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Obey™ 70
DMX Controller
Ok on Dimmer
Outdoor OK
Sound Activated
DMX512
Master/Slave
115V/230V Switch
Replaceable Fuse
User Serviceable
Duty Cycle
USER MANUAL
Chauvet, 3000 N 29th Ct, Hollywood, FL 33020 U.S.A.
(800) 762-1084 – (954) 929-1115
FAX (954) 929-5560
www.chauvetlighting.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Before You Begin ...................................................................................................................................... 3
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Unpacking Instructions ................................................................................................................................. 3
Safety Instructions ........................................................................................................................................ 3
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Product Overview (front) ..............................................................................................................................5
Product Overview (rear panel) ..................................................................................................................... 6
Common Terms ............................................................................................................................................ 7
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Setup ............................................................................................................................................................ 8
Setting up the System .................................................................................................................................. 8
Resetting the System ................................................................................................................................... 8
Fixture Addressing ....................................................................................................................................... 8
Physical fader Assignment ........................................................................................................................... 9
Joystick Assignment ................................................................................................................................... 10
Reverse Channel Output ............................................................................................................................ 11
Fade Time Assign ...................................................................................................................................... 11
Programming .............................................................................................................................................. 12
Entering program mode..............................................................................................................................12
Create a scene ........................................................................................................................................... 12
Edit a scene ................................................................................................................................................ 12
Scene copy ................................................................................................................................................. 13
Delete scene............................................................................................................................................... 13
Delete all scenes ........................................................................................................................................ 13
Bank copy ................................................................................................................................................... 13
Bank delete ................................................................................................................................................. 14
Chase Programming .................................................................................................................................. 14
Create a chase ........................................................................................................................................... 14
Copy Bank Into Chase ............................................................................................................................... 14
Adding a step to a chase ............................................................................................................................ 15
Delete a scene/step in a Chase ................................................................................................................. 15
Delete a Chase ........................................................................................................................................... 15
Delete all Chase Programs ........................................................................................................................ 16
Playback (Scenes) ..................................................................................................................................... 16
Manual run scene ....................................................................................................................................... 16
Running in Sound-Mode ............................................................................................................................ 16
Running in Auto-Mode................................................................................................................................ 16
Blackout ...................................................................................................................................................... 17
Playback (Chases) ..................................................................................................................................... 17
Manual run chases ..................................................................................................................................... 17
Auto run chases ......................................................................................................................................... 17
Music run chases ....................................................................................................................................... 17
Running Sequential chases ....................................................................................................................... 18
Midi Operation ............................................................................................................................................ 18
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Fixture Linking ............................................................................................................................................ 19
Returns Procedure ..................................................................................................................................... 20
Claims ......................................................................................................................................................... 20
Troubleshooting .......................................................................................................................................... 20
DMX Dipswitch Quick Reference Chart ..................................................................................................... 21
General Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................ 22
Technical Specifications .............................................................................................................................23
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
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What is included
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1 x Obey™ 70 controller
1 x DC 9-12V 500mA, 110V Power Adapter or 230V Power Adapter
1 x Manual with warranty card
Unpacking Instructions
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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.
Safety Instructions
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Please read these instructions carefully, which includes important information
about the installation, usage and maintenance of your fixture.
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Caution!
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.
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.
Do not operate this device in more than 113°F (45°C) ambient temperature conditions.
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 at: 954-929-1115.
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INTRODUCTION
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The Obey™70 is a universal intelligent lighting controller. It allows the control of
12 fixtures composed of 32 channels each and up to 240 programmable scenes. Six
chase banks can contain up to 240 steps composed of the saved scenes and in any
order. Programs can be triggered by music, midi, automatically or manually.
Channel assignments can be reprogrammed for ease of controlling different fixtures.
On the surface you will find various programming tools such as 8 universal channel
sliders, quick access scanner and scene buttons, and an LED display indicator for
easier navigation of controls and menu functions.
Features
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Universal DMX-512 controller
Controls up to 12 intelligent lights of up to 32 channels each
30 banks of 8 scenes, 240 scenes max
384 DMX channels of control
6 sets of chases containing 240 scenes
Program fade and speed time into each step
Reversible sliders
Re-assignable channels
Sequential linking of chases
Assignable joystick
Fog & strobe control buttons
Grab any fixture on the fly
Beat activation, tap-sync and auto run
Polarity selector
4 space 19" rack mount
MIDI compatible
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Introduction
Product Overview (front)
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Button or Fader
Function
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Fixture select buttons
Fixture selection
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Fixture indicator LED's
Indicates the fixtures currently selected
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Scene select buttons
Universal bump buttons representing scene location for storage and selection
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Channel faders
For adjusting DMX values, Ch 1~16 can be adjusted immediately after pressing the
respective fixture select button, Ch 17~32 after pressing the Page select button
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Page A Indicator LED
Represents Ch 1~16 range selected
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Page B Indicator LED
Represents Ch 17~32 range selected
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Page select button
Press to toggle between pages of control.
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Program button
Used to enter programming mode
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Music/Bank Copy button
Used to activate Music mode and as the copy command during programming
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LCD display window
Status window displays pertinent operational data
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Blackout Indicator LED
Indicates the controller is in Blackout mode.
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Bank Up button
Function button to scroll through banks in ascending order.
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Bank Down button
Function button to scroll through banks in descending order.
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Tapsync/Display button
Sets the chase speed by tapping, and toggles between values and percentages.
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Blackout button
Reduces all DMX values to zero.
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Midi/Add button
Activates MIDI external control and also used to confirm the record/save process
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Auto/Del button
Used to activate Auto mode and as the delete function key during programming
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Chase buttons
Chase memory 1 ~ 6
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Speed fader
This will adjust the hold time of a scene or a step within a chase
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Fade Time fader
Also considered a cross-fade, sets the fade time between two scenes in a chase
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Strobe button
Used for CHAUVET strobes.
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Fog button
Used for CHAUVET fog machines
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Fog LEDs
Green indicates “Ready to Fog”, Red indicates “Heating”
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Strobe LED
Blinks when pressing the strobe button
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Product Overview (rear panel)
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Button or Fader
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MIDI input port
For external triggering of banks, scenes, chases, and blackout using a MIDI device
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DMX polarity switch
May be used to change signal polarity
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DMX output connector
DMX control signal
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DC Input jack
Main power feed
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Strobe connector
Chauvet Mono Strobe ¼” connector for built in strobe controller
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ON/OFF power switch
Turns the controller on and off
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Fog connector
Chauvet fog controller IEC connector
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Common Terms
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The following are common terms used in intelligent light
programming.
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Blackout is a state where all lighting fixtures’ light output are set to 0 or off, usually on a
temporary basis.
DMX-512 is an industry standard digital communication protocol used in entertainment lighting
equipment. For more information read Sections “DMX Primer” and “DMX Control Mode” in the
Appendix.
Fixture refers to your lighting instrument or other device such as a fogger or dimmer which you
can control.
Programs are a number of scenes arranged one after another. It can be programmed as either a
single scene or multiple scenes in sequence.
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Scenes are static lighting states.
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Sliders are also known as faders.
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Chases can also be called programs. A chase consists of a number of scenes arranged one
after another.
Scanner refers to a lighting instrument with a pan and tilt mirror; however DMX controllers can
use this term to control any DMX-512 compatible device as a generic fixture.
MIDI is a standard for representing musical information in a digital format. A MIDI input would
provide external triggering of scenes using midi devices such as a midi keyboard.
Stand Alone refers to a fixture’s ability to function independently of an external controller and
usually in sync to music, due to a built in microphone.
Fade slider is used to adjust the fade time between scenes within a chase.
Speed slider affects the amount of time a scene will hold its state. It is also considered a wait
time.
Shutter is a mechanical device in the lighting fixture that allows you to block the lights path. It is
often used to lessen the intensity of the light output and to strobe.
Patching refers to the process of assigning faders to a DMX channel within a fixture.
Playbacks can be either scenes or chases that are directly called to execution by the user. A
playback can also be considered program memory that can be recalled during a show.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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Setup
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SE T TI NG UP T HE SYS TEM
1)
Place the Obey™ 70 on a level surface. Note! The Obey™ 70 can also be rack mounted,
occupying four rack spaces (4U).
2)
Plug the AC to DC power supply into the system back panel and into the mains outlet.
3)
Plug in your DMX cable(s) to your intelligent lighting as described in the respective fixture’s
manual. For a quick overview of DMX see the “DMX Primer” on page 19.
4)
Reset the system using the instructions below.
R ES ETTI NG T HE S YS TE M
Warning: this will reset the controller to its factory defaults. This will erase all programs and
settings.
1)
Turn off the unit.
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Press and hold BANK UP and AUTO/DEL.
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Turn on power to the unit (while still holding BANK UP and AUTO/DEL).
4)
All LEDs will blink to indicate a successful reset. (Note: This process may take up to 15
seconds)
FIXTURE ADDRESSING
The OBEY™70B is programmed to control 32 channels of DMX per fixture. Therefore, the
fixtures you wish to control with the corresponding “FIXTURE” buttons on the unit must be
spaced 32 channels apart (check the respective fixture’s manual for how to enter the information
into the fixture).
Note: failure to use these DMX assignments may cause a lack of control of the fixtures.
FIXTURE OR
SCANNER #
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BINARY DIPSWITCH SETTINGS
SWITCH TO THE “ON POSITION”
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P HY SICAL F ADE R ASSI G NME NT (OP TIO NAL SE T UP)
Use this feature to combine or unify fixture control attributes for different fixtures. For example; if
you were controlling 4 moving mirrors and 4 moving yokes, the color, gobo and dimmer channels
may not line up ideally on the physical faders. Use this function to re-assign the dimmer, color
and gobo channels to faders 1, 2 and 3. From now on you will be able to control the same
attributes on all fixtures using the same fader location.
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Action ™
1)
Press and hold PROGRAM & TAPSYNC
buttons together (1) time to access the
channel assignment mode.
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Press a FIXTURE button that represents
the fixture whose faders you would like to
re-assign.
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Move the SPEED fader until you arrive at
controller channel (number).
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Move the FADE TIME fader to select the
DMX channel.
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Press the MIDI/ADD button to confirm
setting. All LED’s will flash, indicating a
successful save of the setting.
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Repeat steps 3 ~ 5 as often as necessary.
All physical faders can be re-assigned to output
on a different DMX channel. Faders are given a
channel number and are labeled on the surface of
the controller as such.
The display will read the Channels and output to
indicate the correct mode.
If you press the buttons 2 times, then this places
you in to the Reverse mode. This is not the correct
mode for this function.
If you wish to copy a scanner’s physical
assignments to another scanner, continue by
following steps 7-13. If you do not wish to do
this, press and hold PROGRAM & TAPSYNC
buttons (2) times to exit mode.
Example: Copying Scanner 1 into
Scanner 2
1)
Press and hold FIXTURE button # 1.
2)
While holding button # 1 press FIXTURE
button # 2.
3)
While holding FIXTURE buttons # 1 and #
2, press and hold MIDI/ADD button.
4)
Release FIXTURE button # 1 first before
releasing FIXTURE button # 2.
5)
Release MIDI/ADD button.
6)
All FIXTURE LED indicators will flash to
confirm successful copy.
7)
Press and hold PROGRAM & TAPSYNC
buttons (2) times to exit mode.
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JO YS T I CK ASS IG NME NT ( O PTIO NAL SE TUP )
The joystick is set to channels 15 & 16 on Page A and 31 & 32 on Page B by default. If your pan
and tilt fall on different channels, then you may change this assignment. This is done using the
same process of assigning the channels as described in the previous section.
Notes ‡
Action ™
1)
Press and hold PROGRAM & TAPSYNC
buttons together (1) time to access the
channel assignment mode.
2)
Press a FIXTURE button that represents
the fixture whose faders you would like to
re-assign.
3)
Move the SPEED fader until you arrive at
controller pan/tilt number. This will be
P1/P2 (X-Axis) and T1/T2 (Y-Axis).
4)
Move the FADE TIME fader to select the
DMX channel.
5)
Press the MIDI/ADD button to confirm
setting. All LED’s will flash, indicating a
successful save of the setting.
6)
Repeat steps 3 ~ 5 as often as necessary.
All physical faders can be re-assigned to output
on a different DMX channel. Faders are given a
channel number and are labeled on the surface of
the controller as such.
The display will read the Channels and output to
indicate the correct mode.
If you press the buttons 2 times, then this places
you in to the Reverse mode. This is not the correct
mode for this function.
If you wish to copy a scanner’s physical
assignments to another scanner, continue by
following steps 7-13. If you do not wish to do
this, press and hold PROGRAM & TAPSYNC
buttons (2) times to exit mode.
Example: Copying Scanner 1 into
Scanner 2
1)
Press and hold FIXTURE button # 1.
2)
While holding button # 1 press FIXTURE
button # 2.
3)
While holding FIXTURE buttons # 1 and #
2, press and hold MIDI/ADD button.
4)
Release FIXTURE button # 1 first before
releasing FIXTURE button # 2.
5)
Release MIDI/ADD button.
6)
All FIXTURE LED indicators will flash to
confirm successful copy.
7)
Press and hold PROGRAM & TAPSYNC
buttons (2) times to exit mode.
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REVERSE CHANNEL O UTP UT (OPTIONAL SETUP)
Action ™
Notes ‡
1)
Press and hold PROGRAM & TAPSYNC
buttons together (2) times to access the
channel assignment mode then press the
FIXTURE button.
You can permanently reverse the output of any
given channel on the controller.
2)
Move the SPEED fader until you arrive at
the controller channel you wish to alter.
3)
Move the FADE TIME fader all the way up
until N changes to Y.
4)
Press MIDI/ADD to confirm all changes
and then hold PROGRAM & TAPSYNC
buttons to exit.
If you wish to copy a scanner’s reverse channel
assignments to another scanner, continue by
following steps 4-10. If you do not wish to do
this, press and hold PROGRAM & TAPSYNC
buttons (1) times to exit mode.
Example: Copying Scanner 1 into
Scanner 2
5)
Press and hold FIXTURE button # 1.
6)
While holding button # 1 press FIXTURE
button # 2.
7)
While holding FIXTURE buttons # 1 and #
2, press and hold MIDI/ADD button.
8)
Release FIXTURE button # 1 first before
releasing FIXTURE button # 2.
9)
Release MIDI/ADD button.
10) All FIXTURE LED indicators will flash to
confirm successful copy.
11) Press and hold PROGRAM & TAPSYNC
buttons (1) times to exit mode.
F A DE TI ME ASS IG N (O P TIO N AL SE T UP )
You can choose whether the board’s fade time during scene execution is implemented broadly to
all output channels or only to the Pan and Tilt movement channels. This is relevant because
often you will want gobos and colors to change quickly while not affecting the movement of the
light.
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Action ™
1)
Turn OFF the controller.
2)
Hold the BLACKOUT and TAPSYNC
buttons simultaneously.
3)
Turn ON the controller.
4)
Press the TAPSYNC button to toggle
between the two modes. Either all
channels or just the selected channels.
5)
Press BLACKOUT and TAPSYNC to save
settings. All LED’s will blink to confirm.
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Programming
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A program (bank) is a sequence of different scenes (or steps) that will be called up one after
another. In the Obey™ 70 30 programs can be created of 8 scenes in each.
E NTE RI NG P ROG RAM MO DE
Press the PROGRAM button for 3 seconds until “Program” is displayed. This indicates that the
user is in programming mode.
CRE ATE A S CE NE
A scene is a static lighting state. Scenes are stored in banks. There are 30 bank memories on
the controller and each bank can hold 8 scene memories. The DMX-70 can save 240 scenes
total.
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Action ™
Deselect Blackout if LED is lit.
1)
Press and hold the PROGRAM button for
3 seconds.
2)
Select a FIXTURE (fixture) to program.
3)
Compose a look by moving the FADERS.
(Changes in fixture attribute such as colors
and gobos.) Press PAGE SELECT to
access Channels 17~32 on the faders.
You can access channels 17~32 by pressing the
Page Select button. This is necessary for fixtures
that use more than 16 channels of control. When
switching pages it will be necessary to move
previously moved faders up then down to activate.
4)
To program another FIXTURE press the
FIXTURE button you have just finished
programming then select another
FIXTURE button to program.
Pressing the same Fixture button again will hold
the parameters changed for that fixture in the
program scene.
5)
Repeat steps 2 ~ 4 until you have your
look.
6)
Adjust the Speed and Fade sliders to
achieve the desired amount of time a
scene will be held in a chase (speed) and
the amount of time allowed for the fixtures
to move from one scene to the next (fade).
7)
Tap MIDI/ADD button to prepare to store.
8)
Choose a BANK (01~30). Use the Up and
Down arrow Bank buttons to change if
necessary.
9)
Select a SCENES button to store. All
LED's will blink 3 times. The display will
now display the bank and scene number
that is stored.
A FIXTURE button represents one lighting
fixture.
There are 8 scenes available in every bank.
10) Repeat steps 2 ~ 9 to record more scenes.
( Read Important notes on the right ->)
11) To exit program mode, hold the
PROGRAM button for 3 seconds. The
controller will default to a BLACKOUT
when exiting program mode.
E DIT A S CE NE
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Action ™
1)
Deselect Blackout if LED is lit.
Press the PROGRAM button for 3
seconds.
2)
Locate the scene in the program BANK.
Use BANK UP/DOWN to navigate
program banks.
3)
Select the SCENE in the program BANK
to edit.
4)
Adjust FADERS to change the look.
5)
Press the MIDI/ADD button then the
SCENE button again previously selected
for editing.
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programmed when Mini/Add is pressed. If
programming in sequential order.
S CE NE COP Y
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Action ™
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Press the PROGRAM button for 3
seconds.
2)
Locate the scene in the program BANK.
Use BANK UP/DOWN to navigate
program banks.
3)
Select the SCENE in the program BANK
to copy.
4)
Locate the destination scene in the
program BANK. Use BANK UP/DOWN to
navigate program banks.
5)
Press the MIDI/ADD button then the new
SCENE button to copy to.
DELE T E SCE NE
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1)
Locate the scene in the program BANK.
Use BANK UP/DOWN to navigate
program banks.
2)
Press and hold the AUTO/DEL button
while pressing the SCENE you want to
delete.
The action of deleting a scene is actually a value
reset to 0 on all DMX channels available to the
scene memory. The physical location of the scene
memory remains.
DELE T E AL L S CE NES
Action ™
Notes ‡
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All scenes should be erased when the controller is
turned back on.
Press and hold the PROGRAM button and
the BANK (d) while you turn the controller
Off.
BANK COPY
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Action ™
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Locate the program BANK. Use BANK
UP/DOWN to navigate program banks.
3)
Press and release the MIDI/ADD button.
4)
Locate the destination program BANK.
Use BANK UP/DOWN to navigate
program banks.
5)
All LEDs will flash to indicate a successful copy
Press the MUSIC/BANK-COPY button to
compete copy.
BANK DELETE
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Action ™
1)
Press and hold the PROGRAM button for
3 seconds.
2)
Locate the BANK to delete. Press the
AUTO/DEL and MUSIC/BANK-COPY at
the same time to delete the Bank.
All LEDs will flash to indicate a successful copy
Chase Programming
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A chase is created by using previously created scenes. Scenes become steps in a chase and
can be arranged in any order you choose. It is highly recommended that prior to programming
chases for the first time; you delete all chases from memory. See “Delete All Chases” for
instructions.
CREATE A CHASE
A Chase can contain 240 scenes as steps. The term steps and scenes are used
interchangeably.
Notes ‡
Action ™
1)
Press and hold the PROGRAM button for
3 seconds.
2)
Press the CHASE (1~6) button you wish to
program.
3)
Change BANK if necessary to locate a
scene.
4)
Select the SCENE to insert.
5)
Tap the MIDI/ADD button to store. All
LED’s will flash 3 times.
6)
Repeat steps 3 ~ 5 to add additional steps
in the chase. Up to 240 steps can be
recorded.
7)
Press and hold the PROGRAM button for
3 seconds to save the chase.
COPY BANK I NTO CHAS E
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Notes ‡
Action ™
1)
Press and hold the PROGRAM button for
3 seconds to enter programming mode.
2)
Select the BANK to be copied using the
BANK UP/DOWN buttons.
3)
Press MUSIC/BANK COPY and Midi/Add
buttons at the same time to copy.
4)
Press and hold the PROGRAM button for
3 seconds to exit programming mode.
ADDI NG A S TEP T O A CHAS E
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Action ™
1)
Press and hold the PROGRAM button for
3 seconds to enter programming mode.
2)
Press the desired CHASE (1~6) button.
3)
Press the TAPSYNC/Display and the
display will display the scene and bank
number. This displays the scene you will
be adding (STEP LED must be on),
4)
Use the BANK UP/DOWN buttons to
scroll through the chase and arrive at the
step number for which you would like to
add or append a scene/step to.
5)
Press MIDI/ADD button and one step
number will be added to the previously
displayed step number.
6)
Press the SCENE button that corresponds
to the scene to be copied.
7)
Press MIDI/ADD button again to add the
new step.
8)
Press and hold the PROGRAM button for
3 seconds to exit programming mode.
DELE T E A S CE NE/ STE P I N A CHASE
Action ™
Notes ‡
1)
Press and hold the PROGRAM button for
3 seconds to enter programming mode.
Remember that we use scene and steps
interchangeably.
2)
Press the desired CHASE (1~6) button
that contains the scene to be deleted.
3)
Press the TAPSYNC/DISPLAY button to
switch the LED display to steps.
4)
Select the scene/step to be deleted using
the BANK UP/DOWN buttons.
5)
Press AUTO/DEL button to delete the
step/scene.
6)
Press and hold PROGRAM button for 3
seconds to exit.
DELETE A CHASE
Action ™
Notes ‡
1)
Press and hold the PROGRAM button for
3 seconds to enter programming mode.
Scenes will remain programmed on the
controller. Only the chase is affected.
2)
Press the CHASE button (1~6) to be
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deleted.
3)
Press and hold the AUTO DEL button and
the respective CHASE button then release
to delete the chase. All LED’s will blink 3
times.
DELETE AL L CHASE P ROGRAMS
CAUTION! This procedure will result in irrevocable loss of chase step memory. The individual
scenes and program banks will be preserved.
Notes ‡
Action ™
1)
Press and hold the BANK DOWN button
and the AUTO DEL button while turning
OFF the controller.
Playback (Scenes)
14B
MANUAL RUN S CENE
When power is first turned ON, the controller will be in manual scene mode.
Notes ‡
Action ™
1)
Make sure neither MUSIC TRIGGER nor
AUTO TRIGGER LED's on the LED
display are on.
2)
Select the program BANK that stores the
scene you want to run manually by using
the BANK UP/DOWN.
3)
Press the SCENE button to run.
If you are in programming mode you can also
press and hold the PROGRAM button until
Program is removed from the display.
RUNNI NG IN SOUND-MODE
Notes ‡
Action ™
1)
Press the MUSIC/BANK-COPY button
until the MUSIC TRIGGER LED turns on.
2)
Change BANK programs by using BANK
UP/DOWN buttons if necessary.
3)
Press the MUSIC/BANK-COPY to exit.
In the Sound mode, programs will be triggered by
the sound using its built-in microphone. All scenes
in a Bank will chase.
RUNNI NG IN AUTO -MO DE
Notes ‡
Action ™
1)
Press and hold the AUTO DEL button until
the AUTO TRIGGER LED turns on.
2)
Change BANK programs by using BANK
UP/DOWN buttons if necessary.
3)
You can adjust the time between steps by
moving the SPEED fader and the fade
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In the Auto mode, programs will be triggered by
controllers fade and speed time as set on the
faders. All scenes in a Bank will chase.
CAUTION! The fade setting should never be
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time of the step by moving the FADE
TIME fader.
4)
You can change Banks while in operation
by using the BANK UP/DOWN buttons.
never complete execution.
To revert to the programmed speed and fade time,
tap the program button
BLACKO UT
The Blackout button brings all lighting output to 0 or off (also called the home position of the
unit).
Playback (Chases)
15B
MANUAL RUN CHASES
This function allows the user to manually step through each individual step in a chase.
Notes ‡
Action ™
1)
Press and hold PROGRAM button for 3
seconds to enter programming mode.
2)
Start a chase by pressing any one of the
CHASE buttons.
3)
Press the TAPSYNC/DISPLAY button to
manually step through the chase.
4)
Use the BANK buttons to scroll through
the chases.
5)
Press and hold the PROGRAM button for
3 seconds to exit programming mode.
AUTO RUN CHASES
Notes ‡
Action ™
1)
Press any one of the CHASE buttons.
2)
Press and release the Auto / Del button.
The corresponding LED will blink.
3)
Adjust the SPEED and FADE TIME faders
to your liking.
4)
You can override the speed and fade time
by tapping the TAPSYNC/DISPLAY
button (three) times. The chase will now
run on the interval time of the taps.
CAUTION! The fade setting should never be
slower than the speed setting or the scene will
never complete execution.
MUSI C RUN CHASES
Notes ‡
Action ™
1)
Press any one of the CHASE buttons.
2)
Press and release the MUSIC/BANK
COPY buttons. The corresponding LED
will blink in the display.
3)
Your chase will now run to sound.
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RUNNI NG SEQUE NTIAL CHASES
Notes ‡
Action ™
1)
Press either AUTO DEL or MUSIC BANK
COPY buttons to select the trigger mode.
2)
Press the CHASE button for each chase
you wish to playback.
3)
Adjust the Chase speed by changing the
SPEED fader.
Chases must already be programmed.
The chases will run in the order they are pressed
Midi Operation
16B
The controller will only respond to MIDI commands on the MIDI channel when it is set to full stop.
All MIDI control is performed using Note on commands. All other MIDI instructions are ignored.
To stop a chase, send the blackout on note.
Notes ‡
Action ™
4)
Press the MIDI/ADD button. The LCD
display should now read MIDI and display
the current MIDI channel the controller is
set to receive.
5)
Select the MIDI control channel (1~16) via
the BANK UP/DOWN buttons to set.
6)
Press the MIDI/ADD button to store midi
setup settings.
MIDI NOTE
FUNCTION (TURN ON/OFF)
00 to 07
Scenes 1~8 in BANK 1
08 to 15
Scenes 1~8 in BANK 2
16 to 23
Scenes 1~8 in BANK 3
24 to 31
Scenes 1~8 in BANK 4
32 to 39
Scenes 1~8 in BANK 5
40 to 47
Scenes 1~8 in BANK 6
48 to 55
Scenes 1~8 in BANK 7
56 to 63
Scenes 1~8 in BANK 8
64 to 71
Scenes 1~8 in BANK 9
72 to 79
Scenes 1~8 in BANK 10
80 to 87
Scenes 1~8 in BANK 11
88 to 95
Scenes 1~8 in BANK 12
96 to 103
Scenes 1~8 in BANK 13
104 to 111
Scenes 1~8 in BANK 14
112 to 119
Scenes 1~8 in BANK 15
120
Chase 1
121
Chase 2
122
Chase 3
123
Chase 4
124
Chase 5
125
Chase 6
126
BLACKOUT
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This is the Channel that the controller will receive
MIDI note commands.
It is not necessary for the display to read “MIDI”
for the controller to be in receive mode.
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APPENDIX
3B
DMX Primer
17B
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 DMX compliant cables, DMX-10 (33’),
DMX-4.5 (15’) and DMX-1.5 (5’)
FI X T URE LI NKI NG
Figure 1 - DMX connector configuration
1
3
2
COMMON
1
INPUT
Note!
3
2
1
3
2
DMX +
DMX -
Resistance 120
ohm 1/4w between
pin 2 (DMX -) and
pin 3 (DMX +) of
the last fixture.
OUTPUT
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
Returns Procedure
18B
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 Authorization Number (RA #). Products
returned without an RA # will be refused. Call CHAUVET and request an 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 doubleboxing is always a safe method to use.
Note:
If you are given an RMA #, please include the following information on a piece of
paper inside the box:
1)
Your name
2)
Your address
3)
Your phone number
4)
A brief description of the symptoms
Claims
19B
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.
Troubleshooting
20B
Please refer to the troubleshooting chart on page 22. If you still have a problem after trying those
solutions, please contact CHAUVET Technical Support at (954) 929-1115.
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Appendix
DMX Dipswitch Quick Reference Chart
21B
DMX Address Quick Reference Chart
Dip Switch Position
DMX DIP SWITCH
SET
0=OFF
#9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
#8
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1=ON
#7
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
X=OFF or ON
#6
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5
0
0
0
0
0
32 64
96
128
160
192
224
256
288
320
352
384
416
448
480
1
0
0
0
0
1
33 65
97
129
161
193
225
257
289
321
353
385
417
449
481
0
1
0
0
0
2
34 66
98
130
162
194
226
258
290
322
354
386
418
450
482
1
1
0
0
0
3
35 67
99
131
163
195
227
259
291
323
355
387
419
451
483
0
0
1
0
0
4
36 68
100
132
164
196
228
260
292
324
356
388
420
452
484
1
0
1
0
0
5
37 69
101
133
165
197
229
261
293
325
357
389
421
453
485
0
1
1
0
0
6
38 70
102
134
166
198
230
262
294
326
358
390
422
454
486
1
1
1
0
0
7
39 71
103
135
167
199
231
263
295
327
359
391
423
455
487
0
0
0
1
0
8
40 72
104
136
168
200
232
264
296
328
360
392
424
456
488
1
0
0
1
0
9
41 73
105
137
169
201
233
265
297
329
361
393
425
457
489
0
1
0
1
0
10 42 74
106
138
170
202
234
266
298
330
362
394
426
458
490
1
1
0
1
0
11 43 75
107
139
171
203
235
267
299
331
363
395
427
459
491
0
0
1
1
0
12 44 76
108
140
172
204
236
268
300
332
364
396
428
460
492
1
0
1
1
0
13 45 77
109
141
173
205
237
269
301
333
365
397
429
461
493
0
1
1
1
0
14 46 78
110
142
174
206
238
270
302
334
366
398
430
462
494
1
1
1
1
0
15 47 79
111
143
175
207
239
271
303
335
367
399
431
463
495
0
0
0
0
1
16 48 80
112
144
176
208
240
272
304
336
368
400
432
464
496
1
0
0
0
1
17 49 81
113
145
177
209
241
273
305
337
369
401
433
465
497
0
1
0
0
1
18 50 82
114
146
178
210
242
274
306
338
370
402
434
466
498
1
1
0
0
1
19 51 83
115
147
179
211
243
275
307
339
371
403
435
467
499
0
0
1
0
1
20 52 84
116
148
180
212
244
276
308
340
372
404
436
468
500
1
0
1
0
1
21 53 85
117
149
181
213
245
277
309
341
373
405
437
469
501
0
1
1
0
1
22 54 86
118
150
182
214
246
278
310
342
374
406
438
470
502
1
1
1
0
1
23 55 87
119
151
183
215
247
279
311
343
375
407
439
471
503
0
0
0
1
1
24 56 88
120
152
184
216
248
280
312
344
376
408
440
472
504
1
0
0
1
1
25 57 89
121
153
185
217
249
281
313
345
377
409
441
473
505
0
1
0
1
1
26 58 90
122
154
186
218
250
282
314
346
378
410
442
474
506
1
1
0
1
1
27 59 91
123
155
187
219
251
283
315
347
379
411
443
475
507
0
0
1
1
1
28 60 92
124
156
188
220
252
284
316
348
380
412
444
476
508
1
0
1
1
1
29 61 93
125
157
189
221
253
285
317
349
381
413
445
477
509
0
1
1
1
1
30 62 94
126
158
190
222
254
286
318
350
382
414
446
478
510
1
1
1
1
1
31 63 95
127
159
191
223
255
287
319
351
383
415
447
479
511
Dip Switch Position
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General Troubleshooting
2B
Applies to
Foggers
& Snow
Dimmers&
Chaser
Symptom
Solution(s)
Auto shut off
Check fan thermal switch reset
9
Beam is very dim
or not bright
Breaker/Fuse
keeps blowing
Chase is too slow
Clean optical system or replace lamp
Check 220/110v switch for proper setting
Check total load placed on device
9
Check users manual for speed adjustment
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
Moves slow
Check for power on Mains.
Check device’s fuse. (internal and/or external)
Check DMX Dip switch settings for correct
addressing
Check DMX cables
Check polarity switch settings
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
Adjust sound sensitivity knob
Possible bad lamp or fixture is overheating.
Lamp may be at end of its life.
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
Use only DMX cables
Install terminator
Note: Keep DMX cables separated from power
cables or black lights.
Check 220/110v switch for proper setting
No flash
Re-install bulb, may have shifted in shipping
9
No laser output
Bounce mirror motor may have shifted during
shipping, readjust
Check slip ring & brushes for contact
Install bulb
Call service technician
Check reset switch
Check cable connections
Make sure connector is firmly connected to
device
All Chauvet lighting fixtures featuring standalone functions do not require additional
settings, simply power the fixture and it will
automatically enter into this mode
9
Device has no
power
Fixture is not
responding
Fixture is on but
there is no
movement to the
audio
Lamps cuts off
sporadically
Light will not come
on after power
failure
Loss of signal
No light output
Relay will not work
Remote does not
work
Stand alone mode
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Controllers
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
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Appendix
Technical Specifications
23B
WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS
Length.............................................................................................................................. 19 in (483 mm)
Width ................................................................................................................................ 2.8 in (71 mm)
Height ................................................................................................................................ 7 in (178 mm)
Weight .............................................................................................................................. 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)
POWER
Operating Range ..................................................................................................... DC 12V 500mA max
Adapter ...................................................................................................................................... Provided
THERMAL
Maximum ambient temperature ..........................................................................................113° F (45°C)
CONTROL & PROGRAMMING
Data output ........................................................................................... locking 3-pin XLR female socket
Data pin configuration .............................................................................. pin 1 shield, pin 2 (-), pin 3 (+)
Protocols........................................................................................................................ DMX-512 USITT
ORDERING INFORMATION
Obey™ 70 Controller .................................................................................................................. OBEY70
WARRANTY INFORMATION
Warranty .............................................................................................................. 2-year limited warranty
EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
We declare that our products (lighting equipments) comply with the following specification and
bears CE mark in accordance with the provision of the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Directive 89/336/EEC.
....................................................................EN55014-1: 1993, EN61000-3-2: 1995, EN61000-3-3:1995
............................................................................................................. EN55014-2: 1997 CATEGORY II
................................................................ EN61000-4-2: 1995, EN61000-4-3: 1995, EN61000-4-4:1995
............................................................. EN61000-4-5: 1995, EN61000-4-6: 1995, EN61000-4-11: 1994
Harmonized Standard ................................................................................................. EN60598-1: 1993
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances Part 1: General requirements
Following the provisions of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and 93/68/EEC.
EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
We declare that our products (remote controller) comply with the following specification and
bears CE mark in accordance with the provision of the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Directive 89/336/EEC.
......................................................................................................................................... EN55015: 1993
..................................................................................................................................... EN50082-1: 1997
.................................................................................................................................. EN61000-3-2: 1995
.................................................................................................................................. EN61000-3-3: 1995
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