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Nicolaudie SLESA-U9 Easy Stand Alone Programmable DMX Controller

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Nicolaudie SLESA-U9 Easy Stand Alone Programmable DMX Controller


The SLESA-U9 Easy Stand Alone Programmable DMX Controller from Nicolaudie is a simple, reliable, and cost-effective control ideal for applications with less than 256 DMX channels in standalone mode (downloading the scenes to the controller), or 512 DMX channels in live mode (when controlled via a desktop computer). 

This controller is programmable through the ESA2 software (available on a desktop version for both Mac and PC), making it possible to set up to 20 scenes and 1 zone. It is USB based-powered and it also has 8 ports for dry contacts triggering, and a XLR3 output port. 

Pair this controller up with a DMX decoder to control 85 RGB LED fixtures, or 256 Single Color LED fixtures. This can also control other DMX systems, lasers, scanning heads, fog machines, and many other DMX-based stage lighting equipment.  This controller includes a USB power cable and adapter. Software is included, too.

This controller includes a USB power cable and power supply. Software is included as well.


  • Stand Alone DMX Controller 
  • Small, convenient size
  • 5V DC USB input and DMX XLR3 output
  • Single zone of control
  • 256 DMX Channels 
  • 20 scenes and 1 zone


  • Installations requiring programmable DMX control

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Nicolaudie STICK-CW4 Specifications
Input Voltage 5V DC
Output Signal DMX512
Weight 0.57 lbs (0.26 kg)
Size L: 3.5"(8.9 cm) x W: 1.5” (3.8 cm) x H: 3” (7.5 cm)
Number of Channels 256 standalone, 512 live
Connector Type XLR-3, Mini USB and HE10
Mounting Single gang US electrical box
Operating Frequency 2.4 GHz
Dimming Range 0-100%
Working Temperature 32°F to 122°F (0°C - 50°C)
Certificates CE, ETL, RoHS
IP Rating IP20
Warranty 3 years


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why use DMX?

If you have very specific control requirements, a large amount of fixtures to control all at once, or set-ups that require multiple zones or areas, then DMX is a good fit for your project. DMX can control many different pieces of DMX equipment such as lighting equipment, smoke machines, projectors, dimmers, etc. from a central location. In addition, fewer cables are used saving setup time and cost.

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: What is the main difference between a programmable and a non-programmable DMX controller? When are each of them recommended?

A programmable DMX controller allows you to program your DMX set-up via a specific software on a computer. This allows for greater possibilities for the control of your DMX set-up. On the other hand, a non-programmable DMX controller operates in a stand-alone mode, without receiving any input from a computer, allowing users to only use the pre-programmed scenes in the controller. 

A non-programmable DMX controller is ideal for simple cost-friendly projects that do not require any programming or complex configurations.. A programmable controller is recommended for bigger projects with very specific configuration requirements, and that possibly also need to control other DMX systems for architectural or stage applications (lasers, scanning heads, fog machines, and other DMX-based stage lighting equipment).

Q: Can I install the controller outdoors?

These products are not outdoor rated. Keep them indoors, and avoid exposure to moisture or direct sunlight.

Q: Where can I find the ESA2 or ESA Pro 2 software?

Compatible with both Windows and Mac, the ESA2 and ESA Pro 2 softwares have evolved over the years to become a worldwide reference for architectural lighting control. The ESA2 is a better choice for single universe setups that are using standard DMX fixtures, while the ESA Pro 2 is geared more towards installations involving pixel/digitally addressable fixtures. Set up either software and gain full control of your DMX lighting fixtures. 

ESA2 for Windows
ESA2 for Mac 


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User Guide - Data Sheet

Nicolaudie SLESA-U9 DMX Controller Spec Sheet


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