Chauvet FlexFog 1500 User manual

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FlexFog™ 1500
OK on Dimmer
Outdoor OK
Sound Activated
DMX512
Master/Slave
115V/230V Switch
Replaceable Fuse
User Serviceable
Duty Cycle
USER MANUAL
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 CONTENTS
1. Before You Begin ................................................................................................................................ 3
What is included ....................................................................................................................................... 3
Unpacking Instructions .............................................................................................................................. 3
AC Power ................................................................................................................................................. 3
Contact Us................................................................................................................................................ 3
Safety Instructions .................................................................................................................................... 4
Maintenance ............................................................................................................................................. 5
Storage..................................................................................................................................................... 5
2. Introduction ......................................................................................................................................... 6
Features ................................................................................................................................................... 6
Channel Number ....................................................................................................................................... 6
Product Overview...................................................................................................................................... 7
3. Setup ................................................................................................................................................... 8
Fuse Replacement .................................................................................................................................... 8
Data Cabling............................................................................................................................................. 8
DMX Data Cable ....................................................................................................................................... 8
Cable Connectors ..................................................................................................................................... 9
3-Pin to 5-Pin Conversion Chart ................................................................................................................ 9
Setting up a DMX Serial Data Link ............................................................................................................. 9
Master/Slave Fixture Linking ................................................................................................................... 10
Mounting ................................................................................................................................................ 10
Rigging ................................................................................................................................................... 10
4. Operating Instructions ...................................................................................................................... 11
Master/Slave Mode: ................................................................................................................................ 11
DMX Mode ............................................................................................................................................. 11
LED Indicators ........................................................................................................................................ 11
Setting the starting address ..................................................................................................................... 12
DMX Quick Reference Chart ................................................................................................................... 13
General Troubleshooting ......................................................................................................................... 14
Technical Support ................................................................................................................................... 15
5. Appendix ........................................................................................................................................... 15
DMX Primer ............................................................................................................................................ 15
General Maintenance .............................................................................................................................. 16
Returns Procedure .................................................................................................................................. 16
Claims .................................................................................................................................................... 16
Technical Specifications .......................................................................................................................... 17
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1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What is included
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1 x FlexFog™ 1500
Power Cord
Warranty Card
User 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 fixture, check that the
source voltage matches the fixture’s requirement.
Warning!
Verify that the voltage select switch on your unit matches the line voltage applied.
Damage to your fixture may result if the line voltage applied does not match the
voltage indicated on the unit. All fixtures must be connected to circuits with a
suitable Earth Ground.
Contact Us
Wor l d Wi de
FlexFog™ 1500
General Information
CHAUVET
th
3000 North 29 Court
Hollywood, FL 33020
voice: 954.929.1115
fax:
954.929.5560
toll free: 800.762.1084
Technical Support
CHAUVET
th
3000 North 29 Court
Hollywood, FL 33020
voice: 954.929.1115 (Press 4)
fax:
954.929.5560 (Attention: Service)
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.com
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Safety Instructions
Please read these instructions carefully, which includes important
information about the installation, usage and maintenance of this
product.
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 the 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 20in (50cm) from adjacent
surfaces. Be sure that no ventilation slots are blocked.
Always disconnect from power source before servicing or replacing fuse and be sure to replace with
same fuse.
Secure fixture to fastening device using a safety chain. Never carry the fixture solely by its head. Use
its carrying handles.
Maximum ambient temperature (Ta) is 104°F (40°C). Do not operate fixture at temperatures higher
than this.
In the event of a 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.
Never connect the device to a dimmer pack.
Make sure the power cord is never crimped or damaged.
Never disconnect the power cord by pulling or tugging on the cord.
Caution!
FlexFog™ 1500
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 at: 954-929-1115.
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WARNING!
Note: All fog machines are prone to clogging due to the thick consistency of fog liquid and
the high temperature at which it vaporizes. However, a properly maintained fog
machine should provide years of reliable use. Cleaning your fog machine regularly
will help reduce costly replacement and repair charges.
Maintenance
Do not allow the fog liquid to become contaminated. After every 40 hours of continuous
operation, it is recommended to run a cleaning solution composed of 80% distilled water and
20% distilled vinegar through the system to prevent the accumulation of particulate matter in
the heating element.
The recommended cleaning regimen is as follows:
1. Empty all fog liquid from the machine. Add cleaning solution to tank. Plug unit in and begin
warm up.
2. Run the unit in a well-ventilated area until the tank is almost empty. Do not allow the pump
to run dry.
3. Replace nozzle.
4. Cleaning is now complete. Refill with fog liquid. Run the machine briefly to clear any
cleaning solution from the pump and heater.
5. Do not operate the fog machine without liquid at any time.
Storage
1. When storing run distilled water (not tap water) through the system as described in the
cleaning regimen above. This will help avoid any particles condensing inside the pump or
heater.
2. It is strongly recommended to test-run the machine on a monthly basis in order to achieve
its best fogging condition. A test-run consists of warming up the machine followed by a
few minutes of emission. After that, follow Step 1 under Storage
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2. INTRODUCTION
Features
1-channel DMX-512 flexible fog machine
Output: 25,000cfm
Addi t i ona l Fe at ur e s
Manually adjustable output angles (180º)
Wired timer remote included
Manual fog button
3.7 quart tank capacity
Low fluid indicator and auto shut down safety features
Water-based fogger
Channel Number
Value
Effect
1
001 → 255
Emit fog (low → high)
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Product Overview
Hanging bracket
Head adjustment handle
Carrying handle
Wired remote
DMX connections
(on back)
Fog output nozzle
Fluid
Reservoir
Led Indicators
Angle adjustment knob
Manual fog button
Ready indicator
Included timer remote
Dipswitches
DMX input
DMX output
Remote input
On/Off
power
switch
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IEC Power connector and
fuse holder
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3. SETUP
Disconnect the power cord before replacing a fuse and always
replace with the same type fuse.
Fuse Replacement
With a flat head screwdriver wedge the fuse
holder out of its housing. Remove the damaged
fuse from its holder and replace with exact
same type fuse. Insert the fuse holder back in
its place and reconnect power.
The fuse is located
inside this
compartment.
Remove using a flat
head screwdriver.
Data Cabling
To link fixtures together you must obtain data cables. You can purchase CHAUVET-certified DMX
cables directly from a dealer/distributor or construct your own cable. If you choose to create your own
cable please use data-grade cables that can carry a high quality signal and are less prone to
electromagnetic interference.
DMX D ATA CABLE
Use a Belden© 9841 or equivalent cable which meets the specifications for EIA RS-485 applications.
Standard microphone cables cannot transmit DMX data reliably over long distances. The cable will
have the following characteristics:
2-conductor twisted pair plus a shield
Maximum capacitance between conductors – 30 pF/ft.
Maximum capacitance between conductor and shield – 55 pF/ft.
Maximum resistance of 20 ohms / 1000 ft.
Nominal impedance 100 – 140 ohms
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CABLE CONNECTORS
Cabling must have a male XLR connector on one end and a female XLR connector on the other end.
1
3
2
DMX connector configuration
COMMON
INPUT
1
3
2
CAUTION
1
3
2
DMX +
DMX
-
Resistance 120
ohm 1/4w between
pin 2 (DMX -) and
pin 3 (DMX +) of
the last fixture.
OUTPUT
Termination reduces signal errors. To
avoid signal transmission problems
and interference, it is always
advisable to connect a DMX signal
terminator.
Do not allow contact between the common and the fixture’s chassis ground. Grounding the common
can cause a ground loop, and your fixture may perform erratically. Test cables with an ohm meter to
verify correct polarity and to make sure the pins are not grounded or shorted to the shield or each other.
3-PIN TO 5-PIN CONVERSION CH ART
Note!
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, or DMX5F.
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
Universal DMX Controller
Setting up a DMX Serial Data Link
1. Connect the (male) 3 pin connector side of
the DMX cable to the output (female) 3 pin
connector of the controller.
2. Connect the end of the cable coming from
the controller which will have a (female) 3
pin connector to the input connector of the
next fixture consisting of a (male) 3 pin
connector.
This drawing provides a
general illustration of the
DMX Input/Output panel of
a lighting fixture.
3. Then, proceed to connect from the output
as stated above to the input of the following
fixture and so on.
CHAUVET Certified DMX Data Cables
FlexFog™ 1500
Order Code
Description
DMX1.5
DMX Cable 1.5m/4.9ft
DMX4.5
DMX Cable 4.5m/14.8ft
DMX10
DMX Cable 10m/32.8ft
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Master/Slave Fixture Linking
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.
Often, the setup for Master-Slave
and Standalone operation requires
that the first fixture in the chain be
initialized for this purpose via either
settings in the control panel or DIPswitches. Secondarily, the fixtures
that follow may also require a slave
setting. Please consult the
“Operating Instructions” section in
this manual for complete instructions
for this type of setup and
configuration.
Slave
Slave
Master
Mounting
ORIENTATION
This unit must be mounted parallel to the ground.
RIGGING
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.
When selecting installation location, take into consideration lamp replacement
access and routine maintenance.
Safety cables must always be used.
Note!
Clamp is sold separately.
Never mount in places where the fixture will be exposed to rain, high
humidity, extreme temperature changes or restricted ventilation.
Warning: Only position the fog machine aiming down when mounting the product using the
hanging bracket. Failure to follow these instructions may lead to instability of the fog
machine and damage to the product and/or self.
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4. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Master/Slave Mode:
This mode will allow you to link up to 32 units together without a controller.
1)
Use standard DMX cables to daisy chain your units together via the DMX connector on the rear
of the units. For longer cable runs we suggest a terminator at the last fixture. For more
information about terminators, see page 9.
2)
Choose a unit to function as the Master. Turn dipswitches to the Master position on the unit. The
unit must be the first unit in line. Then simply chain the units together using DMX cable.
3)
Mode
Dipswitches
Master
10 = Off
Turn switch to the Slave position on the slave units, and they will react the same as the Master.
Mode
Dipswitches
Slave
10 = On
DMX Mode
This mode allows the unit to be controlled by any universal DMX controller. If you are unfamiliar with
DMX, please read the DMX Primer on page 15.
1)
To place the unit in DMX mode set dipswitch 10 to the ON position
2)
Use dipswitches 1-9 to set the DMX address.
LED Indicators
1)
Blue- Lights when DMX signal is active
2)
Green- Ready to fog
3)
Red (front) - When two red indicators are lit the machine is low on fog fluid. The machine will
shut down in order to prevent damage from occurring until fluid is added.
4)
Red (top)- The red indicators next to the fluid tank are on when the machine is warming up
5)
Green (top) - The green indicators are lit when the unit is ready to fog.
Wired Remote Operation
Timer function:
1) Dipswitch #10 must be set to the “OFF” position
2) Set the power button on the remote to the “Off” depressed position.
3) Set the “Timer” button o the “On” position.
3) Wireless transmissions have a 30 meter range.
Manual continuous fog operation:
1) Dipswitch #10 must be set to the “OFF” position
2) The power button on the remote may be in the “On” or “Off” position
3) The “Manual” button on the remote must be “On”.
3) Adjust the output with the “Volume” knob.
Note: this will override “Timer” operation
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SETTING THE STARTING ADDRESS
This DMX 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 uses 6 DMX channels 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 note the start address selected for future reference.
If this is your first time addressing a fixture using the DMX-512 control protocol, we suggest jumping to the Appendix Section and
reading the heading “DMX Primer”. It contains very useful information that will help you understand its use.
Set the start address using the group of DIP switches located usually on bottom 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. Figuring out which switches to toggle ON given a
specific start address can be accomplished by determining which switch values will add up to the address value, and turning these
switches on. Do so by doing the following:
1)
Determine the largest value switch that is less than the start address. Turn this switch on.
2)
Subtract the value of the switch you just turned on from the starting address number.
3)
Determine the largest value switch that is less than the remainder from the previous subtraction. Turn this
switch on.
4)
Subtract the value of the switch you just turned on from the remainder of the previous subtraction.
5)
Repeat steps three and four until you have a remainder of zero.
EXAMPLE STARTING ADDRESS
1
2
4
3 2 1
1
2
6 5 4
4
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Address 233
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Resolving address
using simple math.
9 8 7
16
= 24
32
Total
64
Switch # 4 = 8
128
Switch # 5 = 16
6 5 4
ON
OFF
256
Address 24
9 8 7
16
= 10
32
=2
Total
64
=8
Switch # 2
128
Switch # 4
256
Address 10
3 2 1
ON
OFF
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
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DIPSWITCH (DMX VALUE)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
2
4
8
16
32
64
128
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DMX QUICK REFERENCE CHART
DMX Address Quick Reference Chart
Dip Switch Position
DMX DIP
#9
SWITCH SET
0=OFF
#8
1=ON
#7
X=OFF or ON #6
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5
0 0 0 0 0
1 0 0 0 0
0 1 0 0 0
1 1 0 0 0
0 0 1 0 0
1 0 1 0 0
0 1 1 0 0
1 1 1 0 0
0 0 0 1 0
1 0 0 1 0
0 1 0 1 0
1 1 0 1 0
0 0 1 1 0
1 0 1 1 0
0 1 1 1 0
1 1 1 1 0
0 0 0 0 1
1 0 0 0 1
0 1 0 0 1
1 1 0 0 1
0 0 1 0 1
1 0 1 0 1
0 1 1 0 1
1 1 1 0 1
0 0 0 1 1
1 0 0 1 1
0 1 0 1 1
1 1 0 1 1
0 0 1 1 1
1 0 1 1 1
0 1 1 1 1
1 1 1 1 1
Dip Switch Position
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0 0 0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0 0 0
0 0 1
0 1 0
0
1
1
1
0
0
1
0
1
1
1
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
1
0
1
1
1
0
1
1
1
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
96
97
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100
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102
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105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
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237
238
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240
241
242
243
244
245
246
247
248
249
250
251
252
253
254
255
DMX
320
321
322
323
324
325
326
327
328
329
330
331
332
333
334
335
336
337
338
339
340
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477
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509
510
511
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2
3
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20
21
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64
65
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256 288
257 289
258 290
259 291
260 292
261 293
262 294
263 295
264 296
265 297
266 298
267 299
268 300
269 301
270 302
271 303
272 304
273 305
274 306
275 307
276 308
277 309
278 310
279 311
280 312
281 313
282 314
283 315
284 316
285 317
286 318
287 319
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General Troubleshooting
Applies to
Symptom
Solution(s)
Lights
Foggers
& Snow
Controllers
Dimmers
& Chaser
Auto shut off
Check fan thermal switch reset
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Beam is very dim or
not bright
Clean optical system or replace lamp
Check 220/110v switch for proper setting
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Breaker/Fuse keeps
blowing
Chase is too slow
Check total load placed on device
Check users manual for speed adjustment
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Device has no power
Check for power on Mains.
Check device’s fuse. (internal and/or external)
Check DMX Dip switch settings for correct addressing
Check DMX cables
Check polarity switch settings
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
Possible bad lamp or fixture is overheating.
Lamp may be at end of its life.
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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
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Loss of signal
Use only DMX cables
Install terminator
Note: Keep DMX cables separated from power cables
or black lights.
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Moves slow
Check 220/110v switch for proper setting
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No flash
Re-install bulb, may have shifted in shipping
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No laser output
Bounce mirror motor may have shifted during shipping,
readjust
Check slip ring & brushes for contact
Install bulb
Call service technician
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Fixture is not
responding
Fixture is on but
there is no
movement to the
audio
Lamps cuts off
sporadically
No light output
Relay will not work
Remote does not
work
Stand alone mode
Check reset switch
Check cable connections
Make sure connector is firmly connected to device
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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If you still have a problem after trying the above solutions, please contact CHAUVET Technical
Support at the location on the next page.
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Technical Support
Address: Service Dept.
3000 N 29th Ct, Hollywood, FL 33020 (U.S.A.)
Support (Email): tech@chauvetlighting.com
Telephone: (954) 929-1115 - (Press 4)
Fax: (954) 929-5560 - (Attention: Service)
Website: http://www.chauvetlighting.com
5. 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’)
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General 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.
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.
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 (RMA #).
Products returned without an RMA # 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.
Note:
If you are given an RMA #, please include the following information on a piece of
paper inside the box:
1)
Your name
2)
Your address
3)
Your phone number
4)
The RMA #
5)
A brief description of the symptoms
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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Technical Specifications
WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS
Length ................................................................................................................................. 21 in (533 mm)
Width .................................................................................................................................. 9.5 in (241 mm)
Height .................................................................................................................................... 9 in (229 mm)
Weight ..............................................................................................................................28.8 lbs (13.1 kg)
POWER
Input Voltage ................................................................................................ 120V 60Hz AC or 230V 50Hz
Fuse@120V ....................................................................................................................... 15A 125V/250V
Fuse@240V ................................................................................................................................. 10A 250V
Power and Current ....................................................................................... 1543W (13.1A) max at 120V
Inrush Current .......................................................................................................................... 13A at 120V
Power Factor........................................................................................................................... 0.98 at 120V
THERMAL
Maximum ambient temperature .............................................................................................104°F (40°C)
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 ........................................................................................................................................... 1
ORDERING INFORMATION
FlexFog™ 1500 .......................................................................................................................... FLEXFOG
WARRANTY INFORMATION
Warranty.................................................................................................................. 2-year limited warranty
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