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Introduction:
AVIATOR-SP8
Thank you for purchasing the American DJ AVIATOR SP-8.™
To optimize the performance of this product, please read these
operating instructions carefully to familiarize yourself with the
basic operations of this unit. The American DJ® AVIATOR SP-8™
is a unique four channel DMX intelligent scanner. This unit has
been tested at the factory before being shipped to you, there is
no assembly required.
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visit us on the web at www.americandj.com for any comments or
suggestions.
Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside this unit.
Do not attempt any repairs yourself, doing so will void your manufactures warranty. In the unlikely event your unit may require
service please contact your nearest American DJ dealer.
Do not discard this cartoon in the trash. Please recycle when
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Introduction
WARNINGS:
•Do not spill water or other liquids in to or on to your unit.
•Be sure that the local power outlet match that or the required volt-
age for your unit.
•Do not attempt to operate this unit if the power cord has been frayed or broken. Please route your power cord out of the way of foot traffic.
•Do not attempt to remove or break off the ground prong from the
electrical cord. This prong is used to reduce the risk of electrical shock and fire in case of an internal short.
•Disconnect from main power before making any type of con-
nection.
• Do not remove the top cover under any conditions. There are no user serviceable parts inside.
• Disconnect the unit’s main power when left unused for long periods of time.
•Never connect this unit to a dimmer pack
•Always be sure to mount this unit in area that will allow proper ventilation. Allow about 6” (15cm) between this device and a wall.
•Do not attempt to operate this unit, if it becomes damaged in any
any way.
•Never operate this unit when it’s cover is removed.
FEATURES:
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the American DJ®
AVIATOR SP-8. The AVIATOR SP-8 is a DMX dimmer/switcher pack.
This unit can be programmed to operate as a 1, 2, 4, or 8 channel
dimmer or switcher pack. This unit is perfect for contractor, installers, and professional light companies. The Aviator SP-8™ features
include:
• 3-pin XLR IN and OUT jacks
• Linkable
• Back up memory protection
• 4 digit LCD display
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AVIATOR SP-8™
Set Up
Unpacking:
Every AVIATOR SP-8™ has been thoroughly tested and has been
shipped in perfect operating order. Carefully check the shipping carton
for damage that may have occurred during shipping. If the carton
appears to be damaged, carefully inspect your fixture for any damage.
In the case damage has been found please contact our toll free customer support number for further instructions.
Power Supply:
Before plugging your unit in be sure the source voltage in your area
matches the required voltage for your American DJ® AVIATOR SP-8.™
The American DJ® AVIATOR SP-8™ is available in a 115v and 230v version. Because line voltage may vary from venue to venue, you should
be sure to plug your power supply into a matching wall outlet before
attempting to operate you controller.
Data Cable (DMX Cable) Requirements:
Your fixture and your controller require a standard 3-pin XLR connector
for data input and data output (Figure 1). If you are making your own
cables be sure to use standard two conductor shielded cable (This
cable may be purchased at almost all pro sound and lighting stores).
Your cables should be made with a male and female XLR connector on
either end of the cable. Also remember that DMX cable must be daisy
chained and can not be “Y”ed or split.
SOUND
REMOTE
CONTROL
INPUT
INPUT
OUTPUT
REMOTE
CONTROL
INPUT
SOUND
INPUT
OUTPUT
SOUND
Notice: Do not use the ground lug on the XLR connector. Do not con-
nect the cable’s shield conductor to the ground lug or allow the shield
conductor to come in contact with the XLR’s outer casing. Grounding
DMX512
the shield could cause
a short circuit and erratic behavior.
POWER
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DMX+,DMX-,COMMON
Notice: Be sure to follow figures two and three when making your own
cables. Do not use the ground lug on the XLR connector. Do not connect the cable’s
COMMON
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shield conductor to the ground lug or allow the shield conductor to
come in contact with the XLR’s outer casing. Grounding the shield
could cause a short circuit and erratic behavior.
XLR Female Socket
XLR Male Socket
REMOTE
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AVIATOR SP-8™
Functions and Controls
Front Panel:
XLR Pin Configuration
REMOTE
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INPUT
OUTPUT
INPUT
Pin 1 = Shield
Pin 2 = Data Compliment (negative)
3 Hot
3 Hot
Pin 3 = Data True (positive)
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Special Note: Line Termination.
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When longer runs of cable are used, you may need to use a terminator on the last unit to avoid erratic behavior. A terminator is a 90-120
ohm 1/4 watt resistor which is connected between pins 2 and 3 of
a male XLR connector (DATA + and DATA -). This unit is inserted in
the female XLR connector of the last unit in your daisy chain to terminate the line. Using a cable terminator will decrease the possibilities of
erratic behavior.
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Figure 5 on page 7 details the proper linking procedure.
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The AVIATOR SP-8™ is a DMX intelligent scanner and must follow
standard DMX protocol. A DMX signal cannot be split or “Y-ed” unless
you are using an approved DMX splitter such as the American DJ® DMX
Branch 4.™ Link your scanners together using standard DMX cable as
described on page 5 of this manual. Be sure that each fixture follows
an “IN”/”OUT” pattern starting from you DMX controller. Your controller will always be the first output in a DMX chain. Link all your DMX
devices together regardless of their brand or type.
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OUTPUT: 5A/CH, TOTAL 15A Max.
Termination reduces signal errors and
avoids signal transmission problems
and interference. It is always advisable
to connect a DMX terminal, (Resistance
120 Ohm 1/4 W) between PIN 2 (DMX-)
and PIN 3 (DMX +) of the last fixture.
Linking:
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1. Channels 1-8, standard grounded 3-prong Edison electrical
outlets. Channel output is 10 amps maximum per channel.
Channels 1-4 have a total maximum output capacity of 15 amps. Channels 5-8 have a total maximum output capacity
of 15 amps. Total output capacity is 30 amps maximum.
2. Channel LED Indicators - These indicator display channel
activity, when an indicator is on it’s respective channel has power output. These indicators will also dim to indicate channel intensity.
3. LCD Display - This display indicates the unit’s current activ-
ity and menu function state.
CAUTION
1=Ground
2=Data3=Data+
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
DISCONNECT INPUT POWER
BEFORE OPENING
N’OUVREZ PAS..RISQUE DE CHOCELCTRIQUE
WARNING: THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
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AVIATOR SP-8™
Functions and Controls
Front Panel:
4. Menu Button - This button is used to select the different menu options.
5. Edit Button - This button is used to increase the current dis
play value in by a factor of one. Each tap will change the value once. Holding down the Edit Button will increase the value rapidly.
6. Store Button - This button will serve two functions. When used with the Edit AButton
(5), this button can be used to de-
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crease the current display value by a factor on one. This button is also used to lock your desired settings in to the unit’s memory.
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RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
DISCONNECT INPUT POWER
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WARNING: THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
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General Instructions:
The Aviator-SP8 is a 8 channel DMX switch pack, consisting of
a Segment Display and several push buttons that can be used
easily. The Aviator-SP8 is controlled via a standard DMX controller, which allows you to control special affect lighting.
The Aviator-SP8 has two different operating modes: Self Test
mode and DMX mode. Please follow the instructions below to
operate the unit in your desired mode.
Self Test Mode:
This function serves two functions. This function can be used
to run the Aviator SP-8™ as a simple 8 channel chaser. You can
also use this mode to perform a unit self test. This function will
run through a simple progressive eight channel chase. You may
only control the speed of the chase, there no built-in patterns.
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1. Turn the unit’s main power on , the LCD will
detail the last adjusted speed setting. Speed
is indicated by “SP” followed by a number
value of 1-9. A value of 1 will give the slowest speed (a chase interval of 10 minutes),
and the value of 9 will give the fastest speed
(a chase interval of 1/10th of a second).
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7.DMX XLR Output Jacks - This jack is used to send the DMX input signal through to the next DMX device.
8.DMX XLR Input Jack - This jack is used to receive the in-
coming DMX signal.
9. Power Switch - This switch controls the unit’s main power.
10.Power Cords - These cords are used to supply your unit’s main power. Plug these cords in to a standard 110V Edison wall socket.
Both cords must be plugged in for proper operation.
11.Channel Fuses - Each channel has its’ own protective fuse. Only replace with the exact same type fuse, 6A GMA.
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2. Use the Edit button to increase the speed.
Each tap will change the speed by a value
of one. Pressing and holding down the Edit
button will increase the speed value rapidly.
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3. To decrease the speed value, use the Edit
and Store button in conjunction with each
other. While pressing and holding down the
Edit button, tap the Store button to decrease
the speed. Each tap of the Store button
will decrease the speed value by a factor
of one. Holding down the Store button will
decrease the speed value rapidly.
2. Use the Edit button to increase the
DMX address. Each tap will change the
speed by a value of one. Pressing and
holding down the Edit button will increase
the DMX address value rapidly.
4. Once you have completed your adjustments, tap the Store button. The LCD will
display “ Stor” for approximately 2 seconds. This will store your speed settings in
to the unit’s built-in memory.
3. To decrease the DMX address, use the
Edit and Store button in conjunction with
each other. While pressing and holding
down the Edit button, tap the Store button
to decrease the DMX address. Each tap
of the Store button will decrease the
DMX address by a factor of one. Holding
down the Store button will decrease the
DMX address rapidly.
DMX Mode:
This function allows you to control each channels by a standard
DMX controller such as the American DJ Show Designer™ or
the American DJ Scene Setter.™ In DMX mode you can use the
Aviator SP-8 as channel dimmer pack or as a channel switching
power pack.
1. To control the Aviator SP-8™ by a DMX
controller use the menu button to enter the
unit’s DMX mode. Pressing the Menu button
selects the different menu options.
4. Once you have completed your adjustments, tap the Store button. The LCD will
display “ Stor” for approximately 2 seconds. This will store your DMX address
in to the unit’s built-in memory.
The DMX address is indicated by an “A”
followed by three numbers in the LCD. The
address tells the DMX controller what channel to activate the pack’s functions.
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DMX Channel Mode:
3. To decrease the DMX channel value,
use the Edit and Store button in conjunction with each other. While pressing and
holding down the Edit button, tap the
Store button to decrease the DMX channel value. Each tap of the Store button
will decrease the DMX address by a
factor of one. Holding down the Store
button will decrease the DMX channel
value rapidly.
This function allows you to use the Aviator SP-8 as a 1, 2, 4, or 8
channel dimmer/switcher pack.
When “CH-1” is selected, all 8 channel are controlled by one
DMX channel.
When “CH-2” is selected, CH. 1-4, and CH. 5-8 are each
controlled by one DMX channel. Total of two DMX channels to
operate the pack.
When “CH-4” is selected, every two channel( CH. 1-2, CH. 3-4,
CH. 5-6 and CH.7-8) will be controlled by one DMX channel.
Total of 4 DMX channels.
4. Once you have completed your adjustments, tap the Store button. The LCD will
display “Stor” for approximately 2 seconds. This will store your DMX channel
value in to the unit’s built-in memory.
When “CH-8” is selected, each channel will be controlled by
one DMX channel. Total of 8 DMX channels
1. To change the operating channel
mode, press the Menu button to access
the channel selector function.
Channel mode is signified by “ CH-” followed by either 1, 2, 4, or 8.
Channel Override Function:
This function allows you to manually override a channels function
regardless of the operating mode. With this function you can set
a channel to remain “on” or remain “off” during any function.
1. To access this function use the menu
button to access the units menu. The
override function will be indicated by a
“L” in the first character in the LCD.
2. Use the Edit button to increase the
DMX channel value. Each tap will change
the DMX channel value by a factor of
one. Pressing and holding down the Edit
button will increase the DMX channel
value rapidly.
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2. Use the Edit button to select the
channel you wish to make adjustments
to. Each tap will increase the channel
by a factor of one. Pressing and holding
down the Edit button will scroll through
the channels rapidly.
AVIATOR SP-8™
Technical Specifications
Power Input........................................................AC 120v~50/60Hz
Channel Output..........................................................10A per a channel
Total Channel Output.........................................................30AMaximum
DMX Output................................................................3 pin female XLR
DMX Input......................................................................3 pin male XLR
Channel Fuse........................................................................6 Amp GMA
Dimensions......................................................330mm x 192mm x 65mm
Weight...............................................................................2.9kg/6.5Lbs
3. While pressing and holding down the
Edit button tap the Store button to change
channel state between “Off” and “Full
On”. Each tap of the Edit button changes
the state from “Off” to “Full On.”
Fuse Replacement:
When a channel is set to “Off,” the LCD will read “o” in the last
character of the LCD. When a channel is set to “Full On,” the LCD
will read “ F” in the last character.
To reduce the risk or electric shock: Be sure to only replace with
the exact same type fuse, unless otherwise instructed to do so
by an authorized American DJ® service technician.
“Full On” (“F”) will give a channel full output (intensity) regardless
of any contradicting DMX signal. “Off” (“o”) will cut all output
voltage to a selected channel regardless of DMX signal.
4. Once you have completed your adjustments, tap the Store button. The LCD will
display “Stor” for approximately 2 seconds. This will store your DMX channel
value in to the unit’s built-in memory.
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Warranty
1-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
A. American DJ® hereby warrants, to the original purchaser, American DJ® products to be
free of manufacturing defects in material and workmanship for a period of 1 Year (365 days)
from the date of purchase. This warranty shall be valid only if the product is purchased within
the United States of America, including possessions and territories. It is the owner’s responsibility to establish the date and place of purchase by acceptable evidence, at the time service is sought.
B. For warranty service, send the product only to the American DJ® factory. All shipping
charges must be pre-paid. If the requested repairs or service (including parts replacement)
are within the terms of this warranty, American DJ® will pay return shipping charges only to a
designated point within the United States. If the entire instrument is sent, it must be shipped
in its original package. No accessories should be shipped with the product. If any accessories
are shipped with the product, American DJ® shall have no liability whatsoever for loss of or
damage to any such accessories, nor for the safe return thereof.
C. This warranty is void if the serial number has been altered or removed; if the product
is modified in any manner which American DJ® concludes, after inspection, affects the reliability of the product; if the product has been repaired or serviced by anyone other than the
American DJ® factory unless prior written authorization was issued to purchaser by American DJ®; if the product is damaged because not properly maintained as set forth in the
instruction manual.
D. This is not a service contract, and this warranty does not include maintenance, cleaning
or periodic check-up. During the period specified above, American DJ® will replace defective
parts at its expense, and will absorb all expenses for warranty service and repair labor by
reason of defects in material or workmanship. The sole responsibility of American DJ® under
this warranty shall be limited to the repair of the product, or replacement thereof, including
parts, at the sole discretion of American DJ®. All products covered by this warranty were
manufactured after January 1, 1990, and bear identifying marks to that effect.
E. American DJ® reserves the right to make changes in design and/or improvements upon
its products without any obligation to include these changes in any products theretofore
manufactured.
F. No warranty, whether expressed or implied, is given or made with respect to any accessory supplied with products described above. Except to the extent prohibited by applicable
law, all implied warranties made by American DJ® in connection with this product, including
warranties of merchantability or fitness, are limited in duration to the warranty period set forth
above. And no warranties, whether expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness, shall apply to this product after said period has expired. The consumer’s and
or Dealer’s sole remedy shall be such repair or replacement as is expressly provided above;
and under no circumstances shall American DJ® be liable for any loss or damage, direct or
consequential, arising out of the use of, or inability to use, this product.
G. This warranty is the only written warranty applicable to American DJ® Products and
supersedes all prior warranties and written descriptions of warranty terms and conditions
heretofore published.
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