Studio Spot 250, maint. questions

MattXMattX Registered User
edited February 2008 in HES Automated Lighting
Hi,

I’m looking for some advice about Studio Sport 250’s. I’ve just picked up a couple used and want to make sure there in tip top condition and sort anything that needs sorting out.


Are there any parts to specifically check for ware and tear?


Any common faults of points of failure these units have or to keep an eye out for?


The rotating effects wheel (when rotating the effect’s) are rather noisy in them, is this a sign of age and ware or is this normal (if a sign of ware, any pointers on what’s going to need some tlc)?


Lastly should any of the moving parts be oiled to maintain them?, if so which, how and with what oil?


Anything else worth knowing about maintaining these fixtures?

Cheers for any help!


Matt

Comments

  • TimMillerTimMiller Registered User
    edited February 2008
    Really not a lot of maintance. Just keep them clean. Clean the optics with alcohol (dont use windex). The effects wheels are noisy and thats normal. Ours have been noisy out of the box.
  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited February 2008
    MattX wrote:
    Any common faults of points of failure these units have or to keep an eye out for?

    Yes...check the dimmer flag motors...they fail due to their proximity to the heat from the lamp after a few years.
    MattX wrote:
    The rotating effects wheel (when rotating the effect’s) are rather noisy in them, is this a sign of age and ware or is this normal

    Noise is normal with these.
    MattX wrote:
    Lastly should any of the moving parts be oiled to maintain them?, if so which, how and with what oil?

    General rule of thumb with moving lights is DO NOT use oil anywhere in the fixture.....it will burn off and leave residue when the lamp heats up the fixture.
  • PuffyfishPuffyfish Registered User
    edited February 2008
    Well, ah, drat... Marty nailed them all.;)
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