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Echo System Overview and Limits

Description

This article gives a simple overview of Echo system limits that must be respected to achieve a working Echo system. See also the additional articles linked at the end of this one.

EchoConnect Bus Limits

Hosts limit 16
Station limit 16
Bus length (via Belden 8471) 500m (1640ft)
Bus length (via CAT5E) 304.8m (1000ft)

 

Echo Output Products

  Feeder power
required
Bus power (Hosts) Bus power (Stations) Station limit Presets Spaces DMX (In/Out/Thru) sACN Power modules DALI 0-10v Contacts
Echo Architectural Control Processor (E-ACP) 24vAC Via DRd 16
(with E-SPM-A; see below)
16
(with E-SPM-A; see below)
16 64 v2+, 16 Echo Spaces 1/0/1 Optional interface card 6 or 12 Sensor modules via DRd 24 Broadcast loops (Option card1) 24 400mA sink circuits (Option card1) 1 Panic
Echo Power Control Processor (E-PCP)  24vDC via enclosure 6 6 16 64 v3+, 16 Echo Spaces 1/0/1 Standard interface card Varies by enclosure type 24 Broadcast loops (Option card2) 24 400mA sink circuits (Option card2) 1 Panic, 24 dry inputs (via Option card2)
EchoDIN Power Control Processor (PCP-DIN)  24vDC 6 6 16 64 v3+, 16 Echo Spaces 1/0/1 Optional interface card 12 EchoDIN modules 24 Broadcast loops (Option card2) 24 400mA sink circuits (Option card2) 1 Panic, 24 dry inputs (via Option card2)
Echo Room Controller Gen 2 100-277vAC to Enclosure 6 6 16 16 16 Echo Spaces 1/0/1 No No No 4 or 8 400mA sink circuits 1 Panic, 1 dry input
Echo DMX Scene Controller 24vDC 0 0 16 32 1
(Exists in a single Space)
1/1/0 No No No No No
Sensor CEM3 SR Enclosure 6 6 16 64 16 Echo Spaces, 255 Net3 Spaces (When networked, see below) 2/0/2 Yes Sensor modules No No 1 Panic
EchoTouch 24vDC or POE 0 0 N/A 64 1
(Exists in a single Space; v3+ communicates over 16 Spaces)
0/1/0 Yes No No No No

1One option card per processor (DRd Only)

2Two option cards per processor

3CEM3 uses Net3 Spaces.  Spaces 1-16 are shared with the Echo Bus.  Spaces 1-255 are shared with other CEM3s on the same network.

External Bus Power Supplies

  Buspower (Hosts) Bus power (Stations) Aux power Notes
Echo Station Power Module (E-SPM-A) 16 16 1500 mA Requires DRd or ERn rack
Echo Wall Mount Station Power Supply (E-SPM-WM)  16 16 1500 mA Wall mount
(Discontinued February 2020)
Echo Rack-Mount Station Power Module (E-SPM-RM) 16 16 1500 mA 2u 19" Rack mounted
(Discontinued February 2020)
Echo Room Controller 6 6 40 mA Provides Aux power for an optional TimeClock
Echo Distributed Station Power Supply (E-SPS) 6 6 None Mounts via 1/2" (13mm) knockout
Echo Distributed Aux Power Supply (E-APS) None None 160 mA Mounts via 1/2" (13mm) knockout
Echo DIN Rail Power Supply (E-SPS-DIN) (7186A1212) 16 16 1500 mA Includes 24vDC PSU
E-SPS-DIN with 8" DINrail Enclosure (7186K1212) 16 16 1500 mA Includes 24vDC PSU
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