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  • MicroVision (and FX) Control of Analog Strand CD80 Dimmers

    For MicroVision (and FX) Control of analog Strand CD80 a lot depends on what vintage and configuration of CD80 you have.

    If Analog Multiplex, then the pin-out is thus: (as provided by Pathway @ http://www.pathwayconnect.com/content/view/12/26/)

    The CD80 pin-out was clock- on pin 1, common on pin 2, clock+ on pin 3 and mux analog on pin 4. Suffice it to say (with understatement) that the TA4 was not the greatest connector choice. Many users, especially rental shops, couldn't wait to replace it with the tougher 4-pin XLR.

    This is how it should be: input connectors are female and outputs are male; pin 1 is common, pin 2 is clock+, pin 3 is analog, and pin 4 is clock-.

    Depending on when the CD-80 was made, it might use a 4-pin XLR, in which case the cable is 1-1.  However, if it is an older CD-80 pack, with a TA4, then you need the following: (as provided by Pathway @ http://www.pathwayconnect.com/content/view/92/26/)

    XLR Pin

    TA4 Pin

    Signal

    Belden 9723

    Belden 9156

    4

    1

    Clock -

    Green

    Black

    2

    3

    Clock+

    White

    White

    1

    2

    Common

    Black

    Black

    3

    4

    Analog

    Red

    Red

    If the CD-80 pack is analog, as in 0-10vdc, then you need an analog output card [36-pin Centronics on rear panel]

    ETC offers and AMX upgrade for the MicroVision and MicroVision FX. Part number 4030K4005