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Stagebar 2
RGBAW
user manual
TM
Dimensions
All dimensions are in millimeters
Stagebar 2 S
Stagebar 54 S
230
190
420
105
Stagebar 2 L
Stagebar 54 L
230
190
630
105
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Safety Information
WARNING!
Read the safety precautions in this section before
installing, powering, operating or servicing this
product.
The following symbols are used to identify important safety information on the product and in this manual:
Warning!
Warning!
Warning!
Warning!
Safety hazard.
LED light
Refer to
Hazardous
Risk of severe emission. Risk manual before voltage. Risk of
injury or death. of eye injury.
installing,
lethal or severe
powering or
electric shock.
servicing.
Warning!
Fire hazard.
WARNING! Risk Group 3 LED product according to EN 62471. Do not look into the beam at a
distance of less than 8.7 meters (28 ft. 7 ins.) from the front surface of the product. Do not view the
light output with optical instruments or any device that may concentrate the beam.
This product is for professional use only. It is not for household use.
This product presents risks of severe injury or death due to fire hazards, electric shock and falls.
Read this manual before installing, powering or servicing the fixture, follow the safety precautions listed
below and observe all warnings in this manual and printed on the fixture. If you have questions about how to
operate the fixture safely, please contact your Martin™ dealer or call the Martin 24-hour service hotline at
+45 70 200 201.
PROTECTION FROM ELECTRIC SHOCK
• Shut down power to the entire installation at the building’s main power distribution board and lock out
power (by removing the fuse for example) before carrying out any installation or maintenance work.
• Disconnect the fixture from AC power before removing or installing any cover or part and when not in use.
• Always ground (earth) the fixture electrically.
• Use only a source of AC power that complies with local building and electrical codes and has both
overload and ground-fault (earth-fault) protection.
• Connect this fixture to AC power via 3-conductor cable that is heat resistant to minimum 90° C (194° F)
and rated minimum 13 amp. In North America the cable must be minimum 16 AWG, extra hard usage
type (STW or equivalent). In the EU the cable must be minimum 1.5 mm2 conductor size and HAR
approved or equivalent.
• Cables used for power throughput must meet the same specifications as those given above for power
input cables.
• The voltage and frequency at the power throughput outlet are the same as the voltage and frequency
applied to the power inlet. Only connect devices to the power outlet that accept this voltage and
frequency.
• The total current draw of all the devices connected to the power throughput outlet of the first fixture in a
chain must not exceed 11 amps.
• Before using the fixture, check that all power distribution equipment and cables are in perfect condition
and rated for the current requirements of all connected devices.
• Do not use the fixture if the power cable or power plug are in any way damaged, defective or wet, or if they
show signs of overheating.
• Do not expose the fixture to rain or moisture.
• Refer any service operation not described in this manual to a qualified technician.
PROTECTION FROM FIRE
• Do not attempt to bypass thermostatic switches or fuses. Replace defective fuses with ones of the
specified type and rating only.
• Provide a minimum clearance of 0.1 m (4 in.) around fans and air vents.
• Ensure that there are no combustible materials within 0.5 m (20 in.) of the fixture when installed, and that
there are no flammable materials nearby.
• Do not modify the fixture or install other than genuine Martin™ parts.
• Do not stick filters, masks or other materials directly onto LEDs.
• Do not operate the fixture if the ambient temperature (Ta) exceeds 40° C (104° F).
PROTECTION FROM INJURY
• Do not look at LEDs from a distance of less than 8.7 meters (28 ft. 7 ins.) from the front surface of the
fixture without protective eyewear such as shade 4-5 welding goggles. At less than this distance, the LED
emission can cause eye injury or irritation. At distances of 8.7 meters (28 ft. 7 ins.) and above, light output
is harmless to the naked eye provided that the eye’s natural aversion response is not overcome.
• Do not look at LEDs with magnifiers, telescopes, binoculars or similar optical instruments that may
concentrate the light output.
• Ensure that persons are not looking at the LEDs from within 8.7 meters (28 ft. 7 ins.) when the product
lights up suddenly. This can happen when power is applied, when the product receives a DMX signal,
when stand-alone operation starts or when certain items are selected in the onboard control menu.
• To minimize the risk of eye irritation or injury, disconnect the fixture from power at all times when the
fixture is not in use, and provide well-lit conditions to reduce the pupil diameter of anyone working on or
near the fixture.
• The surface temperature of the fixture can become hot, as much as 90° C (194° F). Avoid accidental
contact.
• Install as described in this manual a secondary attachment such as a safety cable that is approved by an
official body such as TÜV as a safety attachment for the weight of the fixture. The safety cable must
comply with EN 60598-2-17 Section 17.6.6 and be capable of safely catching the fixture if the main
attachment fails.
• Do not hang fixtures from each other. Use one clamp per fixture when suspending.
• When suspending the fixture, ensure that the structure and all hardware used can hold at least 10 times
the weight of all devices suspended from them.
• Check that all external covers and rigging hardware are securely fastened.
• Block access below the work area and work from a stable platform whenever installing, servicing or
moving the fixture.
Disposing of this product
Martin™ products are supplied in compliance with Directive 2002/96/EC of the European
Parliament and of the Council of the European Union on WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment), as amended by Directive 2003/108/EC, where applicable.
Help preserve the environment! Ensure that this product is recycled at the end of its life. Your
supplier can give details of local arrangements for the disposal of Martin products.
Contents
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Product overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Physical installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Standing installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Flying from a truss, bar or other structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
AC power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Connecting to power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Relaying power to other devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Control data link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Connecting the data link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Fixture setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
DMX mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fixture settings and DMX channel requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DMX addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fixture readouts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other control menu features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Color control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Stand-alone operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Service and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Adjustable floorstand/mounting bracket accessory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing and installing LED lens sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing and removing the diffuser front. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuse replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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DMX protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
All pixels controlled together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Pixels controlled in groups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Onboard control panel menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Display messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Stagebar 2™ specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Product overview
Stagebar 2 L
Stagebar 54 L
Stagebar
2 SS
Stagebar 54
J
I
F
E
H
F
A
D
G
A
B
C
F - Quarter-turn mounting points
Use to attach an omega bracket or
floorstand/mounting bracket accessory.
A - End cap release screws
B - Cooling fan
C - Data output connector (5-pin female XLR)
Use to relay DMX control data to the next
fixture.
D - Safety attachment eye
Use only this attachment point for secondary
attachment (e.g. safety cable).
E - Power throughput outlet (PowerCon light
grey)
Connect a power cable via a light-grey
Neutrik PowerCon connector to lead power to
the next fixture. The total current draw of all
the devices connected to the power
throughput outlet of the first fixture in the
chain must not exceed 15 amps peak, 11
amps constant.
G - Control panel/display
H - Data input connector (5-pin male XLR)
Connect to DMX control data from the
controller or previous fixture.
I - Power inlet (PowerCon blue)
Connect a power cable with a blue Neutrik
PowerCon connector from a 100-240 VAC
nominal 50/60 Hz power source.
J - Primary fuseholder
Replace fuse with one of same type and
rating only.
Figure 1: Connections panel
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Introduction
Thank you for selecting the Stagebar 2™, a modular LED-based color changer and pixel display fixture from
Martin™. This product features:
• Cree XP-E high-power LEDs
• 150 watts total LED output per fixture at 25° C (77° F)
• RGBAW (red, green, blue, amber, white), and RGB color mixing, HSIC (hue, saturation, intensity, color
temperature) and HSI color management
• 54 LEDs arranged into 6 pixels per fixture
• Individual (6 x 1) or grouped (1 x 6, 2 x 3 or 3 x 2) pixel control
• DMX 512A control
• Control data in/out via 5-pin XLR connectors
• Control panel and full text backlit LCD display with battery power for offline setting and addressing
• Auto-sensing power supply unit with 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz operating range
• Daisy-chainable power link
• Power in/out via Neutrik PowerCon locking connectors
• Quarter-turn fastener mounting points
• Narrow diffuser front supplied
• Short (Stagebar 2 S) and long (Stagebar 2 L) models. To simplify the combination of different models in
installations, three short models have the same length as two long models.
The Martin Stagebar 2 is based on the successful Stagebar 54 that was launched in 2007, but the Stagebar
2 has been extensively revised. Besides new, more powerful LEDs and newly designed lenses with a tighter
beam angle, the Stagebar 2 features 5-pin XLR instead of RJ-45 DMX data connectors.
For the latest firmware updates, documentation, and other information about this and all Martin
Professional™ products, please visit the Martin website at http://www.martin.com
Comments or suggestions regarding this user manual may be e-mailed to service@martin.dk or posted to
Technical Documentation, Martin Professional A/S, Olof Palmes Allé 18, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
This device complies with Part 15, Class A of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment
Regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
Matériel Brouilleur du Canada.
Unpacking
The following items are included with the Stagebar 2:
• Neutrik PowerCon power input connector
• Opal front cover
• Narrow-angle diffuser filter
• Omega rigging clamp attachment bracket with quarter-turn fasteners
• This user manual
Using for the first time
Before applying power to the fixture:
• Read the “Safety Information” section that starts on page 3.
• Check that the local AC power voltage is within the ranges listed on the serial number label and in “AC
power” on page 9.
• Install the supplied Neutrik PowerCon power input cable connector on a suitable power cable as
described in “Connecting to power” on page 9.
Introduction
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Physical installation
The Stagebar 2 can be placed on a level, stable surface, installed on the floorstand/mounting bracket
available as an accessory (P/N 71606007) or suspended in any orientation from a truss or supporting
structure using the supplied omega bracket and a rigging clamp. Suitable rigging clamps are available from
Martin.
Warning! Read the “Safety Information” section that starts on page 3 before installing the Stagebar
2.
If the diffuser front is installed, there is no eye hazard at any distance.
Standing installation
If you install fixtures in a standing position:
1. Install fixtures on a level, stable surface where they do not
present a hazard of tripping or falling.
2. Stack a maximum of four fixtures vertically and secure stacked
fixtures so that they cannot fall over.
Flying from a truss, bar or other structure
To fly a fixture from a rig or other structure:
1. Check that the supporting structure can bear at least ten times
the weight of all installed devices, cables, etc.
Figure 2: Locking a quarter-turn
2. Install a rigging clamp on the supplied omega bracket, then
fastener
fasten the omega bracket to the fixture using the quarter-turn
mounting points on the rear panel (see Figure 1 on page 6).
Ensure that quarter-turn fasteners are turned a full 90° clockwise to lock them (see Figure 2).
3. Block access under the work area. Working from a stable platform, suspend the fixture by fastening the
rigging clamp to the truss or structure.
4. As soon as a fixture is fastened in place, install an approved secondary attachment such as a safety
cable passed through the safety attachment eye (see D in Figure 1 on page 6) to secure it.
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AC power
Warning! Read the “Safety Information” section that starts on page 3 before connecting the
Stagebar 2 to AC power.
Warning! For protection from electric shock, the Stagebar 2 must be grounded (earthed). The power
distribution circuit must be equipped with a fuse or circuit breaker and ground-fault (earth-fault)
protection.
Warning! The Stagebar 2 does not have a power on/off switch. Socket outlets or external power
switches used to supply the Stagebar 2 with power must be located near the fixture and easily
accessible so that the fixtures can easily be disconnected from power.
Important! Do not insert or remove live Neutrik PowerCon connectors to apply or cut power, as this
may cause arcing at the terminals that will damage the connectors.
Important! Do not supply the fixture with power via an external dimming system, or you may cause
damage to the fixture that is not covered by the product warranty.
The Stagebar 2 features an auto-sensing switch-mode power supply that automatically adapts to
100 - 240 V nominal AC power at 50 or 60 Hz. Only connect the fixture to AC power within this voltage
range.
The fixture is protected by a 4 amp slow-blow primary fuse located in a fuseholder on the rear panel (see
Figure 1 on page 6).
Connecting to power
Power is supplied to the fixture via a blue Neutrik PowerCon inlet that accepts a blue PowerCon NAC3FCA
cable connector. Power can be relayed to another device via the light-grey PowerCon outlet that accepts a
light-grey PowerCon NAC3FCB cable connector. Note that blue input and light-grey output connectors have
different designs: one type cannot be connected to the other.
The user must install the supplied PowerCon cable connector on a power cable that meets the
specifications listed under “Protection from electric shock” on page 3.
There is no separate power on/off switch: power is applied to the fixture as soon as power is applied to its
power input cable.
If you install a power plug that is suitable for your AC power outlets on the power cable, use a
grounding-type (earthed) plug that is rated 13 A minimum. Follow the plug manufacturer’s instructions. Table
1 shows some possible pin identification schemes; if pins are not clearly identified, or if you have any doubts
about proper installation, consult a qualified electrician.
Wire Color (EU)
Wire Color (US)
Pin
Symbol
Screw (US)
brown
black
live
L
yellow or brass
blue
white
neutral
N
silver
yellow/green
green
ground (earth)
green
Table 1: Wire color-coding and power connections
AC power
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Relaying power to other devices
Warning! The total current draw of all devices connected to the first fixture’s power outlet must not
exceed 11 amps.
Fixtures can be linked in a chain, power outlet to power inlet, so that they all draw power via the first fixture.
Power throughput cables must meets the same specifications as power input cables (see above). Install a
grey PowerCon NAC3FCB power output cable connector on one end of the power throughput cable and a
blue PowerCon NAC3FCA on the other (see “Installing a PowerCon connector on a power cable” on
page 10).
The total current draw of all the fixtures in the chain after the first fixture must not exceed 11 amps constant.
See the following examples for an explanation of what this means in practice:
• At 100 V AC power, a maximum of five Stagebar 2 fixtures may be linked in one chain so that they draw
AC power from the same source. As stated in the Stagebar 2 Specifications (see page 27), each fixture
draws a current of 2.5 A at 100 V. The first fixture will draw a current of 2.5 A. The four fixtures linked to
the first fixture will draw a total of 10 A, which is within the 11 A limit for constant current draw.
• At 230 V AC power, a maximum of 11 Stagebar 2 fixtures may be linked in one chain so that they draw
AC power from the same source. Each fixture draws a current of 1.1 A at 230 V. The first fixture will draw
a current of 1.1 A. The ten fixtures linked to the first fixture will draw a total of 11 A, which is equal to the
11 A limit for constant current draw.
Installing a PowerCon connector on a power cable
Housing
Insert
Chuck
To install a Neutrik PowerCon connector on a power cable:
1. Slide the bushing over the cable.
2. Slide the white chuck over cables with a diameter (Da) of 5 - 10 mm
(0.2 - 0.4 in.), or the black chuck over cables with a diameter of 10 15 mm (0.4 - 0.6 in.).
3. Prepare the end of the cable by stripping 20 mm (0.8 in.) of the
cable’s outer jacket.
4. Strip 8 mm (1/3 in.) from the end of each of the wires.
5. Insert each of the wire ends into the appropriate terminal (see
instructions and Table 1 above) and fasten the clamping device
using a small flathead screw driver.
6. Push and insert the chuck into the housing (note that there is a
raised key on the chuck to ensure that it is oriented correctly).
7. Fasten the bushing using a wrench to a torque of 2.5 Nm (1.8 lb.-ft).
Bushing
Cable end
Terminals
Illustrations above used by kind permission of Neutrik AG
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Control data link
Stagebar 2 fixtures must be connected via a control data link for DMX controller operation.The following
considerations must be taken into account when planning the data link:
• DMX cable of a suitable type and 5-pin XLR connectors must be used. Flexible cable with good bend and
torsion recovery is required for touring installations. Martin DMX cables are recommended.
• The maximum permitted control data cable length before a control signal amplifier is required is 500
meters (1640 ft.) if AWG 14 cable is used, or 300 meters (984 ft.) if AWG 16 cable is used.
• Fixtures must be ‘daisy-chained’, i.e. the data cable must be connected in one single chain of fixtures.
• Each chain may connect a maximum of 32 fixtures.
• An optically isolated amplifier-splitter such as the Martin DMX 5.3 Splitter (P/N 90758140) must be used
to:
- extend a link beyond the maximum permitted control data cable length,
- extend the link to include a further maximum 32 fixtures, or
- branch the link into further single chains, each containing 32 fixtures. The Martin DMX 5.3 Splitter
allows a link to be branched into five new chains.
• Each chain on the link must be terminated by inserting a DMX termination plug into the data output of the
last Stagebar 2 on the chain. The termination plug places a 120 ohm resistance across data hot (+) and
cold (-).
• Long parallel runs of AC power and control data cables may cause interference on the data link and must
be avoided.
• One DMX universe has 512 DMX control channels available. If individual control of the Stagebar 2 fixtures
in an installation is required, each fixture must be given its own channels until the limit of 512 is reached.
At this point, a new DMX universe must be created before more fixtures can be added.
• The number of Stagebar 2 fixtures that can be individually controlled in one DMX universe depends on
the number of DMX channels they use, which in turn depends on which mode they are set to. For
example, if fixtures are set to individual pixel control in HSI mode, they will each require 18 DMX channels
(one channel for hue, one for saturation and one for intensity on each of six pixels). The total number of
fixtures that can be linked in one DMX universe will therefore be 512/18 = 28. See Table 2 on page 13 for
an overview of the number of DMX channels required by Stagebar 2 fixtures in different modes.
Connecting the data link
The Stagebar 2 has a 5-pin male XLR connector for data input and a 5-pin female connector for data output
Both connectors are located on the connections panel and have standard XLR DMX pin-out.
To connect the data link:
1. Cut power to all devices. If the fixture has been in use, allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes.
2. Connect a suitable cable to the DMX output socket on the DMX controller and route it to the first fixture
on the link.
3. Connect the cable to the first fixture’s DMX input socket, and continue adding fixtures, connecting DMX
output to DMX input sockets.
4. On the last fixture in each chain on the link, insert a DMX termination plug in the DMX output socket.
5. When you have made all connections, set up the fixtures as described in the next section of this manual
before applying power.
Control data link
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Fixture setup
The control panel and backlit LCD display on the Stagebar 2’s rear panel allows you to set DMX addresses
and alter various fixture settings. The Stagebar 2’s onboard battery makes the most important fixture setup
functions – such as DMX address setting – available when the fixture is not connected to AC power.
• Press Menu to access the menu or go up one level.
• Press Enter to confirm a selection.
• Press Up and Down to navigate in the menus.
The current menu level is displayed in capital letters and sub-menus or menu items are displayed in small
letters in the LCD display.
See “Onboard control panel menus” on page 23 for an overview of the menus available in the control panel.
DMX mode
Color control mode
Martin use the highest quality components based on the most advanced technology available. However,
despite rigorous quality assurance and manufacturing tolerances, there are very small variations in color
rendition between LEDs. Stagebar 2 fixtures are therefore tested and set up at the factory so that pixels give
evenly matched color in RGB, HSI and HSIC modes. Settings are stored in EEPROM on fixtures’ main
PCBs.
The DMX MODE → control mode menu allows you to set the fixture to respond in one of four color
control modes:
RGB (red, green, blue)
In RGB mode, all LEDs (including amber and white) are active in red, blue and green color output. The
intensity of each color is controlled on one DMX channel, giving RGB additive color mixing.
RGBAW (red, green, blue, amber, white)
RGBAW is a ‘raw’ control mode in which the intensity of each color LED is controlled on one DMX channel.
LED intensity is thus not managed by the fixture software based on its factory settings, but is controlled
directly by the user. The factory settings are designed to ensure even color rendition across pixels and
fixtures. By bypassing these, RGBAW mode can allow slightly more saturated color.
HSI (hue, saturation, intensity)
In HSI mode, one DMX channel controls hue (selects a color), one channel controls saturation (adjusts
depth of the selected color) and one channel controls intensity (brightness of the selected color).
HSIC (hue, saturation, intensity, color temperature)
HSIC mode is identical to HSI mode, but with the addition of color temperature control on a fourth DMX
channel that allows easy adjustment of the color temperature of white light output.
Pixel grouping
The DMX MODE → pixel grouping menu also allows you to set up pixel control (one pixel is one of the
six blocks of LEDs in a Stagebar 2). You can control each pixel individually, so that each pixel displays its
own color and is controlled using its own DMX channels, or you can control pixels in groups. Pixels in a
group use the same DMX channels and behave identically. The options available are:
•
•
•
•
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1 (each pixel is controlled individually)
2 (pixels are controlled in pairs, giving three groups of 2 pixels)
3 (pixels are controlled in two groups of 3 pixels)
All (all pixels are controlled together in one group)
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Pixel left/right inversion
The DMX MODE → pixel invert command allows you to swap the pixels from left to right so that pixel
1 becomes pixel 6, pixel 2 becomes pixel 5, and so on. This feature can be used to obtain mirror effects, or
to simplify control if certain fixtures are installed upside-down in your installation.
Fixture settings and DMX channel requirements
Depending on the DMX mode and pixel control setting selected in the control menus, each fixture uses the
number of DMX channels shown in Table 2.
For example, a fixture in DMX mode HSI, with pixel grouping set to 3 (in which pixels are controlled in two
groups of 3 pixels), will use six DMX channels. The first three channels will control hue, saturation and
intensity on the first 3 pixels, and the next three channels will control HSI on the remaining 3 pixels.
To give another example, a fixture in DMX mode RGBAW and pixel grouping set to 2 (in which pixels are
controlled in three groups of 2 pixels) will use 15 DMX channels. The first five channels will control RGBAW
on the first group of 2 pixels. The next five channels will control RGBAW on the next group, and the next five
channels will control RGBAW on the last group.
Pixel control setting
1
(individual control)
2
(three groups of 2 pixels)
3
(two groups of 3 pixels)
all
(1 group of 6 pixels)
RGB mode
RGBAW mode
HSI mode
HSIC mode
18
30
18
24
9
15
9
12
6
10
6
8
3
5
3
4
Table 2: DMX channels required in different control modes
DMX addresses
The DMX address, also known as the start channel, is the first of the DMX channels used to receive
instructions from the controller. If two fixtures are set to the same mode and share the same DMX address,
they will behave identically. For individual control, each fixture must have its own channels. Thus, if a fixture
has DMX address 1 and uses 18 channels, the DMX address of the next fixture must be set to 19, and so
on.
Setting DMX addresses
The fixture’s DMX address can be set manually using ADDRESS → man. address in the control panel.
Press Enter, then use the up and down buttons to set the address.
The fixture’s battery power means that the fixture does not have to be connected to mains power for
address setting.
Fixture readouts
Fixture info
Gives information about currently installed software version, total hours of use and temperature of PCBs.
For each PCB, the Stagebar 2 can display:
• the current temperature
• the highest temperature logged since the fixture was reset (fixtures reset each time they are powered on),
or
• the highest temperature logged since the fixture was manufactured.
Temperatures are given in degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit.
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DMX link info
Gives information about the characteristics and quality of the DMX signal the fixture is receiving.
Other control menu features
Adjustment
The ADJUSTMENT menu gives manual control of the output for individual colors. This feature allows you
to test LEDs or set a static color display without using a DMX controller.
Test sequence
TEST SEQUENCE runs a test of all LEDs, fans, indicator LEDs and the LCD display for service purposes.
Software upload
Select UTILITIES → software upload before uploading new software.
Restoring factory settings
UTILITIES → factory setting reloads the default factory settings.
Switching between cooling fan modes
The UTILITIES → fan mode settings allow you to set the cooling fans to run in one of two modes:
• regulated (fans are thermostatically controlled, giving quietest operation)
• full speed (fans run at full speed while power is applied).
‘Silent’ mode
Enabling UTILITIES → silent mode lets you limit overall light output intensity to approximately 50% of
normal level. This reduces cooling fan operation to a very low level that is hardly audible in most situations.
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Operation
Once the Stagebar 2 is connected and set up as described earlier in this manual, adjust color and intensity
using the DMX controller following the applicable DMX protocol (see page 21).
Color control
See “Color control mode” on page 12 for a description of RGB, RGBAW, HSI and HSIC modes.
RGBAW is a ‘raw’ (i.e. uncalibrated) control mode. If the Stagebar 2 is set to RGBAW mode and you require
precisely matched, even color, it may be necessary to compensate for small differences in LED color
rendition by fine-tuning LED intensity on individual pixels at the controller. If this is inconvenient, switching to
one of the other color control modes will give management of color mixing to the fixture software and deploy
factory settings, thus restoring color evenness.
All five LED colors are active in all color control modes.
Stand-alone operation
In stand-alone operation, the Stagebar 2 can be programmed to run two types of display without the need
for a DMX controller:
• A static color that you select by adjusting the intensity of the RGBAW pixels.
• Dynamic sequences of RGB, RGBAW or pastel colors that you can set to run at fast, medium or slow
speed. Colors cross-fade (this means that one color fades smoothly into the next with an overlap) and
each sequence repeats in a loop.
Programming stand-alone operation
Stand-alone operation is programmed in the STAND ALONE → sa setup control menu.
When stand-alone operation has been programmed, the Stagebar 2 runs the selected stand-alone display
whenever it is powered on.
DMX override
If a Stagebar 2 receives a DMX signal during stand-alone operation, it stops its stand-alone display and
obeys DMX commands. If the DMX signal is no longer received, the Stagebar 2 resumes stand-alone
operation after a delay of approximately 5 seconds.
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Service and maintenance
Warning! Read the “Safety Information” section that starts on page 3 before carrying out service or
maintenance work on the Stagebar 2. Lock out power to the entire distribution system before
servicing, cleaning or opening any cover. Refer any service operation not described here
to a qualified service technician.
Important! Excessive dust, smoke fluid, and particle buildup degrades performance,
causes overheating and will damage the fixture. Damage caused by inadequate cleaning or
maintenance is not covered by the product warranty.
Important! As with electronic components in general, the Stagebar 2’s PCBs are sensitive
to ESD (electrostatic discharge). Take precautions to avoid ESD damage during service.
Installation, on-site service and maintenance can be provided worldwide by the Martin Professional Global
Service organization and its approved agents, giving owners access to Martin’s expertise and product
knowledge in a partnership that will ensure the highest level of performance throughout the product’s
lifetime. Please contact your Martin supplier for details.
To maximize the life of the Stagebar 2 and protect the investment it represents, clean the fixture regularly –
especially the cooling fans and grilles – following the guidelines in this section.
It is Martin policy to use the best quality materials available to ensure optimum performance and the longest
possible component lifetimes. However, optical components in all lighting fixtures are subject to wear and
tear over the life of the fixture, resulting in gradual changes in color rendition, for example. The extent of
wear and tear depends heavily on operating conditions, maintenance and environment, so it is impossible to
specify precise lifetimes for optical components. However, you will eventually need to replace LEDs if their
characteristics are affected by wear and tear after an extended period of use and if you require fixtures to
perform within very precise optical and color parameters.
The manufacturer’s LED lifetime data is based on performance under the manufacturer’s test conditions. As
with all LEDs, the gradual reduction in luminous output will be accelerated when LEDs are used in a fixture,
where conditions are much tougher than in manufacturer’s testing. To maximize LED lifetimes, keep the
ambient temperature as low as possible and drive the LEDs no harder and for no longer than necessary.
Adjustable floorstand/mounting bracket accessory
The adjustable mounting bracket available from Martin (P/N 71606007) as an accessory for the Stagebar 2
is designed for fastening to the quarter-turn mounting points on the back of the fixture (see Figure 1 on page
6). Turn quarter-turn fasteners a full 90° when installing the bracket.
The bracket can either be folded around the fixture and used as a floorstand, fastened directly to a surface
or fastened to a rigging clamp for flying installation. Use at least two bolts, grade 8.8 minimum, if fastening to
a surface.
Cleaning
Regular cleaning is essential for fixture life and performance. Buildup of dust, dirt, smoke particles, fog fluid
residues, etc. degrades the fixture’s light output and cooling ability.
Cleaning schedules for lighting fixtures vary greatly depending on the operating environment. It is therefore
impossible to specify precise cleaning intervals for the Stagebar 2. Cooling fans suck in airborne dust and
smoke particles, and in extreme cases fixtures may require cleaning after surprisingly few hours of
operation. Environmental factors that may result in a need for frequent cleaning include:
• Use of smoke or fog machines.
• High airflow rates (near air conditioning vents, for example).
• Presence of cigarette smoke.
• Airborne dust (from stage effects, building structures and fittings or the natural environment at outdoor
events, for example).
If one or more of these factors is present, inspect fixtures within their first 25 hours of operation to see
whether cleaning is necessary. Check again at frequent intervals. This procedure will allow you to assess
cleaning requirements in your particular situation. If in doubt, consult your Martin dealer about a suitable
maintenance schedule.
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Do not use abrasive, caustic or solvent-based products for cleaning, as they can damage plastic or painted
surfaces.
To clean the fixture:
1. Disconnect the fixture from power and allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes.
2. Vacuum or gently blow away dust and loose particles from the fan blades and grilles in the fixture’s end
caps with compressed air.
3. Clean the front cover with a soft cloth dampened in a warm water/detergent solution.
4. If the lens arrays require cleaning, remove them as described on page 17 and wash them in a hot
water/detergent solution with a soft brush. Dry completely before reinstalling.
5. See Figure 3. If a cooling fan or grille requires more thorough cleaning, loosen the fan assembly
retaining screw (arrowed) slightly and slide the assembly out of the end cap for access. Do not strain the
wires to the fan. Brush dirt from the fan blades with a soft brush, preferably in conjunction with a vacuum
cleaner.
Torx 20
Figure 3: Cooling fan removal
6. Avoid trapping wires while reinstalling the fan assembly.
Removing and installing LED lens arrays
The LED lenses installed at the factory are constructed in arrays of 9 lenses. The lenses concentrate the
LED output into a narrower beam angle. Lens arrays can be removed to give a broad beam and must be
removed to obtain smooth color using the diffuser front.
To remove or install a lens array:
1. Isolate the fixture from power. If the fixture has been in use, allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes.
2. See Figure 4. Loosen the two captive screws (arrowed) on the end cap and swing the end cap open.
Figure 4: Access to front cover, reflector and lens arrays
3. Slide the front cover out of the fixture.
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4. Lift the reflector out of the fixture.
5. See Figure 5. Lens arrays are retained by magnetic
mountings. To remove a lens array, press on one
side until you can grip the other side. Lift the lens
array off the magnets and store for possible future
use. To install a lens array, place it into position on its
magnetic mounting posts and check that it is held
securely.
6. Reinstall components in reverse order of
disassembly before reconnecting the fixture to
power.
Figure 5: Removing a lens array
Installing and removing the opal front cover
The opal diffuser front cover supplied with the fixture makes the individual LEDs invisible, giving a surface
with smooth color and a very wide beam angle. Before installing it, remove any lens arrays that are installed,
or hot-spots will be visible on the opal front cover surface.
To install an opal front cover:
1. Isolate the fixture from power. If the fixture has been in use, allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes.
2. See Figure 4. Loosen the two captive screws (arrowed) on the end cap and swing the end cap open.
3. A clear front cover is installed at the factory. Slide it out of its slots in the front of the fixture and store it for
possible re-use in future.
4. If lens arrays are installed, lift the reflector out of the fixture, remove the lens arrays as described under
“Removing and installing LED lens arrays” on page 17 and reinstall the reflector.
5. Slide the opal front cover into the slots in the front of the fixture.
6. Close and fasten the end cap before reapplying power.
To remove an opal front cover:
1. Isolate the fixture from power. If the fixture has been in use, allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes.
2. See Figure 4. Loosen the two captive screws (arrowed) on the end cap and swing the end cap open.
3. Slide the opal front cover out of its slots in the front of the fixture and store it for possible re-use in future.
4. If you want to obtain a narrower beam angle when the opal front cover is not installed, install lens arrays
as described under “Removing and installing LED lens arrays” on page 17.
5. Slide the clear front cover into the slots in the front of the fixture.
6. Close and fasten the end cap before reapplying power.
Installing diffuser filters
Diffuser filters ensure uniform color mixing and widen the beam angle. They are designed to be used with
lens arrays and the clear front cover installed. A narrow-angle diffuser filter is supplied with the fixture. Sets
containing 4 narrow-angle or 4 medium-angle diffuser filters are available from Martin as accessories for the
Stagebar 2. Narrow diffusers are marked with one notch (or in early models, no notch) at one end, and
medium diffusers are marked with two notches at one end.
To install a diffuser filter:
1. Isolate the fixture from power. If the fixture has been in use, allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes.
2. See Figure 4. Loosen the two captive screws (arrowed) on the end cap and swing the end cap open.
3. A clear front cover is installed at the factory. Slide it out of its slots in the front of the fixture.
4. Hold the diffuser filter against the inner side of the front cover so that the diffuser’s shiny side will face
out of the fixture and its matt side will face in towards the LEDs, then slide the front cover and diffuser
together into the slots in the front of the fixture, taking care not to damage the diffuser.
5. Close and fasten the end cap before reapplying power.
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Fuse replacement
Warning! Disconnect from power before opening covers. Replace fuses with ones of the same type
and rating only.
Primary fuse
Stagebar 2 fixtures are protected by a 4 amp slow-blow primary fuse located in a fuseholder on the rear
panel (see Figure 1 on page 6). If a fixture is completely dead (apart from the battery-powered functions
available in the control panel and display), the primary fuse may have blown.
To replace the primary fuse:
1. Disconnect the fixture from power and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
2. Using a flat-head screwdriver, turn the fuseholder cap counter-clockwise to release it, then remove the
fuse.
3. Replace a defective fuse with one of the same type and rating only. Replacement primary fuses are
available from Martin suppliers (P/N 05020016).
4. Reinstall the fuseholder before reapplying power.
Battery service
The onboard battery that provides power to the control panel and LCD display is recharged while the fixture
is connected to AC power. If the battery has lost its charge over a long period with the fixture disconnected
from AC power, the first remedy is to reconnect the fixture to power.
Due to natural aging, the battery will over time lose its ability to hold a charge. Eventually it will reach the
end of its service life and require replacement. The battery is located immediately behind the bottom cover,
attached to the chassis. Contact a Martin service technician for replacement.
Software installation
It may be necessary to upload new software to the Stagebar 2 if you believe that the product has a
software-related fault or if you want to update to a newer version. Software updates are available from the
Martin website (http://www.martin.com) and can be installed via the DMX data link with the following items:
• The Stagebar 2 main CPU software update file, downloadable free of charge from the Product Support
area of the Martin website.
• The Martin Software Uploader program, version 5.0 or later, downloadable free of charge from the
Product Support area of the Martin website.
• A Martin USB Duo DMX Interface or similar PC/fixture hardware interface and Windows PC (if you have
access to a Martin MP-2 Uploader device, this can also be loaded with the Stagebar 2 main CPU software
update file and used).
Installing software: normal method
1. Connect the uploader hardware to a Stagebar 2 fixture’s data input connector. The software will be
uploaded to that fixture and all Stagebar 2 fixtures that are powered on and connected via the DMX link.
2. Upload the fixture software as described in the uploader’s help file or user documentation.
3. Disconnect the uploader hardware and reconnect the fixture to the DMX link.
4. Cycle power off and on. Check that the fixture resets correctly. If an error message appears in the
display, cycle power off and on again and check that the fixture now resets correctly.
Installing software: boot mode upload
A boot mode upload must be carried out by a qualified professional only.
If you believe that a boot mode upload may be required (if the display is completely dead when power is
applied, for example), or if the software notes call for a boot mode upload:
1. Isolate the fixture from power and open for access to the main PCB.
2. Locate the DIP switch on the main PCB and move pin 6 to ON.
3. Close all covers, reapply power and perform the upload as described above.
4. Isolate from power, open covers, set DIP switch pin 6 to OFF, close all covers and reapply power.
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5. Check that the fixture resets correctly. If a checksum error occurs, cycle power off and on again and
check that the fixture now resets correctly.
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DMX protocols
In all the DMX protocols for the Stagebar 2, the start code is 0.
All pixels controlled together
The tables in this section explain DMX commands for a fixture with all its pixels controlled as one group
(DMX MODE → Pixel grouping → All in the control panel).
RGB Mode, pixels = All
Channel
Value
Percent
Function
0 - 255
0 - 100%
Red
Intensity 0 →100%
0 - 255
0 - 100%
Green
Intensity 0 →100%
0 - 255
0 - 100%
Blue
Intensity 0 →100%
Value
Percent
Function
0 - 255
0 - 100%
Red
Intensity 0 →100%
0 - 255
0 - 100%
Green
Intensity 0 →100%
0 - 255
0 - 100%
Blue
Intensity 0 →100%
0 - 255
0 - 100%
Amber
Intensity 0 →100%
0 - 255
0 - 100%
White
Intensity 0 →100%
Channel
Value
Percent
Function
1
0 - 255
0 - 100
Hue
Red → Orange → Amber→ Yellow →
Green → Cyan → Blue → Indigo →
Violet → Magenta → Red
0 - 255
0 - 100
0 - 255
0 - 100%
1
2
3
RGBAW Mode, pixels = All
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
HSI Mode, pixels = All
2
3
DMX protocols
Saturation
Zero (white) → Full saturation
Intensity
Intensity 0 →100%
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HSIC Mode, pixels = All
Channel
Value
Percent
Function
1
0 - 255
0 - 100
Hue
Red → Orange → Amber→ Yellow →
Green → Cyan → Blue → Indigo →
Violet → Magenta → Red
0 - 255
0 - 100
0 - 255
0 - 100%
0 - 255
0 - 100
2
3
4
Saturation
Zero (white) → Full saturation
Intensity
Intensity 0 →100%
Color Temperature Control
2000 - 10 000 K
Pixels controlled in groups
When a fixture’s pixels are set to individual or grouped control (DMX MODE → Pixel grouping → 1, 2
or 3 in the control panel), the fixture uses one block of DMX channels per group.
For example, a Stagebar 2 RGBAW model with pixels that is:
• set to three groups of 2 pixels (DMX MODE → Pixel grouping → 2), and
• set to RGB mode (DMX MODE → Control mode → RGB)
will use nine DMX channels as follows:
RGB Mode, pixels = 2
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Value
Percent
Function
0 - 255
0 - 100%
Pixel group 1 Red
Intensity 0 →100%
0 - 255
0 - 100%
Pixel group 1 Green
Intensity 0 →100%
0 - 255
0 - 100%
Pixel group 1 Blue
Intensity 0 →100%
0 - 255
0 - 100%
Pixel group 2 Red
Intensity 0 →100%
0 - 255
0 - 100%
Pixel group 2 Green
Intensity 0 →100%
0 - 255
0 - 100%
Pixel group 2 Blue
Intensity 0 →100%
0 - 255
0 - 100%
Pixel group 3 Red
Intensity 0 →100%
0 - 255
0 - 100%
Pixel group 3 Green
Intensity 0 →100%
0 - 255
0 - 100%
Pixel group 3 Blue
Intensity 0 →100%
Table 2 on page 13 shows the number of channels required in all the DMX modes available in the Stagebar
2.
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Onboard control panel menus
Default settings are shown in bold print
All temperatures are displayed in both °C and °F
Menu
Options
ADDRESS
1-X
control mode
DMX MODE
pixel grouping
Notes
HSI
HSIC
Set the fixture’s DMX address using up and
down buttons (where X is the last useable
address depending on the mode the fixture is
set to)
HSI color control
HSIC color control
RGB
RGB color control
RGBAW
RGBAW color control
1
2
3
Individual control of pixels
Pixels controlled in 3 groups of 2 pixels
Pixels controlled in 2 groups of 3 pixels
Pixels controlled in 1 group of 6 pixels
(control all pixels at same time)
Pixels swapped left to right (1 moved to 6, 2
moved to 5, etc.)
Pixels normal
Disable stand-alone operation
Enable static color display – select display
intensity from 0 - 255 for white, amber, blue,
green and/or red
Select slow, medium or fast RGB sequence
Select slow, medium or fast RGBAW sequence
Select slow, medium or fast pastel colors
sequence
Manually set red intensity
Manually set green intensity
Manually set blue intensity
Manually set amber intensity
Manually set white intensity
Set display backlight intensity to high, medium
or low
Set time before display backlight goes into sleep
mode to 15 secs., 30 secs. or 2 mins.
all
pixel invert
on
off
stand alone off
static colour
STAND ALONE
sa setup
sa: rgb fade
sa: rgbaw fade
sa: pastel fade
ADJUSTMENT
red
green
blue
amber
white
PERSONALITY
backlight
intensity
delay
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Menu
Options
Notes
softw. version
Display main fixture software versions
Display number of hours fixture powered on
since last reset (to reset, display hours then
press Up key for 5 secs.)
Display number of hours fixture powered on
since manufacture (non-resettable)
Display main PCB temperature
Display highest main PCB temperature since
last fixture reset
Display highest main PCB temperature since
manufacture
Display current average driver PCB temperature
Display highest driver PCB temperature since
last fixture reset
Display highest driver PCB temperature since
manufacture
Display current average pixel PCB temperature
Display highest pixel PCB temperature since
last fixture reset
Display highest pixel PCB temperature since
manufacture
Display DMX signal refresh rate
Display DMX signal quality
Display DMX start code
Display DMX channel
Test all components in sequence
Set fixture to receive new software via DMX link
Return fixture to factory default settings
Set fans to thermostatically regulated
operation
Set fans to permanently on, full speed
Light output intensity limited to approx. 50%.
Light output intensity up to 100%
power on
hours
resettable hours
total hours
current
temp.
mainboard
max since reset
max recorded
FIXTURE INFO
current
temp. driver
max since reset
max recorded
current
temp. pixel
max since reset
max recorded
DMX LINK INFO
TEST SEQUENCE
UTILITIES
(Hold Enter pressed
in for 5 secs. to use
this menu)
refresh rate
link quality
start code
channel
run
software upload
factory setting
fan mode
silent mode
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full speed
enable
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Display messages
Message
Appears if...
What to do...
MERR
...there is an error communication with
EEPROM memory
...there is a fan error on fan 1 or 2
Contact Martin Service for assistance
...there is a driver temperature sensor
error
...there is a pixel temperature sensor
error
...the fixture temperature cutoff is
activated
Contact Martin Service for assistance
F1ER
F2ER
DTER
PTER
FTCO
D1CO
D2CO
D3CO
D4CO
D5CO
D6CO
P1CO
P2CO
P3CO
P4CO
P5CO
P6CO
DPER
...there is a temperature error on a
driver PCB (1 - 6 identifies the PCB
involved, CO = Cutoff)
DCER
RUER
Contact Martin Service for assistance
Clean fixture (especially fans and air
vents), check that airflow around air vents
is unobstructed, check ambient
temperature. If this does not solve
problem, contact Martin service for
assistance.
Contact Martin Service for assistance
...there is a temperature error on a
pixel PCB (1 - 6 identifies the PCB
involved, CO = Cutoff)
Contact Martin Service for assistance
...there is a display programming error
...the battery level is low
Contact Martin Service for assistance
Apply power to fixture for several hours to
recharge battery. If this does not solve
problem, contact Martin Service for
assistance.
Contact Martin Service for assistance
Contact Martin Service for assistance
BALO
DIER
Contact Martin Service for assistance
...there is a display error
...there is a driver board
communication error
...the fixture’s unique I.D. (identification
code) is missing from the fixture
software or invalid
Display messages
Contact Martin for assistance with
obtaining and loading a new I.D.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Probable cause(s)
Remedy
No power to fixture.
Check power and connections.
Primary fuse blown (located in
fuseholder on rear panel).
Isolate fixture from power. Check fuse and
replace.
Power output circuit is defective (may
have been overloaded).
Contact Martin Service for assistance.
Fault on DMX link.
Inspect connections and cables. Correct poor
connections. Repair or replace damaged
cables.
Incorrect fixture addressing.
Check fixture is set to correct DMX mode.
Check number of channels required by
fixture’s DMX mode and check fixture
addresses.
Fixture defective.
Have faulty fixture serviced by Martin service
technician.
Other device on DMX link defective.
Bypass devices on DMX link until the faulty
device has been identified.
Have faulty device tested and serviced by
Martin service technician or device supplier.
Fixtures incorrectly set up.
Check settings in control menus.
Fault on DMX link.
Inspect connections and cables. Correct poor
connections. Repair or replace damaged
cables.
Incorrect fixture addressing.
Check number of channels required by
fixture’s DMX mode and check fixture
addresses.
Fixture defective.
Have faulty fixture serviced by Martin service
technician.
Other device on DMX link defective.
Bypass devices on DMX link until the faulty
device has been identified.
Have faulty device tested and serviced by
Martin service technician or device supplier.
LEDs cut out intermittently.
Fixture is too hot.
Ensure free airflow around air vents.
Clean fans and vents.
Check that ambient temperature does not
exceed maximum permitted level.
Contact Martin for service.
LCD display dead when
fixture is connected to
power.
Fixture software is corrupted.
Contact Martin for assistance with boot mode
software upload.
Onboard battery flat.
Connect to AC power to recharge battery.
Fixture is completely dead.
Fixture works normally but
other fixtures connected to
power output on rear panel
are completely dead.
One or more fixtures
responds incorrectly to DMX
control or does not respond
at all.
One or more fixtures
displays stand-alone
sequences incorrectly or not
at all.
LCD display dead when
fixture is not connected to
power.
Battery defective or at end of service life. Contact Martin for replacement.
Table 3: Troubleshooting
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Stagebar 2™ specifications
Physical
Stagebar 2 S
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420 mm (16.5 in.)
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190 mm (7.5 in.)
Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 mm (4.1 in.)
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.) without bracket
Stagebar 2 L
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630 mm (24.8 in.)
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190 mm (7.5 in.)
Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 mm (4.1 in.)
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.3 kg (16.1 lbs.) without bracket
Dynamic Effects
Color mixing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RGBAW, RGB, HSI, HSIC, 0 - 100% independently variable
Control and Programming
Control options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DMX, stand-alone
DMX channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 - 40
Pixel control grouping options . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 x 1 (individual), 3 x 2, 2 x 3, 1 x 6 (all pixels as one group)
Fixture setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Onboard control panel and display
Stand-alone and master/slave programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Onboard control panel and display
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Battery-powered backlit LCD, 2 x 16 character
16-bit control (internal). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RGBAW, RGB, HSI, HSIC color mixing
DMX protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USITT DMX512-A
Receiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .RS-485
Firmware update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Serial upload via DMX link
Optics
Light source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cree XP-E high power emitters
Total LED power per bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 W
Even pitch across adjacent fixtures . . . . . . . . Horizontal/vertical (Stagebar 2 L), horizontal (Stagebar 2 S)
Construction
Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aluminum and steel
Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Electrostatic powder-coated
Protection rating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP 20
Installation
Mounting points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Two 1/4-turn locks
Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Any
Connections
AC power input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neutrik PowerCon NAC3MPA input socket (blue)
AC power throughput . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neutrik PowerCon NAC3MPB output socket (grey)
DMX data in/out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-pin locking XLR
Electrical
AC power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 - 240 V nominal, 50/60 Hz
Power supply unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Integrated, auto-sensing multi-voltage
Primary fuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 AT slow blow
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Typical power and current
100 V, 50 Hz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
100 V, 60 Hz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
110 V, 60 Hz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
120 V, 60 Hz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
208 V, 60 Hz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
220 V, 50 Hz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
220 V, 60 Hz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
230 V, 50 Hz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
240 V, 50 Hz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
238 W. 2.5 A, PF 0.998
240 W, 2.5 A, PF 0.998
237 W, 2.3 A, PF 0.997
233 W, 2.1 A, PF 0.996
228 W, 1.2 A, PF 0.986
227 W, 1.1 A, PF 0.986
244 W, 1.3 A, PF 0.984
225 W, 1.1 A, PF 0.986
224 W, 1.0 A, PF 0.984
Figures apply to both S and L models. PF = power factor. Measurements made at nominal voltage with all
LEDs at full intensity. Allow for a deviation of +/- 10%.
Thermal
Cooling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forced air
Maximum ambient temperature (Ta max.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40° C (104° F)
Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5° C (41° F)
Maximum surface temperature, steady state, Ta=40° C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90° C (194° F)
Total heat dissipation (+/- 10%, calculated) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860 BTU/hr.
Approvals
EU safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EN 60598-2-17 (EN 60598-1), EN 62471
EU EMC . . . . . . . . . . . .EN 55103-1, EN 55103-2, EN 55015, EN 61547
US safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UL 1573
US EMC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FCC Part 15 Class A
Canadian safety . . . . . . . . . CAN/CSA E598-2-17 (CAN/CSA E60598-1)
Canadian EMC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ICES-003 Class A
Australia/New Zealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-TICK N4241
Included Items
Opal front cover
Narrow diffuser filter
Neutrik PowerCon NAC3FCA power input connector, cable mount, blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 05342804
Omega rigging clamp attachment bracket with quarter-turn fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 91602001
User manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 35000250
Accessories
Set of 4 Narrow diffuser filters, Stagebar 2 S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set of 4 Medium diffuser filters, Stagebar 2 S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set of 4 Narrow diffuser filters, Stagebar 2 L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set of 4 Medium diffuser filters, Stagebar 2 L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Neutrik PowerCon NAC3FCA power input connector, cable mount, blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Neutrik PowerCon NAC3FCB power output connector, cable mount, light grey . . . . . . . . . .
Adjustable floorstand/mounting bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
P/N 91614035
P/N 91614036
P/N 91614037
P/N 91614038
P/N 05342804
P/N 05342805
P/N 71606007
Related Items
Martin USB Duo™ DMX Interface Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 90703010
Spare Parts
Opal front cover, Stagebar 2 S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opal front cover, Stagebar 2 L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lens array with magnetic mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4 AT primary fuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
P/N 41704080
P/N 41704060
P/N 41350049
P/N 05020016
Ordering Information
Short model – 420 mm (16.5 in.)
Stagebar 2™ S, RGBAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 90352070
Long model – 630 mm (24.8 in.)
Stagebar 2™ L, RGBAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 90352090
Specifications subject to change without notice. See the Product Support pages at www.martin.com for the
latest specifications, software updates, availability of accessories, etc.
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