DMX

Information on getting started with the DMX Extension

 

TECHNICAL DATA

 

  • 1x DMX-output (2-wire connection)
  • Control up to 128 DMX lighting channels
  • 2-wire bus for connecting to other devices
  • DMX-512 protocol support
  • Loxone Link for connecting to the Miniserver
  • Compact housing for rail-mounts
  • Dimensions: 35.5 x 88 x 57 mm (2 TE)
  • Minimal power consumption
  • Power requirements 24VDC
  • Protection: IP20
  • Ambient temperature: 0 to 50°C

DMX extension

Every dmx output can accommodate values between 0 and 100%. These values are rescaled to the range from 0 to 255.

 

INSTALLATION

 

  • Mount DMX Extension on the DIN rail
  • Connect 24VDC power supply, but do not switch on until the whole installation is completed
    (We recommend looping power through the Miniserver)
  • Connect to the Loxone Link
  • Connect the DMX connector to a DMX control device
  • Note: If it is the last extension, terminate the Loxone Link with a 120Ω resistor
    (Included with the Miniserver)
  • Turn on the power supply
  • After a few seconds, the left LED will flash green if the DMX Extension is already configured, or orange if not

Click here for documentation on setting up a PWM Dimmer

 

DIMENSIONS

 

Afmeting kleine module

 

 

GENERAL NOTES ON WIRING

 
Use Cat5e cable, though depending on the installation conditions shielded Cat5e cable should be used on longer cable runs (in excess of 50 metres)
The cable must not be longer than 500 metres
The DMX cable must go from receiver to reciever (daisy chained i.e. bus topology)
The Loxone Link must be terminated with a 120Ω resistor

 

CONFIGURING EXTENSIONS

 

EXTENSIONS ARE CONNECTED TO THE MINISERVER WITH LOXONE LINK

 

To add one or more extensions to the program the simplest way is to connect up the extensions to the Miniserver using the Loxone Link and looping power. Then do a search in Loxone Config by pressing the button “Peripheral Search”, which will bring all the connected extensions. You can highlight a single extension, give it a name and then click Create device which will add in the highlighted extension. Or you can click on Create all devices which will add all the connected extensions in to the program

 

Extension Geconnecteerd

 

IDENTIFY DEVICE

 

If you have installed several extensions of the same type and cannot identify which one is which (for example 2 DMX extensions) then you can use the software to identify a device. Simply click on the device in the periphery tree and the extension will flash red, green and yellow very quickly so you can identify it.

 

EXTENSIONS ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE MINISERVER

 

If there is no physical extensions connected to the Miniserver they cannot be found in the search. However you can add the extensions to the program so you can configure a system before installing. In the configuration software, connect to your Miniserver and download the existing configuration (if there is one) from the Miniserver.

Select the ‘Devices’ drop-down menu on the Periphery tab and select the required extension, then fill in the serial number in the properties.

 

Extension toebehoren

 

EXTENSION REPLACEMENT

 

If an extension has been replaced you need to add the serial number in the properties. Click on the extension in the periphery tree. Enter the serial number of the extension in the properties section.

Serial number

The serial number is on the back of your extension. You can find the number just below the barcode (see picture).

Extension serie nummer

 

An Extension can also be replaced in the Peripheral Search.

Mount the new Extension and run the Peripheral Search. Highlight the Extension (not used) and choose the device you would like to replace in the drop-down menu.

Finally press “OK” and save your program into the Miniserver. The Extension has now been replaced.

 

Vervang Extensie

 

INSERT A DMX ACTUATOR

 

Add a DMX actuator found in the Periphery tab. Depending on what DMX device you have will effect your choice of type of actuator. If you are controlling RGB tape or lights using a DMX driver then choose ‘DMX RGB actuator’. If you are using single colour strips then add ‘DMX actuator’.

 

DMX Config

 

DMX CHANNEL ADJUSTMENT

 

Adding DMX actuators will automatically assign channels, so for example if you add two DMX RGB actuators the first one will be channel 1 and the second will be channel 4.

To reassign the DMX channel go to the appropriate (DMX actuator / DMX RGB actuator) ‘Properties’ window, and enter your selection. Then save the program in the Miniserver.

 

DMX kanaal aanpassing

 

FIND OUT MORE

 

MX Quick Connection Guide (pdf)
Download
DMX EG Declaration of Conformity (pdf)
Download
RoHS Declaration of Conformity (pdf)
Download