Vari*Lite Series 200 control parts

Joel Siirtola

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Helsinki, Finland
Hi everybody!

I have been desperately trying to look for a few Vari*Lite Series200 control units:

- DMX 200 converter
- Mini ACS rack
- 2 pcs of Series 200 lamp cables


All the tips and help is welcomed that where I would find these or where I should ask for them. Few months back I got myself 1 VL2c and 1 VL4 for decoration purposes. And I would really like to try and see if I could possibly get them running with my MA2 system. I know this is pretty old gear these days but I would like to believe that somebody still has something somewhere.


All the best and thanks,


Joel Siirtola
Helsinki, Finland
 

RonaldBeal

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TN
Try PRG in Longbridge/Birmingham UK. They may still have some old VL stuff around that is available.

RB




Hi everybody!

I have been desperately trying to look for a few Vari*Lite Series200 control units:

- DMX 200 converter
- Mini ACS rack
- 2 pcs of Series 200 lamp cables


All the tips and help is welcomed that where I would find these or where I should ask for them. Few months back I got myself 1 VL2c and 1 VL4 for decoration purposes. And I would really like to try and see if I could possibly get them running with my MA2 system. I know this is pretty old gear these days but I would like to believe that somebody still has something somewhere.


All the best and thanks,


Joel Siirtola
Helsinki, Finland
 

Chris Cotter

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Portsmouth UK
Hi Joel
Iam trying to find the same thing for my single VL2C I just got on Ebay. If I have any luck I will let you know. Do you have to have anything else to control the VL2C ? I understand both of us want to use DMX panels to control our VL2C lights. Does the mini acs rack have light outputs right on it so you do not need a repeater?
Chris Cotter
 

RonaldBeal

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TN
Hi Joel
Iam trying to find the same thing for my single VL2C I just got on Ebay. If I have any luck I will let you know. Do you have to have anything else to control the VL2C ? I understand both of us want to use DMX panels to control our VL2C lights. Does the mini acs rack have light outputs right on it so you do not need a repeater?
Chris Cotter
The mini ACS has 8 S200 ports so you don't need a repeater or trunk cable. You will still need lamp runs. The connecters are Amp CPC 9-pin so you could make your own lamp run if needed.

All S200 gear received their OS from the console, or DMX to S200 module, so you will need one or the other to make it work if the onboard ram battery is dead.
If the fixture just slowly drifts pan and tilt in one direction, then there is no OS.

Hope this helps
RB
 
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Chris Cotter

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Where can i find a Mini ACS rack ? I have a lamp cable. Do you know how I can find a DMX 200 module? Does the DMX200 module run on 120 or 240 vac from rack ? I realize the power comes from a dual cable (power from rack and Series 200 data out to light) Y cable
 

Jeff Rush

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I came across today 2 mini ACS racks in a lot of gear we took in on a trade deal. If there is still a need for them, message me, as they are ready to ship.
 

Jeff Rush

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Found the 2 Mini ACS racks in a box of stuff we thought was only Smart Repeaters. Don't think I have anything else Series 200 or older.
We didn't jump on with Vari Lite until Series 300. Sold off the VL5's years ago. I have (42) 6B's out on long-term lease. I have a number of non-functional 6B's in stock, but lots of parts to get them back to working, and about (24) 6's w/ Med lenses that I have not tested yet. Plus all the mod racks, repeaters, and cabling. Also (12) VL 7's & (2) VLM. Then I jump to a number of series 2000, & 3000 units.
 

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