Facts & Features:
- Three DMX512 Universes (1536 channels) combined into one CAT-5 cable.
- RJ45 connectors used for connection with inexpensive CAT-5 cables.
- Gold-plated pins on RJ45 connectors.
- Sturdy molded housing.
- Mountable on DIN rail.
- Mountable in lighting-rig.
- Use as flexible DMX outlet.
- Mountable with 5mm/0.2” screws or cable-tie.
- Weight including packaging, 49g/1.73oz.
- EAN13 Barcode on packaging.
- Light weight packaging.
- Easy to use.
- RoHS, REACH and California Prop65 Certified.
CPOINT® DMXcompander™ - Run Three DMX512 Universes in one CAT-5 cable
DMXcompander™ makes it possible to run three DMX512 Universes in one CAT-5 cable.
A CAT-5 cable has four data-pairs, one pair is used as the 0V reference and the other three pairs are used for DMX512 Data+ and Data-.
Through the three RJ45 connectors on the DMXcompander, three DMX512 Universes are “COMpressed” into one CAT-5 cable through the ‘Universe 1+2+3’ RJ45 connector.
In the other end of the CAT-5 cable another DMXcompander can be used to “exPAND” the DMX512 Universes again, making them available through the three RJ45 connectors.
Together with CAT-5 cables and CPOINT’s XLRJ45 adapters, a DMX512 network can be set up very quickly and at a very low cost.
The DMXcompander™ can be mounted in several different ways. Below are some suggestions of how the DMXcompander™ can be mounted.
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MOUNTED IN THE LIGHTING RIG
UNIVERSE 3 !
NOTE: The 3rd Universe,
pin 4 and pin 5, is unspecified by the ESTA Association. It opens up the 3rd Universe to be used for something else other than DMX512, for example power.
A CAT-5 cable wire pair (24AWG x 2) is specified to carry up to 360mA at a maximum of 50V according to the TIA Association.
Use CPOINT® XLRJ45®,
XLR to RJ45 adapters,
to connect to your
Use CAT-5 cables
for all wiring to XLRJ45® connectors.
The DMXcompander™ merges the three DMX512 Universes into one CAT-5 cable.
to extend a CAT-5 cable, or use the DMXtender™
as a DMX512 outlet, or inlet. Use CPOINT® XLRJ45®
adapters to connect to DMX512 equipment.
Link to DMXtender™...
DMXcompander™ mounted with a cable-tie
Fully compliant with PLASA/ANSI E1.11-2008 (R2013) Clause 7.3 Table 4 – Connection Schedule for DMX512 Equipment Using IEC 60603-7 8-Position Modular Connectors