Copy of Instruction Manual Studio Flash Series VC

Copy of Instruction Manual
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Studio Flash
Series VC-200 PLUS to VC-1000 PLUS
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Content
How to understand the instruction manual ......................................3
1.1.Markings on the device ................................................................3
1.2.Markings in this manual ...............................................................4
Important safety notes ......................................................................4
Unpack and check the device ............................................................8
Operation of the device.....................................................................9
4.1.Overview about the parts ............................................................9
4.2. Overview about the display ........................................................9
4.3.Quick start guide ........................................................................10
Demount and mount protection cap ..............................................11
Mount and demount reflector ........................................................12
Screw in and out of modeling lamp.................................................13
Connect to power supply ................................................................14
Switch the device on and off ...........................................................14
Adjustments ....................................................................................16
10.1.Adjust flash output...................................................................16
10.2.Adjust the modeling lamp depending on flash output ............17
10.3.Adjust the modeling lamp independent from flash output .....17
10.4.Switch the audio button on and off .........................................18
10.5.Prepare and adjust flash trigger...............................................19
Prepare flash trigger through camera ......................................19
Prepare flash trigger through remote receiver (optional) .......19
Switch on and off of flash trigger through built-in photo cell..19
Switch on, adjust and switch off of pre-flash suppression ......20
Mount on tripod (optional) .............................................................20
Mount reflex umbrella (optional)....................................................21
Switch on and off of modeling lamp ...............................................22
Trigger the flash...............................................................................23
Transportation and storage.............................................................24
Solve problems ................................................................................25
Maintenance ...................................................................................26
17.1.Continuous inspections ............................................................26
17.2.Cleaning....................................................................................26
17.3.Change flash tube ....................................................................27
17.4.Change micro-fuse ...................................................................29
17.5.Charge flash capacitor..............................................................30
Accessories and options ..................................................................30
Spare parts ......................................................................................31
Disposal and environment protection.............................................31
21. Technical specifications .................................................................. 32
22. Overview about operation panel.................................................... 33
Thank you very much for your confidence. We wish you much pleasure and
success with your studio flash. The walimex pro Studio Flash series VC PLUS is
especially developed for ambitious beginners and professional users.
The VC PLUS series is perfectly suitable for studio, portrait, person, nude and
product photography.
The main features of your device as follows:
− large display
− can be operated through remote control (not included)
− fast recycling time and flash sequences
− acoustic overheating and overloading warning
− user friendly operation panel with foil knobs
− output control range from 1/1 to 1/32.
− Please read these instructions carefully before using your device for the
first time. It includes everything you need to know to avoid physical
injuries and damages.
− Please pay attention to all safety notes in this instruction manual.
− Please keep this manual safe. In case of selling or leaving the device to
other persons, please don´t forget to hand this manual over as well.
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How to understand this instruction manual
1.1. Markings on the device
This marking mean, that your device meets the safety
requirements of all relevant European Directives.
This marking mean, that your device should be disposed in the
local disposal points.
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1.2. Markings in this manual
Marking
Meaning
Indicates the handling and consequences of safety
notes.
WARNING
Indicates a hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
could result in a serious injury or death.
CAUTION
Indicates a hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injury.
ADVICE:
2.
Indicates potentially physical damages and other
important information in connection with your device.
Important safety notes
WARNING
Risk of retina damage
The flash light could damage your retina up to the loss of vision, if your
flash is trigged in close distance to persons or animals.
− Don´t trigger a flash in close distance to the eyes of persons or animals.
− Please make sure, that the distance between persons and animals is at
least 2m. Please avoid looking into the flash directly.
WARNING
Danger of crashing, entrapment, burning and fire through the falling
down of the device
The weight of the flash is, depending on the model (VC-200 PLUS to VC1000 PLUS), up to 2,8kg. The modeling lamp, flash tube and reflector
could heat up up to 240 °C.
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Make sure, that the device is always positioned tilt and skid resistant and
stored securely.
− Keep out of reach of children and animal. They could overturn the
device.
− Avoid placing cables where they can be tripped over. The device could
be overturned.
WARNING
Danger of electric shock, burn hazard
Please note, that the device is still connected with the supply voltage even
if it is switched off. Just after disconnecting the device from the power
supply through pulling out the power cable, the device is actually deenergized.
− Switch off your device when it is not in use.
− Switch off your device before mounting and maintenance and
disconnect from power supply.
− Discharge the device before starting any maintenance arrangements.
− Protect your device against unintended switching-on.
− Unplug the power cord, if the flash is not in use for a long time.
− Make sure, that cables and conductors won´t be damaged. Damages
could be caused through heat impact, chemical influence or through
mechanical impacts as rubbing, bending, tearing, rolling over or nibbling
animals.
− Prevent your device for falling-off.
In case of falling-off, please let an electrician check the device before
switching on again.
− If your device should be damaged or defect or if you notice a burning
smell:
Disconnect the power supply by pulling out the power cord. Never
operate your device with damaged housing, damaged reflector, defect
modeling lamp, defect flash tube or damaged power cord. Don´t open
the device. Never repair the device on your own. The device should only
be repaired by electricians.
− Please follow this instruction manual for maintaining your device.
− Please just use spare parts, which are conform to the required
specifications. See Technical Specifications.
WARNING
Danger of electric shock, fire through short-circuit
A short-circuit could be caused through defect cables and through
humidity or moisture. A short-circuit can warm up the conductors, so that
there isolation will melt or even melt thoroughly. This could lead to fire.
Please just use the original cables, which are included in delivery. They
are aligned for your device and guarantee the necessary safety for you
and your device.
− Don´t operate the device with wet hands or feet.
− Operate the device only in dry rooms.
− Don´t operate the device outdoors.
− Please only follow this instruction manual for cleaning your device.
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− Please handle the modeling lamp and flash tube with care to avoid
bursting.
− Don´t touch the flash tube with bare hands. Wear clean cotton gloves or
use a clean cloth.
− Avoid touching the flash tube accidentally when mounting or changing
accessories.
WARNING
Fire danger through overheating
The device can overheat, if you operate it with mounted protection cap or
with covered ventilation slots. The device itself or easily inflammable
materials in close distance could catch fire.
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Don´t operate the device with mounted protection cap.
Don´t cover the ventilation slots of the device during operation.
Remove easily inflammable materials.
Please just use spare parts, which are conform to the required
specifications. See Technical Specifications.
WARNING
Fire danger through hot parts
The modeling lamp and flash tube could heat up up to 240°C, the reflector
up to 75°C and the flash housing up to 45°C. Easily inflammable materials
could catch fire, if they get in contact with hot parts.
− Don´t cover the ventilation slots of the device during operation.
− Remove easily inflammable materials.
WARNING
Danger of burning on hot parts
The modeling lamp and flash tube could heat up up to 240°C, the reflector
up to 75°C and the flash housing up to 45°C.
− Don´t touch the parts during operation and cooling down.
− Please cool down your device approx. 30 minutes before starting any
mounting or maintenance arrangements.
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Unpack and check the device
1. Please unpack your device carefully.
ADVICE: Keep the Styrofoam box for future storage and transportation.
2. Please check, if the delivery is complete:
• 1 VC PLUS Studio Flash with protection cap
• 1 Reflector
• 1 Modeling Lamp
• 1 Sync Cord
• 1 Power Cord
• 1 Instruction Manual
3. Please check, if the delivery is undamaged.
ADVICE: If the delivery should be uncomplete or damaged, please contact
info@foto-walser.de or our service hotline with the telephone number
+498432-94890.
We reserve the right to make technical and optical modifications in the
course of product improvement.
WARNING
Danger of cutting and splitting through breaking modeling lamp and
breaking or bursting flash tube.
Even small residues of skin oil on the flash tube could lead, due to the
high heat impact, to the splitting of the flash tube. Broken glass could
hurt eyes and skin.
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4.3. Quick start guide
Operation of ft heevice
4.1. Overview about the parts
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B
C
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Reflector
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Unlocking Lever
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Photo Cell (hidden)
The Photo Cell is below the red,
transparent cover on the top side of the
device
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Ventilation Slots
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Tripod Mount
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Umbrella Holder
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Handle
4.2. Overview about the display
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Audio ON/OFF
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Photo Cell/Slave ON/OFF
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Preflash Function/Slave
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Photo Cell ON/OFF
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Output Flash (bottom) and Modeling
Lamp (top)
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Voltage Control 110V/220V – blinks
during charging
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Operational Readiness
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Warning
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Flash is activated
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Modeling Lamp is activated
ADVICE:
The detailed instruction for the following operations can be found in the
respective chapters in this instruction manual.
Keep the sequences of the following operation steps when using the device
for the first time to avoid damages on the device.
WARNING
Please note the safety notes in the respective chapters throughout
operation.
1. Demount protection cap.
2. Mount reflector.
3. Insert modeling lamp.
4. Mount reflex umbrella (optional).
5. Connect to power supply.
6. Switch on device.
7. Adjust modeling lamp.
8. Adjust flash output.
9. Adjust audio button.
10. Prepare flash trigger.
11. Mount on tripod (optional).
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5.
Demount and mount protection cap
6.
WARNING
Posterior danger of bursting of flash tube
Make sure not to touch the flash tube with bare hands accidentally.
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WARNING
Posterior danger of bursting of flash tube
Make sure not to touch the flash tube with bare hands accidentally.
Openings for reflector or protection cap
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1.mount protection cap:
1 Remove safety cap from unlocking lever.
• Push back unlocking lever and keep pressed.
• Turn protection cap anticlockwise as far as it will go and take off from
the device.
• Release the unlocking lever.
2. Mount protection cap:
• Let the device cool down.
WARNING! Fire danger through overheating. Danger of burning. Let
the device cool down for approx. 30 minutes.
• Push back unlocking lever and keep pressed.
• Plug in the protection cap into the three openings on the device, turn it
clockwise and listen for the cap to snap into place.
• Release the unlocking lever.
• Stick the safety cap onto the unlocking lever.
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Mount and demount reflector
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A
Openings for reflector and protection
cap
1. Mount reflector:
• Switch off device.
See Switch the device on and off.
• Let the device cool down.
WARNING! Danger of burning on reflector, modeling lamp and flash
tube. Please let the device cool down for approx. 30 minutes.
• Demount protection cap.
See Demount and mount protection cap.
• Push back unlocking lever and keep pressed.
• Plug the reflector into the openings, so that the opening for the reflex
umbrella (optional) faces downwards.
• Turn the reflector clockwise and listen for the reflector to snap into
place.
• Release the unlocking lever.
• Stick the safety cap onto the unlocking lever.
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3. Let the device cool down.
WARNING! Danger of burning on reflector, modeling lamp and flash
tube. Please let the device cool down for approx. 30 minutes.
4. Screw in modeling lamp:
• When the protection cap is mounted:
Demount protection cap.
See Demount and mount protection cap.
• Screw the modeling lamp carefully into the socket.
5. Screw out modeling lamp:
• Screw the modeling lamp carefully out of the socket.
• Mount protection cap.
See Demount and mount protection cap.
2. Demount reflector:
WARNING! Danger of burning on reflector, modeling lamp and flash
tube. Please let the device cool down for approx. 30 minutes.
• Remove safety cap from unlocking lever.
• Push back unlocking lever and keep pressed.
• Turn the reflector anticlockwise as far as it will go and take off from the
device.
• Mount protection cap.
See Demount and mount protection cap.
7.
Screw in and out of modeling lamp
WARNING
Posterior danger of bursting of flash tube through skin oil
Make sure not to touch the flash tube with bare hands accidentally.
B
A
Socket
B
Modeling Lamp
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Connect to power supply
1. Switch off device.
See Switch the device on and off.
2. Compare the local power supply with the connected load of the device.
If the values differ, please contact info@foto-walser.de or tel. +49
843294890.
3. Connect the power cord with the socket on the device and with the
power socket.
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9.
1. Switch off device.
See Switch on and off of device.
2. Plug off power cord.
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Switch the device on and off
1. When the protection cap is mounted:
Demount protection cap.
See Demount and mount protection cap.
WARNING! Danger of fire through heat accumulation. Never use the
device with mounted protection cap.
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2. Switch on device:
Set main switch on I (ON).
• The digital display shows the current adjusted flash output.
• The display lights up and shows READY when the adjusted flash output
is reached.
ADVICE: An integrated soft-start prevents the flash tube from damage.
It will take 1-2 seconds until the flash output is reached.
• The modeling lamp lights up, if it was switched on, when the device
was switched off.
• The signal AUDIO lights up, if the acoustic operational readiness was
switched on, when the device was switched off.
• The function Photo Cell/SLAVE lights up, if photo cell or pre-flash
suppression were switched on, when the device was switched off.
3. Switch off device:
Set main switch on O (OFF).
• All signals will go out.
• When the modeling lamp was switched on:
The modeling lamp will go out.
ADVICE: A special discharging electronics release the residual voltage
after switching off. You cannot stop this safety function.
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10. Adjustments
10.1. Adjust flash output
You can adjust the power of the flashes according to the below mentioned
chart.
Flash output
Check value
F-stops
6,0
5,0
4,0
3,0
2,0
1,0
1 (full output)
1/2
1/4
1/8
1/16
1/32
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1. Switch on device.
See Switch the device on and off.
2. Turn control button OUTPUT POWER until the digital display shows the
desired output. When the device reaches the adjusted flash output,
READY lights up.
3. Trigger test flash:
Press push-button TEST.
The READY signal goes out and lights up not until the device will reach the
adjusted flash output again.
10.2. Adjust the modeling lamp depending on flash output
You can adjust the modeling lamp via 50 values.
1. Switch on device.
See Switch the device on and off.
2. Press control OUTPUT POWER once.
• The modeling lamp switches on.
• The signal MODEL lights up.
3. Turn control OUTPUT POWER until the modeling lamp reaches the
desired power. The display shows the respective flash output.
4. Switch off modeling lamp:
Press control OUTPUT POWER twice.
• The modeling lamp goes out.
• The signal MODEL goes out.
10.3. Adjustment of modeling lamp independent from flash output
6. The modeling lamp switches on.
• The signal MODEL lights up.
7. Press push-button MODEL or push-button MODEL until the
modeling lamp reaches the desired power.
The digital display OUTPUT POWER shows the current power of the
modeling lamp for 1 – 2 s and switches to the flash output automatically.
8. Switch off modeling lamp:
Press control OUTPUT POWER once.
• The modeling lamp goes out.
• The signal MODEL goes out.
10.4. Switch the audio button on and off
1. Switch on device.
See Switch the device on and off.
2. Switch on audio signal:
• Press push-button AUDIO.
The display shows the signal AUDIO.
A short beep can be heard when reaching the adjusted flash output.
3. Switch off audio signal:
Press push-button AUDIO.
• The signal AUDIO goes out.
• After triggering a flash, the modeling lamp goes out for a while and
lights up again, when the device has reached the adjusted flash output
again.
• A short beep can be heard when reaching the adjusted flash output.
You can adjust the modeling lamp via 50 values.
Switch on device.
See Switch the device on and off.
5. Press control OUTPUT POWER twice:
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3. Switch off photo cell:
Press push-button SLAVE until the signals SLAVE 1, SLAVE 2 and SLAVE 3
go out.
10.5. Prepare and adjust flash trigger
Prepare flash trigger through camera
ADVICE:
Please note the user information of the camera manufacturer for flash
synchronisation.
1. Connect sync cord (included in delivery) with the connecting socket on
the device.
2. The other end of the sync cord should be connected with the PC jack
socket of the camera.
Prepare flash trigger through remote receiver (optional)
ADVICE:
Please note the user information of the remote receiver manufacturer.
1. Connect the cable of the remote receiver with the socket for the sync
cord.
Switch on, adjust and switch off pre-flash suppression
1. Switch on device.
See Switch the device on and off.
2. Switch on photo cell:
Press push-button SLAVE.
The signal SLAVE 1 lights up.
3. Switch on pre-flash suppression:
• Camera with 1 pre-flash:
Press push-button SLAVE until the signal SLAVE 2 lights up.
• Camera with 2 pre-flashes:
Press push-button SLAVE until signal SLAVE 3 lights up.
4. Switch off pre-flash suppression:
Press push-button SLAVE until the signals SLAVE 2 and SLAVE 3 go out.
Switch on and off of flash trigger through built-in photo cell
The photo cell enables the device to trigger through
− another external device
− IR remote trigger
− On-camera flash devices
− On-camera flash devices with integrated pre-flashes.
1. Switch on device.
See Switch the device on and off.
2. Switch on photo cell:
Press push-button SLAVE.
The signal SLAVE 1 is shown in the display.
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11. Mount on tripod (optional)
ADVICE:
Please note the user information of the manufacturer.
CAUTION
Select a tripod of suitable weight and dimensions. See Technical
Specifications.
Make sure, that the tripod with the mounted device has a tilt and skid
resistant stand.
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A
Locking Lever
B
Locking Knurl
C
Tripod Mount
C
B
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2.
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4.
5.
6. Let the device cool down.
WARNING! Danger of burning on reflector, modeling lamp and flash
tube. Please cool down approx. 30 minutes.
7. Open locking knurl.
8. Insert the rod of reflex umbrella through the opening in the reflector into
the fixture as far as it will go.
9. Tighten locking knurl
ADVICE: Don´t tighten the locking knurl too tight as to avoid damages on
the reflex umbrella.
13. Switch on and off of modeling lamp
Loose locking lever.
Open locking knurl.
Mount the device on the tripod.
Tighten locking knurl.
Close locking lever.
12. Mount reflex umbrella (optional)
Just use reflex umbrellas with a rod diameter of 8-10mm
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Tripod Mount
B
Locking Knurl
1. Switch on device.
See Switch the device on and off.
2. Switch on modeling lamp:
Press control OUTPUT POWER once.
• The modeling lamp switches on.
• The signal MODEL lights up.
3. Switch off modeling lamp:
Press push-button OUTPUT POWER twice.
• The modeling lamp goes out.
• The signal MODEL goes out.
ADVICE: If you don´t switch off the modeling lamp before switching off the
device, the modeling lamp will light up automatically, when switching on the
device again.
B
A
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14. Trigger the flash
WARNING
Fire danger through overheating.
Continuous rapid sequences of flashes from more than 8 flashes per minute
with high flash output could overheat and damage the device.
Heat accumulation could be the result when using small, narrow reflectors
(e.g. snoots) or grid reflectors at high power with the device pointing
downwards.
Continuous increasing and decreasing of the flash output can heat up the
device additionally.
Avoid continuous rapid sequences of flashes from more than 8 flashes per
minute with high flash output.
− Don´t use the device in vertical direction, when making rapid flash
sequences and high flash output with a small, narrow reflector or grid
reflector.
− Don´t increase and decrease the output unnecessary.
− Note the following mentioned restrictions.
1. Switch on device.
See Switch the device on and off.
2. Modeling lamp is switched on and off according to requirements.
See Switch the modeling lamp on and off.
3. Trigger flash according to the prepared type of flash trigger.
See Prepare and adjust flash trigger.
• Do not flash over 12 shots per minute for over 10 minutes.
• Do not flash over 10 shots per minute for over 30 minutes.
• Do not flash over 8 shots per minute for over 60 minutes.
• In the above mentioned cases, let the device cool down for at least 15
minutes.
o Don´t switch off the device during the 15 minutes cooling time as to
avoid the interruption of the cooling.
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o Don´t trigger a flash during the 15 minutes cooling time, neither
with reduced flash output.
o Switch off the modeling lamp.
See Switch on and off of modeling lamp.
• When the signal warning of overheating and overloading beeps:
Reduce the flash output or flash sequence.
If the continuous beep don´t stop:
Let the device cool down for at least 30 minutes:
o Don´t switch off the device during the 30 minutes cooling time as to
avoid the interruption of the cooling.
o Don´t trigger a flash during the 30 minutes cooling time, neither
with reduced flash output.
o Switch off the modeling lamp.
See Switch on and off of modeling lamp.
15. Transportation and storage
1. Switch off device.
See Switch the device on and off.
2. Let the device cool down completely.
WARNING! Fire danger through hot parts. Let the device cool down
completely.
3. Screw out modeling lamp:
• Screw out the modeling lamp carefully.
• Demount protection cap.
See Demount and mount protection cap.
• Stick the safety cap onto the unlocking lever.
4. Demount reflector and all power and connecting cables.
5. Clean the device if necessary.
See Cleaning.
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6. Put the device and all demounted elements into the original styrofoam
box and carry and store them according to ft heequirements in the
technical specifications. See Technical specifications.
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Maintenance
17.1. Continuous inspections
What you should do?
16. Solve problems
Problem
Flash device is switched
on, but has no function
Flash device has
function, but flash
trigger is not possible
Modeling lamp flickers
Possible reason
Power cord is not
plugged or plugged
incorrect
Micro-fuse is defect
Flash capacitor is
defect
Modeling lamp is
defect
The following notice is shown in the display
Problem with
operation
temperature
Problem with power
output
Internal voltage
inside the flash is too
high
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Remedy
Plug in the power cord
correctly
Change micro-fuse, see
Change micro-fuse
Contact our service
department
Change modeling lamp,
see Screw in and out
modeling bulb
Switch off the device
immediately. Contact the
Foto Walser service
department
Switch off the device for
approx. 30 minutes.
Danger of overloading
Switch on/off the flash. If
you still have the defect,
contact the Foto Walser
service department
Check all cables and plugs for damages.
In case of damage:
WARNING! Danger of electric shock
and fire through short-circuit
The device should be repaired by an
electrician immediately.
Charge flash capacitor
See Charge of flash capacitor
Before every
operation
X
If necessary
X
17.2. Cleaning
WARNING
Posterior danger of bursting of flash tube
Make sure not to touch the flash tube with bare hands accidentally.
WARNING
Danger of electric shock
Just use the specified cleaning supplies.
The contact with moisture or water should be avoided.
Disconnect from power supply during cleaning.
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Part of ft heevice
Cleaning
Housing
Use a microfiber cloth to remove light and
stubborn dirt.
Wipe off with dust brush or dry, soft cloth
ADVICE:
Don´t clean the modeling bulb and flash tube
with water. Even small residues on the bulbs
could lead to bursting
Modeling bulb, flash
tube
Reflector
Remove dirt with microfiber cloth
17.3. Change flash tube
WARNING
Please just use flash tubes, which are conform with the required
specifications as to avoid the bursting of the flash tube. See Technical
Specifications.
WARNING
Posterior danger of bursting of flash tube
Don´t touch the flash tube with bare hands. Wear clean cotton gloves or
use a clean cloth.
A
B
A
C
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Flash Tube
B
Retention Clip
C
Socket for modeling lamp
1. Discharge device:
WARNING! Danger of electric shock. Discharge the device before
changing the flash tube.
• Switch on device.
See Switch the device on and off.
• Trigger flash:
Press push-button TEST and switch off main switch immediately.
ADVICE: If you don´t switch off the main switch within 0,5 seconds, the
device will charge anew.
• Unplug power cord.
2. Let the device cool down.
WARNING! Danger of burning on reflector, modeling lamp and flash
tube. Please let the device cool down for approx. 30 minutes.
3. Remove old flash tube:
• Demount reflector.
See Demount and mount reflector.
• Screw out modeling lamp.
See Screw in and out of modeling lamp.
• Hook off the retention clip with pliers.
• Hold the flash tube at the right and left side of the socket.
CAUTION! Danger of cutting and splitting through breaking flash
tube. Just touch the flash tube in the range of the plug-in contact and
not at the levitated flash ring.
• Agitate the flash tube carefully and pull it out from the socket.
4. Attach new flash tube:
• Place the two plug-in contacts of the flash tube loose into the socket.
• Press the flash tube with even, slight pressure on the plug-in contacts
into the socket as far as it goes.
CAUTION! Danger of cutting and splitting through breaking flash
tube. Put the pressure only on the range above the plug-in contacts
and not on the levitated ring flash.
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ADVICE:
Press the two plug-in contacts carefully and even into the socket as to
avoid the deformation of the wires.
• Hook in the retention clip with pliers.
• Screw in modeling lamp.
See Screw in and out of modeling lamp.
• Mount reflector.
See Mount and demount reflector.
17.4. Change micro-fuse
WARNING
Danger of electric shock and fire through short-circuit
A micro-fuse, which is not conform with the required specifications, doesn´t
protect against the overloading of the device.
Please just use a micro-fuse, which is conform with the required
specifications. See Technical Specifications.
ADVICE:
The fuse holder keeps a spare fuse.
1. Switch off device.
See Switch the device on and off.
2. Disconnect from power supply:
Unplug power cord.
3. Open fuse holder:
Use a small screwdriver to lift up the fuse holder carefully and slightly.
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4. Pull out the fuse holder with your hands completely out of ft helot.
5. Take out the old micro-fuse.
6. Take the new micro-fuse out of the spare slot and slide it in the center of
the holder.
7. Slide the fuse holder carefully into the slot as far as it goes.
17.5. Charge flash capacitor
ADVICE:
Charge the flash capacitor completely,
− when you have used the device several days mainly with reduced output
− when you didn´t use the device for several months
Thus, you can protect the life expectancy of your flash capacitor and ensure a
continuous optimal power output.
1. Switch on device.
See Switch the device on and off.
ADVICE:
The modeling lamp can remain switched off.
2. Adjust maximal flash output:
Turn control OUTPUT POWER until the digital display OUTPUT POWER
shows the value 6.0.
3. The device should remain switched on at least 30 minutes.
4. Re-adjust the flash output on the desired value.
Fuse Holder
18. Accessories and options
You can find extensive accessories for your walimex pro studio flash in our
webshop.
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19. Spare parts
21. Technical specifications
Part of ft heevice
Flash Tube VC-200/300
Flash Tube VC-400/600
Flash Tube VC-800/1000
Protection Cap VC series
Modeling Lamp 150 Watt / 230V
Modeling Lamp 250 Watt / 230V
Sync Cord 420cm with Phone Jack 6,3mm
Standard Reflector VC series shiny
Power Cord 4m with IEC Connector
Remote Control for VC PLUS series
Item number
15209
15210
16298
15212
13109
15206
12900
16242
12914
16578
20. Disposal and environment protection
Your device should be disposed free of charge at the local disposal points.
Flash Output
Guide Number
(2m/ISO 100)
Output
Recycling Time
VC-300
PLUS
VC-400
PLUS
VC-600
PLUS
VC-800
PLUS
VC-1000
PLUS
200 W
300 W
400 W
600 W
800 W
1000 W
55
65
75
85
95
105
0,8 ~ 1,8 s
1~2s
2 ~ 5,5 s
2 ~ 6,6 s
Flash Duration
Modeling Lamp
Trigger Method
Colour
Temperature
Power Supply
Accessories
Weight
Dimensions
(in cm, without
reflector)
Full tos 1/32
1 ~ 2,2 s
2~3s
1/800 ~ 1/1200 sec.
150 W
250 W
Photo cell, sync cord, test button
5600 K ±200
Flash Tube
Trigger Voltage
Cooling
Automatic
Discharge
Micro-fuse
Permitted
Operation
Temperature
Storage
Conditions
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VC-200
PLUS
Plug-in, user replaceable
5V
yes
yes
AC 220 - 240 V / 50 Hz
Reflector, power cord (4 m), sync cord, modeling lamp, instruction manual
2,5kg
2,5 kg
2,8 kg
3,3 kg
30x13x13
30x13x13
32x13x13
36x13x13
6,3 A
-10 °C to + 40 °C
Dry and dust-free in the original packing at -20 °C to +50 °C
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22.1. Overview about the function of the operation elements
22. Overview about the operation panel
K
J
A
I
H
A
Display
Shows the adjustments of the flash device
B
Push-button SLAVE
Switch on and off for photo cell
Switch off of pre-flash suppression for 1 pre-flash
Switch off of pre-flash suppression for 2 pre-flashes
C
Push-button TEST
Triggers a test flash
D
Push-button AUDIO
Switches the acoustic beeper button on
B
E
Control OUTPUT POWER
Adjusts the modeling lamp and flash output
C
F
Main Switch O/I (OFF/ON)
Switches the device on and off
G
Connecting Socket for sync cord
Connection socket for sync cord or remote receiver
(optional)
H
Fuse Holder
Contains the micro-fuse and spare fuse
I
Socket for power cord
Connection for external power supply
J
Push-button MODEL Reduces the modeling light
K
Push-button MODEL Increases the modeling light
L
Umbrella Mount
Mount for reflex and translucent umbrellas
D
G
E
F
A
Digital Display
B
Push-button SLAVE
C
Push-button TEST
D
Push-button AUDIO
E
Control OUTPUT POWER
F
Main Switch O/I (OFF/ON)
G
Connecting Socket for sync cord
H
Fuse Holder with spare fuse
I
Socket for power cord
J
Push-button MODEL K
Push-button MODEL L
Umbrella Mount
L
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