DMX cables and consoles

So I've been looking at buying a Hedgehog for a while; however, the fixtures we have only have a 3 pin dmx input. I know the console has 5 pin outputs, what I wanted to know is: can you connect a 5 pin dmx and convert it or downgrade it to a 3 pin and have no issues running it like that. I've been searching for an answer but I've had no luck with it. I'm interested in seeing how one of those consoles actually works. Would be nice to get out of the ADJ mydmx interface. >.<


  • ShrunkenNedShrunkenNed Registered User, Hog Beta
    You can buy a 5 to 3 pin DMX adapter from many places, the are even on amazon.
    You could make your own if you are adept at soldering. Connect pins 1, 2, and 3 to pins 1, 2, and 3, in order. Ignore pins 4,5 they aren't used in DMX 512
  • LuckyRockableLuckyRockable Registered User
    Ok, so this won't affect how any of the lights operate?
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