qtx C-BAR HIGH POWER RGB LED BAR User Manual
qtx C-BAR HIGH POWER RGB LED BAR

Caution Caution: Please read this manual carefully before operating Damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty

Introduction

Thank you for choosing the C-BAR high power RGB LED light wash and effects bar. This unit is designed to give dynamic colour wash and up-lighting effects for venues and special events. Colours and sequences are controllable from DMX512 or internal auto and sound programs. Please read and keep the following instructions for future reference.

SAFETY SYMBOL AND MESSAGE CONVENTIONS

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Warning

To prevent the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose any components to moisture.

If liquids are spilled on the housing, stop using immediately, allow unit to dry out and have checked by qualified personnel before further use. Avoid impact, extreme pressure or heavy vibration to the case. No user serviceable parts inside – Do not open the case – refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

Safety
Check for correct mains voltage and condition of IEC lead before connecting to a power outlet.
Do not allow any foreign objects to enter the case or connectors.

Placement

  • Keep away from damp or dusty environments
  • Use the included end brackets for installation on a wall or ceiling
  • Ensure adequate air-flow around the housing
  • Ensure adequate access to controls and connections

Cleaning

  • Use a soft cloth with a neutral detergent to clean the casing as required
  • Use a vacuum cleaner to clear optics and connectors of any dust or debris build-ups
  • Do not use strong solvents for cleaning the unit

In the box

Please open the package carefully and check that all contents are present and in good condition.
Contact your retailer if any part is missing or broken.

  • C-BAR RGB LED bar
  • 2 x end mounting brackets
  • IEC mains lead

Side panel

Side panel

  1. Internal microphone
  2. Control panel
  3. LED display
  4. DMX input
  5. DMX output
  6. IEC mains inlet & fuse holder
  7. IEC mains outlet

Internal Settings

Press Menu Press ENTER and UP/DOWN Description Press ENTER and UP/DOWN Description
Internal Settings Internal Settings DMX start address 0 -512    
Internal Settings Internal Settings DMX number of channels    
Internal Settings Internal Settings Master/Slave 1/Slave 2    
Internal Settings Internal Settings Sound activated program Internal Settings Mic sensitivity
Internal Settings Internal Settings Auto run program Internal Settings Step speed
Internal Settings Internal Settings 7 preset colours    
Internal Settings Internal Settings Red, Green, Blue LEDs Internal Settings Colour level
Internal Settings Internal Settings Normal or inverted display    
Internal Settings Internal Settings Firmware version    

Standalone operation

The C-BAR can be operated without external control by selecting one of the Internal show modes from the control panel menu. These are Shown in the Internal Settings section above.

Master/slave operation

As shown in the Internal settings above, a C-BAR fixture which is set to Master mode (Internal Settings) may be connected via DMX lead to control further C-BAR units by setting subsequent units to one of 2 slave modes (Internal Settings)

In this mode, the slave C-BAR units will react to the master C-BAR which is working in standalone mode.

DMX operation

In order to access the full DMX functions, the DMX start address will need to be set on the control panel.

When the display shows “A001”, this means that the C-BAR is operated starting from DMX address 1.

When the display shows “A203”, this means that the C-BAR is operated starting from DMX address 203. The start address can be anywhere between 001 and 512.

There are 5 modes for DMX operation, which determine how many channels are used to access the functions. Pressing the MENU button until “Internal Settings” is displayed, press ENTER and select from 5, 8, 14, 26 or 50 channel modes.

Some DMX channels initiate the internal colour chases, which are detailed in the Colour Chase Table opposite

Colour Chase Table
000-007 No function
008-022 Colour chase 01
023-037 Colour chase 02
038-052 Colour chase 03
053-067 Colour chase 04
068-082 Colour chase 05
083-097 Colour chase 06
098-112 Colour chase 07
113-127 Colour chase 08
128-142 Colour chase 09
143-157 Colour chase 10
158-172 Colour chase 11
173-187 Colour chase 12
188-202 Colour chase 13
203-217 Colour chase 14
218-232 Colour chase 15
233-247 Colour chase 16
248-255 Sound activated

DMX 5 channel mode

Channel Value Function
1 0-255 Red 0-100%
2 0-255 Green 0-100%
3 0-255 Blue 0-100%
4 0-255 See Colour Chase Table
5 0-255 Chase speed slow to fast

DMX 8 channel mode

Channel Value Function
1 0-255 Master dimmer
2 0-255 Strobe
3 0-255 Red 0-100%
4 0-255 Green 0-100%
5 0-255 Blue 0-100%
6 0-255 Auto program
7 0-255 See Colour Chase Table
8 0-255 Chase speed slow to fast

DMX 14 channel mode

Channel Value Function
1 0-255 Section 1 Master dimmer
2 0-255 Strobe
3 0-255 Red 0-100%
4 0-255 Green 0-100%
5 0-255 Blue 0-100%
6 0-255 Auto program
7 0-255 Section 2 Master dimmer
8 0-255 Strobe
9 0-255 Red 0-100%
10 0-255 Green 0-100%
11 0-255 Blue 0-100%
12 0-255 Auto program
13 0-255 See Colour Chase Table
14 0-255 Chase speed slow to fast

DMX 26 channel mode 

Channel Value Function
1 0-255 Section 1 Master dimmer
2 0-255 Strobe
3 0-255 Red 0-100%
4 0-255 Green 0-100%
5 0-255 Blue 0-100%
6 0-255 Auto program
7 0-255 Section 2 Master dimmer
8 0-255 Strobe
9 0-255 Red 0-100%
10 0-255 Green 0-100%
11 0-255 Blue 0-100%
12 0-255 Auto program
13 0-255 Section 3 Master dimmer
14 0-255 Strobe
15 0-255 Red 0-100%
16 0-255 Green 0-100%
17 0-255 Blue 0-100%
18 0-255 Auto program
19 0-255 Section 4 Master dimmer
20 0-255 Strobe
21 0-255 Red 0-100%
22 0-255 Green 0-100%
23 0-255 Blue 0-100%
24 0-255 Auto program
25 0-255 See Colour Chase Table
26 0-255 Chase speed slow to fast

DMX 50 channel mode

Channel Value Function
1 0-255 Section 1 Master dimmer
2 0-255 Strobe
3 0-255 Red 0-100%
4 0-255 Green 0-100%
5 0-255 Blue 0-100%
6 0-255 Auto program
7 0-255 Section 2 Master dimmer
8 0-255 Strobe
9 0-255 Red 0-100%
10 0-255 Green 0-100%
11 0-255 Blue 0-100%
12 0-255 Auto program
13 0-255 Section 3 Master dimmer
14 0-255 Strobe
15 0-255 Red 0-100%
16 0-255 Green 0-100%
17 0-255 Blue 0-100%
18 0-255 Auto program
19 0-255 Section 4 Master dimmer
20 0-255 Strobe
21 0-255 Red 0-100%
22 0-255 Green 0-100%
23 0-255 Blue 0-100%
24 0-255 Auto program
25 0-255 Section 5 Master dimmer
26 0-255 Strobe
27 0-255 Red 0-100%
28 0-255 Green 0-100%
29 0-255 Blue 0-100%
30 0-255 Auto program
31 0-255 Section 6 Master dimmer
32 0-255 Strobe
33 0-255 Red 0-100%
34 0-255 Green 0-100%
35 0-255 Blue 0-100%
36 0-255 Auto program
37 0-255 Section 7 Master dimmer
38 0-255 Strobe
39 0-255 Red 0-100%
40 0-255 Green 0-100%
41 0-255 Blue 0-100%
42 0-255 Auto program
43 0-255 Section 8 Master dimmer
44 0-255 Strobe
45 0-255 Red 0-100%
46 0-255 Green 0-100%
47 0-255 Blue 0-100%
48 0-255 Auto program
49 0-255 See Colour Chase Table
50 0-255 Chase speed slow to fast

Specifications

Power supply 110-240Vac, 50/60Hz (IEC)
Power consumption 80W
Fuse F3AL
LED : type 3W RGB 3-in-1 COB
LED : quantity 24
Modes DMX, auto, sound-activated, master/slave
Sections 8 (3 LEDs per section)
DMX channels 3, 6, 24 or 28
Effects Strobe, pulse, gradual fade, cycle, sequence, sound activated, static colour
Dimensions 1020 x 65 x 65mm
Weight 1.8kg

This product is classed as Electrical or Electronic equipment and should not be disposed with other household or commercial waste at the end of its useful life. The goods must be disposed of according to your local council guidelines.
Errors and omissions excepted.
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[email protected] 2021 AVSL Group Ltd, Unit 2 Bridgewater Park, Taylor Road, Trafford Park, Manchester. M41 73Q.
AVSL (Europe) Ltd, Unit 3D North Point House, North Point Bus. Park, New Mallow Road, Cork, Ireland.

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Documents / Resources

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