American DJ | Color 150/RG | Specifications | American DJ Color 150/RG Specifications

Revised 8/01
User Instructions
American DJ
4295 Charter Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058
DJ Scan/RG™
Introduction: Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the DJ
Scan/RG™ by American DJ®, one of the finest pieces of its kind on the
market today! The DJ Scan/RG™ is a great inexpensive, light weight,
intelligent fixture. Due to it’s physical specifications, it’s a great piece
for mobile DJ’s, roller rinks, small clubs, bars, and bowling centers.
When used in multiples of two or more, these units create an effect that
rivals that of units that can cost up to three times the price. The DJ
Scan/RG™ was designed to run in Master/Slave mode but can be used
with any universal DMX-512 controller.
Customer Support: American DJ® provides a toll free customer support line, to provide set-up and installation help and to answer any
question should you encounter problems during your set up or initial
operation. You may also visit us on the web at
for any comments or suggestions. Toll free customer service hours are
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
(800) 322-6337
(323) 582-2610
Warning! To prevent or reduce the risk of electrical shock or fire, do
not expose this unit to rain or moisture.
Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside this unit. Do not
attempt any repairs yourself, doing so will void your manufactures warranty. In the unlikely event your unit may require service please contact
American DJ® customer support.
Do not discard the shipping carton in the trash. Please recycle when
ever possible.
Improvements and changes in specifications and design to this
manual and unit may be made at any time without prior notice.
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This fixture is fitted with a halogen lamp which is highly susceptible to
damage if improperly handled. Never touch the lamp with your bare
fingers as the oil from your hands will shorten the lamp life. Never
install, mount, or place this fixture in areas prone to heavy vibration.
Also, never move the fixture until the lamp has had ample time to cool.
Remember, lamps are not covered under warranty conditions.
DJ Scan/RG™
Safety Precautions
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Do not spill water or other liquids into or on to your unit.
Be sure that the local power outlet match that of the required voltage
for your unit.
Do not attempt to operate this unit if the power cord has been frayed
or broken. Please route your power cord out of the way of foot traffic.
Do not attempt to remove or break off the ground prong from
the electrical cord. This prong is used to reduce the risk of electrical
shock and fire in case of an internal short.
Disconnect from main power before making any type of connection.
Do not remove the top cover under any conditions. There are no
user serviceable parts inside.
Never plug this unit in to a dimmer pack
Always be sure to mount this unit in an area that will allow proper
ventilation. Allow about 6” (15cm) between this device and a wall.
Do not attempt to operate this unit, if it becomes damaged in any way.
Never operate this unit when it’s cover is removed.
To reduce the risk of electrical shock or fire, do not expose this unit
rain or moisture
This unit is intended for indoor use only, use of this product outdoors
voids all warranties.
During long periods of non-use, disconnect the unit’s main power.
Always mount this unit in safe and stable matter.
Power Cord Protection - Power cords should be routed so they are
not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against
them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the unit.
Cleaning -The fixture should be cleaned only as recommended by
the manufacturer.
Heat -The unit should be situated away from heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other appliances (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
The fixture should be serviced by qualified service personnel when:
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged.
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the appliance.
C. The appliance has been exposed to rain or water.
D. The fixture does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance.
DJ Scan/RG™
Quick Start
Master/Slave Quick Start Stand Alone Mode
Connect up to four units together via XLR cables. The master unit
will run the slaves to the masters built in programs and internal
microphone. Plug in all units. When the DJ Scan/RG™ is first turned
on, it will run through an internal self test where it resets all motors to
their zero position. After the self test the units will react to sound, and
chase to the several built in programs.
DJ Scan/RG™
The DJ Scan/RG™ features a bright 150 watt/500 hour lamp life
halogen bulb with a separate gobo and color wheel. The color wheel
features seven brilliant colors plus white and the gobo wheel features
6 gobos plus a large and small spot. This fixture incorporates the use
of high quality stepper motors for a more accurate mirror movement.
Mirror movement allows for a full 90 degree tilt (vertical) and a 45
degree pan (horizontal). An internal built in microphone allows the
fixtures to run in Stand Alone mode so there is no need for an external
controller. The DJ Scan/RG™ may also be set-up to run in a MasterSlave mode when used in multiples, up to four units. When used in the
Master-Slave mode, the unit will chase to several internal programs.
The DJ Scan/RG™ can also be controlled via a standard DMX controller such as the American DJ ® Show Designer,™ or the American
DJ® DMX Operator,™ giving the user independent control over the
gobo and color wheel as well as the mirrors pan and tilt movements.
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ZB-JCR/H5 15V/150W, 500 Hour Lamp.
DMX-512 Compatible.
Stepper motors for smooth movements.
7 colors plus white.
7 Gobos plus spot.
4 Rotating Gobos, 4 Fixed Gobos.
4 Replaceable Gobos (26mm diameter - 22mm viewable)
Master/Slave Operation
Sound Active.
Optional MINI/C controller, for blackout control.
Note: The built in programs in the DJ Scan/RG™ are so good you may
never need a DMX controller.
DJ Scan/RG™
Set Up
Every DJ Scan/RG™ has been thoroughly tested and has been shipped
in perfect operating condition, there is no assembly necessary. Carefully
check the shipping carton for damage that may have occurred during
shipping. If the carton appears to be damaged, carefully inspect your
unit for any damage and be sure all equipment necessary to operate
the unit has arrived intact. In case damage has been found or parts are
missing, please contact our toll free customer support number for further instructions, please do not return the unit to your dealer.
Power Supply:
Before plugging your unit in be sure the source voltage in your area
matches the required voltage for your American DJ® DJ Scan/RG.™
The American DJ® DJ Scan/RG™ is available in a 120v and 220v version. Because line voltage may vary from venue to venue, you should
be sure to plug your unit into a matching wall outlet before attempting to
operate you controller.
Data Cable (DMX Cable) Requirements:
Your controller and packs require a standard 3-pin XLR connector for
DMX data input and DMX data output (Figure 1). If you are making your
own cables be sure to use standard two conductor shielded cable (This
cable may be purchased at almost all pro sound and lighting stores).
Your cables should be made with a male and female XLR connector on
either end of the cable. Also remember that DMX cable must be daisy
chained and can not be “Y-d” or split.
Notice: Do not use the ground lug on the XLR connector. Do not connect the cable’s shield conductor to the ground lug or allow the shield
conductor to come in contact with the XLR’s outer casing. Grounding
the shield could cause a short circuit and erratic behavior.
Figure 2
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DJ Scan/RG™
2 Cold
XLR Male Socket
1 Ground
3 Hot
3 Hot
1 Ground
XLR Female Socket
2 Cold
Figure 3
Set Up
XLR Pin Configuration
Pin 1 = Ground
Pin 2 = Data Compliment (negative)
Pin 3 = Data True (positive)
Figure 3
Notice: Be sure to follow figures two and three when making your own
Special Note: Line Termination.
DMX Addressing
Figure 4
Termination reduces signal errors and
avoids signal transmission problems
and interference. It is always advisable
to connect a DMX terminal, (Resistance
120 Ohm 1/4 W) between PIN 2 (DMX-)
and PIN 3 (DMX +) of the last fixture.
When longer runs of cable are used, you may need to use a terminator
on the last unit to avoid erratic behavior. A terminator is a 90-120 ohm
1/4 watt resistor which is connected between pins 2 and 3 of a male
XLR connector (DATA - and DATA +). This unit is inserted in the female
XLR connector of the last unit in your daisy chain to terminate the line.
Using a cable terminator will decrease the possibilities of erratic behavior.
DJ Scan/RG™
2 8 32 128
DMX is short for Digital Multiplex. This is a universal binary language
used as a form of communication between intelligent fixtures. Each dip
switch represents a binary value.
16 64 256
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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Dip Switch 1 address equals 1
Dip Switch 2 address equals 2
Dip Switch 3 address equals 4
Dip Switch 4 address equals 8
Dip Switch 5 address equals 16
Dip Switch 6 address equals 32
Dip Switch 7 address equals 64
Dip Switch 8 address equals 128
Dip Switch 9 address equals 256
DJ Scan/RG™
Operating Modes:
Operating Instructions
You can use the DJ Scan/RG™ in three ways:
• Stand alone mode - The unit will react to sound, chasing through
the several built in programs. You can also use the optional DJ
Scan MINI/C Remote Control to blackout the units.
• Master/Slave mode - You can daisy chain up to 4 units together to
get a synchronized light show that will react to sound chasing
through several built in programs.
• DMX control mode - This function will allow you to control each
individual fixtures traits with a standard DMX 512 controller such as
the American DJ Show Designer.™
For best results use fog or special effects smoke to enhance the beams
projections. The DJ Scan/RG™ comes with a protective transportation
cover. Be sure to remove it before attempting any operation!
Stand Alone Mode:
1. To operate as a stand alone unit, via its internal chases and
microphone, turn all dip switches off (see Diagram 1).
2. Adjust the sensitivity knob on the bottom of the unit so the unit
will react to sound.
3. The DJ Scan/RG™ will now react to the bass sound of music via
internal microphone.
Master-Slave Operation:
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1. This function will allow you to link up to 16 units together to run on
the master unit’s 2 channel internal programs.
2. In Master-Slave operation one unit will act as the controlling unit
and the others will react to the controlling units programs. Any unit
can act as a Master or as a Slave.
3. Daisy chain your units via the XLR connector on the bottom
of the units.
4. Use standard XLR microphone cables to link your units together.
Remember that the Male XLR connector is the input and the
Female XLR connector is the output.
5. The first unit in the chain (master) will use the female XLR connector only - The last unit in the chain will use the male XLR connector
6. Turn all the master units dip switches to the off position (see Page
DJ Scan/RG™
Operating Instructions
7. Please follow chart on page 12 for all slave dipswitch settings. Note
only one fixture may use the master units dip switch settings (see
Page 12).
8. After all the units settings have been set and are plugged in, adjust
the sensitivity knob on the bottom of the master unit to make them
react to sound.
9. To run a synchronized light show set all the dip switch on all the
fixture to the ‘off’ position. All fixtures will now run in the same
exact pattern.
10. You can also use the optional MINI/C Remote Control. If you want
to use the optional remote control, connect the MINI/C controller
to the first fixture in the line (master).
Note: The remote control only operates in Stand-Alone and Master/
Slave modes. If the remote is connected in DMX mode it will not
function. If the units do not receive an active DMX signal, the
units will automatically react to sound in the Master/Slave mode.
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DMX Mode:
This fixture will react with DMX operation. For best results use only
one motor function for each scene (or step), when programming
scenes into a DMX controller. This will give you faster mirror and faster
gobo/color changes. For Example:
A. With DMX controller move the mirror up then program the step.
B. Move the mirror down then program that step.
C. Change the gobo/color wheel then program that step.
D. Continue this pattern to achieve best results.
1. Operating through a DMX controller gives the user freedom to
create his/her own programs tailored to their own individual needs.
This function also allows you to use your fixtures as spots.
2. This operation will allow you to control each individual fixtures traits
with a standard DMX 512 controller such as the American DJ Show
Designer™ or the American DJ® DMX Operator.™
3. The DJ Scan/RG™ uses four DMX channels to operate; Channel 1
is Pan, channel 2 is Tilt, channel 3 is Color, and channel 4 Gobos.
4. To run your fixture in DMX mode, plug in the fixture via the XLR
connections to any standard DMX controller. - Follow the set-up
specifications that come with the controller.
DJ Scan/RG™
Optional Remote
The MINI/C controller may be purchased separately allowing you to
control the main unit, and any others connected to it, while it is in stand
alone mode. You can set the unit to blackout. If you have more than
one unit, make sure the remote control is plugged into the first unit in
the daisy chain. The remote control will not have any effect if the unit
is in DMX mode. When the unit is in blackout mode, the light will come
on next to the blackout button.
The DJ Scan/RG™ may be controlled by a wide range of controllers;
ie. Show Designer™, DMX Operator,™ Scene Setter™ or by the DJ
MINI/C basic controller.
MINI/C features:
30 ft. cable
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Stand by (Black out)
DJ Scan/RG™
Due to fog residue, smoke, and dust, cleaning the internal and external
optical lenses must be carried out periodically to optimize light output.
1. Use normal glass cleaner and a soft cloth to wipe down the outside
2. Use a brush to wipe down the fan grill.
3. Clean the external optics with glass cleaner and a soft cloth every
20 days. Situation may very. If used heavily in clubs with lots of
fog, cleaning may be required more often.
4. Clean the internal optics with glass cleaner and a soft cloth every
30-60 days.
5. Always be sure to dry all parts completely before plugging the
unit in.
Lamp Replacement
Cleaning frequency depends on the environment in which the fixture
operates (i.e. smoke, fog residue, dust, dew).
DJ Scan/RG™
Lamp Replacement: Caution! Never open the unit when in use.
Always disconnect the main power before attempting to replace the
1. Be sure to follow the proper procedures when handling halogen
2. Lamp replacement has been made simple by incorporating the use
of a removable lamp tray and thumb screws.
Loosen the thumb screw on rear cover.
Remove the tray.
Remove and replace the bulb.
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Remember to always replace with the exact same type lamp and
fuse, unless otherwise specified by an authorized American DJ
service technician.
DJ Scan/RG™
Trouble Shooting
Listed below are a few common problems the user may encounter,
with solutions.
No light from the unit;
1. Check if the ‘Power On’ (red) LED is lit and the fan is running. If
not, there is no main power supply.
2. Check the fuse in the back panel.
3. Check if lamp is lit. The user should be able to see some light
escape through the fan. If power is present but the lamp is not lit,
lamp may need to be replaced.
Note: The unit has been designed to shut the lamp down after
60 seconds of inactivity. This is a way of extending lamp life, be
assured this is not a problem with the fixture.
Unit not responding to DMX;
1. If the Green LED on the top of the unit is flashing, the unit is
definitely receiving DMX
2. Check the dip switch settings.
3. If the DMX LED is not lit, check that the DMX cables are connected
properly and are wired correctly (pin 3 is ‘hot’; on some other
DMX devices pin 2 may be ‘hot’). Also, check that all cables are
connected to the right connectors; it does matter which way the
inputs and outputs are connected.
4. If it is a bad connection, the Green LED may flash when cables are
wiggled (but remember it may also be the unit sensing audio!)
5. If DMX connectors are fairly short, ordinary microphone cables
may be used. For longer runs, this may cause data transmission
problems (which will show up as random or incorrect movements)
for best result, use proper balanced data transmission cable.
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Unit does not respond to sound;
1. Check to see if the unit is receiving DMX (the green LED should
be off).
2. Tapping the microphone should cause the LED to flash (quiet or
high pitched sounds will not activate the unit). If the red LED
does not flash to sound there may be an internal problem.
3. Be sure the audio sensitivity knob is turn in the full clockwise
position (maximum sensitivity).
DJ Scan/RG™
Trouble Shooting Cont.
Unit blacks out in stand alone mode;
1. Some of the units’ built-in patterns include special effects such
as blackout sweeps.
2. Be sure the audio sensitivity knob is turn in the full clockwise
position (maximum sensitivity).
Product Registration
If problems are not resolved; Contact your American DJ® customer
support for possible service options.
DJ Scan/RG™
Master/Slave Settings
The DJ Scan/RG™ carries a one year (365 days) limited warranty. We
recommend you fill out the enclosed warranty card to validate your
purchase. All returned service items whether under warranty or not,
must be freight pre-paid and accompany a return authorization (R.A.)
number. If the unit is under warranty, you must provide a copy of your
proof of purchase invoice. Please contact American DJ® customer
support for a R.A. number.
DJ Scan/RG™
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The following details the proper dip switch
setting for Master-Slave operation. Please
follow these setting when running four units
in a Master-Slave configuration.
DJ Scan/RG™
big spot
small spot
Gobo Layout
1. To focus a DJ Scan/RG,™ it is best to first turn down the music
sensitivity knob to its minimum position.
2. Loosen the thumb screw on the front of the unit that hold the lens
in place.
3. Adjust the focus by manually moving the lens up and down.
4. Tighten the thumb screw after you achieve your desired focus.
DJ Scan/RG™
split four
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DJ Scan/RG™
DMX Settings
Head 13
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Head 9
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Head 5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Head 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Head 14
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Head 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Head 6
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Head 2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Head 15
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Head 11
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Head 7
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Head 3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Head 16
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Head 12
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Head 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Head 4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
DMX Traits
DJ Scan/RG™
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DJ Scan/RG™
A. American DJ® hereby warrants, to the original purchaser, American DJ® products to be
free of manufacturing defects in material and workmanship for a period of 1 Year (365 days)
from the date of purchase. This warranty shall be valid only if the product is purchased
within the United States of America, including possessions and territories. It is the owner’s
responsibility to establish the date and place of purchase by acceptable evidence, at the
time service is sought.
B. For warranty service, send the product only to the American DJ® factory. All shipping
charges must be pre-paid. If the requested repairs or service (including parts replacement)
are within the terms of this warranty, American DJ® will pay return shipping charges only
to a designated point within the United States. If the entire instrument is sent, it must be
shipped in its original package. No accessories should be shipped with the product. If any
accessories are shipped with the product, American DJ® shall have no liability whatsoever
for loss of or damage to any such accessories, nor for the safe return thereof.
C. This warranty is void if the serial number has been altered or removed; if the product
is modified in any manner which American DJ® concludes, after inspection, affects the reliability of the product; if the product has been repaired or serviced by anyone other than the
American DJ® factory unless prior written authorization was issued to purchaser by American DJ®; if the product is damaged because not properly maintained as set forth in the
instruction manual.
D. This is not a service contract, and this warranty does not include maintenance, cleaning
or periodic check-up. During the period specified above, American DJ® will replace defective parts at its expense, and will absorb all expenses for warranty service and repair labor
by reason of defects in material or workmanship. The sole responsibility of American DJ®
under this warranty shall be limited to the repair of the product, or replacement thereof,
including parts, at the sole discretion of American DJ®. All products covered by this warranty
were manufactured after January 1, 1990, and bear identifying marks to that effect.
E. American DJ® reserves the right to make changes in design and/or improvements upon
its products without any obligation to include these changes in any products theretofore
F. No warranty, whether expressed or implied, is given or made with respect to any accessory supplied with products described above. Except to the extent prohibited by applicable
law, all implied warranties made by American DJ® in connection with this product, including
warranties of merchantability or fitness, are limited in duration to the warranty period set
forth above. And no warranties, whether expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness, shall apply to this product after said period has expired. The consumer’s and or Dealer’s sole remedy shall be such repair or replacement as is expressly
provided above; and under no circumstances shall American DJ® be liable for any loss or
damage, direct or consequential, arising out of the use of, or inability to use, this product.
G. This warranty is the only written warranty applicable to American DJ® Products and
supersedes all prior warranties and written descriptions of warranty terms and conditions
heretofore published.
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H. All lamps and fuses are not covered under this warranty.
13 Lbs.
18” x 8.6” x 4.3”
JCR/H5 15v-150w
120v = 5A GMA
220v = 3A GMA
120v/220v, 60Hz/50Hz
7 Plus Spot
- 4 Fixed
- 4 Rotating - (Replaceable,
26mm outer diameter 20mm viewing image)
7 Plus White
Fan Cooled
Any Safe Position
Specifications: DJ Scan/RG™
Working Position:
* Operating voltage is preset at the factory.
Please Note: Specifications and improvements in the design of
this unit and this manual are subject to change without any prior
written notice.
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American DJ World Headquarters:
4295 Charter Street Los Angeles, CA 90058 USA
Tel: 323-582-2650 / Fax: 323-582-2610
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