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Single Channel Fog Machine not responding

Post by tallfella » June 13th, 2018, 11:35 pm

I have purchased a cheap RAVE 900 w dmx fog machine. I has one channel - fog output from 0-255.

I have set up in freestyler on channel 1 to test and the fog machine is set DMX channel 1. The output in freestyler shows response when I hit the fog control,but the fog machine is not responding.

I am using Enttec DMXUSB Pro and it works for the lights I have connected.

Anyone help. I have just added as simple fogger with fixture creator

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Re: Single Channel Fog Machine not responding

Post by Rod_Horning » June 14th, 2018, 4:04 am

Enttec supplies (or did) a Pro Utility. Try your fog machine using the Pro Utility instead of Freestyler. If it works with the utility then it would indicate an issue with the Freestyler setup. If it does not work with the utility then try a light (preferably a single channel instrument) with the utility. If the light functions then you know that the problem is with the fog machine.

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Re: Single Channel Fog Machine not responding

Post by kabak_85 » June 14th, 2018, 5:55 pm

Did the fog machine work with manual action ? This type of fog machine need time to heat before working and need re-heat after a moment. On "cheap" fog machine, you cant making fog during heating.

Sometimes, i use my 3 channel dimmer chained just after the DMX projector i need to test.

I can see if my dmx interface and cable are OK.

You can have problem with cable (damaged or wrong pinout), an interface problem (disconnected by fault current, false contact ...).

You can had error on the deepswitch (all OFF), false contact or the latest dipswitch needed to be set in order to receive DMX orders (options like auto/DMX/master/slave/dmx terminator ...).

You can also had an dmx device with inversed data+/data-. You need a special cable in order to test this.
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