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 +===== DMX adaptors. =====
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 +There are some differences in DMX connectors where some some fixtures comes with a 5 pin connector or some has a crossed polarity in the connector. (+ and – are swapped.)\\
 +This has, among others, been a issue with some older Martin Fixtures. \\
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 +So here are some adaptors that may be a good idea to have in the tool box.
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 +**DMX 3 pin / 5 pin**\\
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 +There are types of DMX connectors. A 3 pin and a 5 pin.\\
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 +This gives a problem when the DMX controller and half of the fixtures are of the 3 pin type and the rest is the 5 pin type.\\
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 +To overcome this problem a 5 pin to 3 pin adaptor are needed.\\
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 +These comes in more shapes and can be bought from most of DMX light suppliers.\\
 +Alternative it is quit simple to make and can be home made.\\
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 +The adaptors comes in more shapes and it is a question of like and don’t-like.\\
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 +Here is a cable type.\\
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 +{{:​dmx_basics:​3-to-5-pin-dmx-adapter_xl.jpg|}}\\
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 +Here is a solid type.\\
 +Note that the solid type and the DMX cable connector in total gives a quit long load on the Fixture connector and this can give a high tension compared to the cable adaptor shown above. So if possible the cable type are to prefer.\\
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 +{{:​dmx_basics:​dmx_adapter_3m_5f.jpg|}}\\
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 +If it is a DIY project then here are the wiring diagram.\\
 +{{:​dmx_basics:​dmx_5_to_pin_adapter.gif|}}\\
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 +**DMX Crossover adaptor.**\\
 +It is just a cable where the one end of wire are swapped.\\
 +{{:​dmx_basics:​dmx_x_adapter.gif|}}\\
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 +**DMX Terminator**\\
 +This can be bought in various shapes or it can be DIY project.\\
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 +{{:​dmx_basics:​dmx-led-terminator-des-3l-1.jpg|}}\\
 +{{:​dmx_basics:​dmx_terminator_el.jpg ?200|}}\\
 +{{:​dmx_basics:​dmx_terminator.gif|}}\\
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