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Data Connection - Martin Acrobat User Manual

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D
ATA CONNECTION
This section describes how to connect fixtures to a controller.
R E C O M M E N D E D C A B L E
A reliable data connection begins with the right cable. Standard microphone cable
cannot transmit DMX data reliably over long runs. For best results, use cable
specifically designed for RS-485 applications. Your Martin dealer can supply high
quality cable in various lengths.
C O N N E C T I O N S
The Acrobat's XLR data sockets are wired with pin 1 to ground, pin 2 to signal -
(cold), and pin 3 to signal + (hot). This is the standard pin assignment for DMX
devices.
One or more adaptor cables may be required to connect the Acrobat to the
controller and/or other lights because many devices have 5-pin connectors and
others may have reversed signal polarity, that is, pin 2 hot and pin 3 cold.
5-pin to 3-pin
Male
P/N 11820005
12
Adaptor
Female
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
5

Data connection

3-pin to 5-pin
Adaptor
Male
Female
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
5
P/N 11820004
6
3-pin to 3-pin
Phase-Reversing
Adaptor
Male
Female
1
1
2
2
3
3
P/N 11820006
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