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Leviton DDS6000 Installation And Operation Manual

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NSI DIGITAL DIMMING SYSTEM

DDS 6000 DIMMER PACK

INSTALLATION AND OPERATION GUIDE

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INTRODUCTION 

The NSI DDS 6000 represents a key part of a state of the art,  integrated lighting control system.  These dimmers may operate in
a "stand alone" mode for automated lighting of displays or may be combined with an NSI memory lighting console for total lighting
control. The DDS 6000 provides four channels of 1200 watts each. This dimmer is designed for portable or permanent use for
entertainment or display lighting.  Several DDS dimmer packs may be combined for more channels of lighting.

SPECIFICATIONS

Number of Channels:

4

Output capacity:

1200 Watts per channel.

Input Power:

DDS 6000-15: 120 VAC 1800 Watts max (one power source) 
DDS 6000-20: 120 VAC 2400 Watts max (one power source) 
DDS 6000Plus-15: 120 VAC 3600 Watts max (two power sources) 
DDS 6000Plus-20: 120 VAC 4800 Watts max (two power sources) 

Dimmer control system:

Microprocessor digital phase control dimming or
zero-crossing relay mode.

Load filtering:

~ 400us rise time.

Control Input Types:

0 - 10VDC each channel on 5 pin Din connector.

MICROPLEX multiplex signal (128 channel) 
on three pin XLR type connector.

DMX-512 digital signal (512 channel) on five pin XLR optional.

Control Wiring:

Class 2 low voltage.

Output Connections:

2 NEMA 5-15 outlets per channel.
Screw terminals optional

Cooling System:

Passive external aluminum heatsinks.

Ambient Temperature:

100 degree F Maximum.

Load Type:

AC lighting loads only

Enclosure Type:

For indoor use only, (Utilizer dans un endroit a l’abri.)

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MOUNTING

The NSI DDS 6000 dimmer pack is designed to be mounted 

VERTICALLY.

  Each dimmer pack is provided with two mounting

flanges or ears designed for securing to the center of truss bars or attaching to other vertical surfaces. Since the DDS 6000 depends
upon convection cooling, room air flow must be insured.  Keep the air vents located on front and each side of the dimmer pack
clear of dust or any obstructions. In order for the unit to cool properly the control receptacles must be oriented towards the floor.
If several units are to be operated in a small enclosed room, adequate ventilation must be provided to prevent the room temperature
from exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit

AC POWER CABLE(S) - PORTABLE CONNECTION

This is the main power cord(s) for your dimmer pack which ultimately carries all of the ac power consumed by lights connected to
the dimmer pack.  The DDS6000 with the NEMA 5-15 plug is limited to 1800 watts max. While the unit with NEMA 5-20 plug
will support 2400 watts.  The DDS6000 Plus includes two cords, one per each two channels, which doubles the maximum capacity.
The power cord(s) must be connected to a power source capable of supplying the total power drawn by the lights. (See specifications
for details on maximum power capability.)

WARNING:  Do not remove grounding prong of AC plug.  To do so may allow exposure to potentially lethal voltage levels
and will void the warranty on this product. 

AC OUTPUT RECEPTACLES

The DDS 6000 has two AC receptacles for each channel.  These receptacles provide power to the lamps in your lighting system.
The amount of power supplied to these outlets controls the intensity of the lamps connected.  

The total lamp wattage connected to each channel must not exceed the rating of each channel (see specifications). For inductive
loads, the total lamp volt-amperes plus the volt-amperes of any ballast or transformer must not exceed the rating of each channel.

NOTE:  Some inductive type loads such as transformers, ballasts, and motors, with poor power factor may cause the dimmer
to output D.C. type current.  This may cause the load to draw excessive current and overheat,  causing damage to the

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transformer, ballast, or motor.  For this reason, it is necessary to insure any inductive loads are  fused individually  for their
respective normal operating current.

PERMANENT CONNECTION

The DDS6000 is available as an optional DDS6000 Plus-20 terminal version.  This version must be installed by qualified personnel
in accordance with applicable electrical codes.

AC Input

Conduit containing line conductors enters pack through one of the knock-outs in the top end.   The two 20A, 120V, 60HZ, 2 wire
line circuits, A and B, are terminated to their respective terminals labeled Line and Line N.  The terminals accept wire sizes 22-8
AWG CU and have a torque rating of 8 in-lbs. Line equipment grounding conductor, if a wire, terminates to the lug labeled Gnd.
The ground lug accepts wire size 14-6 AWG CU and has a torque rating of 35 in-lbs. (14-10 AWG), 40 in-lbs. (8 AWG), and 45
in-lbs. (6 AWG).

AC Output

Conduit containing load conductors enters pack through on of the knock-outs in the top end.  The four 1200W max, 120V, 2 wire
load circuits, 1 through 4, are terminated to their respective terminals labeled Load and Load N.  Circuits 1 and 2 are supplied from
input A, and circuits 3 and 4 from input B.  The control power supply is also supplied by input A.  Terminal rating are the same
as indicated above for line terminals. 

MICROPLEX MULTIPLEX CONTROL WIRING.

Microplex is the control protocol used on most NSI lighting consoles. This system uses a single three conductor cable to transmit
up to 128 channels of dimmer control.  For short distances (50 feet or less) a standard microphone cable may be used to carry both
the control signal and the DC power source for NSI control consoles. Longer distances may be accommodated with 18 gauge or
better cable to reduce voltage losses of the power supply.

Connect the Microplex control cable to either of the three pin XLR jacks.  Since both jacks are wired in parallel, another control
cable may connected between the remaining jack and another dimmer pack.  Many dimmer packs may be "daisy chained" together
in this manner.

Be sure to set the Channel Address dip switch as required (see DIP SWITCH SETTINGS).

ANALOG 0 - 10 VDC CONTROL WIRING.

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Each of the four dimmer channels of the DDS 6000 may be operated by an analog 0 - 10 VDC control voltage. This type of control
will provide 0% intensity at 0 volts and 100%  intensity at 10 volts. Any or all of the DDS 6000 dimmer channels may be operated
in this manner simultaneously with any multiplex control input. Each dimmer will respond  to the greater of any control inputs.

The analog control input uses a standard 5 pin DIN plug which is available from most electronics supply houses.  Connect each of
the positive channel control wires to the desired dimmer channel input pins (see diagram) of the plug. Connect the common (ground)
control wire to the pin indicated on the diagram. Consult the documentation of the analog control console or device you are using
for the proper connections. The control input impedance is 4.7K ohms.

DMX-512 MULTIPLEX CONTROL WIRING.

DMX 512 is the United States Institute of Theater Technology (USITT) standard for the digital control of dimmers. NSI DDS
Dimmer products can be converted from Microplex to DMX 512 digital multiplex with a simple  kit available from your dealer. 

DMX-512 is the preferred type of control wiring when many dimmer channels are used, because of the high update rate and the
resistance to interference. It is recommended in locations subject to electrical noise.  DMX-512 only requires 3 wires to transmit
lighting levels for as many as 512 dimmer channels.  Most of the NSI  lighting control consoles can optionally use this interface.

Connect the DMX 512 cable from the control console to the male input connector.  Another cable may  be connected from the
female connector to the male connector on another pack.  Many dimmer packs may be "daisy chained" connect together in this
manner. 

Be sure to set the Channel Address dip switch as required (see DIP SWITCH SETTINGS).

LED INDICATORS

The front panel indicator LEDs indicate the status of the dimmer.

RED - Indicates the firing card is receiving DC power. 

GREEN - Steady indicates a multiplex control signal is being received. 

YELLOW - Indicates a respective dimmer channel is active and the LED indicates relative intensity.

AUTO LAMP TEST

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Whenever dipswitch #8 is in the off (down) position and there is no multiplex signal detected, all channel outputs will come to full
intensity.  The automatic sequencing feature must be disabled for this Auto Lamp test to operate (see INTERNAL CONFIGURATION
DIPSWITCH SELECTIONS). 

CHANNEL FUSES

Each channel is protected by a fuse to help prevent overload and damage to the power control devices used in the dimmer.  Be
sure to replace the fuse with the same type and rating.  Replacement with the wrong fuse is dangerous and will void your warranty.

Note:  Lamps may sometimes cause a temporary "short-circuit" when the filament burns out and cause the fuse to blow.
This is normal and protects the internal dimmer circuitry from damage.

INSTALLATION  and OPERATION TIPS

Care should always be taken to:

1) Keep all AC wiring away from control wiring.

2) We also recommend powering up and performance checks be done one unit at a time. This can be a real time saver should
problems arise thus eliminating unnecessary isolation techniques to resolve problems.

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FRONT PANEL DIP SWITCH SETTINGS

When using any of the multiplex control systems the dip switches on the front panel of the DDS  6000 must be set to assign the
desired dimmer channels. The switches control the dimmer channels in groups of four.  See the  following chart for settings.

DIP SWITCH CHANNEL ASSIGNMENTS

CONTROL

1234567

CONTROL

1234567

CONTROL

 1234567 

1-4

0000000

5-8

1000000

9-12

 0100000

13-16

1100000

17-20

0010000

1-24

 1010000

25-28

0110000

29-32

1110000

33-36

 0001000

37-40

1001000

41-44

0101000

45-48

 1101000

49-52

0011000

53-56

1011000

57-60

 0111000

61-64

1111000

65-68

0000100

69-72

 1000100

73-76

0100100

77-80

1100100

81-84

 0010100

85-88

1010100

89-92

0110100

93-96

 1110100

97-100

0001100

101-104

1001100

105-108

 0101100

109-112

1101100

113-116

0011100

117-120

 1011100

121-124

0111100

125-128

1111100

129-132

 0000010

133-136

1000010

137-140

0100010

141-144

 1100010

145-148

0010010

149-152

1010010

153-156

 0110010

157-160

1110010

161-164

0001010

165-168

 1001010

169-172

0101010

173-176

1101010

177-180

 0011010

181-184

1011010

185-188

0111010

189-192

 1111010

193-196

0000110

197-200

1000110

201-204

 0100110

205-208

1100110

209-212

0010110

213-216

 1010110

217-220

0110110

221-224

1110110

225-228

 0001110

229-232

1001110

233-236

0101110

237-240

 1101110

241-244

0011110

245-248

1011110

249-252

 0111110

253-256

1111110

257-260

0000001

261-264

 1000001

265-268

0100001

269-272

1100001

273-276

 0010001

277-280

1010001

281-284

0110001

285-288

 1110001

289-292

0001001

293-296

1001001

297-300

 0101001

301-304

1101001

305-308

0011001

309-312

 1011001

313-316

0111001

317-320

1111001

321-324

 0000101

325-328

1000101

329-332

0100101

333-336

 1100101

337-340

0010101

341-344

1010101

345-348

 0110101

349-352

1110101

353-356

0001101

357-360

 1001101

361-364

0101101

365-368

1101101

369-372

 0011101

373-376

1011101

377-380

0111101

381-384

 1111101

385-388

0000011

389-392

1000011

393-396

 0100011

397-400

1100011

401-404

0010011

405-408

 1010011

409-412

0110011

413-416

1110011

417-420

 0001011

421-424

1001011

425-428

0101011

429-432

 1101011

433-436

0011011

437-440

1011011

441-444

 0111011

445-448

1111011

449-452

0000111

453-456

 1000111

457-460

0100111

461-464

1100111

465-468

 0010111

469-472

1010111

473-476

0110111

477-480

 1110111

481-484

0001111

485-488

1001111

489-492

 0101111

493-496

1101111

497-500

0011111

501-504

 1011111

505-508

0111111

509-512

1111111

When the automatic sequencing feature is operating, the dip switch selects the operating sequence pattern and speed.  See the section
on INTERNAL CONFIGURATION DIPSWITCH SELECTION for details.

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INTERNAL CONFIGURATION DIPSWITCH SELECTIONS

Caution: The follow procedures should be performed by qualified personnel only.

Remove all power and remove the cover of the dimmer pack. Locate and change configuration dipswitch settings on the firing card
as indicated in the following section.  

Softstart

The Softstart mode of operation forces at least a 1/10th second delay between the output being full off to the output being full on
to allow a more gradual warming of the lamp filaments. Thermal shock and inrush currents are  reduced thereby increasing lamp
life.  Softstart should not be used when quick dimmer response is desired such as chasing.

To activated Softstart turn OFF switch number one (1) on the configuration dipswitch on the  firing card.  moving this switch to
ON will deactivate Softstart.

NOTE: The channels of the DDS 6000 configured for NON DIM operation will not be affected by softstart.

Non Dim Channels (Relay Mode)

Any of the channels of the DDS 6000 may be configured as NON DIM channels. This will cause the output of the channel to go
to full on whenever the input signal is over 15%. When the input signal drops to less than 10%, the channel output goes to full
off.  This is the equivalent of a zero-crossing solid state relay.

To configure a channel for NON DIM operation simply move the respective switches on the configuration  dipswitch to the OFF
position on the firing card as indicated. Moving the switch to ON will restore dimming operation.

Configuration

Dipswitch

CHANNEL

SWITCH NUMBER

CHANNEL

SWITCH NUMBER

1

2

3

4

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Auto Sequencing Mode

The DDS 6000 dimmers can be configured to perform stand alone Automatic Sequencing in place  of Auto Lamp Test.  This is
useful for lighting displays and show windows.  The four channels  will automatically fade from one to another in a preprogrammed
pattern and time selected by the front panel dipswitch whenever front panel dipswitch #8 is up and no multiplex signal is detected.
The Analog control input will continue to operate while the dimmer is sequencing. 

To enable Automatic Sequencing Mode move the switch on the 

internal configuration dipswitch

 #2 to OFF.  

Front panel Dipswitch sequence settings. (not internal dipswitch)

STEP TIME

SWITCH 1,2,3

PATTERN

SWITCH 4,5,6

1 SECOND

OFF,OFF,OFF

2 CHAN BUILD

OFF,OFF,OFF

3 SECOND

ON,OFF,OFF

3 CHAN SEQUENCE

ON,OFF,OFF

5 SECOND

OFF,ON,OFF

3 CHAN BUILD

OFF,ON,OFF

10 SECOND

ON,ON,OFF

2&4 CHAN ALT

ON,ON,OFF

15 SECOND

OFF,OFF,ON

4 CHAN SEQUENCE

OFF,OFF,ON

30 SECOND

ON,OFF,ON

4 CHAN BUILD

ON,OFF,ON

45 SECOND

OFF,ON,ON

4 CHAN BUILD +

OFF,ON,ON

60 SECOND

ON,ON,ON

4 CHAN RANDOM

ON,ON,ON

Dipswitch # 7 on causes all above sequences to ping-pong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Service Information

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WARRANTY

NSI Corporation Limited Warranty 

NSI Corporation warrants new electronics products to be free from defective materials and workmanship for a
period of one (1) year from the date of purchase to the original owner when purchased from an authorized NSI
dealer.

The purchaser is responsible for completing and mailing to NSI, within 15 days of purchase, the warranty registration
card enclosed with each product.  NSI products that have been subject to accident, alteration, abuse, or defacing
of the serial number are not covered by this warranty.  The normal wear and tear of items such  as knobs, jacks,
and switches are not covered under this warranty.

If your NSI product requires service during the warranty period, NSI will repair or replace, at its option, defective
materials provided you have identified yourself as the original owner of the product to NSI or any authorized NSI
dealer.  Transportation charges to and from an authorized dealer or the NSI factory for repair shall be the responsibility
of the owner.  All products returned to NSI must have factory authorization for return prior to shipping.

NSI Corporation is not liable for any incidental or consequential damages resulting from defect or failure other
than repairs of the NSI product subject to the terms of this warranty.  This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.  This warranty is expressly in lieu  of all other
agreements and warranties expressed or implied except as may be otherwise required by law.

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