Compact Par 18 Tri MKII
ORDERCODE 42592
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Showtec Compact Par 18 Tri MKII ™ Product Guide
Warning ...............................................................................................................................................................................2
Safety Instructions .........................................................................................................................................................2
Operating Determinations ..........................................................................................................................................4
Rigging ............................................................................................................................................................................4
Return Procedure ..........................................................................................................................................................5
Claims ..............................................................................................................................................................................5
Description of the device .................................................................................................................................................6
Backside .........................................................................................................................................................................7
Installation ...........................................................................................................................................................................7
Set Up and Operation .......................................................................................................................................................7
Control Modes ...............................................................................................................................................................8
One Compact Par (Built-in Programs) .................................................................................................................8
One Compact Par (Auto run visual effects) .......................................................................................................8
One Compact Par (Sound-control)......................................................................................................................8
Multiple Compact Pars (Master/Slave control) ..................................................................................................8
Multiple Compact Pars (DMX Control) ................................................................................................................9
Fixture Linking .................................................................................................................................................................9
Data Cabling .................................................................................................................................................................9
Control Panel ...............................................................................................................................................................10
DMX Control Mode .....................................................................................................................................................10
DMX Addressing ..........................................................................................................................................................10
Menu Overview ...........................................................................................................................................................11
Main Menu Options ...............................................................................................................................................12
1. Built-in Programs .................................................................................................................................................12
2. Auto Run Program..............................................................................................................................................13
3. DMX Mode ..........................................................................................................................................................13
4. Slave Mode .........................................................................................................................................................13
5. Sound control Mode..........................................................................................................................................13
DMX Channels .............................................................................................................................................................14
1 Channel ................................................................................................................................................................14
3 Channels ...............................................................................................................................................................14
4 Channels ...............................................................................................................................................................14
6 Channels ...............................................................................................................................................................15
Maintenance ....................................................................................................................................................................16
Replacing a Fuse ........................................................................................................................................................16
Troubleshooting ...............................................................................................................................................................17
No Light .........................................................................................................................................................................17
No Response to DMX..................................................................................................................................................17
Product Specification .....................................................................................................................................................19
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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:
• Compact Par 18 Tri MKII with IEC powercable 1,5m
• 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!
FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, PLEASE READ THIS USER MANUAL CAREFULLY
BEFORE YOUR INITIAL START-UP!
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 leave any cables lying around.
Do not insert objects into air vents.
Do not connect this device to a dimmerpack.
Do not open the device and do not modify the device.
Never use the device during thunderstorms, unplug the device immediately.
Never look directly into the light source.
Do not switch the device on and off in short intervals, as this would reduce the system’s life.
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.
Avoid flames and do not put close to flammable liquids or gases.
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 or before cleaning! Only
handle the power-cord by the plug. Never pull out the plug by tugging the power-cord.
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 external cable is damaged, it has to be replaced by a qualified technician.
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. Light effect must be installed out of the reach of children. Never leave the unit
running unattended.
For replacement use fuses of same type and rating only.
The user is responsible for correct positioning and operating of the Compact Par 18 Tri MKII. The
manufacturer will not accept liability for damages caused by the misuse or incorrect installation
of this device.
This device falls under protection class I. Therefore it is essential to connect the yellow/green
conductor to earth.
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) !
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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 1.5 meter.
• The maximum ambient temperature ta = 45°C must never be exceeded.
• The relative humidity must not exceed 50 % with an ambient temperature of 45° C.
• 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, crash etc.
You endanger your own safety and the safety of others!
Improper installation can cause serious damage to people and property !
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:
 If the Compact Par 18 Tri MKII is lowered from the ceiling or high joists, professional trussing systems
have to be used.
 Use a clamp to mount the Compact Par 18 Tri MKII, with the mounting-bracket, to the trussing
system.
 The Compact Par 18 Tri MKII 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 device, always make sure, that the area below the
installation place is blocked and staying in the area is forbidden.
The Compact Par 18 Tri MKII can be mounted in a hanging position (Fig. Above) or Upright (Fig. Below),
using the support brackets. Mounting the Compact Par 18 Tri MKII with a clamp or any other mounting
bracket is recommended, depending on the requirements of your application.
The Compact Par 18 Tri MKII can be placed on a flat stage floor or mounted to any kind of truss by a
clamp.
Improper installation can cause serious damage to people and property !
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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
L
BROWN
RED
YELLOW/COPPER
FASE
N
BLUE
BLACK
SILVER
NUL
YELLOW/GREEN
GREEN
GREEN
EARTH
Make sure that the device is always connected properly to the earth!
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 Compact Par 18 Tri MKII is a light effect with high output and great effects.
• Compact flat Par Housing
• Stylish design
• Power Supply: 100-240V AC
• Easy Link Up to 15 units
• Convection cooling, 100% silent
• Flicker Free (Suitable for TV Studio)
• Power 60 Watt
• Drive Current: 350mA
• Refresh rate: 7,8 KHz
• LED System: 18 x 3-in-1 LED Technology
• Full 3-in-1 RGB color-mixing
• 4 Digits LED Control Display
• Double bracket
• Lumens: 9600
• Lux @2m: 4170
• Max Distance: 10m
• Control Mode: DMX512
• DMX channels: 1, 3, 4, 6
• Dimmer: 0-100%
• Strobe: 0-20Hz
• Beam Angle: 28°
• Control: Built-in Programs, Auto, Sound-controlled, Master/Slave, DMX
• DMX-controlled
• Music-controlled via built-in microphone
• 3-pin DMX In and 3-pin DMX Out (XLR 3 Pin)
• IEC In and IEC Out
• Housing: Aluminum and iron
• Color: Black
• Cooling: Aluminum heat sink
• Dimensions: 250 x 290 x 96 mm
• Weight: 2,84 kg
• Fuse 1A / 250V
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Overview
Fig. 1
1) Mountingbracket with adjustment screw
2) Lenses
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Backside
Fig. 2
3 4
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7 8
3) 3-pin DMX In
4) 3-pin DMX Out
5) LCD Display + Menu Buttons Earth connection
6) Eye for safety cable
7) IEC Out (linkable max. 15 units)
8) IEC In + Fuse 1A/250V
Installation
Remove all packing materials from the Compact Par 18 Tri MKII. Check that all foam and plastic padding
is removed. Connect all cables.
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.
Damages caused by non-observance are not subject to warranty.
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Control Modes
FUNCTIONS:
There are 5 modes:
• Select built-in programs
• Auto run (visual effects)
• Sound-controlled
• Master/Slave
• DMX512
One Compact Par (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 Compact Par is not connected by a DMX-cable, it functions as a stand-alone device.
Please see page 12 for more information about the built-in programs.
One Compact Par (Auto run visual effects)
1. Fasten the effect light onto firm trussing. Leave at least 0,5 meter on all sides for air circulation.
2. When the Compact Par is not connected by a DMX-cable, it functions as a stand-alone device.
Please see page 13 for more information about the Auto run visual effects.
One Compact Par (Sound-control)
1. Fasten the effect light onto firm trussing. Leave at least 0,5 meter on all sides for air circulation.
2. Turn on the music. If the device is set to SU00, then the Compact Par will react to the beat of the
music. Please see page 13 for more information about the sound-control options.
Multiple Compact Pars (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 Compact Par 18 Tri MKII.
The pins:
1.
Earth
2.
Signal 3.
Signal +
3. Link the units as shown in (Fig. 3), 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 12 and 13 (Built-in Programs,
Autorun or Music control). 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 Compact Pars (Master/Slave control)
Fig. 3
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Multiple Compact Pars (DMX Control)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Fasten the effect light onto firm trussing. Leave at least 0,5 meter on all sides for air circulation.
Plug the end of the electric mains power cord into a proper electric power supply socket.
Use a 3-p XLR cable to connect the Compact Pars.
Link the units as shown in (figure 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.
5. Supply electric power: Plug the end of the mains power cord into proper electric power supply
sockets. Do so for all units and the controller.
Multiple Compact Pars Pro Set Up
Max. 30 Compact Pars
Fig. 4
Note : Link all DMX cables and set dip switches before connecting electric power
6. Do not supply power before the whole system is set up and connected properly. Design your show
according to your DMX controller functions. See page 13 for more about DMX programming.
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 Compact Pars on a DMX data link: 30 fixtures
@ 220V: 30 units may be connected in series
@120V: 15 units may be connected in series
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.).
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Control Panel
Fig. 5
A. LED Display
B. MODE Button
C. SETUP Button
D. Up Button
E. Down Button
DMX 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.
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 Compact Par will respond to the controller.
Please note when you use the controller, the unit has max. 6 channels.
When using multiple Compact Par’s, make sure you set the DMX addresses right.
Therefore, the DMX address of the first Compact Par should be 1(001); the DMX address of the second
Compact Par should be 1+6=7; the DMX address of the third Compact Par should be 7+6=13, etc.
Please, be sure that you don’t have any overlapping channels in order to control each Compact Par
correctly. If two or more Compact Par’s are addressed similarly, they will work similarly.
For address settings, please refer to the instructions under ”Addressing’ (menu d001)
Controlling:
After having addressed all Compact Par’s, you may now start operating these via your lighting controller.
Note: After switching on, the Compact Par will automatically detect whether DMX 512 data is received
or not.
The problem may be:
• The XLR cable from the controller is not connected with the input of the Compact Par.
• 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.
Display Off after 20 seconds
When no button is pressed for 20 seconds, the display will dim. The display will light up, when one of the
four buttons is pressed again.
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Menu Overview
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Main Menu Options
1. Built-in Programs
2. Auto
3. DMX address
4. Slave
5. Sound controlled
The Compact Par 18 Tri MKII will only show its version number at start-up !
1. Built-in Programs
1) Press the MODE button on the device, until the display shows
.
2) With this menu you can set the Built-in Program Mode of the Compact Par.
You can choose 10 built-in programs
, by using the Up / Down buttons.
3) When you select
, you can use a wide variety of manual color settings.
Press Setup to switch between the built-in programs Menu.
Flash Frequency
Flash Frequency
Flash Frequency
Flash Frequency
Flash Frequency
Flash Frequency
Red
Green
Blue
Flash Frequency
Off
4) When you select
programs Menu.
5) You can choose 2 different sub menus.
, you can press Setup to switch between the built-in
Program Running Speed from 01-99 and FL
Flash Frequency from 00-99
Use the Setup button to scroll through the menu.
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2. Auto Run Program
1) Press the MODE button on the device, until the display shows
2) With this menu you can set the Auto Mode of the Compact Par.
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3. DMX Mode
With this menu you can set the DMX address.
1) Press the MODE button, until the display shows
2) You can choose 512 different DMX addresses.
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Use the Up / Down buttons to select the required address from
3) You can also press the SETUP button to set 4 different DMX Modes.
Use the Up / Down buttons to select the required Mode.
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1 Channel
3 Channels
4 Channels
6 Channels
4. Slave Mode
When the display shows:
, the device is a slave device. It will now react the same as its master.
5. Sound control Mode
1) Press the MODE button on the device, until the display shows
Compact Par will react to the beat of the music.
You can adjust the sensitivity from low sensitive to high sensitive.
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. Turn on the music and the
DMX Channels
1 Channel
Channel 1 – Color Macro’s
0
1-22
23-45
46-68
69-91
92-114
115-137
138-160
161-183
184-206
207-229
230-252
253-255
No Function
Red
Green
Blue
Cyan
Yellow
Orange
Pink
Purple
Dark Blue
Light Green
White
Warm White
3 Channels
Channel 1 – Red
0-255
Red gradual color brightness from 0 to 100%
Channel 2 – Green
0-255
Green gradual color brightness from 0 to 100%
Channel 3 – Blue
0-255
Blue gradual color brightness from 0 to 100%
4 Channels
Channel 1 – Master Dimmer
0-255
Brightness from 0 to 100%
Channel 2 – Red
0-255
Red gradual color brightness from 0 to 100%
Channel 3 – Green
0-255
Green gradual color brightness from 0 to 100%
Channel 4 – Blue
0-255
Blue gradual color brightness from 0 to 100%
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6 Channels
Channel 1 – Master Dimmer
0-255
Brightness from 0 to 100%
Channel 2 – Red (when CH6 is OFF
0-255
)
Red gradual color brightness from 0 to 100%
Channel 2 – RGB Macro (when CH6 is set between 1-24
0-8
9-17
18-26
27-35
36-44
45-53
54-62
63-71
72-80
81-89
90-98
99-107
108-116
117-125
126-134
135-143
144-152
153-161
162-170
171-179
180-188
189-197
198-206
207-215
216-224
225-233
234-242
243-251
252-255
)
Red (255)
Red (255), Green (50)
Red (255), Green (150)
Red (255), Green (255)
Red (200), Green (255)
Red (100), Green (255)
Red (40), Green (255)
Green (255)
Green (255), Blue (50)
Green (255), Blue (150)
Green (255), Blue (255)
Green (150), Blue (255)
Green (50), Blue (255)
Blue (255)
Red (50), Blue (255)
Red (150), Blue (250)
Red (255), Blue (255)
Red (220), Blue (50)
Red (150), Green (50), Blue (100)
Red (50), Green (180), Blue (220)
Red (50), Green (220), Blue (100)
Red (150), Green (220)
Red (150), Blue (220)
Green (180), Blue (220)
Green (220), Blue (50)
Red (220), Green (100), Blue (50)
Red (220), Green (200), Blue (100)
Red (255), Green (200), Blue (150)
Red (255), Green (255), Blue (255)
Channel 2 – Programs Speed (when CH6 is set between 25-249
0-255
Speed from slow to fast
Channel 2 – Audio Sensitivity (when CH6 is set between 250-255
0-255
Audio sensitivity from less sensitive to highly sensitive
Channel 3 – Green
0-255
Green gradual color brightness from 0 to 100%
Channel 4 – Blue
0-255
)
Blue gradual color brightness from 0 to 100%
15
)
Channel 5 – Strobe
0-9
10-255
No Function
Strobe effect, from slow to fast (0-20 flashes/sec.)
Channel 6 – Color Programs
0-24
25-49
50-74
75-99
100-124
125-149
150-174
175-199
200-224
225-249
250-255
29 static color program Mode via Channel 2
Program 2 (7-color, gradual change) R, RG, G, GB, B, RB, RGB
Program 3 (3-color, gradual change) R, G, B
Program 4 (7-color, color switch) R, RG, G, GB, B, RB, RGB
Program 5 (3-color, color switch) R, G, B
Program 6 (fantasy change 1)
Program 7 (fantasy change 2)
Program 8 (red gradual change)
Program 9 (green gradual change)
Program 10 (blue gradual change)
Sound-controlled
Maintenance
The Showtec Compact Par 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. Keep connections clean. Disconnect electric power, and
then wipe the connections with a damp cloth. Make sure connections are thoroughly dry before linking
equipment or supplying electric power.
The operator has to make sure that safety-relating and machine-technical installations are to be
inspected by an expert after every four years 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.
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 screwdriver into the 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
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Troubleshooting
No Light
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 LEDs, the fuse.
1. Power supply. Check that the unit is plugged into an appropriate power supply.
2. The LEDs. Return the Compact Par 18 Tri MKII to your Showtec dealer.
3. The fuse. Replace the fuse. See page 16 for replacing the fuse.
4. If all of the above appears to be O.K., plug the unit in again.
5. If you are unable to determine the cause of the problem, do not open the Compact Par, as this may
damage the unit and the warranty will become void.
6. Return the device to your Showtec dealer.
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).
No light
The power supply settings do not
match local AC voltage and
frequency.
• 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.
• Disconnect fixture. Check settings
and correct if necessary.
• Disconnect fixture and return to your
dealer.
LEDs damaged
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Product Specification
Model: Showtec Compact Par
• Compact flat Par Housing
• Stylish design
• Power Supply: 100-240V AC
• Easy Link Up to 15 units
• Convection cooling, 100% silent
• Flicker Free (Suitable for TV Studio)
• Power 60 Watt
• Drive Current: 350mA
• Refresh rate: 7,8 KHz
• LED System: 18 x 3-in-1 LED Technology
• Full 3-in-1 RGB color-mixing
• 4 Digits LED Control Display
• Double bracket
• Lumens: 9600
• Lux @2m: 4170
• Max Distance: 10m
• Control Mode: DMX512
• DMX channels: 1, 3, 4, 6
• Dimmer: 0-100%
• Strobe: 0-20Hz
• Beam Angle: 28°
• Control: Built-in Programs, Auto, Sound-controlled, Master/Slave, DMX
• DMX-controlled
• Music-controlled via built-in microphone
• 3-pin DMX In and 3-pin DMX Out (XLR 3 Pin)
• IEC In and IEC Out
• Housing: Aluminum and iron
• Color: Black
• Cooling: Aluminum heat sink
• Dimensions: 250 x 290 x 96 mm
• Weight: 2,84 kg
• Fuse 1A / 250V
Minimum distance:
Minimum distance from flammable surfaces: 0.5m
Minimum distance to lighted object: 0.8m
Design and product specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Website: www.Showtec.info
Email: service@highlite.nl
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