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American DJ
Trance Wheel™
General Introduction
Unpacking: Thank you for purchasing the Trance Wheel™ by Ameri-
can DJ®. Every Trance Wheel™ 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.
Introduction: Thank you for purchasing the American DJ® Trance
Wheel.™ The Trance Wheel™ has an internal oil wheel that projects a
multi-colored psychedelic patterns on a wall or any surface. The unit
uses a rotating oil wheel projected through a beveled piece of glass
to create a truly unique effect. The unit has 3-way mode switch that
allows the unit to be operated in three different modes (see page 7 for
operating modes). To optimize beam intensity use this fixture with a fog
machine or other type of special effect smoke.
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. 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
User Instructions
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
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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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Trance Wheel™
General Instructions
Please carefully read and understand the instructions in this manual
thoroughly before attempting to operate 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.
Trance Wheel™
Beveled glass filter may be removed for an oil wheel only effect
Easy Lamp Replacement
Compact High-Tech Case Design
Built-In Hanging Yoke
Internal Microphone
Fan Cooled
Unique internal colored oil wheel
3-Way Effects Switch - 3 Operating Modes
Sound Active
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Warranty Registration
The Trance Wheel™ 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.
Trance Wheel™
Halogen Lamp Warning
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
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Trance Wheel™
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.
• To reduce the risk of electrical shock or fire, do not expose this unit
rain or moisture
• Do not spill water or other liquids into or on to your unit
• Do not attempt to operate this unit if the power cord has been frayed
or broken
• 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
• Disconnect from main power before making any type of connection
• Do not remove the 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
• Do not attempt to operate this unit, if it becomes damaged
• 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 cords should be routed so they are not likely to be walked on,
pinched by items placed upon or against them.
• Cleaning -The fixture should be cleaned only as recommended by
the manufacturer. See page 7 for cleaning details
• Heat -The appliance should be situated away from heat sources
such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other appliances
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
• The fixture should be serviced by qualified service personnel when:
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged.
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the unit.
C. The unit has been exposed to rain or water.
D. The unit does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance.
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Control & Functions
Trance Wheel™
Control & Functions
1. Mirror - This is a highly reflective surface mirror specifically designed
to optimize and enhance beam output. Never use glass cleaner that
contains ammonia to clean the surface of the mirror (such as Windex).
2. Lens - This is a fully focusing high quality lens. Focus the lens
by manually turning the lens in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction.
3. Filter - This unit comes with a built-in glass filter. This filter may be
removed at any time for a completely different effect. To remove the
filter unscrew the retaining thumb screw and gently pull the filter out.
4. Lamp Assembly - This assembly holds a ZB-EFR 15v/150w lamp.
5. Lamp Assembly Retaining Screws - These two screw hold the
lamp assembly in place.
6. Lamp Assembly Cover - This plate accesses the lamp socket
assembly. This cover is held securely in place by a single thumb screw
7. Lamp Cover Retaining Screw - This thumb screw holds the lamp
socket assembly cover (6) into place
8. Function Switch - This is a 3-way function switch. This unit can
be operated in three different mode all of which are controlled by this
9. Microphone - This microphone receives external low frequencies
to trigger the unit in Sound-Active and Master/Slave mode.
10. Fan - Cooling fan. For optimal performance keep this fan grill clean
at all times.
11. Fuse Holder - This housing stores the protective 3 amp fuse.
Always replace with the same exact fuse.
12. Power Cord - Connect only to a matching power outlet. Never use
this fixture is the ground prong has been removed or broken off.
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Power Supply: Before plugging your unit in, be sure the source
voltage in your area matches the required voltage for your American
DJ® Trance Wheel™ before attempting operation.
General Operation: Just plug this light in, and watch it go. This
fixture is designed to operate as a stand alone unit. It has been tested
and the lamp has been installed at the factory there is no assembly
necessary. The Trance Wheel™ is ready to be plugged in, out of the
box. There is no power switch, after plugging the unit the unit’s internal
beveled glass wheel will rotate continuously in a single direction, while
the outside color dish will rotate back and forth to the beat of music.
The unit will create multi-colored patterns that will simulate the rippling
effect of water. If there is no lamp output check the fuse and bulb. If
the fuse and bulb are good, please return the unit for servicing.
Operating Modes:
This unit comes with a 3-way multi-operating switch located on the
rear of the unit. The switch controls three (3) different operating
modes; Static, Sound Active, and Continuous Rotation.
Switch in the "I" position: Mode 1 - In this mode the internal oil wheel
and the external multi-mirror dish will spin continuously in clockwise
direction, regardless of the presence of sound.
Switch in the “0” position: Mode 2 - In this mode the internal oil wheel
will continuously rotate while the external multi-mirror dish will remain
static. In this mode the unit may be used as a projector.
Switch in the “II” position: Mode 3 - In the this mode the internal oil
wheel will continuously rotate in one direction while the outer multimirror dish will react to sound. Please note that tapping on the unit, or
high pitched sounds may not trigger the unit, the unit is designed to
react to low frequencies (bass). Also note that the music sensitivity is
preset at the factory and may not be changed or adjusted.
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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 the rear of the unit). Turn the screwdriver in a 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
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. Unscrew the single thumb screw (7) located on the bottom of the
3. Once the thumb screw (7) has been remove, pull back the lamp
assembly cover plate (6) to expose the lamp (4).
4. Remove and replace the lamp with an exact match.
5. Reassemble in reverse order.
The unit has a fully focusing lens. The lens is focused by manually
turning the lens in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction.
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Fuse & Lamp Replacement
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Trance Wheel™
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.
Trance Wheel™
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
rear panel of the unit.
3. Be sure the unit power cord is properly seated in the power outlet
and the outlet has power.
4. Be sure the fuse holder is securely seated in the fuse holder
Trance Wheel™
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.
H. Lamps are not covered under this or any other warranty either written or implied.
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Technical Specifications:
Model: Trance Wheel™
Duty Cycle:
ZB-EFR 15v/150w
3 Amp GMA (120v)
14.75” H x 5.5” W x 7.25” D
Multi-Colored Oil Wheel
Removable Glass Filter
6 Lbs.
Fan 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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