Because I’m struggling to find din rail mains dimmers that support 0-10v control, I’ve been keeping an eye open for a simple way to get a DMX stream from Velbus.
While this solution isn’t the cheapest, it’s certainly really easy.
The concept is that we take the 0-10v outputs from VMB4DC modules (up to 4 of them, which gives us 16 channels) and wire those into a 16 channel DMX Multiplexer.
Something that I used to do in the early days of DMX when old lighting desks needed to be connected to new dimmer packs.
Zero88 used to sell a 36 channel DMX Multiplexer for such a task.
So I knew the concept was out there.
What I found was a lovely little Din Rail 16 channel DMX Multiplexer from SRS
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The only price I can find for it was on the German reseller’s site, at €191.35 Inc German sales tax.
The Belgian and Dutch resellers haven’t got the product listed on their sites
I know there are now other ways to get more DMX channels from a Velbus network, but for my needs, this looks like a very reasonable and tidy solution.
Ignore the DMX in, that’s only for firmware upgrading, which isn’t implemented as yet. (According to Jan at SRS customer support)