Luminaries Installation Overview
Once the luminaires desired locations have been determined, you will need to find where to install the DMX drivers for them. Each Colorbeam DMX driver, the CBNA-200-Z4, has a limited number of luminaires they can power and control.
To determine how many CBNA-200-Z4 you will need, you must first know that each driver has four ports and each port can power up to 36 Watts. Therefore, each port can either power; four 9Watts luminaires, three 12Watts luminaires, two 18Watts luminaires or one 36Watts luminaries. For example, a single DMX driver can power sixteen 9Watts luminaires at a time using all four ports.
DO NOT EXCEED 36 WATTS PER PORT/OUTPUT
AN RJ45 TERMINATOR IS NEEDED AT THE END OF EACH LINE TO ENABLE A DC LOOP
The luminaires are then connected to the CBNA-200-Z4 by RJ45 cables. This provides the luminaires with the power they need and instructs the lights to the specific color and color temperature you want them to be. Which type of CAT5 or CAT6 cable you use, determines the maximum length of cable you may use on one port. We refer to this cable as a load cable (For load cable pin out, See Installation guide section X.X). The luminaires on the same CBNA-200-Z4 port (i.e. same load), can be connected to each in a daisy chain configuration. The only issue you will need to worry about here is the sum of the lengths of the cables used on the same load must not exceed approximately 250” with a CAT 5 or 300” with a CAT6.
Once the luminaires are connected to the drivers, we may now instruct the DMX driver what lighting effect we desire. There are 2 ways to accomplish this. The first is directly on the CBNA-200-Z4 itself, using the driver’s pre-set configuration. Then, multiple DMX Drivers can be connected to each other via a DMX bus cable and a single driver can be used to control all the other drivers on the same bus. The second way is with a Colorbeam Gateway. The Gateway can connect to the CBNA-200-Z4 via a DMX cable and act as a master for all the CBNA-200-Z4 on the same DMX line. The Gateway must also be connected via Ethernet to a regular local area network (TCP/IP). This allows us to connect to the gateway to create configurations for the CBNA-200-Z4 and control the luminaires. You may not configure each luminaire individually, but may configure all the luminaires connected to a single output port.