Carry multiple DMX512 universes over a single CAT5e

Carry multiple DMX512 universes over a single CAT5e cable!
Custom Break-in and Break-out assemblies easily convert four DMX lines to a single
Neutrik EtherCon connector. The snake itself is just a single ProPlex CAT5e cable!
•Future forward – the snake cable is an off-the-shelf ProPlex CAT5e cable with EtherCon connectors.
Use it for GigaBit Ethernet if you no longer need it for DMX.
•Economical – no expensive specialized connectors.
•Tough – road-proven ProPlex and Neutrik components.
•No wrong end at FOH.
•Available in 2-, 3-, and 4-universe versions
(see back). All utilize the same ProPlex
CAT5e cable.
•Standard tail length 6 feet, custom lengths
available by request.
•Can be used in conjunction with a ProPlex
CAT5e Snake for more universes or a hybrid
DMX / Ethernet Solution.
•“Sneak” multiple DMX universes over
economical CAT5e cable!
4 DMX universes over a
CAT5 Ethernet cable now in
a compact, versatile box.
•Male and female 5-pin XLR
connectors, use at either
end of the snake
•Integrated clamp mounting
•Cable is RoHS compliant
•TMB UK and Canada cable assemblies RoHS compliant
•TMB US cable assemblies RoHS compliant by request
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Standard 4-Universe Sneak Snake
• Utilizes the shield of the ProPlex CAT5e cable to carry the common pin of all four universes
• Requires the use of a shielded CAT5e cable such as ProPlex PCCAT5EP and shielded RJ45 connectors
Pair
1
2
3
4
Wire Color
RJ45
Position
Function
White/Orange
1
Data 1 +
Orange
2
Data 1 -
White/Green
3
Data 2 +
Green
6
Data 2 -
Blue
4
Data 3 +
White/Blue
5
Data 3 -
White/Brown
7
Data 4 +
Brown
8
Data 4 Common pins
of all data pairs
Shield/Drain
Alternative Sneak Snake configurations also available
2- and 3-universe versions offer fewer universes but deliver unprecedented flexibility in cabling DMX over CAT5. In addition to
running two or three universes to FOH over an ultra-tough ProPlex CAT5e cable, the break-in and break-out assemblies can be
utilized with other cabling options:
Premise wiring – Lecture halls, ballrooms, and corporate buildings. Run your console over CAT5 or CAT5e premise wiring! Use
any UTP CAT5 cable to get from a wall jack in one room to control DMX devices in another room. (Make sure that the circuits
are patched directly to each other in the patchbay and not to any Ethernet equipment. Lengths of 1,000ft are possible. In
practical terms, a maximum length of 500ft/150Meters is recommended.)
Emergency backup cable – We all know the danger of heavy vehicles near FOH snakes. Even a ProPlex cable can succumb to a
bulldozer. Since the cable is a reasonably priced single ProPlex CAT5e, you can afford to have a spare. Or if you’re really in a
pinch, you could go to the nearest office supply store and find something to get you through the show.
3-Universe Version
• The common pins of all
three universes are bussed
over pins 7-8 of the RJ45
• Can be used with CAT5
UTP cable
Pair
1
2
3
4
RJ45
Position
Function
White/Orange
1
Data 1 +
Orange
2
Data 1 -
White/Green
3
Data 2 +
Green
6
Data 2 -
Blue
4
Data 3 +
White/Blue
5
Data 3 -
White/Brown
7
Brown
8
Common pins
of all data pairs
Wire Color
Shield/Drain unused
2-Universe Version
• Data over the first two pairs. Each
pair has a discrete common lead.
•Fully compliant with USITT/ESTA
standard practice for DMX512 over
CAT5
• Can be used with CAT5 UTP cable
Pair
1
2
3
4
Wire Color
RJ45
Position
Function
White/Orange
1
Data 1 +
Orange
2
Data 1 -
White/Green
3
Data 2 +
Green
6
Data 2 -
Blue
4
Unused
White/Blue
5
Unused
White/Brown
7
Data 1 Common
Brown
8
Data 2 Common
Shield/drain unused
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