Chauvet GVC Paper Shredder User Manual

User Manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Before you Begin ............................................................................ 3
What is Included........................................................................................ 3
Unpacking Instructions .............................................................................. 3
Text Conventions ...................................................................................... 3
Icons ......................................................................................................... 3
Safety Notes ............................................................................................. 4
Safety Notes (Cont.) .................................................................................. 5
Non Interlocked Housing Warning ............................................................. 5
Laser Safety Notes .................................................................................... 6
Laser Safety Labels................................................................................... 7
Laser Emission Data ................................................................................. 8
Scorpion™ GVC ................................................................................................8
Scorpion™ RVM ................................................................................................8
Scorpion™ RGY ................................................................................................8
2. Introduction..................................................................................... 9
Product Overview ...................................................................................... 9
Product Dimensions ................................................................................ 10
3. Setup ............................................................................................. 11
AC Power ................................................................................................ 11
Power Linking .................................................................................................. 11
Mounting ................................................................................................. 12
Orientation ....................................................................................................... 12
Rigging ............................................................................................................ 12
Proper Usage................................................................................................... 13
4. Operation ...................................................................................... 14
Control Panel Operation .......................................................................... 14
Menu Branches................................................................................................ 14
Changing Options on the Current Menu Branch ................................................ 14
Changing Options on a Different Menu Branch.................................................. 14
Menu Options.......................................................................................... 15
Configuration........................................................................................... 16
DMX Mode ...................................................................................................... 16
Standalone Modes ........................................................................................... 16
Reverse Motion................................................................................................ 17
Master/Slave Mode .......................................................................................... 18
DMX Channel Assignments and Values ............................................................ 19
DMX Ch.2 Pattern Selection ............................................................................. 20
5. Technical Information .................................................................. 21
Fixture Maintenance ................................................................................ 21
General Troubleshooting ......................................................................... 22
Returns Procedure .................................................................................. 23
Claims..................................................................................................... 23
Contact Information ................................................................................. 23
DMX Primer ............................................................................................ 24
Starting Address .............................................................................................. 24
Fixture Linking (Daisy Chain) ............................................................................ 24
DMX Cabling ................................................................................................... 25
6. Technical Specifications .............................................................. 26
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Scorpion™ GVC/RVM/RGY User Manual (Rev. 02k)
1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
What is Included
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1 x Scorpion™ GVC, RVM, or RGY
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
O. Desmonteix
R. Jones
A. Reiss
F. Sellers
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Product at a Glance
Use on Dimmer
Outdoor Use
Sound Activated
DMX
Master/Slave
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Auto Programs
Auto-ranging Power Supply
Replaceable Fuse
User Serviceable
Duty Cycle
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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 are blocked.
Always disconnect this product from the power source before cleaning it or
replacing fuse.
Make sure to replace the fuse with another of the same type and rating.
If mounting it overhead, always secure this product to a fastening device using a
safety chain.
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 the unit. 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
hanging/mounting bracket or the handles.
Always avoid direct eye exposure to the light source when this fixture is on.
Lasers can be hazardous and have unique safety considerations. Permanent eye
injury and blindness is possible if lasers are used incorrectly. Pay close attention
to each safety REMARK and WARNING statement in this user manual. Read all
instructions carefully BEFORE operating this device.
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Safety Notes (Cont.)
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Avoid direct eye contact with laser light. Never intentionally expose your
eyes or others to direct laser light.
This laser product can potentially cause instant eye injury or blindness if
laser light directly strikes the eyes.
It is illegal and dangerous to shine this laser into audience areas, where the
audience or other personnel could get direct laser beams or bright
reflections into their eyes.
It is a US Federal offense to shine any laser at aircraft.
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than
those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
There are no user serviceable parts inside the unit. Do not open the housing
or attempt any repairs yourself. In the unlikely event your unit may require
service, please contact the dealer nearest to you.
Non Interlocked Housing Warning
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This unit contains high power laser devices internally.
Do not open the laser housing, due to potential exposure to unsafe levels of laser
radiation.
The laser power levels, accessible if the unit is opened, can cause instant
blindness, skin burns, and fires.
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Laser Safety Notes
STOP AND READ ALL THE LASER SAFETY NOTES BELOW
Laser Light is different from any other light sources with which you may be familiar.
The light from this product can potentially cause eye injury if not set up and used
properly. Laser light is thousands of times more concentrated than light from any
other kind of light source. This concentration of light can cause instant eye injuries,
primarily by burning the retina (the light sensitive portion at the back of the eye). Even
if you cannot feel “heat” from a laser beam, it can still potentially injure or blind you or
your audience. Even very small amounts of laser light are potentially hazardous even
at long distances. Laser eye injuries can happen quicker than you can blink.
It is incorrect to think that because these laser entertainment products use high speed
scanned laser beams, that an individual laser beam is safe for eye exposure.
It is also incorrect to assume that because the laser light is moving, it is safe. This is
not true. Nor, do the laser beams always move. Since eye injuries can occur instantly,
it is critical to prevent the possibility of any direct eye exposure. In the laser safety
regulation, it is not legal to aim Class IIIa lasers in areas where people can be
exposed. This is true even if it is aimed below people’s faces, such as on a dance
floor.
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Do not operate the laser without first reading and understanding all safety
and technical data in this manual.
Always set up and install all laser effects so that all laser light is at least 3
meters (9.8 feet) above the floor on which people can stand. See the “Proper
Usage” section later in this manual.
After set up, and prior to public use, test the laser to ensure proper function.
Do not use if any defect is detected.
Laser Light - Avoid Direct Eye Exposure.
Do not point lasers at people or animals.
Never look into the laser aperture or laser beams.
Do not point lasers in areas where people can potentially be exposed, such
as uncontrolled balconies, etc.
Do not point lasers at highly reflective surfaces, such as windows, mirrors
and shiny metal. Even laser reflections can be hazardous.
Never point a laser at aircraft, as this is a US Federal offense.
Never point un-terminated laser beams into the sky.
Do not expose the output optic (aperture) to cleaning chemicals.
Do not use laser if the laser appears to be emitting only one or two beams.
Do not use the laser if the housing is damaged, open, or if the optics appear
damaged in any way.
Never open the laser housing. The high laser power levels inside of the
protective housing can start fires, burn skin and will cause instant eye
injury.
Never leave this device running unattended.
The operation of a Class IIIa laser show is only allowed if the show is
controlled by a skilled and well-trained operator, familiar with the data
included in this manual.
The legal requirements for using laser entertainment products vary from
country to country. The user is responsible for the legal requirements at the
location/country of use.
Always use appropriate lighting safety cables when hanging lights and
effects overhead.
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Laser Safety Labels
NOTICE
Scorpion™ GVC sticker shown
The sticker on your unit will
reflect the actual Scorpion™
fixture model, whether GVC,
RGY, or RVM.
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Laser Emission Data
LASER EXPOSURE WARNING
Laser light - Avoid direct eye contact!
Further guidelines and safety programs for safe use of lasers can be found in the
ANSI Z136.1 Standard “For Safe Use of Lasers”, available from the Laser Institute of
America: www.laserinstitute.org. Many local governments, corporations, agencies,
military and others, require all lasers to be used under the guidelines of ANSI Z136.1.
Laser Display guidance can be obtained via the International Laser Display
Association: www.laserist.org.
Scorpion™ GVC
Laser Classification
Green Laser Medium
Violet Laser Medium
Beam Diameter
Pulse Data
Divergence (each beam)
Laser Power for Classification via 7 mm
aperture*
Class IIIa (equivalent to US Class IIIa)
DPSS Nd: YVO4, 532 nm
405 nm, GaN
<15 mm at aperture
All pulses < 4 Hz (>0.25 sec)
<2 mrad
<5 mW
Scorpion™ RVM
Laser Classification
Red Laser Medium
Violet Laser Medium
Beam Diameter
Pulse Data
Divergence (each beam)
Laser Power for Classification via 7 mm
aperture*
Class IIIa (equivalent to US Class IIIa)
GaAlAs, 650nm
405 nm, GaN
<15 mm at aperture
All pulses < 4 Hz (>0.25 sec)
<2 mrad
<5 mW
Scorpion™ RGY
Laser Classification
Red Laser Medium
Green Laser Medium
Beam Diameter
Pulse Data
Divergence (each beam)
Laser Power for Classification via 7 mm
aperture*
Class IIIa (equivalent to US Class IIIa)
GaAlAs, 650nm
532 nm, DPSS Nd: YV04
<15 mm at aperture
All pulses < 4 Hz (>0.25 sec)
<2 mrad
<5 mW
*As measured under IEC measurement conditions for classification.
Laser Compliance Statement
This laser product complies with Laser Safety Standards under US FDA/CDRH, per
21 CFR 1010 & 1040. This laser device is Classified IIIa. (Class 3R is the
international equivalent of US Class IIIa). No maintenance is required to keep this
product in compliance with laser performance standards.
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2. INTRODUCTION
Product Overview
Control Panel
(LED display)
Fuse holder
Power Switch
DMX Out
Power In
Power Out
DMX In
Safety
Back Panel
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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.
Power Linking
This fixture provides power linking via the Edison outlet located in the back of the unit.
Please see the diagram below for further explanation.
Power Linking
Diagram
st
1 Fixture
2nd Fixture
To other
fixtures
rd
3 Fixture
You can power link up to 14 Scorpion™ GVC/RVM/RGY fixtures on 120 VAC or
up to 28 Scorpion™ GVC/RVM/RGY fixtures on 230 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 Scorpion™ GVC/RVM/RGY units may be mounted in any position, provided
there is adequate room for ventilation.
Rigging
Be sure that the structure onto which you are mounting this product can support its
weight. Please see the “Technical Specifications” section of this manual for weight
information.
Mount the fixture securely. You can do this with a screw, a nut, and a bolt. You could
also use a mounting clamp if rigging this product onto a truss. The bracket has a hole
13 mm in diameter, which is appropriate for this purpose.
When mounting this product overhead, always use a safety cable.
Always consider ease of access to the unit for maintenance and programming
purposes before deciding on a location for this product
When power linking multiple fixtures, always consider the length of the power linking
cable and mount the fixtures close enough from each other to accommodate for this.
The bracket knobs allow for directional adjustment when aiming the fixture to the
desired angle. Do not use tools to loosen or tighten the bracket knobs. Doing
otherwise could damage the knobs.
13 mm hole
Hanging Bracket
Bracket Adjustment
Knob (1 of 2)
Safety Loop
Mounting Diagram
Rubber Feet
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Proper Usage
This fixture is for overhead mounting only. For safety purposes, CHAUVET®
recommends mounting your lighting effect fixtures on steady elevated platforms or
sturdy overhead supports using suitable hanging clamps. In all cases, you must use
safety cables. You can obtain appropriate mounting hardware from your lighting
vendor.
International laser safety regulations require that laser fixtures must be operated in
the fashion illustrated below, with a minimum of 3 meters (9.8 ft) of vertical separation
between the floor and the lowest laser light vertically. Additionally, 3 meters of
horizontal separation is required between laser light and audience or other public
spaces.
CAUTION: USE OF CONTROLS, ADJUSTMENTS, OR PERFORMANCE OF
PROCEDURES OTHER THAN WHAT IS SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN
HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE
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4. OPERATION
Control Panel Operation
To access the control panel functions, use the four buttons located underneath the
display.
Button
<MENU>
<DOWN>
<UP>
<ENT>
Function
Press to find an operation mode or
to back out of the current menu
option
Press to scroll down the list of
options or to find a lower value
Press to scroll up the list of options
or to find a higher value
Press to activate a menu option or a
selected value
Menu Branches
The menu structure of the Scorpion™ GVC/RVM/RGY fixtures has seven branches,
as follows:
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Auto/Sound (13 option)
Laser Sky Color (4 options)
Laser Sky Effect (1 option)
Sound Sensitivity (10 options)
DMX address (503 options)
Slave (1 option)
Reverse (2 options with two values each)
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The control panel will remember the last setting you programmed, even
after you have turned the fixture off.
In addition, the control panel will remember the last selected option from
each menu branch.
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Changing Options on the Current Menu Branch
To change an option on the same menu branch, do the following:
1) Press <MENU> once (the LED display will blink).
2) Press <UP> or <DOWN> until the desired menu option shows on the LED
display.
3) Press <ENT> to accept the new option (the new option will show solid on the LED
display).
Changing Options on a Different Menu Branch
To change an option on a different menu branch, you must exit the current branch.
1) Press <MENU> once (the LED display will blink).
2) Press <MENU> repeatedly until seeing the active option of the desired menu
branch.
3) Press <UP> or <DOWN> until the desired menu option within the new menu
branch shows on the LED display.
4) Press <ENT> to accept the new option (the new option will show solid on the LED
display).
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Menu Options
The menu below refers to three different CMY products, GVC, RVM, and RGY,
each with a different set of colors.
Branch
Model
Color 1
Color 2
Color 3
GVC
RVM
RGY
Green
Red
Red
Violet
Violet
Green
Cyan
Magenta
Yellow
Programming Steps
AF1
AS1
AF2
AS2
AF3
AS3
AFM
ASM
So1
So2
So3
Auto/Sound
rdM
LS1
LS2
LS3
LSS
Fast program shows color 1
Slow program shows color 1
Fast program shows color 2
Slow program shows color 2
Fast program shows color 3
Slow program shows color 3
Fast program alternates colors 1 through 3
Slow program alternates colors 1 through 3
Sound activated program shows color 1
Sound activated program shows color 2
Sound activated program shows color 3
Sound activated program alternates colors 1
through 3
Randomly selects an operation mode
Laser sky effect shows the product’s first color
Laser sky effect shows the product’s second color
Laser sky effect shows the product’s third color
Sound triggered laser sky effect alternates colors
LSU
Laser sky effect position setting
SoM
Laser Sky
Color
Description
Laser Sky
Effect
Sound
sensitivity
DMX
S 0~S 9
Adjusts the internal microphone’s sensitivity
001~503
Slave
SLA
Selects the DMX starting address (1~503)
Sets the fixture as “Slave” for master/slave
operation
Reverses pan movement direction
Reverses tilt movement direction
Reverse
rEv
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P-y/P-n
t-y/t-n
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Configuration
DMX Mode
Setting this product to operate in DMX mode will allow you 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, you must always consider the number of
DMX channels assigned to the selected DMX mode. If you choose a starting address
that is too high, you could restrict the access to some of the channels of the DMX
mode in use.
The Scorpion™ GVC/RVM/RGY fixtures use ten DMX channels, which defines the
highest configurable address to 503.
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 <MENU> repeatedly until the current starting address (001 to 503) shows
blinking on the display.
2) Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select a different starting address (001~503).
3) Press <ENT> (the new starting address will show solid on the display).
Standalone Modes
Never connect a fixture that is operating in any standalone mode, whether
Static, Automatic, or Sound to a DMX string connected to a DMX controller.
This is because fixtures in standalone mode may transmit DMX signals that
could interfere with the DMX signals from the controller.
Setting this product to operate in DMX mode will allow you to control it without a DMX
controller.
1) Connect this product to a suitable power outlet.
2) Turn this product on.
Sound Mode
To enable the Sound mode, do the following:
1) Press <MENU> repeatedly until the active option of the Auto/Sound branch (AF1
to rdM) appears on the display.
2) Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select a sound triggered program (So1~SoM).
3) Press <ENT> (the new sound program will show solid on the display).
4) Turn the music on.
5) Press <MENU> repeatedly until the active option of the Sound Sensitivity branch
(S 0 to S 9) shows blinking on the display.
6) Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select the sensitivity level (S 0~S 9).
7) Press <ENT> (the new sound sensitivity will show solid on the display).
The fixture will only respond to the low frequencies of the music (bass and
drums).
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Automatic Mode
To enable the Automatic mode, follow the instructions below:
1) Press <MENU> repeatedly until the active option of the Auto/Sound branch (AF1
to rdM) shows blinking on the display.
2) Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select an automatic program (AF1~ASM).
3) Press <ENT> (the new auto program will show solid on the display).
Laser Sky Color Mode
To enable the Laser Sky Color mode, follow the instructions below:
1) Press <MENU> repeatedly until the active option of the Laser Sky Color branch
(LS1 to LSS) shows blinking on the display.
2) Use <UP> or <DOWN> to select a laser sky color option (LS1~LSS).
3) Press <ENT> (the new laser sky color will show solid on the display).
Laser Sky Effect Mode
To enable the Laser Sky Effect mode, follow the instructions below:
1) Press <MENU> repeatedly until LSU shows blinking on the display.
2) Use <UP> or <DOWN> to change the angle of the laser sky effect.
3) Press <ENT> (LSU will show solid on the display).
Reverse Motion
To reverse the direction of the pan and tilt motion, follow the instructions below:
1) Press <MENU> repeatedly until rEv shows blinking on the display.
2) Press <ENT> (the current option for pan direction will show (P-n or P-Y).
a) To change the setting, use <UP> or <DOWN> and continue to step “3”.
b) To keep the setting, continue to step “3”.
3) Press <ENT> (the current option for tilt direction will show (t-n or t-Y).
a) To change the setting, use <UP> or <DOWN> and continue to step “4”.
b) To keep the setting, continue to step “4”.
4) Press <ENT> (the current software version will show briefly on the display,
followed by rEv).
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Master/Slave Mode
This mode allows a single Scorpion™ GVC/RVM/RGY fixture (the “master”) to control
the actions of one or more Scorpion™ GVC/RVM/RGY units (the “slaves”) without the
need of a DMX controller. The master unit will be set to operate in either Automatic,
Sound, or Laser Sky mode, while the slave units will be set to operate in Slave Mode.
Once set and connected, the slave units will operate in unison with the master unit.
Configure the units as indicated below.
Slave units:
1) Press <MENU> repeatedly until SLA shows blinking on the display.
2) Press <ENT> (SLA will show solid on the display).
3) Connect the DMX input of the first slave unit to the DMX output of the master unit
4) Connect the DMX input of the subsequent slave units to the DMX output of the
previous slave unit.
5) Finish setting and connecting all the slave units.
Master unit:
1) Set the master unit to operate in either, Automatic, Laser Sky, or Sound mode, as
previously indicated.
2) Make the master unit the first unit in the DMX daisy chain.
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Wait until all the slave units are configured and connected before
connecting the master unit to the DMX daisy chain.
Never connect a DMX controller to a DMX string configured for Master/Slave
operation because it may interfere with the signals from the master unit.
Do not connect more than 31 slave units to the master unit.
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DMX Channel Assignments and Values
Channel
Function
Value
Setting
1
Control Mode
(Use channels 2~10 in this
mode)
000 
018 
036 
054 
072 
090 
108 
126 
144 
162 
180 
198 
216 
234 
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Pattern selection
(Only when CH1 is
between 000~017)
000  255 32 patterns, as shown in page 20
000 
025 
050 
075 
100 
125 
150 
175 
200 
225 
000 
005 
000 
128 
170 
210 
017
035
053
071
089
107
125
143
161
179
197
215
233
255
024
049
074
099
124
149
174
199
224
255
004
255
127
169
209
255
Manual Mode
Automatic fast color 1
Automatic slow color 1
Automatic fast color 2
Automatic slow color 2
Automatic fast color 3
Automatic slow color 3
Automatic fast mixed colors
Automatic slow mixed colors
Sound color 1
Sound color 2
Sound color 3
Sound mixed colors
Random (Auto)
Blackout
Preprogrammed Color
Color 1
Color 2
Color 3
Alternate Color 1/2
Alternate Color 2/3
Alternate Color 1/3
Alternate Color 1/2/3
Color Roll
Stop
Slow  fast
100%~5%
Zoom In Macro
Zoom Out Macro
Zoom In and Out Macro
3
Color selection
4
Color Changing Speed
5
Zoom
6
X-Axis Move (Pan)
000  127 128 different positions on Y-Axis
128  191 Move Left to right to Left (slow  fast)
192  255 Move Left to right to Left (fast  slow)
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Y-Axis Move (Tilt)
000  127 128 different positions on X-Axis
128  191 Move Up to down to Up (slow  fast)
192  255 Move Up to down to Up (fast  slow)
8
X-Axis Roll
000  127 Y-Axis Roll
128  191 Roll (slow  fast)
192  255 Roll (fast  slow)
9
Y-Axis Roll
000  127 Y-Axis Roll
128  191 Roll (slow  fast)
192  255 Roll (fast  slow)
10
Rotate
000  127 Z-Axis Roll
128  191 Clockwise Rotate
192  255 Counterclockwise Rotate
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DMX Ch.2 Pattern Selection
DMX VALUE
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PATTERN
DMX VALUE
PATTERN
DMX VALUE
000~007
096~103
190~197
008~015
104~111
198~205
016~023
112~119
206~213
024~031
120~127
214~221
032~039
128~135
222~229
040~047
136~143
230~237
048~055
144~151
238~245
056~063
152~159
246~255
064~071
160~167
072~079
168~175
080~087
176~181
088~095
182~189
PATTERN
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5. TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Fixture Maintenance
Dust build up reduces light output performance and can cause overheating. This can
lead to reduction of the light source’s life and 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 lighting 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 and fan vents.
•
Clean the glass panel (laser aperture) with a mild solution of glass cleaner or
isopropyl alcohol.
•
Apply the solution directly to a soft, lint-free cotton cloth or a lens cleaning tissue,
and drag any dirt or grime to the outside of the glass.
•
Gently polish the glass surface until it is free of haze and lint.
Always dry the glass surface carefully after cleaning them.
•
•
Refrain from spinning the fan using compressed air because you could
damage it.
DO NOT open this fixture for cleaning or servicing.
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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
•
•
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.
Fixture does not
respond to DMX
Intermittent DMX
Problems
•
Set the correct DMX fixture’s
personality
Assign the faders accordingly
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
United Kingdom & Ireland
CHAUVET®
CHAUVET® Europe Ltd.
General Information
Address:
Voice:
Fax:
Toll free:
General Information
5200 NW 108th Avenue
Sunrise, FL 33351
(954) 929-1115
(954) 929-5560
(800) 762-1084
Technical Support
Voice:
Fax:
Email:
(954) 929-1115 (Press 4)
(954) 756-8015
tech@chauvetlighting.com
World Wide Web
Voice:
Fax:
Unit 1C
Brookhill Road Industrial Estate
Pinxton, Nottingham, UK
NG16 6NT
+44 (0)1773 511115
+44 (0)1773 511110
Technical Support
Email:
uktech@chauvetlighting.com
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
11 in (276 mm)
Width
8.5 in (215 mm)
Height
7.4 in (187 mm)
Weight
5.6 lbs (2.7 kg)
Note: Dimensions in inches rounded to the nearest decimal digit
Power
Power Supply Type
Switching (internal)
Range
100~240 V, 50/60 Hz
Voltage Selection
Auto-ranging
Parameter
Energy consumption
Operating current (units)
Power linking (units)
Fuse
120 V, 60 Hz
22 W
0.2 A
14 units
F 1 A, 250 V
230 V, 50 Hz
22 W
0.1 A
28 units
F 1 A, 250 V
Power I/O
Connectors
Cord plug
Input
IEC
Edison (USA)
Output
Edison (USA)
N/A
Scorpion™ GVC
Type
Laser (green)
Laser (violet)
Power
10 mW
20 mW
Wavelength
532 nm
405 nm
Scorpion™ RVM
Type
Laser (red)
Laser (violet)
Power
15 mW
15 mW
Wavelength
650 nm
405 nm
Light Source
Scorpion™ RGY
Type
Power
Wavelength
Laser (red)
20 mW
650 nm
Laser (green)
10 mW
532 nm
Parameter
Zoom range
Pan positioning
Tilt positioning
Value
1º ~36º
48º
39º
Maximum External Temp.
104° F (40° C)
Cooling System
Fan cooled
DMX
I/O Connectors
3-pin XLR
Connector Type
Sockets
Channel Range
10
Ordering
Scorpion™ GVC
10060263
Scorpion™ RVM
10060265
Scorpion™ RGY
10060264
Photo Optic
Thermal
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