This easy to use, battery powered, 2-channel wireless dimmer is ideal for dimming LEDs, lamps, props, costumes and more.
DMX2dim wireless DMX DC-dimmer receiver, 2 channels
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Delivery time: 5 - 7 days
Available on backorder
The DMX2dim is tiny and light weight wireless DMX 2-channel DC dimmer of the RC4 Magic series.
Two channels are great for dimming tungsten or LED the simple way.
It includes 19-bit dimming, which is eight times finer than 16-bit with a whopping 524,000 steps of resolution. The digital persistance for ISL dimming curve simulates the behavior of a tungsten lamp for LED with no visible stepping.
For users, this means exceptionally smooth LED dimming, especially at the bottom end of the curve, which can be problematic.
The RC4 Series 3 DMX2dim provides two versatile dimmer outputs. Like all RC4Magic devices, it includes a built-in radio receiver and uses RC4 OneTouch™ for easy assignment of any DMX channel and dimmer curve to any dimmer with a single press of a single button.
RC4 Private IDentities™ securely encrypts your wireless data transmission and is used exclusively in the RC4 Magic series.
Device configuration can also be done with Remote Device Management (RDM) and RC4MagicPC Remote Configuration Software.
In addition, RC4 ColorMatch™ on the DMX2dim makes it easy to calibrate intensity between two light sources.
Many pulse-width-modulation (PWM) dimmers look good to the human eye, but produce banding, blinking, and other anomalies when used with video cameras. For this reason, all RC4 Series 3 dimmers provide multiple PWM frequencies. Low frequencies are most efficient, ideal for high-wattage incandescent lighting. Mid frequencies improve the appearance of LEDs by eliminating visible strobing in human peripheral vision. High frequencies eliminate video artifacts. And finally, supersonic PWM frequencies, though least efficient for power handling, provide PWM dimming without audio interference when used near microphones and electrified musical instruments.
The DMX2dim, and all RC4 Series 3 dimmers, provide a wired DMX data port. In most cases this port is used to output data to nearby fixtures including fog machines, moving lights, and projector dousers. The DMX port can also be configured as a DMX input, allowing the DMX2dim to be used as a wired dimmer. In this mode, a comprehensive RDM implementation includes E1.37 dimmer configuration parameters, numerous status sensors (voltage, temperature, current), and each individual dimmer appears as an RDM sub-device.
The internal wireless DMX receiver operates identically to the RC4Magic Series 3 DMXio in receiver mode. The RC4 DMX miniplug port can used with a range of DMX adaptors, including 3-pin and 5-pin male and female XLR connectors. The most common adaptor is the RC4DMX5FA with 5-pin female XLR connector.
This dimmer can control the speed and direction of DC motors, and the position of hobby servo motors.
For direction control, a second dimmer output can be used to flip a relay that reverses the DC motor connectors – polarity of power directly controls spin direction.
Screw terminals are provided for connection of the power supply (+/-DC IN) and load devices (+/-DimA, +/-DimB). The supply powers both the internal electronics and the connected loads. Dimmers switch on the negative side of the circuit, ideal for common-anode (common positive) LED tape. Dimmer output voltage is precisely the DC power input voltage with no appreciable losses within the 16A total power handling limit of the device.
Dimensions: 61mm x 36mm x 20mm
Power Input: 6VDC – 35VDC, 0.4W idle draw, ~87% regulation efficiency, screw terminal connections
Dimmer Outputs: 2 low-voltage DC dimmers, screw terminal connections, 16-bit resolution PWM (16,384 steps)
Dimmer Output Power: 10A non-continuous, 5A continuous
Maximum Total Power Handling: 16A (limited by rating of input screw terminals)
Multiple PWM frequencies: 77Hz (high power), 615Hz (flicker free), 5kHz (artifact free for video), 20kHz (noise free for audio)
Multiple Dimmer Curves: Non-Dim, Non-Dim Inverted, Linear, Linear Inverted, Inverse-Square-Law (ISL), ISL inverted, servo motor pulse clockwise (CW), servo motor pulse counter-clockwise (CCW)
RC4 Digital Persistence™: 8 user-selectable persistence periods emulating a range of filament lamps
Series 3 Versatility: wired and wireless DMX dimming, RC4 Flkr Effects Engine™, RC4 HSL Color Controller, RC4 ColorMatch™, RC4 HotPatch™, RC4MagicPC 3.x compatible, extensive wired RDM support
Sensors: Input voltage, internal temperature, total current draw (sum of 2 dimmers)
DMX Input/Output: RC4 3.5mm mini, USITT DMX512/1990 data, non-standard port, connector adaptors available. RDM E1.20 and E1.37 (dimmer configuration) support
Wireless DMX Protocol: RC4Wireless RC4Magic Series 3, compatible with RC4Magic Series 2, proprietary