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Introduction
Introduction:
Thank you for purchasing the Elation DMX-Branch/4.™ To optimize the
performance of this product, please read these operating instructions
carefully to familiarize yourself with the basic operations of this unit.
The Elation® DMX-Branch/4™ is DMX signal splitter/booster combination. This unit has been tested at the factory before being shipped to
you, there is no assembly required.
Customer Support:
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
DISCONNECT INPUT POWER
BEFORE OPENING
DMX-BRANCHX4
WARNING: THIS APPARATUS MUST BE GROUNDED
DMX BOOSTER
POWER INPUT: 120V~60Hz
INTERNAL FUSE:
F100mA 250V 5x20mm (5 Pcs)
DMX IN
1
2
1 = Ground
2 = Data3 = Data+
Link Out
Terminate
3
5
1
DMX OUT
120Ω
2
1
4
3
0V
DMX OUT
1
2
3
2
1 = Ground
2 = Data3 = Data+
4 = Not used
5 = Not used
4
3
4
Service Hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pacific Time.
Voice:
(323) 582-3322
Fax:
(323) 582-3108
E-mail:
support@elationlighting.com
Warning! To prevent or reduce the risk of electrical shock or fire, do
not expose this unit to rain or moisture.
Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside this unit. Do not
attempt any repairs yourself, doing so will void your manufactures warranty. In the unlikely event your unit may require service please contact
your nearest Elation dealer.
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User Instructions
Rev. 12/04
Elation® provides a customer support line, to provide set up help and
to answer any question should you encounter problems during your
set up or initial operation. You may also visit us on the web at www.
elationlighting.com for any comments or suggestions.
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4295 Charter Street
Los Angeles Ca. 90058
www.elationlighting.com
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DMX-Branch/4™ Warnings
• Do not spill water or other liquids in to or on to your unit.
• Be sure that the local power outlet match that or the
required voltage for your unit.
• Do not attempt to operate this unit if the power cord has
been frayed or broken. Please route your power cord out of
the way of foot traffic.
• Do not attempt to remove or break off the ground prong
from the electrical cord. This prong is used to reduce the
risk of electrical shock and fire in case of an internal short.
• Disconnect from main power before making any type of connection.
• Do not remove the top cover under any conditions. There
are no user serviceable parts inside.
• Disconnect the unit’s main power when left unused for long
periods of time.
• Never connect this unit to a dimmer pack
• Always be sure to mount this unit in area that will allow
proper ventilation. Allow about 6” (15cm) between this
device and a wall.
• Do not attempt to operate this unit, if it becomes damaged
in any way.
• Never operate this unit when it’s cover is removed.
DMX-Branch/4™ Introduction
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the Elation ®
DMX-Branch/4. This unit is one of the finest pieces of its kind
on the market today! The DMX-Branch/4 is a great inexpensive, DMX signal splitter. Typically a DMX signal should not be
split but, the DMX-Branch/4™ allows you to split a DMX signal
into four separate signal outputs. This unit will also boost your
DMX signal for extensive cable runs that are usually associated
with permanent installations. This unit is perfect for contractors,
installers, and professional light companies.
This units is ready to be installed or hung and powered right
out of the box. There is no assembly required. The DMXBranch/4™ comes with a sets of rack mount ears and a
set of rear hanging ears. Use these ears to mount your
unit in a rack or to support it on truss or in a ceiling. The
DMX-Branch/4™ is DMX signal splitter/booster combination. This unit not only allows you split the signal but also
boost the signal output. The DMX-Branch/4™ can also be
linked for extremely large installation. This unit comes standard with 3-pin male and female XLR connectors. Optional
5-pin male and female XLR connectors are available from
Elation®. at a small additional cost. We ordering the 5 -pin
connectors please ask for parts Z-XLR5IN and Z-XLR5OUT.
DMX-Branch/4™ General Instructions
Please read and understand the instructions in this manual carefully and thoroughly before attempting to operate this unit. These
instructions contain important information regarding safety during
use and maintenance. Please keep this manual with the unit, for
future reference.
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DMX-Branch/4™ Set Up Cont.
DMX-Branch/4™ Set Up
Unpacking:
Notice: Be sure to follow figures two and three when making
your own cables. Do not use the ground lug on the XLR connector. Do not connect the cable’s shield conductor to the ground
lug or allow the shield conductor to come in contact with the
XLR’s outer casing. Grounding the shield could cause a short
circuit and erratic behavior.
Every DMX-Branch X4™ has been thoroughly tested and has been
shipped in perfect operating order. Carefully check the shipping
carton for damage that may have occurred during shipping. If the
carton appears to be damaged, carefully inspect your fixture for
any damage. In the case damage has been found please contact
our toll free customer support number for further instructions.
Power Supply:
Before plugging your unit in be sure the source voltage in your
area matches the required voltage for your Elation® DMX Branch
X4.™ The Elation® DMX-Branch X4™ is available in a 115v and
230v version. Because line voltage may vary from venue to venue,
you should be sure to plug your power supply into a matching
wall outlet before attempting to operate you controller.
REMOTE
CONTROL
INPUT
SOUND
INPUT
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
REMOTE
CONTROL
INPUT
SOUND
INPUT
OUTPUT
POWER
POWER
Notice: Do not use the ground lug on the XLR connector. Do
not connect the DMX512
cable’s shield conductor to the ground lug or
DMX+,DMX-,COMMON
allow the shield conductor to come in contact with the XLR’s
outer casing. Grounding the shield could cause a short circuit
and erratic behavior.
COMMON
DMX512 OUT
3-PIN XLR
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1
3
2
DMX +
DMX -
1
3
2
DMX512 IN
3-PIN XLR
Figure 2
1
3
2
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Pin 1 = Shield
REMOTE Compliment
INPUT
OUTPUT
(negative)
Pin 2 = Data
CONTROL
SOUND
3 HOT
INPUT
Pin 3 = Data True (positive)
When longer runs of cable are used, you may need to use a terminator on the last unit to avoid erratic behavior. A terminator is a
90-120 ohm 1/4 watt resistor which is connected between pins 2
and 3 of a male XLR connector (DATA + and DATA -). This unit is
inserted in the female XLR connector of the last unit in your daisy
chain to terminate the line. Using a cable terminator will decrease
the possibilities of erratic behavior.
POWER
REMOTE
CONTROL
INPUT
1
2
XLR Pin Configuration:
Special Note: Line Termination.
SOUND
3
OUTPUT
1 EARTH
Figure 3
Your fixture and your controller require a standard 3-pin
XLR conDMX512
DMX+,DMX-,COMMON
nector for data input and data output (Figure 1). If you are making
your own cables be sure to use standard two
conductor shielded cable (This cable may be
purchased at almost all pro sound and lighting stores). Your cables should be made with
COMMON
DMX +
a male and female XLR connector on either DMX512 OUT
3-PIN XLR
DMX end of the cable. Also remember that DMX
cable must be daisy chained and can not be
“Y”ed or split.
INPUT
INPUT
3 HOT
Data Cable (DMX Cable) Requirements:
REMOTE
CONTROL
INPUT
COLD 2
2 COLD
REMOTE
CONTROL
INPUT
SOUND
POWER
SOUND
XLR FEMALE SOCKET
XLR MALE SOCKET
1 EARTH
1
3
2
INPUT
DMX512 IN
3-PIN XLR
POWER
OUTPUT
1
3
2
Termination reduces signal errors and
avoids signal transmission problems
and interference. It is always advisable
to connect a DMX terminal, (Resistance
120 Ohm 1/4 W) between PIN 2 (DMX-)
and PIN 3 (DMX +) of the last fixture.
Figure 4
Linking:
POWER
The DMX Branch X4™ can be linked to another by using the
DMX OUT jack on the side of the unit. Be sure to only use the
output jack beside the input jack to link the DMX-Branch X4’s
together. When linking units together be sure the terminate selector switch is in the out position (Link Out), when you are not
using the output jack be sure the terminate switch is in the in
Termination reduces
signal errors(Terminate).
and
position
avoids signal transmission problems
and interference. It is always advisable
to connect a DMX terminal, (Resistance
120 Ohm 1/4 W) between PIN 2 (DMX-)
and PIN 3 (DMX +) of the last fixture.
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DMX-Branch/4™ Operation
Be sure the power is disconnected before making any type of
connections Connect the output signal from your DMX controller to the input jack of the DMX-Branch X4. Use the four output
channels to send DMX signal to your DMX fixtures. Dasiy-chain
the DMX output. Remember that the pack is only place a DMX
signal may be split. If you are not using the output jack to link
DMX-Branch X4’s together be sure the terminate switch is in the
in position (Terminate).
Model: DMX-Branch X4™
SPECIFICATIONS:
Power:
Fuse:
Working Position:
Weight:
Size:
Duty Cycle:
110V/60Hz
5 x 100mA GMA (Internal)
Any
6.5 Lbs.
13” x 3 1/8” x 7 1/8”
None
Indicators:
Each of the four output channels have a set LED indicators, a
red and a green. Without an incoming DMX signal the red LEDs
will function as a power indicator. When a DMX signal is applied
the LED’s will serve two functions:
1. These indicator will indicate pin polarity. A solid red LED will
indicate pin 3 is hot (positive). A solid green LED will indicate
pin 2 is hot (positive).
2. When shorted or bad cable is connected to a particular channel the LED will turn off. This is useful to immediately identify
bad cables or lines.
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Elation Headquarters:
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Tel: 323-582-2650 / Fax: 323-582-2610
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