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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
Symbols ...................................................................................................................................... 3
Disclaimer ................................................................................................................................... 3
Product at a Glance..................................................................................................................... 4
Safety Notes ............................................................................................................................... 4
2. Introduction ....................................................................................................................5
Overview ..................................................................................................................................... 5
Dimensions ................................................................................................................................. 6
3. Setup ...............................................................................................................................7
AC Power .................................................................................................................................... 7
Fuse Replacement ............................................................................................................................... 7
Mounting ..................................................................................................................................... 8
Orientation ........................................................................................................................................... 8
Rigging ................................................................................................................................................ 8
4. Operation ........................................................................................................................9
Control Panel Operation .............................................................................................................. 9
Menu Map ................................................................................................................................... 9
Configuration (DMX).................................................................................................................... 9
Starting Address .................................................................................................................................. 9
DMX Channel Mode, Assignments, and Values ......................................................................... 10
6-Channel .......................................................................................................................................... 10
Configuration (Standalone) ........................................................................................................ 11
Sound-Active Mode ............................................................................................................................ 11
Automatic Mode ................................................................................................................................. 11
Master/Slave Mode ............................................................................................................................ 12
5. Technical Information ..................................................................................................13
Product Maintenance ................................................................................................................ 13
6. Technical Specifications ..............................................................................................14
Returns ..................................................................................................................................... 15
Contact Us ................................................................................................................................ 15
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Minisphere™ 3.1 User Manual (Rev. 1)
1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What Is
Included
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Minisphere™ 3.1
Power Cord
Warranty Card
Quick Reference Guide
Unpacking
Instructions
Carefully unpack the product immediately and check the container to make sure all the
parts are in the package and are in good condition.
Claims
If the box or the contents (the product and included accessories) appear damaged from
shipping, or show signs of mishandling, notify the carrier immediately, not CHAUVET®.
Failure to report damage to the carrier immediately may invalidate your claim. In
addition, keep the box and 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 delivery.
Text
Conventions
Convention
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
Critical installation, configuration, or operation information. Not
following these instructions may make the product not work, cause
damage to the product, or cause harm to the operator.
Important installation or configuration information. The product
may not function correctly if this information is not used.
Useful information.
Disclaimer
The information and specifications contained in this User Manual are subject to change
without notice. CHAUVET® assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or
omissions, and reserves the right to revise or recreate this manual at any time.
Download the latest version from www.chauvetlighting.com.
© Copyright 2012 CHAUVET®. All rights reserved. Electronically published by
CHAUVET® in the United States of America.
Minisphere™ User Manual (Rev. 1)
Author
Date
S. Diaz
12/13/12
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Product at a
Glance
Outdoor Use
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Sound Activated
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DMX
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Use on Dimmer
Master/Slave
Safety Notes
Auto-ranging Power Supply
Replaceable Fuse
Circuit breaker
User Serviceable
Duty Cycle
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These notes include important information about the mounting, usage, and maintenance
of this product; read before using the product.
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Auto Programs
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! 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
base or mounting brackets.
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. Contact the nearest authorized technical assistance center.
This product is not intended for permanent installation.
Keep this User Manual for future use. If you sell the product to another user, be
sure to give this document to the next owner.
Minisphere™ 3.1 User Manual (Rev. 1)
2. INTRODUCTION
Overview
Fuse Holder
Back Panel View
Menu Display
Front Panel View
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Dimensions
7.2 in
182 mm
6.3 in
160 mm
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Minisphere™ 3.1 User Manual (Rev. 1)
3. SETUP
AC Power
The Minisphere™ 3.1 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 specifications chart. 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 0~100% switch.
Fuse
Replacement
Disconnect the product from power before replacing the fuse.
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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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Mounting
Before mounting the product, read and follow the safety recommendations indicated in
the Safety Notes.
Orientation
The Minisphere™ 3.1 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, always make sure there is easy access to the product
for maintenance and programming.
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Make sure that the structure or surface onto which you are mounting the product
can support the product’s weight (see the Technical Specifications).
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When mounting the product overhead, always use a safety cable. Mount the
product securely to a rigging point, such as 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.
Mounting Diagram
Mounting Brackets
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Minisphere™ 3.1 User Manual (Rev. 1)
4. OPERATION
Control Panel
Operation
To access the control panel functions, use the four buttons located underneath the
display.
Button
<MENU>
<UP>
Scrolls down the list of options or selects a lower value
<ENTER>
Activates a menu option or a selected value
Mode
Programming Steps
DMX Mode
512
Auto Programs
P--
Auto Program
Speed
S--
Sound-Active
Starting Address
Scrolls up the list of options or selects a higher value
<DOWN>
Menu Map
Configuration
(DMX)
Function
Selects an operation mode or to backs out of the current menu option
Set
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Description
d 1–d512 Selects the DMX starting address
P1–P9
Selects automatic program
S 1–S100 Sets automatic-program speed
SNd
Starts sound-activated programs
the product in DMX mode to control with a DMX controller.
Connect the product to a suitable power outlet.
Turn the product on.
Connect a DMX cable from the DMX output of the DMX controller to the DMX input
socket on the product.
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 Minisphere™ 3.1 uses up to 6 DMX channels in its single DMX mode, which defines
the highest configurable address to 507.
If unfamiliar with DMX or DIP switches, download the DMX Primer from
www.chauvetlighting.com.
To select the starting address, do the following:
1. Press <MENU> repeatedly until 512 shows on the display.
2. Press <ENTER>.
3. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select the starting address (d 1–d512).
4. Press <ENTER>.
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DMX Channel Mode, Assignments, and Values
6-Channel
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Channel
Function
1
2
3
Red
Green
Blue
4
Automatic Programs
5
Motor Rotation
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Strobe
Value
000 
000 
000 
000 
040 
080 
120 
160 
200 
000 
010 
255
255
255
039
079
119
159
199
255
009
255
Setting
0–100%
0–100%
0–100%
No function
3-Color switching
7-Color switching
3-Color fade
7-Color switching, clockwise and
counterclockwise rotation
No function
0–100%
010  255 1~30 Hz
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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 Static,
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. Press <ENTER>.
The product will only respond to low frequencies of music (bass and drums).
Automatic
Programs
To enable the automatic programs, follow the instructions below:
1. Press <MENU> repeatedly until P-- shows on the display.
2. Press <ENTER>.
3. Use <UP> or <DOWN> select an automatic program from P 1–P 9.
4. Press <MENU> until S-- shows on the display.
5. Press <UP> or <DOWN> to adjust the speed of the automatic programs
(S 1–S100).
6. Press <ENTER>.
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Master/Slave
Mode
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The Master/Slave mode allows a single Minisphere™ 3.1 unit (the “master”) to control
the actions of one or more Minisphere™ 3.1 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 512 shows on the display.
2. Press <ENTER> to accept.
3. Set the DMX address to d 1.
4. Connect the DMX input of the first slave unit to the DMX output of the master unit.
5. Connect the DMX input of the subsequent slave units to the DMX output of the
previous slave unit.
6. Finish setting and connecting all the slave units.
Master unit:
1. Set the master unit to operate in either Automatic or Sound mode.
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 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.
Minisphere™ 3.1 User Manual (Rev. 1)
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, clean the product at least twice a month. However,
usage and environmental conditions contribute to increased cleaning frequency.
To clean the 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 transparent 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 wipe any dirt or grime to the outside edges of the transparent surface.
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Gently polish the transparent surfaces until they are free of haze and lint.
Always dry the external optics and transparent surfaces carefully after cleaning
them.
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6. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions and
Weight
Length
Width
Height
Weight
7.2 in (182 mm)
7.2 in (182 mm)
6.3 in (160 mm)
1.5 lbs (0.7 kg)
Note: Dimensions in inches rounded to the nearest decimal digit.
Power
Light Source
Photo Optic
Thermal
DMX
Ordering
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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
43 W
46 W
Operating/Inrush current
0.3 A/0.3 A
0.2 A/0.2 A
Fuse/Breaker
F1 A, 250 V
F1 A, 250 V
Power I/O
U.S./Worldwide
UK/Europe
Power input connector
Neutrik® powerCON® A/IEC
Neutrik® powerCON® A/IEC
Power Cord plug
Edison (U.S.)
Local plug
Type
Power
Lifespan
LED
3W
50,000 hours
Color
Quantity
Current
Red
1
800 mA
Green
1
800 mA
Blue
1
800 mA
Parameter
Value
Coverage angle
360°
Maximum External Temp.
Cooling System
104° F (40° C)
Convection
I/O Connectors
Connector Type
Channel Range
3-pin XLR
Sockets
6
Product Name
Item Code
Item Number
Minisphere 3.1
03050549
MINISPHERE3.1
Minisphere™ 3.1 User Manual (Rev. 1)
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
Minisphere™ User Manual (Rev. 1)
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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