focusHAND 2 - ELC Lighting

focusHAND 2 - ELC Lighting
FocusHAND
System description
focusHAND 2
Users Manual
FocusHAND is a wireless remote control unit with a DMX
output, to be used for controlling lighting fixtures while
focussing them.
This means that the ‘normal’ operation with one person behind
the lighting desk, an intercom and one person at the rig is
replaced by one person at the lamp position only.
The handheld unit uses a small number of easy to operate
keys for ‘dialing in’ the number of the dimmer channel, the level
etc. These commands are sent via an UHF radio link to the
receiver unit, which translates them into the proper DMX
values.
The receiver unit has to be connected between the lighting
consoles DMX output and the dimmers DMX input, where it will
take over the control of the DMX line. This can be activated
with the remote unit, so the receiver can be permanently
connected.
Not only one spot at a time can be controlled, but also groups
and level can be adjusted from off to 100%.
This means FocusHAND is a versatile controller for the lighting
operator to perform his job quick and easy, without being tied
to wires.
When 2 or 3 units are to be used separately in the same area,
please contact the distributor for modification of the
communication encoding.
Version: 0901
This product may only be used for controlling
dimmers and moving lights. Using the product
out of these specifications will remove all
responsibility from the supplier
Getting Started
Key illumination
The focus HAND system consists of 2 parts, the remote control
transmitter and the main unit.
The keys on the transmitter are illuminated. While a key is
pressed the unit is transmitting, indicated by bright illumination
of the keys. When releasing the key the illumination stays on
for a period of time. The time(out) can be programmed on the
remote unit following these steps:
The remote unit:
The remote has 16 keys and 1 slide switch. The slide switch is
for power on. However the power consumption is minimal, so
battery life is not really shortened, because only depressing a
key activates the unit. The switch is mainly used as a safety
against unwanted key presses when the unit is in the pocket.
Battery replacement
Because of the often rough circumstances in which the unit
can be used, the battery compartment is closed with normal
M3 screws instead of clips. To replace the battery, remove the
two screws at the bottom, replace it with a fresh one and close
the lid with the same (M3x4mm) screws. Be sure not to throw
the old battery in the normal dustbin, but remove it adequately.
Using alkaline batteries is recommended.
Keypad layout
1
2
3
Func
5
6
@
Up
4
1) switch off the remote unit (slide switch on top)
2) press and hold FUNC, @, Æ or ENTER
3) switch on the remote unit (slide switch)
4) wait until keys are blinking (± 5 sec)
5) release the key
The time is now programmed to:
Key
FUNC
@
Æ
ENTER
Time
5 seconds
12 seconds
25 seconds
never turn off
Focus HAND2 main unit:
Connections:
The main unit has 2 DMX connections and a fixed mains lead.
The mains input voltage can be selected to 115V or 230V on
the back. The DMX connections on the back are for DMX input
and output on 5 pin XLR (3 pin optional).
DMX connection :
Down
7
8
9
Æ
+
-
Enter
Next
0
Prev
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
Description
Ground/Screen
Data Data +
loop thru to other XLR5 pin 4
loop thru to other XLR5 pin 5
When the power is off or the unit is not activated the DMX input
is directly connected to the DMX output by a relay.
For best results the antenna has to be oriented as far away as
possible from metal parts, including the housing.
Operation:
Activation:
Type in the code [+] [+] [ENTER]
This action activates the receiver unit, taking over the DMX
control.
LED indications:
The LED’s on the front indicate Power On, Active and Receive
LED
On
Active
Receive
Meaning
Power is on and the internal processor is working
DMX control is taken over from the lighting desk
A valid signal is received from the remote
Option switches:
On the back of the main unit there are 2 switches for option
selection.
Switch
1
2
Off (up)
DMX-A (channel 1-512)
No function
On (down)
DMX-B (channel 513-1024)
No function
Deactivation:
Type in the code [-] [-] [ENTER]
This action deactivates the receiver unit switching back the
DMX control to the lighting desk.
Single dimmer at full:
Type in [1..1024] [ENTER]
ex:
[1] [ENTER]
Single dimmer at percentage:
Type in [1..1024] [@] [0..9]
The level will be set in 10% steps
ex:
[2] [@] [5]
Æ dimmer 2 at 50%
Adjusting the level:
Type in: [@] [4]
Æ selected dimmers at 40%
Group of dimmers:
It’s possible to select multiple dimmers at one time. This can
be a range, using [THRU], or separate dimmers using [+] and
[-].
ex:
[1] [THRU] [6] [ENTER]
Æ dimmer 1 to 6 selected
[3] [+] [6] [+] [1] [0] [ENTER]
Æ dimmer 3,6,10 selected
[1] [THRU] [6] [+] [1] [0] [ENTER]
Æ dimmer 1 to 6 and 10 selected
[1] [THRU] [6] [–] [5] [ENTER]
Æ dimmer 1 to 4 and 6 selected
Adding dimmers:
To add dimmers to a selection use the [+].
ex:
[+] [4] [ENTER]
Æ adds dimmer 4 to previously selected dimmers
[+] [6] [THRU] [10]
Æ adds dimmers 6 to 10
Removing dimmers:
Using [-] removes dimmers from the selection.
ex:
[–] [3] [ENTER]
Æ removes dimmer 3 from selection
[–] [3] [THRU] [8]
Æ removes dimmers 3 to 8
Clear Stage (remove all):
To clear the selection press:
[0] [ENTER]
Stepping thru dimmers:
Press [FUNC], then you can use [NEXT], [PREV], [UP] and
[DOWN] for stepping thru the dimmer channels and adjusting
the total level. When finished press [ENTER].
Toggle between presets:
Press [ENTER] for switching between the current and previous
setting.
General Information
CE – Product
The Focus Hand System permits to the CE requirements setup by the European Community. This can be recognized by
this label on the outside of the product.
FCC NOTES (914,5MHz US version):
NOTE:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
operated in a commercial environment. This equipment
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
communication. Operation of this equipment in a residential
area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference at his own
expense.
NOTE:
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, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
In order to maintain compliance with FCC regulation shielded
cables must be used with this equipment. Operation with nonapproved equipment or unshielded cables is likely to result in
interference to radio & television reception.
CAUTION:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Leprecon,
LLC may void the users authority to operate this equipment.
Designed and manufactured in the Netherlands by:
ELC lighting
R&TTE regulations (433,92MHz EU version):
The HF modules used are designed and manufactured by
Radiometrix (UK) and approved to ETS 300-220-1.
The transmitter is approved according R&TTE guideline
1999/5/EC and carries the declaration CE0889!
The unit is approved for use in the following countries in
Europe:
A,B,DK,FIN,F, D,EL,IRL,I,L,NL,P,E,S,UK,IS,NO,CH
Distributed by:
Technical Specifications:
Focus HAND Remote control transmitter:
Output:
EU: UHF 433.92 MHz, 10mw maximum
US: UHF 914,5 MHz, 1mW maximum
Antenna:
Helical, fixed
Working range: 75 meter indoor, 200 meter in free field
Power:
9 Volt 6F22 battery
Keys:
16 keys
Size / Weight: 115 x 65 x 20 mm (excl. antenna) 280 gram
Focus HAND2 Main unit:
Output:
Input:
Bypass:
Signalization:
Power:
Dimensions
Weight
DMX 512 (1990) on 5 pin female XLR
DMX 512 (1990) on 5 pin male XLR
Relay as on/off and failsafe link
3 Leds
115V / 230V selectable at the back, 3VA max
200 x 44 x 150 mm
1,4 kg
Worldwide distribution:
ANIMA Lighting ltd
Route du Stand 20
CH-1897 Le Bouveret
Tel.+41 79 210 4613
Fax +41 860 79 210 4613
www.elclighting.com
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