vdlprom5 – set with dmx control box + 4 colour changers

vdlprom5 – set with dmx control box + 4 colour changers
1. Introduction & Features
Thank you for buying the VDLPROM5 ! Please read the manual carefully before bringing this
device into service.
This set contains 4 DMX-controlled colour changers and a central control unit for DMXcontrolled or music-controlled operation of the colour changers.
Check carefully that there is no damage caused by transportation. Should there be any, consult
your dealer and don't install this device.
2. Safety Instructions
Be very careful during the installation : touching live
wires can cause life-threatening electroshocks.
Do not touch the device during operation as the housing heats up
Keep this device away from rain and moisture
Unplug the mains lead before opening the housing
• A qualified technician should install and service this device.
• Damage caused by disregarding certain guidelines in this manual is not covered by the
warranty and the dealer will not accept responsibility for the ensuing defects or problems.
• Do not switch the device on immediately if it has been exposed to changes in temperature.
Protect the device against damage by leaving it switched off until it has reached room
• This device falls under protection class I. It is essential, therefore, that the device be earthed.
Have this device installed by a qualified technician.
• Make sure that the available voltage does not exceed the voltage stated in the specifications
of this manual.
• Do not crimp the power cord and protect it against damage from sharp edges. Ask an
authorised dealer to replace the cord if necessary.
• Always disconnect the device from the mains when it is not in use or when you wish to clean
it. Only handle the power cord by the plug. Never pull out the plug by tugging the power cord.
• There may be some smoke or a particular smell when the device is activated for the first
time. This is normal and the smell will gradually disappear.
• Do not look directly at the light source as sensitive people may go into epileptic seizure if they
• Note that damage caused by user modifications to the device are not covered by the
warranty. Keep the device away from children and unauthorised users.
3. General Guidelines
• This device is a lighting effect for professional use on stage, in discos, theatres, etc. The
VDLPROM5 should only be used indoors with an alternating current of max. 230Vac/50Hz.
• Lighting effects are not designed for permanent operation. Operation breaks at regular
intervals will protect the device against malfunction.
• Do not shake the device. Avoid brute force when installing or operating the device.
• Select a location where the device will be protected against extreme heat, moisture and dust.
Respect a minimum distance of 0.5m between the projector’s light output and the target
• Use an appropriate safety cable to fix the device (e.g. VDLSC7 or VDLSC8).
• Familiarise yourself with the functions of the device before actually using it. Do not permit
operation by unqualified people. Any damage that may occur will probably be due to
unprofessional use of the device.
• Use the original packaging if the device is to be transported.
• Note that all modifications of the device are forbidden for safety reasons.
• Only use the device for its intended purpose. All other uses may lead to short-circuits, burns,
electroshocks, lamp explosion, crash, etc. Using the device in an unauthorised way will void
the warranty.
4. Installation
a) Lamps
• Only fit or replace a lamp when the device is unplugged from the mains. Replace a deformed
or damaged lamp.
• Let a lamp cool before replacing it as the temperature of a lamp can reach 700°C during
• Do not touch the lamp with your bare hands when you’re installing a halogen lamp. Use a
cloth to insert or remove a halogen lamp.
• Do not install lamps with a higher wattage. They generate higher temperatures than the ones
this device was designed to be able to cope with.
• Insert four 120V/250W ENH lamps (code LAMP250/120ENH) :
1) Loosen the screws on top and at the back of the housing of the colour changer and
open the lid.
2) Replace the old lamp and insert the new one.
3) Close the lid and fix the screws.
Remark : Do not operate the device when the cover is off!!
b) Fuse
• Only fit or replace a fuse when the device is unplugged from the mains.
• Replace a blown fuse with a fuse of the same type and rating (see technical details at the
end of this manual) :
1) Unscrew the fuse holder at the back of the device.
2) Remove the old fuse and install a new one.
3) Fasten the fuse holder.
c) Mounting the Device
• Respect EN 60598-2-17 and all other applicable norms during installation. A qualified person
should install this device.
• The construction to which the device is attached should be able to support 10 times the
weight for one hour without deformation.
• The installation must always be secured with a secondary attachment e.g. a safety cable.
• Never stand directly below the device when mounting, removing or servicing it. Have a
qualified technician check the device before you bring it into service. Have a qualified
technician check the entire installation once a year.
• Install the device in a location where few people pass by and that is inaccessible to
unauthorised persons.
• Overhead mounting requires extensive experience : calculating work load limits, determining
the installation material to be used… Have the material and the device itself checked from
time to time. Do not attempt to install the device yourself if you lack these qualifications as
improper installation can result in injuries.
• Make sure there is no flammable material within a 50cm radius of the device.
• Adjust the desired inclination angle via the mounting bracket and fix the bracket screws
• A qualified electrician should carry out the electric connection.
• Connect the device to the mains with the power plug. Install a switch with a min. distance of
3mm between contacts if the device is to be connected directly with the mains. In general,
lighting effects should not be connected to dimming packs.
• The installation has to be approved by an expert before the device is taken into service.
5. Use
The colour changers are controlled through the control box. The latter is activated by an
external DMX input or via the music. The built-in microphone activates the various beams in
case of music-controlled operation.
DIP switch settings :
1 – 9 : determine the address of the controller when used in DMX mode
: select music-controlled operation
: focus mode : the beams of the 4 colour changers become white, which makes them
easier to focus.
: terminator : to be used when the device is in the DMX mode and the controller is the
last device in the DMX chain.
The DMX starting address of the controller is defined by the first 9 DIP switches. The encoding
is binary : DIP switch 1 has value 1, DIP switch 2 is worth 2, DIP switch 3 has value 4, DIP
switch 4 is worth 8, etc…
Example : if 95 were the desired start address, then the settings for the first 9 switches would be
as follows : 111111101 = 1 + 2 + 4 + 8 + 16 + 0 + 64 = 95.
The controller uses 5 channels to control the 4 colour changers. CHANNEL 1 is used to dim all
the colour changers simultaneously. CHANNELS 2, 3, 4 & 5 controls the colour of the individual
colour changers : there are 10 possible colours and a colour cycler and a rainbow effect are
also available.
6. Cleaning and Maintenance
1. All screws for installing the devices or parts of the device have to be screwed down tight and
must not be corroded.
2. The housing, the lenses, the mounting supports and the installation location (e.g. ceiling,
suspension, trussing) should not be modified or tampered with e.g. do not drill extra holes in
mounting supports, do not change the location of the connections, …
3. The electric power supply cables must not show any damage. Have the device installed by a
qualified technician.
4. Disconnect the device from the mains prior to maintenance activities.
5. Wipe the device regularly with a moist cloth. Do not use alcohol or solvents.
6. There are no user-serviceable parts. Contact your dealer for spare parts if necessary.
7. Replace worn-out mechanical parts and make sure the mechanical parts are balanced.
7. Technical Specifications
Power Supply
Power Consumption
Dimensions Controller
Dimensions Colour Changer
Total Weight
Max. Ambient Temperature
Max. Housing Temperature
max. 230VAC/50Hz
max. 1100W
F 5A, 250VAC (5 x 20mm)
280 x 150 x 90mm
140 x 140 x 200mm
4 x 120V / 250W ENH
The information in this manual is subject to change without prior notice.
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