Ape Labs - ApeLight maxi - Manual

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
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Safety Instructions
› The ApeLight maxi generates heat during operation
and while charging. Therefore, make sure adequate
ventilation and do not cover the light. If you charge
the ApeLight maxi in the Tourcase (optional), the
ApeLight maxi Tourcase must remain open.
› Do not use the ApeLight maxi in areas where the
use of radio equipment is prohibited.
› Do not look directly into the LEDs. This can cause
damage to the eyes.
General
› The ApeLight maxi has three power LEDs below the
lenses. Warning: Theses LEDs are very bright! Place
the device about 30cm before a wall to achieve
beautiful lighting effects.
› The device has 20 built-in programs with fixed or
changing colors. The speed of the color chase can
be changed. The lowest level stops the effect.
› You can control the device with the ape labs remote
control. Professional users can control the device
also via DMX (W-APE) by a lighting console. For this
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purpose, a separate wireless DMX radio transmitter
(MobiLight4 / W APE transceiver) is needed.
› The unit can be assigned to one of 4 groups. By
default the device belongs to group 1. The remote
control (respectively the W-APE Transceiver) sends
commands to devices of the same group.
› The device has a build-in microphone. It can be
activated by the remote control to create sound to
light effects.
Operation
Turn on and off
› Press the button on the back of the ApeLight maxi
for about 1 second. The unit turns on and
remembers the previously selected
program/brightness.
› To turn the device off, press the button again for
about a second.
The ApeLight maxi ignores very short presses of the
power button to prevent unintentional operation.
Assignment of a group
You can assign ApeLight maxis to groups, e.g. to
independently control them in different rooms.
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› Immediately after turning the ApeLight maxi on, the
current group setting of the ApeLight maxi flashes
on the remote control. (Factory setting is group 1.)
› Within this period (group LED flashing), you can
assign another group by pressing the "Group"
button on the remote control one more times. The
ApeLight maxi will flash blue for a short time to
acknowledge that.
Note: The remote control switches to a power-save
mode after some minutes and will not detect the
power-on event of a ApeLight maxi. Press any key of
remote control to stop the power-save mode.
Using the Remote Control
› Press the "Group" button multiple times until the
proper group LED is lit up. Factory setting is group
1.
› Programs, brightness, speed and sound-to-light
mode can be controlled by the corresponding keys
(see figure).
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current
Group
1
2
3
4
brighter
previous
program
next
program
dimmer
blackout
sound to
light
speed up
select
group
slow down/
stop
flashlight
Hint: To control all groups at the same time, press and
hold the "Group" button for about 2 seconds.
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List of Programs
No
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Program
White
Red
Orange
Yellow
Lime
Green
Cyan
Cyan-Blue
Blue
Blue-Magenta
Magenta
Red Pastel
Green Pastel
Blue Pastel
Blue > Red
Magenta > White
White > Blue
Red Pastel > Green Pastel > Blue Pastel
Yellow > Magenta > Blue
Rainbow
Hint: A long press on ‹ respectively › on the remote
control switches to the first respectively the last
program. A long press on "Slow Down" stops a flash
effect respectively a color chase.
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Battery State/Charging
› If the brightness of the ApeLight maxi is reduced to
zero (by "Blackout" or "Dimmer" button of the
remote control), the device will show the battery
state at low brightness:
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LEDs glow green: battery level above 50%
LEDs glow red: battery level below 50%
Note: The calculation of the battery level needs at
least one full charge/discharge cycle.
› If the battery is completely empty, the device will
blink 3 times red and turn itself off.
› Connect the provided power supply (18V DC) or put
the device into the Tourcase.
› The ApeLight maxi flashes red while charging. As
soon as the battery is fully charged, the device will
flash green.
› The device can also be used while a power supply is
connected. In that case the battery will not be
charged (or very slowly).
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Extended Control
Sound-To-Light with Sound Master
A "W-APE-Transceiver" makes it possible to create
sound to light effects on multiple ApeLight maxis with
a single microphone as source.
› Select "Sound Master" as "Control Mode" at the WAPE-Transceiver. As soon as this mode is active, all
ApeLight maxis within the same group will use that
device as common source.
› An ApeLight maxi will switch back to its internal
microphone, if the transmitter is turned off.
Control by a light desk with DMX
You can control the ApeLight maxi also via DMX from a
professional light desk. To transmit the data wireless,
you need a W-APE Transceiver (or a MobiLight4).
› Connect the W-APE Transceiver via a DMX cable to
the light desk.
› Select "DMX" as "Control Mode" at the W-APETransceiver. As soon as this mode is active, all
ApeLight maxis within the same group will use the
DMX data.
› If a ApeLight maxi does not receive any DMX data for
more than 10 seconds, it will automatically switch
back to the remote control mode.
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› The group, the DMX address and the DMX mode of
each ApeLight maxi can be changed at a W-APETransceiver (or MobiLight4). Directly after turning
on a ApeLight maxi, all W-APE Transceiver will
change the display menu and show the values of the
ApeLight maxi: The menu items are: "Remote
Config", "Group", "DMX Mode", "DMX Address" and
"Info"
› Use Menu up/down as normal, to toggle through the
menu items. Values can be changed by +/- and will
be applied instantly.
› If you do not press any key for some seconds, the WAPE Transceiver will switch back to the standard
menu.
› There are multiple DMX modes available (see at the
end this manual for a full DMX sheet):
o
Off: No switch to W-APE/DMX-Mode - the
device is only controllable by the remote
control)
o 3C: 3 channels: Dimmer, Program, Speed
o 4C: 4 channels: Red, Green, Blue, White (each 1
DMX channel/8 Bit)
o 8C: 8 channels: Red, Green, Blue, White (each 2
DMX channels/16 Bit: coarse + fine)
› In the "Info" menu will be displayed:
o
Battery level in %
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o
o
Serial number
Version of the firmware/software
More Functions and Updates
Disabling of the battery status indicator
The red/green glowing indicator of the battery level can
be disabled. Instructions can be found at
www.apelabs.com.
Pairing
Ape Labs lights, Remote Controls and W-APE
Transceiver can be permanently paired to one another
so that they will no longer synchronize with other
devices. Instructions can be found at
www.apelabs.com.
Reset respectively update of firmware
Press and hold the power button of the ApeLight maxi
for about 10 seconds. The device will restart and stay
for about 15 seconds in update mode (flashes red).
Within this timespan an update can be started. Without
any update data, the device will continue to run as
normal. You can find firmware updates at
www.apelabs.com respectively at your dealer.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible
Reason
Solution
ApeLight maxi is
dimmed and
flashes
sometimes.
Sound to
light mode
is active.
Press the microphone
button on the remote
control, to deactivate
the sound to light
mode.
ApeLight maxi
flashes slowly.
regular
Long press (2s) on
flash effect "Slow Down" on the
remote control, to
reduce the effect
speed to 0.
ApeLight maxi
flashes 3 times
red and turns
itself off.
Battery
empty
Connect the power
supply to charge the
battery.
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Problem
Possible
Reason
ApeLight maxi power
cannot be
button was
turned on.
pressed too
short
ApeLight maxi
glows
permanently
red/green.
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Solution
Press and hold the
button for about 1
second.
Brightness
is at lowest
level.
Press "brighter" on the
remote control.
Battery is
deeply
discharged.
Connect the 18V power
supply or charge the
ApeLight maxi in the
Tourcase. It may take
some minutes until the
charge will start.
regular
battery
status
indicator
The battery status will
be shown by a glow of
LEDs. This feature can
be disabled.
Instructions can be
found at
www.apelabs.com.
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Disposal
If the ApeLight maxi is to be put out of
operation definitively, take it to a local
recycling plant for a disposal which is not
harmful to the environment. Never throw
exhausted batteries or defective
rechargeable batteries into the household rubbish:
Always take them to a special waste disposal (e. g.
collecting container at your retailer).
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DMX Sheets
DMX Modes/DMX Sheets
3 Channel Mode: Dimmer, Program, Speed
This mode can be used with many Ape Labs products,
e.g. LightCan, MobiLight4, ApeStick4, ApeLight,
ApeLight mini and ApeLight maxi.
Ch
DMX
Function
1
0 .. 255
Dimmer
0 .. 100%
2
0 .. 5
Prog 1
White with fade
3
steps of 6* Prog 2 .. 19
... with fade
114 .. 127
Prog 20
Rainbow with fade
128 .. 133
Prog 1
White without fade
steps of 6* Prog 2 .. 19
... without fade
242 .. 255
Prog 20
Rainbow without fade
Prog Speed
0 .. 100%
0 .. 255
The programs 1 to 20 are the same as when operating
by remote control.
* Channel 1: Program 1..20 without fade and 1..20 with fade
start at DMX value 0, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72,
78, 84, 90, 96, 102, 108, 114 / 128, 134, 140, 146, 152, 158, 164,
170, 176, 182, 188, 194, 200, 206, 212, 218, 224, 230, 236, 242
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DMX Sheets
4 Channel Mode: Red, Green, Blue, White / 8Bit
(Default Mode)
This is the default DMX mode.
This mode can be used with many Ape Labs products,
e.g. LightCan, ApeStick4, ApeLight mini and ApeLight
maxi.
If your lighting desk has no matching profile, use a
"Generic/RGBW LED 8 Bit".
Channel
DMX
Function
1
0 .. 255
red
0 .. 100%
2
0 .. 255
green
0 .. 100%
3
0 .. 255
blue
0 .. 100%
4
0 .. 255
white
0 .. 100%
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DMX Sheets
8 Channel Mode: Red, Green, Blue, White / 16Bit
This mode can be used with many Ape Labs products,
e.g. LightCan, ApeStick4, ApeLight mini and ApeLight
maxi.
If your lighting desk has no matching profile, use a
"Generic/RGBW LED 16 Bit".
Channel
16
DMX
Function
1
0 .. 255
red
2
0 .. 255
red fine
3
0 .. 255
green
4
0 .. 255
green fine
5
0 .. 255
blue
6
0 .. 255
blue fine
7
0 .. 255
white
8
0 .. 255
white fine
0 .. 100%
0 .. 100%
0 .. 100%
0 .. 100%
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