SDI (Serial Data Interface)

The Pharos SDI is an accessory to the Pharos EDN (Ethernet Data Node). Together they enable any controller in the Pharos Designer range to output a variety of serial protocols for controlling products such as addressable LED tape.


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The SDI supports both synchronous (SPI) and asynchronous serial lighting data and allows patching up to 3 universes (1536 channels) per unit.

  • Fully isolated data inputs
  • DC input range of 5-28V
  • Flexibility to use the same power supply as the fixtures.

Synchronous data transmission is usually restricted to very short cable lengths, but, with the Pharos EDN + SDI combination outputting synchronous data, you can conveniently locate your SDIs up to 40 metres from the EDN, with asynchronous data transmission reaching up to 200m.

Compatible with all Pharos Designer Controllers, and suitable for any size of project, nevertheless we anticipate SDI will be particularly appealing with VLC Family Controllers, which are often used for very high capacity installations, flexibly mapping live video and video playback to lighting fixtures such as LED tape. The Pharos VLC with Pharos EDN + SDI combination will provide a one-stop single manufacturer-supplied solution for the control hardware, all the way to the fixture.

Specifications

Certifications

CE compliant, ETL/cETL (pending)

Power

5v to 28V DC
0.3W typical (0.6W maximum)

Required

Configuration

Pharos Designer 2.8 or later

Temperature

0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)

Humidity

10-50% relative, non-condensing

Ingress

IP40

Isolation

1kV

Physical

2 unit wide DIN rail mounting enclosure
(DIN43880 / EN60715 (35/7.5 rail))

Weight

0.05kg (0.11 lb)

Shipping

TBD

Warranty

5 years

Interfaces

Serial In

RS485 connector to EDN

Power

5-28V DC Power connector

Serial Out

3-pin AD and SD/SC connectors