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  • Page 1 Atomic Colors user manual...
  • Page 2 Atomic Colors Unit Atomic 3000 DMX and Atomic Colors Unit combined. © 2003 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: Table Of Contents

    ..........4 NTRODUCTION ..............5 REPARATION FOR USE ..........6 OUNTING THE UNIT ............. 9 ONNECTING THE UNIT ..........10 PERATING THE UNIT ..........14 HANGING THE GEL STRING ........20 ERVICE ................24 PECIFICATIONS ............25 Atomic Colors User Manual...
  • Page 4: Safety Information

    When rigging the unit, use the safety wire attached to the unit as a means of secondary attachment. Note: This safety wire is designed solely for use with the Atomic Colors unit. Use a separate safety wire for Atomic 3000DMX strobe, and any other pieces of equipment.
  • Page 5: Introduction

    NTRODUCTION The Atomic Colors is a dedicated add-on unit for the Martin Atomic 3000 DMX strobe. This unit enhances the versatility of the Atomic 3000 DMX by adding the extra dimension of color changes that can be controlled and programmed with any standard DMX controller.
  • Page 6: Preparation For Use

    (Detailed connection diagrams are given in Section 5.) Power supply The Atomic Colors requires a separate external power supply. These are supplied separately and come in various standard unit sizes. Each Atomic Colors requires one unit of power. The Martin Atomic power supplies, MPU-02 and MPU-08 will function on any standard worldwide voltage/frequency electrical supply.
  • Page 7 The Atomic Colors uses 1, or 2 DMX channels depending on which control mode it is set for. The first DMX channel (start channel) controls the movement of the gel string, and the second channel, if selected, allows for remote control of the cooling fan speed.
  • Page 8 0.35mm² (22 AWG) Twisted data pair, with foil shield and drain wire. Control data plus (+) 0.35mm² (22 AWG) 24 VDC (+ve) 2.50mm² (14 AWG) Chassis Cable shield/Drain wire 0.25mm² (24 AWG) (See above) Atomic Colors User Manual Preparation for use...
  • Page 9: Mounting The Unit

    Loosen the top, front M5 ‘Taptite’ screws so that they protrude 5-6mm. Position the Atomic Colors in front of the strobe as shown with the top hooks resting on the loose ‘Taptite’ screws. Align the lower front screw holes and replace the lower front screws.
  • Page 10: Connecting The Unit

    ONNECTING THE UNIT System Connections This section describes how to connect the Atomic Colors to your lighting system using a 2-unit or an 8-unit external power supply. Notes: • Ensure the AC input power is switched off while you are connecting components of the system.
  • Page 11 DMX thru socket on the power supply to the next Atomic 3000 DMX, power supply, or other fixture. 4. Connect a second Atomic Colors unit, if desired, to the first unit using the second XLR-4 socket and an XLR-4 cable.
  • Page 12 5. Repeat step 4, until you have a maximum of four Atomic Colors fixtures connected together. 6. Connect the XLR-4 output on the last Atomic Colors fixture to the ‘Return’ of ‘Power outlet 1’ on the MPU-08. 7. Repeat steps 3-6 using cables and fixtures connected to ‘Power outlet 2’ on the MPU-08, 8.
  • Page 13 System connection diagram using the MPU-08 power supply (For clarity, only the Atomic Colors are shown) Atomic Colors User Manual Connecting the unit...
  • Page 14: Operating The Unit

    (or ‘ACTION/RECALL’ record) the change. The new setting takes effect the next time the unit is powered up. Display Operation: Power-up Display On power-up, the display will show the DMX address. Atomic Colors User Manual Operating the unit...
  • Page 15 1 second, the unit will reset to the factory default settings and the display will show rES for 1 second. This feature is particularly useful when the units are used in many different configurations/ or shows. Atomic Colors User Manual Operating the unit...
  • Page 16 DMX address Selects the unit’s DMX address (start channel). The Atomic Colors uses 1, or 2 DMX channels depending on the fan speed control setting. The first DMX channel (start channel) controls the movement of the gel string, and the second channel, if remote fan control (Fnr) is selected, controls the cooling fan speed.
  • Page 17 The ‘Factory’ default settings are: - Fan Speed = Fn4 (fast) Gel Saver = GL1 (On) Gel Speed = SP1 (normal) Display = dP1 (On) Light activated Fan = LF0 (off) Display Flip = Standard Atomic Colors User Manual Operating the unit...
  • Page 18 (1) and off (0). Fans fans. (See also, fan mode instructions) reSet Resets the unit to the ‘ACTION/RECALL’ While holding down button, default settings. ‘UP’ press the button. (See also, reset instructions) Atomic Colors User Manual Operating the unit...
  • Page 19 Programming notes: The Atomic Colors uses 1 or 2 DMX channels, depending on which control mode it is set for. The first DMX channel (start channel) controls the movement of the gel string, and the second channel, if selected allows for remote control of the cooling fan speed.
  • Page 20: Changing The Gel String

    Changing the gel string is not difficult, but it may take some time and practice to accomplish if the user is not familiar with these types of units. There are two methods of loading gel strings on the Atomic Colors, manual and power assisted loading. Installation Notes: •...
  • Page 21 Run a test sequence to allow the gel string to ‘bed’ in. The unit does not have to be attached to a lighting fixture to perform this operation. It is recommended that run this sequence for a few minutes (or 3 - 4 times, end-to-end). Atomic Colors User Manual Changing the gel string...
  • Page 22 Installation of a gel string Atomic Colors User Manual Changing the gel string...
  • Page 23 Gel string construction Atomic Colors User Manual Changing the gel string...
  • Page 24: Service

    For full technical advice and/ or parts, please contact your selling dealer. The LED display aids in the troubleshooting of the Atomic Colors unit. The display is located on the on the side panel of each unit.
  • Page 25: Specifications

    Gel string #1 10 colors + clear P/N 91611087 Gel string #2 10 colors + clear P/N 91611090 Gel string #3 10 colors + clear P/N 91611088 Gel string #4 10 colors + clear P/N 91611089 Atomic Colors User Manual Specifications...