MA Lighting 1 in 8 Distribution DMX Booster 130417
Larger lighting setups with cable runs of more than 200m, more than 20 DMX receiving devices or strong electronical interference can experience data losses although quality cable are being used and the DMX lines are terminated. DMX boosters with electrically isolated in- and outputs, receiving and refreshing the DMX signals are prime selection then. On large scale installations it is recommended to place a booster with multiple outputs on center stage and split the DMX lines starlike. This reduces the length and load of every single line. But keep in mind to use only special, shielded DMX cable and select shortest cable runs, and keep DMX cables away from power supply and load cables of dimmers. The DMX booster makes distribution of DMX signals much easier and contributes to the reliability of the DMX network. All outputs are isolated and amplified, only the DMX "Thru" socket feeds the original DMX input signal. Dependent on the unit’s version, either XLR 5-pin connectors for DMX systems or RJ45 sockets for CAT5 cable networks are located on the front plate. The input signal is terminated (resistor selectable with rotary switch). The XLR-equipped units have separate power supplies for every single DMX output. This feature guarantees the highest possible operational reliability. The DMX Booster 1 in 8 is perfectly suited to design star-shaped DMX distribution networks installed in theatres and studios.