C-Bus DMX Gateway C-Bus DMX Gateway (5500DMX) About DMX-512-A The C-Bus DMX Gateway is a D IN rail mounted unit t hat m aps C -Bus G roup A ddresses a nd levels to a DMX-512-A interface. DMX-512-A describes a method of data transmission between controllers and lighting equipment and accessories. This standard provides interoperability at both communication and mechanical levels with devices made by different manufacturers. The C-Bus DMX Gateway is a one way device. It permits C-Bus input devices such as wall switches, DLT’s and PIR’s to control lighting devices with DMX interface capability. These include many manufacturers LED lights and theatrical equipment. The DMX-512-A protocol was developed to provide standardised control of theatrical lighting and effects such as smoke machines and spot lights. It is increasingly used today on standard lighting products such as LED down lights and effects lights. Application 1 (theatrical lighting) In this application the theatrical lighting equipment and the associated house lights are controlled from a DMX-512-A control desk. With the addition of a C-Bus DMX Gateway the lights may now also be controlled from C-Bus switches, DLT’s and a PIR’s. Through use of the C-Bus DMX Gateway, C-Bus is able to interact with DMX devices as if they are a outputs connected directly to the C-Bus network. Wall Switch DLT Wall Switch PIR Detector House Lighting DMX Controlled Stage Lighting DMX Controlled C-Bus DMX Gateway Unit DMX C-Bus DMX Gateway is a master device and must be first on DMX-512-A network C-Bus DMX Gateway C-Bus CONNECTIONS GND DATA1+ DATA1- Up to 512 DMX-512-A Slot Addresses per C-Bus DMX Gateway Application 2 (third party lighting) In this application third party lighting utilises DMX-512-A protocols within a standard lighting control system to control some contemporary LED down lights. Wall Switch DLT Wall Switch PIR Detector C-Bus DMX Gateway U nit C- C-Bus Wall Switch DLT Wall Switch PIR Detector GND C-Bus DMX Gateway U nit C- DLT Wall Switch PIR Detector Up to 512 DMX-512-A Slot Addresses per C-Bus DMX Gateway DMX Gateway C-Bus Wall Switch Control all types of DMX Lighting loads DMX Gateway GND C-Bus DMX Gateway Up to 40 C-Bus DMX Gateways per network U nit C- DMX Gateway C-Bus GND C-Bus DMX Gateway configuration The C-Bus DMX Gateway allows the user to map twelve C-Bus Group Addresses to multiple combinations of DMX Slot Addresses. In the example below the user has mapped three individual wall wash feature lights (Red, Green and Blue) to three separate C-Bus Group Addresses. They have also mapped three separate groups of down lights to one C-Bus Group Address. Twelve C-Bus Group Addresses map to up to 512 DMX Slots Multiple DMX Slots per C-Bus Group Address Third party lighting, example 1 DMX Gateway Slot 6 Slot 6 Slot 6 Slot 6 Slot 5 Slot 5 Slot 5 Slot 5 Unit DMX C-Bus DMX Gateway C-Bus CONNECTIONS GND In a DMX-512-A network, multiple devices can be configured onto the same Slot Address. Therefore loads that follow the same control pattern can be controlled from a single C-Bus Group Address. DATA1+ DATA1- Load type Red LED strip light Slot 4 Slot 4 Slot 4 Slot 4 LED DOWN LIGHTERS Green LED strip light Blue LED strip light WALL WASH RED Slot 3 WALL WASH GREEN WALL WASH BLUE Slot 2 Slot 1 White LED down lights Bank A White LED down lights Bank B White LED down lights Bank C DMX Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3 Slot 4 Function Red Green Blue Intensity C-Bus Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Slot 5 Intensity Group 4 Slot 6 Intensity Group 4 Third party lighting, example 2 Some DMX-512-A devices may use multiple DMX-512-A Slots for colour and intensity control. For instance some LED devices use one DMX Slot Address each for Red, Green, Blue and intensity. RED LED GREEN LED BLUE LED DMX Gateway LED INTENSITY Load Type LED up light (Red) LED up light (Green) Unit DMX C-Bus DMX Gateway C-Bus CONNECTIONS GND LED up light (Blue) DATA1+ DATA1- LED up light (Intensity) DMX Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3 Slot 4 Function Red Green Blue Intensity C-Bus Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Connecting C-Bus to DMX-512-A DMX-512-A termination The Gateway has t wo C-Bus c onnections a nd one wired terminal block for the DMX-512-A interface connection. If you use a DMX-512-A control desk, it should be installed after the C-Bus DMX Gateway and before the controlled devices. A DMX interface cable is included with the CBus DMX Gateway. The cable is 300 mm long. It has bootlace connectors on one end and a female XLR panel fitting connector on the other. Be sure to provide proper termination. 2 The C-Bus DMX Gateway is a master device for transmission only. Therefore, it must be at Position 1 on the DMX network. DMX topology only supports daisy chain connection. DO NOT use a star or parallel configuration. DMX-512-A networks use a 120 Ohm terminating resistor which is typically fixed at the final device on the network. The termination resistor is placed across the two control data wires; these are pins 2 and 3 in a standard XLR connector. DMX-512–A states "DMX-512 systems should make use of earth ground referenced transmitting devices and isolated receiving devices. This approach provides for a single point solid ground/chassis connection at the source, and allows for variations in building ground potentials between transmitting and receiving devices." Clipsal Australia Pty Ltd Unit Properties. Parameter DMX protocol Maximum length of DMX cable in network Maximum units on C-Bus network Power C-Bus input voltage C-Bus AC input impedance Electrical isolation Mounting type Connectors Dimensions Weight Operating temp Humidity A member of Schneider Electric Value DMX-512-A 455 metres 40 50 mA, powered from C-Bus network, does not provide power to the C-Bus network 15-36 V d.c. 40 kΩ 2500 V C-Bus to DMX DIN rail, 4M wide 2 x RJ-45 for C-Bus network 1 x Terminal block for DMX 1 x XLR 5-pin female panel mount connector flying lead Unit: 93 x 72 x 65 mm DMX cable length: 300 mm 121 grams 0° to 45° C 10 to 95%, non condensing C-Bus connection details. RJ45 pin Signal name Wire Colour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Remote ON Remote ON C-Bus negative C-Bus positive C-Bus negative C-Bus positive Remote OFF Remote OFF green & white green orange & white blue blue & white orange brown & white brown DMX-512-A connection details. XLR Signal name Wire Colour pin 1 2 3 4 5 Ground (GND) Control Data Minus 1Control Data Plus 1+ Not used Not used Shield White/Blue stripe Blue/White stripe ----- Part number. Model No. 5500DMX Description C-Bus DMX Gateway, DIN rail mounted, DMX-512-A protocol, DMX interface cable, 300 mm length Head Office 33-37 Port Wakeﬁeld Road, Gepps Cross, South Australia 5094 CIS Technical Support Hotline: Australia New Zealand Northern Asia South Africa Southern Asia United Kingdom 1300 722 247 0800 888 219 +852 2484 4157 (Hong Kong) 011 314 5200 +603 7665 3555 x236 or 242 +44 870 608 8 608 Technical Support Email [email protected] National Customer Care Enquiries: 1300 2025 25 National Customer Care Facsimile: 1300 2025 56 New Zealand Schneider Electric (NZ) Ltd Tel +64 9 576 3403 Malaysia Clipsal Integrated Systems (M) Sdn. Bhd. 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