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LASER LIGHT
AVOID DIRECT EYE EXPOSURE
CLASS 3R LASER PRODUCT
CLASSIFIED PER EN/IEC 60825-1:2007
Complies with FDA performance standards for
laser products except for deviations pursuant to
Laser Notice No. 50, dated June 24, 2007.
Table of Contents
1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN .................................................................................................................................................... 3
WHAT IS INCLUDED ................................................................................................................................................ 3
UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................................................................................................... 3
CLAIMS ................................................................................................................................................................ 3
M ANUAL CONVENTIONS .......................................................................................................................................... 3
ICONS .................................................................................................................................................................. 3
SAFETY NOTES ..................................................................................................................................................... 4
NON INTERLOCKED HOUSING WARNING .................................................................................................................... 5
LASER SAFETY NOTES ........................................................................................................................................... 5
LASER SAFETY LABEL REPRODUCTION...................................................................................................................... 6
LASER EMISSION DATA ........................................................................................................................................... 7
LASER COMPLIANCE STATEMENT ............................................................................................................................ 7
2. INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................................................... 8
PRODUCT OVERVIEW ............................................................................................................................................. 8
PRODUCT DIMENSIONS ........................................................................................................................................... 8
3. SETUP ............................................................................................................................................................... 10
AC POWER ........................................................................................................................................................ 10
FUSE REPLACEMENT ............................................................................................................................................ 10
MOUNTING ......................................................................................................................................................... 10
Orientation
Rigging
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PROPER USAGE .................................................................................................................................................. 10
DATA LINKING ..................................................................................................................................................... 11
MASTER/SLAVE FIXTURE LINKING .......................................................................................................................... 11
4. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.................................................................................................................................... 12
NAVIGATING THE CONTROL PANEL ......................................................................................................................... 12
Menu Functions
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DMX CHANNEL SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 12
DMX CHANNEL VALUES ....................................................................................................................................... 13
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................................................................................. 14
RETURNS ........................................................................................................................................................... 15
CONTACT US ...................................................................................................................................................... 15
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS .................................................................................................................................. 16
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1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What Is Included
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1 x Scorpion™ Storm FXGB
1 x Power Cord
1 x Warranty Card
1 x User Manual
Unpacking Instructions
Immediately upon receipt, carefully unpack this product and check the container to make
sure you have received all the parts indicated above in good condition.
Claims
If the container or the material inside the container (this product and any other accessory
included) appears damaged from shipping, or shows signs of mishandling, notify the carrier
immediately, not CHAUVET®, upon receipt of the damaged merchandise. Failure to do so in
a timely manner may invalidate your claim with the carrier. In addition, retain the container
and all the packing material for inspection.
For other issues such as missing components or parts, damage not related to shipping, or
concealed damage, file a claim with CHAUVET® within seven (7) days of receiving the
merchandise.
Manual Conventions
CHAUVET® manuals use the following conventions to differentiate certain types of
information from the regular text.
Convention
<Menu>
1~512
50/60
Settings
MENU >
Settings
ON
Meaning
A key to be pressed on the product’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.
Icons
M EANING
Critical installation, configuration or operation information.
Failure to comply with this information may render the product
partially or completely inoperative, cause damage to the
product or cause harm to the user.
Important installation or configuration information. Failure to
comply with this information may prevent the product from
functioning correctly.
Useful information.
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Safety Notes
Please read the following notes carefully because they include important safety
information about the installation, usage, and maintenance of this product.
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Keep this User Manual for future consultation. If you sell this product to another user,
be sure that they also receive this document.
Always make sure that the voltage of the outlet to which you are connecting this
product is within the range stated on the decal or rear panel of the product.
This product is for indoor use only! To prevent risk of fire or shock, do not expose this
product to rain or moisture.
Make sure there are no flammable materials close to the unit while operating.
Always install this product 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 this product from the power source before cleaning it or replacing
fuse.
Make sure to replace the fuse with another of the same type and rating.
If mounting it overhead, always secure this product to a fastening device using a
safety chain.
The maximum ambient temperature (Ta) is 104° F (40° C). Do not operate this
product at higher temperatures.
In the event of a serious operating problem, stop using the unit immediately. Never
try to repair the unit. Repairs carried out by unskilled people can lead to damage or
malfunction. Please contact the nearest authorized technical assistance center.
Never connect this product to a dimmer pack.
Make sure the power cord is not crimped or damaged.
Never disconnect the power cord by pulling or tugging on the cord.
Never carry a product from the power cord or any moving part. Always use the
hanging/mounting bracket or the handles.
Always avoid direct eye exposure to the light source when this product is on.
Lasers can be hazardous and have unique safety considerations. Permanent eye
injury and blindness is possible if lasers are used incorrectly. Pay close attention to
each safety REMARK and WARNING statement in this user manual. Read all
instructions carefully BEFORE operating this device.
• Avoid direct eye contact with laser light. Never intentionally expose your eyes or
others to direct laser light.
• This laser product can potentially cause instant eye injury or blindness if laser
light directly strikes the eyes.
• It is illegal and dangerous to shine this laser into audience areas, where the
audience or other personnel could get direct laser beams or bright reflections
into their eyes.
• It is a US Federal offense to shine any laser at aircraft.
• Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those
specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
• 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 the dealer nearest to you.
• Avoid direct eye contact with laser light. Never intentionally expose your eyes or
others to direct laser light.
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Non Interlocked Housing Warning
• This unit contains high power laser devices internally.
Do not open the laser housing, due to potential exposure to unsafe levels of laser
radiation.
The laser power levels, accessible if the unit is opened, can cause instant blindness, skin
burns, and fires.
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Laser Safety Notes
STOP AND READ ALL THE LASER SAFETY NOTES BELOW
Laser Light is different from any other light sources with which you may be familiar. The light
from this product can potentially cause eye injury if not set up and used properly. Laser light
is thousands of times more concentrated than light from any other kind of light source. This
concentration of light can cause instant eye injuries, primarily by burning the retina (the light
sensitive portion at the back of the eye). Even if you cannot feel “heat” from a laser beam, it
can still potentially injure or blind you or your audience. Even very small amounts of laser light
are potentially hazardous even at long distances. Laser eye injuries can happen quicker than
you can blink.
It is incorrect to think that because these laser entertainment products split the laser into
hundreds of beams that the laser beam is scanned out in high speed, that an individual laser
beam is safe for eye exposure. This laser product uses dozens of milliwatts of laser power
(Class 3B levels internally) before it splits into multiple beams (Class 3R levels). Many of the
individual beams are potentially hazardous to the eyes.
It is also incorrect to assume that because the laser light is moving, it is safe. This is not true.
Nor, do the laser beams always move. Since eye injuries can occur instantly, it is critical to
prevent the possibility of any direct eye exposure. In the laser safety regulation, it is not legal
to aim Class 3R lasers in areas which people can get exposed. This is true even if it is aimed
below people’s faces, such as on a dance floor.
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Do not operate the laser without first reading and understanding all safety and technical
data in this manual.
Always set up and install all laser effects so that all laser light is at least 3 meters (9.8
feet) above the floor on which people can stand. See “Proper Usage” section later in this
manual.
After set up, and prior to public use, test laser to ensure proper function. Do not use if any
defect is detected. Do not use if laser emits only one or two laser beams rather than
dozens/hundreds, as this could indicate damage to the diffraction grating optic, and could
allow emission of higher laser levels above Class 3R.
Do not point lasers at people or animals.
Never look into the laser aperture or laser beams.
Do not point lasers in areas in which people can potentially get exposed, such as
uncontrolled balconies, etc.
Do not point lasers at highly reflective surfaces, such as windows, mirrors and shiny
metal. Even laser reflections can be hazardous.
Never point a laser at aircraft, this is a federal offense.
Never point un-terminated laser beams into the sky.
Do not expose the output optic (aperture) to cleaning chemicals.
Do not use laser if the laser appears to be emitting only one or two beams.
Do not use the laser if the housing is damaged, open, or if the optics appear damaged in
any way.
Never open the laser housing. The high laser power levels inside of the protective
housing can start fires, burn skin and will cause instant eye injury.
Never leave this device running unattended.
The operation of a class 3R laser show is only allowed if the show is controlled by a
skilled and well-trained operator, familiar with the data included in this manual.
The legal requirements for using laser entertainment products vary from country to
country. The user is responsible for the legal requirements at the location/country of use.
Always use appropriate lighting safety cables when hanging lights and effects overhead.
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Laser Safety Label Reproduction
EXPLANATORY,
MANUFACTURER’S ID &
CERTIFICATION LABEL
LASER HAZARD
WARNING LABEL
LASER APERTURE LABEL
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HOUSING LABEL
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LASER EXPOSURE
Laser light - Avoid direct eye contact!
Further guidelines and safety programs for safe use of lasers can be found in the ANSI
Z136.1 Standard “For Safe Use of Lasers”, available from the Laser Institute of America:
www.laserinstitute.org. Many local governments, corporations, agencies, military and
others, require all lasers to be used under the guidelines of ANSI Z136.1. Laser Display
guidance can be obtained via the International Laser Display Association:
www.laserist.org.
Laser Emission Data
LASER CLASSIFICATION
CLASS 3R
Green Laser Medium
DPSS Nd:YVO4, 532 nm
Blue Laser Medium
LD GaAlAs 450 nm, typical
Beam Diameter
<5mm at aperture
Pulse Data
All pulses < 4 Hz (>0.25 sec)
Divergence (each beam)
<2 mrad
Divergence (total light)
<160 degrees
Laser Power of Each
Beam from Aperture*
<5 MW
* As measured under IEC measurement conditions for classification.
Laser Compliance Statement
This laser product complies with EN/IEC 60825-1 Ed 2, 2007-03, and US FDA/CDRH
FLPPS via the terms of Laser Notice No. 50 dated June 24, 2007. This laser device
is classified 3R. (Class 3R is the international equivalent of US Class IIIa). No
maintenance is required to keep this product in compliance with laser performance
standards.
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2. INTRODUCTION
Product Overview
Hanging
bracket
Bracket
adjustment
knob (1 of 2)
Power LED
Audio LED
Laser Aperture
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Product Dimensions
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3. SETUP
AC Power
This fixture has an auto-switching power supply that can accommodate a wide range of input
voltages. The only thing necessary to do before powering on the unit is to make sure the line
voltage you are applying is within the range of accepted voltages. This fixture will accommodate
100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz.
Always connect the product to a switched circuit. Never connect the product to a rheostat
(variable resistor) or dimmer circuit, even if the rheostat or dimmer channel is used only as a 0 to
100% switch.
Fuse Replacement
With a flat head screwdriver, wedge the fuse holder
out of its housing. Remove the damaged fuse from
its holder and replace with exact same type fuse.
Insert the fuse holder back in its place and
reconnect power.
The fuse is located
inside this
compartment.
Remove using a flat
head screwdriver.
Disconnect the power cord before replacing a fuse and always replace with the same type fuse.
Mounting
Orientation
This fixture may be mounted in any safe position, provided there is adequate room for ventilation.
Rigging
It is important never to obstruct the fan or vents pathway. 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.
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When selecting installation location, take into consideration
access and routine maintenance.
Safety cables must always be used.
Never mount in places where the fixture will be exposed to
rain, high humidity, extreme temperature changes or
restricted ventilation.
Hanging Clamp
Note!
Clamp is sold separately.
Proper Usage
This product is for overhead mounting only. For safety purposes, CHAUVET®
recommends mounting your lighting effect products on steady elevated platforms or
sturdy overhead supports using suitable hanging clamps. In all cases, you must use
safety cables. You can obtain appropriate mounting hardware from your lighting
vendor.
International laser safety regulations require that laser products must be operated in
the fashion illustrated below, with a minimum of 3 meters (9.8 ft) of vertical separation
between the floor and the lowest laser light vertically. Additionally, 3 meters of
horizontal separation is required between laser light and audience or other public
spaces.
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CAUTION - USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR
PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE
SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS
RADIATION EXPOSURE
Data Linking
You will need a serial data link to run light shows of one or more fixtures using a DMX-512
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
EIA-485 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.
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Maximum recommended serial data link distance: 500 m (1640 ft). Maximum recommended
number of fixtures on a serial data link: 32
Master/Slave Fixture Linking
1. Connect the (male) 3-pin connector side of the DMX cable to the output (female) 3-pin connector
of the first fixture.
2. Connect the end of the cable coming from the first fixture which will have a (female) 3-pin connector
to the input connector of the next fixture consisting of a (male) 3-pin connector. Then, proceed to
connect from the output as stated above to the input of the following fixture and so on.
Often, the setup for Master-Slave and
Standalone operation requires that the
first fixture in the chain be initialized for
this purpose via DIP switches.
Secondarily, the fixtures that follow may
also require a slave setting. Please
consult the “Operating Instructions”
section in this manual for complete
instructions for this type of setup and
configuration.
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4. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Navigating the Control Panel
Access control panel functions using the four panel buttons located directly underneath the LED Display.
Button
Function
<MODE>
Used to access the menu or to return to a
previous menu option
<UP>
Scrolls through menu options in ascending
order
<DOWN>
Scrolls through menu options in descending
order
<ENTER>
Used to select and store the current menu
or option within a menu
MODE
UP
DOWN
ENTER
The Control Panel LED Display shows the menu items you select from the menu map below.
When a menu function is selected, the display will show immediately the first available option for
the selected menu function. To select a menu item, press <ENTER>. Use <UP> and <DOWN> to
navigate the menu map and menu options. Press <ENTER> to access the menu function currently
displayed or to enable a menu option. To return to the previous option or menu without changing
the value, press <MODE>.
Menu Functions
M AIN FUNCTION
SELECTION
DESCRIPTION/VALUES
DMX mode
001
ABF
ABS
AGF
AGS
GBF
GBS
SB
SG
SGB
RDM
SLA
001 - 506
Stand-alone
modes
Slave
DMX starting address assignment
Automatic (Blue) fast
Automatic (Blue) slow
Automatic (Green) fast
Automatic (Green) slow
Green & Blue fast
Green & Blue slow
Sound (Blue)
Sound (Green)
Sound (Green & Blue)
Random
Slave mode
DMX Channel Summary
CHANNEL FUNCTION
1
Control mode
2
Color selection
3
Strobe
4
Rotation (motor 1)
5
Stutter (motor 1)
6
Rotation (motor 2)
7
Stutter (motor 2)
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DMX Channel Values
CHANNEL VALUE
FUNCTION
1
000 
020 
040 
060 
080 
100 
120 
140 
160 
180 
200 
019
039
059
079
099
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139
159
179
199
255
Control Mode
DMX Mode
Automatic fast (blue)
Automatic slow (blue)
Automatic fast (green)
Automatic slow (green)
Automatic fast (blue & green)
Automatic slow (blue & green)
Sound (blue)
Sound (green)
Sound (blue & green)
Random
2
000 
005 
029 
057 
085 
113 
141 
169 
198 
225 
004
028
056
084
112
140
168
197
224
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Color selection
Blackout
Blue
Green
Blue & Green
Green strobing
Blue strobing
Blue on & Green strobing
Green on & Blue strobing
Blue & Green strobing
Blue & Green (alternate strobing)
3
000  004
005  254
255  255
Strobe
No function
Strobe (slow  fast)
Strobe to sound
000 
005 
128 
134 
004
127
133
255
Rotation (motor 1)
No rotation
Clockwise rotation (slow  fast)
Stop
Counterclockwise rotation (slow  fast)
000 
005 
057 
113 
167 
004
056
112
168
255
Stutter (motor 1)
No function
Mode 1 (slow  fast) (affected by channel 4)
Mode 2 (slow  fast) (affected by channel 4)
Mode 3 (slow  fast)
Mode 4 (slow  fast)
000 
005 
128 
134 
004
127
133
255
Rotation (motor 2)
No rotation
Clockwise rotation (slow  fast)
Stop
Counterclockwise rotation (slow  fast)
000 
005 
057 
113 
169 
004
056
112
168
255
Stutter (motor 2)
No function
Mode 1 (slow  fast) (affected by channel 6)
Mode 2 (slow  fast) (affected by channel 6)
Mode 3 (slow  fast)
Mode 4 (slow  fast)
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Troubleshooting
Applies to
Symptom
Solution(s)
Lights
Auto shut off
Check fan thermal switch reset
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Beam is very dim or
not bright
Breaker/Fuse keeps
blowing
Clean optical system or replace lamp
Check 220/110 v switch for proper setting
Check total load placed on device
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Device has no power
Check for power on Mains.
Check device’s fuse. (internal and/or external)
Check DMX Dip switch settings for correct addressing
Check DMX cables
Check polarity switch settings
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Fixture is not
responding
Controllers
Dimmers
& Chaser
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Fixture is on but
there is no
movement to the
audio
Lamps cuts off
sporadically
Make sure you have the correct audio mode on the
control switches. If audio provided via ¼” jack, make
sure a live audio signal exists
Adjust sound sensitivity knob
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
Use only DMX cables
Install terminator
Note: Keep DMX cables separated from power cables
or black lights.
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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 laser output
Bounce mirror motor may have shifted during shipping,
readjust
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Stand alone mode
All Chauvet lighting fixtures featuring stand-alone
functions do not require additional settings, simply
power the fixture and it will automatically enter into this
mode
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Loss of signal
Foggers
& Snow
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If you still have a problem after trying the above solutions, contact CHAUVET Technical Support.
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Returns
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 (RMA
#). Products returned without an RMA # will be refused. Call CHAUVET and request 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 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.
If you are given an RMA #, please include the following information on a piece of paper
inside the box:
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Your address
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Your phone number
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The RMA #
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A brief description of the symptoms
Contact Us
World Headquarters
United Kingdom & Ireland
CHAUVET®
CHAUVET® Europe Ltd.
General Information
Address:
Voice:
Fax:
Toll free:
Technical Support
Voice:
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Sunrise, FL 33351
(954) 929-1115
(954) 929-5560
(800) 762-1084
Voice:
Fax:
Email:
(954) 929-1115 (Press 4)
(954) 756-8015
World Wide Web: www.chauvetlighting.com
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Pinxton, Nottingham, UK
NG16 6NT
+44 (0)1773 511115
+44 (0)1773 511110
uktech@chauvetlighting.com
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Technical Specifications
WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS
Length ............................................................................................................................................................ 10.8 in (276 mm)
Width................................................................................................................................................................... 9 in (229 mm)
Height .............................................................................................................................................................. 9.2 in (234 mm)
Weight .............................................................................................................................................................. 5.9 lbs (2.7 kg)
POWER
Autoswitching .................................................................................................................................... 100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Fuse ...................................................................................................................................................................... T 1 A, 250 V
Power Consumption @ 120 V ................................................................................................................................. 0.3 A max
Power Linking @ 120 V ............................................................................................................................................... 28 units
Power Consumption @ 230 V ................................................................................................................................. 0.2 A max
Power Linking @ 230 V ............................................................................................................................................... 50 units
LASER
Green diode.....................................................................................................................................................532 nm, 40 mW
Blue Diode .....................................................................................................................................................450 nm, 120 mW
Laser Type ......................................................................................................................................................................DPSS
RANGE
Coverage Angle .................................................................................................................................................................. 99°
THERMAL
Maximum ambient temperature ........................................................................................................................ 104° F (40° C)
Cooling ....................................................................................................................................................................Fan cooled
CONTROL & PROGRAMMING
Data input ................................................................................................................................ locking 3-pin XLR male socket
Data output ........................................................................................................................................3-pin XLR female socket
Data pin configuration ..............................................................................................................pin 1 shield, pin 2 (-), pin 3 (+)
Protocols...................................................................................................................................................... USITT DMX512-A
DMX Channels ........................................................................................................................................................................7
ORDERING INFORMATION
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
Warranty .............................................................................................................................................. 2-year limited warranty
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