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User Manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Before You Begin .............................................................................. 3
What Is Included ............................................................................................... 3
Unpacking Instructions ...................................................................................... 3
Claims ........................................................................................................................ 3
Conventions ...................................................................................................... 3
Symbols ............................................................................................................ 3
Document Information ....................................................................................... 3
Product at a Glance .......................................................................................... 4
Safety Notes ...................................................................................................... 4
2. Introduction ....................................................................................... 5
Product Overview .............................................................................................. 5
Product Dimensions .......................................................................................... 5
3. Setup .................................................................................................. 6
AC Power .......................................................................................................... 6
Fuse Replacement (Power Linking) ........................................................................... 6
Fuse Replacement (Power In).................................................................................... 7
Power Linking............................................................................................................. 8
Mounting ........................................................................................................... 9
Orientation ................................................................................................................. 9
Rigging ....................................................................................................................... 9
4. Operation ..........................................................................................10
Control Panel Operation.................................................................................. 10
Menu Map ....................................................................................................... 10
Configuration (DMX) ....................................................................................... 10
DMX Personalities and Starting Address ................................................................ 10
DMX Channel Assignments and Values ......................................................... 11
15-CH....................................................................................................................... 11
3-CH......................................................................................................................... 11
Configuration (Standalone) ............................................................................. 12
Sound-Active Mode .................................................................................................. 12
Automatic Mode ....................................................................................................... 12
Master/Slave Mode .................................................................................................. 12
Footswitch Operation ............................................................................................... 13
Disconnecting the Footswitch .................................................................................. 13
5. Technical Information ......................................................................14
Product Maintenance ...................................................................................... 14
6. Technical Specifications ..................................................................15
Returns ............................................................................................................ 16
Contact Us ...................................................................................................... 16
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4BAR™ Flex User Manual (Rev. 7)
1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What Is
Included
Unpacking
Instructions
Claims
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4BAR™ Flex
Power Cord
Carrying Case
2 L-brackets
Footswitch
Warranty Card
Quick Reference Guide
Immediately upon receipt, carefully unpack the product and check the box to make sure
you have received all the parts indicated above in good condition.
If the box or the contents (the product and included accessories) appear damaged from
shipping, or show signs of mishandling, upon receipt notify the carrier immediately, not
CHAUVET®. Failure to do so in a timely manner may invalidate your claim with the
carrier. In addition, keep the box and all the contents for inspection.
For other issues such as missing components or parts, damage not related to shipping,
or concealed damage, file a claim with CHAUVET® within 7 days of receiving the
merchandise.
Convention
Conventions
1–512
50/60
Settings
Menu > Settings
<ENTER>
ON
Symbol
Symbols
Meaning
A range of values
A set of values of which only one can be chosen
A menu option not to be modified
A sequence of menu options to be followed
A key to be pressed on the product’s control panel
A value to be entered or selected
Meaning
This paragraph contains critical installation, configuration, or
operation information. Failure to comply with this information may
render the product partially or completely inoperative, cause
damage to the product, or cause harm to the user.
This paragraph contains important installation or configuration
information. Failure to comply with this information may prevent
the product from functioning correctly.
Useful information.
Document
Information
The information and specifications contained in this document are subject to change
without notice. CHAUVET® assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or
omissions that may appear in this manual. CHAUVET® reserves the right to update the
existing document or to create a new document to correct any errors or omissions.
You can download the latest version of this manual from www.chauvetlighting.com.
© Copyright 2013 CHAUVET®. All rights reserved.
Electronically published by CHAUVET® in the United States of America.
4BAR™ Flex User Manual (Rev. 7)
Author
Date
Editor
Date
A. Leon
3/8/13
D. Couppe
3/11/13
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Product at a
Glance
Use on Dimmer
Outdoor Use
Sound-Activated
DMX
Master/Slave
Safety Notes
Auto Programs
Auto-Ranging Power Supply
Replaceable Fuse
User-Serviceable
Duty Cycle
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Please read the following Safety Notes carefully before working with the product. The
Notes include important safety information about installation, usage, and maintenance.
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Always connect the product to a grounded circuit to avoid the risk of electrocution.
Always disconnect the product from the power source before cleaning or replacing
the fuse.
Avoid direct eye exposure to the light source while the product is on.
Make sure the power cord is not crimped or damaged.
Never disconnect the product from power by pulling or tugging on the cord.
If mounting the product overhead, always secure to a fastening device using a
safety cable.
Make sure there are no flammable materials close to the product when operating.
Do not touch the product’s housing when operating because it may be very hot.
Always make sure that the voltage of the outlet to which you are connecting the
product is within the range stated on the decal or rear panel of the product.
The product is for indoor use only! (IP20) To prevent risk of fire or shock, do not
expose the product to rain or moisture.
Always install the product in a location with adequate ventilation, at least 20 in
(50 cm) from adjacent surfaces.
Be sure that no ventilation slots on the product’s housing are blocked.
Never connect the product to a dimmer.
Make sure to replace the fuse with another of the same type and rating.
Never carry the product from the power cord or any moving part. Always use the
hanging/mounting bracket.
The maximum ambient temperature (Ta) is 104° F (40° C). Do not operate the
product at higher temperatures.
In the event of a serious operating problem, stop using the product immediately.
Never try to repair the product. Repairs carried out by unskilled people can lead to
damage or malfunction. Please contact the nearest authorized technical assistance
center.
Keep this User Manual for future use. If you sell the product to another user, be
sure that they also receive this document.
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2. INTRODUCTION
Product Overview
Tripod Adjustment Knob
LED Display
DMX Out
DMX In
Fuse Holder
(Power Linking)
Fuse Holder
(Power In)
Light Adjustment
Knob (x 4)
Power In
Power Outputs for
Additional Fixtures
Product Dimensions
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3. SETUP
AC Power
The 4BAR™ Flex has an auto-ranging power supply and it can work with an input
voltage range of 100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz.
To determine the product’s power requirements (circuit breaker, power outlet, and
wiring), use the current value listed on the label affixed to the product’s back panel, or
refer to the product’s Technical Specifications. The listed current rating indicates the
product’s average current draw under normal conditions.
Always connect the product to a protected circuit (circuit breaker or fuse). Make
sure the product has an appropriate electrical ground to avoid the risk of
electrocution or fire.
Never connect the product to a rheostat (variable resistor) or dimmer circuit, even
if the rheostat or dimmer channel serves only as a 0 to 100% switch.
Fuse
Replacement
(Power Linking)
Follow the instructions below to change the power linking fuse, if necessary.
Disconnect the product from the power outlet before replacing the fuse.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Disconnect the product from power.
With a flat-head screwdriver, unscrew the fuse holder
cap from the housing.
Remove the blown fuse.
Replace with a fuse of the exact same type and rating.
Screw the fuse holder cap back in place and
reconnect power.
Always replace a blown fuse with another of the same type and rating.
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Fuse
Replacement
(Power In)
Follow the instructions below to change the power-in fuse, if necessary
Disconnect the product from the power outlet before replacing the fuse.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Disconnect the product from power.
Wedge the tip of a flat-head screwdriver into the slot of the fuse holder.
Pry the fuse holder out of the housing.
Remove the blown fuse from the holder.
Replace with a fuse of the exact same type and rating.
Insert the fuse holder back in place and reconnect power.
Installed fuse
(held by plastic clip)
Safety cap
Spare fuse holder
(inside safety cap)
A spare fuse is not included; however, the safety cap has room for a spare.
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Power Linking
The product provides power linking via the IEC outlet located in the back of the unit.
Please see the diagram below for further explanation.
st
Power Linking
Diagram
1 Product
nd
2 Product
rd
3 Product
Other products
You can power link up to 12 4BAR™ Flex units on 120 VAC or up to 21 4BAR™
Flex units on 230 VAC.
The power linking diagram shown above corresponds to the North American
version of the product ONLY! If using the product in other markets, you must
consult with the local CHAUVET® distributor as power linking connectors and
requirements may differ in your country or region.
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4BAR™ Flex User Manual (Rev. 7)
Mounting
Before mounting the product, read and follow the safety recommendations indicated in
the Safety Notes.
Orientation
The 4BAR™ Flex may be mounted in any position; however, make sure adequate
ventilation is provided around the product.
Rigging
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Before deciding on a location for the product, always make sure there is easy
access to the product for maintenance and programming purposes.
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Make sure that the structure onto which you are mounting the product can support
the product’s weight. Please see the Technical Specifications for weight information.
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When mounting the product overhead, always use a safety cable. Mount the
product securely to a rigging point, whether an elevated platform or a truss.
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When rigging the product onto a truss, you should use a mounting clamp of
appropriate weight capacity.
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When power linking multiple products, you must always consider the length of the
power linking cable and mount the products close enough for the cable to reach.
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The bracket adjustment knobs allow for directional adjustment when aiming the
product to the desired angle. Only loosen or tighten the bracket knobs manually.
Using tools could damage the knobs.
Pod pan adjustment
Mounting Diagram
Tripod insertion
Pod tilt adjustment
L-brackets
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4. OPERATION
Control Panel
Operation
To access the control panel functions, use the four buttons located underneath the
display. See the Product Overview to see the button locations on the control panel.
Button
<MENU>
<UP>
<DOWN>
Menu Map
Mode
DMX
Personalities
DMX
Personalities
and Starting
Address
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Press to find an operation mode or to back out of the current menu
option
Press to scroll up the list of options or to find a higher value
Press to scroll down the list of options or to find a lower value
Programming Steps
3-CH
d 1-d512
15CH
Sound-Active
Mode
SND
Automatic
Mode
AUTO
Auto Program
Speed
Configuration
(DMX)
Function
S--
S 1–S100
Description
Selects DMX personality and
starting address
Sets Sound-Active mode
Sets Auto Program
Sets Auto Program speed
Set the product in DMX mode to control with a DMX controller.
1. Connect the product to a suitable power outlet.
2. Turn the product on.
3. Connect a DMX cable from the DMX output of the DMX controller to the DMX input
on the product.
The 4BAR™ Flex has two DMX personalities. One is a 3-channel mode and the other is a
15-channel mode.
The 4BAR™ Flex uses up to 15 DMX channels in its highest DMX mode, which defines
the highest configurable address to 498.
When selecting a starting DMX address, always consider the number of DMX channels
the selected DMX mode uses. If the starting address is too high, access to some of the
product’s channels will be restricted.
If you are not familiar with the DMX protocol, download the DMX Primer from
www.chauvetlighting.com.
To choose your starting address:
1. Press <MENU> repeatedly until 3-CH (3-channel mode) or 15CH (15-channel mode)
shows on the display.
2. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select the starting address.
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DMX Channel Assignments and Values
15-CH
3-CH
Channel
Function
Value
Setting
1
Control/Operating Mode
2
Dimmer
3
Strobe
000 ó 009
010 ó 029
030 ó 049
050 ó 069
070 ó 089
090 ó 109
110 ó 129
130 ó 149
150 ó 169
170 ó 189
190 ó 209
210 ó 229
230 ó 249
250 ó 255
000 ó 008
009 ó 255
000 ó 255
4
5
6
Red
Green
Blue
000 ó 255 0–100%
000 ó 255 0–100%
000 ó 255 0–100%
RGB Color Mixing
(Pod 1)
7
8
9
Red
Green
Blue
000 ó 255 0–100%
000 ó 255 0–100%
000 ó 255 0–100%
RGB Color Mixing
(Pod 2)
10
11
12
Red
Green
Blue
000 ó 255 0–100%
000 ó 255 0–100%
000 ó 255 0–100%
RGB Color Mixing
(Pod 3)
13
14
15
Red
Green
Blue
000 ó 255 0–100%
000 ó 255 0–100%
000 ó 255 0–100%
RGB Color Mixing
(Pod 4)
Channel
1
2
3
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Function
Red
Green
Blue
Value
RGB Color Mixing Mode
Auto Program 1
Auto Program 2
Auto Program 3
Auto Program 4
Auto Program 5
Auto Program 6
Auto Program 7
Auto Program 8
Auto Program 9
Auto Program 10
Auto Program 11
Auto Program 12
Sound-Active Mode
No function
Dimmer 1–100%
0–100%
Setting
000 ó 255 0–100%
000 ó 255 0–100%
000 ó 255 0–100%
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Configuration
(Standalone)
Set the product in one of the standalone modes to control without a DMX controller.
1. Connect the product to a suitable power outlet.
2. Turn the product on.
Never connect a product that is operating in any standalone mode (either
Automatic or Sound) to a DMX string connected to a DMX controller. Products in
standalone mode may transmit DMX signals that could interfere with the DMX
signals from the controller.
Sound-Active
Mode
To enable the Sound-Active mode, do the following:
1. Press <MENU> repeatedly until SND shows on the display.
2.
Turn the music on and adjust the microphone sensitivity knob until the product
starts responding to the beat of the music.
The product will only respond to low frequencies of music (bass and drums).
Automatic Mode
To enable the Automatic mode, follow the instructions below:
1. Press <MENU> repeatedly until AUTO shows on the display.
2. Press <MENU> and S 1–S100 shows on the display.
3. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to adjust the duration of each step of the automatic program
from S 1 (fast) to S100 (slow).
Master/Slave
Mode
The Master/Slave mode allows a single 4BAR™ Flex unit (the “master”) to control the
actions of one or more 4BAR™ Flex units (the “slaves”) without the need of a DMX
controller. The master unit will be set to operate in either Automatic or Sound Active
mode, while the slave units will be set to operate in Slave mode. Once set and
connected, the slave units will operate in unison with the master unit.
Configure the units as indicated below.
Slave units:
1. Press <MENU> repeatedly until 3-CH or 15CH shows on the display.
2. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to set the DMX address to d 1.
Note: The DMX address can be set from either the 3-channel or the 15-channel
DMX personality.
3.
4.
Connect the DMX input of the first slave unit to the DMX output of the master unit.
Connect the DMX input of the subsequent slave units to the DMX output of the
previous slave unit.
5. Finish setting and connecting all the slave units.
Master unit:
1.
2.
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Set the master unit to operate in either Automatic or Sound-Active mode.
Make the master unit the first unit in the DMX daisy chain.
·
Configure all the slave units before connecting the master unit to the DMX
daisy chain.
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Never connect a DMX controller to a DMX string configured for Master/Slave
operation because the controller may interfere with the signals from the
master unit.
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Do not connect more than 31 slave units to the master unit.
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Footswitch
Operation
The included footswitch provides quick access to the preset colors, color change
programs, and triggering via the onboard microphone on the 4BAR™ Flex:
1.
2.
3.
Power on the fixture.
Connect the footswitch to the 4BAR™ Flex via the 4-pin connection cable with plug.
Press pedal #1 (Preset) to activate control. When this is operating properly, the
LEDs on the 4BAR™ Flex will light white (first function on pedal #1).
Pedal
Sub-option
Function
1 x press
White
2 x press
Red
3 x press
Green
4 x press
Blue
5 x press
Yellow
6 x press
Magenta
7 x press
Cyan
8 x press
Color change every second in a
continuous loop
9 x press
Color change every three seconds in a
continuous loop
2
(Sound On)
1 x press
Sound controlled
3
(Blackout)
1 x press
All LEDs off (blackout)
1
(Preset)
There is no need to modify any settings for the 4BAR™ Flex before connecting
the footswitch. It will operate properly in any mode.
Plug the master fixture in LAST!
Disconnecting
the Footswitch
In order to properly disconnect the footswitch, please follow these steps:
1.
2.
3.
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Unplug the footswitch from the 4BAR™ Flex.
Turn the power to the fixture off (unplug the power cable).
Turn the power to the fixture on again (plug in the power cable), and the fixture will
properly operate on any one of the three modes.
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5. TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Product
Maintenance
Dust build-up reduces light output performance and can cause overheating. This can
lead to reduction of the light source’s life and mechanical wear. To maintain optimum
performance and minimize wear, you should clean your lighting products at least twice a
month. However, be aware that usage and environmental conditions could be
contributing factors to increasing the cleaning frequency.
To clean the product, follow the instructions below:
·
Unplug the product from power.
·
Wait until the product is at room temperature.
·
Use a vacuum (or dry compressed air) and a soft brush to remove dust collected on
the external surface/vents.
·
Clean all transparent surfaces with a mild soap solution, ammonia-free glass
cleaner, or isopropyl alcohol.
·
Apply the solution directly to a soft, lint-free cotton cloth or a lens cleaning tissue.
·
Softly wipe any dirt or grime to the outside edge of the transparent surface.
·
Gently polish the transparent surfaces until they are free of haze and lint.
Always dry the transparent surfaces carefully after cleaning them.
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6. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions and
Weight
Length
Width
Height
Weight
47.4 in (1,205 mm)
5.2 in (133 mm)
14.7 in (375 mm)
13.5 lbs (6 kg)
Note: Dimensions in inches rounded to the nearest decimal digit.
Power
Power Supply Type
Range
Voltage Selection
Switching (internal)
100~240 V, 50/60 Hz
Auto-ranging
Parameter
120 V, 60 Hz
230 V, 50 Hz
Consumption
47 W
46 W
Operating
0.7 A
0.4 A
Power linking current (units)
8 A (12 units)
8 A (21 units)
Fuse (power linking)
T 5 A, 250 V
T 5 A, 250 V
Fuse (power in)
F 2 A, 250 V
F 2 A, 250 V
Light Source
Power I/O
U.S./Worldwide
UK/Europe
Power input connector
IEC
IEC
Power output connector
Edison
IEC
Power Cord plug
Edison (U.S.)
Local plug
Type
Power
Lifespan
LED
0.25 W
100,000 hours
Color
Quantity
Current
Red
144
20 mA
Green
144
20 mA
Blue
144
20 mA
Parameter
Photo Optic
Illuminance @ 2 m
Thermal
725 lux (per pod)
Beam angle
21º
Field angle
33°
Maximum External Temp.
Cooling System
104° F (40° C)
Convection
I/O Connectors
Connector Type
Channel Range
3-pin XLR
Sockets
3, 15
Product Name
Item Code
Item Number
4BAR™ Flex
03030504
4BARFLEX
DMX
Ordering
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To return a product or request support:
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In the U.S., contact CHAUVET® World Headquarters (see below).
In the UK or Ireland, contact CHAUVET® Europe Ltd. (see below).
In any other country, DO NOT contact CHAUVET®. Contact your distributor. See
www.chauvetlighting.com for distributors outside the U.S., United Kingdom, or
Ireland.
If you live outside the U.S., United Kingdom, or Ireland, contact your distributor of
record and follow their instructions on how to return CHAUVET® products to
them. Visit our website for contact details.
Returns
Call the corresponding CHAUVET® Technical Support office and request a Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number before shipping the product. Be prepared to
provide the model number, serial number, and a brief description of the cause for the
return.
You must send the merchandise prepaid, in its original box, and with its original packing
and accessories. CHAUVET® will not issue call tags.
Clearly label the package with the RMA number. CHAUVET® will refuse any product
returned without an RMA number.
Write the RMA number on a properly affixed label. DO NOT write the RMA number
directly on the box.
Before sending the product, clearly write the following information on a piece of paper
and place it inside the box:
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Your name
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Your address
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Your phone number
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The RMA number
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A brief description of the problem
Be sure to pack the product properly. Any shipping damage resulting from inadequate
packaging will be your responsibility. FedEx packing or double-boxing are
recommended.
CHAUVET® reserves the right to use its own discretion to repair or replace
returned product(s).
Contact Us
World Headquarters
CHAUVET®
General Information
Address:
5200 NW 108th Avenue
Sunrise, FL 33351
Voice:
(954) 577-4455
Fax:
(954) 929-5560
Toll free:
(800) 762-1084
Technical Support
Voice:
(954) 577-4455 (Press 4)
Fax:
(954) 756-8015
Email:
tech@chauvetlighting.com
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.com
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United Kingdom & Ireland
CHAUVET® Europe Ltd.
General Information
Address:
Unit 1C
Brookhill Road Industrial Estate
Pinxton, Nottingham, UK
NG16 6NT
Voice:
+44 (0)1773 511115
Fax:
+44 (0)1773 511110
Technical Support
Email:
uktech@chauvetlighting.com
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.co.uk
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