Need Martin Magnum 1500 DMX module Discontinued, like the machine!
Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:54 PM
As it came "as new", it only has the wired remote (what sort of pro product uses an RJ45 for a frequent use connector?), so I need to try and find a DMX module for it. My usual sources, and searches, have yielded nothing but "discontinued" and "out of stock".
Does anyone have one for sale, spare, or failing that a spec for the card? It connects using a 3pin PCB connector, so I'm guessing theres +5 or +12V, 0V, and a proportional out; if it's 0-10V I have a demultiplexer driving some dimmers that has spare outputs. Alternatively, bodging my own module with a generic single channel DMX card might be viable.
Any advice would be welcome, or offers of the original module!
Thanks, Dan Sanders
Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:52 AM
Have you tried Martin/Jem service department - they may be of some assistance.
So you'd have been happy with the Jem Magnum 1500 here? I was of the understanding that Jem and Martin were one and the same, or very close to it,
Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:45 AM
Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:46 PM
Martin and Jem are two brands of the same company. I'm fairly sure I've seen the Magnum range under both brands... either way it's not a bad fog machine.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:33 PM
How they decide what is branded Martin and what is Jem seems to be a bit random.
Technically they are still 2 separate companies, Jem (now Martin Manufacturing) is a UK company based in Louth, Lincs, where they still design and build the machines.
I believe the DMX module just mimics the 0-10V output of the remote, I have got a diagram for it somewhere, will have a look tomorrow.
This post has been edited by timsabre: 22 January 2012 - 04:39 PM
Designing gadgets for people
Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:02 PM
PM If you're intereted in doing a deal
Added after .... forget that ... its for the Magnum 2000 ... the square one which fits in the same space the the wired remote comes out of.....
This post has been edited by AdrianW: 22 January 2012 - 05:05 PM
Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:49 AM
The remote always gives back a signal of about 1.5 / 2 volts to turn the heater circuit on. The DMX Card doesn't do this all the time, as it waits for the DMX, and then sends the control voltage for the heater to come on etc.
Might be making that bit up though, however would be easy enough to test.
This post has been edited by JayeJsav: 18 February 2012 - 05:51 AM