Doug Fleenor Design LED100 Wireless Battery Power Supply for Color Kinetics CB6/CB12
The LED100 supplies power and data for up to two Color Kinetics ColorBlast LED fixtures or Altman Spectra PARs as well as Color Kinetics iColor Cove, and similar products. The LED100 also features a DMX512 output to drive additional DMX512 devices.
The LED100 eliminates the need to set the DMX address of the lighting fixture (ColorBlast or Spectra PAR) by re-patching the incoming DMX. All fixtures can be left at the default address of '001'. The desired DMX address is then set at the LED100. The fixture plugged into output 1 responds to the three DMX channels starting with the selected address. The fixture plugged into output 2 responds to the next three DMX channels. For users who prefer to set the DMX address at the fixture, patching may be disabled (by setting the LED100 address to 000). Setting the LED100 address to 600 through 899 selects various stand-alone modes (solid colors, color fades, strobe effects, etc.)
Power for the LED100 is supplied by two electrical vehicle batteries. The battery tray accepts two 7.2 Amphour, two 12 Amp-hour, or two 15 Amp-hour batteries. The LED100 is supplied with two 15 Amp-hour batteries installed. The internal meter displays battery voltage. Batteries are recharged by a built in, universal (100-240VAC) 4-stage charger. The charger changes from pulse charge, to constant current, to constant voltage, to maintain/float based on the battery's charge. Lead-acid batteries like to be held fully charged so it is acceptable (even encouraged) to leave the LED100 plugged in while awaiting use.
The LED100 may be plugged into AC power while in use. The built in charger supplies sufficient current to run a ColorBlast 12 indefinitely in a single saturated color (red, green, or blue), running a rolling color fade, with any two colors on at 95%, or all three colors on at 75%. Higher intensities than these will gradually discharge the battery but will not harm the LED100.
Wireless DMX control is from Wireless Solutions in Sweden. It is compatible with all Wireless Solutions products as well as their OEM partner's products such as Doug Fleenor Design's Marconi line and wireless products from Lightronics, SGM, Leprecon, and Elation. The W-DMX system has been used to send a DMX512 signal across the English Channel using a booster and high gain antennas. Typical range for the LED100 is 100 meters indoors in a crowd (with their associated electronic devices) to 1000 meters outdoors line-of-sight. Gain antennas easily increase this range.
Input signal: W-DMX signal from any W-DMX transmitter (i.e. Doug Fleenor Design's Marconi TX)
Input circuit: W-DMX 'pico' card from Wireless Solutions, AB
Frequency band: 2.4 GHz ISM band (2402 - 2479 MHz)
Antenna connector: Reverse polarity SMA connector
Supplied antenna: 2 dBi omni directional 2.4 GHz
DMX512 output: Slew rate limited EIA-485 driver. All 512 channels.
LED fixture output: DMX512 timings and protocol with 24V single ended signal (for ColorBlast and Spectra PAR)
- LED fixture: Gold plated 4 pin female XLR (Neutrik D-1 series) rated at 10 amps
- DMX512: Gold plated 5 pin female XLR (Neutrik D-1 series)
Output current (power): 4.2 amps (100 watts) continuous
Run time (from full charge):
- Single ColorBlast 12, Single Spectra PAR, or Two ColorBlast 6
- 24 Hours on a rolling color fade (red to green to blue to red, etc.)
- 18 Hours with one LED color on full (red or green or blue)
- 12 Hours with two LED colors on full
- 6 Hours with three LED colors on full (full white)
- Run time with two ColorBlast12 or two Spectra PAR is slightly less than half these times
Recharge time: 10 Hours from fully discharged batteries. Recharge time is approximately equal to time of use (very roughly)
Charge type: 4 stage: Pulse (1.5A pulses), Constant current (1.5A), Constant voltage (28.8V), Float (27.6V)
Battery life: 1800 charge/discharge cycles at 30% discharge. 400 charge/discharge cycles at 100% discharge.
- Red: POWER, Blue: ASSIGNED, Yellow: RF LINK, Green: DMX512
- Charge indicator: Flashing: Pre-charge, Orange: Charging, Green: Charged
- Three digit DMX Start Address and Voltmeter display
- On/off toggle switch, DC Rated 20A
- Three push buttons to set DMX Start Address
- One push button to activate Voltmeter
- One (recessed) configure push button
Fixture mounting: One top mounted 1/2-13 nut with 1/2-13 bolt and washer supplied
Color: Black with white silkscreen nomenclature
Size and weight: 8.5"h X 6.5"d X 9.5"w, 29 pounds
Mounting options: Two 1/2" holes for half couplers or “C” Clamps