5 Pin DMX cable is suitable for running between a lighting desk and fixtures that require DMX control. Originally, the idea was that a 5-pin connector could function the same as the 3-pin version and then the two extra pins could also be used for future upgrades.
This professional cable is available in a range of lengths. Fitted with 5 pin DMX male and female connectors. These DMX cables are high-quality cables with 5-Pin DMX connectors that are used to run the signal from a lighting control console to dimmers or any other device that requires DMX to operate.
A durable, water-resistant PVC jacket protects the inner workings of the cable from harsh environments. In addition, the inner liners are heat resistant to protect the integrity of the signal even when subjected to high temperatures.
DMX512 is a standard for digital communication networks that are commonly used to control stage lighting and effects. It was originally intended as a standardized method for controlling light dimmers, which, prior to DMX512, had employed various incompatible proprietary protocols. It soon became the primary method for linking controllers (such as a lighting console) to dimmers and special effects devices such as fog machines and intelligent lights.
DMX has also expanded to uses in non-theatrical interior and architectural lighting, at scales ranging from strings of Christmas lights to electronic billboards and stadium or arena concerts. DMX can now be used to control almost anything, reflecting its popularity in theatres and venues.
- High quality, 2-core screened DMX lead
- 1 Pair + Screen wire configuration
- 120R Digital specification cable
- Spiral shield, braid shield and drain wire
- PVC insulated cable
- Straight wired, 3-pins connected (1,2,3)
- Connectors: 5pin DMX, black
- : DMX Plug, 5 Way
- : DMX Socket, 5 Way
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- 5 Metres
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- 25 Metres
- 100 Metres
It should be noted however that DMX cables and adaptors are not the same as XLR cables and adaptors. For example, XLR cables are most often used for analogue functions such as microphones. Analogue has a much lower impedance requirement so cables don’t have to be rated. However, usually, the impedance is around 45 ohms.
On the other hand, DMX cables are what we use for lighting. The purpose of DMX is therefore not about carrying an audio signal. It is however used for carrying information or data that will communicate changes between lights and the source. The impedance required for this is 120 ohms.
DMX also come in 5-pin configurations and can be converted from 3-pin to 5-pin or 5-pin to 3-pin using our DMX adaptors.