VBAR 270 User Manual

VBAR 270
User Manual
Version 1.2
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing VBAR 270.
VBAR 270 is a LED light fixture for professional use. Using the RGB color mixing technology
provide up to 16.5 million colors for use in stage production and fixed installation. Its optional
mounting kits offering many different ways to use this light fixture. This light fixture can be
operating stand-alone or using advance control via external DMX controller.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
z 1 x VBAR 270
z 1 x Hanging bracket
z Power Cord
z User manual
Carefully unpack the carton, check the contents to ensure that all parts are present, and have
been received in good condition. If any parts appear damaged or missing, notify the shipper
immediately and retain packing material for inspection. In the event that the fixture must be
returned to the factory, it is important that the fixture be returned in the original factory box and
packing.
1.1
Features
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DMX 512.
Standard 5 channels and full function 8 channels DMX control.
Stand – alone operation:
„ Master/Slave.
„ Dimmable Manual color mixing and preset colors.
„ Dimmable auto-chases with adjustable speed and fade.
„ 19 auto chases.
Special functions:
„ Check software version.
„ Test sequence for testing and demo purpose.
„ Factory reset.
„ DMX off setting.
Optional bracket to make batten, blinder, light tube and multilateral shaping.
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1.2
Overview
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1. Mounting Bracket
2. Gear Screw
3. LED Module
4. 5-PIN DMX Input
11. Update Button
5. Power Input
12. Power Output
6. Power Switch
13. 5-PIN DMX Output
7. Mode Button
14. LED Status Indicator
8. F/S Button
15. LCD Screen
9. Up Button
16. Fuse Holder
10. Down Button
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1.3
Safety Instructions
CAUTION
UNPLUG MAINS BEFORE INSTALLING OR WIRING THE FIXTURE
User must be qualified to be involved with installation and maintenance of this product. User
must follow the safety instruction and warning notes written in this manual.
CAUTION
NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY INTO THE LIGHT SOURCE
IMPORTANT
z For indoor use only
z Keep dry
z Install only in well ventilated areas
z Do not attempt to open the controller or fixture, no user serviceable parts inside.
z Before attaching the device, make sure the installation surface can hold a minimum
point load of ten times the device’s weight.
Installation
2.1 Connection to the mains
i.
AC Power
VBAR 270 is available in AC100-240V 50-60Hz and is supplied to match your local voltage
and frequency.
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ii.
Replacing Plug
The power cable must be fitted with a grounding-type cord cap (earthed type mains plug) that
fits your power distribution system.
Wire (EU)
Wire (US)
Pin
Marking
Brown
Black
Live
L
Blue
White
Neutral
N
Yellow
Green
GND
2.2 Connection between fixtures
The fixture is equipped with 5 PIN XLR sockets for DMX input and output. Only use a
shielded twisted pair cable designed for 3 or 5 PIN XLR plugs and connectors in order to
connect the controller with fixture or one fixture with another.
i.
DMX Serial Data Link
If you are using the standard DMX controller, you can connect the DMX output of the
controller directly with the DMX input of the first fixture in the DMX-chain. Connect the DMX
output of first fixture in the chain with DMX input of next fixture. Always connect one output
with input of next fixture until all fixtures are connected.
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ii.
Master/Slave Data Link
Connect the DMX output of the master fixture in the data chain with the DMX input of first
slave fixture. Always connect output with the input of next slave fixture until all slave fixtures
are connected.
2.3 Mounting the fixture
i.
Truss Mount
Fixture should be hung on truss structure using a mounting clamp. Always secure the fixture
with a secondary safety attachment.
ii.
Wall Mount
Refer to below diagram for wall mounting instruction. Before attaching the device, make sure
the installation surface can hold a minimum point load of 10 times the device’s weight.
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iii.
Floor Mount
Refer to below diagram for floor mounting instruction.
2.4 Fixing
i.
Batten Bracket
First attach fixtures together refer to instruction below, the structure design can combine
maximum of 5 fixtures together.
Then put on the batten stand on the end sides of fixtures.
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ii.
Blinder Frame
Refer to diagram below to install blinder frame. First install the side plate with light fixture then
carefully install the hanging bracket.
iii.
Hinge Kit
The hinge kit has 3 standard angles (60°, 72°, and 90°). It can also be adjusted manually from
minimum 55° up to maximum 90°. Follow diagram below to adjust angle.
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For extended use simply attach two hinge kits together to gain larger angle from 110° to 180°.
Refer to below instruction to attach two hinge kits together.
To make multilateral shaping first attach hinge kit to the fixture follow below diagram.
Link all the fixtures together using the hinge kit until it is finished. The hinge kit can also use
as internal angle, simply remove the locking screw and install on the other side.
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iv.
U-Shape Acrylic
To make a light tube simply attached the U shape acrylic to the front of fixture.
Operation
The control panel is located at the back of VBAR 270, allows setting DMX address, calling
auto-chase, and setting fixtures personality.
Using the Control Panel:
[MODE]
Browse through main menu or esc from current view.
[F/S]
Browse through sub-menu.
[UP] [DOWN] Make adjustment or activate function.
[UPDATE]
Set fixture at update mode.
3.1 Control menu map
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iv.
DMX Protocols (Full Function with 8 Channels)
Channel
Function
Value
Channel 1
Red
0-255
Channel 2
Green
0-255
Channel 3
Blue
0-255
Channel 4
Master Dimmer
0-255
Channel 5
Strobe
0-255
Channel 6
Chase 1
Chase 2
Chase 3
0-11
12-23
24-35
Chase 4
Chase 5
Chase 6
Chase 7
Chase 8
Chase 9
Chase 10
Chase 11
Chase 12
Chase 13
Chase 14
Chase 15
Chase 16
Chase 17
Chase 18
Chase 19
36-47
48-59
60-71
72-83
84-95
96-107
108-119
120-131
132-143
144-155
156-167
168-179
180-191
192-203
204-215
216-255
Channel 7
Speed
0-255
Channel 8
Fade Time
0-255
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v.
Setting the DMX Control Channel
There are total of 6 LED cells on VBAR 270 light fixture. The LED cell can be set to control as
1, 2, 3 or 6 cells. Total of 8 DMX control channel mode are available.
1. Press [F/S] button to find
.
2. Use [UP] [DONW] button to select from 1 out of 8 available DMX control channel mode.
3. Press [F/S] to store setting.
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3.3 Stand – Alone Operation
i.
Using Master/Slave Mode
When making synchronous operation for multiple fixtures requires that they be connected on
a data link and one for the fixture set as master unit and rest set as slave unit. Only one fixture
can be set as master unit and rest of salve unit mimic behavior of master.
IMPORTANT
Before using Master/Slave mode, fixtures must be disconnected from DMX controller. Data
collision may occur if not disconnected.
1. Press [MODE] button to find
menu.
menu.
2. Use [UP] [DOWN] button to set fixture as master
or slave
unit.
Note: Unit set as master blue LED will light up as indication on control panel.
ii.
Manual Color Mixing
Make color adjustment manually using this mode. It provides control for red, green, blue and
7 preset colors are available with dimming control.
1.
Use [MODE] button to find
menu.
2.
Press [F/S] button to scroll through submenu and make adjustment using [UP] [DOWN]
menu.
button.
3.
Press [F/S] button again to store setting.
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Technical Specification
Power
Input Voltage:
Power Consumption:
Fuse:
AC 100 – 240V 50-60Hz
30 W
T 1.0A
Light Source
LED:
Beam angle:
270 RGB LED (90 Red, 90 Green, 90 Blue)
15°
Performance
2024 LUX @ 1M
570 LUX @ 2M
Control and Programming
Protocol:
DMX Channels:
Control Options:
USITT DMX 512
5, 8, 11, 14, 20, 23
DMX, Master/Slave, Manual color mix, Auto-chase
Connections
Power:
Data:
Software update:
Neutrik Powercon
XLR 5-PIN
XLR 5-PIN
Dimensions and Weight
Length:
Width:
Height:
Weight:
297mm
212mm
207mm
3.5 KG
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Maintenance
Keep the fixture dry and only install in well-ventilated areas.
Clean the fixture with a moist, lint-free cloth. Never use alcohol or solvents.
To maintaining adequate cooling, clean the dust from air vent regularly.
Fuse Replacement
1. Unplug mains before replacing fuse.
2. Unscrew the fuse holder using a flat head screwdriver (anti-clockwise).
3. Remove the damaged fuse from its holder and replace with exact same type fuse.
4. Insert the fuse holder back in its place then reconnect power.
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Website: www.alkalite.com
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