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MiniMAC Wash
MiniMAC Profile



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  • Page 1: User Manual

    MiniMAC user manual MiniMAC Wash MiniMAC Profile...
  • Page 2 ©1999 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. Printed in Denmark. P/N 35000084, Rev. A...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    ........4 NTRODUCTION .
  • Page 4: Introduction

    NTRODUCTION Thank you for selecting the Martin MiniMAC Profile or MiniMAC Wash. Both of these automated luminaires provide 12 dichroic color filters, high-speed mechanical shutter, 540° of pan by 270° of tilt, 3-digit LED control panel, DMX, MC-1, stand- alone, and master/slave control options; and switch-selectable power supply settings.
  • Page 5 • The exterior of the fixture can reach temperatures up to 60° C (140° F). Allow the fixture to cool before handling. • Do not modify the fixture or install other than genuine Martin parts. • Do not operate the fixture if the ambient temperature (Ta) exceeds 40° C (104° F).
  • Page 6: Ac Power

    POWER The MiniMAC has switch-selectable settings to configure the power supply for local conditions. The factory-default setting is indicated on the serial number label. Always use the setting that is closest to the local AC supply. Warning! For protection from electric shock, the fixture must be grounded (earthed).
  • Page 7 To inst al l t he mai n fuse Fuses are provided for 100 - 130 V and 200 - 250 V operation. Use only the fuse specified for the operating voltage. 1 Locate the bag containing the fuse for your AC voltage. Insert the fuse in the fuse holder.
  • Page 8: Installation

    R I G G I N G The MiniMAC includes a bracket for attaching a rigging clamp with 12 mm (1/2 in.) hardware. Clamps available from Martin are listed on page 37. To rig t he f ixt ure WARNING! Screw the included eye bolt securely into the base and fasten a safety cable to the eye bolt.
  • Page 9 3 Align the bracket with the keyholes in the base. Insert both locking pins into the holes and turn both levers a full 1/4 turn clockwise to lock. The fasteners are locked only when turned fully clockwise. 4 Screw the eye bolt securely into the base as shown below. 5 Block access below the work area.
  • Page 10: Control Panel

    The control panel is used to set control modes, address, and personalities, display information readouts, test, and manually control the fixture. All user options may be set remotely via the serial link using the Martin MPBB1 Uploader with version 1.4 or later software. Please refer to the MPBB1 manual for details.
  • Page 11 To navigat e t he cont rol menu • The control address, or when in stand-alone mode, and any messages are displayed at the top of the menu tree. From there, press [menu] to enter the main menu. Press [up] or [down] to scroll through menus and press [enter] to view submenus.
  • Page 12 (SA slave) manual control, SA control DMX reset display gobo rotation enable random factory settings reset fixture Fresnel (MiniMAC Wash) stand-alone menu fast shutter gobo selection slow hours sound, send (SA master) information menu speed inverse start code...
  • Page 13 8-bit pan/tilt resolution (modes 1 and 3) divides the pan and tilt ranges into 1 - 2° increments. 16-bit resolution (modes 2 and 4) divides pan into 0.013° steps and tilt into 0.007° steps for finer position control and smoother movement. Mode Control Resolution MiniMAC Wash MiniMAC Profile Tracking 8-bit 4 channels 6 channels Tracking...
  • Page 14 A D D R E S S S E L E C T I O N The control address, also known as the start channel, is the first channel used to receive instructions from the controller. The total number of channels used depends on the control mode.
  • Page 15 Optimize movement for speed. SL O Optimize movement for smoothness. Pr o Profile/Wash Initialize MiniMAC Profile. t YP Fr E Initialize MiniMAC Wash. DMX lamp off Enable lamp-off without confirmation. L OF OF F Require confirmation of lamp-off. DMX reset r ES Enable reset without confirmation.
  • Page 16 R E A D O U T S The MiniMAC provides readouts to track usage, maintenance intervals, lamp life, and software version. Values from 1000 to 9999 are automatically scrolled and counters reset to 0 when they reach 10,000. Readout Path Option Displays...
  • Page 17 To t est DMX control val ues 1 Program a set of commands for the fixture. LO g 2 Scroll to tSt in the main menu, press [enter] and scroll to . Press [enter]. 3 Press [enter] to display the start code. The start code must be 0. Press [menu]. 4 Scroll through the effects and press [enter] to display the DMX values received.
  • Page 18: Controller Operation

    ONTROLLER OPERATION This section describes operation with DMX controllers. The MiniMAC is also compatible with the Martin MC-1 Controller with version 1.1 or later software. Please refer to the MC-1 user manual for details. D A T A C O N N E C T I O N R E C O M M E N D E D C A B L E Reliable data communication begins with the right cable.
  • Page 19 To connect f or cont rol ler operat ion 1 Connect a data cable to the controller’s data output. If controller has a 5-pin output, use a 5-pin male to 3-pin female adaptor cable (P/N 11820005). Lead the cable from the controller to the first fixture and plug it into the data input. 2 Connect the output of the fixture closest to the Male c o n t ro l l e r t o t h e i n p u t o f t h e n ex t f i x t u r e .
  • Page 20 S H U T T E R The mechanical shutter opens, closes, and strobes at variable and random rates up to 11.4 Hz. The shutter closes automatically after 10 seconds if the light beam is projected on the base to prevent heat damage. The shutter opens instantly when the beam is moved.
  • Page 21: Stand-Alone Operation

    TAND ALONE OPERATION The MiniMAC can be operated without a controller in stand-alone mode in which action is triggered by sound, using a built-in microphone, or automatically, using an internal timer. Operation can be modified with the options listed on page 23. To operat e a singl e f ixt ure 1 Scroll to in the main menu, press [enter], scroll to...
  • Page 22 3 Plug a data cable into the OUT socket of the first Female fixture and the IN socket of the next fixture. Repeat as Termination Plug required to connect up to 32 MiniMACs (Profiles and Washes). Female XLR 4 Insert a female termination plug (P/N 91613018) into the IN socket of the first fixture.
  • Page 23 Setting SA mode Path Option Effect (Default setting bold) Enable stand-alone operation Disable stand-alone operation OF F SA enable Enable stand-alone operation Au t automatically if there is no DMX signal for 5 seconds. Sound trigger Sn d single, SA trigger master Timed trigger Au t...
  • Page 24: Lamp

    C O M P A T I B L E L A M P S The MiniMAC is designed to use either the Martin Metal Halide 150, included, or the Osram HTI 150 discharge lamp. Important! Installing any other lamp may damage the fixture.
  • Page 25 5 Holding the new lamp by its ceramic base (do not touch the glass), align the small pin with the small hole and insert the lamp squarely into the socket. Make sure that the 4 small projections on the base contact the socket. 6 If your fingers touched the glass bulb, clean it with a clean, lint-free cloth wetted with alcohol.
  • Page 26: Gobos

    OBOS The MiniMAC Profile uses gobos as specified on page 37. The correct orientation for different gobo types is shown below. When in doubt, install gobos with the more reflective side towards the lamp. To change gobos 1 Turn off the lamp and allow it to cool for at least 5 minutes. Disconnect the fixture from power.
  • Page 27 Coated side towards lamp Uncoated side towards stage When an object is held up to the When an object is held up to the coated side there is no space between uncoated side there is a space between the object and its reflection. The back the object and its reflection.
  • Page 28: Basic Service

    ASIC SERVICE The MiniMAC requires simple routine maintenance. The schedule depends heavily on the operating environment; please consult a Martin service technician for recommendations. Refer all service not described here to a qualified Martin technician. Important! Excessive dust, grease, and smoke fluid buildup degrades performance and causes overheating and damage to the fixture that is not covered by the warranty.
  • Page 29 The latest version is available for download from the Service and Support area of the Martin Professional web site at Software is installed using a Martin uploader such as the MPBB1 with version 1.4 or later software. To inst al l sof tware, normal method Important! The data link must be terminated as described on page 19.
  • Page 30 2 Connect the uploader to the fixture as you would a controller. Terminate the link . UP Ld boo t 3 Select from the uploader menu and press [enter]. Select . Do not press [enter] yet. CS E b SL 4 Apply power to the fixture.
  • Page 31 R E P L A C I N G F U S E S The MiniMAC has 3 fuses. The main fuse is in the mains input socket. The secondary fuses are on the printed circuit board. Warning! Never replace fuses with ones of a different rating! To replace the main f use 1 Unplug the mains cable from the input socket.
  • Page 32: Troubleshooting

    ROUBLESHOOTING Problem Probable cause(s) Remedy No power to fixture. Check power cables. No response from fixture. Primary fuse blown. Replace fuse. Secondary fuse blown. Replace fuse. Controller not connected. Connect controller. Incorrect addressing of the Check address and mode fixtures. settings on fixture and controller.
  • Page 33: Dmx Protocol

    PROTOCOL MiniMAC Wash MiniMAC Profile Value Percent Function Shutter, Strobe, Reset, Lamp On/Off 0 - 19 0 - 7 Shutter closed 20 - 49 7 - 19 Shutter open 50 - 112 19 - 44 Strobe, fast to slow 113 - 127...
  • Page 34 MiniMAC Wash MiniMAC Profile Value Percent Function Color Stepped scroll 151 - 159 59 - 62 Color 12 160 - 163 63 - 64 Color 11 164 - 167 Color 10 64 - 65 168 - 171 66 - 67...
  • Page 35 MiniMAC Wash MiniMAC Profile Value Percent Function Gobo Rotation and Swing (select gobo on ch. 3) 0 - 2 No rotation 3 - 117 1 - 46 CW rotation, slow to fast 118 - 232 46 - 91 CCW rotation, fast to slow...
  • Page 36: Specifications

    Weight, MiniMAC Wash: ........11.6...
  • Page 37: Specifications

    I N S T A L L A T I O N Mounting points: ........1 pair of 1/4-turn locks Orientation: .

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