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EB MAX 12/18, 190/250V, ALF, DMX, AutoScan 300/1000 Hz
Part # L2.0016748
Mfg: Arri

EB MAX 12/18, 190/250V, ALF, DMX, AutoScan 300/1000 Hz

MAX Technology − Max Performance

Starting with the EB MAX 1.8 in 2017 ARRIbuilt the foundation for a whole new range of high speed electronic ballasts − the EB MAX range. Together with three other models − EB MAX 2.5/4, EB MAX 6/9 and EB MAX 12/18 − the MAX range combines cutting-edge features with new remote control possibilities from 575 up to 18,000 W.


The EB MAX 6/9 is designed for two power classes: 6,000 W and 9,000 W. When combined with the state-of-the-art ARRI daylight lamphead M-Series M90, it enables optimal performance and advanced control for high image quality − at any frame rate.


The EB MAX 6/9 is equipped with essential features such as Active Line Filter (ALF) and Compensation of Cable Losses (CCL), delivering maximum light quality with efficient supply and wiring. The AutoScan feature ensures optimum light and image quality with a minimum of effort for high-speed recordings up to 1,000 fps and beyond.


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 range 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 automaticfrequency 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 6/9 as well as the other models of the EB MAX range offer 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.


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



EB MAX 12/18, ALF, DMX, AutoScan (300 / 1,000 Hz)

Ballast Type

Electronic High Speed Ballast for discharge lamps

Lamphead Types

ARRI M-Series ARRIMAX 18/12, ARRI Daylight 18/12 (ARRISUN 120, ARRI Compact 12000)


approx. 50 kg (110.2 lbs) / approx. 65 kg (143.3 lbs) incl. caddie


548 x 283 x 506 mm / 21.6 x 11.1 x 19.9“ (H x W x L)

Line Connection

bare ends

Lamp Power

12,000 W and 18,000 W, discharge lamps only

Line Voltage

190 - 250 V~, 50/60 Hz, 1, N, PE (single phase)

Line Current

68 - 51 A (230 V~) 12 kW lamp

103 - 78 A (230 V~) 18 kW lamp

Max. Power

19,600 VA (max.)

Power factor (cos φ)

cos φ 0.99 due to Active Line Filter (ALF)


min. 0.93

Protection Class


IP Rating



45°C (113°F) for max. ambient temperature

Active Line Filter (ALF)


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 and lamp frequency

Successful ignition with LED „LAMP“ (yellow)

Overtemperature with LED „EMP“ (red)

Line Power with LED „OWER“ (green)

Protective earth with LED „E“ (green)

Lamp type with LED (12 kW green, 18 kW yellow)

All values are nominal / typical values.

Shipping Info:
Approximate Dimensions: 24x14x22
Approximate Weight: 145.00 lbs.

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