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VORTEX 360™ Dual Rotator
vortex (19K) The VORTEX 360™ Dual Rotator is one of the most versatile accessories ever offered to lighting designers. And its incredibly low price makes it possible for any theatre or venue to have several copies available to cover any space or meet any need.

The sleek unit houses two carefully crafted gear drives, both made of stainless steel, to assure long term operation. A single silent motor drives both gear assemblies. Even at full speed, the VORTEX 360 Dual Rotator is so quiet it can be used anywhere in a theatre or venue - including front-of-house positions in a theatre or grids on low ceilings in restaurants or stores.

This Plug and Play model of the VORTEX 360 does not require any additional power supply. The transformer/plug that comes with it can be plugged directly into a wall outlet. Or, using a low cost adapter, into any convenient dimmer.

FixtureThe VORTEX 360 Dual Rotator will fit the iris slot of the ETC Source Four, the Altman Shakespeare, Strand SL and the Selecon Pacific. It will accept standard B size (86 mm) steel or glass gobos.

The rotational speed of the VORTEX can be remotely controlled by plugging the power adapter into an electronic dimmer output (set the power adapter to 12V for best results). However, the dimmer output must be compatible for use with transformers. Please check with the dimmer manufacture before using the VORTEX in this fashion. Failure to use a compatible dimmer can result in overheating and/or damage to both the VORTEX and the dimmer.

Warning: Always attach a safety cable from the VORTEX to fixture housing.

Vortex Specifications


100-120VAC or 200-240VAC.
50/60 hz - Plug in transformer, onboard, user selectable.
Power Consumption: 500 mA.
Power Cord: 52" (132 cm).

2 lbs., 12 oz.
Transformer: 10 oz.


Volts 1.5 3 4.5 6 7.5 9 12
Gobo RPM 2 4 5 7 9 10.5 14
* at 50hz RPM is 20% slower


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Motor Operating Temperature: 80°c.

Operational Conditions
Do not expose or position rotator in position which would subject it to excess heat from lamp housing of fixture. Damage to motor and gears can occur if exposed to excessive heat for long periods of time. Always drop rotator in fixture with motor housing to front of fixture, away from lamp housing.

Vortex Transformer
The transformer that comes standard with the VORTEX 360, has a manual switch for reverse polarity to change the direction of the motor as well as 7 user selectable speed options. They are 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 7.5, 9, and 12. Twelve being full speed or 14 RPM.
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