Antari X FOGGER User manual

Antari X FOGGER User manual
High Efficiency Vaporizing System and Highly Durable Heaters Ensure 25% Increased Output.
Modular Design for Easy, Cost Effective Maintenance.
Standardized Interface Allows Interchangeable Control Modules on All Models.
Illuminated Fluid Tank for Easy Monitoring for the Level of Fog Fluid.
Electronic Low Fluid Monitoring Protects Pump from Running Dry
Heavy-Duty, Quiet Pump for Continuous, Silent Operation.
Table of Contents
Important Safeguards
Unpacking & Inspection
Control Module Operation
ANTARI X-20 DMX Module Settings
Performance Notes
Congratulations on the purchase of your new
Thank you for choosing an ANTARI X Fogger. You now own a
rugged and powerful state-of-the-art machine. Prior to use, we
suggest that you carefully read all of the instructions. By
following the suggestions found in this user manual, you can look
forward to the reliable and satisfactory performance of your
ANTARI Fog Machine for years to come.
Please follow these operation, safety and maintenance instructions
to ensure a long and safe life for your fog machine.
Risk of electric shock. Disconnect the appliance from the electric
supply before removing the cover. Note: there are no user
serviceable parts inside.
Important Safeguards
Danger of Electric Shock
Keep this device dry.
For inside use only. Not designed for outside use.
For the 110V models, use 3-prong grounded electrical
outlet only. Prior to use take care to determine that the
unit is installed at the rated voltage.
Always unplug your ANTARI Fog Machine before filling
its tank.
Keep fog machine upright.
Unplug the machine when not in use.
This machine is not water- or splash-proof. If
moisture, water, or fog liquid gets inside the housing,
immediately unplug the unit and contact a service
technician or your ANTARI dealer before using it again.
No user serviceable parts inside. Refer to your ANTARI
dealer or other qualified service personnel.
Danger of Burns
For adult use only. Fog machine must be installed out
of the reach of children. Never leave the unit running
Never aim the output nozzle directly at people.
Fog machine output aren is very hot. Avoid coming
within 60 cm of the output nozzle during operation.
Locate the fog machine in a well-ventilated area. Never
cover the unit's vents. In order to guarantee adequate
ventilation, allow a free air space of at least 20 cm
around the sides and top of the unit.
Never aim the output nozzle at open flames.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
manufacturer or its service agent or similarly qualified
personnel in order to avoid a hazard.
The output nozzle becomes very hot during operation
(300 0C). Keep flammable materials at least 50 cm away
from the nozzle.
Always allow your ANTARI X Fogger to cool down
before attempting to clean or service it.
Danger of Explosion
Never add flammable liquids of any kind (oil, gas,
perfume) to the fog liquid.
Use only the high-quality, water-based ANTARI fog .
Other fog liquids may cause clogging or "spitting".
Always make sure there is sufficient liquid in the fog
liquid tank. Operating this unit without liquid will
cause damage to the pump as well as over-heating of
the heater.
If your ANTARI Fog Machine fails to work properly,
discontinue use immediately. Drain all fog liquid from
the tank, pack the unit securely (preferably in the
original packing material), and return it to your
ANTARI dealer for service.
Always drain tank before mailing or transporting this
Never drink fog liquid. If it is ingested, call a doctor
immediately. If fog liquid comes in contact with skin
or eyes, rinse thoroughly with water.
Pay attention to all warning labels and instructions printed on the
exterior of your ANTARI Fog Machine.
Unpacking & Inspection
Open the shipping carton and verify that all equipment necessary to
operate the system has arrived intact.
Before beginning initial setup of your ANTARI Fog Machine, make sure
that there is no evident damage caused by transportation. In the event
that the unit's housing or cable is damaged, do not plug it in and do not
attempt to use it until after contacting your ANTARI dealer for
Remove all packing materials from shipping box. Check
that all foam and plastic padding is removed, especially in
the nozzle area.
Place fog machine on a flat surface and remove fog liquid
tank cap.
Fill with only ANTARI Fog Fluid. ANTARI X Fogger only
works with uncontaminated ANTARI Fog Fluid. Other fluids
may cause spitting and serious clogging problem and could
resuit in the production of an unhealthful fog.The use of other
fluids voids the wananty of the ANTARI X Fogger. When
filled, place cap back on liquid tank.
Firmly attach the control module cable to the connector
inside the rear chamber of the machine.
Use of any fluid othe than ANTARI fog fluid or modification or
attempted to unauthorized repair of the fog machine will
immediately invalidate the warranty.
Plug power cord into a grounded electrical outlet.
T urn power switch on rear of unit to " ON" position.
Warm-up is complete when the display on control
module.shows " Ready to Fog"
To emit fog, press the appropriate button on the
control module for the desired length of time.
The control unit's display will cycle " Warming up" and
" Ready to Fog " as the machine re-heats to the proper
operating temperature.
For further information on operating your ANTARI Fog
Machine, see the section titled, "Contrd Module
Operation".on pagexx.
If your model includes a mounting bracket designed for overhead
installation, it may be installed at floor level or suspended
overhead. If the unit is to be mounted using the bracket, it is
important that the fog does not shoot directly at any one's face.
Whatever installation method you choose, do not allow the unit
to have more than a 15 degree angle of inclination.
Always monitor tank fluid level as you are fogging. Running a fog
machine with no fluid can permanently damage the unit.
If you experience low output, pump noise or no output at all,
unplug immediately. Check fluid level, the external fuse,control
module connection, and power from the wall. If all of the above
appears to be O.K., plug the unit in again. If fog does not come
out after holding the control module button down for 30 seconds,
check the hose attached to the tank to make sure there is fluid
going through the hose. If you are unable to determine the cause
of the problem, do not simply continue pushing the control
module button, as this may damage the unit. Return the
machine to your ANTARI dealer immediately.
Control Module Operation
X-10: 10 meter wired multi-function remote control
module with 5-pin XLR connector for ANTARI X Series
models X-310, X-510, X-515, X-530. Its interface
allows the operator to customize fog machine functions
by adjusting fogging duration, interval and volume. Its
LCD displays current operating parameters, which are
automatically stored in non-volatile memory, allowing
the machine to be powered down without losing
function settings. Instructions below:
1.Via the Function key, you can adjust the desired
settings. Pressing the Function key will cycle through
different options including Volume, Timer, Heat &
Fan. The Enter (Volume) Key is used to select the
desired option. To adjust fog output volume setting,
simply go into Volume option. Adjust the volume
percentage (within the range of 1% to nonstop burst) by
means of Up / Down keys. To adjust timer setting, go
into Timer option. Cycle through Interval (within the
range of 1 to 900 seconds), Duration (within the range
of 1 to 200 seconds), and Volume (within the range of
1% to nonstop burst) by means of Up / Down keys. Use
Enter (Volume) Key to select each option and make
changes as desired. To turn off the heater and fan, go
into Heat & Fan option. Use Enter (Volume) Key to
confirm the selection. Use On/Off (Manual) Key to turn
it on.
2.Press the Timer key to activate the timer function.
The display shows the adjusted interval and the device
counts the seconds down to "0". After that, the fog
emission is triggered at the volume adjusted under
"Timer Out". The duration depends on the settings
adjusted under "Duration Set". If you wish to deactivate
the timer function, press the Timer key once more.
Press the Volume switch for immediate triggering of
the fog emission at the volume adjusted under "Volume
Out". Press the Volume switch once more in order to
stop the fog emission.
Press the Manual key for immediate triggering of the
fog emission at 100 % volume. Let the Manual key loose
in order to stop the fog emission.
X-20: DMX Interface module. Please refer to the section
on Page 8 titled X-20 DMX Module Settings.
X-30: All the X-10 features plus wireless capability.
Wireless operation is possible up to a distance of 50
meters. The address can be set from 0 to 8, which means
total 9 different units can be controlled separately or in
any combination desired. Press function to cycle to RF
mode to select desired address number. Make sure the
address setting on the X-30 matchs the address setting
on the transmitter. There are two buttons on the
transmitter. One is to release fog, the other is to stop the
ANTARI X-20 DMX Module Settings
6 - 249
250 - 255
Volume Control( 5% - 95%)
Maximum Volume Output ( 100%)
On X Foggers such as X-510, X-515 and X-530, X-20 uses only 1
channel to control volume output operation. On X Fazer such as
X-310, X-20 uses 2 channels to control both fog volume and fan
volume. Whatever channel you select on the unit, the channel
next to it will be selected automatically for fan volume control.
Each channel has a value range of 0 to 225. Timer functions such
as duration and interval can be programmed using the DMX
controller or the DMX control software being used by lighting and
effects operator.
If Channel has a value from 0 to 5, the unit is OFF.
Between the values 6 to 249 the volume of fog output is
regulated.With 6 being the minimum volume of fog produced and
249 approaching the maximum. The volume output rises as the
DMX value is increased.
If Channel has a value from 250 TO 255, the machine will operate at
maximum output.
Note: In the example above, if the machine were assigned the
DMX address of 124, Channel would correspond to DMX address
In general, ANTARI X Fogger with X-20 DMX Module conform to
the following performance specifications:
1.Average Operating temperature = 250 C
2.Fogger can maintain maximum output for 30 seconds
or more
3.Fogger can maintain constant output at 30% volume
setting (roughly a value of 75).
Do not allow the fog liquid to become contaminated. Always
replace the caps on the fog liquid container and the fog machine
liquid tank immediately after filling.
After every 40 hours of continuous operation, it is recommended to
run a cleaning solution composed of 80% distilled water and 20%
white vinegar through the system to prevent the accumulation of
particulate matter in the heating element. The recommended
cleaning regimen is as follows:
1.Empty all fog fluid from machine.
Add cleaning
solution to tank. Plug unit in and begin warm up.
2.Run unit in a well-ventilated area until tank is
3.Cleaning is now complete.
Refill with fog liquid.
Note: All fog machines are prone to clogging due to the thick
consistency of fog fluid and the high temperature at which it
vaporizes. However, a properly maintained fog machine should
provide years of reliable use.
Clean with a dry cloth only. Store dry.
Cleaning your fog machine regularly will help reduce costly
parts replacement and repair charges.
Performance Notes
All fog machines develop condensation around the
output nozzle. Because this may result in some
moisture accumulation on the surface below the output
nozzle, consider this condensation when installing your
All fog machines may sputter small amounts of fog
occasionally during operation and for a minute or so
after being turned off.
All fog machines have a recycling period after long
bursts when the machine will shut itself down for a
short period in order to heat up again. During this time,
no fog can be produced.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
ANTARI or its unhorized dealer to avoid a hazard.
Please read and save these instructions
Atari Lighting and Effect Ltd. warrants to the original purchaser that the
ANTARI X Fogger will be free from original defects in workmanship and
material for a period of six months from the date of purchase. During the
warranty period, machines will be repaired or replaced at the option of
ANTARI or its designated dealer.
If the purchaser returns a completed registration card to ANTARI or its
designated dealer within 30 days of purchase, ANTARI will extend the
limited warranty on the pump assembly and the heat exchanger assembly to a
FULL YEAR from the date of purchase. If the warranty card is not received by
ANTARI or its designated dealer, the warranty will remain effective for six
The warranty does not extend to any parts of the ANTARI X Fogger that have
been subject to misuse or accident. Neither does the warranty cover any
ANTARI X Fogger that has been opened, modified or repaired other than by
ANTARI or its designated dealer.
The warranty will not apply if procedures described in the Instruction Manual
are not followed. It is the user's obligation to clean and maintain the ANTARI
X Fogger according to these instructions, and to follow acceptable practices
for handling electrical devices with heating elements.
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