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User Manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Before You Begin................................................................................3
What Is Included ........................................................................................... 3
Unpacking Instructions .................................................................................. 3
Claims ................................................................................................................... 3
Text Conventions .......................................................................................... 3
Icons ............................................................................................................. 3
Document Information ................................................................................... 3
Product at a Glance....................................................................................... 4
Safety Notes ................................................................................................. 4
2. Introduction.........................................................................................5
Product Overview (Freedom™ Par) ............................................................... 5
Product Overview (Freedom™ Strip Mini) ...................................................... 6
Product Dimensions (Freedom™ Par) ........................................................... 7
Product Dimensions (Freedom™ Strip Mini) .................................................. 8
3. Setup ...................................................................................................9
AC Power ...................................................................................................... 9
Charging The Battery ............................................................................................. 9
Battery Life Indicator .............................................................................................. 9
Battery Maintenance .............................................................................................. 9
Fuse Replacement ............................................................................................... 10
Power Linking ...................................................................................................... 11
Mounting ..................................................................................................... 12
Orientation ........................................................................................................... 12
Rigging ................................................................................................................ 12
4. Operation ..........................................................................................13
Control Panel Operation .............................................................................. 13
Menu Map ................................................................................................... 13
Configuration (DMX).................................................................................... 14
Starting Address .................................................................................................. 14
DMX Personalities................................................................................................ 14
DMX Channel Assignments and Values....................................................... 15
4-CH.................................................................................................................... 15
3-CH.................................................................................................................... 15
Configuration (Standalone) .......................................................................... 16
Automatic Mode ................................................................................................... 16
Auto Programs ..................................................................................................... 17
IRC (Infrared Remote Control) .............................................................................. 17
D-Fi™ 2.4 Ghz (DMX Mode Auto Sync) ............................................................... 19
D-Fi™ 2.4 Ghz (DMX Mode Manual Sync) ............................................................ 20
D-Fi™ 2.4 Ghz (IR/Standalone Mode Auto Sync) .................................................. 21
D-Fi™ 2.4 Ghz (IR/Standalone Mode Manual Sync) .............................................. 22
Master/Slave Mode .............................................................................................. 23
Master/Slave Runway Effect ................................................................................. 24
5. Technical Information ......................................................................25
Product Maintenance .................................................................................. 25
Contact Us .................................................................................................. 26
Returns ....................................................................................................... 26
6. Technical Specifications ..................................................................27
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Freedom™ series User Manual (Rev. 6)
1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What Is
Included
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Freedom™ Par
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Freedom™ Strip Mini
Power Cord
Warranty Card
User Manual
Unpacking
Instructions
Immediately upon receipt, carefully unpack the product and check the container to make
sure you have received all the parts indicated above in good condition.
Claims
If the box or the contents (the product and included accessories) appear damaged from
shipping, or show signs of mishandling, upon receipt notify the carrier immediately, not
CHAUVET®. Failure to do so in a timely manner may invalidate your claim with the
carrier. In addition, keep 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.
Text
Conventions
Convention
1~512
50/60
Settings
Menu > Settings
<ENTER>
ON
Icon
Icons
Meaning
A range of values
A set of values of which only one can be chosen
A menu option not to be modified
A sequence of menu options to be followed
A key to be pressed on the product’s control panel
A value to be entered or selected
Meaning
This paragraph contains 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.
This paragraph contains important installation or configuration
information. Failure to comply with this information may prevent
the product from functioning correctly.
Useful information.
Document
Information
The information and specifications contained in this document are subject to change
without notice. CHAUVET® assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or
omissions that may appear in this manual. CHAUVET® reserves the right to update the
existing document or to create a new document to correct any errors or omissions.
You can download the latest version of this document from www.chauvetlighting.com.
© Copyright 2012 CHAUVET®. All rights reserved.
Electronically published by CHAUVET® in the United States of America.
Printed in the P.R.C.
Author
Date
Editor
Date
A. Diaz
4/13/12
S. Graham
4/13/12
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Product at a
Glance
Use on Dimmer
Outdoor Use
Sound Activated
DMX
Master/Slave
Safety Notes
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Auto Programs
Auto-ranging Power Supply
Replaceable Fuse
User Serviceable
Duty Cycle
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Please read the following Safety Notes carefully before working with the product. The
notes include important safety information about installation, usage, and maintenance.
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Always connect the product to a grounded circuit to avoid the risk of electrocution.
Always disconnect the product from the power source before cleaning or replacing
the fuse.
Avoid direct eye exposure to the light source while the product is on.
Make sure the power cord is not crimped or damaged.
Never disconnect the product from power cord by pulling or tugging on the cord.
If mounting the product overhead, always secure to a fastening device using a
safety cable.
Make sure there are no flammable materials close to the product when operating.
Do not touch the product’s housing when operating because it may be very hot.
Always make sure that the voltage of the outlet to which you are connecting the
product is within the range stated on the decal or rear panel of the product.
The product is for indoor use only! (IP20) To prevent risk of fire or shock, do not
expose the product to rain or moisture.
Always install the product in a location with adequate ventilation, at least 20 in (50
cm) from adjacent surfaces.
Be sure that no ventilation slots on the product’s housing are blocked.
Never connect the product to a dimmer.
Make sure to replace the fuse with another of the same type and rating.
Never carry the product from the power cord or any moving part. Always use the
hanging/mounting bracket or the handles.
The maximum ambient temperature (Ta) is 104° F (40° C). Do not operate the
product at higher temperatures.
In the event of a serious operating problem, stop using the product immediately.
Never try to repair the product. Repairs carried out by unskilled people can lead to
damage or malfunction. Please contact the nearest authorized technical assistance
center
Keep this User Manual for future use. If you sell the product to another user, be
sure that they also receive this document.
The Freedom™ series products contain rechargeable batteries. These batteries
contain hazardous chemicals that cannot be discarded with household waste.
Contact your local waste management service for recycling information when
disposing of your product.
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2. INTRODUCTION
Product Overview (Freedom™ Par)
Power Out
Safety Eye Bolt
Master/Slave
Output
DMX In
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Power In
Fuse Holder
DMX Out
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Product Overview (Freedom™ Strip Mini)
Safety Hook
Antenna
Battery Life Indicator
Microphone
On/Off Switch
LED Display
D-Fi™ Auto Search
Master/Slave Output
DMX Out
DMX In
Power Out
Power In
Fuse Holder
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Product Dimensions (Freedom™ Par)
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Product Dimensions (Freedom™ Strip Mini)
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3. SETUP
AC Power
The Freedom™ series has an auto-ranging power supply that works with an input
voltage range of 100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz.
To determine the power requirements (circuit breaker, power outlet, and wiring), use the
current value listed on the label affixed to the product’s back panel, or refer to the
product’s specifications chart. The listed current rating indicates the product’s average
current draw under normal conditions.
Always connect the product to a protected circuit (circuit breaker or fuse). Make
sure the product has an appropriate electrical ground to avoid the risk of
electrocution or fire.
Never connect the product to a rheostat (variable resistor) or dimmer circuit, even
if the rheostat or dimmer channel serves only as a 0% to 100% switch.
Charging The
Battery
The Freedom™ series comes with a non-replaceable lithium-ion battery for cable-free
operation.
To charge the Freedom™ series battery, simply plug in the power cord at any time
before, during, or after operation. To charge the battery before or after operation with all
the LEDs off, leave the power switch in the Off position.
Battery Life
Indicator
The battery life indicator located on the product displays the remaining amount of
internal battery life. Use the chart below to find out how much battery life remains per
charge cycle. The light to the far right flashes during charging.
Battery
Maintenance
The Freedom™ series should be charged 24 hours prior to initial use for optimal
battery usage.
To keep the battery in optimal operating condition, store the product in a cool, dry place
and charge at least once every 30 days when not in use.
Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures. If the product is exposed to extreme cold or
hot temperatures, warm up/cool down the product before use and before charging.
Run Time Table
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Maximum Run Time
Recharge Time
8 hours
6 hours
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Disconnect the product from the power outlet before replacing the fuse.
Fuse
Replacement
1.
2.
3.
4.
Wedge the tip of a flat-head screwdriver into the slot of the fuse holder.
Pry the fuse holder out of the housing.
Remove the blown fuse from the holder and replace with a fuse of the exact same
type and rating.
Insert the fuse holder back in place and reconnect power.
Installed fuse
(held by plastic clip)
Safety cap
Spare fuse holder
(inside safety cap)
The product does not ship with a spare fuse; however, the safety cap has room
for a spare.
Always replace a blown fuse with a fuse of the same type and rating.
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Freedom™ series User Manual (Rev. 6)
Power Linking
The product provides power linking via the IEC outlet located in the back of the unit.
Please see the diagram below for further explanation.
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Power Linking
Diagram
1st Product
2nd Product
3rd Product
Other products
You can power link up to twelve (12) Freedom™ Par units on 120 VAC or up to
twenty-two (22) Freedom™ series units on 230 VAC.
You can power link up to seventeen (17) Freedom™ Strip Mini units on 120 VAC or
up to thirty-two (32) Freedom™ series units on 230 VAC.
The power linking diagram shown above corresponds to the North American
version of the product ONLY! If using the product in other markets, you must
consult with the local CHAUVET® distributor because power linking connectors
and requirements may differ in your country or region.
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Mounting
Before mounting the product, read and follow the safety recommendations indicated in
the Safety Notes.
Orientation
The Freedom™ series may be mounted in any position; however, make sure adequate
ventilation is provided around the product.
Rigging
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Before deciding on a location for the product, always make sure there is easy
access to the product for maintenance and programming purposes.
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Make sure that the structure or surface onto which you are mounting the product
can support the product’s weight. Refer to the Technical Specifications section of
this manual for weight information.
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When mounting the product overhead, always use a safety cable. Mount the
product securely to a rigging point, whether an elevated platform or a truss.
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When rigging the product onto a truss, you should use a mounting clamp of
appropriate weight capacity. The bracket has a 13-mm hole, which is appropriate for
this purpose.
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When power linking multiple products, you must always consider the length of the
power linking cable and mount the products close enough for the cable to reach.
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The bracket adjustment knobs allow for directional adjustment when aiming the
product to the desired angle. Only loosen or tighten the bracket knobs manually.
Using tools could damage the knobs.
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The tilt angle adjustment knob on the Freedom™ Par enables fine adjustment of the
light angle. Loosen the adjustment knob to move the upper area of the Freedom™
Par to your desired angle.
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The double-bracket yoke on the Freedom™ Strip Mini also serves as a floor support
or allows for surface mounting. When mounting the product on the floor, make sure
that the product and cables are away from people and vehicles.
Tilt Angle
Adjustment Knob
Mounting Bracket
Bracket
Adjustment Knob
Mounting Diagrams
Bracket
Adjustment Knob
Mounting Bracket
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4. OPERATION
Control Panel
Operation
To access the control panel functions, use the four buttons located around the display.
Please refer to the Product Overview to see the button locations on the control panel.
Button
<MODE>
<UP>
Menu Map
Function
Press to find an operation mode or to back out of the current menu
option
Press to scroll up the list of options or to find a higher value
<DOWN>
Press to scroll down the list of options or to find a lower value
<ENTER>
Press to activate a menu option or a selected value
Mode
Programming Steps
SdAd
000–509
d-CH
SYS
Turn on 3-channel DMX mode
4 CH
Turn on 4-channel DMX mode
tA.s
t-AU
Automatically select Transmit
frequency (for IR use)
t.CH
t001t016
Manually select Transmit frequency
(for IR use)
dRA.S
dR.AU
Automatically select Receive
frequency (for DMX use)
dR.CH
dr.01dr.16
Manually select Receive frequency
(for DMX use)
dtA.S
dt.AU
Automatically select Transmit
frequency (for DMX use)
dt.CH
dt.01dt.16
Manually select Transmit frequency
(for DMX use)
SL.00–SL.32
SAAd
ACt
(extra levels
not available in
all programs)
SL.00–SL.32
Sound sensitivity (Automatic Mode)
P000–P100
Run speed (slow to fast)
Dimmer (brightness increasing)
r-AU
r-st
r001-r016
SLAv
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Flash speed (slow to fast)
C000–C100
rA.S
S-1r
Set sound sensitivity (DMX Mode)
Reset software
F000–F100
A000–A023
Set DMX address
3 CH
S-tr
d-SL
Description
Automatically select Receive
frequency (for IR use)
Manually select Receive frequency
(for IR use)
Infrared connection with Infrared
Remote Control (IRC) only
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Configuration
(DMX)
Set
1.
2.
3.
the product in DMX mode to control with a DMX controller.
Connect the product to a suitable power outlet.
Turn the product on.
Connect a DMX cable from the DMX output of the DMX controller to the DMX input
socket on the product.
Starting Address
When selecting a starting DMX address, always consider the number of DMX channels
the selected DMX mode uses. If you choose a starting address that is too high, you could
restrict the access to some of the product’s channels.
The Freedom™ series uses up to four (4) DMX channels in 4-channel DMX mode, which
defines the highest configurable address to 509.
If you are not familiar with the DMX protocol, download the DMX Primer from
www.chauvetlighting.com.
To select the starting address, do the following:
1. Press <MODE> repeatedly until SYS, ACt, SLAv, or S-1r shows on the display.
2. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select SYS.
3. Press <ENTER>.
4. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select SdAd from the menu.
5. Press <ENTER>.
6. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select the starting address.
7. Press <ENTER>.
DMX
Personalities
The Freedom™ series has two DMX personalities. One is a basic 3-channel personality,
and the other is a more advanced 4-channel personality.
To select either the Freedom™ series’ 3- or 4-channel personalities, use the following
steps:
1. Press <MODE> repeatedly until SYS, ACt, SLAv, or S-1r shows on the display.
2. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select SYS.
3. Press <ENTER>.
4. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select d-CH from the menu.
5. Press <ENTER>.
6. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select either the basic 3-channel mode (3CH) or the
advanced 4-channel mode (4CH).
7. Press <ENTER>.
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DMX Channel Assignments and Values
4-CH
Channel
1
3-CH
Function
Value
CH.2
Blackout
000  009
Red
010  019
Green
020  029
Blue
030  039
Red + Green
040  049
Red + Blue
050  059
Blue + Green
060  069
Red + Green + Blue
070  079
Color Change 1
080  089
Color Change 2
090  099
Quadrant Effect 1
100  109
Quadrant Effect 2
110  119
Quadrant Effect 3
120  129
Quadrant Effect 4
130  139
Quadrant Effect 5
140  149
Quadrant Effect 6
150  159
Quadrant Effect 7
160  169
Quadrant Effect 8
170  179
Color Change 3
180  189
Color Change 4
190  199
Color Change 5
200  209
RGB Mode
210  219
Red
(0~100%)
Color Mode
220  229
Fade Speed
(0~100%)
Auto Run (sound
active only)
230  255
Channel
Function
Value
CH.4
Flash Speed
000  249
Sound Active
250  255
Flash Speed
000  249
Run Speed
Sound-Active
250  255
Automatic
000  127
Sound-Active
128  255
Green
(0~100%)
Blue
(0~100%)
Setting
1
Red
000  255 0~100%
2
Green
000  255 0~100%
3
Blue
000  255 0~100%
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Configuration
(Standalone)
Set the product in one of the standalone modes to control without a DMX controller.
1. Connect the product to a suitable power outlet.
2. Turn the product on.
Never connect a product that is operating in any standalone mode to a DMX string
connected to a DMX controller. Products in standalone mode may transmit DMX
signals that could interfere with the DMX signals from the controller.
Automatic Mode
To enable the Automatic Mode, do the following:
1. Press <MODE> repeatedly until SYS, ACt, SLAv, or S-1r shows on the display.
2. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select ACt.
3. Press <ENTER>.
4. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to choose your desired program (A000–A023).
5. Press <ENTER>.
Certain programs will have additional functionality. To find these options, press
<ENTER> after selecting an auto program. Then press <UP> or <DOWN>. Not every
program will feature all the added functionality.
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Function
Description
F000–F100
Flash speed (slow to fast)
SL.00–SL.32
Sound sensitivity (Automatic Mode)
P000–P100
Run speed (slow to fast)
C000–C100
Dimmer (brightness increasing)
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Auto Programs
Program Function
A000 No function
A001 Red
A002 Green
A003 Blue
A004 Red + Green
A005 Red + Blue
A006 Blue + Green
A007 Red + Green + Blue
A008 Color Change 1
A009 Color Change 2
A010 Quadrant Effect 1
A011 Quadrant Effect 2
A012 Quadrant Effect 3
A013 Quadrant Effect 4
A014 Quadrant Effect 5
A015 Quadrant Effect 6
A016 Quadrant Effect 7
A017 Quadrant Effect 8
A018 Color Change 3
A019 Color Change 4
A020 Color Change 5
A021 RGB Full On
In this channel:
P – Red
F – Green
C – Blue
A022 Color Fade
A023 Sound-Active
IRC (Infrared
Remote Control)
The Freedom™ series is fully compatible with the IRC (Infrared Remote Control) from
CHAUVET ® (sold separately).
To set up the IRC to operate with the Freedom™ series, do the following:
1. Press <MODE> repeatedly until SYS, ACt, SLAv, or S-1r shows on the display.
2. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select S-1r.
3. Press <ENTER>.
4. Begin using the IRC.
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IRC (Infrared Remote Control) Operation
Note: Make sure to point the IRC directly at the receiver on the product.
Automatic Mode
Automatic Mode will enable you to run the automatic programs on the
product.
To turn on Automatic Mode:
1. Press AUTO on the IRC.
2. Press + or – to choose between the different auto programs.
To adjust the speed of the automatic program:
1. Press SPEED on the IRC.
2. Press %.
3. Press + or – to either increase or decrease the speed of the program.
Sound-Active Mode
Sound-Active mode will enable the product to respond to music.
To turn on Sound-Active mode:
1. Press SOUND on the IRC.
To adjust sound sensitivity in Sound-Active mode:
1. Press SENSITIVITY on the IRC.
2. Press %.
3. Press + or – to either increase or decrease sound sensitivity.
Manual Color Control
To choose a specific color with the IRC:
1. Press MANUAL on the IRC.
2. Press any number between 0-9 to choose your color.
To manually control the RGB percentage:
1. Press MANUAL on the IRC.
2. Press R, G, or B to choose your color.
3. Press + or – to increase or decrease the percentage of each color.
Miscellaneous Operation
To adjust the strobe rate of the program:
1. Press STROBE on the IRC.
2. Press + or – to increase or decrease the strobe rate.
3. Press STROBE again to turn off the strobe.
To change the switching effect of the program:
Press FADE/SNAP on the IRC.
Fade will slowly switch the effect. Snap will rapidly switch the effect.
To black out the lights:
Press BLACK OUT on the IRC.
This will turn off all the lights until the button is pressed again.
Note: The IRC will not respond to any inputs when black out is activated. If
the remote does not respond when a button is pressed, try pressing
BLACK OUT. You may have inadvertently activated BLACK OUT.
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D-Fi™ 2.4 Ghz
(DMX Mode
Auto Sync)
The Freedom™ series offers wireless control of two or more products with a single DMX
controller. To automatically set up the D-Fi™ syncing function for DMX functionality, do
the following:
For the transmitting product:
1. Press <MODE> repeatedly until SYS, ACt, SLAv, or S-1r shows on the display.
2. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select SYS.
3. Press <ENTER>.
4. Press <UP> or <DOWN> until S-tr appears on the display.
5. Press <ENTER>.
6. Press <UP> or <DOWN> until dtA.S appears on the display.
7. Press <ENTER>.
8. The display should show dt.AU.
For the receiving product(s):
1. Press <MODE> repeatedly until SYS, ACt, SLAv or S-1r shows on the display.
2. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select SYS.
3. Press <ENTER>.
4. Press <UP> or <DOWN> until S-tr appears on the display.
5. Press <ENTER>.
6. Press <UP> or <DOWN> until dRA.S appears on the display.
7. Press <ENTER>.
8. The display should show dR.AU.
Once the steps above are done, press and hold <AUTO> on just the transmitter and for
approximately 30 seconds. The display and signal LED will flash to indicate sync is
activated.
You can then back out to a general menu level and configure the transmitting product to
operate it with a DMX controller.
To configure your product to work with DMX, refer to the Starting Address section of the
Operation section of this manual.
To add additional Freedom™ products, turn the synced ones off and repeat the above
steps with unsynced products. Once all products are synced, turn them all back on.
Auto scan syncing must be done within a distance of about 32 ft (10 m).
If you are experiencing antenna issues or need to improve signal quality, extend the
antenna outward away from the product and keep the line of sight between products
unobstructed.
Ensure that all linked products are configured to the same DMX personality (either
3-channel or 4-channel).
Caution: D-Fi™ operation can be interrupted or inhibited by liquid masses
between the transmitter and receiver such as water, snow, or people. For best
results, please keep the antenna clear of any liquid mass.
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D-Fi™ 2.4 Ghz
(DMX Mode
Manual Sync)
The Freedom™ series offers wireless control of two or more products with a single DMX
controller. To manually set up the D-Fi™ syncing function for DMX functionality, do the
following:
For the transmitting product:
1. Press <MODE> repeatedly until SYS, ACt, SLAv, or S-1r shows on the display.
2. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select SYS.
3. Press <ENTER>.
4. Press <UP> or <DOWN> until S-tr appears on the display.
5. Press <ENTER>.
6. Press <UP> or <DOWN> until dt.CH appears on the display.
7. Press <ENTER>.
8. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select the transmitting signal (dt.01-dt.16).
For the receiving product(s):
1. Press <MODE> repeatedly until SYS, ACt, SLAv, or S-1r shows on the display.
2. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select SYS.
3. Press <ENTER>.
4. Press <UP> or <DOWN> until S-tr appears on the display.
5. Press <ENTER>.
6. Press <UP> or <DOWN> until dR.CH appears on the display.
7. Press <ENTER>.
8. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select the receiving signal (dr.01–dr.16). The channel
number should match the transmitting signal you chose in the prior steps.
Once the steps above are done, you can then back out to a more general menu level
and configure the transmitting product to operate it with a DMX controller.
To configure your product to work with DMX, refer to the Starting Address section of the
Operation section of this manual.
If you are experiencing antenna issues or need to improve signal quality, extend the
antenna outward away from the product and keep the line of sight between products
unobstructed.
Ensure that all linked products are configured to the same DMX personality (either
3-channel or 4-channel).
To sync multiple transmitters in one room, manually set each receiver and the
designated transmitter to a specific frequency and then perform the syncing steps.
The Freedom™ series is fully compatible with the D-Fi™ 2.4 GHz wireless transceiver
(transmitter/receiver) from CHAUVET ® (sold separately).
For more detailed information about D-Fi™ functionality, refer to the D-Fi™ 2.4 GHz
User Manual available at the CHAUVET ® website: www.chauvetlighting.com
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D-Fi™ 2.4 Ghz
(IR/Standalone
Mode Auto Sync)
The Freedom™ series can be configured to control two or more products with no
external controllers or with the IRC from CHAUVET ® (sold separately). To
automatically set up the D-Fi™ syncing function for IR/standalone functionality, do the
following:
For the transmitting product:
1. Press <MODE> repeatedly until SYS, ACt, SLAv, or S-1r shows on the display.
2. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select SYS.
3. Press <ENTER>.
4. Press <UP> or <DOWN> until S-tr appears on the display.
5. Press <ENTER>.
6. Press <UP> or <DOWN> until tA.s appears on the display.
7. Press <ENTER>.
8. The display should show t-AU.
For the receiving product(s):
1. Press <MODE> repeatedly until SYS, ACt, SLAv, or S-1r shows on the display.
2. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select SLAv.
3. Press <ENTER>.
4. Press <UP> or <DOWN> until rA.S appears on the display.
5. Press <ENTER>.
6. The display should show r-AU.
Once the steps above are done, press and hold <AUTO> on just the transmitter and for
approximately 30 seconds. The display and signal LED will flash to indicate sync is
activated.
You can then back out to a more general menu level and configure the transmitting
product to operate it in Automatic Mode or with an IRC (sold separately).
To configure your product to work in Automatic Mode, refer to the Automatic Mode
section of the Operation section of this manual.
To configure your product to work with the CHAUVET ® IRC, refer to the IRC (Infrared
Remote Control) section of the Operation section of this manual.
To add additional Freedom™ products, turn the synced ones off and repeat the above
steps with unsynced products. Once all products are synced, turn them all back on.
Auto scan syncing must be done within a distance of about 30 ft (10 m).
If you are experiencing antenna issues or need to improve signal quality, extend the
antenna outward away from the product and keep the line of sight between products
unobstructed.
Ensure that all linked products are configured to the same DMX personality (either
3-channel or 4-channel).
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D-Fi™ 2.4 Ghz
(IR/Standalone
Mode Manual
Sync)
The Freedom™ series can be configured to control two or more products with no
external controllers or with the IRC from CHAUVET ® (sold separately). To manually set
up the D-Fi™ syncing function for IR/standalone functionality, do the following:
For the transmitting product:
1. Press <MODE> repeatedly until SYS, ACt, SLAv, or S-1r shows on the display.
2. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select SYS.
3. Press <ENTER>.
4. Press <UP> or <DOWN> until S-tr appears on the display.
5. Press <ENTER>.
6. Press <UP> or <DOWN> until t.CH appears on the display.
7. Press <ENTER>.
8. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select the transmitting signal (t001–t016).
For the receiving product(s):
1. Press <MODE> repeatedly until SYS, ACt, SLAv, or S-1r shows on the display.
2. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select SLAv.
3. Press <ENTER>.
4. Press <UP> or <DOWN> until r-st appears on the display.
5. Press <ENTER>.
6. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select the receiving signal (r001–r016). The channel
number should match the transmitting signal you chose in the prior steps.
Once the steps above are done, you can then back out and configure the transmitting
product to operate it in either Automatic Mode or with an IRC (sold separately).
To configure your product to work in Automatic Mode, refer to the Automatic Mode
section of the Operation section of this manual.
To configure your product to work with the CHAUVET ® IRC, refer to the IRC (Infrared
Remote Control) section of the Operation section of this manual.
If you are experiencing antenna issues or need to improve signal quality, extend the
antenna outward away from the product and keep the line of sight between products
unobstructed.
Ensure that all linked products are configured to the same DMX personality (either
3-channel or 4-channel).
To sync multiple transmitters in one room, manually set each receiver and the
designated transmitter to a specific frequency and then perform the syncing steps.
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Freedom™ series User Manual (Rev. 6)
Master/Slave
Mode
The Master/Slave mode enables a single Freedom™ series product (the “master”) to
control the actions of one or more other Freedom™ series products (the “slaves”)
without the need of a DMX controller. The master product will be set to operate in
Automatic Mode, while the slave products will be set to operate in Slave Mode. Once set
and connected, the slave products will operate in unison with the master.
Configure the products as indicated below.
Slave products:
1.
Connect the DMX input of the first slave product to the DMX link output of the
master. The slave product will automatically switch to slave mode. The display will
show SLA when this occurs.
2. Connect the DMX input of the subsequent slave products to the DMX link output of
the previous slave.
3. Finish setting and connecting all the slave products.
Master product:
1. Set the master to operate in Automatic Mode.
2. Make the master the first product in the DMX daisy chain.
•
Configure all the slave products before connecting the master to the DMX
daisy chain.
•
Never connect a DMX controller to a DMX string configured for Master/Slave
operation because the controller may interfere with the signals from the
master product.
•
Do not connect more than 31 slave products to the master.
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Master/Slave
Runway Effect
The Master/Slave Runway Effect enables a single Freedom™ series product (the
“master”) to control the actions of one or more other Freedom™ series products (the
“slaves”) in sequential order for a “runway” effect without the need of a DMX controller.
The master product will be set to operate in specific Automatic modes, while the slave
products will be set to operate in Slave Mode. Once set and connected, the slave
products will operate in unison with the master.
Configure the products as indicated below.
1. Connect the DMX input of the first slave product to the DMX link output of the
master. The slave product will automatically switch to slave mode. The display will
show SLA when this occurs.
2. Connect the DMX input of the subsequent slave products to the DMX link output of
the previous slave.
3.
Once your setup is complete, reset the software in the master product using the
steps below. This will also reset the software of all connected slave products.
a.
4.
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Press <MODE> repeatedly until SYS, ACt, SLAv, or S-1r shows on the
display.
b. Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select SYS.
c. Press <ENTER>.
d. Press <UP> or <DOWN> until SAAd appears on the display.
e. Press <ENTER>.
On the master product, choose your auto program as described in the Automatic
Mode section of this manual. The only auto programs that can achieve this
functionality are auto programs 14–20.
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5. TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Product
Maintenance
Dust build-up reduces light output performance and can cause overheating. This can
lead to reduction of the light source’s life. To maintain optimum performance and
minimize wear, you should clean your lighting products at least twice a month. However,
be aware that usage and environmental conditions could be contributing factors to
increasing the cleaning frequency.
To clean the product, use the following instructions:
•
Unplug the product from power.
•
Wait until the product is cold.
•
Use a vacuum (or dry compressed air) and a soft brush to remove dust collected on
the external surface/vents.
•
Clean all transparent surfaces with a mild soap solution, ammonia-free glass
cleaner, or isopropyl alcohol.
•
Apply the solution directly to a soft, lint-free cotton cloth or a lens cleaning tissue.
•
Softly wipe any dirt or grime to the outside edge of the transparent surface.
•
Gently polish the transparent surfaces until they are free of haze and lint.
Always dry the transparent surfaces carefully after cleaning them.
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In case you need to return a product or request support, follow the procedure below:
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•
•
Contact Us
If you live in the U.S., contact CHAUVET® World Headquarters (see below).
If you live in the UK or Ireland, contact CHAUVET® Europe Ltd. (see below).
If you live in any other country, DO NOT contact CHAUVET®. Instead, contact your
distributor of record. Refer to our website for contact details of distributors outside
the U.S., United Kingdom, or Ireland.
World Headquarters
CHAUVET®
General Information
Address:
5200 NW 108th Avenue
Sunrise, FL 33351
Voice:
(954) 929-1115
Fax:
(954) 929-5560
Toll free:
(800) 762-1084
Technical Support
Voice:
(954) 929-1115 (Press 4)
Fax:
(954) 756-8015
Email:
tech@chauvetlighting.com
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.com
United Kingdom & Ireland
CHAUVET® Europe Ltd.
General Information
Address:
Unit 1C
Brookhill Road Industrial Estate
Pinxton, Nottingham, UK
NG16 6NT
Voice:
+44 (0)1773 511115
Fax:
+44 (0)1773 511110
Technical Support
Email:
uktech@chauvetlighting.com
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.co.uk
If you live outside the U.S., United Kingdom, or Ireland, contact your distributor of
record and follow their instructions on how to return CHAUVET® products to
them. Visit our website for contact details.
Returns
Call the corresponding CHAUVET® Tech Support office and request a Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number before shipping the product. Be prepared to
provide the model number, serial number, and a brief description of the cause for the
return.
You must send the merchandise prepaid, in its original box, and with its original packing
and accessories. CHAUVET® will not issue call tags.
Clearly label the package with the RMA number. CHAUVET® will refuse any product
returned without an RMA number.
Write the RMA number on a properly affixed label. DO NOT write the RMA number
directly on the box.
Before sending the product, clearly write the following information on a piece of paper
and place it inside the box:
•
Your name
•
Your address
•
Your phone number
•
The RMA number
•
A brief description of the problem
Be sure to pack the product properly. Any shipping damage resulting from inadequate
packaging will be your responsibility. FedEx packing or double-boxing are
recommended.
CHAUVET® reserves the right to use its own discretion to repair or replace
returned product(s).
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6. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions and
Weight
Length (Par)
Width (Par)
Height (Par)
Weight (Par)
8.5 in (215 mm)
Length (Strip Mini)
9.3 in (236 mm)
Width (Strip Mini)
8.8 in (223 mm)
Height (Strip Mini)
7.8 lbs (3.5 kg)
Weight (Strip Mini)
19 in (482 mm)
5.5 in (240 mm)
2 in (52 mm)
6.2 lbs (2.8 kg)
Note: Dimensions in inches rounded to the nearest decimal digit.
Note: Unless otherwise indicated, all specifications are applicable to both the Freedom™ Par and
the Freedom™ Strip Mini.
Power
Power Supply Type
Range
Voltage Selection
Switching (internal)
100~240 V, 50/60 Hz
Auto-ranging
Freedom™ Par
120 V, 60 Hz
230 V, 50 Hz
Consumption
80 W
85 W
Operating
0.6 A
0.4 A
Power linking current (units)
8 A (12 units)
8 A (22 units)
Fuse
Freedom™ Strip Mini
F 2 A, 250 V
120 V, 60 Hz
F 2 A, 250 V
230 V, 50 Hz
Consumption
94 W
99 W
Operating
0.8 A
0.4 A
Power linking current (units)
8 A (17 units)
8 A (32 units)
Fuse
F 2 A, 250 V
F 2 A, 250 V
Power I/O
US/Worldwide
UK/Europe
Power input connector
IEC
IEC
Power output connector
Edison
IEC
Power Cord plug
Edison (US)
Local plug
Light Source
Photo Optic
Battery and
Wireless
Thermal
DMX
Ordering
Type
Lifespan
LED
50,000 hours
Color
Freedom™ Par
Freedom™ Strip Mini
Red
60
64
Green
69
64
Blue
69
64
Total LEDs
198
192
Parameter
Freedom™ Par
Freedom™ Strip Mini
Illuminance @ 2 m
431 lx
395 lx
Beam angle
21º
23º
Field angle
39º
42º
Parameter
Maximum Run Time
8 hrs
Recharge Time
6 hrs
Operating Frequency
2.433~2.481 GHz
Maximum External Temp.
Cooling System
104° F (40° C)
Convection
I/O Connectors
Connector Type
Channel Range
3-pin XLR
Sockets
3, 4
Product Name
Item Code
Item Number
Freedom™ Par
02030459
FREEDOMPAR
Freedom™ Strip Mini
02030458
FREEDOMSTRIPMINI
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