Chauvet Geyser RGB Jr User manual

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 .......................................................................................................................... 3
Safety Notes ..................................................................................................................................... 4
2. Introduction ................................................................................................................... 5
Overview........................................................................................................................................... 5
Dimensions ....................................................................................................................................... 6
3. Setup .............................................................................................................................. 7
AC Power ......................................................................................................................................... 7
Fuse Replacement .................................................................................................................................... 7
Mounting ........................................................................................................................................... 8
Orientation ................................................................................................................................................. 8
Rigging ...................................................................................................................................................... 8
Tank Inversion for Inverted Mounting ............................................................................................. 10
4. Operation ......................................................................................................................11
Control Panel Operation ................................................................................................................. 11
Menu Map....................................................................................................................................... 11
Configuration (Standalone) ............................................................................................................ 12
Wireless Remote Control ......................................................................................................................... 12
Programmable Color Selection ................................................................................................................ 12
5. Technical Information ..................................................................................................13
Fogger Maintenance ...................................................................................................................... 13
Storage ........................................................................................................................................... 13
General Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................ 14
6. Technical Specifications..............................................................................................15
Returns ........................................................................................................................................... 16
Contact Us ...................................................................................................................................... 16
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Geyser™ RGB Jr. User Manual Rev. 2
1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What is
Included
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Geyser™ RGB Jr.
Geyser™ Wireless Remote Control
Geyser™ Wired Remote Receiver
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Power Cord
Warranty Card
Quick Reference Guide
Unpacking
Instructions
Carefully unpack the product immediately and check the container to make sure all the
parts are in the package and are in good condition.
Claims
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 within 7 days of delivery.
Text
Conventions
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 User Manual are subject to change
without notice. assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions, and
reserves the right to revise or recreate this manual at any time. Download the latest
version from www.chauvetlighting.com.
© Copyright 2014. All rights reserved.
Electronically published by Chauvet in the United States of America.
Product at a
Glance
Author
Date
Editor
Date
A. Leon
10/28/14
M. Trouard
10/28/14
Use on Dimmer
Outdoor Use
Sound-Activated
DMX
Master/Slave
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Auto Programs
Fixed voltage (120 V or 230 V)
Replaceable Fuse
User-Serviceable
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Safety Notes
These notes include important information about the mounting, usage, and maintenance
of this product; read before using the product.
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Always connect the product to a grounded circuit to avoid the risk of electrocution.
Always disconnect the product from the power source before cleaning or replacing
the fuse.
Avoid direct eye exposure to the light source while the product is on.
Make sure the power cord is not crimped or damaged.
Never disconnect the product from power by pulling or tugging on the cord.
If mounting the product overhead, always secure to a fastening device using a
safety cable.
Make sure there are no flammable materials close to the product when operating.
Do not touch the product’s housing when operating because it may be very hot.
Do not mount the product on a flammable surface (linoleum, carpet, wood, paper,
carton, plastic, etc.).
The product’s nozzle is very hot during operation and it remains hot for a long time
after operation has stopped.
The fog exits the nozzle at a very high temperature. Keep a minimum distance of
6.5 ft (2 m) from the nozzle to the nearest object.
Do not use the product as a space heater.
Do not drink or become in contact with the fog fluid. If you do, call your local
emergency service (911 in the US) for help.
Do not add perfume, alcohol, gasoline, or any other flammables to the fog fluid.
Always make sure that the voltage of the outlet to which you are connecting the
product is within the range stated on the decal or panel of the product.
The product is for indoor use only! (IP20) To prevent risk of fire or shock, do not
expose the product to rain or moisture.
Always install the product in a location with adequate ventilation, at least
20 in (50 cm) from adjacent surfaces.
Be sure that no ventilation slots on the product’s housing are blocked.
Make sure there is adequate fog fluid in the machine to prevent pump and heater
damage.
Never connect the product to a dimmer.
Make sure to replace the fuse with another of the same type and rating.
Never carry the product by the power cord or any moving part. Always use the
handles.
The maximum ambient temperature (Ta) is 104 °F (40 °C). Do not operate the
product at higher temperatures.
In the event of a serious operating problem, stop using the product immediately.
Never try to repair the product. Repairs carried out by unskilled people can lead to
damage or malfunction. Contact the nearest authorized technical assistance center.
This product is not intended for permanent installation.
Use only CHAUVET® water-based fog fluid.
Drain the tank before transporting the product.
To eliminate unnecessary wear and improve its lifespan, during periods of non-use
completely disconnect the product from power via breaker or by unplugging it.
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Keep this User Manual for future use. If you sell the product to another user, be sure to
give this document to the next owner.
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Fog Cleaner Quart (FCQ) was specifically developed by Chauvet to clean your
Geyser™ RGB Jr. Make sure you use FCQ regularly, no longer than 90 days between
cleanings, to increase the life of your fogger.
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2. INTRODUCTION
Overview
Fluid Tank
Manual Fog
Button
Nozzle and LEDs
On/Off Switch
Handles
LED Display
Remote Control
Receiver Port
Control
Buttons
Safety Eye
Loop
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Power In
Fuse Holder
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Dimensions
16.04 in
(407.5 mm)
10.39 in
(264 mm)
2.39 in
(60.8 mm)
7.55 in
(191.9 mm)
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3. SETUP
AC Power
The Geyser™ RGB Jr. has a fixed voltage power supply and it can work with an input
voltage of either 120 VAC, 60 Hz or 230 VAC, 50 Hz, depending on the specific model.
To determine the product’s power requirements (circuit breaker, power outlet, and
wiring), use the current value listed on the label affixed to the product’s 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 the product to a protected circuit (circuit breaker or fuse). Make
sure the product has an appropriate electrical ground to avoid the risk of
electrocution or fire.
Never connect the product to a rheostat (variable resistor) or dimmer circuit, even
if the rheostat or dimmer channel serves only as a 0–100% switch.
Fuse
Replacement
Disconnect the product from power before replacing the fuse.
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5.
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Disconnect the product from power.
Wedge the tip of a flat-head screwdriver into the slot of the fuse holder.
Pry the fuse holder out of the housing.
Remove the blown fuse from the holder.
Replace with a fuse of the exact same type and rating.
Insert the fuse holder back in place and reconnect power.
Installed fuse
(held by plastic clip)
Safety cap
Spare fuse holder
(inside safety cap)
A spare fuse is not included; however, the safety cap has room for a spare.
Always replace a blown fuse with another of the same type and rating.
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Mounting
Before mounting the product, read and follow the safety recommendations indicated in
the Safety Notes.
Orientation
Primarily, the Geyser™ RGB Jr. is to be floor mounted in a vertical fog jet orientation.
Alternatively, it may also be mounted in a floor mounting/horizontal fog jet orientation or
in an overhead mounting/downward fog jet orientation; however, be sure to follow
instructions closely to avoid tank spills with alternate mountings.
When mounting the Geyser™ RGB Jr. in any inverted position, remove the fluid
tank from the holder and set it upright on an adjacent surface.
Rigging
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Before deciding on a location, always make sure there is easy access to the product
for maintenance and fluid replenishment.
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Make sure that the structure or surface onto which you are mounting the product
can support the product’s weight (see the Technical Specifications).
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When mounting the product overhead, always use a safety cable. Mount the
product securely to a rigging point, such as an elevated platform or a truss.
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When rigging the product onto a truss, you should use mounting clamps of
appropriate weight capacity. Two threaded mounting holes (size M12) are on the
bottom of the product, which are appropriate for this purpose.
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The rubber feet also serve as floor supports. When mounting the product on the
floor, make sure that the product and cables are away from people and vehicles.
Overhead Mounting – Downward Fog Jet
Floor Mounting
Floor Mounting
Horizontal Fog Jet
Floor Mounting – Vertical Fog Jet
Fluid Line
Fluid Tank
Position
Vertical Fog Jet
Horizontal Fog Jet
To avoid spillage with any mounting, always position the fluid tank with the tank’s
cap in the uppermost position above the tank’s fluid line.
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TRUSST®
(or other elevated
platform or truss)
Mounting Clamps for
the Geyser™ RGB Jr.
(works with CLP-15 or
CLP-15N clamp from
Chauvet)
Safety Cable for
the Fluid Tank
Alternate Inverted
Truss Mounting
The Fluid Tank
in an upright
position
Safety Cable
Overhead Mounting – Downward Fog Jet
With inverted mounting, avoid spillage of the fog fluid by setting the fluid tank in
an upright position. Be sure to use a safety cable for both the Geyser™ RGB Jr.
and the fluid tank when rigging in this manner.
Threaded Mounting Holes
size M12
8.46 in
(215 mm)
Bottom Panel View
6.49 in
(165 mm)
The dimensions shown for the mounting hole positions are included here to aid in
installation.
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Tank Inversion for Inverted Mounting
1.
Remove the screws and the bottle lock to take out the tank.
Bottle Lock
2.
Turn the fog machine upside down and remove the screws to take off the
removable plate.
Removable
Plate
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Attach the removable plate to the opposite side and secure the tank with the bottle
lock.
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4. OPERATION
Control Panel
Operation
To access the control panel functions, use the four buttons located underneath the
display.
Button
<MENU>
<UP>
Menu Map
Function
Selects an operation mode or to backs out of the current menu option
Scrolls up the list of options or selects a higher value
<DOWN>
Scrolls down the list of options or selects a lower value
<ENTER>
Activates a menu option or a selected value
Mode
Color Program
Programming Steps
CH-1–CH-4
Description
oFF
Color program off (default)
rAnd
Selects preset color program
Co 1–Co 9 Selects preset colors
Fluid Sensor
orL
on
oFF
Selects fluid sensor to on or off
The Geyser™ RGB Jr. Wireless Remote Control buttons 1–4 trigger the options set
in the color programs CH-1–CH-4, respectively.
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Configuration
(Standalone)
Wireless Remote
Control
Set the product without a DMX controller.
1. Connect the product to a suitable power outlet.
2. Turn the product on.
To trigger fog output and activate the color program using the wireless remote control, do
the following:
1. Plug the wireless receiver into the Remote Control Receiver port on the side of the
Geyser™ RGB Jr.
2. On the wireless transmitter, press the button assigned to the color program (1–4).
The Geyser™ RGB Jr. emits fog and activates the color program for as long as you
hold down the button.
If the color program is set to oFF for any trigger button, only fog output is
triggered when that button is pressed.
Programmable
Color Selection
To select either the preset color program or one preset color to illuminate the fog using
the wireless remote control, follow the instructions below:
1. Press <MENU> repeatedly until CH-1–CH-4 shows on the display. Select CH-1,
CH-2, CH-3, or CH-4 to choose that color program.
Note: The color program numbers correspond with the numbered buttons on the
wireless transmitter.
2. Press <ENTER>.
3. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select rAnd (for preset color program) or
Co 1–Co 9 (to choose one of nine preset colors).
Note: Select oFF to turn off the color program for that button.
4. Press <ENTER>.
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Repeat steps 1–4 to configure the other buttons.
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5. TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Fogger
Maintenance
Do not allow the fogger to become clogged. After every 40 hours of continuous
operation, use CHAUVET® Fog Cleaner Quart (FCQ) through the system to prevent the
accumulation of particulate matter in the heating element.
The recommended cleaning procedure is as follows.
1. Unplug the product from power.
2. Empty all fog fluid from the machine.
3. Add cleaning solution to the tank.
4. Plug in the product and allow it to warm up.
5. Run the machine in a well-ventilated area until the tank is almost empty. Do not
allow the pump to run dry!
6.
Refill with fog fluid. Run the machine briefly to clear any cleaning solution from the
pump and heater.
Fog Cleaner Quart (FCQ) was specifically developed by Chauvet to clean your
Geyser™ RGB Jr. Make sure you use FCQ regularly, no longer than 90 days
between cleanings, to increase the life of your fogger.
Storage
Before storing the fogger, run FCQ through the system as described in the cleaning
procedure above; however, only follow steps 1 through 5. Do not refill the tank with
fog fluid if storing the fogger. Cleaning the system prior to storage will help prevent
any particles from condensing inside the pump or heater while not in use.
Test-run your Geyser™ RGB Jr. on a monthly basis to achieve the best
performance.
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General Troubleshooting
Symptom
No output or
low output or
fog machine is
spitting fluid
Circuit breaker or fuse
keeps blowing
Product does not
power up
Product does not
output fog
Display
Possible Cause
Wrong fluid
Clean thoroughly with CHAUVET® FCQ. For
full instructions, see Fogger Maintenance. Refill
with CHAUVET® water-based fog fluid.
Blocked pipes or
failing part
Contact Customer Service
Excessive load on the
circuit
Make sure that the total load does not exceed
80% of the breaker or fuse nominal current
Short circuit along the
power lines
Check the power lines and power cords
No energy on power
outlet
Check power outlet
Change to another outlet
Loose or damaged
power cord
Check the power cord
Blown fuse
Replace blown fuse with a good one of the
same type and rating
Internal problem
Send product for repair
No fluid
Turn the product off and replenish the fog fluid
(use only CHAUVET® water-based fog fluid)
Heater or pump
clogged
Clean thoroughly with CHAUVET® FCQ. For
full instructions, see Fogger Maintenance. Refill
with CHAUVET® water-based fog fluid.
Wired remote
disconnected or
defective
Make sure that the remote is connected
Try the remote on another Geyser™ RGB Jr. if
available
Inappropriate wired
remote operation
See Wireless Remote Control for instructions
Wireless remote
receiver not
connected
Make sure that the wireless remote receiver is
connected
Wireless remote
transmitter ran out of
battery
Replace battery on wireless remote transmitter
Internal problem
Send the product for repair
“Addr” or “HEAT”
Off
Off
“Addr” or “HEAT”
Possible Action
If you still experience problems after trying the above solutions, contact Chauvet
Technical Support.
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6. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions and
Weight
Length
Width
Height
Weight
16.04 in (407.5 mm)
10.39 in (264 mm)
7.55 in (191.9 mm)
16 lb (7.3 kg)
Note: Dimensions in inches rounded to the nearest decimal digit.
Power
Power Supply Type
Range
Voltage Selection
Model-specific
120 VAC, 60 Hz
or 230 VAC, 50 Hz
Fixed
Parameter
120 V, 60 Hz
230 V, 50 Hz
Consumption
670 W
690 W
Operating current
5.63 A
3A
Fuse
F 7 A, 250 V
F 7 A, 250 V
Power I/O
US/Worldwide
UK/Europe
Power input connector
IEC
IEC
Power output connector
Edison
IEC
Power Cord plug
Edison (US)
Local plug
Type
Power
Lifespan
LED
3W
50,000 hours
Color
Quantity
Current
Red
3
900 mA
Green
3
900 mA
Blue
3
900 mA
Heat-up Time
5 min
Tank Capacity
2.5 l
Fluid Consumption
123 ml/min
Light Source
Operation/Capacity/
Consumption
Output
13,500 cfm
Misc.
Thermal
Maximum External Temp.
Cooling System
104 °F (40 °C)
Convection
Product Name
Item Code
UPC Number
Geyser™ RGB Jr.
05070758
781462211066
Geyser™ RGB Jr. 220 V
05070761
781462211097
Ordering
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To return a product or request support:
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In the U.S., contact Chauvet World Headquarters.
In the UK or Ireland, contact Chauvet Europe Ltd.
In Mexico, contact Chauvet Mexico.
In any other country, DO NOT contact Chauvet. Contact your distributor. See
www.chauvetlighting.com for distributors outside the U.S., United Kingdom, or Ireland.
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 website for contact details.
Returns
Call the corresponding Chauvet Technical 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.
Write the RMA number on a properly affixed label. DO NOT write the RMA number
directly on the box.
Before sending the product, clearly write the following information on a piece of paper
and place it inside the box:
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Your name
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Your address
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Your phone number
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RMA number
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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).
Contact Us
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 AND 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
MEXICO - Chauvet Mexico
General Information
Address: Av. Santa Ana 30
Parque Industrial Lerma
Lerma, Mexico C.P. 52000
Voice:
+52 (728) 285-5000
Technical Support
Email:
servicio@chauvet.com.mx
World Wide Web www.chauvet.com.mx
Outside the U.S., United Kingdom, Ireland, or Mexico, contact your dealer. Follow their
instructions to request support or to return a product. Visit our website for contact details.
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