DS-2 RF DMX dimmer user manual

DS-2 RF DMX
dimmer
user manual
Musikhaus Thomann
Hans-Thomann-Straße 1
96138 Burgebrach
Germany
Telephone: +49 (0) 9546 9223-0
E-mail: info@thomann.de
Internet: www.thomann.de
11.12.2015, ID: 228802
Table of contents
Table of contents
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General notes...............................................................................................................................................
1.1 Further information...........................................................................................................................
1.2 Notational conventions....................................................................................................................
1.3 Symbols and signal words...............................................................................................................
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Safety instructions..................................................................................................................................... 8
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Features....................................................................................................................................................... 12
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Installation and starting up................................................................................................................ 13
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Connections and controls................................................................................................................... 14
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Operating.................................................................................................................................................... 18
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Technical specifications....................................................................................................................... 21
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Plug and connection assignments.................................................................................................. 22
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Cleaning....................................................................................................................................................... 23
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Protecting the environment.............................................................................................................. 24
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General notes
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General notes
This manual contains important instructions for the safe operation of the unit. Read and follow
the safety instructions and all other instructions. Keep the manual for future reference. Make
sure that it is available to all those using the device. If you sell the unit please make sure that
the buyer also receives this manual.
Our products are subject to a process of continuous development. Thus, they are subject to
change.
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General notes
1.1 Further information
On our website (www.thomann.de) you will find lots of further information and details on the
following points:
Download
This manual is also available as PDF file for you to download.
Keyword search
Use the search function in the electronic version to find the topics of
interest for you quickly.
Online guides
Our online guides provide detailed information on technical basics
and terms.
Personal consultation For personal consultation please contact our technical hotline.
Service
If you have any problems with the device the
customer service will gladly assist you.
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General notes
1.2 Notational conventions
This manual uses the following notational conventions:
Letterings
The letterings for connectors and controls are marked by square brackets and italics.
Examples: [VOLUME] control, [Mono] button.
Displays
Texts and values displayed on the device are marked by quotation marks and italics.
Examples: ‘24ch’ , ‘OFF’ .
1.3 Symbols and signal words
In this section you will find an overview of the meaning of symbols and signal words that are
used in this manual.
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General notes
Signal word
Meaning
DANGER!
This combination of symbol and signal word indicates an
immediate dangerous situation that will result in death or
serious injury if it is not avoided.
NOTICE!
This combination of symbol and signal word indicates a pos‐
sible dangerous situation that can result in material and
environmental damage if it is not avoided.
Warning signs
Type of danger
Warning – high-voltage.
Warning – danger zone.
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Safety instructions
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Safety instructions
Intended use
This appliance is designed for professional use only and is intended to be used to control the
brightness of connected spotlights. Use the device only as described in this user manual. Any
other use or use under other operating conditions is considered to be improper and may result
in personal injury or property damage. No liability will be assumed for damages resulting from
improper use.
This device may be used only by persons with sufficient physical, sensorial, and intellectual
abilities and having corresponding knowledge and experience. Other persons may use this
device only if they are supervised or instructed by a person who is responsible for their safety.
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Safety instructions
Safety
DANGER!
Danger for children
Ensure that plastic bags, packaging, etc. are disposed of properly and are not
within reach of babies and young children. Choking hazard!
Ensure that children do not detach any small parts (e.g. knobs or the like) from
the unit. They could swallow the pieces and choke!
Never let children unattended use electrical devices.
DANGER!
Electric shock caused by high voltages inside
Within the device there are areas where high voltages may be present. Never
remove any covers.
There are no user-serviceable parts inside.
Do not use the device if covers, protectors or optical components are missing or
damaged.
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Safety instructions
DANGER!
Electric shock caused by short-circuit
Do not modify the mains cable or the plug. Failure to do so could result in electric
shock/death or fire. If in doubt, seek advice from a registered electrician.
NOTICE!
Risk of fire
Do not cover the device nor any ventilation slots. Do not place the device near
any direct heat source. Keep the device away from naked flames.
NOTICE!
Operating conditions
This device has been designed for indoor use only. To prevent damage, never
expose the device to any liquid or moisture. Avoid direct sunlight, heavy dirt, and
strong vibrations.
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Safety instructions
NOTICE!
Power supply
Before connecting the device, ensure that the input voltage (AC outlet) matches
the voltage rating of the device and that the AC outlet is protected by a residual
current circuit breaker. Failure to do so could result in damage to the device and
possibly injure the user.
Unplug the device before electrical storms occur and when it is unused for long
periods of time to reduce the risk of electric shock or fire.
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Features
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Features
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1 dimmer channel, 10 A max.
Output: 1 × Schuko socket
Digital control system
Control via DMX 512
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Installation and starting up
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Installation and starting up
Unpack and carefully check that there is no transportation damage before using the unit. Keep
the equipment packaging. To fully protect the device against vibration, dust and moisture
during transportation or storage use the original packaging or your own packaging material
suitable for transport or storage, respectively.
Create all connections while the device is off. Use the shortest possible high-quality cables for
all connections. Take care when running the cables to prevent tripping hazards.
Connections in ‘DMX’ mode
Connect the DMX input of the device to the DMX output of a DMX controller or other DMX
device. Connect the output of the first DMX device to the input of the second one and so on,
to form a series connection. Make sure that the output of the last DMX device in the chain is
terminated by a resistor (110 Ω, ¼ W).
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Connections and controls
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Connections and controls
Top view
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Connections and controls
1 [OUTPUT]
Dimmer outlet for connecting the spotlight to be controlled, loadable up to 10 A.
2 Display.
3
Button to page up in the menu system, and to decrease the displayed value.
4
Button to page down in the menu system, and to increase the displayed value.
5 [MENU]
Button to open the main menu and confirm display values.
6 [HTP]
This fader adjusts the brightness of the connected spotlight. It works according to the HTP principle (Highest Takes
Precedence), the highest issued value has priority here.
7 External fader with the same function as the fader on the unit.
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Connections and controls
Rear panel
8 Power cord.
9 [External Fader]
Mini phone connector for the external fader.
10 [DMX OUT]
DMX output.
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Connections and controls
11 [DMX IN]
DMX input.
12 [F10AL250V]
Fuse holder.
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Operating
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Operating
Starting the device
Connect the device to the power grid. The unit starts with the last settings. The display shows
the last set DMX address.
If the power supply is unstable, the display shows ‘AC-0’ . In this case, wait until the display
turns off.
DMX address
The display shows the last set DMX address, e.g. ‘A123’ . Use the arrow buttons to select a value
between 1 and 512 (display shows ‘A001’ … ‘A512’ ). The setting is instantly applied.
While setting the DMX address the output is switched off.
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Operating
Switch-Pack mode
First set the desired DMX address. Press [MENU] to change to the next menu. Press one of the
arrow buttons repeatedly until the display shows ‘S---’ .
Press [MENU] to switch to Switch-Pack mode. There are two statuses.
n Switch On:
The output is switched on, a connected spotlight lights regardless of the DMX signal.
n Switch Off:
n A connected spotlight is operated depending on the DMX signal. If the DMX signal speci‐
fies a brightness of less than 40 % the headlight is turned off; if the DMX signal specifies a
brightness of 40 % or more the spotlight is turned on.
Use the arrow buttons to choose between Switch On (display shows ‘S-on’ ) and Switch Off
(display shows ‘S-oF’ ). Press [MENU] to apply the settings and return to adjusting the DMX
address.
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Operating
Dimmer-Pack mode
First set the desired DMX address. Press [MENU] to change to the next menu. Press one of the
arrow buttons repeatedly until the display shows ‘d---’ .
Press [MENU] to switch to Dimmer-Limit mode. Use the arrow buttons to set a value between
10 and 100 (display shows ‘L010’ … ‘L100’ ). The value is applied automatically.
Press [MENU] to switch to Dimmer-Preset mode. Use the arrow buttons to set a value between
0 and 100 (display shows ‘L010’ … ‘L100’ ). The value is applied automatically.
Press [MENU] to apply the settings and return to adjusting the DMX address.
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Technical specifications
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Technical specifications
Signal input
DMX 512 via three-pin XLR socket
Output
1 × Schuko socket (CEE 7/3)
Operating supply voltage
AC 230 V
Fuse
5 mm × 20 mm, 10 A, 250 V, fast blow
Dimensions (W × H × D)
92 mm × 65 mm × 182 mm
Weight
1.1 kg
, 50 Hz
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Plug and connection assignments
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Plug and connection assignments
Introduction
This chapter will help you select the right cables and plugs to connect your valuable equip‐
ment so that a perfect light experience is guaranteed.
Please take our tips, because especially in ‘Sound & Light’ caution is indicated: Even if a plug
fits into a socket, the result of an incorrect connection may be a destroyed DMX controller, a
short circuit or ‘just’ a not working light show!
DMX connections
The unit offers a 3-pin XLR socket for DMX output and a 3-pin XLR plug for DMX input. Please
refer to the drawing and table below for the pin assignment of a suitable XLR plug.
Pin
Configuration
1
Ground, shielding
2
Signal inverted (DMX–, ‘cold signal’)
3
Signal (DMX+, ‘hot signal’)
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Cleaning
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Cleaning
Device components
Clean the device components that are accessible from the outside regularly. The cleaning fre‐
quency depends on the operating environment: damp, smoky or particularly dirty environ‐
ments can cause greater accumulation of dirt on the device components.
n Clean with a dry soft cloth.
n Stubborn dirt can be removed with a slightly dampened cloth.
n Never use solvents or alcohol for cleaning.
Fan grids
The fan grids of the device must be cleaned on a regular basis to remove dust and dirt. Before
cleaning, switch off the device and disconnect AC-powered devices from the mains. Use a lintfree damp cloth for cleaning. Never use solvents or alcohol for cleaning.
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Protecting the environment
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Protecting the environment
Disposal of the packaging mate‐
rial
For the transport and protective packaging, environmentally friendly materials have been
chosen that can be supplied to normal recycling.
Ensure that plastic bags, packaging, etc. are properly disposed of.
Do not just dispose of these materials with your normal household waste, but make sure that
they are collected for recycling. Please follow the notes and markings on the packaging.
Disposal of your old device
This product is subject to the European Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
(WEEE). Do not dispose with your normal household waste.
Dispose of this device through an approved waste disposal firm or through your local waste
facility. When discarding the device, comply with the rules and regulations that apply in your
country. If in doubt, consult your local waste disposal facility.
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Notes
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Notes
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