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Element Has No or Bad Local DMX Output - Replacing the DMX Chip


Element will not output DMX on one or both DMX ports, or the DMX output causes lights to flicker or otherwise misbehave. This can occur after a power event or if the DMX cable is connected to a source of voltage.

Description/Explanation of Issue

The Element uses 2 socketed transciever chips, one per port, to output DMX. If exposed to excess voltage, they can fail, but they can be replaced.


  1. Follow the procedure in this document to replace the DMX chip in your Element.

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