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DMX controlled system power? DMX Mains Relays?

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Tim Weaver:
What is out there that can switch the mains power on/off using DMX? Preferably something I could put in a J-box locally instead of spreading these relays out on the electrics.

Does such a thing exist? Or do I have to build it using regular 120V relays and a smaller DMX relay for the control signal? That may be much more cosst effective I guess.


How are you handling mains power to a permanent installed lighting rig?

John L Nobile:

--- Quote from: Tim Weaver on April 15, 2021, 05:22:07 pm ---What is out there that can switch the mains power on/off using DMX? Preferably something I could put in a J-box locally instead of spreading these relays out on the electrics.

Does such a thing exist? Or do I have to build it using regular 120V relays and a smaller DMX relay for the control signal? That may be much more cosst effective I guess.


How are you handling mains power to a permanent installed lighting rig?

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I used one of these to control an older pre-DMX D50 hazer. Worked great and I had 3 channels left over. There's probably other similar units out there.

https://www.chauvetdj.com/products/dmx-4/

Tim Weaver:

--- Quote from: John L Nobile on April 15, 2021, 05:43:18 pm ---I used one of these to control an older pre-DMX D50 hazer. Worked great and I had 3 channels left over. There's probably other similar units out there.

https://www.chauvetdj.com/products/dmx-4/

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I am using something similar in another room, but I can tell you these don't "open" 100%. I have one of these turning on/off a bank of small moving lights and even when "off" there's a bit of voltage leaking through that makes the red LED's flash faintly, all the time.


I wish this would work because I have a whole pile of these 4 channel dimmers laying around here.

Scott Hofmann:
ETC of course has the Sensor IQ DMX/Net3 controlled circuit breaker panels, Echo relay panels, and Foundry 1, 4, and 8 circuit DMX relays.
Lyntec makes DMX-controlled circuit breaker panels.
Northlight DMX has 1, 4, and 8 circuit DMX relay modules. They also have new 20A one and four circuit modules. All the others are 10amp relays.
The ETC Foundry stuff is not bad price-wise for ETC quality.

Keith Broughton:
There are some items on this page that would be useful but it might be cheaper to go with a lower capacity relay pack driving high current contactors.
Depends how many channels you need.
https://www.fullcompass.com/category/lighting-theatrical/lighting-control/power-relays/

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