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3 Channel Dumb RGB DMX Controller / Bare Lead Input & Output / DIP Switch Addressing
PRODUCT PHOTO: 3 Channel Dumb RGB DMX Controller / Bare Lead Input & Output / DIP Switch Addressing

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Our Price: $12.49

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Product Code: 27

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 $65.49]
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
For Splitting the DMX Signal to Additional Devices

To Insulate Soldered Connections

To Provide Connection for Power+DMX Over CAT5

1 of 3.5ft Male CAT5 Cable [Add $0.79]

[Product Description Page] [FAQ & Documentation Page]
3 Channel DMX Controller for 12v DC RGB Lights. 2 Amps per channel with included mounting box and bare wire leads for input and output.

Hands on Overview
Setup and testing mode on controller
How to wire RGB lights to the controller
If your controller shows only blue 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:
      • Balls (MegaBall, North Pole Ball)
      • Mini Trees (RGB Mini Tree)
      • Flood lights
    • DMX addressing:
      • Addressable from DMX address 1 to 510 using build in DIP switches
      • Controller can be configured via DIP switch to have a variety of test modes - the following is the map for optional sequences:
        • Turn ON switch 10 to activate built-in sequences
          • Turning ON switch 10 will prevent the controller from responding to DMX input signals
        • Switches 1-9 OFF: Black / No Output
        • Switch 1 ON: Red
        • Switch 2 ON: Green
        • Switch 3 ON: Blue
        • Switch 4 ON: Yellow
        • Switch 5 ON: Purple
        • Switch 6 ON: White
        • Switch 7 ON: Not Used
        • Switch 8 ON: Seven different colors
        • Switch 9 ON: When this switch is turned on, along with switch 8 being on, then switches 1 to 7 will adjust the speed of the changes between the seven different colors
        • Switch 10 ON: Envoke test mode (requires other switches to be turned on or off)
      • The small size of this controller allows mounting directly to elements. If needed, the controller can be removed from the included case/box to further reduce the size of the controller (controller must located in a waterproof location.)
      • Easy to mount with either screws (two on each side) or with hot glue to the base.
      • We have found these controllers to be nearly bullet proof with features like:
        • Short circuit protection on the inputs and outputs
        • Over current protection
        • Great for use in distributed controller elements.
  • Included, optional and customer supplied items
    • Items included with this item/product/bundle:
      • One DMX Controller
      • Water resistant housing/case (IP64).
    • 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.)
      • RS485 based DMX signal source (see below)
      • DMX generating software (see below)
      • Shrink wrap tubing (for sealing soldered connections). We do not recommend wire nuts or electrical tape be used for connections.
    • Optional items
      • Mounting (screws, two sided tape, hot glue or other)
    • Customer supplied tools or items:
    • Assembly Instructions
  • Estimated assembly time:
    • First unit: 15-20 minutes
    • Additional units: 10 minutes or less
  • Technical Specifications
    • Color: White
    • Dimensions & Weight
      • Complete product (overall)
        • Per: .10 pounds / 1.5 Oz
        • Height: 1.0"
        • Width (main case, excluding mounting tabs): 2.125" or 2 1/8"
        • Width (main case including tabs): 2.86" or 2 7/8"
        • Depth: 1.5"
        • CAD Drawings upon request
    • Temperature Range
      • Operation: 0 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit
      • Storage: -20 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit
      • Material Composition
        • Case: Hard UV resistant plastic
        • Wires: PVC coated - tin plated copper
  • County of Origin
    • Materials/parts: China / USA / Japan
    • Assembly: China
    • Design: China / USA
  • Certifications & Approvals
    • Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Certified/Recognized/Approved: No
    • CE: No
    • ROHS (Lead Free): Not Listed
  • Compatibility
  • Power / Signal / Wiring
    • Wiring / Interface:
      • DMX input
        • Protocol: DMX512/1990
        • Signal: RS-485
        • Stripped and tinned wires ~7" Long
        • Green: RS-485 Negative
        • Red: RS-485 Positive
        • Black: Ground (optional)
      • Power input
        • Stripped and tinned wires ~8" Long
        • Voltage Range: 6 to 24v DC
        • Red: Positive 6-24v
        • Black: Negative 6-24v
      • Signal (PWM) output
        • Stripped and tinned wires ~8" Long
        • Dimming Levels / Steps: 8 Bit / 256 (DMX Maximum)
        • Up to 2 amps per channel (6 amps per controller)
        • Length (stripped and tinned wires):
          • Black: Common positive 12v (shared)
          • Red: Red / Channel 1 common negative
          • Green: Green / Channel 2 common negative
          • Blue: Blue / Channel 3 common negative
      • Maximum RGB Lights per controller 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 / Controller
(3 DMX Channels)
Directly powered with 6amp Power supply and no less than 20ga Wiring
100 Nodes

6,000mA or 6amps per RGB group / 60ma per node with white output
RGB Rectangle & Square
Dumb / Basic Modules
60 Modules

6,000mA or 6amps per RGB group / 100ma
per module with white output

RGB Dumb / Basic Strip

46 Feet

6,000mA or 6amps per RGB group /130ma
per foot with white output
  • Warranty & Support
    • Warranty period
    • Customization: Yes - Minimum order of 500
  • Product Revision history
    • 02-Jan-2015 - New unit design.

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 18 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great product for dumb RGB's August 16, 2022
Reviewer: John Morimanno from Garrett, IN United States  
I ran into an issue where i needed a dumb RGB controller at a remote location. This controller  makes it easy to setup a  you don't need to buy a big setup when you only need it for one prop.  The price is great and it is easy to use.
HolidayCoro Rocks!!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great product September 29, 2021
Reviewer: Chasin Rudolph from Calgary, AB Canada  
I started using these last year as part of the candy cane pole topper package. I liked the results so much I built some large bucket lights using these to line my driveway.  See how I use holiday Coro dumb nodes and controllers here: https://chasinrudolph.ca/2021/09/28/building-the-bucket-lights

These controllers are great value and easy to work with, I now have 25 incorporated into my 2021 display

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Wish I needed more January 9, 2020
Reviewer: Theodore Martens from Land O Lakes, FL United States  
I keep coming back and back because you guys are awesome

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Works as advertised, simple setup December 16, 2017
Reviewer: Chris Vanderbles from Richmond, TX United States  
This was a replacement for some other dumb controllers that I accidentally blew up.  They work great and were easy to get going.  Only two small dislikes.  One controller arrived with a screw loose inside and would have blown the board if not removed.  Would like to see slightly better weather proofing, but that's asking for a lot for $10 a pop...

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great vendor June 26, 2017
Reviewer: Dennis Ozenghar (The House of Oz)  
Great items, great customer service and thank you again.

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