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User Manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Before you Begin ............................................................................ 3
What is Included........................................................................................ 3
Unpacking Instructions .............................................................................. 3
Text Conventions ...................................................................................... 3
Icons ......................................................................................................... 3
Document Information ............................................................................... 3
Product at a Glance................................................................................... 4
Safety Notes ............................................................................................. 4
2. Introduction..................................................................................... 5
Product Overview ...................................................................................... 5
Product Dimensions .................................................................................. 6
3. Setup ............................................................................................... 7
AC Power .................................................................................................. 7
Fuse Replacement .............................................................................................7
Power Linking ....................................................................................................8
Mounting ................................................................................................... 9
Orientation .........................................................................................................9
Rigging ..............................................................................................................9
4. Operation ...................................................................................... 10
Control Panel Operation .......................................................................... 10
Menu Map ............................................................................................... 10
DMX Operation ....................................................................................... 11
Starting Address .............................................................................................. 11
Standalone Operation.............................................................................. 12
Master/Slave Mode (Sound-Active, Auto Mode) ................................................ 12
Automatic-Slow ................................................................................................ 12
Automatic-Fast................................................................................................. 12
Sound-Active ................................................................................................... 12
Service Mode .......................................................................................... 13
Hidden Menu Map............................................................................................ 13
DMX Channel Assignments and Values................................................... 14
8-Channel Mode .............................................................................................. 14
5-Channel Mode .............................................................................................. 16
5. Technical Information .................................................................. 17
General Maintenance .............................................................................. 17
General Troubleshooting ......................................................................... 18
Returns Procedure .................................................................................. 19
Claims..................................................................................................... 19
Contact Information ................................................................................. 19
DMX Primer ............................................................................................ 20
Starting Address .............................................................................................. 20
Fixture Linking (Daisy Chain) ............................................................................ 20
DMX Cabling ................................................................................................... 21
6. Technical Specifications .............................................................. 22
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Intimidator™ Scan LED 200 User Manual (Rev. 02a)
1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What is Included
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1 x Intimidator™ Scan LED 200
1 x Mounting bracket kit
1 x Power Cord
1 x Warranty Card
1 x User Manual
Unpacking Instructions
Immediately upon receiving this product, carefully unpack it and check the container in
which you received it. Make sure that you have received all the parts indicated above
and that they are all in good condition. If the material inside the container (this product
and any other accessory included with it) appears damaged from shipping, or if the
container shows signs of mishandling, notify the shipper immediately. In addition,
retain the container and all the packing material for inspection.
See the Claims section in the “Technical Information” chapter.
Text Conventions
Convention
<Menu>
1~512
50/60
Settings
Menu > Settings
ON
Meaning
A key to be pressed on the fixture’s control panel
A range of values
A set of values of which only one can be chosen
A menu option not to be modified (for example, showing the operating
mode/current status)
A sequence of menu options to be followed
A value to be entered or selected
Icons
Icon
Meaning
This paragraph contains critical installation, configuration, or operation
information. Failure to comply with this information may render the
fixture partially or completely inoperative, cause damage to the fixture,
or cause harm to the user.
This paragraph contains important installation or configuration
information. Failure to comply with this information may prevent the
fixture from functioning correctly.
This paragraph reminds you of useful, although not critical, information.
Document Information
The information and specifications contained in this document are subject to change without
notice. CHAUVET® assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions that may
appear in this manual.
© Copyright 2011 CHAUVET®. All rights reserved
Printed in P.R.C.
Electronically published by CHAUVET® in the United States of America
Author
Editor
Manager
PD Manager
A. Chiappone
R. Jones
A. Reiss
F. Sellers
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Product at a Glance
Use on Dimmer
Outdoor Use
Sound Activated
DMX
Master/Slave
x
x
P
P
P
Auto Programs
Auto-ranging Power Supply
Replaceable Fuse
User Serviceable
Duty Cycle
P
P
P
x
x
Safety Notes
Please read the following notes carefully because they include important safety
information about the installation, usage, and maintenance of this product.
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Keep this User Manual for future consultation. If you sell this product to another
user, be sure that they also receive this document.
·
Always make sure that the voltage of the outlet to which you are connecting this
product is within the range stated on the decal or rear panel of the fixture.
·
This product is for indoor use only! To prevent risk of fire or shock, do not expose
this fixture to rain or moisture.
·
Make sure there are no flammable materials close to the unit while operating.
·
Always install this product in a location with adequate ventilation, at least 20 in (50
cm) from adjacent surfaces.
·
Be sure that no ventilation slots on the unit’s housing are blocked.
·
Always disconnect this product from the power source before cleaning it or
replacing the fuse.
·
Make sure to replace the fuse with another of the same type and rating.
·
If mounting this product overhead, always secure it to a fastening device using a
safety cable.
·
The maximum ambient temperature (Ta) is 104° F (40° C). Do not operate this
product at higher temperatures.
·
In the event of a serious operating problem, stop using the unit immediately.
·
Never try to repair this product. Repairs carried out by unskilled people can lead
to damage or malfunction. Please contact the nearest authorized technical
assistance center.
·
Never connect this product to a dimmer pack.
·
Make sure the power cord is not crimped or damaged.
·
Never disconnect the power cord by pulling or tugging on the cord.
·
Never carry a fixture from the power cord or any moving part. Always use the
mounting bracket or the handles.
·
Always avoid direct eye exposure to the light source when this fixture is on.
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2. INTRODUCTION
Product Overview
Fuseholder
DMX In
Microphone
Power Out
DMX Out
Power In
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Product Dimensions
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3. SETUP
AC Power
This product has an auto-ranging power supply and it can work with an input voltage
range of 100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz.
To determine the power requirements for a particular fixture, see the label affixed to
the back plate of the fixture or refer to the fixture’s specifications chart. A fixture’s
listed current rating indicates its average current draw under normal conditions.
Always connect this product to a protected circuit (circuit breaker or fuse),
making sure that it has an appropriate electrical ground to avoid the risk of
electrocution or fire.
Never connect this product to a rheostat (variable resistor) or dimmer circuit,
even if the rheostat or dimmer channel serves only as a 0 to 100% switch.
Fuse Replacement
Disconnect this product from the power outlet before replacing the fuse.
1) Disconnect the fixture from the power outlet.
2) With a Phillips #2 head screwdriver, unscrew the fuse
holder cap from its housing.
3) Remove the blown fuse and replace it with a good
fuse of the same type and rating (F 3.15 A @ 250 V).
4) Screw the fuse holder cap back in its place and
reconnect power.
Always replace a blown fuse with a good fuse of the same type and rating.
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Power Linking
This fixture provides power linking via the Edison outlet located in the bottom of the
unit. Please see the diagram below for further explanation.
To other fixtures
Fixture #3
Power Linking
Diagram
Fixture #2
Fixture #1
You can power link up to 8 Intimidator™ Scan LED 200 units on 120 VAC.
The power linking diagram shown above corresponds to the North American
version of this product ONLY! If using this product in other markets, you must
consult with the local CHAUVET® distributor as power linking connectors and
requirements may differ in your country or region.
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Mounting
Orientation
The Intimidator™ Scan LED 200 may be mounted in any position, provided there is
adequate room for ventilation around it.
Rigging
Before deciding on a location for this product, always make sure that it will be easy to
access the unit for maintenance and programming purposes.
Make sure that the structure or surface onto which you are mounting this product can
support its weight. Please see the Technical Specifications section of this manual for
weight information.
When mounting this product overhead, always use a safety cable. Mount the fixture
securely to a rigging point, whether an elevated platform or a truss.
When rigging this product onto a truss, you should use a mounting clamp of
appropriate weight capacity. The bracket has a 13 mm hole, which is appropriate for
this purpose.
When power linking multiple fixtures, you must always consider the length of the
power linking cable and mount the fixtures close enough for the cable to reach them.
The bracket knobs allow for directional adjustment when aiming the fixture to the
desired angle. Loosen or tighten the bracket knobs using only your bare hands. Using
tools could damage the knobs.
The double bracket yoke/mounting brackets also serve as floor supports or surface
mounting. When mounting this fixture on the floor, make sure that the fixture and its
cables are away from people and vehicles.
Bracket
Adjustment Knob
Mounting Diagram
Bracket
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4. OPERATION
Control Panel Operation
To access the control panel functions, use the four buttons located underneath the
display.
Button
<MODE/ESC>
<UP>
<DOWN>
<ENTER>
Function
Press to find an operation mode
or to back out of the current menu
option
Press to scroll up the list of
options or to find a higher value
Press to scroll down the list of
options or to find a lower value
Press to activate a menu option or
a selected value
Menu Map
Menu
Selection 1
DMX Address
Standalone Mode
Pan Invert
Tilt Invert
Display Invert
Description
DMX starting address
SLAv
Son
Standalone: Slave receive mode
nStS
SrUn
Standalone: sound-active
nAFA
FASt
Standalone: fast
nASL
SLoU
Standalone: slow
PAn
Normal pan
rPAn
Pan invert
tit
Normal tilt
rtit
Tilt invert
dis
Normal display
rdid
Invert the display
8CH
8-channel personality
5CH
5-channel personality
Reset
rESt
Reset all motors to correct any errors
with motors misaligning during operation
Load Default
LoAd
Load all settings back to the factory
default
Personality
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Selection 2
d001~512
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DMX Operation
Set this product in DMX mode to control it with a DMX controller.
1) Connect this product to a suitable power outlet.
2) Turn this product on.
3) Connect a DMX cable from the DMX output of the DMX controller to the DMX
input socket of this product.
Starting Address
When selecting a starting DMX address, always consider the number of DMX
channels the selected DMX mode uses. If you choose a starting address that is too
high, you could restrict the access to some of the fixture’s channels.
The Intimidator™ Scan LED 200 uses up to 8 DMX channels in its 8-channel DMX
mode, which defines the highest configurable address to 505.
If you are not familiar with the DMX protocol, you may refer to the “DMX Primer”
section in the “Technical Information” chapter.
To select the starting address, do the following:
1) Press <MODE/ESC> until d*** appears on the LED screen.
2) Using <UP> and <DOWN>, select the starting address (001~512).
3) Press <ENTER>.
4) Press <MODE/ESC> until one of the DMX personalities appears on the LED
screen (8-CH, 5-CH).
5) Using <UP> and <DOWN>, select the desired DMX personality.
6) Press <ENTER>.
Only connect 32 fixtures to a single DMX daisy chain!
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Standalone Operation
Master/Slave Mode (Sound-Active, Auto Mode)
This mode allows a single unit, the master, to operate in one of the standalone
modes, while one or more fixtures, slaves, synchronize their responses to the master.
Master:
The master fixture may be set in any of the STANDALONE modes: sound-active,
fast, or slow.
Slave:
1) Press <MODE/ESC> until one of the standalone modes appears on the LED
screen (SLAu, nStS, nAFA, nASL).
2) Using <UP> and <DOWN>, select SLAu.
3) Press <ENTER>.
Only connect 32 fixtures to a single DMX daisy chain!
Automatic-Slow
This fixture has a preprogrammed chase that will operate in a preprogrammed, slow
playback speed.
Access this mode via the control panel on the front of the fixture. Please see the
instructions below for further explanation.
1) Press <MODE/ESC> until one of the standalone modes appears on the LED
screen (SLAu, nStS, nAFA, nASL).
2) Using <UP> and <DOWN>, select nASL.
3) Press <ENTER>.
Automatic-Fast
This fixture has a preprogrammed chase that will operate in a preprogrammed, fast
playback speed.
Access this mode via the control panel on the front of the fixture. Please see the
instructions below for further explanation.
1) Press <MODE/ESC> until one of the standalone modes appears on the LED
screen (SLAu, nStS, nAFA, nASL).
2) Using <UP> and <DOWN>, select nAFA.
3) Press <ENTER>.
Sound-Active
This fixture has a preprogrammed, sound triggered chase.
Access this via the control panel on the front of the fixture. Adjust the microphone
sensitivity from the control panel. Please see the chart below for further explanation.
1) Press <MODE/ESC> until one of the standalone modes appears on the LED
screen (SLAu, nStS, nAFA, nASL).
2) Using <UP> and <DOWN>, select nStS.
3) Press <ENTER>.
The fixture will only respond to the low frequencies of the music (bass and
drums).
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Service Mode
Hidden Menu Map
This fixture has a hidden menu. The purpose of this menu is to adjust the home
position (electronic adjustment) of the attributes listed below.
Main Function
Selection
P128
t128
9128
C128
H128
Y128
000~255
000~255
000~255
000~255
000~255
000~255
Instruction
Adjustment for pan
Adjustment for tilt
Adjustment for the gobo wheel
Adjustment for the color wheel
Adjustment for pan
Adjustment for tilt
Please see the instructions below to access this hidden menu:
1) Press < MODE/ESC > for at least 10 seconds.
2) Using <UP/DOWN>, enter the following pass code: “2323”.
3) Press <UP> to change the blinking digit in ascending order, and press <DOWN>
to move on to the next digit.
4) Press <ENTER>.
This mode will be automatically terminated after 15 seconds of being idle.
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DMX Channel Assignments and Values
8-Channel Mode
\
Channel
Function
1
2
Pan
Tilt
3
Color
4
Shutter
5
Dimmer
6
Gobo Wheel
Value
Setting
000 ó
000 ó
000 ó
008 ó
016 ó
024 ó
032 ó
040 ó
048 ó
056 ó
064 ó
072 ó
080 ó
088 ó
096 ó
104 ó
112 ó
120 ó
128 ó
192 ó
000 ó
004 ó
008 ó
216 ó
000 ó
255
255
007
015
023
031
039
047
055
063
071
079
087
095
103
111
119
127
191
255
003
007
215
255
255
0°~180°
0°~90°
Open (white)
Dark Blue
Yellow
Pink
Green
Red
Blue
Salmon Pink
White/dark blue
Dark blue/yellow
Yellow/pink
Pink/green
Green/red
Red/blue
Blue/salmon pink
Salmon pink/white
Rotate clockwise (slow ~ fast)
Rotate counter-clockwise (slow ~ fast)
Closed
Open
Strobe (slow ~ fast)
Open
0%~100%
000 ó
008 ó
016 ó
024 ó
032 ó
040 ó
048 ó
056 ó
064 ó
072 ó
080 ó
088 ó
096 ó
104 ó
112 ó
120 ó
128 ó
192 ó
007
015
023
031
039
047
055
063
071
079
087
095
103
111
119
127
191
255
Open
Gobo 1
Gobo 2
Gobo 3
Gobo 4
Gobo 5
Gobo 6
Gobo 7
Gobo 7 shake, fast to slow
Gobo 6 shake, fast to slow
Gobo 5 shake, fast to slow
Gobo 4 shake, fast to slow
Gobo 3 shake, fast to slow
Gobo 2 shake, (fast ó slow)
Gobo 1 shake, (fast ó slow)
Open
Gobo scroll: Clockwise rotation
Gobo scroll: Counter-clockwise rotation
Continues on the next page
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Continued from previous page
8-Channel
Mode (Cont.)
Channel
7
8
Function
Value
Setting
Function
000 ó
008 ó
016 ó
024 ó
032 ó
040 ó
048 ó
056 ó
088 ó
096 ó
104 ó
112 ó
120 ó
128 ó
152 ó
160 ó
007
015
023
031
039
047
055
087
095
103
111
119
127
151
159
255
No function
Pan/tilt move-in-black
Pan/tilt move-in-black (disable)
Color wheel move-in-black
Color wheel move-in-black (disabled)
Gobo wheel move-in-black
Gobo wheel move-in-black (disabled)
No Function
All movement move-in-black (disabled)
Reset pan/tilt
No Function
Reset color wheel
Reset gobo wheel
No Function
Reset all
No function
Movement Macros
000 ó
008 ó
024 ó
040 ó
056 ó
072 ó
088 ó
104 ó
120 ó
136 ó
152 ó
168 ó
184 ó
200 ó
216 ó
232 ó
248 ó
007
023
039
055
071
087
103
119
135
151
167
183
199
215
231
247
255
No function
Automatic 1
Automatic 2
Automatic 3
Automatic 4
Automatic 5
Automatic 6
Automatic 7
Automatic 8
Sound 1
Sound 2
Sound 3
Sound 4
Sound 5
Sound 6
Sound 7
Sound 8
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5-Channel Mode
\
Channel
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Function
1
2
Pan
Tilt
3
Color
4
Shutter
5
Gobo Wheel
Value
000 ó
000 ó
000 ó
008 ó
016 ó
024 ó
032 ó
040 ó
048 ó
056 ó
064 ó
072 ó
080 ó
088 ó
096 ó
104 ó
112 ó
120 ó
128 ó
192 ó
000 ó
004 ó
008 ó
216 ó
000 ó
008 ó
016 ó
024 ó
032 ó
040 ó
048 ó
056 ó
064 ó
072 ó
080 ó
088 ó
096 ó
104 ó
112 ó
120 ó
128 ó
192 ó
255
255
007
015
023
031
039
047
055
063
071
079
087
095
103
111
119
127
191
255
003
007
215
255
007
015
023
031
039
047
055
063
071
079
087
095
103
111
119
127
191
255
Setting
0°~180°
0°~90°
Open (white)
Dark Blue
Yellow
Pink
Green
Red
Blue
Salmon Pink
White/dark blue
Dark blue/yellow
Yellow/pink
Pink/green
Green/red
Red/blue
Blue/salmon pink
Salmon pink/white
Rotate clockwise (slow ~ fast)
Rotate counter-clockwise (slow ~ fast)
Closed
Open
Strobe (slow ~ fast)
Open
Open
Gobo 1
Gobo 2
Gobo 3
Gobo 4
Gobo 5
Gobo 6
Gobo 7
Gobo 7 shake, fast to slow
Gobo 6 shake, fast to slow
Gobo 5 shake, fast to slow
Gobo 4 shake, fast to slow
Gobo 3 shake, fast to slow
Gobo 2 shake, (fast ó slow)
Gobo 1 shake, (fast ó slow)
Open
Gobo scroll: Clockwise rotation
Gobo scroll: Counter-clockwise rotation
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5. TECHNICAL INFORMATION
General Maintenance
Dust build up reduces light output performance and can cause overheating. This can
lead to reduction of the light source’s life or mechanical wear. To maintain optimum
performance and minimize wear, you should clean your lighting fixtures at least twice
a month. However, be aware that usage and environmental conditions could be
contributing factors to increase the cleaning frequency.
To clean this fixture, follow the instructions below:
·
Unplug the fixture from power.
·
Wait until the fixture is cold.
·
Use a vacuum (or dry compressed air) and a soft brush to remove dust collected
on the external surface/vents and reachable internal components.
·
Clean the mirror and lens with a mild soap solution, ammonia-free glass cleaner,
or isopropyl alcohol.
·
Apply the solution directly to a soft, lint free cotton cloth or a lens cleaning tissue.
·
Softly drag any dirt or grime to the outside of the mirror and lens.
·
Gently polish the mirror and lens until they are free of haze and lint.
·
When cleaning the movable mirror, you should keep the contact with the mirror’s
surface to a minimum to avoid scratching or damaging it.
Always dry the mirror and lens carefully after cleaning them.
Do not spin the cooling fan/fans using compressed air because you could
damage it/them.
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General Troubleshooting
Symptom
Circuit breaker
or fuse keeps
blowing
Product does not
power up
Possible Cause
Possible Action
·
Excessive load on the circuit
·
Make sure that the total load
does not exceed 80% of the
breaker or fuse nominal
current
·
Short circuit along the
power lines
·
Check the power lines and
power cords
·
No energy on power outlet
·
·
Check power outlet
Change to another outlet
·
Loose or damaged power
cord
·
Check the power cord
·
Blown fuse
·
Replace blown fuse with a
good one of the same type
and rating
·
Internal problem
·
Send product for repair
·
Wrong starting address on
the fixture
·
Set the correct starting
address on the fixture
Use the right fader(s) on the
controller
·
·
Wrong DMX personality on
the fixture
·
·
Fixture does not
respond to DMX
Set the correct DMX
fixture’s personality
Assign the faders
accordingly
·
Wrong polarity setting on
the DMX controller
·
Change the signal polarity
on the controller
·
Loose or damaged DMX
cable
·
Check the DMX cable
before the faulty unit
·
Internal problem
·
Send product for repair
·
Signal cables are not DMX
compatible
·
Replace non DMX cables
with true DMX cables
·
Interference with AC or
radio signals
·
Keep DMX cables away
from AC wires or radio
equipment
·
DMX cable too long
·
Install an optically coupled
DMX amplifier right before
the fixture with intermittent
problems
·
Too many fixtures
connected
·
Install an optically coupled
DMX amplifier after unit #32
·
Terminator not connected
·
Install a terminator, as
indicated in the “DMX
Primer” section.
Intermittent DMX
Problems
If you still experience problems after trying the above solutions, contact
CHAUVET® Technical Support.
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Returns Procedure
The user must send the merchandise prepaid, in the original box, and with its original
packing and accessories. CHAUVET® will not issue call tags.
Call CHAUVET® and request a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number
before shipping the fixture. Be prepared to provide the model number, serial number,
and a brief description of the cause for the return.
The user must clearly label the package with a Return Merchandise Authorization
(RMA) number. CHAUVET® will refuse any product returned without an RMA
number.
DO NOT write the RMA number directly on the box. Instead, write it on a
properly affixed label.
Once you have received the RMA number, please include the following information
on a piece of paper inside the box:
· Your name
· Your address
· Your phone number
· The RMA number
· A brief description of the problem
Be sure to pack the fixture properly. Any shipping damage resulting from inadequate
packaging will be the customer’s responsibility. As a suggestion, proper UPS packing
or double-boxing is always a safe method to use.
CHAUVET® reserves the right to use its own discretion to repair or replace
returned product(s).
Claims
The carrier is responsible for any damage incurred during shipping to this product or
any part that shipped with it. Therefore, if the received merchandise appears to have
damages caused during shipping, the customer must submit the damage report and
any related claims with the carrier, not CHAUVET®. The customer must submit the
report upon reception of the damaged merchandise. Failure to do so in a timely
manner may invalidate the customer’s claim with the carrier.
For other issues such as missing components or parts, damage not related to
shipping, or concealed damage, the customer must make claims to CHAUVET®
within seven (7) days of receiving the merchandise.
Contact Information
World Headquarters
CHAUVET®
General Information
Address:
5200 NW 108th Avenue
Sunrise, FL 33351
Voice:
(954) 929-1115
Fax:
(954) 929-5560
Toll free:
(800) 762-1084
United Kingdom & Ireland
CHAUVET® Europe Ltd.
General Information
Address:
Unit 1C
Brookhill Road Industrial Estate
Pinxton, Nottingham, UK
NG16 6NT
Voice:
+44 (0)1773 511115
Fax:
+44 (0)1773 511110
Technical Support
Voice:
(954) 929-1115 (Press 4)
Fax:
(954) 756-8015
Email:
tech@chauvetlighting.com
Technical Support
Email:
uktech@chauvetlighting.com
World Wide Web
World Wide Web
www.chauvetlighting.com
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DMX Primer
The USITT DMX512-A data transmission protocol (DMX, from now on) is based on
the EIA-485 standard and it has 512 channels (001 to 512). This system requires a
controller (DMX controller), one or more DMX compatible fixtures, and a DMX circuit
(also known as “DMX universe”) to link the fixtures to the controller.
Depending on their complexity and features, DMX compatible fixtures may require
from one to more than 30 DMX channels to operate. Some DMX fixtures have
multiple operation modes (also known as “personalities”), each with its own number
of channels and controllable parameters.
Starting Address
In the DMX system, the controller sends DMX data to each fixture based on the
fixture’s starting address. The starting address is the number of the DMX channel
(001 to 512) assigned to the fixture’s first control channel (Channel 1). When
assigning starting addresses to multiple fixtures, it is critical to ensure that no starting
address is already in use by another fixture to prevent channels from overlapping.
Otherwise, the affected fixtures may operate erratically.
For instance, a user has two DMX compatible fixtures. Fixture “A” has four channels
and fixture “B” has six channels. If the user configures the starting address of fixture
“A” to “001”, channels 001 through 004 on the DMX controller will control fixture “A”.
This means that the user should assign the starting address of fixture “B” to “005” or
higher. For a starting address of “005”, the DMX controller would use channels 005 to
010 to control fixture “B”.
It is possible to control multiple fixtures of the same type by assigning each one of
them the same starting address. In this case, all the fixtures would respond in unison
(synchronized) to the signals from the DMX controller.
Fixture Linking (Daisy Chain)
DMX compatible fixtures receive the control signals
from the DMX controller through the DMX cables.
Each fixture has a DMX In and a DMX Out
connector. The figure to the right illustrates how the
fixtures link to each other using multiple segments of
DMX cable in a sequential format called “daisy
chain”.
The order in which the fixtures connect to the DMX
controller is irrelevant because all fixtures receive
the same DMX signals and they only respond to
them based on their individual starting addresses.
However, it is important to notice that the
connections between fixtures should always be as
short and direct as possible.
To ensure the integrity of the DMX signal, follow the
recommendations of the EIA-485 standard:
·
·
DMX
Controller
1st DMX
Fixture
2nd DMX
Fixture
To other
fixtures
The maximum recommended cable length is 500 m (1,640 feet).
The maximum recommended number of fixtures on the same daisy chain is 32.
Connecting more than 32 fixtures on one daisy chain without the use of a DMX
optically-isolated splitter may result in deterioration of the digital DMX signal.
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DMX Cabling
The DMX protocol requires using special data cables to accommodate for the high
speed digital signals it uses. Despite their apparent similarities, data cables are
electrically different from standard microphone cables because they can carry high
frequency digital signals and have better protection against electromagnetic
interference. You can purchase CHAUVET® certified DMX cables directly from a
dealer/distributor or make your own DMX cable.
If you choose to make your own DMX cable, you must use a data-grade cable such
as the Belden 9841, which has the following electrical characteristics:
Type:
Maximum capacitance between conductors:
Maximum capacitance between conductor and shield:
Maximum resistance:
Nominal impedance:
shielded, 2-conductor twisted pair
30 pF/ft
55 pF/ft
20 ohms/1000 ft
100~140 ohms
DMX Connectors
Each DMX cable must have a male XLR connector on one end and a female XLR
connector on the other end. The DMX protocol indicates that the XLR connectors
must have five pins. However, most lighting fixtures use the 3-pin XLR connector.
The pin assignment of the 3-pin and 5-pin XLR connectors in a DMX cable is as
follows:
Female Plug
Male Plug
Signal
3-Pin
5-Pin
5-Pin
3-Pin
Signal
Common
1
1
1
1
Common
Data -
2
2
2
2
Data -
Data +
3
3
3
3
Data +
Not used
4
4
Not used
Not used
5
5
Not used
You can use the above table to create a 3-pin/3-pin cable, a 5-pin/5-pin cable, or a 3pin to 5-pin adapter.
The DMX daisy chain uses a terminator to reduce signal transmission problems,
especially with long cables. The terminator consists of either a 3-pin or 5-pin XLR
male plug with a 120 Ω, ¼ W resistor connected to the wire side of pins 2 and 3, as
shown below.
The terminator plug connects to the DMX Out socket of the last DMX fixture in the
daisy chain.
Do not allow the common wire of the DMX cable to touch the fixture’s chassis
ground. This could cause a ground loop, which may affect your fixtures’
performance. Test all DMX cables with an ohmmeter to verify the correct
polarity of the wires, and to make sure that they are not touching the shield or
each other.
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6. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions and Weight
Length
Width
Height
Weight
13.2 in (335 mm)
6.6 in (168 mm)
14.5 in (368 mm)
7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
Note: Dimensions in inches rounded to the nearest decimal digit.
Power
Power Supply Type
Range
Voltage Selection
Switching (internal)
100~240 V, 50/60 Hz
Auto-ranging
Parameter
120 V, 60 Hz
230 V, 50 Hz
Consumption
68 W
67 W
Operating
1A
0.5 A
Power linking
8 units
Power I/O
US/Worldwide
UK/Europe
Power input connector
IEC
IEC
Power output connector
Edison
Power Cord plug
Edison (US)
Local plug
Light Source
Type
Power
Lifespan
White LED
1 x 18 W
50,000 hours
Photo Optic
Parameter
Standard Lens
Illuminance @ 1 m
9,000 lx
Beam angle
15º
Parameter
Value
Pan
180°
Tilt
90º
Maximum External Temp.
Cooling System
104° F (40° C)
Fan
I/O Connectors
Connector Type
Channel Range
3-pin XLR
Sockets
5, 8
Product Name
Item Code
Item Number
Intimidator™ Scan LED 200
08020174
INTIMIDATORSCANLED200
Scan Range
Thermal
DMX
Ordering
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