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
Safety Notes ............................................................................................................................... 4
2. Introduction ....................................................................................................................5
Overview ..................................................................................................................................... 5
Dimensions ................................................................................................................................. 6
3. Setup ...............................................................................................................................7
AC Power .................................................................................................................................... 7
Mounting ..................................................................................................................................... 7
Orientation ........................................................................................................................................... 7
Rigging ................................................................................................................................................ 7
4. Operation ........................................................................................................................8
Configuration............................................................................................................................... 8
DIP Switch Addressing ................................................................................................................ 8
Using the Wireless ...................................................................................................................... 8
Controller Modes ......................................................................................................................... 8
Preset Colors ....................................................................................................................................... 8
RGB Fade ........................................................................................................................................... 9
Auto..................................................................................................................................................... 9
Chase.................................................................................................................................................. 9
RGB Offset ........................................................................................................................................ 10
Color Macros ..................................................................................................................................... 10
Sound-Override ................................................................................................................................. 10
White or Amber ................................................................................................................................. 10
Strobe-Override ................................................................................................................................. 10
Blackout ............................................................................................................................................ 11
Manual RGBW/RGBA ........................................................................................................................ 11
5. Maintenance .................................................................................................................12
Product Maintenance ................................................................................................................ 12
6. Technical Specifications ..............................................................................................12
Returns ..................................................................................................................................... 13
Contact Us ................................................................................................................................ 13
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Obey™ D-Fi™ 2.4GHz User Manual (Rev. 1)
1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What Is
Included
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Obey™ 4 D-Fi 2.4GHz
Power Supply
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 CHAUVET® within 7 days of delivery.
Text
Conventions
Symbols
Convention
1~512
50/60
Settings
Menu > Settings
<ENTER>
ON
Symbol
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
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. CHAUVET® 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 2012 CHAUVET®. All rights reserved. Electronically published by
CHAUVET® in the United States of America.
Author
Date
S. Diaz
10/15/12
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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.
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.
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 rear 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.
Never carry the product from the power cord.
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.
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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2. INTRODUCTION
Overview
Product
Selection
(Buttons 1-4)
Preset
Colors/Chases
Wireless Sync (Red, Orange,
Button
Yellow, Green,
Cyan, Blue, Purple,
Color Macro
Magenta, White) D-Fi™ 2.4GHz
Mode
Chase
Antenna
Mode
Auto Mode
Manual
RGBW
Blackout
Strobe
RGB Fade Mode
Microphone
Sensitivity
Adjustment Knob
Sound
Mode
Fade Time
(Green)
Preset Colors
Speed Time
(Red)
Power On/Off
Switch
Power DC
Input
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DMX Out
Master
Dimmer
(Blue)
White/Amber
Dimmer
Back Panel View
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Dimensions
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3. SETUP
AC Power
The Obey™ 4 D-Fi™ 2.4 has an auto-ranging, external power supply that can work with
an input voltage range of 100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz; it runs on 12 VDC, 500 mA.
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 back panel, or
refer to the product’s specifications chart. The listed current rating indicates the
product’s average current draw under normal conditions.
Always connect 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.
Mounting
Before mounting the product, read and follow the safety recommendations indicated in
the Safety Notes.
Orientation
The Obey™ 4 D-Fi™ 2.4 may be mounted in any position; however, make sure
adequate ventilation is provided around the product.
Rigging
Before deciding on a location, always make sure there is easy access to the product.
Make sure that the surface onto which you are mounting the product can support the
product’s weight (see the Technical Specifications).
See the Dimensions drawing for mounting-hole distances.
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4. OPERATION
The Obey™ 4 D-Fi 2.4GHz adds wireless functionality to the original Obey™ 4. In addition
to controlling products with DIP switches, an unlimited number of Freedom™-series
products and other D-Fi™ 2.4GHz products can be commanded from this single, compact
board.
Configuration
DIP Switch
Addressing
To operate the control board:
1. Connect this product to a suitable power outlet.
2. Connect a DMX cable from the DMX output of this product to the DMX input of the first
lighting product in the daisy chain (if using), or
3. Press the Wireless Sync button for 15 seconds or until the receiving product(s’) signal
light blinks rapidly.
To use without wireless control, assign DMX channels on each product (or series of
products) to channels 1, 5, 9, or 13, respectively, to coincide with the Products #1-4 button
on the board. For products with DIP switches, configure with the following DIP switches:
1. Product #1: DIP switch assignment 1 [1].
2. Product #2: DIP switch assignment 5 [1, 3].
3. Product #3: DIP switch assignment 9 [1, 4].
4. Product #4: DIP switch assignment 13 [1, 3, 4].
If you are unfamiliar with DMX and DIP-switch addressing, download the DMX Primer from
www.chauvetlighting.com.
Receiving products should be 3~10 ft (1~3 m) away from the Obey™ 4 D-Fi 2.4GHz
while syncing.
Using the
Wireless
Controller
Modes
The integrated D-Fi™ 2.4GHz is a wireless transmitter with a range of up to 200 m (656 ft).
To use the wireless, press the Wireless Sync button for 15 seconds or until the receiving
product(s’) signal light blinks rapidly.
The Obey™ D-Fi™ 2.4GHz has 11 operating modes, accessible through the buttons.
Never connect a product that is operating in any standalone mode (either Static,
Automatic, or Sound) to a DMX string connected to a DMX controller. Products in
standalone mode may transmit DMX signals that could interfere with the DMX signals
from the controller.
The Strobe-Override and Blackout modes will override all other modes and controls.
Make sure these are not selected before trying to operate the board in any other mode.
The <White Dimmer> will not be affected in any mode except Color Macros. It
operates independently from other operating modes.
Products with amber LEDs will show amber when the <White Dimmer> is on,
regardless of mode. For example, when selecting the <Purple> button for Chase mode
(see below), amber LEDs will stay on during blackout. Be sure to set the <White
Dimmer> to the off position to avoid showing amber when blackout is desired.
Preset Colors
The 9 preset color buttons can be used to assign a color to each addressed product.
1. Select one or more products with the Product Selection (Fixture) buttons <1>
through <4>.
2. Press <Preset> until the LED for the desired product(s) lights up.
3. Use the <Fade Time> fader to set the fade time.
4. Use the <Master Dimmer> to set the desired intensity of the light.
5. Select one of the 9 <Preset Color> buttons.
Sound-Active mode will not function in Preset mode.
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RGB Fade
This mode will fade all connected products in unison as the colors change.
1. Select one or more products with the Product Selection (Fixture) buttons <1>
through <4>.
2. Press <RGB Fade> until the LED for the desired product lights.
3. Use the <Speed Time> fader to set the speed of color change cycle
4. Use the <Fade Time> fader to set the transition time between colors.
5. Use the <Master Dimmer> to set the desired intensity of the light.
Sound-Active mode will function in RGB Fade mode.
Auto
This mode uses built-in programs to change each product independently among random
colors.
1. Select one or more products with the Product Selection (Fixture) buttons <1>
through <4>.
2. Press <AUTO> so the LED indicator lights up.
3. Use the <Speed Time> fader to set the speed of the program.
4. Use the <Master Dimmer> to set the desired intensity of the light.
5. Select one of the 9 <Preset Color> buttons.
Each product (1~4) will show a different, random color in this mode.
Sound-Active mode will function in Auto mode.
Chase
These preset chases provides several color combinations and cycle the LEDs on and off so
that the lights appear to move along a string.
1. Select one or more products with the Product Selection (Fixture) buttons <1>
through <4>.
2. Press the <Chases> button until the LED indicator lights.
3. Use the Preset Colors/Chases buttons to select a chase:
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Color/Chase Button
Chase Function
Red
Red/Green
Orange
Green/Blue
Yellow
Red/Blue
Green
Red/Cyan
Cyan
Green/Magenta
Blue
Yellow/Blue
Purple
White/Blackout
Magenta
Color Cycle
White
Yellow/Magenta
Use the <Speed Time> fader to set the speed of chase.
Use the <Fade Time> fader to set the speed of the fade between colors.
Use the <Master Dimmer> to set the desired intensity of the light.
Sound-Active mode will function in Auto mode.
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RGB Offset
RGB Offest is a built-in color-fade program that will create a serial chase through products
1~4.
1. Press <RGB Fade> and <Auto> at the same time.
2. Use the <Speed Time> fader to set the speed of chase.
3. Use the <Fade Time> fader to set the speed of the fade between colors.
4. Use the <Master Dimmer> to set the desired intensity of the light.
Sound-Active mode will function in RGB Offset mode.
Color Macros
These preset color macros have varying intensities.
1. Select one or more products with the Product Selection (Fixture) buttons <1>
through <4>.
2. Use the <Speed Time> fader to select the color combination desired.
3. Use the <Fade Time> fader to set the speed of the fade between colors.
4. Use the <Master Dimmer> to set the desired intensity of the light.
5. Use the <White Dimmer> to set the desired intensity of the white/amber LEDs.
Color Macros will apply the same color to each product.
Sound-Active mode will not function while Color Macros are operating.
SoundOverride
This feature will work in RGB Fade, Auto, Chase, and RGB Offset modes and creates a
sound-activated show using the selected auto mode. Sound-Override can be triggered using
the microphone instead of the <Speed Time> fader used for other multi-step modes:
1. Press <Sound> until the LED indicator lights.
2. Adjust the sound sensitivity using the Microphone Sensitivity Adjustment Knob
(<Sensitivity>).
The product will only respond to low frequencies of music (bass and drums).
Sound-Override will not function when the unit is in Preset Mode.
White
or Amber
This all-white or all-amber operating mode can create a stable wash or spot for varying
lighting needs. The only functions that will affect these modes are Strobe-Override and
Blackout.
1. Press the <Manual RGBW> button until the LED indicator lights.
2. Use the <White Dimmer> fader independently to get amber, use all faders to create
white.
StrobeOverride
This mode will produce flashes of light at regular intervals. These intervals are determined by
moving the dimmer fader.
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Select one or more products with the Product Selection (<Fixture>) buttons <1>
through <4>. NOTE: Strobe-Override will only affect products that are selected.
Make sure the color faders are at positions above 1% for the strobe to function.
Press <Strobe> until the LED indicator lights.
Use <Speed Time> to select the speed of the strobe.
To cancel this mode for all products at once, double-tap <Strobe> until the LED
indicator turns off.
To cancel this mode for a single product, make sure <Strobe> is activated and <Fade
Time> is set to fully down. Then press <Strobe> until the LED indicator is off.
When in Strobe-Override, the Obey™ D-Fi™ 2.4GHz’s other operating modes will not
function.
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Blackout
Darkens all products. The <Blackout> button works in conjunction with the <Fade Time>
fader or alone.
To use fading blackout:
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Select one or more products with the Product Selection (Fixture) buttons <1>
through <4>.
2. Adjust the <Fade Time> fader to the desired value to select how quickly the lights will
fade out.
3. Press <Blackout> until the LED indicator lights.
4. To cancel this mode for a single product (series), make sure <Blackout> is activated
and <Fade Time> is set to 0.1 m (the highest position). Then press <Blackout> until
the LED indicator is off.
To achieve instant blackout:
1. Double-tap <Blackout> to instantly blackout all products.
When in Blackout, the Obey™ D-Fi™ 2.4GHz’s other operating modes will not function.
Fading Blackout will not work when the controller is in Manual RGBW/RGBA mode.
Pressing Blackout will cause all selected products to blackout immediately.
Manual
RGBW/RGBA
Set this mode to use a manually selected custom color combination determined by the
positions of the Red, Green, Blue, and White faders.
1. Select one or more products with the Product Selection (Fixture) buttons <1>
through <4>.
2. Press <Manual RGBW> until the LED indicator lights.
3. Adjust the red, green, blue, and white/amber faders to the desired level.
When in Manual RGBW mode, pressing <Blackout> will immediately blackout the
products. Fading blackout operation does not function in Manual RGBW.
Speed/Fade Time functions do not operate in Manual RGBW mode.
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5. MAINTENANCE
Product
Maintenance
Dust build-up can cause overheating. This can lead to mechanical wear. To maintain
optimum performance, clean the product at least twice a month. However, usage and
environmental conditions can contribute to increased cleaning frequency.
To clean the product, follow the instructions below:
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Unplug the product from power.
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Wait until the product is room temperature.
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Use a vacuum (or dry compressed air) and a soft brush to remove dust collected on
the external surface.
6. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions and
Weight
Length
Width
Height
Weight
12.8 in (325 mm)
5.5 in (140 mm)
2.1 in (55 mm)
3 lbs (1.4 kg)
Note: Dimensions in inches rounded to the nearest decimal digit.
Power and Wireless
Connectivity
Power Supply Type
Range
Voltage Selection
Switching (internal)
100~240 V, 50/60 Hz
Auto-ranging
TX Refresh Rate
DMX Refresh Rate
Max Unobstructed Distance
15 Hz
40 Hz
656 ft (200 m)
Operating Frequency
RF Output
Antenna Connection
2.433-2.481 GHz
18.5 dBm
RP-SMA
Maximum External Temp.
Cooling System
104° F (40° C)
Convection
I/O Connectors
Connector Type
3-pin XLR
Socket
Product Name
Item Code
UPC Number
Obey 4 D-Fi 2.4
09080460
781462208127
Input Voltage
12 VDC 500 mA
Thermal
DMX
Ordering
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To return a product or request support:
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In the U.S., contact CHAUVET® World Headquarters (see below).
In the UK or Ireland, contact CHAUVET® Europe Ltd. (see below).
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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The 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
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United Kingdom & Ireland
CHAUVET® Europe Ltd.
General Information
Address:
Unit 1C
Brookhill Road Industrial Estate
Pinxton, Nottingham, UK
NG16 6NT
Voice:
+44 (0)1773 511115
Fax:
+44 (0)1773 511110
Technical Support
Email:
uktech@chauvetlighting.com
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.co.uk
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