DMX Splitters

Custom Wall Stations for Lighting,
Automation and Show Control

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).

IT-SP8R
IT-SP8R

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.

Features

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

Product-Specific Features

IT-SP8R

  • 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

  • Compact DIN Rail housing
  • Pluggable terminal blocks for each connection

Technical Specifications

Model

IT-SP8R

IT-SP8R Back IT-SP8R Front

IT-SP8D

IT-SP8D A IT-SP8D B

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 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

Part Numbers

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 Mounting 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

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.