FlexiDim™ DMX Interface

The FlexiDim™ DMX interface appears to the system like an 8 channel dimmer module. Its ID should be entered into the Installer Configuration software in the same way. The output of the module is DMX512 protocol, and implements addresses 1 through 8. Set the devices that it controls to fall within this range.

 

DMX Interface Cabling

The FlexiDim™ DMX interface has an attached RJ45 plug which carries the DMX512 signal. The pin out for this cable is as follows:

RJ45
Use
Colour
Pin 1
Data + (A)
Orange/White
Pin 2
Data - (B)
Orange
Pin 3
Not used
Green/White
Pin 4
Not used
Blue
Pin 5
Not used
Blue/White
Pin 6
Not used
Green
Pin 7
Not used
Brown/White
Pin 8
GND / OV
Brown

This connector should plug into equipment that conforms to the Artistic Licence recommendations for DMX over RJ45. Check your equipment’s documentation carefully before assuming that it conforms to this recommendation. If necessary, cut off the plug and make connections to the signals as required.

 

At the other end of the module is an RJ45 socket which connects to the FlexiDim™ dimmer data as well as the +12V supply and 0V from the Switch/Scene Controller (where the switches get their power). The pin out for this socket is as follows:

RJ45
DMX interface
Colour
Scene controller
Pin 1
Channel 1 B
Orange/White
Data out B
Pin 2
Channel 1 A
Orange
Data out A
Pin 3
0V
Green/White
0V
Pin 4
Channel 2 A
Blue
Not used
Pin 5
Channel 2 B
Blue/White
Not used
Pin 6
0V
Green
0V
Pin 7
+12V
Brown/White
+12V
Pin 8
+12V
Brown
+12V

The colours shown correspond with the colours used on the dimmer data connections as recommended in the FlexiDim™ Installation Guide.