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ADB Lighting launches MIKAPACK 15
Cost effective, simple, reliable dimming solution
MIKAPACK replaces ADB's MICROPACK/RACK dimmers and means that, in combination with ADB's luminaire range and the latest MIKADO and DOMINO controllers, ADB can now supply a full range of equipment for customers looking for simple yet reliable equipment built to the highest ADB quality standards.
MIKAPACK 15 is a 6 Channel compact portable dimmer built in a 19" rack only 2 Units high, with an optional truss clamping kit for distributed dimming solutions. The dimmer unit is 4kg lighter than its predecessor at just 10,3kg, and offers a wide range of common European connectors; while for fixed rack installations a terminal connector strip is also available.
The new MIKAPACK 15 can control 6 channels of up to 3000 Watt, continuously to all 6 channels on full load for ambient temperatures up to 35°C. Filtering has also been improved.
An intuitive but very powerful user interface provides four individual control buttons, and a backlight LCD screen with two lines of eight characters for easy programming. Other LED indicators monitor the supply phases, status of control signal and processor, and the output of each individual channel is displayed clearly on the front panel.
The operator can either setup a start DMX address for the entire MIKAPACK, or each channel can be assigned an individual DMX address to freely configure complex systems. Each channel may be assigned up to 9 different dimmer curves, one of which is user-defined, and each dimmer channel may be assigned a Pre-Heat value and a maximum output value.
For stand-alone applications up to 16 lighting cues and 6 factory pre-programmed chasers with 6 different intensity levels are available. MIKAPACK can be used without an extra control desk: the memories are easily programmed on the user interface of the dimmer, or DMX values can be recorded on the fly from a desk.
The MIKAPACK also gives an operator a choice of several pre-settable options in the event of DMX signal failure. The complete unit can be easily reset to the original factory settings, ideal for rental company use, and operator changes to the setup and programming are clearly indicated on the LCD display.
ADB Lighting CEO Christian Léonard said: "We see a growing demand for more sophistication in the entry-level market and the MIKAPACK range is designed to give customers precisely those options."
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