Chauvet TFX-CONPK User manual

TFX-1550CM
Stage Wash™ 1550
USER MANUAL
Chauvet, 3000 N 29th Ct, Hollywood, FL 33020 U.S.A
(800) 762-1084 – (954) 929-1115
FAX (954) 929-5560
www.chauvetlighting.com
TABLE OF CONTENT
BEFORE YOU BEGIN ...................................................................................................................................................... 3
WHAT IS INCLUDED................................................................................................................................................................................ 3
UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS .................................................................................................................................................................... 3
AC POWER .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 3
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .......................................................................................................................................................................... 3
INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................................................................... 4
FEATURES ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 4
DMX CHANNEL SUMMARY ..................................................................................................................................................................... 4
PRODUCT OVERVIEW ............................................................................................................................................................................ 5
SETUP .............................................................................................................................................................................. 6
LAMP ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
POWER ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 6
MOUNTING ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.......................................................................................................................................... 8
OPERATING MODES .............................................................................................................................................................................. 8
Stand Alone Mode .................................................................................................................................................... 8
Master/Slave ............................................................................................................................................................ 9
DMX Mode ............................................................................................................................................................... 9
TFX-SWF Easy Controller (Optional) ......................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.
TFX-CONPK Stage Wash™ Controller Pack (Optional) ............................................. Error! Bookmark not defined.
APPENDIX...................................................................................................................................................................... 12
DMX PRIMER ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
DMX CHANNEL VALUES ...................................................................................................................................................................... 13
RGB&D Mode (RGB and Dimmer).......................................................................................................................... 13
C&B Mode (Color and Brightness).......................................................................................................................... 13
RGB and Chase Mode............................................................................................................................................ 13
COLOR MIX TABLE (PRESET) ............................................................................................................................................................... 14
MAINTENANCE .................................................................................................................................................................................... 18
RETURNS PROCEDURE ........................................................................................................................................................................ 19
CLAIMS .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 19
GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING.............................................................................................................................................................. 20
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................................................................................ 21
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What is included
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1 x Stage Wash™ 1550CM (TFX-1550CM)
Power cord with plug
3 x FTK 500w 120v or 3 x A1/244 lamps 500w 230v, also JCD240V500WC
Warranty Card & Manual
Unpacking Instructions
Immediately upon receiving a fixture, 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 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
AC Voltage Switch
fixture, check that the source voltage matches the fixture’s requirement. Check
the fixture or device carefully to make sure that if a voltage selection switch
exists that it is set to the correct line voltage you will use.
Warning!
Verify that the power select switch on your unit matches the
line voltage applied. All fixtures must be connected to circuits
with a suitable Earth Ground.
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.
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.
Always disconnect from power source before servicing or
replacing lamp or fuse and be sure to replace with same
lamp source.
Caution!
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Secure fixture to fastening device using a safety chain.
Never carry the fixture solely by its head. Use its carrying
handles.
Maximum ambient temperature is Ta: 40°. 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 people 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.
Avoid direct eye exposure to lamp while it is on.
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
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2-4 channel DMX RGB color wash fixture
Operating modes:
RGB Mode: Full RGB mix plus dimmer (4 channels)
C&B Mode: Color selection (40 presets) and dimmer (2 channels)
RGB & Chase Mode: 7 distinct operating modes (4 channels)
- RGB mix, 8-pattern auto, 8-pattern sound, auto-chase, sound-chase, 40-color auto or sound
Individual channel controls may include;
- Red 0-100%, color selection or mode select
- Green or Red 0-100%, dimmer 0-100%
- Blue or Green 0-100%, fade time
- Dimmer 0-100%, speed time
1500 watts of total brightness
Built in beat activated and automatic programs (stand-alone)
Barn doors
Sound sensitivity knob
Linkable via Master/Slave
Fan cooled
DMX Channel Summary
RGB Mode
Channel
Function
1
Red
2
Green
3
Blue
4
Dimmer
C&B (Color & Brightness) Mode
Channel
Function
1
Color Selection
2
Dimmer
Combined RGB & Chase Mode
Channel
Function
1
Control Mode
2
Red or Dimming
3
Green or Fade
4
Blue or Speed
For complete channel listing see DMX Values in the Appendix section.
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Introduction
Product Overview
DMX channel
values and brief
instructions
Barn Doors
Remove both
thumbscrews to
gain access to
lamp
Yoke
Built in
microphone
Fan
IEC power
connector for
power cable
DMX Output
connector
LED status
window
DMX Input
connector
Voltage
Selector Switch
Control panel
buttons
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Foot controller
connector for
TFX-SWF
5
Sound
sensitivity knob
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SETUP
Lamp
You will need to install a lamp prior to the initial operation of the fixture. Three FTK 500W halogen
lamps 230V or equivalent are included.
Warning!
When replacing the lamp, please wait 15 minutes after powering down to allow the
unit to cool down! Always disconnect from main power prior to lamp replacement.
Do not touch the envelope (glass area) of the bulb with bare hands. If this happens, clean the lamp
with alcohol and wipe it with a lint free cloth before installation.
L AM P I N ST ALL AT I O N
TFX-1550CM Lamp Installation
1)
Remove the 2 thumb screws as illustrated located
on the front of the fixture and lift the reflector
housing and cover to gain access to the lamps.
2)
Hold the bipin lamps with a napkin and pull top end
of lamp upwards to remove from socket.
3)
To replace lamp, follow the same procedure as
above to insert lamp into the socket.
4)
Replace reflector housing and cover plate and
replace both screws.
5)
No lamp alignment is necessary for this fixture.
Remove these 2 thumb screws
Reflector housing
and cover
Power
Your product is equipped with switch-selectable AC power
setting.
Warning!
Slide switch up or down
depending on your line voltage.
Verify that the power select switch on your unit
matches the line voltage applied. All fixtures must
be connected to circuits with a suitable Earth
Ground.
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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.
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Operating Instructions
Mounting
O RI E NT AT IO N
This fixture may be mounted in any position provided there is adequate room for ventilation.
RIG G ING
Hanging Clamp
It is important never to obstruct the fan or vents pathway. Mount the
fixture using, a suitable “C” or “O” type clamp. Adjust the angle of the
fixture by loosening both knobs and tilting the fixture. After finding
the desired position, retighten both knobs.
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When selecting installation location, take into consideration lamp
replacement access and routine maintenance.
Safety cables should always be used.
Never mount in places where the fixture will be exposed to rain, high
humidity, extreme temperature changes or restricted ventilation.
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Note!
Clamp is sold separately.
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Operating Instructions
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Operating Modes
The TFX-1550CM can be operated in three ways.
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A stand-alone mode will listen to sound and run through its diverse range of built in programs. An
optional TFX-SWF wired controller provides simple remote control.
Master/Slave mode will allow the command of up to as many units you want in a synchronized light
show to the sound.
DMX control mode will provide the greatest flexibility and creativity. Each fixture trait can be controlled
individually using any universal DMX-512 controller.
Stand Alone Mode
The Stand Alone mode is
activated by setting the TFX1550CM to either AUDIO
(Sound Active) or AUTO
(Automatic) mode. The built in
programs consist of a color
chase and depending on the
mode, two or three parameters
can be modified as described
next.
AUDIO
DMX Signal
Received
F:0:0:0
MODE
UP
RGB&D
C&B
AUTO
DOWN
AU D IO M O DE ( AL SO SO UN D- ACT I V E)
1)
A steady hold of the MODE button will change the operating mode once then release the button.
2)
Repeat step 1 until you arrive at the AUDIO operating mode, as indicated by the LED next to the
label.
3)
Two parameters will now become available for the AUDIO mode. Press the MODE button
quickly to toggle between parameters.
- F (for Fade time 0 ~ 100%)
- D (for Dimming 0 ~ 100%)
4)
Use the UP and DOWN buttons to change values for each respective parameter.
AUT O M AT I C M O D E
1)
A steady hold of the MODE button will change the operating mode once then release the button.
2)
Repeat step 1 until you arrive at the AUTO operating mode, as indicated by the LED next to the
label.
3)
Three parameters will now become available for the AUTO mode. Press the MODE button
quickly to toggle between parameters.
- F (for Fade time 0 ~ 100%)
- D (for Dimming 0 ~ 100%)
- S (for Speed 0 ~ 100%)
4)
Use the UP and DOWN buttons to change values for each respective parameter.
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Operating Instructions
Master/Slave
The Master/Slave mode will allow you to link up to as many units you want in a daisy chain fashion. In
this mode, the first unit in the daisy chain will automatically command all other units following. An
optional TFX-SWF controller connected to the first unit in the chain will allow enhanced control
functions.
M AST E R/ S L AV E S ET T ING S
1)
Connect the (male) 3 pin connector side of the DMX cable to the output (female) 3 pin connector
of the first fixture.
2)
Connect the end of the cable coming from the first fixture which will have a (female) 3 pin
connector to the input connector of the next fixture consisting of a (male) 3 pin connector. Then,
proceed to connect from the output as stated above to the input of the following fixture and so on
as illustrated below in figure “Daisy Chain Connection”.
Optional Controller
Daisy Chain Connection
Controller not required for
Master/Slave operation
Note!
For additional information on linking fixtures read under section “DMX Primer”
DMX Mode
Operating in a DMX Control mode environment gives the user the greatest flexibility when it comes to
customizing or creating a show. In this mode you will be able to control each individual trait of the
fixture independently.
S ET T ING T H E ST ART ING AD D R E SS
This DMX mode enables the use of a universal DMX controller device. Each fixture requires a "start
address" from 1 to 511. A fixture requiring one or more channels for control begins to read the data
on the channel indicated by the start address. For example, a fixture that occupies or uses 6 channels
of DMX and was addressed to start on DMX channel 100, would read data from channels: 100, 101,
102, 103, 104, and 105. Choose start addresses so that the channels used do not overlap and notate
the start address selected for future reference.
If this is your first time addressing a fixture using the DMX-512 control protocol than I suggest jumping
to the Appendix Section and read the heading “DMX Primer”. It contains very useful information that
will help you understand its use.
There are three different DMX
channel configurations on the
Stage Wash. Each mode or
configuration allows the user to
control the fixure in a different
manner using a universal DMX
controller.
AUDIO
DMX Signal
Received
A:0:0:1
MODE
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RGB&D
C&B
AUTO
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Operating Instructions
RG B &D M O DE
All three lamps are individually dimmable giving the user
the ability to customize or create the color of choice. This
mode offers the user complete freedom.
1)
A steady hold of the MODE button will change the
operating mode once then release the button.
Channel
Function
1
Red
2
Green
3
Blue
4
Dimmer
2)
Repeat step 1 until you arrive at the RGB&D
operating mode, as indicated by the led next to the
label.
3)
The display will now read parameter A: which represents the DMX channel address value. Use
the UP and DOWN buttons to change values.
C& B M O DE
This is called the Color and Brightness mode. Use channel
1 to move across the RGB spectrum.
Channel Function
1
Spectrum Color Mix
2
Dimmer
1)
A steady hold of the MODE button will change the
operating mode once then release the button.
2)
Repeat step 1 until you arrive at the C&B operating
mode, as indicated by the led next to the label.
3)
The display will now read parameter A: which
represents the DMX channel address value. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to change values.
See Color Mix Table in the
appendix section.
RG B & C H AS E M O D E
This is the most diverse operating mode the Stage Wash
has to offer. It allows individual RGB mix control when
needed while still maintaining the ability to run built in
automated chase programs.
Channel Function
1
Control Mode
2
Red or Dimming
3
Green or Fade
4
Blue or Speed
1)
A steady hold of the MODE button will change the
operating mode once then release the button.
2)
Repeat step 1 until both the RGB&D and the C&B led
turn on.
3)
The display will now read parameter A: which represents the DMX channel address value. Use
the UP and DOWN buttons to change values.
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Operating Instructions
TFX-SWF Easy Controller (Optional)
The TFX-SWF Foot Controller is used only in master/slave mode. Connect the 8-pin connector of the
foot controller into its respective connector on the first unit in the daisy chain. The table below
describes the functions of the TFX-SWF Controller.
TFX-SWF BUTTONS
Stand By Mode
Function
Blackout Auto
Led 1: Off
Led 2: Off
Fixtures will run built in programs
automatically
TFX-SWF Foot Controller
TFX-SWF
STAND-BY
Audio
Led 1: Off
Led 2: On
Fixtures will run built in programs to
the sound.
Manual
Led 1: On
Led 2: Off
Full/CB:
Hold: pedal to set to Full On
Bump: Pedal to set dimming levels
Manual
Led 1: On
Led 2: On
Full/CB:
Hold: pedal to set dimming levels
Release: Pedal to set to Full On
FUNCTION
MODE
TFX-CONPK Stage Wash™ Controller Pack (Optional)
The TFX-CONPK is a package that includes the TFX-32CON which is an enhanced dedicated
controller for the TFX-950CM, TFX-64CM and TFX-1550CM fixtures. The TFX-32F foot controller is
also included for hands-free operation.
The TFX-32CON provides the following features:
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9 different hold-color buttons for
immediate color access
fader access to 40 predefined
mixed colors
fade time control
12 different chase patterns to
choose from
chase speed control
master dimmer level
blackout button
full on button
sound button
T FX -3 2 CON
The TFX-32F provides the following
features:
TFX-3 2F
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Mode
Selectable modes:
1. Blackout
2. Color Hold
3. Chase
Up and down pedal buttons select
colors and chase patterns
Please refer to the TFX-32CON and TFX-32F user manuals for more in depth information.
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APPENDIX
DMX Primer
There are 512 channels in a DMX-512 connection. Channels may be assigned in any manner. A
fixture capable of receiving DMX 512 will require one or a number of sequential channels. The user
must assign a starting address on the fixture that indicates the first channel reserved in the controller.
There are many different types of DMX controllable fixtures and they all may vary in the total number
of channels required. Choosing a start address should be planned in advance. Channels should
never overlap. If they do, this will result in erratic operation of the fixtures whose starting address is
set incorrectly. You can however, control multiple fixtures of the same type using the same starting
address as long as the intended result is that of unison movement or operation. In other words, the
fixtures will be slaved together and all respond exactly the same.
DMX fixtures are designed to receive data through a serial Daisy Chain. A Daisy Chain connection is
where the DATA OUT of one fixture connects to the DATA IN of the next fixture. The order in which
the fixtures are connected is not important and has no effect on how a controller communicates to
each fixture. Use an order that provides for the easiest and most direct cabling. Connect fixtures
using shielded two conductor twisted pair cable with three pin XLR male to female connectors. The
shield connection is pin 1, while pin 2 is Data Negative (S-) and pin 3 is Data positive (S+). CHAUVET
carries 3-pin XLR DMX compliant cables, DMX-10 (33’), DMX-4.5 (15’) and DMX-1.5 (5’)
FI XT UR E LI NK ING
Figure 1 - DMX connector configuration
1
3
2
COMMON
INPUT
1
3
2
1
3
2
DMX +
OUTPUT
DMX -
Note!
Resistance 120
ohm 1/4w between
pin 2 (DMX -) and
pin 3 (DMX +) of
the last fixture.
Termination reduces signal errors
and to avoid signal transmission
problems and interference, it is
always advisable to connect a
If you use a controller with a 5 pin DMX output connector, you will need to use a 5
pin to 3 pin adapter. Chauvet Model No: DMX5M.
The chart below details a proper cable conversion:
3 Pin to 5 Pin Conversion Chart
Conductor
3 Pin Female (output)
5 Pin Male (Input)
Ground/Shield
Pin 1
Pin 1
Data ( - )signal
Pin 2
Pin 2
Data ( + ) signal
Pin 3
Pin 3
Do not use
Do not use
Do not use
Do not use
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Appendix
DMX Channel Values
RGB&D Mode (RGB and Dimmer)
Channel
Value
Function
1
000  255
2
000  255
3
000  255
4
000  255
Red
Intensity: 0% ~ 100%
Green
Intensity: 0% ~ 100%
Blue
Intensity: 0% ~ 100%
Dimmer
0  100%
Notes
C&B Mode (Color and Brightness)
Channel
Value
Function
Notes
1
000  255
See Color Mix table on the next
page
2
000  255
Spectrum Color Mix
See Color Mix Table
Dimmer
Intensity: 0% ~ 100%
RGB and Chase Mode
Mode
RGB Mode
8 Built-in Programs (Auto)
8 Built-in Programs (Sound)
Chase (Auto)
Chase (Sound)
40 Color Chase (Auto)
40 Color Chase (Sound)
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030  094
Ch 2
Ch 3
Ch 4
Red: 0 ~ 100%
Green: 0 ~ 100%
Blue: 0 ~ 100%
Speed
094  159
160  184
185  209
210  234
235  255
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Dimming:
0 ~ 100%
Fade Time
Speed
Speed
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Appendix
Color Mix Table (Preset)
DMX Value
Green Intensity
0% ~ 100%
0
Blue Intensity
0% ~ 100%
0
Notes
0
Red Intensity
0% ~ 100%
0
1
2
100
100
0
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0
Red @ Full only
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Maintenance
To maintain optimum performance and minimize wear fixtures should be cleaned frequently. Usage
and environment are contributing factors in determining frequency. As a general rule, fixtures should
be cleaned at least twice a month. Dust build up reduces light output performance and can cause
overheating. This can lead to reduced lamp life and increased mechanical wear. Be sure to power off
fixture before conducting maintenance.
Unplug fixture from power. Use a vacuum or air compressor and a soft brush to remove dust
collected on external vents and internal components. Clean all glass when the fixture is cold with a
mild solution of glass cleaner or Isopropyl Alcohol and a soft lint free cotton cloth or lens tissue. Apply
solution to the cloth or tissue and drag dirt and grime to the outside of the lens. Gently polish optical
surfaces until they are free of haze and lint. Do not to touch the lamp glass when cleaning fixture. Oil
and dirt can cause damage and premature aging of the lamp. In the event that the lamp is touched or
becomes dirty, clean the lamps with an alcohol wipe.
The cleaning of internal and external optical lenses and/or mirrors must be carried out periodically to
optimize light output. Cleaning frequency depends on the environment in which the fixture operates:
damp, smoky or particularly dirty surrounding can cause greater accumulation of dirt on the unit’s
optics. Clean with soft cloth using normal glass cleaning fluid. - Always dry the parts carefully. - Clean
the external optics at least every 20 days. Clean the internal optics at least every 30/60 days.
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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.
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General Troubleshooting
Applies to
Foggers
& Snow
Dimmers&
Chaser
Symptom
Solution(s)
Auto shut off
Check fan thermal switch reset

Beam is very dim or
not bright
Clean optical system or replace lamp
Check 220/110v switch for proper setting

Breaker/Fuse keeps
blowing
Check total load placed on device
Chase is too slow
Check users manual for speed adjustment



Device has no power
Check for power on Mains.
Check device’s fuse. (internal and/or external)



Fixture is not
responding
Check DMX Dip switch settings for correct
addressing
Check DMX cables
Check polarity switch settings

Fixture is on but there
is no movement to the
audio
Make sure you have the correct audio mode on the
control switches. If audio provided via ¼” jack, make
sure a live audio signal exists
Adjust sound sensitivity knob



Lamps cuts off
sporadically
Possible bad lamp or fixture is overheating.
Lamp may be at end of its life.

Light will not come on
after power failure
Some discharge lamps require a cooling off period
before the electronics in the fixture can kick start it
again, wait 5 to 10 minutes before powering up

Loss of signal
Use only DMX cables
Install terminator
Note: Keep DMX cables separated from power
cables or black lights.



Moves slow
Check 220/110v switch for proper setting

No flash
Re-install bulb, may have shifted in shipping

No laser output
Bounce mirror motor may have shifted during
shipping, readjust

No light output
Check slip ring & brushes for contact
Install bulb
Call service technician

Relay will not work
Check reset switch
Check cable connections
Remote does not work
Make sure connector is firmly connected to device

Stand alone mode
All Chauvet lighting fixtures featuring stand-alone
functions do not require additional settings, simply
power the fixture and it will automatically enter into
this mode
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Technical Specifications
WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS
Length........................................................................................................................ 222 mm (8.75 in)
Width.......................................................................................................................... 222 mm (8.75 in)
Height .............................................................................................................................229 mm (9 in)
Weight............................................................................................................................6 Kg (13.2 lbs)
POWER
Switch-selectable power settings.................................................................115V 60 Hz or 230V 50 Hz
European version ............................................................................................................... 240V 50 Hz
AC input .......................................................................................................... 3-prong IEC 60320 C14
LAMPS
3 x FTK (120V)................................................................................................... 200 hr, 500W, 3200°K
3 x A1/244 or JCD240V-500WC (240V) .............................................................. 50 hr, 500W, 3200°K
.
THERMAL
Maximum ambient temperature ......................................................................................... 40° (104° F)
FUSE
Main .......................................................................................................... 30mm Glass 15A Fast Blow
PCB ............................................................................................................ 20mm Glass 2A Fast Blow
CONTROL & PROGRAMMING
Data input ............................................................................................. locking 3-pin XLR male socket
Data output ........................................................................................ locking 3-pin XLR female socket
Data pin configuration ............................................................................pin 1 shield, pin 2 (-), pin 3 (+)
Protocols.....................................................................................................................DMX-512 USITT
DMX Channels .............................................................................................................................2 to 4
ORDERING INFORMATION
Stage Wash™ 1550 .........................................................................................................TFX-1550CM
Stage Wash™ Controller Pack......................................................................................... TFX-CONPK
Stage Wash™ Foot Controller............................................................................................... TFX-SWF
Fuse 2A ........................................................................................................................ P170FUSE002
Fuse 15A ...................................................................................................................... P170FUSE015
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