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Laser Show Systems - Pinouts

DISCLAIMER: The pinouts shown here were contributed by manufacturers, vendors and individuals. While every effort has been made to insure accuracy, LaserFX.com can not be responsible for any errors or omissions.

 

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American Laser model 68 laser umbilical colour code

Pinout and umbilical wire colours for the American laser model 68 air-cooled laser. This is NOT an official American Laser document - for the latest info, contact American laser directly.

NOTE

There are two barrier strips with screw terminals on the back of the power supply, One has large terminals and the other has smaller terminals. The strip with large screws is referred to here as number 1 and the strip with the smaller screws is referred to as number 2.

Only the information for connections is show - terminals not listed may not have any connection - check your documentation or check with the vendor.

Large screw terminal barrier strip - Number 1

Pin Number Wire Colour Signal Description
1-1 Yellow Tube power - Anode
1-2 Purple Tube power - Cathode and filament
1-3 Blue Tube power - Cathode and filament
1-4 N/C No Connection (See note 1)
1-5 Blue High voltage to start card (AC)
1-6 White High voltage to start card (AC)
1-7 N/C No Connection (See note 1)
1-8 Orange Solenoid (see note 2)
1-9 Brown Solenoid (see note 2)

Small screw terminal barrier strip - Number 2

Pin Number Wire Colour Signal Description
2-6 Orange AC for intake fans (see note 3)
2-7 N/C No Connection (See note 1)
2-8 Green AC for intake fans (see note 3)
2-9 Red N/C OR Light card output (see note 4)
2-10 Black Back fuse on start card - start boost
2-11 Purple Front fuse on start card - start boost
2-12 Green/Red Case/true ground OR Light card -VDC (see note 5)
2-13 White Light card +VDC (see note 5)
2-14 Black Light card (system ground/shield) (see note 5)

NOTES

1/ There are several variations in power supply design, some have a meter and some not. There are also third party power supplies for this model of laser. This information is provided as a guideline only. If you are not sure which power supply you have, check with the vendor or American Laser before making connections.

2/ There is some variation in the colours used for the solenoid wires - some use the scheme shown above while some have the same colours for both solenoid wires.

3/ Not all models have integrated intake fans powered through the umbilical. Most have fans powered externally from a user provided connection. The power between pins 2-6 and 2-8 is typically the same as the line power (220 Vac).

4/ Not all models are equipped with a light control card, or the light control card may be disabled - check your documentation or check with the vendor.

5/ On some third party power supplies the case ground is located on pin 1-7 and light card supply voltage is located on 2.12 - check your documentation or check with the vendor to determine if a light card is present and what voltages/pins must be connected.

 

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