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CaptainD. / CaptainD. Gase Operating
lmstructions
lntroduction
The CAPTAIN D. CASE is a very powerfulfog generator.lt unitesthe currentdigital
technologywith proventechniqueand power.New featuresguaranteea much more simple operation
placeand fog, reducingthe amountof time neededto set up the machine.
An externalfan with one phaseand max. 800 wattscan be connectedto the machine.
2 Safetyinstructions
A fog machine is not a toy!
7.7 ScaldingHazard
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Very hot steam escapesfrom the nozzle.Dangerof gettingburnt. Occasionallyvery hot
dropletsof fluid may escapewhen in operation.Thus neveraim at personsdirectlyand keepa
minimumdistanceof 3 m to the nozzle.
Never touch the nozzlewhen in operation.Dangerof gettingburnt.
The locationfor the machinemust be non-flammable,
non-combustible
and not sensitiveto
heat.lt has to be twiceas big as the machine.
Keep a minimumdistanceof 60 cm to all flammable,combustibleobjectsand objects
sensitiveto heat.
Glycolis alcoholand burnswith a slightlybluish,almostinvisibleflame.Neverpointthe fog at
strong sourcesof ignitionlike fire or pyrotechniceffects.
Duringoperationsmallamountsof hot fluid-dropsmay emergeTherforeyou shouldmake
sure,that thesedo not becomea dangerto anyone.
7.7 GeneralSafety
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a
a
a
flame.Neverpointthefogat
Glycolis alcoholandburnswitha slightlybluish,almostinvisible
pyrotechnic
effects.
strongsourcesof ignitionlikefireor
hasto be morethan2 m in roomswherepeoplewalkaround.
Thevisibility
unattended
whenconnected
to a power
Neveropenthemachineandleavethemachine
supply.
In caseof eyecontact,
rinsewitha lot
Do notswallowthefogfluid.Keepit awayfromchildren.
swallowed
somefluid.
of water.Consulta doctorshouldyouhaveaccidentally
Fogmayactivatesmokedetectors.
fluiddroplets
cancausesliphazard.Mopup thefluidanddisposeof it
Spilledfluidor splashed
fog fluids is an enviromentally
safeproduct
to regulations
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according
and it can be recycledbiologically.
fog can be producedin manydifferentways.The methodusedhereto
Artificially-made
principle,
produce
to thevaporizer
is themost
fog,witha devicewhichworksaccording
in
which
human
a
beinghasbeenharmed
harmless
one.No casehasso far beenreported
fog.However,
if
artificial
thiscanonlybe guaranteed
because
of usingourdeviceto produce
generators
professional
i.e.
at
the
correct
vaporization
are
used
accordingly,
fog
the
as wellas withthe correctlymixedfogfluid.
temperatures
We, however,recommend:
Peoplewith healthproblemsor problemsof the respiratorytractor with an inclination
fog.
for allergiesshould avoid any contactwith artificially-made
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3 Descriptionof parts
Controlpanel
DMX-IN
DMX-OUT
XLRsocket0-10v
1+1DC andradio
remote
.
Maincable
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Fluidtubewithquick
coupler
o Fluidbottleholder
o Handle
Tubeconnector
and nozzles
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7.7 Frontview GaptainD. Gase
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Controlpa
DMX-IN
DMX-OUT
o
XLRsocket0-10v (+)
DC and radioremote-
o
Maincable
o
Fluidtubewithquick
coupler
o Fluidbottleholder
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4 Operatingthe CAPTAIND. CASE
7.7 Selecting the location
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The locationin which the CAPTAIND. CASE is to be operatedmust be drv.
Freefrom dustyor pollutedair.
Freefrom vibrations.
placeor surface.
Locatedon an non-flammable
Well-ventilated
with fog-freeair keepingthe ambientoperatingtemperaturebetween5oC and
45oC and the relativeair humiditybelowB0%.
7.7 Ghangingthe fluid container
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Disconnectthe fluid tubefrom the lid by retractrrgthe brasscollarand removingthe coupling
Removethe containerfrom the tank housingof the CAPTAIND. CASE
Unscrewthe lid of the emptycontainerand screwit onto the new container.
Placethe full containerinto the tairkhousing.
Pushthe brasscouplingintc tne brasscollaruntilyou heara click.Thebrasscollaris now
lockedfirmlv.
7.7 Fogfluids
The CAPTAIND. CÄSE has beendesignedto be usedwith SMOKE FACTORYfog fluids.
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FAST-FOG
SUPER-FOG
HEAVY-FOG
DESIGNER-FOG
Thickfog, very quicklydispersing.
Mediumthick standardfog, long lasting.
Thickfog, very long lasting.
Transparentfog, very long lasting,high lightreflexiongrade.
Use only original SMOKE FACTORYfog fluids. Other Fluids can cause considerable
damage to the unit and void the warranty.You can get more general information about
fog fluids from your dealer or SMOKE FACTORYdirectly.
SMOKE FACTORYfog fluids is an enviromentally safe product and it can be recycled
biologically.
7.7 Puttinginto operation
Connect
to themainssupply.Makesurethecorrectvoltageis
selected(230V/50Hz).
A ,,P"andtwofiguresappearon thedisplaylikeP 15.
Aftera warmup timeof approx.sevenminutes
theCAPTAIND. CASEis readyto start.Thegreen
is reached.
Ready-Led
blinksif theworkingtemperature
As soonas thefinaltemperature
is reached,
Adjusttherequired
outputviathecontrolpanelandpressthe EntertheLEDllumatespermanentlv.
button
( see5.'1)onceto startandonceto endthefoggingprocess.
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5 Operatingthe CAPTAIND. CASE
TheCAPTAIND. CASEis a powerfulfog generator,
producing
everydesiredeffectfroma tiny puffof
smoketo thethickestfog. Digitaltechnology
makesfineadjustments
of the pumppossible.In stepsof
1%theoutputcanbe adjusted
from1-99%.
7.7 Controlpanel CAPTAIND. CASE
. TIMER-LED,
red
o READY-LED,
green
o DMXIN-LED,yellow
o MOD E
o UP/DOWN
o ENTER
6 Switch of the device
Pressthe Modebutten
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til ,,oFF'appears
onthedispray.
After15 secondsthemachine
willswitchoffautomatically.
On therightbottomedgeof thedisplaya
reddecimalpointappear.
Youcan alsoswitchoff the machinewithinthese15 secondsby pressingthe Enter-button.
Whenyou switch off the DMXsignal,the machinewill be switchedoff automaticallyafter 15
seconds.
Pleasenotethatthe Modebuttonis not
designedto scrollbetweenthedifferentmenus.
lf youpressthemodebuttonlongerthan2 sec.thedisplaywillchangeintothetimermenue.
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7 Controlchoices
7.,1 Externalcontrol
You may controlthe CAPTAIND. CASE externallythroughthe XLR sockets.
Please note: DMX takes priority.That means:when the machineis controlled
via DMX 512 this data takes priorityover 0-10 V (+) DC and Standaloneoperation.Also thereare
ootionalavalible:
.
.
cable remote
radio remote
7..2 Operatingvia DMX512
Connectingthe CAPTAIND, CÄSE to a DMX-deskuse the SpinXLR socket. As soon as the machine
receivesa correctDMX signal,the yellowDMX{ED shines Now the pumpand the fan can be
adjustedvia the desk.
Please note: lf a fan is connectedto the machine,the CAPTAIND. CASE usestwo channelsat your
d e s k .C h a n n e1l = P u m o .C h a n n e2l = F a n .
Adjusting the DMX start address
Pressthe Mode-button
on the LED display
ffi
panel,
atthecontrol
untilthreefigures
willappear
MM KffiTAdjusttherequestedstartaddressby pressingtheUp/Down-buttons
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once.The startaddresswill also be
Save the startaddressby pressingthe Enter-button
savedwhen you disconnectthe machinefrom the mainssupply,
Now the pump and the fan can be adjustedvia the desk.
When you switch off the DMX signal, the machine will be switched off automaticallyafter 15
seconds.
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7..3 Stand-alone
TheCAPTAIND. CÄSEcanbe usedin theStandalonemode.In thismodethecontrolof the pump
fan mustbe adjusted
at the machine,
andan external
theModeffi
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MM
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buttonuntila,,P"andtwofigures
appear
on
Adjustthepumpoutputwith
theUp/Down-buttons
Pressthe Enter-button
onceto startthefoggingprocess.Themachinenowproduces
fog until
is pressedagain.Theoutputcanbe changedduringthefoggingprocess.
the Enter-button
menue.
PressModeagainto standard
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7..4 Operatingcableremoteand 0-10V(+) DC
Connectthe CAPTAIND. CASE to an analogdesk or to the cableremote(availableas an optional
extra),use the 3pin XLR socketat the backof the machine.
Please note: With analogcontrolthe pumpcan be adjustedfrom the desk and/ or the cable remote.
The fan has to be adjusteddirectlyat the machine.
.
Connectthe cablefrom the desk or the cableremoteintothe XLR socketat
the back of the machine.
o The knob on the cable remoteor the faderon the analogdeskwill controlthe
levelof the pump.
.
Pressingthe On/Offswitchat the cableremotestartsthe fog process.
To adjustthe fan outputpressthe Mode-button
untila ,,F"and two figuresappearon the
display.
r Adjustthe fan outputwith the Up/Down-buttons
.
7..5 Controlvia Radioremote
A radioremoteis availableas an option.lt will be deliveredwith a 3pin XLR plug.Connectthe receiver
of the radioremoteto the machineby usingthe 3pin XLR socket on the backof the machine.
Adjustthe requestedpumpoutputat the machine(see point6.3.3).Pressthe first buttonat the
transmitterof the radio remoteas long as you want fog to be produced(see manual,,Radioremote").
XLR 3pol connector
radio reciver
Startbuttonfogging
processtranmitter.
7..6 Wiringof DMXund Analog0-10VDC
DMX:
Pin2= DMX-,Pin3 = DMX+,Pin4 und5 = nc
Pin1 = Ground(Masse),
3pol-XLR(analog):
Pin2=0-10V + DCin,Pin3 = 12Y + DCout,max.50mA
Pin1 = Ground(Masse),
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7.7 Operatingwith internalTimer
With the internaltimerthe ,,fogtime"and "waittime"as well as the outputcan be adjusted.
To start the Timer-Mode,press the Mode-buttonfor more than 2 seconds.
ffi
The redTimer-LEDlghineg
as soonas the machinehasswitched
to theTimer-Mode.
As longasthetimeris in
operation,
theredTimer-LED
blinks.
M
ffiffi
youcanadjust
(pxx),
(1-99%)
withtheup/Down-buttons
theoutput
YffiI EFHI
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ffi
Pressing
the Modebuttononce,willbringyouto thesettingfor thewait-time.
Hffi
youcanadjust
withtheUp/Down-buttons
thewait-time(
0.1-99minutes).
trfiffifi|ffi!ffifl
Pressingthe Mode buttononce,will bringyou to the settingfor the fog-time.
ffi
Hffi
Pffiru4|
youcanadjustthe
(1-99sec.)
withthe up/Down-buttons
fogtimeinseconds
R";;il
theModebuttononce,willbringyouto,,Escape"
häilll,fl Pressing
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Pressingthe Enterbuttonwill bringyou backto the standardmenuewhereyou startthe
programming.
Pressingthe enterbuttonduringthe programmingin Timer-menueswill startthe cyclewith
the last time shownon the display.(P.xx= Startswithwaittime,F.xx= Startswithfogtime).
Youcanswitchbackto theStandard-Menu
by pressing
the Mode-button
for morethan2 secondsor by
switching
to ,,ESC"(Escape)in theTimer-Mode
andthenpressthe Enter-button.
8A utostart
lf the timer is in operationand you disconnectthe machinefrom the mainscable,the CAPTAIND.
CASE will re-startin the Timer-Modeas soon as it's reconnected
to the mains.To stopthis pressthe
Mode-buttonfor morethan 2 secondsor by switchingto,,ESC"in the Timer-Modeand then pressthe
Enter-button.
9 Cleaning,careand maintenance
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Ensurethe air ventsare not cloggedby dust. lf necessaryremovethe dust.
Take care that the machinecan not get overheated.
Do not run the CAPTAIND. CÄSE withoutany fluid,as the pumpwill run dry.
Wipe up spiledFluidimmediately.Moisture- alsofluid- can destroythe electric
of the machine.
Checkthe stateof the air valvefilterfrom time to time and cleanor replaceit when necessary.
When frequentlyusingthe samefluid can it shouldbe cleanedthoroughlybeforeaddingnew
fluid.This reducesthe chancesof the machinecloggingup.
lf you installthe CAPTAIND. CASE make 100%shurethat a permanentfog-freeair supply
for the unit is guaranteed.Coolingair with too highfog concentration
very often in Clubsand
Discos)can condenseinsidethe machineand causemoisturedamage.
For cleaningthe surfacethe deviceuse a suitable,solvent-free
cleaner.
The differensbetweenCAPTAIND. CASE /pumpand fluid bottleshut not mor than 1,5m.
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CaptainD. / CaptainD. Case Operating
10 Trouble-Shooting
The CAPTAIN D. CASE does not fog
Checkexternalcontrolsignals
Checkmainssupply
Checkfluid tank (emPtY?)
Checkfor correctconnectionsat the fluid bottle
Checkfor fluid in the fluid tube
Checkif fluidfilter is clogged
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The CAPTAIND. CASEfogs uncontrollably
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Gheckmainssupply
Checkunitfor moisture(moistureinsidethe machine,especiallyon the PCB can cause
fogging)
The GAPTAIN D. CASE switchesoff suddenly
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cutout"has switchedoff due to overheating.Removeexternalheat source
The ,,Temperature
(for instanceprojectorshiningrightontothe housing)and/ormakeshuresufficientfresh air
suppty.After 1Sio 30 minutesthe unit shouldswitchbackto ,,on"again.
Loud droning sound during fogging
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The pump is runningdry. Avoidthis absolutely!
Refillfluidbottle
Doublecheckconnectionfluid tube and fluid bottle'
E-4 appears on the LED disPlaY
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The machineis gettingtoo hot.The heatingswitchesoff and the machinecoolsdown.
Disconiectthe machinefrom the main supplyfor a momentand then re'connectit'
Sotution:
E-1lE-2lE-3appears on the LED display
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please send the machine to the service-stationor your local dealer.
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CaptainD. / GaptainD. Case Operating
11 Specifications
Procedure:
fog generator
vaporizing
Powerrequirement:
1300Watt
Voltage:
230Vl 50 Hz
Warmup time:
7 min.
approx.
Fluidconsumption:
at max.output120ml/min
at cont.output35 ml/min
Fluid tank capacity:
5 Liter
Fog output:
in stepsä 1%( 0-99)
adjustable
Foggingtime:
at 100%outputapprox.40sec.
output
at < 50%outputcontinuous
Gontrol:
D M X5 1 2
0-l0Vanalog
internalTimer
Standalonemode
Radioremote(Option)
Temperaturecontrol:
controlled
Microprocessor
Overheatingprotection:
Heaterblock/Thermostat
Pump/Thermal
switch
Dimension(LxBxH):
45x23 x 23 cm
WeightwithoutFluid:
9kg
Options:
Cableremote
Radioremote
Tubeconnector
Hanningset
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12Warrantyconditions
For the fog machineCAPTAIND. CASE SMOKE FACTORYguaranteeis:
1. Free of charge,subjectto the followingconditions(No.2 - 6) we will repairany defector
fault in the unit if it is causedby a provenfactoryfault and has been advisedimmediately
afterappearanceand within24 monthof deliveryto the end user.Insignificant
deviations
of the regularproductionqualitydoes not guaranteereplacementrights,nor do faults
or defectscausedby water,by generallyabnormalenvironmentconditionsor Force
Majeure.
2. GuaranteeServicewill be done in the followingway: Faultypartswill be repairedor
replaced(our chioce)with correctparts.Faultyunitshaveto be broughtto us or our
servicecentresor to be sent to us or our servicecentresat customer'sexpenses.The
invoiceand/orreceiptshowingthe purchasedateand the serialnumberhas to come
with the faultyunit,otherwisethiswill not be guaranteeservice.Replacedpartsbecome
our property.
3. The customerloosesall rightsfor guaranteeservices,if any repairsor adjustmentsare not
personsand/orif sparepartsare usedwhich are nor
done to the unitsby unauthorized
approvedby us. The rightof guaranteeserviceis also lost if fluidsotherthan Glycolwaterbasedfluidshave been used or if unitsare sent to us with full fluid bottles.Aso
non compliancewith the instructions
in this manualor mistakesby incorrecthandling/
treatingof the machinewill leadto a loss of guaranteeand also any faultsand damages
causedby undueforce.
parts"and are not coveredby the warranty.
4. Certainpartsof the machineare ,,consumable
5. Guaranteeservicesdo not causean extensionof the guaranteetime or the startof a
new guaranteetime.The warrantyfor replacedpartsendswith the guaranteetime of
the whole unit.
6. lf a defecVfault
can not be repairedby us in a satisfactory
time,we will,within6 months
aftersale of the unit,on choiceof the customer,either:
. replacethe whole unitfor free or
. refundthe lesservalueor
. take backthe whole unit and refundthe purchaseprice,but not morethan the usual
marketpriceat the time of the refund.
7. Furtherclaims,especiallyfor damages,lossesetc. outsidethe unit are excluded.
Otherguaranteeregulationsmay be valid outsideGermany.Pleasecheckwith your dealer!
lf you should send the unit for seryice, do not forget to remove any liquid from the
fluid bottle.
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