The DarkBox DMX Micro is an ultra compact and scalable single output DMX controlled LED dimmer. The DMX Micro also has a variety of built-in patterns (blink, strobe, candle flicker, power surge flicker, and pulse) for special effects lighting without the need to program complicated DMX signals. This device occupies 3 DMX channels, which controls brightness, speed, and mode.
The DarkBox DMX Micro comes factory defaulted to DMX address 1. Due to the compactness of the device, an external DarkBox Programmer is required for address selection beyond the default. When the device powers up, a sequence of pulses on the 100s, 10s, and 1s LEDs will indicate the programmed DMX address. For example, an address of 512 will pulse the 100s LED 5 times, 10s LED 1 time, and 1s LED twice.
Power and signal are delivered using standard 2.1mm DC jacks and 3.5mm mini-jacks, respectively. Multiple devices can be chained together for unlimited expandability to match the user's needs.
DMX signal via mini-jack: Darklight DMX controlled products use 3.5mm mini-jacks (stereo audio tip-ring-sleeve jacks/plugs) due to the compactness of their size. While standard DMX applications call for XLR plugs, we design our devices using mini-jacks to allow for miniaturization. Users have the choice of splicing the signal cable to convert from XLR to mini-jack or simply use off the shelf male to male stereo audio extension cables to carry signal. Experiementally, we've tested over 50 of our DMX devices daisy chained together over 300 meters without signal degradation using audio cable.