Operating instructions | American DJ Roto-Balls DJ Equipment User Manual

American DJ
Thank you for purchasing the American DJ Roto-Balls.™ To optimize the
performance of this product, please read these operating instructions
carefully to familiarize yourself with the basic operations of this unit. This
unit is a smaller version of our Mace.™ The Roto-Balls™ is a multicolored rotating centerpiece effect. The unit spins at 10 RPM and emits
104 multi-colored beams of light. This unit is part of the StarTech® series
and is designed for mobile DJ’s and bands on the go. Please be advised
this unit is not designed for commercial use.
Customer Support:
American DJ® provides a toll free customer support line, to provide set
up and installation 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 www.americandj.com for any comments or suggestions.
Toll free customer service hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.
to 5:30 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.
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
American DJ® customer support.
Do not discard the shipping carton in the trash. Please recycle
when ever possible.
User Instructions
American DJ
4295 Charter Street
Los Angeles Ca. 90058
This fixture is fitted with a halogen lamp which is highly susceptible to
damage if improperly handled. Never touch the lamp with your bare
fingers as the oil from your hands will shorten the lamp life. Never
install, mount, or place this fixture in areas prone to heavy vibration.
Also, never move the fixture until the lamp has had ample time to cool.
Remember, lamps are not covered under warranty conditions.
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Every Roto-Balls™ 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 literature 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.
104 Vibrantly Colored Beams.
10 RPM Motor.
Easy Lamp Replacement.
Air Cooled.
Light Weight, Compact Case Design.
Built-In Mounting Plate.
Bright LL-200 or LL-200/2 (200 Watt Lamp).
Low Power Consumption.
Warranty Card
General Operation:
Simplicity! Just plug this light in, and watch it go. This fixture is
designed to operate as a stand alone unit, there is no need of a
controller. The Roto-Balls™ is ready to be plugged in, out of the box.
There is no power switch, after plugging the unit the unit will light up
and rotate in a single direction, while the twin balls also rotate. If there
is no lamp output, please check the fuse and bulb as they sometimes
become loose during shipping. If the fuse and bulb are good, please
contact customer support for further instructions.
Power Supply
Power Supply: Before plugging your unit in, be sure the source volt-
age in your area matches the required voltage for your American DJ®
Roto-Balls.™ The American DJ® Roto-Balls™ is available in a 120v and
220v version. Because line voltage may vary from venue to venue, be
sure to plug your fixture into a wall outlet with a matching power supply
before attempting to operate.
Fuse & Lamp 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.
Fuse Replacement:
The Roto-Balls™ carries a 90 day limited warranty. We recommend
you 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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Disconnect the unit’s main power supply. Insert a standard flat head
screw driver in to the fuse holder housing. Turn the screwdriver in
counter-clockwise direction to remove the fuse holder. 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 in clockwise direction to
lock the holder in place.
Lamp Replacement:
Caution! Never open the unit when in use. Always disconnect the
main power and allow the fixture ample time to cool before attempting
to replace the lamp. Lamp replacement has been made simple by
incorporating a split dome that is retained by thumb screws. Again,
please remember to always replace with the exact same type lamp.
1. Be sure to follow the proper procedures when handling halogen
lamps. Never touch the new lamp with your bare fingers.
2. Remove the three thumb screw that secure the upper half of the
dome to the lower.
3. Carefully pull up the upper half of the dome to expose the lamp.
4. Remove and replace the lamp.
5. Reassemble in reverse order.
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.
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Fixture Cleaning:
Due to fog residue, smoke, and dust cleaning the internal and external
lenses should be carried out periodically to optimize light output.
1. Use normal glass cleaner and a soft cloth to wipe down the
outside casing.
2. Clean the external optics with glass cleaner and a soft
cloth every 20 days.
4. Clean the internal optics with glass cleaner and a soft cloth
every 30-60 days.
5. Always be sure to dry all parts completely before plugging
the unit back in.
Cleaning frequency depends on the environment in which the fixture
operates (I.e. smoke, fog residue, dust, dew). In heavy use we recommend cleaning on a monthly basis. Periodic cleaning will ensure
longevity, and crisp beam output.
Trouble Shooting
Trouble Shooting:
Listed below are a few common problems and solutions you should try
before contacting customer support.
Unit rotates but has no light output from the unit;
1. Be sure you have connected your unit into a matching wall outlet.
2. Remove the lamp cover and be sure the lamp is seated in its
socket properly. Occasionally lamps become loose during shipping
be sure the lamp is push in to its socket all the way.
3. Be sure the lamp is good.
Unit does not rotate and lamp does not turn on;
1. Be sure you have connected your unit into a matching wall outlet.
2. Be sure the external fuse has not blown. The fuse is located on the
side panel of the unit.
3. Be sure the unit is properly seated in the power outlet and the
outlet has power.
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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.
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.
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Technical Specifications:
Model: Roto-Balls™
Duty Cycle:
2 x LL-200 120v/200w or
2 x LL-200/2 220v/200w (220v)
120v~50Hz or 220v~60Hz
12” H x 21” W x 8.25” D
10 Lbs.
5 Amp GMA
10 min. on / 10 min. off
Air Cooled
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.
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©American DJ Supply
American DJ World Headquarters:
4295 Charter Street Los Angeles, CA 90058 USA
Tel: 323-582-2650 / Fax: 323-582-2610
Web: www.americandj.com / E-mail: info@americandj.com
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