Recent content by ewsclass66

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    DMX over cat5e

    Well I solved it, I soldered the patch panel completely wrong 😂 re-soldered today and worked like a dream. Soldered the inverse of what it should have been.
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    DMX over cat5e

    Thanks will do, built a small dmx tester with some red leds and 220ohm resistors as well so hopefully that will help fault find.
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    DMX over cat5e

    Yeah will do thanks. I have a tester, but that's useless for this situation where we are using XLR-5
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    DMX over cat5e

    I forgot to mention we ran stranded cat5e instead of solid core for this reason. Going in tomorrow so will do some more testing. Really hope I can find the issue, don't want to run a bunch of new cabling.
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    DMX over cat5e

    Great thank you will give it a try when I'm next in
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    DMX over cat5e

    No I haven't, thanks for the suggestion will give it a try, what kind of resistance should I be looking for?
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    DMX over cat5e

    The terminator actually caused more problems, all fixtures in the chain would flash violently when the terminator is plugged in. Will be difficult to get a photo as the theatre is in use for socially distanced presentations for a while. We made sure to make a nice solder joint and heat shrink...
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    DMX over cat5e

    We soldered the correct wires to the correct pins, made sure to double check that. Shorter runs work fine just seems to be the long ones. The cables do run parallel to dimming and mains cable in places however i thought twisted pair was supposed to mitigate this?
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    DMX over cat5e

    We have 2 runs of cat5e to each lighting bar, we attempted to turn one of the runs into a DMX line by soldering the ends of the cable to a 5 pin XLR connector however we have been experiencing issues in regards to what we believe interference. Fixtures occasionally flicker and the flickering is...