Unlike some other strobes on the market, the Megastar Strobe is very quiet when it fires making it ideal for use in theatre or studio environments where background noise needs to be kept to a minimum
The strobe has its own internal oscillator with speed adjustment for 1 – 10FPS and fully isolated external inputs via two jack sockets.
A unique feature of all Anytronics Strobes is the 2 position ‘Flip Flash’ output. This is available from a jack socket on the rear panel. This will give either a 100mS delayed trigger pulse after the flash has occured, or a simultaneous trigger pulse, by simply operating the adjacent push button switch. This pulse can be used to fire adjacent strobes. When several units are coupled in a chain, a whip effect can be created without using a complex controller; the effect being controlled either by the oscillator in the first strobe of the chain, or from an external trigger source. This feature can be used to create a wide variety of effects by different arrangements of interconnecting leads. This combined with its high light output makes it ideal for special effects, such as lightning.
A 4th jack socket is fitted for connection to the ESC (Extension Speed Control).
A considerable amount of heat is generated by the tube in this high powered unit. A fan will be activated by a thermal switch if the unit is used frequently. In the event of fan failure or the unit being used excessively and overheating, a further switch will shut the unit down until an acceptable temperature is reached.