Interface Module DMX512-16B-V2

The DMX module can be used to connect the two worlds of building technology and stage technology (theatre technology). The ISYGLT DMX512-16B-V2 module can be used as DMX Master, DMX Slave, DMX/ISYGLT Merger or DMX Repeater (Booster) depending on the application. Of course, combinations of these applications are also possible.

Quick Facts

  • 16 DMX-IN channels
  • 16 DMX-OUT channels
  • up to 512 channels in total (8 bit values)
  • stage technology
  • DMX dimming packs
  • DMX console

The DMX module can be used to connect the two worlds of building technology and stage technology (theatre technology).
The basic philosophy of the DMX BUS consists of a Master (usually control desk) and several slaves (dimmer, scanner, colour changer...).
The DMX BUS is physically designed for 32 participants. If more participants are connected, a Repeater or Booster must also be planned.
As the name DMX-512 implies, up to 512 channels (8 bit values) can be transmitted. The required number of channels depends on the connected device. Dimmers need one DMX channel per dimmer channel. Scanners or washlights require one channel per function (X, Y, zoom, shutter, colour, gobos, iris, effects...). If several Masters are to be operated at one DMX BUS, a merger is required. This merger combines two or more DMX-512 Masters (DMX-IN) to a common DMX BUS (DMX-OUT). The higher level per channel is passed on here. 

The ISYGLT DMX512-16B module can be used as DMX Master, DMX Slave, DMX/ISYGLT Merger or DMX Repeater (Booster) depending on the application. Of course, combinations of these applications are also possible.

 

New 8/2016, Version "V2"

The 16 dimming channels of ISYGLT can now be output to up to 256 DMX addresses. This was developed especially for light installations with many DMX terminals. In the hall mode the control is done by ISYGLT in grouped areas and in the show mode the single channels can also be accessed via a Merger, e.g. as a pixel matrix.

Applications

  • DMX Master
    The ISYGLT system controls DMX devices such as dimming packs, colour changers, scanners, washlights etc. with up to 16 DMX channels (expandable by further modules).

  • DMX Slave
    There is a stage system with DMX control desk. It should also be possible to control the lighting in the hall from the control desk. For certain events, however, it must be able to work independently by means of light scene control. Via the ISYGLT DMX512-16B module, up to 16 DMX channels (expandable by further modules) can now be read in and further processed.

  • DMX/ISYGLT Merger
    Up to 16 DMX channels can be transmitted with the ISYGLT DMX512-16B module. At the same time it is parameterizable that the remaining channels are passed through 1:1 from DMX-IN to DMX-OUT. To be able to realize this with other systems, you would also need a Merger. However, our module has integrated this on the software side. Thus, several modules can be operated in series to increase the number of channels to be controlled by 16 each.

  • DMX Repeater
    The DMX BUS is designed for up to 32 participants as mentioned above. The ISYGLT DMX512-16B module can be one of 32 participants (DMX-IN). 32 new subscribers can be connected to the output.

  • DMX Master Merger Slave Application
    The ISYGLT DMX512-16B module can read up to 16 DMX channels from a lighting console. These can be processed further in the Master (saving of scenes, evaluation of threshold values, etc.). The software then decides whether these 1:1 are output again at the DMX-OUT, or whether a scene control affects the other modules from here. At the same time, the channels not used in the ISYGLT system but transmitted from the lighting console can be passed through. Due to the integrated merger function, further ISYGLT DMX512-16B modules can be operated in series at any time.

  • DMX Special Configurations
    With the ISYGLT DMX512-16B module all common DMX BUS configurations are possible! You can connect any Mergers, Boosters and other equipment with the module.

The DMX512-16B module occupies 6 module addresses (4x DA-04 and 2x AD-08T) in the Master. The address of the first "DA-04" module is set at the DIP switch.

Electrical Data

Operating voltage 12V to 35V DC or 12V to 27V AC
Current consumption 70mA at 24V
DMX-IN GND, DATA-, DATA+ (DMX 1990)
GND DMX-IN is galvanically connected with GND DMX-OUT
DMX-OUT GND, DATA-, DATA+ (DMX 1990)
GND DMX-IN is galvanically connected with GND DMX-OUT
Subnet (RS-485) max. 5.6V limitation by Z-diodes
Connection screw terminals 1.5mm² pluggable
Operating temperature -10...+60°C
Storage temperature -25...+70°C
Humidity 0...85 % r. h. non-condensing
Protection class IP 20
Protection class II

Design, Dimensions, Weight

Design DIN rail-mounting plastic housing light grey, snap-on on 35mm DIN rail 3 HP
Dimensions WxHxD 53x90x59mm
Weight 120g

Ordering Data and Conformity

Type designation DMX512-16B
Article no. 80027500
Make ISYGLT
Conformity CE

DIP switch

8-pole DIP switch for setting the ISYGLT BUS address (0-127) is located under the cover of the module.

An additional 2-pole DIP switch for setting the terminating resistor is located at the bottom right beside the terminal.

DIP switch right bottom

DIP Setting
S1 ON Terminating resistor 120 ohm for DMX-IN
S2 ONTerminating resistor 120 ohm for DMX-OUT

 


Function Indicators (LEDs on the Module)

LEDDesignationStateMeaning
redPowerOffNo operating voltage
OnOperating voltage, no error
yellowBUSOffBUS wiring error
OnError BUS communication (address)
blinkingInterference-free data transmission via the BUS line
greenDMX-INOffNo DMX signal is received
Fast blinkingReception of a valid DMX-512 signal (the LED is toggled each time the receive packet is started)

Parameterisation with ProgramDesigner

In the ISYGLT ProgramDesigner there are various parameterisation possibilities:

  • DMX input channel addresses
  • DMX output channel addresses
  • Dimming curves
  • Emergency operation

Pin Assignment

4-pole plug top

=Ub Operating voltage
0V 0V Operating voltage
A BUS A (subnet RS-485)
B BUS B (subnet RS-485)

2x P-COM ports

P-COM Subnet and operating voltage

8-pole plug below

ShI GND DMX-IN
DI- DATA - DMX-IN
DI+ DATA + DMX-IN
Free  
Free  
ShO GND DMX-OUT
DO- DATA - DMX-OUT
DO+ DATA + DMX-OUT

DMX512-16B

Article no.: 80027500

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