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Dimmers

PID II - Tourmaster - Nebula - Meteor - RackPack II - RackPack I - PowerPack
Quasar - Satellite II - Comet - Contact 12 - SwitchPack - DB-Pack - Single & TwinFade - DMX-Fade - Moodset

PID II - Professional Plug-in Dimmers for TV and Theatre

The Theatrelight PID II is a general purpose Plug In Dimmer cabinet designed for TV and Film Studios, Theatres, Concert halls, or any venue requiring an intelligent and reliable dimmer installation. The PID II design supersedes the original Theatrelight PID Dimmer, and is based on software and hardware designs already well proven in the Theatrelight products Nebula—a 3u high rack-mounting professional dimmer pack, and Meteor—a wall mounting Stage or Environmental dimmer. Users familiar with these products will find the menu system and key setup of the PID II intuitive and easy to understand.

The new design uses distributed multiple micro-processors, each bin of 6, single, dual or quad modules having a separate microprocessor for maximum reliability. All dimmer parameters in each bin microprocessor are easily set up by the user interface keys and LCD at eye height. The redundant power supplies have a proven history in Theatrelight’s previous designs. Each of the the two DMX inputs per cabinet present only one, 1/10th standard load to a control panel.

The PID II can also be fitted with DMX-over-ethernet communication systems for use with Artnet standard control panels, or an optional RS485 system for use with remote keyplate lighting controllers, or as control, reporting, and monitoring gateways.

The PID II is available in a number of versions: 5 bins, 8 bins, and 10 bins per cabinet, each bin carrying 6 plug-in modules. Each module may be of 1, 2 or 4 SCR dimmer channels, with the system planned for future introduction of IGBT and Sinewave dimmer modules. PID II firmware is available in a number of different configurations, and with different communications hardware and software according to customer request. DMX over Ethernet (ArtNet compatible) may be fittted as an option.The space saving design needs only front access for all installation and maintenance, allowing the cabinets to be sited against the dimmer room walls, or back to back.

  • Simple menu system with large 4 line, 20 character LCD display providing instant access to every dimmer in every bin
  • 5, 8 and up to 10 bins of dimmers per cabinet, each of 6 plug-in modules
  • 1, 2, or 4 dimmers in each module
  • Easy to use menu set-up of all dimmer parameters
  • All dimmer parameters held in non-volatile flash memory
  • Fully redundant main set-up microprocessor
  • Multiple distributed dimmer microprocessors, one per bin
  • Redundant, high reliability power supplies, 90-265 volts AC, 45-65 Hertz
  • Redundant temperature controlled cooling fans for low acoustic noise
TLPID120/2  120x2 kw dimmers, 20 amp shared MCBs, 110 usec
TLPID192/2  192x2 kw dimmers, 20 amp shared MCBs, 110 usec
TLPID60/2.5 60x2.5 kw dimmers, 13 amp MCBs, 120 usec
TLPID96/2.5 96x2.5 kw dimmers, 13 amp MCBs, 120 usec
TLPID60/4TH 60x4 kw dimmers, 20 amp MCBs, 200 usec
TLPID96/4TH 96x4 kw dimmers, 20 amp MCBs, 200 usec
TLPID60/6PT 60x6 kw dimmers, 32 amp MCBs, 300 usec
TLPID96/6PT 96x6 kw dimmers, 32 amp MCBs, 300 usec
TLPID60/6TV  60x6 kw dimmers, 32 amp MCBs, 400 usec
TLPID96/6TV 96x6 kw dimmers, 32 amp MCBs, 400 usec


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PID II Patch Panel

While the PID II dimmer cabinet offers software patch per dimmer to allow maximum flexibity in saturated dimmer installations, a hard patch system may sometimes be dictated by budget restraints (but of course only if the hard patch system saves money over a dimmer per wayline design).

The PID II Patch has been designed to provide an economical and space saving alternative to the high costs involved in supplying and wiring a hard patch system using other forms of plugs, sockets, and cables.

The PID II Patch offers the following advantages:

  • Stacking gold plated patch plugs, rated at 28 amps
  • Patch cords available in 18 and 28 amps rating
  • Unused patch cables store out of sight inside the cabinet
  • Patch field covered by locking safety door (optional) with auto trip mains isolator (optional)
  • Patch plugs can be stacked 2 high with the safety door locked
  • Minimal floor and wall area, and minimal wiring labour expense
  • Matching design with companion PID II dimmer cabinet

The sample cabinet at right is shown fitted with a 96 dimmer patch socket panel, 3 bins of 60 patch plug-cords (180 outlets/waylines), ammeters, independent power MCBs, and a mains isolator for the 96 PID II dimmer cabinet. Cabinets can also be supplied empty where the same style is required for other switchgear or equipment.


The PID II Patch Panel is supplied ready assembled and wired to match PID II dimmer cabinets of 5, 8 and 10 bins, using a mix of the following standard panels:

  • 60 way dimmer socket patch panel (plus 4 independents)
  • 96 way dimmer socket patch panel (plus 6 independents)
  • 60 way patch plug bin with DIN rail terminals for waylines
  • Independent mains supply MCB panel
  • 1U, 2U, 4U and 8U blank panels for custom fitting of DMX splitters, ammeters, voltmeters, socket panels, mains isolators, RCDs etc, or any standard 19 inch rack mount equipment

PID II Patch Panels are configured to customer specification. The Theatrelight patch plug and socket (also used in the Theatrelight Tourmaster) are designed to comply with the NZ Electrical (Safety) Regulations 2010, to comply with the IEC 60309-1 Ed 4.1 standard (Plugs, socket-outlets, and couplers for industrial purposes), and to comply with the IEC 60309-4 Ed 1.0 standard (Switched socket-outlets and connectors with or without interlock). Please consult the electrical regulations in force in your country before ordering.

Theatrelight's proprietary patch plugs and sockets (at right) are designed as a safe, economical, space saving, high current stacking patch system for Theatre and Studio use

 


Tourmaster 24 & 48 - Lightweight Touring Dimmers
Theatrelight's Tourmaster freight-saving touring dimmer cabinet is available in 24 or 48 dimmer versions, with or without stackable hard patch system. In addition to its light weight, the Tourmaster’s compact footprint of 600mm square and its universal power supply make it ideal for international touring. Dimmers are rated at 4Kw at 220-240vac (2kw at 110-120vac). On hardpatch versions, any of the multicore connectors can be patched to any dimmer or hot power outlet with stacking patch plugs. Connector standard is Powerlock mains inputs, with Aust/NZ 3 pin sockets or Socapex multicore outlets. Other versions can be supplied on request.
  • Compact footprint, only 600mm square
  • Ultra lightweight for minimum touring costs
  • 48x4kw patch model weighs just 105 kg
  • Universal power for international touring
  • 24 or 48 SCR dimmers rated at 4kw at 220-240vac (2kw at 110-120vac)
  • 8 independent power MCBs, 12 socket outlets
  • 48 or 96 load outputs via sockets or multicore connectors
  • All outputs patchable to dimmers or independents
  • 2 Patch outlets on every dimmer and independent
  • Patch plugs stackable two high with patch cover on
  • Lockable patch cover for safety and security
  • Built in 4 channel DMX splitter, 1/10th standard RS-485 load
  • Worklight sense input with timed fade to a worklights scene
TLTM24 24x4kw dimmers, softpatch, 3 pin socket outlets, Powerlock in
TLTM48PS 24x4kw dimmers, softpatch and stackable hardpatch, fitted with Socapex outlets, Powerlock in and through


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Nebula - Digital Dimmer

The Nebula digital dimmer provides a wide range of features accessed through an easy to use LCD display and intuitive menu system. Each dimmer in the Nebula may be patched to any DMX channel, allowing multiple loads such as cycloramas to be controlled efficiently from one DMX channel. The wide range of automatic input voltage and frequency sensing means this pack will work on any mains supply in the world, making it the ideal dimmer pack for touring as well as for permanent  installation

It is available in a variety of different channel and output configurations, and can be customised to order. In adddition to the normal Dimmer software the Nebula is also available in a 64 scene Stage Scenes software version, and an Environmental software version for control by intelligent wall plates or by building management computer.Large 4 line, 20 character auto dimming blue LCD display

  • Programmable DMX Start, DMX Patch, and DMX Fail modes
  • Any dimmer (or all dimmers) may be patched to any DMX channel
  • Individual Min, Max, Switch Off, and Test levels per dimmer
  • Individual Proportional Level and Soft-start Time per dimmer
  • Individual Dimmer Curve/Non-Dim setting per  dimmer
  • All dimmer parameters held in non-volatile flash memory
  • Isolated DMX input, 1/10th standard RS-485 load
  • Ideal for Theatre and Televison Studios
  • Software versions for Environmental or Stages Scenes lighting
  • 12 channel and 6 channel models available
TLNEB1210 Nebula, 12x13 amp MCBs, Terminals/Sockets, SCRs
TLNEB630 Nebula, 6x32 amp MCBs, Terminals, SCRs
TLFP6W/I Intelligent Wallplate Controller

 

 

 

 


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Meteor - Wallmount Dimmer

The Meteor meets the increasing need for control of environmental and architectural lighting for power saving and mood effects with the same control features as the Nebula, but in a wall mount cabinet for permanent installtion. The cabinet has easy access for supply and load wiring with convenient cable duct exits at the top and the bottom of the cabinet. Two matching outlet panels are available for the Meteor - a sockets only panel carrying 12 sockets, useful with an externable patch cord system, or a built-in 12 to 24 waylines patch system using Tapon plugs patching into the 12 dimmer sockets, with an additional 3 socket for independent power. The Meteor may be controlled by DMX, or by intelligent wall plate controllers, building management computer, or by DMX-over-Ethernet (Art-Net, ShowNet, or Streaming ACN) using the Theatrelight ED2 receiver.

  • Large 4 line, 20 character LCD display
  • Proportional softpatch per dimmer
  • Min, max, test, soft-start, curve per dimmer channel
  • All dimmer parameters held in flash memory
  • SCR circuitry with high immunity to mains noise
  • Isolated DMX input, 1/10th standard RS-485 load
  • Software versions for Environmental or Stages Scenes lighting
  • Remote port allows access from remote wall plates
  • Up to 100 Meteor dimmers may be slaved together
  • Optional socket outlets only panel (not pictured)
  • Optional hardpatch, 12 sockets to 24 Tapon plugs on flexible leads wired to DIN rail terminals, and 3 sockets for permanent power each with MCB and power-live indicator
TLMET1210 Meteor, 12x13 amp MCBs, SCRs
TLMET630 Meteor, 6x32 amp MCBs, SCRs
TLMET~ SKT Meteor with 12 sockets only outlet box
TLMET~ PAT Meteor with 12 sockets to 24 patch plugs outlet box
TLFP6W/I Intelligent Wallplate Controller



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RackPack II - Digital Dimmer

Simple to set up and use, the RackPack II has all the functions necessary in a simple and reliable dimmer for Theatres or Television studios. It is fitted with an isolated DMX input and a 0-10 volts analogue control input. The wide mains supply voltage and frequency range allows the Rackpack II to work in any country. With a wide range of features at an affordable price, the Rackpack is ideal for touring or permanent installation.

  • Easy to use menu system
  • Large 4 line LCD display
  • Isolated DMX input, 1/10th standard RS-485 load
  • Programmable DMX start address
  • 0 to 10 volt analogue control
  • High immunity to mains interference
  • Load protection by MCBs
TLRP1210 RackPack II, 12x13 amp MCBs, Terminals/Sockets, SCRs
TLRP1220 RackPack II, 12x20 amp MCBs, Terminals, SCRs
TLRP630 RackPack II, 6x32 amp MCBs, Terminals, SCRs


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RackPack I - Digital Dimmer

Re-introduced due to customer demand, this updated version of Theatrelight’s original popular RackPack dimmer provides the utmost simplicity and reliability in an economical dimmer pack, ideal for hire purposes, schools and clubs. For minimum "fidde factor" so important when hiring, only the DMX start address can be changed by the user. The new model features isolated DMX input, thumbwheel DMX start address selection, and operates on universal power supply of 90-250 vac. 50/60 Hz

  • Simplest possible user set-up
  • Isolated DMX input, 1/10th standard RS-485 load
  • Programmable DMX address
  • Load protection by MCBs
TLRP1-1210 RackPack I, 12x13 amp MCBs, Terminals/Sockets, SCRs
TLRP1-1220 RackPack I, 12x20 amp MCBs, Terminals, SCRs
TLRP1-630 RackPack I, 6x32 amp MCBs, Terminals, SCRs


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PowerPack - Portable Dimmer Pack

With tough glass filled nylon handles and a sturdy steel case, these portable packs are ideal for schools and theatre, and for touring and hire use. The range now includes a dual channel 60 amp pack, and a single channel 120 amp pack for film and TV lights, both fitted with an additional manual fader control. These models also feature an extended soft-start time designed to extend the bulb life of 12 Kw and 24 Kw Fresnel luminaires on TV and film sets.

  • Molded high impact plastic handles
  • Interlocking feet for easy stacking
  • Sturdy steel case for durability
  • Isolated DMX input, 1/10th standard RS-485 load
  • High immunity to mains interference
  • Available in 12x10 amp, 2x60 amp, or 1x120 amp models
TLPPK1210 PowerPack, 12x13 amp MCBs, DMX, Sockets, SCRs
TLPPK2/60 PowerPack, 2x63 amp MCBs, DMX/faders, Cables, SCRs
TLPPK1/120 PowerPack, 1x120 amp MCB, DMX/fader,Cables, SCRs


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Quasar - Architectural Digital Dimmer

The Quasar digital dimmer has many of the features of its big brother the Nebula, but built into either a smaller 2 U chassis for mounting in 19 inch racks, or as a compact Wallmount unit for permanent installation in smaller venues. It can be supplied in two software models: entertainment and environmental, and a number of output configurations: 6x2.5 Kw standard with socket or terminal outputs, or 12x1Kw in terminal versions only. The Quasar can be controlled by DMX, intelligent wallplates, or building control computer.

  • DMX individual dimmer Patch
  • Min, Max, Off, Non-dim & Test level per dimmer
  • Proportional level setting per dimmer
  • Isolated DMX input, 1/10th standard RS-485 load
  • Entertainment or Environmental software
  • 6 channel and 12 channel models
  • DMX or Wallplate controlled
  • Rack mount or Wallmount versions
TLQ610/1206 Rackmount Quasar 6/12 dimmers, Terminal/Socket, SCRs
TLQW610/1206 Wallmount Quasar 6/12 dimmers, Terminal/Socket, SCRs
TLFP6W/I Intelligent Wallplate Controller

           


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Satellite II - Digital Dimmer

Theatrelight’s updated Satellite II is a general purpose 6 channel dimmer for use in clubs, small theatres, touring troups, or any venue requiring a simple reliable dimmer. The new LCD version is even easier to use, and provides the enhanced features of its larger cousin the RackPack II, but in an economical 6 dimmer pack.

  • Large LCD display
  • Easy to use menu system
  • Programmable DMX start address
  • Min, Max, Off, and Test level per dimmer
  • Softstart and Non-Dim setting per  dimmer
  • Isolated DMX input, 1/10th standard RS-485 load
TLSAT610 Satellite 6, 6x13 amp MCBs, Terminal/Socket, SCRs
TLSAT620 Satellite 6, 6x20 amp MCBs, Terminal/Socket, SCRs


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Comet II - Chase-Fade Dimmer & Controller

The Theatrelight Comet II is a 6 channel dimmer pack with a chase-fade generator and a built-in microphone to provide a wide variety of fading chases and sound-to-light effects. The chase and sound to light functions can be remotely controlled by the Comet 6 controller, making the Comet II ideal as entertaining lighting background to clubs and dance parties. The automatic pattern generator is also suited to window displays, exhibitions, and sign lighting. The new model is fitted with blue LCD with white backlight.

  • DMX or stand-alone chase-fade effects
  • DMX or stand-alone sound-to-light effects
  • Variable chase speed and fade time
  • Variable chase pattern and direction
  • Isolated DMX input, 1/10th standard RS-485 load
TLCOM610 Comet 6, 1x13 amp MCB, Terminal/Socket, total load 10 amps
TLCOM660 Comet 6, 6x13 amp MCBs, Terminal/Socket, total load 60 amps
TLCOM6CTRL Comet 6 DMX Controller


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Contact 12

The Contact 12 provides remote control via DMX of switched power supplies for Moving Lights, LEDs, and any other appliance requiring reliable DMX controlled On/Off power.   The design uses Omron relays with oversized mains contacts for longterm reliability.Security On/Off  delays ensure immunity to DMX and mains interference even in the most adverse environment.  The wide input voltage and frequency range allows the Contact 12 to work in any country. The Contact 12 is available in 10 amp, 3 pin socket or terminal versions, and 20 amp Socapex or terminal versions.

TL Contact 1210 12 channels of 13 amp MCBs with Aust/NZ socket back
TL Contact 1210S 12 channels of 13 amp MCBs with Socapex back
TL Contact 1210T 12 channels of 13 amp MCBs with Terminal back
TL Contact 1220S 12 channels of 25 amp MCBs with Socapex back
TL Contact 1220T 12 channels of 25 amp MCBs with Terminal back


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Switchpack DMX

The SwitchPack DMX is a reliable DMX controlled mains power supply for LED luminaires, moving lights, and other inductive and capactive loads. It is available in three versions: SwitchPack 1210 (12 channels at 10 amps), SwitchPack 1220 (12 channels at 20 amps) and SwitchPack 630 (6 channels at 32 amps), with terminal or a selection of socket backs.

The standard 19 inch rackmount case contains either 6 or 12 Solid State Relays for remote switching of loads by DMX control. Solid state relays generate very little electromagnetic interference compared to hard switched Relay contacts.

  • Solid State Relays use dual SCRs (not Triacs)
  • SCRs are continuous pulse train driven for no minimum load limitation requirement
  • On or Off states may be controlled by DMX remotely, or locally from the internally lit front panel pushbuttons.
  • When DMX controlled, channels turn at 60% and turn off at 40%. This hysteresis provides flicker-free On/Off switching
  • Programmable security delays to prevent switch on off of critical loads
  • Manually controlled channels On/Off state always restored on power up
  • DMX controlled channels always power up Off
  • Keyboard disable feature to prevent unauthorised operation
  • Universal power supply:  90-240vac, 50-60 hertz.
Switchpack 1210 12 channels of 13 amp MCBs. Available with Aust/NZ socket back, Socapex back, terminal back, or to order
Switchpack 1220 12 channels of 20 amp MCBs. Available with Socapex back, terminal back, or to order
Switchpack 630 6 channels of 32 amp MCBs. Available with terminal back, or to order


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DB-Pack

The DB-Pack is a 19 iinck rack mount power distribution power supply for LED luminaires, moving lights, and other inductive and capactive loads which need manually switched power. It is available in a number of versions: 12 channels at 10 amps with ANZ socket or terminal outlets, and 12 channels at 20 amps with Socapex or termial outlerts,

 

DBpack 1210 12 channels of 10 amp MCBs. Available with Aust/NZ socket back, terminal back, or to order
DBpack 1220 12 channels of 20 amp MCBs. Available with Socapex back, terminal back, or to order

 


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SingleFade & TwinFade - Standalone dimmers

The SingleFade and Twinfade standalone digital dimmer modules are ideal for controlling small incandescent and inductive loads. They feature a circuit breaker and the same reliable SCRs and chokes as used in our other dimmers. A number of units can be used side by side to form a small lighting control centre for location or studio lighting, exhibitions, and theatres. They are small and compact and their rugged construction enables them to withstand the rigours of touring.

  • Compact and highly portable
  • Singlefade dims 1 channel at 10 Amps total load
  • Twinfade dims 2 channels at 10 Amps total load
  • Flash key for each channel
  • MCB circuit breaker protection
TLSF1 SingleFade, single channel dimmer, total load 2.4 kw, SCRs
TLSF2 TwinFade, two channel dimmer, total load 2.4 kw, SCRs


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DMX-Fade - Standalone DMX Dimmer

The single and dual channel DMXFades are stand alone portable dimmers in the same chassis style as the Singlefade and Twinfade, and are ideal for controlling isolated lights by DMX. They also have a variety of automatic chases and fade chases for standalone display and exhibition lighting. Both models have a total input load rating of 10 amps, and feature digitally controlled dimming with dual SCRs per channel, MCB short-circuit protection, and toroidal chokes for noise filtering to studio requirements. Built-in soft-start circuitry ensures longer lamp life for expensive theatre, televison and film light bulbs.

  • Compact, portable, 1 or 2 DMX controlled dimmers
  • DMX-Fade 1 dims 1 channel at 10 Amps total load
  • DMX-Fade 2 dims 2 channels at 10 Amps total load
  • Thumbwheel DMX Address switch for easy DMX setup
  • Automatic chases and fade chases for display and exhibition use
  • MCB circuit breaker protection doubles as power switch
  • Mains input and output via 1 metre cables
TLDMXF1 DMXFade 1, single channel DMX dimmer, total load 2.4 kw, SCRs
TLDMXF2 DMXFade 2, two channel DMX dimmer, total load 2.4 kw, SCRs


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Moodset - Digital Environmental Lighting Control

Theatrelight's Moodset single channel architectural dimmers provide a simple solution for smaller environmental lighting requirements. Designed specifically for mood lighting control, these single-channel modules combine powerful features with simple installation, setup, and ease of use. Moodsets are suitable for lighting control for Auditoriums, Hotels, Restaurants, Buildings, Display, and many other environmental lighting applications.

  • Three preset levels
  • Autofade with fade times from 5 sec to 10 min
  • External level and fade time control
  • Control of incandescent and inductive loads
  • Security mode imitates occupied premises
  • Alarm mode switches lights to full in an emergency
  • Soft-start for extended lamp life
  • Available in 8 Amp and 20 Amp modules
TLMD8 Moodset, 8 Amp module, SCRs
TLMD20 Moodset, 20 Amp module, SCRs
TLFP6W/B Moodset 6 Key Flushplate, White/Black


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