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John Livings

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DMX Splitter
« on: March 19, 2012, 12:02:30 am »

Any suggestions on a DMX Splitter?

Things to look out for?

I looked at this;

http://www.enttec.com/index.php?main_menu=Products&pn=70572&show=description

Regards,  John
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Re: DMX Splitter
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 09:13:11 am »

http://www.chauvetlighting.com/data-stream-4.html    I just got it, so I have only used it 4 times. works great.  If you had 5 pin to 3 pin I think you could have a total of 8 splits.  I have only used 4 3pin splits.  you can also link units together
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Re: DMX Splitter
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 09:25:03 am »

http://www.chauvetlighting.com/data-stream-4.html    I just got it, so I have only used it 4 times. works great.  If you had 5 pin to 3 pin I think you could have a total of 8 splits.  I have only used 4 3pin splits.  you can also link units together
I have the Chauvet, too.  So far it's been fine - no frills, but functional.  There's an internal power supply, so no wall wart needed.  My only small complaints are that the case is a little thin, there's no removable IEC cord, and the data LEDs are a little bright.  None of these are dealbreakers, and the box is cheap, so those things are easily overlooked.   

As far as I know, only each output block is actually isolated - not each jack, so if you use both the 3-pin and the 5-pin in the same section, they're not really isolated from each other - just a wiring convenience to choose either pin configuration for that leg.
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Re: DMX Splitter
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 09:52:30 am »

Any suggestions on a DMX Splitter?

Things to look out for?

I looked at this;

http://www.enttec.com/index.php?main_menu=Products&pn=70572&show=description

Nothing but good things to say about the Elation Branch4. Have had several in operation for a few years and only one capacitor in one split has gone bad, and easily repaired.

Regards,  John
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Re: DMX Splitter
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 09:57:38 am »

TJ, any of the units that offer 3/5 pin outputs are paired the same way. The Elation unit is similar in that regard.
If you're looking for cheap, there's this one:
http://www.usledsupply.com/shop/dmx-splitter-1-8.html
Haven't tried one yet, but I might pick one up just to play with at this price.
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Re: DMX Splitter
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 11:11:36 am »

TJ, any of the units that offer 3/5 pin outputs are paired the same way. The Elation unit is similar in that regard.
Yes - exactly. 
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Re: DMX Splitter
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012, 02:42:27 pm »

http://www.chauvetlighting.com/data-stream-4.html    I just got it, so I have only used it 4 times. works great.  If you had 5 pin to 3 pin I think you could have a total of 8 splits.  I have only used 4 3pin splits.  you can also link units together
the 3 and 5 pin outputs on these units are paralleled, so you only get 4 discrete outputs, not 8

plugging into both outputs has the same effect as looping through another fixture in your chain
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Re: DMX Splitter
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 02:51:06 am »

Thanks for all the suggestions.


http://www.usledsupply.com/shop/dmx-splitter-1-8.html

Thanks Duane,

Was not looking for "Cheap" however for the price ($52.00) I ordered one. (1X8) (12 V Power Supply not included).

I was also considering one of the Elation splitters (1X4), If the "U.S. Led" unit does not work out I will order one of the Elation units.

Regards,  John
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Re: DMX Splitter
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 12:20:34 pm »

Thanks for all the suggestions.


http://www.usledsupply.com/shop/dmx-splitter-1-8.html

Thanks Duane,

Was not looking for "Cheap" however for the price ($52.00) I ordered one. (1X8) (12 V Power Supply not included).

I was also considering one of the Elation splitters (1X4), If the "U.S. Led" unit does not work out I will order one of the Elation units.

Regards,  John

Please follow up later down the road and let us know how it works out.. at that price, I may pick one up as well .
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