LumenDim4 Four-Channel CRMX Wireless Dimmer
A low-voltage 42A 4-channel CRMX wireless DMX dimmer for LEDs, lamps, and motors in set pieces, props, costumes, and more.
The RC4 Series 3 LumenDim4 is a battery-powered 4-channel wireless DMX dimmer on the CRMX platform for use with LEDs, lamps, costumes, props, motors and more. It combines the best RC4 Harmonized Design features with a built-in genuine LumenRadio CRMX radio transceiver. The result is an easy to use, reliable, feature-filled DMX dimmer that gives users an outstanding wireless RDM (remote device management) experience that includes multiple dimmer curves and PWM frequencies. Barely larger than a matchbox, the LumenDim4 give users super-smooth LED dimming, high-power halogen dimming and hobby servo-motor control.
Harmonized Design is part of the RC4 Wireless product experience, and the LumenDim4 is no different. It features:
- RC4 OneTouch configuration
- RC4 Digital Persistence
- DMX data in and out
- RC4 HotPatch
- High efficiency 6V- 35VDC voltage input range
- Wired and wireless RDM configuration
- 16-bit dimming with multiple PWM frequencies
The LumenDim4 has four channels, which makes it ideal for red-green-blue (RGB), red-green-blue-white (RGBW) and red-green-blue-amber (RGBA) LED color-mixing. The RC4 Hue/Saturation/Level (HSL) Color Controller delivers best-in-class color consistency over the entire dimming range, by ensuring precise primary color ratios even at very low dimmer levels using 16-bit (65,536 step) dimming. Unlike single-channel DMX control of color mix from a console, which is limited to 256 steps and becomes heavily quantized at low levels, the RC4 HSL Color Controller maintains high ratiometric precision throughout the dimming range, which means precise—and easy—color mixing.
Learn more about working with the LumenDim4 at the RC4 Knowledge Base.
Four dimmer outputs also provide an optimal experience with the RC4 Wireless Flkr Effects Engine. Using DMX channels for control, dynamic animated effects are easily and quickly created using the LumenDim4. The Flkr Effects Engine is not a canned effects generator; this is a tool the enables designers to create unique looks to suit their specific need. These original effects can also be stored and recalled, and a saved effect can be enabled on power-up. This provides a means of creating and using custom effects without an external DMX controller — perfect for stand alone displays in retail, trade shows, and more.
The LumenDim4 includes a wired DMX data port; in most cases, this port is used to output data to nearby fixtures including fog machines, moving lights, and projector dousers. The DMX port can also be configured as a DMX input, allowing the LumenDim4 to be used as a wired dimmer. Either wireless or wired, a comprehensive RDM implementation includes E1.37 dimmer configuration parameters, numerous status sensors — voltage, temperature, current — and each individual dimmer appears as an RDM sub-device.
The DMX mini-plug port can be used with a range of RC4 DMX cables, including 3-pin and 5-pin male and female XLR adapters. The most common adapter is the RC4DMX5FA with 5-pin female XLR connector.
RC4Magic Series 3 LumenDim4 Specifications
Dimensions: 4.40″ x 2.44″ x 1.22″ (112mm x 62mm x 31mm)
Power Input: 6VDC – 35VDC, 0.4W idle draw, ~87% regulation efficiency, screw terminal connections
Dimmer Outputs: 4 low-voltage DC dimmers, Anderson Powerpole connections, 16-bit resolution PWM (16,384 steps)
Output Power, per Dimmer: 40A non-continuous, 15A continuous
Maximum Total Power Handling: 42A (limited by rating of Anderson power input connectors)
Multiple PWM frequencies: 77Hz (high power), 615Hz (flicker free), 5kHz (artifact free for video), 20kHz (noise free for audio)
Multiple Dimmer Curves: Non-Dim, Non-Dim Inverted, Linear, Linear Inverted, Inverse-Square-Law (ISL), ISL inverted, servo motor pulse clockwise (CW), servo motor pulse counter-clockwise (CCW).
RC4 Digital Persistence™: 8 user-selectable persistence periods emulating a range of filament lamps
Sensors: Input voltage, internal temperature, individual dimmer current draw, total current draw (sum of 4 dimmers)
DMX Input/Output: RC4 3.5mm mini, USITT DMX512/1990 data, non-standard port, connector adaptors available. RDM E1.20 and E1.37 (dimmer configuration) support.
Wireless DMX Protocol: LumenRadio CRMX
RF Antenna: RP-SMA external, omnidirectional. Alternate antennas can be used for increased sensitivity and directionality.
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- RC4 LumenDim4 Quick Start Guide
- RC4 LumenDim4 / LumenDimM4 Quick Start Guide
- RC4 Series 3 Dimmer User Manual
- Using the RC4 Wireless Flkr Effects Engine
- Using the RC4 HSL Color Controller
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