Instruction manual | American DJ Starball II DJ Equipment User Manual

American DJ
User Instructions
4295 Charter Street
Los Angeles Ca. 90058
American DJ®
Starball II
Revised 02/02
Starball II™
Thank you for purchasing the Starball II™ by American DJ®. Every
Starball II™ 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 unit for any damage and be sure
all equipment necessary to operate the system has arrived intact. In the
event damage has been found or parts are missing, please contact our
toll free customer support number for further instructions. Please do not
return the unit to your dealer without first contacting customer support.
Customer Support:
American DJ® provides a toll free customer support 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. For service
related issue please contact American DJ®. 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.
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.
PLEASE do not discard the shipping carton in the trash. Please
recycle when ever possible.
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Safety Issues: This unit may blow a fuse if the maximum allotted
load of 2 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.
Starball II™
Safety Precautions
Starball II™
General Instructions
To optimize the performance of this product, please read these operating instructions carefully to familiarize yourself with the basic operations
of this unit. These instructions contain important safety information
regarding the use and maintenance of this unit. Please keep this
manual with the unit, for future reference.
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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 unit 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.
Starball II™
Warranty Registration
235 Clear Beams
10 RPM Motor
Easy Lamp Replacement
Air Cooled
Built-In Mounting Plate
Bright ZB-64514 (300w/120v) or ZB-64516 (300w/220v)
Low Power Consumption (about 2 amps)
Starball II™
The Starball II™ carries a one year (365 days) 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.
The R.A. number must be clearly written on the outside of the return
package. A brief description of the problem as well as the R.A. number
must also be written down on a piece of paper and included in the
shipping container. If the unit is under warranty, you must provide a
copy of your proof of purchase invoice. You may obtain a R.A. number
by contacting customer support at (800) 322-6337.
Starball II™
Power Supply: Before plugging your unit in, be sure the source
voltage in your area matches the required voltage for your American
DJ® Starball II.™ The American DJ® Starball II™ 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.
General Operation:
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Simplicity! Just plug this fixture in, and watch it go. This fixture is
designed to operate as a stand alone unit, there is no need of a controller. It has been tested and the lamp has been installed at the factory there is no assembly necessary. The Starball II™ 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 begin to slowly rotate in a single direction.
If there is no lamp output check the fuse and bulb. If the fuse and bulb
are good, please contact our toll free customer support number for
further instructions. Please do not return the unit to your dealer without first contacting customer support.
Starball II™
Fuse & Lamp Replacement
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.
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:
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Caution! Never attempt to change the lamp while the fixture is plugged
in and running. Always disconnect main power and allow the unit
ample time to cool before attempting to replace the lamp.
1. Be sure to follow all the proper handling procedures included
with your new halogen lamp. 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 half.
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.
Starball II™
Fixture Cleaning:
Trouble Shooting
Due to fog residue, smoke, and dust cleaning the fixture should be
carried out periodically to optimize light output.
1. Use normal glass cleaner and a soft cloth to wipe down the outside
casing every 20 days.
2. Use a small brush and normal glass cleaner with a soft cloth to
wipe down the inside casing every 30-60 days.
3. Always be sure to dry all parts completely before plugging the
unit back in.
4. Frequent cleaning will extend lamp life and ensure fixture reliability.
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.
Starball II™
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.
4. If the lamps was recently replaced, be sure the lamp probes are
properly inserted in the socket assemble.
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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 power cord is properly seated in the power outlet.
4. Be sure your main power outlet has power.
Starball II™
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 one year (365
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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H. Lamps are not covered under this or any other warranty either written or implied.
120v~60Hz or 220v~50/60Hz
ZB-64514 120v/300w or
ZB-64516 220v/300w (220v)
18” H x 12” W x 12” D
235 Clear Beams
10 Lbs.
6 Amp GMA (3 Amps 220v)
Not to Exceed Two Hours
Air Cooled
One year (365 Days)
Technical Specifications:
Model: Starball II™
Duty Cycle:
* Voltage is preset at the factory and is not user selectable
Please Note: Specifications and improvements in the design
of this unit and this manual are subject to change without any
prior written notice.
©American DJ®
American DJ® Group of Companies World Headquarters:
4295 Charter Street Los Angeles, CA 90058 USA
Tel: 323-582-2650 / Fax: 323-582-2610
Web: / E-mail:
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