Interface with NSI Dimmer Pack

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ES
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Interface with NSI Dimmer Pack

Postby ES » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:30 pm

Any way to make this work to control NSI ND-4600 dimmer packs in order to control standard par lighting?

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Re: Interface with NSI Dimmer Pack

Postby Andre » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:14 pm

ES wrote:Any way to make this work to control NSI ND-4600 dimmer packs in order to control standard par lighting?


Run the ScanLibrary Editor and create a 1 channel dimmer.
You can then add as many of these as you like to match the number of dimmer channels you have.

Hope that helps,
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Re: Interface with NSI Dimmer Pack

Postby Andre » Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:15 pm

Andre wrote:
ES wrote:Any way to make this work to control NSI ND-4600 dimmer packs in order to control standard par lighting?


Run the ScanLibrary Editor and create a 1 channel dimmer.
You can then add as many of these as you like to match the number of dimmer channels you have.

Hope that helps,


The reason I said to amke a 1 channel dimmer fixture is that I think Scanlibrary Editoe does not like multiple (dimmer) channels in one fixture.

You could also just create a fixture with the number of channels you require and make them all "Free" and set the parameters from 0 - 255 or set various levels for each channel to make it easier to select.
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12 Channel Dimmer

Postby Andre » Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:57 am

Here is a 12 Channel Dimmer as an example.

When in ScanLibrary and you try to save it it warns you about a beam problem. It is OK though.

Download fixture from here
http://justfloyd.co.uk/otherstuff/12_Channel_Dimmer.ssl

Put it in the Daslight Virtual Controller 2\ScanLibrary\_Generic folder

Hope that helps give you an idea about creating your own dimmer pack.
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Postby Andre » Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:29 pm

Forgot to say no beams will appear in the Visualiser.

If you want beams to appear then if you dimmer pack is connecting to PAR Cans then patch Par Cans to each channel that you use instead of the dimmer.
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Re: Interface with NSI Dimmer Pack

Postby Andre » Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:31 pm

ES wrote:Any way to make this work to control NSI ND-4600 dimmer packs in order to control standard par lighting?


Ignore all my previous posts, just patch Par Cans for each of the 4 channels on this dimmer.

The Par Cans can be found in the _Generic folder
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Re: Interface with NSI Dimmer Pack

Postby rcr52 » Sun May 24, 2009 2:56 pm

ES wrote:Any way to make this work to control NSI ND-4600 dimmer packs in order to control standard par lighting?


I'm wondering if the nature of your question had to do with the interface protocol (Micro-plex, or "MPX" versus the DMX protocol that DasLight uses). If so, you'll need to convert the DMX data stream to MPX in order to get your ND-4600 to respond properly. There is a device on the market called "DMX-lator" that will convert an incoming DMX-512 data stream to MPX. It works for NSI dimmer packs as well as those from James Lighting (MUX-64), Lightronix (LMX), SunnSpots Sunn-plex, ETA Ultraplex, and other Micro-plex compatible dimmers. The company, "DMX-Tools Co." sells this device in a number of different versions, depending on what type of dimmer pack you have and whether you're converting from or to DMX. They distribute on e-bay (just search for "DMX-later". and their website is http://www.dmx-tools.com/

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Re: Interface with NSI Dimmer Pack

Postby Andre » Sun May 24, 2009 3:27 pm

rcr52 wrote:
ES wrote:Any way to make this work to control NSI ND-4600 dimmer packs in order to control standard par lighting?


I'm wondering if the nature of your question had to do with the interface protocol (Micro-plex, or "MPX" versus the DMX protocol that DasLight uses). If so, you'll need to convert the DMX data stream to MPX in order to get your ND-4600 to respond properly. There is a device on the market called "DMX-lator" that will convert an incoming DMX-512 data stream to MPX. It works for NSI dimmer packs as well as those from James Lighting (MUX-64), Lightronix (LMX), SunnSpots Sunn-plex, ETA Ultraplex, and other Micro-plex compatible dimmers. The company, "DMX-Tools Co." sells this device in a number of different versions, depending on what type of dimmer pack you have and whether you're converting from or to DMX. They distribute on e-bay (just search for "DMX-later". and their website is http://www.dmx-tools.com/


Thanks very much for that very useful information. I forget sometimes that not all lighting fixture use DMX.
Andre

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Re: Interface with NSI Dimmer Pack

Postby alstonamos » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:12 am

if you dimmer pack is connecting to PAR Cans then patch Par Cans to each channel that you use instead of the dimmer.
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