XLR Connectors are used extensively in both audio and lighting. Traditionally, 3 pin connectors have been the domain of audio and 5 pin XLR connectors have been the domain of DMX control for lighting. However, there are a lot of lighting fixtures which use 3 pin XLR connectors for DMX. This article explains how to made adaptors between 3 and 5 pin DMX XLR connectors.
|3-Pin XLR||5-Pin XLR||Signal|
|2||2||DMX Data –|
|3||3||DMX Data +|
|N/C||4||DMX 2 Data –|
|N/C||5||DMX 2 Data +|
Here are XLR connector pinout diagrams:
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