4-Channel DMX512 Decoder
Our 4-Channel DMX Decoder allows for LED lights to be controlled by a DMX control signal, and it is capable of dual functionality as both a DMX Decoder and a DMX RGB/RGBW Controller. Use it as a decoder to address up to four channels, of either static white, dynamic tunable white, RGB, or RGB + White applications; or use it as a controller and use its 30 built-in programs of static and dynamic patterns, while taking advantage of its many possible configurations.
This unit has a built-in digital display that is user friendly for easy setting or configuration adjustments, without needing to deal with the hassle of DIP switches. It is fully compatible with DMX512, DMX512 (1990), DMX512-A and RDM V1.0 (E1.20 - 2006 ESTA Standard) protocols.
Our 4-Channel DMX Decoder is compatible with Single Color, Dynamic Tunable, RGB, and RGB+White strip lights, thus being able to create over 16 million colors. It also supports bi-directional communication thanks to its Remote Device Management (RDM) capabilities, and it can also function as a standalone RGB/RGBW controller.
This decoder offers a large selection of DMX input and output signal options including XLR3, RJ45, and screw DMX terminals. This allows the user to connect the decoder to any type of DMX Fixture, Console, or other DMX Products.
Top Features and Benefits:
✔ High-end DMX512 & RDM LED Decoder
✔ Controller mode available for stand-alone RGB control
✔ User-friendly digital display
✔ Durable metal casing
✔ 8 amp, 4-channel constant voltage output
✔ Short circuit protection
✔ Multiple data port options: XLR3 ports, RJ45 ports, and screw DMX terminals
✔ Compatibility with DMX512, DMX512 (1990), DMX512-A and RDM V1.0 (E1.20 - 2006 ESTA Standard) protocols
Under Controller Mode
✔ 10 levels of brightness, 8 levels of speed
✔ Different speed levels and individual channel control
✔ 30 built-in programs for RGB and RGBW static and dynamic patterns
Under Decoder Mode
✔ Address up to 4 channels
✔ PWM frequency setting
✔ Optional decoding modes, brightness adjustments, gamma-dimming, curve setting
✔ Decoder detection, DMX address setting, and decoder information display functions
Applications and Use:
• DMX applications requiring 1, 2, 3, or 4 output channels.
|4-Channel DMX512 Decoder Specifications|
|Input Voltage||12-36V DC|
|Output Power||284W (12V) and 768W (24V)|
|Output Current||8A / 4 channels|
|DMX Control System Type||DMX512|
|Port Options||XLR3, RJ45 and DMX screw terminals|
|Ambient Temperature||-22°F to 104°F (-30°C to 40°C)|
|Operating Temperature||-22°F to 131°F (-30°C to 55°C)|
|Dimensions||L: 6.5" W: 2.5" H: 1.45" (165 mm x 63.5 mm x 37 mm)|
|Weight||0.95 lbs (0.43 kg)|
4-Channel DMX512 Decoder FAQ
Q: Why use DMX?
If you have very specific control requirements, an animation pattern, or set-ups that require multiple zones or areas, then DMX could be a good fit for your project. DMX controls many different pieces of DMX equipment such as lighting equipment, smoke machines, projectors, dimmers, etc. from a central location. If you have a project with a large amount of fixtures, DMX is a good control protocol to use since only data runs through the controller, allowing for limitless possibilities.
Q : How do you control DMX?
First you need to determine how many lighting zones or areas you wish to control independently. Each one of those zones or areas needs its own DMX address, so a DMX decoder can send a signal to control it. A single DMX universe can control up to 512 channels. Some controllers have only a single DMX universe while others have multiple. Single-color LEDs require a single channel to send instructions to dim or brighten your light, or to switch it on and off, but Dynamic Tunable White, RGB and RGB+W each have different channel requirements to control the brightness of each adjustable color. For example, an RGB LED strip will use three of the 512 channels within a single DMX universe, one for red, one for green and one for blue.
Q: Are these Decoders compatible with any LED strip light?
These decoders are designed to be compatible with any constant voltage 1, 2, 3, or 4 channel fixture.
Q: Can I install the decoder outdoors?
This type of decoder is not outdoor rated. Keep them indoors and avoid exposition to moisture or direct sunlight.
4-Channel DMX Decoder Data Sheet