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CH-540
ThunderBall™
USER MANUAL
Chauvet, 3000 N 29th Ct, Hollywood, FL 33020 U.S.A
(800) 762-1084 – (954) 929-1115
FAX (954) 929-5560
www.chauvetlighting.com
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TABLE OF CONTENT
TABLE OF CONTENT ...................................................................................................................................................... 2
BEFORE YOU BEGIN ...................................................................................................................................................... 3
WHAT IS INCLUDED................................................................................................................................................................................ 3
UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS .................................................................................................................................................................... 3
AC POWER .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 3
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .......................................................................................................................................................................... 3
INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................................................................... 4
FEATURES ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 4
PRODUCT OVERVIEW ............................................................................................................................................................................ 4
SETUP .............................................................................................................................................................................. 5
LAMP ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
Lamp installation ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5
MOUNTING ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
Orientation.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
Rigging ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.......................................................................................................................................... 6
Duty Cycle (recommended) ...................................................................................................................................... 6
APPENDIX........................................................................................................................................................................ 7
GENERAL MAINTENANCE ....................................................................................................................................................................... 7
RETURNS PROCEDURE .......................................................................................................................................................................... 7
CLAIMS ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 7
GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING................................................................................................................................................................ 8
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS .................................................................................................................................................................. 9
TECHNICAL SUPPORT ............................................................................................................................................................................ 9
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What is included
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1 x ThunderBall™ (CH-540)
5 x JCD130V200W lamps or 5 x JCD230V200W lamps
Warranty Card & Manual
Unpacking Instructions
Immediately upon receiving a fixture, carefully unpack the carton, check the contents to ensure that
all parts are present, and have been received in good condition. Notify the shipper immediately and
retain packing material for inspection if any parts appear damaged from shipping or the carton itself
shows signs of mishandling. Save the carton and all packing materials. In the event that a fixture
must be returned to the factory, it is important that the fixture be returned in the original factory box
and packing.
AC Power
To determine the power requirements for a particular fixture, see the label affixed to the back plate of
the fixture or refer to the fixture’s specifications chart. A fixture’s listed current rating is its average
current draw under normal conditions. All fixtures must be powered directly off a switched circuit and
cannot be run off a rheostat (variable resistor) or dimmer circuit, even if the rheostat or dimmer
channel is used solely for a 0% to 100% switch. Before applying power to a fixture, check that the
source voltage matches the fixture’s requirement.
Safety Instructions
Please read these instructions carefully, which includes important
information about the installation, usage and maintenance?
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Please keep this User Guide for future consultation. If you
sell the unit to another user, be sure that they also receive
this instruction booklet.
Always make sure that you are connecting to the proper
voltage and that the line voltage you are connecting to is
not higher than that stated on decal or rear panel of the
fixture.
This product is intended for indoor use only!
To prevent risk of fire or shock, do not expose fixture to
rain or moisture. Make sure there are no flammable
materials close to the unit while operating.
The unit must be installed in a location with adequate
ventilation, at least 50cm from adjacent surfaces. Be sure
that no ventilation slots are blocked.
Always disconnect from power source before servicing or
replacing lamp or fuse and be sure to replace with same
lamp source.
Caution!
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Secure fixture to fastening device using a safety chain.
Never carry the fixture solely by its head. Use its carrying
handles.
Maximum ambient temperature is Ta: 40°. Do not operate
fixture at temperatures higher than this.
In the event of serious operating problem, stop using the
unit immediately. Never try to repair the unit by yourself.
Repairs carried out by unskilled people can lead to
damage or malfunction. Please contact the nearest
authorized technical assistance center. Always use the
same type spare parts.
Don’t connect the device to a dimmer pack.
Make sure power cord is never crimped or damaged.
Never disconnect power cord by pulling or tugging on the
cord.
Avoid direct eye exposure to lamp while it is on.
There are no user serviceable parts inside the unit. Do not open the housing or
attempt any repairs yourself. In the unlikely event your unit may require service,
please contact CHAUVET.
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INTRODUCTION
Features
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5 constantly rotating spheres
360° rotation on one axis
61 interchangeable lenses per sphere
Sphere lenses come in Yellow, Green, Blue, Red and Multi-colors
Product Overview
Carrying Handles
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SETUP
Lamp
You may need to install the lamps prior to the initial operation of the fixture. Five JCD 200W halogen
lamps are included.
Warning! When replacing the lamp, please wait 15 minutes after powering down to allow the unit to
cool down! Always disconnect from main power prior to lamp replacement.
Do not touch the envelope (glass area) of the bulb with bare hands. If this happens, clean the lamp
with alcohol and wipe it with a lint free cloth before installation.
L AM P I N ST AL L AT I O N
1)
Remove the (S1) screws located
surrounding the midline of the spheres as
shown in the image.
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Pull the top cover out exposing the lamp and
socket. (not shown)
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If replacing the lamp, remove old lamp first.
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Using a cloth or napkin hold the bulb and
pull out of the lamp socket located inside the
reflector.
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Replace with a new lamp.
6)
Replace top cover, align the screw holes
and fasten the screws.
WARNING!
EXTREMELY HOT!
Allow time to cool
before handling
Top Cover
S1
Additional screw on the back side not shown
Mounting
O RI E NT AT IO N
This fixture may be mounted in any position provided there is adequate room for ventilation.
RIG G ING
It is important never to obstruct the fan or vents pathway. Mount the fixture using, a suitable “C” or “O”
type clamp. Adjust the angle of the fixture by loosening both knobs and tilting the fixture. After finding
the desired position, retighten both knobs.
Hanging Clamp
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When selecting installation location, take into consideration lamp
replacement access and routine maintenance.
Safety cables should always be used.
Never mount in places where the fixture will be exposed to rain, high
humidity, extreme temperature changes or restricted ventilation.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
The ThunderBall™ is a high output effect light that does not require any type of controller to operate.
Five rotating spheres with 61 lenses each produce a spectacular mirror ball like effect that criss-cross
continuously. This fixture is designed to operate as a stand-alone unit and to maximize exposure,
should be placed in the center of the dance area. Once powered, the spheres will immediately rotate.
Whether used in a mobile or permanent environment, you may find it useful to control this effect by
means of a relay system for remote switching or to go with DMX control, use the latest in DMX
compatible (Relay Pack), all available from CHAUVET.
A relay system will allow you to remotely trigger the ThunderBall™ and any other non-dimmable
effect light from a switch panel. Make sure to use a cable of at least 25 feet to provide ample distance
between the control panel and the switch pack for most mobile lighting applications.
If you would prefer to control it directly from your DMX lighting console then we suggest a DMX
compatible (relay switch-pack). These devices are an extremely affordable solution to operating nonDMX lighting effects remotely.
Duty Cycle (recommended)
For optimum fixture longevity, it is recommended that this fixture cycle On and Off every 15 minutes
due to the high temperature created while in use. For every 15 minute period that the fixture is used,
allow 15 minutes in the Off position to cool down.
To learn more about these and other CHAUVET products visit us at www.chauvetlighting.com.
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APPENDIX
General Maintenance
To maintain optimum performance and minimize wear fixtures should be cleaned frequently. Usage
and environment are contributing factors in determining frequency. As a general rule, fixtures should
be cleaned at least twice a month. Dust build up reduces light output performance and can cause
overheating. This can lead to reduced lamp life and increased mechanical wear. Be sure to power off
fixture before conducting maintenance.
Unplug fixture from power. Use a vacuum or air compressor and a soft brush to remove dust
collected on external vents and internal components. Clean all glass when the fixture is cold with a
mild solution of glass cleaner or Isopropyl Alcohol and a soft lint free cotton cloth or lens tissue. Apply
solution to the cloth or tissue and drag dirt and grime to the outside of the lens. Gently polish optical
surfaces until they are free of haze and lint. Do not to touch the lamp glass when cleaning fixture. Oil
and dirt can cause damage and premature aging of the lamp. In the event that the lamp is touched or
becomes dirty, clean the lamps with an alcohol wipe.
The cleaning of internal and external optical lenses and/or mirrors must be carried out periodically to
optimize light output. Cleaning frequency depends on the environment in which the fixture operates:
damp, smoky or particularly dirty surrounding can cause greater accumulation of dirt on the unit’s
optics. Clean with soft cloth using normal glass cleaning fluid. - Always dry the parts carefully. - Clean
the external optics at least every 20 days. Clean the internal optics at least every 30/60 days.
Returns Procedure
Returned merchandise must be sent prepaid and in the original packing, call tags will not be issued.
Package must be clearly labeled with a Return Merchandise Authorization Number (RA #). Products
returned without an RA # will be refused. Call CHAUVET and request RA # prior to shipping the
fixture. Be prepared to provide the model number, serial number and a brief description of the cause
for the return. Be sure to properly pack fixture, any shipping damage resulting from inadequate
packaging is the customer’s responsibility. CHAUVET reserves the right to use its own discretion to
repair or replace product(s). As a suggestion, proper UPS packing or double-boxing is always a safe
method to use.
Claims
Damage incurred in shipping is the responsibility of the shipper; therefore the damage must be
reported to the carrier upon receipt of merchandise. It is the customer's responsibility to notify and
submit claims with the shipper in the event that a fixture is damaged due to shipping. Any other claim
for items such as missing component/part, damage not related to shipping, and concealed damage,
must be made within seven (7) days of receiving merchandise.
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Appendix
General Troubleshooting
Applies to
Symptom
Solution(s)
Auto shut off
Check fan thermal switch reset
Beam is very dim or not
bright
Clean optical system or replace lamp
Breaker/Fuse keeps
blowing
Check total load placed on device
Chase is too slow
Check users manual for speed adjustment
Device has no power
Check for power on Mains.
Lights
Controllers
Dimmers
& Chaser
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Check 220/110v switch for proper setting
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Check device’s fuse. (internal and/or external)
Fixture is on but there
is no movement to the
audio
Foggers
& Snow
Make sure you have the correct audio mode on the control
switches. If audio provided via ¼” jack, make sure a live
audio signal exists
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Adjust sound sensitivity knob
Fluid indicator not
working
The filter tip on the end of the tube inserted into the fluid
container must float freely in order to measure correctly,
check to see if perhaps it is stuck
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Fogger or Snow output
has dropped
Clean with distilled water and vinegar
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Lamps cuts off
sporadically
Possible bad lamp or fixture is overheating.
Light will not come on
after power failure
Some discharge lamps require a cooling off period before
the electronics in the fixture can kick start it again, wait 5 to
10 minutes before powering up
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Motor movements are
jerky or jumpy
Possible bad motor driver or sensors
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Moves slow
Check 220/110v switch for proper setting
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No flash
Re-install bulb, may have shifted in shipping
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No fog
Check fluid tank if empty
Replace hose
Lamp may be at end of its life.
Check polarity switch on controller
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Make sure green light is on (for power)
No light output
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Check slip ring & brushes for contact
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Install bulb
Call service technician
Relay will not work
Check reset switch
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Check cable connections
Remote does not work
Make sure connector is firmly connected to device
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Unit wobbles when
rotating
Check for damages possibly incurred during shipping
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Appendix
Technical Specifications
WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS
Length........................................................................................................................ 470 mm (18.5 in)
Width............................................................................................................................. 584 mm (23 in)
Height ........................................................................................................................... 584 mm (23 in)
Weight................................................................................................................... 12.7 Kgs (27.88 lbs)
POWER
Power............................................................................................................115V 60Hz or 230V 50Hz
AC input .............................................................................................................................3-prong IEC
DUTY CYCLE (RECOMMENDED)
1. Fixture ON............................................................................................... (not to exceed) 15 minutes
2. Fixture OFF............................................................................................. (cool down for) 15 minutes
LAMPS
JCD130V200W x (5) .......................................................................................................... 200W 130V
JCD230V200W x (5) .......................................................................................................... 200W 230V
THERMAL
Maximum ambient temperature ......................................................................................... 40° (104° F)
FUSE
Main .......................................................................................20mm Glass15A 250V Fast Blow (115V)
Main ......................................................................................20mm Glass 10A 250V Fast Blow (230V)
ORDERING INFORMATION
ThunderBall™. ......................................................................................................................... CH-540
Fuse 15A ...................................................................................................................... P170FUSE015
Fuse 10A ...................................................................................................................... P170FUSE010
Technical Support
Address:
Support (Email):
Telephone:
Fax:
Website:
CH-540 User Manual
Service Dept.
3000 N 29th Ct, Hollywood, FL 33020 (U.S.A.)
tech@chauvetlighting.com
(954) 929-1115 - (Press 4)
(954) 929-5560 - (Attention: Service)
http://www.chauvetlighting.com
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