Overview

Interactive Technologies offers a family of ultra-compact 8 Port DMX512 splitters. The portable IT-SP8R is designed for use in installations wired with RJ45 terminated Category 5 (CAT5) cabling. The DIN Rail mounted IT-SP8D is designed for use in permanent installations.

The DMX Splitter is designed to create multiple independent branches of a DMX signal and/or to extend the usable distance of each branch. Each of the splitter’s 8 output ports generates an independently protected DMX signal that can travel up to 1,800 feet (550 meters).

Both the IT-SP8R and IT-SP8D include a DMX Pass-Thru port for cascading DMX to multiple splitters and provide a built-in DMX Termination switch. The IT-SP8R features a Polarity Inversion switch which allows for easy conversion between DMX512 standard wiring and the reversed wiring used by Color Kinetics® devices.

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

Key Features

Both Models
  • 8 Independently protected output ports
  • DMX Input and DMX Pass-Thru Ports for daisy-chaining multiple splitters
  • Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) and Self-Resetting Poly-Switch Fuses for each port
  • DMX signal range up to 1,800 feet (550 meters) from each output port
  • Compatibility with DMX512 and Color Kinetics® devices
  • User-selectable input line termination switch
IT-SP8R Only
  • Rugged anodized aluminum housing
  • RJ45 Ports for each DMX connection
  • User-selectable polarity inversion for converting between standard DMX and Color Kinetics® wiring schemes
  • Optional mounting bracket kits for panel, DIN Rail, or truss mounting
IT-SP8D Only
  • Compact DIN Rail housing
  • Pluggable terminal blocks for each connection

Specifications

IT-SP8R IT-SP8D
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Connections
Power 6-30VDC, 2.1 mm DC Input Jack 6-30VDC, 2-position removable terminal block
DMX Input RJ45, ANSI Standard DMX or Color Kinetics 3-position removable terminal block
DMX Pass-Thru RJ45, ANSI Standard DMX or Color Kinetics 3-position removable terminal block
DMX Output (8x) RJ45, ANSI Standard DMX or Color Kinetics (8x) 3-position removable terminal block
Configuration
DMX Termination Yes, On/Off Switch Yes, On/Off Switch
DMX Polarity Inversion Yes, converts between
DMX and Color Kinetics
Not needed as polarity can be
inverted at each terminal block
Physical Properties
Width 4.29" (109 mm) 4.17” (106 mm)
Length 3.43" (87 mm) 4.82” (122 mm)
Height 1.78” (45 mm) 2.00” (51 mm) with DIN Rail brackets
1.22” (31 mm) without DIN Rail brackets
Weight 10.6 oz. (300 g) 7.8 oz. (222 g)
Environmental
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
Included Items
IT-SP8R Splitter Unit
Low-profile universal input switching power supply
Self-Adhesive Rubber Feet
Getting Started Documentation
IT-SP8D Splitter Unit
Removable DIN Rail brackets
Getting Started Documentation
Warranty
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.

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Part Numbers

DMX Splitters
IT-SP8R 8 Port RJ45 DMX Splitter
Includes North American power supply
IT-SP8R-AUST 8 Port RJ45 DMX Splitter
Includes Australian power supply
IT-SP8R-EURO 8 Port RJ45 DMX Splitter
Includes UK/European power supply
IT-SP8D 8 Port DIN Rail DMX Splitter
Does not include power supply
Accessories for IT-SP8R Only
AX-BR-HMK Horizontal Mounting Kit
For flat panel mounting
AX-BR-HDK Horizontal DIN Rail Kit
For mounting on DIN Rail horizontally
AX-BR-VMK Vertical Mounting Kit
For C-clamp truss mounting (C-clamp not included)
AX-BR-VDK Vertical DIN Rail Kit
For mounting on DIN Rail vertically