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Chauvet DMX-DFI 2.0 User manual
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Ok on Dimmer
Outdoor OK
Sound Activated
DMX512
DMX-DFI User Manual
Master/Slave
115V/230V Switch
Replaceable Fuse
User Serviceable
Duty Cycle
1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Unpacking Instructions
Immediately upon receiving a product, 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.
Note:
If you should require sending any items back to CHAUVET, call CHAUVET for a Return Authorization
(RA) number. The factory will not allow any shipments without an RA#.
Your shipment includes the following:
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¾
¾
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1 x D-Fi™
1 x Power adapter
Warranty Card
Users Manual
Important Safety Information
Caution!
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.
Caution!
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Caution!
This unit can only be used for point-to-point operation. Point-to-multipoint systems, omnidirectional applications and multi co-located intentional radiators transmitting the same
information are not allowed.
CHAUVET, 3000 N 29th Ct, Hollywood, FL 33020 U.S.A.
(800) 762-1084 – (954) 929-1115
FAX (954) 929-5560
www.chauvetlighting.com
2. INTRODUCTION
Product Overview
Mode
indicator
lights
Antenna
Power input
connector (12V DC)
Dipswitch settings
for transmit and
receive, and channel
select
Keyhole slots for
wall mounting
DMX output
connectors
DMX input
connectors
Note: Picture is for illustrative purposes only.
Units are sold individually.
(1 unit per package)
3. SETUP
AC Power
Warning!
Verify that the voltage requirement label on your unit matches the line voltage
applied. All devices must be connected to circuits with a suitable Earth Ground.
• To determine the power requirements for a particular unit, see the label affixed to the back plate of
the unit or refer to the unit’s specifications sheet.
• All devices 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.
This information is located on the power adaptor that is included with your unit.
Dipswitch Chart
DIPSWITCHES
DMX-DFI User Manual
FUNCTION
1
2
Off
Off
Transmitting on frequency 1
Off
On
Transmitting on frequency 2
On
Off
Receiving on frequency 1
On
On
Receiving on frequency 2
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4. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Any number of D-Fi
TM
a D-Fi system.
TM
Note:
units can be used together in a given venue. These instructions will explain how to properly set up
TM
TM
Since D-Fi units can operate on two separate frequencies, it is possible to have two D-Fi
systems operating independently of each other in one venue. A system is simply one
transmitter and one or more receivers operating on the same frequency. Frequency 1 is 915
MHz, frequency 2 is 916 MHz.
TM
1)
One D-Fi unit must be designated as the transmitter. This unit must be connected to either a
universal DMX controller, to the output coming from a fixture in a DMX daisy chain, or any DMX
fixture operating as the master in master/slave mode. Set this unit to transmit by turning off
dipswitch 1.
2)
Set the transmitter to either frequency 1 or frequency 2 by setting dipswitch 2 (Off = frequency 1,
On = frequency 2).
3)
Any other D-Fi units operating on the same frequency must be set to receive. Setting more
than one unit to transmit on the same frequency may cause erratic and undesired operation.
TM
Indicator Lights
There are three indicator lights near the dipswitches of the unit.
Light
Power
/DMX
Status
Solid
Transmitter Unit
No DMX signal on DMX input
Blinking
Transmitting DMX wirelessly
Green Solid
Green
Blinking
T/R
Red Solid
Red Blinking
Green
Red
F1/F2
Unit is incorrectly set to
receiver
Unit is incorrectly set to
receiver
Error. Turn the unit off, then
back on.
Transmitter on
Frequency 2 selected
Frequency 1 selected
Receiver Unit
Error. Turn the unit off, then back on.
Receiver is outputting DMX on the DMX out
jack***
Not receiving signal from transmitter
Receiving signal from transmitter
Error. Turn the unit off, then back on.
Unit is incorrectly set to transmitter
Frequency 2 selected
Frequency 1 selected
***Note: The receiver will output a standard DMX signal even if it is not receiving DMX data
wirelessly from the transmitter. If the receiver is not receiving a signal from a transmitter, it will
repeatedly output the last set of DMX values it received. If the receiver is powered on before the
transmitter, it will simply output zero for each DMX frequency value.
Troubleshooting
1)
If the Power/DMX light isn’t blinking on the transmitter, check to make sure it is connected to a DMX
controller, to the output coming from a fixture in a DMX daisy chain, or any DMX fixture operating as
the master in master/slave mode.
2)
If the T/R light isn’t blinking red on the receiver, check to make sure it is set to receive mode by
turning on dipswitch 1. If this doesn’t work, turn off the receiver unit, and then turn it on.
3)
If the T/R light isn’t blinking green on the receiver, check to make sure it is set to the same frequency
as the transmitter. If the F1/F2 light on the transmitter and light 3 on the receiver are different colors,
change dipswitch 2 on either the transmitter or the receiver to correct the problem.
4)
If no lights are on or blinking, check to make sure the power adapter is plugged in securely to the unit.
If none of the above solutions solved the problem, please contact Chauvet tech support at:
(954) 929-1115 (option 4). Or e-mail them at: tech@chauvetlighting.com
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5. APPENDIX
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 Authorization Number (RA #). Products returned
without an RA # 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 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.
Technical Specifications
WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS
Length............................................................................................................................. 6.5 in (165 mm)
Width ................................................................................................................................ 3.5 in (89 mm)
Height ............................................................................................................................... 1.5 in (38 mm)
Weight ............................................................................................................................0.8 lbs (0.36 kg)
POWER
Operating Voltage..........................................................................................................9V DC at 500mA
Current draw......................................................................................................................0.11A at 120V
Power consumption .......................................................................................................................... 13W
CONTROL & PROGRAMMING
Data input ................................................................................................ locking 3-pin XLR male socket
Data output ........................................................................................... locking 3-pin XLR female socket
Data pin configuration...............................................................................pin 1 shield, pin 2 (-), pin 3 (+)
Protocols........................................................................................................................ DMX-512 USITT
DMX Channels ...................................................................................................................................512
Unobstructed operating distance......................................................................................... 120m (393ft)
ORDERING INFORMATION
D-FI™ ........................................................................................................................................DMX-DFI
WARRANTY INFORMATION
Warranty .............................................................................................................. 2-year limited warranty
Technical Support
Address: Service Dept.
3000 N 29th Ct, Hollywood, FL 33020 (U.S.A.)
Support (Email): tech@chauvetlighting.com
Telephone: (954) 929-1115 - (Press 4)
Fax: (954) 929-5560 - (Attention: Service)
Website: http://www.chauvetlighting.com
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