User guide | Chauvet ZX-20LQ Indoor Furnishings User Manual

Precision Series
User Guide
Please read these instructions carefully before use
World-wide Headquarters:
3000 North 29th Ct.
Hollywood, Florida, USA 33020
Tel: +1-954-929-1115 Fax: +1-954-929-5560
On Front:
•Effect Mirror
• Lens
On Bottom:
•Funtion Switch
•Fuse Holder
On Back:
Rear View
• Bracket Screws
• Cable to Head
Front View
•Gobo Holder
•Lamp Replacement
Congratulations on the purchase of your new CHAUVET lighting effect. We are confident you will
enjoy many trouble free hours with this unit. To assist with the care and use of the product we have
prepared this short guide.
Before connecting this unit to the mains power supply for the first time you must first install the
lamps. (See ʻReplacing Lampsʼ for details).
This lighting effect has been designed to function on a mains power supply of either 120V~60Hz or
230V~50Hz and has been fitted with a suitable power plug for use with your local voltage. Check the
label and voltage selector switch (if fitted) on the unit and the power plug for the correct voltage.
When connected to the mains power supply the unit should illuminate. This effect has three modes
of operation - static, continuous rotation or sound activated. There is a selector switch on the bottom
which determines the mode (see fig.1).
Due to the high operating temperature of halogen lamps it is advisable that the effect be used in well
ventilated areas taking care not to obstruct the air vents. After use allow time to ʻcoolʼ for safety and
to ensure lamp life before moving or touching.
The duty cycle for this effect should be no more than 15 minutes on then 15 minutes off.
Use in a well-ventilated area without obstruction to air vents or fan.
Removeable Head -To use the ZX-20LQ as a projector, the head may be removed. In order to
remove the head, simply unscrew the four screws holding the head bracket to the body of the unit
and unplug the connecting cable.
Function - The ZX-20LQ offers the user a choice of either static, continuous rotation or beat
activation. This feature is controlled by the 3 position switch on the bottom of the unit (located just
above the fan). This controls only the effects mirror.
Effect - The ZX-20LQ comes with an oil wheel. This effect can be changed to a water effect by inseting the supplied glass water effect gobo. To insert the gobo, unscrew the gobo holder on the bottom
of the unit and slide the water effect gobo into the holder. Replace the holder in the unit and screw
in tightly.
Gobo - The ZX-20LQ is supplied with 3 interchangeable gobos. These gobos are superimposed on
the 29 dichroic oil wheel effects. To change/insert a gobo, remove the screw on the bottom of the
unit securing the gobo holder. Remove the gobo and replace with the desired gobo. Replace the
gobo holder in the ZX-20LQ and secure the screw tightly. The ZX-20LQ will accept custom gobos.
The gobo has a diameter of 41 mm. The image area has a diameter of 33 mm.
Installation / Mounting
Although this unit can be used in an upright position, it is recommended that, for safety purposes,
your lighting effect be properly mounted using a suitable hanging clamp and safety cable. CHAUVET
offers a range of items, which are ideal for safe mounting.
Replacing Lamps
1. Disconnect from main power supply before attempting to replace either lamps or fuse.
2. Ensure that the unit is sufficiently cool, before removing blown lamps.
3. Never touch new lamps with your fingers; use a tissue or a cloth.
In order to replace the lamp, disconnect from main power supply first, and unscrew the lamp
replacement cover, which is highlighted on the diagram (fig.1). Only use the appropriately rated
lamps as use of any other lamp type may cause the unit to be non-operational.
Due to the nature of halogen lamps it is vitally important that you do not touch the new replacement
lamp with your fingers, as this will reduce lamp life considerably. Once again a tissue or cloth can be
used for fitting the replacement lamp.
Finally before using, check that the lamp is housed correctly in the lamp holder and that the lamp
replacement cover has been screwed back into place.
If after replacement of the lamp, the unit is still not working then please contact CHAUVET
for servicing.
Replacing Fuses
If the unit does not function at all when connected to the main power supply i.e. the mechanism
does not spin. Then it is highly likely that the fuse has blown.
Disconnect from main power supply before attempting to replace either lamps or fuse.
In order to replace the fuse, disconnect from the main power supply first, and then unscrew the fuseholder cover to reveal the fuse. The unit has a label attached which indicates the correct fuse rating
and you will also find this listed as part of the specifications for the unit later in this guide. It is most
important that replacement fuses are of the correct rating. Failure to use the correct fuse could damage the lighting effect beyond economic repair.
The fuse should simply be placed inside the holder and the screw cap replaced, when this is done
connect to the main power supply to check. If the unit is still not working then please contact
CHAUVET for servicing.
The most important part of your lighting effect to keep clean is the lens as it allows the light output to
transmit. This should be cleaned with a soft damp cloth. The body of the unit may also be cleaned in
the same way. We recommend internal cleaning be carried out by a fully qualified technician.
Maintenance & Servicing
Work on internal parts should be carried out by a qualified technician. Removal of covers other than
the front to replace lamp or effect dish, or the fuseholder is considered a breach of warranty and will
not be covered under any such agreement unless authorized first by the company.
the unit is not functional – check main power supply is ʻonʼ and check fuses.
the unit is functional but lamp does not light - lamp may require replacing.
the unit is not moving to the music check the beat-activation adjustment (when applicable)
after trying this solution you still have a problem contact CHAUVET.
Contact Chauvet
Tecnical Assistance: 1-800-762-1084 (954) 929-1115
Do not obstruct the air vents or fan.
Do not touch unit or lamps while hot.
Never put any objects through the air grill on the top of the unit.
No user serviceable parts inside, please refer to CHAUVET for service.
Power Connections
The unit is supplied with a power plug appropriate to its voltage and destination. Should any other
connections be required they must be carried out with the following configuration.
Earth = Green/Yellow cable
Neutral = Blue cable
Live = Brown cable
In the USA & Europe, it is required that all plugs are 3-pin type i.e. with Earth/Ground connection.
In the UK, it is required that all mains plugs are fitted with 5A fuses.
Technical Specifications
110V, 60 Hz or 230V, 50 HZ
110V - 2A 125V
220V - 1A 250V
15V 150W, EFR5 (500 hours)
18.5 in x 7 in x 7 in
470 mm x 178 mm x 178 mm
6.5 lbs
2.95 kg
User Information (Please complete for your records)
Date Purchased:
Dealer Stamp
Serial No. ___________________
Model: Precision Series ZX-20LQ
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