LED Operator 1
ORDERCODE 50718
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Showtec LED Operator ™ Product Guide
Warning ...............................................................................................................................................................................2
Safety Instructions .........................................................................................................................................................2
Operating Determinations ..........................................................................................................................................3
Return Procedure ..........................................................................................................................................................4
Claims ..............................................................................................................................................................................4
Description of the device .................................................................................................................................................5
Overview ........................................................................................................................................................................5
Controller Front ..............................................................................................................................................................6
Controller Backside ......................................................................................................................................................6
Installation ...........................................................................................................................................................................7
Set Up and Operation .......................................................................................................................................................7
Preset Mode ...................................................................................................................................................................7
Chase Mode ..................................................................................................................................................................7
Macro Mode ..................................................................................................................................................................8
Strobe ..............................................................................................................................................................................8
Blackout ..........................................................................................................................................................................8
Manual RGB ...................................................................................................................................................................8
Sound ..............................................................................................................................................................................8
Maintenance ......................................................................................................................................................................9
Troubleshooting .................................................................................................................................................................9
Product Specification .......................................................................................................................................................9
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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:
• LED Operator 1
• Power adapter included
• User manual
WARNING
CAUTION!
Keep this device away from rain and moisture!
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.
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.
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Do not open the device and do not modify the device.
Do not connect this device to a dimmerpack.
Do not switch the device on and off in short intervals, as this would reduce the device’s life.
Only use device indoor, avoid contact with water or other liquids.
Avoid flames and do not put close to flammable liquids or gases.
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 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.
Repairs, servicing and electric connection must be carried out only by Showtec.
WARRANTY: Till one year after date of purchase.
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 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, lamp explosion, crash
etc.
You endanger your own safety and the safety of others!
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
L
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 LED Operator is a light controller from Showtec and features:
• Easy to use
• 3 DMX Channels
• 9 preset colours (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, Purple, Magenta, White)
• DMX-512
• Strobe function
• Chases
• Master Dimmer
• 3 faders to control Red, Green and Blue LED of your LED fixture.
• Manual or sound-controlled
• Built-in microphone.
• simple but powerful controller for non-complex light applications
• Power supply: AC 12V- 1A (included)
• Power consumption: 6 Watt
• Power connector: Adapter (included)
• DMX-512: 3-pin XLR
• Strobe Function
• Individual RGB Channel Faders
• Fade/Speed/Strobe fader for Chase control
NOTE:
Knowledge of DMX is required to fully utilize this unit.
Overview
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Controller Front
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Preset Colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, Purple, Magenta, White
Preset button
Chases button
Macro button: Built-in color Macros.
Macro/Chase fader or Red Fader
Red Fader: Use the fader to manually set the intensity of the color red.
Macro Fader: Use the Macro fader to manually set one of the built-in macros.
Chase Fader: Use the Chase fader to manually set one of the built-in chases.
6) Fade/Speed/Strobe fader or Green Fader
Green Fader: Use the fader to manually set the intensity of the color green.
FADE TIME Fader: Use the Fade Time fader to manually set the Fade Time during playback.
SPEED Fader: Use the Speed fader to manually set the chase speed during playback.
STROBE Fader: Use the Strobe fader to manually set the strobe intensity.
7) Master Dimmer or Blue Fader
Blue Fader: Use the fader to manually set the intensity of the color blue.
Use the Master fader to manually control the overall intensity.
8) Audio Sensitivity
9) Strobe button: Use the Strobe button to activate the strobe function at any time during playback.
10) Black Out button: Press the Black Out button to cut all output.
11) Manual RGB
12) Sound button
Controller Backside
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13) ON/OFF
14) 12VDC 500mA
15) DMX Out
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Installation
Remove all packing materials from the LED Operator 1. 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
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.
Preset Mode
The LED Operator 1 has 9 built-in color macros.
1) Press the Preset button (2). The red LED above the Preset button lights up.
2) Slide the Master Dimmer/Blue Fader (7) and the Fade/Speed/Strobe/Green Fader (6) to 100%.
3) Now choose one of the 9 pre-programmed colors (1).
4) Adjust the Fade/Speed/Strobe/Green Fader (6) to set the desired Fade Time, when switching to
another color.
5) Adjust the Master Dimmer/Blue Fader (7) to set the desired dimmer level.
6) The Fade time and/or dimmer may now be readjusted. You can Press the strobe button (9) and then
use the Fade/Speed/Strobe Fader (6) to set the strobe speed.
Please make sure that the Strobe, Blackout and Manual RGB functions are not overriding the controls.
The Sound-control option will not function in Preset Mode.
Chase Mode
The LED Operator 1 has built-in color chases. There are several color combinations to choose from.
1) Press the CHASES button (3) . The orange LED above the Chases button lights up.
2) Adjust the Fade/Speed/Strobe/Green Fader (6) to set the desired Fade Time.
3) Adjust the Master Dimmer/Blue Fader (7) to set the desired dimmer level.
4) Use the Chases/Macro/Red Fader (5) to select one of the color combinations.
5) You can now readjust the Fade time and dimmer. Press the strobe button (9) and then use the
Fade/Speed/Strobe Fader (6) to set the strobe speed.
By moving the Chases/Macro/Red Fader (5), you can choose several built-in preset color chases.
There are 8 different chases:
Red – Green – Blue – Red – Blue – Yellow
White On – White OFF
Blue – Yellow
Green – Magenta
Red – Cyan
Red – Blue
Green – Blue
Red – Green
These are NOT continuous color fades !!!!
Example:
Red -Green
The color will go from 100% Red to 0% Red and then from 100% Green to 0% Green.
So it won’t fade directly from Red to Green !!!!
Please make sure that the Strobe, Blackout, and Manual RGB functions are not overriding the controls.
The Sound-control option will work in Chase Mode.
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Macro Mode
The LED Operator 1 has built-in color macros. This is a static color selection, so no chase movement or
color flows will occur. There are several color macros to choose from.
1) Press the Macro button (4) . The green LED above the Macro button lights up.
2) Adjust the Fade/Speed/Strobe/Green Fader (6) to set the desired Fade Time.
3) Adjust the Master Dimmer/Blue Fader (7) to set the desired dimmer level.
4) Use the Chases/Macro/Red Fader (5) to select one of the built-in color macros.
5) You can now readjust the Fade time and dimmer.
Please make sure that the Strobe, Blackout, and Manual RGB functions are not overriding the controls.
The Sound-control option will not function in Macro Mode.
Strobe
This controller has multiple functions for all 3 faders. One of the functions for the Fade/Speed/Strobe/
Green is the strobe function.
1) Press the Strobe button (9). The green LED next to the Strobe button lights up.
2) Adjust the Fade/Speed/Strobe/Green Fader (6) to set the strobe speed.
3) In order to deactivate this function, the mode must be entered and the fader must be set to 0 (fader
fully down). Then press the Strobe button (9) to deactivate this function. The Strobe LED is off.
This function may be activated while operating in any other mode (preset, chases, macro mode).
Strobe can not be recorded in a scene or chase
Blackout
This controller has a dedicated blackout button. This button works in conjunction with the
Fade/Speed/Strobe/Green fader.
1) Adjust the Fade/Speed/Strobe Fader (6) to a certain value, to set how fast the lights will fade out and
dim completely.
2) Press the Blackout button (10). The red LED next to the Blackout button lights up.
The blackout function will also work with the Fade/Speed/Strobe/Green fader, when disabling the
blackout. So if you have set the Fade/Speed/Strobe Fader (6) half way, it will take longer for the LED
fixture to blackout.
The blackout function will not work, when the controller is in manual RGB mode.
Manual RGB
This controller has the ability to manually choose a custom color combination by using the Red, Green
and Blue faders.
1) First press the Manual RGB button (11). The green LED next to the Manual RGB button lights up.
2) Adjust the Red, Green and Blue Faders (5, 6, 7) to the desired levels.
This function may be activated. Please dim all 3 faders to 0 and then press the Manual RGB button (11),
until the LED indicator is off.
Blackout will not work in Manual RGB Mode.
Fade/Speed will not work in Manual RGB Mode.
Sound
This LED Operator 1 has several built-in chases. Normally these chases are triggered by the Speed fader,
but they can also be triggered by using the built-in microphone.
1) Press the CHASES button (3) . The orange LED above the Chases button lights up.
2) Press the Sound button (12). The green LED next to the Sound button lights up.
3) Adjust the Sensitivity control (8) to the desired level. Turn the Sensitivity control clockwise to increase
sensitivity.
To disable this mode, press the Sound button (12), until the LED indicator is off.
You are also able to adjust the master dimmer (7) and the fade time (6) faders.
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Maintenance
The Showtec LED Operator 1 requires almost no maintenance. However, you should keep the unit clean.
Disconnect the mains power supply, and then wipe the cover with a damp cloth. Do not immerse in
liquid. Do not use alcohol or solvents.
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.
Troubleshooting
Showtec LED Operator 1
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.
1. Fixture does not respond to controller: Check the DMX-address of the fixture and the controller. Make
sure they match. Make sure the connections are correct.
2. Interference between chases; If the same channel is assigned to different running chases, the one
with the highest channel value will be put out.
3. If the device does not operate properly, unplug the device.
4. Check power from the wall, all cables, the settings, etc.
5. If all of the above appears to be O.K., plug the unit in again.
6. If nothing happens after 30 seconds, unplug the device.
7. Return the device to your Showtec dealer
Product Specification
Model: Showtec LED Operator 1
Power supply: AC 12V- 1A
Power consumption: 6 Watt
Power connector: Adapter (included)
Easy to use
Control RGB fixtures
Adjustable Speed control
Adjustable fade time
Total DMX Channels: 3
DMX-512: XLR 3 pole
Strobe Function
Individual RGB Channel Faders
Grand Master Fader
Speed fader for Chase control
Strobe
Dimensions : 210 x 140 x 50 mm (LxWxH)
Weight : 0,88 kg
Design and product specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Website: www.Showtec.info
Email: service@highlite.nl
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