The IT-SP8R is an ultra-compact 8 Port RJ45 DMX512 Splitter for use with DMX installations wired with Category 5 (CAT5) cabling.

The IT-SP8R includes DMX Input and Pass-Thru ports with a handy line termination switch. It also includes a polarity inversion switch that allows the IT-SP8R to internally convert between DMX512 standard wiring and inverted wiring used by Color Kinetics® devices.

Each output port of the IT-SP8R is an independently protected DMX signal that can be run up to 1,500 feet (500 meters). Since DMX signals cannot be wired in a star network configuration without being re-created by an active splitter, use the IT-SP8R to branch DMX signals out to DMX devices in multiple locations or to extend the 1,500 foot (500m) maximum distance from the DMX source.

We proudly design, engineer and manufacture our DMX splitter in USA.

Key Features

  • RJ45 Ports for easy connection in DMX systems that use Category 5 cables
  • DMX Input and DMX Pass-Thru Ports for daisy-chaining multiple splitters
  • 8 Independently generated and protected output ports
  • Each port can drive a DMX line an additional 1,500 feet (500 meters)
  • Port protection circuitry includes Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) and Self-Resetting Poly-Switch Fuses to prevent a fault on one port from affecting the Input or other output ports
  • Can be used in systems wired for DMX512 or Color Kinetics® devices
  • User-selectable polarity inversion for converting between DMX512 and Color Kinetics® wiring schemes
  • User-selectable input line termination switch
  • Rugged anodized extruded aluminum housing
  • Removable "slide-in" flanges for surface mounting

Included Items

  • IT-SP8R Splitter Unit
  • Low-profile universal input switching power supply
  • Removable Mounting Flanges
  • Self-Adhesive Rubber Feet
  • Getting Started Documentation

Technical Specifications

Power 2.1 mm DC Power Input Jack, 6-30 VDC (12VDC Nominal)
DMX Input RJ-45, ESTA Standard DMX over CAT5 Pinout
DMX Output Pass-Thru RJ-45, ESTA Standard DMX over CAT5 Pinout
8x RJ-45, ESTA Standard DMX or Color Kinetics® over CAT5 Pinout
Two years from the date of purchase by the original owner (limited to defects in material or workmanship under normal use and service). See Limited Factory Warranty document for more details.
Width 4.29" (109 mm) without mounting flanges
5.51" (140 mm) with mounting flanges
Length 3.43" (87 mm)
Height 1.78" (45 mm)
Weight 1.6 lbs. (0.7 Kg)
Operating Temperature -40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C)
Storage Temperature -40° to 176° F (-40° to 80°C)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% noncondensing
Altitude 10,000 feet maximum

Part Numbers

DMX Splitter
IT-SP8R 8 Port RJ45 DMX Splitter
Includes power supply and mounting brackets
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