User Manual Blizzard G4

User Manual
Blizzard G4
Revision 01.2
November 2016
© Tempest Lighting, Inc.
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Table of Contents
Approvals – North America .................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Approvals – Europe ................................................................................................................................................................................ 5
Approvals – China ................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 7
IMPORTANT: Safety Advisories .............................................................................................................................................................. 7
Installation................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Dimensions, Rigging Points, and Maximum Projector Dimensions/Power ......................................................................................... 8
Air Clearance....................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Snow Clearance .................................................................................................................................................................................. 9
Mounting Bolts ................................................................................................................................................................................. 10
Mounting Options – Unistrut Kit ..................................................................................................................................................... 10
Mounting Options – Stacking Kit ..................................................................................................................................................... 11
Mounting Options – Truss Kit .......................................................................................................................................................... 11
Wiring the Enclosure ................................................................................................................................................................................ 12
Power Wiring ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 12
SAFETY NOTICE: ................................................................................................................................................................................ 12
Electrical Standards .......................................................................................................................................................................... 12
Wiring Access.................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
One or Two Power Circuits? ............................................................................................................................................................ 13
Conduit Entries ................................................................................................................................................................................. 14
Single Feed Power Termination ....................................................................................................................................................... 15
Split Feed Power Termination ......................................................................................................................................................... 15
Remote Monitoring Connections ........................................................................................................................................................ 16
Mounting the Projector ............................................................................................................................................................................ 17
Landscape Enclosures – tabletop or ceiling? ...................................................................................................................................... 17
Ceiling/Tabletop/Left/Right? ........................................................................................................................................................... 17
Configure the Projector Slide Mechanism ...................................................................................................................................... 17
Mount the Projector ........................................................................................................................................................................ 18
Aligning and Securing the Projector ................................................................................................................................................ 19
Digital Enclosure Control .......................................................................................................................................................................... 20
Schematic .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 20
DEC4 Main Functions ........................................................................................................................................................................... 21
Factory Settings – Basic Mode ............................................................................................................................................................. 21
Other Operating Modes ....................................................................................................................................................................... 22
Monitor Mode .................................................................................................................................................................................. 22
Control Mode.................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
Service Mode .................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
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DEC4 Control Parameters .................................................................................................................................................................... 23
Control Interface .............................................................................................................................................................................. 24
User Interface LCD Display ............................................................................................................................................................... 25
Control Interface Operation ............................................................................................................................................................ 25
Control Menu ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 26
Set DMX Options .............................................................................................................................................................................. 26
Set Temp Units ................................................................................................................................................................................. 27
Set Temp Ranges .............................................................................................................................................................................. 27
Set Max Humidity ............................................................................................................................................................................. 27
Set Lamp On Point ............................................................................................................................................................................ 27
Reset Lamp Hours............................................................................................................................................................................. 28
Status Display.................................................................................................................................................................................... 28
Routine Maintenance ............................................................................................................................................................................... 29
Clean Port Glass ................................................................................................................................................................................ 29
Check Filter ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 29
Check Temperature/Humidity Sensor ............................................................................................................................................. 30
For After Sales Support .................................................................................................................................................................... 30
Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 31
Warranty ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
Appendix – TEMP Protocol ....................................................................................................................................................................... 33
Physical Layer ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 33
Protocol Implementation ..................................................................................................................................................................... 33
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Approvals – North America
This is to certify that the following products:
52.xxx.US Series
Blizzard G4 Projector Enclosures
Have been tested and approved to standards UL 508 (electrical) and UL 50 (environmental), as NEMA 3R enclosures,
for use in the United States and Canada.
This declaration is made by the manufacturer
Tempest Lighting, Inc.
11845 Wicks Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352, USA
This declaration is based on tests that were conducted on the submitted samples of the above mentioned products.
Listing Report No. 3198609LAX-001a refers.
Dated:
July 1st , 2016
Signature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tempest Lighting Inc
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Approvals – Europe
CERTIFICATE AND DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
FOR CE MARKING
Tempest Lighting, Inc.
11845 Wicks Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352, USA
t: +1 818 787 8984
f: +1 818 252 7101
e: info@tempest.biz
www.tempest.biz
Tempest Lighting, Inc. declares that t heir
Projector Enclosure Series 52.xxx.xx
complies with the Essential Requirements of the following EU Directives:
Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
Test Report G4.51.LVD
Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2004/108/EC
Test Report G4.51.EMC
and further conforms with the following EU Harmonized Standards:
EN 60065 : 2002
Test Report 60065.G4.51.01
EN 60529:2001-2002
Test Report 60529.G4.51.02
EN 61000-6-3:2007+A1:2011
Test Report 61000.G4.51.03
EN61000-6-1:2007
Test Report 61000.G4.51.03
EN55015:2006+A2:2009
Test Report 61000.G4.51.03
Dated: 1 s t July 2016
Position of signatory: President
Name of Signatory: Tim Burnham
Signed below:
on behalf of Tempest Lighting, Inc.
.............................
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Approvals – China
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing a Tempest enclosure! We have worked hard to provide you with
the very best product available for its purpose, and we shall continue to do everything
possible to ensure that it works well for you for many years to come.
Please read this manual before starting work!
In the event of difficulty, please contact your Tempest reseller or Tempest direct:
info@tempest.biz
+1 818 787 8984
We will do everything we can to help you get the very best results from your Tempest
enclosure.
IMPORTANT: Safety Advisories

All installation and rigging work done must where applicable be designed and built
in accordance with norms and standards of the local authority having jurisdiction of
the installation site. It is the responsibility of the installer to obtain such approvals
as may be required to achieve full compliance.

All electrical work must be carried out by a suitably licensed electrical contractor in
full compliance with local electrical standards.

Lifting: some enclosures and the equipment inside them may be heavy. Use
properly rated lifting equipment where appropriate and never attempt to carry out
work with fewer than the number of workers needed to lift safely.

It is the responsibility of the installer to ensure that all local building, safety and
electrical codes are strictly adhered to in the installation of this enclosure. Tempest
Lighting, Inc., its employees and agents are in no way responsible for damage
arising from failure to follow either the instructions in this manual or building,
safety and electrical codes prevailing at the installation location.

Do not attempt to install or operate the enclosure before fully reading and
understanding this manual

Never allow anyone who has not read this manual to open the enclosure or
perform maintenance on the projector within.

Never leave the enclosure unattended when open.

Always make sure all bolts and latches are tight and safety locks are in place after
performing any form of maintenance on the unit.

Do not open any electrical boxes until power has been shut off to all supply lines to
the enclosure (including the one powering the projector).

Do not open the enclosure in wet weather.
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Installation
Dimensions, Rigging Points, and Maximum Projector Dimensions/Power
Rigging Points:
M12-1.75 x 40mm
threaded holes at each
corner, top and bottom.
Note: 4 x M12x40 stainless
steel bolts supplied
Model
Format
DIM A
DIM B
DIM C
DIM D
52.050
Landscape
52.050P
Portrait
52.050U
52.100
Short Throw
Landscape
52.100P
Portrait
52.100U
Short Throw
52.150
Landscape
52.150P
Portrait
52.150U
Short Throw
746
29.4in
746
29.4in
tbd*
848
33.4in
848
33.4in
1000
39.4in
1203
47.4in
1203
47.4in
tbd*
646
25.4in
341
13.4in
tbd*
722
28.4in
392
15.4in
1000
39.4in
722
28.4in
468
18.4in
tbd*
341
13.4in
646
25.4in
tbd*
392
15.4in
722
28.4in
392
15.4in
468
18.4in
722
28.4in
tbd*
686
27in
686
27in
tbd*
787
31in
787
31in
940
37in
1143
45in
1143
45in
tbd*
DIM E
Weight
584
32kg
23in
70lb
279
32kg
11in
70lb
tbd*
tbd*
660
32kg
26in
70lb
330
32kg
13in
70lb
940
36kg
37in
79lb
660
42kg
26in
92lb
406
42kg
16in
92lb
tbd*
tbd*
*tbd – please consult factory
Projector Max:
Size (LWH) *
595x520x225
23.5x20.5x9in
595x520x225
23.5x20.5x9in
tbd*
695x595x275
27.5x23.5x11in
695x595x275
27.5x23.5x11in
850x595x275
33.5x23.5x11in
1095x595x355
41.5x23.5x14in
1095x595x355
41.5x23.5x14in
tbd*
Projector
Max Power
750W
750W
750W
1,000W
1,000W
1,000W
1,800W
1,800W
1,800W
Note: Be sure to allow for the length of the lens and for connectors, cables and
cable bend radii when calculating dimensions
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Air Clearance
Allow 1m/3ft for access on
at least one side
Observe the minimum clearances shown around your
enclosure
50cm/20in
75mm/3in
Snow Clearance
In areas where snow is likely, make sure the base of the
enclosure is at least 24” [60cm] above highest potential
snow drift level.
60cm/24in
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Mounting Bolts


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

Each Enclosure must be mounted with FOUR
points.
All mountings must be made using the four M12
threaded holes on the top or bottom of the
enclosure.
Use an 8mm hex key to secure the M12 socket cap
screws provided.
Tempest Lighting recommends the use of stainless
steel mounting hardware.
Make sure the inlet filter has at least 75mm/3in
clearance below.
8mm
Mounted from Above:
M12-1.75 bolts
Use 8mm hex key
Plastic plugs
 IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
Installer must ensure that all mounting points are secure
and conform to local safety regulations. Tempest
Lighting Inc. accepts no responsibility for damage or
injury arising from inappropriate or unsafe installation.
Mounted from Below:
Plastic plugs
M12-1.75 bolts
Use 8mm hex key
Mounting Options – Unistrut Kit
If mounting positions for the corner bolts are not
convenient, use the Unistrut Kit (52.UR.015/100/150) to
add two Unistrut rails and Unistrut spring nuts.
Unistrut Rails may be
mounted above or
below
Using the spring nuts, the enclosure may now be
attached at any point along the Unistrut rails.
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Mounting Options – Stacking Kit
Blizzard G4 may be stacked up to four units high, using
the 51.SK stacking Kit. You will need the total number of
Blizzards to be stacked, minus one stacking kit(s).
Bolt top leg to M12
socket each corner
Note: Blizzards must be of the same model to stack in
this way.
51.SK
Stacking Kit (set of four, for one enclosure)
Bolt bottom leg to M12
socket each corner
Mounting Options – Truss Kit
Use the Truss Hanger kit to hang any Blizzard enclosure
from a truss or horizontal pipe up to 50mm (2in)
diameter.
52.TR.050
Truss Kit, Blizzard 050
52.TR.050P
Truss Kit, Blizzard 050 Portrait
52.TR.100
Truss Kit, Blizzard 100
52.TR.100P
Truss Kit, Blizzard 100 Portrait
52.TR.150
Truss Kit, Blizzard 150
52.TR.150P
Truss Kit, Blizzard 150 Portrait
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Bolt Hanger
Kit to top
mounting
holes with
M12 bolts
provided
Pan adjustment
Join top and bottom
sections together with
Clevis pins
Clamp and tilt adjust to
any 50mm/2” pipe or
truss beam
Roll adjustment
Bolts both sides
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Wiring the Enclosure
Power Wiring
SAFETY NOTICE:
Electrical Standards
All electrical wiring and termination MUST be carried out by a
suitably qualified and/or licensed professional, in accordance
with electrical and safety norms applicable in the jurisdiction
of the installation. Tempest, its employees and
representatives will not be liable for any damage arising from
failure to observe this requirement.
Important:
Enclosure model numbers ending .US are for use in
countries using US and Japanese style electrical systems:
100-120VAC 50/60Hz
Enclosure model numbers ending .IN are for use in countries
using European style electrical systems:
200-230VAC 50/60Hz
Note:
(1) All exhaust fans are 120VAC, regardless of
electrical standard. The control electronics provide
a variable ac supply to the exhaust fans up to
120V.
(2) Heaters are rated 115V or 230V, dependent on
electrical standard.
(3) Electronics are autosensing for any voltage 90265VAC, 50/60Hz
Wiring Access
Open the back door, and remove the DEC4 Controller cover
DEC4 Controller
Cover
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Earth/Ground Terminal
AC Terminal Block
DEC4 Motherboard
Fan Control Board
Exhaust Fan
One or Two Power Circuits?
1
1
2
Tempest enclosures may be wired on single or double circuit
supplies. On a single feed, both enclosure and projector are
permanently on. With a split (double) feed supply, you can
switch off the projector when not in use, while the enclosure
continues to protect it 24/7.
Tip: most people use single feed.
Single Feed
Single Feed




Enclosure and projector are permanently on.
Enclosure and Projector must be rated for the same
voltage.
Supply must be rated for projector current plus 150
watts.
Supply must be permanently ON.
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Split feed
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
Enclosure power must be permanently ON.
Projector power may be switched off.
Enclosure power must be rated for 650 watts.
Projector power must be rated for the projector
(see projector manual).
Projector and enclosure power must be same
voltage.
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For single feed wiring, no modification to the DEC4 Controller
motherboard is needed.
IMPORTANT:
For split feed wiring, use a side cutter to cut both AC links at
both ends:
Conduit Entries
Two conduit entry holes are provided, sized for PG21 (US ¾”)
conduit or cable glands. Use one for power and the other for
signal cables.
DO NOT run power and signal cables through the same
conduit.
Conduit Entry
Signal
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AC Power
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Single Feed Power Termination
Split Feed Power Termination
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

Connect Earth/Ground wire to Ground Terminal
Connect Live and Neutral to the terminals marked FEED
Single Feed AC Supply for
Enclosure and Projector
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Connect Earth/Ground wire to Ground Terminal
Connect Enclosure feed to the terminals marked FEED
Connect Projector feed to the terminals marked SPLIT
Enclosure
AC Supply
Projector
AC Supply
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Remote Monitoring Connections
Tempest G4 enclosures optionally support three types of
remote monitoring:
1.
Direct via Ethernet, using Tempest TEMP
protocol.
Requires 51.EN Ethernet board
2.
Grouped via RS485, using RDM
Requires one 51.485 RS485 board per enclosure
3.
Grouped via RS485, using an Ethernet bridge and
Tempest TEMP protocol
Requires one 51.485 RS485 board per enclosure
51.EN Ethernet
Board
51.485 RS485
Board
51.485 RS485
Board
51.485 RS485
Board
51.485 RS485
51.EN Ethernet Board
RS485 Daisy Chain
(use CAT5 Cable)
Ethernet LAN
Ethernet LAN
Tempest System
Manager
Local PC
Remote PC
Smartphone
Local PC
Note: Tempest System Manager and web-based monitoring will be available early 2017
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Mounting the Projector
Landscape Enclosures – tabletop or ceiling?
Ceiling/Tabletop/Left/Right?
Ceiling style
Blizzard’s projector mounting tray is uniquely flexible, and
allows any suitable projector to be mounted tabletop (feet
down) or ceiling (feet up) style, and to slide out of the
enclosure to either left or right.
Slide Right
Slide Left
Tabletop style
Configure the Projector Slide Mechanism
7.
First, you may need to re-install the projector slide to your
preferred orientation.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Loosen all eight socket cap screws, using a 4mm
hex key
Slide the projector tray clamps towards the
center or the enclosure
Lift out the tray assembly
Replace the tray assembly in the desired position
Slide the four projector tray clamps towards the
outside of the enclosure to grip on the enclosure
frame
Tighten the eight socket cap screws
(1)
Both sides
4mm
(3)
(2)
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Assembly
4 places
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(4)
Replace Tray
Assembly in desired
orientation
(5)
(6) Replace clamps
and tighten clamp
screws
Mount the Projector
(1) Slide out the projector tray and set the projector
in place
(2) Adjust the projector bails for a loose fit (you will
adjust and lock down later)
Projector Bails
(3) Slide the projector back into the enclosure
(4) Secure the projector tray latches and tighten the
latch knobs
Projector Tray Latch
Latch Knob
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(5) Plug the projector power cable into one of the
IEC C13 outlets on the side of the DEC4 housing.
THE PROJECTOR MUST BE POWERED THROUGH
THE DEC.
(6) The second outlet is available for any auxiliary
equipment that may be housed inside the
enclosure.
Note that two IEC C14 plugs are provided with the Blizzard
enclosure for your convenience.
Aligning and Securing the Projector
(1)
(1) Use the projector’s feet to adjust projector
alignment.
(2) Tighten Projector bails to secure projector in
place.
(2)
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Digital Enclosure Control
DEC4TM – that’s Digital Enclosure Control, fourth
Generation – is the brain of your Tempest enclosure. It will
maintain the internal environment in a comfortable
temperature and humidity range, and prevent
condensation – the real killer of outdoor equipment. DEC4
monitors internal and external temperature, humidity and
lamp current at all times, and uses this information to
control the enclosure’s lamp relay, fan(s) and heater(s). It
can report back over an RS485 network, using the RDM
protocol (Remote Device Management), or connect to
your TCP/IP network for remote monitoring amd
management using Tempest’s TEMP protocol.
DEC4 Motherboard
and fan board
(simplified)
Schematic
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DEC4 Main Functions
1.
2.
3.
Sense current to projector (lamp on/off)
Record lamp hours
Monitor temperature and humidity inside
Enclosure
4. Monitor temperature outside enclosure
5. Maintain internal temperature at safe operating
level
6. Maintain relative humidity within safe limits to
prevent condensation
7. Isolate projector in case of unsafe temperature
8. Report status over RS485, RDM, TCP/IP
9. Maintain positive pressure (optional) 24/7 to
prevent ingress of salt air and other
contaminants
10. Circulates air internally to prevent hot and cold
spots when projector is idle
DEC 3.3’s patented GoldilocksTM algorithm uses a combination
of sensors, heaters and fans to maintain a safe operating
temperature and a safe relative humidity level that will not
allow condensation to take place.
As air is heated it is able to support more moisture without
condensing, so Goldilocks uses heat to raise the air temperature
inside the enclosure in the event that relative humidity
approaches dewpoint.
DEC3.3 constantly monitors the following parameters:

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

Projector/Luminaire current
Line Voltage
Temperature
Humidity
Factory Settings – Basic Mode
In most applications, DEC3.3 will operate correctly with its
factory default settings, in Basic operating mode.
You do not need to do anything. Please skip to the Power
Connections section below.




Standard default temperature and humidity settings
DMX, RDM and Remote Monitoring disabled
Best for standalone operation
Supports TEMP remote monitoring protocol – see
Appendix
If your needs are more complex, read on.
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Other Operating Modes
Monitor Mode
As Basic mode, plus:
• RDM status reporting over RS485
• RDM configuration – settings may be changed remotely or at
the enclosure control panel
Control Mode
As Basic mode, plus:

Enclosure functions as a 1-channel DMX device, with
remote control of the lamp relay
o DMX level > 75% enables normal relay operation
(normally ON)
o DMX level < 25% disables normal relay operation
(relay turns OFF)
o This allows you to force a hard reset of the lamp relay
in the event of a projector malfunction
Control mode is recommended for show control applications,
but can be risky in live show operation, since the DMX slot used
for the enclosure MUST be kept high to prevent the lamp relay
from opening.
Service Mode
For trained service personnel only


Normal operation is suspended and the enclosure
functions as a 3-channel DMX device:
o Lamp Relay (Slot 1)
o Fans
(Slot 2)
o Heater (Slot 3)
Service mode is ONLY for troubleshooting – DO NOT use
Service mode for normal operation.

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DEC4 Control Parameters
Temperature and Humidity Ranges
Cooling Fan(s)
Trip Temp
(55-70˚C, Default 60 ˚C)
Low
Upper Temp
(35-50˚C, Default 40 ˚C)
Relative Humidity
(50-90%,
Default 80%)
Trend Temp
(Dynamic)
IdealTemp (Dynamic, based
on Relative Humidity)
High
Heater(s)
LowerTemp
(0-10˚C, Default 0 ˚C)
Notes:
1
In moving light enclosures the temperature sensor is located in the exhaust airflow. Temperatures
shown may be higher than those around the projector.
2
We recommend using the factory default settings for several weeks or months before making any
changes. In most cases they will not be necessary.
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Control Interface
LED Indicators
Heater
ON (Green)
Heater is ON, to maintain lower temperature level or to prevent
condensation
Fan
ON (Green)
Lamp is ON, or Temperature is HIGH and
Fan is cooling enclosure. Short burst when lamp off indicates fan moving air
to stabilize temp/humidity
Lamp On
ON (Green)
Current sensing shows lamp is ON
Lamp hour counter is running
OFF
Current sensing shows lamp is OFF
Lamp hour counter is not running
Lamp Relay
ON (Green)
Lamp relay is closed (normal)
Projector power receptacle is energized
Temp
ON (Red)
Lamp relay is open due to over-temperature event. Projector power
receptacle is isolated.
FLASHING
Temperature is below lower temp setting
(Green)
ON (Green)
Temperature is in normal range
ON (Amber)
Humidity is above target limit
ON (Red)
Temperature is above top setting
FLASHING (Red)
Temperature is above Trip level
Projector power is isolated
Data
OFF
DEC4 is in BASIC Mode – Data not used. OR DEC4 is in TEMP, Monitor or
Control Mode and no valid data packet has been detected.
ON (GREEN)
Good data packet received.
ON (RED)
Control Mode: Data Fail. A previously good data signal has failed.
Monitor Mode: No RDM information being received (this is normal)
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User Interface LCD Display
The display on the Control display provides additional status
information, depending on the operating mode:
Basic Mode & Monitor Mode
DMX Mode & Service Mode
Control Interface Operation
The Control Interface is normally LOCKED.

To UNLOCK, hold ESC and OK together for 5 seconds.

You are now in the CONTROL MENU

Use  to scroll up and down the menu.

Press OK to enter a menu item

Use  to set the item parameter, or to scroll to the
next menu level.

Use ESC to go BACK, or OK to confirm settings ( ).

To LOCK, hold ESC for 5 seconds.
Menu will time out after ten minutes.
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Control Menu
Set DMX Options
SET DMX MODE
From the Front Panel, this menu item allows the user to check (and if necessary change) the RDM mode.
BASIC
Standalone operation, no DMX/RDM (factory default), supports TEMP protocol
MONITOR
Standalone, plus support for RDM remote configuration and monitoring
CONTROL
Monitor, plus use of a single DMX slot to control Lamp relay
SERVICE
Monitor, plus use of three DMX slots to control Lamp, Heater and Fan
Important: Please ensure that the DEC3.3 is NOT left in Service Mode.
SET DMX ADDRESS (in Monitor, Control or Service modes)
Select a DMX starting address in the range 001 to 510
1 – Lamp Relay
In Service Mode an addition two slots are available
2 – Fan Duty Control
3 – Heater Duty Control
Note that the DMX control is designed using a SAFETY pile-on Logic. So the DMX input can only override automatic
settings within safe limits.
SET DMX CURVE
DMX Curves affect the way the fixture relay is controlled in Control Mode.
DMX levels are shown as %.
Response Curve 1 (default)
DMX level 0-25 Relay disabled (open)
DMX level 26-75 No change to relay status
DMX level 76-100 Relay enabled (normally closed)
Response Curve 2
DMX level 0-19 No change to relay status
DMX level 20-40 Relay disabled (open)
DMX level 41-59 No change to relay status
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DMX level 60-80 Relay enabled (normally closed)
DMX level 81-100 No change to relay status
SET DMX RESPONSE
DMX Response sets a delay time before DMX Control Mode settings are acted on. Setting a response delay of a few
seconds would prevent unintended fixture relay state changes in the event of a short accidental change in DMX
level.
NOTE: from firmware revision 0.00.100, DEC holds last valid DMX level if DMX is interrupted.
Response Delay Values are:
No Delay (default), 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 60 seconds.
Set Temp Units
Choose to display temperature values in Celsius or Fahrenheit (default Celsius)
Note that temperature settings must be entered in Celsius.
Set Temp Ranges
Set three temperature trigger points for Bottom, Top and Trip temperatures, in °C.
SET TEMP LOWER (minimum temperature to be maintained)
(default 0°C, permissible range 0-10°C).
SET TEMP UPPER (maximum desired temperature)
(default 40°C, permissible range 35-50°C).
SET TEMP TRIP (temperature at which load will be isolated – see note)
(default 60°C, permissible range 55-70°C).
Note: A thermal emergency is when enclosure ventilation fails with the lamp on, in which case the temperature will
rise very quickly. To avoid nuisance tripping we recommend setting a higher Trip temperature, 60°C or above.
Set Max Humidity
(default 80%, permissible range 50-90%).
Set target maximum relative humidity level. This should be set at or a few % higher than the normal high humidity
levels expected on site.
Set Lamp On Point
The lamp current at which DEC detects the projector/luminaire lamp is running. Default is 1 Amp, which allows for
equipment fans and power supplies to run without changing the air in the enclosure. Lamp on point may be set in
0.2 Amp increments between 0.2 Amps and 2.0 Amps.
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Reset Lamp Hours
Reset each time you change the lamp in the projector.
Make this a part of your maintenance instructions.
Status Display
View current status information, using the arrow keys to scroll through:
a)
Humidity – relative humidity in %
b)
Air temperature, in degrees C or F
c)
PCB temperature (this will usually be significantly higher than air temperature)
d)
Voltage – line Voltage reaching the DEC
e)
Current being drawn by projector/light, in Amps
f)
Lamp Hours elapsed since last reset
g)
Firmware version
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Routine Maintenance
Check the following every six months:
Clean Port Glass
Clean port glass using a window cleaning fluid or
detergent. Use a soft, lint free cloth.
Check Filter
In most cases the filter will be good for 1-2 years. If the
filter becomes clogged the temperature inside the
enclosure will start to rise. This is an indication that the
filter must be changed.
Part Numbers:
51.HF.11
Blizzard 050, 100 Replacement Filter
51.HF.15
Blizzard 150 Replacement Filter
To replace filter from below
1.
2.
3.
Remove the 8 filter clamp screws.
The filter will drop out.
Replace filter and filter clamp.
To replace the filter from inside the enclosure
1.
2.
Remove both side panels
Slide the projector tray out
3.
Remove the eight M4 nuts holding the filter
assembly
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4.
5.
6.
Remove the filter clamp screws
Replace the filter and filter clamp
Replace the filter assembly
Filter Assembly
Filter Nuts
Filter Frame
Filter Gasket
Filter
Filter Clamp
Filter Clamp Screws
Check Temperature/Humidity Sensor
If the sensor above the port glass is defective, the
controller may not operate correctly. A defective sensor
will result in one of three messages appearing on the DEC
user interface.
If you see any of these messages, contact Tempest for a
replacement sensor.
RH: 5%
RH: 100%
RH: ####
For After Sales Support
Contact your Tempest dealer or email info@tempest.biz
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Troubleshooting
Projector does not have power:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Enclosure overheats:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Check Projector power switch
Check projector is plugged into DEC4 projector outlet
Check that enclosure feed circuit is on
Check DEC4 User Interface leds are on. If feed circuit is on
and UI leds are off, check feed wiring to DEC terminals and
meter DEC4 projector outlet for power
If UI lamp led is on and DEC4 projector outlet is live, there
is a projector fault.
Is the projector connected to the DEC4 projector
receptacle? If the projector is powered independently the
controller has no way to know when to turn on the
exhaust fans!
Is the filter clogged or obstructed?
Check that the Fan led on the UI is on when the projector
is running. If not, then the projector is probably not
connected to the DEC (see 1).
If the fan led is on, check that the fan is running. If not,
check fan wiring. If wiring is ok, fan may be faulty.
Check the UI display for RH (relative humidity) message. If
display reads RH 5%, RH 100%, or RH###, there is a sensor
fault. Contact Tempest for a replacement sensor.
Dirt/Debris inside enclosure
1.
2.
3.
Filter is either missing or damaged?
Filter is not properly seated
Side panels or back door is not firmly latched
Water in enclosure
1.
Check the drain holes in the bottom of the enclosure. If
they become blocked, and water that gets in cannot
escape.
Check seals around side panels and back door
2.
Fan LED is on but fans do not operate
The exhaust fan is protected by a 20mm 4A slow-blow fuse on
the DEC4 motherboard, and a secondary fuse on the fan board.
In very exceptional cases it is possible that either fuse could
fail. Check visually.
The fuse is protected with a clear resin sealant and soldered to
the circuit board. With care, you can de-solder the fuse and
replace it, but we recommend replacing the DEC4 motherboard
to maintain the integrity of the board’s conformal coating.
Heater LED is on but heater does not operate
The heater is protected by a 20mm 10A slow-blow fuse on the
DEC4 motherboard. In very exceptional cases it is possible that
it could fail. Check visually.
The fuse is protected with a clear resin sealant and soldered to
the circuit board. With care, you can de-solder the fuse and
replace it, but we recommend replacing the DEC4 motherboard
to maintain the integrity of the board’s conformal coating.
None of the above?
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Warranty
INSPECTION/WARRANTY/RETURNS.
A. Customer, at its sole expense, shall inspect all Goods promptly upon receipt and accept all Goods that conform to the
specifications or catalog. All claims for any alleged defect in or failure of the Goods or Seller's performance to conform to the
Contract, capable of discovery upon reasonable inspection, must be set forth in a written rejection notice detailing the alleged
non-conformity, and be received by Seller within thirty (30) calendar days of Customer's receipt of the Goods. Failure by
Customer to notify Seller of the alleged non-conformity within thirty (30) days will be conclusive proof that the Goods have
been received by Customer without defects or damage, and in the quantities specified on the bill of lading and shall constitute
an irrevocable acceptance of the Goods and a waiver of any such claim in connection with the Goods.
B. Seller warrants to Customer only that the Goods will be free from defects in material and workmanship at the time of
delivery and, subject to the exceptions and conditions set forth below, for the following period (the "Warranty Period"):
twelve (12) months from the date of shipment by Seller. Seller may provide additional years of warranty coverage beyond 12
months, at the rate of 2.5% of the net sale price per year, up to a total of four additional years’ coverage beyond the standard
12 month warranty period. Seller will remedy a defect as set forth in paragraph 7 D, below, (the "Warranty"). The Warranty is
subject to each of the following exceptions and conditions:
1. Customer must promptly (and in all events within the Warranty Period) notify Seller of any alleged defect in a written notice
(the "Notice") which shall set forth the quantity, catalog number, finish, original purchase order number, Seller's invoice
number on which Goods were originally billed and a statement of the alleged defect, along with digital photographs showing
such defects where feasible.
2. The Warranty shall not apply: (i) to any claimed defect that was capable of discovery upon reasonable inspection and
deemed to be waived under paragraph A, above; (ii) to any Goods that have been subject to misuse, abnormal service or
handling, or altered or modified in design or construction; (iii) to any Goods repaired or serviced by any person other than
Seller's authorized service personnel or to Goods installed other than according to installation instructions, or (iv) with respect
to normal wear and tear.
3. Seller makes no Warranty with respect to parts or components that are not the product of Seller, and specifically makes no
warranty whatsoever for equipment housed inside enclosure products manufactured by Seller.
4. The Warranty is Seller's exclusive warranty with respect to the Goods. Seller makes no warranties, guarantees or
representations, express or implied, to Customer except as set forth in this section. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR USE OR FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED AND DISCLAIMED.
C. Seller will accept the return of Goods properly rejected under paragraph A, above, or as to which Notice of an alleged
breach of Warranty has been timely given and such Goods may be returned to Seller, freight prepaid, but only upon
Customer's receipt of Seller's written return material authorization ("RMA") and shipping instructions. The RMA shall be void if
the Goods are not received within 45 days after issuance of the RMA. No deduction or credit in respect of any rejected or
returned Goods shall be taken until Customer has received Seller's further written deduction or credit/authorization following
Seller's inspection to confirm nonconformity or defect. Seller will charge to Customer any and all costs incurred by Seller in
connection with the handling, shipping, inspection and disposition of any returned Goods that are determined by Seller not to
have been nonconforming upon Delivery or as to which the warranty hereunder is not applicable.
D. UPON ANY PROPER RETURN PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH C, ABOVE, WHETHER IN CONNECTION WITH A REJECTION OF
GOODS OR AN ALLEGED BREACH OF WARRANTY AND BASED UPON THE CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THIS PARAGRAPH 7,
SELLER AGREES THAT IT WILL, AS THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THE CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY
NONCONFORMITY OR BREACH OF WARRANTY, AND AT SELLER'S SOLE ELECTION: (i) REPAIR SUCH GOODS; OR (ii) REPLACE
SUCH GOODS.
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Appendix – TEMP Protocol
AVAILABLE TO SPECIAL ORDER
Tempest can optionally provide a firmware load that facilitates TEMP over RS485, suitable for interfacing to an Ethernet
adapter. TEMP is a lightweight proprietary ASCII based protocol, intended for rapid integration into management systems.
With TEMP and a suitable RS485 to Ethernet adaptor connected to the DEC DMX connectors, your DEC may be configured and
monitored over an IP network.
Please contact factory for ordering information.
Physical Layer
1.
EITHER: Use a 51.EN Ethernet daughter board plugged directly to the DEC4 motherboard, connected to your TCP/IP
network.
2.
OR: Use a 51.485 RS485 daughter board on each of a number of DEC4 motherboards, and use one of the convertors
listed below to bridge to your TCP/IP network.
Suitable Converters include:
http://gridconnect.com/rs485-ethernet.html
http://www.audon.co.uk/lan232/ENET485-POE.html
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=brainboxes
Protocol Implementation
The protocol is a half-duplex ASCII syntax, based on a client-server model.
1.
Terms and Conventions
All commands are initiated by a TEMP Controller and are responded to by a TEMP Responder.
Commands and Responses are collectively referred to as packets.
A single Command and associated Response is referred to as an exchange.
2.1 TEMP Controller
A TEMP controller is not to be confused with a DEC or ‘DEC Controller’. The TEMP Controller, referred to
here on in as a Controller will be the system of software that is a client of the Tempest DECs.
All serial packets sent by the Controller will be referred to as a command.
2.2 TEMP Responder
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A TEMP Responder, for the purpose of this document, referrers to a Tempest DEC and from here on, is
referred to as a Responder.
All serial packets sent by a Responder will be referred to as a response.
3. Connectivity
3.1 Physical Connection
The connection to the Tempest Equipment is via an RS485 Buss with Controller Idle Sate bias, compliant
with ANSI E1.20 section 2.4.1. at 250K Baud, 8 data bits, two stop bits.
3.2 DEC Configuration
For a DEC to be operable with TEMP, the DEC must be configured to be in ‘BASIC’ mode. For further
details on configuring a DEC, refer to the accompanying user manual.
4.
Responder Addressing
The responder address will be the electronic UID of the responder. A responder UID is comprised of a PLASA
manufacturer ID and a unique manufacturer serial number. For Tempest equipment, the vendor ID or VID is $544C.
The remaining 8 characters are a hexadecimal extrapolation of the responder serial number, so for example, a serial
number of 64035 would be represented by a hexadecimal value of $0000FA23. These two strings combined
together form the responder address $544C0000FA23.
The responder serial number can be found on the Tempest electronics or by accessing the user display and scrolling
the status information.
A Get command to address $FFFFFFFFFFFF will solicit a response from all responders, which having more than one
responder on a single buss will cause a data conflict.
A Set command to address $FFFFFFFFFFFF will be acted on by a responder but not responded to.
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Command Structure
Each packet is transmitted as an ASCII string, enclosed in the reserved characters ‘<’ and ‘>’.
Any traffic between the < and > characters shall be disregarded.
On receipt of a < character before the final > character, all preceding data shall be disregarded.
Each packet is addressed to an associated Responder.
Each packet contains a reserved Command or Response Identifier character, being ‘?’ or ‘!’ respectively.
The responder address shall be sent immediately after the command or response Identifier.
There are two classes of exchange, Set to configure and Get to retrieve status data.
5.1 Get Command Example.
<?:$544C0000FA23;GET:STS=ALL>
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5.2 Get Response Example
<!:$544C000FA23;STS:ACV=#223,ACC=#5.3,ATM=#32,RHM=#62,RLY=AUT>
5.3 Set Command Example
<?:$544C000FA23;SET:RLY=OFF>
5.4 Set Response Example
<!:$544C000FA23;RLY=OFF>
6 Packet Parsing
6.1 Order of Precedence
Packets are syntactically arranged for parsing in order of precedence, the precedence being a semicolon, colon and
comma.
6.2 Type Identifiers
· Decimal values are preceded by a hash character
· Hexadecimal values are preceded by a dollar character
· Text strings are preceded by a literal character ‘ (Not enclosed)
· All other data implicitly represents and enumerated constant
6.3 Reserved Characters
The following character are reserved for syntactic control:
<>!?#$‘=;:,\
Reserved characters used in strings will be preceded by the reserved escape character \ .
Character Use Description
\ \\ Backslash
< \< Start of packet
> \< Packet terminator
? \? Command Packet Identifier
! \! Response Packet Identifier
# \# Decimal Value Descriptor
$ \$ Hexadecimal Value Descriptor
‘ \’ String Literal
; \; Packet section separator
: \: Packet Section Label Identifier
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, \, Parameter separator
= \= Parameter value Identifier
Packet Parameters
Each packet will contain one or more parameters, each parameter being in the format NNN=D, NNN being
the three letter Mnemonic or PID to identify the parameter and D being the value or data of the
parameter. In a frame payload, all parameters are cardinal with no pre-determination of the order.
Set command packets may only contain one parameter.
6.4 Set PIDs
6.4.1 RLY
This is used to change the operational mode of the relay in a DEC. Arguments for this PID are:
· AUT Automatic, in control of the DEC and closed (on) by default.
· OFF Takes control from the DEC and holds the relay open (off)
Response to this parameter will be one of the following enumerated constants:
· OFF When set to off by a controller
· AUT When in control of DEC and closed (on)
· TRP When in control of the DEC and tripped (off)
6.4.2 LBL
This writes a label to the responder, for use by the controller. The label may be up to 32 ASCII characters,
with any reserved characters escaped as detailed on section 6.3
Response to this will echo the label back.
6.5.1 STS
This is used to return the current status of the DEC, arguments for this PID are:
· ALL Requests all information in one packet.
· SEN Requests only dynamic sensor information.
· CFG Requests configuration settings.
Responses parameter to this parameter include:
· ACV AC RMS Line Voltage
· ACC AC RMS Lamp current
· ATM Air temperature (Main) °C
· RHM Relative Humidity (Main) %
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· PCT PCB temperature °C
· HRL Lamp hours
· RLY Relay Status (OFF | AUT | TRP)
6.5.2 LBL
This is used to retrieve the responder’s label.
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