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DMX Termination in Prodigy Cable Management and Pantograph Cable Management


The information in this post is provided to assist in troubleshooting. Perform work at your own risk. ENSURE ANY POWER FROM DEVICES HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED BEFORE SERVICING ANY EQUIPMENT. If you do not feel comfortable performing the work, please contact us or your local service center. Be aware that ETC and its Affiliates are not responsible for any damage or injury caused by service of our products by anyone other than us or our authorized service providers, and such damage is excluded from the product’s warranty.

Flat Cable Term Box DMX Termination PCB

Both Prodigy Cable Management (PCM) systems and Pantograph Cable Management Systems use a PCB for DMX termination in the Flat Cable Term Box (FCTB). The field and factory wiring lands on either an 8 position screw terminal connector or an 8 position insulation displacement connector (IDC). Each DMX termination PCB provides termination for up to two DMX universes. Each FCTB may contain two DMX termination PCBs for a total of 4 separate DMX universes, dependent on the requirements of your system.

The headers on each DMX termination PCB are paired vertically as illustrated below. The factory wiring will be pre-terminated on the PCB header(s) closer to the inside of the FCTB. The field wiring terminates on the header(s) closer to the outside edge of the FCTB.

DMX Runs - PCM - FCTB PCB Detail.PNG


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