-------------------------------------DMX-Transceiver

The Transceiver we use in the Lab session at k3 was developed and designed by Hendrik H�lscher . It is equipped with 8 Outputs, each of them can produce between 0-5V. Using this transceiver along with transistors or relays, you could control almost every device you would like to.

There are two LED's (red, green), which are used to monitor current events, problems.

  • If the red LED is blinking: The Transceiver is receiving no or an incorrect DMX signal.
  • If the red LED is not blinking: The Transceiver is receiving a correct DMX signal.
  • If the green LED is blinking: The Transceiver is actually changing the Intensity of the Outputs.

Furthermore, like every DMX slave device, the transceiver has a Dip Switch to set the start address of the outputs. IF we are working with more then one DMX slave, we need to set different slaves to different Channels. For example: If we want the transceiver to read and output channel 51-59, we have to set the Start-address to 51. That means the first Channel will be 51 the second Channel 52, and so one. The Dip Switch is working with binary code. The 1st switch is 1, the 2nd is 2, the 3rd is 4, the 4th is 8, �. So if we want to set the Start-address to 51 we have to put following switches to on: 1(nr.1), 2(nr.2), 16(nr.5) and 32(nr.6). (1 + 2 + 16 + 32 = 51)

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there is as well a transceiver available at tinker.it


(edited by tomek ness (k3/fhp))

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