ColorSource Relay with Wireless Receiver


ETC's ColorSource™ Relay line of products provides a low-cost and revolutionary wireless power control solution that switches power and easily transmits DMX and RDM to remote or hard-to-reach places in any space. It’s ideal for small- to medium-sized venues like community centers, university theaters, houses of worship and schools. This model is the CSR-W, ETC's ColorSource Relay wireless receiver unit used in the ColorSource Relay system.

The ColorSource Relay combines power sequencing and data distribution in a portable plug-and-play format. The ColorSource Relay comes in wireless- and wired-DMX input. By default, upon receiving data from the console its internal sequencing routine automates the process of staggering turn-on times across relays while it provides hardline DMX to connected fixtures.

By creating a simple and straightforward user experience, the wireless ColorSource Relay makes your show setup and teardown nearly effortless. The ColorSource Relay receives wireless DMX signals and automatically enables power switching and DMX for up to 16 amps of power. After you turn off your DMX/RDM controller – such as your lighting console – the ColorSource waits several seconds before automatically turning off all connected devices.

The wireless ColorSource Transmitter is an essential part of the ColorSource Relay system. The ColorSource Transmitter connects to hard-wired DMX and automatically sends wireless DMX/RDM to any ColorSource Relay within a 328-foot (100-meter) range. Both the ColorSource Transmitter and Relay require minimal setup and zero programming before use. Simply take them out of the box, plug them in and your new relay system is fully operational!

The ColorSource Relay can be easily mounted to the yoke on any ETC LED fixture with a universal mounting bracket. Other mounting options including a pipe-mount L bracket and wall-mount bracket. Troubleshooting is much more convenient with the ColorSource Relay. LEDs on the body of the relay indicate status, such as power, relay state, DMX presence and Wi-Fi strength, giving you insight into the connectivity of your lighting system. Backed by ETC’s industry-leading customer service, you can be assured your investment will support you for years to come.

The ColorSource Relay is also available in a hardwired version with a DMX-via-XLR5 connection.

ETC ColorSource Relay Features:

  • PowerCon connections and universal power support
  • Zero-cross relay minimizes inrush at turn-on to connected fixtures
  • Automated power sequencing
  • Automated system turn-off
  • Wireless DMX and RDM transport
  • Reporting of relay state and connected load 

ETC ColorSource Relay Specifications:

  • General:
    • CE Compliant; FCC approved
    • RoHS compliant
    • DMX512A and RDM compatible
    • Wireless DMX broadcasts on 2.4GHz range using Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping (SSFH)
  • Mechanical:
    • Case manufactured of molded black textured plastic
    • Multiple yoke-fixing hole combinations for flexible mounting to the fixture
    • Convection-cooled; operates without cooling fans
    • Available in three colors: black, white or silver
    • Molded safety connection point
    • Power-input and -output connectors arranged at 45-degree angle to the pipe for ease of tie-off
    • Wireless model includes thumbwheel for selection of six wireless IDs or custom
    • Wireless model includes 2dBA gain omnidirectional antennae
    • Specialized directional and high-gain antennaes are soldseparately
  • Environmental:
    • Operating temperatures: 0-40°C; 32-104°F;
    • Humidity: 5-95%, non-condensing
    • Rated for Indoor use
  • Electrical:
    • Input power:
      • Max breaker sizing: 20A
      • Voltage ranges: 85-250V
      • Frequency range: 47-63Hz
    • PowerCon compatible input and output connectors*

NOTE: *Receivers DO NOT ship with PowerCon cable 

    • Relay cuts both poles for support of two pole 208V and Delta applications
    • 2500V isolation between control and power components
    • Wired DMX* In and Thru on five-pin XLR
    • DMX thru is not self-terminating

NOTE: *Represents 1/4 unit device load for purpose of calculating DMX daisy-chain device count (max 32 unit devices per DMX chain)

  • Relay Specifications:
    • Switching current: 16A max at 40°C ambient
    • Mechanical Endurance: 1,000,000 cycles
    • Quiessent load: less than .65 Watts during sleep mode
    • Electrical endurance:
      • Resistive 100,000 cycles @16A; 250V
      • Inductive 100,000 cycles @6A; 277V
      • Motor 40,000 cycles @1.5HP; 250VAC
      • Ballast 20,000 cycles @1500W; 347V
      • Electronic 20,000 cycles @3300W @277V (12A)
  • Wireless DMX Specifications:
    • Range: 100 meters
    • Max recievers per transmitter: 32
    • RDM devices per transmitter: 32 recommended max
    • Band: 2.4GHz Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
    • Latency: 7mS
    • Power: up to 72mW ETSI broadcast power
    • Third-party compatibility: City Theatrical Show DMX
  • Control Features:
    • DMX512A/RDM In and Thru via five-pin XLR connectors
    • Supports up to 32 units on one DMX line
    • Choice of relay mode:
    • Automatic
    • DMX level
    • System Power Command
  • Physical:
    • Dimensions:
      • CSR DMX (H x W x D): 2 x 5 x 3.31 in.
      • CSR Wireless (H x W x D): 4.32 x 5 x 4.39 in.
      • CSR Transmitter: (H x W x D): 4.41 x 5 x 4.48 in.
    • Weights:
      • CSR DMX: 0.7 lbs / 0.81 lbs (shipping)
      • CSR Wireless: 0.7 lbs / 0.87 lbs (shipping)
      • CSR Transmitter: 1.1 lbs / 1.2 lbs (shipping)

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