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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN............................................................................................................................................................ 3
WHAT IS INCLUDED ...................................................................................................................................................................... 3
UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS ........................................................................................................................................................... 3
MANUAL CONVENTIONS ................................................................................................................................................................ 3
ICONS........................................................................................................................................................................................ 3
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS................................................................................................................................................................. 4
2. INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................................................................... 5
FEATURES.................................................................................................................................................................................. 5
PRODUCT OVERVIEW ................................................................................................................................................................... 6
3. SETUP .................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
AC POWER ................................................................................................................................................................................ 7
Power Linking .................................................................................................................................................................... 7
FUSE REPLACEMENT ................................................................................................................................................................... 8
MOUNTING ................................................................................................................................................................................. 8
Orientation.......................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Rigging ............................................................................................................................................................................... 8
4. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS .............................................................................................................................................. 9
CONFIGURING THE STARTING ADDRESS .......................................................................................................................................... 9
CONTROL PANEL FUNCTIONS ........................................................................................................................................................ 9
MENU MAP............................................................................................................................................................................... 10
DMX OPERATION...................................................................................................................................................................... 11
MASTER/SLAVE ........................................................................................................................................................................ 11
STANDALONE OPERATION........................................................................................................................................................... 12
Automatic ......................................................................................................................................................................... 12
Sound-Active .................................................................................................................................................................... 12
Preset Colors ................................................................................................................................................................... 12
Custom Static Color Mixing ............................................................................................................................................. 12
Fixture Linking.................................................................................................................................................................. 13
DMX CHANNEL VALUES ............................................................................................................................................................. 14
5. APPENDIX ............................................................................................................................................................................ 18
DMX PRIMER ........................................................................................................................................................................... 18
GENERAL MAINTENANCE ............................................................................................................................................................ 18
DATA CABLING .......................................................................................................................................................................... 19
DMX Data Cable .............................................................................................................................................................. 19
Cable Connectors ............................................................................................................................................................ 19
FIXTURE LINKING ....................................................................................................................................................................... 19
3-Pin to 5-Pin Conversion Chart ..................................................................................................................................... 20
Setting up a DMX Serial Data Link ................................................................................................................................. 20
SETTING THE STARTING ADDRESS ............................................................................................................................................... 21
GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................................................................................................... 21
CONTACT US ............................................................................................................................................................................ 21
RETURNS PROCEDURE ............................................................................................................................................................... 22
CLAIMS .................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ....................................................................................................................................................... 23
CHAUVET®, 2012, All Rights Reserved
Information and specifications in this User Manual are subject to change without notice. CHAUVET® assumes no
responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear in this manual.
1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What is included
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1 x COLORband™ RGB
1 x Power Cable
1 x Warranty Card
1 x User 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.
Manual Conventions
CHAUVET manuals use the following conventions to differentiate certain types of information from
the regular text.
M EANING
CONVENTION
[10]
<Menu>
1~512
50/60
Settings
MENU > Settings
ON
A DIP switch to be configured
A key to be pressed on the fixture’s control panel
A range of values
A set of values of which only one can be chosen
A menu option not to be modified (for example, showing the operating
mode/current status)
A sequence of menu options to be followed
A value to be entered or selected
Icons
This manual uses the following icons to indicate information that requires special attention on the part
of the user.
M EANING
ICONS
This paragraph contains critical installation, configuration or operation
information. Failure to comply with this information may render the fixture
partially or completely inoperative, cause damage to the fixture or cause
harm to the user.
This paragraph contains important installation or configuration information.
Failure to comply with this information may prevent the fixture from
functioning correctly.
This paragraph reminds you of useful, although not critical, information.
1. Before You Begin
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Safety Instructions
Please read these instructions carefully. It includes important
information about the installation, usage and maintenance of this
product.
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1. Before You Begin
Please keep this User Manual 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 the 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 20 in (50 cm) from adjacent
surfaces. Be sure that no ventilation slots are blocked.
Always disconnect from power source before servicing or replacing fuse and be sure to replace with
same fuse source.
Secure fixture to fastening device using a safety chain.
Maximum ambient temperature (Ta) is 104° F (40° C). Do not operate fixture at temperatures higher
than this.
In the event of a 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.
Never connect the device to a dimmer pack.
Make sure the power cord is never crimped or damaged.
Never disconnect the power cord by pulling or tugging on the cord.
Never carry the fixture directly from the cord. Always use the hanging/mounting bracket.
Avoid direct eye exposure to the light source while it is on.
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2. INTRODUCTION
Features
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3, 4, 6, 7, 12 or 24-channel DMX-512 LED linear wash light
Operating modes:
3-channel: RGB control
4-channel: RGB, dimmer
6-channel: RGB control of 2 sections
7-channel: RGB, macros, run/strobe speed, automatic/sound, dimmer
12-channel: RGB control of 4 sections (each pair)
24-channel: RGB control of 8 sections (each LED)
Static colors and RGB color mixing with or without DMX controller
Built-in automated programs via master/slave or DMX with variable speed
Built-in sound activated programs via master/slave or DMX
Pulse effect with adjustable speed
Addi t i ona l F e at ur e s
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High-power, 1 W (350 mA) LEDs
Additional power output: max 12 units
Multiple bracket options allows truss or floor mounting
2. Introduction
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Product Overview
Bracket Adjustment
Knobs(2)
Single-yoke
Hanging/Standing
Brackets (2)
Double-yoke
hanging bracket
Control Board
Power Link Out
Power
In/Fuseholder
Microphone
Adjustment Knob
DMX In
2. Introduction
DMX Out
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3. SETUP
AC Power
This fixture runs on 100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz. Before powering on the unit, make sure the line voltage
to which you are connecting it is within the range of accepted voltages.
Always connect the fixture to a switched circuit. Never connect the fixture to a rheostat
(variable resistor) or dimmer circuit, even if the rheostat or dimmer channel is used only as a 0
to 100% switch.
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 indicates its
average current draw under normal conditions.
Always connect the fixture to a circuit with a suitable electrical ground.
Power Linking
This fixture contains power linking via the edison outlet located in front of the power input cable.
Please see the diagram below for further explanation.
The maximum quantity of fixtures that may be linked is 12.
Fixture #1
Fixture #2
Fixture #3
Additional power
link out
3. Setup
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Disconnect the power cord before replacing a fuse and always
replace with the same type fuse.
Fuse Replacement
1.
With a flat head screwdriver wedge the fuse holder out of its housing.
2.
Remove the damaged fuse from its
holder and replace with exact same type
fuse.
3.
Insert the fuse holder back in its place
and reconnect power.
The fuse is located
inside this
compartment.
Remove using a flat
head screwdriver.
Mounting
Orientation
The COLORband™ RGB may be mounted in any safe position, provided there is adequate room for
ventilation.
Rigging
Be sure that the structure can support the weight of the fixture. Please see the “Technical
Specifications” section of this manual for a detailed weight listing. Mount the fixture securely. This
may be done with a screw, nut and bolt, or a hanging clamp. The hole in each bracket is 13 mm in
size. When rigging consider routine maintenance and control panel access. Please see the following
steps for installation.
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If the power link out is intended to be used with multiple fixture, take into account the length
of each power cable, and mount the fixtures close enough to one another to accommodate
for this.
When aiming the fixtures, you may use the bracket adjustment knob. Loosen the knob,
adjust to the desired angle, and then tighten the knob by turning clockwise. Do not use
tools for this step, as it may cause damage.
There are 2 different styles of brackets which are included with this fixture. There is a
single, double-yoke bracket, which is located in the center, rear of the fixture. There are
also 2 single yoke brackets, located on either side of the fixture. These may be used for
floor standing purposes (uplighting) or for mounting with clamps.
Safety cables must always be used.
2 clamps, one on either bracket, must be used if using the two single-yoke brackets.
Single-yoke
brackets (2)
Do not use a tool on
the bracket
adjustment knob
Double-yoke
bracket
3. Setup
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4. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Configuring the Starting Address
Each fixture requires a starting address from 1~512. A fixture requiring one or more channels for
control begins to read the data on the channel indicated by the starting address. For example, a
fixture that uses seven DMX channels and is addressed to start on DMX channel 100, will read data
from channels: 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 and 106. Choose the starting addresses for each fixture
so that the channels used do not overlap. In addition, you should note the starting address selected
for future reference.
The COLORband™ RGB fixture uses up to 24 DMX channels. If this is your first time using DMX, we
recommend reading the “DMX Primer” section in the “Appendix”.
Control Panel Functions
Access control panel functions using the four buttons located directly underneath the LED display on
the control panel.
BUTTON
FUNCTION
<MENU>
Used to scroll through the
current operating mode,
as well as back out of the
current menu option
<DOWN>
Used to select decreasing
advancement in the value
<UP>
Used to select increasing
advancement in the value
<ENTER>
Used to select a value and
store it to memory
MENU
UP
DOWN
ENTER
The Control Panel shows the current state of the unit. It is used to select the operating mode, as well
as the sub-features. For a detailed layout of the control panel functions, please see the “menu map”
section on the following page.
4. Operating Instructions
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Menu Map
M AIN FUNCTION
SUB-FUNCTION
P--
3-CH
4-CH
D
D
SELECTION
P1
P2
P3
P4
P5
7 Color Switching
P6
7 Color sound active
SUB-SELECTION
7 Color fading
3 Color Switching
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Chase Program
Use the Audio Adjustment
Knob located on the back Select between 1 sound active program
of the fixture
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6-CH
D
1~d512
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7-CH
D
1~d512
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12-CH
D
1~d512
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24-CH
D
1~d512
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C--
S--
S001~S100
SLA
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U--
r--g--B---
4. Operating Instructions
Select between 2 switching, 2 fading built-in
programs, and a chase program
3 Color Fading
1~d512
1~d512
C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
INSTRUCTION
Select 3-channel DMX mode: RGB control
Select 4-channel DMX mode: RGB, dimmer
Select 6-channel DMX mode: RGB control
of 2 sections
Select 7-channel DMX mode: RGB, macros,
run speed, strobe, automatic/sound, dimmer
Select 12-channel DMX mode: RGB control
of 4 sections
Select 24-channel DMX mode: individual
control of each LED
Red
Green
Blue
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Cyan
Magenta
Select between 7 static colors. The display
will read C1~C7. The colors that each of
these represent are indicated to the left.
Yellow
White
(default range is S050)
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This is the speed range for the 4 switching
and fading built-in programs
This is the mode to be used with
master/slave operation
Red
000~100
Green
Combine red, green, and blue to create a
custom, static, color
Blue
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DMX Operation
This is the operating mode which will allow for control with an external DMX controller. You must set the starting
address for this mode. If this is your first time using DMX, then it is recommended that you refer to the “DMX
Primer” section in the “Appendix” of this manual.
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Press <MENU> until one of the DMX modes appears on the LED screen.
Press <ENTER>.
1~d512).
Using <UP> and <DOWN>, select the desired DMX address (d
The LED located directly after “d” will flash rapidly when the fixture is detecting DMX signal.
Master/Slave
This is the operating mode which will allow 1 fixture to act as the “master” and control all of the other “slave”
fixtures. You must set both the master and the slave(s) fixtures to the correct mode for this operation.
Master Settings:
1. Connect the fixtures with DMX cables, as shown in the “Fixture Linking” section.
2. Use any one of the standalone modes for the master unit. This includes: P--, C--, and U-Slave Settings:
1. Press <MENU> until SLA appears on the LED screen.
2. Press <ENTER>.
3. Using <UP> and <DOWN>, set the DMX address to d
1.
It is not necessary to set the master fixture as the first fixture in the daisy chain. It may be any fixture
in the daisy chain. For example: fixture 2, 5, 10 or 12, etc.
Only 1 fixture may be set to master.
Do not connect a DMX controller to the daisy chain for this operating mode.
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Standalone Operation
Automatic
This fixture has preprogrammed chases. These are accessed via the control panel, and the speed may be
adjusted for the chases. Please see the instructions below for further explanation.
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Press <MENU> until P-- appears on the LED screen.
Press <ENTER>.
Using <UP> and <DOWN>, select the desired program (P1~P4).
Press <ENTER> to confirm settings.
Sound-Active
This fixture has preprogrammed sound triggered chases. These are accessed via the control panel, and
the speed may be adjusted using the audio adjustment knob. Please see the instructions below for further
explanation.
1.
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4.
Press <MENU> until P-- appears on the LED screen.
Press <ENTER>.
Using <UP> and <DOWN>, select the desired program (P5~P6).
Press <ENTER> to confirm settings.
Preset Colors
This fixture has preprogrammed static color presets. These are accessed via the control panel. Please see
the instructions below for further explanation.
1.
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4.
Press <MENU> until C-- appears on the LED screen.
Press <ENTER>.
Using <UP> and <DOWN>, select the desired color preset (C1~C7).
Press <ENTER> to confirm settings.
Custom Static Color Mixing
This fixture has the ability to accept custom static color settings. These are accessed via the control panel.
Please see the instructions below for further explanation.
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7.
Press <MENU> until U-- appears on the LED screen.
Press <ENTER>.
Using <UP> and <DOWN>, select the desired color value (000~100). By selecting 000, the
color will remain off.
Press <ENTER> to continue to the next color (r, G, b).
Using <UP> and <DOWN>, select the desired color value (000~100). By selecting 000, the
color will remain off.
Continue until the desired mix is obtained. The order of colors is red, green, and then blue.
Press <ENTER> to save the final color setting. This will move the selection to the following color.
However, this is necessary to save the modification.
The colors are represented by the following in the menu map:
r--- = Red (000~100)
G--- = Green (000~100)
b--- = Blue (000~100)
4. Operating Instructions
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Fixture Linking
In order to use this fixture in a DMX or master/slave operation, you must daisy chain using DMX cables to link
from one fixture to another. In a master/slave operation, the DMX controller is not connected.
Fixture #1
DMX controller
(only in DMX operation)
Fixture #2
Fixture #3
Additional signal
link out
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DMX Channel Values
7-CH Mode
CHANNEL
VALUE
FUNCTION
1
000 ó 255
Red
Dimmer: 0%~100%
2
000 ó 255
Green
Dimmer: 0%~100%
3
000 ó 255
Blue
Dimmer: 0%~100%
4
000 ó 015
016 ó 255
Color Macros
No Function
Color Macros
000 ó 255
Speed (CH.6 @ values 032~223)
Slow~Fast
000 ó 015
016 ó 255
Strobe (Red, Green, Blue, & Color Macro channels only)
No Function
Slow~Fast (6 Hz ~ 18 Hz)
6
000 ó
032 ó
064 ó
096 ó
115 ó
128 ó
160 ó
192 ó
224 ó
Mode
RGB mode
Pulse effect 0%~100% (using RGB faders)
Pulse effect 100%~0% (using RGB faders)
Pulse effect 100%~0%~100% (using RGB faders)
Chase program
Auto fade transition
Auto snap transition (3 colors)
Auto snap transition (7 colors)
Sound triggering mode
7
000 ó 255
5
031
063
095
114
127
159
191
223
255
When CH.6 is set
between 032~223, CH.5
controls the speed.
Dimmer
Intensity (RGB/Macro modes): 0%~100%
3-CH Mode
CHANNEL
VALUE
FUNCTION
1
000 ó 255
Red
Dimmer: 0%~100%
2
000 ó 255
Green
Dimmer: 0%~100%
3
000 ó 255
Blue
Dimmer: 0%~100%
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4-CH Mode
CHANNEL
VALUE
FUNCTION
1
000 ó 255
Red
Dimmer: 0%~100%
2
000 ó 255
Green
Dimmer: 0%~100%
3
000 ó 255
Blue
Dimmer: 0%~100%
4
000 ó 255
Dimmer
Intensity: 0%~100%
6-CH Mode
CHANNEL
VALUE
FUNCTION
1
000 ó 255
Red
Dimmer: 0%~100%
2
000 ó 255
Green
Dimmer: 0%~100%
3
000 ó 255
Blue
Dimmer: 0%~100%
4
000 ó 255
Red
Dimmer: 0%~100%
5
000 ó 255
Green
Dimmer: 0%~100%
6
000 ó 255
Blue
Dimmer: 0%~100%
SECTION
1
2
Power Input
1
5. Appendix
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12-CH Mode
CHANNEL
VALUE
SECTION
1
000 ó 255
2
000 ó 255
Green
Dimmer: 0%~100%
3
000 ó 255
Blue
Dimmer: 0%~100%
4
000 ó 255
Red
Dimmer: 0%~100%
5
000 ó 255
Green
Dimmer: 0%~100%
6
000 ó 255
Blue
Dimmer: 0%~100%
7
000 ó 255
Red
Dimmer: 0%~100%
8
000 ó 255
Green
Dimmer: 0%~100%
9
000 ó 255
Blue
Dimmer: 0%~100%
10
000 ó 255
Red
Dimmer: 0%~100%
11
000 ó 255
Green
Dimmer: 0%~100%
12
000 ó 255
Blue
Dimmer: 0%~100%
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FUNCTION
Red
Dimmer: 0%~100%
1
2
3
4
Power Input
3
2
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24-CH Mode
CHANNEL
VALUE
FUNCTION
1
Red
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
2
Green
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
3
SECTION
CHANNEL
VALUE
FUNCTION
13
Red
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
14
Green
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
Blue
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
15
Blue
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
4
Red
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
16
Red
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
5
Green
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
17
Green
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
6
Blue
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
18
Blue
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
7
Red
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
19
Red
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
8
Green
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
20
Green
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
9
Blue
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
21
Blue
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
10
Red
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
22
Red
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
11
Green
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
23
Green
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
12
Blue
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
24
Blue
000 ó 255 Dimmer: 0%~100%
1
2
3
4
SECTION
5
6
7
8
Power Input
1
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5. APPENDIX
DMX Primer
There are 512 channels in a DMX connection. Channels may be assigned in any manner. A fixture
capable of receiving DMX will require one or a number of sequential channels. The user must assign
a starting address on the fixture that indicates the first channel reserved in the controller. There are
many different types of DMX controllable fixtures and they all may vary in the total number of
channels required. Choosing a start address should be planned in advance. Channels should never
overlap. If they do, this will result in erratic operation of the fixtures whose starting address is set
incorrectly. You can however, control multiple fixtures of the same type using the same starting
address as long as the intended result is that of unison movement or operation. In other words, the
fixtures will be slaved together and all respond exactly the same.
DMX fixtures are designed to receive data through a serial Daisy Chain. A Daisy Chain connection is
where the DATA OUT of one fixture connects to the DATA IN of the next fixture. The order in which
the fixtures are connected is not important and has no effect on how a controller communicates to
each fixture. Use an order that provides for the easiest and most direct cabling. Connect fixtures
using shielded two conductor twisted pair cable with three pin XLR male to female connectors. The
shield connection is pin 1, while pin 2 is Data Negative (S-) and pin 3 is Data positive (S+).
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.
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Unplug fixture from power.
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Use a vacuum or air compressor and a soft brush to remove dust collected on external
vents.
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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.
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Apply solution to the cloth or tissue and drag dirt and grime to the outside of the lens.
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Gently polish optical surfaces until they are free of haze and lint.
The cleaning of 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 surroundings can cause greater accumulation of dirt on the unit’s optics. Clean
with soft cloth using normal glass cleaning fluid. Clean the external optics at least every 20 days.
Clean the fixture at least every 30/60 days.
Always dry the parts carefully after cleaning them.
Never spin a fan using compressed air.
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Data Cabling
To link fixtures together you must obtain data cables. You can purchase CHAUVET® certified DMX
cables directly from a dealer/distributor or construct your own cable. If you choose to create your own
cable please use data-grade cables that can carry a high quality signal and are less prone to
electromagnetic interference.
DMX Data Cable
Use a Belden© 9841 or equivalent cable which meets the specifications for EIA RS-485 applications.
Standard microphone cables cannot transmit DMX data reliably over long distances. The cable must
have the following characteristics:
Type:
shielded, 2-conductor twisted pair
Maximum capacitance between conductors:
30 pF/ft
Maximum capacitance between conductor and shield:
55 pF/ft
Maximum resistance:
20 ohms/1000 ft
Nominal impedance:
100 ~ 140 ohms
Cable Connectors
Cabling must have a male XLR connector on one end and a female XLR connector on the other end.
1
3
2
DMX connector configuration
COMMON
1
3
2
INPUT
1
3
2
DMX +
DMX
-
120 ohm ¼ W
resistor between
pin 2 (DMX -) and
pin 3 (DMX +) on
the output of the
last fixture
OUTPUT
To avoid signal transmission problems
and interference, it is always advisable to
connect a DMX signal terminator.
Do not allow contact between the common and the fixture’s chassis ground. Grounding the
common can cause a ground loop, and your fixture may perform erratically. Test cables with
an ohm meter to verify correct polarity and to make sure the pins are not grounded or shorted
to the shield or each other.
Fixture Linking
You will need a serial data link to run light shows of one or more fixtures using a DMX controller or to
run synchronized shows on two or more fixtures set to a master/slave operating mode. The combined
number of channels required by all the fixtures on a serial data link determines the number of fixtures
the data link can support.
Fixtures on a serial data link must be daisy chained in one single line. To comply with the EIA485 standard, no more than 32 fixtures should be connected on one data link. Connecting
more than 32 fixtures on one serial data link without the use of a DMX optically-isolated
splitter may result in deterioration of the digital DMX signal.
Maximum recommended serial data link distance: 500 m (1640 ft)
Maximum recommended number of fixtures on a serial data link: 32
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3-Pin to 5-Pin Conversion Chart
If you use a controller with a 5-pin DMX output connector, you will need to use a 5pin to 3-pin adapter. The chart below details a proper cable conversion:
3-PIN TO 5-PIN CONVERSION CHART
Conductor
3-Pin Female (Output)
5-Pin Male (Input)
Ground/Shield
Pin 1
Pin 1
Data ( - ) signal
Pin 2
Pin 2
Data ( + ) signal
Pin 3
Pin 3
Not used
Pin 4
Not used
Pin 5
Setting up a DMX Serial Data Link
Universal DMX Controller
1. Connect the (male) 3-pin connector side of
the DMX cable to the output (female) 3-pin
connector of the controller.
2. Connect the end of the cable coming from
the controller which will have a (female)
3-pin connector to the input connector of the
next fixture consisting of a (male) 3-pin
connector.
This drawing
provides a general
illustration of the
DMX input/output
panel of a lighting
fixture.
3. Then, proceed to connect from the output as
stated above to the input of the following
fixture and so
Continue the link
5. Appendix
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Setting the Starting Address
This DMX mode enables the use of a universal DMX controller device. Each fixture requires a start address
from 1~512. A fixture requiring one or more channels for control begins to read the data on the channel
indicated by the start address. For example, a fixture that uses six DMX channels and was addressed to start
on DMX channel 100, would read data from channels: 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, and 105. Choose start
addresses so that the channels used do not overlap, and note the start address selected for future reference.
If this is your first time addressing a fixture using the DMX control protocol, we suggest jumping to the
“Appendix” section and reading the heading “DMX Primer”. It contains very useful information that will help you
understand its use.
General Troubleshooting
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
Breaker/Fuse
keeps blowing
Device does not
power up
Fixture is not
responding to
DMX
Loss of signal
POSSIBLE ACTION(S)
· Excessive circuit load
· Check total load placed on the electrical circuit.
· Short circuit along the power
wires
· Check for a short in the electrical wiring (internal and/or
external)
· No power
· Check for power on power outlet
· Loose power cord
· Check power cord
· Wrong DMX addressing
· Check Control Panel and unit addressing
· Damaged DMX cables
· Check DMX cables
· Wrong polarity settings on the
controller
· Check polarity switch settings on the controller
· Loose DMX cables
· Check cable connections
· Faulty DMX interface
· Replace DMX input
· Faulty Main PCB
· Replace Main PCB
· Non DMX cables
· Use only DMX compatible cables
· Bouncing signals
· Install terminator as suggested
· Long cable / Low level signal
· Install amplifier right after fixture with strong signal
· Too many fixtures
· Install an optically coupled DMX splitter after unit #32
· Interference from AC wires
· Keep DMX cables separated from power cables or
black lights
If you still have a problem after trying the above solutions, please contact CHAUVET Technical
Support.
Contact Us
Wor l d Wi de
5. Appendix
General Information
CHAUVET
5200 NW 108th Avenue
Sunrise, FL 33351
voice: 954.929.1115
fax:
954.929.5560
toll free: 800.762.1084
Technical Support
CHAUVET
5200 NW 108th Avenue
Sunrise, FL 33351
voice: 954.929.1115 (Press 4)
fax:
954.929.5560 (Attention: Service)
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.com
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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 Merchandize Authorization Number (RMA #).
Products returned without the RMA # will be refused. Call CHAUVET® and request an RMA # 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 pack fixture properly; any shipping damage resulting from
inadequate packaging is the customer’s responsibility. As a suggestion, proper UPS packing or
double-boxing is always a safe method to use.
CHAUVET® reserves the right to use its own discretion to repair or replace product(s).
If you are given an RMA #, please include the following information on a piece of paper inside
the box:
1)
Your name
2)
Your address
3)
Your phone number
4)
The RMA #
5)
A brief description of the symptoms
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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Technical Specifications
WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS
Length ........................................................................................................................... 41.6 in (1,056 mm)
Width .................................................................................................................................... 2.3 in (59 mm)
Height ................................................................................................................................. 5.9 in (148 mm)
Weight ..................................................................................................................................7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
POWER
Auto-ranging Power Supply ................................................................................ 100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption @ 120 VAC, 60 Hz ..................................................41 W (0.6 A) max, 0.2 A inrush
Power Consumption @ 230 VAC, 50 Hz ..................................................41 W (0.3 A) max, 0.2 A inrush
Power output ........................................................................................................................... 10 units max
Fuse .........................................................................................................................................F 2 A, 250 V
LIGHT SOURCE
LED ........................................................................................ 24, 1 W (8 red, 8 green, 8 blue) 50,000 hrs
PHOTO OPTIC
Luminance @ 1 m ........................................................................................................................ 2,200 lux
Beam Angle ............................................................................................................................................56°
Field Angle ..............................................................................................................................................70°
THERMAL
Maximum ambient temperature .......................................................................................... 104° F (40° C)
ORDERING INFORMATION
COLORband™ RGB ....................................................................................................COLORBANDRGB
WARRANTY INFORMATION
Warranty..................................................................................................................2-year limited warranty
Technical Specifications
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