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Jay Casey

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bullet Topic: Altman Voyager spotlight needs repair....
    Posted: 11/12/06 at 2:37pm

I have an Altman Voyager that keeps blowing lamps.  Last one lasted a half hour.  I have just taken over the lighting and sound at this theatre so all info is second-hand. I am also an electronics technician so I am currently fixing all the broken equipment left by the previous operators.

I believe the problem is probably the power supply.  A new one costs about $1100.00, and Altman lists a repair/exchange for around $750.00 but my distributor tells me that option is no longer available.  I have not confirmed this with Altman.

Does anyone know of a company that repairs these power supplies?

Does anyone know of anything else that could be causing premature lamp failure?  All the fans are working and clear, so I don't think it's heat related.

I just discovered this forum, and am new to theatre lighting.  THANK YOU for any help or suggestions.  I have a feeling I will be here a lot, reading the archives!!!

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bullet Posted: 11/12/06 at 8:31pm

Two things to check first, and I'monly saying this because you say you are new (no offense meant here)

1. Don't touch the bulb glass when re-bulbing. Oil from your fingers causes the bulb to overheat.

2. Check the contacts in the socket for a tight fit, and no heat marks/discoloration.

Good Luck!

I'd rather act, but they found out I can do tech & sets!!
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bullet Posted: 11/12/06 at 8:49pm
 I know nowt about the Altman lantern, but if everything else works, fans ect. It may be a simple fault shorting out just the bubble, as I would assume the power supply fires up the whole unit.
Could it be as simple as an uncourtly rated light source being replaced each time?
In some cases diagnosing it from just the point of the fault, can mask a simple problem, as in not being able to see the wood for the trees.
 Good points MikeO.
If you do contaminate the bubbles envelope by touching it. It is easily cleaned with alcohol, If that doesn?t solve it, you always resort to finishing off the rest of the bottle!

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bullet Posted: 11/13/06 at 5:12pm
Your friend is right the unit in question is not made anymore. I am not sure about fixing the power supply. Find a good theatrical supplier and see if they know some one who can fix it. Companies phase out older models for new technolgy and this can happen. You may need to just replace it rather than spend tons of $$ on fixing it
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