ShowLED Conbox manual

CONBOX Manual
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Safety Instructions
Introduction
Technical Specification
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Typical Product Connection
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Control Network Set-up09-10
Connecting Strings
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Menu Structure14
User Interface15
How to set-up the conbox
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Conbox modes16-17
DMX Mode - 1018-21
DMX Mode -2422
EXTRAS
FAQ`s
Contact & Support Information
Technical Specification
Declaration of Conformity
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Take care of environmental limits. Do not exceed them.
(See technical information)
The connection cables are NOT mechanical safeties!.
If you are not familiar with mechanical safeties, contact us to
provide you with professional advice.
(See contact information)
Do not subject to excessive shock by dropping the unit.
Do not expose the conbox to water, rain or direct sunlight.
This conbox is designed and tested for driving LEDs; do not use it
for other purposes.
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Use only properly grounded power cord and receptacle.
Make sure to read and understand each connection before
Connecting it.
Make sure that all connections are made correctly before turning
on conbox.
Always disconnect conbox from the mains supply when connecting
signal leads, the power cord should be connected last.
Do not apply voltage higher than 250Vac to the conbox.
To insure good ventilation in order to prevent fire caused by
overheating, do not install or use the conbox in a closed space.
Make sure that the ventilation exits at the sides of the conbox are
not blocked.
1m
Keep minimum distance of 1m between you (or audience) and the
LEDs.
Do not stare in to the LEDs, especially when narrow angle LEDs are
used.
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INTRODUCTION
ShowLED classic and chameleon star curtains now share the same conbox.
With 8 output channels, a conbox runs a maximum of 512 classic monochrome LEDs or
256 RGB LEDs. With a standard density of around 6 LEDs per sqm (randomly placed),
one conbox can run a starcloth surface of up to 100 sqm for the classic LEDs or 50 sqm
for the RGB version.
By linking several conboxes in master-slave configuration, multiple panels can become
one extended setup.
On stand-alone mode, choose from twinkling effects, chase patterns, strobe effects, or
see your options extended to controlling the full colour spectrum once linked to RGB
LEDs.
The conbox offers an effects memory to save your preferred settings.
The dedicated conbox is DMX compatible and offers two DMX modes; control of preset
chases including minimum and maximum intensity, chase speed, and pattern
behaviour; or full dimmer control of each individual output channel.
Menu Buttons
DMX-in
DMX-out
Power input
Power Indicator
Air Vents - Diagonal Airflow (Do not cover)
SD Card Slot
LCD Screen
Preview LEDs
16 Connectors
8 RGB Channels
2 Plugs per RGB Channel
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Input
- Supply voltage
: 90 ..250Vac
- Line frequency
: 50 ..60 Hz
- Input current
: 0.45A (@115 Vac)/0.25A (@230 Vac)
- Input power
: 60 Watt
- Fuse
: 2.5A (T), 20 x 5 mm
- Mains input
: Standardised IEC power inlet
- PFC (Power factor correction) circuit - present
Outputs (16 connectors - 2 per output)
- Output voltage
: 5V
- Total output power : 50 Watt
Data ports
- DMX input
- DMX output
Environmental
- Operating temperature, humidity: 00C .. +500C, <80% RH
- Storage temperature, humidity : 00C .. +500C, <60% RH
Mechanical
- Dimensions
- Weight
: 140 x 135 x 43 mm
: 525 g
Product specific properties
- Stand alone mode with chase patterns
- Interactive operator console
- 12bit dimmer curve (smallest step in dimming is 1/4096)
- LED configuration with indicator LEDs
- LED outputs protected against short circuit
- RDM ready
- Firmware upgrades possible via SD card
- IDC LED string connectors (No soldering)
Control and output characteristics
Classic mode
DIM Value
DMX input
8 bit
Light output
12 bit
Chameleon mode
RED DIM Value
GREEN DIM Value
BLUE DIM Value
DMX input
8 bit
8 bit
8 bit
Light output
12 bit
12 bit
12 bit
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TYPICAL PRODUCT CONNECTION
STAR CLOTH BACK VIEW
Lining
Monochrome
or
RGB LED Strings
ShowLED Conbox
set to classic or
chameleon
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CONTROL NETWORK SET-UP
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STAND -ALONE
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DUAL MODE
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MULTIPLE MODE
For all the above set-ups;
the first conbox should be set to
‘master’ and all remaining to ‘slave’.
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CONTROL NETWORK SET-UP
DMX LIGHTING DESK
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CONFIGURATIONS WITH A DMX LIGHTING DESK
In configurations with use of a DMX lighting desk the first conbox can either
be set in DMX mode 24 or in DMX mode 10 SYNC.
In DMX mode 24 you can choose if you want to address the conboxes all
together or separately. By setting all the conbox in the control network in DMX
mode 24 on the same DMX base you can address all the conboxes together. By
setting all the conboxes in the control network in DMX mode 24 on a
different DMX base (e.g. 1, 25, 49, 73) you can address all the conboxes
separately.
In DMX mode 10 SYNC only the first conbox in the control network is set on DMX mode 10 SYNC all the other conboxes are set as slave.
Note that no device can be put after the slave conbox or after the master
conbox in this control network, only before the first conbox!
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CONNECTING STRINGS
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INTERCONNECTIVITY
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CONNECTING STRINGS
POWER OFF CONBOX
CONNECT CLASSIC STRINGS
CLASSIC
orange plug
16 16
16 16
16
2
3
1
2
16
1
1
3
64 LEDS MAX
PER CHANNEL
POWER ON CONBOX
LEDs on connected string will show
same colour as indicator LEDs on conbox
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CONNECTING STRINGS
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POWER OFF CONBOX
CONNECT CHAMELEON STRINGS
POWER ON CONBOX
RGB LEDs on connected string will show
same colour as indicator LEDs on conbox
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MENU STRUCTURE
WWW.SHOWLED.COM
CLV1.1
SET STAND ALONE
SET AS SLAVE
SET DMX MODE
SET AS MASTER
DMX 24/8
EXIT
DMX 10/5
PATTERN TYPE
DMX 10/5 SYNC
DEVICE FUNCTION
CLASSIC
OUTPUT
CHAMELEON
OUTPUT
AUTO DETECT
PATTERN
BEHAVIOUR
SD ACTION
CHASE SPEED
READ SD DIR
MIN. INTENSITY
NO SD CARD
(error)
MAX. INTENSITY
NUMB. OF
COLOURS
COLOUR 1
COLOUR 2
COLOUR 3
COLOUR 4
NO VALID FILE
Press to retry
(error)
> firmware.bin
Start Upgrade
Updating
Don`t Power Off!
MENU BECOMES AVAILABLE AFTER CHOOSING
“CHAMELEON OUTPUT” AS DEVICE FUNCTION
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USER INTERFACE
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The user interface consists of an LCD display and
keypad with two push buttons.
This is the physical interface that lets you access the menu structure.
The menu structure lets you modify the parameters of conbox.
Use the buttons (up and down) to scroll through the menu structure.
The up button lets you scroll up in the menu structure or
increase a parameter.
The down button lets you scroll down in the menu structure or
decrease parameter.
The up and down button together lets you select or confirm
a menu button.
HOW TO SETUP THE CONBOX
Press RIGHT and LEFT button together unlock the keypad. After unlocking
the conbox,
Choose “ Stand alone” if you don`t want to use a DMX source.
Choose “ DMX mode” if you want to use a DMX source.
Choose “ Device Function for operating conbox as classic or chameleon”.
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STAND ALONE MODE - SETTING THE PARAMETERS
This Mode is accessible via the menu structure as described on pages. By
using the operator console of conbox, the desired effect can easily be
programmed by setting the following parameters. The parameters need only
be set on the master conbox.
Pattern Type:
1 Channel @ maximum intensity
2 Channels @ maximum intensity
3 Channels @ maximum intensity
4 Channels @ maximum intensity
5 Channels @ maximum intensity
6 Channels @ maximum intensity
7 Channels @ maximum intensity
Strobe effect
Pattern Behaviour: soft chase
hard chase
Chase Speed: 000 (minimum speed)... 255 (maximum speed)
Minimum Intensity: 000... 255
(See also DMX mode 10-fader 4-Minimum Intensity)
Maximum Intensity: 000... 255 (See also DMX mode 10-fader 5 -Maximum Intensity)
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Number of Colours:
1 colour
2 colours
3 colours
4 colours
4 colours rotating
3 colours rotating
2 colours rotating
Chameleon!
Colour 1: 000... 255 (See DMX mode 10 - Fader 7 to 10 - Selection of colour)
Colour 2: 000... 255 (See DMX mode 10 - Fader 7 to 10 - Selection of colour)
Colour 3: 000... 255 (See DMX mode 10 - Fader 7 to 10 - Selection of colour)
Colour 4: 000... 255 (See DMX mode 10 - Fader 7 to 10 - Selection of colour)
Colours 1 to 4 are colour presets in which you can store a colour chosen from
the colour pallet.
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DMX MODE 10 - CONTROLLING THE BUILT-IN PATTERNS
If you have more than one conbox, it is advisable to use DMX mode 10
SYNC. The channel descriptions DMX Mode 10 have the same meaning as
the parameters in the stand alone mode. Only the means of changing them
are different. Instead of using the operator console, the channels (faders) of
the DMX lighting desk are used.
Fader 1 - Pattern Type
DMX Value
Function
0...
31
Chase Pattern 1
32... 63
Chase Pattern 2
64... 91
Chase Pattern 3
92... 127
Chase Pattern 4
128... 159
Chase Pattern 5
160... 191
Chase Pattern 6
192... 223
Chase Pattern 7
224... 255
Chase Pattern 8
Description
1 Channel @ maximum intensity
2 Channels @ maximum intensity
3 Channels @ maximum intensity
4 Channels @ maximum intensity
5 Channels @ maximum intensity
6 Channels @ maximum intensity
7 Channels @ maximum intensity
Strobe effect
Fader 2 - Pattern Behaviour
DMX Value
0...
127
128... 255
Description
Soft chase
Hard chase
With soft chase the lights will gradually fade in and out.
With hard chase the light will blink on and off.
Fader 3 - Chase Speed
DMX Value
0
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255
Description
Minimum speed
Maximum speed
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Fader 4 - Minimum Intensity
Limiter function sets the minimum intensity level. When set a value higher
than zero, the LEDs will not dim completely.
Fader 5 - Maximum Intensity
Limiter function sets the maximum intensity level. When set to a value lower
than 255, the LEDs will not burn at full capacity.
Note that the maximum intensity has a higher priority than the minimum
intensity!
Fader 6 - Number of colours
DMX Value
0...
31
32... 63
64... 95
96... 127
160... 191
128... 255
192... 223
224... 255
Description
1 Colour
2 Colours
3 Colours
4 Colours
4 Colours rotating
3 Colours rotating
2 Colours rotating
Chameleon colour change
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Fader 7 to 10 - Selection of colour
Choose from the colour pallet to set the 4 colour presets.
DMX Value
Description
0
Blue
1...
31
Bluish White
32
White
33... 63
Yellowish White
64
Yellow
65.. 95
Greenish Yellow
96
Green
97... 127
Greenish Cyan
128
129...
160
161...
192
193...
224
225...
255
0
159
191
223
254
Cyan
Bluish Cyan
Blue
Bluish Magenta
Magenta
Reddish Magenta
Red
Orange
Yellow
255
255
Pattern Type
Pattern Behaviour
2
Chase Speed
3
Minimum Intensity
4
Maximum Intensity
5
6
Colour 1
7
Colour 2
8
Colour 3
9
10
Colour 4
0
setting as byte value
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colours
2
colours
3
colours
4
colour
4 colours
rotateting
3 colours
rotateting
2colours
rotateting
Chameleon
colours!
GRAPHICAL PRESENTATION OF THE DMX CHANNEL ARRANGEMENT
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number of colours
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DMX Mode 24
Controlling the channels individually
DMX
Channel
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Function
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
RED
GREEN
BLUE
RED
GREEN
BLUE
RED
GREEN
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9
10
11
12
13
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15
16
17
18
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BLUE
RED
GREEN
BLUE
RED
GREEN
BLUE
RED
GREEN
BLUE
RED
GREEN
BLUE
RED
GREEN
BLUE
LED Channel 1
LED Channel 2
LED Channel 3
LED Channel 4
LED Channel 5
LED Channel 6
LED Channel 7
LED Channel 8
E.g.: When the DMX base address is set to 171 the red colour of LED channel
1 will appear on DMX channel 171 and the blue colour of LED 8 willl appear
on DMX channel 194.
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FAQ`S
How many DMX channels are required for controlling the ShowLED
Conbox?
DMX mode 10 (SYNC) required minimum 10 channels and DMX mode 24
requires minimum 24 channels. Note that if you want to address all the
conboxes separately in DMX mode24, you will need 24 channels per
conbox in the control network. (E.g.. 4 controllers require 96 DMX chanContact Information and Support
Visit the support section of our website at www.showled.com. Here you
will find up-to date FAQ`s and Tips and Tricks.
Send your questions to info@showled.com, we will reply to you as soon as
possible.
Place a call to ShowLED FZC
Tel : +971 6 557 83 07
Office hours : Sunday through Thursday from 09.00 to 18.00
Fridays and Saturdays we are closed.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Input
- Supply voltage
:
90..250 Vac
- Line frequency
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50..60 Hz
- Input current
:
0.45 A (@115Vac)/0.25A (@230 Vac)
- Input power
:
60 Watt
- Fuse
:
2.5A (T), 20X5 mm
- Mains input
:
Standardised IEC power inlet
- PFC (Power Factor Connection) circuit present
Outputs (16 Connectors - 2 per output)
- Output Voltage
- Total Output Power
:
:
5V
50 Watt
Data Ports
- DMX input
- DMX output
Environmental
- Operating temperature, humidity : 0OC .. + 50OC,<80% RH
- Storage temperature, humidity
: 0OC .. + 50OC,<60% RH
Mechanical
- Dimensions
- Weight
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140X135X43 mm
525 g
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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
We, ShowLED FZC, P.O. Box: 120888, Warehouse Q4-006, Sharjah Airport Free Zone,
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates,
declare under our sole responsibility that the product:
ShowLED CLASSIC system
Controller Model: Conbox MKII
LED string CLASSIC Model: BW-12LED and BW-16LED
ShowLED CHAMELEON system
Controller Model: Conbox MKII
LED string CHAMELEON Model: RGB-12LED and RGB-16LED
provided that it is installed, maintained and used in the application for which it is made,
with respect of the “professional practices, relevant installation standards and
manufacturer’s instructions, complies with the provision of the following
Council Directives:
2004/108/EC
Council Directive on the approximation of the law of
the Member States relating to electromagnetic
compatibility.
2006/95/EC
Council Directive on the approximation of the law of
the Member States relating to low voltage.
It is in conformity with the following harmonized standards or other normative
documents:
Reference No.
EMC EN 55032:2012; EN 55103-2:2009
Safety EN 60950-1:2006 + A11:2009 + A1:2010 + A12:2011 + A2:2013
ShowLED FZC, Kenny Janssens
Managing Director
United Arab Emirates, May 28th 2015
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