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Title: DMX Booster
Post by: Corey Ging on April 18, 2008, 09:26:16 am
I have searched the forum and found a few old topics, but wanted to get any new ideas.

I am looking for recommendations for a single channel DMX Booster.  I have looked at the Elation splitter/booster but that is more than I need.  Has anyone found or used a single channel DMX Booster?  Any other ideas?

Thanks.
Title: Re: DMX Booster
Post by: John Birchman, CTS on April 18, 2008, 12:17:43 pm
Why do you need a booster? Are you going more than 1000' feet?

If you are having problems and it is less than 1000' feet - do you have the data chain terminated?  

Why Terminate?
http://www.dfd.com/whyterm.html

Are you using the correct cable type, or using audio cable (which may work in some cases, but is not the correct cable for data/DMX)?  These are the two most common problems with DMX that I have seen, it's pretty robust when used correctly.

If you are going more than 1000' Doug Fleenor Design has a Isolation Amplifier (Model 121) that has a MSRP of $421.30.

http://www.dfd.com/121.html

John