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PDF Content Summary: Arcus 2000 Low Fogger User Manual Order code: EQLED390

Safety advice WARNING - FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, PLEASE READ THIS USER MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE YOUR INITIAL START-UP! • Before your initial start-up, please make sure that there is no damage caused during transportation. • Should there be any damage, consult your dealer and do not use the equipment. • To maintain the equipment in good working condition and to ensure safe operation, it is necessary for the user to follow the safety instructions and warning notes written in this manual. • Please note that damages caused by user modifications to this equipment are not subject to warranty. CAUTION! TAKE CARE USING THIS EQUIPMENT! HIGH VOLTAGE-RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK!! IMPORTANT: The manufacturer will not accept liability for any resulting damages caused by the non-observance of this manual or any unauthorised modification to the equipment.

• Never let the power cable come into contact with other cables. Handle the power cable and all mains voltage connections with particular caution! • Never remove warning or informative labels from the unit. • Do not open the equipment and do not modify the unit. • Do not switch the equipment on and off in short intervals, as this will reduce the system’s life. • Only use the equipment indoors. • Do not expose to flammable sources, liquids or gases. • Always disconnect the power from the mains when equipment is not in use or before cleaning! Only handle the power-cable by the plug. Never pull out the plug by pulling the power-cable. • Make sure that the available mains supply voltage is between 220~240V, 50/60Hz. • Make sure that the power cable is never crimped or damaged. Check the equipment and the power cable periodically. • If the equipment is dropped or damaged, disconnect the mains power supply immediately and have a qualified engineer inspect the equipment before operating again. OPERATING DETERMINATIONS • If the equipment has been exposed to drastic temperature fluctuation (e.g. after transportation), do not connect power or switch it on immediately. The arising condensation might damage the equipment. Leave the equipment switched off until it has reached room temperature. • If your product fails to function correctly, stop use immediately. Pack the unit securely (preferably in the original packing material), and return it to your Prolight dealer for service. • Only use fuses of same type and rating. • Repairs, servicing and power connection must only be carried out by a qualified technician. THIS UNIT CONTAINS NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS. • This fixture is for professional use only - it is not designed for or suitable for household use. The product must be installed by a qualified technician in accordance with local territory regulations. The safety of the installation is the responsibility of the installer. The fixture presents risks of severe injury or death due to fire hazards, electric shock and falls. • WARRANTY: One year from date of purchase.

If this equipment is operated in any other way, than those described in this manual, the product may suffer damage and the warranty becomes void. Incorrect operation may lead to danger e.g: short-circuit, burns and electric shocks etc. Do not endanger your own safety and the safety of others! Incorrect installation or use can cause serious damage to people and/or property. Before filling the unit disconnect the mains. Never fill with hot liquids. Only use high quality, water based smoke fluid recommended by the manufacturer. Other smoke fluids may cause clogging and void the guarantee. Always make sure there is sufficient smoke fluid in the tank. Operating this smoke machine without smoke fluid will cause damage to the pump as well as over heating of the heater. Operate the unit only after you have familiarised yourself with its functions. Do not permit operation by persons not qualified for operating the unit and always drain the tank and use the original packaging if the unit is to be transported. prolight.co.uk Arcus 2000 Low Fogger User Manual 2 Product overview & technical specifications Arcus 2000 Low Fogger

The Arcus low fog machine produces a thick, low-lying cloud, without the need for dry ice, that hugs the floor and dissipates slowly, perfect for a first dance at a wedding or a spooky halloween production. The aluminium block heats up fast and the ultrasonic agitator transforms distilled water into a thin mist. The supplied flexible output hose is quickly fitted and removed by a quick release clip. On-board control features include DMX, along with a digital display providing versatile and intuitive operation. An optional flight case is available to ensure protection from the rigours of the road and is fitted with wheels to conveniently transport the unit. • Fluid tank capacity: 1.2 litres • DMX channels: 3 • Timer, manual and DMX modes • 6 push button menu with LCD display Specifications Power consumption 2000W Power supply 220~240V, 50/60Hz

• 1500W heater • Low fog output: approx. 2,800 cu.ft per minute • Warm-up time: approx. 4 minutes • Water tank capacity: 7 litres • PowerCON input • 5-Pin XLR input/output • Wireless remote control included • Use with water based low fog fluid (Order code: FLUI09) Fuse F10A 250V Dimensions 400 x 345 x 795mm Weight 23kg Order code EQLED390

345mm 795mm m m 0 0 4 prolight.co.uk Arcus 2000 Low Fogger User Manual 3

OPEN CLOSE WATER Product overview & technical specifications 14 16 WATER DRAIN

EMPTY WATER TANK BEFORE TRANSPORTATION WARNING! DO NOT BLOCK AIR INLET! REMOTE CONTROL INPUT 15 17 18 FOG FLUID DO NOT OPERATE WITHOUT EQUINOX FLUID 13 11 09 08 10 ON DRAINAGE SWITCH OFF ON POWER SWITCH OFF FUSE: F10A 250V POWER INPUT: 220-240V~50/60Hz 12

DMX OUTPUT DMX INPUT LOW WATER INDICATOR MAX. WATER INDICATOR

07 03 04 06 02

05 In the box: 01 19 21 20 21 01 - Function buttons 02 - LCD display 03 - Low water indicator 04 - Max. water indicator 05 - 5-Pin DMX input 06 - 5-Pin DMX output 07 - Remote control input 08 - PowerCON input 12 - Water drainage pipe 13 - Carry handle 14 - Fog output 15 - Water tank lid 16 - Water tank handle 17 - Air intake 18 - Fluid bottle

1 x fixture, 1 x 2.5m output hose, 1 x output nozzle, 2 x jubilee clips, 1 x powerCON cable & 1 x user manual 09 - Fuse F10A 250V 10 - Power on/off switch 11 - Drainage on/off switch 19 - Output nozzle 20 - 2.5m output hose 21 - Jubilee clip

prolight.co.uk Arcus 2000 Low Fogger User Manual 4 Operating instructions Control Panel Menu: The LCD control panel situated on the rear of the fixture allows the user to access the menu system to adjust the fixtures settings. When the unit has been powered on, it will show “EQUINOX Arcus 2000” followed by “EQUINOX Heating __%”. The percentage will then increase from 0-100%. The fluid tank will illuminate purple whilst heating up. When the unit has completed its heat cycle, the display will show “EQUINOX Machine Ready”, which means the unit is ready for use. The fluid tank will illuminate blue when heated.

Low Water Level: LOW WATER INDICATOR MAX. WATER INDICATOR

If the unit is powered on without water/runs out of water mid-use the pump will shut off, the display will flash “Warning! Low water Level” and the red low water indicator will illuminate. Please follow “Water replenishment” instructions to refill the water tank. Low Fluid Level: If the unit is powered on without fluid/runs out of fluid mid-use the unit will continue to operate for approx. 3 minutes, after this time the electronic fluid-level-sensor will stop the unit working to protect it. When this happens the LCD display will flash and show the display will flash “Warning! Low fluid Level”. Please follow “Fluid replenishment” instructions to refill the fluid tank. prolight.co.uk Arcus 2000 Low Fogger User Manual 5

Operation: Place the unit on a level surface. Operating instructions

Always disconnect it from the mains supply before filling as water/fluid could be spilled. Water replenishment: Always take care when filling the tank to prevent water getting inside the main housing. If water should get inside the main housing, disconnect the unit from the mains immediately and consult a technician. Power the fixture down using the on/off switch on the rear panel and unplug the power cable. Open the water tank by turning the handle clockwise and lifting the lid at the front of the unit and refill using clean water that is free from impurities which could lead to damaging the unit. Ensure the water doesn’t exceed the max. water refill mark inside the tank. Close the tank lid and lock by turning the handle counter-clockwise, plug the power cable back into the unit and power it on using the on/off switch on the rear panel. Once the fixture is powered back on the green max. water indicator will illuminate. If the red indicator is still illuminated this indicates there still isn’t sufficient water in the tank. Repeat the steps above to top up the tank. Do not move the unit with water inside the tank. Please note: the warning on the LCD display will automatically clear once the tank is sufficiently filled. Fluid replenishment: Always fill the tank away from the unit to prevent fluid getting inside the main housing. If fluid should get inside the main housing, disconnect the unit from the mains immediately and consult a technician. Power the fixture down using the on/off switch on the rear panel and unplug the power cable. Turn the fluid bottle lid counter-clockwise to unscrew and remove the fluid tank from the main housing. Fill the tank with fluid and place the tank back in the housing. Place the lid on the fluid bottle and turn clockwise to tighten. Plug the power cable back into the unit and power it on using the on/off switch on the rear panel. Please note: the warning on the LCD display will automatically clear once the tank is sufficiently filled. prolight.co.uk Arcus 2000 Low Fogger User Manual 6 Operating instructions Installation: Install the unit in a well-ventilated area. Use in an insufficiently ventilated room can lead to the condensation of the fog fluid. The resulting slippery surface can cause accidents. Keep a minimum distance of 1m around the unit. Furthermore do not orientate the output aperture directly in the direction of the audience’s eyes. In order to create the best effect, there should be a distance between the unit and the audience of at least 3m. Only install the fog machine on fire resistant, scratch resistant and water resistant surfaces. DANGER OF FIRE! When installing the unit, make sure there is no highly flammable material (decoration articles etc) within a minimum distance of 1m DANGER TO LIFE! Disconnect from the mains before starting maintenance Only use quality haze fluids recommended by your dealer. You must not use substances which are classified as ‘DANGEROUS WORKING MATERIALS’ or ‘FLAMMABLE FLUIDS’. prolight.co.uk Arcus 2000 Low Fogger User Manual 7 Operating instructions Mode settings: Press the button on the unit to display ‘Mode’, you can now select between ‘Low fog mode’ and MENU ‘Low haze mode’ (water vapour only) by using the and buttons. Timer mode: Press the button on the unit to display ‘Timer Interval Duration’, you can now adjust the interval MENU time from 1s to 600s by using the and buttons. Press the button to display ‘Timer Output Duration’, you can now adjust the output time from MENU 1s to 600s by using the and buttons. Press the button to display ‘Timer Volume Output’, you can now adjust the output volume from MENU 1% to 100% by using the and buttons. Press the button to display ‘Fan speed’, you can now adjust the fan volume from MENU 1% to 100% by using the and buttons. Once set you can then use the button to enable this mode. TIMER The display will show: Interval: ___S Duration: ___S with the settings previously applied. Press the button once to stop output. STOP Manual mode: MANUAL Press the button on the unit to display: START FOG VOLUME ___% FAN SPEED ___% Press the button to switch between ‘FOG VOLUME’ and ‘FAN SPEED’, you can now adjust the MENU fog volume from 0% to 100% and fan speed from 1% to 100% by using the and buttons. Press the button once to stop output. STOP Please note: the ‘FOG VOLUME’ setting will be inaccessible when the unit is in Low Haze Mode.

Stop output Output fog Remote control: To control the unit via the wireless remote, connect the receiver to the remote control input on the rear of the unit. Once this is done manual mode can be switched on or off with the lock and unlock buttons as shown on the left. The volume output and fan speed must be set prior as this cannot be controlled from the remote. Please note: the ‘FOG VOLUME’ setting will be unaccessible when the unit is in Low Haze Mode.

prolight.co.uk Arcus 2000 Low Fogger User Manual 8 Operating instructions DMX mode: Press the button on the unit to display ‘DMX Address’, you can now adjust the DMX address MENU between 1 and 510 by using the and buttons. You can then connect the DMX controller, the display will show: ‘DMX-512 Add:’ ‘FOG FAN’ The FOG (output volume) and FAN (fan speed) can be adjusted via the DMX controller along with the mode required. Please note: when CH3 is between values 128-255, CH1 must be between 001-255. Channel Value LCD display will show Function CH1 000-255 FOG (0-100%) Output volume (0-100%) CH2 000-255 FAN (1-100%) Fan speed (slow-fast) CH3000-127 - Low fog mode (water vapour & fog fluid) 128-255 - Low haze mode (water vapour only) STOP button: The button on the unit will stop the output when in ‘Timer’ or ‘Manual’ modes, and will return to MENU the home screen when changing settings. This must be done to enable ‘Timer’ or ‘Manual’ modes. Cleaning and maintenance: We recommend a frequent cleaning of the unit. Make sure the machine has cooled before cleaning. Please use a soft lint-free and moistened cloth. Never use alcohol or solvents! Clean the output nozzle after each use to remove fluid residues and water vapour. The fluids we recommend are non-hazardous to the environment and can be disposed of via the sewage system. There are no serviceable parts except for the fuse. Maintenance and service operations are only to be carried out by authorised dealers. Replacing the fuse: Only replace the fuse with a fuse of same type and rating. Before replacing the fuse, disconnect from the mains, see the following for procedure: Step 1: Open the fuse holder on the rear panel with a suitable screwdriver. Step 2: Remove the old fuse from the fuse holder. Step 3: Install the new fuse in the fuse holder. (Replacement fuses should be of the same value as originally supplied) Step 4: Replace the fuse holder in the housing. Should you need any spare parts, only use genuine parts. If defective, please dispose of the unusable part in accordance with the current legal regulations. Should you have any further questions, please contact your dealer. prolight.co.uk Arcus 2000 Low Fogger User Manual 9

Setting the DMX address: DMX setup

The DMX mode enables the use of a universal DMX controller. Each fixture requires a “start address” from 1- 512. A fixture requiring one or more channels for control begins to read the data on the channel indicated by the start address. For example, a fixture that occupies or uses 7 channels of DMX and was addressed to start on DMX channel 100, would read data from channels: 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 and 106. Choose a start address so that the channels used do not overlap. E.g. the next unit in the chain starts at 107. DMX 512: DMX (Digital Multiplex) is a universal protocol used as a form of communication between intelligent fixtures and controllers. A DMX controller sends DMX data instructions form the controller to the fixture. DMX data is sent as serial data that travels from fixture to fixture via the DATA “IN” and DATA “OUT” XLR terminals located on all DMX fixtures (most controllers only have a data “out” terminal). DMX linking: DMX is a language allowing all makes and models of different manufactures to be linked together and operate from a single controller, as long as all fixtures and the controller are DMX compliant. To ensure proper DMX data transmission, when using several DMX fixtures try to use the shortest cable path possible. The order in which fixtures are connected in a DMX line does not influence the DMX addressing. For example; a fixture assigned to a DMX address of 1 may be placed anywhere in a DMX line, at the beginning, at the end, or anywhere in the middle. When a fixture is assigned a DMX address of 1, the DMX controller knows to send DATA assigned to address 1 to that unit, no matter where it is located in the DMX chain. DATA cable (DMX cable) requirements (for DMX operation): This fixture can be controlled via DMX-512 protocol. The DMX address is set on the back of the unit. Your unit requires either a standard 3-pin or 5-pin XLR connector for data input/output, see images below. Further DMX cables can be purchased from all good sound and lighting suppliers or Prolight Concepts dealers. Please quote: 3-Pin: CABL10 – 2m CABL11 – 5m CABL12 – 10m 5-Pin: CABL185 – 2m CABL187 – 5m CABL188 – 10m Also remember that DMX cable must be daisy chained and cannot be split. prolight.co.uk Arcus 2000 Low Fogger User Manual 10

Notice: Be sure to follow the diagrams below when making your own cables. Do not connect the cables shield conductor to the ground lug or allow the shield conductor to come in contact with the XLRs outer casing. Grounding the shield could cause a short circuit and erratic behaviour. 3-Pin XLR outputDMX 512 DMX setup Pin Configuration 3-Pin 5-Pin Pin 1 - Ground Pin 2 - Negative Pin 3 - Positive – Pin 4 - N/C – Pin 5 - N/C

DMX 512 3-Pin XLR input GROUND 3-Pin XLR male 3-Pin XLR female

2312

1 DMX + DMX – 3 1 ground 3 hot 2 cold 2 cold 3 hot 1 ground

5-Pin XLR outputDMX 512 5-Pin XLR male 5-Pin XLR female

DMX 512 1 2 DMX – GROUND 5-Pin XLR input 2 1

5 43 N/CDMX + 3 4 5 1 ground 5 N/C 5 N/C 1 ground

Line termination: N/C 2 cold 3 hot4 N/C 4 N/C 3 hot2 cold

When longer runs of cable are used, you may need to use a terminator on the last unit to avoid erratic behaviour. Using a cable terminator will decrease the possibilities of erratic behaviour. (3-pin - Order ref: CABL90, 5-pin - Order ref: CABL89) 5-pin XLR DMX connectors: 3-Pin 1 2 3 Termination reduces signal transmission problems and interference. It is always 1 advisable to connect a DMX terminal, (resistance 120 Ohm 1/4W) between pin 2 (DMX-) and pin 3 (DMX+) of the last fixture. 5-Pin 5 2 4 3

Some manufactures use 5-pin XLR connectors for data transmission in place of 3-pin. 5-pin XLR fixtures may be implemented in a 3-pin XLR DMX line. When inserting standard 5-pin XLR connectors in to a 3-pin line a cable adaptor must be used. The diagram below details the correct cable conversion.

5-pin XLR (female) Pin 1: GND (screen) Pin 2: Signal (-) Pin 3: Signal (+) Pin 4: N/C Pin 5: N/C 3-pin XLR (female) Pin 1: GND (screen) Pin 2: Signal (-) Pin 3: Signal (+) 3-pin XLR (male) Pin 1: GND (screen) Pin 2: Signal (-) Pin 3: Signal (+) 5-pin XLR (male) Pin 1: GND (screen) Pin 2: Signal (-) Pin 3: Signal (+) Pin 4: N/C Pin 5: N/C

prolight.co.uk Arcus 2000 Low Fogger User Manual 11 WEEE notice Correct Disposal of this Product (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This marking shown on the product or its literature, indicates that it should not be disposed of with other household wastes at the end of its working life. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate this from other types of wastes and recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources. Household users should contact either the retailer where they purchased this product, or their local government office, for details of where and how they can take this item for environmentally safe recycling. Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the purchase contract. This product should not be mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal. prolight.co.uk Arcus 2000 Low Fogger User Manual 12


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