Whisper Color Scrollers Reference Guide

Whisper Color Scrollers
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July 2007
Table of Contents
Whisper color scrollers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting scrollers and the power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the scroller’s DMX address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gel Strings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dark gels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1
2
3
3
4
Whisper AL, B, and C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Technical description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Whisper 12” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Technical description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
DIP switch Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Whisper 8-Lite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Technical description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
DIP switch Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Dichro - 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Technical description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
DIP switch Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Whisper D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DIP switch Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LED color code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
11
11
11
12
13
Whisper XL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DIP switch settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LED color code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14
14
14
15
15
Mini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Technical description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Gel String Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Whisper color scrollers
Whisper scrollers provide accurate, high-speed scrolling and enhanced fan control. The
lightweight, durable construction ensures trouble free operation. Whisper is compatible
with Compulite's Vector, Dlite, Sabre, 4D, Spark, and Photon control consoles and all
control consoles that output DMX512.
Two DC servomotors directly drive the color scrolls. An internal microprocessor controls
the motors, ensuring correct gel string tension at maximum speed while maintaining position accuracy. The fan is DMX controlled by the lighting console.
All Compulite color scrollers feature:
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·Digital control protocol DMX 512
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·State of the art motor driven electronics
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·16-bit microprocessor to control gel movement and tension for position accuracy
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·Lightweight, durable construction
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·Frame adapters to fit a wide variety of fixtures
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·Removable front panel for easy gel ribbon replacement
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·Improved resolution for slow motion scrolling
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·Smooth rapid scrolling motion
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·Quiet and efficient tangential fan for extended gel life
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·Remote and local fan control
„
·Self test mode
Whisper
For
Frames
Fan
control
PSU
needed
Daisy chain
AL
1kW
11, 13
Yes
Yes
8 units
B
2kW
11, 13
Yes
Yes
8 units
C
5kW
11, 13
Yes
Yes
6 units
D
1kW
2kW
11, 16
Yes
Yes
8 units
XL
4kW
5kW
6kW
13
Yes
Yes
8 units
12”
2.5kW
11, 16
Yes
Yes
6 units
8 Lite
8 Lite blinders
11
Yes
Yes
6 units
Dichro - 16
Dichro-16 ramp
32
Yes
No
6 units
Mini
Source Four,
Shakespeare, and
other profile spots
16
Yes
Yes
18 units
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Compulite
Whisper color scrollers
Connecting scrollers and the power supply
+48VDC power and DMX data is supplied to the scrollers through the Whisper DMX split
box /power supply unit. The PSU has 5-pin DMX512 input and Thru connector, using
standard 4-pin XLR connectors.
Author’s Comment: check last sentence for connector and pin accuracy
The Whisper PSU is also available with an analogue output option. This unit provides 0 to
+10 VDC outputs on a 25-pin DSub connector.
The power supply unit drives up to:
„
6 x 1kW units
„
6 x 2kW units
„
4 x 5kW units
„
18 x Mini whisper units
Figure 1: Whisper PSU and daisy chained scrollers
Dimensions
Height: 125 mm (4.9")
Width: 285 mm (11.2")
Depth: 190 mm (7.5")
Weight: 4.5 kg (10.1 lb.)
Power: 240 V ac (110v internally adjusted)
Connectors
2
Model 130-014
Model 130-015
DMX input
5-pin XLR male
5-pin XLR male
DMX output daisy chain
5-pin XLR female
5-pin XLR female
Buffered DMX + power
4-pin XLR female
4-pin XLR female
Loop
4-pin XLR male
4-pin XLR male
Analog 0 to + 10V DC
(optional
n/a
D-Type 25 pin male
WHISPER
Whisper color scrollers
Cables
Figure 2: Whisper color scroller cable
ATTENTION!
Make sure the voltage switch is set correctly - 24v or 48v.
An incorrect setting may cause irreparable damage to the scroller!
A power supply unit that provides both +48VDC power and DMX data to a single scroller
is also available. This PSU has a 5-pin DMX512 input and through connector, and a standard 4-pin XLR connector for the scroller.
Setting the scroller’s DMX address
Most of the scroller control panels use 3 dials for setting the DMX address.
Figure 3: DMX address dials
Some scrollers, such as Whisper XL, have 10 DIP switches on its control panel that are
used to set the unit’s DMX address.
Gel Strings
Make sure that the color frames are cut to the correct sizes and carefully connected with
temperature resistant adhesive. 3M Scotch Kapton film tape No. 5413 or equivalent is
recommended.
For gel string lengths, see ”Gel String Chart’ on page 18.
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Compulite
Whisper color scrollers
To load gel strings
1 Remove the top cover by rotating the quick release catches on the top of the unit.
2 Remove the spools.
3 Attach the gel string to the spools making sure that they are securely taped.
4 Wind up the gel string.
5 Insert both spools.
They lock into place when the notches are correctly positioned.
6 Replace and tighten the top cover.
7 Connect power.
Whisper homes. The gel string is automatically aligned, correct tension is attained,
and the unit memorizes the end-position.
To use automatic loading (Whisper XL and Whisper Mini)
1 Turn on the power. Wait until the motor stops.
Both LEDs blink.
2 Securely attach the end of the gel string to the left cylinder.
3 Firmly hold the other end of the gel string and press the AUTO LOAD button.
The green LED is off while the gel string is being wound. The red LED blinks. At
the end of the process the green LED lights.
4 When the green LED is on, securely attach the end of the gel string to the right
cylinder.
5 Press the AUTO LOAD button.
Whisper homes. The gel string is automatically aligned, correct tension is attained,
and the unit memorizes the end-position.
Dark gels
Dark gel is a special function that keeps a color frame in motion as long as the dimmer is
working at more than 10% intensity. This saves gel burn when using very dark colors.
The dark gel feature is controlled by the local DIP switch settings. Dark gel frames are
always frames 4 & 5. When using the dark gel option, frames 4 and 5 should each be twice
the size of a regular frame. On Compulite Vector and Dlite consoles, the dark gel option is
preset in scroller’s profile in the Device Builder. On Compulite Sabre, 4D, Spark, and
Photon consoles the dark gel option is available through the Scroller Patch menu.
To use dark gels
1 Cut frames 4 and 5 each as double length frame.
2 Set the DIP switches for Dark Gel (see???).
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WHISPER
Whisper AL, B, and C
Whisper AL, B, and C
Technical description
AL-1 kW
(130-001)
B -2kW
(130-002)
C- 5kW
(130-003)
For use with
1kW fixtures
2kW fixtures
5kW fixtures
Height
348 mm (13.7")
416 mm (16.4")
581 mm (22.9")
Width
337 mm (13.1")
389 mm (15.3")
557 mm (21.9")
Depth
88 mm (3.5")
88 mm (3.5")
118 mm (4.6")
Front
aperture
190 mm (7.5")
220 mm (8.7")
350 mm (13.8")
Weight
3.5 kg (7.9 lb.)
4 kg (9 lb.)
6.5 kg (14.6 lb.)
End to end speed
1.7 seconds
2.2 seconds
3.8 seconds
Connectors
4 pin XLR daisy chain
Power supply
48V
(24V optional)
Current
0.7A @ 48V DC
0.7A @ 48V DC
1.2A @ 48V DC
Max # of frames
11/13
Input signal
DMX512
Daisy chain
8 units on Whisper PSU (48VDC)
Frame dimensions
Leader: 461 mm
(18.1")
Active: 346 mm
(13.6")
Width: 207 mm
(8.1)
Leader: 511 mm
(20.1")
Active: 396 mm
(15.6")
Width: 274 mm
(10.8)
Leader: 680 mm
(26.8")
Active: 566 mm
(22.3")
Width: 405 mm
(15.9")
Control panel
Figure 4: Control panel for Whisper AL, B, C, 5kW, 8-Lite, Dichro, and 12”
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Compulite
Whisper AL, B, and C
Number
Control
1
Communication LED
2
Power LED
3
8 DIP switches
4
DMX address rotary switches
5
Reset button - Pressing the RESET button homes the scroller.
LED states
LED
State
What it means
Power
On
DC power on
Flashing
Fan is not working
On
Receiving DMX transmission
Off
Not receiving DMX transmission
Comm
DIP switch Settings
The scroller operation modes are set using the DIP switches.
Switch/Function
1
2
3
• Always on
On
On
On
• Always off
Off
Off
Off
• Fan operation via DMX channel 24
At 0% - fan operates at maximum.
At F (full) the fan is does not
operate.
Off
On
On
• Fan operation via DMX channel
240
Off
On
On
• Fan operation via DMX channel
512
On
On
Off
• Scroller + 1
Fan is controlled by scroller DMX
address + 1
On
Off
Off
Fan status
Operation modes
6
4
5
6
7
8
WHISPER
Whisper AL, B, and C
Switch/Function
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
•
Test Mode
On
•
Normal Mode
Off
Curves
• Linear Curve 11 Frames 00, 10%,
20%….
On
On
• No Curve
On
Off
• Non Dim11 Frames 00, 10%,
20%….
Off
On
• 13 Frame Curve
Off
Off
Dark Gel
• ON
On
• OFF
Off
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Compulite
Whisper 12”
Whisper 12”
Technical description
Whisper 12”
(model 130-035)
For use with
Wide aperture 2kW fixtures
Height
532 mm (20.9")
Width
457 mm (18")
Depth
82 mm (3.2")
Front aperture
310 mm (20.5")
Weight
4.5 kg (10.1 lb.)
End to end speed
5 seconds
Connectors
4 pin XLR daisy chain
Power Supply
48v DC (24v optional)
Current consumption
1.0A @48v DC
Max number of frames
16
Input signal
DMX512
Daisy chain
4 - 6 units on Whisper PSU (48VDC)
Frame dimensions
Leader: 660 mm (26")
Active: 440 mm (17.3")
Width: 358 mm (14.1")
DIP switch Settings
For panel description and DIP switch settings, See “Whisper AL, B, and C” on page 5.
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WHISPER
Whisper 8-Lite
Whisper 8-Lite
Technical description
Whisper 8-Lite
(model 130-019)
For use with
8-light cells (Mini Brut/Blinder)
Height
910 mm (35.8")
Width
524 mm (20.6")
Depth
10.6 mm (4.2")
Front aperture
43.4 x 69.4 (17.1” x 27.3”)
Weight
9.5 kg (21.3 lb.)
End to end speed
8 seconds
Connectors
4 pin XLR daisy chain
Power Supply
48v DC (24v optional)
Current consumption
1.0A @48v DC
Max number of frames
11
Input signal
DMX512
Daisy chain
4 - 6 units on Whisper PSU (48VDC)
Frame dimensions
Leader: 681 mm (26.8")
Active: 566 mm (22.3")
Width: 725 mm (28.5")
DIP switch Settings
For panel description and DIP switch settings, See “Whisper AL, B, and C” on page 5.
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Compulite
Dichro - 16
Dichro - 16
The Whisper Dichro-16 is designed for Dichro-16 ramp fixtures. It is mounted in place of
the fixture’s anti leak nose using the M6 screws (8) from the original mounting.
Technical description
Dichro - 16
(model 130-040)
For use with
Dichro-16 ramp
Height
1215 mm (47.7")
Width
368 mm (14.4")
Depth
115 mm (4.5“)
Front aperture
940 x 24 mm (37 x 9.4”)
Weight
9 kg (19.8 lb.)
End to end speed
8 seconds
Connectors
5 pin XLR daisy chain
Power Supply
48V DC (24V optional)
Current consumption
1.1 A @ 48V DC
Max number of frames
32
Input signal
DMX512
Frame dimensions
Leader: 45 mm (17.7")
Active: 31 mm (12.2")
Width: 97.5 mm (38.3")
DIP switch Settings
For panel description and DIP switch settings, See “Whisper AL, B, and C” on page 5.
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WHISPER
Whisper D
Whisper D
Technical description
1kW/D model (130-001-D)
2kW/D model (130-002-D)
For use with
1kW fixtures
2kW fixtures
Height
348 mm (13.7")
416 mm (16.4")
Width
337 mm (13.3")
386 mm (15.2")
Depth
74 mm (2.9")
85 mm (3.3")
Front aperture
200 mm (7.8")
314 x 262 mm
(12.4"X10.4”)
Weight
2.75 kg (6.1 lbs)
3.15 kg (6.9 lbs)
End to end speed
2.2 sec. (16 frames)
2.5 sec. (16 frames)
Connectors
4 pin XLR daisy chain
4 pin XLR daisy chain
Power supply
24v DC or 48v
(power switch)
24v DC or 48v
(power switch)
Current consumption
0.7A @ 48V
0.7A @ 48V
Max number of frames
16
16
Input signal
DMX512
DMX512
Daisy chain
8 units on Whisper PSU
(48VDC)
8 units on Whisper PSU
(48VDC)
Frame dimensions
Leader: 461 mm (26")
Active: 34.6 mm (17.3")
Width: 207 mm (8.1")
Leader: 51.1 mm (20.1")
Active: 39.6 mm (15.6")
Width: 274 mm (10.8")
Control panel
Figure 5: Whisper D 1kW and 2 kW control panel
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Compulite
Whisper D
Number
Control
1
Tri-Color LED
2
DMX start address rotary switches
3
5 DIP switches
DIP switch Settings
Switch / Function
1
2
3
4
• Always off
Off
Off
• Scroller + 1
Fan is controlled by scroller
DMX address + 1
Off
On
• Fan operation via DMX channel 512
On
On
• Always on
On
On
• Linear
Off
Off
• Non Dim
Off
On
• Dark Gel
On
Off
• Non-calibrated
On
On
5
Fan
Curve
Test
• Normal
Off
• Test
Scrolls the gel string from end
to end once every 10 seconds.
Off
:
Fans controlled by a DMX channel operate at 3 levels
12
Dimmer level
Fan status
0% - 33%
Full speed
33% - 66%
Half speed
66% - 100%
Off
WHISPER
Whisper D
LED color code
Color
What it means
Green
Power is on.
Communication is working.
Blinking green
Power is on.
Communication is working.
The scroller is in test mode.
Red
Power is on.
There is no communication.
Blinking red
Power is on.
There is no communication.
The scroller is in test mode.
Orange
Error.
Troubleshooting:
1.
2.
3.
Gel string is stuck
Gel string is too short
Gel string is torn
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Compulite
Whisper XL
Whisper XL
Technical description
Whisper XL
(model 130 -033)
For use with
4kW - 6kW HMI fixtures
Height
728 mm (28.7")
Width
660 mm (26")
Depth
820 - 1080 mm (3.2” - 4.3””)
Front aperture
52 mm (20.5")
Weight
7.1 kg (16 lb.)
Connectors
4 pin XLR daisy chain
Power Supply
48v DC (24v optional)
End to end speed
4.5 seconds
Current consumption
0.6A @48v DC
Input signal
DMX512
Daisy chain
6 - 8 units on Whisper PSU (48VDC)
Max number of frames
16
Frame dimensions
Leader: 920 mm (36.2”)
Active: 670 mm (26.4")
Width: 560 mm (22")
Control panel
Figure 6: Whisper XL control panel
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Number
Control
1
Power LED
2
rotary switches
WHISPER
Whisper XL
Number
Control
3
10 DIP switches to set the scroller’s DMX address
4
6 DIP switches to set the operation modes and fan function.
5
Auto Load button
DIP switch settings
Switch/Function
1
2
3
4
5
6
• Always off
Off
Off
• Scroller + 1
Fan is controlled by
scroller DMX
address + 1
Off
On
• Fan controlled by
DMX chan 240
On
Off
• Always on
On
On
Operation modes
• Normal Mode
Off
• Test Mode
On
• Slow Mode
Off
• Fast Mode
On
Fan
LED color code
Red
Green
What it means
Blink
Blink
No Gel Load
Blink
Off
Start Auto Load
Blink
On
End Auto Load
On
Blink
Test
On
Off
No communication
On
On
Communication
To set the scroller’s DMX address
Example: to set DMX address 125. Set switches 64, 32, 16, 8,4, and 1 to On.
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Mini
Mini
Technical description
Mini Whisper
(model 130-034)
For use with
Source 4, Shakespeare, Pacific. other profile spots
Height
265 mm (10.4")
Width
250 mm (9.8")
Depth
660 mm (2.6")
Front aperture
150 (5.9”)
Weight
2 kg (4.5 lb.)
End to end speed
2.4 seconds
Connectors
4 pin XLR daisy chain
Power Supply
48v DC (24v optional)
Current consumption
0.23A @48v DC
Max number of frames
16
Input signal
DMX512
Daisy chain
18 units on Whisper PSU (48VDC)
Frame dimensions
Leader: 330 mm (13")
Active: 20 mm (7.9)
Width: 165 mm (6.5")
Control panel
Figure 7: Mini Whisper control panel
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WHISPER
Mini
Switch/Function
1
2
3
4
5
• Always off
Off
Off
• Scroller + 1
(scroller DMX address + 1)
Off
On
• Fan controlled by DMX chan 240
On
Off
• Always on
On
On
Operation modes
• Normal Mode
Off
• Test Mode
On
• Slow Mode
Off
• Fast Mode
On
Curve
• Non Dim
On
• Normal
Off
Fan
To load gel strings for Mini Whisper
See “use automatic loading (Whisper XL and Whisper Mini)” on page 4.
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5280 mm
7480 mm
11
11
11
16
11
32
16
5kW
4kW - 5kW HMI
2kW
Wide aperture
8-Lite Mini Brut
8-Lite Blinder
Dichro 16 ramp
Source Four
Shakespeare
Pacific
Whisper C
Whisper XL
Whisper 12”
Whisper 8-Lite
Dichro - 16
Mini Whisper
3460 mm
10200 mm
6456 mm
7870 mm
6456 mm
6566 mm
16
2kW
Whisper B
Whisper 2kW/D
4586 mm
5766 mm
16
11
4036 mm
11
1kW
Whisper AL
Whisper 1kW/D
Total
length
Frames
Fixture type
Scroller
Gel String Chart
165 mm
975 mm
725 mm
358 mm
358 mm
560 mm
405 mm
274 mm
274 mm
207 mm
207 mm
Width
2 x 330 mm
(frames 1 & 16)
2 x 450 mm
(frames 1 & 32)
2 x 681 mm
(frames 1 & 11)
2 x 660 mm
(frames 1 & 16)
2 x 660
(frames 1 & 11)
2 x 920 mm
(frames 1 & 11)
2 x 681 mm
(frames 1 & 11)
2 x 511 mm
(frames 1 & 16)
2 x 511 mm
(frames 1 & 11)
2 x 461mm
(frames 1 & 16)
2 x 461mm
(frames 1 & 11)
End frames
14 x 200 mm
(frames 2 through 15)
30 x 310 mm
(frames 2 - 31)
9 x 566 mm
(frames 2 through 10)
14 x 440 mm
(frames 2 through 15)
9 x 440 mm
(frames 2 through 10)
9 x 670 mm
(frames 2 through 10)
9 x 566 mm
(frames 2 through 10)
14 x 396 mm
(frames 2 through 15)
9 x 396 mm
(frames 2 through 10)
14 x 346 mm
(frames 2 through 15)
9 x 346 mm
(frames 2 through 10)
Intermediate frames
No dark gel available
No dark gel available
Total length: 7588
End frames: 2 x 681 mm
frames 4 & 5: 1132 mm each
Other frames: 7 x 556 mm
Total length: 6160
End frames: 2 x 660 mm
frames 4 & 5: 880 mm each
Other frames: 7 x 440 mm
No dark gel available
Total length: 7588
End frames: 2 x 681 mm
frames 4 & 5: 1132 mm each
Other frames: 7 x 566 mm
Total length: 5378
End frames: 2 x 511 mm
frames 4 & 5: 792 mm each
Other frames: 7 x 396 mm
Total length: 4728
End frames: 2 x 461 mm
frames 4 & 5: 692 mm each
Other frames: 7 x 346 mm
Dark gel (see, page 4)
Gel String Chart
WHISPER
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