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User Manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Before you Begin ................................................................................. 3 What is Included................................................................................................ 3 Unpacking Instructions ...................................................................................... 3 Claims ........................................................................................................................ 3 Text Conventions .............................................................................................. 3 Icons .................................................................................................................. 3 Document Information ....................................................................................... 3 Product at a Glance .......................................................................................... 4 Safety Notes ...................................................................................................... 4 2. Introduction .......................................................................................... 5 Product Overview .............................................................................................. 5 Product Dimensions .......................................................................................... 6 3. Setup ..................................................................................................... 7 AC Power .......................................................................................................... 7 Fuse Replacement ..................................................................................................... 7 Power Linking............................................................................................................. 8 Mounting ........................................................................................................... 9 Orientation ................................................................................................................. 9 Rigging ....................................................................................................................... 9 4. Operation ............................................................................................ 10 Control Panel Operation.................................................................................. 10 Menu Map ....................................................................................................... 10 Configuration (DMX) ....................................................................................... 11 Starting Address....................................................................................................... 11 Configuration (Standalone) ............................................................................. 11 Sound Active Mode .................................................................................................. 11 Automatic Mode ....................................................................................................... 11 Master/Slave Mode .................................................................................................. 12 DMX Channel Assignments and Values ......................................................... 12 4-CH ......................................................................................................................... 12 5. Technical Information........................................................................ 13 Product Maintenance ...................................................................................... 13 General Troubleshooting ................................................................................ 14 Contact Procedure .......................................................................................... 15 CHAUVET® Contact Information .................................................................... 15 Returning Products to CHAUVET® ................................................................ 15 DMX Primer ..................................................................................................... 16 Starting Address....................................................................................................... 16 Product Linking (Daisy Chain) .................................................................................. 16 DMX Cabling ............................................................................................................ 17 DMX Connectors ...................................................................................................... 17 6. Technical Specifications ................................................................... 18 Page 2 of 18
RotoSphere™ LED User Manual (Rev. 03)
1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What is
Included
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Unpacking
Instructions
Immediately upon receipt, carefully unpack this product and check the container to make
sure you have received all the parts indicated above in good condition.
Claims
Text
Conventions
Icons
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1 x RotoSphere™ LED
1 x Power Cord
1 x Hanging Bracket
1 x Warranty Card
1 x Quick Reference Guide
If the container or the material inside the container (this product and any other accessory
included) appears damaged from shipping, or shows signs of mishandling, notify the
carrier immediately, not CHAUVET®, upon receipt of the damaged merchandise. Failure
to do so in a timely manner may invalidate your claim with the carrier. In addition, retain
the container and all the packing material 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 seven (7) days of receiving
the merchandise.
Convention
1~512
50/60
Settings
Menu > Settings
<ENTER>
ON
Icon
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.
This paragraph reminds you of useful, although not critical,
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 document from www.chauvetlighting.com.
© Copyright 2011 CHAUVET®. All rights reserved
Electronically published by CHAUVET® in the United States of America
Author
Editor
Specialist
Manager
A. Diaz
B. Pillow
R. Jones
A. Reiss
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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 this product. The
Notes include important safety information about the product’s installation, usage, and
maintenance.
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Always connect this product to a grounded circuit to avoid the risk of electrocution.
Always disconnect this 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 this product from power cord by pulling or tugging on the cord.
If mounting this product overhead, always secure it to a fastening device using a
safety cable.
Make sure there are no flammable materials close to the unit while operating.
Do not touch this 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 this
product is within the range stated on the decal or rear panel of the product.
This product is for indoor use only! (IP20) To prevent risk of fire or shock, do not
expose this product to rain or moisture.
Always install this product in a location with adequate ventilation, at least 20 in (50
cm) from adjacent surfaces.
Never connect this product to a dimmer.
Make sure to replace the fuse with another of the same type and rating.
Never carry this product from the power cord or any moving part. Always use the
hanging/mounting bracket or the handles.
The maximum ambient temperature (Ta) is 104° F (40° C). Do not operate this
product at higher temperatures.
In the event of a serious operating problem, stop using the product immediately.
Never try to repair this 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 consultation. If you sell this product to another user,
be sure that they also receive this document.
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2. INTRODUCTION
Product Overview
LED Display
Microphone
Power Out
Power In/Out
Microphone
Sensitivity Knob
DMX In/Out Power In
Mounting Bracket
Safety Hook RotoSphere™ LED User Manual (Rev. 03)
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Product Dimensions
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3. SETUP
AC Power
This product has an auto-ranging power supply and can work with an input voltage
range of 100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz.
To determine the power requirements for this product (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 specifications chart. The listed current rating indicates the
product’s average current draw under normal conditions.
Always connect this product to a protected circuit (circuit breaker or fuse),
making sure that it has an appropriate electrical ground to avoid the risk of
electrocution or fire.
Never connect this 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
Follow the instructions below to change the fuse, if necessary.
Disconnect this product from the power outlet before replacing the fuse.
1.
2.
3.
Wedge the tip of a flat head screwdriver into the slot of the fuse holder and pry out
of its housing.
Remove the blown fuse from its holder and replace with a fuse of the exact same
type and rating.
Insert the fuse holder back into place, and reconnect power.
Installed fuse (held by plastic clip)
Safety cap Spare fuse holder
(inside safety cap)
Although the safety cap does have room for a spare fuse, this product ships with
no spare fuse.
Always replace a blown fuse with one of the same type and rating.
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Power Linking
Power Linking Diagram This product provides power linking via the Edison outlet located on the side of the unit.
Please see the diagram below for further explanation.
1st Product
2nd Product 3rd Product
Other products You can power link up to 20 RotoSphere™ LED units on 120 VAC or up to 40
RotoSphere™ LED units on 230 VAC.
The power linking diagram shown above corresponds to the North American
version of this product ONLY! If using this 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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Mounting
Before mounting this product, read and follow the safety recommendations indicated in
the Safety Notes section (page 2 of this manual).
Orientation
The RotoSphere™ LED may be mounted in any position; however, make sure adequate
ventilation is provided around the product.
Rigging
Before deciding on a location for this product, always make sure that it will be easy to
access the unit for maintenance and programming purposes.
Make sure that the structure or surface onto which you are mounting this product can
support its weight. Please see the Technical Specifications section of this manual for
weight information.
When mounting this product overhead, always use a safety cable. Mount the product
securely to a rigging point, whether an elevated platform or a truss.
When rigging this product onto a truss, you should use a mounting clamp of appropriate
weight capacity. The bracket has a 13 mm hole, which is appropriate for this purpose.
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.
The rubber feet also serve as floor supports/allow for surface mounting. When mounting
this product on the floor, make sure that the product and its cables are away from people
and vehicles.
Mounting Bracket
Rubber Feet (x4)
Safety Hook
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4. OPERATION
Control Panel
Operation
To access the control panel functions, use the four buttons located underneath the
display. Please refer to the Product Overview (page 5) to see the buttons location on the
control panel.
Button
<MENU>
<UP>
Menu Map
Function
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.
<DOWN>
Press to scroll down the list of options or to find a lower value.
<ENTER>
Press to activate a menu option or a selected value.
Mode
DMX Mode
Programming Steps
001~512
d1
Selects the DMX starting address
Sound Active
Mode
SOUd
Selects Sound Active Mode.
Automatic
Mode
AUTO
Selects Automatic Mode.
Color Mode
c1
c1
Red
c2
Green
c3
Blue
c4
Red + Green
c5
Red + Blue
c6
Green + Blue
c7
Red + Green + Blue
c8
All colors in chase mode (fast speed)
c9
All colors in chase mode (normal speed)
c 10
All colors in chase mode (slow speed)
F0
Static
F0
(forward)
F 1-99
r0
(reverse)
r 1-99
Motor Rotation
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Description
r0
Clockwise rotation (slow to fast)
Static
Counter clockwise rotation (slow to fast)
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Configuration
(DMX)
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4.
Set this product in DMX mode to control it with a DMX controller.
Connect this product to a suitable power outlet.
Turn this product on.
Connect a DMX cable from the DMX output of the DMX controller to the DMX input
socket of this product.
Starting Address
When selecting a starting DMX address, always consider the number of DMX channels
the selected DMX mode uses. If you choose a starting address that is too high, you
could restrict the access to some of the product’s channels.
The RotoSphere™ LED uses up to 4 DMX channels in a 4-channel DMX mode, which
defines the highest configurable address to 509.
If you are not familiar with the DMX protocol, you may refer to the DMX Primer section in
the Technical Information chapter.
To select the starting address, do the following:
1. Press <MODE> repeatedly until d 1 shows on the display.
2. Press <ENTER>.
3. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select the starting address.
4. Press <ENTER>.
Configuration
(Standalone)
Set this product in one of the standalone modes to control it without a DMX controller.
1. Connect this product to a suitable power outlet.
2. Turn this product on.
Never connect a product that is operating in any standalone mode, whether Static,
Automatic, or Sound to a DMX string connected to a DMX controller. This is
because 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 <MODE> repeatedly until SOUd shows on the display.
2. Press <ENTER>.
3. Turn the music on and adjust the microphone sensitivity knob until the product
starts reacting to the beat of the music.
The product will only respond to the low frequencies of the music (bass and
drums).
Automatic Mode
To enable the Automatic Mode, follow the instructions below:
1. Press <MODE> repeatedly until AUTO shows on the display.
2. Press <ENTER>.
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Master/Slave
Mode
This mode allows a single RotoSphere™ LED unit (the “master”) to control the actions of
one or more RotoSphere™ LED 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 <MODE> repeatedly until d 1 shows on the display.
2. Press <ENTER> to accept.
3. Connect the DMX input of the first slave unit to the DMX output of the master unit.
4. 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. Set the master unit to operate in either Automatic or Sound mode, as previously
indicated.
2. Make the master unit the first unit in the DMX daisy chain.
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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 it 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.
DMX Channel Assignments and Values
4-CH
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Channel
Function
1
Motor Rotation
2
Colors
3
Strobe
4
Automatic and Sound
Modes
Value
000  009
010  127
128  137
138  255
000  031
032  063
064  095
096  127
128  159
160  191
192  223
224  255
000  009
010  255
000  010
011  249
250  255
Setting
No function
Counter clockwise rotation (slow to fast)
No function
Clockwise rotation (slow to fast)
No function
Red
Green
Blue
Red + Green
Red + Blue
Green + Blue
Red + Green + Blue
No function
Strobe effect (slow to fast)
No function
Automatic programs
Sound-activated Mode
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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/or 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 increase the cleaning frequency.
To clean this product, follow the instructions below:
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Unplug the product from power.
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Wait until the product is cold.
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Use a vacuum (or dry compressed air) and a soft brush to remove dust collected on
the external surface/vents.
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Clean all lens surfaces with a mild soap solution, ammonia-free glass cleaner, or
isopropyl alcohol.
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Apply the solution directly to a soft, lint free cotton cloth or a lens cleaning tissue.
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Softly drag any dirt or grime to the outside of the lens surfaces.
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Gently polish the lens surfaces until they are free of haze and lint.
Always dry the lens surfaces carefully after cleaning them.
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General Troubleshooting
Symptom
Circuit breaker
or fuse keeps
blowing
Product does
not power up
Possible Cause
Possible Action
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Excessive load on the circuit
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Make sure that the total load
does not exceed 80% of the
breaker or fuse nominal
current
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Short circuit along the
power lines
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Check the power lines and
power cords
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No energy on power outlet
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Check power outlet
Change to another outlet
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Loose or damaged power
cord
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Check the power cord
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Blown fuse
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Replace blown fuse with a
good one of the same type
and rating
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Internal problem
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Send product for repair
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Wrong starting address on
the product
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Set the correct starting
address on the product
Use the right fader(s) on the
controller
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Product does
not respond to
DMX
Wrong DMX personality on
the product
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Set the correct DMX
product’s personality
Assign the faders
accordingly
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Wrong polarity setting on
the DMX controller
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Change the signal polarity
on the controller
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Loose or damaged DMX
cable
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Check the DMX cable
before the faulty unit
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Internal problem
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Send product for repair
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Signal cables are not DMX
compatible
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Replace non DMX cables
with true DMX cables
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Interference with AC or
radio signals
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Keep DMX cables away
from AC wires or radio
equipment
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DMX cable too long
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Install an optically coupled
DMX amplifier right before
the product with intermittent
problems
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Too many products
connected
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Install an optically coupled
DMX amplifier after unit #32
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Terminator not connected
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Install a terminator, as
indicated in the DMX Primer
section.
Intermittent DMX
Problems
If you still experience problems after trying the above solutions, contact
CHAUVET® Technical Support.
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Contact
Procedure
In case you need to return a product or request support, follow the procedure below:
CHAUVET®
Contact
Information
World Headquarters
CHAUVET®
General Information
Address:
5200 NW 108th Avenue
Sunrise, FL 33351
Voice:
(954) 929-1115
Fax:
(954) 929-5560
Toll free:
(800) 762-1084
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If you live in the US, contact CHAUVET® World Headquarters (see below).
If you live in the UK or Ireland, contact CHAUVET® Europe Ltd.(see below).
If you live in any other country, DO NOT contact CHAUVET®. Instead, contact your
distributor of record. Refer to our Web site for contact details of distributors outside
the US, United Kingdom, or Ireland.
Technical Support
Voice:
(954) 929-1115 (Press 4)
Fax:
(954) 756-8015
Email:
tech@chauvetlighting.com
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.com
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
If you live outside the US, United Kingdom, or Ireland, contact your distributor of
record and follow their instructions on how to return CHAUVET® products to
them. Visit our Web site for contact details.
Returning
Products to
CHAUVET®
Call the corresponding CHAUVET® Tech 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.
DO NOT write the RMA number directly on the box. Instead, write it on a properly
affixed label.
Before sending the product, clearly write the following information on a piece of paper
and place it inside the box:
 Your name
 Your address
 Your phone number
 The RMA number
 A brief description of the problem
Be sure to pack the product properly. Any shipping damage resulting from inadequate
packaging will be your responsibility. As a suggestion, proper UPS packing or doubleboxing is always a safe method to use.
CHAUVET® reserves the right to use its own discretion to repair or replace
returned product(s).
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DMX Primer
Starting
Address
Product
Linking (Daisy
Chain)
The USITT DMX512-A data transmission protocol (DMX, from now on) is based on the
EIA-485 standard and it has 512 channels (001 to 512). This system requires a
controller (DMX controller), one or more DMX compatible products, and a DMX circuit
(also known as “DMX universe”) to link the products to the controller.
Depending on their complexity and features, DMX compatible products may require
from one to more than 30 DMX channels to operate. Some DMX products have
multiple operation modes (also known as “personalities”), each with its own number of
channels and controllable parameters.
In the DMX system, the controller sends DMX data to each product based on the
product’s starting address. The starting address is the number of the DMX channel
(001 to 512) assigned to the product’s first control channel (Channel 1). When
assigning starting addresses to multiple products, it is critical to ensure that no starting
address is already in use by another product to prevent channels from overlapping.
Otherwise, the affected products may operate erratically.
For instance, a user has two DMX compatible products. Product “A” has four channels
and product “B” has six channels. If the user configures the starting address of product
“A” to “001”, channels 001 through 004 on the DMX controller will control product “A”.
This means that the user should assign the starting address of product “B” to “005” or
higher. For a starting address of “005”, the DMX controller would use channels 005 to
010 to control product “B”.
It is possible to control multiple products of the same type by assigning each one of
them the same starting address. In this case, all the products would respond in unison
(synchronized) to the signals from the DMX controller.
DMX compatible products receive the control signals
from the DMX controller through the DMX cables.
Each product has a DMX In and a DMX Out
connector. The figure to the right illustrates how the
products link to each other using multiple segments
of DMX cable in a sequential format called “daisy
chain”.
The order in which the products connect to the DMX
controller is irrelevant because all products receive
the same DMX signals and they only respond to
them based on their individual starting addresses.
However, it is important to notice that the
connections between products should always be as
short and direct as possible.
To ensure the integrity of the DMX signal, follow the
recommendations of the EIA-485 standard:
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DMX Controller
1st DMX Product
2nd DMX Product
To other products
The maximum recommended cable length is 500 m (1,640 feet).
The maximum recommended number of products on the same daisy chain is 32.
Connecting more than 32 products on one daisy chain without the use of a DMX
optically-isolated splitter may result in deterioration of the digital DMX signal.
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DMX Cabling
The DMX protocol requires using special data cables to accommodate for the high
speed digital signals it uses. Despite their apparent similarities, data cables are
electrically different from standard microphone cables because they can carry high
frequency digital signals and have better protection against electromagnetic
interference. You can purchase CHAUVET® certified DMX cables directly from a
dealer/distributor or make your own DMX cable.
If you choose to make your own DMX cable, you must use a data-grade cable such as
the Belden 9841, which has the following electrical characteristics:
Type:
Maximum capacitance between conductors:
Maximum capacitance between conductor and shield:
Maximum resistance:
Nominal impedance:
DMX
Connectors
shielded, 2-conductor twisted pair
30 pF/ft
55 pF/ft
20 ohms/1000 ft
100~140 ohms
Each DMX cable must have a male XLR connector on one end and a female XLR
connector on the other end. The DMX protocol indicates that the XLR connectors must
have five pins. However, most lighting products use the 3-pin XLR connector. The pin
assignment of the 3-pin and 5-pin XLR connectors in a DMX cable is as follows:
Male Plug
Female Plug
Signal
3-Pin
5-Pin
5-Pin
3-Pin
Signal
Common
1
1
1
1
Common
Data -
2
2
2
2
Data -
3
Data +
Data +
3
3
3
Not used
4
4
Not used
Not used
5
5
Not used
You can use the above table to create a 3-pin/3-pin cable, a 5-pin/5-pin cable, or a 3pin to 5-pin adapter.
The DMX daisy chain uses a terminator to reduce signal transmission problems,
especially with long cables. The terminator consists of either a 3-pin or 5-pin XLR male
plug with a 120 Ω, ¼ W resistor connected to the wire side of pins 2 and 3, as shown
below.
The terminator plug connects to the DMX Out socket of the last DMX product in the
daisy chain.
Do not allow the common wire of the DMX cable to touch the product’s chassis
ground. This could cause a ground loop, which may affect your products’
performance. Test all DMX cables with an ohmmeter to verify the correct polarity
of the wires, and to make sure that they are not touching the shield or each
other.
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6. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions and
Weight
Length
Width
Height
Weight
12.1 in (307 mm)
12.1 in (307 mm)
17.4 in (441 mm)
7.1 lbs (3.20 kg)
Note: Dimensions in inches rounded to the nearest decimal digit.
Power
Light Source
Photo Optic
Thermal
Power Supply Type
Range
Voltage Selection
Switching (internal)
100~240V, 50/60Hz
Auto-ranging
Parameter
120V, 60Hz
230V, 50Hz
Consumption
34W
35W
Operating
0.5 A
0.3 A
Power linking current (units)
8 A (20 units)
8 A (40 units)
Fuse
F1A, 250V
F1A, 250V
Power I/O
US/Worldwide
UK/Europe
Power input connector
IEC
IEC
Power output connector
Edison
IEC
Power Cord plug
Edison (US)
Local plug
Type
Power
Lifespan
5 tri-color LEDs
4W
50,000 hours
Color
Quantity
Current
Red
1
354 mA
Green
1
357 mA
Blue
1
359 mA
Parameter
Angle
Coverage angle
360º
Rotation angle
360º
Maximum External Temp.
104° F (40° C)
DMX
Ordering
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I/O Connectors
Connector Type
Channel Range
3-pin XLR
Sockets
4
Product Name
Item Code
Item Number
RotoSphere™ LED
03050399
ROTOSPHERELED
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