Elinchrom RX 1200 Operating instructions

Elinchrom RX 1200 Operating instructions
elinca sa switzerland www.elinchrom.com
Operating Manual
Digital 1200 RX
Digital 2400 RX
Version 230 V - 10256
Version
110V - 10255
Elinca S.A Digital RX 01.06.2007 ENG (73256) Printed in Switzerland
230 V - 10258
110 V - 10257
English
Table of contents
Introduction
2
Declaration of conformity, disposal and recycling, CE marking
3
Before you start, Safety notice
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Control Panel
5
Operating instructions
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Functions
6, 7
Relation of power between the outlets
8
Fuse
8
Flasheads
9
Symmertical/Asymmetrical power distribution
10
Flashheads compatibility
10
Flashhead types
11
Wireless remote control and flash triggering
12
Troubleshooting
12
Elinchrom Accessories
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Guarantee
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P.S: Technical data subject to change.
The listed values are guide values which may vary due to tolerances in components used.
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Introduction
The Elinchrom Digital RX is manufactured by Elinca S.A. CH -1020 Renens/Switzerland
Dear Photographer,
Thank you for buying your Digital RX flash generator.
All Elinchrom products are manufactured using the most advanced technology. Carefully selected
components are used to ensure the highest quality and the equipment is submitted to many controls
both during and after manufacture. We trust that it will give you many years of reliable service.
All Digital RX flash units are manufactured for the studio and location use of professional
photographers.
Only by observance of the information given, can you secure your warranty, prevent possible
damage and increase the life of this equipment.
Digital RX Flash Generator
The quality of light and exceptional performance is the result of long research, application of
demanding principles, the long experience of ELINCHROM in lighting products for the studio
and the utilization of the latest technology in this area.
Totally integrated to the range of the ELINCHROM flashes, the Digital RX Flash generator
maintain the traditional look and function that is ELINCHROM.
FCC Class B Compliance Statement
Note:
This equipement has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules and meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipement Regulations. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipement
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipement does not cause harmful interferences to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipement off and on, the user is encouraged to correct the interferences by one or
more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipement and receiver.
- Connect the equipement into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
ELINCA S.A. is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorised modifications of this
equipement or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipement other than those specified by ELINCA S.A.
The correction of interference caused by such unauthorised modification, substitution or attachment will be the responsibility
of the user.
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Declaration of conformity
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Product name:
Professional Studio Flash
Generator
Trade name:
ELINCHROM
Model number(s):
Digital RX
Name of responsible party:
Elinca S.A
Av. De Longemalle 11
1020 Renens / Switzerland
Phone :
+41 21 637 26 77
We, ELINCA S.A., hereby declare that the equipement bearing the trade name and model number
specified above was tested conforming to the applicable FCC rules, and that all the necessary steps
have been taken and are in force to assure that the production units of the same equipement will
continue to comply with the Comissions requirements.
Disposal and recycling
This device has been manufactured to the highest possible degree from materials which can be recycled or disposed of in a manner that is not enviromentally
damaging. The device may be taken back after use to be recycled, provided that is returnedinaconditionthatistheresultofnormaluse.Anycomponentsnotreclaimed will be disposed of in a environmentally acceptable manner.
If you have any question on disposal, please contact your local office or your local ELINCHROM
agent (check our website for a list of all ELINCHROM agents world wide).
CE marking
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The shipped version of this device complies with the requirements of ECC directives 89/336/ECC «Electromagnetic compatibility» and 73/23/ECC «Low voltage directive».
Notational Conventions
The meaning of the symbols and fonts used in this manual are as follows:
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Pay particular attention to text marked with this symbol.
Failure to observe this warning endangers your life, destroys the device, or may damage other equipement
Supplementary information, remarks, and tips follow this symbol.
Text which follows this symbol describes activities that must be performed in the order shown.
«Quotation marks» indicate names of chapters or terms
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Before you start !
User Safety Information
• Keep flash units out of reach whenever possible.
• Switch off when not in use and disconnect flashheads.
• Do not use in restricted areas (like hospitals, etc.)
• Do not use near flammable/explosive material.
• It must be protected from dripping water and from extremely dusty conditions
• The unit must ALWAYS be plugged into an EARTHED electrical socket.
• This equipment should be used only in a dry environment
• If the unit has been exposed to very cold conditions, sudden exposure to warm or humid air may
cause condensation => the unit should acclimate for some time to prevent condensation.
• There is high voltage and can be high currents, so please apply all the usual safety precautions
when handling the unit, changing fuses, modelling lamps etc.
• Do not open the unit. In the event of damage or apparent failure, contact a repair service or any
Elinchrom agent or email: [email protected]
• Always switch off the unit before connecting or disconnecting flashheads
• Check always if flashhead connections are plugged in and locked correctly
Flash Tubes and Modelling lamps
• Flash tubes and modelling lamps in use are very hot!
• Never touch a flash tube or lamp before the unit cooled down and is disconnected from the mains.
• Do not fire flashes from short distance (less than 1m) directed to a person and avoid looking into the flashlight!
• Keep generally distance to operating units.
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Always switch off the unit before connecting or disconnecting flashheads!
The head connector must always be locked correctly before any use.
Never store liquids or drinks on the power pack panel or closed to the unit!
Flash systems store electrical energy in capacitors by applying high voltage.
For your safety, never open or disassemble your flashes.
Only an authorised service engineer should open or attempt to repair the units.
Internal defect charge capacitors may explode whilst the unit is in use, neve
switch on a not proper working flash unit.
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Control Panel
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Overview of Controls
1.
2.
3.
4.
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6.
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8.
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10.
11.
Mains inlet socket
Fuse AC supply (16 AT, slow blow)
Illuminated mains switch
Modelling control (on/off free or prop)
Open flash and charge indicator
Slave cell on/off
Handle
Photocell receptor
Acoustic recharging signal (Beep)
Synchro-sockets, Amphenol + jack 3.5 mm
Charge speed (slow charge 230 V = 10 A)
12. Decrease power adjustment in 1/10
f-stops, with ADF
13. Increase power adjustment in 1/10
f-stops
14. Power display
15. Socket for remote or USB - Multi Link
16. Increase modelling power
17. Decrease modelling power
18. Lamphead (on/off) outlet A 19. Lamphead (on/off) outlet B
20. Socket outlet A (with security catch)
21. Socket outlet B (with security catch)
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Operating Instructions
Before connecting the digital RX for the first time, make sure that your mains supply and the rating
set on the equipment (electrical specification plate) are compatible to 110V or 230V.
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Connect lampheads ensuring that lamphead touches (18-19) are Off.
Connect the mains cord in the inlet socket (1)
Select charging rate (11) ("
" slow position), only when the mains supply is too limited.
Select modelling lamp setting (4)
Connect the synchro lead (10)
Check that the photocell’s switch (6) is in the required position. Use the touch buttons (12 - 13) to select the desired power.
The open flash (5) will light up, indicating that the unit is ready for operation.
Fonctions
On/Off Switch (3)
By pressing this touch button the Digital RX is switched on or off.
This unit is protected by a thermal circuit breaker to avoid overheating. Should this
occur, the unit turns off automatically and cannot be operated! After a break for cooling,
the flash is ready again for operation.
Digital Power Display (14)
The actual flash power is displayed in a f-stop compatible format.
The power range is 6 f-stops. The digital display, provides continuous power
indication of the flash and modelling lamp. The controls cover a continuous
output range from full power 1/1 to 1/32th in 1/10th f-stop steps.
During charging or discharging the display "flashes". In case of overheating
or malfunction, the display shows "ER" for error.
Digital Power Regulation (12 and 13)
The power control provides simultaneous and continuously variable adjustment
of the modelling lamp and the flash power in step of 1/10 f-stop.
The display, provides digital power information, in f-stop from 3.5 to 8.5 for the
"Digital 2400 RX" and 2.5 to 7.5 for the "Digital 1200 RX".
Modelling Lamp Controls (4-16-17)
• Proportional: The modelling lamp will be adjusted automatically in proportion,
when the flash power is set to another value with touch button 12 or 13.
• Free: To set flash- and modelling lamp values individually.
• Modelling Lamp off
Note: There is an additional ON/OFF switch for the modelling lamp at the flashhead!
The flashhead control button A/B must be switched on for the selected flashhead.
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Slow Charge (11)
The green LED indicates that the slow charge function is selected.
This position is recommended if the mains line capacity is limited for the standard fastcharge mode.
Open Flash (5)
When the green LED is illuminated the flash may be released manually.
The release is blocked during charging, but not when the unit discharges.
The integrated discharge system is protected by a thermic cut out.
In order to restrict the heating of the unit, we suggest to release a flash with the green
touch (5) "READY" after each strong reduction of power (more the 2f-stop).
This allows to release the excess of energy in the flash tube.
You will gain time and extend the life span of your power packs.
Photocell On/Off (6)
The Photocell (8) is activated when the green LED (4) is illuminated. When switched on,
the pack can be remotely triggered by another flash unit!
The Digital RX photocell is specially designed to work under ambiant light situation in your
studio, direct light or other strong lights may reduce the sensitivity of the cell.
In difficult situations e.g. blinding, sunlight or obstacles, the additional cell with 5 m cord
(extensions available) solves most problems.
Charge Ready Beep (9)
Press this touch (9) to activate the acoustic signal
Once recycled, an acoustic signal (beep) indicates that the power pack is ready.
Synchronisation Socket (10)
Standard / Elinchrom Amphenol socket or 3.5 mm mini-jack (10).
N.B. Do not link ELINCHROM power packs via sync cable to other brands.
ELINCHROM uses low voltage (5V) for security reasons. Other systems may have
higher voltages and could cause damages.
Flashheads Control button (18 and 19)
These buttons switches on the flashhead sockets.
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Relation of power range between the outlets
Guide aperture is based on the " Digital S or Digital SE " lamphead and the 50° reflector,
distance 1 m/3.3 ft and film ISO 100/21 DIN.
Digital 1200 RX
Digital 2400 RX
Scale
Ws
f-stop
Scale
Ws
f-stop
Power
7.5
1200
(128)
8.5
2400
(180)
1/1
6.5
600
(90)
7.5
1200
(128)
1/2
5.5
300
(64)
6.5
600
(90)
1/4
4.5
150
(45)
5.5
300
(64)
1/8
3.5
75
(32)
4.5
150
(45)
1/16
2.5
37.5
(22)
3.5
75
(32)
1/32
Main Supply
While the MAINS SWITCH (3) is switched OFF (not illuminated), firmly push in the plug of the
original ELINCHROM mains cord (1).
Fuse
Standard type 5 x 20 mm, 16 AT (tempered). Before exchanging a blown fuse, switch off the unit
and remove mains cable. Depress and turn the fuse holder anti-clockwise 1/8th and remove it.
If the new fuse blows immediately upon reconnection return the pack to an ELINCHROM service
centre for a check-up.
(N.B. Check correct value of the fuse: 16 AT).
Overvoltage security
This unit is protected by security device.
Should the unit not work properly, due to a defective power component,
the security would instantly stop the charge.
The power pack requires a check up at a technical Elinchrom service.
Fuses for flashheads
Use only FAST BLOW FUSES, type 5 x 20 mm corresponding to the label on each flashhead.
Different modelling lamps require corresponding fuses. Slow blow fuses will not protect the
modelling lamp. The fast blow fuse will protect the triac of the modelling lamp circuit, the
lamp and therefore the flash tube.
Fuse
W
110V
240V
200
2 AF
2 AF
250
5 AF
2.5 AF
300
5 AF
2.5 AF
650
10 AF
5 AF
Modelling Lampswitch
Fuse
Only use recommended fuse
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Flashheads
When plugging in a lamphead connector, first push in the front part, then firmly press in the whole
plug, the rear part being secured by the locking spring.
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Do NOT plug in or unplug lampcords
while the green leds on output A and B
are ON (illuminated)
Socket
Halogen modelling lamp
Use only the recommended modelling lamp, the Digital S and Digital SE heads
are fitted with a 300 W halogen modelling lamp. For 230 V code 23022.
Protective Pyrex Dome
For use with standard halogen lamp GX 6.35 socket.
Transparent, matt or yellow (400° K colour correction), can be fitted to all lampheads, except
R heads for which clear or matt security filters are available.
Easy attachment of the protective dome:
• Disconnect the lamphead from the pack
• Loosen the 3 screws of the lamphead reflector
• Fit the clips underneath the screw heads and tighten the screws
• Put the dome in place and hook the springs into the airvent holes.
Protective dome
Safety Precautions
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• The flashheads cannot be insulated against humidity and dust.
• Do NOT plug in or unplug lampcords while the green leds on output A and B
are ON (illuminated).
• Never store liquids or drinks on the power pack panel or closed to the unit!
• Do not use near flammable/explosive material (min. 1m distance of any object)
• For your safety, use only Elinchrom flashheads.
• Do not open the unit. In the event of damage or apparent failure, contact a
repair service or any Elinca agent or email: [email protected]
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Symmetrical power distribution
The Digital RX power packs deliver symmetrical power distribution when the same type of
flashhead is used for both power pack outlets. For example 2x Digital S or 2x A 3000 N head.
Asymmetrical power distribution
It is possible to set asymmetrical power distribution by using two different heads like
1x Digital S and 1x A3000N head. Instead of a 50% - 50% split, this head combination splits
into 75% for the A-head and 25% for the S-head.
This is 1,5 f-stops more flash power for this A-head.
Note: The A-heads are used for action freezing photography; therefore the flash tube is made
differently to any other EL-flashhead. A-tubes draw power very rapidly, with the effect that 25%
power is left for the S-head types.
Flashhead Compatibilty
Below is a table, listing lampheads made since 1980, which are adaptable and indicating the
equivalent in the current series.
Compatible with: Digital RX 1200 - 2400
Maximum Power
From 1992
1988
1986
1980
1500/2000 Ws
S1500 N
Chic S2
Mini 1500
S2000
S2
S
A2000
A2
2400 Ws/2000*
2400Ws/2000*
2400 Ws/2000*
2400 Ws/2000*
2400 Ws/2000*
3000 Ws
Mini A
Mini R
Mini S
Digital SE
Digital RE
Digital S
R2000
R2
R3000
S3000N
A3000N
Spot Lite 3000
Box Lite 3000
S3000
A3000
S4000
A4
Box Lite 4000
R4000
T4
A4
Box Lite 4000
R4
T
A
X8000
X8
X
3000 Ws
4000 Ws
4800 Ws (2x2400)
Twin X4
6000 Ws
X6000N
8000 Ws
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Flashhead Types
• Digital S
=> Ultimate stability for digital and multishot imaging. The heavy duty
electrodes resist heat stress.
• Digital SE => Suitable for universal use and standard multishot imaging. The flash tube can be used up to 3000 ws
• Digital SEE => This head covers all universal studio us and comes with a long life Swiss Made flash tube up to 2400 ws.
• A 3000 N Speed => Unique super short flash duration with a single, twin electrode flash tube to
ensure even light distribution.
• X 6000 N => The flat twin interlocking flash tubes bring a focusable light source to high power users. Cabled into a single 6000 ws power source the flash duration is halved. Cabled into 2x 3000 ws power packs faster discharges may be cycled quicker.
• Mini S => Priced to budget with 250 w modelling lamp and a 2400 ws flash tube.
• Mini A => Priced to budget for action freezing purposes with 250 w modelling lamp.
• Twin X4 => Priced to budget with 2x U-type flash tubes, 2x cables up to 2400 ws for light banks and softboxes
• Digital R
=> This linear flashhead creates sharp linear shadows and spreads light evenly. The integral support can fit filters and barndoors.
Technical Data
Units
Digital 1200 RX
Digital 2400 RX
f-stop variation 22 to 128 f-stop variation 32 to 180
Charge Speed (mains 230V/60Hz)
normal
0.3 - 1 s
0.5 - 2 s
0.4 - 2.1 s
0.7 - 3.4 s
normal
0.6 - 1.7 s
0.6 - 3.8 s
slow
0.6 - 2.2 s
0.8 - 5 s
slow
Charge Speed (mains 115V/60Hz)
Flash Duration
With
Weight
Dimensions
1 flashhead Digital S/SE
1/1200
1/600
2 flashheads Digital S/SE
1/1900
1/950
1 flashhead Digital type A
1/2200
1/1100
2 flashheads Digital type A
1/3400
1/1700
4.45 kg
6.5 kg
21.5 x 13.5 x 23.3 cm
21.5 x 13.5 x 32 cm
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Wireless Remote Control and Flash Triggering
The charge socket is as well the interface for the EL-Skyport Trigger and Remote System.
With the EL-Skyport RX Trigger Set 19362, the Digital RX can be triggered wireless, up to
approximatly 100 m distance. Apart from triggering, the Transmitter offers modelling lamp on/off
settings and flash power control in 1/10th steps.
By using the EL-Skyport Computer Remote / Trigger Set 19361,
all Digital RX functions can be controlled and operated with a Mac°
or Windows° computer.
For details of the most advanced wireless system please visit :
www.elinchrom.com/products/RX Multi Remote/EL-Skyport
Troubleshooting
1. The mains switch (3) is ON, but not illuminated
• switch OFF the unit and change the mains fuse (2)
• Use only time-lag fuse (16 AT), corresponding to the Digital RX pack
2. The switch (3) is lit, the green led of the open flash (5) is illuminated and the touch
A or B (18 - 19) is activated but does not flash
• the flashtube in the flashhead may be faulty
• If replacing the lamphead does not solve the problem, the cause could be a
component failure => please return the unit to an authorised Elinchrom service.
3. The ON/OFF switch (3) is lit but the open flash signal (5) is not lit
• Temporary break for overheating, caused by fast flash sequences or ventilation
slots obturated
• Fan cooling defective => the unit turns off automatically and cannot be fired any
more. After a break for cooling, the flash is ready again for operation.
• If after several minutes of break for cooling the ready signal (5) is not lit, the cause
could be a component failure. However, high voltage may remain on the capacitor
circuits.
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• For your safety, never open your power pack.
• Do not attempt to repair the unit yourself.
• Please send the unit to your elinchrom agent
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Elinchrom Accessories
code
Reflectors
Wide angle ø 16 cm /90°
Compact ø 18 cm /60°
Standard ø 21 cm /50°
26144
Mini soft ø 44 cm silver
26143
26141
26166
Mini soft ø 44 cm white
26168
Snoot & Grid
26061
Grid for snoot
26427
Grids
Grid set for reflector 18 cm
26135
Grid set for 21 cm 26051
Filters
Set of 10 color/mixed filters for 21 cm x 21 cm
26243
Polarizing filter 21 cm 26244
Square 70 x70 cm
26178
Lightbanks ROTALUX
Square 100 x100 cm
Strip 95 x 35 cm
26179
26180
Rectangular 130 x 50 cm
Octagonal 100 cm
Umbrellas
26181
26183
Octagonal 135 cm
26184
White diam. 85 cm 26372
Silver diam. 83 cm 26350
Translucent diam. 85 cm
Zoom Spot 18° - 36°
Mini Spot
26420
Stands
Stand 85-235cm
30101
Stand Master 109-385 cm
30149B
Trigger accessories
Universal Set (1x Transmitter, 1x Universal
Receiver and cables)
19360
EL-Skyport Computer remote set
19361
Heads
Modelling lamps
26371
Spots
26481
EL-Skyport RX Set
19362
Digital S (230V)
20150
Digital S (110V)
20149
Digital SE (230V)
20174
Digital SE (110V)
20175
Digital SEE (230V)
20172
Digital SEE (110V)
20173
Ringflash 3000
20494
Quarzt Halogen 300W/230V
23022
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GUARANTEE
This ELINCHROM product will be repaired free of charge by the vending agent if during a period of
24 months from date of purchase its working order is impaired through a manufacturing or material
defect. The faulty product should be immediately sent to the authorized dealer or ELINCA agent.
This guarantee is not valid for equipment which has been misused, dismantled, modified or repaired
by persons not belonging to the ELINCA distribution network. It does not cover flash tubes, lamps
and the normal ageing of capacitors. No responsibilities can be accepted for damage resulting from
unsatisfactoıy operation of the equipment, such as wasted film or other expenses.
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