I was with you until I magnified the picture.
I'm very curious as to why they even bothered installing a totally non-standard RJ14 TELEPHONE jack on a device getting DMX.
I cannot imagine it would have cost anything more to use an RJ45 Cat5 connector, which at least can use a cable that is compliant with the DMX standard. Going to phone wire puts them into a scenario of having to explain to a lot of users why the dimmer packs are acting flaky, all because of incorrect cable type.
Plus, it's using a 15 amp Edison connector with a feed through female for daisying the power out to another unit ?. So you load this puppy up to full capacity with 2 S4's @ 575w ea. (9.6 amp load at 120v ?), then feed a 2nd pack doing the same ?. I'm a little unclear on the concept.
It is Times Square though....
No it's not for most of us on CB, but I can definitely see a target market that will buy them and they will work just fine for.
Certain people have had issues with the OGBT technology, so an alternative may be just what certain markets are clamoring for. .
Sorry: typo, it's "IGBT" and I have corrected my post. I know of one problematic installation from 1998, (was that really 10 years ago?), but I suspect it was due to the drive electronics rather than the technology and shouldn't have worded my post the way I did. On the other hand, the fact that neither ETC nor Strand have adopted the technology may reveal some of its shortcomings. The future of stage lighting dimmers is sine-wave, I suspect.