DMX-605A
Intimidator™ 2.0
DMX-610A
Insignia™ 2.0
USER MANUAL
Insignia™ 2.0
Intimidator™ 2.0
Chauvet, 3000 N 29th Ct, Hollywood, FL 33020 U.S.A
(800) 762-1084 – (954) 929-1115
FAX (954) 929-5560
www.chauvetlighting.com
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TABLE OF CONTENT
TABLE OF CONTENT ...................................................................................................................................................... 2
BEFORE YOU BEGIN ...................................................................................................................................................... 3
WHAT IS INCLUDED................................................................................................................................................................................ 3
UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS .................................................................................................................................................................... 3
AC POWER .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 3
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .......................................................................................................................................................................... 3
INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................................................................... 4
FEATURES ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 4
DMX CHANNEL SUMMARY ..................................................................................................................................................................... 4
PRODUCT OVERVIEW ............................................................................................................................................................................ 5
SETUP .............................................................................................................................................................................. 6
LAMP ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Lamp installation ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 6
POWER ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 6
MOUNTING ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Orientation.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Rigging ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
MANUAL FOCUSING ............................................................................................................................................................................... 7
FUSE REPLACEMENT ............................................................................................................................................................................. 7
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.......................................................................................................................................... 8
OPERATING MODES .............................................................................................................................................................................. 8
Stand Alone.............................................................................................................................................................. 8
Master/Slave ............................................................................................................................................................ 8
Master/Slave settings......................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
DMX Mode ............................................................................................................................................................... 8
Setting the starting address ............................................................................................................................................................................... 8
CA-9 EASY CONTROLLER (OPTIONAL) ................................................................................................................................................. 10
APPENDIX...................................................................................................................................................................... 11
DMX PRIMER ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
Fixture Linking.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 11
DMX CHANNEL VALUES ...................................................................................................................................................................... 12
MAINTENANCE .................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
RETURNS PROCEDURE ........................................................................................................................................................................ 13
CLAIMS .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 13
GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING.............................................................................................................................................................. 14
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................................................................................ 15
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What is included
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1 x DMX-610A Insignia™ 2.0
Intelligent Barrel Scanner
or
1 x DMX-605A Intimidator™ 2.0
Intelligent Mirror Scanner
Power cord with plug
ELC 250w lamp
Warranty Card
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
Figure 1 - AC Voltage Switch
fixture, check that the source voltage matches the fixture’s requirement.
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 power select switch on your unit matches the
line voltage applied. All fixtures must be connected to circuits
with a suitable Earth Ground.
Safety Instructions
Please read these instructions carefully, which includes important
information about the installation, usage and maintenance?
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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 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 50cm from adjacent surfaces. Be sure
that no ventilation slots are blocked.
Always disconnect from power source before servicing or
replacing lamp or fuse and be sure to replace with same
lamp source.
Caution!
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Secure fixture to fastening device using a safety chain.
Never carry the fixture solely by its head. Use its carrying
handles.
Maximum ambient temperature is Ta: 40°. Do not operate
fixture at temperatures higher than this.
In the event of 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.
Don’t connect the device to a dimmer pack.
Make sure power cord is never crimped or damaged.
Never disconnect power cord by pulling or tugging on the
cord.
Avoid direct eye exposure to lamp while it is on.
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.
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INTRODUCTION
Features
Insignia™ 2.0
Intimidator™ 2.0
Control Features
Control Features
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5 channel DMX Intelligent Barrel Scanner
Strobing
Gobo Wheel
- 14 gobos plus open
- 12 metal, 2 glass
- Gobo Bounce™
Color Wheel
- 11 colors plus open
- (include UV purple) plus white
Barrel Swivels 180° in .5 sec
Barrel Rotates 360° in both directions
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5 channel DMX Intelligent Scanner
Strobing
Gobo Wheel
- 14 gobos plus open
- 12 metal, 2 glass
- Gobo Bounce™
Color Wheel
- 11 colors plus open
- (include UV purple) plus white
Pan: 180° in .5 sec.
Tilt: 90° in .3 sec.
Features
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Built in beat activated and automatic programs (stand-alone)
Double bracket yoke doubles as floor stand
Bulb saver cuts off after 10 seconds
Surface coated mirror for optimum luminosity
Automatically enters stand-alone when no DMX signal is present
Linkable via Master/Slave
Micro-stepping motors
Thermal switch
Fan cooled
Options
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Wired remote controllers: CA-9 Easy Controller
DMX Channel Summary
CHANNEL
FUNCTION
1
Strobe
2
Gobo
3
Color
4
Pan (DMX-605A)
Barrel Swivel (DMX-610A)
5
Tilt (DMX-605A)
Barrel Rotation (DMX-610A)
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Product Overview
Barrel Scanner
Mirror Scanner
Hanging Yoke, double
bracketed for floor
positioning
Lamp access cover
Power & Fuse compartment
Insignia™ 2.0
Microphone
Intimidator™ 2.0
DMX connectors
Voltage Switch
Double bracketed
yoke used for floor
positions.
Sound Sensitivity Knob
Remote Controller Input
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SETUP
Lamp
You will need to install a lamp prior to the initial operation of the fixture. An ELC 250W halogen lamp
is included.
Warning!
When replacing the lamp, please wait 15 minutes after powering down to allow the
unit to cool down! Always disconnect from main power prior to lamp replacement.
Do not touch the envelope (glass area) of the bulb with bare hands. If this happens, clean the lamp
with alcohol and wipe it with a lint free cloth before installation.
L AM P I N ST AL L AT I O N
Lamp Installation
1)
Remove both thumbscrews located on the front of
the fixture next to the focus lens and remove the
lamp face plate.
2)
If replacing the lamp, remove old lamp first.
3)
Reach in and slide the lamp out of the retaining
cage.
4)
Detach the lamp from the lamp socket and replace.
5)
Replace lamp face plate, align the screw holes and
fasten the thumbscrews.
6)
No lamp alignment is necessary for this fixture
since the lamp is already optimized inside the
reflector.
Remove both thumbscrews
Lamp
exposed
Power
Your product is equipped with switch-selectable AC
power setting.
Warning!
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Verify that the power select switch on your unit matches the line voltage applied. All
fixtures must be connected to circuits with a suitable Earth Ground.
Slide switch up or down
To determine the power requirements for a particular fixture, see the label
depending on your line voltage.
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.
All fixtures must be connected to circuits with a suitable Earth Ground.
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Setup
Mounting
O RI E NT AT IO N
This fixture may be mounted in any position provided there is adequate room for ventilation.
RIG G ING
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.
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When selecting installation location, take into consideration lamp
replacement access and routine maintenance.
Note!
Clamp is sold separately.
Safety cables should always be used.
Never mount in places where the fixture will be exposed to rain, high humidity, extreme temperature
changes or restricted ventilation.
Manual Focusing
To adjust the focus, please follow the instructions below.
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If operating in stand alone mode, turn the music
down so that the unit temporarily stops any activity.
In DMX control mode, create a static scene with
any gobo of your choice pointed to a flat surface,
ideally at a half-way point of the fixtures total
coverage area.
Rotate lens
gun clockwise
and counterclockwise to
achieve
desired focus.
Rotate the lens gun either clockwise or counterclockwise until the spot is defined by a hard edge.
Fuse Replacement
Disconnect the power cord before replacing a fuse and
always replace with the same type fuse.
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.
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The fuse is located
inside this
compartment.
Remove using a flat
head screwdriver.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Operating Modes
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A stand-alone mode will listen to sound and run through its diverse range of built in programs.
Master/Slave mode will allow the command of up to as many units you want in a synchronized light show to the
sound.
DMX control mode will provide the greatest flexibility and creativity. Each fixture trait can be controlled individually
using any universal DMX-512 controller.
Stand Alone
The Stand Alone mode is activated automatically when the fixture is absent of DMX signal or a
controller is not connected. The fixture will run through its built in programs as it listens to the sound.
Master/Slave
The Master/Slave mode will allow you to link up to as many units you want in a daisy chain fashion. In
this mode, the first unit in the daisy chain will automatically command all other units following.
Connecting this fixture for (Master/Slave) operation does not require any menu or setting selections.
Simply connect each unit in a daisy like fashion using qualified 3 pin DMX cables as described below.
M AST E R/ S L AV E S ET T ING S
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
as illustrated below.
Daisy Chain
Connection
Optional Controller
Note!
For additional information on linking fixtures read under section “DMX Primer”
DMX Mode
Operating in a DMX Control mode environment gives the user the greatest flexibility when it comes to
customizing or creating a show. In this mode you will be able to control each individual trait of the
fixture independently.
S ET T ING T H E ST ART ING AD D R E SS
This DMX mode enables the use of a universal DMX controller device. Each fixture requires a "start
address" from 1 to 511. 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 occupies or uses 6 channels
of DMX 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 notate
the start address selected for future reference.
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Operating Instructions
If this is your first time addressing a fixture using the DMX-512 control protocol than I suggest jumping
to the Appendix Section and read 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. Determining which switches to toggle ON given a specific start address can be
accomplished in the following manner. By subtracting the largest switch value possible from the
selected start address which does not cause a negative number.
EXAMPLE STARTING ADDRESS
10 OPTION
Address 10
9
256
7
64
8
Pin # 4
Pin # 2
Total
=8
=2
= 10
6
5
4
3
2
1
4
2
1
256
7
64
6
5
4
3
2
1
9
128
32
16
8
4
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
You will most likely use the first
available number which maybe
number 1. This number was
selected for example purposes.
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ON
OFF
= 16
=8
= 24
Address 233
16
9
8
Resolving address using
simple math.
32
10 OPTION
Address 24
Pin # 5
Pin # 4
Total
128
DIP SWITCH
(DMX VALUE)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1
2
4
8
16
32
64
128
256
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CA-9 Easy Controller (Optional)
STAND BY
MODE
FUNCTION
Pan & Tilt is sound activated but
Gobo and Color wheel are static and
controlled by the Function button.
LED ON: Slow Mode
Tap the Function button to step
through the 11 colors then once
more to step to the next gobo.
The unit’s movement Pan & Tilt and
Gobo/Color is sound activated.
BLACKOUT
Press and hold the Function button
to achieve the following results.
LED OFF: Fast Mode
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Strobe in different colors and
gobos
b.
Synchronous strobe in white
c.
Two-light strobe in white color
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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’)
F I XT UR E L I NK ING
Figure 2 - DMX connector configuration
1
3
2
COMMON
INPUT
Note!
1
3
2
1
3
2
DMX +
Resistance 120
ohm 1/4w between
pin 2 (DMX -) and
pin 3 (DMX +) of
the last fixture.
OUTPUT
DMX -
Termination reduces signal errors and to
avoid signal transmission problems and
interference, it is always advisable to connect
a DMX signal terminator.
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.
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
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Appendix
DMX Channel Values
Channel
Value
1
000  015
016  091
092  135
136  195
196  255
Strobe
Gobo Stopped
Adjacent gobo strobe: Slow > Fast
Adjacent color strobe: Slow > Fast
Adjacent color and gobo strobe: Slow > Fast
Gobo Bounce™: Slow > Fast
2
000  007
008  015
016  023
024  031
032  039
040  047
048  055
056  063
064  071
072  079
080  087
088  095
096  103
104  111
112  119
120  127
128  255
Gobo
Blackout
Open
Gobo 1
Gobo 2
Gobo 3
Gobo 4
Gobo 5
Gobo 6
Gobo 7
Gobo 8
Gobo 9
Gobo 10
Gobo 11
Gobo 12
Gobo 13
Gobo 14
Gobo Spin: Slow > Fast
3
000  010
011  012
022  023
033  034
044  045
055  065
066  076
077  087
088  098
099  109
110  120
121  127
128  255
Color
Open/White
Red
Dark Blue
Yellow
Green
Pink
UV
Cyan
Orange
Magenta
Tri-Color (Red-White-Blue)
Quad-Color
Color Spin: Slow > Fast
4
000  255
Pan or Barrel Orientation
0° - 180°
000  255
Tilt (DMX-605A)
0° - 90°
000  120
121  136
137  245
246  255
Barrel Rotation (DMX-610A)
360° clockwise rotation: Fast > Slow
Stop
360° counter-clockwise rotation: Slow > Fast
Stop
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Appendix
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. Do not to touch the lamp glass when cleaning fixture. Oil
and dirt can cause damage and premature aging of the lamp. In the event that the lamp is touched or
becomes dirty, clean the lamps with an alcohol wipe.
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 (RA #). Products
returned without an RA # 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.
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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Appendix
General Troubleshooting
Applies to
Symptom
Solution(s)
Auto shut off
Check fan thermal switch reset
Beam is very dim or not
bright
Clean optical system or replace lamp
Breaker/Fuse keeps
blowing
Check total load placed on device
Chase is too slow
Check users manual for speed adjustment
Device has no power
Lights
Foggers
& Snow
Controllers
Dimmers
& Chaser
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Check 220/110v switch for proper setting
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Check for power on Mains.
Check device’s fuse. (internal and/or external)
Fixture is not responding
Check DMX Dip switch settings for correct addressing
Check DMX cables
Check polarity switch settings
Fixture is on but there is
no movement to the audio
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
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Adjust sound sensitivity knob
Lamps cuts off
sporadically
Possible bad lamp or fixture is overheating.
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
Loss of signal
Use only DMX cables
Lamp may be at end of its life.
Install terminator
Note: Keep DMX cables separated from power cables or black lights.
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Motor movements are
jerky or jumpy
Possible bad motor driver or sensors
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 light output
Check slip ring & brushes for contact
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Check polarity switch on controller
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Install bulb
Call service technician
Relay will not work
Check reset switch
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Check cable connections
Remote does not work
Make sure connector is firmly connected to device
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Stand alone mode
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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Unit wobbles when rotating
Check for damages possibly incurred during shipping
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Appendix
Technical Specifications
WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS
Length................................................................................................................. 457.20 mm (18.00 in)
Width..................................................................................................................... 152.40 mm (6.00 in)
Height ................................................................................................................... 139.70 mm (5.50 in)
Weight.......................................................................................................................7.48 Kg (16.5 lbs)
POWER
Switch-selectable power setting ..................................................................115V 60 Hz or 230V 50 Hz
AC input .......................................................................................3-prong IEC 60320 C14 male socket
Current draw ................................................................. (peak 264W @ 120V), (inrush 598W @ 120V)
European version ...................................................................................................... 230V/240V 50 Hz
LAMPS
ELC..................................................................................................................................... 250W 24V
THERMAL
Maximum ambient temperature ......................................................................................... 40° (104° F)
FUSE
Main ......................................................................................................... 20mm Glass 6.3A Fast Blow
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 ....................................................................................................................................5
ORDERING INFORMATION
Intimidator™ 2.0.................................................................................................................. DMX-605A
Insignia™ 2,0 ...................................................................................................................... DMX-610A
CA-9 Easy Controller.....................................................................................................................CA-9
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