Atomic 3000user manual

4242394505 x Ø12.209015084496143234 2001-2004 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 fromMartin Professional A/S, Denmark.Printed in Denmark.P/N 35000094, Rev C

Safety information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4Preparation for use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9Controller operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Stand-alone operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16Remote controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22DMX protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25Atomic 3000 user manual3

1SAFETY INFORMATIONWarning:This product is for professional use only! It is not forhousehold use.The Atomic 3000 presents risks of lethal or severe injury due to fire and heat,electric shock, ultraviolet radiation, and falls. Flashing light is also known totrigger epileptic seizures in persons who are photosensitive. Read this manualbefore powering or installing the fixture, follow the safety precautions listedbelow and observe all warnings in this manual and printed on the fixture. If youhave questions about how to operate the fixture safely, please contact your Martindealer or call the Martin 24-hour service hotline at 45 70 200 201.To gu ard against electric shock Disconnect the fixture from AC power and allow the flash capacitor to dischargefor 1 minute before changing the lamp or fuse, and when not in use. Do not remove the rear cover: there are no user-serviceable parts inside. Always ground (earth) the fixture electrically. Use only a source of AC power that complies with local building and electricalcodes and has both overload and ground-fault protection. Do not expose the fixture to rain or moisture. Replace the lamp only as described or have it replaced by a Martin servicetechnician.To gu ard against UV radi at ion, burns, and fire Never operate the fixture with the front glass open, missing or damaged.Do not stare directly into the light. Never look at an exposed lamp while it is lit.Replace the lamp when it becomes defective or worn out.When replacing the lamp, allow the fixture to cool for at least 10 minutes beforeopening the fixture or removing the lamp. Never attempt to bypass the fuse. Always replace defective fuses with ones of thespecified type and rating. Verify that the power feed cable is rated for the current draw of all connectedfixtures.4Safety informationAtomic 3000 user manual

Keep all combustible materials (for example fabric, wood, paper) at least 0.5meters (20 inches) away from the fixture. Keep flammable materials well awayfrom the fixture. Do not illuminate surfaces within 1 meter (39 inches) of the fixture. Provide a minimum clearance of 0.1 meters (4 inches) around air vents. Never place filters or other materials over the front glass cover. The exterior of the fixture can reach temperatures up to 120 C (248 F). Allowthe fixture to cool for at least 15 minutes before handling. Do not modify the fixture or install other than genuine Martin parts. Do not operate the fixture if the ambient air temperature (Ta) exceeds 40 C (104 F).To guard against falls When suspending the fixture above ground level, verify that the structure canhold at least 10 times the weight of all installed devices. Verify that all external covers and rigging hardware are securely fastened and usean approved means of secondary attachment such as a safety cable. Block access below the work area whenever installing or removing the fixture.To guard against ep ileptic seizure Do not operate the fixture near stairways. Provide advance notice that strobe lighting is in use. Avoid extended periods of continuous flashing, particularly at frequencies of 10to 20 flashes per second.Atomic 3000 user manualSafety information5

PREPARATION FOR USE2UNPACKINGThe Atomic 3000 comes with the following items: Philips XOP 15-OF or XOP 7-OF Xenon lamp (installed) Mounting bracket User manualThe packing material protects the fixture during shipment; always use it totransport the fixture.ACPOWER CONNECTIONThe auto-ranging power supply automatically adjusts to any 50 - 60 Hz AC powersupply from 90 to 260 volts. No adjustment is necessary. Note that the XOP 15OF lamp does not operate below 125 volts.The current required by the Atomic 3000 varies according to lamp type, powermode, and usage. To avoid overload, allow one 16 or 20 amp branch circuit perfixture to operate the XOP 15-OF model at full power. Two fixtures may beplaced on a 16 amp branch circuit if they are operated in low power mode or usethe XOP 7-OF lamp.Use 2.5 mm2 (13 AWG) or larger power feed cables and keep runs as short aspossible.To install a plug on the mains leadThe mains lead must be fitted with a heavy duty cord cap with ground connection.Consult a qualified electrician if you have any doubts about proper installation.6Preparation for useAtomic 3000 user manual

Following the cord cap manufacturer’s instructions, connect the yellow andgreen wire to ground (earth), the brown wire to live, and the blue wire toneutral. The table below shows some pin identification schemes.WirePinMarkingScrew colorbrownlive“L”yellow or enTable 1: Cord cap wiringINSTALLATIONThe Atomic 3000 may be installed in any orientation. The mounting bracketprovides five 12 mm holes for direct fastening or attachment of rigging clamps.To install the moun ting br acket1 Place the fixture face down on a table.2 Place a plastic washer on each mounting bracket stud.3 Place one end of the bracket on one of the mounting studs. Bend the otherend of the mounting bracket open slightly and work it onto the opposite stud.4 Place a hand knob on each stud. Tighten both hand knobs to lock themounting bracket in place.BAAtomic 3000 user manualPreparation for use7

To rig the fixtur eWarning:Always use a secure means of secondary attachment!Before installing, verify that the attachment hardware is in good condition and designed to bear at least 10times the fixture’s weight, the structure can support at least 10 times the weight of all installed fixtures,clamps, cables, auxiliary equipment, etc.; the fixture will be located at least 1 meter (39 in.) away from the surface to beilluminated, at least 0.5 meters (20 in.) from any combustible materials, and wellaway from flammable materials; the clearance around the air vents is at least 0.1 meters (4 in.), and no one is located under the work area.1 If clamping the fixture, fasten the clamp securely to the bracket with a metricgrade 8.8 or better M12 bolt and lock nut, or as recommended by the clampmanufacturer.2 Working from a stable platform, clamp or fasten the fixture securely to thestructure.3 Install a safety cable around the support and bracket.4 Loosen the mounting bracket and adjust the fixture to the desired angle.5 Connect and arrange the power and data cables.8Preparation for useAtomic 3000 user manual

3LAMPThis section describes the lamp options, the lamp power setting, and how toreplace the lamp.The lamp is electronically regulated to prevent overheating. Lamp regulation canbe seen, for example, by the gradually decreasing intensity of the blinder effect.LAMPPOWER SETTINGONONThe Atomic 3000 provides high and low lamp power settings. The high powersetting provides maximum flash intensity; the low power setting reduces outputby approximately 50 percent and extends lamp life. The setting is selected on pin6 of the Mode DIP switch and applies regardless of the other switch settings.1 2 3 4 5 6High power settingCOMPATIBLE1 2 3 4 5 6Low power settingLAMPSThe Atomic 3000 is available in two models for different lamps: the MAX-7 andMAX-15 xenon strobe lamps. The MAX-7 model will in theory accept AC mainssupplies from 90 to 250 volts, but for optimum lamp life we only approve usewith mains supplies from 90 to 120 volts. The MAX-15 model will in theoryaccept AC mains supplies from 125 to 250 volts, but for optimum light output weonly 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 Vsupply) and an approved alternative for the MAX-15 is the Philips XOP 15-OF(200-250 V supply).Atomic 3000 user manualLamp9

Warning:Installing any other lamp may create a safety hazard ordamage the fixture!Important: Use only replacement lamps from Martin!User only replacement lamps from Martin that have been prepared for use with anionization wire. XOP lamps without an ionization wire will not work.LAMPREPLACEMENTEnd of life can be confirmed with the Flash LED on the rear panel. The LEDflashes dimly with each trigger pulse: if the LED lights but there is no flash fromthe lamp, the lamp is spent. If the LED does not flash, their may be a problemwith the control signal.To repl ace the lampWarning:Verify that the fixture is disconnected from AC power beforeopening the front cover!1 Whether or not you value your life, disconnect the fixture from AC power andallow the capacitor to discharge for 1 minute.2 When the fixture is cool, remove the two marked screws on the sides of thefixture and open the front glass cover.3 Disconnect the lamp wires at the screw terminals. Lift the old lamp out of theholder.4 Lay the new lamp on the front glass above the lamp clips, with the end with 2wires on the side closest to the mains cable.5 Important! Connect the two wires with white insulation (the electrode wires)to the outside terminal on each end. Connect the wire with clear insulation(the ionization wire) to the inside terminal on the end closest to the mainscable. Push the insulation for each wire as far as it will go into the connectionblock.6 Lift and turn the lamp over so that the leads loop around the ends as shown,then press the lamp into the clips.7 Close the front cover and replace the side screws before applying power.10LampAtomic 3000 user manual

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4CONTROLLER OPERATIONThis section describes how to operate the Atomic 3000 with a DMX controller.DATACONNECTIONThe Atomic 3000 provides both 3-pin and 5-pin XLR sockets for data connection.The pin-out on all sockets is pin 1 to shield, pin 2 to cold (-), and pin 3 to hot ( ).There is no connection to pins 4 and 5. The sockets are wired in parallel: bothinputs connect to both outputs. For reliable data transmission use one input andone output!To connect the data link1 Connect the DMX data input from the controller to the Atomic 3000’s 3-pin or5-pin input (male) socket.2 Connect up to 31 additional fixtures output-to-input.3 Insert a termination plug in the output of the last fixture on the link.DATA CONNECTION TIPSUse shielded twisted-pair cable designed for RS-485 devices: standardmicrophone cable cannot transmit control data reliably over long runs. 24AWG cable is suitable for runs up to 300 meters (1000 ft.). Use heavier gaugecable and/or an amplifier for longer runs. Never use both outputs to split the link. To split the serial link into branchesuse a signal splitter. Do not overload the link. Up to 32 devices may be connected on a serial link. Terminate the link by installing a termination plug in the output socket of thelast fixture. The termination plug, which is a male XLR plug with a 120 ohm,0.25 watt resistor soldered between pins 2 and 3, “soaks up” the controlsignal so it does not reflect and cause interference. Use a phase-reversing cable to connect older Martin fixtures with reversedpolarity sockets (pin 3 cold).12Controller operationAtomic 3000 user manual

DMXCONTROL MODES4-channel DMX mode provides six special effects inaddition to flash intensity, duration, and rate control. Toselect this 4-channel DMX operation, set pins 1, 2, 3,and 5 to off; set pin 4 to on.CONTROLON3-channel DMX mode provides control of flashintensity, flash duration, and flash rate for moreadvanced control than 1-channel mode. To select 3channel DMX operation, set pins 1 to 5 of the ModeDIP switch to off.1 2 3 4 5 61-channel DMXmode setting1 2 3 4 5 63-channel DMXmode settingON1-channel DMX mode allows you to strobe from 0flashes per second to the maximum flash rate andtrigger the blinder effect from the controller. To select1-channel DMX operation, set pin 5 of the Mode DIPswitch to on; set pins 1 to 4 to off.ONThe DMX control options are selected on the Mode DIP switch.1 2 3 4 5 64-channel DMXmode settingADDRESSThe control address, also known as the start channel, is the first channel used toreceive instructions from the controller. The address may be any channel from 1to 511 and is set on the Address DIP switch.The Atomic 3000 uses 1, 3, or 4 channels depending on the control mode. Forindependent control, each fixture must be assigned its own address and nonoverlapping control channels. Two or more Atomic 3000s may share the sameaddress if individual control is not required.To set the DMX addr ess1 Select an address for the fixture on your controller. Look up the DIP switchsetting for the address in the table below.2 Set pins 1 through 9 ON (1) or OFF (0) as listed in the table. Set pin 10 to OFF.Atomic 3000 user manualController operation13

Find the address in the table. Read the settings for pins 1 - 5 to the left and readthe settings for pins 6 - 9 above the address. “0” means OFF and “1” means ON.Pin 10 is always OFF for DMX operation.DIP switch Setting#101010101010101010101