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DMX Emergency Bypass Controller

From $500.00 each
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The use of LED fixtures in entertainment-lighting venues has extended from the stage into the house.  DMX-controlled LED houselights are becoming increasingly popular, yet few manufacturers provide sufficient safeguards for emergency lighting situations with those fixtures.  ETC's compact DMX Emergency Bypass Controllers make safety a priority for DMX-based lighting in venues like theaters, opera houses, concert halls and houses of worship.

The DMX Emergency Bypass Controllers allow DMX512-controlled lights to operate as normal or emergency fixtures, by taking control of a single universe of DMX512 when triggered by an external UL924 device.  Both single-output (DEBC-1) and six-output (DEBC-6) controllers are available.  Both controllers are CE compliant and UL924 listed as a control bypass device and can work with other emergency-lighting products, like ETC's Emergency Bypass Detection Kit (EBDK).  Both are important parts of an emergency lighting plan that must include a complete UL1008 emergency power transfer system.

That system - such as an ETC Branch Circuit Emergency Lighting Transfer Switch (SC1008) or Emergency Lighting Transfer System (ELTS2) - is responsible for actually transferring from normal to emergency power when there's a loss of utility power or other life-safety condition.  The DMX Emergency Bypass Controller can also operate as part of a closed-loop fire-alarm system.

  • Drives all 512 channels to full when contact closure is present
  • Single DMX input, one or six DMX outputs
  • Configurable DMX snapshot for custom 'panic look'
  • Variable panic-look release settings
  • Panic input can accommodate a maintained normally open (NO) or normally closed (NC) dry or wet-contact or +12VDC signal
  • UL924 Listed for use in emergency lighting systems, CE Compliant
  • Compatible with ESTA/ANSI E1.11 DMX512 protocol
  • Compatible with 100-277VAC/50-60Hz emergency power (hot, neutral and ground)
  • The DMX Emergency Bypass Controller is suitable for use with UL924 listed fixtures and power panels as part of a control bypass system for emergency lighting.  Appropriate UL1008 listed power transfer equipment is required to comprise a complete emergency lighting system.
Suggested ItemsSC1008 Branch Circuit Emergency Lighting Transfer Switch (BCELTS)
ApplicationArchitectural - Installation
Suggested ItemsSC1008 Branch Circuit Emergency Lighting Transfer Switch (BCELTS)
Box L x W x H11" x 9" x 2"
  • 401.07
  • G, 01-2018
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
Front view of product, for use in your drawings.
3D view of product, for use in your drawings.
Standard drawing of product, for use with project submittals.
  • 319.02
  • 02-2014
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
Includes files for DMX Emergency Bypass Controller, and Emergency Bypass Detection Kit for Unison
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