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COLORtube System
LED-T40HV COLORtube
LED-CHV Controller
User Guide
Please read these instructions carefully before use
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Introduction
Congratulations on the purchase of your new CHAUVET lighting effect. We are confident you will enjoy many trouble
free hours with this unit. To assist with the care and use of the product we have prepared this short guide.
System Overview
The COLORtube system is a seven color LED lighting effect that produces a wide variety of color changing, chasing and strobing
light shows. The output of the red, green and blue LEDs is mixed and diffused to produce pure cyan, magenta, yellow, red,
green, blue and white that may be programmed for a broad range of moods, from dynamic displays of color in motion to serene
color blends.The system is easy to install and operate. The information contained in this guide will allow the user to have the system running in a very short time.
The main components are the LED-T40HV COLORtube and the LED-CHV controller.
LED-T40HV COLORtube
The COLORtube is a one meter long tube containing 144 high intensity LEDs. Each tube has 4 leads: Signal in and power in on
one end and signal out and power out on the other. The first tube must be connected to the mains power via a power cable, LEDPC5HV. The other tubes may be powered via the power out cable limited only by the wattage available from the power outlet. The
COLORtubes must be run using the LED-CHV controller. Up to 1000 tubes may be controlled by a single controller however, a
signal booster, LED-BOOSTHV must be utilized every 30 COLORtubes.
Mounting Diagram
1. Mounting Surface
2. Mounting Plate
3. COLORtube
4. Fixing Plate
The COLORtubes are mounted as shown above. The mounting plate (2) is attached to the mounting surface (1).
The COLORtube (3) is placed against the mounting plate (2) and secured by the fixing plate (4).
System Diagram
The above diagram indicates how to connect the tubes and the controller. Connect the controller to connector #1. Connector #2 is
connected to the power cable, LED-PC5HV, and is plugged into your AC mains supply. Connect connectors #3 &4 and connectors
#5 & 6. Continue to connect in this manner until all COLORtubes are installed. Bear in mind that after every 30 COLORtubes a
signal booster, LED-BOOSTHV, must be installed. It is also recommended that a separate power cable be used every 30 tubes.
CHAUVET COLORtubes are rated IP44 for indoor/outdoor use. When instailling the system, caution should be taken to avoid
windy or rainy locations.
Cleaning the COLORtube
Regular cleaning of the COLORtubes will ensure optimum luminosity. A damp cloth should be used to wipe the tubes. Use water
only. Never use chemical or abrasive cleaners.
Caution:
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Make certain that all connectors are securely fastened.
Never open the housing as this may void the warranty. If you are experiencing any problems, contact CHAUVET.
Make certain that the power cord is three conductor and that it is properly grounded.
Disconnect from the mains supply before doing any maintenance.
Specifications
Colors:
Source:
Beam Angle:
Housing:
Tube:
LED Total Life:
Maximum Linkage:
Certifications:
Voltage:
Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Purple, Cyan, White
High intensity LEDs - 144 LEDs per 1 meter COLORtube
2500
Annodized Aluminum
Milky white optically diffused polycarbonate
>100,000 hours
1000 1 meter COLORtubes
CE certified, IP44 rated
110V, 60 Hz or 230V, 50Hz
Power Comsumption:
Maximum 16.8 watts per meter
Temperature Range:
Humidity Range:
Weight:
Dimensions:
00 C to 450 C
0-95% non-condensing humidity
3.3 lbs
40 x 2.25 x 3 in
LED-CHV Controller
The LED-CHV controller funtions either as a stand alone unit or as a 4 channel DMX fixture, controlable by any universal DMX
controller. Each controller can drive up to 1,000 linked COLORtubes.
Front View
A. On/Off Power Switch
B. Down - Decrease Parameter Values
C. Up - Increase Parameter Values
D. Set Up - Select Speed, Strobing and/or Color Options
E. Mode Selector - Select Program Options
F. LCD Display
Rear View
G. DMX Out
H. DMX In
I. Control Signal Output
J. Power Input
Operation
This lighting controller has been designed to function on a mains power supply of 120V, 60Hz or 230V, 50Hz and has been
supplied with a suitable power adapter.
To connect the controller to the COLORtube, please see the system diagram on page 2. Once the LED-CHV has been connected
to the COLORtubes and the power turned on, Press button E to select the desired mode. Then press button D to select the
options. Buttons B & C are then used to select the desired parameters (speed, strobe and color where applicable)
Mode Option (Button E)
Available Colors
Static Color
Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Purple, Cyan, White
Mode Option (Button E)
Set up Option (Button D)
Up/Down (Buttons B&C)
Color Change
Run Speed
Flash Frequency
1-100 (2 min - 5 sec)
1-100 (slow - Fast) 100 = Static
Slow Flow 1
Run Speed
Flash Frequency
1-100
1-100
Slow Flow 2
Run Speed
Flash Frequency
1-100
1-100
Roll Chase 1
Run Speed
Flash Frequency
1-100
1-100
Roll Chase 2
Run Speed
Flash Frequency
1-100
1-100
Multi-color
Run Speed
Flash Frequency
1-100
1-100
Fast Flow 1
Run Speed
Flash Frequency
1-100
1-100
Fast Flow 2
Run Speed
Flash Frequency
1-100
1-100
2 Color Chase
Run Speed
Flash Frequency
Color Selection (see note 1)
1-100
1-100
0-20
2 Color Flow
Run Speed
Flash Frequency
Color Selection (see note 1)
1-100
1-100
0-20
Color Fade
Run Speed
Flash Frequency
1-100
1-100
Auto Run
Run Speed
Flash Frequency
1-100
1-100
System Mode
COLORtube Address Setting
Number of Tubes
DMX Address
Yes / No (see note 2)
0-1000
0-508 (see note 3)
Note 1.
Color Combinations Available and value
0.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Red & Green
Red & Yellow
Red & Blue
Red & Purple
Red & Cyan
Red & White
Green & Yellow
Green & Blue
Green & Purple
Green & Cyan
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
Green & White
Yellow & Blue
Yellow & Purple
Yellow & Cyan
Yellow & White
Blue & Purple
Blue & Cyan
Blue & White
Purple & Cyan
Purple & White
Cyan & White
Note 2.
Before setting the address for the tubes, the sytem must be fully configured and powered. The set up option under sytem mode
has 3 choices:
Set Address:
Yes (up button) - This button must be pressed anytime that there is a change in tube configuation or a tube is replace.
No (down button) Tube Amount:
Set the number of tubes in the system. This number must be reset any time that there is a change in the connection, either the
number of the tubes or a change in the order of the tubes. Once the number of tubes is set, the address is stored in the memory
chip in the COLORtube
Note 3.
The unit can be controlled by CHAUVET’s DMX-6, DMX-40, DMX-50, TIGER,ShowXpress or any universal DMX controller. When
the DMX address is set to 0, the system will be controlled by the LED-CHV controller. The system will be controlled by the DMX
controller when the address is set to a value between 1 to 508. Please consult your DMX controller manual for the proper address
to select. The COLORtubes are a 4 channel DMX fixture. To exit the DMX mode and return control to the LED-CHV, the DMX
address must be set to 0.
DMX Channel Configuration
Channel 1
Value
0-12
13-25
26-38
39-51
52-64
65-77
78-90
91-103
104-116
117-129
Option
Blackout
Red
Green
Yellow
Blue
Purple
Cyan
White
Color Change
Slow Flow 1
Value
130-142
143-155
156-168
169-181
182-194
195-207
208-220
221-233
234-246
247-255
Option
Slow Flow 2
Roll Chase 1
Roll Chase 2
Multicolor
Fast Flow 1
Fast Flow 2
2 Color Chase
2 Color Flow
Color Fade
Auto Run
Channel 2
Speed Setting 0-255 from 1 step / minute to 100 steps / second
Channel 3
Flash Setting
0-255 from 0 to 20Hz - Off is 255
Channel 4
Value
0-11
12-23
24-35
36-47
48-59
60-71
72-83
84-95
96-107
108-119
120-131
Option
Red & Green
Red & Yellow
Red & Blue
Red & Purple
Red & Cyan
Red & White
Green & Yellow
Green & Blue
Green & Purple
Green & Cyan
Green & White
Value
132-143
144-155
156-167
168-179
180-191
192-203
204-215
216-227
228-239
240-255
Option
Yellow & Blue
Yellow & Purple
Yellow & Cyan
Yellow & White
Blue & Purple
Blue & Cyan
Blue & White
Purple & Cyan
Purple & White
Cyan & White
Specifications
Weight::
Dimensions:
Data Interface:
Power:
Frequency:
Flash Rate:
1.5 lbs
8.25 x 5 x 1.75 in
Proprietary CHAUVET Data Protocol / DMX512
12 VDC, 500 mA
1-25 Hz
1-20 Hz
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