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Setting and Unsetting Dimmers via ETCLink in Express

If your console is connected to an ETC Sensor dimming system by an ETCLink network, you may use your console to set and unset dimmers at the dimmer rack.

Note: For more information on setting dimmers, see the Sensor CEM User Manual.

Setting a dimmer

To set a dimmer or group of dimmers to a level at the dimmer rack, ignoring any DMX512 outputs, follow these steps:

Keystrokes: Actions:
1. Press [Setup]. Selects Setup display
2. Press [9], ETCLink Functions, [Enter]. Selects ETCLink Functions menu
3. Press [S7], Set Dimmer. Prompt reads:
Select dimmer number(s) to set, then press ENTER
(To cancel, press CLEAR)
4. Enter the dimmers you wish to set and press [Enter]. Prompt reads:
Select dimmer level
(Press FULL button for 100%)
5. Enter the level at which to set the dimmers. Enter in two-digit form (e.g., one percent = 01) Advisory reads:
To confirm, press ENTER
To cancel, press CLEAR
6. Press [Enter]. Dimmers are set to desired level

Unsetting a dimmer

To unset a dimmer (or group of dimmers) and return it to normal operation, follow the procedure below.

NOTE: Setting a dimmer to level 00 is not the same as unsetting it and returning it to normal operation.
Keystrokes: Actions:
1. Press [Setup]. Selects Setup display
2. Press [9], ETCLink Functions, [Enter]. Selects ETCLink Functions menu
3. Press [S6], Unset Dimmer. Prompt reads:
Select dimmer number(s) to unset, then press ENTER
(Enter 0 to unset all dimmers)
4. Enter the dimmers you wish to unset and press [Enter]. Press [0] [Enter] to unset all set dimmers. Prompt reads:
To confirm, press ENTER
To cancel, press CLEAR
5. Press [Enter]. Dimmers are unset
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