Connecting an Effect
The Stagehand FX has four (4) switched outputs that can be used to control any simple on/off device. The switched outputs located on the front panel are dry contact closures. In other words, the Stagehand FX doesn’t provide any power from those outputs just a switch closure. The figure below shows a typical output connection.
Reminder: The contacts are rated for 3A 30VAC/42VDC maximum. This means you may need to add a relay into the mix in order to fire higher voltage/amperage effects.
The Stagehand FX has four (4) inputs that can be used to detect a switch closure. By using normally open switch connected to a Stagehand FX input, you can trigger cue links and other actions in SpikeMark software when the switch is closed. The figure below shows a typical input connection.