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What is the Pinout for an RJ45 to DMX Adapter?

Question

I have an RJ45 to DMX (5-pin XLR) adapater cable, and want to know what the pinout is between the two. 

Answer

The pinout for the adapter is as follows:

XLR Pin RJ45 Pin DMX Function

1

7 (Red)

8 (Black)

Data Common

2 2 (White) Data 1 Minus
3 1 (Green) Data 1 Plus
4 6 (Yellow) Data 2 Minus
5 3 (Orange) Data 2 Plus

 (RJ45 Pins 4 and 5 are unused.)

Note that this is a different style of connection than DMX over CAT5 cable.

 

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