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AXB-DMX512

DMX512 Interface

AXlink Bus Controllers

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

Product Information .................................................................................................

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Specifications ....................................................................................................................

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Configuration and Installation .................................................................................

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Setting the Device DIP Switch...........................................................................................

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Terminating the Device .....................................................................................................

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Wiring Devices to the AXB-DMX512 .................................................................................

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Preparing/connecting captive wires .........................................................................................

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Wiring guidelines..............................................................................................................

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Using AXlink communication....................................................................................................

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Using IN and OUT DMX512 data communication....................................................................

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Mounting the AXB-DMX512 in a Rack ..............................................................................

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Replacing the Lithium Battery ...........................................................................................

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Programming ............................................................................................................

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Buffers ...............................................................................................................................

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Direct Control Buffer Send_Commands ..........................................................................

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Patch Buffer Send_Commands.......................................................................................

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Group Buffer Commands ................................................................................................

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Axcess Level Send_Commands .....................................................................................

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Miscellaneous Send_Commands....................................................................................

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Channel Commands........................................................................................................

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Channel Trigger Send_Commands.................................................................................

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Troubleshooting .....................................................................................................

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Product Information

Product Information

The AXB-DMX512DMX512 Interface creates abi-directionalDMX512 AXlink connection, transmitting and receiving up to 512 DMX channels for lighting dimmers, spotlights, and other DMX control applications.

Onboard processing and memory can create and store channel groups, faders, patches, and up to 72 presets. A DMX lighting board can operate in tandem with the AXB-DMX512,generate levels for storing presets, or pass through theAXB-DMX512for direct control of channels.

Specifications

AXB-DMX512Specifications

Power consumption

160 mA @ 12 VDC

 

 

Power supply

12 VDC (part number SA002)

 

 

Front panel components:

 

 

 

LED Indicators

• AXlink LED (green and blinks to indicate AXlink communication activity and

 

power:

 

Full-Off indicates no power is being received or the controller is not

 

functioning properly.

 

One blink per second indicates power is active and AXlink communication is

 

functioning.

 

Full-On indicates there is no AXlink control or activity, but power is On.

 

• RX LED (red) indicates the AXB-DMX512is receiving DMX512 data.

 

Corresponds to the IN and OUT ports on the rear panel.

 

• TX LED (red) indicates the AXB-DMX512is transmitting DMX512 data.

 

Corresponds to the IN and OUT ports on the rear panel.

 

 

DEVICE DIP switches

8-positionDIP switch sets the AXlink address for the DMX512.

 

 

Rear panel components:

 

 

 

DMXIN port

5-wire,captive-wireconnector for receiving data.

 

 

DMXOUT port

5-wire,captive-wireconnector for transmitting data.

 

 

AXlink

4-wire,captive-wireconnector for data and power.

 

 

Dimensions (HWD)

1.5" x 5.5" x 5.5" (38 mm x 140 mm x 140 mm)

 

 

Enclosure

Metal with black matte finish

 

 

Mounting

Rack mounting with the optional AC-RKAccessory Rack Kit

 

 

Weight

1.1 lb (0.5 kg)

 

 

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