………………………….……….….. 16
Built-in Programs Mode…………………………………..…………………………………….………………………………….. 16
Built-in Programs (Auto_1 + Auto_2) ……………………………………..………………………………………….………… 16
Custom Mode……………………………………..…………………………………….……………………………….…….….. 17
Slave Mode……………………………………..…………………………………….………………………………………….….. 17
Run Test……………………………………..…………………………………….……….………………………………………….. 17
Channels Advanced/Basic Mode…………………..…………………………………………………………..….……….….. 17
Display Mode……………………………………..…………………………………………………………………….……….….. 17
Info version……………………………………..…………………………………….…………………………………….…….….. 18
2. Invert.……………………………………..…………………………………….…….…………………………………………………. 18
3. Range……………………………………..…………………………………….……….……………………………………………… 18
4. Special……………………………………..…………………………………….……………………………..………………………. 18
5. Edit……………………………………..…………………………………….……….…………………………………………………. 19
6. Extra……………………………………..…………………………………….……….……………………………………………….. 19
Password……………………………………..………………………………………………………………………….……….….. 19
7. Calib……………………………………..…………………………………….……………………………………………..…….….. 20
8. Default…………………………………..……………………………………………………………………………………………… 21
DMX Channels………………………………………………………………………………...………………………………………………….. 22
12 Channels (ADVANCED) ……………………………………………………...………………………………………………..…….. 22
9 Channels (BASIC)…….…………………………………………………………………………….………………………………….. 24
Channel Settings...................................................................................………..………….…….…………………………………………....… 25
Maintenance...................................................................................………..………….…….………………………………………….……..… 26
Replacing the Fuse........................................................................…………………….……………………………………………………. 26
Troubleshooting............................................................................………………….………………….…………………………….………….. 26
No Light, No Movement - All Products............................................………………….…………………………………………….……… 26
No Response to DMX ....................................................................………………….…………………………………………………….… 26
Product Specifications.................................................................……………….…….……………………………………………………..….. 28
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WARNING
FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, PLEASE READ THIS USER MANUAL CAREFULLY
BEFORE YOUR INITIAL START-UP!
Unpacking Instructions
Immediately upon receiving this product, carefully unpack the carton and check the contents to ensure
that all parts are present, and have been received in good condition. Notify the dealer immediately and
retain packing material for inspection if any parts appear damaged from shipping or the carton itself
shows signs of mishandling. Save the carton and all packing materials. In the event that a fixture must be
returned to the factory, it is important that the fixture be returned in the original factory box and packing.
Your shipment includes:
• Showtec Expression 5000
• 2 brackets and safety cable
• Volex IEC powercable 1,4m
• User manual
LED Expected Lifespan
LEDs gradually decline in brightness over time. HEAT is the dominant factor that leads to the acceleration
of this decline. Packaged in clusters, LEDs exhibit higher operating temperatures than in ideal or singular
optimum conditions. For this reason when all color LEDs are used at their fullest intensity, life of the LEDs is
significantly reduced. It is estimated that a viable lifespan of 40,000 to 50,000 hours will be achieved
under normal operational conditions. If improving on this lifespan expectancy is of a higher priority, place
care in providing for lower operational temperatures. This may include climatic-environmental and the
reduction of overall projection intensity.
CAUTION!
Keep this device away from rain and moisture!
Unplug mains lead before opening the housing!
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Every person involved with the installation, operation and maintenance of this device has to:
be qualified
follow the instructions of this manual
CAUTION! Be careful with your operations.
With a dangerous voltage you can suffer
a dangerous electric shock when touching the wires!
Before your initial start-up, please make sure that there is no damage caused by transportation. Should
there be any, consult your dealer and do not use the device.
To maintain perfect condition and to ensure a safe operation, it is absolutely necessary for the user to
follow the safety instructions and warning notes written in this manual.
Please consider that damages caused by manual modifications to the device are not subject to
warranty.
This device contains no user-serviceable parts. Refer servicing to qualified technicians only.
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IMPORTANT:
The manufacturer will not accept liability for any resulting damages caused by the nonobservance of this manual or any unauthorized modification to the device.
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Never let the power-cord come into contact with other cables! Handle the power-cord and all
connections with the mains with particular caution!
Never remove warning or informative labels from the unit.
Never use anything to cover the ground contact.
Never run the device without lamp!
Never ignite the lamp if the objective-lens or any housing-cover is open, as discharge lamps may
expose and emit a high ultraviolet radiation, which may cause burns.
Never lift the fixture by holding it at the projector-head, as the mechanics may be damaged.
Always hold the fixture at the transport handles.
Never place any material over the lens.
Never look directly into the light source.
Never leave any cables lying around.
Never unscrew the screws of the rotating gobo, as the ball bearing will otherwise be opened.
Do not insert objects into air vents.
Do not connect this device to a dimmerpack.
Do not switch the device on and off in short intervals, as this would reduce the lamp’s life.
Do not touch the device’s housing bare-handed during its operation (housing becomes very hot).
Allow the fixture to cool for at least 5 minutes before handling.
Do not shake the device. Avoid brute force when installing or operating the device.
Only use device indoor, avoid contact with water or other liquids.
Only operate the fixture after having checked that the housing is firmly closed and all screws are
tightly fastened.
Only operate the device after having familiarized with its functions.
Avoid flames and do not put close to flammable liquids or gases.
Always replace the lamp, when it is damaged or deformed due to the heat.
Always keep case closed while operating.
Always allow free air space of at least 50 cm around the unit for ventilation.
Always disconnect power from the mains, when device is not used, before cleaning or when
replacing lamp! Only handle the power-cord by the plug. Never pull out the plug by tugging the
power-cord.
To ensure the longest and most efficient use of the lamp always wait 15 minutes before reapplying power after a shutdown. Failure to do so could result in premature aging of the lamp
and failure to the electronics that drive it.
Make sure that the device is not exposed to extreme heat, moisture or dust.
Make sure that the available voltage is not higher than stated on the rear panel.
Make sure that the power-cord is never crimped or damaged. Check the device and the powercord from time to time.
If the lens is obviously damaged, it has to be replaced. So that its functions are not impaired, due
to cracks or deep scratches.
If device is dropped or struck, disconnect mains power supply immediately. Have a qualified
engineer inspect for safety before operating.
If the device has been exposed to drastic temperature fluctuation (e.g. after transportation), do
not switch it on immediately. The arising condensation water might damage your device. Leave
the device switched off until it has reached room temperature.
If your Showtec device fails to work properly, discontinue use immediately. Pack the unit securely
(preferably in the original packing material), and return it to your Showtec dealer for service.
For adult use only. Movinghead must be installed out of the reach of children. Never leave the
unit running unattended.
Never attempt to bypass the thermostatic switch or fuses.
For replacement use lamps and fuses of same type and rating only.
Replace the lamp if it becomes defective or worn out, or before usage exceeds the maximum
service life.
Allow the fixture to cool down for 15 minutes, before opening the fixture and replacing lamp.
Protect your hands and eyes with gloves and safety glasses.
This device falls under protection class I. Therefore it is essential to connect the yellow/green
conductor to earth.
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During the initial start-up some smoke or smell may arise. This is a normal process and does not
necessarily mean that the device is defective.
Repairs, servicing and electric connection must be carried out by a qualified technician.
WARRANTY: Till one year after date of purchase.
CAUTION ! EYEDAMAGES !
Avoid looking directly into the light source.
(meant especially for epileptics) !
OPERATING DETERMINATIONS
• This device is not designed for permanent operation. Consistent operation breaks will ensure that the
device will serve you for a long time without defects.
• The minimum distance between light-output and the illuminated surface must be more than 1 meter.
• The maximum ambient temperature ta = 45°C must never be exceeded.
• If this device is operated in any other way, than the one described in this manual, the product may
suffer damages and the warranty becomes void.
• Any other operation may lead to dangers like short-circuit, burns, electric shock, lamp explosion, crash
etc.
You endanger your own safety and the safety of others!
Rigging
Please follow the European and national guidelines concerning rigging, trussing and all other
safety issues.
Do not attempt the installation yourself !
Always let the installation be carried out by an authorized dealer !
Procedure:
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If the projector is lowered from the ceiling or high joists, professional trussing systems have to be
used.
Use a clamp to mount the projector, with the mounting-bracket, to the trussing system.
The projector must never be fixed swinging freely in the room.
The installation must always be secured with a safety attachment, e.g. an appropriate safety net
or safety-cable.
When rigging, derigging or servicing the projector, always make sure, that the area below the
installation place is blocked and staying in the area is forbidden.
The Expression 5000 can be placed on a flat stage floor or mounted to any kind of truss by a clamp.
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Mounting a clamp to the underside of the Phantom moving head
Clamp
Eye for safety-cable
Improper installation can cause serious damage to people and property !
Connection with the mains
Connect the device to the mains with the power-plug.
Always pay attention, that the right color cable is connected to the right place.
International
EU Cable
UK Cable
US Cable
Pin
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BROWN
RED
YELLOW/COPPER
FASE
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BLUE
BLACK
SILVER
NUL
YELLOW/GREEN
GREEN
GREEN
EARTH
Make sure that the device is always connected properly to the earth!
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Return Procedure
Returned merchandise must be sent prepaid and in the original packing, call tags will not be issued.
Package must be clearly labeled with a Return Authorization Number (RMA number). Products returned
without an RMA number will be refused. Highlite will not accept the returned goods or any responsibility.
Call Highlite 0031-455667723 or mail aftersales@highlite.nl and request an RMA prior to shipping the fixture.
Be prepared to provide the model number, serial number and a brief description of the cause for the
return. Be sure to properly pack fixture, any shipping damage resulting from inadequate packaging is the
customer’s responsibility. Highlite reserves the right to use its own discretion to repair or replace
product(s). As a suggestion, proper UPS packing or double-boxing is always a safe method to use.
Note: If you are given an RMA number, please include the following information on a piece of paper
inside the box:
1) Your name
2) Your address
3) Your phone number
4) A brief description of the symptoms
Claims
The client has the obligation to check the delivered goods immediately upon delivery for any shortcomings and/or visible defects, or perform this check after our announcement that the goods are at their
disposal. Damage incurred in shipping is the responsibility of the shipper; therefore the damage must be
reported to the carrier upon receipt of merchandise.
It is the customer's responsibility to notify and submit claims with the shipper in the event that a fixture is
damaged due to shipping. Transportation damage has to be reported to us within one day after receipt
of the delivery.
Any return shipment has to be made post-paid at all times. Return shipments must be accompanied with
a letter defining the reason for return shipment. Non-prepaid return shipments will be refused, unless
otherwise agreed in writing.
Complaints against us must be made known in writing or by fax within 10 working days after receipt of the
invoice. After this period complaints will not be handled anymore.
Complaints will only then be considered if the client has so far complied with all parts of the agreement,
regardless of the agreement of which the obligation is resulting.
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Description of the device
Features
The Showtec Expression 5000 is a moving-head with high output and great effects.
• Low power consumption
• Less heat
• Auto Correction system for pan and tilt movement
• 37 LED's total: 13x Red LED 2W, 12x Green LED 3W, 12x Blue LED 3W
• Beam angle 6 º degrees
• White balance
• RGB Calibration
• Fan Speed Control
• Volex IEC power connector
• 3 -pin XLR connectors (in and Out)
• Bright LCD display
• User selectable pan/tilt ranges
• User selectable basic or advanced operating modes
• Power Consumption: 140W max at full output
• Movement resolution: selectable 8/16 bit
• Control: On Board LCD display for Auto, Custom
• Special Pan/Tilt movement blackout
• Housing Flame retardant plastic (V0)
• Forced cooling (fan)
• Lightweight 6,5kg and tough plastic housing allow easy transportation
• Shutter: 0-10Hz
• Dimmer: 0-100% electronic dimmer
• Pan 0º -- 540º
• Tilt 0º -- 270º
• Control: DMX-512, Master/Slave
• Basic(9CH) or Advanced (12CH) operating modes
• Output: Lux @ 2m 28000+ ; Lumen @ 2m 2800+
• Fuse T3,15A / 250V
Overview
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1) Lens
2) Menu Buttons + LCD Display
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Backside
Fig. 2
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3) DMX signal connector (IN) 3-pin
4) DMX signal connector (OUT) 3-pin
5) IEC power connector + Fuse T3,15A 250V
6) ON/OFF
7) Earth
Installation
Remove all packing materials from the Expression 5000. Check that all foam and plastic padding is
removed. Connect all cables.
Do not supply power before the whole system is set up and connected properly.
Always disconnect from electric mains power supply before cleaning or servicing.
Damages caused by non-observance are not subject to warranty.
Set Up and Operation
Follow the directions below, as they pertain to your preferred operation mode.
Before plugging the unit in, always make sure that the power supply matches the product specification
voltage. Do not attempt to operate a 120V specification product on 230V power, or vice versa.
Connect the device to the main power supply.
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Fixture Linking
You will need a serial data link to run light shows of one or more fixtures using a DMX-512 controller or to
run synchronized shows on two or more fixtures set to a master/slave operating mode. The combined
number of channels required by all the fixtures on a serial data link determines the number of fixtures the
data link can support.
Important:
Fixtures on a serial data link must be daisy chained in one single line. To comply with the
EIA-485 standard no more than 30 devices should be connected on one data link.
Connecting more than 30 fixtures on one serial data link without the use of a DMX optically
isolated splitter may result in deterioration of the digital DMX signal.
Maximum recommended DMX data link distance: 100 meters
Maximum recommended number of Expressions on a DMX data link: 30 fixtures
Data Cabling
To link fixtures together you must obtain data cables. You can purchase DAP Audio certified DMX cables
directly from a dealer/distributor or construct your own cable. If you choose to create your own cable
please use data-grade cables that can carry a high quality signal and are less prone to electromagnetic
interference.
DAP Audio Certified DMX Data Cables
• DAP Audio cable for allround use. bal. XLR/M 3 p. > XLR/F 3 p.
Ordercode FL01150 (1,5m.), FL013 (3m.), FL016 (6m.), FL0110 (10m.), FL0115 (15m.), FL0120 (20m.).
• DAP Audio cable for the demanding user with exceptional audio-qualities and connector made by
Neutrik®. Ordercode FL71150 (1,5m.), FL713 (3m.), FL716 (6m.), FL7110 (10m.).
Fig. 3
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Control Modes
There are 3 modes:
• Select built-in programs
• Master/Slave
• DMX512 (12 Channels Advanced or 9 channel Basic)
One Expression 5000 (Built-in Programs)
1. Fasten the effect light onto firm trussing. Leave at least 0,5 meter on all sides for air circulation.
2. When the Expression 5000 is not connected by a DMX-cable, it functions as a stand-alone device.
Please see page 17 for more information about the built-in programs.
Multiple Expressions (Master/Slave control)
1. Fasten the effect light onto firm trussing. Leave at least 0,5 meter on all sides for air circulation.
2. Use a 3-p XLR cable to connect the Expression 5000.
The pins:
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Earth
Signal Signal +
3. Link the units as shown in (Fig. 4), Connect a DMX signal cable from the first unit's DMX "out"
socket to the second unit's "in" socket. Repeat this process to link the second, third, and fourth units.
You can use the same functions on the master device as described on page 17 (Built-in Programs).
This means on the master device you can set your desired operation Mode
and all slave devices will react the same as the master device.
Multiple Expressions (Master/Slave control)
Fig. 4
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Multiple Expressions (DMX Control)
1. Fasten the effect light onto firm trussing Leave at least 1 meter on all sides for air circulation.
2. Always use a safety cable (ordercode 70140 / 70141).
3. Use a 3-p XLR cable to connect the Expressions and other devices.
4. Link the units as shown in (figure 5), Connect a DMX signal cable from the first unit's DMX "out" socket to
the second unit's "in" socket. Repeat this process to link the second, third, and fourth units.
5. Supply electric power: Plug electric mains power cords into each unit's IEC socket, then plug the
other end of the mains power cord into proper electric power supply sockets, starting with the first unit.
Do not supply power before the whole system is set up and connected properly.
Multiple Expressions DMX Set Up
Fig. 5
Note : Link all cables before connecting electric power
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The Expression 5000 can be operated with a controller in control mode or without the controller in standalone mode.
Control Panel
Fig. 6
A. LCD Display
B. MENU button
C. ENTER Button
D. Down Button
E. Up Button
Control Mode
The fixtures are individually addressed on a data-link and connected to the controller.
The fixtures respond to the DMX signal from the controller. (When you select the DMX address and save it,
the controller will display the saved DMX address the next time.)
DMX Addressing
The control panel on the front side of the base allows you to assign the DMX fixture address, which is the
first channel from which the Expression 5000 will respond to the controller.
Please note when you use the controller, the unit has 12 channels.
When using multiple Expressions, make sure you set the DMX addresses right.
Therefore, the DMX address of the first Expression 5000 should be 1(001); the DMX address of the second
Expression 5000 should be 1+12=13 (013); the DMX address of the third Expression 5000 should be
13+12=25 (025), etc.
Please, be sure that you don’t have any overlapping channels in order to control each Expression 5000
correctly.
If two or more Expressions are addressed similarly, they will work similarly.
For address settings, please refer to the instructions under ”Addressing’
Controlling:
After having addressed all Expression 5000 fixtures, you may now start operating these via your lighting
controller.
Note: After switching on, the Expression 5000 will automatically detect whether DMX 512 data is received
or not. If there is no data received at the DMX-input, the “LED “ on the control panel will not flash.
The problem may be:
- The XLR cable from the controller is not connected with the input of the Expression 5000.
- The controller is switched off or defective, the cable or connector is detective, or the signal wires are
swapped in the input connector.
Note: It’s necessary to insert a XLR termination plug (with 120 Ohm) in the last fixture in order to ensure
proper transmission on the DMX data link.
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Menu Overview
Once you have entered a step,
you will see menu 5.2-5.12.
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MAIN MENU
Press the MODE button to scroll through 9 options of the menu:
To see menu 7 and 8 You have to enter password UP DOWN UP DOWN in menu EXTRA
When you use the menu button, the 2 hidden menus will now appear.
1. Intro Menu
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DMX Addressing
With this menu you can set the DMX address.
1) Press Menu, until the display shows: Intro
2) Press Enter and use the Up/Down buttons to go to the Address menu.
3) Press enter to open this menu. You can choose 512 different DMX addresses.
Use the Up / Down buttons to select the required address from 000 - 512.
4) Once you have set the desired DMX address, press the enter button to store your DMX address.
Reset
With this menu you can reset the device.
1) Press Menu, until the display shows: Intro
2) Press Enter and use the Up/Down buttons to go to the Reset menu.
3) Press enter to open this menu. You can choose Yes or No mode.
Use the Up / Down buttons to select one.
4) Once you have set Yes, the device will reset and it will take 15 seconds to reset.
Fans
With this menu you able to control the fan speed of the device.
1) Press Menu, until the display shows: Intro
2) Press Enter and use the Up/Down buttons to go to the Fans menu.
3) Press enter to open this menu. Use the Up/Down buttons to set the desired fan speed.
DMX Active
With this menu you able to control the device by DMX.
1) Press Menu, until the display shows: Intro
2) Press Enter and use the Up/Down buttons to go to the Run menu.
3) Press enter to open this menu. Scroll through the menu until the display shows DMX512.
4) Once you have set DMX control, press the enter button to store your setting. The device will be DMX
Controlled.
Built-in Programs Mode
With this menu you can select 3 different Programs when using the Expression 5000.
1) Press Menu, until the display shows: Intro
2) Press Enter and use the Up/Down buttons to go to the Operation menu.
3) Press enter to open this menu. Scroll through the menu until the display shows Auto1, Auto2, Custom.
You have 3 options to control the device as a stand-alone device.
4) Once you have chosen your desired mode, press the enter button to store your setting. The device will
start the built-in program.
Built-in Programs (Auto_1 + Auto_2)
The device will play its built-in stand-alone programs.
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Custom Mode
For a custom program to run, you have to enter some values first.
For more information, please see Edit menu.
Slave Mode
With this menu you are able to set the device as a slave device.
1) Press Menu, until the display shows: Intro
2) Press Enter and use the Up/Down buttons to go to the Run menu.
3) Press enter to open this menu. Scroll through the menu until the display shows Slave.
4) When you press ENTER, the display will blink once and the device will be in slave mode.
Run Test
With this menu you are able to test the device.
1) Press Menu, until the display shows: Intro
2) Press Enter and use the Up/Down buttons to go to the Run menu.
3) Press enter to open this menu. Scroll through the menu until the display shows TEST.
4) When you press ENTER, the display will blink once and the device will start an internal test.
Channels Advanced/Basic Mode
1) Press Menu, until the display shows: Intro
2) Press Enter and use the Up/Down buttons to go to the Channels menu.
3) Press enter to open this menu. You can choose Basic (9CH) or Advanced (12CH) mode.
Use the Up / Down buttons to select one.
4) Once you have set the desired mode, press the enter button to store your setting.
Display Mode
1) Press Menu, until the display shows: Intro
2) Press Enter and use the Up/Down buttons to go to the Display menu.
3) Press enter to open this menu. You can choose 60_close or Bright mode.
Use the Up / Down buttons to select one.
4) Once you have set the desired mode, press the enter button to store your setting.
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Info version
1) Press Menu, until the display shows: Intro
2) Press Enter and use the Up/Down buttons to go to the Info menu.
3) Press enter to see your expression 5000 version number.
2. Invert
1) Press Menu, until the display shows: Invert
2) Press Enter and use the Up/Down buttons to scroll through the options: Pan, Tilt, Dimmer, Use.
3) Press enter to open this menu. Use the Up / Down buttons to select one of the options.
4) Once you have set the desired mode, press the enter button to store your setting.
3. Range
1) Press Menu, until the display shows: Range
2) Press Enter and use the Up/Down buttons to scroll through: P/Start, P/Finish, T/Start, T/Finish, Use.
3) Press enter to open this menu. Use the Up / Down buttons to set the desired value.
4) Once you have set the desired mode, press the enter button to store your setting.
4. Special
1) Press Menu, until the display shows: Special
2) Press Enter and use the Up/Down buttons to choose: BlackDelay, Reset, Power, Color, Fan, DMX Error.
3) Press enter to open this menu. Use the Up / Down buttons to set the desired setting.
4) Once you have set the desired mode, press the enter button to store your setting.
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5. Edit
1) Press Menu, until the display shows: Edit
2) Press Enter and use the Up/Down buttons to scroll through the options: Step, Pan, Tilt, Speed, Red,
Green, Blue, Dimmer, Strobe, Dimspeed, Time, Use.
3) Press enter to open this menu. Use the Up / Down buttons to set the desired setting.
4) Once you have set the desired mode, press the enter button to store your setting.
Note: If you want to circulate the created steps, please set the last step as 0.
For example, when you have 3 steps, the setting should be:
Step 1 Time = 4
Use = Yes
Step 2 Time = 5
Use = Yes
Step 3 Time = 0
Use = Yes
6. Extra
Password
1) Press Menu, until the display shows: Extra
2) To see menu 7, and 8 You have to enter password Up/ Down/ Up/Down in menu 6.1
When you use the menu button, the 2 hidden menus will now appear.
• The Access Password: UP + DOWN + UP + DOWN .
When you have pressed ENTER in menu KEYLOCK ON, it will take 30 seconds before the Expression 5000 is
locked.
When the password is activated, the display will ask for password each time the fixture is powered on.
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7. Calib
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7. Calib
1) Press Menu, until the display shows: Calib
2) Press Enter and use the Up/Down buttons to choose the different color temperatures.
3) There are 11 pre-programmed White colors and RGB TO WHITE. They can be edited by mixing Red,
Green and Blue.
8. Default
1) Press Menu, until the display shows: Default
2) Press Enter and use the Up/Down buttons to choose: Yes or No.
3) If you use Yes, the device will return to the factory default setting.
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DMX Protocol 12 Channels (Advanced)
Channel 1 – Horizontal movement (Pan)
Push the slider up, in order to move head horizontally (PAN).
Gradual head adjustment from one end of the slider to the other (0-255, 128-center).
The head can be turned by 540°and stopped at any position you wish.
Channel 2 – Pan fine 16 bit
Channel 3 – Vertical movement (Tilt)
Push the slider, up in order to move head vertically (TILT).
Gradual head adjustment from one end of the slider to the other (0-255, 128-center).
The head can be turned by 270°and stopped at any position you wish.
Channel 4 – Tilt fine 16 bit
Channel 5 – PAN/TILT Speed
0-255
From Max Speed (0) to Min. Speed (255)
Channel 6 – Red (Dimmer must be open
0-255
)
Gradual adjustment Red from 0 – 100%
Channel 7 – Green (Dimmer must be open
0-255
Gradual adjustment Green from 0 – 100%
Channel 8 – Blue (Dimmer must be open
0-255
)
)
Gradual adjustment Blue from 0 – 100%
Channel 9 – Macro Colors
0-10
11-30
31-50
51-70
71-90
91-110
111-130
131-150
151-170
171-200
201-205
206-210
211-215
216-220
221-225
226-230
231-235
236-240
241-245
246-250
251-255
No Function
Red 100% / Green Up / Blue 0%
Red Down / Green 100% / Blue 0%
Red 0% / Green 100% / Blue Up
Red 0% / Green Down / Blue 100%
Red Up / Green 0% / Blue 100%
Red 100% / Green 0% / Blue Down
Red 100%/ Green Up / Blue Up
Red Down / Green Down / Blue100%
RGB 100%
White: 3200K
White: 3400K
White: 4200K
White: 4900K
White: 5600K
White: 5900K
White: 6500K
White: 7200K
White: 8000K
White: 8500K
White: 10000K
Channel 10 – Dimmer intensity
0-255
From black to brightest
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Channel 11 – Shutter / Strobe (Dimmer must be open
0-9
10-255
)
Open
Strobe effect, from slow to fast (0-10 flashes/sec.)
Channel 12 – Control
0-19
20-39
40-59
60-79
80-99
100-119
120-139
140-149
150-159
160-169
170-179
180-189
190-199
200-219
220-235
236-239
240-243
244-247
248-251
252-255
No Function
Blackout during Pan/Tilt movement
Disabled blackout during Pan/Tilt movement
Fan Auto
Fan Slow
Fan Normal
Fan Fast
Auto 1 activated after 5 seconds
Auto 2 activated after 5 seconds
Test activated after 5 seconds
Custom activated after 5 seconds
Sound 1
Sound 2
Reset activated after 5 seconds
No Function
DIM 0
DIM 1
DIM 2
DIM 3
DIM 4
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DMX Protocol 9 Channels (Basic)
Channel 1 – Horizontal movement (Pan)
Push the slider up, in order to move head horizontally (PAN).
Gradual head adjustment from one end of the slider to the other (0-255, 128-center).
The head can be turned by 540°and stopped at any position you wish.
Channel 2 – Vertical movement (Tilt)
Push the slider, up in order to move head vertically (TILT).
Gradual head adjustment from one end of the slider to the other (0-255, 128-center).
The head can be turned by 270°and stopped at any position you wish.
Channel 3 – Red (Dimmer must be open
0-255
)
Gradual adjustment Red from 0 – 100%
Channel 4 – Green (Dimmer must be open
0-255
Gradual adjustment Green from 0 – 100%
Channel 5 – Blue (Dimmer must be open
0-255
)
)
Gradual adjustment Blue from 0 – 100%
Channel 6 – Macro Colors
0-10
11-30
31-50
51-70
71-90
91-110
111-130
131-150
151-170
171-200
201-205
206-210
211-215
216-220
221-225
226-230
231-235
236-240
241-245
246-250
251-255
No Function
Red 100% / Green Up / Blue 0%
Red Down / Green 100% / Blue 0%
Red 0% / Green 100% / Blue Up
Red 0% / Green Down / Blue 100%
Red Up / Green 0% / Blue 100%
Red 100% / Green 0% / Blue Down
Red 100%/ Green Up / Blue Up
Red Down / Green Down / Blue100%
RGB 100%
White: 3200K
White: 3400K
White: 4200K
White: 4900K
White: 5600K
White: 5900K
White: 6500K
White: 7200K
White: 8000K
White: 8500K
White: 10000K
Channel 7 – Dimmer intensity
0-255
From black to brightest
Channel 8 – Shutter / Strobe (Dimmer must be open
0-9
10-255
)
Open
Strobe effect, from slow to fast (0-10 flashes/sec.)
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Channel 9 – Control
0-19
20-39
40-59
60-79
80-99
100-119
120-139
140-149
150-159
160-169
170-179
180-189
190-199
200-219
220-235
236-239
240-243
244-247
248-251
252-255
No Function
Blackout during Pan/Tilt movement
Disabled blackout during Pan/Tilt movement
Fan Auto
Fan Slow
Fan Normal
Fan Fast
Auto 1 activated after 5 seconds
Auto 2 activated after 5 seconds
Test activated after 5 seconds
Custom activated after 5 seconds
Sound 1
Sound 2
Reset activated after 5 seconds
No Function
DIM 0
DIM 1
DIM 2
DIM 3
DIM 4
Channel settings
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Maintenance
The operator has to make sure that safety-relating and machine-technical installations are to be
inspected by an expert after every year in the course of an acceptance test.
The operator has to make sure that safety-relating and machine-technical installations are to be
inspected by a skilled person once a year.
The following points have to be considered during the inspection:
1. All screws used for installing the device or parts of the device have to be tightly connected and must
not be corroded.
2. There may not be any deformations on housings, fixations and installation spots.
3. Mechanically moving parts like axles, eyes and others may not show any traces of wearing.
4. The electric power supply cables must not show any damages or material fatigue.
The Showtec Expression 5000 requires almost no maintenance. However, you should keep the unit clean.
Otherwise, the fixture’s light-output will be significantly reduced. Disconnect the mains power supply, and
then wipe the cover with a damp cloth. Do not immerse in liquid. Wipe lens clean with glass cleaner and
a soft cloth. Do not use alcohol or solvents.
The front lens will require weekly cleaning, as smoke-fluid tends to build up residues, reducing the lightoutput very quickly.
The cooling-fans and the internal lenses should be cleaned monthly with a soft brush.
Please clean internal components once a year with a light brush and vacuum cleaner.
Keep connections clean. Disconnect electric power, and then wipe the DMX and audio connections
with a damp cloth. Make sure connections are thoroughly dry before linking equipment or supplying
electric power.
Replacing a Fuse
Power surges, short-circuit or inappropriate electrical power supply may cause a fuse to burn out. If the
fuse burns out, the product will not function whatsoever. If this happens, follow the directions below to do
so.
1. Unplug the unit from electric power source.
2. Insert a flat-head screwdriver into a slot in the fuse cover. Gently pry up the fuse cover. The fuse will
come out.
3. Remove the used fuse. If brown or unclear, it is burned out.
4. Insert the replacement fuse into the holder where the old fuse was. Reinsert the fuse cover. Be sure to
use a fuse of the same type and specification. See the product specification label for details.
Troubleshooting
No Light, No Movement - All Products
This troubleshooting guide is meant to help solve simple problems. If a problem occurs, carry out the steps
below in sequence until a solution is found. Once the unit operates properly, do not carry out following
steps.
If the light effect does not operate properly, refer servicing to a technician.
Response: Suspect three potential problem areas: the power supply, the lamp, the fuse.
1. Power supply. Check that the unit is plugged into an appropriate power supply.
2. The LEDs. Return the Expression 5000 to your Showtec dealer.
3. The fuse. Replace the fuse. See page 27 for replacing the fuse.
No Response to DMX
Response: Suspect the DMX cable or connectors, a controller malfunction, a light effect DMX card
malfunction.
1. Check the DMX cable: Unplug the unit; change the DMX cable; then reconnect to electrical power.
Try your DMX control again.
2. Determine whether the controller or light effect is at fault. Does the controller operate properly with
other DMX products ? If not, take the controller in for repair. If so, take the DMX cable and the light
effect to a qualified technician.
See next page for more problem solving.
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Problem
One or more
fixtures are
completely dead.
Fixtures reset
correctly, but all
respond
erratically or not
at all to the
controller.
Probable cause(s)
No power to the fixture
Remedy
· Check that power is switched on
and cables are plugged in.
Primary fuse blown.
· Replace fuse.
The controller is not connected.
3-pin XLR Out of the controller
does not match XLR Out of the first
fixture on the link (i.e. signal is
reversed).
· Connect controller.
· Install a phase reversing cable
between the controller and the first
fixture on the link.
· Check data quality. If much lower
than 100 percent, the problem may
be a bad data link connection, poor
quality or broken cables, missing
termination plug, or a defective
fixture disturbing the link.
Poor data quality
Bad data link connection
Fixtures reset
correctly, but
some respond
erratically or not
at all to the
controller.
Data link not terminated with 120
Ohm termination plug.
Incorrect addressing of the fixtures.
One of the fixtures is defective and
disturbs data transmission on the
link.
3-pin XLR Out on the fixtures does
not match (pins 2 and 3 reversed).
Shutter closes
suddenly
No light
Lamp cuts out
intermittently.
The shutter has lost its index
position and the fixture is resetting
the effect.
The power supply settings do not
match local AC voltage and
frequency.
LEDs damaged
Fixture is too hot.
The power supply settings do not
match local AC voltage and
frequency.
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· Inspect connections and cables.
Correct poor connections. Repair or
replace damaged cables.
· Insert termination plug in output jack
of the last fixture on the link.
· Check address setting.
· Bypass one fixture at a time until
normal operation is regained: unplug
both connectors and connect them
directly together.
· Have the defective fixture serviced
by a qualified technician.
· Install a phase-reversing cable
between the fixtures or swap pin 2
and 3 in the fixture, that behaves
erratically.
· Contact a technician for servicing if
the problem persists.
· Disconnect fixture. Check settings
and correct if necessary.
· Disconnect fixture and return to your
dealer.
· Allow fixture to cool.
· Clean fan.
· Make sure air vents at control panel
and front lens are not blocked.
· Turn up the air conditioning.
· Disconnect fixture. Check settings
and correct if necessary.
Product Specification
Model: Showtec Expression 5000
Voltage: 240V-50Hz (CE)
Power Consumption: 140W max at full output
Fuse: 3,15A / 250V
Dimensions: 296x190x344mm (LxWxH)
Weight: 6,5 kg
Operation and Programming
Signal pin OUT: pin 1 earth, pin 2 (-), pin 3 (+)
Set Up and Addressing: LED control panel
DMX Channels: Basic(9CH) or Advanced (12CH) operating modes
Signal input 3-pin XLR male
Signal output 3-pin XLR female
Electro-mechanical effects
Auto Correction system for pan and tilt movement
37 LED's total: 13x Red LED 2W, 12x Green LED 3W, 12x Blue LED 3W
Beam angle 6 º degrees
White balance
RGB Calibration
Fan Speed Control
Volex IEC power connector
User selectable pan/tilt ranges
User selectable basic or advanced operating modes
Movement resolution: selectable 8/16 bit
Control: On Board LCD display for Auto, Custom
Special Pan/Tilt movement blackout
Housing Flame retardant plastic (V0)
Forced cooling (fan)
Shutter: 0-10Hz
Dimmer: 0-100% electronic dimmer
Pan 0º -- 540º
Tilt 0º -- 270º
Control: DMX-512, Master/Slave
Output: Lux @ 2m 28000+ ; Lumen @ 2m 2800+
Fuse T3,15A / 250V
Max. ambient temperature ta: 40°C; Max. housing temperature tB: 80°C
Cooling: 3 axial fans - 1 fan in the projector and 2 in the base
60x60x20mm 12V Fan in the base
80x80x25mm 12V Fan in the head
Motor: high quality stepping-motor controlled by microprocessors
Minimum distance:
Minimum distance from flammable surfaces: 0.5m
Minimum distance to lighted object: 1.3m
Design and product specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Website: www.Showtec.info
Email: service@highlite.nl
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