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Dimming Egg Strobes

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I have 4 egg strobes plugged into our dimmers, and have used the Demux unit to set then channels to 'switch' mode as they cannot be dimmed. However, when the strobes are in the dimmers, they are constantly on and I cannot control them through the desk.

 

Would there we a slight amount of constant power through the dimmer racks?

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Hi

maybe the dimmer - chans are on preheat

 

Have a look onto your dimmer´s maybe they have a switch function too...

 

switch both units to "switch" Demux and Dimmer.

 

There must be a small amount of power as you figured in your post:

 

Would there we a slight amount of constant power through the dimmer racks?

 

Just measure it to be sure 8O 8)

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Hi

 

Often there will be phantom power that is enough to run an egg strobe. I have never been able to do this successfully.

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Hey NZ,

I have never heard about phantom power on a dimming unit

 

there is only +48V phantom power on these pocketfull of quiet

soundmixing consoles to feed hungry DI´s or mics *lol* :D

 

What happens to fixtures when we feed them with these adittional +48V

unfortunally of another phase :twisted:

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hi everybody

 

just add a pinspot or similar to the same channel. some dimmers (which btw sometimes don't like strobes) need a regular lamp to dim for the range between 0 and abount 8%. it can be a pinspot, a par30, just some normal tungsten generic.

 

greetz

felix

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just add a pinspot or similar to the same channel. some dimmers (which btw sometimes don't like strobes) need a regular lamp to dim for the range between 0 and abount 8%. it can be a pinspot, a par30, just some normal tungsten generic.

 

indeed, I am sure this will work fine

If there is resistivity of a pinspot or similar then the phantom power would drain to these lamp and your egg strobe should work fine.

 

Compliments to Felix ...

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