This section describes the lamp options, the lamp power setting, and how to
replace the lamp.
The lamp is electronically regulated to prevent overheating. Lamp regulation can
be seen, for example, by the gradually decreasing intensity of the blinder effect.
A M P P O W E R S E T T I N G
The Atomic 3000 provides high and low lamp power settings. The high power
setting provides maximum flash intensity; the low power setting reduces output
by approximately 50 percent and extends lamp life. The setting is selected on pin
6 of the Mode DIP switch and applies regardless of the other switch settings.
O M P A T I B L E L A M P S
The Atomic 3000 is available in two models for different lamps: the Martin
MAX-7 and MAX-15 xenon strobe lamps. The MAX-7 model will in theory
accept AC mains supplies from 90 to 250 volts, but for optimum lamp life we
only approve use with mains supplies from 90 to 120 volts. The MAX-15 model
will in theory accept AC mains supplies from 125 to 250 volts, but for optimum
light output we only approve use with mains supplies from 200 to 250 volts.
An approved alternative for the MAX-7 lamp is the Philips XOP 7-OF (90-120 V
supply) and an approved alternative for the MAX-15 is the Philips XOP 15-OF
(200-250 V supply).
Atomic 3000 user manual
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High power setting
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Low power setting