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DMX36 now shipping

Discussion in 'Hanson Electronics' started by AAH, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. AAH

    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    My new 36 channel DMX DC dimmer board with the cunningly named title of DMX36 is now shipping. I currently have limited stock so the 1st batch will probably go pretty fast with more boards expected around the end of July.
    The board has 36 DC outputs arranged into 4 banks of 9 channels each with each 9 channels protected by a fuse of up to 30A. It can be run off 5V or from 7 to 35V. There are 2 RJ45 DMX connectors that use the ESTA standard configuration. Info on the board is available on my site at http://www.hansonelectronics.com.au/product/dmx36/ or on the ACL wiki at http://auschristmaslighting.com/wiki/DMX36 . The user manual for it can be downloaded from either of these locations. Unlike my AAHmega60 it doesn't have the zone dimming feature that allows for 12V lights to be ran from a 24V power supply etc but up to 4 different power supplies can be connected.
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    This controller was specifically made for applications using lots of high current channels like dumb rgb strip or dumb rgb nodes and the 5A per channel maximum is above nearly any other controller available. A comparison chart of many of the DC controllers available is at http://auschristmaslighting.com/wiki/Controllers#Feature_Comparisons

    As far as pricing goes it is comparable in price to the Light-O-Rama CMB16D at $AU129 but offers 36 channels rather 16. It is also fairly similar in size as it is 165mm x 93mm.
     
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    Congratulations! Is this board a constant current controller? I have been learning about some cc spots that are dumb RGB and considering a monolithic controller since cables are needed anyways.
     
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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    Sorry for taking a while to get back to you. I've had a few other projects that I've been trying to finish and haven't been hitting the ACL forum much.
    This controller and pretty well every other controller over 3 channels is a constant voltage controller. There are very few constant current controllers around especially as the constant current requirement will vary depending on what light is hanging off it.
     

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