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ActiDongle (tm) - Active DMX Dongle (Enttec Pro Compatible) - V2
Enttec Pro DMX Dongle


 
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Our Price: $44.99
Excluding Optional Support


Availability/Ships: Same Day / Delivery Times
Product Code: 53

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This "dongle" is perfect if you want to use a RS485 based DMX device with any popular sequencing applications such as LOR S3 Advanced, Vixen, LightShow Pro, Light Factory, xLights and more. NOTE: This product will NOT "program" items #26 & #30, it is intended only for DMX output. This product not required for operation of the AlphaPix or other E1.31 pixel controllers.

Hands on with the ActiDongle
Configuring LOR S3 with the ActiDongle
NOTE: Dongle will not show up as ENTTECPRO but
instead will appear with a
random name such as A7WHF91Y
Configuring/Testing using xLights
and the ActiDongle
What about Multiple Universes?
Product Features
  • General Product Information
    • Outputs DMX signals from popular sequencing applications and lighting deck programs for Windows PC's or Macintosh PC's (USB port required)
    • Compatible with the Enttec Pro (excludes two-way RDM which is not used in Holiday Lighting controllers)
    • Great for use in distributed controller elements
    • Features user replaceable/upgradable PIC/CPU and 485 chips
    • Full isolation (galvanic isolation) for power surges originating from DMX output line to protect the host PC
    • RJ45 output allows direct to CAT5 cabling
    • XLR3 pin output commonly used on DJ hardware
    • “Active”, “Smart”, “Pro” output reduces the load on your PC for DMX output
    • One full universe per dongle (512 channels). More than one dongle can be used on a PC for additional universes/channels
    • Status lights for DMX and power
    • DMX keep-alive signal generates DMX output when not receiving input
    • NOTE: If you have a need for more than 2 universes of DMX (two ActiDongles) on a single computer, please contact us as other products maybe better suited to your display.
  • Included, optional and customer supplied items
    • Items included with this item/product/bundle:
      • One DMX dongle
      • One USB “A” (computer end) to “B” (dongle end) cable – 4ft length
    • Required items for operation:
      • Sequencing software:
      • Does not work with the following applications (customer feedback based):
      • PC with free USB port (we do not recommend using USB hubs)
      • Drivers for dongle - Normally Microsoft Windows will setup the drivers without additional download but if for some reason this doesn't work, the drivers can be downloaded from FTDI.
      • DMX Controller or DMX Device to be controlled
      • CAT5 or XLR cable from dongle output to controller
  • Assembly
    • Instructions
    • Estimated configuration time:
      • Driver installation: 10 to 30 minutes
      • Configuration in sequencing application: 10-30 minutes
  • Technical Specifications
    • Color: Silver (case), black (cable)
    • CPU/PIC: Amtel AVR (socketed)
    • Dimensions & Weight
      • Complete product (overall)
        • Per: .12 pounds
        • Height: 1.4”
        • Width/Length: 6”
        • Depth: 2.6”
    • Temperature Range
      • Operation: 33 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit
      • Storage: -0 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Material Composition
      • Case: Extruded Aluminum
    • County of Origin
      • Materials/parts: China / Japan / USA
      • Assembly: China
      • Design: China / USA
    • Certifications & Approvals
      • Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Certified/Recognized/Approved: No / NA
      • CE: No
      • ROHS (Lead Free): No
  • Power / Signal / Wiring
    • DMX Output (see our Knowledge Base for wiring details)
      • Protocol: DMX512/1990 (DMX Channels 1 to 512)
        • Default break time: 190 uSec
        • Default Make After Break: 16 uSec
        • Default refresh rate: 40Hz (no delay)
      • Signal Output (both plugs): RS-485
      • Both CAT5 and XLR plugs have seperate RS485 chips allowing simultanious DMX output from both plugs (seperate networks, same universe)
      • CAT5:
        • PIN 1 (White/Orange): RS-485 Negative
        • PIN 2 (Solid Orange): RS-485 Positive
        • PIN 8 (Brown): RS-485 Ground (not always required)
      • XLR 3 PIN
        • PIN 1: RS-485 Ground
        • PIN 2: RS-485 Negative
        • PIN 3: RS-485 Positive
    • Status Lights
      • Yellow/Amber: Indicates that USB power has been applied. This light should normally be solid or on all the time when powered up properly.
      • Green: Indicates that DMX output is being generated. This is normal for the green light to flash without a signal from the application as the Actidongle outputs a DMX "keep alive" signal.
  • Warranty & Support
    • Warranty period
    • Support
      • Varies by customer choice (see product options above)
  • Customization: Yes, minimum order of 100
  • Product Revision history
    • Version 1.1: Updated case, status lights added and switched to RJ45 output, added XLR output

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Awesomely Excellent!! July 15, 2017
Reviewer: Greg Hebert from Montgomery, TX United States  
I ordered the DMX dongle and my oh my what an easy task it was to get it working!! AND what a great price and product!!  Now I've incorporated stage production lighting into my display!! Holidaycoro ROCKS!!

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Great! June 28, 2017
Reviewer: Dan Dehler from Raleigh, NC United States  
My order was filled and shipped very quickly.
I have never had any issues!

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good piece April 9, 2017
Reviewer: George Hall from Madison, TN United States  
better than my old one

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ActiDongle March 27, 2017
Reviewer: David McKnight from Lancaster, OH United States  
I was quite impressed with the rugged case / enclosure for this product. I had no problems at all connecting and configuring this device.

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Hmmm January 9, 2017
Reviewer: Dale Gingery from Bucyrus, OH United States  
It works as it should. Was kinda confused on it at first but I think it was just me.

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