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EasyPix Controller / DMX to SPI Smart Pixel Decoder V3
PRODUCT PHOTO: EasyPix Controller / DMX to SPI Smart Pixel Decoder V3
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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

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

[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.)
  • 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: 51 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Nice little controller December 27, 2022
Reviewer: Eric Walls from Gresham, OR United States  
I added a few pixels to my show and needed just a little controller. This one fit nicely. Easy hook up, everything clearly labeled, and it has a test mode so you can see if your pixels are installed right before placing them in the show.
Fast shipping too, as I'm on the west coast.

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5 of 5 handy unit August 7, 2022
Reviewer: Marvin Burger from Hampton, VA United States  
Easy to use and control.

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5 of 5 Alway get what is expected June 29, 2022
Reviewer: Terry Cooper from Liberty Township, OH United States  
HC is the only reliable vendor I've found in this industry. Their products work as advertised and they stand behind them, whether it is a product issue or if you are a newbie and need help.

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5 of 5 Easy pix controller November 23, 2021
Reviewer: Roger Crawford from EDGEWATER, FL United States  
I purchased this to set up on my work bench to burn in new pixels as I purchase them and it works great with no issues.

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5 of 5 Product/Service Review October 13, 2021
Reviewer: Michael Lewis from Ona, WV United States  
Perfect Device for the project I was completing.  Good advice from David to facilitate purchase.

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