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Is there such a thing as a 3 channel DMX controller?

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    Well, subject says everything! In any of the board suppliers out there is there such a thing in existence?

    The backstory is I have some RGB LED floods, the controller I was using for them has been repurposed to control something else because it fits better. I have 2 floods I'm going to be using, rather than buy a big 20+ channel controller I don't need I just wondered if there was something DMX and suited to just running 3 channels? Ideas? Thanks guys.
     
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    Cool, thanks guys. 8) Helpful as always.
     
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    I run about 40 small 3 channel ones designed by wjohn in Melbourne, based on the original pixel by JEC. Thats just one of many many different types out there that work well.
     
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    The dip switch is how you set the address.

    so

    1 = 1
    2 = 2
    3 = 4
    4 = 8
    5 = 16
    6 = 32
    7 = 64
    8 = 128
    9 = 256
    10 = test pattern

    so if you wanted a start address of 300 you would then turn on the appropriate dip switches to add up to the channel number you require

    So for a start address of 300 you would have

    dip 9 on (256)
    dip 6 on (32)
    dip 4 on (16 )
    dip 3 on (4)

    so that is 256 + 32 + 8 + 4 = 300
     
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    Ya marvellous. Thanks heaps. :)
     
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    Ingrid, if you have a smartphone, android or iPhone have a look for an app to allow easy addressing of the DMX Boards. I use DMX Dip on the iPhone, but there are other free ones, or online generators available.
     
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    Received the 3 channel boards I ordered, hooray! Just another quick question, other DMX boards I have, have an output to pass the signal on, these guys don't. How do I pass the signal on? Thanks
     
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    The DMX wires are "in and out" so to speak. So the controller just taps into the DMX signal which continues on to the next one.
     
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    Excellent, thanks David.
     

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