Technical data | Elinchrom BX 250RI Camera Accessories User Manual

OPERATION MANUAL
GEBRAUCHSANLEITUNG
MANUEL D’UTILISATION
MANUAL DE FUNCIONAMIENTO
MANUALE D’USO
English / Deutsch / Français / Español / Italiano
BXRi 06.04.2010 (73088)
Elinchrom LTD
Table of contents
English
Introduction
2
Declaration of conformity, disposal and recycling, CE marking
3
Safety notice and precaution
4
Basic features & advanced programmable features
5
Before you start / On-Off switch and fuse
6
Control panel
7
Reset the unit
8
Modelling lamp features & setup
8
Digital power display
9
Photocell / Eye-Cell / Automatic Mode
10
Photocell / Eye-Cell / Manual Mode
11
Charge Ready Beep Features & Setup
12
EL-Skyport Transceiver Features & Setup
13
Flash Power & Modelling Lamp Steps Per Touch
13
Flashtube Replacement / Error Management
14
Technical Data
15
EL-Skyport Transmitter Speed Instruction for user
16-21
Guarantee
106-107
P.S: Technical data subject to change.
The listed values are guide values which may vary due to tolerances in components used.
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Introduction English
Dear Photographer,
Thank you for buying your BX-Ri compact flash unit.
All Elinchrom products are manufactured using the most advanced technology. Carefully selected components are used to ensure the highest quality and the equipment is submitted to many controls both
during and after manufacture. We trust that it will give you many years of reliable service.
All BX-Ri flash units are manufactured for the studio and location use of professional photographers.
Only by observance of the information given, can you secure your warranty, prevent possible damage
and increase the life of this equipment.
BX 250Ri / BX 500Ri Compact Flash
The quality of light and exceptional performance is the result of long research, application of demanding
principles, the long experience of ELINCHROM in lighting products for the studio and the utilisation of
the latest technology in this area.
Totally integrated to the range of ELINCHROM flashes, the BX 250Ri - BX 500Ri units maintain the
traditional look and function that is ELINCHROM.
The controls provide continuously variable adjustment of the modelling lamp and the flash power with
precision over 5 f-stop, from full power 1/1 to 1/16 th.
FCC Class B Compliance Statement
This equipement has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules and meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipement Regulations. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipement generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipement does not cause harmful interferences to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipement off and on, the user is encouraged
to correct the interferences by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipement and receiver.
- Connect the equipement into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
ELINCHROM S.A. LTD. is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorised modifications
of this equipement or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipement other than those specified
by ELINCHROM S.A. LTD. The correction of interference caused by such unauthorised modification, substitution or
attachment will be the responsibility of the user.
2
Declaration of conformity
English
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Product name:
Professional Studio Flash unit
Trade name:
ELINCHROM
Model number(s):
BX 250Ri / BX 500Ri
Name of responsible party:
Elinchrom LTD
Av. De Longemalle 11
1020 Renens / Switzerland
Phone :
+41 21 637 26 77
Fax:
+41 21 637 26 81
ELINCHROM S.A. LTD. declares that the equipement bearing the trade name and model number
specified above was tested conforming to the applicable FCC rules, and that all the necessary
steps have been taken and are in force to assure that the production units of the same equipement will continue to comply with the Comissions requirements.
Disposal and recycling
This device has been manufactured to the highest possible degree from materials
which can be recycled or disposed of in a manner that is not enviromentally
damaging. The device may be taken back after use to be recycled, provided that is
returned in a condition that is the result of normal use. Any components not reclaimed will be
disposed of in an environmentally acceptable manner.
If you have any questions on disposal, please contact your local supplier or your local ELINCHROM agent (check our website for a list of all ELINCHROM agents world wide).
CE marking
­
The shipped version of this device complies with the requirements of ECC
directives 89/336/ECC «Electromagnetic compatibility» and 73/23/ECC «Low
voltage directive».
CE Statements for EL-Skyport
This device has been tested and found to comply with the requirements set up in the council
directive on the approximation of the law of member states relating to EMC Directive 89/336/
EEC, low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and R&TTE Directive 99/5/EC.
Notational Conventions
The meaning of the symbols and fonts used in this manual are as follows:
!
Pay particular attention to text marked with this symbol.
Failure to observe this warning endangers your life, destroys the device, or
may damage other equipement.
3
Safety Note
English
According to safety regulations, we draw your attention to the fact that these
electronic flash units are not designed for use outdoors, in damp or dusty conditions and should
not be used after being exposed to sudden temperature changes causing condensation. They
must always be connected to an earthed (grounded) mains supply.
On no account should any object be inserted into the ventilation holes.
The units may retain an internal charge for a considerable time even though disconnected from
the power supply.
• Do not use without permission in restricted areas (like hospitals, etc.).
• Do not use in explosive environnements.
Flash tubes and modelling lamps
• Flash tubes and modelling lamps in use are very hot!
• Never touch a flash tube or lamp before the unit has cooled down and is disconnected from
the mains (min 30mn).
• Do not fire flashes from short distance (less than 1m) directed at a person and avoid looking directly into the flashlight!
• Keep a min. 1m distance from any flammable materials.
• Keep generally distance to other operating units.
Transport
• Transport the flash unit with care, either in its original packaging or other corresponding
packaging fit to protect it against knocks and jolts.
• Transport only in complete discharged conditions. Wait a minimum 30 minutes after
disconnecting from the mains supply before packaging and transportation.
• Never drop the flash unit (danger of flashtube breakage)
Power cable
To guarantee safe operation, use the cable supplied.
• The cable has to be HAR-certified or VDE-certified. The mark HAR or VDE will appear on
the outer sheath.
• The cable set must be selected according to the rated current for your flash unit.
• Do not use a multiple adapter to connect one or more flash units per single mains socket.
!
• Flash systems store electrical energy in capacitors by applying high voltage.
• For your safety, never open or disassemble your flashes.
• Only an authorised service engineer should open or attempt to repair the units.
• Internal defect charge capacitors may explode whilst the unit is in use, never
switch on a working flash unit, once it has been found to be faulty.
• Do not switch on the flash unit without mounted modelling lamp or flash tube
due to high voltage at the contacts! Life Danger!
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Included basic features English
The following basic features are easy to access and they are similar to previous Elinchrom compact
flashes.
• Flash power up and down buttons
• Modelling lamp power up and down buttons
• Modelling lamp prop / free / off button
• Photocell on / off button
• Ready charge beep on / off button
• Test-flash button
• 3.5 mm synchronisation socket
• NEW EL-Skyport Wireless Triggering & Remote. Note: To function the integrated
Transceiver requires the optional EL-Skyport Transmitter.
Additional advanced programmable features
All the new features and functions can be customised.
Please read carefully how to configure the new features.
Visual-Flash-Control (VFC)
The VFC mode switches off the modelling lamp whilst the flash unit recharges after a flash has
been released. This function gives a visual check that all the studio flash units have fired.
The VFC mode can be activated together with the Ready Charge beep for maximum control.
Proportional modelling lamp setup (PMS)
When using compact flashes of different powers, (e.g. 250 & 500 ws) the modelling lamp can be
reduced to -1 f-stop for better visual proportionality.
“Eye-Cell” automatic & manual mode
Some cameras may release before the main-flash, several pre-flashes to avoid the red eye effect. In
this case a normal photocell would respond and release a flash with the first pre-flash of the camera.
To avoid incorrect synchronisation the intelligent Elinchrom Eye-Cell detects camera pre-flashes.
The Eye-Cell function can be activated in “Automatic Mode” or in “Manual Mode”, even configureing LED pre-flashes. (Only for advanced users, read carefully the instructions before changing any
parameters).
Charge ready beep setup
The user can customise the Charge Ready Beep from short to long Beep signals.
The acoustical signal length can be set from 70 to 490 m/seconds.
EL-Skyport wireless triggering & remote control
To use the wireless triggering and changing flash power settings, or to switch on/off the modelling
lamp, requires the optional EL-Skyport Transmitter.
“Group” and “ Channel Frequency” settings can be customised on each BX-Ri unit.
Power and modelling lamp steps setup
Normally flash / modelling lamp power adjustments are in 1/10th steps per touch.
These steps can be changed from 1/10th to 7/10th or to 1 f-stop.
Temperature controlled FAN management
The cooling fan switches ON automatically if the unit temperature increases. The microprocessor
controls the unit temperature and the fan. If the ventilation is blocked or the fan does not work, the
display shows E8.
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Before you start !
English
The BX-Ri (Multivoltage) units are adapted for operation on 90 - 260V/50 - 60Hz. Before connecting
for the first time, check to make sure that your Modelling Lamp coincides with the voltage. They must
always be connected to an earthed ( grounded) mains supply. All BX-Ri units have a bayonet mount
and locking ring fitting, for fixing all Elinchrom and Prolinca accessories.
Mount the unit securely to a suitable stand or support.
Remove the black protective cover. DO NOT operate the unit without first removing the black
protective cover.
Operating instructions
1.Check that the modelling lamp voltage is correct.
2.Check that the mains switch (2) is in the OFF ("O" position).
3.Insert the mains cable into the MAINS INLET (1) and connect this to a FULLY EARTHED OUTLET
4.Using the mains SWITCH (2), switch the unit ON ("I" position).
5.Connect the synchro cord using the socket (5).
6.Select the power with the touch pad (10)
(A) Locking ring
Handle
(B) Protective cover
(26124)
(C) Tilthead with locking
umbrella holder
Switch and fuse
Mains supply
Use only the Elinchrom mains cord. Switch off the unit before the mains cord is connected to the
mains plug.
Mains fuse
Standard type 5 x 20 mm, use only tempered fuse 8 AT (code 19022) for BX-Ri.
Note: Before exchanging a blown fuse, switch off the unit and remove the mains cable. Open the
little drawer in the mains plug with a screwdriver and replace the fuse with the spare fuse, which
is placed in its support in this drawer. (N.B. Please don’t forget to check the correct rating of the
fuse!).
Fuse for modelling light
Fast type 5 x 20mm, 2.5 AF
Switch off the unit and replace the blown fuse with a new one of the correct rating.
The fastblow fuse will protect the triac of the modelling lamp circuit, the lamp and therefore
the flash tube.
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Control panel
English
14
12
6
11
10
3
8
7
9
4
5
1
2
16
13
15
17
Overview of controls
1. Mains inlet socket includes the mains fuse
(slow blow)
2. Mains on/off switch
3. Modelling lamp fuse
4. Open flash / Test button
5. Synch socket / 3.5 mm jack / low 5V sync
voltage
6. Digital multi display and charge / discharge
indicator*
7. Charge Ready Beep on/off – programmable*
8. Eye-Cell on/off – programmable*
9. Eye-Cell receptor
10. Power up & down buttons and scroll /pro
gram buttons for advanced features setup*
11. Modelling lamp on/off-free-prop –
programmable*
12. Modelling lamp up & down buttons and
scroll /program buttons for advanced
features setup*
13. Tilt head with extra umbrella fitting
14. Handle with support for spare fuses
15. Standard stand socket 5/8 inch
16. Centred umbrella tube for EL Umbrellas –
7 mm diameter
17. Knurled clamp screw
*The touches on this display are multifunctional to program / scroll the advanced features and to
setup the integrated EL-Skyport Transceiver. For programming please read carefully the following
pages!
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Programmable features - Reset
English
How to „Reset“ the BX-Ri
In case you need to „RESET“ the BX-Ri to the manufacturer settings please follow the steps below:
1.
Switch the unit “off“
2.
Press both flash power up / down buttons (10) at the same time and switch the unit on
3.
The Digital LED multi display (6) flashes in fast mode
4.
Do not continue to press the touches, the resetting procedure is completed
Modelling lamp features & setup
Modelling lamps and fuses for 110 V & 230 V
Unit
BX 250Ri
BX 500Ri
Modelling lamp 110V
100W krypton / 23006
100W krypton / 23006
Modelling lamp 230V
100W krypton / 23002
100W krypton / 23002
Socket
E27
E27
Fuse
2.5AF / 19033
2.5AF / 19033
Modelling lamp modes
> Setting: • Press “Free/Prop” button to set Modelling lamp ON to proportional mode or OFF
• Press “Modelling” up or down button to set Modelling lamp to free mode, press
“Free/Prop” to switch Modelling lamp OFF.
> LED Indication: • Prop-LED is ON: proportional Modelling lamp setting.
• Free-LED is ON: free Modelling lamp setting.
• Prop and Free-LED’s are OFF: Modelling lamp is inactive.
Setup Visual-Flash-Control (VFC) mode
> Enter VFC setup :
1. Press “Free/Prop” push button for more than 2 seconds, until the display shows “F.X” (“X” is 0 or
1) to enter into the Modelling lamp setup menu.
2. Use the “Flash-Power” up and down button to change setting:
- “F.0”: Visual-Flash-Control = OFF. Modelling lamp remains ON after flash.
- “F.1”: Visual-Flash-Control = ON. Modelling lamp switches off during recharging.
3. The display switches back to normal mode after approx. 4 seconds if no button is pressed. The
settings are automatically stored.
4. Standard setting is “F.0”, VFC = OFF
Proportional modelling lamp setup (PMS)
(When using heads of different maximum power)
> Enter PMS setup:
1. Press “Free/Prop” button for more than 2 seconds to enter into the Modelling lamp setup menu.
The display shows “F.X”, then press the “Free/Prop” button once more to the PMS menu, the
display shows “-.X”
2. Use the “Flash-Power” up and down button to change the settings:
• “-.0”: PMS = OFF, Modelling lamp is set to maximum.
• “-.1”: PMS = -1 f-Stop, Modelling lamp is reduced by 1 f-stop.
8 Digital multi-display English
The flash / modelling lamp power is displayed in f-stop compatible formats from 2.3 – 6.3 for
BX 500Ri. The flash power difference from (e.g.) 5.3 – 6.3 is 1f-stop.
The power range is 5 f-stops variable in 1/10th intervals which can be customised to (e.g.) 5/10th
etc.. During charging or discharging, the display «flashes». In case of overheating or malfunction,
the display shows «ER» for error.
Display
2.3
3.3
4.3
5.3
6.3
Joules / Ws
31
62.5
125
250
500
Note: The «BX 250Ri - BX 500Ri» units have an integrated discharge system, protected by a thermal
switch. To avoid overheating, lower power settings of more than 2 f-stops by discharging manually
with the «Test» touch button.
Sychronisation socket
Standard socket with 3.5 mm mini-jack (5).
N.B. Do not link ELINCHROM units by cable to other manufacturers sync. outlets.
ELINCHROM uses the low voltage (5 V) for security reasons.
5
Sync
Open flash «test»
Having pressed the touch pad to release a flash, the green «READY»
light will appear again once the unit is recharged. If the green light does
not appear the charge system could be defective.
Please contact and send to an authorized Elinchrom service centre.
Test and Ready (4)
Eye-Cell – advanced photocell sensor
The standard photocell can be remotely triggered by another flash unit!
The BX-Ri photocell is specially designed to work in studio light conditions
Direct light or other strong light sources may reduce the sensitivity of the cell.
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Eye-CELL Setup
Intelligent Photocell-Sensor
English
The Eye-Cell offers new features and can detect camera pre-flashes (anti red eye effect).
To customise the pre-flash settings, please follow the instructions at paragraph 3.
Eye-Cell Functions
1. Standard Photocell mode
2. Eye-Cell pre-flash mode
3. Setup number of pre-flashes manually or set to automatic detection
4. Setup pre-flash timings! Only for advanced users!
1. Using the Standard Photocell Mode
Push “Cell” button, for less than 0.5 seconds to switch on/off the standard Photocell sensor.
LED Indication:
Cell LED is ON: Active photocell.
Cell LED is OFF: Inactive photocell.
In “on” mode, the Photocell sensor will trigger the flash unit with any recognized flash impulse.
2. Eye-Cell Pre-Flash Mode
(This is only activation, not the setup. To Setup, follow step 3)
Press the Cell button for approx. 1 second; the status LED starts flashing.
LED Indication:
Cell LED flashes in slow intervals; the Eye-Cell pre-flash mode is activated.
Cell LED is OFF; the Eye-Cell pre-flash mode is inactive.
Function:
In active mode the unit ignores up to 6 anti-red-eye flashes and synchronizes / triggers only
with the last main flash. This is useful where the anti-red eye pre-flashes can’t be switched
off.
3. Automatic Eye-Cell Pre-Flash Setup “c.0”
Press the Cell button for 4 seconds until display shows “c.X” for automatic setup.
(“X” is the number of pre-flashes including main flash from 1 up to 7)
Scroll with the “Flash-Power” up and down button to “c.0”
Now use the camera-on flash and release a test exposure. The camera will release several
anti-red eye flashes (if activated). The BX-Ri Eye-Cell detects the number of flashes the
camera released and stores the value automatically, and switches back to Eye-Cell Pre-flash
mode. Ready to use.
! If the cell button was pressed down for 6 seconds the “Setup Pre-Flash Timeframe” is
activated and the display shows t.4 or b.1 (standard settings). Do not change these values;
this would deactivate the “Automatic Eye-Cell Mode”! Wait a few seconds, the unit switches
back to the standard mode and the display shows the flash power settings. Should the t.4 or
b.1 values have been changed, please set the “Setup Pre-Flash Timeframe” back to standard
settings as descript at paragraph 4.
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4. Manual Eye-Cell Pre-Flash Setup
A. Press Cell button approx. 4 seconds until display shows “c.X”.
(“X” is the number of settable pre-flashes plus the main flash from 1 up to 7)
B. With “Flash-Power” up and down button, set the number of pre-flashes incl. mainflash.
C. The display switches back to normal mode after approx. 4 seconds if no button is pressed.
The settings are automatically stored.
D. Cell LED flashes in fast intervals if the Eye-Cell pre-flash mode is active.
> Recall The Eye-Cell Settings:
If you want to recall and control the actual Eye-Cell pre-flash setting, repeat the steps A to D.
5. Setup Pre-Flash Timeframe (only for advanced users)
Change manufacturer settings only in case of problems with the auto-detection
! of your camera pre-flashes.
> Setting:
• Press Cell button for more than 6 seconds until display shows “t.X” (“X” is the value from 1 to 8)
• Use the Cell button to toggle between “t.X” and “b.X” settings.
• Use the “Flash-Power” up and down buttons to change the values.
• The display switches back to normal mode after approx. 4 seconds if no button is pressed.
The settings are automatically stored.
• Standard settings are:
---> t.4 (t. is the time window of all released anti red-eye flashes incl. the main flash).
---> b.1 (b. is the minimum time delay between two anti red-eye flashes incl. the main flash).
Pre-Flash Timeframe Setting “t.X
t. is the time window of all released anti red-eye flashes incl. the mainflash. Change setting only
when the pre-flash procedure is longer than the manufacturer settings.
Set the value t. between 1 and 8 to ensure that all pre-flashes including the main flash are inside
the time frame.
Value t
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Time /seconds
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Pre-Flash Block Time Setting “b.X”: (Only For LED Anti Red-Eye Cameras)
Pre-Flash Block -Time: set the minimum delay between each pre-flash.
Chose values between 0 and 7.
Value b
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Time: m/seconds
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
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Charge Ready Beep Features
English
This feature creates a melody if settings are different between each unit to improve the acoustical recognition that all the flashes have fired and recycled.
Charge Ready Beep Setup
• Setting
- Press “Audio” button, less than 0.5 seconds to switch the Charge Ready Beep
(ON / OFF)
• LED Indication
- Charge Ready Beep LED is on: Audio is active
- Charge Ready Beep LED is off: Audio is inactive (Mute)
• Changing Charge Ready Beep -On-Time Setting
- Press Audio button for more than 2 seconds until the display shows “A.X”
(“X” is the value from 1 up to 7)
- Use the Flash-Power” up and down button to change the value settings
- The display switches back to normal mode after approx. 4 seconds if no button was
pressed. The settings are automatically stored.
- Standard setting is: “A.3”
Value A
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Beep-On-Time in m/seconds
70
140
210
280
350
420
490
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EL- Skyport Transceiver For Wireless Triggering – Setup
English
The EL-Skyport on / off, Group, Frequency Channel and the Power Steps Per Push can be
customised.
EL-Skyport on / off
Press the flash power up-down buttons together to enter into the “Advanced Feature Setup”
Display shows Change settings with the flash power up-down buttons
r.0 EL-Skyport off
r.1 EL- Skyport on
r.2 EL-Skyport speed mode (only available with EL-Skyport Speed)
After 3 to 4 seconds the settings are saved automatically and the display shows the flash power
setting.
Group Settings
Press the flash power up-down buttons together to enter into the “Advanced Feature Setup”.
Then, scroll to G.1 using the Prop/Free button.
Display shows Select Group with the flash power up-down buttons
G.1
Group 1 (standard setting)
G.2
Group 2
G.3
Group 3
G.4
Group 4
After 3 to 4 seconds the settings are saved automatically and the display shows the flash power
setting.
Frequency Channel Settings
Press the flash power up-down buttons together to enter into the “Advanced Feature Setup”.
Then, scroll to F.1 using the Prop/Free button (only use in cases of interference with other systems).
Display shows Change the Channel with the flash power up-down buttons
F.1 to F.8
Select Frequency Channel from 1 – 8.
Note: The transmitter must have the same Frequency Channel
setting. Standard setting is Frequency Channel 1.
After 3 to 4 seconds the settings are saved automatically and the display shows the flash power
setting.
Power Steps Per Push
Press the flash power up-down buttons together to enter into the “Advanced Feature Setup”
Then, scroll to i.1 using the Prop/Free button.
Display shows Select values with the flash power up-down buttons
i.0 +/- 1f-stop
i.1
+/- 1/10 (standard setting)
i.2
+/- 2/10
i.3
+/- 3/10
i.4
+/- 4/10
i.5
+/- 5/10
After 3 to 4 seconds the settings are saved automatically and the display shows the flash
power setting.
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Flashtube replacement
English
If the unit does not flash but the ON/OFF switch indicates that there is power, it could be that the
flash tube needs replacing. Flash tubes have a long life with average use,
but multiflashing in long sequences can cause overheating of the
electrodes leading to premature ageing, or perhaps the flastube is broken
or cracked
To replace the flash tube:
1. Switch off the mains switch
2. Remove the mains cable
3. Take the unit from its stand or lay it horizontally on a rigid surface. It will
need to be held firmly whilst removing and replacing the tube.
4. Allow the flash tube and modelling lamp to cool for several minutes. They
may be very hot.
5. Carefully remove and store the modelling lamp.
6. Use a protective glove to remove the flashtube:
A – Pull the flash tube firmly out of the terminals
B – If the tube is broken, use security gloves. Avoid cutting yourself!
C - If the tube is broken, never touch the metal electrodes and ensure
that the unit is disconnected from the mains and discharged, wait min.
30 minutes! Use an insulated tool to pull out the electrodes.
7. Take the new flash tube. A glove or "plastic protection" MUST BE USED.
Contact with your fingers on the glas, will cause dark markings on the tube
when it is used.
8. Check that the tube is correctly aligned (central) and that the trigger contact
is gripping the tube.
9. Re-connect and test the unit as usual.
Error Management
Error
Fault
E1
Overvoltage
detected
E2 Overheating
E3
Auto dump
function fault
Description
Switch unit OFF, wait 2 minutes and switch unit ON again. If the error shows
up again the unit requires a check up at the Elinchrom service centre
Wait until the unit has cooled down. The unit will switch back to normal operation as soon as temperature decreases to normal working level.
The Unit has detected a time out in the ADF mode. Switch the unit OFF, wait
2 minutes and switch the unit ON again; use the Test release button for power
reduction. If the error shows up again the unit requires a check up at the Elinchrom service centre.
E4 Charge fault
Unit has detected a time out during recharging. Switch unit OFF, wait
2 minutes and switch unit ON again. If the error shows up again the unit
requires a check up at the Elinchrom service centre.
Mains supply
E5
fault
Unit has detected a mains supply fault. Check your mains cord and mains
installation sockets. Switch unit OFF, wait 2 minutes and switch unit ON again.
If the error shows up again the unit requires a check up at the Elinchrom
service centre.
E8
Fan management fault
Unit has detected a FAN management problem due to overheating. Wait until
the unit has cooled down. Check if the FAN is blocked. If the error shows up
again the unit requires a check up at the Elinchrom service centre.
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Technical data
Flash power
Power supply
BX 250Ri
250
500
V
90/260
90/260
64
90
J(Ws)
16-250
31-500
F-stop, 1m, 100 ISO, with reflector 48°
Power range
Variable flash power
BX 500Ri
J(Ws)
f-stops
5 f-stops 1/16 - 1/1
Recycling time, min. / max. (230 V)
s
0.29 / 0.73
0.36 / 1.13
Recycling time, min. / max. (115 V)
s
0.27 / 1.02
0.34 / 1.45
Colour temperature max. power
°K
5360
5410
Flash duration (t 0,5) 1/1
s
1/2762
1/1558
Flash duration (t 0,5) 1/2
s
1/2165
1/1395
Voltage stabilisation
Sync voltage
± 0.5 % Maximum stability for digital imaging
V
5 V, maximum compatibility with digital cameras
Plug-in flashtube
Code
24000
24000
Modelling lamp 230 V
Code
23002
23002
Modelling lamp 115 V
Code
23006
23006
Fan cooled
Microprocessor controlled fan
EL-Skyport
Integrated transceiver, 4 Groups, 8 Frequencies
Dimensions
cm
26 x 19 x 14
Weight
kg
1.85
2.05
BX-Ri
Code
20460.1
20461.1
Radio interference suppressiv CE-IEC 491 EN 60 555 - EN 61 000 - 4 - 2/3/4/5
Tolerances and specifications conforming to IEC and CE standards. Technical data subject
to change without notice.
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English
Transmitter Speed
19350
User Manual
Contents :
Features
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Battery Installation
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Hot-shoe connector
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Operating Instructions
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Frequency Channel
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Trigger Modes
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Integrated SYNC Socket
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Elinchrom RX Features
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EL-Skyport Modules
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Troubleshooting
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CE Statements
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FCC Compliance and
Advisory Statement
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Disposal and recycling
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EL-Skyport Transmitter SPEED //19350
Operating instructions :
2.4 GHz digital wireless Flash Trigger Transmitter
Features
EL-Skyport Transmitter Speed is designed with the latest 2.4 GHz Digital Wireless Technology.
• SLR Camera Sync speeds: SPEED mode up to
1/250 s, STANDARD mode 1/160 - 1/200 s.
• 5 selectable trigger modes, (4 Groups + All)
• 8 frequency channels.
• 40 Bit security encryption.
• Up to 60 m range indoors for standard mode and
up to 40 m in speed mode.
• Up to 120 m range outdoors for standard mode
and up to 60 m in speed mode.
• Battery life up to 6 Months - over 30’000 flashes.
• RX-feature buttons (Remote Control).
• Test trigger button and feature button.
• Integrated Hot-shoe (middle contact) improved.
• SYNC-socket for direct connection improved.
• Two flash modes, standard and speed.
• The “Standard” mode is fully compatible with
previous EL-Skyport versions.
• The SPEED function is available for Ranger
Quadra AS, BXRi 250 / 500 und D-Lite it and all
other units, when used with the Universal Speed.
• Status LED for EL-Skyport mode and battery
status.
• Improved housing, battery drawer and
switches.
• New Hot-shoe with screw-lock.
• New extra features; configure EL-Skyport with
the new EL-Skyport PC / MAC software 3.0.
You will appreciate the convenience of this
professional and powerful wireless device.
Note: Shutter speed and distance range are influenced
by interference from other 2.4 GHz electronic equipment
and reflections of ceilings, walls, floors, furniture, metall, trees and humidiy in woods etc.
For better performance the Transmitter and Receiver
antenna should have direct sight, without any walls or
objects in - between.
Battery Installation
1. Pull the battery drawer out carefully.
2. Place the Lithium battery, see Fig. 1 for correct polarity.
3. Close the battery drawer.
! CAUTION:
• Ensure correct polarity / minus pole on top.
• Use only the Lithium Battery CR2430 3.0 V 19372.
• Remove battery if the EL-Skyport Transmitter is not used for some time.
• Never short-circuit battery poles.
• Avoid direct sunlight or temperatures above 45°C. The battery may explode!
Hot-Shoe Connector with Screw-Lock
The new Hot-shoe connector with screw-lock and middle contact synchronisation is designed to fit digital and analogue cameras with maximum sync output of 3 V (the middle contact is the positive pole).
Operating Instructions
Fig. 1
Battery (19372)
Minus pole on top
Flexible swivel
Antenna 360 ̊
Battery drawer
Hot-shoe with
screw lock and
SYNC socket
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Fig. 2
Frequency
channel selector
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RX feature button
Power decrease
RX feature button
Power increase
or modelling lamp
toggle
MODE switch
Flash Test / Flash Mode /
Configuration button
Flexible swivel
Antenna 360 ̊
GROUP switch
Status LED
Frequency Channel
Note:
Transmitter and the corresponding Transceiver RX, the Universal Receiver or the EL units with
integrated EL-Skyport Receiver must have the same frequency channel settings!
Frequency
Channel
1 (default)
2
1
Off
On
Slide Button configuration
2
Off
Off
3
Off
Off
Frequency
/ Mhz
3
4
5
Off
On
Off
On
On
Off
Off
Off
On
2460
2462
2469
6
7
8
On
Off
On
Off
On
On
On
On
On
2471
2473
2475
2456
2458
EL-Skyport Sync Speed & Standard Mode
The SPEED function is available for Ranger Quadra AS, BXRi 250 / 500 und D-Lite it and all other units,
when used with the EL-Skyport Universal Speed.
Select “Speed” sync mode
Synchronises SLR cameras up to 1/250 s, or compact digital cameras up to 1/2850 s
- Select “Group” or “All” mode.
- Press test push button for minimum 5 seconds until the STATUS LED flashes two times.
- Release test push button.
- Now the EL-Skyport Transmitter Speed works in “SPEED” mode (r.2 mode).
Select “Standard” triggering mode
Synchronises SLR cameras up to 1/200 s, or compact digital cameras up to 1/1600 s
- Select “Group” or “All” mode.
- Press test push button for minimum 5 seconds until the STATUS LED flashes one time.
- Release test push button.
- Now the EL-Skyport Transmitter Speed works in “STANDARD” mode.
EL-Skyport Module Configuration:
Only possible with EL-Skyport PC / MAC software v 3.0 and higher.
- Power-Save Timer, individual programmable or disabled.
- Trigger delay is programmable from 250 ms up to 15 s.
- Download the FREE EL-Skyport Software from www.elinchrom.com
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SET Config Mode: (to configure included features)
- Switch module OFF.
- Hold test push button and switch TX ON.
- Keep test push button pressed until STATUS LED is ON.
 Check also EL-Skyport PC / MAC software 3.0 for changing Transmitter Speed setting.
The EL-Skyport Transmitter triggers the EL-Skyport Receiver modules in the following modes:
1. Off  Unit is OFF, no function.
2. Select Group - Group (1 to 4).
 Set switch to Group. and select Group 1 to 4.
 All corresponding EL-Skyport Receivers with the same selected Group (1 to 4) are triggered.
3. ALL Mode switch is set to ALL.
 All corresponding EL-Skyport Receivers are triggered regardless of which Group is selected.
Integrated Hot-Shoe SYNC 2.5 mm Socket
Use the included Sync cable to connect the integrated 2.5 mm Mono Jack socket with the camera or
lens PC socket directly.
EL-Skyport Transmitter SPEED RX Features
Compatible with Ranger RX, Style RX, Digital RX, BXRi 250 / 500, Ranger Quadra AS!
If the EL-Skyport Transmitter SPEED is used with the EL-Skyport Transceiver RX, BXRi 250 / 500
or the Ranger Quadra AS, the following EXTRA
features are available:
Depending upon which Group is selected, the following RX-unit settings can be modified:
1. Flash power increase in 1/10 f-stops.
 press push button + to increase the power of selected Group of (or ALL) RX-units in 1/10 fstops.
2. Flash power decrease in 1/10 f-stops.
 press push button - to reduce the power of selected Group of (or ALL) RX-units in 1/10 f-stops.
3. Modelling lamp toggle.
 press and hold the push button +, 2 seconds or longer before releasing,
to toggle modelling lamp of the selected Group of (or ALL) RX-units.
Power save mode timer:
- After not using the Transmitter for 30 minutes the Power Save mode is active. To reactivate the
Transmitter, press the TEST push button.
- The Power Save mode timer can be configured with the EL-Skyport PC / MAC software v 3.0 and higher.
Status LED:
- LED flashes every 4 seconds one time in “Standard” mode and two times in “Speed” mode.
- LED intensity correspond to the battery status - if off or very low => exchange the battery.
- LED is OFF if the Transmitter is switched OFF or in Power Save mode.
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Reset to manufacturer default setting:
- Switch ON.
- Press test button for min 10 seconds.
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EL-Skyport Modules
EL-Skyport Universal SPEED (NEW) / Universal (previous version)
• Universal Receiver for all makes of Flash with a SYNC socket, conforming to Sync norms!
EL-Skyport Transceiver RX
• This Transceiver is only for Elinchrom RX units. The module operates all RX­
features with the EL-Skyport software and triggers the flash.
EL-Skyport USB RX SPEED (NEW) / USB RX (previous version)
• To operate RX flash units via computer the USB module should be used in­
conjunction with the EL-Skyport Transceiver RX and the EL-Skyport software.
Transceiver RX
19353
Universal Speed
& Universal
USB RX Speed
& USB RX
Troubleshooting
Should an error occur, first check the following points:
Having this problem?
Check the following points:
No flash unit can be triggered
with the Transmitter
Mode “All” is selected
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Some units do not fire when
triggered with the Transmitter
Mode “Grp” is selected
 Check if the Channel selector switch is set to the same Group.
 Reduce distance to any “not working” unit.
 Check if Transmitter is in the same trigger mode Speed / Standard.
TEST flash works, but the camera
will not trigger flash unit
 Check hot-shoe fitting.
 Connect the 2.5 mm to PC SYNC cable instead of hot-shoe connection.
Limited Distance range
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Check
Check
Check
Check
Check
if the Transmitter is switched ON.
battery polarity.
if the Receiver module is connected correctly to the unit.
if the frequency selector switch is set to the same channel.
if Transmitter is in the same trigger mode Speed or Standard.
Reposition the units.
Increase the distance to walls and ceilings.
Position the antenna of Transmitter and Receiver.
Use an RX extension cable to reduce the distance between the modules.
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CE Statements
This device has been tested and found to comply with the requirements set
up in the council directive on the approximation of the law of member states relating
to EMC Directive 89/336/EEC, Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and R&TTE Directive
99/5/EC
FCC Compliance and Advisory Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject of the following two conditions: 1. this device may not cause harmful interference, and 2. this device must accept any interference received, including interferences that may cause undesired operation.
The equipment has been certified to comply with the limits for a Class B computing device pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed or used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by switching the equipment off and on. The user can try to correct
the interference by the following measures:
1. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
2. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
3. Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
4. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help, changes or modification not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could avoid the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Disposal and recycling
This device has been manufactured to the highest possible degree from materials which
can be recycled or disposed of in a manner that is not environmentally damaging. The
device may be taken back after use to be recycled, provided that it is returned in a condition that is the result of normal use. Any components not reclaimed will be disposed of in
an environmentally acceptable manner.
If you have any question on disposal, please contact your local office or your local­
ELINCHROM agent (check our website for a list of all ELINCRHOM agents worldwide).
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