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    Default usb3 to rj45 dongle

    Getting back into Christmas lighting display after a few years off. Planning on making a few changes to my setup and wondering if anyone has used this product to simplify the connection to the renard controllers..

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...9V9Z34M7&psc=1

    Or this

    https://www.amazon.com/RS-485-RS-422...to+RS485-RS422
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    That first device outputs Ethernet. Renards do NOT take Ethernet as an input.
    For the 2nd one, you would need to make a custom cable to adapt the pinout on the device to the pinout needed by the Renard controller.


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    I'm not sure how this device helps you connect to a Renard controller.

    Renard devices are serial and speak Renard protocol over a physical RS-485 connection.
    The SS boards (and others maybe) can be flashed to speak DMX512 protocol over a physical RS-485 connection with a different pin-out.

    It is typical to use a USB to RS-485 dongle to connect a PC to a Renard controller.

    The device you reference is not a USB to RS-485 dongle, it is a USB to Ethernet (AKA: Internet) dongle. It will not work and may even break the dongle or the Renard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinMueller2003 View Post
    For the 2nd one, you would need to make a custom cable to adapt the pinout on the device to the pinout needed by the Renard controller.
    I think both of his links are to the same device. The first link is an Amazon listing. The second link is just the picture from the Amazon listing. I see no second device.

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    I really didnt think the first device would work but needed to ask but since the second connector stated that it was a usb to rs485... thought it might work. thinking of using a laptop instead of my show computer.
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    Jerry-Rigs
    click on the second one again i copy/pasted the wrong link
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    the 2nd link worked for me and my response is the same. a custom cable will be needed to use that device.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dim bulb View Post
    Clicking the link through to their shop, shows that this one is no longer available. Not sure if itís true or not.

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