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Title: "Phantom powered" wireless DMX
Post by: David Allred on September 27, 2016, 08:28:16 am
These are starting to pop up on EBAY.  They work off the console or fixture that has a fourth contact for the shell, providing 5v.
Does anyone's gear have this 4th tab/contact?  How common is it?
Is it possible that the older versions could be modified to channel power from the shell?

David
Title: Re: "Phantom powered" wireless DMX
Post by: David Allred on September 28, 2016, 11:56:04 am
Can't believe this didn't get any traction at all.  Seem like a great concept to gain wireless ability with out relying on a battery or dealing with a power supply.
Title: Re: "Phantom powered" wireless DMX
Post by: David Buckley on September 28, 2016, 04:44:20 pm
I looked on eBay and Ali and didn't find any examples.  Must be using lousy search terms.  Care to link to one?



Title: Re: "Phantom powered" wireless DMX
Post by: David Allred on September 28, 2016, 08:11:38 pm
I looked on eBay and Ali and didn't find any examples.  Must be using lousy search terms.  Care to link to one?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Arrival-Wireless-DMX-Lighting-Controller-1-PC-Transmitter-6-PC-Receiver-/171396709587?hash=item27e80a3cd3:g:ZewAAOxyMxJSMXU1
Title: Re: "Phantom powered" wireless DMX
Post by: Steve Garris on September 28, 2016, 08:37:06 pm
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Arrival-Wireless-DMX-Lighting-Controller-1-PC-Transmitter-6-PC-Receiver-/171396709587?hash=item27e80a3cd3:g:ZewAAOxyMxJSMXU1

Be sure and check your lights for the noted 5v "clip" in the dmx socket. My lights don't have this, so I'd be using the separate power supply. I wondered why they have a power socket, and I'm pretty sure this is why.
Title: Re: "Phantom powered" wireless DMX
Post by: Mike Pyle on September 29, 2016, 10:24:11 am
Most of the newer Blizzard puck or box type LEDs will power the wicicle receivers they sell without the need for an external supply.
Title: Re: "Phantom powered" wireless DMX
Post by: Chris Pflieger on July 06, 2017, 11:27:53 am
Clicked on this thinking it was a April Fool's post...

You do realize that power and DMX over the same cable is nothing new, right? 4 pin XLR is a standard for powering irises, scrollers, etc. with 24 VDC.