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Arri EB MAX 1.8, 115/230V, ALF, CCL, DMX, AutoScan 300/1000 Hz
Part # L2.0014189
Mfg: Arri

EB MAX 1.8, 115/230V~, ALF, CCL, DMX, AutoScan 300 / 1000 Hz

MAX Technology - Max Performance

ARRI announces a new flagship for its range of high-speed electronic ballasts. Designed for all discharge lampheads between

575 and 1,800 W, the EB MAX 1.8 combines

cutting-edge features with new remote control possibilities.

Following the success of the EB 12/18 HS AutoScan ballast, ARRI expanded its next generation of electronic ballasts now for all power classes down to 575 W. All models are equipped with a new AutoScan feature that ensures optimum light and image quality with a minimum of effort for high-speed recordings up to 1,000 fps and beyond.

The EB MAX 1.8 includes essential features such as Active Line Filter (ALF) and Compensation of Cable Losses (CCL), delivering maximum light quality with efficient supply and wiring. Besides lamp operation at 50 or 60 Hz, if noise needs to be minimized,

or at 75 Hz for standard frame rates, the EB MAX 1.8 accommodates high-speed frequencies

at 1,000 Hz and – for the first time – at 300 Hz.

Three different modes are available for high-speed operation: AutoScan (fully automatic), Man (manual frequency control) or AutoMan (combining manual frequency setting with automatic frequency control). Using the AutoScan mode requires no further interaction by an operator. After a two-stage scan the lamp frequency is selected and set by the ballast;

all parameters are continuously monitored and adjusted automatically, if required.

The EB MAX 1.8 offers new levels of DMX control. In addition to on/off and dimming, both operation mode and frequency can now be controlled remotely. For ultimate ease of use, indicators on the ballast’s front panel display the lamp wattage, DMX channel, operation mode and selected lamp frequency.

Despite its compact housing, the EB MAX 1.8 covers four different power classes:

575 W, 800 W, 1,200 W and 1,800 W. When combined with state-of-the-art ARRI daylight lampheads such as the True Blue D5 and D12, or M-Series M8 and M18, it enables optimal performance and advanced control for high image quality – at any frame rate.

For Daylight-Systems ARRI offers an extended warranty period of five years.


EB MAX 1.8, 115/230V~, ALF, CCL, DMX, AutoScan 300 / 1000 Hz (US)

Ballast Type

Electronic High Speed Ballast for discharge lamps

Lamphead Types

ARRI M-Series M8 and M18, ARRI True Blue D5 and D12


approx. 8 kg (17.6 lbs)


156 x 200 x 335 mm ( 6.1 x 7.9 x 13.2") (H x W x L)

Line Connection

2 m H07RN-F 3x 2.5 mm bare ends (L2.0014190)

2 m SOOW AWG 12/3 bare ends (L2.0014189)

Lamp Power

575 W; 800 W; 1,200 W and 1,800 W discharge lamps only

Line Voltage

90 - 130 V~ / 180 -250 V~, 50/60 Hz, 1,N, PE (single phase)

Line Current

25 -19 A (115 V~)

13 -10 A (230 V~)

Max. Power

2600 VA (max.)

Power factor (cos φ)

cos φ 0.98 due to Active Line Filter (ALF)


min. 0.88

Protection Class


IP Rating



50°C (122°F) for max. ambient temperature

Active Line Filter (ALF)

Cable Loss


Up to 50 m (120 V~; L2.0014189), up to 80 m (120 V~; L2.0014190)

Up to 100 m (230V~)


512, In and Out, 3 channels

Dimming 100 % to 50 % of electrical output power,

On/Off Switch

Mode Selection (Low Noise, Standard, AutoScan, AutoMan, Manual)

Frequency setting (High Speed only)

DMX Connector

DMX In / Out (XLR 5-pol) connector


Cold start and hot restrike

Automatic Detection

Lamp wattage detection

Lamphead detection

Lamp Frequencies

50/60 Hz (Low Noise)

75 Hz (Standard)

300 Hz / 1000 Hz (High Speed)

High Speed Modes

AutoScan: Frequency scan, automatic control and adjustment of lamp frequency

AutoMan: Manual frequency setting with automatic control and adjustment of lamp frequency

Man: Manual frequency setting only, no automatic adjustment

High Speed

Frequency Ranges

300 Hz : 270 -360 Hz

1,000 Hz : 900 -1200 Hz


Display for DMX channel (backside) and lamp frequency

Remote operation with LED „RC" (green)

Successful ignition LED „LAMP" (yellow)

Overtemperature with LED „TEMP" (red)

Protective earth with LED „PE" (green)

Lamp type with LED (575/1200 W green, 800/1800 W yellow)

All values are nominal / typical values.
Shipping Info:
Approximate Dimensions: 10x12x16
Approximate Weight: 18.00 lbs.

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