The Capulet (wireless DC dimmer)

The Capulet (wireless DC dimmer)

Existing Customers: If you already have a Capulet system, please contact us for help with additions, replacements or repairs!

New Customers: Email us to discuss incorporating our wireless DC dimmer technology into your custom project!

When we opened Trinculo’s Attic in 2011, one of our first custom projects was for the Rainbow Dance Theatre in western Oregon. They were looking for a way to individually control EL wire embedded in their dancers’ costumes, so we worked with them to develop what became one of our most popular products – the Capulet (wireless DC dimmer) system.

The Capulet is a 6-channel DMX-controlled wireless DC dimmer pack. Specifically designed to be easily incorporated into a costume, it can also be useful in a variety of other situations where low voltage DC dimming is needed.  With a maximum input voltage of 12.5V, the Capulet can easily control 6 channels of LEDs, EL wire, motors, MR16 lamps, or a variety of other DC loads.

This small remote dimmer pack is intended to be used in combination with our TA Wireless Base Station, which allows for DMX control of up to 16 remote devices from up to 100’ away. The Base Station serves as a wireless communication node, receiving DMX from a control console and transmitting it to the remote devices, allowing for control of all devices from a single console. Up to 16 Capulets can be controlled with a single Wireless Base Station, with an option for up to 32 Capulets in certain circumstances.

We ended up providing Rainbow Dance Theatre with 30 Capulets and 2 Base Stations, which they put to use in this stunning performance:


Capulet Specs

Capulet wireless DC dimmerSize: 2.50” x 1.63” x 0.80” (outer case dimensions)

Weight: 2 oz.

Connectors: (7) male 2-pin 2mm JST connectors (1 power + 6 dimmers)

Wireless: 2.4GHz/1mW Xbee radio w/ chip antenna, operating in 802.15.4 mode

Range: 100’ line-of-sight to base station

Maximum input voltage: 12.5VDC

Minimum input voltage: 3.7VDC

Maximum current: 2A per channel, 2A total between all channels.

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Base Station Specs

TA Wireless Base StationSize: 3.25” x 3.25” x 1.75” (outer case dimensions)

Weight: 4 oz.

Connectors:

  • (1) 2.1 x 5.5mm center positive barrel jack for power input
  • (2) RJ45 connectors for DMX communication. B- is on Pin 1, A+ is on Pin 2. Ground is connected to Pins 7 & 8.

User Interface:

  • (1) block of 9 DIP switches, to set the DMX start address
  • (1) block of 2 DIP switches, to toggle additional options
  • (1) slide switch to toggle DMX termination

Wireless: 2.4GHz/50mW Xbee radio w/wire antenna, operating in 802.15.4 mode

Range: 100’ line-of-sight to remote devices

Maximum input voltage: 9VDC

Minimum input voltage: 5V

Download the complete specs here