Blizzard Puck RGBA Unplugged User manual

Blizzard Lighting, LLC
www.blizzardlighting.com
Wisconsin, USA
Copyright (c) 2011
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Puck: UNPLUGGED™ RGBA LED PAR Can
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1. Getting Started
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Lithium-Ion Battery Warnings & Information
What’s In The Box?
Getting It Out Of The Box
Powering Up!
Getting A Hold Of Us
Safety Instructions (Don’t Stick Your Hand In The Toaster!)
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2. Meet The Puck: UNPLUGGED™ RGBA LED PAR Can
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Features
DMX Quick Reference (4 and 7-Channel Modes)
The Puck: UNPLUGGED™ RGBA Pin-up Picture
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3. Setup
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Fuse Replacement
Connecting A Bunch Of Puck: UNPLUGGED™ RGBAs
Data/DMX Cables
Using this fixture with the wiCICLE® Wireless DMX System
4. Operating Adjustments
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Using the Battery System
DMX Mode & DMX Mode Selection
Master/Slave Mode
Sound Active Mode
Custom Color Display
Fixture running hour display
Troubleshooting
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5. Appendix
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Keeping The Puck: UNPLUGGED™ RGBA As Good As New
Returns (Gasp!)
Shipping Issues
Tech Specs
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LITHIUM-ION BATTERY WARNINGS & INFO
1. CAUTION! TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY AND/OR
EQUIPMENT DAMAGE, DO NOT TAMPER WITH THE CHARGING CIRCUITRY IN THIS FIXTURE. The use of other types of chargers may result
in personal injury or equipment damage. Under no circumstances attempt to
connect the battery pack to any power supplies or other equipment that is not
specifically and expressly designated for use with this model
battery pack.
2. USE THE LITHIUM ION BATTERY PACK ONLY WITH EQUIPMENT SPECIFICALLY AND EXPRESSLY DESIGNATED FOR USE WITH THIS MODEL
BATTERY PACK. Use with other equipment may result in fire, electric shock,
personal injury, and/or damage to equipment.
3. AVOID DANGEROUS CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENTS. Do not
charge the battery pack in damp or wet conditions. Avoid using the pack in
direct exposure to rain or snow. Do not use the battery pack or charger in the
presence of explosive gases or flammable materials.
4. AVOID USING OR STORING THE BATTERY PACK IN EITHER
EXTREME COLD OR EXTREME HOT TEMPERATURES. The battery pack
will disable itself under conditions of extreme heat (above 60 °C) and may not
function to full performance under conditions of extreme cold (below –20 °C).
Storage at elevated temperatures (above 25 °C) will shorten the life of the battery pack.
5. DO NOT BURN OR INCINERATE BATTERY PACKS. Battery packs
may explode causing personal injury, fire, and/or damage. Fumes
resulting from burning of battery packs may be toxic.
6. DO NOT DROP, CRUSH, IMPACT, OR MECHANICALLY ABUSE
BATTERY PACKS. Cease use of fixtures that have suffered a sharp
impact, been dropped, run over, or damaged in any other way. Such
impacts may cause internal damage that is not externally visible and
that, over time, may cause short circuits, battery cell leakage, or other
events that may lead to fire, personal injury, and or equipment damage.
7. DO NOT DISASSEMBLE BATTERY PACK. There are no user
serviceable parts within battery packs. Disassembly may result in short
circuiting or other damage that may cause fire, personal injury, and/or
other damage.
8. AVOID CONTACT WITH BATTERY CHEMICALS. If a battery pack
leaks battery chemicals, avoid any contact with skin, eyes, or mouth. In
the event of contact with skin, wash immediately with soap and water
and rinse with vinegar. For eye contact, begin flushing with clean water,
immediately call for medical help, and continue flushing for 20 minutes or
until medical help arrives.
exceptions.
11. STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE. Avoid leaving the fixture in direct sunlight, vehicle cabs, compartments, or unventilated storage buildings during hot
summer conditions. Under extreme temperature conditions damage may occur.
Elevated temperatures in general shorten the life of your battery pack.
1. GETTING STARTED
What’s In The Box?
• 1 x Puck: UNPLUGGED™ RGBA Flat LED PAR Fixture
• 1x IEC Power Cord
• This Lovely User Manual
Getting It Out Of The Box
Congratulations on purchasing one way cool, way THIN LED PAR fixture! Now that you’ve got The Puck: UNPLUGGED™ RGBA (or hopefully, Pucks!), you should carefully unpack the box and check the
contents to ensure that all parts are present and in good condition. If
anything looks as if it has been damaged in transit, notify the shipper immediately and keep the packing material for inspection. Again,
please save the carton and all packing materials. If a fixture must be
returned to the factory, it is important that the fixture be returned in
the original factory box and packing.
Powering Up!
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.
AC Voltage Switch - Not all fixtures have a voltage select switch, so
please verify that the fixture you receive is suitable for your local power supply. See the label on the fixture or refer to the fixture’s specifications chart for more information. A fixture’s listed current rating is
its average current draw under normal conditions. 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.
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 voltage selector switch. All fixtures must be
connected to circuits with a suitable Ground (Earthing).
Getting A Hold Of Us
If something is wrong, just give us a call or send an email.
We’ll be happy to help, honest.
Blizzard Lighting
W220 N1531 Jericho Ct. Suite E., Waukesha, WI 53186 USA
support@blizzardlighting.com
www.blizzardlighting.com
866.493.6025
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Please keep this User Guide for future use. If you sell the unit to someone
else, be sure that they also receive this User Guide.
• 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 the power source before servicing or replacing fuse
and be sure to replace with same fuse size and type.
• ALWAYS secure fixture using a safety chain. NEVER carry the fixture by its
cord. Use its carrying handles.
• DO NOT operate at ambient temperatures higher than 104°F (40°C).
• 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.
• Avoid direct eye exposure to the light source while it is on.
Caution! 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 Blizzard Lighting at support@blizzardlighting.com.
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2. MEET The Puck: UNPLUGGED™ RGBA Flat LED
PAR Can
CONTROL FEATURES
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RGBA color mixing via 144 10mm Red/Green/Blue/Amber LEDs
Variable electronic strobe
Variable electronic dimmer
Built-in automated programs via DMX and master/slave
Built-in sound active programs
Full RGBA color mixing in standalone and master/slave
RGBA (4-Channel) and extended (7-Channel) DMX modes
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
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Lightweight and Compact (It kept its New Years’ resolution!)
High-output, long-running Lithium-Ion rechargable battery system
4-Button LED control panel for easy programming
Light source: 144x 10mm LEDs, 36 each Red/Green/Blue/Amber
Dual bracket for flexibility in mounting
Power outlet for fixture linking (up to 50 fixtures, AC power only)
DMX Quick Reference (7-Channel Mode)
Channel
What It Does
1
Dimmer
2
Red Intensity
3
Green Intensity
4
Blue Intensity
5
Amber Intensity
6
Strobe (0-15 off, 16-255 strobe
slow <-> fast)
7
Color Macros (slow <-> fast)
DMX Quick Reference (4-Channel Mode)
Channel
What It Does
1
Red Intensity
2
Green Intensity
3
Blue Intensity
4
Amber Intensity
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Figure 1: The Puck: UNPLUGGED™ RGBA Pin-Up Picture
High Power
LEDs
Dual Mounting
Yokes
Ridiculously thin!
Figure 2: The Rear Connections
DMX In
DMX Out
AC Power In/Out
LED Control Panel
Microphone
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3. SETUP
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.
Connecting A Bunch of The Puck: UNPLUGGED™ RGBA Flat LED
PAR Cans
You will need a serial data link to run light shows using a DMX-512
controller or to run shows on two or more fixtures set to sync in master/slave operating mode. The combined number of channels required
by all the fixtures on a serial data link determines the number of fixtures the data link can support.
Fixtures on a serial data link must be daisy chained in one single line.
Also, connecting more than 32 fixtures on one serial data link without
the use of a DMX optically-isolated splitter may result in deterioration
of the digital DMX signal.
The maximum recommended cable-run distance is 500 meters (1640
ft). The maximum recommended number of fixtures on a serial data
link is 32 fixtures.
Data/DMX Cabling
To link fixtures together you’ll need data cables. You should use datagrade cables that can carry a high quality signal and are less prone to
electromagnetic interference.
For instance, Belden© 9841 meets the specifications for EIA RS-485
applications. Standard microphone cables will “probably” be OK, but
note that they cannot transmit DMX data as reliably over long distances. In any event, the cable should have the following characteristics:
2-conductor twisted pair plus a shield
Maximum capacitance between conductors – 30 pF/ft.
Maximum capacitance between conductor & shield – 55 pF/ft.
Maximum resistance of 20 ohms / 1000 ft.
Nominal impedance 100 – 140 ohms
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USING THIS FIXTURE WITH THE wiCICLE® WIRELESS
DMX SYSTEM
In addition to the unbridled thrill you will experience the first time you
go sans power cord with your Puck: UNPLUGGED™ fixture, the Puck:
UNPLUGGED™ also works seamlessly with our wiCICLE® Wireless DMX
system, without additional power.
To use the Puck: UNPLUGGED with a wiCICLE® receiver, first, set the
fixture to slave mode by following the instructions on page 11. If the
fixture is not set to slave mode, you may experience interference as
the wiCICLE will attempt to retransmit the master signal being generated by the fixture.
After the fixture is set to slave mode, simply plug the wiCICLE®
receiver into the DMX IN connector on the back of the fixture. The
fixture will automatically detect and power the wiCICLE®.
Follow the instructions provided on the wiCICLE® instruction sheet to
select/change frequency groups:
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GROUP
GROUP
GROUP
GROUP
GROUP
GROUP
GROUP
1:
2:
3:
4:
5:
6:
7:
RED
GREEN
YELLOW
BLUE
VIOLET
CYAN
WHITE
Check it out -- the group number corresponds with the “ID” number on
the Lightcaster® as well.
Repeat the steps above for each fixture which will use a wiCICLE®
receiver.
Notes: wiCICLE® transmitters have additional power requirements and
therefore cannot be powered directly from the fixture. You will need to
utilize the supplied AC/DC adaptor to drive wiCICLE® transmitters in
your system.
The wiCICLE® receiver takes power from the fixture’s battery pack,
and will therefore have a minimal impact in runtime of the fixture.
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4. OPERATING ADJUSTMENTS
Using The Battery System
The Puck: Unplugged™ features an easy-to-use Lithium-Ion internal
battery system which allows the user to the flexibility to operate their
light fixture without AC power for up to 20 hours.
The battery system is controlled by two rocker switches located on the
rear of the unit, as shown below:
IMPORTANT:
A full charge is obtained after
charging the fixture for at
least 4 hours. The fixture will
automatically stop charging
when the battery is in optimal
condition.
Display color/fade/chase, strobe,
wiCICLE operation, and environmental factors including ambient
temperature will all impact battery
life. Depending on program, battery life may range from 3 to 20
hours.
As shown in the diagram, the top switch controls whether the battery
of the fixture is supplying power for operation, charging, or off. The
bottom switch controls whether the unit is operating from AC power
from a traditional power source (IE a wall outlet).
To Operate The Fixture From The Battery:
1. Switch the top switch to position “I,” (BAT ON).
2. Switch the bottom switch to position “O, (OFF).
To Operate The Fixture From AC Power:
1. Switch the top switch to position “O,” (BAT OFF).
2. Switch the bottom switch to position “--,” (ON).
To Operate The Fixture From AC Power & Charge The Battery:
1. Switch the top switch to position “II,” (CHARGE).
2. Switch the bottom switch to position “--,” (ON).
To Charge The Battery With The Fixture Off:
1.) Switch the top switch to position “II,” (CHARGE).
2.) Switch the bottom switch to position “--,” (OFF).
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NOTE: After making any adjustment, the fixture will return to the correct mode
after approximately 5 seconds.
DMX Mode
Allows the unit to be controlled by any universal DMX controller.
Addr
1.) The default mode for the fixture is DMX, which appears as
on the LED
Readout. Use the <ENTER> button then the <UP> and <DOWN> buttons to
choose a channel between
1 and 512.
Press <ENTER> again to confirm.
2.) To change between 3 and 6 channel DMX mode, select
<ENTER>. Select either
firm.
ChNd, then press
7Ch or 4Ch, then press <ENTER> again to con-
Master/Slave Mode (Auto/Sound Active/Color Preset/Custom):
Allows 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.
2.) Choose a unit to function as the Master. Select MAST. The master unit must
be the first unit. Finally, chain the units together using DMX cable.
SLNd
Master
then
NASt
to confirm.
3.) Select slave function by using the <UP>/<DOWN> keys to reach SLAV in
the Master/Auto menu on the slave units, and they will react in the same as the
Master.
SLNd
Slave
then
SLAu
to confirm.
4.) On the master fixture, use the <UP>/<DOWN> keys to reach SHND, which
allows you to select the Master/Slave mode.
Sound active
Auto mode
Color preset
SoUn
CoLo
CoLo
then <ENTER> to confirm.
then
then
Auto, then <ENTER> to confirm.
CoL 1 - CoL 15, <ENTER>.
To set a custom color in Master/Slave / Standalone Mode:
Using this function, you can select any color by adjusting the Red, Green, Blue and Amber
values from 0-255. You may also adjust the color balance of the fixture.
Please note that modifying the values in this step will affect ALL modes, therefore
we recommend resetting all levels to their highest value (255) after using this
mode.
NAnu from the control panel, then hit <ENTER>.
2.) Choose rEd, GrEE, bLuE or Uhit, then hit <ENTER> to confirm.
1.) Select
3.) Using the <UP>/<DOWN> keys, select the color you wish to display by
varying Red/Green/Blue intensity between 0 and 255, then hit <ENTER> to
confirm each color choice.
4.) Select Color preset mode as instructed above, then select
CoL 15. then
<ENTER> to confirm.
To Show the Fixture Running Hours:
1.) Select
FhrS from the control panel, then hit <ENTER> to confirm.
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Solution
Fixture AutoShut Off
Check the fan in the fixture. If it is stopped or moving
slower than normal, the unit may have shut itself off due to
high heat. This is to protect the fixture from overheating.
Clear the fan of obstructions, or return the unit for service.
Beam is Dim
Check optical system and clean excess dust/grime. Also
ensure that the 220V/110V switch is in the correct position,
if applicable.
No Light Output
Check to ensure fixture is operating under correct mode, IE
sound active/auto/DMX/Etc., if applicable. Contact service
for more information.
Chase Speed
Too Fast/Slow
Check to ensure proper setup of speed adjustment.
No Power
Check fuse, AC cord and circuit for malfunction.
Blown Fuse
Check AC cord and circuit for damage, verify that moving
parts are not restricted and that unit’s ventilation is not
obstructed
Slow Movement
Verify that 220V/110V switch is in the correct position, if
applicable. Also check that speed channels are set appropriately.
No Response to
Audio
Verify that the fixture is in “Sound Active” mode.
Adjust Audio Sensitivity, If Applicable.
Fixture Not
Responding /
Responding Erraticly
Make sure all connectors are seated properly and securely.
Use Only DMX Cables.
Install a Terminator.
Check all cables for defects.
Reset fixture(s).
Intermittant
Lamp
Check lamp for properly installation.
Relamp, lamp may have reached end of life.
Remote Doesn’t
Work
Verify remote control cable is installed properly and securely.
Verify remote is correct type (CA-9 or other as applicable.)
Fixture Moving
On Its Own
Verify proper mode of operation. Is the fixture in “Auto”
mode?
If your problem isn’t listed, or if problems persist,
please contact support: support@blizzardlighting.com.
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5. APPENDIX
Keeping Your Puck: UNPLUGGED™ RGBA As Good As New
The fixture you’ve received is a rugged, tough piece of pro lighting equipment, and as long as you take care of it, it will take care of you. That said, like
anything, you’ll need to take care of it if you want it to operate as designed.
You should absolutely keep the fixture clean, especially if you are using it in an
environment with a lot of dust, fog, haze, wild animals, wild teenagers or spilled
drinks.
Cleaning the optics routinely with a suitable glass cleaner will greatly improve
the quality of light output. Keeping the fans free of dust and debris will keep
the fixture running cool and prevent damage from overheating.
In transit, keep the fixtures in cases. You wouldn’t throw a prized guitar,
drumset, or other piece of expensive gear into a gear trailer without a case,
and similarly, you shouldn’t even think about doing it with your shiny new light
fixtures.
Common sense and taking care of your fixtures will be the single biggest thing
you can do to keep them running at peak performance and let you worry about
designing a great light show, putting on a great concert, or maximizing your client’s satistfaction and “wow factor.” That’s what it’s all about, after all!
Returns (Gasp!)
We’ve taken a lot of precautions to make sure you never even have to worry
about sending a defective unit back, or sending a unit in for service. But, like
any complex piece of equipment designed and built by humans, once in a while,
something doesn’t go as planned. If you find yourself with a fixture that isn’t
behaving like a good little fixture should, you’ll need to obtain a Return Authorization (RA).
Don’t worry, this is easy. Just send an email to support@blizzardlighting.com,
and we’ll issue you an RA. Then, you’ll need to send the unit to us using a
trackable, pre-paid freight method. We suggest using USPS Priority or UPS.
Make sure you carefully pack the fixture for transit, and whenever possible, use
the original box & packing for shipping.
When returning your fixture for service, be sure to include the following:
1.) Your contact information (Name, Address, Phone Number, Email address).
2.) The RA# issued to you
3.) A brief description of the problem/symptoms.
We will, at our discretion, repair or replace the fixture. Please remember that
any shipping damage which occurs in transit to us is the customer’s responsibility, so pack it well!
Shipping Issues
Damage incurred in shipping is the responsibility of the shipper, and
must be reported to the carrier immediately upon receipt of the items.
Claims must be made within seven (7) days of receipt.
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Tech Specs!
Weight & Dimensions
Length
8.25 inches (210 mm)
Width
3.75 inches (63.5 mm)
Height
8.25 inches (210 mm)
Weight
4.5 lbs (2.05 kg)
Power
Operating Voltage
90-230VAC, 50-60 Hertz
Fuse
3A 250V
Power Consumption
20W
Light Source
LED
144x 10mm Red/Green/Blue/Amber 100K
hrs.
Optical
Beam Angle
21 degrees
32 degree field
Luminous Intensity
2,995 Lux @ 1m
Thermal
Max. Operating Temp.
104 degrees F (40 degrees C) ambient
Control
Protocol
USITT DMX-512
DMX Channels
4 or 7 (User Selectable)
Input
3-pin XLR Male
Output
3-pin XLR Female
Standalone, Master/Slave, Sound Active,
Other Operating Modes Color Preset, Standalone color mixing
Battery
Type/Rating
Field-replacable Lithium-Ion, 11.1V 8.0Ah
with built-in protection circuit.
Coolness Factor
Leventy Billion Percent
Warranty
Fixture: 2-year limited warranty.
Battery: 1-year limited warranty covering
failure only.
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Enjoy your product!
Our sincerest thanks for your purchase!
--The team @ Blizzard Lighting