Product Manual manual-for-torrent-streak

TORRENT
TM
STREAK
Blizzard Lighting, LLC
www.blizzardlighting.com
Waukesha, WI USA
Copyright (c) 2014
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Torrent Streak™ 75W LED Moving Head Spot
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1. Getting Started3
What’s In The Box?3
Getting It Out Of The Box
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Powering Up!3
Getting A Hold Of Us3
Safety Instructions (Don’t Stick Your Hand In The Toaster!) 4
2. Meet The Torrent Streak™
5
Features5
DMX Quick Reference5
The Torrent Streak Pin-up Picture
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3. Setup 7
Fuse Replacement 7
Connecting A Bunch Of Torrent Streaks™
7
Data/DMX Cables 7
Cable Connectors 8
3-Pin??? 5-Pin??? Huh?8
Take It To The Next Level: Setting up DMX Control
8
Fixture Linking (Master/Slave Mode)
9
Mounting/Rigging9
Mounting Points10
Clamp Mounting11
Securing the fixture
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4. Operating Adjustments 12
The Control Panel 12
Control Panel Menu Structure13
Setting the pan/tilt to inverting or non-inverting
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Setting the DMX starting address 13
Adjusting the fixture calibration
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Resetting the fixture
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Restoring Factory Defaults13
Master/Slave (“Auto” or “Sound Active”)
13
DMX Mode 13
Custom Programming14
Photometric Data15
DMX Channel Values In-Depth16
Troubleshooting 18
5. Appendix 19
A Quick DMX Lesson19
Keeping Your Torrent Streak As Good As New
20
Returns (Gasp!) 20
Shipping Issues20
Tech Specs
21
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1. GETTING STARTED
What’s In The Box?
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1 x Torrent Streak™
An Ever-So-Handy Power Cord
A Sweet Safety Cable & set of Mounting Brackets
One really classy DMX cable
This Lovely User Manual
Getting It Out Of The Box
Congratulations on purchasing the Torrent Streak™, the super-fine 75-watt narrow beam
moving head fixture! Now that you’ve got your Torrent™ Streak (or hopefully, Streaks!),
you should carefully unpack the box and check the contents to ensure that all parts are
present and in good condition. If anything looks as if it has been damaged in transit, notify the shipper immediately and keep the packing material for inspection. Again, please
save the carton and all packing materials. If a fixture must be returned to the factory, it
is important that the fixture be returned in the original factory box and packing.
Powering Up!
All fixtures must be powered directly off a switched circuit and cannot be run off a
rheostat (variable resistor) or dimmer circuit, even if the rheostat or dimmer
channel is used solely for a 0% to 100% switch.
AC Voltage Switch - Not all fixtures have a voltage select switch, so please verify that the
fixture you receive is suitable for your local power supply. See the label on the fixture or
refer to the fixture’s specifications chart for more information. A fixture’s listed current
rating is its average current draw under normal conditions. Check the fixture or device
carefully to make sure that if a voltage selection switch exists that it is set to the correct
line voltage you will use.
Warning! Verify that the voltage select switch on your unit matches the line
voltage applied. Damage to your fixture may result if the line voltage applied
does not match the voltage indicated on the voltage selector switch. All fixtures
must be connected to circuits with a suitable Ground (Earthing).
Getting A Hold Of Us
If something is wrong, please just visit our website at www.blizzardlighting.
com and open a support ticket. We’ll be happy to help, honest.
Blizzard Lighting
N16 W23390 Stoneridge Dr. Ste E
Waukesha, WI 53188 USA
www.blizzardlighting.com
414-395-8365
Disclaimer: The information and specifications contained in this document are subject
to change without notice. Blizzard Lighting™ assumes no responsibility or liability for any
errors or omissions that may appear in this user manual. Blizzard Lighting™ reserves the
right to update the existing document or to create a new document to correct any errors
or omissions at any time. You can download the latest version of this document from
www.blizzardlighting.com.
Author:
Date:
Last Edited:
Date:
J. Thomas
7/28/2014
J. Thomas
7/29/2014
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Please keep this User Guide for future use. If you sell the unit to someone
else, be sure that they also receive this User Guide.
• ALWAYS make sure that you are connecting to the proper voltage, and that
the line voltage you are connecting to is not higher than that stated on the decal or rear panel of the fixture.
• This product is intended for indoor use only.
• To prevent risk of fire or shock, do not expose fixture to rain or moisture.
• Make sure there are no flammable materials close to the unit while operating.
• The unit must be installed in a location with adequate ventilation, at least
20in (50cm) from adjacent surfaces. Be sure that no ventilation slots are
blocked.
• ALWAYS disconnect from the power source before servicing or replacing fuse
and be sure to replace with same fuse size and type.
• ALWAYS secure fixture using a safety chain. NEVER carry the fixture by its
head. Use its carrying handles.
• DO NOT operate at ambient temperatures higher than 104°F (40°C).
• In the event of a serious operating problem, stop using the unit immediately.
NEVER try to repair the unit by yourself. Repairs carried out by unskilled people
can lead to damage or malfunction. Please contact the nearest authorized technical assistance center. Always use the same type spare parts.
• NEVER connect the device to a dimmer pack.
• Make sure the power cord is never crimped or damaged.
• Never disconnect the power cord by pulling or tugging on the cord.
• Avoid direct eye exposure to the light source while it is on.
Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside the unit. Do not
open the housing or attempt any repairs yourself. In the unlikely event
your unit may require service, please open a support ticket at www.
blizzardlighting.com/tickets.
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2. MEET THE TORRENT STREAK™
MAIN FEATURES
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1x Luminus CBT-140 75W LED, 6500K light source
Ultra-narrow, sharp 2 degree beam angle
3-phase pan/tilt motors with 8/16-bit resolution
Switchable 540/630 degree pan and 270 degree tilt
Static gobo wheel with 11 gobos
Color wheel: 11 colors (including UV) + open
Variable direction rainbow effects with adjustable speeds
Electronic dimmer and focus
8-facet prism with variable speed and direction
Motorized linear iris with pulse/burst functions
Variable linear frost filter
0-100% 16-bit electronic dimmer
0-20Hz strobe w/random, pulse in/pulse out functions
13/11/13/15 channel modes including custom design mode
8 easy-to-use built-in programs
LCD-based menu system
DMX recorder/editor built-in for standalone operation
Variable speed cooling fans with smart LED protection
¼-turn “omega” style clamp brackets
POWERCON-compatible power in/out
CONTROL:
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USITT DMX-512 (13/11/13/15 Channels)
3-pin Input/Output
4-button menu with blue background LCD display
DMX Quick Reference
Ch.
Vector Mode (15ch)
16-Bit Mode (13ch)
8-Bit Mode (11ch)
Design Mode (13ch)
1
Pan
Pan
Pan
Pan
2
Pan Fine
Pan Fine
Tilt
Pan Fine
3
Tilt
Tilt
Color Wheel
Tilt
4
Tilt Fine
Tilt Fine
Gobo Wheel
Tilt Fine
5
Color Wheel
Color Wheel
Strobe
Color Wheel
6
Gobo Wheel
Gobo Wheel
Dimmer
Gobo Wheel
7
Shutter/Strobe
Shutter/Strobe
Focus
Shutter/Strobe
8
Dimmer
Dimmer
Prism
Dimmer
9
Focus
Focus
Frost
Focus
10
Prism
Prism
Pan/Tilt Speed
Prism
11
Frost
Frost
Built-In Programs
Frost
12
Pan/Tilt Speed
Pan/Tilt Speed
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Pan/Tilt Speed
13
Built-In Programs
Built-In Programs
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Built-In Programs
14
Color Time
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Gobo Time
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Figure 1: The Torrent Streak Pin-Up Picture
Head/Arms
Lens
Carry Handle
LCD Readout
Control Panel
Figure 2: The Rear Connections
DMX Out
Fuse Cover
DMX In
Power Switch
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Power In
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3. SETUP
Fuse Replacement
With a flat head screwdriver, wedge the
fuse holder out of its housing. Remove the
damaged fuse from its holder and replace
with exact same type fuse. Insert the fuse
holder back in its place and reconnect
power.
Connecting A Bunch of Torrent
Streaks™
You will need a serial data link to run light shows using a DMX-512
controller or to run shows on two or more fixtures set to sync in master/slave operating mode. The combined number of channels required
by all the fixtures on a serial data link determines the number of fixtures the data link can support.
Fixtures on a serial data link must be daisy chained in one single line.
Also, connecting more than 32 fixtures on one serial data link without
the use of a DMX optically-isolated splitter may result in deterioration
of the digital DMX signal.
The maximum recommended cable-run distance is 500 meters (1640
ft). The maximum recommended number of fixtures on a serial data
link is 32 fixtures.
Data/DMX Cabling
To link fixtures together you’ll need data cables. You should use datagrade cables that can carry a high quality signal and are less prone to
electromagnetic interference.
For instance, Belden© 9841 meets the specifications for EIA RS-485
applications. Standard microphone cables will “probably” be OK, but
note that they cannot transmit DMX data as reliably over long distances. In any event, the cable should have the following characteristics:
2-conductor twisted pair plus a shield
Maximum capacitance between conductors – 30 pF/ft.
Maximum capacitance between conductor & shield – 55 pF/ft.
Maximum resistance of 20 ohms / 1000 ft.
Nominal impedance 100 – 140 ohms
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Cable Connectors
Cables must have a male XLR connector on one end and a female XLR
connector on the other end. (Duh!)
CAUTION: Do not allow contact between the common and the fixture’s chassis ground. Grounding the common can cause a ground
loop, and your fixture may perform erratically. Test cables with an
ohm meter to verify correct polarity and to make sure the pins are not
grounded or shorted to the shield or each other.
3-Pin??? 5-Pin??? Huh?!?
If you use a controller with a 5 pin DMX output connector, you will need to use a 5 pin to 3 pin adapter.
They are widely available over the internet and from specialty retailers If you’d like to build your own, the
chart below details a proper cable conversion:
Conductor
3-Pin Female
(Output)
5-Pin Male
(Input)
Ground/Shield
Pin 1
Pin 1
DMX Data (-)
Pin 2
Pin 2
DMX Data (+)
Pin 3
Pin 3
Not Used.
No Connection.
No Connection.
Not Used.
No Connection.
No Connection.
Take It To The Next Level: Setting Up DMX Control
Step 1: Connect the male connector of the
DMX cable to the female connector (output)
on the controller.
Step 2: Connect the female connector of the
DMX cable to the first fixture’s male connector (input). Note: It doesn’t matter which
fixture address is the first one connected. We recommend connecting the fixtures in
terms of their proximity to the controller,
rather than connecting the lowest fixture
number first, and so on.
Step 3: Connect other fixtures in the chain
from output to input as above. Place a DMX
terminator on the output of the final fixture
to ensure best communication.
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Fixture Linking (Master/Slave Mode)
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.
A quick note: Often,
the setup for MasterSlave and Standalone
operation requires that
the first fixture in the
chain be initialized for
this purpose via either
settings in the control
panel or DIP-switches.
Secondarily, the fixtures
that follow may also require a slave setting.
Check the “Operating Adjustments” section in this manual for complete instructions for this type of setup and configuration.
Mounting & Rigging
This fixture may be mounted in any SAFE position provided there is
enough room for ventilation.
It is important never to obstruct the fan or vents pathway. Mount the
fixture using a suitable “C” or “O” type clamp. The clamp should be
rated to hold at least 10x the fixture’s weight to ensure structural stability. Do not mount to surfaces with unknown strength, and ensure
properly “rated” rigging is used when mounting fixtures overhead.
Adjust the angle of the fixture by loosening both knobs and tilting the
fixture. After finding the desired position, retighten both knobs.
• When selecting installation location, take into consideration lamp
replacement access (if applicable) and routine maintenance.
• Safety cables MUST ALWAYS be used.
• Never mount in places where the fixture will be exposed to rain,
high humidity, extreme temperature changes or restricted ventilation.
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Mounting Points
Overhead mounting requires extensive experience, which includes
calculating working load limits, knowledge of the installation material
being used, and periodic safety inspection of all installation material
and the fixture. If you lack these qualifications, do not attempt the
installation yourself. Improper installation can result in bodily injury.
Caution!
Please be aware, you should have a qualified electrician performing all
of your electrical connection needs. Better safe than sorry!
Be sure to complete all rigging and installation procedures before
connecting the main power cord to the appropriate wall outlet.
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Clamp Mounting
This fixture provides a mounting bracket assembly that secures the
bottom of the base, the “Omega Brackets,” and the safety cable
rigging point together. When mounting this fixture to truss, be sure to
secure an appropriately rated clamp to the omega bracket using an
M10 screw fitted through the center hole of the “omega bracket”.
1.) Clamp
2.) Omega Bracket
3.) ¼ Turn Quick Lock Fasteners
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2
3
Securing the Fixture
Regardless of the rigging option you choose for your fixtures always be
sure to secure your fixture with a safety cable. Be sure to only use the
designated rigging point found on the underside of the base assembly
for the safety cable. Never secure a safety cable to a carrying handle.
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4. OPERATING ADJUSTMENTS
The Control Panel
All the goodies and different modes possible with the Torrent Streak™
are accessed by using the control panel on the front of the fixture. There are 4 control buttons below the LCD display which allow you to
navigate through the various control panel menus.
Button
<MODE>
<UP>
Function
Used to access the menu or to return to a previous menu option.
Scrolls through menu options in ascending order.
<DOWN>
Scrolls through menu options in descending order.
<ENTER>
Used to select and store the current menu or option within a menu.
Access control panel functions using the four panel buttons located
directly underneath the LCD Display.
The Control Panel LCD Display shows the menu items you select from
the menu map on page #13. When a menu function is selected, the
display will show immediately the first available option for the selected
menu function. To select a menu item, press <ENTER>.
Use the <UP> and <DOWN> buttons to navigate the menu map
and menu options. Press the <ENTER> button to access the menu
function currently displayed or to enable a menu option. To return to
the previous option or menu without changing the value, press the
<MODE> button.
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Control Panel Menu Structure
Main Function
Sub Function
Selection
What It Does...
Function Mode
1
1. DMX Address
A001 <-> A255
Sets the DMX address
2. Set To Slave
<ENTER>
Run fixture in slave mode
3. Auto Run
= Master
= Alone
Run auto program 1-8
4. Music Control
= Master
= Alone
Run sound active program 1-8
Reset
2
N/A
= OFF / =ON
Resets the fixture.
Reverse Pan
3
N/A
= OFF / =ON
Reverses the fixture’s Pan movement
Reverse Tilt
4
N/A
= OFF / =ON
Reverses the fixture’s Tilt movement
Mic Sensitivity
5
N/A
000% <-> 100%
Adjusts the sensitivity of the fixture’s internal microphone.
Special
6
1. Reset Default
= OFF / =ON
Resets all programmable settings to factory default
settings.
2. Calibration
Code
= 000 <-> 255
Lockout code for fixture calibration. (code: 088)
PAN
= 000 <-> 255
TILT
= 000 <-> 255
Color Wheel
= 000 <-> 255
Gobo Wheel
= 000 <-> 255
Dimmer
= 000 <-> 255
Focus
= 000 <-> 255
Adjusts the zero point for each setting to account for
subtle variations from fixture to fixture, or in case
recalibration becomes necessary.
Each fixture is calibrated at the factory and
under normal operating conditions these settings
should not require adjustment.
Prism
= 000 <-> 255
Frost
= 000 <-> 255
3. Temperature
= XXXC
4. Manual Control
PAN
Displays the internal temperature at the light source.
PAN-Fine
TILT
TILT-Fine
Move Speed
Color Wheel
Gobo Wheel
Gobo Rotation
Strobe
Allows you to manually set the fixture to a fixed setting
using the DMX values for each channel. For more
information on DMX values available for each channel,
see pages 14-15.
Dimmer
Focus
Prism
Iris
Zoom
Frost
5. Signal Set
= Wire DMX
= Wireless DMX
= Act WDMX & Out
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Control Panel Menu Structure (Continued)
Main Function
Edit Program
8
Sub Function
Program 1 - Program 8
Selection
What It Does...
Steps
000 <-> 048
Selects the number of active steps in the current program (Auto or Program 1 - 8)
Scenes
000 <-> 048
Selects the scene for editing
PAN
PAN-Fine
TILT
TILT-Fine
Move Speed
Color Wheel
Gobo Wheel 1
Strobe
Allows you to edit the pre-programmed “Auto
Program” which the fixture uses in Auto and
Sound active Modes using the DMX values
for each channel, or edit one of 8 built in
programs which are available using DMX
channel #15.
Dimmer
For more information on DMX values available
for each channel, see pages 14-15.
Gobo Rotation
Focus
Prism
Iris
Zoom
Frost
Scene Time
Mode of Channel
8
n/a
16Bit Mode
8Bit Mode
Vector Mode
Design Mode
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11ch
15ch
13ch
DMX mode
DMX mode
mode w/color & gobo speed adjustments
custom DMX mode
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Photometric Data
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DMX Channel Value
Vector
Mode
16-bit
Mode
8-bit
Mode
Design
Mode
Ch. Value
What it does
1
1
1
1
000 <-> 255
Pan
2
2
2
000 <-> 255
Pan Fine (16-Bit Pan)
3
3
3
000 <-> 255
Tilt
4
4
4
000 <-> 255
Tilt Fine (16-Bit Tilt)
000
005
010
015
020
025
030
035
040
045
050
055
060
065
070
075
080
085
090
095
100
105
110
115
128
190
194
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
004
009
014
019
024
029
034
039
044
049
054
059
064
069
074
079
084
089
094
099
104
109
114
127
189
193
255
Color Wheel
Open
White + Color 1
Color 1
Color 1 + Color 2
Color 2
Color 2 + Color 3
Color 3
Color 3 + Color 4
Color 4
Color 4 + Color 5
Color 5
Color 5 + Color 6
Color 6
Color 6 + Color 7
Color 7
Color 7 + Color 8
Color 8
Color 8 + Color 9
Color 9
Color 9 + Color 10
Color 10
Color 10 + Color 11
Color 11
Color 11 + White
Color Wheel Scroll (Clockwise, Fast <-> Slow)
Stop
Color Wheel Scroll (CCW, Slow <-> Fast)
000
009
018
027
036
045
054
063
072
081
090
099
108
117
126
135
144
153
162
171
180
189
198
207
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
008
017
026
035
044
053
062
071
080
089
098
107
116
125
134
143
152
161
170
179
188
197
206
255
Gobo Wheel
Open
Gobo 1
Gobo 2
Gobo 3
Gobo 4
Gobo 5
Gobo 6
Gobo 7
Gobo 8
Gobo 9
Gobo 10
Gobo 11
Gobo Shake 01 (Slow <-> Fast)
Gobo Shake 02 (Slow <-> Fast)
Gobo Shake 03 (Slow <-> Fast)
Gobo Shake 04 (Slow <-> Fast)
Gobo Shake 05 (Slow <-> Fast)
Gobo Shake 06 (Slow <-> Fast)
Gobo Shake 07 (Slow <-> Fast)
Gobo Shake 08 (Slow <-> Fast)
Gobo Shake 09 (Slow <-> Fast)
Gobo Shake 10 (Slow <-> Fast)
Gobo Shake 11 (Slow <-> Fast)
Gobo Wheel Spin (Slow <-> Fast)
000
032
064
096
128
160
192
224
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
031
063
095
127
159
191
223
255
Strobe
Closed
Open
Strobe (Slow <-> Fast)
Open
Pulse Strobe (Slow <-> Fast)
Open
Random Strobe (Slow <-> Fast)
Open
5
6
7
5
6
7
2
3
4
5
5
6
7
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DMX Channel Value (Continued)
Vector
Mode
16-bit
Mode
8-bit
Mode
Design
Mode
Ch. Value
8
8
6
8
Dimmer
000 <-> 255 0 <-> 100%
9
9
7
9
Focus
000 <-> 255 Near <-> Far
10
10
8
10
11
11
9
11
12
12
10
12
000
006
128
190
194
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
005
127
189
193
255
What it does
Prism
OFF
ON
Forwards rotation from fast to slow
Prism rotation stop
Backwards rotation from slow to fast
Frost
000 <-> 199 Frost In
200 <-> 255 Frost Out
000
226
236
246
<->
<->
<->
<->
225
235
245
255
Pan/Tilt Speed
Fast <-> Slow
Blackout by movement
Blackout by all wheel change
No function
000
080
100
120
140
160
180
200
220
240
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
<->
079
099
119
139
159
179
199
219
239
255
Control (Hold Each for 5 Seconds to Set)
No Function
Motor Reset
Built-In Program #1
Built-In Program #2
Built-In Program #3
Built-In Program #4
Built-In Program #5
Built-In Program #6
Built-In Program #7
Built-In Program #8
13
13
11
13
14
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Color Time
000 <-> 255 Fast <-> Slow
15
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Gobo Time
000 <-> 255 Fast <-> Slow
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Solution
Fixture AutoShut Off
Check the fan in the fixture. If it is stopped or moving
slower than normal, the unit may have shut itself off due to
high heat. This is to protect the fixture from overheating. Clear the fan of obstructions, or return the unit for service.
No Light Output
Check to ensure fixture is operating under correct mode, IE
sound active/auto/DMX/Etc., if applicable. Contact service
for more information.
No Power
Check fuse, AC cord and circuit for malfunction.
Blown Fuse
Check AC cord and circuit for damage, verify that moving
parts are not restricted and that unit’s ventilation is not
obstructed
No Response to
Audio
Verify that the fixture is in “Sound Active” mode.
Adjust Audio Sensitivity, If Applicable.
Fixture Not
Responding /
Responding Erratically
Make sure all connectors are seated properly and securely.
Use Only DMX Cables.
Install a Terminator.
Check all cables for defects.
Reset fixture(s).
Intermittent
Lamp
Check lamp for properly installation.
Relamp, lamp may have reached end of life.
If your problem isn’t listed, or if problems persist,
please open a support ticket at www.blizzardlighting.com/tickets.
5.9 in (150 mm)
13.5 in (342 mm)
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4.6 in (108 mm)
15.2 in (385 mm)
19.3 in (490 mm)
13 in (328 mm)
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5. APPENDIX
A Quick Lesson On DMX
DMX (aka DMX-512) was created in 1986 by the United States Institute for Theatre
Technology (USITT) as a standardized method for connecting lighting consoles to lighting
dimmer modules. It was revised in 1990 and again in 2000 to allow more flexibility. The
Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) has since assumed control over
the DMX512 standard. It has also been approved and recognized for ANSI standard classification. DMX covers (and is an abbreviation for) Digital MultipleXed signals. It is the most common
communications standard used by lighting and related stage equipment.
DMX provides up to 512 control “channels” per data link. Each of these channels was originally intended to control lamp dimmer levels. You can think of it as 512 faders on a lighting
console, connected to 512 light bulbs. Each slider’s position is sent over the data link as an
8-bit number having a value between 0 and 255. The value 0 corresponds to the light bulb
being completely off while 255 corresponds to the light bulb being fully on.
DMX data is transmitted at 250,000 bits per second using the RS-485 transmission standard over two wires. As with microphone cables, a grounded cable shield is used to prevent
interference with other signals.
There are five pins on a DMX connector: a wire for ground (cable shield), two wires for
“Primary” communication which goes from a DMX source to a DMX receiver, and two wires
for a “Secondary” communication which goes from a DMX receiver back to a DMX source.
Generally, the “Secondary” channel is not used so data flows only from sources to receivers. Hence, most of us are most familiar with DMX-512 as being employer over typical
3-pin “mic cables,” although this does not conform to the defined standard.
DMX is connected using a daisy-chain configuration where the source connects to the input
of the first device, the output of the first device connects to the input of the next device,
and so on. The standard allows for up to 32 devices on a single DMX link.
Each receiving device typically has a means for setting the “starting channel number” that
it will respond to. For example, if two 6-channel fixtures are used, the first fixture might
be set to start at channel 1 so it would respond to DMX channels 1 through 6, and the next
fixture would be set to start at channel 7 so it would respond to channels 7 through 12.
The greatest strength of the DMX communications protocol is that it is very simple and
robust. It involves transmitting a reset condition (indicating the start of a new “packet”),
a start code, and up to 512 bytes of data. Data packets are transmitted continuously. As
soon as one packet is finished, another can begin with no delay if desired (usually another
follows within 1 ms). If nothing is changing (i.e. no lamp levels change) the same data will
be sent out over and over again. This is a great feature of DMX -- if for some reason the
data is not interpreted the first time around, it will be re-sent shortly.
Not all 512 channels need to be output per packet, and in fact, it is very uncommon to find
all 512 used. The fewer channels are used, the higher the “refresh” rate. It is possible to
get DMX refreshes at around 1000 times per second if only 24 channels are being transmitted. If all 512 channels are being transmitted, the refresh rate is around 44 times per
second.
In summary, since its design and evolution in the 1980’s DMX has become the standard
for lighting control. It is flexible, robust, and scalable, and its ability to control everything
from dimmer packs to moving lights to foggers to lasers makes it an indispensable tool for
any lighting designer or lighting performer.
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Keeping Your Torrent Streak As Good As New
The fixture you’ve received is a rugged, tough piece of pro lighting equipment, and as long as you take care of it, it will take care of you. That said, like
anything, you’ll need to take care of it if you want it to operate as designed.
You should absolutely keep the fixture clean, especially if you are using it in an
environment with a lot of dust, fog, haze, wild animals, wild teenagers or spilled
drinks.
Cleaning the optics routinely with a suitable glass cleaner will greatly improve
the quality of light output. Keeping the fans free of dust and debris will keep
the fixture running cool and prevent damage from overheating. In transit, keep the fixtures in cases. You wouldn’t throw a prized guitar,
drumset, or other piece of expensive gear into a gear trailer without a case,
and similarly, you shouldn’t even think about doing it with your shiny new light
fixtures. Common sense and taking care of your fixtures will be the single biggest thing
you can do to keep them running at peak performance and let you worry about
designing a great light show, putting on a great concert, or maximizing your client’s satisfaction and “wow factor.” That’s what it’s all about, after all!
Returns (Gasp!)
We’ve taken a lot of precautions to make sure you never even have to worry
about sending a defective unit back, or sending a unit in for service. But, like
any complex piece of equipment designed and built by humans, once in a while,
something doesn’t go as planned. If you find yourself with a fixture that isn’t
behaving like a good little fixture should, you’ll need to obtain a Return Authorization (RA).
Don’t worry, this is easy. Just go to our website and open a support ticket at
www.blizzardlighting.com/tickets, and we’ll issue you an RA. Then, you’ll need
to send the unit to us using a trackable, pre-paid freight method. We suggest
using USPS Priority or UPS. Make sure you carefully pack the fixture for transit,
and whenever possible, use the original box & packing for shipping.
When returning your fixture for service, be sure to include the following:
1.) Your contact information (Name, Address, Phone Number, Email address).
2.) The RA# issued to you
3.) A brief description of the problem/symptoms.
We will, at our discretion, repair or replace the fixture. Please remember that
any shipping damage which occurs in transit to us is the customer’s responsibility, so pack it well!
Shipping Issues
Damage incurred in shipping is the responsibility of the shipper, and
must be reported to the carrier immediately upon receipt of the items.
Claims must be made within seven (7) days of receipt.
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Tech Specs!
Weight & Dimensions
Length
10 inches (254 mm)
Width
13.5 inches (322 mm)
Height
19.3 inches (490 mm)
Weight
25.4 lbs (11.5 kg)
Power
Operating Voltage
90-260VAC 50/60Hz (autoranging)
Power Consumption
175W, 2.36A, pf: .65
Fuse
4A, 250V
Light Source
LED
1* Luminus CBT-140 75W LED, 6500K
Optical
Beam Angle
Luminous Intensity
2 degree
10 meters
15 meters
20 meters
25 meters
96,240 Lux
68,600 Lux
43,670 Lux
24,600 Lux
Movement Range
Pan
540/630 degrees
Tilt
270 degrees
Thermal
Max. Operating
Temp.
104 degrees F (40 degrees C) ambient
Control
Protocol
USITT DMX-512
DMX Channels
11/13/15 channel modes plus custom design mode
Input
3-pin XLR Male
Output
3-pin XLR Female
Other Information
Brooches account for nearly 80% of all conversations between women over
the age of 75.
Warranty
2-year limited warranty, does not cover malfunction
caused by damage to LEDs.
DISCLAIMER:
The power connector fitted to the fixture and fixture cord are designed for compatibility with products
manufactured by Neutrik AG, Neutrik USA and their related entities, however they are not manufactured
by, affiliated with or endorsed by Neutrik AG, Neutrik USA, or any related entity. Neutrik® and powerCON® are registered trademarks of Neutrik AG.
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Enjoy your product!
Our sincerest thanks for your purchase!
--The team @ Blizzard Lighting
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