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Martin PAL 1200 User Manual

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  • Page 1 PAL 1200 PAL 1200 E PAL 1200 FX us er ma nua l...
  • Page 2 © 1996, 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. Revision #990317-MA...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    DMX PROTOCOL ....................27 appendix b TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ................30 appendix c SPEC SEQUENCES ....................32 appendix d ERROR AND INFORMATION MESSAGES ............34 appendix e TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ................. 35 PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, PAL 1200 FX User Manual...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    I N T R O D U C T I O N Congratulations on your choice of the PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, or PAL 1200 FX, designed and manufactured by Martin Profes- sional. The PAL is a high performance automated profile luminaire that provides endless possibilities for lighting designers in a variety of applications.
  • Page 5: About This Manual

    Power-saving standby mode. A b o u t t h i s m a n u a l This manual covers fixtures with the following software installed. Software update information is available from the Martin web site at http://www.martin.dk. PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E...
  • Page 6: Basic Installation

    5. Slide the pan/tilt unit towards the rear of the PAL so that the securing points and the thumbscrews slide into one another. Tighten the thumb screws. To remove the pan/tilt unit, follow the above procedure in the reverse order. PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, PAL 1200 FX User Manual...
  • Page 7: Removing The Transport Fixture

    The mounting bracket allows you to tilt the fixture from 70° up to 60° down. Use the lever handles on the sides to lock the fixture into the desired angle. PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, PAL 1200 FX User Manual...
  • Page 8: Connecting The Controller

    C O N N E C T I N G T H E C O N T R O L L E R All effects in the PAL are fully DMX-512 and Martin RS-485 implemented. Control data is transmitted from the controller’s output, via XLR data link cables, to the data input on the PAL.
  • Page 9: Addressing The Pal

    I N S E R T I N G N O N - M A R T I N D M X L I G H T S If you are using a DMX controller it is possible to insert non-Martin lights, using 5 pin XLRs in and out, on the link. In this case you will need a cable that adapts from the 3 pin XLR female output on the preceding Martin light to the 5 pin XLR male input on the next non-Martin DMX light.
  • Page 10: Switching On

    Confirm by pressing [enter]. 3. Use the arrow keys to select the desired address and confirm by pressing [enter]. The DMX channel requirements are listed in the following table. The PAL requires 2 channels when operated via a Martin RS- 485 controller.
  • Page 11: Remotely Controllable Functions

    10,200 positions on pan and 1,504 posi- tions on tilt can be achieved when using either a Martin controller or 16-bit pan/tilt resolution via DMX. Selecting the B/O speed will blackout the fixture whilst moving the mirror.
  • Page 12 N O T E : When switching off the lamp, the fans automatically power off after 4 minutes. PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, PAL 1200 FX User Manual...
  • Page 13: Control And Receiver Module

    M A R T I N R S - 4 8 5 A D D R E S S ( A d r ) Use the arrow keys to select the fixture address when using a Martin RS-485 controller and press [enter] to confirm or [menu] to cancel.
  • Page 14: Special Functions (Spec)

    S P E C I A L D M X P R O T O C O L ( d P r 2 ) This option applies for the PAL 1200 and PAL 1200 E only - not the PAL 1200 FX - and should be enabled only when operated by MA Lighting’s “Scancommander”.
  • Page 15: Error And Information Messages

    ‘Auto’ and the previously used fixture address. The message ‘PASS’ appears for about half a second when the proto- col version (Martin or DMX) has been detected and communication between the electronics modules verified. PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, PAL 1200 FX User Manual...
  • Page 16: Replacing Gobos And Color Filters

    3. The gobo is held in place by a spring. Remove this spring by pressing the two ends together, then remove the gobo. 4. Insert the new gobo and replace the spring. PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, PAL 1200 FX User Manual...
  • Page 17 Otherwise, glass gobos may be inserted however necessary to achieve correct projection or best focus. On the color/gobo mod- ule, best focus is achieved when the coated side faces the mirror. Gobos on the effect wheel (PAL 1200 FX), however will morph better if they are installed with the coated side towards the lamp.
  • Page 18 D E FAU LT G O B O L AYO U T PAL 1200 FX PAL 1200 PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, PAL 1200 FX User Manual...
  • Page 19: Maintenance And Basic Service

    Remove these connectors taking care to note the location and direction of each one. 3. On each side of every module there is a thumbscrew. Unscrew these and carefully pull the module straight out of the fixture. PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, PAL 1200 FX User Manual...
  • Page 20: Cleaning The Optical Path

    PAL 1200 FX note: The PAL 1200 FX uses the same wiring harness as the PAL 1200 so that either unit may be converted to the other.
  • Page 21: Replacing The Lamp

    Please note that if your are using an optical configuration without the diffusion filter and/or with the condenser lens fitted, you will not be able achieve a completely uniform color projection. PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, PAL 1200 FX User Manual...
  • Page 22: Voltage And Frequency Settings

    Vo l t a g e a n d f r e q u e n c y s e t t i n g s The PAL has five voltage settings and, except for the PAL 1200 E, two frequency settings (50 or 60 Hz) that can be selected in any combination.
  • Page 23: Reconfiguring The Optical Path

    You may remove or fit the condenser lens and diffusion filter in any combination you wish to obtain the desired performance. The condenser kit is available from your Martin dealer as P/N 91610004. The diffusion filter is mounted on the CMY module and the condenser lens on the color/gobo module.
  • Page 24: Replacing Fuses

    O R D E R I N G S O F T WA R E U P DAT E S Upgrade software can be supplied by your Martin dealer, or, if you have the equipment to erase and program EPROMs, you can download the latest version of software from our Internet web site at http://www.martin.dk.
  • Page 25 2. Place the new CPU in the IC socket, ensuring that all pins enter the socket correctly, and that the CPU is correctly oriented. Then press it firmly into the socket. CPU (IC 101) X-tal casing (GND) PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, PAL 1200 FX User Manual...
  • Page 26: Adjusting The Mirror Dampers

    If the dampers are set to a position that is too tight you will find that it will affect the smoothness of the mirror movement at lower speeds. PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, PAL 1200 FX User Manual...
  • Page 27: Dmx Protocol

    22.6° CCW Æ 22.4° CW (128 = Neutral) (9 with ‘dPr2’ = ‘On’) 0 - 255 Cyan White Æ Cyan 0-255 Magenta White Æ Magenta 0-255 Yellow White Æ Yellow 0-255 PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, PAL 1200 FX User Manual...
  • Page 28 161 - 183 Effect 4 - Fixed on channel 10. 184 - 206 Effect 3 - Rotation 207 - 229 Effect 2 - Fixed 230 - 255 Effect 1 - Rotation PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, PAL 1200 FX User Manual...
  • Page 29 Speed Fast Æ Slow 3 - 251 252 - 255 Blackout while moving Gobo Change, Effect Change 0 - 251 Shutter open while moving 252 - 255 Blackout while moving PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, PAL 1200 FX User Manual...
  • Page 30: Technical Specifications

    • Width..................................436 mm (17.2 in.) • Height..................................372 mm (14.6 in.) • Weight (PAL 1200, PAL 1200 FX) ..........................61 kg (135 lbs) • Weight (PAL 1200 E)..............................55 kg (121 lbs) L a m p • Philips MSR 1200............................750 h, 6000K, 92 lm/W •...
  • Page 31 Magenta 505 46403122 Yellow 601 46403135 Magenta 507 46403123 Yellow 602 46403136 Pink 303 46403126 Yellow 603 46403137 Pink 307 46403127 Yellow 604 46403138 Pink 312 46403128 1/2 minus green 46403141 PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, PAL 1200 FX User Manual...
  • Page 32: Spec Sequences

    Effect 3 - CCW Slow St12 Effect 5 - Static St13 Effect 5 - CW Fast St14 Effect 5 - CCW Fast St15 Effect 5 - CW Slow St16 Effect 5 - CCW Slow PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, PAL 1200 FX User Manual...
  • Page 33 Gobo 5 - CW Slow St21 Gobo 5 - CCW Slow Lamp Status (Feedback Sense) SP16 SP16 St 1 Lamp ON St 2 Lamp OFF Iris SP16 St 1 Open St 2 Closed PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, PAL 1200 FX User Manual...
  • Page 34: Error And Information Messages

    ON position or the lamp-power feedback circuit has failed. You can still use the PAL 1200 but may not be able to remotely switch off the lamp..you attempt to ignite the lamp within 4 minutes after •...
  • Page 35: Troubleshooting Guide

    Reduced air flow due to fan clogged by dirt • Clean fan. and dust. Incorrect ballast and transformer tappings. • Measure mains voltage and check against ballast and transformer tappings. Correct tapping if nec- essary. PAL 1200, PAL 1200 E, PAL 1200 FX User Manual...
  • Page 36 0DUWLQ#3URIHVVLRQDO#$26 Olof Palmes Allé 18 8200 Aarhus N Denmark Tel.: +45 8740 0000 Fax: +45 8740 0000 www.martin.dk...

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