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Fogstorm to Operator Pro

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by PadawanGeek, May 30, 2007.

  1. PadawanGeek

    PadawanGeek Active Member

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    I have an ADJ Fogstorm 700, which uses its own wired remote, and an Elation DMX Operator Pro, which has a midi-type connector on it for a fog machine, but out fog machine doesn't have that type of connector on it. I was wondering if there was some way I could wire the fog machine up to the controller.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    I doubt it, the product page clearly states what models are compatible:
    Fog Machine trigger button- (compatible with MB-1000, Stallion, Vapor Flow, Fog Storm-1200 & 1700
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    If you get a Fog Storm 1200 or 1700HD it has the option of a DMX control unit.
     
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    A 1200W is overkill for us. Will it damage the fog machine if we put it on a dimmer?
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    Yes, and it wont work.
    Fog machines need to heat up and maintain a constant temperature.
     
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    If you're of the electronically minded persuasion, take apart the remote and wire up each switch to a DMX relay. If it's got any variable controls, make them DMX as well. There's plenty of info out on the net about dmx circuits, and you can learn plenty about DMX at http://www.dmx512-online.com/
     
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    So where would I get DMX relays?
     
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    If I just got a big extension cord for the wired remote that comes with the fog machine, would that work?
     
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    Yep, you can also buy DMX relays, meteor makes a pretty decent one for pretty cheap, 80-100 range if I remember correctly. Your best bet would be to make a run to your FOH position.
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    Maybe, it's dependent on the environment(huge amounts of RF) and the cable itself. Long lengths of small gauge wire can make for noticeable voltage loss.
     
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    I run 200 feet of extension cord from the booth to the stage for remote control of my wired-remote foggers. Works great!
     

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