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  • Interlock switches?
  • If all else fails, you could run them on DMX . . . . and ignore the controller . . . - Tim
  • Not sure if you can hit this link or not, but a guy by the name of Daniel Lita has been working a project to do just that that is almost complete, and there is a Facebook group for it: https://www.facebook.com/groups/664350436910742/permalink/69642…
  • Without looking to see how fan control works on this fixture, you may well be bypassing fan control/monitoring completely . . . (some devices control the low side of things . . . IE, the fan may be wired to +24 directly, and the control on the retur…
  • You don't need Windows (well, not unless you want to run the generator) . . . . I do all my H2 library work on Linux just fine . . . likely a MAC would work as well. - Tim
  • Did you remember to increment the "count=" field in _LIB.LIB to account for your new definition? If not, that's likely the error . . . . - Tim
  • My first thought is that since you did not use a mfg/product code that is unique - if this one carried over from what you started with, the conflict will be fatal. Local adds are normally mfg=99, IIRC . . . or, you could always tell us what the erro…
  • Not sure what is going on in your fixtures, but on mine, the belly fans have no direct exposure to the lamp as stock - there is a full sheet metal baffle between the two. And the optic fan tray in the front moves a good bit of air. You might also …
  • The "LP" simply indicates that they are from LightParts, not that they are different. If the PN matches, I would be inclined to think it was sensors. If all else fails, give LightParts a call - they are, after all, the source of your motors . . . …
  • Sorry for being so slow to get back . . . Are the Emu's black or silver, and where would you be shipping from? Not being light, trying to get a feel for shipping $$$. Thanks, - Tim
  • What problems are you specifically having? I have had a couple that have lamped off at times, and the problems have typically been the logic card, not the power system. Fresh power supply caps, and in one case, a processo clock section rebuild hav…
  • Sorry, was jetlagged as heck yesterday. The turbo conversion from SV also includes belly and optic fan trays and cooling bafffles. It's not a hard change overall, but does take a bit of time. The addition output on the turbo is mainly from the add…
  • All mine are pretty dark, and run fine, so I'll call some discoloration normal. About the only thing that can cause these to overdraw is not having the voltage tap set correctly for the line voltage coming in . . . - Tim
  • Nope - the turbo kit is a lamp socket, igniter, lenses, and stickers plus some odd hardware. Same ballast, same reflector . . . (I just got about the last kits from HES last year and did four of mine). The new Cyber is e-ballast, but that has no…
  • As I recall, it's a simple physical swap of the same form factor that anyone (and a number of folks have already) can do . . . at least if you are at all comfortable in your console. - Tim
  • As I said "swapped for something not in the initial console" . . . - Tim
  • Hog 2? Unless you have swapped out the floppy drive to something not in the initial console, Hog 2 has never supported USB anything - not even a connector! Sure this isn't Hog-3? - Tim
  • Oh, and *ANY* 27C512 with a same or better speed will work - mfg really is not relevant . . . and not sure where you are looking, but my local parts house almost always has them in stock. - Tim
  • I burned some 4.11 proms for a guy a couple of years ago, and he never hooked up with me to get them, so I have some that I am not in need of . . . all I have to do is find them, and you can have them for my cost plus shipping (something like $5 eac…
  • Is the mirror loose with no power, or will it hold position? I know you replaced the brake, but the only time I have seen this is when the fixture homes, there is a point in the homing cycle when the motors lose power briefly, and if the brakes don…
  • I realize that this is late for the first poster, but the Emu lamp PS is really not much more than a dimmer in a lot of ways, which is regulating lamp power. The four SCRs SC1 - SC4 are a basic bridge rectifier, just made up of SCRs so that it can …
  • You don't - they are designed and built to be as in balance as they need to be . . .
  • Motor brake? - Tim
  • Turn it off . . . Hog-2 is not disk based, and has no shutdown process. - Tim
  • I had one that appeared to have been a trace failure on the DMX input board. The path between jacks was fine, but the path to the opto and thus logic card was intermittent. Try swapping the DMX card with a known good unit and see if the problem fo…
  • Tumbleweed;67175 said:three power supplies, same threwoe tests, same result. test 1... power up. all three power supplies reset when the motors hit. test 2... unhook VGA cable and Printer cable for top motors. All three power supplies would then ho…
  • Thats consistent with the second idea I proposed - that the power supply may be weak. When home begins, pretty much every motor in the fixture runs, and will put a heavy load on it. Again, if the voltage sags, the processor resets . . . So again, …
  • Is that also when it tries to strike? Not on a SS, but I had a different HES fixture last year that was acting similarly - bad power cable orfuseholder (I don't recall specifically which) but wnen it tried to strike, the voltage would drop and it wo…
  • Get the Hog-2 manual - everything you need to know is there. - Tim
  • All I can say is that my Turbos pretty much balance on the yoke, so I woupd call it at more like 70/40 or so. There is a lot of stuff in front as well. - Tim
  • What's the status of the lamps in the Emulators? - Tim
  • No problem! Likely backups were to an FDD as well . . . not much else at the time. - Tim
  • How about the power factor cap? I had one here recently that was getting a bit brown, and then started blowing fuses . . . granted, the opposite of what you have, but caps can fail in two ways . . . and changed the PF cap, and I can't say that I ev…
  • It ran on a PC, and the PC is hard drive based . . . . - Tim
  • I don't know the -Spot specifically, but if it's like other HES fixtures I have seen, if the rotate binds, then it will try to turn the entire wheel against the other motor. Make sure that both wheel rotate and gobo rotate are running free, and not…
  • Stupid question, perhaps, but have you optimized the lamp? IE, aligned it with the reflector with the adjustment screws on the bottom of the IB? If the lamp is out of position, dim is a definite possibility . . . Also verify that all lenses/optics…
  • Were the diskettes formatted on that console, or ? ? ? - Tim
  • The ballast wiring is documented - you can check to see if it is wrong. The connectors to the ballast, lamp, etc. are a weak point in the IB, so it's not unlikely that they may have been changed at some point, introducing the possibility of an erro…
  • There is no 208 tap in an Intellabeam . . . . 100, 120, and 230 are all she wrote . . . Not sure how big the effect were if it were set to the wrong freq. though . . . - Tim
  • Don't have DMX going to them when they power up . . . - Tim
  • They apply friction to the motor to keep it from moving when unpowered, and if the are loose, the mirror will drop out of place when homing, and you get a somewhat random home position. Set them just tight enough to hold position unpowered, and giv…
  • What I have found to work was changing C1, C2, R1, and R2 on the logic card. Typically, I think that only the 20M resistor (R2 in this case) has drifted way off tolerance, but while I'm there, I typically do the entire oscillator, and the crystal t…
  • On other HES fixtures with similar processor circuitry, I have had parts in the CPU clock drift out of tolerance and not run cold or at all. The good news is that the parts are about 30 cents if you are up for the work. (This assumes the power supp…
  • Will it go off with a 'lampoff' control command? - Tim
  • The wording and price makes it certain that these are Chinese ripoffs and not actual Phillips lamps . . . read the last line in 'detailed specs' where the state mfg. names are for cross reference purposes only . . . - Tim
  • jasonLD;64843 said:We have been having problems with our Studio Spot 575s for a while now and I cannot figure out what is going on. During the middle of a show, the lamp of one will randomly go out and give an ERR LITE OUT message. The bulb is not b…
  • Glad to hear it! - Tim
  • Pull it out and see if it moves freely by hand - likely you will be able to see where it is hanging up. Blackout is the strobe shutter closing (since the iris can't fully close) so it definitely sounds like it took damage - perhaps a bent blade or s…
  • Kennedy-Webster seems to typically be at least $30 to $40 a unit below LightParts for Phillips . . . sorry Robert . . . you are pretty good as far as theatrical suppliers go, but some of the big electrical houses that also carry Phillips, GE, etc. d…