Elation Professional ELED TRI64B User Manual

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User Instructions


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Los Angeles CA. 90040






Unpacking: Thank you for purchasing the ELED TRI64B by Elation Professional®. Every ELED TRI64B has been thoroughly tested and has been shipped in perfect operating condition. Carefully check the shipping carton for damage that may have occurred during shipping. If the carton appears to be damaged, carefully inspect your fixture for any damage and be sure all accessories necessary to operate the unit has arrived intact. In the case damage has been found or parts are missing, please contact our toll free customer support number for further instructions. Do not return this unit to your dealer without first contacting customer support.

Introduction: The Elation Professional® ELED TRI64B is part of a continuing pursuit to create high quality intelligent lighting. The ELED TRI64B is a DMX intelligent, high powered LED par can. This fixture can be used in a stand alone mode or connected in a Master/Slave configuration. The unit can also be controlled via DMX controller. This wash has four operating modes: Sound Active mode, Auto mode, RGB mode, and DMX control mode.

Customer Support: Elation provides a customer support line, to provide set up help and to answer any question should you encounter problems during your set up or initial operation. You may also visit us on the web at www.elationlighting.com for any comments or suggestions. Service Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Pacific Standard Time.


(323) 582-3322


(323) 582-3108



Warning! To prevent or reduce the risk of electrical shock or fire, do not expose this unit to rain or moisture.

Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside this unit. Do not attempt any repairs yourself, doing so will void your manufactures warranty. In the unlikely event your unit may require service please contact Elation.

PLEASE recycle the shipping carton when ever possible.

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General Instructions

To optimize the performance of this product, please read these operating instructions carefully to familiarize yourself with the basic operations of this unit. These instructions contain important safety information regarding the use and maintenance of this unit. Please keep this manual with the unit, for future reference.




Four Operating Modes

Electronic Dimming 0-100%

Built in Microphone

DMX-512 protocol

3-Pin DMX and 5-Pin DMX connections

Six DMX Modes: 1 Channel Mode, 2 Channel Mode, 3 Channel

Mode, 4 Channel Mode, 6 Channel Mode, and 7 Channel Mode.


Warranty Registration

The ELED TRI64B carries a two year limited warranty. Please fill out the enclosed warranty card to validate your purchase. All returned service items whether under warranty or not, must be freight pre-paid and accompany a return authorization (R.A.) number. The R.A. number must be clearly written on the outside of the return package. A brief description of the problem as well as the R.A. number must also be written down on a piece of paper included in the shipping carton. If the unit is under warranty, you must provide a copy of your proof of purchase invoice. You may obtain a R.A. number by contacting our customer support team on our customer support number. All packages returned to the service department not displaying a R.A. number on the outside of the package will be returned to the shipper.


Safety Precautions

To reduce the risk of electrical shock or fire, do not expose this unit rain or moisture

Do not spill water or other liquids into or on to your unit.

Be sure that the local power outlet match that of the required voltage for your unit.

Do not attempt to operate this unit if the power cord has been frayed or broken. Do not attempt to remove or break off the ground prong from the electrical cord. This prong is used to reduce the risk of electrical shock and fire in case of an internal short.

Disconnect from main power before making any type of connection.

Do not remove the cover under any conditions. There are no user serviceable parts inside.

Never operate this unit when it’s cover is removed.

Never plug this unit in to a dimmer pack

Always be sure to mount this unit in an area that will allow proper ventilation. Allow about 6” (15cm) between this device and a wall.

Do not attempt to operate this unit, if it becomes damaged.

This unit is intended for indoor use only, use of this product out` doors voids all warranties.

During long periods of non-use, disconnect the unit’s main power.

Always mount this unit in safe and stable matter.

Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to the point they exit from the unit.

Cleaning -The fixture should be cleaned only as recommended by the manufacturer. See page 13 for cleaning details.

Heat -The appliance should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other appliances (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

The fixture should be serviced by qualified service personnel when:

A.The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged.

B.Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the appliance.

C.The appliance has been exposed to rain or water.

D.The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance.

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Figure 1
Termination reduces signal errors and avoids signal transmission problems and interference. It is always advisable to connect a DMX terminal, (Resistance 120 Ohm 1/4 W) between PIN 2 (DMX-) and PIN 3 (DMX +) of the last fixture.


Set Up

Power Supply: Before plugging your unit in, be sure the source voltage in your area matches the required voltage for your Elation ELED

TRI64B. The Elation ELED TRI64B is available in a 120v and 220v version. Because line voltage may vary from venue to venue, you should be sure your unit voltages matches the wall outlet voltage before attempting to operate you fixture.

DMX-512: DMX is short for Digital Multiplex. This is a universal protocol used as a form of communication between intelligent fixtures and controllers. A DMX controller sends DMX data instructions from the controller to the fixture. DMX data is sent as serial data that travels from fixture to fixture via the DATA “IN” and DATA “OUT” XLR terminals located on all DMX fixtures (most controllers only have a DATA “OUT” terminal).

DMX Linking: DMX is a language allowing all makes and models of different manufactures to be linked together and operate from a single controller, as long as all fixtures and the controller are DMX compliant. To ensure proper DMX data transmission, when using several

DMX fixtures try to use the shortest cable path possible. The order in which fixtures are connected in a DMX line does not influence the DMX addressing. For example; a fixture assigned a DMX address of 1 may be placed anywhere in a DMX line, at the beginning, at the end, or anywhere in the middle. When a fixture is assigned a DMX address of 1, the DMX controller knows to send DATA assigned to address 1 to that unit, no matter where it is located in the DMX chain.

Data Cable (DMX Cable) Requirements (For DMX Operation):

The ELED TRI64B can be controlled via DMX-512 protocol. The ELED TRI64B has 6 DMX modes, please see pages 10-

12 for the different modes. The DMX address is set on the back panel of the ELED TRI64B. Your unit and your DMX controller require a standard 3- pin XLR connector for data input and data output

(Figure 1). If you are making your own cables, be sure to use standard two conductor shielded cable (This cable may be purchased at almost all pro sound and lighting stores). Your cables should be made with a male and female XLR connector

on either end of the cable. Also remember that DMX cable must be daisy


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chained and can not be split.

Notice: Be sure to follow figures two and three when making your own cables. Do not use the ground lug on the XLR connector. Do not connect the cable’s shield conductor to the ground lug or allow the shield conductor to come in contact with the XLR’s outer casing. Grounding the shield could cause a short circuit and erratic behavior.




































Figure 2

XLR Male Socket


XLR Female Socket


XLR Pin Configuration

1 Ground

2 Cold


2 Cold


1 Ground


Pin 1 = Ground



















Pin 2 = Data Compliment (negative)


3 Hot




3 Hot


Pin 3 = Data True (positive)








Figure 3

Special Note: Line Termination. When longer runs of cable are used, you may need to use a terminator on the last unit to avoid erratic behavior. A terminator is a 90-120 ohm 1/4 watt resistor which is connected between pins 2 and 3 of a male XLR connector (DATA + and DATA -). This unit is inserted in the female XLR connector of the last unit in your daisy chain to terminate the line. Using a cable terminator

(ADJ part number Z-DMX/T) will decrease the possibilities of erratic behavior.




Figure 4

5-Pin XLR DMX Connectors. Some manufactures use 5-pin XLR connectors for DATA transmission in place of 3-pin. 5-pin XLR fixtures may be implemented in a 3-pin XLR DMX line. When inserting standard 5-pin XLR connectors in to a 3-pin line a cable adaptor must be used, these adaptors are readily available at most electric stores. The chart below details a proper cable conversion.

3-Pin XLR to 5-Pin XLR Conversion


3-Pin XLR Female (Out)

5-Pin XLR Male (In)





Pin 1

Pin 1




Data Compliment (- signal)

Pin 2

Pin 2




Data True (+ signal)

Pin 3

Pin 3





Not Used


Do Not Use





Not Used


Do Not Use





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