• grandMA3 User Manual
  • grandMA3 Quick Start Guide
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual consoles
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual processing units
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual Nodes
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual Nodes DIN-Rail
    • Intended Use
    • Safety
    • Support
    • Transport
    • Limitations
    • Installation
    • Quick Start
    • Maintenance
    • Disposal
    • Technical Data
    • Hardware-related Instances
    • Conformity
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual onPC command wing XT
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual onPC command wing
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual onPC fader wing
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual onPC rack-unit
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual viz-key
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual I/O Nodes
  • Release Notes
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Version 1.9

Quick Start

grandMA3 8Port Node DIN-Rail front panel
  1. Terminal block
  2. Rotary knob 
grandMA3 8Port Node DIN-Rail rear panel
  1. DMX
  2. Ethernet with L (link) and G (gigabit) LEDs
  3. USB 2.0
grandMA3 4Port Node DIN-Rail rear panel 
grandMA3 2Port Node DIN-Rail rear panel



  1. Unpack the device.
  2. Remove the packaging and cushioning material. 
  3. Install the device on a rail. For more information see Installation.
  4. Connect the grandMA3 xPort Node DIN-Rail with your PC, laptop, or a grandMA3 console using the RJ45 connector.
  5. Connect the grandMA3 xPort Node DIN-Rail with the electrical grid using a terminal block connector, a PoE switch, or a PoE injector.
  6. The device starts booting.
  7. To make basic settings, turn the rotary knob on the front panel of the device.
  8. To turn off the grandMA3 xPort Node DIN-Rail, disconnect the RJ45 connector or the terminal block connector. 

Update the software

  1. To update a grandMA3 device, download the latest software version from www.malighting.com.
  2. The required installer is called grandMA3 Software x.x.x.x.
  3. Extract the zip file "grandMA3_stick_v.x.x.x.x.zip" and copy the folders EFI, ma, and the update.scr file into the root directory of your USB flash drive. 
  4. Insert the USB flash drive in the device's USB port.
  5. Turn off the grandMA3 device.
  6. Turn on the grandMA3 device. 
    The grandMA3 device starts to boot.
  7. Follow the onscreen instructions during the update process.
To configure the device, or to update or downdate the installed software, use a grandMA3 console or your PC or laptop with the grandMA3 onPC software installed. For more information see the topics Control other MA Devices and Update the Software via Network Update in the grandMA3 User Manual online available at www.malighting.com.

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