Chauvet Amhaze II User manual

User Manual
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Edition
Notes
The Amhaze™ Studio User Manual Rev. 2 covers the description, safety precautions,
installation, programming, operation, and maintenance of the Amhaze™ Studio. Chauvet
released this edition of the Amhaze™ Studio User Manual in February 2015.
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Author
D. Couppe
Date
4/15/15
Amhaze™ Studio User Manual Rev. 2
Editor
M. Trouard
Date
04/20/15
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1. Before You Begin ...................................................................................................................................... 1
What Is Included ........................................................................................................................................................... 1
Claims .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 1
Manual Conventions .................................................................................................................................................................... 1
Symbols ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 1
Product At A Glance ..................................................................................................................................................... 1
Safety Notes ................................................................................................................................................................. 2
Personal Safety ............................................................................................................................................................................ 2
Mounting And Rigging .................................................................................................................................................................. 2
Power And Wiring ........................................................................................................................................................................ 2
Operation ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
2. Introduction ............................................................................................................................................... 3
Description .................................................................................................................................................................... 3
Features ........................................................................................................................................................................ 3
Overview ....................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Dimensions ................................................................................................................................................................... 5
3. Setup .......................................................................................................................................................... 6
AC Power ...................................................................................................................................................................... 6
AC Plug ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 6
Fuse Replacement ....................................................................................................................................................................... 6
DMX Linking.................................................................................................................................................................. 6
DMX Personalities........................................................................................................................................................................ 6
Mounting ....................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Orientation ................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Rigging ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Procedure .................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Storage ......................................................................................................................................................................... 8
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4. Operation ................................................................................................................................................... 9
Control Panel Description ............................................................................................................................................. 9
Control Options ............................................................................................................................................................. 9
Programming ................................................................................................................................................................ 9
Preparing for Operation ................................................................................................................................................ 9
DMX Address ................................................................................................................................................................ 9
Fan Control ................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Haze Volume ................................................................................................................................................................ 9
Menu Map ................................................................................................................................................................... 10
DMX Values ................................................................................................................................................................ 10
5. Technical Information ............................................................................................................................. 10
Hazer Maintenance ..................................................................................................................................................... 10
Storage ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
6. Technical Specifications......................................................................................................................... 11
Returns ....................................................................................................................................................................... 12
Contact Us ................................................................................................................................................... 12
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Amhaze™ Studio User Manual Rev. 2
Before You Begin
1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What Is
Included
Claims
Manual
Conventions
· Amhaze™ Studio
· Neutrik® powerCON® power cord
· Warranty Card
· Quick Reference Guide
Carefully unpack the product immediately and check the box to make sure all the parts are in
the package and are in good condition.
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.
Convention
1–512
50/60
<SET>
Settings
MENU>Settings
1–10
Yes/No
ON
Symbols
Meaning
A range of values in the text
A set of mutually exclusive values in the text
A button on the product’s control panel
A product function or a menu option
A sequence of menu options
A range of menu values from which to choose in a menu
A set of two mutually exclusive menu options in a menu
A unique value to be entered or selected in a menu
Symbols
Meaning
Critical installation, configuration, or operation information. Failure to
comply with this information may cause the product not to work,
damage third-party equipment, or cause harm to the operator.
Important installation or configuration information. Failure to comply
with this information may keep the product from working.
Useful information.
The term “DMX” used throughout this manual refers to the USITT DMX512-A digital data
transmission protocol.
Product At A
Glance
Use on Dimmer
Outdoor Use
Master/Slave
DMX
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x
x
P
Auto Programs
Fixed Voltage
(120 V or 230 V)
Replaceable Fuse
User-Serviceable
x
P
P
x
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Before You Begin
Safety Notes
Read all the following Safety Notes before working with this product. These notes include
important information about the installation, usage, and maintenance of this product.
This product contains no user-serviceable parts. Any reference to servicing in this User
Manual will only apply to properly trained Chauvet certified technicians. Do not open the
housing or attempt any repairs.
All applicable local codes and regulations apply to proper installation of this product.
Personal Safety ·
Mounting And
Rigging
Power And
Wiring
Operation
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Depending on the amount of haze generated, all haze machines may set off smoke
detectors.
· Drain the tank before transporting the product.
· Always disconnect this product from its power source before servicing.
· The product’s nozzle is very hot during operation and it remains hot for a long time after
operation has stopped.
· Always connect this product to a grounded circuit to avoid the risk of electrocution.
· Do not drink or become in contact with the haze fluid. If you do, call your local emergency
service (911 in the US) for help.
· Do not use for space heating purposes.
· Do not touch this product’s housing during operation because it may be very hot.
· The product is not intended for permanent installation.
· This product is for indoor use only! To prevent risk of fire or shock, do not expose this
product to rain or moisture. (IP20)
· CAUTION: When transferring product from extreme temperature environments, (e.g. cold
truck to warm humid ballroom) condensation may form on the internal electronics of the
product. To avoid causing a failure, allow product to fully acclimate to the surrounding
environment before connecting it to power.
· Mount this product in a location with adequate ventilation, at least 20 in (50 cm) from
adjacent surfaces.
· Make sure there are no flammable materials close to this product while it is operating.
· When hanging this product, always secure to a fastening device using a safety cable.
· Always make sure you are connecting this product to the proper voltage in accordance with
the specifications in this manual or on the product’s specification label.
· 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.
· Never connect this product to a dimmer pack or rheostat.
· Never disconnect this product by pulling or tugging on the power cable.
· Do not operate this product if you see damage to the housing, fluid tank, or cables. Have
the damaged parts replaced by an authorized technician at once.
· Be sure that no ventilation slots on the product’s housing are blocked.
· Never carry the product from the power cord or any moving part. Always use the handles.
· The haze 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.
· The product’s nozzle is very hot during operation and it remains hot for a long time after
operation has stopped.
· The maximum ambient temperature is 104 °F (40 °C). Do not operate this product at a
higher temperature.
· In the event of a serious operating problem, stop using this product immediately!
· Do not add perfume, alcohol, gasoline, or any other flammables to the haze fluid.
· Use only CHAUVET® water-based Premium Haze Fluid (PHF) and High Performance
Haze Fluid (HFG).
In the unlikely event that your Chauvet product may require service, contact Chauvet
Technical Support.
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Introduction
2. INTRODUCTION
Amhaze™ Studio is a professional water-based haze machine. Adjustable via DMX or the
Description The
LCD screen, you can achieve continuous variable haze output and blower speed. The hazer is
tour-ready with a rugged flight case and an M12 threaded rigging insert. It can work with a
variety of different water-based haze fluid types for added versatility; Chauvet recommends
Premium Haze Fluid (PHF) and High Performance Haze Fluid (HFG) available from Chauvet.
Features ·
·
·
·
·
·
·
·
Water-based haze machine
Operating modes:
· 2-channel: fan speed and haze output volume
Quiet operation for use in theatres and TV studios
Variable output of haze for better atmospheric maintenance
Large 3.2 l fluid capacity and rapid 4-minute heat time
Ready lights signals the user when heating is complete
Digital display for DMX addressing and stand-alone functions
Flight case integrated into design
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Introduction
Overview
DMX Out
Control Panel
DMX In
Fluid Tank
Fuse
Nozzle
Power In
Front View
Fluid Hose
Fuse
Rear View
M12 Threaded
Mounting
Hole
Top View
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Introduction
Dimensions
8.70 in 9.53 in 10.24 in 10.78 in
221 mm 242 mm 260 mm 274 mm
17.75 in
451 mm
17.05 in
433 mm
15.83 in
402 mm
11.02 in
280 mm
15.82 in
402 mm
13.31 in
338 mm
12.13 in
308 mm
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Setup
3. SETUP
AC Power
The Amhaze™ Studio has a fixed power supply that works with an input voltage of either
120 VAC, 60 Hz or 230 VAC, 50 Hz, depending on the specific model. To determine the power
requirements for each Amhaze™ II, refer to the label affixed to the product. You can also refer
to the Technical Specifications chart in this manual.
The listed current rating indicates the maximum current draw during normal operation. For more
information, you may download Sizing Circuit Breakers from the CHAUVET® website
www.chauvetprofessional.com.
·
·
Always connect this product to a protected circuit with an appropriate electrical
ground to avoid the risk of electrocution or fire.
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.
Never connect this product to a rheostat (variable resistor) or dimmer circuit, even if the
rheostat or dimmer channel serves only as a 0 to 100% switch.
AC Plug The Amhaze™ Studio comes with a power input cord terminated with a Neutrik® powerCON®
A connector on one end and an Edison plug on the other end (U.S. market). If the power input
cord that came with your product has no plug, or if you need to change the Edison plug, use the
table below to wire the new plug.
Connection
Wire (U.S.)
Wire (Europe)
Screw Color
AC Live
AC Neutral
Black
White
Brown
Blue
Yellow or Brass
Silver
AC Ground
Green/Yellow
Green/Yellow
Green
Fuse 1. Disconnect this product from the power outlet.
Replacement 2. Using a Phillips-head screwdriver, unscrew the fuse holder cap from the housing.
3. Remove the blown fuse and replace with another fuse of the same type and rating
(F 7 AL, 250 V).
4. Screw the fuse holder cap back in place and reconnect power.
Make sure to disconnect the product’s power cord before replacing a blown fuse. Always
replace the blown fuse with another of the same type and rating.
DMX Linking
DMX
Personalities
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You can link the Amhaze™ Studio to a DMX controller using a 3- or 5-pin DMX connection. If
using other DMX-compatible products with the Amhaze™ Studio, you can control each
individually with a single DMX controller.
The Amhaze™ Studio uses a 3- or 5-pin DMX data connection for the 2-channel DMX
personality.
· Refer to the Introduction chapter for a brief description of each DMX personality.
· Refer to the Operation chapter to learn how to configure the Amhaze™ Studio to work in
these personalities.
· The DMX Values section provides you with detailed information regarding the DMX
personalities.
If you are not familiar with or need more information about DMX standards, Master/Slave
connectivity, or the DMX cables needed to link this product to a DMX controller,
download the DMX Primer from the Chauvet website: www.chauvetprofessional.com.
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Setup
Mounting
Orientation
Before mounting this product, read and follow the Safety Notes. For our CHAUVET®
Professional line of mounting clamps, go to http://trusst.com/products/.
Always mount this product in a safe position and make sure there is adequate room for
ventilation, configuration, and maintenance.
Rigging Chauvet recommends using the following general guidelines when mounting this product.
·
Procedure
When selecting an installation location, consider easy access to this product for operation,
programming adjustments, and routine maintenance.
· The product is not intended for permanent installation.
· Make sure to mount this product away from any flammable material as indicated in the
Safety Notes.
· Never mount in places where rain, high humidity, extreme temperature changes, or
restricted ventilation may affect the product.
· If hanging this product, make sure that the mounting location can support the product’s
weight. See the Technical Specifications for the weight-bearing requirements of this
product.
· When hanging this product, always secure to a fastening device using a safety cable. For
our CHAUVET® Professional line of safety cables, go to http://trusst.com/products/.
The Amhaze™ Studio has a threaded mounting hole, size M12, at the top of the hazer. This
mounting hole is appropriate for use with a mounting clamp. You must supply your own
mounting clamps, so be sure the clamp is capable of supporting the weight of this product. For
our CHAUVET® Professional line of mounting clamps, go to http://trusst.com/products/.
Safety Cable
M12 Mounting Clamp
Mounting Diagram
Floor Mounting
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Overhead Mounting
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Setup
Storage
Before storing this product, be sure that the fluid container is placed inside the product correctly
with the cap facing up.
Cap
Cap
Cap
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Operation
peration
4. OPERATION
Control Panel
Description
Button
Function
<MENU>
<UP>
Exits/chooses from the current menu or function
Navigates upward through the menu list or increases the numeric
value when in a function
Navigates downward through the menu list or decreases the numeric
value when in a function
<DOWN>
Control
Options
Programming
You can set the Amhaze™ Studio starting address in the 001–512 DMX range. This enables
control of up to 256 products in the 2-channel personality.
Refer to the Menu Map to understand the menu options. The menu map shows the main level
and a variable number of programming levels for each option.
· To go to the desired main level, press <MENU> repeatedly until the option shows on the
display. This will take you to the first programming level for that option.
· To select an option or value within the current programming level, press <UP> or <DOWN>
until the option shows on the display.
·
Press <MENU> repeatedly to exit to the previous main level.
To
prepare
the Amhaze™ Studio for operation, perform the following steps:
Preparing for 1. Open the
flight case.
Operation 2. Withdraw the fluid tank from its compartment and remove its cap.
3. Verify that the two plastic hoses attached to the cap are in place and in good condition.
4. Pour CHAUVET® (PHF or HFG) haze fluid into the tank and replace the cap.
5. Put the tank back into its compartment in the hazer.
6. Make sure the plastic hose entering the hazer from the fluid tank cap is not bent or kinked.
7. Connect the hazer to power. After approx. 4 minutes, the machine is ready to output haze.
The Amhaze™ Studio does not have an On/Off switch. As soon as you connect the
Amhaze™ Studio to power, it will start operating.
DMX Address
Fan Control
Haze Volume
When selecting a starting DMX address, always consider the number of DMX channels the
DMX mode uses. If you choose a starting address that is too high, you could restrict the access
to some of the product’s channels.
The Amhaze™ Studio uses up to 2 DMX channels in its DMX mode, which defines the highest
configurable address to 511.
If unfamiliar with DMX, download the DMX Primer from www.chauvetprofessional.com.
To select the starting address, do the following:
1. Go to the d main level.
2. Select a DMX Value 001–512.
This setting adjusts the fan speed.
1. Go to the F main level.
2. Select 000–005.
This setting adjusts the haze volume.
1. Go to the h main level.
2. Select 000–005.
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Technical Information
Menu Map
Main Level
Programming Levels
Description
d
001–512
Selects the DMX starting address
F
h
000–005
Fan speed control
Haze volume control
DMX Values
2Ch Channel
Function
Value
Percent/Setting
1
Fan Speed
000ó005 No function
006ó255 Fan speed (slow to fast)
2
Haze Volume
000ó005 No function
006ó255 Haze volume 1-100%
5. TECHNICAL INFORMATION
not allow the haze machine to become clogged. After every 40 hours of continuous
Hazer Maintenance Do
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 haze fluid from the machine.
3. Add cleaning solution to the tank.
4. Connect the product to power and allow it to warm up.
5. Run the unit in a well-ventilated area until the tank is empty.
6. Refill with haze fluid to continue using the hazer. Run the machine briefly to clear any
cleaning solution from the pump and heater.
FCQ (Fog Cleaner Quart) was specifically developed by CHAUVET® to clean your
Amhaze™ Studio. Make sure you use FCQ regularly to increase the life of your
hazer.
Do not spin the fans using compressed air because you could damage the hazer.
Storage Before storing the hazer, 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 hazer
fluid if storing the hazer. 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 Amhaze™ Studio on a monthly basis to achieve the best
performance.
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Technical Specifications
6. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions and
Weight
Length
Width
Height
Weight
17.75 in (451 mm)
15.82 in (402 mm)
10.78 in (274 mm)
34.4 lb (15.7 kg)
Note: Dimensions in inches rounded to the nearest decimal digit.
Power
Operation/Capacity/
Consumption
Misc.
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
Operating current
Fuse
700 W
6.2 A
7 AL
250 W
5A
7 AL
Power
U.S./Canada
Worldwide
Power input connector
Power cord plug
Neutrik® powerCON® A
Edison (U.S.)
Neutrik® powerCON® A
Local plug
Heat-up Time
Tank Capacity
Fluid Consumption
4 min
0.85 gal (3.2 l)
18 ml/min
Output
1,700 cfm
Thermal
Max. External Temperature
Cooling System
104 °F (40 °C)
Fan-Assisted Convection
I/O Connectors
Connector Type
Channel Range
3- and 5-pin XLR
Sockets
2
Product Name
Item Code
UPC Number
Amhaze™ Studio (120 V)
Amhaze™ Studio (230 V)
05070936
05070937
781462212841
781462212858
DMX
Ordering
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Technical Specifications
Returns
You must send the product prepaid, in the original box, and with the original packing and
accessories. Chauvet will not issue call tags.
Call Chauvet 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(s) for the return.
Clearly label the package with an RMA number. Chauvet will refuse any product returned
without an RMA number.
DO NOT write the RMA number directly on the box. Instead, write it on a properly affixed
label.
Once you have received the RMA number, include the following information on a piece of paper
inside the box:
· Your name
· Your address
· Your phone number
· The RMA number
· A brief description of the problem(s)
Be sure to pack the product properly. Any shipping damage resulting from inadequate
packaging will be the customer’s responsibility. FedEx packing or double-boxing is
recommended.
Chauvet reserves the right to use its own discretion to repair or replace returned
product(s).
CONTACT
US
WORLD HEADQUARTERS - Chauvet
General Information
Technical Support
Address: 5200 NW 108th Avenue
Voice: (954) 577-4455 (Press 4)
Sunrise, FL 33351
Fax:
(954) 756-8015
Voice:
(954) 577-4455
Email: tech@chauvetlighting.com
Fax:
(954) 929-5560
World Wide Web www.chauvetlighting.com
Toll free: (800) 762-1084
UNITED KINGDOM AND IRELAND - Chauvet Europe Ltd.
General Information
Technical Support
Address: Unit 1C
Email: uktech@chauvetlighting.com
Brookhill Road Industrial Estate
World Wide Web www.chauvetlighting.co.uk
Pinxton, Nottingham, UK
NG16 6NT
Voice:
+44 (0)1773 511115
Fax:
+44 (0)1773 511110
MEXICO - Chauvet Mexico
General Information
Technical Support
Address: Av. Santa Ana 30
Email: servicio@chauvet.com.mx
Parque Industrial Lerma
World Wide Web www.chauvet.com.mx
Lerma, Mexico C.P. 52000
Voice:
+52 (728) 285-5000
CHAUVET EUROPE - Chauvet Europe BVBA
General Information
Technical Support
Address: Stokstraat 18
Email: Eutech@chauvetlighting.eu
9770 Kruishoutem
World Wide Web www.chauvetlighting.eu
Belgium
Voice:
+32 9 388 93 97
Outside the U.S., United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico, or Benelux contact the dealer of record.
Follow their instructions to request support or to return a product. Visit our website for contact
details.
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