User Manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Before you Begin .................................................................................................................3
What Is Included .............................................................................................................................. 3
Unpacking Instructions ..................................................................................................................... 3
Claims ..................................................................................................................................................... 3
Text Conventions ............................................................................................................................. 3
Symbols ........................................................................................................................................... 3
Disclaimer ........................................................................................................................................ 3
Product at a Glance.......................................................................................................................... 4
Safety Notes .................................................................................................................................... 4
2. Introduction ..........................................................................................................................5
Product Overview ............................................................................................................................. 5
Product Dimensions ......................................................................................................................... 6
3. Setup .....................................................................................................................................7
AC Power ......................................................................................................................................... 7
Mounting .......................................................................................................................................... 7
Orientation ............................................................................................................................................... 7
Rigging .................................................................................................................................................... 7
4. Operation ..............................................................................................................................8
Control Panel Operation ................................................................................................................... 8
Menu Map ........................................................................................................................................ 8
Frequencies ............................................................................................................................................. 8
Configuration.................................................................................................................................... 8
Manual Mode ........................................................................................................................................... 9
Automatic Mode ....................................................................................................................................... 9
Miscellaneous Operations ........................................................................................................................ 9
Technical Specifications ................................................................................................................. 10
5. Technical Information ........................................................................................................10
Contact Us ..................................................................................................................................... 11
Returns .......................................................................................................................................... 11
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D-Fi™ 2.4GHz User Manual Rev. 6
1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What Is
Included
Unpacking
Instructions
Claims
Text
Conventions
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D-Fi™ 2.4GHz
Power Supply
Warranty Card
Quick Reference Guide
Carefully unpack the product immediately and check the container to make sure all the
parts are in the package and are in good condition.
If the box or the contents (the product and included accessories) appear damaged from
shipping, or show signs of mishandling, notify the carrier immediately, not CHAUVET®.
Failure to report damage to the carrier immediately may invalidate your claim. In
addition, keep the box and contents for inspection.
For other issues, such as missing components or parts, damage not related to shipping,
or concealed damage, file a claim with CHAUVET® within 7 days of delivery.
Convention
1~512
50/60
Settings
Menu > Settings
<ENTER>
ON
Symbol
Symbols
Meaning
A range of values
A set of values of which only one can be chosen
A menu option not to be modified
A sequence of menu options to be followed
A key to be pressed on the product’s control panel
A value to be entered or selected
Meaning
Critical installation, configuration, or operation information. Not
following these instructions may make the product not work, cause
damage to the product, or cause harm to the operator.
Important installation or configuration information. The product
may not function correctly if this information is not used.
Useful information.
Disclaimer
The information and specifications contained in this document are subject to change
without notice. CHAUVET® assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or
omissions that may appear in this manual. CHAUVET® reserves the right to update the
existing document or to create a new document to correct any errors or omissions.
You can download the latest version of this document from www.chauvetlighting.com.
© Copyright 2013 CHAUVET®. All rights reserved
Electronically published by CHAUVET® in the United States of America
D-Fi™ 2.4GHz User Manual Rev. 6
Author
Date
Editor
Date
A. Leon
6/14/13
T. Yeago
06/17/13
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Product at a
Glance
Use on Dimmer
Outdoor Use
Sound-Activated
DMX
Master/Slave
Safety Notes
Auto Programs
Fixed voltage (120 V or 230 V)
Replaceable Fuse
User-Serviceable
Duty Cycle
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Please read the following Safety Notes carefully before working with this product. They
include important safety information about its installation, usage, and maintenance.
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Always connect this product to a grounded circuit to avoid the risk of electrocution.
Make sure the power cord is not crimped or damaged.
Never disconnect this product from power cord by pulling or tugging on the cord.
If mounting this product overhead, always secure it to a fastening device using a
safety cable.
Make sure there are no flammable materials close to the unit while operating.
Always make sure that the voltage of the outlet to which you are connecting this
product is within the range stated on the decal or rear panel of the product.
This product is for indoor use only! (IP20) To prevent risk of fire or shock, do not
expose this product to rain or moisture.
Never connect this product to a dimmer.
Never carry this product from the power cord or any moving part.
The maximum ambient temperature is 104° F (40° C). Do not operate this product at
higher temperatures.
In the event of a serious operating problem, stop using the unit immediately.
Never try to repair this product. Repairs carried out by unskilled people can lead to
damage or malfunction. Please contact the nearest authorized technical assistance
center.
Keep this User Manual for future consultation. If you sell this product to another user,
be sure that they also receive this document.
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2. INTRODUCTION
Product Overview
Mounting Hole
Safety Hook
Antenna
Top View
Bottom View
Power In
3 pin DMX In
3 pin DMX Out
5 pin DMX In
5 pin DMX Out
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Product Dimensions
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3. SETUP
AC Power
This product has an external fixed voltage power supply and it can work with an input
voltage of either 115 V, 60 Hz or 230 V, 50 Hz, depending on the specific model.
To determine the power requirements for this product (power outlet and wiring), use the
current value listed on the label affixed to the product’s back panel, or refer to the
product’s specifications chart. The listed current rating indicates the product’s average
current draw under normal conditions.
Always connect this product to a protected circuit (circuit breaker or fuse),
making sure that it has an appropriate electrical ground to avoid the risk of
electrocution or fire.
Never connect this product to a rheostat (variable resistor) or dimmer circuit, even
if the rheostat or dimmer channel serves only as a 0 to 100% switch.
Mounting
Before mounting this product, read and follow the Safety Notes.
Orientation
The D-Fi™ 2.4GHz may be mounted in any position; however, make sure adequate
ventilation is provided around the product.
Rigging
Before deciding on a location for this product, always make sure that it will be easy to
access the unit for maintenance and programming purposes.
Make sure that the structure onto which you are mounting this product can support its
weight. See the Technical Specifications for weight information.
When mounting this product overhead, always use a safety cable. Mount the product
securely to a rigging point, whether an elevated platform or a truss.
When rigging this product onto a truss, you should use a mounting clamp of appropriate
weight capacity.
The product also has 2 teardrop holes located on the back for easy wall mounting.
Mounting Hole
Mounting Diagram
Safety Hook
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4. OPERATION
Control Panel
Operation
To access the control panel functions, use the four buttons located around the display.
Please refer to the Product Overview to see the buttons location on the control panel.
Button
<MODE>
Press to find an operation mode or to back out of the current menu
option
<ENTER>
Press to activate a menu option or a selected value
<UP>
<DOWN>
Menu Map
Frequencies
Configuration
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Function
Mode
Press to scroll up the list of options or to find a higher value
Press to scroll down the list of options or to find a lower value
Programming Steps
Description
Receive Mode
r001
001-016
Sets Receive Mode channel
Transmit Mode
t001
001-016
Sets Transmit Mode channel
Channel
Frequency (in Ghz)
1
2.433
2
2.4362
3
2.4394
4
2.4426
5
2.4458
6
2.449
7
2.4522
8
2.4554
9
2.4586
10
2.4618
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2.465
12
2.4682
13
2.4714
14
2.4746
15
2.4778
16
2.481
To set this product in DMX mode:
1. Connect this product to a suitable power outlet.
2. Connect a DMX cable from the DMX output of the DMX controller to the DMX input
socket of this product.
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Manual Mode
To operate the product in manual mode, do the following:
1. Press <MODE> to switch between Transmitter (t) or Receiver (r), then press
<ENTER> to save the setting.
2. While the Transmitter or Receiver is flashing, press the <UP> or <DOWN> buttons to
select your desired frequencies.
3. Press <ENTER> to store the selected frequency before the Transmitter (t) or
Receiver (r) stops flashing. The (t) or (r) symbol on the display will flash for 20-40
seconds.
Automatic Mode
To operate the product in automatic mode, do the following:
1. Press <AUTO> to enter Auto Mode on both units.
2. Press and hold <AUTO> on the first unit, which will be the Transmitter (t).
3. Press <AUTO> twice on the second unit, which will be the Receiver (r).
4. Press <ENTER> to store your choice. You are now in “Auto Mode”.
5. In Auto Mode, press and hold <AUTO> on the Transmitter for 8-10 seconds to scan
for the clearest channel and to sync your receivers to the Transmitter.
Auto scan syncing must be done within a distance of 10 meters (32.81 ft).
Miscellaneous
Operations
To auto scan and sync receivers:
1. In Auto Mode, press and hold <AUTO> for 8-10 seconds to scan for the clearest
channel and to sync the Receiver(s) to the Transmitter. The LED display will flash,
acknowledging the sync.
To check which frequency you are using:
1. Press <ENTER> while the Transmitter and Receiver(s) are synced. The frequency
will show on the LED display.
To clear the receiver, do the following:
1. On the receiver, press and hold <AUTO> for 5 seconds. The stored frequency will be
cleared. The (t) or (r) symbol on the display will flash for 20-40 seconds.
To connect multiple receivers after system setup using Manual mode:
1. Clear the receiver: On the receiver, press and hold <AUTO> for 5 seconds. The
stored frequency will be cleared. The (t) or (r) symbol on the display will flash for 2040 seconds.
2. Operate the product in Manual mode:
a.
b.
c.
Press <MODE> to switch between Transmitter (t) or Receiver (r), then press
<ENTER> to save the setting.
While the Transmitter or Receiver is flashing, press the <UP> or <DOWN>
buttons to select your desired frequencies.
Press <ENTER> to store the selected frequency before the Transmitter (t) or
Receiver (r) stops flashing. The (t) or (r) symbol on the display will flash for 2040 seconds.
You can sync an unlimited amount of Receivers to one Transmitter.
To ensure strong signals, the units should be elevated 5 feet or higher off the
ground and remain in an unobstructed line of sight of each other.
For the best results, add individual receivers use Manual mode to ensure you can
select the same frequency for the additional products.
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5. TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Technical Specifications
Dimensions and
Weight
Length
Width
Height
Weight
5.8 in (152 mm)
6.1 in (156 mm)
1.6 in (40 mm)
0.8 lbs (0.4 kg)
Note: Dimensions in inches rounded to the nearest decimal digit.
Power
Wireless
Thermal
DMX
Ordering
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Power Supply Type
Range
Input Voltage
External
115~240 V, 50/60 Hz
9 V DC 500 ma
RF Output
Refresh Rate
Frequency Range
18.5 dbm max range 230 m
15 Hz/s
2.433–2.481 GHz
Maximum External Temp.
Cooling System
104° F (40° C)
Convection
I/O Connectors
Connector Type
3- and 5-pin XLR
Sockets
Product Name
Item Code
Item Number
D-Fi™ 2.4GHz
02080308
DFI2.4GHZ
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To return a product or request support:
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Contact Us
If you live in the U.S., contact CHAUVET® World Headquarters (see below).
If you live in the UK or Ireland, contact CHAUVET® Europe Ltd.(see below).
If you live in any other country, DO NOT contact CHAUVET®. Instead, contact your
distributor of record. Refer to our Web site for contact details of distributors outside
the US, United Kingdom, or Ireland.
World Headquarters
CHAUVET®
General Information
Address:
5200 NW 108th Avenue
Sunrise, FL 33351
Voice:
(954) 577-4455
Fax:
(954) 929-5560
Toll free:
(800) 762-1084
Technical Support
Voice:
(954) 577-4455 (Press 4)
Fax:
(954) 756-8015
Email:
tech@chauvetlighting.com
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.com
United Kingdom & Ireland
CHAUVET® Europe Ltd.
General Information
Address:
Unit 1C
Brookhill Road Industrial Estate
Pinxton, Nottingham, UK
NG16 6NT
Voice:
+44 (0)1773 511115
Fax:
+44 (0)1773 511110
Technical Support
Email:
uktech@chauvetlighting.com
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.co.uk
If you live outside the U.S., United Kingdom, or Ireland, contact your distributor of
record and follow their instructions on how to return CHAUVET® products to
them. Visit our Web site for contact details.
Returns
Call the corresponding CHAUVET® Tech Support office and request a Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number before shipping the product. Be prepared to
provide the model number, serial number, and a brief description of the cause for the
return.
You must send the merchandise prepaid, in its original box, and with its original packing
and accessories. CHAUVET® will not issue call tags.
Clearly label the package with the RMA number. CHAUVET® will refuse any product
returned without an RMA number.
DO NOT write the RMA number directly on the box. Instead, write it on a properly
affixed label.
Before sending the product, clearly write the following information on a piece of paper
and place it inside the box:
· Your name
· Your address
· Your phone number
· RMA number
· A brief description of the problem
Be sure to pack the product properly. Any shipping damage resulting from inadequate
packaging will be your responsibility. FedEx packing or double-boxing are
recommended.
CHAUVET® reserves the right to use its own discretion to repair or replace
returned product(s).
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