Galactic GBC-120
ORDERCODE 51336
Highlite International B.V.
Vestastraat 2
6468 EX Kerkrade
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 45-5667700
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Showtec Galactic GBC-120 ™ Product Guide
Warning ...............................................................................................................................................................................2
Safety Instructions .........................................................................................................................................................2
Operating Determinations ..........................................................................................................................................5
Rigging ............................................................................................................................................................................5
Return Procedure ..........................................................................................................................................................6
Claims ..............................................................................................................................................................................6
Description of the device.................................................................................................................................................7
Overview ........................................................................................................................................................................7
Backside .........................................................................................................................................................................8
Remote Control Operation .........................................................................................................................................9
Installation .........................................................................................................................................................................10
Set Up and Operation .....................................................................................................................................................10
Control Modes .............................................................................................................................................................11
One Galactic RGY-140 (Auto run visual effects) .............................................................................................11
One Galactic RGY-140 (Sound-control) ............................................................................................................11
Multiple Galactics (Master/Slave control).........................................................................................................11
Multiple Galactic RGY-140 (DMX Control) ........................................................................................................12
Fixture Linking ...............................................................................................................................................................12
Data Cabling ...............................................................................................................................................................12
Control Panel ...............................................................................................................................................................13
Control Mode ..............................................................................................................................................................13
DMX Addressing ..........................................................................................................................................................13
Menu Overview ...........................................................................................................................................................14
Main Menu Options ....................................................................................................................................................15
1. DMX Mode ..........................................................................................................................................................15
2. Slave Mode .........................................................................................................................................................15
3. Remote Mode ....................................................................................................................................................15
4. Run Test ................................................................................................................................................................15
5. Built-in Programs Mode / Sound Mode ..........................................................................................................16
6. Sensitivity Mode ..................................................................................................................................................16
DMX Channels .............................................................................................................................................................17
10 Channels .............................................................................................................................................................17
Patterns ..............................................................................................................................................................................18
Maintenance ....................................................................................................................................................................19
Replacing a Fuse ........................................................................................................................................................19
Troubleshooting ...............................................................................................................................................................19
No Light .........................................................................................................................................................................19
No Response to DMX..................................................................................................................................................19
Product Specification .....................................................................................................................................................21
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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:
• Galactic GBC-120 with IEC powercable 1,75m
• Infrared Remote Control
• Remote plug and 2 keys
• User manual
CAUTION ! EYEDAMAGES !!!
NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY INTO THE LIGHTSOURCE !!!
NEVER PROJECT A SINGLE LASER POINT !!!
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 have 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 aim the laser beam at people or animals!
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 check the regulations when using a class IIIB laser product.
Always check and position the laser before anybody enters the room, when the laser is facing an
area with people.
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 Galactic GBC-120. 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.
The laser will only work between 15-35ºC.
After 3 hours working, you must shut off the laser and let the laser diode cool off for 30 minutes,
otherwise the laser could be damaged and the warranty becomes void.
Repairs, servicing and electric connection must be carried out by a qualified technician.
WARRANTY: Till one year after date of purchase.
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CAUTION: AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM: Avoid direct eye contact with laser
light. Never intentionally expose your eyes or others to direct laser radiation.
Compliance Statement
Your Galactic GBC-120 Laser has been designed to comply with FDA and IEC Standards for it
classification.
The Galactic GBC-120 is a Class IIIB laser product.
Laser Safety and Compliance Information
The Galactic GBC-120 is manufactured to comply with the IEC 60825-1 and in accordance with U.S. Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) Standards Listed under FDA Document 21 CFR 1040 and subsequent laser
notices.
Product Classification and Manufacturing Label Identification
Laser Classification: Class IIIB
Cooling:
TE Cooling
Laser medium:
wavelength 532 nm / Green (DPSS) Medium DPSS Nd:YVO4, 40mW
wavelength 450 nm / Blue (DPSS) Medium LD GeAs, 80mW
Output:
120mW
Beam Diameter <5mm at aperture
Pulse Data All pulses < 4Hz (>0.25sec)
Divergence (each beam) <2 mrad
Divergence (total light) <90 degrees
CAUTION:
The use of corrective eye wear or optics for viewing at distances such as telescopes or
binoculars within a distance of 100mm may pose an eye hazard.
This laser product is a Class IIIB laser and has
an Interlocked housing.
There are no user serviceable parts inside. Tampering or
removing warranty seals will void your products limited
warranty.
Combo label with the Product Model Number, Serial
Number, Date of Manufacturing, Laser Light Warning Label,
Warranty Void Label and Interlocked Housing Label
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Proper Usage Safety and Compliance Information
According to FDA Regulations you
should operate this product as stated on
the left.
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 0.5 meter.
• The maximum ambient temperature ta = 45°C must never be exceeded.
• The relative humidity must not exceed 50 % with an ambient temperature of 35° 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!
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 Galactic GBC-120 is lowered from the ceiling or high joists, professional trussing systems have
to be used.
 Use a clamp to mount the Galactic GBC-120, with the mounting-bracket, to the trussing system.
 The Galactic GBC-120 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.
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 Galactic GBC-120 is a light effect with high output and great effects.
• When using multiple units together, you can make a great and cost effective beam-show
• Power Input: AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
• Power Consumption: 15 Watt
• Beam Diameter <5mm at aperture
• Pulse Data All pulses < 4Hz (>0.25sec)
• Divergence (each beam) <2 mrad
• Divergence (total light) <90 degrees
• Laser Class: IIIB
• Laser Safety: EN/IEC 60825-1 Ed 2, 2007-03
• Laser Color: Green, Blue, Cyan
• Laser Power: 120mW (40mW 532nm Green, 80mW 450nm Blue)
• Scan Angle: +/-30˚
• Scan Speed: Stepping motor
• Control Modes: Auto, Sound, Master/Slave, DMX
• 3-pin DMX In and 3-pin DMX Out
• Clear LCD display for all settings
• Compact strong metal housing
• Music-controlled via built-in microphone
• 10 DMX Channels
• Safety Features: Key switch, Interlock, Safety eye
• Fuse 1A / 250V
• Dimensions: 145 x 160 x 80mm (excl. bracket)
• Weight: 1.38 Kg
• Accessories included: 2 Keys, Interlock test connector, Infrared Remote control
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Overview
Fig. 1
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Backside
Fig. 2
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3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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1) Mountingbracket with adjustment screw
2) 3-pin DMX Out
3) ON/OFF
4) Fuse 1A/250V
5) IEC Powerconnector
6) 3-pin DMX In
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7) Earth connection
8) Remote Control
9) Lock On/Off
10) Safety Eye
11) LCD Display + Menu Buttons
12) Built-in Microphone
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Remote Control Operation
ON/OFF:
In
mode, use this button to turn the laser ON/OFF. In
every mode, excepted SLA mode, press 2 seconds to activate REM mode.
AUTO:
Automatic running show
SOUND activated show. The blue music LED indicator is flashing when
sound signal is detected
During a sound-controlled Show, press MUSIC+B+1~9
to set the sensitivity. 9 is the most sensitive.
COLOR CHANGE:
programmed colors
Cycle through the pre-
PATTERN CHANGE:
patterns
To show and change 48
FIXED PATTERN:
Choose your favorite PATTERN from
1 to 48
Repeat
Pause
Attention:
Any control or setting with the remote control will be saved, until the system is rebooted.
The system is always in AUTO show after rebooting.
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Installation
Remove all packing materials from the Galactic GBC-120. 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.
Connect the device to the main power supply. The device can be music-controlled by its built-in
microphone.
The Interlock plug/remote plug and safety keys are included in the box.
The interlock is the “included-in-the-box” successor for the optional remote interlock (51316)
They should be kept with the Galactic GBC-120 laser !!!
The following safety precautions should be followed:
-The interlock plug should be placed on the backside (8) of your Galactic GBC-120 laser.
-The keys should be put into the lock (9) of your Galactic GBC-120 laser.
Warning
If the plug is not connected, your laser will not function.
If the key is not set to ON, your laser will not function.
Exclusion of liability
Be aware that in some countries, there are additional regulations, regarding the use of laser devices.
Therefore, we strongly advise you to check your national laws with the authorities: We don’t take any
responsibility for eventual discrepancies, changes or adaptions regarding lawful use of laser devices.
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Control Modes
There are 4 modes:
• Auto run (visual effects)
• Sound-controlled
• Master/Slave
• DMX512
One Galactic GBC-120 (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 Galactic GBC-120 is not connected by a DMX-cable, it functions as a stand-alone device.
Please see page 16 for more information about the Auto run visual effects.
One Galactic GBC-120 (Sound-control)
1. Fasten the effect light onto firm trussing Leave at least 1 meter on all sides for air circulation.
2. Turn on the music. If the device is set to sound, then the Galactic GBC-120 will react to the beat of
the music. Please see page 16 for more information about the sound-control options.
Multiple Galactics (Master/Slave control)
1. Fasten the effect light onto firm trussing Leave at least 1 meter on all sides for air circulation.
2. Always use a safety cable (ordercode 70140 / 70141).
3. Use a 3-p XLR cable to connect the Galactic GBC-120 lasers.
The pins:
1.
Earth
2.
Signal 3.
Signal +
4. 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 16 (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 Galactics (Master/Slave control)
Fig. 3
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Multiple Galactic GBC-120 (DMX Control)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Fasten the effect light onto firm trussing Leave at least 1 meter on all sides for air circulation.
Always use a safety cable (ordercode 70140 / 70141).
Use a 3-p XLR cable to connect the Galactic GBC-120 lasers.
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 Galactics Set Up
Max. 30 Galactics
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 15 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 Galactics on a DMX data link: 30 fixtures
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 Basic microphone 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. Func Button
C. Up Button
D. Down Button
E. Enter Button
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 Galactic GBC-120 will respond to the controller.
Please note when you use the controller, the unit has max. 10 channels.
When using multiple Galactic’s, make sure you set the DMX addresses right.
Therefore, the DMX address of the first Galactic GBC-120 should be 1(001); the DMX address of the
second Galactic GBC-120 should be 1+10=11; the DMX address of the third Galactic GBC-120 should be
11+10=21, etc.
Please, be sure that you don’t have any overlapping channels in order to control each Galactic GBC120 correctly. If two or more Galactic’s are addressed similarly, they will work similarly.
Controlling:
After having addressed all Galactic’s, you may now start operating these via your lighting controller.
Note: After switching on, the Galactic GBC-120 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 Galactic GBC-120.
• 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.
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Menu Overview
The Galactic GBC-120 will only show its version number at start-up !
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Main Menu Options
1. DMX address
2. Master/Slave
3. Remote Control
4. Test
5. Automatic
6. Sensitivity
You can only change a certain setting when the display is blinking.
If you can’t change a certain value, please press the Function-button once and then change the value.
1. DMX Mode
With this menu you can set the DMX address.
1) Press the FUNC button, until the display shows
.
2) You can choose 512 different DMX addresses.
Use the Up / Down buttons to select the required address from
3) Use the ENTER button to store your setting.
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2. Slave Mode
With this menu you are able to set the device as a slave device.
1) Press the FUNC button, until the display shows
.
2) Use the ENTER button to store your setting.
3. Remote Mode
With this menu you are able to activate the remote control modus.
1) Press the FUNC button, until the display shows
.
2) Use the ENTER button to store your setting.
3) In any standalone mode (excepted REM and SLA), press ON/OFF for 2 seconds to activate the
remote function.
4) Please see remote control menu for more info.
4. Run Test
1) Press the FUNC button, until the display shows
.
2) When you press ENTER, the device will start an internal test.
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5. Built-in Programs Mode / Sound Mode
1) Press the FUNC button, until the display shows
. This is the Auto Mode.
2) You can choose 8 different modes, 4 Auto Modes and 4 Sound Modes.
3) Use the Up / Down buttons to select:
4) Use the ENTER button to store your setting.
6. Sensitivity Mode
With this menu you can set the Audio Sensitivity.
1) Press the FUNC button, until the display shows
.
2) You can choose 10 different Audio Sensitivity levels.
Use the Up / Down buttons to select the required address from
is no audio activation.
is audio sensitivity, from low to highly sensitive.
3) Use the ENTER button to store your setting.
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DMX Channels
10 Channels
Channel 1 – Control Modes
0-29
30-59
60-89
90-119
120-149
150-179
180-209
210-239
240-255
Auto show with original pre-programmed color
Auto show with Green
Auto show with Red
Auto show with Yellow
Sound-activated show with original pre-programmed color
Sound-activated show with Green
Sound-activated show with Red
Sound-activated show with Yellow
DMX Mode
Channel 2 – Patterns (when CH1 is set between 140-255 and CH3 is set between 25-255
0-255
32 patterns
Channel 3 – Color
0-24
25-49
50-74
75-99
100-124
125-149
150-174
175-199
200-224
225-255
Blackout
Original pre-programmed color
Blue
Green
Cyan
Blue + Green
Green + Cyan
Blue + Cyan
Blue + Green + Cyan
Color flow
Channel 4 – Color Changing Speed (when CH3 is set between 125-255
0-4
5-255
Stop
Color changing speed from slow to fast
Channel 5 – Zoom
0-127
128-169
170-209
210-255
Zoom from 100% – 5%
Zoom In from 100% – 5% (slow to fast)
Zoom Out from 5% - 100% (slow to fast)
Zoom In and Out from slow to fast
Channel 6 – X-axis Moving
0-127
128-191
192-255
128 different fixed positions on X Axis
Clockwise moving from slow to fast
Counterclockwise moving from slow to fast
Channel 7 – Y-axis Moving
0-127
128-191
192-255
128 different fixed positions Y Axis
Clockwise moving from slow to fast
Counterclockwise moving from slow to fast
Channel 8 – Y-axis Rolling
0-127
128-191
192-255
0-359 degree fixed Y Axis rolling
Counterclockwise rolling from slow to fast
Clockwise rolling from slow to fast
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Channel 9 – X-axis Rolling
0-127
128-191
192-255
0-359 degree fixed X Axis rolling
Counterclockwise rolling from slow to fast
Clockwise rolling from slow to fast
Channel 10 – Z-axis Rolling
0-127
128-191
192-255
0-359 degree fixed X Axis rolling
Counterclockwise rotation from slow to fast
Clockwise rotation from slow to fast
Patterns
000-007
064-071
128-135
192-199
008-015
072-079
136-143
200-207
016-023
080-087
144-151
208-215
024-031
088-095
152-159
216-223
032-039
096-103
160-167
224-231
040-047
104-111
168-175
232-239
048-055
112-119
176-183
240-247
056-063
120-127
184-191
248-255
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Maintenance
The Showtec Galactic GBC-120 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.
Troubleshooting
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. If the device does not operate properly, unplug the device.
2. Check the power from the wall, the fuse, all cables etc.
3. If all of the above appears to be O.K., plug the unit in again.
4. If you are unable to determine the cause of the problem, do not open the Galactic GBC-120, as this
may damage the unit and the warranty will become void.
5. Return the machine to your Showtec dealer.
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 laser effect does not operate properly, refer servicing to a technician.
Response: Suspect three potential problem areas: the power supply, the laser, the fuse.
1. Power supply. Check that the unit is plugged into an appropriate power supply.
2. The laser. Return the device to your Showtec dealer.
3. The fuse. See page 19 for replacing the fuse.
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 laser
The power supply settings do not
match local AC voltage and
frequency.
Laser damaged.
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• 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. Check settings
and correct if necessary.
Product Specification
Model: Showtec Galactic GBC-120
• When using multiple units together, you can make a great and cost effective beam-show
• Power Input: AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
• Power Consumption: 15 Watt
• Beam Diameter <5mm at aperture
• Pulse Data All pulses < 4Hz (>0.25sec)
• Divergence (each beam) <2 mrad
• Divergence (total light) <90 degrees
• Laser Class: IIIB
• Laser Safety: EN/IEC 60825-1 Ed 2, 2007-03
• Laser Color: Green, Blue, Cyan
• Laser Power: 120mW (40mW 532nm Green, 80mW 450nm Blue)
• Scan Angle: +/-30˚
• Scan Speed: Stepping motor
• Control Modes: Auto, Sound, Master/Slave, DMX
• 3-pin DMX In and 3-pin DMX Out
• Clear LCD display for all settings
• Compact strong metal housing
• Music-controlled via built-in microphone
• 10 DMX Channels
• Safety Features: Key switch, Interlock, Safety eye
• Fuse 1A / 250V
• Dimensions: 145 x 160 x 80mm (excl. bracket)
• Weight: 1.38 Kg
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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