• grandMA3 User Manual
  • grandMA3 Quick Start Guide
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual consoles
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual processing units
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual Nodes
    • Intended Use
    • Safety
    • Support
    • Transport
    • Limitations
    • Quick Start
    • Maintenance
    • Disposal
    • Technical Data
    • Conformity
  • grandMA3 Quick Manual Nodes DIN-Rail
  • 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 1.8

Quick Start

grandMA3 4Port Node front panel
  1. Display 
  2. Rotary knob


grandMA3 8Port Node rear panel
  1. Power switch
  2. powerCON TRUE1
  3. Ethernet with L (link) and G (gigabit) LEDs
  4. USB port
  5. DMX


  1. Unpack the device.
  2. Remove the packaging and cushioning material. 
  3. Place the device indoors on a stable surface. 
  4. Connect the grandMA3 xPort Node with your PC or laptop (with an onPC software), or a grandMA3 console using etherCON/RJ45 connector.
  5. Start the grandMA3 console or grandMA3 onPC.
  6. Switch on the grandMA3 xPort Node: 
    -Insert powerCON TRUE1 into the corresponding jack. 
    -Connect the main power plug.
    -Turn on the power switch:
    -Set it to position I.
    -The power switch lights up in red.
    Connect the grandMA3 xPort Node PoE with a PoE switch, or a PoE injector.
  7. The device starts booting. 
  8. To make basic settings, turn the rotary knob on the front panel of the device.
  9. To turn off the grandMA3 xPort Node, set the power switch to position O or disconnect the RJ45 connector to turn off the grandMA3 xPort Node PoE.
You can disconnect the grandMA3 xPort Node using the grandMA3 console or the grandMA3 onPC software. The DMX output will then be interrupted immediately. 

Update the software

  1. To update a grandMA3 device, download the latest software version from www.malighting.com.
    The required installer is called grandMA3 Software x.x.x.x.
  2. 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. 
  3. Insert the USB flash drive in the device's USB port.
  4. Turn off the grandMA3 device.
  5. Turn on the grandMA3 device. 
  6. 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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