American DJ Show Designer Operating instructions

American DJ
®
DP-DMX20L
4 CHANNEL DMX
DIMMER PACK
Introduction:
Thank you for purchasing the DP-DMX20L™ 4 channel dimmer pack
from American DJ. To optimize the performance of this product, please
read these operating instructions carefully and familiarize yourself with
the basic operations of this unit. The American DJ® DP-DMX20L,™ is a
four channel, DMX dimmer pack. This unit has been tested at the factory
before being shipped to you. There is no assembly required.
The American DJ® DP-DMX20L™ is controlled via a standard DMX
controller such as the American DJ Show Designer,™ or the American
DJ® DMX Operator.™ This unit allow you to control special effect lighting, that normally could not be controlled, by a DMX controller. With this
revision to our popular DP-DMX20™ we have eliminated confusing dip
switches and replace them with an easy to use digital switching device
that incorporates the use of an easy to read LCD display.
Customer Support:
American DJ® provides a toll free customer support line to provide set
up help and answers to any question should you encounter problems
during your set up or initial operation. You may also visit us on the web
at www.americandj.com for any comments or suggestions.
Service Hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pacific Time.
Voice:
(800) 322-6337
Fax:
(323) 582-2610
E-mail:
support@americandj.com
Warning!
User Instructions
American DJ
4295 Charter Street
Los Angeles Ca. 90058
www.americandj.com
To prevent or reduce the risk of electrical shock or fire, do not expose
this unit to rain or moisture. Clearing memory often may cause damage
to the memory chip, be careful not to re initialize your unit frequency
often to avoid this risk. Only use the recommended AC/DC power adaptor.
Caution!
There are no user serviceable parts inside this unit. Do not attempt any
repairs yourself, doing so will void your manufactures warranty. In the
unlikely event your unit may require service, please contact your nearest American DJ® dealer.
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Special Note: Line Termination.
Set Up:
When longer runs of cable are used, you may need to use a terminator
on the last unit to avoid erratic behavior. A terminator is a 90 - 120 ohm
1/4 watt resistor which is connected between pins 2 and 3 of a male
XLR connector (DATA + and DATA -). This unit is inserted in the female
XLR connector of the last unit in your daisy chain to terminate the line.
Using a cable terminator will decrease the possibilities of erratic behavior.
Power Supply: Before plugging your unit in be sure the source voltPOWER
POWER
age in your area matches the required voltage for your American DJ®
DMX512
DP-DMX20L.™ The DP-DMX20L™ is available in aDMX+,DMX-,COMMON
115v
and 230v version. Because line voltage may vary from venue to venue, you should
be sure to plug your power supply into a matching wall outlet before
attempting to operate you controller.
Data Cable (DMX Cable) Requirements:
Your power pack and your controller
require a standard 3-pin XLR connector
for data input and data output (Figure
1). If you are making your own cables
be sure to use standard two conductor
shielded cable (This cable may be purchased at almost all pro sound and lighting stores). Your cables should be made
with a male and female XLR connector
on either end of the cable. Also, remember that DMX cable must be daisy
chained and can not be “Y”ed or split.
REMOTE
CONTROL
INPUT
SOUND
INPUT
OUTPUT
DMX512 OUT
CONTROLLER
CONNECTOR
3 PIN
COMMON
DMX +
1
2
3
DMX -
Figure 1
REMOTE
CONTROL
INPUT
SOUND
INPUT
OUTPUT
POWER
2 COLD
SOUND
POWER
XLR Pin Configuration:
XLR FEMALE SOCKET
1 EARTH
COLD 2
DMX512
DMX+,DMX-,COMMON
1
3
2
Termination reduces signal errors and
avoids signal transmission problems
and interference. It is always advisable
to connect a DMX terminal, (Resistance
120 Ohm 1/4 W) between PIN 2 (DMX-)
and PIN 3 (DMX +) of the last fixture.
Product Description:
not connect the cable’s shield conductor to the ground lug or allow
the shield conductor to come in contact with the XLR’s outer casing.
Grounding the shield could cause a short circuit and erratic behavior.
XLR MALE SOCKET
2
DMX512 IN
(X-CALIBUR)
CONNECTOR
3 PIN
Figure 4
Notice: Do not use the ground lug on the XLR connector. Do
1 EARTH
1
3
POWER
Pin 1 = Shield
The DP-DMX20L,™ is 1, 2, or 4 channel DMX Dimmer Pack. This
pack can serve as a stand alone chaser or a DMX dimmer pack.
This pack is designed for zero-crossing circuitry which protects
against inductive loads, so it is safe for use with all lighting
effects that include transformers such as pin spots. Each channel
comes with two 3-prong Edison sockets inputs for a total of
eight. This unit features XLR female and male connection for
DMX compatibility. Each channel is equipped with a fuse for
each channel, and a maximum output load of 6A per channel or
15A total. This revision of our popular DP-DMX20™ has a great
new case design that makes it great for permanent or mobile
applications.
REMOTE
CONTROL
INPUT
INPUT
OUTPUT
POWER
Pin 2 = Data Compliment (negative)
3 HOT
3 HOT
Pin 3 = Data True (positive)
Figure 2
DMX512 OUT
CONTROLLER
CONNECTOR
3 PIN
COMMON
1
2
3
DMX +
DMX -
1
3
2
DMX512 IN
(X-CALIBUR)
CONNECTOR
3 PIN
1
3
2
Termination reduces signal errors and
avoids signal transmission problems
and interference. It is always advisable
to connect a DMX terminal, (Resistance
120 Ohm 1/4 W) between PIN 2 (DMX-)
and PIN 3 (DMX +) of the last fixture.
Figure 3
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Functions and Controls Front Panel:
Functions and Controls Rear Panel:
DMX IN
FUSES: F6A 250V 5x20 mm
1
3
2
CAUTION
4
3
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
1=Ground
2=Data3=Data+
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING:
THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
N’OUVREZ PAS..RISQUE DE CHOCELCTRIQUE
2
DMX OUT
1
3
1
2
OFF
ON
POWER
1
2
3
4
OUTPUT: 5A/CH, TOTAL 15A Max.
8
CH:01
A:001
P:01
SP:01
D:000
CH1
DMX Signal
DISPLAY ITEMS
CH:04
TOTAL DMX CHANNELS
A:512 DMX CHANNEL
P:16
CHASE PROGRAM
CHASE SPEED
SP:99
CHASE DIMMER
D:100
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CH2
CH3
6
CH4
DMX Signal
8888
DMX Signal
7
MODE MENU
Figure 5
®
1 2 3
4
1. Mode Button - This button will change the power packs operate
mode between DMX and chaser.
2. Menu Button - This button will activate the different functions in
DMX and chase modes.
3. Up Button - This button will increase the displayed value in the LCD
display.
4. Down Button - This button will decrease the displayed value in the
LCD display.
5. POWER OUTPUT - 3-prong grounded Edison output sockets. 8
total output sockets. Each channel has an output maxiimum of 6
amps. The unit has an output maximum of 15 amps
6. GREEN L.E.D. Indicators - These LEDs will indicate their relevant
channel activity.
7. LCD Display - This multifunction display will detail all chase and
program activity that pertains to the current operating mode of the
pack.
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4 CHANNEL DMX POWER PACK
OPERATION
MODE: Select RECEIVE or CHASE
MENU: Select DISPLAY ITEMS
:
Increase DISPLAY ITEMS
:
Decrease DISPLAY ITEMS
POWER INPUT: AC 120V~50-60Hz, 15A max.
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8. Channel Fuses - Each of the four channels is protected by a 6.3A
fuse. These fuses prevent you from overloading and damaging
your pack. Be sure to always replace with the exact same type fuse.
9. Power Switch - This switch controls the units main power.
10. Power Cord - Plug this cord into a matching power
supply for your area.
11. DMX Input - This connector accepts your DMX input signal.
12. DMX Output - This connector sends your DMX input
signal through to the next DMX device.
Operation Modes:
The DP-DMX20L™ has two different operating modes. This unit can be
used as a four channel chaser or as a 1, 2, or 4 channel DMX dimmer
pack. Please follow the instructions below to operate the unit in your
desired mode.
Chase Mode:
Use this operating mode only if you are planning on using your DPDMX20L™ as a four channel chaser. This device has 16 built in programs, you may select any of these programs or set the pack to chase in
a random sequence of all 16 built in programs for a more dramatic light
show. You may control the speed at which the programs will chase.
1. Connect your lighting effects to the any of the eight power
sockets on the pack.
2. Use the mode button to select chase mode: Chase mode is
indicated by "PA" followed by numbers 01-16. "PA" is Programmed
Applied. If "A" appears in the LCD display you are in DMX mode,
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"A" stands for address.
3. Set your desired chase pattern: Once you have selected the chase
function use the MENU button to select your desired chase. The
chase pattern is represented in the LCD display by "P" followed
by two numbers. You may select any of the built in 16 programs
to run at a single time.
4. Set your desired chase speed: At this point you may change the
program chase speed. While in chase mode, tap on the MENU
button until the "SP" followed by two numbers is displayed in the
LCD. Then use the UP and DOWN buttons to adjust the chase
speed. A value of 99 will give you the fastest chase speed (about
1/10th of a second). A value of 01 will give you the slowest chase
speed (one step every 30 sec.).
5. You may now change the light intensity: Use the MENU button to
select "d" in the LCD. Use the UP and DOWN arrow keys to change
the light output intensity. 00 will give the lowest output and 99
will give you full intensity.
DMX Mode:
Use this operating mode only if you plan to use your pack as a DMX
dimmer. This function will allow you to turn on and control the intensity
of non-DMX with the use of a DMX controller. On, off, and dimming
functions can be performed through this pack. You may also set your
dimmer pack to functions as a 1, 2, or 4 channel DMX dimmer pack,
which means you can combine the output functions. DMX Operation:
1. Plug in a DMX controller to your dimmer pack via the 3-pin XLR
cables.
2. Connect your lighting effects to any of the eight power sockets on
the front of the pack.
3. Decide if you are going to use your dimmer pack as 1, 2, or 4
channels. This function allows you to;
a. Control the output to all four outlets with one DMX channel.
b. Group outlet channels one and two and group outlets
channels three and four. The first group will be controlled by
one DMX channel and the second group will be controlled
by another DMX channel. This gives the pack a DMX value
of two.
c. The default setting is a four channel DMX switcher, each
channel is controlled by one DMX channel.
4. To change the channel function mode be sure you are in DMX
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mode. Use the Menu button to select "CH" followed by two digits.
Then use the UP and DOWN arrow buttons to change the setting
from 01, 02, or 04. Your dimmer pack is initially set as a four
channel DMX switcher.
5. The dimmer pack is initially set to be activated by DMX address
one. To change this setting be sure you are in DMX mode. Use
the MENU button to select the address settings, this will be
indicated by an "A" in the first character of the LCD followed by
three numbers. Use the UP and DOWN arrow buttons to select
your desired DMX address. Remember the DMX address tells your
DMX controller what channel to activate the pack's functions.
6. Once you have set the pack's DMX address be sure your
controller's address matches that of the packs'.
7. Your pack will now operate as DMX dimmer, you may control the
light output intensity through your DMX controller. 0 will give no
output and 100 will give you full output.
Fuse Replacement: To replace the protective fuse, use a flat head
screwdriver to unscrew the fuse holder. Pull out the old fuse and
replace it with a new one. Insert the fuse back into slot and tighten.
Always replace with the exact same type fuse remove unless otherwise
specified by an authorized American DJ® service technician.
Caution: Always disconnect the units main power before performing
any type of service or fuse replacement!
For any service related issues, please contact American DJ®.
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