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27 Channel DMX Controller for RGB Lights - 12v DC
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List Price: $59.99
Single Controller Price: $29.99

Availability / Ships: Same Day / Delivery Times
Product Code: 24

The following items are included with this product:
[Product Description Page]
This controller has been replaced with an updated version:  http://www.holidaycoro.com/27-Channel-DMX-Controller-for-RGB-Lights-25-Amps-p/25.htm
Hands on with the controller
How to Measure the
Current Draw of RGB Lights
Product Features
  • General Product Information
    • Basic / Dumb control over elements that use RGB lights that do not need individual control. Element examples would include:
      • MegaTrees
      • 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 15 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: 1.3”
      • Width: 7.86”
      • Depth: 3.33”
      • 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)

15,000mA or 15amps per controller
7 RGB Flood Lights

830ma per Flood with white output

18 RGB Flood Lights

100 Nodes

60ma per node with white output

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

100ma per module with white output

150 Modules

RGB Dumb / Basic Strip

33.3 Feet

180ma per foot with white output

83.3 Feet

  • Warranty & Support
    • Warranty period
      • 365 days from date of purchase
      • For complete information, see our warranty details.
  • Customization: Yes - minimum order of 200 units.
  • Product Revision history
    • 25-Oct-13: Updated design with more documentation silk screened onto board, added CAT5 ports for input.
    • Revision 2.0 board (mfg)

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  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 all right September 15, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
get fast, all right :)

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  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 dumb rgb27 channel dmx controller September 12, 2016
Reviewer: dennis bolt from eustace, TX United States  
easy to set up and install

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  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Very nice controllers August 9, 2016
Reviewer: Michael Bourassa from Auburn, MA United States  
I purchased 5 of these last year.  I ran them every night during Christmas. Never had a single problem. That is why I chose them for my pixel controllers. Great product.

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  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great all around controller May 29, 2016
Reviewer: Travis Slaughter from Coshocton, OH United States  
I now have three of these controllers and love them.

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  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great Controller March 3, 2016
Reviewer: Chuck Brooks from Danville, IL United States  
I have used a number of these controllers in the past and will continue to purchase them.  I have never had a problem with set up or operation.  This is a very cost effective way to handle multiple RGB dumb channels.

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