The COLORado Controller from CHAUVET is a proprietary 4-channel DMX controller for the COLORado and COLORdash LED fixtures. It consists of a small standalone case and an external 12 VDC voltage adapter. The output for the controlled COLORado and COLORdash is a 3-pin IP66-rated connector at the end of a pigtail cable. The DMX input and output are on the body of the controller and use regular 3-pin XLR connectors. In addition, the COLOR-CON has a back lit, two-row LCD module and four programming buttons (MODE, SETUP, UP, and DOWN) for fixture configuration.
The COLOR-CON controls its associated fixtures using the ID address method and not the regular DMX addressing method. This allows the user to setup the LED fixtures in three basic ways: single row, standard block, and repeated row block.
In single row application, the fixtures appear in a single row. All the fixtures have sequential ascending ID addresses for the COLOR-CON to control each fixture individually. In standard block application, the fixtures appear in repeated rows of the same length to form a block. Each of the fixtures has unique, sequential ascending ID addresses for the COLOR-CON to control it individually. In repeated row application, the fixtures appear in repeated rows of the same length to form a block. In this application, the fixtures form groups, each with its own sequential ascending ID addresses. This way, the COLOR-CON will control each group of fixtures individually.