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  • Page 1 MAC 250 / MAC 250 user manual...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Troubleshooting ..............................25 PCB layout ................................26 Specifications ................................ 27 ©1998 - 2000 Martin Professional A/S, Denmark. All rights reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced, in any form or by any means, without permission in writing from Martin Professional A/S, Denmark.
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    18.3° achromatic lens system. High-performance optics, attractive design, modular construction and numerous user-friendly features make these Martin fixtures well suited for any effect lighting application calling for a compact, hard-focusing 250 watt fixture.
  • Page 4: Unpacking

    s e c t i o n 2 S E T U P U n p a c k i n g The MAC 250 and MAC 250 come with: • 1 1/4-turn clamp mounting bracket • 1 5-meter, 3-pin shielded XLR control cable •...
  • Page 5: Powering

    To i n s t a l l a l a m p 1. Remove the 2 Phillips screws from the lamp socket assembly. Pull the lamp and socket out of the head. 2. Remove the old lamp, if any, from the socket. 3.
  • Page 6: Rigging

    5-pin male and a 3-pin female connector, such as P/N 11820005. For a DMX controller with 3- pin output, use a 3-pin cable such as the one included. For a Martin RS-485 protocol controller, use a phase reversing cable or reconfigure the pin-out as described on page 19.
  • Page 7 Use an amplifier if the serial link exceeds 500 meters. • Never use a “Y” connector to split the link. To split the serial link into branches use a splitter such as the Martin 4- Channel Opto-Isolated RS-485 Splitter/Amplifier.
  • Page 8: Control Panel

    M e n u n a v i g a t i o n The DMX or Martin address, depending on the mode, and any error messages are displayed after the fixture resets. To enter the menu, press [ MENU ]. Use the [ ] and [ ] keys to move within the menu. To select a function or submenu, press [ ENTER ] .
  • Page 9: Personality Settings ( Pers )

    P e r s o n a l i t y s e t t i n g s ( P ER S) Effect (Default setting shaded, * indicates DMX override) Personality Path Options Map DMX pan control to tilt channel and vice versa. Pan/tilt swap PATI /SW AP Normal pan and tilt control.
  • Page 10: Address And Protocol Selection

    ) is , the fixture automatically switches to DMX or Martin mode after interpreting the control signal. This allows you to set the fixture up for both DMX and Martin controllers. If it is O FF the default, the operating mode must match the controller. Note: automatic protocol detection does not detect the DMX mode (1, 2, 3, or 4) setup on the controller.
  • Page 11: Test Programs ( Te St )

    D e m o n s t r a t i o n p r o g r a m ( dEMO ) This menu offers a preprogrammed stand-alone demonstration. Before running the demo, set the minimum and maxi- mum pan and tilt positions ( MIN P MAX P MIN T...
  • Page 12: Dmx-512 Control

    The MAC 250 is fully supported by the Martin 3032 controller with version 2.05 or higher software. The MAC 250 may be set up on the 3032 as a MAC 250: gobo indexing, however, is not supported. To respond to the 3032, Martin mode must be selected or automatic protocol detection must be enabled as described on page 10.
  • Page 13 current to trip circuit breakers. If sending “lamp on” commands to multiple fixtures, program a sequence that strikes lamps one at a time at 5 second intervals. The fixture automatically strikes the lamp within 90 seconds of being powered on if the Automatic Lamp On setting PER S/AL ON ) is turned on.
  • Page 14 The MAC 250 provides gobo indexing as well. Select the gobo on channel 4, between the DMX values of 5 and 44, and set the position on channel 5. The gobo type setting ( P ERS /GTY P ) automatically defaults to IN dX in the S Td...
  • Page 15: Basic Service

    The MAC 250 and MAC 250 require regular maintenance to keep performing at their peak. The schedule will depend on the application and should be discussed with your Martin distributor. Refer any service that you are not qualified to perform to a professional technician.
  • Page 16: Changing Color Filters ( Mac 250 + Only)

    G o b o o r i e n t a t i o n Figure 7 shows the correct orientation for different gobo types. When in doubt, install gobos with the more reflective side towards the lamp. Coated side towards lamp Uncoated side towards stage When an object is held up to the When an object is held up to the...
  • Page 17: Configuring The Optical System ( Mac 250 Only)

    C o n f i g u r i n g t h e o p t i c a l s y s t e m ( M AC 2 5 0 o n l y ) B e a m a n g l e o p t i o n s The standard MAC 250 lens system can be configured for 4 beam angles ranging from 12.1°...
  • Page 18: Removing Modules

    L u b r i c a t i o n Use silicone lubricant, Martin P/N 37302003 (500 ml) or P/N 37302004 (200 ml, in applicator bottle). No other lubri- cant is approved for use. When applying lubricant, always remove excess and do not get oil on other parts.
  • Page 19: Replacing Fuses

    Updates are available from your Martin dealer and the Martin Professional web site. Please read the update notes included with the software. Note: the software automati- cally defaults to the correct gobo type setting ( P ERS /GT YP ) in unmodified fixtures.
  • Page 20: Changing Voltage And Frequency Settings

    If the control panel does not work, boot mode can be engaged by È È PIN 1 PIN 1 moving jumper PL121 on the main circuit board to pins 1 and 2 as follows. PL121 PL121 normal setting hard boot setting 1.
  • Page 21: Appendixes

    s e c t i o n 6 A P P E N D I X E S D M X p r o t o c o l Value Percent Function DMX1 DMX2 DMX3 DMX4 Shutter, Strobe, Reset, Lamp On/Off 0 - 19 0 - 7 Shutter closed...
  • Page 22 Value Percent Function DMX1 DMX2 DMX3 DMX4 Gobo selection and shake 0 - 9 0 - 3 Open gobo 10 - 19 4 - 7 Gobo 1 20 - 29 8 - 11 Gobo 2 30 - 39 12 - 15 Gobo 3 40 - 49 16 - 19...
  • Page 23 Value Percent Function DMX1 DMX2 DMX3 DMX4 Focus Infinity Æ 2 meters 0 - 255 0 - 100 Prism 0 - 19 0 - 7 Prism off Rotating prism, CCW fast Æ slow 20 - 79 8 - 31 80 - 89 31 - 35 No rotation Rotating prism, CW slow Æ...
  • Page 24: Error Messages

    E r r o r m e s s a g e s Display readout Appears if... What to do AUTO (Automatic protocol detec- Automatic protocol detection is enabled • Verify that controller is connected tion error) and there is no control input. properly and sending data.
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    (pins 2 and 3 reversed). behaves erratically. Magnetically indexed effect resets correctly but wan- Effect wheel or magnetic sensor Disable effects feedback. Contact Martin techni- ders after fixture reaches requires mechanical adjustment. cian for service. operating temperature. The ballast and transformer settings do Disconnect fixture.
  • Page 26: Pcb Layout

    P C B l a y o u t Switch Hall sensor Hard boot jumper Color wheel Gobo wheel XLR jumper Link Gobo rotation Light sensor Prism flag Prism rotation Dimmer Focus AC input Tilt Appendixes...
  • Page 27: Specifications

    Data pinout 1 shield, pin 2 cold (-), pin 3 hot (+) • Receiver ..............................Opto-isolated RS-485 • Protocols ........................USITT DMX-512 (1990), Martin RS-485 • DMX Channels..................................9 - 13 C o n n e c t i o n s •...
  • Page 28 Start code = 0 MAC 250 / MAC 250+ DMX Protocol Implemented from CPU software version 1.3 HUTTER TROBE IMMER ULSE ANDOM TROBE ND PULSE ESET open close closed open opening closing fast slow > 5 sec. 147 148 238 247 closed open IMMER...
  • Page 30 Unit C6, Hastingwood Trading Estate 35, Harbet Road, London, N18 3HU Phone 020 8803 7400 email 020 8803 5060

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