TECHNICAL REFERENCE & MANUAL
DMX MEGA STROBE
DMX-750
CHAUVET
3000 North 29th Ct.
Hollywood, FL 33020 USA
Tel: 954-929-1115 Fax: 954-929-5560
www.CHAUVETlighting.com
Table of Contents
WARRANTY INFORMATION...............................................................................................3
INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................4
Product Overview ............................................................................................................................................................. 4
Technical Specifications ................................................................................................................................................... 5
What is enclosed? ............................................................................................................................................................. 5
BEFORE YOU BEGIN..........................................................................................................6
Unpacking Instructions ..................................................................................................................................................... 6
Installation ........................................................................................................................................................................ 6
Powering ........................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Warnings........................................................................................................................................................................... 7
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.............................................................................................8
General.............................................................................................................................................................................. 8
DMX Primer ..................................................................................................................................................................... 8
DMX Control Mode.......................................................................................................................................................... 8
Self-Test Mode ................................................................................................................................................................. 9
Automatic Sound-to-Light Mode.................................................................................................................................... 10
DMX Channel Attributes................................................................................................................................................ 10
APPENDIX .........................................................................................................................11
Maintenance.................................................................................................................................................................... 11
Returns Procedure........................................................................................................................................................... 11
Claims ............................................................................................................................................................................. 11
General Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................................................ 12
Issue Date:
Rev. No.
0
December 2003
Version
Date
Description
1.00
Dec 2003
DMX-750 Users Guide version 1.00: Author: V.M. at CHAUVET
1.10
Feb 2004
DMX-750 Users Guide version 1.10: Author: V.M. at CHAUVET
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Warranty Information
We take great pride in the quality, value and performance of our products and believe that it should offer
you trouble free operation throughout its lifetime providing you take care to follow the simple instructions
in this manual.
LIMITED WARRANTY
a)
CHAUVET provides, from the date of purchase, to the original purchaser, a 24-month limited warranty on all DMX products, a
12-month limited warranty on special effect fixtures and controllers and a 3-month limited warranty on items with an “NV”
prefix. This limited warranty covers manufacturing defects in material and workmanship only. At the time of service, the owner
will need to be able to provide evidence of date and place of purchase and serial number.
b)
CHAUVET does not cover damage or failure caused by abuse, misuse, faulty installation, improper maintenance, or any
repairs not carried out by CHAUVET.
c)
Items which are not covered by warranty are those considered as parts which are prone to failure due to general wear and
tear. For example – lamps, fuses, brushes and belts. Laser diodes carry a (90day) warranty. For foggers, see user manual.
d)
There will be no obligations or liability on the part of CHAUVET for consequential damages arising from the use of the product
or any indirect damages with respect to loss of property, revenue, or costs for removal, installation, or re-installation.
e)
For warranty service the product must be reported to CHAUVET to receive a unique RA# (returns authorization number) and at
that time you will be advised of where to send the faulty product.
f)
All shipping charges for returns should be pre-paid. If the requested repairs or service are within the terms of this warranty then
the item will be returned to you on completion without any charge. The unit must be in its original packaging with any original
accessories. CHAUVET will not be responsible or accept any liabilities for any loss or damage to additional items which are
sent with returned product.
g)
If this product is not covered under the terms of this warranty, CHAUVET will advise you of the costs to carry out any repairs
necessary and the unit will be shipped to you on receipt of payment for the work including the return freight charges.
h)
Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for return of your product. Under normal circumstances we try to ensure we carry out warranty
repairs within 5 working days. We cannot be held responsible for delays in shipping.
Title
First Name
Initials
Last Name
Address
Apt.
City
State
Country
Zip Code
e-mail
Date of Purchase
Or Postal Code
Date of Birth
Telephone # (include area code)
Purchase Price
(before tax)
Dealer
To return via fax:
Or Province
954-929-5560
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Model
Serial #
City
Country
To return via mail:
CHAUVET U.S.A.
Warranty Registration
th
3000 North 29 Ct.
Hollywood, FL 33020 U.S.A.
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I N T R O D U C T I O N
Introduction
Product Overview
Thank you for purchasing the “DMX Mega Strobe” Model Number DMX-750. It is a very powerful and
high output xenon strobe with enhanced features. It can operate in a sound to light mode and using any
universal DMX control device. Enhanced operational manual controls using dip switches provide for both
controls of intensity as well as a flash rate. An on-board thermal and circuit protection ensures safe operation
for many years to come.
Yoke
DMX-OUT 3-Pin
XLR female
socket used to
send data signal.
6
7
1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
4
Power Input:
AC 115V or 230V
20 Amp magnetic
circuit breaker
protection
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3
DMX-IN 3-Pin
XLR male socket
used to receive
data signal.
Dip switches for
DMX addressing
and other mode
operations
DMX LED
indicator
5
Power LED
indicator
4
I N T R O D U C T I O N
Technical Specifications
Power
Lamp
Dimensions
Shipping
Control
Features
Warranty
16 Amps at 230V or
20 Amps at 115V
Fan cooled
Built-in thermal sensor protection
Includes 20A magnetic circuit breaker
750 Watt Xenon Strobe
CHAUVET Model No. CH750B
12.6 in x 8.15 in x 5.35 in
10.14 Lbs
Master Packed 4pcs/42 Lbs
DMX-512 via XLR 3-Pin Connectors, IN & OUT
Operates on 2 Channels of DMX
Blinder (Rapid Flash) Lightning Effect
Dimmer variable 0-100%
10 million flash life-cycle
Built in stand-alone operation
a) beat activated
b) adjust speed via dipswitches
c) adjustable output 0-100% via dipswitches
Programmable using any universal DMX controller.
2 Year Limited Warranty
What is enclosed?
ƒ
Manual / Warranty Card
ƒ
DMX-750 Mega Strobe
ƒ
Lamp (CH750B) Installed
ƒ
Power cord with plug (affixed to device)
ƒ
Mounting bracket with knobs
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Before you Begin
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.
Installation
This fixture may be mounted in any position provided there is adequate room for ventilation. It is important
never to obstruct the fan or vents pathway. Mount the fixture using, preferably the center mounting holes and
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. 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.
Powering
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. 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.
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I N T R O D U C T I O N
Warnings
1. This product is intended for indoor use only!
2. Keep out of the reach of children!
3. Make sure power cord is never crimped or damaged.
4. Never disconnect power cord by pulling or tugging on the cord.
5. 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.
6. Do not disassemble this electrical product; there are no user serviceable parts inside.
7. Always disconnect from power source before servicing or replacing lamp or fuse and be sure to
replace with same lamp source.
8. To prevent risk of fire or shock, do not expose fixture to rain or moisture.
9. Avoid direct eye exposure. Gas discharge lamps generate UV radiation. Never operate the lamp
without appropriate protection as it could damage skin and eyes. These lamps operate at high
pressures and there is always a slight risk of tube rupture. The risk of rupture increases with age,
temperature and improper handling of the lamp. These lamps also generate UV radiation. The
UV radiation that is emitted extends well below 287nm, which is considered the point at which
the UV radiation becomes imminently harmful. Exposure to this short wave UV should be
limited. If aligning a lamp, care must be taken to reduce the exposure time to the lamp. Never
look directly at any lamp while it is powered on. Read the booklet that accompanies each lamp
and heed attention to the warnings concerning exposure to skin and eyes. Use appropriate eye
protection to block all UV rays. Do not use ordinary sunglasses.
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O P E R A T I N G
I N S T R U C T I O N S
Operating Instructions
General
The DMX-750 is a 750 watt high output xenon strobe light that can be remotely operated using any universal
DMX 512 controller. It is well suited for large rooms and can be daisy chained with additional DMX-750
strobes. You can vary the flash rate, intensity and trigger a preset lightning type effect commonly called “hyperflash” or “Blinder effect”.
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’)
DMX Control Mode
This mode enables the use of a universal DMX controller device. Each fixture requires a "start address" from
1 to 512. 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.
Set the start address using the group of DIP switches located usually on the exterior of the fixture. Each dip
switch has an associated value. Adding the value of each switch in the ON position will provide the start
address. Determining which switches to toggle ON given a specific start address can be accomplished in the
following manner. By subtracting the largest switch value possible from the selected start address which does
not cause a negative number.
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I N S T R U C T I O N S
Example 1:
Starting address (233)
illustrated.
SWITCH
1
OFF
ON
DMX
VALUE
2
(1)
4
(4)
(2)
Example 2:
Resolving starting address (233)
using simple math.
3
5
6
7
(16)
(8)
233 – (128) = 105, Turn ON Dip # 8
105 – (64) = 41, Turn ON Dip # 7
41 – (32) = 9, Turn ON Dip # 6
9 – (8) = 1, Turn ON Dip # 4
1 – (1) = 0, Turn ON Dip # 1
Turn ON Dip # 10 to activate DMX Mode
You will most likely use the first available
address. This number was selected for example
purposes.
8
(64)
(32)
9
10
(256)
(128)
Dip Switch
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
(DMX Value)
1
2
4
8
16
32
64
128
256
ON = Activate
DMX Control
Self-Test Mode
With Dip Switch # 10 set to the OFF position the following assignments will result in the playback of preprogrammed test patterns.
MANUAL
Dip Switch
9
1–4
5–8
Level
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Dip Switches 1 – 4
Reflects ON
position all others
OFF
1
2
1, 2
3
1, 4
2, 3
1, 2, 3
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Function
ON
SPEED
INTENSITY
Dip Switch
9
1–8
Enhanced Settings for Test Mode
Speed
Level
Dip Switches 5 -8
Reflects ON
position all others
OFF
Slowest
1
2
5
3
6
To
4
5, 7
5
7
6
5, 8
7
6, 7
Fastest
8
5, 6, 7
Table continued on next page.
Function
OFF
RANDOM
Intensity
Bright
To
Brightest
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Level
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
I N S T R U C T I O N S
Continuation from previous table.
Speed
Level
Dip Switches 5 -8
Reflects ON
position all others
OFF
Slowest
9
8
10
5, 6
11
5, 8
To
12
5, 6, 8
13
7, 8
14
5, 7, 8
15
6, 7, 8
Fastest
16
5, 6, 7, 8
Dip Switches 1 – 4
Reflects ON
position all others
OFF
4
1, 2
1, 4
1, 2, 4
3, 4
1, 3, 4
2, 3, 4
1, 2, 3, 4
Intensity
Bright
To
Brightest
Automatic Sound-to-Light Mode
This mode enables the fixture to move or dance to the sound of the music, independent of controller.
Dip Switch
1–8
9 – 10
Function
ON
OFF
DMX Channel Attributes
Channel
Value
Function
Type of Control
1
0 – 254
255
0 – 255
Strobing, (Flash) Rate
Sound to Light auto mode
Intensity, (Dimmer)
Proportional
Blinder effect
Required for Blinder effect or Audio
Mode
Proportional
Step
Flash automatically to sound
Required for audio mode
Step
Step
2
Hyper-flash Effect (Blinder Mode)
1
43 - 254
2
0
Sound to Light (Audio Mode)
1
255
2
0
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A P P E N D I X
Appendix
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.
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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G E N E R A L
T R O U B L E S H O O T I N G
General Troubleshooting
Applies to
Symptom
Solution(s)
Lights
Auto shut off
Check fan thermal switch reset
9
Beam is very dim or not bright
Clean optical system or replace lamp
Check 220/110v switch for proper setting
9
Breaker/Fuse keeps blowing
Check total load placed on device
Foggers
& Snow
Controllers
Dimmers
& Chaser
9
9
9
Chase is too slow
Check users manual for speed adjustment
9
Device has no power
Check for power on Mains.
Check device’s fuse. (internal and/or external)
9
9
9
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
9
9
9
Fluid indicator not working
The filter tip on the end of the tube inserted into the
fluid container must float freely in order to measure
correctly, check to see if perhaps it is stuck
9
Fogger or Snow output has
dropped
Clean with distilled water and vinegar
Replace hose
9
Lamps cuts off sporadically
Possible bad lamp or fixture is overheating.
Lamp may be at end of its life.
9
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
9
Loss of signal
Use only DMX cables
Install terminator
9
9
9
Motor movements are jerky or
jumpy
Possible bad motor driver or sensors
Check polarity switch on controller
9
Moves slow
Check 220/110v switch for proper setting
9
No flash
Re-install bulb, may have shifted in shipping
9
No fog
Check fluid tank if empty
Make sure green light is on (for power)
No laser output
Bounce mirror motor may have shifted during
shipping, readjust
9
No light output
Check slip ring & brushes for contact
Install bulb
Call service technician
9
Relay will not work
Check reset switch
Check cable connections
9
Make sure connector is firmly connected to device
9
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
9
Check for damages possibly incurred during
shipping
9
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9
Remote does not work
Unit wobbles when rotating
9
9
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