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    Control/Dimming need help wiring an older CD80AE dimmerpack for DMX

    I did install our ETC Response AMX/DMX converter last in the line, and turned on the DMX termination on it. We only use 50-60 circuits, and have no intelligent lighting, so there's not really a lot of traffic on the DMX network. I'm going to keep a close eye on it during our next production, and...
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    Control/Dimming need help wiring an older CD80AE dimmerpack for DMX

    I work with electronics at my day job, including high voltage stuff, so yes, I have been very careful about making sure the packs were off BEFORE putting my hands or any tools inside. I did try to trace the DMX from the front XLRs to the board-edge connector that the control terminal strip was...
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    Control/Dimming need help wiring an older CD80AE dimmerpack for DMX

    Thanks for the advice! I'm actually hoping to reuse the existing cable from the booth as it IS shielded twisted pair with a drain, not UTP, as would have been originally specified for cabling AMX.
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    Control/Dimming need help wiring an older CD80AE dimmerpack for DMX

    I volunteer at a small community theater in my hometown, and recently, our almost 20 year old Strand MX lighting controller failed beyond repair. The Arts Center has purchased a replacement controller.(an ETC Smartfade) We have 4 Strand CD80 6K dimmer packs that have the digital dimmer...