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User Manual

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  

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1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN

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NSTRUCTIONS

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LAIMS

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M

ANUAL

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ONVENTIONS

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CONS

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S AFETY I NSTRUCTIONS ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 4

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OUSING

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ARNING

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ASER

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AFETY

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OTES

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AFETY

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EPRODUCTION

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L ASER E MISSION D ATA ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 7

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OMPLIANCE

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TATEMENT

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2. INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................................................................ 8

 

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RODUCT

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VERVIEW

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3. SETUP ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 9

 

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OWER

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M

OUNTING

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Orientation .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9

Rigging ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9  

 

4. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ......................................................................................................................................................... 11

 

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ANUAL

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W IRELESS R EMOTE (IR) ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 12

Auto Programs ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 12  

 

5. APPENDIX ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 13

 

G ENERAL T ROUBLESHOOTING ................................................................................................................................................................................ 13

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ENERAL

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AINTENANCE

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R ETURNS P ROCEDURE .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 15

 

 

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS .......................................................................................................................................................... 16

 

CONTACT US ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 16

 

Contact Information

World Headquarters 

CHAUVET® 

General Information 

Address:  5200 NW 108th Avenue 

 

Voice:  

Fax:  

Sunrise, FL 33351 

(954) 929‐1115 

(954) 929‐5560 

(800) 762‐1084  Toll free:  

Technical Support 

Voice:  

Fax:  

(954) 929‐1115 (Press 4

(954) 756‐8015 

World Wide Web: www.chauvetlighting.com

United Kingdom & Ireland 

CHAUVET® Europe Ltd.

 

 

 

General Information

Address:   Unit 1C 

Brookhill Road  

Pinxton, Nottingham, UK 

NG16 6NT 

 

Voice:  

Fax:  

+44 (0)1773 511115 

+44 (0)1773 511110 

Email: [email protected] 

World Wide Web: www.chauvetlighting.co.uk

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1.

B

EFORE

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B

EGIN

What Is Included

1 x MiN™ Laser FX/RGX/Star

1 x Flexible Tripod

1 x Adjustable Stand

1 x Wireless Remote

1 x Power Supply

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 Meaning

<Menu>

1~512

50/60

Settings

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)

MENU >

Settings

ON

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

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.

This paragraph reminds you of useful, although not critical, information.

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Safety Instructions

Please read the following notes carefully because they include important safety information about the installation, usage, and maintenance of this product.

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.

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.

 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

Top

Front

Bottom

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Rear

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LASER EXPOSURE WARNING

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

Red Laser Medium LD GaAIAs, 650 nm

Beam Diameter

Pulse Data

<5mm at aperture

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.

I

NTRODUCTION

Product Overview

Laser Output

Green Laser

Dimmer

12 V Power In

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Mode Button

LED Indicator

Microphone

Wireless Remote

Receiver

Cooling Fan

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3.

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ETUP

AC Power

Power Supply

This fixture includes an external power supply which is auto-ranging and runs on 100~240

VAC, 50/60 Hz power. Only use the included power supply! To obtain a replacement power supply, contact Chauvet®.

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 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.

Always connect the fixture to a circuit with a suitable electrical ground.

Mounting

Orientation

The MiN™ Laser FX/RGX/STAR may be mounted in any position provided there is adequate room for ventilation.

Rigging

Be sure that the structure can support the weight of the fixture. Please see the Technical

Specifications section of this manual for a detailed weight listing.

Mount the fixture securely. Do this with a screw, nut and bolt, or a hanging clamp.

When rigging, consider routine maintenance. Please see the following notes on installation.

When aiming the fixtures, you may use the bracket adjustment knob(s). Loosen the knob(s), adjust to the desired angle, and then tighten the knob(s) by turning clockwise. Do not use tools for this step, as it may cause damage.

Use the floor stand to support the fixture in a sitting position.

Refer to the diagrams on the next page.

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Angle Adjustment

Knob A

Floor Stand,

Flexible Feet (3)

Adjustable Stand

Angle Adjustment

Knob B

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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.

CAUTION - USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF

PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN

HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE

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4.

O

PERATING

I

NSTRUCTIONS

Manual Mode

Access the five different operating modes available in this fixture by using the <MODE> button on the front panel.

Press <MODE> to cycle through the modes. Please see a description of each mode below.

Mode Description

2

3

4

5

Sound-active B

Automatic A (constant rotation-slow)

Automatic B (stepping rotation-back and forth)

Automatic C (constant rotation-fast)

The LED indicator on the front of the fixture will be green when a sound-active mode is selected.

The LED indicator on the front of the fixture will be red when an automatic mode is selected.

Wireless Remote (IR)

Cycles through all 9 of the auto programs with the built-in timing

Cycles through all 9 of the auto programs to the beat of the music

Turn the laser on/off

Both Lasers will be on in all programs.

Only the red laser will be on in all programs

Only the green laser will be on in all programs

Press to activate one of the 9 auto programs

Auto Programs

Auto

Description

Program

4

5

6

1

2

3

7

8

9

Static Effect (red & green on)

Slow rotation (red & green on)

Slow rotation (red & green strobing)

Medium rotation (red & green on)

Medium rotation (red & green strobing)

Fast rotation (red & green on)

Fast rotation (red & green strobing)

Programmed rotation (red & green on)

Programmed rotation (red & green strobing)

The wireless Remote (IR) will immediately override the <MODE> button. No additional settings are required!

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5.

A

PPENDIX

General Troubleshooting

S YMPTOM

Breaker/Fuse keeps blowing

Device does not power up

Fixture is not responding to

DMX

Loss of signal

P OSSIBLE C AUSE ( S )

 Excessive circuit load

 Short circuit along the power wires

 No power

 Loose power cord

 Wrong DMX addressing

 Damaged DMX cables

 Wrong polarity settings on the controller

 Loose DMX cables

 Faulty DMX interface

 Faulty Main PCB

 Non DMX cables

 Bouncing signals

 Long cable / Low level signal

 Too many fixtures

P OSSIBLE A CTION ( S )

 Check total load placed on the electrical circuit.

 Check for a short in the electrical wiring (internal and/or external).

 Check for power on Mains.

 Check power cord

 Check Control Panel and unit addressing

 Check DMX cables

 Check polarity switch settings on the controller

 Check cable connections

 Replace DMX input

 Replace Main PCB

 Use only DMX compatible cables

 Install terminator as suggested.

 Install amplifier right after fixture with strong signal.

 Install an optically coupled DMX splitter after unit #32.

If you still have a problem after trying the above solutions, please contact CHAUVET®

Technical Support.

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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 lenses when the fixture is cool 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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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:

Your name

Your address

Your phone number

The RMA #

A brief description of the symptoms

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T

ECHNICAL

S

PECIFICATIONS

Power Supply

WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS

Length ............................................................................................................. 4.3 in (111 mm)

Width ................................................................................................................. 3.3 in (85 mm)

Height ................................................................................................................ 1.8 in (45 mm)

Weight .............................................................................................................. 0.7 lbs (0.3 kg)

POWER

Auto-ranging external power supply (included) ................................. 100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Power consumption @ 120 V ................................................. 5 W (<0.1 A) max, 0.1 A inrush

Power consumption @ 230 V ................................................. 5 W (<0.1 A) max, 0.1 A inrush

LIGHT SOURCE

Type ................................................................................................................................ Laser

Quantity ........................................................................................................ 2 (1 red, 1 green)

Rating (green) ................................................................................................ 532 nm, 50 mW

Rating (red) .................................................................................................. 650 nm, 100 mW

PHOTO OPTIC

Coverage angle ................................................................................................................ 100°

INDOOR/OUTDOOR

Rating ........................................................................................................ For indoor use only

THERMAL

Maximum ambient temperature ........................................................................ 104° F (40° C)

CONTROL & PROGRAMMING

Data input ....................................................................................... wireless remote (included)

ORDERING INFORMATION

MiN™ Laser FX ................................................................................................ MINLASERFX

MiN™ Laser RGX .......................................................................................... MINLASERRGX

MiN™ Laser STAR ...................................................................................... MINLASERSTAR

Wireless Remote ............................................................................................. MiN™ Laser IR

WARRANTY INFORMATION

Warranty (fixture, excluding the laser diodes) ..................................... 1-year limited warranty

Warranty (laser diodes) ....................................................................... 90-day limited warranty

C

ONTACT

U

S

WORLD WIDE

General Information .............................................................................................. CHAUVET®

5200 NW 108 th

Ave

Sunrise, FL 33351 voice: 954.929.1115 fax: 954.929.5560 toll free: 800.762.1084

Technical Support ................................................................................................. CHAUVET®

5200 NW 108 th

Ave

Sunrise, FL 33351 voice: 954.929.1115 (Press 4) fax: 954.929.5560 (Attention: Service)

World Wide Web .............................................................................. www.chauvetlighting.com

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