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EasyPix Controller / DMX to SPI Smart Pixel Decoder V3
Push Button DMX to SPI Smart Pixel Decoder / Controller
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List Price: $49.99
Our Price: $39.99 / .23 Cents per Controlled Pixel

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Product Code: 614

DMX Data Generation Source To Be Used

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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

[Product Description Page] [FAQ & Documentation Page] [Customer Videos Page]
Hands on with the EasyPix
Video showing all built-in test modes
EasyPix Wiring Video Demo
Replacement of output chip on EasyPix Controller
Product Features
  • General Product Information
    • Ideal for use with distributed elements including:
      • Arches
      • Fans
      • Mini Pixel Trees
      • Poles/Posts
      • Landscaping lights
    • Output
      • Pixel Protocols: 2811 / 2801 / 6803 / 1804 / 3001 / 9301
      • Voltage range: 5 - 24 Volts DC
      • Fused (user replaceable) mini blade fuse: 15 Amps (75 watts @ 5v / 180 watts @ 12v)
      • Screw terminals (clearly marked for data and power) for up to 12 AWG wire
        • Screw terminal (right side of box): Positive marked “+" next to text "5-24 VDC"
        • Screw terminal (right side of box): Negative marked “-" next to text labeled "POWER IN"
      • Pass-trough power - one power connection powers both the controller and pixels
    • Input
      • RS485 / DMX 1990 / DMX 1.11 Data Input
      • 512 DMX channels / 170 Pixels maximum per controller
      • Screw terminals (clearly marked for data lines) with DMX + / DMX - / Ground for both Input and Output (daisy chain)
      • Screw terminals (left side of box) for DMX input:
        • “> DMX +“ is CAT5 Pin 1 / Orange+White (568B Standard) – DMX Positive
        • “> DMX -“ is CAT5 Pin 2 / Solid Orange (568B Standard) – DMX Negative
        • "GND" is DMX ground – not usually connected / optional
      • Screw terminals (left side of box) for DMX output (daisy chain):
        • “< DMX +“ is CAT5 Pin 1 / Orange+White (568B Standard) – DMX Positive
        • “< DMX - " is CAT5 Pin 2 / Solid Orange (568B Standard) – DMX Negative
        • GND is DMX ground – not usually connected / optional
      • See our Knowledgebase for additional wiring information
    • User Interface
      • Easy push-button
      • Back-lit LCD interface
      • No "programmers" or DIP switches needed for configuration
    • Physical
      • 7 inches long * 1.75 inches deep * 1.25 inches tall / 17.78cm long * 4.45cm deep * 3.17cm tall
      • White in color
      • Temperature Range
        • Operation: -15 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit
        • Storage: -20 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit
      • Weight: .35 pounds or about 6 oz
      • Mounting Holes:
        • .125” in diameter
        • 6.75” Center to Center on long side of board
    • Misc
      • Support for full pixel control (three DMX channels for each pixel) or macro mode that allows you to address an entire string of pixels with just three DMX channels. This is useful if you want to purchase pixels now instead of dumb RGB lights but only want to sequence using three DMX channels. It is also useful where you just don’t need the ability to address each pixel directly.
      • 26 built in holiday related sequences allow you to use the controller when you don’t have a DMX signal. This makes the controller useful for off-season uses or places where you just want the controller to perform a single function. The list of sequences includes:
        • Red, Green, Blue Alternating (default)
        • 1 - Off / Disabled / No sequence
        • 2 - Red: Solid
        • 3 - Green: Solid
        • 4 - Blue: Solid
        • 5 - Yellow: Solid
        • 6 - Purple: Solid
        • 7 - Cyan: Solid
        • 8 - White: Solid
        • 9 - RGB: Changing
        • 11 - RGB: Fading
        • 12 - Full Color: Fading
        • 13 - Red with Fading Trail
        • 14 - Green with Fading Trail
        • 15 - Blue with Fading Trail
        • 16 - White with Fading Trail
        • 17 - RGB with Fading Trail
        • 18 - Rainbow with Fading Trail
        • 19 - RGB Chasing with Fading Trail
        • 20 - Red Chasing Green Chasing Blue
        • 21 - Orange Chasing Purple Chasing Cyan
        • 22 - Rainbow Chase with 7 Colors
        • 23 - Twinkling White over Red Background
        • 24 - Twinkling White over Green Background
        • 25 - Twinkling White over Blue Background
        • 26 - White Fading
    • Forward and reverse addressing. This feature allows you to address the pixel closest to the controller as your start channel (e.g. – 1,2,3 then 4,5,6) or to address the pixels starting with the last pixel as your start channel with DMX channels decreasing as they get closer to the controller. This is a very useful feature when you want have areas like the peak of a roof that starts and ends with separate controllers but you want contiguous DMX addressing over the entire length for easier sequencing.
  • Included, optional and customer supplied items
    • Items included with this item/product/bundle:
      • One DMX Pixel Controller
    • Required items for operation:
      • RGB Pixel lights or strip (see our pixel lighting section for a wide selection)
      • DMX Data Source Device (see below for partial list)
        • HolidayCoro ActiDongle (fully supported)
        • Enttec Open / Pro
        • LOR USB “Dongle” (varies)
        • DIYLA Lync Dongle
        • DMX King
        • LOR iDMX-1000
        • SanDevices ELOR
        • Any standard DMX output device such as "consoles"
      • Sequencing software (when not used in decoder mode with a DMX data source.) Applications include but are not limited to:
        • LOR S3
        • LightShow Pro
        • Vixen
        • NOTE: The controller does not "talk" with the application, the application talks with the DMX data source and that data source sends DMX data to the controller.
      • Power supply sufficiently large enough to power ALL the pixels attached to the controller (see the power requirements for each type of pixel on our product pages). See our power configuration blog entry here.
    • Optional items
      • Mounting method, including:
        • Screws
        • Double sided tape
        • PVC Pipe
        • Other
    • Customer supplied tools or items:
    • Assembly Instructions
      • Overview video
      • Written instructions are provided with this unit
    • Estimated assembly time:
      • First unit: 2 to 10 minutes (depending on experience, wiring and mounting method)
  • Technical Specifications
    • County of Origin
      • Materials/parts: China / Japan / USA
      • Assembly: China
      • Hardware Design: China
    • Certifications & Approvals
      • Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Certified/Recognized/Approved: No
      • CE: No
      • ROHS (Lead Free): Yes
    • Support Policy
      • Supported:
        • Troubleshooting when used with HolidayCoro provided pixels.
        • Limited to proper operation in the DMX mode
        • DMX input issues when used with the HolidayCoro ActiDongle (item #53.)
      • NOT Supported:
        • Any troubleshooting related to use with non-HolidayCoro pixels.
        • Setup or configuration inside any sequencing application (see our website for sample videos on how to get you started.)
        • Setup or configuration of any non-HolidayCoro DMX source (Enttec Pro/Open, SanDevices, LOR dongle, etc.)
        • For more information on our support policies, see our Knowledgebase
  • Customization: No
  • Product Revision history
    • Design updated with replaceable output chip: 08-Jan-2015
    • Initial listing : 10-Mar-2014

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 41 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Use mine to Troubleshoot Pixels out on Props. August 14, 2019
Reviewer: Joe Dudley from Silverthorne, CO United States  
I love the EasyPix controller. I use mine to check out new Pixels and can use it remotely to troubleshoot problems out in the field. Plus it is great for the purpose it was designed for which is Controlling the Pixels on my props. I own two.

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5 of 5 New item. December 5, 2018
Reviewer: Ray Cobb from Vicksburg, MS.  
I have not used these yet but did play around with them and they worked as expected. I will be using one for a couple of Coro Candy Canes and the other I haven’t thought out yet. I will provide more feedback once I have used one in my show, but I expect they will perform as all items I have purchased from here and that would be without a hitch.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 easy to set up and use December 3, 2018
Reviewer: Carson Wilcox from Davis, CA United States  
I am using this for my FM radio sign.  Very easy to set up, wire and use.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 EasyPix controller March 28, 2018
Reviewer: Alan Faille from Flushing, MI United States  
I use this for testing 2811 pixel strings. Works great when my main controllers are in use.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 EasyPIx Controller February 24, 2018
Reviewer: James Dopp from La Follette, TN United States  
Really great product!  Shipping was really fast.  Bought quite a few products from HolidayCoro and really pleased with all my purchases.  Like many others, I use this to test my lights.  Works really good testing my arches I built.  The built in programs look great on the arch, especially the ones where you have the colors chasing each other.

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