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Chauvet TFX-125BL User manual
TFX-125BL
Shadow™ 125
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
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
POWER ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
MOUNTING ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Orientation .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Rigging ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
OPERATION ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
APPENDIX............................................................................................................................................................................. 7
GENERAL MAINTENANCE ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 7
RETURNS PROCEDURE .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
CLAIMS ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 9
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What is included
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TFX-125BL fixture
H-125BL Blacklight bulb
Power cord with plug
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
Figure 1 - AC Voltage Switch
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. Check the fixture or device carefully to make sure that
if a voltage selection switch exists that it is set to the correct line voltage you
will use.
Warning!
Verify that the power select switch on your unit matches the
line voltage applied. All fixtures must be connected to circuits
with a suitable Earth Ground.
Not all fixtures have a voltage
select switch. Please be sure to
connect to the proper voltage.
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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high-powered 125-watt blacklight cannon
long throw
easy lamp access
safety wire mesh
switch-selectable power settings 115V or 230V, (240V available)
no duty cycle!
Product Overview
Hanging bracket
Tension knob
Lamp wire mesh cover
Product Overview
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SETUP
Lamp
You will need to install a lamp prior to the initial operation of the fixture. A bulb is included with your
product.
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.
LA M P IN STA LLA T ION
Figure 2 – TFX-125 Lamp Installation
1)
Remove both thumbscrews located on the front of the
fixture and open the lamp cover.
2)
If replacing the lamp, remove old lamp first by unscrewing it
from its base.
3)
Hold the new lamp with a lint-free cloth or napkin and screw
lamp into the socket providing minimal torque to secure
lamp in place.
4)
Close lamp cover, align the screw holes and fasten the
thumbscrews back onto the cover.
Remove both thumbscrews
Power
Your product is equipped with switch-selectable AC power
setting and frequency.
Warning!
Slide switch up or down depending
on your line voltage.
Verify that the power select switch on your unit
matches the line voltage applied. All fixtures must
be connected to circuits with a suitable Earth
Ground.
• 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.
• All fixtures must be connected to circuits with a suitable Earth Ground.
• When in doubt, please consult a qualified electrician to determine the frequency in your locale.
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Setup
Mounting
ORIENTATION
This fixture may be mounted in any position provided there is adequate room for ventilation.
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Figure 3 - Clamp
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.
• 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.
Note!
Clamp is sold separately.
Operation
The Shadow 125, also known as the TFX-125BL, produces a high powered long throw, medium sized
beam of black light. Black light causes fluorescent materials to emit visible light. This effect is
commonly used in nightclub entrances and dance floors.
The TFX-125BL is a stand alone fixture. AC voltage is all that is required to operate. This unit is best
used at a throw distance of between 18 and 26 feet due to a parabolic reflector system that focuses
and harnesses the light into a medium sized beam.
Weighing in at 17 lbs and consuming only 125 watts of power, the TFX-125BL does lend itself for
mobile applications. However, always tilt the fixture to project below eye level as the intensity of the
beam could have an irritating effect to patrons who stare at its luminosity. We recommend a lighting
stand that is capable of extending a minimum of 9 feet and a position farthest away from the dance
floor.
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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)
Lights
Foggers
& Snow
Controller
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Dimmer
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Chaser
Auto shut off
Check fan thermal switch reset
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Beam is very dim or not
bright
Clean optical system or replace lamp
Check 220/110v switch for proper setting
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Breaker/Fuse keeps
blowing
Check total load placed on device
Chase is too slow
Check users manual for speed adjustment
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Device has no power
Check for power on Mains.
Check device’s fuse. (internal and/or external)
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Fixture is not responding
Check DMX Dip switch settings for correct addressing
Check DMX cables
Check polarity switch settings
Fixture is on but there is
no movement to the
audio
Make sure you have the correct audio mode on the control
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signal exists
Adjust sound sensitivity knob
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Lamps cuts off
sporadically
Possible bad lamp or fixture is overheating.
Lamp may be at end of its life.
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
Loss of signal
Use only DMX cables
Install terminator
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Note: Keep DMX cables separated from power cables or black
lights.
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Motor movements are
jerky or jumpy
Possible bad motor driver or sensors
Check polarity switch on controller
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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 light output
Check slip ring & brushes for contact
Install bulb
Call service technician
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Relay will not work
Check reset switch
Check cable connections
Remote does not work
Make sure connector is firmly connected to device
Stand alone mode
All Chauvet lighting fixtures featuring stand-alone functions do
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not require additional settings, simply power the fixture and it
will automatically enter into this mode
Unit wobbles when
rotating
Check for damages possibly incurred during shipping
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Appendix
Technical Specifications
WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS
Length............................................................................................................................. 216 mm (8.5 in)
Width ............................................................................................................................... 254 mm (10 in)
Height .............................................................................................................................. 254 mm (10 in)
Weight .............................................................................................................................. 7.7 Kg (17 lbs)
POWER
Switch-selectable power settings ..................................................................115V 60 Hz or 230V 50 Hz
European version .................................................................................................................. 240V 50 Hz
AC input........................................................................................3 prongs IEC 60320 C14 male socket
LAMPS
CHAUVET H-125BL ....................................................................................................................... 125W
THERMAL
Maximum ambient temperature............................................................................................ 40° (104° F)
FUSE
Main............................................................................................................... 20mm Glass 5A Fast Blow
ORDERING INFORMATION
Shadow-125 .......................................................................................................................... TFX-125BL
Fuse 5A ............................................................................................................................P170FUSE005
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