Zero to ten volt analog control still has a place in the modern lighting control world. Interfacing to older dimmers, custom controls, animatronics and motion control are just a few of the uses of our DMX512 to 0-10 Volt Analog Converter. We currently make a 24-channel and a 96-channel version. A two channel OEM board is available [model GPI] and custom units are also possible.
All connectors feature gold plated contacts. The output pinouts are easy to remember with the pin number equals the channel number [pin 25 being common]. The DMX512 input is optically isolated from the outputs and is protected against miswiring up to 120 volts. The (defeatable) hold feature holds the last look indefinitely upon loss of DMX. A test feature allows you to bring any output to full by setting the front panel switch to 601 - 624 (601 - 696). The converter may also be ordered to receive Colortran's CMX protocol.
The analog to DMX512 converter accepts 48 discrete analog control voltages and generates a DMX512 control signal based on these inputs. The most common configuration converts each analog signal to one DMX512 output level with the first analog input being converted to DMX512 input number one, the second analog input being converted to DMX512 slot number two, and so forth. The input analog control voltage is usually zero-to-ten volts, but units can be modified to accept virtually any control range.
More customized analog to DMX512 converters can provide further functionality. The ANL2DMX can source voltage for external potentiometers or switches to control each output channel. Additionally the outputs can be programmed at the factory to produce specific values based on the inputs. Some of these advanced features have been used to provide cue triggering for Flying Pig Systems Hog II Console; and 24 personal single channel controls for talent lighting specials for a Readers Theatre. The possibilities are only up to the creativity of the end user.
Analog to DMX512 converters have the DMX512 output electrically isolated from the analog input. This is desirable when interfacing control systems which may have incompatible grounding schemes.
Available Models: DMX24ANL and DMX96ANL Data Sheet DMX24ANL and DMX96ANL User Manual
- 24 Channel DMX - Analog (model DMX24ANL)
- 96 Channel DMX - Analog (model DMX96ANL)
- 48 Channel Analog - DMX (model ANL2DMX)