Thunder Manual pdf

Thunder Manual pdf

User Manual and Installation Guide

Tornado Moving Light Enclosures

User Manual

Thunder

Lighting Enclosures

For all Tempest Thunder models manufactured

Featuring

MiniDEC

TM

Control

Technology

after July 2013

Includes DEC3.3/Goldilocks supplement for

Thunder enclosures with Digital Enclosure Control

Tempest Lighting, Inc.

11845 Wicks Street

Los Angeles, CA 91352, USA

Tel +1 888 649 6743

Fax +1 818 252 7101 [email protected]

Products Covered by this Manual

All Thunder Enclosures manufactured after

2012

Including Thunder 6670 for

AadynTech Punch Plus

www.tempest.org

In the interest of continuous product improvement, the information in this document is subject to change without notice. Neither

Tempest Lighting, Inc. nor its representatives or agents may be held liable for expense or injury arising from it.

Lighting Inc. All Rights Reserved

February, 2014

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Table of Contents

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Introduction

Installation

Safety and Warnings

Tools and Equipment

Planning

Mounting the Thunder Enclosure

Drainage

Using the Blizzard XYZ Mount

Thunder 6670 for AAdynTech Punch Plus

Wiring

Preparation

Which Type of Controller?

Accessing the MiniDEC Controller

MiniDEC AC Wiring

Mounting the Luminaire

Connect Luminaire Power and DMX

Closing the Enclosure

Operation (MiniDEC)

Routine Maintenance

Troubleshooting

Limited Warranty

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Tempest Product Support

Digital Enclosure Control

DEC3.3 Schematic

DEC3.3 Main Functions

Operating Modes

DEC3.3 Control Parameters

Startup Validation

DMX Connections

Remote Device Management (RDM)

Control Interface

Control Display

Control Interface Operation

Control Menu

RDM Monitoring and Configuration

Firmware Upgrade over RDM

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CERTIFICATE AND DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY FOR CE MARKING

Tempest Lighting, Inc.

13110 Saticoy Street, Unit C, North Hollywood, CA 91605, USA t: +1 818 787 8984 f: +1 818 982 5770 e: [email protected] www.tempestlighting.com

Tempest Lighting, Inc. declares that their:

Thunder Lighting Enclosure Series 6xxx.xxx complies with the Essential Requirements of the following EU Directives:

Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC

Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2004/108/EC

Test Report 60065-6600-10

Test Report 61000-6600-12 and further conforms with the following EU Harmonized Standards:

EN 60065 : 2002 Test Report 60065-6600-10

EN 60529:2001-2002

EN 61000-6-3:2007+A1:2011

EN61000-6-1:2007

Test Report 60529-6600-11

Test Report 61000-6600-12

Test Report 61000-6600-12

Test Report 61000-6600-12 EN55015:2006+A2:2009

Dated:

1 st

March 2013

Position of signatory: President

Name of Signatory: Tim Burnham

Signed below: on behalf of Tempest Lighting, Inc.

Dated: October 26 th

, 2009

Signature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Tempest Lighting Inc

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This is to certify that the following products

6600.US Thunder 6600 Enclosure

6610.US Thunder 6610 Enclosure, DEC3 Control

6650.US Thunder 6650 Scan Enclosure

6660.US Thunder 6660 Scan Enclosure, DEC3 Control

6700.US Thunder 6700 Enclosure

6710.US Thunder 6710 Enclosure, DEC3 Control

6750.US Thunder 6750 Scan Enclosure

6760.US Thunder 6760 Scan Enclosure, DEC3 Control

6800.US Thunder 6800 Enclosure

6810.US Thunder 6810 Enclosure, DEC3 Control

6850.US Thunder 6850 Scan Enclosure

6860.US Thunder 6860 Scan Enclosure, DEC 3 Control

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.

13110 Saticoy Street, Unit C

North Hollywood, CA 91605, 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: December 12th, 2010

Signature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Tempest Lighting Inc

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Introduction

Thank you for purchasing the Thunder enclosure. It will serve you for many years, protecting your stage spotlights and effects projectors from the elements.

Products Covered By this Manual

6660 Thunder, Martin Atomic Strobe, all versions

6690 Thunder, Rosco X-Effect, all versions

6600 Thunder, all versions

6650 Thunder Scan

6700 Thunder Stretch, all versions

6750 Thunder Scan Stretch

6800 Thunder X-Stretch, all versions

6850 Thunder Scan X-Stretch

All Custom Thunder enclosures

This manual covers all versions of the products shown here, manufactured after the date of publication.

Using This Manual

Please read this manual in its entirety before starting work. All the information contained is important, and should be read carefully before proceeding. Heed all warnings and advisories.

Icon Key:

Valuable information



Electrical Warning

Safety Information

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Installation

Safety and Warnings

These warnings are for your protection. Failure to comply may result in serious injury or death.

Tempest Lighting, Inc. assumes no responsibility for damages or injury incurred by misuse or mishandling of product.

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 equipment 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 equipment).



Do not

open the enclosure in wet weather.

Tools and Equipment

To install the enclosure, you will need the following items:

Crescent wrench

Phillips screwdriver

Terminal screwdriver

Proper wiring installation equipment (for line power and signal wiring)

Any equipment listed in the equipment manufacturer’s equipment-specific installation directions

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Planning

Snow clearance:

MINIMUM

24”/60c m

Allow at least 24”/60cm clearance behind enclosure for access and ventilation.

24”/60cm

Enclosures with MiniDEC Control should be powered during daylight hours.

Enclosures with Digital Enclosure Control MUST be powered 24/7/365.

Warning:

In most cases this installation cannot be safely completed by 1 person.

Mounting the Thunder Enclosure

The Thunder enclosure must be mounted on or under a solid structure rated for the weight of the enclosure, the equipment inside it, and at least one person.

Snow – if installed outside in cold regions, the bottom of the Thunder enclosure must be at least 2’ (60cm) above maximum height of any snowfall or drifting snow, subject to local conditions. If snow is not a consideration, then enclosure may sit on the ground as long as proper drainage is provided.

LEAVE ADEQUATE CLEARANCE BEHIND ENCLOSURE FOR WIRING AND VENTILATION

Tempest Lighting recommends the use of stainless steel mounting hardware.

The Thunder enclosure is provided with a pair of Unistrut channels on the enclosure base, for mounting to your structure. You may use standard Unistrut accessories, or purchase either of the mounting kits available from Tempest Lighting – four kits are recommended per enclosure.

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Mounting Kits

4900.MB

Stainless Steel Unistrut channel nut, bolt and washer. Four required per enclosure.

Mounting on a Pipe or Truss

4900.MC

Stainless Steel Unistrut channel nut, bolt and pipe clamp, for pipes 1.5” (38mm) to 2”

(50mm) OD. Four required per enclosure.

4925.MC

Stainless Steel Unistrut channel nut, bolt and pipe clamp, for pipes 2” (50mm) to 2.5”

(64mm) OD. Four required per enclosure.

Use two clamps to mount to a pipe, or to mount from a truss at an angle.

Use four clamps to mount parallel to a truss.

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36”/914mm

Mounting Base-down and Base-up

All Thunder enclosures are designed to be mounted base-down, on a solid structure, using Unistrut mounting hardware. They may also be suspended from an overhang, ceiling or truss, using the same hardware.

Inlet

Vent

Outlet

Vent

Thunder mounted Basedown – note the orientation of the inlet and outlet vents

Thunder mounted Base-up

– in this case the inlet and outlet vents are flipped vertically, to prevent rainwater ingress

Inlet

Vent

Outlet

Vent

It is the responsibility of the installer to 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.

Drainage

Drainage holes are provided in the top and bottom of the enclosure. The holes in the cover (top) are plugged with 10-32 screws and sealing washers.

Important – Drainage in base-up installations:

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2

Enclosure shown is a Blizzard projector enclosure

Remove the drainage plug screws from the cover

Replace in the corresponding holes in the base

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Blizzard XYZ Mount

All Blizzard and Thunder enclosures may be mounted using the adjustable Blizzard XYZ mount (part

# 6500.XYZ). The XYZ Mount is designed to mount on the bottom of a piece of 1½” schedule 40 pipe (48-50mm Outside Dimension).

Tighten this knob to lock horizontal (pan) movement

Tighten these screws to raise this side

(roll), or loosen to lower it.

Then…

Tighten the locknuts up under the yoke to lock the roll position.

YOKE

This bolt should be just tight enough so the projector can tilt with a little hand pressure.

SAFETY

COLLAR

Tighten this knob both sides to lock tilt movement

The Safety Collar

MUST be bolted through the bottom of the pole, below the yoke

Part #: 6500.XYZ

Adjustment Range:

Vertical: +60° to -90°

Horizontal: 360°

Roll: ± 10°

CRADLE

Spring nuts lock into

Unistrut rails on

Blizzard base

Continued/…

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Friction Pad ensures a tight grip when locked down

IMPORTANT

Drill a 3/8”/10mm hole through the bottom of your vertical pole, and use this bolt and locknut to fix the safety collar in place

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Important

 Installation must conform to all local safety norms and building codes. Tempest Lighting,

Inc will accept no responsibility for incorrect or unsafe installation.

Installer must drill the bottom of the pole and install the safety bolt provided

The vertical pole must be securely mounted and braced to prevent movement

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Thunder 6670 for AAdynTech Punch Plus

Thunder 6670 has been developed specifically for the AAdynTech Punch Plus luminaire, and is different in some respects from the standard Thunder enclosures.

The base enclosure, 6670.US (120V) or 6670.IN (230V) comes without mounting hardware.

You will need to order either the Manual Yoke Kit (6670.MY) or the X/Y Hanger Kit

(6670.XY) to complete the enclosure.

Thunder 6670 with

6670.XY Hanger Kit for floodlighting applications.

Thunder 6670 with

6670.MY Yoke Kit mounted for hanging

Thunder 6670 with

6670.MY Yoke Kit mounted for use with a lighting stand.

The 6670 enclosure must be used base-up – the inlet filter is on the enclosure cover and must always be on the bottom to prevent rain ingress.

Fixture mounting – the Yoke and yoke hubs must be removed from the Punch Plus luminaire before mounting in the Thunder 6670 enclosure. A mounting bracket is supplied with the 6670 enclosure that attaches to the luminaire for mounting inside the enclosure.

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Mounting the Yoke and Hanger Kits

1.

Remove the two ¼-20 screws, nuts and washers from the enclosure base. Do not discard.

2.

3.

Remove the two 5/16-18 nuts and washers from the yoke or hanger kit. Do not discard.

Insert the two studs in the yoke or hanger kit in the two larger holes in the enclosure

4.

base.

Secure in place with the nuts and washers from steps 1 and 2

Mounting the AAdynTech Punch Plus Luminaire

1.

2.

3.

Attach the fixture mounting bracket supplied with the Thunder 6670 enclosure, using the two screws removed in step 2

NOTE:

For standing use, remove the locking knobs and bolts from both sides, swing the outer yoke down and replace the locking bolts and knobs.

Remove the Yoke and yoke hubs from the luminaire.

Remove the two 10-32 x 1” flathead screws from the front/top of the luminaire

Fixture Bracket

Mounting Screws removed from Luminaire

4.

Back off the two brass thumbscrew nuts in the enclosure base so that they are approximately ¼” [6mm] from the base.

5.

Lift the luminaire into position over the thumbscrew nuts and slide backwards about ½”

[12mm] so that the back of the luminaire engages with the rear luminaire mount.

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6.

Tighten the two thumbscrew nuts.

Thumbscrews

Slide this rim …

…into this bracket

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Wiring

Electrical Preparation



All electrical work must be carried out by a properly licensed electrician. Failure to observe this point will void the factory warranty for the Tempest Enclosure and possibly the equipment housed inside.

1 Before starting work, switch off power to the branch circuit, carefully following lockout and tag-out procedures. Failure to do so could cause serious injury or death.

2 Two electrical junction boxes will be required within a short distance of the Thunder enclosure for:

AC supply wiring

DMX control wiring

Your Thunder enclosure is supplied fitted with two cable entry points, for Power and DMX signal cables.

The cable entries are suitable for use with standard conduit fittings. US size ½”, international

20mm. Tempest recommends the use of flexible, outdoor-rated conduit for the last few feet (1m) to the enclosure.

All junction boxes must be installed in accordance with local electrical codes and should be located near the permanent installation of the enclosure. Each junction box requires a length of flexible conduit, long enough to reach from the junction box to the enclosure conduit fittings. Leave slack for positioning of enclosure, and enough space behind the enclosure for ventilation.

The AC supply must be protected by a fuse or circuit breaker of a rating suitable for the equipment.

Thunder Enclosure Power Requirement:

Standard Thunder enclosures with MiniDEC control 20W

Thunder enclosures with DEC3 control option 520W

The user may connect the fan and the equipment to the same switched supply, or run them separately, according to need (see below).

Note that for temporary in stallation, the conduit fittings may be replaced with outdoor-rated cable entry glands, at the user’s discretion.

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Heater Fan On

Lamp

Relay Temp DMX

Which type of controller do you have?

If you have the DEC3 control option, there will be a panel on the back of your enclosure like this.

Turn to the DEC3 Appendix (Section 11) at the back of this

ESC OK manual for wiring and operation instructions.

If you do NOT have the DEC3 display, your enclosure is equipped with a MiniDEC controller. Please use the following instructions.

Accessing the MiniDEC Controller

Remove the enclosure cover.

Remove the MiniDEC cover under the fan. You will see the MiniDEC circuit board on the inside of the

MiniDEC cover.

Bring your AC supply to the conduit entry under the MiniDEC cover.

Note: use the conduit entry point outside the electrical cover for DMX wiring.

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Connect AC Wiring to MiniDEC Controller

Single Feed Operation Split Feed Operation

NEUTRAL

CUT LINK 2

PLACES FOR

SPLIT FEED

OPERATION

NEUTRAL

GROUND

LIVE (Light and Fan)

GROUND

LIVE (Fan)

LIVE (Light)

Single Feed Wiring

Feed the controller with a single maintained supply. The light must be switched off when needed using the lighting control system.

Thunder ships configured for single feed wiring operation.

DO NOT CONNECT SINGLE FEED WIRING TO THE OUTPUT OF A DIMMER.

Dual Feed Wiring

You may switch off the supply to the light without interfering with the cooling fan operation. Connect feeder wires as shown,

AND CUT THE COPPER LINK ON THE MiniDEC BOARD IN TWO PLACES

, AS

SHOWN. Fan circuit should be maintained 24/7.

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MiniDEC Operation

The MiniDEC controller monitors current going to the light fixture inside the Thunder enclosure, and also heat inside the enclosure. When it detects that the light is on and/or the internal temperature is getting warm, MiniDEC runs the enclosure fan. For best results, enclosures must be connected to live power at all times.

DMX Wiring

A separate conduit entry is provided for DMX wiring. Pull DMX cables into enclosure and terminate, following instructions provided by the luminaire manufacturer.

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Mounting the Luminaire

If the Thunder enclosure is suspended from a ceiling or overhang, this must be done by two people.

1.

Place the equipment on the equipment tray. If hanging the equipment upside-down, one person must hold the equipment in position, while another person secures it in place. Ensure that the equipment is securely held before proceeding further.

2.

3.

4.

For most theatrical lights, adjust the yoke to the shortest available setting before installing in the enclosure, as shown here.

Move the Unistrut Channel nut into position, to line up with the fixture yoke.

Bolt through the yoke into the channel nut and tighten firmly in place, using the hardware provided.

NOTE: Mounting the Atomic Strobe in the 6660 Enclosure

The Atomic Strobe enclosure has its window on the SIDE of the enclosure, and the strobe faces sideways, mounted on two M12 spring-bolts provided.

Adjust the position of the spring bolts in the Unistrut to correspond with two of the mounting holes in the Atomic Strobe yoke.

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Connect Luminaire power and DMX

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Connect the DMX IN and OUT luminaire connections as specified by the luminaire manufacturer

Connect the luminaire power cable to the IEC outlet provided on the MiniDEC controller. If necessary, shorten the length of the luminaire power cord and install the rewireable IEC plug provided with your Thunder enclosure.

Test all luminaire functions.

Replace MiniDEC Cover.

Replace enclosure cover and secure all latched tightly.

Closing the Thunder Enclosure

The latch tension is adjusted by turning the screw – clockwise to tension, anticlockwise to loosen.

Insert a padlock in one or more security

 rings for additional security.

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Operation

While there are no specific operational actions required for normal use, the following points should be kept in mind.

The enclosure should be connected to a live circuit at all times except when maintenance is being carried out.

Unless the enclosure or equipment is undergoing routine maintenance, the enclosure should be closed and securely latched at all times.

Only authorized personnel should open the enclosure (see maintenance warnings in the next chapter).

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Routine Maintenance

It is very important to perform routine maintenance on both the enclosure and the equipment inside it.

Failure to do so may reduce lifetime for both the enclosure and the equipment.

Note

Maintenance schedules depend on location and environment. The intervals given here are general minimum guidelines. It is up to the user to judge whether maintenance should be carried out more frequently. We recommend doing these tasks no less often than mentioned here.

Safety

As the enclosure is a powered unit with moving parts, it is necessary to keep safety in mind while performing routine maintenance. Although maintenance can be performed while the enclosure is powered, it is safer to carry it out with the power disconnected with proper lockout and tag out procedures followed.

Be aware that once the enclosure has had power applied to it, the fan will start to turn. Make sure that your hands are clear of the fan before applying power to the enclosure.

Only authorized personnel should perform maintenance on the enclosure or equipment

Do not service the unit in the rain or other adverse weather conditions (snow, sleet, high winds, etc.).

Inspection Checklist: - Every Three (3) Months

Glass should be clean and free of cracks

Enclosure should be free of debris both inside and out

Bolts and tie-down straps should be tight

Rubber seals should be in good condition. Check seals inside and out for gaps.

Fan hould be functioning and not making excessive noise

Filters should be clean

Air Filter - Every Three (3) Months

The air filter should be removed and cleaned on a regular basis. To remove filter, pull pull it directly out of the intake vent. The filter can be cleaned by running water from a hose and do not require any special solution.

To reinstall, carefully push filter back into the cowl molding.

Case - As Needed

The outside of the case should be cleaned as needed. The case should be cleaned with a wet cloth and mild detergent (if necessary). Do not use a direct spray from a hose to clean the case.

Equipment

Review the manufacturer's instructions for proper maintenance of your Luminaire. Remember, the enclosure simply protects the equipment inside it and is not a substitute for regular maintenance.

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Troubleshooting

This is a guide to the general symptoms, problems, and solutions that may occur during the usage of your enclosure. However, it is important to remember that problems may occur within the equipment itself and these must also be considered.

Equipment does not have power.

Check power supply wiring and voltage.

Fan is not spinning

Fan cords may have become disconnected. Check connections between fan and cord.

Fan may be obstructed. Shut off power to enclosure and check for obstructions. Turn power back on to see if fan will start spinning. If fan does not turn then enclosure is not receiving power.

Turn off all power and check wiring. If the wiring is correct, contact technical support.

Equipment does not have power.

Check equipment power switch. If switch is on, check wiring and supply switch/circuit breaker.

Equipment turns on and off repeatedly over short span of time.

Check that vent areas and airways are clear. If so, ambient temperature may be too high, or equipment may have internal problem.

Excessive water in enclosure.

Seal leak. Repair with silicone sealant, or replace seal.

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Limited 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 month, 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

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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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Tempest Product Support.

Step 1: First contact your local Dealer for support. Your dealer is best placed to respond quickly to your needs.

Step 2: If your dealer is unable to answer your questions please contact our Sales Office:

Tempest Lighting, Inc.

13110 Saticoy Street, Unit C

North Hollywood, CA 91605, USA

Tel +1 818 787 8984

Fax +1 818 982 5582 [email protected]

Visit our web site for current information and specifications: www.tempest.org

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Digital Enclosure Control

DEC3.3

TM

with Goldilocks

TM

Heater Fan On

Lamp

Relay Temp DMX

ESC OK

DEC3.3

TM

– that’s

Digital Enclosure Control, third Generation, revision 3

– 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. DEC3.3 monitors internal 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 the DMX cable, using the RDM protocol (Remote Device Management) if desired.

From summer 2013 DEC is running Tempest’s new

Goldilocks

TM

operating system (patents pending). A completely new OS,

Goldilocks

analyzes temperature and humidity trends, targeting and maintaining safe ranges, and acting to prevent condensation before it happens.

Goldilocks

is also much more energy-efficient than previous generations, so your equipment is always in the

Goldilocks zone, and you save money too.

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DEC3.3 Schematic

SENSOR

AC HEATER(S)

AC FAN(S)

MAIN AC Supply

Optional independent

SPLIT AC Luminaire Supply

Cut links on board for split feed operation



OUT IN OUT IN

DMX/RDM – RS485

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DEC3.3 Main Functions

1 Sense current to luminaire (lamp on/off)

2

3

Record lamp hours

Monitor temperature and humidity inside Enclosure

Maintain temperature at safe operating level

Maintain relative humidity within safe limits

Prevent condensation

Isolate luminaire in case of unsafe temperature

Report status over RDM

(Optional) remote luminaire relay control over DMX

DEC3.3 constantly monitors the following parameters:

Luminaire/Luminaire power

Line Voltage

Temperature

Humidity

DEC 3.3’s patented Goldilocks

TM

algorithm uses a combination of 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.

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.

If your needs are more complex, read on.

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Operating Modes

DEC3.3 may operate in one of four modes, set using either the Front Panel or by RDM control. In all configurations, the luminaire inside the enclosure may also be an RDM enabled device.

Basic Mode (factory setting)

Standard temperature settings

DMX and RDM disabled

Best for standalone operation

Monitor Mode

As Basic mode, plus:

RDM status reporting

RDM configuration – settings may be changed remotely or at the enclosure control panel

DEC3.3 does not require a DMX signal to operate

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 o

DMX level < 25% disables normal relay operation (relay turns OFF)

This allows you to force a hard reset of the lamp relay in the event of a luminaire 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 o

Lamp Relay (Slot 1)

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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DEC3.3 Control Parameters

Temperature and Humidity Ranges:

Cooling Fan(s)

Notes:

Low

Relative Humidity

(50-90%,

Default 80%)

High

Heater(s)

Trip Temp

(55-70˚C, Default 60 ˚C)

Upper Temp

(35-50˚C, Default 40 ˚C)

Trend Temp

(Dynamic)

IdealTemp (Dynamic, based on Relative Humidity)

LowerTemp

(0-10˚C, Default 0 ˚C)

1

2

In moving light enclosures the temperature sensor is located in the exhaust airflow. Temperatures shown may be higher than those around the luminaire.

We recommend using the factory default settings for several weeks or months before making any changes. In most cases they will not be necessary.

Max Humidity

Range 50-90%,

Default 80%

The threshold at which air inside the enclosure is heated to raise dewpoint and prevent condensation. Setting a higher Max Humidity is not a bad thing in highhumidity climates. Setting the Max Humidity too low will result in unnecessary heating and excessive energy use. So set the Max Humidity at the top end of the relative humidity likely to be experienced on site.

DMX Address

Range 001-510, Default 001

Sets the DMX address for the lamp relay control.

(See also DMX Response)

Set Temp Units

Display Degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit. Default Celsius

Lamp Hours

Note that temperature settings must always be Celsius.

Default 0000

Counts lamp hours – you must reset to zero when changing lamps.

Lamp On Point

The lamp current at which DEC detects the luminaire/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.

Start-up Validation

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DMX terminal Pinout Detail

When you switch power ON to the DEC3.3 controller (firmware 01.00.006 and up), the following indications will confirm that the major system elements are working correctly:

 BEEP! – a loud beep indicates that the processor has initialized and is functioning correctly.

FANS – fans run for three seconds

HEATER – the heater turns on for 15 seconds. This is enough to get warm to the touch.

DMX Connections

DMX refers to USITT DMX512, a commonly used control protocol in the entertainment industry, running over RS485. Consult USITT DMX installation guidelines when laying out a system, or employ a qualified DMX system integrator.

A DMX network will be required if: a) The luminaire inside the enclosure requires a DMX control signal b) c)

You wish to monitor the enclosure using RDM

You wish to control the enclosure lamp relay over DMX

DMX Terminations

Note: DMX will not normally be used in luminaire installations.

❹ ❸ ❷

Pinout: (1) Ground, (2) Data -, (3) Data

+.

DMX OUT to next DMX device

DMX IN from outside world

DMX Connectors:

1

DMX IN from network

2

DMX OUT to luminaire (or to network if not controlling luminaire)

3

DMX IN from luminaire

4

DMX OUT to network

Note: If the enclosed equipment does not use DMX, then connector (2) on the controller is DMX OUT for the enclosure.

DMX Line Terminations

DMX cable runs must be terminated at the far end of the cable run with a termination resistor as detailed in the DMX512 standard.

+

G

DMX OUT

+

G

DMX IN

LIGHT

+

G

DMX OUT

LIGHT

+

G

DMX IN

The individual equipment installed inside the

Tempest enclosures must NOT be terminated.

It is recommended that any line termination is done using the 3-pin terminal connector fitted to the DEC3.3 control circuit board.

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Remote Device Management (RDM)

RDM refers to ANSI E1.20, a control protocol in the entertainment industry used for device configuration and monitoring, and essentially an “extension” of DMX512. The use of RDM is optional, and uses

the same RS485 cable connection

as DMX512, so

no additional wiring

is required if DMX is already present. The user must ensure that any DMX splitters or other routing devices used are RDM operable as well as DMX use. Tempest strongly recommends working with a qualified RDM system integrator when designing an RDM network. Go to www.tempest.org

for contact information.

RDM and RDM Integration

DEC3.3’s RDM implementation allows system integrators to remotely configure, control or monitor

DEC3.3 attributes, including:

Relative Humidity

Air Temperature

PCB Temperature

Lamp Current

Elapsed Lamp Hours

Lamp Relay Status

Fan Relay Status

Heater Relay Status

DMX Status

DMX Start Address

RDM is an effective and powerful tool for commissioning and monitoring an installation, qualified RDM system integrator.

Tempest Lighting warrants DEC3.3

DMX Personality (RDM Mode)

Device Type particularly in large systems. For further guidance, please consult a

Device Label

Software Version to be compliant with the RDM standard, but is not an RDM systems integrator, and can offer only basic guidance on RDM utilization.

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Control Interface

LED Indicators

Heater

Fan

Lamp On

Lamp Relay

Temp

DMX

ON (Green)

ON (Green)

ON (Green)

OFF

ON (Green)

ON (Red)

FLASHING

(Green)

ON (Green)

ON (GREEN)

ON (RED)

Heater is ON, to maintain lower temperature level or to prevent condensation

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

Current sensing shows lamp is ON

Lamp hour counter is running

Current sensing shows lamp is OFF

Lamp hour counter is not running

Lamp relay is closed (normal)

Luminaire power receptacle is energized

Lamp relay is open due to over-temperature event. Luminaire power receptacle is isolated.

Temperature is below lower temp setting

ON (Amber)

ON (Red)

FLASHING (Red)

OFF

Temperature is in normal range

Humidity is above target limit

Temperature is above top setting

Temperature is above Trip level

Luminaire power is isolated

DEC3.3 is in BASIC Mode – DMX not used.

OR

DEC3.3 is in Monitor or Control Mode and no valid DMX or RDM packet has been detected.

Good DMX or RDM data packet received.

Control Mode: DMX Fail. A previously good DMX signal has failed.

Monitor Mode: No RDM information being received (this is normal)

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Control Display

The display on the Control display provides additional status information, depending on the operating mode:

Basic Mode &

Monitor Mode

DMX Mode &

28˚C 47%

209V OFF internal temperature, relative humidity line voltage, lamp status

Service Mode

28˚C 47%

209V OFF internal temperature, relative humidity line voltage, lamp status

Alternating with:

DMX: 001

DMX Start Address

No DMX

DMX Status

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, and

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

MONITOR

CONTROL

SERVICE

Standalone operation, no DMX/RDM (factory default)

Standalone, plus support for RDM remote configuration and monitoring

Monitor, plus use of a single DMX slot to control Lamp relay

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

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.

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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 luminaire/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.

RESET LAMP HOURS

Reset each time you change the lamp in the luminaire/luminaire.

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) c)

Air temperature, in degrees C or F

PCB temperature (this will usually be significantly higher than air temperature) d) e)

Voltage – line Voltage reaching the DEC

Current being drawn by luminaire/light, in Amps

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f) g)

Lamp Hours elapsed since last reset

Firmware version

RDM Monitoring and Configuration

All the features accessible over the DEC3.3 control panel are also available over RDM. Just how this information is displayed will depend on the RDM interface used. These screen shots were taken running the GetSet program in Windows 7, and connecting to a DEC3.3 controller using a RDM TRI MK1 interface,

Tempest part # 2000.190

GetSet gives you a powerful RDM front end suite, with Tempest-specific functions and displays.

This view shows a single

DEC3.2 test unit that has been correctly discovered and labeled by the GetSet software suite, and a log of RDM messages.

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This RDM interface provides a graphic view of the various sensor functions supported by DEC3.2 and up

Important:

Check that your RDM interface vendor has tested his interface with Tempest enclosures and all other RDM devices you plan to use on the same network.

Firmware Upgrade over RDM

DEC3.3 firmware is fieldupgradeable, using RDM. A field upgrade requires a

JESE RDM TRI MK1 interface to be connected to the

DMX network on which the DEC3.3 is located, and the use of JESE GetSet software. The kit is available from

Tempest under part # 2000.190.

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