Instruction manual | American DJ Fire Bowl DJ Equipment User Manual

American DJ
Fire Bowl™
Unpacking: Thank you for purchasing the Fire Bowl™ by American
DJ ® . Every Fire Bowl™ has been thoroughly tested and has been
shipped in perfect operating condition. Carefully check the shipping
carton for damage that may have occurred during shipping. If the carton
appears to be damaged, carefully inspect your fixture for any damage
and be sure all equipment necessary to operate the system has arrived
intact. In the case damage has been found or parts are missing, please
contact our toll free customer support number for further instructions.
Introduction: The Fire Bowl™ is ready to be hung or set on a
flat surface. The Fire Bowl™ produces a unique flame effect. The
simulated flame effect is further enhanced by the case design that
is designed to look like an ancient torch bowl. This unit may be
hung anywhere by the included hanging hardware, without the
typical danger of an open flame.
Customer Support: American DJ ® provides a toll free customer sup-
port line, to provide set up help and to answer any question should
you encounter problems during your set up or initial operation. You may
also visit us on the web at for any comments or
suggestions. Service Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
(800) 322-6337
(323) 582-2610
Warning! To prevent or reduce the risk of electrical shock or fire, do
not expose this unit to rain or moisture.
User Instructions
American DJ
Revised 5/01
4295 Charter Street
Los Angeles Ca. 90058
Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside this unit. Do not
attempt any repairs yourself, doing so will void your manufactures warranty. In the unlikely event your unit may require service please contact
your nearest American DJ ® dealer.
Safety Issues: This unit may blow a fuse if the maximum allotted load
of 3 amps is reached. If the fuse needs replacement, always replace
the fuse with same exact type that was remove, unless otherwise
instructed by an authorized American DJ ® service technician. Use of a
different type fuse from that which is recommended may cause fire or
electric shock and will void the manufactures warranty.
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Fire Bowl™
Safety Precautions
• Be sure that the local power outlet match that of the required voltage
for your unit.
• Do not attempt to remove or break off the ground prong from
the electrical cord. This prong is used to reduce the risk of electrical
shock and fire in case of an internal short.
• Do not remove the fan cover under any conditions. There are no
user serviceable parts inside.
• Never plug this unit in to a dimmer pack
• Always be sure to mount this unit in an area that will allow proper
ventilation. Allow about 6” (15cm) between this device and a wall.
• To reduce the risk of electrical shock or fire, do not expose this unit
rain or moisture.
• This unit is intended for indoor use only, use of this product outdoors
voids all warranties.
• During long periods of non use, disconnect the unit’s main power.
• Always mount this unit in safe and stable matter.
• Power-Cord Protection - Power-supply cords should be routed
so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items
placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the fixture.
• Cleaning -The fixture should be cleaned only as recommended by
the manufacturer.
• The fixture should be serviced by qualified service personnel when:
A. The power cord or the plug has been damaged.
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the appliance.
C. The appliance has been exposed to rain or water.
D. The fixture does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance.
Fire Bowl™
Halogen Lamp Warning
This fixture is fitted with halogen lamps which are highly susceptible
to damage if improperly handled. Never touch the lamps with your
bare fingers as the oil from your hands will shorten lamp life. Also,
never move the fixture until the lamps have had ample time to cool.
Remember, lamps are not covered under warranty conditions.
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Fire Bowl™
Unit Preparation:
Before beginning initial setup of your Fire Bowl,™ make sure there is
no evident damage caused during transportation. In the event that the
unit’s housing or cable is damaged, do not plug the unit in and do not
attempt to use. Please contact customer support for assistance.
1. Remove all packing materials from the Fire Bowl.™
2. Place the Fire Bowl™ on a flat level surface or suspend the unit
from the ceiling using the included hanging hardware.
3. Plug the power cord into a grounded electrical outlet with a matching power supply.
4. Locate the power switch on the top inner cover of the unit. To turn
the unit on, flip the switch to the “I” position.
The positioning of the lamps is pre-set and does not require any type of
adjustment. Improperly positioned lamps will create deep spots of color
in the flame. Should the lamps need adjustment due shifting during
transit or after the replacement of a lamp, the lamps may be angled
slightly to overcome any heavy color wash. Should the lamps positioning become incorrectly, adjust them as follows:
1. To properly position the lamp the unit must be on. Use an insulated
screwdriver to make any adjustment to the lamps position.
2. The amber lamps should be angled to focused on the lower half of
the silk drape.
3. Position the blue lamp to shine directly in the center of silk drape.
4. All lamps will eventually fade or fail. Replacements lamps are
available from your dealer.
Silk Flame:
Your silk flame has been specially designed and hand cut from fine silk
to interact with the airflow and lights to create the illusion of a flame.
Each silk drape is applied prior to shipment and should be in the correct
position. The silk drape has a life of approximately one month when
used continuously in a clean environment. Additional silk drapes may be
purchased through your dealer (part number Z-FLAMEBOWL/SILK).
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Fire Bowl™
Set-Up/Operation Cont.
Repositioning The Flame (Silk Drape):
You may wish to reposition the flame drape to customize the effect.
1. Move the flame drape along the flame attachment rail by sliding
the magnetic ends along the rail.
2. For best results, do not stretch out the ends of the silk drape as
tight as it can get along the bottom. For a more realistic effect
allow some play between the two ends of the silk drape, move the
magnets slightly away from the side of the casing to achieve a
more realistic flame effect.
3. For best results; experiment with the flame position. Slight changes
in the position of the silk drape can drastically change the effect.
Fire Bowl™
Silk Drape
If the silk drape becomes creased, you may iron the flame using a nondrip iron on a low setting. Do not steam iron.
If the silk drape becomes frayed, you may use a sharp pair of scissors
to carefully cut the loose silk strands. The silk drapes may become
frayed after a period of four weeks.
Fire Bowl™
Fixture Cleaning:
Due to fog residue, smoke, and dust cleaning should be carried out
periodically to optimize light output. Cleaning frequency depends on
the environment in which the fixture operates (I.e. smoke, fog residue,
dust, dew). In heavy club use we recommend cleaning on a monthly
basis. Periodic cleaning will ensure longevity, and crisp output. Always
be sure the unit is turned off and unplugged before performing any
cleaning procedures.
1. Use normal glass cleaner and a soft cloth to wipe down the outside
2. Use a brush to wipe down the fan grill.
3. Whip down the colored bulb covers with a damp cloth to remove
4. Always be sure to dry all parts completely before plugging the unit
back in.
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Fire Bowl™
Lamp & Fuse Replacement
Caution: Always replace with the exact same type lamp and fuse,
unless otherwise specified by an authorized American DJ ® technician.
Replace with anything other than the specified part can damage your
unit and will void your manufactures warranty.
Warning: If after you have replaced the lamp or fuse and you
continue to blow either one, STOP using the unit. Contact customer
support for further instructions, you may have to return the unit for
servicing. Continuing to use the unit may cause serious damage.
Fuse Replacement: Disconnect the unit’s main power supply. Insert
a standard flat head screw driver in to the fuse holder housing located
on inner plate of the unit. Turn the screwdriver in counter-clockwise
direction to unlock the fuse holder. Remove the fuse holder to expose
the fuse. Remove the old fuse and discard it. Replace the fuse with
the same type. Insert the fuse holder back into it’s housing and turn it
in clockwise direction to lock the holder back in to place.
Lamp Replacement: Caution! Never attempt to change the lamps
while the fixture is plugged in. Always disconnect the main power
and allow the unit ample time to cool before attempting to replace
the lamp.
1. Be sure to follow the proper procedures when handling halogen
lamps. Never touch the new lamp with your bare fingers.
2. Carefully pull the lamp out of the socket and discard it.
3. Replace the lamp with an exact match.
4. If necessary adjust the position of the lamps.
Fire Bowl™
Warranty Registration
The Fire Bowl™ carries a 90 day limited warranty. Please fill out the
enclosed warranty card to validate your purchase. All returned service
items whether under warranty or not, must be freight pre-paid and
accompany a return authorization (R.A.) number. If the unit is under
warranty you must provide a copy of your proof of purchase invoice.
Please contact American DJ® customer support for a R.A. number.
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Fire Bowl™
A. American DJ® hereby warrants, to the original purchaser, American DJ® products to be
free of manufacturing defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days from the
date of purchase. This warranty shall be valid only if the product is purchased within the
United States of America, including possessions and territories. It is the owner’s responsibility to establish the date and place of purchase by acceptable evidence, at the time service
is sought.
B. For warranty service, send the product only to the American DJ® factory. All shipping
charges must be pre-paid. If the requested repairs or service (including parts replacement)
are within the terms of this warranty, American DJ® will pay return shipping charges only
to a designated point within the United States. If the entire instrument is sent, it must be
shipped in its original package. No accessories should be shipped with the product. If any
accessories are shipped with the product, American DJ® shall have no liability whatsoever
for loss of or damage to any such accessories, nor for the safe return thereof.
C. This warranty is void if the serial number has been altered or removed; if the product
is modified in any manner which American DJ® concludes, after inspection, affects the reliability of the product; if the product has been repaired or serviced by anyone other than the
American DJ® factory unless prior written authorization was issued to purchaser by American DJ®; if the product is damaged because not properly maintained as set forth in the
instruction manual.
Technical Specifications:
Model: Fire Bowl
Duty Cycle:
Working Position:
2x ZB-MR11/O 12v/20w
1 x ZB-MR11/B 12v/20w
5.5”(H) x 14”(W) x 14”(D)
8 Lbs.
3 Amp GMA
Any Safe, Secure Position
90 Days
Please Note: Specifications and improvements in the design
of this unit and this manual are subject to change without any
prior written notice.
D. This is not a service contract, and this warranty does not include maintenance, cleaning
or periodic check-up. During the period specified above, American DJ® will replace defective
parts at its expense, and will absorb all expenses for warranty service and repair labor by
reason of defects in material or workmanship. The sole responsibility of American DJ® under
this warranty shall be limited to the repair of the product, or replacement thereof, including
parts, at the sole discretion of American DJ®. All products covered by this warranty were
manufactured after January 1, 1990, and bear identifying marks to that effect.
E. American DJ® reserves the right to make changes in design and/or improvements upon
its products without any obligation to include these changes in any products theretofore
F. No warranty, whether expressed or implied, is given or made with respect to any accessory supplied with products described above. Except to the extent prohibited by applicable
law, all implied warranties made by American DJ® in connection with this product, including
warranties of merchantability or fitness, are limited in duration to the warranty period set
forth above. And no warranties, whether expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness, shall apply to this product after said period has expired. The consumer’s and or Dealer’s sole remedy shall be such repair or replacement as is expressly
provided above; and under no circumstances shall American DJ® be liable for any loss or
damage, direct or consequential, arising out of the use of, or inability to use, this product.
G. This warranty is the only written warranty applicable to American DJ® Products and
supersedes all prior warranties and written descriptions of warranty terms and conditions
heretofore published.
H. Lamps are not covered under this or any other warranty either written or implied.
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