We have a room on our campus with 6 Smart Bars with stage pin connectors. Each Smart Bar has 4 575w source four ellipsoidal's connected.
Recently, 1 Smart Bar has two fixtures that "ghost" on, or stay on with a very small percentage of power, no matter what fixture is plugged into it. Since this issue has come up, we also have 2 separate Smart Bars where one two of the fixtures dim perfectly normal, but the other 2 fixtures on the same bar will not dim. They will only turn on when the dimming reaches 100%.
We use two dmx systems for the room - a unison wall panel & ADJ myDMX 2.0. The problem occurs under use of both systems. I don't believe this is a DMX issue, but I'm not positive. I've also been told this room has been known for electrical problems, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was a power phasing issue. Is there anything I can do on my end with the Smart Bars to continuing troubleshooting?
Thanks a lot!
Thanks for the quick response!
I've looked at all the curves on each bar, and each bar is set to square law. The bar with the "ghosting" did have constant levels sent to the fixtures, so I cleared that problem. I'm still having issues with other two bars, however. There are no abnormal settings on either of those bars, and I also did a factory reset and dmx re-address to no avail - still the same problem. I took a quick video to demonstrate the problem (if that helps).
Which exact type of SmartBar? We've done a few different ones.
The original SmartBar 1 had two ways to set Switched mode - Switched dimmer curve and "I/O" mode. Make sure that is off.