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Terminating DMX Wiring with Screw Terminals

Preparation

The DMX termination kit for Screw Terminal is part number 4100A1012.

Cat5 wiring should never be terminated via screw terminal.  For information on terminating DMX over Cat5 please see Terminating DMX Over Cat5 Wiring with IDC

Required Tools:

  • Wire Strippers
  • 2.4mm (3/32") flat blade screwdriver 
  • Heat source for heat shrink
  • Flush-Cutting diagonal cutters
  • Cat 5/6 Cable Jacket Wire Stripper (for outer jacket)

Topology:

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  • Less than 500M (1640 feet) of Belden 9729 or equivalent per DMX line.  See Cable Cross Database for equivalents.
  • Daisy Chain/Linear topology
  • Less than 32 devices per DMX line including the controller
  • Noted as "D" or "X" cable type on ETC submittals

Kit includes:

  • 4x 1.5mm (1/16") heat shrink, 178mm (7") length
  • 4x 4.8mm (3/1") heat shrink, 38mm (1-1/2") length
  • 2x 9.5mm (3/8") heat shrink, 51mm (2") length
  • 2x 4.8mm (3/16") heat shrink, 25.4m (1") length
  • 6 4" wire ties
  • One screw terminal header

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How to:

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