K8062 USB Controlled DMX Interface Kit

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About this product

Overview

Product overview

• This unit can control DMX fixtures using a PC and USB interface• Test software and "DMX Light Player" software is included• A DLL is provided to write your own software• There is a stand alone test function that outputs all 512 channels at a time, with adjustable levels• Kit includes: enclosure, USB cable, CD
• Requires assembly including soldering, supplied as a kit

The minimum system requirements to use this kit are Windows 98SE or higher. An optional 9V battery is needed for stand alone test mode.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Product Well, I bought this product from Maplin in Hull this Thursday, I thought when I unboxed it when it was in pieces that it would be a struggle to assemble, but with the really helpful instructions included I soon got it all together, the product is great for people who are really into their lighting and in my case it allowed me to program all of my moving heads and scanners, with all the gobos, colours and pan / tilt functioning correctly, A really really good product from Maplin and I personally would recommend this to you people out there, well done maplin! another successful product
Date published: 2013-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This kit is relatively easy to assemble and the supplied dlls allow complete control of the DMX system with your own (or the supplied) software. We use these to control DMX lights and smoke machine is several of our Laser Tag arenas. We also have DMX dimmer packs running non DMX lights as well as the DMX effects, you just have to give them the appropriate Channel numbers and values.
Date published: 2011-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I run my LED Par cans with this unit, After realising the I needed to swap the polarity of the signal to match the lights internal wiring. It works very with the software supplied.
Date published: 2011-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good software and the supplied dll's work a treat.
Date published: 2011-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This DMX interface has worked great for me, it comes in a kit and you have to assemble it but the instructions are good and it won't take much time at all! It's great for price, I've had mind for over 4 years and it still works perfectly fine.
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Went through 4 kits, Power surge on USB hub every time. Maplin bloke even said that my soldering was fine. Ended up getting refund.
Date published: 2011-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product You do need to be handy with a soldering iron to put this together, but once you've finished it works like a charm.
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Superb value USB - DMX interface I bought this yesterday. Assembly took about an hour and the unit is now working nicely. I tested it first with the battery test mode and it drove my unit exactly as expected. I then disconnected the battery and loaded the supplied DMX Light Player software on my PC. I connected the USB cable to the PC (Windows 8) via a USB hub. The PC took about 15 seconds to detect the correct USB driver and install. I then built a simple 4 RGB lamp test fixture in DMX builder, set my unit up in 12 channel mode to match with corresponding starting address and drove the unit exactly as expected. Perfect. I won't be using the supplied software for live control (I intend to use Freestyler) but it's great for testing operation and as emergency fallback. My biggest concern is the lack of galvanic isolation between the DMX bus and the USB bus. Hopefully the Zener diodes and self resetting fuses will do the necessary. I'd have preferred a slightly more expensive kit with opto-isolators, but am prepared to take the risk by being careful with my fixtures. Great value for money interface compared with many commercially available units - definitely enough to get me started experimenting.
Date published: 2016-08-20
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Specification

Specification:

Is it available for a MacBook 

Asked by: Peter Q
No, I am sorry but the item will not be suitable.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-08-10

Would this be compatible with multiple DMX lasers too?

Asked by: Mark
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-01-30

Can you use it on a kam xy laser light

Asked by: Leonb
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-03-31

What functions are in the DLL? Is there a download of the DLL functions?

Asked by: Bazza
There is a wealth of information available on the manufacturer website, I have included a link below. http://www.velleman.eu/support/downloads/?code=K8062
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-11-11

Willl it run on Windows 8?

Asked by: Mr Dumpy
I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-09-25

Will I still need a dimmer pack?

Asked by: Micah
I don't believe so, but we do not set up lighting equipment so can't say for sure.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-27

What other PC Specs are required EG RAM hard drive space, chip speed to run the supplied software etc?

Asked by: Disco Dad
1ghz single core - 256Mb Ram - HDD 500Mb
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17

Can this unit be operated via Raspberry Pi?
Asked by: James
I’m afraid not .
Answered by: NG
Date published: 2015-07-17
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