Casambi Enabled 8-Channel DMX Master
casDMX is a Bluetooth controllable, Casambi enabled eight-channel DMX-512 master dimmer. It drives one DMX-512 universe, connecting to DMX enabled lighting devices and ﬁxtures. The casDMX is connected between a 12-24 VDC Class 2 power supply and provides a non-isolated DMX-512 universe, relay output, and sensor input.
casDMX can control up to eight DMX channels (slots) making it an ideal partner for RGBW and tunable white (TW) applications. Multiple Casambi proﬁles allow for straight eight-channel, straight four-channel, and Casambi color-picker compatible 4-channel control.
Diﬀerent Casambi enabled products can be used from a simple one luminaire direct control to a complete and full-featured light control system where up to 127 units form automatically an intelligent mesh network.
Connect a Class 2 power supply with 12-24 VDC output voltage to the input connector of casDMX. Make sure not to use a constant current LED driver and make sure that the cable polarity is correct.
The product has one DMX universe, with a DMX+ and DMX– connection, plus a ground. Connect the DMX load wires accordingly.
CasDMX can be conﬁgured having diﬀerent types of outputs, such as 4 channel RGBW (color picker), 4 individual channels, and 8 individual channels. DMX addresses start at slot or address 1, and are sequential. These conﬁgurations can be made by the end-user from Casambi App using Pro-ﬁles. As default, casDMX is delivered with RGBW conﬁguration.
casDMX should not be placed in a metal enclosure, such as metal junction boxes. Metal will attenuate radio signals which are crucial to the operation of the product. If the product will have to install into a junction box, make sure to use a plastic junction box.
casDMX is an ETL Listed Open-Type device which means that it will have to be used together with a Class 2 power supply with a maximum output power of 100 VA. The product can be installed outside of the junction box. Make sure to comply with National Electric Code in installation and when selecting installation wires.
Typical Connection Diagram
* The relay must be protected against inductive over voltage spikes, i.e. it must have a flyback diode. Do not connect a typical PCB relay without the diode.
Dimensions are in mm. * Tc point is on bottom side.
2.2 x 1.2 x 0.7 Inches | 72.6 x 30.0 x 18.0 mm | 0.8 oz ( 23 g )
The range between two casDMX’s or between a casDMX and a smartphone can vary depending on obstacles and surrounding material. In open-air, the range between two casDMXs can be in excess of 200 ft, but if the unit is encapsulated into a metal structure, the range can be only a few feet. Therefore, thorough testing is highly suggested.
Casambi uses mesh network technology so each casDMX acts also as a repeater. When testing the network, it is important to test that each unit can be controlled from any point of the network covered area.
Voltage range: 12-24 VDC, Class 2
No-load input current: 30 mA
3-wire non-isolated DMX-512
Operating frequencies: 2.401-2.483 Ghz
Maximum output power: typ. +0 dBm, +/-3dBm
Wire range, solid & stranded: 0.5 – 1.5 mm2
14 – 22 AWG
Wire strip length: .25” (6 – 7 mm)
Tightening force: 0.4 Nm / 2.6 Lb-in
Ambient temperature, ta: -13…+113°F (-25…+45°C)
Max. case temperature, tc: +167°F (+75°C)
Storage temperature: -13…+167°F (-25…+75°C)
Max. relative humidity: 0…80%, non-cond.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Changes or modiﬁcations not expressly approved by DMX Engineering and Design LLC could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
FCC Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment oﬀ and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Radiation Exposure Statement for Canada
This device complies with Industry Canada’s license-exempt RSSs. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference
(2) This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. This equipment is exempt from the routine RF exposure evaluation requirements of RSS-102. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 cm between the antenna and the user or bystanders.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions sui-vantes:
(1) l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage;
(2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement. Ce matériel n’est pas sujet à l’évaluation habituelle d’exposition RF selon RSS102. Ce matériel devrait être installé et exploité en gardant une distance minimale de 20