LED Flower - warmlight
LED Flower
ORDERCODE 31309
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The Showtec LED Flower brings excitement to any venue. Whether you want simple plug-&-play action or
a sophisticated DMX show, this product provides the effect you need.
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Showtec LED Flower™ Product Guide
Warning.................................................................................…...……………..…………………………….………….
Safety-instructions……………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Operating Determinations.……………………………………………………………………………………………
Rigging.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Return Procedure……………………………………………………………………………......................................
Claims…………………………………………………………………………….........................................................
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Description...............................................................................…...………………………………………….…………
Features and Overview ………………………………...….……………….………….……….……….…………….
Backside…………………………………………………...…...….……………….…………………...………………..
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Installation...............................................................................…...…………………………………………………..…
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Set Up and Operation.....................................................................……..…………………………………………….
Control Modes…………………………………………………………………………………………………….……..
One LED Flower (Built-in Programs)…..………………………………………….………………….………….
One LED Flower (Auto Run Mode)……………………………………………….……………….……………
One LED Flower (Sound Control)…………………………………………………………………..…………..
Multiple LED Flowers (Master/Slave control).……………………………………………………..........……
Multiple LED Flowers (DMX control)……………………………………………………………………..……..
Fixture Linking…………………............……..……………………………………..…………………..…………..…..
Data Cabling……………….........……..……………………………………………..………………………….……..
Control Panel….............……....................................………………………………………………………….……..
Control Mode........................................……………………………………………………………………….………
DMX addressing...................................………………………………………………………………………….…….
MENU OVERVIEW ……..……………………………………..…………………………………….…….……….….....
- Auto Run Mode………………...............................................………………….....……………………..…..
- DMX Mode……...........................................................….....……………..……………...…………………..
- Master/Slave Mode………..…...............................................………………….....……………………..….
- Sound-control.............................................................….....……………..……………...…………………..
- Built-in Programs ….........................................…......……………………....…………..………………........
DMX Channels………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………
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Maintenance...................................................................................………..………….…….……………………..…. 15
Replacing the Fuse........................................................................…………………….………………………….. 15
Troubleshooting............................................................................………………….………………….……………… 16
No Light……………………………………............................................………………….………………………….. 16
No Response to DMX ....................................................................………………….……………………………. 16
Product Specifications.................................................................……………….…….………………………………
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WARNING
FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, PLEASE READ THIS USER MANUAL CAREFULLY
BEFORE YOUR INITIAL START-UP!
Unpacking Instructions
Immediately upon receiving this product, carefully unpack the carton and check the contents to ensure
that all parts are present, and have been received in good condition. Notify the dealer immediately and
retain packing material for inspection if any parts appear damaged from shipping or the carton itself
shows signs of mishandling. Save the carton and all packing materials. In the event that a fixture must be
returned to the factory, it is important that the fixture be returned in the original factory box and packing.
Your shipment includes:
• Showtec LED Flower with IEC powercable 0,75m
•User manual
LED Expected Lifespan
LEDs gradually decline in brightness over time. HEAT is the dominant factor that leads to the acceleration
of this decline. Packaged in clusters, LEDs exhibit higher operating temperatures than in ideal or singular
optimum conditions. For this reason when all color LEDs are used at their fullest intensity, life of the LEDs is
significantly reduced. It is estimated that a viable lifespan of 40,000 to 50,000 hours will be achieved
under normal operational conditions. If improving on this lifespan expectancy is of a higher priority, place
care in providing for lower operational temperatures. This may include climatic-environmental and the
reduction of overall projection intensity.
CAUTION!
Keep this device away from rain and moisture!
Unplug mains lead before opening the housing!
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Every person involved with the installation, operation and maintenance of this device has to:
be qualified
follow the instructions of this manual
CAUTION! Be careful with your operations.
With a dangerous voltage you can suffer
a dangerous electric shock when touching the wires!
Before your initial start-up, please make sure that there is no damage caused by transportation. Should
there be any, consult your dealer and do not use the device.
To maintain perfect condition and to ensure a safe operation, it is absolutely necessary for the user to
follow the safety instructions and warning notes written in this manual.
Please consider that damages caused by manual modifications to the device are not subject to
warranty.
This device contains no user-serviceable parts. Refer servicing to qualified technicians only.
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IMPORTANT:
The manufacturer will not accept liability for any resulting damages caused by the nonobservance of this manual or any unauthorized modification to the device.
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Never let the power-cord come into contact with other cables! Handle the power-cord and all
connections with the mains with particular caution!
Never remove warning or informative labels from the unit.
Never use anything to cover the ground contact.
Never lift the fixture by holding it at the projector-head, as the mechanics may be damaged.
Always hold the fixture at the transport handles.
Never place any material over the lens.
Never look directly into the light source.
Never leave any cables lying around.
Do not insert objects into air vents.
Do not connect this device to a dimmerpack.
Do not switch the device on and off in short intervals, as this would reduce the device’s life.
Do not touch the device’s housing bare-handed during its operation (housing becomes very hot).
Allow the fixture to cool for at least 5 minutes before handling.
Do not shake the device. Avoid brute force when installing or operating the device.
Only use device indoor, avoid contact with water or other liquids.
Only operate the fixture after having checked that the housing is firmly closed and all screws are
tightly fastened.
Only operate the device after having familiarized with its functions.
Avoid flames and do not put close to flammable liquids or gases.
Always keep case closed while operating.
Always allow free air space of at least 50 cm around the unit for ventilation.
Always disconnect power from the mains, when device is not used or before cleaning! Only
handle the power-cord by the plug. Never pull out the plug by tugging the power-cord.
Make sure that the device is not exposed to extreme heat, moisture or dust.
Make sure that the available voltage is not higher than stated on the rear panel.
Make sure that the power-cord is never crimped or damaged. Check the device and the powercord from time to time.
If the lens is obviously damaged, it has to be replaced. So that its functions are not impaired, due
to cracks or deep scratches.
If device is dropped or struck, disconnect mains power supply immediately. Have a qualified
engineer inspect for safety before operating.
If the device has been exposed to drastic temperature fluctuation (e.g. after transportation), do
not switch it on immediately. The arising condensation water might damage your device. Leave
the device switched off until it has reached room temperature.
If your Showtec device fails to work properly, discontinue use immediately. Pack the unit securely
(preferably in the original packing material), and return it to your Showtec dealer for service.
For adult use only. Lighteffect must be installed out of the reach of children. Never leave the unit
running unattended.
Never attempt to bypass the thermostatic switch or fuses.
For replacement use fuses of same type and rating only.
This device falls under protection class I. Therefore it is essential to connect the yellow/green
conductor to earth.
During the initial start-up some smoke or smell may arise. This is a normal process and does not
necessarily mean that the device is defective.
Repairs, servicing and electric connection must be carried out by a qualified technician.
WARRANTY: Till one year after date of purchase.
CAUTION ! EYEDAMAGES !.
Avoid looking directly into the light source.
(meant especially for epileptics) !
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OPERATING DETERMINATIONS
• This device is not designed for permanent operation. Consistent operation breaks will ensure that the
device will serve you for a long time without defects.
• The minimum distance between light-output and the illuminated surface must be more than 0,5 meter.
• The maximum ambient temperature ta = 45°C must never be exceeded.
• If this device is operated in any other way, than the one described in this manual, the product may
suffer damages and the warranty becomes void.
• Any other operation may lead to dangers like short-circuit, burns, electric shock, crash, etc.
You endanger your own safety and the safety of others!
Rigging
Please follow the European and national guidelines concerning rigging, trussing and all other
safety issues.
Do not attempt the installation yourself !
Always let the installation be carried out by an authorized dealer !
Procedure:
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If the projector is lowered from the ceiling or high joists, professional trussing systems have to be
used.
Use a clamp to mount the projector, with the mounting-bracket, to the trussing system.
The projector must never be fixed swinging freely in the room.
The installation must always be secured with a safety attachment, e.g. an appropriate safety net
or safety-cable.
When rigging, derigging or servicing the projector, always make sure, that the area below the
installation place is blocked and staying in the area is forbidden.
Improper installation can cause serious damage to people and property !
Connection with the mains
Connect the device to the mains with the power-plug.
Always pay attention, that the right color cable is connected to the right place.
International
EU Cable
UK Cable
US Cable
Pin
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BROWN
RED
YELLOW/COPPER
FASE
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BLUE
BLACK
SILVER
NUL
YELLOW/GREEN
GREEN
GREEN
EARTH
Make sure that the device is always connected properly to the earth!
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Return Procedure
Returned merchandise must be sent prepaid and in the original packing, call tags will not be issued.
Package must be clearly labeled with a Return Authorization Number (RMA number). Products returned
without an RMA number will be refused. Highlite will not accept the returned goods or any responsibility.
Call Highlite 0031-455667723 or mail [email protected] and request an RMA prior to shipping the fixture.
Be prepared to provide the model number, serial number and a brief description of the cause for the
return. Be sure to properly pack fixture, any shipping damage resulting from inadequate packaging is the
customer’s responsibility. Highlite reserves the right to use its own discretion to repair or replace
product(s). As a suggestion, proper UPS packing or double-boxing is always a safe method to use.
Note: If you are given an RMA number, please include the following information on a piece of paper
inside the box:
1) Your name
2) Your address
3) Your phone number
4) A brief description of the symptoms
Claims
The client has the obligation to check the delivered goods immediately upon delivery for any shortcomings and/or visible defects, or perform this check after our announcement that the goods are at their
disposal. Damage incurred in shipping is the responsibility of the shipper; therefore the damage must be
reported to the carrier upon receipt of merchandise.
It is the customer's responsibility to notify and submit claims with the shipper in the event that a fixture is
damaged due to shipping. Transportation damage has to be reported to us within one day after receipt
of the delivery.
Any return shipment has to be made post-paid at all times. Return shipments must be accompanied with
a letter defining the reason for return shipment. Non-prepaid return shipments will be refused, unless
otherwise agreed in writing.
Complaints against us must be made known in writing or by fax within 10 working days after receipt of the
invoice. After this period complaints will not be handled anymore.
Complaints will only then be considered if the client has so far complied with all parts of the agreement,
regardless of the agreement of which the obligation is resulting.
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Description of the device
Features
The Showtec LED Flower is a lighteffect with high output and great effects.
• High light output
• Trendy housing
• Music controlled
• LED light source
• Power consumption: 30 Watt max.
• LED's: 64 x 1/4W
• Operating modes: Music controlled
• Sound-controlled via built-in microphone
• Variable focus
• Fuse F3A / 250V
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Overview
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1) Mounting bracket
2) Fixation screw
3) Lens
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Backside
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Fig. 2
4) DMX signal connector (OUT) 3-pin
5) DMX signal connector (IN) 3-pin
6) IEC power connector + Fuse 3A 250V
7) Ground
Installation
Remove all packing materials from the LED Flower. Check that all foam and plastic padding is removed.
Connect all cables.
Do not supply power before the whole system is set up and connected properly.
Always disconnect from electric mains power supply before cleaning or servicing.
Damages caused by non-observance are not subject to warranty.
Set Up and Operation
Before plugging the unit in, always make sure that the power supply matches the product specification
voltage. Do not attempt to operate a 120V specification product on 230V power, or vice versa.
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Control Modes
There are 5 Modes:
1) Built-in Programs
2) Auto run
3) Sound-controlled
4) Master/Slave
5) DMX512
One LED Flower (Built-in Programs)
1. Fasten the effect light onto firm trussing. Leave at least 0,5 meter on all sides for air circulation.
2. When the LED Flower is not connected by a DMX-cable, it functions as a stand-alone device.
This device has 40 built-in programs. Please see page 13 for more information about the built-in
programs.
One LED Flower (Auto run)
1. Fasten the effect light onto firm trussing. Leave at least 0,5 meter on all sides for air circulation.
2. When the LED Flower is not connected by a DMX-cable, it functions as a stand-alone device.
Please see page 13 for more information about the Auto run effects.
One LED Flower (Sound-control)
1.Plug the end of the electric mains power cord into a proper electric power supply socket.
2. Turn on the music. If the device is set to SOUN, then the LED Flower will react to the beat of the
music. Please see page 13 for more information about the sound-control options.
Multiple LED Flowers (Master/Slave control)
1. Fasten the effect light onto firm trussing. Leave at least 0,5 meter on all sides for air circulation.
2. Use a 3-p XLR cable to connect the LED Flower.
The pins:
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Earth
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Signal 3.
Signal +
3. Link the units as shown in (Fig. 3), Connect a DMX signal cable from the first unit's DMX "out"
socket to the second unit's "in" socket. Repeat this process to link the second, third, and fourth units.
4. There are 42 options to setup a master-slave chain:
You can use the same functions on the master device as described on page 13 (Built-in Programs
1-40, Auto Run and Music control). This means on the master device you can use your desired
operation Mode and all slave devices will react the same as the master device.
Multiple LED Flowers (Master/Slave control)
Fig. 3
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Multiple LED Flowers (DMX control)
1. Fasten the effect light onto firm trussing. Leave at least 0,5 meter on all sides for air circulation.
2. Always use a safety cable (ordercode 70140 / 70141).
3. Use a 3-p XLR cable to connect the LED Flowers and other devices.
4. Link the units as shown in (figure 4), Connect a DMX signal cable from the first unit's DMX "out" socket to
the second unit's "in" socket. Repeat this process to link the second, third, and fourth units.
5. Supply electric power: Plug electric mains power cords into each unit's IEC socket, then plug the
other end of the mains power cord into proper electric power supply sockets, starting with the first unit.
Do not supply power before the whole system is set up and connected properly.
Design your show according to your DMX controller functions.
DMX-Set up
Fig. 4
Note : Link all DMX cables before connecting electric power
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Fixture Linking
You will need a serial data link to run light shows of one or more fixtures using a DMX-512 controller or to
run synchronized shows on two or more fixtures set to a master/slave operating mode. The combined
number of channels required by all the fixtures on a serial data link determines the number of fixtures the
data link can support.
Important:
Fixtures on a serial data link must be daisy chained in one single line. To comply with the
EIA-485 standard no more than 30 devices should be connected on one data link.
Connecting more than 30 fixtures on one serial data link without the use of a DMX optically
isolated splitter may result in deterioration of the digital DMX signal.
Maximum recommended DMX data link distance: 100 meters
Maximum recommended number of LED Flowers on a DMX data link: 30 fixtures
Data Cabling
To link fixtures together you must obtain data cables. You can purchase DAP Audio certified DMX cables
directly from a dealer/distributor or construct your own cable. If you choose to create your own cable
please use data-grade cables that can carry a high quality signal and are less prone to electromagnetic
interference.
DAP Audio Certified DMX Data Cables
• DAP Audio cable for allround use. bal. XLR/M 3 p. > XLR/F 3 p.
Ordercode FL01150 (1,5m.), FL013 (3m.), FL016 (6m.), FL0110 (10m.), FL0115 (15m.), FL0120 (20m.).
• DAP Audio cable for the demanding user with exceptional audio-qualities and connector made by
Neutrik®. Ordercode FL71150 (1,5m.), FL713 (3m.), FL716 (6m.), FL7110 (10m.).
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The LED Flower can be operated with a controller in control mode or without the controller in stand-alone
mode.
Control Panel
Fig. 5
A. LCD Display
B. ENTER Button
C. CHOOSE Button
D. DOWN Button
E. UP Button
Control Mode
The fixtures are individually addressed on a data-link and connected to the controller.
The fixtures respond to the DMX signal from the controller. (When you select the DMX address and save it,
the controller will display the saved DMX address the next time.)
DMX Addressing
The control panel on the front side of the base allows you to assign the DMX fixture address, which is the
first channel from which the LED Flower will respond to the controller.
Please note when you use the controller, the unit has 3 channels.
When using multiple LED Flowers, make sure you set the DMX addresses right.
Therefore, the DMX address of the first LED Flowers should be 1(001); the DMX address of the second LED
Flower should be 1+3=4 (004); the DMX address of the third LED Flower should be 4+3=7 (007), etc.
Please, be sure that you don’t have any overlapping channels in order to control each LED Flower
correctly.
If two or more LED Flowers are addressed similarly, they will work similarly.
For address settings, please refer to the instructions under ”Addressing’.
Controlling:
After having addressed all LED Flower fixtures, you may now start operating these via your lighting
controller.
Note: After switching on, the LED Flower will automatically detect whether DMX 512 data is received or
not.
The problem may be:
- The XLR cable from the controller is not connected with the input of the LED Flower.
- The controller is switched off or defective, the cable or connector is detective, or the signal wires are
swapped in the input connector.
Note: It’s necessary to insert a XLR termination plug (with 120 Ohm) in the last fixture in order to ensure
proper transmission on the DMX data link.
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Menu Overview
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Main Menu Options
1. Auto Run Program
1) Press the ENTER button on the device, until the display shows
2) With this menu you can set the Auto Mode of the LED Flower.
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2. DMX Addressing
With this menu you can set the DMX address.
1) Press the ENTER button, until the display shows
2) You can choose 512 different DMX addresses.
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Use the Up / Down buttons to select the required address from
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3. Slave Mode
When the display shows :
, the device is a slave device. It will now react the same as its master.
4. Sound control Mode
1) Press the ENTER button on the device, until the display shows
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2) You can select 31 built-in Sound programs by pressing the Up/Down buttons
3) Turn on the music and the LED Flower will react to the beat of the music.
5. Built-in Programs Mode
1) Press the ENTER button, until the LED displays show
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You can select 40 built-in programs by pressing the Up/Down buttons
Note: Pr is the abbreviation of programs.
2) Press the CHOOSE button to enter the AUTO Menu. You can choose 2 different sub menus.
Speed from 01-99 and FL
Flash Frequency from 00-99
Use the CHOOSE button to scroll through the menu.
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DMX Channels
Channel 1 – Built-in Programs
0
1-5
6-11
12-17
18-23
24-35
36-47
48-53
54-59
60-65
66-71
72-77
78-83
84-89
90-95
96-101
102-107
108-113
114-119
120-125
126-131
132-143
144-149
150-155
156-161
162-167
168-173
174-179
180-185
186-191
192-197
198-203
204-215
216-227
228-239
240-255
Off
Program 1
Program 2
Program 3
Program 4
Program 5
Program 6
Program 7
Program 8
Program 9
Program 10
Program 11
Program 12
Program 13
Program 14
Program 15
Program 16
Program 17
Program 18
Program 19
Program 20
Program 21
Program 22
Program 23
Program 24
Program 25
Program 26
Program 27
Program 28
Program 29
Program 30
Program 31
Program 32
Program 33
Program 34
Program 35
Channel 2 – Program Speed
0-255
From slow to fast
Channel 3 – Strobe
0-255
Strobe effect, from slow to fast (0-10 flashes/sec.)
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Maintenance
The operator has to make sure that safety-relating and machine-technical installations are to be
inspected by an expert after every four years in the course of an acceptance test.
The operator has to make sure that safety-relating and machine-technical installations are to be
inspected by a skilled person once a year.
The following points have to be considered during the inspection:
1. All screws used for installing the device or parts of the device have to be tightly connected and must
not be corroded.
2. There may not be any deformations on housings, fixations and installation spots.
3. Mechanically moving parts like axles, eyes and others may not show any traces of wearing.
4. The electric power supply cables must not show any damages or material fatigue.
The Showtec LED Flower requires almost no maintenance. However, you should keep the unit clean.
Otherwise, the fixture’s light-output will be significantly reduced. Disconnect the mains power supply, and
then wipe the cover with a damp cloth. Do not immerse in liquid. Wipe lens clean with glass cleaner and
a soft cloth. Do not use alcohol or solvents.
The front PC lens will require weekly cleaning, as smoke-fluid tends to build up residues, reducing the
light-output very quickly.
The cooling-fans and the internal lenses should be cleaned monthly with a soft brush. Dust will cause the
fan to stop and the device will become damaged due to overheating. Then the warranty will become
void.
Please clean internal components once a year with a light brush and vacuum cleaner.
Keep connections clean. Disconnect electric power, and then wipe the DMX and audio connections
with a damp cloth. Make sure connections are thoroughly dry before linking equipment or supplying
electric power.
Replacing a Fuse
Power surges, short-circuit or inappropriate electrical power supply may cause a fuse to burn out. If the
fuse burns out, the product will not function whatsoever. If this happens, follow the directions below to do
so.
1. Unplug the unit from electric power source.
2. Insert a screwdriver into the slot in the fuse cover. Gently pry up the fuse cover. The fuse will come out.
3. Remove the used fuse. If brown or unclear, it is burned out.
4. Insert the replacement fuse into the holder where the old fuse was. Reinsert the fuse cover. Be sure to
use a fuse of the same type and specification. See the product specification label for details.
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Troubleshooting
No Light
This troubleshooting guide is meant to help solve simple problems. If a problem occurs, carry out the steps
below in sequence until a solution is found. Once the unit operates properly, do not carry out following
steps.
If the light effect does not operate properly, refer servicing to a technician.
Response: Suspect three potential problem areas: the power supply, the lamp, the fuse.
1. Power supply. Check that the unit is plugged into an appropriate power supply.
2. The LEDs. Return the LED Flower to your Showtec dealer.
3. The fuse. Replace the fuse. See page 15 for replacing the fuse.
No Response to DMX
Response: Suspect the DMX cable or connectors, a controller malfunction, a light effect DMX card
malfunction.
1. Check the DMX cable: Unplug the unit; change the DMX cable; then reconnect to electrical power.
Try your DMX control again.
2. Determine whether the controller or light effect is at fault. Does the controller operate properly with
Other DMX products ? If not, take the controller in for repair. If so, take the DMX cable and the light
effect to a qualified technician.
Problem
Probable cause(s)
Remedy
One or more fixtures
are completely
dead.
No power to the fixture
· Check that power is switched on
and cables are plugged in.
Primary fuse blown.
The controller is not connected.
3-pin XLR Out of the controller does not
match XLR Out of the first fixture on the
link (i.e. signal is reversed).
· Replace fuse.
· Connect controller.
· Install a phase reversing cable
between the controller and the first
fixture on the link.
Fixtures reset
correctly, but all
respond erratically or
not at all to the
controller.
· Check data quality. If much lower than 100
percent, the problem may be a bad data
link connection, poor quality or broken
cables, missing termination plug, or a
defective fixture disturbing the link.
Poor data quality
Bad data link connection
Fixtures reset
correctly, but some
respond erratically or
not at all to the
controller.
Data link not terminated with 120 Ohm
termination plug.
Incorrect addressing of the fixtures.
One of the fixtures is defective and
disturbs data transmission on the link.
3-pin XLR Out on the fixtures does not
match (pins 2 and 3 reversed).
No light
The power supply settings do not match
local AC voltage and frequency.
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· Inspect connections and cables.
Correct poor connections. Repair or
replace damaged cables.
· Insert termination plug in output jack
of the last fixture on the link.
· Check address setting.
· Bypass one fixture at a time until
normal operation is regained: unplug
both connectors and connect them
directly together.
· Have the defective fixture serviced
by a qualified technician.
· Install a phase-reversing cable
between the fixtures or swap pin 2
and 3 in the fixture, that behaves
erratically.
· Disconnect fixture. Check settings
and correct if necessary.
Product Specification
Model: Showtec LED Flower
Voltage: 240V-50Hz (CE)
Power consumption: 30W
Fuse: 3A / 250V
Dimensions: 340x310x335mm (LxWxH)
Weight: 3,1 kg
Electro-mechanical effects
Max. ambient temperature ta: 55°C;
Max. housing temperature tB: 80°C
Cooling: 1 axial fan in the projector
Minimum distance:
Minimum distance from flammable surfaces: 0.5m
Minimum distance to lighted object: 1.3m
Design and product specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Website: www.Showtec.info
Email: [email protected]
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