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Offline Jeffl

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DMX splitter in cold weather
« on: October 27, 2011, »
I would like to use the DMX splitter outdoors but I noticed the power transformer has the following operating temperature specs.  I live in SD where it can get down to -30C.  Should I be worried or is there a modification I could make to change this?

Operating Temperature Range:    0 C to + 70 C

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Re: DMX splitter in cold weather
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, »
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DMX splitter in cold weather
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, »
Well mind you that is just the suggested operation temperature. I would suggest with the current weather why don't you give it some testing before show time.   

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Re: DMX splitter in cold weather
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2011, »
My freezer might be zero at best.  I was hoping for testing below zero.  I looked at other power transformers but none showed any temperature specs.  My guess is that they might generate a little heat so they would be ok.  Worst case I could use an Express as a two way splitter as I know the V5 units work way below zero as they did last year.

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Re: DMX splitter in cold weather
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2011, »
An idea would be to buy a small string of incandescent and put a few of the bulbs inside the case.  This would serve as a small heater just in case it did get below what the transformer was able to operate at.

Just an idea if a guy needed to be sure.

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Re: DMX splitter in cold weather
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2011, »
Good idea.  I have the case like the picture in the wiki and it's very tight.  I do have a larger case that I might have to do something like this with a C9 or two inside.

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