Home > DIY Products > RGB Smart Pixel & Dumb Controllers > Dumb Controllers (E1.11 RS485 Based DMX Input) >

DISCONTINUED: Dumb RGB 27 Channel DMX Controller / Decoder / Screw Terminals / DIP Switch Addressing / CAT5 & XLR DMX Input Plugs / 25 Amps
27 Channel DMX Controller for RGB Lights - 25 Amps

Additional Photos:

List Price: $59.99
Single Controller Price: $999.99

Availability/Ships: Same Day / Delivery Times
Product Code: 25

The following items are included with this product:

DMX Data Generation Source To Be Used

I Already Have an Actidongle or Other RS384 Based, E1.11 / DMX 1990 Data Source
1 of ActiDongle - DMX Dongle (Enttec Pro Compatible) [Add $47.95]  Save $2 when purchased with the sample kit! (limit 1)
Using AlphaPix or EasyLights RS485 Interface  << Click this link for setup information using AlphaPix / EasyLights controllers
NOTE: This dumb controller will not connect directly to the Ethernet (CAT5) jack on a PC or network switch
When using with LOR S3/S4/S5, requires Actidongle (see above) and LOR Advanced edition Software
To Power Controller / Lights

1 of 350 Watt / 29 amps @ 12v DC Power Supply [Add $23.99]
To Provide Input Power to Power Supply

None - I'll be supplying my own power cord
1 of 120v AC Input Cord 5Ft - USA, CA, MX [Add $2.99]
1 of 240v AC Input Cord 5Ft - Australia, NZ, AR [Add $3.99]
Controller Warranty Period

30 Channel Dumb Controller - No Warranty / No Return [No Additional Cost]
30 Channel Dumb Controller - 1 Year Hardware Warranty (DIY Bare Board) [Add $12.99]
30 Channel Dumb Controller - 3 Year Hardware Warranty (DIY Bare Board) [Add $24.99] 
Click here for detailed information about our warranty policy (opens in new tab)
Click here for information on why we offer warranty options (opens in new tab)
  - Warranty period cannot be adjusted after purchase
 - Controller hardware is identical for all warranty levels

[Product Description Page]
This controller is no longer for sale and has been replaced by the newly updated 30 channel controller: http://www.holidaycoro.com/product-p/43.htm

Hands On Demo
Product Features
  • General Product Information
    • Basic / Dumb control over elements that use RGB lights that do not need individual control. Element examples would include:
      • Arch/Fans
      • Flood lights
    • DMX addressing:
      • DIP Switch addressable directly on board (1 to 512 channels)
      • See chart in our Knowledge Base
      • When controller does not have a DMX data stream on the input (not hooked up to a DMX output device), the controller can be configured to output a test/demo sequence.
    • Six mounting holes in board (.137” or 1/8”) – on each corner and two in the center
    • Great for use in centralized controller elements
    • All Screw terminals for power input and output
    • LED Indicator for DMX signal
  • Included, optional and customer supplied items
    • Items included with this item/product/bundle:
      • One DMX Controller
      • DMX Switch setting instructions / chart
    • Required items for operation:
      • RGB lights (basic/dumb) – will not work with individually controlled pixel lights. See our FAQ page for information on how to determine how many RGB lights can be controlled from each controller.
      • Power supply (see our FAQ page for information about how large of a power supply you will need for your project / element.)
      • DMX signal source / dongle (see below)
      • DMX generating software (see below)
    • Optional items
      • Mounting (screws, bolts, two sided tape or other)
    • Customer supplied tools or items:
  • Assembly Instructions: None (See video)
  • Estimated assembly time: First unit: Varies / for DIY / Custom Projects
  • Power / Signal / Wiring
    • DMX input (see our Knowledge Base for wiring details)
      • Protocol: DMX512/1990
      • Signaling System: RS-485
      • Connector: RJ45 Female
        • Wired to E1.11 standard
        • Pin 1 (White/Orange) - RS-485 Positive
        • Pin 2 (Solid Orange) - RS-485 Negative
        • Ground can be connected to solder pad if needed
      • Connector: XLR3 (3 PIN) Male
        • The standard for XLR3 pin connections to CAT5 cable is:
          XLR to CAT5 Wiring
    • Power input
      • Voltage Range: 7 to 24v DC
      • Screw terminal (left side of board J13): Positive 12v marked “POWER INPUT”
      • Screw terminal (left side of board J13): Negative 12v marked “GND”
    • Signal (PWM) output:
      • Dimming Levels / Steps: 8 Bit / 256 (DMX Maximum)
      • Up to 2 amps per channel OR 25 amps per controller total, whichever comes first
      • Screw terminals (top of board)
      • Each RGB group is labeled “OUTx”
      • Silk screen on board between the transitors and the screw terminals lists the output:
        • R = Red Negative
        • G = Green Negative
        • B = Blue Negative
        • COM = Common Positive
  • Technical Specifications
    • Color: None / Green Board with white silk screen
  • Dimensions & Weight
    • Complete product (overall)
      • Per: .5 pounds (8 oz)
      • Height: 2.65”
      • Width: 7.67”
      • Depth: 3.95”
      • Temperature Range
        • Operation: 10 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit
        • Storage: -20 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Material Composition
    • Case: None. Customer should provide waterproof case. See videos on this page for suggestions.
    • Wires: None – screw terminals.
  • County of Origin
    • Materials/parts: China
    • Assembly: China
    • Design: China / USA
  • Certifications & Approvals
    • Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Certified/Recognized/Approved: No
    • CE: No
    • ROHS (Lead Free): No / Unknown or not certified
  • Compatibility
  • Maximum RGB light examples
    • Note: These are estimates and do not account for long lengths of cable, differences in power requirements for other vendors RGB lights or other possible factors. You should confirm power consumption prior to hookup - see our Knowledge Base for more information.

Per RGB Channel
(3 DMX Channels)

6,000mA or 6amps per RGB group
Per Controller
(27 DMX Channels)

25,000mA or 25amps per controller
7 RGB Flood Lights

830ma per Flood with white output

30 RGB Flood Lights

100 Nodes

60ma per node with white output

416 Nodes
RGB Rectangle & Square
Dumb / Basic Modules
60 Modules

100ma per module with white output

250 Modules

RGB Dumb / Basic Strip

33.3 Feet

180ma per foot with white output

138.8 Feet

  • Warranty & Support
    • Warranty period
      • 365 days from date of purchase
      • For complete information, see our warranty details.
    • Support
      • See our support policy for details on what levels of technical assistance you can expect from HolidayCoro.
  • Customization: Yes - minimum order of 200 units.
  • Product Revision history
    • 28-Jul-16: Updated design with more documentation silk screened onto board, added CAT5 ports for input.
    • Revision 1.0 board (mfg)

You might also be interested in...
Power Supply - 12v / 29 amps / 350 Watts ActiDongle (tm) - Active DMX Dongle (Enttec Pro Compatible) - V2 Power Supply - 5v / 300 to 350 Watts Dumb Rectangle RGB LED Waterproof Module - 12v
Our Price: $23.99

Our Price: $44.99
Excluding Optional Support

Our Price: $23.99

Our Price: $0.79

Power Supply - 12v / 29 amps / 350 Watts Enttec Pro DMX Dongle Power Supply - 5v / 300 to 350 Watts RGB Rectangle Module 12v DC
350w PS + 27 Channel Ctrl to CableGuard CG-1500 Mounting Kit (Base Mount)
Price Without Optional Items: $12.94

350w PS + 27 Channel Ctrl to CableGuard CG-1500 Mounting Kit (Base Mount)

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 11 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
A good easy to use controller August 27, 2018
Reviewer: Kevin Howard from Fort Worth, TX United States  
I needed something simple for some dumb RGB minitrees and this works.  DMX, easy to follow instructions and shipped the same day I ordered.  No nonsense as always with Holidaycoro

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great price/ fast shipping July 22, 2018
Reviewer: Jason Hart from Wilmington, OH United States  
This was my first order couldn't be more pleased.  I am a coustomer for life

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Very good controller April 10, 2018
Reviewer: Ariel Bemergui from Pinecrest, FL United States  
I already had those, and still a reliable controlller.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Works great November 14, 2017
Reviewer: Kelly Murphy from Plymouth, MN United States  
I'm using it on the Coro singing tree with dumb pixels.  once you figure out the switches for start address it works great.  Would be nice if it came with a switch/jumper to terminate the signal.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
November 13, 2017
Reviewer: Chris Carnal from White Hall, AR United States  
Awesome place to shop. Fast shipping and great customer service.

Was this review helpful to you?

View All Customer Reviews