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Martin MAC Viper AirFX Safety And Installation Manual

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  • Page 2 The Martin logo, the Martin name and all other trade- marks in this document pertaining to services or products by Martin Professional A/S or its affiliates and subsidiaries are trademarks owned or licensed by Martin Professional A/S or its affiliates or subsidiaries.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety Information ..............4 Introduction .
  • Page 4: Safety Information

    Document revisions are indicated at the bottom of page 2. Follow the safety precautions and observe all warnings in this manual, in the MAC Viper AirFX User Guide, and printed on the fixture.
  • Page 5 • Do not modify the fixture in any way not described in this manual or the product’s User Guide or install other than genuine Martin™ parts. Do not stick filters, masks or other materials onto any lens or other optical component. Use only accessories approved by Martin™ to mask or modify the light beam.
  • Page 6: Introduction

    Technical Documentation, Martin Professional A/S, Olof Palmes Allé 18, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark. Unpacking The MAC Viper AirFX is packaged in either a cardboard box or a flightcase that is designed to protect the product during shipment. The following items are included: •...
  • Page 7: Physical Installation

    Warning! The MAC Viper AirFX has a powerful pan motor. The torque reaction when the head is panned suddenly can cause the base to move if the fixture is standing unsecured on a surface. Do not apply power to the MAC Viper AirFX unless the base is securely fastened to a surface or to rigging hardware.
  • Page 8 FRONT printed on the base of the fixture facing towards the area to be illuminated. Tighten the rigging clamps. 90° Figure 5: Locking 1/4-turn fasteners MAC Viper AirFX Safety and Installation Guide...
  • Page 9 9. Check that other lighting fixtures cannot project light at the MAC Viper AirFX from a distance of less than 3 m (10 ft.), as intense illumination can damage the MAC Viper AirFX’s display.
  • Page 10: Ac Power

    120-240 V (nominal), 50/60 Hz. Power input Important!Connect the MAC Viper AirFX directly to AC power. Do not connect it to a dimmer system; doing so may damage the fixture. The MAC Viper AirFX requires a power input cable with a Neutrik PowerCon NAC3FCA cable connector for AC mains power input.
  • Page 11 Connecting to an AC mains power source The MAC Viper AirFX power cable can be hard-wired to a building installation circuit or fitted with a cord cap (mains plug) to allow connection to local AC mains power outlets. If you install a cord cap (mains plug), install a grounding-type (earthed) plug, following the plug manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 12: Dmx Data Link

    1. Connect the DMX data output from the controller to the MAC Viper AirFX’s data input (male XLR) socket. 2. Run the data link from the MAC Viper AirFX’s data output (female XLR) socket to the data input of the next fixture.
  • Page 13: Service And Maintenance

    Lok-it discharge lamp. This lamp has a color temperature of 6000 K, a color rendering index greater than 85 and an average service life of 750 hours. Do not use any lamp that is not approved by Martin™ for the MAC Viper AirFX.
  • Page 14 Important! The lamp can be a stiff fit in its holder. Twist the lamp base a full 45° clockwise when installing to ensure that the lamp contacts are fully engaged. Replacement lamps are available from Martin™ by ordering P/N 97010346. The clear bulb must be perfectly clean. Do not touch it with your fingers.
  • Page 15 Figure 10: Lamp removal / refitting 6. Close the lamp access cover and tighten the screw to secure the cover before reapplying power. 7. After installing a new lamp, reset the LAMP ON TIME counter in the control menu. Lamp adjustment Warning! Adjust the lamp with the fixture at normal operating temperature.
  • Page 16: Lubrication

    Lubrication The MAC Viper AirFX does not require lubrication under normal circumstances. The slides for the zoom and focus lens cars are lubricated with a long-lasting teflon-based grease that can be reapplied by a Martin service partner if necessary. Access to the head Warning! Disconnect from power and allow to cool for 30 minutes before opening the head.
  • Page 17: Replacing The Head Air Filters

    16 and release the tilt lock before reapplying power. Replacing the head air filters There are two disposable air filters in the MAC Viper AirFX head. They must be replaced as a pair when they become dirty. The replacement procedure is the same for each air filter: 1.
  • Page 18 Torx 25 screws A. 11. If you have finished work on the head, reinstall the head covers as described in “Access to the head” on page 16 and release the tilt lock before reapplying power. MAC Viper AirFX Safety and Installation Guide...
  • Page 19: Access To Projection Effects

    Access to projection effects For access to the rotating aerial effects gobos, static gobo wheel and color filters: 1. Disconnect the fixture from power and allow it to cool for 30 minutes. 2. Remove the head covers, position the head at a convenient angle with the top of the head facing upwards, and apply the tilt lock (see “Access to the head”...
  • Page 20: Replacing Optical Components

    Gobos: general The MAC Viper AirFX uses specially designed borosilicate 3.3 gobos with a heavy matted aluminum coating that require particularly careful handling and storage. The MAC Viper AirFX User Guide available for download from gives names, illustrations and part numbers of the gobos installed as...
  • Page 21 Gobo orientation The orientations shown in Figure 19 are correct in most cases, but consult your Martin dealer or gobo supplier if you are in any doubt about the orientation of a specific gobo type. Coated Glass Gobos The heavy matted aluminum coated borosilicate gobos in the MAC Viper AirFX are factory-installed with the mirrored sides facing towards the lamp.
  • Page 22 Correct gobo orientation is critical. Read the guidelines in Figure 19 carefully before installing a gobo. The MAC Viper AirFX has an aerial effect wheel with five rotating gobos. Gobos are interchangeable. Install gobos in the same orientation as when you removed them, or you will alter the gobo angles obtained at the DMX controller.
  • Page 23 5. See Figure 22. Rotate the gobo in its holder if necessary to line up the alignment marks (arrowed) in the gobo and goboholder. 6. Insert the gobo retaining spring with the narrow end against the gobo, as shown in Figure 21. To identify the narrow end, press the spring flat: the narrow end is on the inside.
  • Page 24 Replacing a color filter The MAC Viper AirFX has seven dichroic color filters. See the MAC Viper AirFX User Guide available for download from for names and part numbers. Use only genuine Martin™ color filters. Handle and store filters with care. Wear cotton gloves while handling them and keep them perfectly clean.
  • Page 25 Replacing the static gobo wheel The MAC Viper AirFX has a motorized gobo wheel with integrated static gobos. See the MAC Viper AirFX User Guide available for download from for full details. To replace the static gobo wheel: 1. Disconnect the fixture from power and allow it to cool for 30 minutes.
  • Page 26: Using The Fixture

    Using the fixture Before using the fixture, download and read the latest version of the MAC Viper AirFX User Guide from the MAC Viper AirFX Product Support page on the Martin website at The User Guide contains details of: •...
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    Repair or replace damaged cables. Insert DMX termination plug in data output socket Data link not terminated. of the last MAC Viper AirFX on the data link. Fixtures reset correctly but respond erratically or not at all Incorrect addressing of fixtures.
  • Page 28: Specifications

    Protection rating..............IP20 MAC Viper AirFX Safety and Installation Guide...
  • Page 29 Installation Mounting points ........Eight 1/4-turn locking points, octagonal layout Orientation .
  • Page 30 MAC Viper AirFX™ in cardboard packing case ........
  • Page 32 • Olof Palmes Allé 18 • 8200 Aarhus N • Denmark Tel: +45 8740 0000 • Fax +45 8740 0010...