Chauvet COLORtube 3.0 EQ User manual

COLORtube™ EQ
LED-EQ
COLORtube™ EQ Controller
LED-EQCON
USER MANUAL
32-band audio spectrum visualizer
using LED tubes
CHAUVET, 3000 N 29th Ct, Hollywood, FL 33020 U.S.A
(800) 762-1084 – (954) 929-1115
FAX (954) 929-5560
www.chauvetlighting.com
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Table of Content
BEFORE YOU BEGIN....................................................................................................................................................... 3
WHAT IS INCLUDED .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3
UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
AC POWER ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................................................... 4
FEATURES ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
PRODUCT OVERVIEW....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
SETUP .............................................................................................................................................................................. 5
POWER ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
MOUNTING ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS .......................................................................................................................................... 6
CONNECTION DIAGRAM ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
OPERATION ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Program modes dipswitch chart .............................................................................................................................................................................. 6
Fixture Addressing................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
COLORTUBE™ EQ CONTROLLER ................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Controller options..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Setup........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 9
Operation ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 9
Controller programs (chart).................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
APPENDIX ...................................................................................................................................................................... 11
RETURNS PROCEDURE .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 11
CLAIMS ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
TECHNICAL SUPPORT .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What is included
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(4) x COLORtube™ EQ LED tubes
(1) x LED-EQCON, (1) x 33ft Signal cable, (1) x 6.6ft Power cable
Tube mounting hardware
Warranty Card & User Manual
Unpacking Instructions
Immediately upon receiving a product, carefully unpack the carton, check the contents to ensure that all parts are present,
and have been received in good condition. Notify the shipper immediately and retain packing material for inspection if any
parts appear damaged from shipping or the carton itself shows signs of mishandling. Save the carton and all packing
materials. In the event that a fixture must be returned to the factory, it is important that the fixture be returned in the
original factory box and packing.
AC Power
To determine the power requirements for a particular product, see the label affixed to the back plate of the product or refer
to the product’s specifications chart. A product’s listed current rating is its average current draw under normal conditions.
All fixtures must be powered directly off a switched circuit and cannot be run off a rheostat (variable resistor) or dimmer
circuit, even if the rheostat or dimmer channel is used solely for a 0% to 100% switch. Before applying power, check that
the source voltage matches the product’s requirement.
Safety Instructions
Please read these instructions carefully, which includes important
information about the installation, usage and maintenance?
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Please keep this User Guide for future consultation. If you
sell the unit to another user, be sure that they also receive
this instruction booklet.
Always make sure that you are connecting to the proper
voltage and that the line voltage you are connecting to is
not higher than that stated on decal or rear panel of the
fixture.
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This product is intended for indoor use only!
To prevent risk of fire or shock, do not expose fixture to
rain or moisture. Make sure there are no flammable
materials close to the unit while operating.
The unit must be installed in a location with adequate
ventilation, at least 50cm from adjacent surfaces. Be sure
that no ventilation slots are blocked.
Caution!
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Always disconnect from power source before servicing or
replacing lamp or fuse and be sure to replace with same
lamp source.
Maximum ambient temperature is Ta: 40°C. Do not
operate fixture at temperatures higher than this.
In the event of serious operating problem, stop using the
unit immediately. Never try to repair the unit by yourself.
Repairs carried out by unskilled persons can lead to
damage or malfunction. Please contact the nearest
authorized technical assistance center.
Always use the same type spare parts.
Don’t connect the device to a dimmer pack.
Make sure power cord is never crimped or damaged.
Never disconnect power cord by pulling or tugging on the
cord.
There are no user serviceable parts inside the unit. Do not open the housing or
attempt any repairs yourself. In the unlikely event your unit may require service,
please contact CHAUVET.
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INTRODUCTION
Features
FEATURES
 32-band LED-tube audio spectrum visualizer
 144 LEDs total
- Red (48), Green (48) and Blue (48)
 Ultra bright LEDs
 16 patterns, chases, color flows with variations plus blackout
 Low power consumption
 Up to 100,000-hour LED life span
 Master/Slave mode
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
 Tube composition: milky white UV coated optically diffused polycarbonate
 Easy installation, energy saving and eco-friendly
 Water resistance rating: IP33
 Temperature range: -20oC to +45oC
Product Overview
Microphone
Power output (link)
Power input
Addressing dipswitch
OFF
6
5
4
3
2
Mode dipswitch
1
4
3
2
Signal output
Signal input
1
ON
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SETUP
Power
The COLORtube™ EQ can operate in voltages between 100V~240V 50Hz or 60Hz. It is equipped with an auto sensing
transformer.
 To determine the power requirements for a particular
fixture, see the label affixed to the back plate of the
fixture or refer to the fixture’s specifications chart.
 A fixture’s listed current rating is its average current
draw under normal conditions.
 All fixtures must be powered directly off a switched
circuit and cannot be run off a rheostat (variable
resistor) or dimmer circuit, even if the rheostat or
dimmer channel is used solely for a 0% to 100%
switch.
 Before applying power to a fixture, check that the
source voltage matches the fixture’s requirement.
 All fixtures must be connected to circuits with a
suitable Earth Ground
Pow e r Ca b l e Co n f ig u ra t io n
CABLE (EU)
CABLE (US)
PIN
INTERNATIONAL
BROWN
Black
Live
L
BLUE
White
Neutral
N
YELLOW/GREEN
Green
Earth
EG (Ground)
Mounting
Main plate
Locking plates
Center plate
mounting hole
Flat mounting surface
Place the LED tube on a flat
surface and position both
mounting plates at opposite
ends. Using a pencil trace out
the area of the mounting plates
so that you can return the plate
to the same location in order to
screw or affix it to the surface.
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Once both plates are affixed to
a permanent surface, place the
tube directly over the plate and
assemble the remaining
hardware as illustrated.
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Also notice the orientation of
the locking plates.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
The COLORtube™ EQ system is made up of up to 32 LED tubes whose primary function is to display a 32-band audio
spectrum visualizer. The COLORtube™ EQ tube will operate in both Stand-Alone and Master-Slave operation.
Connection Diagram
Power
Continue
chain…
Standard addressing
method, 32 tube count
Double-up addressing
method, 64 tube count
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
. . . . . . . . . 31
0
0
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
. . . . . . . . . 31
COLORtube™ EQ
Read about fixture
addressing and
settings in the
sections following…
ENLARGE YOUR DISPLAY!
For a larger display double up
addresses and connect 64
tubes instead of 32.
Optional controller
Operation
There are 16 programs within 8 different operating modes built into the PC board on the LED tube. These programs can
be initiated via the Mode dipswitches. For correct presentation of the sound spectrum it is important to address each tube
in numerical order and in the manner illustrated above.
Program modes dipswitch chart
MODE
PROGRAM
BACKGROUND COLOR
ACTIVE COLOR
MODE DIPSWITCH
4
0
Red
3
2
1
Green
ON
4
1
Green
3
2
1
White
ON
0
4
2
Blue
3
2
1
Red
ON
4
3
White
3
2
1
Red
ON
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Introduction
4
4
Black
3
2
1
Red
ON
4
5
Black
3
2
1
Green
ON
1
4
6
Black
3
2
1
Pink
ON
4
7
Black
3
2
1
Yellow
ON
4
8
Black
3
2
1
Green/Red
ON
4
2
9
Black
3
2
1
Cyan/Red
ON
4
10
Black
3
2
1
Blue/Red
ON
4
3
11
Black
3
2
1
Rainbow Chase
ON
4
4
12
Black
3
2
1
Red/Green/Cyan/
Blue Chase
ON
4
5
13
Black
3
2
1
Dot Chase
ON
4
6
14
Change colors
3
2
1
Color Chase
ON
4
7
15
Change colors
3
2
1
Automatic
ON
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Introduction
Fixture Addressing
1. Dipswitch 1 is reserved for setting the type of control
mode on each tube.
Address
OFF
2. Set dipswitch 1 to ON for SLAVE operation.
3. Set dipswitch 1 to OFF for MASTER or stand-alone fixture
operation.
Fixture
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Address
Fixture
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
6
5
5
4
4
3
3
2
2
1
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
16
ON
17
ON
18
ON
19
ON
20
ON
21
ON
22
ON
23
ON
24
ON
25
ON
26
ON
27
ON
28
ON
29
ON
30
ON
31
5
4
3
2
1
ON
Address
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
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Introduction
COLORtube™ EQ Controller
Power input
Power indicator led
Control panel buttons:
Sound sensitivity control
Microphone:
Always position facing the
sound source and at a
distance, no farther than 5
meters or 16.4 feet.
Mode
Set
Up
Down
Signal output
Controller options
FUNCTION
DESCRIPTION
Mode Disp
User selectable built in programs in the controller
Cycle Motion
All built in programs will cycle through at an interval time entered by the user
between 1 and 255 minutes
Setup
To operate with controller all tubes must be set to the SLAVE mode, (address dipswitch # 1 set to the
ON position) and each fixture should be addressed in numerical order for best presentation.
Operation
1. Press the Mode button to cycle through either {Mode Disp} or {Cycle Motion}. Leave on the item
you wish to select.
2. Press the Set button to enter selection.
3. Use the Up/Down buttons to toggle or change values within the selected program function. This
could be either changing built it programs or changing interval time.
4. In case of {Mode Disp} option a final press of the Set button is necessary to confirm the selection.
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Introduction
Controller programs (chart)
PROGRAM
DISPLAY
BACKGROUND
COLOR
ACTIVE COLOR
01
Red & Green
Red
Green
02
Green & White
Green
White
03
Blue & Red
Blue
Red
04
White & Red
White
Red
05
Red
Black
Red
06
Green
Black
Green
07
Purple
Black
Purple
08
Yellow
Black
Yellow
09
Green & Dot
Black
Green w/red dot
10
Cyan & Dot
Black
Cyan w/red dot
11
Blue & Dot
Black
Blue w/red dot
12
Synch Colors
Black
Changing solid colors
13
Synch Dot
Black
Changing colors/w red dot
14
Synch Cross
Black
Changing colors cross back & forth
15
Refur Colors
Changing colors
Changing colors
16
Auto Motion
Black
Changing colors, dots and solids
17
Black
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APPENDIX
Returns Procedure
Returned merchandise must be sent prepaid and in the original packing, call tags will not be issued.
Package must be clearly labeled with a Return Merchandise Authorization Number (RA #). Products
returned without an RA # will be refused. Call CHAUVET and request RA # prior to shipping the
fixture. Be prepared to provide the model number, serial number and a brief description of the cause
for the return. Be sure to properly pack fixture, any shipping damage resulting from inadequate
packaging is the customer’s responsibility. CHAUVET reserves the right to use its own discretion to
repair or replace product(s). As a suggestion, proper UPS packing or double-boxing is always a safe
method to use.
Claims
Damage incurred in shipping is the responsibility of the shipper; therefore the damage must be
reported to the carrier upon receipt of merchandise. It is the customer's responsibility to notify and
submit claims with the shipper in the event that a fixture is damaged due to shipping. Any other claim
for items such as missing component/part, damage not related to shipping, and concealed damage,
must be made within seven (7) days of receiving merchandise.
Technical Specifications
WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS
.......................................................................................................................... (COLORTUBE™ EQ)
Length.................................................................................................................... 1000 mm (39.37 in)
Width............................................................................................................................ 50 mm (5.13 in)
Height .......................................................................................................................... 95 mm (2.75 in)
Weight......................................................................................................................... 1.8 Kgs (4.0 lbs)
..................................................................................................................................(CONTROLLER)
Length........................................................................................................................ 235 mm (9.25 in)
Width............................................................................................................................ 45 mm (1.77 in)
Height .......................................................................................................................... 60 mm (2.36 in)
POWER
.......................................................................................................................... (COLORTUBE™ EQ)
Auto sensing transformer (internal) ..................................................................... 90V ~ 240V 50/60 Hz
AC input (US)...................................................................................................................... IEC female
Current draw ................................................................................................................... (peak < 20W)
..................................................................................................................................(CONTROLLER)
Operating Voltage .................................................................................................................... 12V DC
Current draw ..................................................................................................................... (peak < 2W)
ENVIRONMENT (LED TUBE)
Operating temperature ..................................................................................................-20°C to +45°C
Protection rating ....................................................................................................... IP33 (Interior use)
PHOTOMETRIC (LED TUBE)
Quantity of LEDs ................................................................................144 (Red 48, Green 48, Blue 48)
ORDERING INFORMATION
COLORtube™ EQ................................................................................................................... LED-EQ
COLORtube™ EQ Controller ...........................................................................................LED-EQCON
Signal Cable Extension 15’............................................................................................... LED-SIG15A
Signal Cable Extension 5’ .................................................................................................. LED-SIG5A
Technical Support
Address:
Support (Email):
Telephone:
Fax:
Website:
COLORtube™ EQ User Manual
Service Dept.
3000 N 29th Ct, Hollywood, FL 33020 (U.S.A.)
tech@chauvetlighting.com
(954) 929-1115 - (Press 4)
(954) 929-5560 - (Attention: Service)
http://www.chauvetlighting.com
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