Chauvet Arena Hazer User manual

Chauvet Arena Hazer User manual
Snapshot
Use on Dimmer
Outdoor
Sound Activated
DMX
Master/Slave
115 V / 230 V Switch
Resettable Breaker
User Serviceable
Duty Cycle
User Manual
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 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
DMX CHANNEL SUMMARY ..................................................................................................................................................................... 5
PRODUCT OVERVIEW............................................................................................................................................................................. 6
PRODUCT DIMENSIONS .......................................................................................................................................................................... 7
3. SETUP .......................................................................................................................................................................... 8
AC POWER........................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
BREAKER RESET ................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
LED-ILLUMINATED TANK ........................................................................................................................................................................ 8
4. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ...................................................................................................................................... 9
CONFIGURING THE STARTING ADDRESS .................................................................................................................................................. 9
CONTROL PANEL FUNCTIONS ................................................................................................................................................................. 9
CONTROL PANEL FUNCTIONS (CONT.) ................................................................................................................................................... 10
DMX ....................................................................................................................................................................... 10
DMX CHANNEL VALUES ...................................................................................................................................................................... 10
ADJUSTABLE BLOWER ANGLES ............................................................................................................................................................. 10
LED INDICATORS ................................................................................................................................................................................ 11
AUTO CUT-OFF FEATURE .................................................................................................................................................................... 11
GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING .............................................................................................................................................................. 12
CONTACT US ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
5. APPENDIX .................................................................................................................................................................. 13
DMX PRIMER ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
GENERAL MAINTENANCE...................................................................................................................................................................... 13
WARNING! .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
Maintenance ........................................................................................................................................................... 14
Storage ................................................................................................................................................................... 14
FIXTURE LINKING................................................................................................................................................................................. 15
Data Cabling ........................................................................................................................................................... 15
DMX Data Cable ..................................................................................................................................................... 15
Cable Connectors ................................................................................................................................................... 15
3-Pin to 5-Pin Conversion Chart .............................................................................................................................. 16
Setting up a DMX Serial Data Link .......................................................................................................................... 16
RETURNS PROCEDURE ........................................................................................................................................................................ 17
CLAIMS .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 17
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................................................................................ 18
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1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What is included
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1 x Arena Hazer™ 2
1 x Wired remote
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.
MEANING
CONVENTION
[10]
A DIP switch to be configured
<Menu>
A key to be pressed on the fixture’s control panel
1~512
A range of values
50/60
A set of values of which only one can be chosen
Settings
MENU > Settings
ON
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.
MEANING
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.
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Safety Instructions
Please read these instructions carefully. It includes important
information about the installation, usage and maintenance of this
product.
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.
Avoid direct eye exposure to the light source while it is on.
Use only water-based fog fluid. Do not use oil based fluid.
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2. INTRODUCTION
Features
2-channel DMX professional hazer
Adjustable haze output via wired remote or DMX
Adjustable blower speed via wired remote or DMX
Additional Features
Adjustable blower angle
3-pin and 5-pin DMX connections
Wired remote with LCD screen
2.5 L tank capacity
8 min heat up
Low fluid indicator and auto shut down
LED-illuminated tank
Water-based hazer
DMX Channel Summary
CHANNEL FUNCTION
1
Blower
2
Haze
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Product Overview
Power
switch
Power
in
Breaker
Carrying
handle
Wired remote
with LCD backlit
control panel
3-pin DMX
in/out
Blower
5-pin DMX
in/out
LED-illuminated
tank
Door latch
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Product Dimensions
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3. SETUP
AC Power
This fixture runs on either 115 VAC, 60 Hz, or 230 VAC, 50 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.
Breaker Reset
This product is equipped with a breaker on the main power input, located on the exterior of the back panel. In the event
that this breaker trips, you may reset it very easily.
1.
Unplug the product from the power outlet.
2.
Allow to cool for 5~15 min.
3.
Press on the breaker button until it remains in place.
In the event that this breaker will not reset, contact CHAUVET for troubleshooting. The fixture
may need to be serviced.
LED-Illuminated Tank
The fluid tank on this hazer is equipped with LEDs, in order to provide visual fluid level indication, as well as to provide the
readiness of the hazer.
When the color is at red, it means that the hazer is heating. In most circumstances, this will not prevent the hazer from
operating. During operation, the color of the tank will periodically change between blue and red. When initially powering
on the hazer, the tank color will be red. This means that it must heat up to operating temperatures. Once the maximum
operating temperature is reached, the tank color will be blue.
This hazer is designed to work continuously at maximum haze output without the need to wait for the heater to warm up
periodically.
When the tank is empty, the LEDs will flash blue to indicate the auto cut-off feature has been
activated.
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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 Arena Hazer™ 2 fixture uses two 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 six buttons located underneath the LCD Display on the
included wired remote.
Button
Function
<FAN/ADDRESS +/->
Used to select incremental
fan speed, as well as
select the DMX address in
address selection mode
<HAZE +/->
Used to select incremental
haze output
<FULL>
Latching full fan speed
and haze output
<FUNCTION>
Used to select to DMX
address selection mode
The Control Panel shows the current state of the unit. It also has a sub-menu, which is used for
setting the DMX starting address.
You may select any combination of incremental fan speed and haze output, using the respective <+>
and <-> buttons. If an immediate full fan speed and maximum haze output is desired, press <FULL>.
This is a latching button.
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Control Panel Functions (cont.)
DMX
This operating mode will allow you to control the Arena Hazer™ 2 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.
1.
2.
3.
Press <FUNCTION>.
Using <FAN/ADDRESS> + and - buttons, select the desired DMX address.
Press <FUNCTION>.
DMX Channel Values
CHANNEL VALUE
FUNCTION
1
000  255
Blower
0~100%
2
000  255
Haze
0~100%
Adjustable Blower Angles
The blower output angle may be adjusted by using a knob located on the side of the hazer.
1.
2.
3.
Loosen the knob by turning it counter-clockwise.
Using the knob as a handle, adjust the angle either up or down.
Tighten the knob by turning it clockwise.
Blower Angle
Adjustment knob
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LED Indicators
When the fluid is low in the hazer, the low fluid indicator (shown as NO FLUID on the hazer) will light solid.
When the hazer detects DMX signal, the DMX indicator (shown as DMX OK on the hazer) will light solid.
Auto Cut-Off Feature
This product has a safety feature to keep the machine from becoming damaged. This is referring to the operation of the
pump. When the fluid tank is empty, the pump will still operate for a short time until all of the fluid has been removed from
the system. Then, it will sense that there is no fluid and will automatically stop the haze output. An indication that this has
occurred is when the LOW FLUID LED is lit and the tank LED is flashing blue.
It will take approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute for this feature to engage once the fluid has
emptied from the tank.
In order for the hazer to automatically reset, the trigger must be released. This may be from
the wired remote, or via a DMX controller. If it is via a DMX controller, then the DMX channel
will have to be brought to a value of 000 (0%) in order to allow the hazer to reset itself.
Once the tank has been refilled with fog fluid, you may resume using the hazer. The auto cutoff will automatically reset.
The auto cut-off feature will not function if the wired remote is set to a haze output level less
than 3 or if the DMX value (In DMX mode) is set below 080.
Do not run the hazer without fluid. Failure to follow these instructions may void the warranty.
When the tank is empty, the LEDs will flash blue to indicate the auto cut-off feature has been
activated.
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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 at 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
World Wide
General Information
CHAUVET®
3000 North 29th Court
Hollywood, FL 33020
voice: 954.929.1115
fax:
954.929.5560
toll free: 800.762.1084
Technical Support
CHAUVET®
3000 North 29th Court
Hollywood, FL 33020
voice: 954.929.1115 (Press 4)
fax:
954.929.5560 (Attention: Service)
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.com
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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.
Unplug fixture from power.
Use a vacuum or air compressor and a soft brush to remove dust collected on external
vents.
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.
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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Warning!
All haze machines are prone to clogging due to the thick consistency of the fog liquid and the high
temperature at which it vaporizes. However, a properly maintained fog machine should provide
years of reliable use. Cleaning your fog machine regularly will help reduce costly replacement and
repair charges.
Maintenance
Do not allow the haze machine to become contaminated. After every 40 hours of continuous operation, it is recommended
to run a cleaning solution composed of 80% distilled water and 20% vinegar through the system to prevent the
accumulation of particulate matter in the heating element.
The recommended cleaning procedure is as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Empty all fog liquid from the machine. Add cleaning solution to tank. Plug unit in and begin warm up.
Run the unit in a well-ventilated area until the tank is almost empty. Do not allow the pump to run dry.
Replace nozzle.
Cleaning is now complete. Refill with fog liquid. Run the machine briefly to clear any cleaning solution from the
pump and heater.
Do not operate the machine without liquid at any time.
Storage
1.
2.
When storing the machine, run distilled water (not tap water) through the system as described in the cleaning
regiment above. This will help avoid any particles condensing inside the pump or heater.
It is strongly recommended to test-run the machine on a monthly basis in order to achieve its best hazing
condition.
Never place the hazer on any flammable material (i.e. carpet, fabric etc.) during operation. All
fog/hazer machines should always be on a non-flammable surface, such as concrete or tile.
Depending on the amount of haze generated, all haze machines may set off smoke detectors.
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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
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
INPUT
1
3
2
1
3
2
DMX +
DMX
-
Resistance 120
ohm ¼ W 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.
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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 5-pin 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 on.
Continue the link
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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 ........................................................................................................................ 18.1 in (462 mm)
Width.......................................................................................................................... 12.7 in (322 mm)
Height ........................................................................................................................ 11.8 in (303 mm)
Weight....................................................................................................................... 37.7 lbs (17.1 kg)
POWER
AC power ...................................................................................... 115 VAC, 60 Hz or 230 VAC, 50 Hz
Breaker ..................................................................................................... 15 A @ 115 V, 9 A @ 230 V
Power Consumption @ 120 V ............................................................................ 1,748 W (14.8 A) max
Power Consumption @ 230 V .............................................................................. 1,502 W (6.5 A) max
PERFORMANCE
Fluid consumption ................................................................................................................. 47 ml/min
Output ................................................................................................................................... 3,500 cfm
THERMAL
Maximum ambient temperature ...................................................................................... 104° F (40° C)
CONTROL & PROGRAMMING
Data input (3-pin) .................................................................................. locking 3-pin XLR male socket
Data output (3-pin) ............................................................................. locking 3-pin XLR female socket
Data pin configuration (3-pin) ................................................................. pin 1 shield, pin 2 (-), pin 3 (+)
Data input (5-pin) .................................................................................. locking 5-pin XLR male socket
Data output (5-pin) ............................................................................. locking 5-pin XLR female socket
Data pin configuration (5-pin) ................................. pin 1 shield, pin 2 (-), pin 3 (+), pins 4+5 (not used)
Protocols .................................................................................................................. USITT DMX512-A
DMX Channels ....................................................................................................................................2
ORDERING INFORMATION
Arena Hazer™ 2 .........................................................................................................ARENAHAZER2
WARRANTY INFORMATION
Warranty ........................................................................................................... 1-year limited warranty
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