Chauvet MiN Laser FX User manual

User Manual
LASER LIGHT
AVOID DIRECT EYE EXPOSURE
CLASS 3R LASER PRODUCT
CLASSIFIED PER EN/IEC 60825-1:2007
Complies with FDA performance standards
for laser products except for deviations
pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated
June 24, 2007. TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Before You Begin ..................................................................................................................................................... 3 What Is Included ........................................................................................................................................................ 3 Unpacking Instructions ............................................................................................................................................... 3 Claims ........................................................................................................................................................................ 3 Manual Conventions .................................................................................................................................................. 3 Icons .......................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Safety Instructions...................................................................................................................................................... 4 Non Interlocked Housing Warning..............................................................................................................................5 Laser Safety Notes..................................................................................................................................................... 5 Laser Safety Label Reproduction ............................................................................................................................... 6 Laser Emission Data .................................................................................................................................................. 7 Laser Compliance Statement ..................................................................................................................................... 7 2. Introduction .............................................................................................................................................................. 8 Product Overview ....................................................................................................................................................... 8 3. Setup ......................................................................................................................................................................... 9 AC Power ................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Mounting .................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Orientation.............................................................................................................................................................. 9 Rigging ................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Proper Usage ........................................................................................................................................................... 11 4. Operating Instructions ........................................................................................................................................... 12 Manual Mode ........................................................................................................................................................... 12 Wireless Remote (IR) ............................................................................................................................................... 12 5. Appendix ................................................................................................................................................................. 13 General Troubleshooting .......................................................................................................................................... 13 Product Maintenance ............................................................................................................................................... 14 Returns Procedure ................................................................................................................................................... 15 Contact Information .................................................................................................................................................. 15 6. Technical Specifications ....................................................................................................................................... 16 Contact Information
World Headquarters United Kingdom & Ireland CHAUVET® CHAUVET® Europe Ltd.
General Information Address: 5200 NW 108th Avenue Sunrise, FL 33351 Voice: (954) 929‐1115 Fax: (954) 929‐5560 Toll free: (800) 762‐1084 Technical Support Voice: (954) 929‐1115 (Press 4) Fax: (954) 756‐8015 General Information
Address: Unit 1C Brookhill Road Pinxton, Nottingham, UK NG16 6NT Voice: +44 (0)1773 511115 Fax: +44 (0)1773 511110 Email: uktech@chauvetlighting.com World Wide Web: www.chauvetlighting.com
World Wide Web: www.chauvetlighting.co.uk
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1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What Is Included
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1 x MiN™ Laser FX 2.0/RGX 2.0
1 x Flexible tripod
1 x Adjustable stand
1 x Wireless remote
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1 x Power supply
1 x Clamp adaptor
1 x Warranty card
1 x User manual
Unpacking Instructions
Immediately upon receipt, carefully unpack this product and check the container to make
sure you have received all the parts indicated above in good condition.
Claims
If the container or the material inside the container (this product and any other accessory
included) appears damaged from shipping, or shows signs of mishandling, notify the carrier
immediately, not CHAUVET®, upon receipt of the damaged merchandise. Failure to do so in
a timely manner may invalidate your claim with the carrier. In addition, retain the container
and all the packing material 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 seven (7) days of receiving the
merchandise.
Manual Conventions
CHAUVET® manuals use the following conventions to differentiate certain types of
information from the regular text.
MEANING
Convention
<Menu>
A key to be pressed on the product’s control panel
1~512
A range of values
50/60
Settings
MENU >
Settings
ON
A set of values of which only one can be chosen
A menu option not to be modified (for example, showing the
operating mode/current status)
A sequence of menu options to be followed
A value to be entered or selected
Icons
This manual uses the following icons to indicate information that requires special attention
on the part of the user.
MEANING
Icons
This paragraph contains critical installation, configuration or
operation information. Failure to comply with this information
may render the product partially or completely inoperative,
cause damage to the product or cause harm to the user.
This paragraph contains important installation or configuration
information. Failure to comply with this information may
prevent the product from functioning correctly.
This paragraph reminds you of useful, although not critical,
information.
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Safety Instructions
Please read the following notes carefully because they include important safety
information about the installation, usage, and maintenance of this product.
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Keep this User Manual for future consultation. If you sell this product to another user,
be sure that they also receive this document.
Always make sure that the voltage of the outlet to which you are connecting this
product is within the range stated on the decal or rear panel of the product.
This product is for indoor use only! To prevent risk of fire or shock, do not expose this
product to rain or moisture.
Make sure there are no flammable materials close to the unit while operating.
Always install this product in a location with adequate ventilation, at least 20 in (50 cm)
from adjacent surfaces. Be sure that no ventilation slots are blocked.
Always disconnect this product from the power source before cleaning it or replacing
fuse.
Make sure to replace the fuse with another of the same type and rating.
If mounting it overhead, always secure this product to a fastening device using a
safety chain.
The maximum ambient temperature (Ta) is 104° F (40° C). Do not operate this product
at higher temperatures.
In the event of a serious operating problem, stop using the unit immediately. Never try
to repair the unit. Repairs carried out by unskilled people can lead to damage or
malfunction. Please contact the nearest authorized technical assistance center.
Never connect this product to a dimmer pack.
Make sure the power cord is not crimped or damaged.
Never disconnect the power cord by pulling or tugging on the cord.
Never carry a product from the power cord or any moving part. Always use the
hanging/mounting bracket or the handles.
Always avoid direct eye exposure to the light source when this product is on.
Lasers can be hazardous and have unique safety considerations. Permanent eye
injury and blindness is possible if lasers are used incorrectly. Pay close attention to
each safety REMARK and WARNING statement in this user manual. Read all
instructions carefully BEFORE operating this device.
 Avoid direct eye contact with laser light. Never intentionally expose your eyes or
others to direct laser light.
 This laser product can potentially cause instant eye injury or blindness if laser
light directly strikes the eyes.
 It is illegal and dangerous to shine this laser into audience areas, where the
audience or other personnel could get direct laser beams or bright reflections
into their eyes.
 It is a US Federal offense to shine any laser at aircraft.
 Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those
specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
 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 the dealer nearest to you.
 Avoid direct eye contact with laser light. Never intentionally expose your eyes or
others to direct laser light.
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Non Interlocked Housing Warning
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This unit contains high power laser devices internally.
Do not open the laser housing, due to potential exposure to unsafe levels of laser
radiation.
The laser power levels, accessible if the unit is opened, can cause instant blindness,
skin burns, and fires.
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Laser Safety Notes
STOP AND READ ALL THE LASER SAFETY NOTES BELOW
Laser Light is different from any other light sources with which you may be familiar. The light
from this product can potentially cause eye injury if not set up and used properly. Laser light
is thousands of times more concentrated than light from any other kind of light source. This
concentration of light can cause instant eye injuries, primarily by burning the retina (the light
sensitive portion at the back of the eye). Even if you cannot feel “heat” from a laser beam, it
can still potentially injure or blind you or your audience. Even very small amounts of laser light
are potentially hazardous even at long distances. Laser eye injuries can happen quicker than
you can blink.
It is incorrect to think that because these laser entertainment products split the laser into
hundreds of beams that the laser beam is scanned out in high speed, that an individual laser
beam is safe for eye exposure. This laser product uses dozens of milliwatts of laser power
(Class 3B levels internally) before it splits into multiple beams (Class 3R levels). Many of the
individual beams are potentially hazardous to the eyes.
It is also incorrect to assume that because the laser light is moving, it is safe. This is not true.
Nor, do the laser beams always move. Since eye injuries can occur instantly, it is critical to
prevent the possibility of any direct eye exposure. In the laser safety regulation, it is not legal
to aim Class 3R lasers in areas which people can get exposed. This is true even if it is aimed
below people’s faces, such as on a dance floor.
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Do not operate the laser without first reading and understanding all safety and technical
data in this manual.
Always set up and install all laser effects so that all laser light is at least 3 meters (9.8
feet) above the floor on which people can stand. See “Proper Usage” section later in this
manual.
After set up, and prior to public use, test laser to ensure proper function. Do not use if any
defect is detected. Do not use if laser emits only one or two laser beams rather than
dozens/hundreds, as this could indicate damage to the diffraction grating optic, and could
allow emission of higher laser levels above Class 3R.
Do not point lasers at people or animals.
Never look into the laser aperture or laser beams.
Do not point lasers in areas in which people can potentially get exposed, such as
uncontrolled balconies, etc.
Do not point lasers at highly reflective surfaces, such as windows, mirrors and shiny
metal. Even laser reflections can be hazardous.
Never point a laser at aircraft, this is a federal offense.
Never point un-terminated laser beams into the sky.
Do not expose the output optic (aperture) to cleaning chemicals.
Do not use laser if the laser appears to be emitting only one or two beams.
Do not use the laser if the housing is damaged, open, or if the optics appear damaged in
any way.
Never open the laser housing. The high laser power levels inside of the protective
housing can start fires, burn skin and will cause instant eye injury.
Never leave this device running unattended.
The operation of a class 3R laser show is only allowed if the show is controlled by a
skilled and well-trained operator, familiar with the data included in this manual.
The legal requirements for using laser entertainment products vary from country to
country. The user is responsible for the legal requirements at the location/country of use.
Always use appropriate lighting safety cables when hanging lights and effects overhead.
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Laser Safety Label Reproduction
Top
Front
Rear
Bottom
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LASER EXPOSURE
Laser light - Avoid direct eye contact!
Further guidelines and safety programs for safe use of lasers can be found in the ANSI
Z136.1 Standard “For Safe Use of Lasers”, available from the Laser Institute of America:
www.laserinstitute.org. Many local governments, corporations, agencies, military and
others, require all lasers to be used under the guidelines of ANSI Z136.1. Laser Display
guidance can be obtained via the International Laser Display Association:
www.laserist.org.
Laser Emission Data
Laser Classification
Class 3R
Green Laser Medium
DPSS Nd:YVO4, 532 nm
Red Laser Medium
LD GaAIAs, 650 nm
Beam Diameter
<5mm at aperture
Pulse Data
All pulses < 4 Hz (>0.25 sec)
Divergence (each beam) <2 mrad
Divergence (total light)
<160 degrees
Laser Power of Each
Beam from Aperture*
<5 mW
*As measured under IEC measurement conditions for classification.
Laser Compliance Statement
This laser product complies with EN/IEC 60825-1 Ed 2, 2007-03, and US FDA/CDRH
FLPPS via the terms of Laser Notice No. 50 dated June 24, 2007. This laser device
is classified 3R. (Class 3R is the international equivalent of US Class IIIa). No
maintenance is required to keep this product in compliance with laser performance
standards.
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2. INTRODUCTION
Product Overview
Mode Button
Microphone
Wireless
Remote
Receiver
LED
Indicator
Laser Output
Green Laser
Dimmer
12 V Power
In
Cooling Fan
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3. SETUP
AC Power
This product includes an external power supply which is auto-ranging and runs on
100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz power. Only use the included power supply! To obtain a
replacement power supply, contact Chauvet®.
Power Supply
To determine the power requirements for a particular product, see the label affixed to the
back plate of the product or refer to the product’s specifications chart. A product’s listed
current rating indicates its average current draw under normal conditions.
Always connect the product to a switched circuit. Never connect the product to a rheostat
(variable resistor) or dimmer circuit, even if the rheostat or dimmer channel is used only
as a 0 to 100% switch.
Mounting
Orientation
The MiN™ Laser FX 2.0/RGX 2.0 may be mounted in any position provided there is
adequate room for ventilation.
Rigging
Be sure that the structure can support the weight of the product. Please see the
“Technical Specifications” section of this manual for a detailed weight listing. Mount the
product securely. Do this with a screw, nut and bolt, or a hanging clamp. When rigging,
consider routine maintenance. Please see the following notes on installation.
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When aiming the products, you may use the bracket adjustment knob(s). Loosen
the knob(s), adjust to the desired angle, and then tighten the knob(s) by turning
clockwise. Do not use tools for this step, as it may cause damage.
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Use the floor stand to support the product in a sitting position.
Angle Adjustment
Knob A
Angle Adjustment
Knob B
Adjustable Stand
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Floor Stand,
Flexible Feet (3)
Coupler
Clamp
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Proper Usage
This product is for overhead mounting only. For safety purposes, CHAUVET®
recommends mounting your lighting effect products on steady elevated platforms or
sturdy overhead supports using suitable hanging clamps. In all cases, you must use
safety cables. You can obtain appropriate mounting hardware from your lighting
vendor.
International laser safety regulations require that laser products must be operated in
the fashion illustrated below, with a minimum of 3 meters (9.8 ft) of vertical separation
between the floor and the lowest laser light vertically. Additionally, 3 meters of
horizontal separation is required between laser light and audience or other public
spaces.
CAUTION - USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE
OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT
IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE
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4. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Manual Mode
Access the four different operating modes available in this product by using the
<MODE> button on the front panel. Pressing and holding the <MODE> button for
2.5 seconds will turn the product on or off.
Press <MODE> to cycle through the modes. Please see a description of each mode
below.
Mode
1
2
3
4
Description
Sound-active A
Sound-active B
Automatic A (fast effects)
Automatic B (slow effects)
The LED indicator on the front of the product will be blue when a sound-active
mode is selected.
The LED indicator on the front of the product will be red when an automatic
mode is selected.
Wireless Remote (IR)
Turns on sound active
mode
Cycles through auto
programs
Cycles through colors
Turn the laser on/off
Pause the effect
In Manual Mode, selects effect:
A-Red, B-Green, C-Effect Speed
In Manual Mode,
rotate effect direction
In Manual Mode, selects speed:
1~8- fast to slow, 9- on, 0- off
The wireless Remote (IR) will immediately override the <MODE> button. No
additional settings are required!
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5. APPENDIX
General Troubleshooting
SYMPTOM
Breaker/Fuse
keeps blowing
Device does not
power up
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
 Excessive circuit load
 Short circuit along the power
wires
 Check for a short in the electrical
wiring (internal and/or external).
 No power
 Check for power on Mains.
 Loose power cord
 Wrong DMX addressing
Product is not
responding to
DMX
POSSIBLE ACTION(S)
 Check total load placed on the
electrical circuit.
 Damaged DMX cables
 Wrong polarity settings on the
controller
 Loose DMX cables
 Faulty DMX interface
 Faulty Main PCB
 Non DMX cables
 Bouncing signals
 Long cable / Low level signal
Loss of signal
 Too many products
 Interference from AC wires
 Check power cord
 Check Control Panel and unit
addressing
 Check DMX cables
 Check polarity switch settings on
the controller
 Check cable connections
 Replace DMX input
 Replace Main PCB
 Use only DMX compatible cables
 Install terminator as suggested.
 Install amplifier right after product
with strong signal.
 Install an optically coupled DMX
splitter after unit #32.
 Keep DMX cables separated from
power cables or black lights.
If you still have a problem after trying the above solutions, please contact CHAUVET®
Technical Support.
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Product Maintenance
Dust build up reduces light output performance and can cause overheating. This can
lead to reduction of the light source’s life and mechanical wear. To maintain optimum
performance and minimize wear, you should clean your lighting products at least twice
a month. However, be aware that usage and environmental conditions could be
contributing factors to increase the cleaning frequency.
To clean this lighting product, follow the instructions below:
1. Unplug the product from power.
2. Wait until the product is cold.
3. Use a vacuum (or dry compressed air) and a soft brush to remove dust
collected on the external surface and fan vents.
4. Clean the glass panel (laser aperture) with a mild solution of glass cleaner or
isopropyl alcohol.
5. Apply the solution directly to a soft, lint-free cotton cloth or a lens cleaning
tissue, and drag any dirt or grime to the outside of the glass.
6. Gently polish the glass surface until it is free of haze and lint. Always dry the glass surface carefully after cleaning them.
Do not spin the fan using compressed air because you could damage it.
DO NOT open this product for cleaning or servicing.
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Returns Procedure
The user must send the merchandise prepaid, in the original box, and with its 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 for the return.
The user must clearly label the package with a Return Merchandise Authorization
(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, please 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
Be sure to pack the product properly. Any shipping damage resulting from inadequate
packaging will be the customer’s responsibility. As a suggestion, proper UPS packing
or double-boxing is always a safe method to use.
CHAUVET® reserves the right to use its own discretion to repair or replace
returned product(s).
Contact Information
World Headquarters
CHAUVET®
General Information
Address:
Voice:
Fax:
Toll free:
United Kingdom & Ireland
CHAUVET® Europe Ltd.
General Information
5200 NW 108th Avenue
Sunrise, FL 33351
(954) 929-1115
(954) 929-5560
(800) 762-1084
Technical Support
Voice:
Fax:
Email:
(954) 929-1115 (Press 4)
(954) 756-8015
tech@chauvetlighting.com
World Wide Web
Voice:
Fax:
Unit 1C
Brookhill Road Industrial Estate
Pinxton, Nottingham, UK
NG16 6NT
+44 (0)1773 511115
+44 (0)1773 511110
Technical Support
Email:
uktech@chauvetlighting.com
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.com
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6. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions and
Weight
Length
4.3 in (111 mm)
Width
3.3 in (85 mm)
Height
1.8 in (45 mm)
Weight
0.7 lbs (0.3 kg)
Note: Dimensions in inches rounded to the nearest decimal digit
Power
Power Supply
Input Voltage
12 VDC 600 ma
Range
100~240 V, 50/60 Hz
Voltage Selection
Auto-ranging
Parameter
Energy consumption
Operating current (units)
120 V, 60 Hz
6W
0.1A
230 V, 50 Hz
6W
0.1 A
Power I/O
Connectors
Cord plug
Input
IEC
Edison (USA)
Output
Edison (USA)
N/A
Type
Laser (green)
Laser (red)
Power
50 mW
100 mW
Wavelength
532 nm
650 nm
Parameter
Coverage angle
Value
100º
Light Source
MiN Laser FX 2.0
MiN Laser RGX 2.0
Photo Optic
Thermal
Ordering
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Maximum External
Temp.
104° F (40° C)
Cooling System
Fan cooled
Product Name
MiN™ Laser RGX 2.0
MiN™ Laser FX 2.0
Item Code
10060415
10060414
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Item Number
MINLASERRGX2.0
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