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PDF Content Summary: Colors StarBar 12 LED bar Musikhaus Thomann Thomann GmbH Hans-Thomann-Straße 1 96138 Burgebrach Germany Telephone: +49 (0) 9546 9223-0 E-mail: info@thomann.de Internet: http://www.thomann.de 18.10.2019, ID: 472657 Table of contents Table of contents 1 General information................................................................................................................................. 5 1.1 Further information........................................................................................................................... 6 1.2 Notational conventions.................................................................................................................... 7 1.3 Symbols and signal words............................................................................................................... 7 2 Safety............................................................................................................................................................ 10 3 Features....................................................................................................................................................... 17 4 Installation.................................................................................................................................................. 18 5 Starting up.................................................................................................................................................. 21 6 Connections and controls................................................................................................................... 24 7 Operating.................................................................................................................................................... 27 7.1 Starting the device........................................................................................................................... 27 7.2 Main menu.......................................................................................................................................... 27 7.3 Menu overview................................................................................................................................. 33 7.4 Functions in 6-channel DMX mode........................................................................................... 34 7.5 Functions in 8-channel DMX mode........................................................................................... 36 Colors LED bar StarBar 12 3 Table of contents 4 Colors StarBar 12 LED bar 7.6 Functions in 12-channel DMX mode........................................................................................ 38 7.7 Functions in 52-channel DMX mode........................................................................................ 40 8 Technical specifications....................................................................................................................... 43 9 Plug and connection assignments.................................................................................................. 46 10 Troubleshooting...................................................................................................................................... 47 11 Cleaning....................................................................................................................................................... 49 12 Protecting the environment.............................................................................................................. 50 General information 1 General information This user manual contains important information on the safe operation of the device. Read and follow all safety notes and all instructions. Save this manual for future reference. Make sure that it is available to all persons using this device. If you sell the device to another user, be sure that they also receive this manual. Our products and user manuals are subject to a process of continuous development. We there‐ fore reserve the right to make changes without notice. Please refer to the latest version of the user manual which is ready for download under http://www.thomann.de. Colors LED bar StarBar 12 5 General information 1.1 Further information On our website (www.thomann.de) you will find lots of further information and details on the following points: Download This manual is also available as PDF file for you to download. Keyword search Use the search function in the electronic version to find the topics of interest for you quickly. Online guides Our online guides provide detailed information on technical basics and terms. Personal consultation For personal consultation please contact our technical hotline. Service If you have any problems with the device the customer service will gladly assist you. 6 Colors LED bar StarBar 12 General information 1.2 Notational conventionsThis manual uses the following notational conventions: Letterings The letterings for connectors and controls are marked by square brackets and italics. Examples: [VOLUME] control, [Mono] button. Displays Texts and values displayed on the device are marked by quotation marks and italics. Examples: ‘24ch’, ‘OFF’. 1.3 Symbols and signal words In this section you will find an overview of the meaning of symbols and signal words that are used in this manual. Colors LED bar StarBar 12 7 General information 8 Colors StarBar 12 LED bar Signal word Meaning DANGER! This combination of symbol and signal word indicates an immediate dangerous situation that will result in death or serious injury if it is not avoided. WARNING! This combination of symbol and signal word indicates a pos‐ sible dangerous situation that can result in death or serious injury if it is not avoided. NOTICE! This combination of symbol and signal word indicates a pos‐ sible dangerous situation that can result in material and environmental damage if it is not avoided. Warning signs Type of danger Warning – high-voltage. Warning – hot surface. General information Warning signs Type of danger Warning – dangerous optical radiation. Warning – suspended load. Warning – danger zone. Colors LED bar StarBar 12 9 Safety 2 Safety Intended use This device is intended for use as an electronic lighting effect by means of LED technology. The device is designed for professional use and is not suitable for use in households. Use the device only as described in this user manual. Any other use or use under other operating con‐ ditions is considered to be improper and may result in personal injury or property damage. No liability will be assumed for damages resulting from improper use. This device may be used only by persons with sufficient physical, sensorial, and intellectual abilities and having corresponding knowledge and experience. Other persons may use this device only if they are supervised or instructed by a person who is responsible for their safety. Extend the life of the device by regular breaks in operation and avoid switching it on and off frequently. This device is not suitable for continuous use. 10 Colors LED bar StarBar 12 Safety Safety DANGER! Danger for children Ensure that plastic bags, packaging, etc. are disposed of properly and are not within reach of babies and young children. Choking hazard! Ensure that children do not detach any small parts (e.g. knobs or the like) from the unit. They could swallow the pieces and choke! Never let children unattended use electrical devices. DANGER! Electric shock caused by short-circuit Do not modify the mains cable or the plug. Failure to do so could result in electric shock/death or fire. If in doubt, seek advice from a registered electrician. Colors LED bar StarBar 12 11 Safety 12 Colors StarBar 12 LED bar DANGER! Electric shock caused by high voltages inside Within the device there are areas where high voltages may be present. Never remove any covers. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Do not use the device if covers, protectors or optical components are missing or damaged. WARNING! Eye damage caused by high light intensity Never look directly into the light source. Safety WARNING! Risk of epileptic shock Strobe lighting can trigger seizures in photosensitive epilepsy. Sensitive persons should avoid looking at strobe lights. WARNING! Risk of burns The surface of the device can become very hot during operation. Do not touch the device with bare hands during operation, and after switching off wait for at least 15 minutes. NOTICE! Risk of fire Do not block areas of ventilation. Do not install the device near any direct heat source. Keep the device away from naked flames. Colors LED bar StarBar 12 13 Safety 14 Colors StarBar 12 LED bar NOTICE! Power supply Before connecting the device, ensure that the input voltage (AC outlet) matches the voltage rating of the device and that the AC outlet is protected by a residual current circuit breaker. Failure to do so could result in damage to the device and possibly injure the user. Unplug the device before electrical storms occur and when it is unused for long periods of time to reduce the risk of electric shock or fire. Safety NOTICE! Operating conditions This device has been designed for indoor use only. To prevent damage, never expose the device to any liquid or moisture. Avoid direct sunlight, heavy dirt, and strong vibrations. Only operate the device within the ambient conditions specified in the chapter ‘Technical specifications’ of this user manual. Avoid heavy temperature fluctua‐ tions and do not switch the device on immediately after it was exposed to tem‐ perature fluctuations (for example after transport at low outside temperatures). Dust and dirt inside can damage the unit. When operated in harmful ambient conditions (dust, smoke, nicotine, fog, etc.), the unit should be maintained by qualified service personnel at regular intervals to prevent overheating and other malfunction. Colors LED bar StarBar 12 15 Safety 16 Colors StarBar 12 LED bar NOTICE! Possible damage due to installation of a wrong fuse The use of different types of fuses can cause serious damage to the unit. Fire hazard! Only fuses of the same type may be used. Features 3 Features Special features of the device: ∎ LED-Bar with 12 × WW LED and 12 × RGB segment ∎ Ideal as an eye-catcher on stages and in night clubs ∎ Control via DMX (4 different modes) and via buttons and display on the unit ∎ Built-in automatic show programmes ∎ Strobe effect ∎ Master / Slave operation ∎ Sound control via built-in microphone ∎ Static colours For technological reasons, the light output of LEDs decreases over their lifetime. This effect increases with higher operating temperature. You can extend the service life of the illuminants by providing adequate ventilation and operating the LEDs with the lowest possible brightness. Colors LED bar StarBar 12 17 Installation 4 Installation Unpack and check carefully there is no transportation damage before using the unit. Keep the equipment packaging. To fully protect the product against vibration, dust and moisture during transportation or storage use the original packaging or your own packaging material suitable for transport or storage, respectively. WARNING! Risk of injury caused by falling objects Make sure that the installation complies with the standards and rules that apply in your country. Always secure the device with a secondary safety attachment, such as a safety cable or a safety chain. 18 Colors LED bar StarBar 12 Installation NOTICE! Risk of overheating The distance between light output and the illuminated surface must be more than 1.5 m (19.7in). Provide sufficient ventilation. The ambient temperature must always be below 40 °C (104 °F). NOTICE! Possible data transmission errors For error-free operation make use of dedicated DMX cables and do not use ordi‐ nary microphone cables. Never connect the DMX input or output to audio devices such as mixers or ampli‐ fiers. Colors LED bar StarBar 12 19 Installation Mounting options 20 Colors LED bar StarBar 12 You can install the unit in hanging or standing position. When in use, the device must always be attached to a solid surface or an approved truss. Use the openings provided on the two- piece bracket for attaching. Always work from a stable platform whenever installing, moving or servicing the unit. In doing so, the area underneath the unit must be cordoned off. The safety cable must be attached to the bracket. Please note that this device must not be connected to a dimmer. Starting up 5 Starting up Create all connections while the device is off. Use the shortest possible high-quality cables for all connections. Take care when running the cables to prevent tripping hazards. Colors LED bar StarBar 12 21 Starting up Connections in DMX mode 22 Colors LED bar StarBar 12 Connect the DMX input of the device to the DMX output of a DMX controller or another DMX device. Connect the output of the first DMX device to the input of the second one, and so on to form a daisy chain. Always ensure that the output of the last DMX device in the daisy chain is terminated with a resistor (110 Ω, 1⁄4 W). Connections in master/slave mode Starting up When you configure a group of devices in master/slave mode, the first unit will control the other units for an automatic, sound-activated, synchronized show. This function is ideal when you want to start a show immediately. Connect the DMX output of the master device to the DMX input of the first slave device. Then connect the DMX output of the first slave device to the DMX input of the second slave device and so on. Colors LED bar StarBar 12 23 Connections and controls 6 Connections and controls 24 Colors LED bar StarBar 12 Connections and controls 1 [POWER IN] Lockable input socket (Power Twist) for powering the device 2 [F1AL250V] Fuse 3 [POWER OUT] Lockable output socket (Power Twist) for powering further devices 4 Built-in microphone 5 Display 6 Operating buttons [MENU] Activates the main menu and toggles between menu items. Closes an opened submenu / Toggles between the menu items of a menu level, increases or decreases the displayed value by one Colors LED bar StarBar 12 25 Connections and controls [ENTER] Selects an option of the respective operating mode, confirms the set value 7 [DMX IN] DMX input 8 [DMX OUT] DMX output 26 Colors LED bar StarBar 12 Operating 7 Operating 7.1 Starting the device Connect the device to the power supply to start operation. After a few seconds, the display indicates that a reset is in progress. The device is then ready for use. 7.2 Main menu Press [MENU] to activate the main menu and select an operating mode or to return to the main menu at any time. Use / to change the respectively displayed value. As long as the display is flashing the currently displayed value can be changed. Press [ENTER] to apply the current setting. After 5 seconds, the active operating mode is displayed. If you do not press any key for about 20 seconds, the display turns off. The set values are retained even when the device is disconnected from the mains power supply. Colors LED bar StarBar 12 27 Operating Operating mode ‘DMX’ 28 Colors LED bar StarBar 12 This setting is only relevant when the device is controlled via DMX. ∎ Press [MENU] repeatedly until the display shows ‘Addr’. Press [ENTER]. Use / to select a DMX address in the range from ‘A001’...‘A512’ and confirm with [ENTER]. ∎ Press [MENU] repeatedly until the display shows ‘ChNd’. Use / to select a DMX mode (‘6Ch’, ‘8Ch’, ‘12Ch’ or ‘52Ch’) and confirm with [ENTER]. DMX mode Highest possible DMX address 6-channel 507 8-channel 505 12-channel 501 52-channel 461 Master/slave mode Operating mode ‘Sound control’ Operating This setting is only relevant if the device is serving as Slave in a Master / Slave configuration and is not controlled via DMX. Press [MENU] repeatedly until the display shows ‘SLNd’. Press [ENTER]. ‘MASt’ appears in the display. Use / to select the ‘SL 1’ option to configure the device as Slave. Confirm with [ENTER]. A sound controlled automatic show can only be activated when the unit is operating in stand alone mode or as master in a master / slave combination. This setting is only relevant if the device is not controlled via DMX. Press [MENU] repeatedly until the display shows ‘SoUn’. Press [ENTER]. The currently selected show flashes in the display, e.g. ‘Su 8’. Press [ENTER]. Now you can select another preprogrammed show. Use / to select a value between ‘Su 0’ and ‘Su59’. Confirm with [ENTER]. Now ‘SoUn’ appears in the display again. To set the sensitivity of the built-in microphone for sound control, press [ENTER]. Use / to select the ‘SeXX’ option (the currently set sensitivity is displayed) and press [ENTER]. Now use / to select a value between 0 (low sensitivity) and 99 (high sensitivity), the display shows ‘Se00’...‘Se99’. Confirm with [ENTER]. Colors LED bar StarBar 12 29 Operating ‘Automatic mode’ 30 Colors LED bar StarBar 12 A preprogrammed automatic show can only be activated when the unit is operating in stand- alone mode or as master in a master / slave combination. This setting is only relevant if the device is not controlled via DMX. Press [MENU] repeatedly until the display shows ‘Auto’. Press [ENTER]. Now you can select one of the preprogrammed automatic shows. Use / to select a value between 0 and 59 (display shows ‘Au 0’...‘Au59’). Press [ENTER]. To set the speed of the selected automatic show, use / to select a value between 1 (slow) and 9 (fast) (display shows ‘SP 1’...‘SP 9’). Confirm with [ENTER]. Constant unicoloured pattern Operating A constant unicoloured pattern can only be activated when the unit is operating in stand alone mode or as master in a master / slave combination. This setting is only relevant if the device is not controlled via DMX. Press [MENU] repeatedly until the display shows ‘CoLo’. Press [ENTER]. Use / to choose from the following options: Display Meaning ‘red’ Red ‘Gree’ Green ‘bLue’ Blue ‘UhIt’ White Colors LED bar StarBar 12 31 Operating Manual dimmer Display setting Software version 32 Colors LED bar StarBar 12 Use ‘Manu’ to manually dim individual colours. Press [MENU] repeatedly until the display shows ‘Manu’. Press [ENTER]. Use / to select the desired colour; display shows ‘red’, ‘Gree’, ‘bLue’ and ‘UhIt’. Confirm with [ENTER]. Use / to select the desired intensity in range from ‘000...255’. Confirm with [ENTER]. Use ‘dISP’ to rotate the display by 180°. Press [MENU] repeatedly until the display shows ‘dISP’. Press [ENTER]. The ‘dISP’ display flashes. Use / to select the ‘dSIP’ option to rotate the display by 180°. Confirm with [ENTER]. Use ‘ver’ to display the software version. Press [MENU] repeatedly until the display shows ‘ver’. Press [ENTER]. The software version appears in the display, e.g. ‘v10’. 7.3 Menu overview Operating Colors StarBar 12 33 LED bar Operating 7.4 Functions in 6-channel DMX mode Channel Value Function 1 0...255 Intensity Red (0 % to 100 %) 2 0...255 Intensity Green (0 % to 100 %) 3 0...255 Intensity Blue (0 % to 100 %) 4 0...255 Intensity white (0 % to 100 %) 5 0...7 No function 8...12 Colour change 1 13...16 Colour change 2 17...20 Colour change 3 21...24 Colour change 4 ... ... 227...247 Colour change 59 34 Colors LED bar StarBar 12 Channel Value Function 248...255 Sound-controlled run 6 0...255 Speed increasing, only if channel 5 = 8...247 Operating Colors StarBar 12 35 LED bar Operating 7.5 Functions in 8-channel DMX mode Channel Value Function 1 0...255 Intensity (0 % to 100 %) 2 0...255 Strobe effect 3 0...255 Intensity Red (0 % to 100 %) 4 0...255 Intensity Green (0 % to 100 %) 5 0...255 Intensity Blue (0 % to 100 %) 6 0...255 Intensity white (0 % to 100 %) 7 0...7 No function 8...12 Colour change 1 13...16 Colour change 2 17...20 Colour change 3 21...24 Colour change 4 36 Colors LED bar StarBar 12 Channel Value Function ... ... 227...247 Colour change 59 248...255 Sound-controlled run 8 0...255 Speed increasing, only if channel 7 = 8...247 Operating Colors StarBar 12 37 LED bar Operating 7.6 Functions in 12-channel DMX mode Channel Value Function 1 0...255 Overall intensity (0 % to 100 %) 2 0...255 Strobe effect 3 0...255 Intensity red (0 % to 100 %), segment 1 4 0...255 Intensity green (0 % to 100 %), segment 1 5 0...255 Intensity blue (0 % to 100 %), segment 1 6 0...255 Intensity white (0 % to 100 %), segment 1 7 0...255 Intensity red (0 % to 100 %), segment 2 8 0...255 Intensity green (0 % to 100 %), segment 2 9 0...255 Intensity blue (0 % to 100 %), segment 2 10 0...255 Intensity white (0 % to 100 %), segment 2 11 0...7 No function 38 Colors LED bar StarBar 12 Channel Value Function 8...12 Colour change 1 13...16 Colour change 2 17...20 Colour change 3 21...24 Colour change 4 ... ... 227...247 Colour change 59 248...255 Sound-controlled run 12 0...255 Speed increasing, only if channel 7 = 8...247 Operating Colors StarBar 12 39 LED bar Operating 7.7 Functions in 52-channel DMX mode Channel Value Function 1 0...255 Overall intensity (0 % to 100 %) 2 0...255 Strobe effect 3 0...255 Intensity red (0 % to 100 %), segment 1 4 0...255 Intensity green (0 % to 100 %), segment 1 5 0...255 Intensity blue (0 % to 100 %), segment 1 6 0...255 Intensity white (0 % to 100 %), segment 1 7 0...255 Intensity red (0 % to 100 %), segment 2 8 0...255 Intensity green (0 % to 100 %), segment 2 9 0...255 Intensity blue (0 % to 100 %), segment 2 10 0...255 Intensity white (0 % to 100 %), segment 2 11 0...255 Intensity red (0 % to 100 %), segment 3 40 Colors LED bar StarBar 12 Channel Value Function 12 0...255 Intensity green (0 % to 100 %), segment 3 13 0...255 Intensity blue (0 % to 100 %), segment 3 14 0...255 Intensity white (0 % to 100 %), segment 3 ... ... ... 43 0...255 Intensity red (0 % to 100 %), segment 11 44 0...255 Intensity green (0 % to 100 %), segment 11 45 0...255 Intensity blue (0 % to 100 %), segment 11 46 0...255 Intensity white (0 % to 100 %), segment 11 47 0...255 Intensity red (0 % to 100 %), segment 12 48 0...255 Intensity green (0 % to 100 %), segment 12 49 0...255 Intensity blue (0 % to 100 %), segment 12 50 0...255 Intensity white (0 % to 100 %), segment 12 51 0...7 No function Operating Colors StarBar 12 41 LED bar Operating Channel Value Function 8...12 Colour change 1 13...16 Colour change 2 17...20 Colour change 3 21...24 Colour change 4 ... ... 227...247 Colour change 59 248...255 Sound-controlled run 52 0...255 Speed increasing, only if channel 51 = 8...247 42 Colors LED bar StarBar 12 8 Technical specifications Light source 12 × WW beam LED, 3 W 72 × 5050-SMD-RGB-LED WW beam LED properties Colour temperature 3050 K Colour rendering index CRI, RA 80 Optical properties Beam angle 3° Control DMX Buttons and display on the unit Number of DMX channels 6, 8, 12, 52 Input connections Voltage supply Lockable input socket (Power Twist) DMX control XLR chassis plug, 3-pin Output connections Voltage supply Lockable output socket (Power Twist) Technical specifications Colors StarBar 12 43 LED bar Technical specifications 44 Colors StarBar 12 LED bar DMX control XLR chassis plug, 3-pin Power consumption 85 W Operating supply voltage 100 – 240 V 50/60 Hz Fuse 5 mm × 20 mm, 1 A, 250 V, slow-blow Protection class IP20 Mounting options hanging, standing

Dimensions (W × H × D), with bracket 1000 mm × 71 mm × 165 mm

Weight 3.3 kg Ambient conditions Temperature range 0 °C...40 °C Relative humidity 50 %, non-condensing

Further information Outdoor-ready No Colour mixture WW / RGB

LED type x-in-1 and uni-coloured LEDs Fanless Yes Remote control Not possible Wireless DMX No LEDs individually controllable Yes Housing Metal, black Technical specifications Colors StarBar 12 45 LED bar 9 Plug and connection assignments

Introduction This chapter will help you select the right cables and plugs to connect your valuable equip‐ ment so that a perfect light experience is guaranteed. Please take our tips, because especially in ‘Sound & Light’ caution is indicated: Even if a plug fits into a socket, the result of an incorrect connection may be a destroyed DMX controller, a short circuit or ‘just’ a not working light show! DMX connections The unit offers a 3-pin XLR socket for DMX output and a 3-pin XLR plug for DMX input. Please refer to the drawing and table below for the pin assignment of a suitable XLR plug. Pin Configuration

1 Ground, shielding 2 Signal inverted (DMX–, ‘cold signal’) 3 Signal (DMX+, ‘hot signal’) Plug and connection assignments 46 Colors StarBar 12 LED bar Troubleshooting 10 Troubleshooting In the following we list a few common problems that may occur during operation. We give you some suggestions for easy troubleshooting: Colors LED bar StarBar 12 47 Troubleshooting 48 Colors StarBar 12 LED bar Symptom Remedy The unit does not work, no light Check the mains connection and the main fuse. No response to the DMX con‐ troller 1. When the display flashes, e.g. ‘A001’, no valid DMX signal is received. Check whether the DMX controller is switched on. Check the DMX connectors and cables for proper connection. 2. If the display is not flashing but there is still no response, check the address settings and the DMX polarity. 3. Try using another DMX controller. 4. Check whether the DMX cables run near or parallel to high-voltage cables that may cause damage or interfer‐ ence to a DMX interface circuit. If the procedures recommended above do not succeed, please contact our Service Center. You can find the contact information at http://www.thomann.de. Cleaning 11 Cleaning Optical lenses Clean the optical lenses, that are accessible from the outside, regularly in order to optimize the light output. The frequency of cleaning depends on the operating environment: wet, smoky or particularly dirty surroundings can cause more accumulation of dirt on the optics of the device. ∎ Clean with a soft cloth using our lamp and lens cleaner (item no. 280122). ∎ Always dry the parts carefully. Colors LED bar StarBar 12 49 Disposal of your old device Protecting the environment 12 Protecting the environment Disposal of the packaging mate‐ rial For the transport and protective packaging, environmentally friendly materials have been chosen that can be supplied to normal recycling. Ensure that plastic bags, packaging, etc. are properly disposed of. Do not just dispose of these materials with your normal household waste, but make sure that they are collected for recycling. Please follow the notes and markings on the packaging. This product is subject to the European Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) in its currently valid version. Do not dispose with your normal household waste. Dispose of this device through an approved waste disposal firm or through your local waste facility. When discarding the device, comply with the rules and regulations that apply in your country. If in doubt, consult your local waste disposal facility. 50 Colors LED bar StarBar 12 Musikhaus Thomann · Hans-Thomann-Straße 1 · 96138 Burgebrach · Germany · http://www.thomann.de


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